Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/18/18

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Lots of ground to cover this week including Free Comic Book Day! It falls on May 5th this year and if you’ve joined us before than you know the drill. We’re still coordinating with the LA Food Bank so the more canned goods you bring, the more comics you can take home. They also accept cash donations of course (and prefer it). 

The big piece of store business for this week is a change to our discount system. If you’re used to shopping with us, you know we’ve had a tiered discount system based on publisher for a while. However, from now on, all graphic novels will be a flat 30% off across the board. This includes all publishers, and still excludes books that are out of print or with a cover prices less than $10.

The big piece of comic business this week is Action #1000! We had tons of pre-orders and I just want to personally say thank you for those that got their pre-orders in early. This is a tremendous help to us when figuring out how much to order and avoid cannibalizing our shelf sales. If you’re planning to buy off the shelf this week, we should have plenty of all the solicited variants, but no one really the knows the demand until we open the doors so don’t sleep on it! See you at the bottom…


Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Sun April 21 at the Culver Store
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics.  The class is for both writers and artists.  In it, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. Click here for more info.

Crowdfunding Class with Madeleine Holly-Rosing

Sun April 22 at the Culver Store
Having successfully funded four Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for independent creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Click here for more info.

Free Comic Book Day!
Sat May 5 10am to 7pm
Pulp Fiction will be giving away a large assortment of comic books featuring all your favorite characters absolutely FREE to anyone visiting us on this special day! Help the Food Bank and get more FREE comics Pulp Fiction is teaming with the Los Angeles Food Bank (www.lafoodbank.org) on Free Comic Book Day to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  Bring non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to the Food Bank and you will get rewarded with extra FCBD comics and other surprises!!!

Getting Into Comics with Jim Higgins
Sun May 13 at the Culver Store
In this one-day workshop, you’ll get information on submitting, how to prepare samples, and how to put together a pitch for a series or graphic novel. There will be an overview of various publishers, both those who cater to the comic book store market, and those who sell mostly in book stores. Click here for more info.

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April 18th
Analog #1
Calexit #2
Doomsday Clock #1
Eternity Girl #1
X-Men Grand Design TP
Head Lopper TP 2

April 25th
Avengers #684
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (2nd)
Thanos #17

May 2nd
Vampironica #1


New & Noteworthy Comics 

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

Action #1000

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

Skyward #1

(W) Joe Henderson (A) Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela (CA) Lee Garbett
“MY LOW-G LIFE,” Part One: One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s…well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed….
From writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Fox’s Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard), SKYWARD is an adventure-filled exploration of our world turned upside down and a young woman’s journey to find her place in it.

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns! Picking up immediately where we left off-Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she’s about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdoes, in a mad world in which there is no escape!

Her Infernal Descent #1

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A/CA) Kyle Charles

A tale of loss told in five parts. Any good mom would march through the inferno of HELL to get her family back. Unable to cope with the burden of grief, a middle-aged mom descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family. Guided by the ghosts of William Blake and Agatha Christie, this no-nonsense mother journeys deep into a bizarre underworld filled with celebrity sinners, surreal landscapes, and absurd tasks. Her Infernal Descent is a retelling of Dante’s Inferno that updates the themes for a modern audience. From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is HELL like you’ve never seen before.

Survival Fetish #1

(W) Patrick Kindlon (A/CA) Antonio Fuso

Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He’s a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man’s land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties… and his secrets. The first of a five-issue series that keeps its foot pressed on your adrenal gland. From Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, There’s Nothing There, S.H.I.E.L.D.: Quake) and illustrator Antonio Fuso (James Bond), Survival Fetish is a pulse-pounding thrill-ride that mixes political intrigue with deep characters and high octane action.

Infidel #2

(W) Pornsak Pichetshote (A/CA) Aaron Campbell
The haunted house story for the new millennium continues. What is the secret behind the terrifying entities haunting Aisha’s home? And as she discovers answers, will it be her family that pays the startling – and horrifying – price?

Infinity Countdown #2

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Aaron Kuder, Mike Hawthorne, Mike Deodato (CA) Nick Bradshaw
The secret is out about the Power Stone, and the Chitauri are in on the action as the Raptors, Novas and Guardians meet for a showdown in space! PLUS: Adam Warlock enters the fray after the events of INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK-his next move will set the stage for cosmic chaos to come!

John Wick #2

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giovanni Valletta
John Wick’s origin story continues! In the underworld of El Paso, Texas, a familiar face introduces an ex-con named John Wick to the local branch of the mysterious Continental Hotel, a neutral zone where professional killers spend their down time. But can John adhere to the rules of the Continental? Or will his search for vengeance destroy his chances for a peaceful life? Also… does John Wick actually have…a cat?

Mister Miracle #8

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) Nick Derington
This issue, it’s back to Apokolips-and a return to war. Scott Free is engaged in a bloody battle against Darkseid’s forces, this time without Barda by his side-because her hands are full, thanks to a domestic situation at home. With his attention split by his concerns for his wife’s commitments back on Earth, can Mister Miracle hold his own against the minions of darkness?


Graphic Novel Highlights

Harley Quinn and the Gotham City Sirens Omnibus

(W) Paul Dini, Scott Lobdell, Marc Andreyko, Antony Bedard, Peter Calloway (A) Andres Guinaldo (A/CA) Guillem March

Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other peoples’ rules regardless of which side of the law they’re on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that’s all their own, and they’ll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way? Collects GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1-26 and CATWOMAN #83.

Cover Price: $75
Pulp Fiction Price:$52.50 (30% OFF)

Kamandi Challenge HC

Prepare to join the industry’s top creative teams in a round-robin, no-holds-barred storytelling extravaganza titled THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE! Born from the mind of Jack Kirby, the post-apocalyptic Earth of Kamandi has been a fan-favorite for decades, and now 14 intrepid teams of writers and artists take the title character on a quest to find his long-lost parents.
Each chapter leads to a cliffhanger, and it’s up to the next creative team to resolve it before creating their own, as Kamandi faces tigers armed with the ultimate weapon, becomes holy messenger to a society of God Watchers, encounters proletariat grizzly bears in the Russian tundra and much more!

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (30% OFF)


Pheonix Ressurection TP

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carlos Pacheco, Joe Bennett, Ramon Rosanas (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes! Years ago, Jean Grey perished, and the X-Men mourned her loss. Now, when strange events start happening all over the world, the X-Men can only come to one conclusion: the one, true Jean Grey is back! Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops lead squads across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix – yet with friends disappearing and familiar enemies returning, they’re fighting a losing battle. Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean starts to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams spill over into the world and reveal cracks in her reality. Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. And their worlds are about to collide – violently! Collecting PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY #1-5.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)


Punisher Platoon TP

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Goran Parlov

Before the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary creative team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. During the Tet Offensive, death surrounded Lt. Castle’s platoon on all sides. How far would Frank go to protect his men? Especially when the danger came from the indifference of his commanders? And while Castle was engaged in the grind of war, a kindred spirit on the enemy’s side watched…and waited. It’s a seemingly hopeless mission. It’s Lt. Castle’s first platoon. It’s the answer to the question: What made the Punisher? Collecting PUNISHER: THE PLATOON #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)


RunawaysTP Vol 1Find Your Way Home

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka

The “it” book of the early 2000s is back, with the original cast – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And could it be…Gert?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago – but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell teams with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka to revive the series you can rely on to shock you and break your heart! Did Chase and Gert’s love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? And should you be more worried about the emotional land mines lying in wait – or the shadowy scientist watching the ragtag group from a distance? Plus: What’s in Chase’s backpack? And what’s up with Princess Powerful, A.K.A. the best Marvel character of all time, Molly Hayes?! Collecting RUNAWAYS (2017) #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)


Dark Ark TP Vol 1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Juan Doe

Collecting the first five issue of this hit AfterShock series! The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah’s story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world-such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law? From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan