Pulp Fiction Newsletter week of 4/1

Hi everybody. April is here and it’s chock full of cool stuff. Let’s start with this weekend! Wondercon is upon us and Pulp Fiction will be there slinging graphic novels and spreading the news about our stores and big upcoming sales, like our 50% OFF Convergence sale that kicks off with Convergence #0 this week! The weekend after Wondercon, the Culver store will host its first gaming event, International Table Top Day and at the end of the month, the Culver store will host another Kickstarter Workshop. Check the Upcoming Events section for more details.

April also means Easter is coming, which also means both stores will be closed Easter Sunday. However, the Culver store will participating in the Culver Village Bunny Hop on Saturday April 4th between 1 and 4pm.  We’ll have free all-ages comics for the little’uns so bring em if you got em!

The Culver store has doubled the size of its manga section and has plans to grow still so if you haven’t been by in a week and you’re of the right-to-left persuasion, come check it out!  Finally, both stores should have Marvel Previews this week in addition to the regular previews available last week. Don’t forget, if you’re a pull customer, Previews mags are complimentary. See you at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

International Table Top Day
Saturday, April 11th
12 PM to 6pm at Culver City Location

Bring your friends, family, and your favorite board games! We’ll have a collection of board games that range from the classics like Monopoly, to newer games like Munchkin Quest, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more! You can read more about International Table Top day here.
Please RSVP here at Eventbrite to let us know you are coming. Space is limited. Admittance if first come, first serve.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, April 25th
2 PM at Culver City Location

Having successfully funded two Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society in 2014, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a successful Kickstarter. This class is designed for individual creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. For more info, visit the Art Class page.

For the month of April, both Pulp Fiction locations will sell all Convergence DC event titles at 50% off the cover price. The sale does not apply to variants. The sale does not extend past the end of April. Click here four a full list of April Convergence solicits.

For the month of May, both Pulp Fiction locations will sell all Secret Wars Marvel event titles for 50% off the cover price. The sale does not apply to variants or other Secret Wars merchandise such as graphic novels. The sale does not extend past the end of May. Click here for the May Secret Wars solicits.

DC is dropping a lot of new books in June. Both Pulp Fiction locations will sell them at 50% off the cover price. The sale is for the new #1’s and does not apply to other books released by DC that month. The sale does not apply to variants. The sale does not extend past the end of June. Click here for a look at what new books DC is launching in June.

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New Releases for 4/1/15
Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights

Convergence  #0 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Dan Jurgens, Jeff King (A/CA) Ethan Van
Where do worlds go when they die? The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after “Doomed,” the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here. Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew – all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters. Don’t miss the start of DC’s April/May 2015 event with this special issue!

Uncanny Inhumans #0 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven

• The industry’s best-selling artist comes to the Inhumans!
•  The prelude to one of Marvel’s biggest launches of 2015 is here!
•  Think you know Black Bolt? Think again, as the men who killed Wolverine show you a side of the Inhuman King you’ve never seen before!

Preview here.

No Mercy #1 

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Carla Speed McNeil
It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. But after tragedy strikes, a handful of once-privileged US teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn’t like them, and at worst, actively wants to kill them.

Preview here.

Rick and Morty #1

(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon (CA) Ryan Hill
Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland’s hilarious hit Adult Swim animated show RICK & MORTY now has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. In this issue: Part One of “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street”!

Preview here

Ufology #1

(W) James TynionIV, Noah J Yuenkel (A) Matt Fox (CA) Matt Fox, Alison Sampson
Becky Finch never wanted to be special. She just wanted to be a normal high school student in the small, Midwestern town of Mukawgee. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. An answer from the stars. When Becky is marked by an alien’s touch, she’ll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A mystery that almost ripped apart their parents’ lives 12 years ago. She’ll need the help of her eccentric young classmate, Malcolm, as she finds the power within herself to uncover the truth.
Preview here

Kanan The Last Padawan #1

(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks

Kanan Jarrus–in STAR WARS REBELS, he’s a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost…but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66-the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus? Writer Greg Weisman (writer/executive producer on STAR WARS REBELS, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) and artist Pepe Larraz (DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE, THOR, INHUMAN) bring us a tale bridging the years between the Clone Wars and Rebels!

Preview here

Avengers Ultron Forever #1

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Alan Davis

•  500 years into the future, Ultron has won. Humanity is all but extinct – dead or enslaved by the Ultron Singularity.
•  Now, seven Avengers are brought through time by Doctor Doom to battle the machine god for the fate of the cosmos… or die trying!
•  It begins here – an epic adventure spanning the past and future of the Avengers!

Preview here

Avengers Millennium #1

(W) Mike Costa (A) Carmine DiGiandomenico (CA) Leinil Francis Yu

• At a secret Hydra installation hidden away in rural Japan, the Avengers discover a time-portal that sends them on an adventure that spans millennia. But what kind of bad guys have a time machine they don’t use to change the past? Bad guys who know they win…
•  The only thing standing between our immutable past and our wasted, ruined future are the Avengers, finally reunited to battle a doomsday weapon thousands of years in the hatching.

Preview here

The Dying And The Dead #2

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ryan Bodenheim
Faced with an impossible task, the Colonel assembles the remnants of his WWII team for one final mission and one last ride into the glorious sunset.

The Big Con Job #2

(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Matt Brady (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton (CA) Amanda Conner
While Blaze, Poach, Colin, and Hendrix debate whether robbing the Con is worth the
risk, we meet two new disgruntled former stars. Madeleine “Maddie” Cannon shares her
trailer with a dog on the set of a horrible scifi movie, and Jonnie Lao-Zhing Lee of
TV’s Lotus Wind series-sits in as an advisor for the remake while hottie actor Billy
Benton whitewashes his film.

New Variants Highlights (All Prices TBD)

Convergence #0 (1:100)  Hughes Variant

Avengers Ultron Forever #1 (1:25) Skottie Young “baby” variant, Movie connecting B and C variants

Uncanny Inhumans #0 – (1:15) Perkins Avengers variant, (1:25) Cheung connecting variant, (1:50) Bianchi variant, (1:100) Oum variant

Uncanny Avengers #3 – Women of Marvel variant

UFOlogy #1 – (1:20) Maybury variant

Star Wars: Kanan Last Padawan #1 – Skottie Young “baby” variant, (1:15) Rebels TV show variant, (1:25) Plunkett variant

Spider-Gwen #3 – Aragones WTD (What the Duck) variant, (1:25) Putri variant

Graphic Novels Highlights

Lumberjanes TP Vol 1

(W) Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis (A) Brooke A. Allen (CA) Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and has earned rave reviews. At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Collects issues #1-4.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (20% off)

Preview here

Absolute Green Arrow By Kevin Smith HC
(W) Kevin Smith (A) Phil Hester, Ande Parks (CA) Matt Wagner
In these tales from issues #1-15, Green Arrow is back from the dead, leading the Dark Knight to investigate his mysterious return, while a silent killer targets costumed vigilantes…

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% off)

Avengers Rage of Ultron OGN HC

(W) Rick Remender (A) Jerome Opena, Pepe Larraz (CA) Jerome Opena
It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence – so long devoted to ending life on Earth – has found a new world to conquer, one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies – but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s creator Giant-Man – and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized “son,” the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Jerome Opeña (AVENGERS) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)

Preview here

Wonder Woman HC Vol 6 Bones

(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Cliff Chiang, Goran Sudzuka (CA) Cliff Chiang
In this final WONDER WOMAN volume by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang Olympus must fall, and its rightful ruler must be restored. Wonder Woman is locked in desperate battle with the First Born with the destiny of immortals at stake in these stories from WONDER WOMAN #30-35 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #6.
Cover Price: $22.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% off)

Attack on Titan Vol 15

(W/A/CA) Isayama Hajime
Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.

Cover Price: $10.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.79 (20% off)

Flash Celebration of 75 Years HC

(W) Gardner Fox & Various (A) Carmine Infantino & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster from his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology collects stories by legendary writers including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% off)

Michael Moorcock Library: Elric of Melnibone Vol 1

(W) Roy Thomas (A) P. Craig Russell, Michael T. Gilbert
BEHOLD THE ETERNAL CHAMPION! Collecting the first volume of the classic adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s bestselling fantasy saga, Elric of Melniboné marks the perfect introduction to the series’ iconic antihero, his fabled blade, Stormbringer, and his harrowing adventures across the Dragon Isle.  Adapted by former Marvel Comics editor, Roy Thomas, and beautifully rendered by longtime comics illustrator, Michael T. Gilbert, and the multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning P. Craig Russell, this definitive collection marks an essential read for all fans of sword and sorcery and brings the Moorcock’s epic tales to life with luxuriant imagination.

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $18.39 (20% off)

Letter 44 TP Vol 2

(W/A/CA) Junji Ito
The floating smell of death hangs over the island. What is it? A strange, legged fish appears on the scene… So begins Tadashi and Kaori’s spiral into the horror and stench of the sea. Here is the creepiest masterpiece of horror manga ever from the creator of Uzumaki, Junji Ito. Hold your breath until all is revealed.
Something’s rotten in Okinawa…

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $18.39 (20% off)

Toys & Statues

Batman Black and White Statue by Francis Manapul

Retail $79.95

That’s it for this week!