Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/4/16

Happy Free Comic Book Day!!! Don’t forget to leave this coming Saturday open and to bring any food or cash donations you can spare! See below for more details on how to help the LA food bank AND go home with comic goodies!

Before then, we have three deals of the week including the first issue of The Punisher, a character seeing a revival thanks his portrayal in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil series. We have follow-up issues to bestselling debuts Empress, Moon Knight, Rough Riders and Star Wars Poe Dameron. And while we see the birth of potential hit series, some of us are solemnly watching a long-standing character get put to bed with Hellboy in Hell.

On the trade side, we have the second collection for bestseller Descender, the collected edition of We Stand on Guard, an omnibus edition of Abnett and Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy run AND an omnibus edition of Gotham Central!

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Free Comic Book Day
Sat May 7
10am – 7pm at both stores

What is Free Comic Book Day
a celebration of comic book reading and collecting! Pulp Fiction will be giving away a large assortment of comic books featuring all your favorite characters:  The Avengers, Simpsons, Doctor Who, Archie, Teen Titans, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more.. absolutely FREE to anyone visiting us on this special day!  Help the Food Bank and get more FREE comics Pulp Fiction is teaming with the Los Angeles Food Bank (www.lafoodbank.org) on Free Comic Book Day to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  Bring non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to the Food Bank and you will get rewarded with extra FCBD comics and other surprises!!!

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New Comics Highlights

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

Punisher #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Steve Dillon (CA) Declan Shalvey
FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL! A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise…and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won’t make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head…but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? First-time Punisher writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!

Renato Jones One Percent #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
Special double-sized first issue! The One% own more than half the world’s wealth. They’ve crashed economies, bought governments, and have amassed more power than any other group in history. And they still don’t have enough. With this kind of power how can anyone make them pay? WHO will make them pay? Enter Renato Jones, a mysterious vigilante, out to even the score. And when he enters the fray THE SUPER-RICH ARE SUPER F***ED. From acclaimed creator KAARE KYLE ANDREWS (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Spider-Man: Reign) comes a supercharged capitalist action thriller for a post-Great Recession world.

Weavers #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Dylan Burnett
From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) can think up.  It’s perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped! Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful-and often grotesque-abilities. Once he realizes what he’s capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group’s objectives. But he doesn’t have much time-the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to The Weavers…

3 Floyds Alpha King #1 (of 5)

(W) Nick Floyd, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Simon Bisley
Set a long time ago in a suburb far, far away (Munster, Indiana), Brewer and CiCi are producing a home-brew so distinct that it attracts a monstrous king and his horrid minions from another dimension. Swords are unsheathed, lines are crossed, and sieges are laid for the rise of the Alpha King!

Aftershock Genesis #1 Only $1!

In this one special volume, readers get several exclusive items: A special ZERO chapter of  PAUL JENKINS’  daring NEW AfterShock series-not to be printed or seen anywhere else! An exclusive prelude to Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranksi’s BLACK-EYED KIDS series. Previews of upcoming AfterShock series from top name creators! A look back to AfterShock #1 issues that you may have missed!

Batman Superman #32 (Final Days of Superman)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Tyler Kirkham (CA) Yanick Paquette
“Final Days” continues this month as Kal-El’s bid to strengthen his forces brings him, Batman and Wonder Woman into China and into conflict with the might of that nation’s greatest heroes: the Great 10!

Beasts of Burden What the Cat Dragged in One-Shot

(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Jill Thompson
This standalone adventure is a perfect entry point for readers new to the award-winning series. When curiosity gets the best of Burden Hill’s cats (and one reluctant raccoon), sleeping demons are awakened and black magic is unleashed on the town of Burden Hill.

Cinema Purgatorio #1

(W) Alan Moore & Various (A) Kevin O’Neil & Various (CA) Michael DiPascale
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill invite you, and some of the finest creators in comics, in to join them in a different kind of dark: Cinema Purgatorio!  This ongoing monthly series will feature Alan and Kevin in every issue and is their first major new project together since League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!  Anthology has become a dirty word, so far be it from us to clean it up.  Instead we’ll shine our light onto the cutting edge of sequential art, with black and white artwork to allow illustrator’s pure visions, and the greatest assembly of writing talent ever gathered on one series.  Every issue is perfect-bound, with no ads, and all of the works are very long-form, there are no collections planned before 2018.  Jump in now and embrace the new future of comics.  The one of which Alan Moore has always dreamed.  It’s here, now. Hiding in the dark corner.  Welcome to Cinema Purgatorio.

Daredevil Punisher #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Reilly Brown
A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock’s cases becomes more complicated when THE PUNISHER attempts to send the defendant away…permanently! If DAREDEVIL and BLINDSPOT want to get this mobster his day in court, it will take every ounce of wit and wile they have. All Frank needs to get what he wants is a bullet. The race is on!

Deadpool Massacre #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Brian Posehn (CA) Scott Koblish
Months ago, we were proud to bring you DEADPOOL TRES PUNTO UNO – a tale told all in Spanish, revealing MASACRE, the Deadpool of Mexico! Due to popular demand (because apparently you were too lazy to translate it for yourself) Marvel has taken to an unspecified Internet translation site and is re-presenting the comic in POORLY TRANSLATED ENGLISH! Just in time for the “Fifth of May!”

Empress #2

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
Queen Emporia is on the run from her husband, along with her kids and bodyguard. Now all they have to do is get across the galaxy while the world’s most ruthless dictator has all his forces in hot pursuit. Easy, right? A plea for help on an alien stopover world plus a broken transporter could end their adventure before it’s begun! The stakes get even higher in the latest from superstar creators Millar and Immonen!

Hellboy in Hell #9

(W/A/CA) Mike Mignola
Hellboy faces demons furious about the fall of Hell and his role in it, and another family member makes an appearance.

Moon Knight #2

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
•  Marc Spector is in an asylum full of faces: haughty doctor, hostile orderlies, vacant-eyed patients. Or maybe those faces are actually just masks…
•  If some of those masks hide friends, others may hide enemies, or worse…GODS and MONSTERS.
•  The moon is out, the mask is on: it’s time to escape-will Marc find a city full of sand, or something truly horrifying?

Rough Riders #2

(W) Adam Glass (A) Pat Oliffe (CA) Pat Olliffe
The year is 1898 and Teddy Roosevelt has put together an incongruous band of dissidents to battle a mysterious force in Cuba. Under the guise of the Spanish American War, Teddy and his “Rough Riders” will try to discover who is truly behind the sinking of the USS MAINE. But as they touch down on Cuban soil, they’ll soon discover that the biggest battle, they must fight is the one amongst each other.

Star Wars Poe Dameron #2

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
• The first FORCE AWAKENS era comic series continues!
•  Who is Captain Terrex of the First Order…and how did he find Poe’s squadron?
•  Can Poe and company beat Terrex to their prize?

Thunderbolts #1

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
They’re a renegade team rampaging across the Marvel Universe under the direction of the Winter Soldier! But are the Thunderbolts heroes or villains-and do even they know for sure?
Graphic Novel Highlights

All New X-Men TP Vol 1 Ghosts and Cyclops

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Mark Bagley
More than ever, hatred and fear have made the world a dangerous place for mutants. But as the few remaining X-Men retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them! And no one is more concerned about their fate than Scott Summers, whose young shoulders must bear the heavy weight of the terrible acts committed by his adult counterpart. Cyclops is joined by three of his time-torn teammates – Beast, Iceman and Angel – as well as the All-New Wolverine, Kid Apocalypse and Oya. Together, they’re heading out on the highway, looking for adventure, intent on writing their own futures! But when they encounter the baleful Blob, their road trip may end before it begins! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN (2015) #1-6.

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

Marvel’s Cap Amer Civil War Art of Movie Slipcase HC

Picking up where MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON left off, MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR sees Steve Rogers leading the new Avengers. But after another destructive international incident involving the team, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability: A governing body will now determine when to enlist the team’s services. This new law fractures the Avengers. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. return as Captain America and Iron Man, two heroes with the same goal – to protect the world – but with very different methods. Now, go behind the scenes in this collectible volume! Filled with concept art, production stills and commentary from cast and crew – including directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and producer Kevin Feige – this collection is a prize for any fan!

Cover Price: $50
Pulp Fiction Price: $30 (40% OFF)

Descender TP Vol 2

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Young robot boy TIM-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. DESCENDER is a rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey, pitting humanity against machine and world against world to create a sprawling epic. Collects DESCENDER #7-11

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

DMZ TP Book 1

(W) Brian Wood (A) Riccardo Burchielli & Various (CA) Brian Wood
In the first 12 issues of the acclaimed series, young photojournalist Matty Roth lands a dream gig in the DMZ once known as New York City. But when things go wrong, Matty finds himself lost in a world he’s only seen on television. Now, will he try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for?

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

Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning Omnibus HC

(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Various (CA) Alex Garner
All that stands in the way of universal disaster is an unlikely band of cosmic misfits: the Guardians of the Galaxy, retooled for the 21st century! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Adam Warlock, Mantis and the all-new Quasar — together with Cosmo the telepathic space dog — take on the universe’s most dangerous menaces and have a little fun along the way! The ragtag team must contend with Guardians from the future, a Skrull Secret Invasion and the Church of Universal Truth before the celestial stakes get even higher when an Inhuman/Shi’ar War opens up a Fault in space that may destroy everything! And the return of Thanos could spell doom for the Guardians! Plus: The solo adventures of breakout stars Rocket and Groot! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1-25; THANOS IMPERATIVE: IGNITION #1, #1-6 and DEVASTATION #1; and material from ANNIHILATORS #1-4 and ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1-4.
Cover Price: $100

Pulp Fiction Price: $60 (40% OFF)

Gotham Central Omnibus HC

(W) Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark & Various (CA) Michael Lark
Harvey Bullock, Maggie Sawyer, Renee Montoya and the GCPD are all that stands between order and chaos in Gotham City. It’s up to them to keep the world’s most dangerous criminals off the street, and also to clean up the mess left behind by Batman’s one-man war on crime. Now, the entire 40-issue run of GOTHAM CENTRAL is collected in a single hardcover.

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

Justice League TP Vol 8

(W) Chuck Austen & Various (A) John Byrne & Various (CA) Ron Garney
In this collection of JLA #94-106 and SECRET FILES 2004 #1, the team is under attack from a coven of vampires known as the Circle-and it’s only a matter of time before one of them will fall! And the JLA is forced to face their own failures-but can they help each other process the pain and go on?

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

Pride and Joy TP

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) John Higgins
Still mourning the loss of his wife, Jimmy Kavanagh lives quietly in the backwoods of New England, raising his devoted daughter and resentful son. That is, until fate comes calling in the worst way and Jimmy’s criminal past threatens to destroy his family.

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

This Damned Band TP

(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Tony Parker
The biggest rock band in the world thought they were only pretending to worship Satan. As they record the documentary of what might be their final world tour, they discover the horrifying truth.

Cover Price: $17.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)

We Stand on Guard Dlx HC

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Steve Skroce
Set one hundred years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent… the United States of America.

Cover Price: $24.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% OFF)

That’s it for this week!