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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/20/16 hehe

Hello everyone! Lot’s of exciting stuff this week. New books, cool reprints, the works! We have a deal of the week triple-header including Joyride (looks like Runaways meets Guardians of the Galaxy), Black Eyed Kids (read the solicit in a growly, 80s horror movie trailer voice), and Dept H (murder mystery at the bottom of the ocean)! I’m most excited for Dept H because Matt Kindt is great when he’s writing and drawing, but also because I am a huge sucker for Michael Crichton style, scientific expeditionary stuff like Sphere. We also have a new Criminal one-shot, with the accompanying magazine format variant of course, we have the return of Hawaiian Dick and Divinity, and more!

On the trade side, we have the first big round of All New All Different trades including All New All Different Avengers which is totally new and different, the first I Hate Fairyland trade for the Skottie Young fans, and the collection for Marvel Star Wars’ first big crossover, Vader Down. We also have a few cool reprints like a collection of popular Batman Elseworlds stories, The Flash by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Alien we have an over-sized hardcover edition of Dark Horse’s original Aliens series presented in its original form which means no color, no Wilks, no Billie, etc. If you’re at all interested in Dark Horse’s history with the Aliens license and what makes this book cool, I produced a video overview which you can check out here. See you at the bottom!

Upcoming Events
Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club
Sunday , April 29th
4 PM at Culver City Location

The theme for this month is  “Social & Political Messages”. Readers are encouraged to bring in a story whose major message is something that resonates with them personally.
Culver City Comic Jam
Sat April 30th
2-5 PM at Culver City store

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 is provided. FREE to Attend. Meetup link here: http://www.meetup.com/Comic-Book-Jam/

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New Comics Highlights

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

Black Eyed Kids #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Joe Pruett (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Francesco Francavilla
It’s dark. You’re alone. Then there’s a knock. You open the door to find two seemingly normal kids. They ask to come in, to borrow your phone to call for a ride. You find yourself overcome with an intense fear that you can’t explain. And then you notice their eyes… black… SOLID black. You want to run, but now they’re inside. It’s too late. They have you. Eisner Award winner Joe Pruett (X-Men Unlimited, Cable) is joined by artist Szymon Kudranski (Spawn, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice) for this terrifying new horror series.

Preview here

Dept H #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt
From New York Times best-selling MIND MGMT creator Matt Kindt comes an exciting new undersea sci-fi mystery. Mia is a special investigator hired to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station. What she finds is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures, and an impending flood!
Preview here

Joyride #1  Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Marcus To
After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal) join forces once again with artist Marcus To (New Warriors, The Flash: Season Zero) for their first creator-owned series that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of Young Avengers and Runaways. In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.
Preview here

Action #51

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Karl Kerschl
Superman is shocked to learn that Kara has been missing for some time as part three of “Super League” begins! Now, with Batman’s help, Kal-El is on his cousin’s trail-but he can’t believe where it’s leading him and who she has joined!

Aloha, Hawaiian Dick #1 

(W) B. Clay Moore (A) Jacob Wyatt (CA) Sean K. Dove
The critically-acclaimed tropical noir returns for a brand new series! While Byrd remains in 1954 Hawaii, we meet another Byrd back in the States, and his impending arrival on the scene is destined to change the landscape of HAWAIIAN DICK forever.
Preview here

Captain America Road to War #1
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Ron Lim

• CAPTAIN AMERICA and BLACK WIDOW must train the new Avengers recruits to work together as a team.
•  Their first mission: stop the giant robot, ULTIMO!
•  Featuring SCARLET WITCH, VISION, FALCON and WAR MACHINE!
•  Bonus TALES OF SUSPENSE #58 included.

Criminal 10th Anniversary Special Ed Magazine Size

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser (CA) Sean Phillips
A perfect companion to the SAVAGE SWORD OF CRIMINAL magazine-size variant!

Divinity II #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Trevor Hairsine (CA) Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
The much-anticipated follow-up to the fi ve-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” is here! The acclaimed creative team returns for a perfect new jumping-on point into the expansive sci-fi saga that shook the world! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something Unknown… Something that changed them. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with limitless powers, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never met. Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory. Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

Haunted Mansion #2

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jorge Coehlo (CA) E.M. Gist
YOU CAN ENTER, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE…!
•  Get ready to meet the 999 happy haunts residing in the mansion…but some of them aren’t quite so happy!
•  Madame Leota! The Hatbox ghost! Constance the Bride! The Hitchhiking ghosts! You never know who of the legendary cast from Disney’s world-famous attraction will appear!
•  Danny is trapped within the Haunted Mansion, but who is trying to help him, and who is using him for their own ghoulish plot?
•  Don’t miss the next chapter in the delightfully chilling story based on the fan-favorite Disney attraction!

Karnak #3

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Roland Boschi (CA) David Aja
• Just when you thought Karnak couldn’t get more intense and insane, it does.
•  The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman gets nuclear and Karnak is caught in the mushroom cloud.

Star Trek Manifest Destiny #1

(W) Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott (A/CA) Angel Hernandez
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the STAR TREK franchise in 2016 with this all-new bi-weekly comics event beginning in April! It’s Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew vs. the Klingons in the ultimate showdown! Art by STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN fan-favorite Angel Hernandez!
Graphic Novel Highlights

Aliens 30th Anniversary Original Comics Series HC

(W) Mark Verheiden (A/CA) Mark A. Nelson
For the thirtieth anniversary of Aliens, Dark Horse is releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the unabridged and unadulterated series! In 1988, Dark Horse’s Aliens, with stunning art by Mark A. Nelson and a script by Mark Verheiden, took the comics market by storm . . . until the release of Alien3 forced the story to change. First major comics work by Mark Verheiden, who went on to write The Mask, Timecop, Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, and many other films and television shows.

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

All New All Different Avengers TP Vol 1

The Avengers are dead – long live the Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Captain America, Thor, Vision and Iron Man – are living separate lives, not tied to any team. But when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together again, alongside a group of young adventurers who will reinvigorate the Avengers like never before! Welcome to the big leagues, Nova, Ms. Marvel and Miles “Spider-Man” Morales! But as Warbringer makes good on his name, the reassembled Avengers struggle to put their differences aside. One among them may find their membership short-lived, but two are definitely getting along – when passions flare between Captain America and Thor, it leads to Earth’s Mightiest Kiss! But who is the familiar villain pulling the Avengers’ strings? Collecting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1-6, and material from AVENGERS #0 and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 (AVENGERS) #1.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)

Captain America Sam Wilson TP Vol 1 Not My Cap America

When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield: Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as the Falcon! But Sam isn’t Steve – and after recent events, he’s on the outs with both his old friend and S.H.I.E.L.D. What could have sent the high flying new Cap’s approval rating plummeting so dramatically? Things get slithery when the vile Sons of the Serpent make the scene, and you’ll howl at the glorious return of fan-favorite Cap-Wolf – well, Fal-Cap-Wolf! But what other horrors await in the dungeon of Doctor Malus? And who will be the All-New, All-Different Falcon? The headline-making Sam Wilson is a Captain America for today! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Captain America Theater of War TP

Seven tales charting the adventures that made Captain America the Sentinel of Liberty we know today – from skinny Steve Rogers to the shield-slinger leading battalions of men into battle! He’ll be forced to choose between his country and his best friend, and will experience one of his darkest days when a World War II mission goes wrong. He’ll take on Soviet Russia and Nazis defying the laws of physics. And wounded behind enemy lines, Cap will face his greatest challenge: escaping a prisoner-of-war camp as plain old Steve Rogers! Plus: Witness the star-spangled super-soldier’s legacy reverberate through the ages in a story set during the Gulf War! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL #1, A BROTHER IN ARMS #1, TO SOLDIER ON #1, GHOSTS OF MY COUNTRY #1, AMERICA FIRST! #1, OPERATION ZERO POINT #1 and PRISONERS OF DUTY #1.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

Elseworlds Batman TP Vol 1

(W) Doug Moench & Various (A) Norm Breyfogle & Various (CA) Jerry Bingham
Some of the best Elseworlds tales starring the Dark Knight are collected for the first time, including BATMAN: HOLY TERROR #1, BATMAN: DARK ALLEGIANCES #1, BATMAN: DARK JOKER – THE WILD #1, BATMAN: IN DARKEST KNIGHT #1, ROBIN 3000 #1-2 and more.
Cover Price: $34.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

The Flash by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar TP

(W) Grant Morrison & Various (A) Paul Ryan & Various (CA) Steve Lightle
Writers Grant Morrison and Mark Millar put their distinctive mark on the Scarlet Speedster in this run on THE FLASH from issues #130-141, plus the crossover issues GREEN ARROW #130 and GREEN LANTERN #96! Confined to a wheelchair after a run-in with the mystery villain known only as The Suit, how can The Flash protect Keystone City from evil run amok? Plus, The Flash is forced to represent Earth in an cosmos-spanning race against an alien being called Krakkl!

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)

I Hate Fairyland TP Vol 1

(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
From superstar writer and artist SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem. An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty-year-old woman in a six-year-old’s body, who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-5

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)

Justice League Darkseid War Power of the Gods HC

(W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Fernando Pasarin & Various (CA) Francis Manapul
The world’s greatest heroes have gained the powers of the New Gods-but how will they handle them? And how will this affect the winds of war? Find out in these stories from the JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR one-shots starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

New Avengers TP Vol 1 Everything is New

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
The old order is no more. Now, everything is new! Roberto Da Costa – the New Mutant, X-Man and Avenger known as Sunspot – has retooled A.I.M. as a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes…today! But is the world ready for Avengers Idea Mechanics? America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without…the New Avengers! The Knights of the Infinite are coming, but what do they want with Wiccan and Hulkling? How will Songbird react to a traitor on the team? And the biggest question – Squirrel Girl?! Really? From evil space wizards to the time-bending Avengers of the year 20XX, this book gives new meaning to the word “new!” Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2015) #1-6.

Cover Price: $19.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)


Star Wars Vader Down TP

(W) Tom King & Various (A) Adam Archer & Various (CA) Mikel Janin
In stories from ROBIN WAR #1-2, GRAYSON #15, DETECTIVE COMICS #47, WE ARE ROBIN #7, ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #7, GOTHAM ACADEMY #13, RED HOOD/ARSENAL #7 and TEEN TITANS #15, it’s Robins vs. cops! Robins vs. Robins! Robins vs. Batman! Robins vs. the Court of Owls?! And the rise of The Jokers! Plus, Damian saves Gotham City-again!

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)

Ufology TP Vol 1

(W) James TynionIV, Noah J Yuenkel (A/CA) Matt Fox
James Tynion IV has already blown us away with The Woods and Memetic, and now he’s teaming up with Thrillbent co-writer Noah J. Yuenkel (The House in the Wall) and artist Matthew Fox (Long Walk to Valhalla) to bring us a story about aliens in the Midwest. Ideal for fans of Paper Girls and The X-Files. Becky Finch never wanted to be special. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. When Becky is marked by an alien’s touch, she’ll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A mystery that almost ripped apart both 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. Collects the complete limited series, #1-6.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan