Convergence #1

Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 4/8

Hello everyone. I hope those of you who went to Wondercon had a good time. It was cool to see our customers come by and say hi! Hopefully we’ll have a bunch of new faces in the store soon.  Don’t forget to come in this Saturday at the Culver store for International Table Top Day if you want to get your roll on, and your shuffle on, and…other things! This week is also our first big push into Convergence. There are 10 title this Wednesday in addition to Convergence #1. We’re selling them all for 50% OFF! This week, there are a lot of follow up issues to some of our deal of the week books, a Jupiter’s Legacy trade, a bunch of cool Marvel/DC hardcovers, and more! See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

International Table Top Day
Saturday, April 11th
12 PM to 6pm at Culver City Location

Bring your friends, family, and your favorite board games! We’ll have a collection of board games that range from the classics like Monopoly, to newer games like Munchkin Quest, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more! You can read more about International Table Top day here.
Please RSVP here at Eventbrite to let us know you are coming. Space is limited. Admittance if first come, first serve.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, April 25th
2 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.

Back in Stock

New Releases for 4/8/15
Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights


Rebels #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Brian Wood (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Tula Lotay
In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America. This is not 2015, but 1775. With the war for independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide.
Preview here.

Savior #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin (A/CA) Clayton Crain
What if the MOST DANGEROUS man on Earth was also the one trying to do the MOST GOOD? The world is real. The people are normal. And then he appears! A man appears with no background, no memory, and no place to call home. But he has powers. Powers that seem resemble those we learned about in Sunday School. Could it be?! Is it possible that this man is much, much more than that? Is it possible that he is our “SAVIOR” in the flesh? And if he is, then why doesn’t he know who he is or how he got his powers? Strip away the spandex and trappings of the traditional comic superhero and ask yourself a simple question: “How would I react if GOD suddenly appeared in front of me, but everything we had been taught about him seems out of whack?” What you would have left, beyond your own doubts, is the presence of a man who has to deal with the fact that his appearance in the world is seen as both a blessing and a curse. Some will see him as a hero, a messiah. Other will see him as an enemy because there isn’t room for a person with god-like powers to disrupt the status quo of what we already believe. Some will rally behind him. Others will denounce him. But none of us will be able to ignore him.

Preview here.


Convergence #1 

(W) Scott Lobdell, Jeff King (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence! In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other – and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control – or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil? This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you’d see – including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE!

Preview here.

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


Jupiter’s Circle #1

(W) Mark Millar (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Frank Quitely
The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all-fame, riches, adoration-but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER’S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER’S CIRCLE-a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-powered spectacle!

Preview here


Kaijumax #1

(W/A/CA) Zander Cannon
Welcome to Kaijumax, where the worst of the worst monsters are safely locked away from the human world, whether they be villains, anti-heroes, eco-parables, or nuclear metaphors. Electrogor is ripped away from his family and struggles to determine whom to trust, which gangs to avoid, and when to take on the big man to show you aren’t to be trifled with. Also: the nation of Mecha!
Preview here


Howard the Duck #2

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Joe Quinones

• Howard’s first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of THE COLLECTOR! •  But he’s not alone as the very popular ROCKET RACOON is a prisoner as well! Have you ever seen a comic book sequel to a post-credits scene in a movie?
•  Well, you will now! Join comics legend STAN LEE in reading this issue (I’m assuming he’ll read it. Hi Stan!)!


Big Man Plans #2

(W) Eric Powell, Tim Weisch (A/CA) Eric Powell
Big Man, by knee knee-capping a guy with a drywall hatchet, begins his bloody road of revenge as more clues to his mysterious motivations are revealed.


Southern Cross #2

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Andy Belanger (CA) Becky Cloonan
Day two on board the SOUTHERN CROSS’s five-day voyage to Titan, and the mysteries are already piling up. Like where has BRAITH’s cabin-mate disappeared to? Just how many people have died on board the ship? And how many of those spirits are still haunting the dark corners of the SOUTHERN CROSS? The plot thickens as BRAITH starts making connections, leading her through doors that should have been kept shut.


The Surface #2

(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Langdon Foss
There’s a traitor on the team, and a cityship arriving into the morphing utopia of The Surface will change everything. Just as the team finds what they were looking for-they are threatened by forces that might tear them apart!


Descender #2

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
As the brutal robot hunting Scrappers close in on TIM-21, the events that first brought him to the mining colony on the outer edges of space are revealed.


Copperhead #6

(W) Jay Faerber (A/CA) Scott Godlewski
It’s payday at the copper mine, which means Sheriff Clara Bronson is in for a particularly rowdy Friday night. Plus, Boo is offered an intriguing partnership.


Birthright #6

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan
NEW STORY ARC
Mikey’s return has divided the Rhodes family in unexpected ways. Where do they go from here?
Graphic Novels Highlights


Jupiter’s Legacy TP Vol 1

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Frank Quitely
The children of the world’s greatest superheroes may never be able to fill their parents’ shoes. When the family becomes embattled by infighting, one branch stages an uprising and another goes into hiding. How long can the world survive when one family’s super-powered problems explode onto the global stage? Just in time for the launch of the prequel series JUPITER’S CIRCLE comes this collected edition from storytelling masters MILLAR and QUITELY. Collects JUPITER’S LEGACY #1-5.

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

Preview here

Orion by Simonson Omnibus HC
(W/A) Walter Simonson & Various (CA) Walter Simonson
Legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson takes on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World! These tales star the heroes and villains of the Fourth World as Darkseid seeks the Anti-Life Equation and Orion battles to stop him! Collects ORION #1-25 and stories from JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD #9-11 and 13!

Cover Price: $75
Pulp Fiction Price: $45 (40% off)


Avengers by Hickman HC Vol 1

(W) Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (A) Various (CA) Dustin Weaver

The greatest heroes in comics, together as one unbeatable team! The Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary levels. Who will respond to Captain America’s call? The Avengers’ first missions take them to Mars, and then far across the galaxy as Captain Universe races to decipher the secret origin of the universe itself! Then, the Avengers must deal with the White Event as strangely familiar new heroes are born! The team faces the World Breaker and discovers the imminent threat to the Avengers World, Omega Flight encounters a Garden Origin site, Shang-Chi battles an ancient enemy, and the High Evolutionary stakes his claim in the Savage Land! Jonathan Hickman takes Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to the next level with big threats, big ideas and big idealism! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #1-13.

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


New Avengers by Hickman HC Vol 1

The Illuminati, Marvel’s most powerful and secretive team, must reassemble to stand against interdimensional incursions! Parallel Earths are beginning to collide, destroying one or both worlds – and when Black Panther, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Black Bolt, Mr. Fantastic, Sub-Mariner and Beast take on the task of preserving their planet, they soon realize they must destroy countless others. Their grim task is complicated by old wounds, lies and secret agendas as the cold war between Wakanda and Atlantis heats up into a full-scale conflict! Can Captain America and the Infinity Gems help save Earth? Will Galactus’ arrival prompt the Illuminati to do the unthinkable? Can the team turn the tide against a cosmic invasion? And what happens when Black Bolt faces Thanos’ forces? Jonathan Hickman revamps NEW AVENGERS in a multiverse-spanning saga! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #1-12.
Cover Price: $34.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)


Captain Marvel TP Vol 2 Stay Fly

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Marcio Takara, David Lopez (CA) David Lopez

Captain Marvel’s space adventure with her pet cat, Chewie, continues! But when they have an unexpected alien visitor, Carol learns that Rocket Raccoon was right: There’s more to Chewie than meets the eye! Chewie is a Flerkin…and a mom to hundreds! Is this the end for Carol and her pet? Then, Carol has her hands full with a special guest-star from the X-Universe: rock and roll maven Lila Cheney! And Christmas comes to the Carol Corps as we celebrate 100 issues and nearly 50 years of Carol Danvers’ high-flying adventures! But after tracking Captain Marvel and Tic for weeks, the Haffensye Consortium has finally caught up to them both! Carol was barely able to survive the last time she squared off against the Haffensye – will the astronomical Avenger be so lucky again? Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #7-12.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% off)


Harley Quinn HC Vol 2 Power Outage

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Marco Failla & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
The first rule of Skate Club is…you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money equals big body counts! She’s in…and she’s making Sy Borgman her agent. Plus, what would happen if the demented Clown Princess of Crime visited the most popular comic con out there? And Harley attempts to rescue Poison Ivy – with smelly results! Collects HARLEY QUINN #9-13, HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1, a story from SECRET ORIGINS #4 and the star-studded HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO #1!

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


Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman TP Vol 1

(W) Gail Simone & Various (A) Ethan Van & Various (CA) Gene Ha
This new Wonder Woman series begins when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family is sidelined. And when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City’s criminals get the surprise of their lives! Plus, Wonder Woman battles an otherdimensional science-villain, meets Ra’s al Ghul, and accepts a covert mission from Queen Hippolyta that takes her to Apokolips. Collects Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman #1-5.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% off)


Star Wars Legends Epic Collection TP Empire

(W/A) Various (CA) Alex Ross
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focused on the years following STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH! After the Clone Wars’ end, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge – one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith: Darth Vader! Collecting STAR WARS: REPUBLIC #78-80, STAR WARS: PURGE #1, STAR WARS: PURGE – SECONDS TO DIE #1, STAR WARS: PURGE – THE HIDDEN BLADE #1, STAR WARS: PURGE – THE TYRANT’S FIST #1-2, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #1-5 and STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #1-5.

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

Toys & Statues


BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY DAVE JOHNSON
DESIGNED BY DAVE JOHNSON
SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD
Famed cover artist Dave Johnson takes on The Dark Knight with this new statue in the best-selling line that brings his unique artistic style to life in 3D.
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 6.8″ Tall

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan