Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/25/16

Hello everyone! We all know what the big book is this week and HOPEFULLY you haven’t had it spoiled for you so far. Of course I’m talking about DC Universe Rebirth #1, the opening shot in DC’s sincere attempt to bring back the glory days. Or at least that’s what it sounded like me. DC is really looking for you to try this book, so much so that this issue has 80 PAGES OF CONTENT with a cover price of $2.99! AND…we’re going to sell it for half off. That’s 80 pages of content for a buck and a half! The DC Rebirth initiative is line-wide, and we’re going to be selling the first issues of all of their series for half off as well, all throughout the summer…whew!

We’re also going to have a guest this Wednesday evening at the Culver City store:Creator Appearance  – DJ Kirkbride
May 25 5PM  at Culver store

The Culver City store is also hosting the Comics Jam and and Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club this weekend so come in and hang out with other people that love comics! The next Manga club meeting is on the horizon as well!

It’s a lighter week for everything else. Marvel has a couple of new series out this Wednesday, and DC is wrapping up its Final Days of Superman and Darkseid War arcs as well. Highlights on the trade side include the next trades for Black Science and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events
Pulp Fiction Comics Jam
May 28 5 PM at Culver 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.

Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club
May 29 4PM at Culver store

Pulp Fiction Manga Book Club
June 11 4PM at Culver store
Talking about My  Hero Academia Vol 1

July 9 4PM at Culver store
Talking about FOOD Wars ! Vol 1

Back in Stock

New Comics Highlights

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

DC Universe #1 Deal of the Week $1.50!!!

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

Captain America Steve Rogers #1  Deal of the Week $2.50!!!

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
He’s back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he’s not the only one who’s back! Like the saying goes– cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA!

Nighthawk #1

(W) David Walker (A) Ramon Villalobos (CA) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz
Straight from the pages of SQUADRON SUPREME comes one of the most brutal super heroes of the Marvel Universe. Nighthawk is Chicago’s dark protector, dispensing swift, decisive justice to those that truly deserve it. When the city’s shadiest power brokers turn up murdered in gristly ways, the apparent work of an inventive serial killer, Nighthawk must ask himself, Does this predator deserve to be caught? Who is the killer? What is he after? What does he want from Nighthawk? To answer these questions, Nighthawk must first look in the mirror.

Scooby Apocalypse #1

(W) Jim Lee & Various (A) Hank Porter (CA) Jim Lee
Those meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo-get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real!
This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!

Afterlife with Archie #9

(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
“Betty: RIP,” Part 4. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends – or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all-is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption?

Aliens Defiance #2

(W) Brian Wood (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Massimo Carnevale
Colonial Marine Hendricks and the Weyland-Yutani synthetic Davis break protocol, navigating the Europa to a distant science station discovered in the once-derelict ship’s data records-a station that recently went dark. Following the trail of the alien species, they dive deeper into a conspiracy, uncovering just how much is riding on their choices.

“With high-profile work on Star Wars and Mad Max: Fury Road, respectively, Wood and Jones are no stranger to the unique challenges of licensed comic storytelling.”-Comic Book Resources

Justice League #50

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
This is it!! The massive, 48-page conclusion to the critically-acclaimed “DARKSEID WAR” can hardly be contained between two covers! Don’t miss the final fates of the world’s greatest heroes and villains, along with world-changing revelations for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. It doesn’t get bigger than this as DC’s monthly super hero event comic sets the stage for the next year and beyond!

Spider-Man Deadpool #5

(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
• What the heck does this cover image mean?!
•  Gotta grab this mag to find out, True Believers.
•  PLUS! The truth about that weirdness at Parker Industries begins to be revealed!

Squarriors Vol 2 Summer #1

(W) Ash Maczko (A/CA) Ashley Witter
Next from the break-out hit series Squarriors: The saga of warring rodents in a post-human world continues with Squarriors: Summer. There’s little time to nurse wounds as the Tin Kin’s struggle against the Maw and Amoni intensifies. The conflict of woodland creatures boils under the scorching Summer Sun. And the tribes find themselves on the brink of war and the edge of annihilation.

Superman #52 (Final Days)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Mikel Janin
The “Final Days” epic concludes in one explosive fight as the new master villain uses Superman’s own solar super flare power against everyone. Can even two Supermen, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batman be enough to stop this onslaught? And how will the outcome of this battle change Lois Lane’s life forever?
Graphic Novel Highlights

Black Science TP Vol 4 Godworld

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
Following the catastrophic final jump of the Pillar, the last Dimensionaut is stranded in the furthest reaches of space, adrift on the wreckage of his former self. Before he can reclaim his mantle as protector of the Eververse, he must first overcome the demons that lurk within his own soul. Collects BLACK SCIENCE #17-21

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

Death Follows TP

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) A.C. Zamudio (CA) Simon Bisley
Birdie lives with her family on a struggling farm. When an itinerant farmhand comes to their aid, she should be relieved. Instead, she finds her life spiraling into nightmare, as wherever the hired man goes, the dead grow restless.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)

Drax TP Vol 1 Galaxy’s Best Detective

(W) Cm Punk, Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Scott Hepburn
You know him as the heavily tattooed muscle for everybody’s favorite spacefaring super-team, but what does Drax do when he’s not Guarding the Galaxy? Pursue his own bloodthirsty quest to achieve his destiny and slay Thanos, of course! Determined to find and kill the Titan once and for all, Drax is ready to take on the universe, one heavy hitter at a time! When Drax the Destroyer and Terrax the Tamer walk into a space cantina, it’s no joke. Then there’s the Temple of Foom! Fin Fang Foom, that is. But you know Drax’s motto: The bigger they are, the harder they die screaming. It’s Drax the Destroyer, rampaging through the cosmos on a starship named the Space Sucker. You just know, whatever happens, this one is gonna be epic! Collecting DRAX #1-5.

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

The Strain HC Vol 3 The Night Eternal

(W) David Lapham (A) Mike Huddleston (CA) E.M. Gist
It’s been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world-a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction and hope to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise. Collects The Strain: The Night Eternal #1-#12 and the short story “A Man of Refined Tastes” from Free Comic Book Day 2015.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (30% OFF)

They’re Not Like Us TP Vol 2

(W) Eric Stephenson (A/CA) Simon Gane
Freed from the influence of The Voice, Syd and her companions discover that life on their own presents painful new challenges and even greater threats. Collects THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #7-12.
Cover Price: $14.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl TP Vol 3 Squirrel Really Got Me Now

(W) Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky (A) Erica Henderson, Joe Quinones (CA) Erica Henderson
New series, New Avenger! With her unique combination of wit, empathy and squirrel powers, computer-science student Doreen Green – a.k.a. the unbeatable Squirrel Girl – is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction. Well, Doreen plus her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers). So mainly Squirrel Girl. And what hope does the Earth have if she gets hurled back in time to the 1960s and erased from history? At least Nancy will never forget her friend, but what invincible armored Avenger can she call on to help, through the magic of social media? Decades apart, can they avert doom, or will everything go wrong forever? Howard the Duck hopes not – he has an appointment for a crossover! Collecting THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015B) #1-6 and HOWARD THE DUCK (2015B) #6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Wayward TP Vol 3

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Steven Cummings
After the massive revelations of WAYWARD, VOL. 2, chaos reigns. The new gods of Japan have arrived and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever. JIM ZUB (Conan Red Sonja, Samurai Jack) and STEVEN CUMMINGS (Dead Shot, Legends of the Dark Knight) continue their supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy with Japan’s engaging culture and mythic monsters. Collects WAYWARD #11-15

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)

That’s it for this week!