Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/4/16

Hey guys. Boy what a week! After a little bit of a lull, we have a Deal of the Week Quadruple-Header including the highly anticipated first issue of Black Panther written by Ta-Nehisi Coates! We also have the first Star Was comic to spin out of Force Awakens starring Poe Dameron. We’ll have pins and lithos to give out with purchase while supplies last. On the trade side we have a few hot reprints, follow up collections, and the long-in-development Wonder Woman Earth One HC by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette!  See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events Manga Book Club
Sunday, April 10th
4 PM at Culver City Location

All are welcome at the Pulp Fiction Culver City Manga Book Club! The topic of the month is Magical High School.

Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, April 16th
1 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. Click here for more details.

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

Culver City Comic Jam
Sat April 30th
2-5 PM at C`ulver 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. 

New Comics Highlights

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

Black Panther #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
A new era for the Black Panther starts here! Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda — the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions — has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

Empress #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
Imagine you’re married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave — but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic.

The Fix #1  Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Steve Lieber
A story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper! If you liked classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100 Bullets we apologize in advance for letting you down!

Rough Riders #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Adam Glass (A) Pat Oliffe (CA) Pat Olliffe
Led by a young Theodore Roosevelt, a motley crew of soon-to-be American legends must work together to solve a mystery that threatens all of existence. Harry Houdini – street magician and master of misdirection. Annie Oakley – a washed-up entertainer, eager for a chance to prove herself in a real war. Jack Johnson – an undefeated brawler and the son of ex-slaves, determined to get his shot at the heavyweight championship… When a terrifying alien technology destroys the USS Maine, these unlikely allies set sail for bloody Cuba, into the heart of a brewing conflict, to wage a shadow war against the greatest threat mankind has ever known. Before they were famous, they were… ROUGH RIDERS.

Star Wars Poe Dameron #1

(W) Charles Soule, Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Phil Noto
AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays’ greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!

Spider-Women Alpha #1

(W) Various (A) Vanessa R. Del Rey (CA) Yasmine Putri

SPIDER-WOMEN PART 1! The Spider-Event of 2016 is here, bringing SPIDER-GWEN, SILK and SPIDER-WOMAN together for a story too big for any one of their books! Spider-Woman is taking a mentor-role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the three spider-heroes take a brunch break on Gwen’s Earth-65. But when the nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and their leader (Earth-65’s Cindy Moon) notice the interdimensional interlopers, all of Jessica Drew’s plans go wrong.

Grizzly Shark #1

(W/A/CA) Ryan Ottley
The sold out, cult hit black-and-white issue is back, now in full color! Followed by all-new issues that continue the bloody adventures of the world’s most feared animal, the Grizzly Shark!

Harley Quinn April Fools Special #1

(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can-which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients’ own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.

Justice League Darkseid War Special #1

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Oscar Jimenez & Various (CA) Jason Fabok
The massive “Darkseid War” epic continues to set the stages for the future of the DC Universe as we reveal the secrets behind its newest major player: Darkseid’s daughter, Grail! And if the Justice League is not careful, the spoils of war will all end up with her! See the truth behind Grail’s role in this war and the future of the DC Universe as she tears her way across it. Don’t miss this extra-sized special offered at the regular price of $3.99! Plus, world-renowned visualist Kim Jung Gi puts his stamp on the DC Universe with a wall-to-wall-to-wall action triptych featuring the Big Three!

Black Widow #2

(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
IT’S S.H.I.E.L.D.’s FUNERAL
•  As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top brass gather to bury one of their own, they make an attractive target.
•  Lucky for Maria Hill, the agency’s persona non grata, Black Widow, is still watching over them.
•  But that could mean Natasha will have a hard time watching her own back!

The Discipline #2

(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
Melissa gets drawn deeper into a strange hidden world and realizes that her affair with Orlando isn’t just about sex. She discovers more about the Discipline, their wierd enemy known as the Stalkers, and her own freightening potential.

Predator Life and Death #2

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brian Thies (CA) David Palumbo
Colonial Marines hunt the Predators, and the Predators lead the marines into an ambush! But on the jungle world of Tartarus, everyone has their eyes on the ultimate prize: an otherworldly spacecraft ripe for the taking!

Superman #51 (Super League)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Mikel Janin (CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
It’s the start of a new chapter in the Man of Steel’s life that will change everything you know as the epic eight-part “Super League,” all written by Peter J. Tomasi, spans BATMAN/SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN and ACTION COMICS in April and May! His time without powers made Kal-El realize that the world is in need of more protectors…more super-powered beings like himself. But where will he find such beings?

Graphic Novel Highlights

Black Panther By Priest Vol 3 Complete Collection

It’s Black Panther vs. Iron Man (with Wolverine in the middle) in the blockbuster sequel Enemy of the State II! Secrets are revealed, punches are thrown, and King Solomon’s Frogs wreak havoc – but who is the second Panther? Plus: Flash forward to T’Challa’s old age, where the once and future king has washed his hands of the outside world. Will he come out of retirement to save Everett K. Ross’s life? And travel back to the Old West as T’Challa finds himself in the middle of 1986’s THOR #370! But when and where in the timestream falls…the death of the Black Panther?! It’s political intrigue, tangled timelines and magic frogs as only Christopher Priest can juggle them! Guest-starring the Hulk! Collecting BLACK PANTHER (1998) #36-49 and #57-58, INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #33, THOR (1966) #370 and material from MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #2.

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

Civil War HC

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Steve McNiven
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? In the wake of a superhuman tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the United States government. Divided, the nation’s greatest champions must each decide how to react – a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Captain America rejects the Act and goes underground, Iron Man steps up to spearhead the registration effort – and Marvel’s heroes split right down the middle! The shocking crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR (2006) #1-7, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARK MILLAR/STEVE MCNIVEN.

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

Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus Companion HC

The Man Without Fear is born and reborn in this second collection of Frank Miller’s finest, paired with the industry’s top artistic talent! When the drug-addled Karen Page trades away DD’s secret identity for a fix, Matt must find the strength to survive as the vengeful Kingpin takes him down as low a human can get! But will the Kingpin’s one weakness – his all-too-human heart – undo the criminal empire he has built for himself? Plus, look back on Matt Murdock’s formative years as a young boy grows into a Man Without Fear, and experience Miller’s very first work on two Marvel icons as Daredevil teams up with Spider-Man! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #27-28, DAREDEVIL (1964) #219 and #226-233, DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1-5, and MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: DAREDEVIL – LOVE AND WAR.

Cover Price: $100
Pulp Fiction Price: $60 (40% OFF)

Giant Days TP Vol 2

(W) John Allison (A) Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin (CA) Lissa Treiman
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #5-8.

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

Invincible Iron Man Prem HC Vol 1 Reboot

(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
One of the most popular super heroes in the world soars to fresh heights! Tony Stark has a new armor, a new supporting cast, new villains and a new purpose that’s going to tear itself across the entire Marvel Universe and beyond. It begins with a shocker of a twist and only gets more surprising from there, with the return of one of Tony’s biggest nemeses and the quest to find his biological parents! As Iron Man chases Madame Masque, her actions threaten to rip all of reality apart! Shellhead’s incredible armor will be put through its paces in a story that will shock and awe – but it is who exactly Tony teams up with that will have everyone talking. Brian Michael Bendis takes the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist and makes him a superstar! Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN (2015) #1-5.
Cover Price: $24.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus HC

(W) Various (A/CA) John Byrne
He’s one of the most successful comic creators in history, known for epic stints on FANTASTIC FOUR, UNCANNY X-MEN, ALPHA FLIGHT and more! Now, savor John Byrne’s wider influence on the Marvel Universe in this collection of shorter – but no less classic – runs on top-tier characters! Enjoy Byrne’s definitive takes on icons like Captain America, the Hulk, the Avengers, Wolverine and the Silver Surfer, as well as Black Widow and her fellow Champions! Plus: Watch as Byrne helps build the legend of Star-Lord, unite Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and introduce an astonishing new Ant-Man! Collecting CHAMPIONS #11-15, MARVEL PREVIEW #11, AVENGERS (1963) #164-166 and #181-191, POWER MAN #48-50, MARVEL PREMIERE #47-48, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #247-255, SILVER SURFER (1982) #1, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #314-319, WOLVERINE (1988) #17-23, and material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #29.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

Ms Marvel HC Vol 2

(W/A) Various (CA) Kris Anka
Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school Valentine’s Day dance, but Ms. Marvel will crash it – in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster, Loki! And when a mysterious, and really cute, family friend comes to town, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Then, it’s the moment you demanded as Ms. Marvel meets her idol: Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan battle side-by-side! The Marvel Universe’s last days have arrived, but Ms. Marvel has no time for silly things like Armageddon – she’s got to rescue her brother and keep her city from falling into chaos. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City. Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #12-19, S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #2 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-8.

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

Nailbiter TP Vol 4 Bloodlust

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson
The critically-acclaimed hit thriller continues with more shocking horror! Is there a new serial killer from Buckaroo?! Can they unlock the town’s deep secrets? Will Finch and Crane have to sell their soul to the devil to catch them?!

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

Superman HC Vol 1

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) John Romita & Various (CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
Collecting stories from SUPERMAN #40-46 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1! Superman’s biggest secret-his secret identity-has remained safe, until now. What will happen when the truth is revealed?

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)

Sweet Tooth Deluxe HC Book 02

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Jeff Lemire & Various (CA) Jeff Lemire
In these tales from SWEET TOOTH #13-25, Gus learns that the path to freedom can be deadlier than captivity. Plus, Gus reluctantly joins Jepperd to hunt for the missing girls as the tension between the two continues to grow.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)

Absolute Transmetropolitan HC Vol 2

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos (CA) Geof Darrow
In this second Absolute edition, outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem learns of the vicious murder of political consultant Vita Severn, one of the few people he liked, which leads him to delve into the city’s police corruption. Then, Spider is hot on the trail of the horrifying truth behind the newly elected president’s campaign. Collects issues #19-36.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

Wicked and Divine HC Vol 01 Year One

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson return with an Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Revel in the opulence of this oversized hardback! Revel in it! Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-11.
Cover Price: $44.95

Pulp Fiction Price: $31.46 (30% OFF)

Wonder Woman Earth One Vol 1

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Yanick Paquette
In this new installment of the New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison (THE MULTIVERSITY) joins with Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) to reimagine  Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break free from her mother and the utopian society on Paradise Island to learn about the forbidden outside world. Her dreams may come true when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor crashes on their shores, and she must defy the laws of the Amazons to return him to Man’s World. Is she ready for the culture shock that awaits her in America? And is the world ready for this Wonder Woman?

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)

X-Men Age of Apocalypse Omnibus HC

(W/A) Various (CA) Billy Tan
Charles Xavier is dead – killed in the past during a time-travel accident – and without his dream, the world has become a nightmare! Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his “survival of the fittest” creed – but hidden among a downtrodden humankind are Magneto’s ragtag freedom fighters: the X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants must risk everything – and undertake a dangerous and complex quest – to put things right! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #320-321, X-MEN (1991) #40-41, CABLE (1993) #20, X-MEN ALPHA, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, FACTOR X #1-4, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #1-4, GENERATION NEXT #1-4, WEAPON X (1995) #1-4, X-CALIBRE #1-4, X-MAN #1-4, X-MEN OMEGA, AGE OF APOCALYPSE: THE CHOSEN and X-MEN ASHCAN #2.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan