Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/12/17

Hello everybody!  How about that Thor Ragnarok teaser huh? Taika Waititi went full Jack Kirby with it and it looks amazing. If you haven’t already, check out his other movies, What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. They’re great!

This week we have a lot of new Marvel and a couple of new indys. The Spurrier book looks interesting. Between Six Gun Gorilla and The Spire, he’s always worth a look. On the trade side we have the long-awaited Batman Knightfall Omnibus with the iconic, pretzel-shaped Batman cover.

Don’t forget, Mike has decided that all the used graphic novel sales this month will go to help his beleaguered, sports-writing hero with her health problems so if there’s something you’ve been eyeing you’re money will go to a good cause. See you at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

Alien Day
Wednesday April 26th (cuz LV-426…ya dig?)
Pulp Fiction is celebrating Alien Day and the first issue of Aliens Dead Orbit by James Stokoe! We’ll have select Aliens graphic novels for 50% OFF!

Comic Jam @ Pulp Fiction Culver City
Saturday April 29th, 3PM – 6PM
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Come Draw Comics with us at Pulp Fiction’s Comic Jam! What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page! From comic book professionals to occasional scratch pad doodlers, everyone is welcome. It’s a time when you can let loose with your imagination, have fun and not worry if it’s perfect or not.

B.Y.O. pens. Paper and snacks are provided. FREE to Attend.
Be on time if you can but we can fit you in even if you are 30 mins or an hour late

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday May 6th
It’s that time of year again! Join us on FCBD and get a free comic book! We coordinate with the LA Food Bank so bring canned goods and go home with even more goodies!

Wonder Woman Day
Saturday June 3rd
Join Pulp Fiction on Wonder Woman Day and get two free Wonder Woman comic books!


New Comics Highlights

Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.

Rose #1
(W) Meredith Finch (A) Ig Guara

A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat-Thorne-to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne, the powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many powerful and demonic allies-all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right. Written by MEREDITH FINCH (Wonder Woman, Little Mermaid), and drawn by fan-favorite artist IG GUARA (Batman: Arkham Knight, Blue Beetle, The Ravagers).

Godshaper #1

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Jonas Goonface

Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Goonface, Godshaper introduces a vast world where there’s a god for every person and a person for every god…though for Ennay, unfortunately exceptions may apply. People like him are Godshapers, godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock ‘n’ roll gig.

Weapon X #1 
(W) Greg Pak (A) Greg Land

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore…it’s eradicating them. All of them. Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won’t believe who’s taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)!

X-Men Blue #1 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni

Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?

Black Panther and the Crew #1 
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Butch Guic

Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel’s Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and legendary artist Butch Guice! The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe’s past and set the stage for a big story in the Marvel Universe’s near future. Fear, hate and violence loom, but don’t worry, The Crew’s got this: “We are the streets.” 

Deadpool vs Punisher #1 
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Pere Perez

Frank Castle has an unstoppable will – a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth – an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he’s funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet. When they find themselves in disagreement over the criminal known as The Bank, they’re in for one of the most brutal fights of their lives! Can Frank kill Wade over and over without ever dying once himself? Or will Wade bug him until he welcomes death?

American Gods: Shadows #2
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton

Fresh out of jail, Shadow Moon finds himself recruited as a bodyguard for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, only to be interrupted and kidnapped by the dangerous Technical Boy, who wants answers as to Wednesday’s plans.  The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

Dark Knight III The Master Race #8 Collector’s Ed HC
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR’S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #8 at the same size, with cover art that’s a pencils-only version of Jim Lee’s 1:500 variant cover.
Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman (Rebirth) Vol 02 I Am Suicide TP
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin, Mitch Gerads
Batman has always been crazy… but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes… Bane. The next great Batman story begins here! Collects BATMAN #9-15.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Batman Knightfall Omnibus Vol 01 HC
(W) Chuck Dixon, Various (A) Graham Nolan, Kelley Jones, Various

With his city under siege, Batman pushes himself to the breaking point as he takes on the Joker, the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, one after another. But things get worse when Bane, the man behind this madness, attacks an exhausted Batman! This new title collects Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1, Batman #484-500, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-18, Detective #654-666, Showcase ’93 #7-8

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

Phonogram Complete HC

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie
Collected in a single volume for the first time, the critically beloved work from the creators of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE. Includes RUE BRITANNIA, THE SINGLES CLUB, and THE IMMATERIAL GIRL, with RUE BRITANNIA newly colored. The world where Music Is Magic has never looked better. Collects PHONOGRAM #1-6, PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #1-7,  PHONOGRAM: THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #1-6, and additional bonus content.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% OFF)

Manga Highlights

(W/A/CA) Kosuke Fujishima
Toppu Uno never wanted to race motorcycles. He was perfectly content watching his sister ride; with his eagle eyes, he knew her lap times before the the stopwatch did. When he’s convinced to take a ride on a minibike for the first time, his hours of observation translate into instant skill on the track. But turning a quick lap and winning a race are two very different things, and Toppu’s got a long way to go before he’s ready for the big leagues – MotoGP, the highest level of two-wheeled road racing.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan