pulp fiction newsletter week of 4/29

Free Comic Book Day is almost here! Joins us Saturday, May 2nd for a celebration of the medium. As always, the Long Beach and Culver City locations will be coordinating with the Los Angeles Food Bank to help feed the hungry. If this will be your first time joining us, here’s what that means: we’re going to have dozens and dozens of comics specifically made by all the big publishers and if you visit us on May 2nd you can have one for free, HOWEVER, if you bring canned goods (REAL food, NOT dog food; yes someone did that once) you can get more!

We’re also going to have some great all-ages creators at the Culver City location so bring the kids! The following folks will be joining us:

Merill Hagan: One of the writers behind the popular Teen Titans GO! cartoon and comic book!

The Monster Elementary crew!

Joshua Hauke – The creator of Tales of the Brothers Three!
Joshua will also be teaching an all-ages art class on May 16th!
Stay tuned for more details!

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events Creator Appearance – David Lucarelli The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade
Wednesday, April 29th
12 – 3 PM at Culver City Location

Kickstarter page.

Creator Appearance – Damien Watkins Notes Notations
Wednesday, April 29th
11:30 – 2:30 PM at Culver City Location

Website: www.superheroenterprises.company

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2nd
10 AM

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.

Creator Appearance – Paul Jamison Superhero Network
Wednesday, May 6th
Culver City Location

Website: SHNcomics.com

Free All-Ages Art Classes
Saturday, May 16th
1 PM – 2 PM
at Culver City Location
Taught by Joshua Hauke, creator of Tales of the Brothers Three! Stay tuned for more details!

Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, May 16th
2:30 – 5 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.

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 4/29/15

Cick here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights

Pisces#1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Johnnie Christmas
Former fighter pilot Dillon Carpenter found everything he wanted when he returned from the Vietnam War. A loving partner; a dream career training with NASA to travel through space; and soon, he will learn, a prime candidacy for a secret mission, one that will forever change the world: First Contact. But as Dillon prepares, his war trauma returns and he’s haunted by dark visions of his future. There is but one constant; the voice whispering from the stars. A sci-fi psychological body horror series from the writer of RAT QUEENS and the artist of SHELTERED.
Preview here.

Convergence #4 Deal of the Month $1.99

(W) Jeff King (A) Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz (CA) Stephen Segovia
Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth-2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers – but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them? Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet!

We’re selling all Convergence titles at 50% OFF for the month of April! Here are the other Convergence titles dropping this week:

Scarlett Couture #1

(W/A/CA) Des Taylor
Beautiful. Intelligent. Deadly. Scarlett Couture is all of these things, and more. She’s a spy. Using her cover as Head of Security for her mother’s internationally renowned fashion house, she gathers intelligence for the CIA. In this explosive first issue, Scarlett follows her instincts right into the middle of the action and finds she needs to use all her wits to get herself out of hot water!

Hellbreak #2

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brian Churilla
When a devil flees the underworld, it takes possession of a hapless mortal. When that happens, the mortal soul is cast into one of an infinite number of Hells. In order for the unclean spirit to be exorcised, the lost soul must be retrieved from Hell. That’s where Orpheus Team comes in, breaking into Hell and breaking lost souls out!

Jem and the Holograms #2

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sophie Campbell (CA) Sophie Campbell, Amy Mebberson
Truly outrageous! JERRICA BENTON is JEM-but does she have what it takes to lead her underdog band against the mega-popular MISFITS?

Pastaways #2

(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Scott Kolins
As the grim realities of immortality become too much to bear, the team is called together to investigate a mysterious piece of monolithic technology that has fallen out of time! Plus, the PastAways’ lives in the distant future are revealed!

Red One #2

(W) Xavier Dorison (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
The U.S.S.R.’s top agent, Vera Yelnikov, is working undercover in 1977 Los Angeles as Alabama Jones, a.k.a. RED ONE, America’s greatest hero! Red One takes on her fiercest foe yet, the fascist serial killer – THE CARPENTER, in a funky superhero romp by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) and XAVIER DORISON (Long John Silver, The Third Testament).

Hit 1957 #2

(W) Bryce Carlson (A/CA) Vanesa Del
Tensions are building in the new Hit Squad as Sticky deals with the consequences of his
actions and his relationship with Slater continues to fray. Meanwhile, Bonnie finds
herself falling for the same old trap as she begins to enjoy her time in Las Vegas with her
captor, Vincent.

Bitch Planet #4

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Valentine De
A secret prisoner may be the ringer Kam’s girls need if they hope to survive the coming deathmatch. Series co-creator VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) rejoins KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) on art.

Spread #7

(W) Justin Jordan (A) Liam Cobb (CA) Kyle Strahm
“THE PREACHER’S STORY,” with guest artist LIAM COBB. Want to jump onto the monthly comic? You can read the first 6 issues in Spread TP Vol 1 for $10.49!

TMNT #45

(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Mateus Santolouco (CA) Mateus Santolouco, Kevin Eastman
The Turtles return from Burnow Island to find unimaginable tragedy. As the family struggles to cope, an enraged Foot Clan prepares its revenge. It’s all been building to this…the start of the final storyline leading to #50!


Batman #40

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo
The finale of “Endgame” is here! Batman risks everything against The Joker! Who will laugh last?

Multiversity #2

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Every event in the history of the DC Universe has been leading to this! The final chapter of the greatest adventure of all time is here! Issue #1 artist Ivan Reis reteams with mastermind Grant Morrison to end THE MULTIVERSITY and bring together the greatest and bravest heroes of the DC Multiverse to fight one last battle. But more than just some cabal of super-villains, they face the greatest evil that ever existed. An evil so massive, they actually may not stand a chance! Who are the mystic Justice League of Earth-13 and what role does their leader Super Demon play in the crisis rising all around them? What shocking secret motivates the dark, nightmare henchmen known as The Gentry? And what is the final fate of Nix Uotan – the Super-God?! You cannot miss this final, stunning chapter of Grant Morrison’s ultimate super hero epic!

Justice League #40

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
The prologue to this summer’s upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE event – “THE DARKSEID WAR”! It’s been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1. Now, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and the rest of the DC Universe will come face to face with the two most powerful and dangerous entities in existence when both come for Earth. But why? To what lengths with the League have to go to survive? And what secrets about the League will be revealed?

Avengers #44 Time Runs Out

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Dustin Weaver
FINAL ISSUE!
TIME RAN OUT!
This April, the Avengers and the Illuminati face down their final hours. The clock is winding down and the final incursion is upon us. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman along with blockbuster artists Mike Deodato and Kev Walker bring to a close the epic saga of the Avengers, the Illuminati, and a Marvel Universe on the brink of extinction. The Incursions from parallel Earths from other dimensions have taken their toll on our heroes, and the battle worn Avengers stand ready to face utter decimation. Before the highly-anticipated SECRET WARS begins in May, close out Jonathan Hickman’s epic Avengers and New Avengers saga with these two, oversized final issues! What changes await Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Be there when TIME RUNS OUT this April in AVENGERS #44 and NEW AVENGERS #33!

New Avengers #33 Time Runs Out

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Dustin Weaver
FINAL ISSUE!
TIME RAN OUT!
This April, the Avengers and the Illuminati face down their final hours. The clock is winding down and the final incursion is upon us. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman along with blockbuster artists Mike Deodato and Kev Walker bring to a close the epic saga of the Avengers, the Illuminati, and a Marvel Universe on the brink of extinction. The Incursions from parallel Earths from other dimensions have taken their toll on our heroes, and the battle worn Avengers stand ready to face utter decimation. Before the highly-anticipated SECRET WARS begins in May, close out Jonathan Hickman’s epic Avengers and New Avengers saga with these two, oversized final issues! What changes await Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Be there when TIME RUNS OUT this April in AVENGERS #44 and NEW AVENGERS #33!

Fantastic Four #645

(W) James Robinson & Various (A) Leonard Kirk & Various (CA) Leonard Kirk

THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY CONCLUDES IN AN EXTRA-SIZED SPECIAL!
•  Will the Fantastic Four defeat The Quiet Man and the corrupted forces of the Heroes Reborn universe?
•  Will the Johnny get his powers back? Will Reed and Sue be a family again?
•  Will this be the end or will this be 4ever?!

Graphic Novels Highlights


Fantastic Four Omnibus HC Vol 3

(W) Stan Lee (A) Jack Kirby (CA) Alex Ross

Under Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, FANTASTIC FOUR earned the tagline “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.” And there’s no doubting it when you read the adventures they have in store for you in their third Omnibus collection! It’s one history-making hit after another – the first appearances of the Kree, Annihilus and “Him” (a.k.a. Adam Warlock); team-ups with the Inhumans and Silver Surfer; and the birth of Franklin Richards! Add in classic enemies Dr. Doom, the Mole Man and Galactus – and Crystal’s first outing as a member of the FF – and you know what? “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” is an understatement. These are some of the greatest adventures of all time! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #61-93 and ANNUAL #5-7, and material from NOT BRAND ECHH #5-7.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% off)

Spider-Verse HC
(W/A) Various (CA) Olivier Coipel

When the evil Inheritors begin exterminating spider-characters throughout the multiverse, every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! An interdimensional spider-army gathers to fight Morlun and his deadly family, but none of them is safe as the Prophecy comes to fruition! What will this brutal war for survival mean for Peter Parker and the rest of the spiders? Starring the Superior Spider-Man, the Ultimate Universe’s Miles Morales and Jessica Drew, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Silk, Kaine, Scarlet Spider, MC2’s Spider-Girl, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 1602, Spider-Ham, Spider-Monkey, Lady Spider, Spider-Punk, Spider-UK, a spider-powered Gwen Stacy…and hundreds more, from the beloved to the obscure! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-15, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32-33, SPIDER-VERSE #1-2, SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #1-3, SCARLET SPIDERS #1-3, SPIDER-WOMAN (2014) #1-4, SPIDER-MAN 2099 (2014) #6-8 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1.

Cover Price: $75.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $45 (40% off)


Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron Art of Movie Slipcase HC

The Avengers assemble again in Marvel Studios’ follow-up to the record-breaking Marvel’s The Avengers. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner reprise their roles as world-saving heroes in an adventure like no other. In this new collectible volume, go around the world with the Avengers in page after page of stunning concept art, production design, visual effects, revealing set photography, and commentary from cast and crew, including writer/director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron takes Marvel’s Cinematic Universe to new heights in yet another silver-screen triumph.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% off)


Avengers Epic Collection Behold the Vision TP

(W) Roy Thomas (A) Various (CA) John Buscema

Prepare yourself for one of the most stellar creative periods in Avengers history! Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Gene Colan and Sal Buscema raise Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to unheard-of heights with the debut of the Vision, an all-out battle with Ultron, and the introduction of Yellowjacket and an all-new Goliath! Then, Kang the Conqueror drops in from the 41st century, pitting our heroes against the Squadron Sinister in a cosmic chess match! As if one set of adversaries from across time wasn’t enough, the Avengers must also battle the Captain America, Sub-Mariner and Human Torch of 1941! Also featuring the Black Panther vs. the Sons of the Serpent, the return of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and barbarian Arkon the Magnificent! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #57-76 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #17.

Cover Price: $34.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)


Original Sin TP

(W) Ed Brubaker & Various (A) Javier Pulido & Various (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

Who killed the Watcher? Uatu, the mysterious space-god who observes mankind from the moon…is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel history! As Nick Fury leads Marvel’s heroes in an investigation, other forces marshal and other questions arise. Who is the Unseen? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own – including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Doctor Strange? Fury’s cosmic manhunt leads to the far corners of the universe, but just when the Avengers think they’ve cornered their murderer…everything explodes, unleashing the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets and rocking the heroes to their core! What did the Watcher see? Who pulled the trigger? What was the Original Sin? Find out here! Collecting ORIGINAL SIN #0-8 and material from POINT ONE.

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

Batman HC Vol 6 The Graveyard Shift

(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
In these tales from BATMAN #0, 18-20, 28, 34 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2, look back to the early days of the Dark Knight, then see the impact of the wake of the death of his son Damian! Plus, has Batman’s worst foe become…Bruce Wayne? This title also includes three pivotal chapters from the epic ZERO YEAR storyline, and a chapter that ties in to BATMAN ETERNAL!

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

Batman TP Vol 5 Zero Year Dark City

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Before the Batcave and Robin, The Joker and the Batmobile, there was ZERO YEAR. The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness back into the light? This final ZERO YEAR volume collects BATMAN #25-27 and 29-33.

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

Goners TP Vol 1 We All Fall Down

(W) Jacob Semahn (A/CA) Jorge Corona

In a world where the mortal co-exists with the mythic, a single family through the ages stands as the first line of defense against all that go bump in the night. They are the Family Latimer…and this is the end of their story.

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $69.99 (30% off)

Enormous TP

(W) Tim Daniel (A/CA) Mehdi Cheggour
In the midst of a planetary crisis for food and fuel, a vast ecological cataclysm has spawned “The Enormous”, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Displaced from atop the food-chain, humankind struggles to stave off extinction, while a shattered society scrambles for refuge in the wake of the monstrous rampage. Amidst the ashes of Phoenix, Arizona, Ellen Grace – a former school teacher who lost everything in the monstrous uprising – leads a search-and-rescue team into the ruins of the city in hopes of locating children orphaned by the cataclysm. But not all of the remaining humans think alike, and in a world dominated by monsters, man is still the most dangerous animal of all!

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.99 (20% off)

Sixth Gun Dlx HC Vol 2

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Brian Hurtt, Tyler Crook (CA) Brian Hurtt
Traveling by secret railroad, Becky and Drake accompany an order of mysterious monks on a quest to bury General Hume’s body on holy ground. But during a terrifying attack on the train, Drake vanishes without a trace. Alone, Becky sets out to find and rescue Drake – a journey that takes her to secluded mountain fortresses, decaying towns, and underground strongholds. Along the way, she discovers how deeply her fate… and Drake’s own existence… is entwined with that of The Sixth Gun. This deluxe edition collects issues 12 through 23 of the smash hit series, The Sixth Gun, in a massive, new, over-sized format jammed with extras and bonus features.

Cover Price: $59.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $47.99 (20% off)

Toys & Statues


DC Comics Superheroes Nightwing Bust
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP
The defender of Blu¨dhaven is ready to take on any foe in this intricately sculpted bust designed by superstar artist Jim Lee!
Limited Edition of 2500
Measures Approximately 6″ Tall

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan