Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/27/16

Hello everyone. Lot’s of cool stuff this week! We’re selling 4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1 for $1.99 and I highly recommend it to fans of Stand By Me, Sandlot and other “teen crew” type stuff. Also, did you know that tomorrow is Alien Day (4/26 = LV-426)? If you’re an Alien nut, there’s all kinds of cool licensed stuff available this week on the internets from Mondo, Kotubukya and more! For our part, we will have Aliens: Defiance #1 which I had the opportunity to read a couple weeks ago and was very impressed. I myself will be heading over to the Ace Hotel tomorrow night for a screening of Aliens. Be sure to say hi if you have the same plan!

On the trade side, we have another round of All New All Different Marvel collections including Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo’s Doctor Strange book. We’ll also have a deluxe hardcover of Airboy, one of the most critically acclaimed books of the last year!

Also this week: new Previews magazines…with a twist! Image comics will begin releasing their own magazine called “Image+” in conjunction with the regular Diamond Previews magazine. In addition to Image solicitations, Image + has content like interviews, first-looks, AND a short back-up Walking Dead comic. If you’re not already a pull list subscriber, the Image+ magazine is $1.99, or free with the purchase of the regular Diamond Previews similar to how it works with the Marvel Previews magazine. Of course if you ARE a subscriber than the magazine is free!


Lastly, don’t forget to take a look at the events we’re hosting this coming weekend: Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club and the inaugural meeting of the Culver City Comic Jam.

Oh, and don’t forget to leave May 7th open for Free Comic Book Day!!! Check below for more details!!

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/

Free Comic Book Day
Sat May 7
10am – 7pm at both stores

What is Free Comic Book Day
a celebration of comic book reading and collecting! Pulp Fiction will be giving away a large assortment of comic books featuring all your favorite characters:  The Avengers, Simpsons, Doctor Who, Archie, Teen Titans, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more.. 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!!!

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New Comics Highlights

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

4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Tyler Boss
A fun(ish) crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4KWIAB is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, growing up, D & D, puking, skinheads, grand larceny, and family.

Preview here

Aliens Defiance #1 

(W) Brian Wood (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Massimo Carnevale
Battling demons from her past while fighting for her life, Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks, in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics, is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.
Preview here

Killbox #1

(W) Tom Riordan (A/CA) Nathan Gooden
A down-on-his-luck bartender. A Yakuza’s wife. A teenager with a penchant for handguns. They may not appear to have anything in common, but they’re all part of the Killbox. The debut series by Tom Riordan brings a vicious game of violence to the streets of Los Angeles, where carefully selected players are picking each other off one by one. Don’t miss this electrifying and brutal book illustrated in blistering inks by Nathan Gooden (DEADEYE).

Micronauts #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) David Baldeon (CA) J. H. Williams
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean armageddon for our world?

Avengers Standoff Assault On Pleasant Hill Omega #1

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
A STANDOFF tie-in!
•  This is it! The explosive finale to the spring’s blockbuster Avengers event!
•  Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe!

Batman #51

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Batman has battled everything from the Court of Owls to Mr. Bloom to the Joker, but how does he handle a quiet night in Gotham City…?

Dark Knight III Master Race #4

(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The Master Race will rise. Cities will fall. Bruce Wayne is dead. What will the heroes of the world do to save it?

Doctor Strange Last Days of Magic #1

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Mike Perkins
This companion to the “LAST DAYS OF MAGIC” epic! THE EMPIRIKUL, led by The Imperator, are destroying all magic and magic users in the Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron brings you Doctor Strange and Wong’s secret history and the ultimate sacrifice that Wong makes! Gerry Duggan shows Brother Voodoo’s stand against the evil magic-eaters. James Robinson introduces a new magic figure in the Marvel U just in time for her last stand!

International Iron Man #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
• The mystery of Tony’s real parents reveals some truths behind the history of the Marvel Universe that have been kept hidden for decades.
•  Can Tony unravel the mystery before deadly history repeats itself?

Justice League #49

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
In this, the penultimate chapter of the critically-acclaimed epic “Darkseid War,” the fate of the Justice League and the entire universe is on the line! But can even the combined might of the Justice Gods contend with the secret machinations of Grail, the deadly daughter of Darkseid? Death, rebirth and the life of one of the members of the League changed forever!

Strange Fruit #3

(W) J. G. Jones, Mark Waid (A/CA) J. G. Jones
The townspeople of Chatterlee make every effort to conscript the stranger to help with the fast-failing levee-but the growing racial divide in town makes choosing sides virtually impossible even as the clock ticks towards disaster.

Superman Wonder Woman# 28 (Final Days)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Ed Benes (CA) Paul Reaud
In part four of “Super League,” Wonder Wonman and Superman encounter the being that was discovered in BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31. But will this person be Superman’s savior-or destroyer? And what is Ulysses’s role in all of this?
Graphic Novel Highlights

Airboy Dlx Ed HC

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Greg Hinkle
Airboy himself appears to set author JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Fantastic Four)and artist GREG HINKLE on the straight and narrow. But no one in this story has their life go according to plan. Read the entire series in one hardcover collected volume, which features a brand new story dealing with the reaction to the comic’s initial publication that doesn’t turn out the way anyone expects…least of all Robinson and Hinkle. Collects AIRBOY #1-4

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% OFF)

Astonishing Ant-Man TP Vol 1 Everybody Loves Team-Ups

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks
Scott Lang’s All-New, All-Different life as Ant-Man is a social whirl – including a team-up with Sam Wilson, the new Captain America! But Scott’s reunion with ex-girlfriend Darla Deeling, a.k.a. Ms. Thing, may be a lot less amicable. Business is on the up, but Scott’s still a little guy with giant-size problems. Like his daughter. His love life. An old foe crossing his path. And Hench, the super-villain app that’s sending a steady stream of enemies his way. If being a hero is this hard, Scott, why not go back to a life of crime? Hey, there’s an idea! Plus: Ant-Man is seeking some friends for the end of the world – and beyond! Pals like Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man – and a Golden Age dance partner! Collecting ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1-4, ANT-MAN: LAST DAYS #1 and ANT-MAN ANNUAL #1.

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

DC Comics Dark Horse Aliens TP

(W) Ron Marz & Various (A) Bernie Wrightson & Various (CA) Staz Johnson, James A. Hodgkins
The stories that brought the dread Aliens into the DC Universe are collected in this new title! First, Batman follows the trail from his home turf to the Amazon jungle to discover the horror of the Aliens-but how can even the Dark Knight stop them? Then, an Alien is discovered in a Gotham City construction site-and it’s going to wreak havoc on Arkham Asylum! Plus, the 1998 tale that pitted the WildC.A.T.s against the might of the Aliens is back. Can even the WildC.A.T.s survive a battle with the Aliens-when StormWatch has already fallen?

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

Black Magick TP Vol 1 Awakening Part One

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
Rowan Black is a detective with the Portsmouth PD… and a witch, two aspects of her life she has struggled to keep separate. Now someone is targeting Rowan, someone who knows her secrets and means to expose her… or worse. Collects BLACK MAGICK #1-5

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

Carnage TP Vol 1 One That Got Away

(W) Gerry Conway (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Mike Del Mundo
The sickest symbiote of all is back, and the result is gonna be Carnage! Cletus Kasady has renewed his killing spree, and the FBI is following the trail of bodies. They think they’re ready: They have the latest sonic tech, and a specialist team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock! And when they pursue Carnage into an abandoned coal mine, the trap is set – but is it for him, or for them? As the walls close in, things get hairy for Jameson, and Brock itches to unleash his own monstrous other half: Toxin! A symbiotic smackdown is on the cards – but who will come out on top? Meanwhile, the Darkhold Cult has its own plans for everybody’s favorite psychopath – and that can’t mean anything good! All-New! All-Different! All killer no filler! Collecting CARNAGE (2015) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1.
Cover Price: $15.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

Cluster TP Vol 1

(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Damian Couceiro
Sons of Anarchy collaborators Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Batman & Robin Eternal) and Damian Couceiro (Murder Book) are no strangers to rich, flawed characters with criminal backgrounds. This time they’re taking to the stars in this futuristic, sci-fi adventure filled with old-school, hard-boiled action. In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. When a rag-tag group of prisoners become stranded on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space. Collects the complete limited series, issues #1-8.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% OFF)

Doctor Strange Prem HC Vol 1 Way of Weird

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond – now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked – with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there…or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic’s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-5.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

The Fiction TP

(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) David Rubin
Written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) and illustrated by David Rubín (Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West), The Fiction is a fountain of fascinating ideas about a group of childhood friends who discover that the past will always come back to find you. Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago. Collects the complete mini-series.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (20% OFF)

The Goon TP Vol 15 Once Upon a Hard Time

(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon’s tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand? Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you’re a Goon fan, you can’t miss this. Collects issues #1-#4.

Cover Price: $16.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four HC Vol 1

(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA) Howard Porter
In these stories from issues #1-6, it’s the year of gods! Joining the insurgence against Superman, Zeus makes a bid for Earth, bringing the Amazonian Army into the fight. But who will Wonder Woman side with? And, how will Batman take advantage of all this godly interference?

Cover Price: $22.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)

Rick and Morty TP Vol 2

(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon, Andrew MacLean (CA) CJ Cannon
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and decency. This collection features issues #6-10 of the comic book series, including the “Ball Fondlers Special” by guest artist Andrew MacLean, “A Very Special Blumbus,” illustrated by series writer Zac Gorman, and a cyberpunk adventure across the multiverse. Plus: bonus mini-comics showcasing fan-favorite characters!

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

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia HC

The definitive guide to the characters of the Star Wars galaxy is back! Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is updated and expanded with amazing new material for The Force Awakens! Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% OFF)

Art of Tomorrow Kings HC

(W/A/CA) Ashley Wood
The vibrant and mysterious world of Ashley Wood’s Tomorrow Kings comes to life in this collection of art and photography. Documenting the lushly designed Tomorrow Kings figures by 3A alongside the kinetic art that inspired the ideas, this coffee top art book is the ideal addition for any collection of Wood. This premiere North American edition includes new artwork and images, each selected by the artist.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $39.99 (20% OFF)

That’s it for this week!