Hey everyone! It’s small week for new releases, but what little there is very exciting! First off, we’re continuing our sale on Marvel’s Secret Wars event this month
with the second
issue. We also have a deal of the week triple-header on some new indy books that all look very promising. The book I expect we’ll sell the most of this week is Injection #1, by Warren Ellis, Delcan Salvey, and Jordie Bellaire. Any new Warren Ellis is cause for excitement, but this is also the same creative team that previously worked on that critically acclaimed Moon Knight book from last year. Next up is Harrow County #1 by Cullen Bun and Tyler Crook. I got caught up on the last few years of BPRD stuff a few weekends ago, and I was really impressed with Tyler Crook’s artwork. He has kind of a Jeff Smith thing going on that gives his characters a lot of expression, but he also knows how to bring the monsters! Lastly is a steam-punk comic from Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley and Carlos Magno called Lantern City #1. I’m not into steampunk like a lot of other folks are, but Carlos Magno is awesome. He did a great job drawing the Planet of the Apes books for Boom and is an artist that should be on everyone’s radar. On the trade side, we have the first collection of stories featuring the mysterious Lady Thor, the next installment following Prometheus in the Fire and Stone series, and a collection of some cool early Walter Simonson stuff. See you at the bottom.
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.
Page Turners Graphic Novel Reading Club
Sunday, May 31st
4 PM at Culver City Location
Theme for May is “Female Led Titles”. Whose your favorite leading lady? Is she a super hero like Captain Marvel? A rogue like Harley Quinn? Or a good old-fashioned housewife/contract killer like Josie Schuller? Whoever she is, we want to hear all about her and why she speaks to you! Click here for more details.
Here are some examples to help get you started:
- Captain Marvel (2014)
- Batgirl (2011)
- The Wicked + The Divine
- Bitch Planet
Creator Appearance – Jim Krueger Justice, Earth X
Wednesday, June 3rd
11 AM at Culver City Location
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.
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 5/13/15
Cick here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.
New Comics Highlights
Injection #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire
Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life. INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller, and ghost story all at the same time. A serialized sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.
Harrow County #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook
Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined. Don’t miss the first issue of this southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!
Secret Wars #2 Deal of the Month $2.50
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
• WHEN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS GONE, ALL THAT REMAINS IS BATTLEWORLD!
• LEARN THE SECRETS OF THIS BRAVE NEW REALM IN THIS SPECIAL OVERSIZED ISSUE!
Lantern City #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Benjamin Carre & Various
Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander’s brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he’s set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste.
(W) Phil Hester (A/CA) John McCrea
Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ’round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics.
(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Brian Level
Robbie never asked for any of this. While drunkenly walking home from a punk show, he’s hit with lightning and wakes to find that he’s been chosen as the new host for The Mantle, a power set of unimaginable scope. Despite his lack of interest, he’s forced into action. The Plague, a being who has spent 50 years killing every previous host of The Mantle, is already coming for him.
We Can Never Go Home #1
(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon (A) Josh Hood (CA) David Murdock, Michael Walsh
From Black Mask Comics. A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. Seventeen and on the run is the only way to see America right. Teenage outcast Duncan and popular girl Madison share a secret – they can do things other people can’t. But their abilities take them down a dangerous path. After a deadly accident they are left with no choice: leave home and never come back. We Can Never Go Home is a new chance to fall in love with the doomed misfits who need to run away to find themselves.
(W) Brian Wood (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Tula Lotay
While Seth Abbott patrols the New England forests with his militia, his new bride Mercy holds down the home front. But whatever honeymoon period the growing American Revolution affords them is cut short when Seth and Ezekiel go on a daring nighttime raid determined to deny the British access down the Hudson River.
(W) Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin (A/CA) Clayton Crain
A tragic airline crash has killed hundreds. Why? And because of the massive catastrophe, a small town braces itself for the onslaught of news media invading their city. But the biggest mystery may be the man who randomly walked out of the corn fields following the crash. Who is he? Where did he come from? And why can’t he remember if he was a passenger on that fatal plane? This second issue is FULLY-PAINTED by artist CLAYTON CRAIN.
Run Love Kill #2
(W) Eric Canete, Jonathan Tsuei (A/CA) Eric Canete
The hunt is on! Rain’s past and present collide as “The Origami”, a military force tasked to capture her, begin to tighten their circle. Janus enters and offers a final chance of reprieve. And finally: DINOSAURS!
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
• The final battle with the Destroyer!
• Guest stars galore!
• A shocking return!
• And oh yeah…Thor’s secret identity revealed at last!!!
Graphic Novels Highlights
Thor Prem HC Vol 1 Goddess of Thunder
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman, Jorge Molina (CA) TBD
Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him unworthy for the first time ever! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, the hammer will be lifted – and a mysterious woman will be transformed into an all-new version of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows, but she may be Earth’s only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: The Odinson clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer – it’s Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It’s a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor! Collecting THOR (2014) #1-5.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)
Avengers Time Runs Out Prem HC Vol 3
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli, Kev Walker
For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Illuminati, it has all been building to this. After two years of carefully crafting his cataclysmic saga, writer Jonathan Hickman jumps ahead eight months to the grand finale, the honest-to-goodness immediate future of the Marvel Universe -and the day of the Final Incursion! After the revelation of the Illuminati’s desperate, world-destroying actions, the Avengers are fragmented! What has become of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes over the past eight months? What will happen when the Avengers, Illuminati and Cabal clash? And have all the battles they’ve endured, and the sacrifices they’ve made, prepared any of these groups for the inevitable moment when time runs out for everybody? The third act of the astonishing climax to Jonathan Hickman’s legendary run is here! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #40-42 and NEW AVENGERS (2013) #29-30.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)
Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier TP Vol 1 Man on Wall
(W) Ales Kot (A) Marco Rudy, Langdon Foss (CA) TBD
After the tragedy of ORIGINAL SIN, what becomes of Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier? Discover the cosmic answer here as Bucky takes his place as the newest secret protector of Earth! Wounded by a mystery bullet, Bucky traces the evidence to Asgard, where a secret lurks underneath the kingdom. Bucky has the key – but first he must face the Frozen Wolves of Niffleheim! Then, on the planet Mer-z-Bow, Bucky meets his match! And as the Winter Soldier comes face-to-face with Crossbones, leap 200 years into the future and discover how Bucky’s actions will affect the Marvel Universe to come! It’s a vision of the future like none you’ve ever seen before! But who took a shot at Bucky? Why? And what will be the cost of his action? Collecting BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #1-5.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)
Earth 2 World’s End TP Vol 1
(W) Daniel H. Wilson & Various (A) Eddy Barrows & Various (CA) Ardian Syaf, Jaime Mendoza
The first volume collecting issues #1-11 of the hit weekly series delves into the world of Earth-2 – a world that saw its greatest heroes die and new ones take their place. A world where Superman became its greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice!
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% off)
Forever Evil TP
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) David Finch, Richard Friend
The Justice League is dead! And the villains shall inherit the Earth! In this new title collecting the seven-issue miniseries FOREVER EVIL, the Crime Syndicate takes over the DC Universe, and no one can stand in the way of them and their quest for complete world domination – no one except Lex Luthor!
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)
Green Lantern HC Vol 6 The Life Equation
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Billy Tan & Various (CA) Ethan Van
Having staked their claim to the emotional spectrum, the New Gods set about redefining the universe in their image, starting with Metron, who’s determined to steal the secrets of the Corps’ Citadel. But Hal and the Corps will have something to say about that. Good luck trying to make yourself heard when you’re talking to a god! Collects GREEN LANTERN #35-40, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #3.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)
Robin the Boy Wonder A Celebration of 75 Years HC
(W) Bill Finger & Various (A) Bob Kane & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
2015 marks the 75th anniversary of Robin, the Boy Wonder! DC Comics is proud to present this new hardcover anthology collecting some of Robin’s greatest stories, featuring his adventures with Batman, the Teen Titans and more!
Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% off)
Batman Dark Knight Unwrapped David Finch Deluxe HC
(W) David Finch & Various (A/CA) David Finch
This fantastic unwrapped collection features tales of the Dark Knight written and pencilled by superstar artist David Finch from the pages of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-3, BATMAN: THE RETURN #1 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT Vol. 2 #1-7 and 9, all in pencil form.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)
Aliens Fire and Stone TP
(W) Chris Roberson (A) Patric Reynolds (CA) David Palumbo
During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony-but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet where they crash. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films! Collects the four-issue miniseries.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% off)
Aphrodite IX Complete Over-sized HC
(W) Matt Hawkins, David Wohl (A) Stjepan Sejic, David Finch (CA) Stjepan Sejic
The ultimate Aphrodite IX collection, featuring over 500 pages collecting all of the Aphrodite IX books to date. Taking place hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event scorched the surface, Earth and its inhabitants have been forever altered and new landscapes and political struggles have taken hold between two distinct factions fighting for control. Aphrodite IX is both anachronism and advanced technology in a world that she no longer recognizes. Collects APHRODITE IX V1, APHRODITE IX REBIRTH V1, APHRODITE IX REBIRTH V2, & APHRODITE IX/CYBERFORCE.
Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% off)
Walter Simonson’s Star Slammers HC
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
Before Walter Simonson’s work with Marvel and DC, there was Star Slammers, a series first devised by Simonson during his college days. The Slammers would later be resurrected as a Marvel graphic novel, and then a miniseries. Simonson describes it thus: “Once upon a time, there was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody. They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became so lucrative, they decided to go into business. They became the most successful businessmen in history, and they called themselves…The Star Slammers!” The collected Star Slammers also features, published here for the very first time, Simonson’s earliest version of the Slammers created for his college thesis at the Rhode Island School of Design. These stories predate his first professional comics work but strongly show the artist’s keen sense of composition and design.
Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $39.99 (20% off)
That’s it for this week!