Hello everyone! In addition to our Arpil Convergence sale, we have a Deal of the Week Double-Header for this Wednesday. Valiant continues to provides new jump-on pints to their universe with Bloodshot Reborn #1 and Eric Canete debuts his creator-owned book, RunLoveKill. Canete made a fan out of me with his work on Rick Remender’s End League from a few years ago so I’m excited to see what he has in store. Archie fans have a lot to love this week, including a hilarious crossover and the return of the runaway hit, Sabrina. Also, those of you that bought The Fade Out in trade form and liked it can jump onto the monthly title with #5 out this week. On the trade side, cult-hit Bee and Puppycat gets collected and one of my favorite Alan Moore cmics, Top 10, gets a badly needed reprint. See you at the bottom…
Upcoming Events 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.
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2nd
Free Comic Book Day is almost upon us once again! In the Pulp Fiction tradition, both stores will be coordinating with the LA Food Bank, so bring as many canned goods as you can and go home with swag! We also will have some awesome guests joining us. Look for a more detailed press release in the near future.
APRIL – 50% OFF ALL CONVERGENCE TITLES!
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.
MAY – 50% OFF ALL SECRET WARS TITLES!
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.
JUNE – 50% OFF ALL DC RELAUNCH #1’S!
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 4/15/15
Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.
New Comics Highlights
Bloodshot Reborn #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mico Suayan, Jeff Lemire (CA) Juan Doe
From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight), VALIANT NEXT delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero! Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in selfimposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.
RunLoveKill #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Eric Canete, Jonathan Tsuei (A/CA) Eric Canete
Sought after by elements from her violent past, fugitive and assassin Rain Oshiro has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her.
Convergence #2 Deal of the Month $2.50
(W) Jeff King (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world’s Batman, as father meets son! Plus, Alan Scott’s attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!
We’re selling all Convergence titles at 50% OFF for the month of April! Here are the other Convergence titles dropping this week:
Archie vs Predator #1
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Rich Koslowski (CA) Fernando Ruiz
America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?
W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Robert Hack, Rachel Deering (CA) Robert Hack
New ongoing series!
After the shocking revelations of last issue, Sabrina’s mortal boyfriend Harvey doesn’t quite seem himself. In fact, he doesn’t seem human. His body’s there, but his soul is… elsewhere. When the Witches’ Council refuses to help her, Sabrina turns to Madame Satan for comfort, playing right into her evil schemes. This dark re-imagining of everyone’s favorite teen witch continues! For TEEN+ readers.
The Fox #1
(W) Mark Waid (A) Dean Haspiel & Various (CA) Dean Haspiel
New ongoing series from Dark Circle! The Fox Is Back! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel is once again united with Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) for “Fox Hunt,” Part 1, “The Situation”: When a billionaire philanthropist prepares Paul Patton Jr’s home town for demolition, our hero is sent on assignment to photograph the event. But what strange force lurks in the shadows, and why will it take Paul’s alter-ego, The Fox, to stop it? The answer is the beginning of a deadly fox hunt and you won’t believe what happens next! Don’t miss the debut issue from the critically-acclaimed team that brought you The Fox: Freak Magnet, featuring FOUR all-new variant covers with art from Dean Haspiel, David Mack, Thomas Pitilli, Ulises Farinas, and Chris Samnee!
The Tithe #1
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Rahsan Ekedal
A heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates.
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Sean Murphy
Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly have become the world’s first time travelers – but not all goes according to plan when the two go rogue in their own era-hopping adventure! With the world watching, the buddies get mixed up in an eon’s worth of sticky situations while some of history’s scariest villains – and their bosses back in the present day – are determined to track them down!
The Fade Out #5
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
The second act of BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS’ biggest hit ever begins with a bang! Someone knows who killed Valeria Sommers, but can our “heroes” find them without exposing themselves? And will their search lead them to answers they don’t want to find? A perfect jumping-on point for new readers, released the same day as the trade! And packed with bonus back pages articles only found in the single issues.
Graphic Novels Highlights
Bee and Puppycat TP Vol 1
(W) Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson (A/CA) Natasha Allegri
WHAT’S TO LOVE: Bee and PuppyCat started as a popular animated web series that broke the record for most funded web series on Kickstarter, and now popular creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake) brings their whimsical adventures to comics for the first time! WHAT IT IS: This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a nottemp worker and her partner Puppycat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts by indie allMadéleine Flores (Help Us! Great Warrior), Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Capture Creatures), and more! Collects issues #1
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (20% off)
Prometheus: Fire and Stone TP
(W) Paul Tobin (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) David Palumbo
When the Prometheus never returned from its fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation. Collects the four-issue miniseries.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% off)
Spread TP Vol 1 No Hope
(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kyle Strahm
Ten years ago, we dug too deep and unleashed something we couldn’t control. Something that twisted and warped every living thing in its path. Something that remade the world in its own image. The Spread. One man has found a child who could save the world, but he has to fight monsters, raiders, cannibals, religious fanatics, and one cranky baby to do it. Collects SPREAD #1-6
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% off)
Men of Wrath TP
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ron Garney
Ever since Great-Grandfather Isom killed a man over some sheep, a black cloud has hung over the Raths, an Alabama family caught in a generational cycle of violence. Now, a century later, aging hitman Ira Rath takes a job that will decide his family’s fate once and for all. Are all Raths doomed to live and die by the sword, or can one of them finally break the chain? Acclaimed creators Jason Aaron and Ron Garney weave the tale of a Southern family whose only legacy is violence. Collecting MEN OF WRATH #1-5.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% off)
Top 10 TP
(W) Alan Moore (A) Zander Cannon, Gene Ha (CA) Gene Ha
In Neopolis’s Precinct 10, where every citizen has super powers, they are the law: A talking, armored dog. A genetically engineered “perfect woman.” A high-tech cowboy. A rookie with a toy box full of “helpers.” These are the cops of the Eisner Award-winning TOP 10. This new title collects the original 12-issue series in trade paperback for the first time.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)
The Filth Deluxe HC
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Chris Weston, Gary Erskine
One of Grant Morrison’s most imaginative series features a heady brew of big ideas, exotic locales and bizarre action, starring prosthetically outfitted dolphins in scuba gear and a hard-smoking communist chimpanzee. This deluxe edition collects the entire thirteen-issue series plus bonus materials!
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% off)
Toys & Statues
Wonder Woman Art of War Statue by Tony Daniel
Designed BY TONY DANIEL
SCULPTED BY JOESPH MENNA
The Amazon Warrior Wonder Woman bursts out of the pages of the hit SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN comic book series and into your home with this wonderful statue based on the designs of superstar artist Tony S. Daniel!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 8.5″ Tall
That’s it for this week!