Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/26/17

Hello everyone aaaaaaaaaannnnnd…Happy Alien Day! Everything gets a day now, including the Alien franchise and as a big nerd for that stuff I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate, Pulp Fiction will have some select Aliens graphic novels for 50% OFF and I talked Mike into making Aliens Dead Orbit #1 a deal of the week. I had a chance to read an advance copy and it is fantastic! James Stokoe really killed it. I mean take a look at this artwork:

If you’re interested in Aliens comics, but know nothing about it, I’ve sort of exhaustively covered the topic at youtube.com/alpharookie. I’ve left some links to some of our most popular videos below.

“Ok enough Alien already! I get it!” For the rest of you, we have a deal of the week for a new Batman and Shadow crossover series from Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo. We also have the second issues for the X-Men Gold and Blue series, the second part of “The Button” Batman and Flash crossover event as well as the return of Black Monday Murders and Brittania. On the trade side, we have the long anticipated second Saga deluxe hardcover and the oft-requested reprint of Young Justice. 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 and Aliens Dead Orbit #1 for 50% OFF!

Comic Jam @ Pulp Fiction Culver City
Saturday April 29th, 3PM – 6PM
More info:

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.

Aliens Dead Orbit #1

(W/A) James Stokoe

After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools-a timer, utility kit, and his wits-to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!

Batman / The Shadow #1 
(W) Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando (A) Riley Rossmo

Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much…
The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced! This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now!

Black Monday Murders #5 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Tomm Coker

Thomas Dane goes looking for a man who doesn’t want to be found.

Brittania We Who #1 (of 4)
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Cary Nord

Valiant’s critically acclaimed, 10-time sold-out magnum opus returns with a brand-new journey into myth and mystery, from comics master Peter Milligan and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp! Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a Gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well. On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.


Flash #21 
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Howard Porter

“THE BUTTON” part two! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1  
(W) Peter David (A) Mark Bagley

One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned – and the controversy has only BEGUN! In the aftermath of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, Ben has a new take on life…and he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Come witness what will be the most talked about comic of the year!

X-Men Gold #2
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Ardian Syaf

•  An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
•  And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks…
•  Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?

X-Men Blue #2

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni (CA) Arthur Adams
MAGNETO has joined the X-MEN, but due to their long history, not everyone on the team trusts him…especially not JEAN GREY. With tensions rising between teammates, can the X-MEN come together to be a cohesive force for good? Or will ulterior motives and personal quests derail the entire enterprise? At the end of the day…who can be trusted?
Graphic Novel Highlights

Saga Deluxe Edition Vol 02 HC
(W) Brian K. Vaughn (A) Fiona Staples
At long last, it’s finally time for the second hardcover collection of SAGA, the New York Times best-selling series praised by everyone from Alan Moore to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Created by the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, North 40, Archie Comics) and writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (THE PRIVATE EYE, PAPER GIRLS, WE STAND ON GUARD), SAGA BOOK TWO continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen SAGA artwork from legendary creators including CLIFF CHIANG, PIA GUERRA, FAITH ERIN HICKS, KARL KERSCHL, JASON LATOUR, SEAN GORDON MURPHY, STEVE SKROCE, and MORE! Collects SAGA #19-36
Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% OFF)

Red Hood and the Outlaws (Rebirth) Vol 01 Dark Trinity TP
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy

Jason Todd, a.k.a. Red Hood, has been many things – a Robin, the Red Hood, even dead! Now he’s back, and he’s embracing his bad side! With his new status as a villain, Red Hood plans to take down Gotham City’s underworld from the inside. Joined by a fallen Amazon named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone named Bizarro, this dark trinity is about to discover the line between hero and villain isn’t easy to find! Collects RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1-6 and REBIRTH #1.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Batman / Two-Face Face the Face Deluxe Edition HC

(W) James Robinson (A) Don Kramer
Batman has returned to Gotham City after a year away following Infinite Crisis. Having entrusted the safety of his city to his former foe, Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face, the Dark Knight believes he’s coming home to a safer city than he left. But after a string of brutal murders target some of Batman’s greatest foes, it becomes apparent that keeping your enemies close might not be in the best interest of the citizens Batman’s sworn to protect. Collects BATMAN #651-654 and DETECTIVE COMICS #817-820 in hardcover for the first time!

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

Young Justice TP Book 1

(W) Peter David & Various (A) Todd Nauck & Various (CA) Todd Nauck, Lary Stucker
The original run of YOUNG JUSTICE is collected at last from YOUNG JUSTICE #1-7, JLA: WORLD WITHOUT GROWN-UPS #1-2, YOUNG JUSTICE: THE SECRET and YOUNG JUSTICE: SECRET FILES #1. Witness the formation of the original Young Justice team, including Superboy, Impulse, Wonder Girl, Secret and Arrowette as mentors like Red Tornado and Nightwing guide the group into adventure!

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Kid Savage TP Vol 1

(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ilya
When the pioneering “First Family in Space” takes a catastrophic wrong turn on their maiden voyage, they crash on a dangerous alien planet. Their 21st century know-how is useless against the harsh environment, and survival seems unlikely, until they meet a strange ally…a mysterious orphan boy who’s short on temper but big on survival skills. This heartfelt adventure is the brainchild of Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Ben 10) founder JOE KELLY (I KILL GIANTS, FOUR EYES) and lauded British cartoonist ILYA.

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

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan