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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/6/15

Phew! What a weekend! Between Free Comic Book Day and Age of Ultron, I still feel a little exhausted. But it was great! It was awesome to see so many new faces in the store in addition to our lovely regular customers. We filled a whole page of newsletter subscribers on Saturday so to the new readers I say, “welcome!”  Okay let’s break down some of what’s in store for this Wednesday.

First off, the 50% OFF Convergence sale is over and Convergence titles will go back to being cover price for non-subscribers. However, that means this week marks the beginning of our May 50% OFF Secret Wars sale! Beginning with this week’s Secret Wars #1, all Secret Wars titles will be 50% OFF the cover price throughout the Month of May (variants not included). In addition to Secret Wars #1, we’ll also have 3 deals of the week on new books: Arcadia #1, Dead Drop #1, and The Infinite Loop #1 will all be $1.99 until next week. There are preview links for all of them below so check them out!

This week we’ll also be fully stocked on back issues for Darth Vader. The deeper into the series we get, the less printings there will be so stock up this week and get subscribed or you’re going to be trade-waiting. Speaking of trades, the second volume of bestselling graphic novel, Rat Queens is out this week, featuring the new artist, Stjepan Sejic!

Finally, don’t forget to take a close look at our upcoming events. There’s a lot of stuff in the next few weeks! Ok, see you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events Creator Appearance – Paul Jamison Superhero Network
Wednesday, May 6th
Culver City Location

Website: SHNcomics.com

Table Top Gaming Day
Saturday, May 9th
2 – 5 PM at Culver City Location

Join us as we get together to showcase a couple of different games every month. This month we’ll take a look at Betrayal at the House on Haunted Hill and Suburbia. Bring your friends and family. Click here for more details.

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.

Graphic Novel Reading Club
Sunday, May 31st
4 PM at Culver City Location

Creator Appearance – Jim Krueger Justice, Earth X
Wednesday, June 3rd
11 AM at Culver City Location

jimkrueger.com
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 5/6/15

Cick here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights

Arcadia #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Alex Paknadel (A) Eric Scott Pfeiffer (CA) Matt Taylor
When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able-and willing-to help? Featuring the first of five connecting covers by Matt Taylor.
Preview here.

Secret Wars #1 Deal of the Month $2.50

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
• THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING!
•  THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE
UNIVERSE!
•  AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE!
Preview here

Dead Drop #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Ales Kot (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Raul Allen
Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) start the countdown to DEAD DROP as an unlikely cast of superhuman operators fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe…There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to  navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs.Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world.
Preview here

The Infinite Loop #1Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Pierrick Colinet (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
A dynamically graphic, science-fictiony, poetical, paradoxical wunderkind of a sexy, time-traveling, adventure-packed comic series begins here!
Preview here

Swords of Sorrow #1

(W) Gail Simone (A) Sergio Fernandez Davila (CA) J. Scott Campbell
DYNAMITE’S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER! Fan-favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more! Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don’t miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!

Afterlife with Archie #8

(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli (CA) Francesco Francavilla
“Ghosts of Christmas Past.” Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse. With a regular cover by Francisco Francavilla and a “Cheerleader” variant by Andrew Pepoy.

The Fox #2

(W) Mark Waid (A) Dean Haspiel & Various (CA) Dean Haspiel
“Fox Hunt,” Part 2: “The Other Shoe”. The fox-hunt has begun, and Impact City’s most dangerous criminals are out for blood. When Paul Patton Jr. decides to take his son, Shinji, on a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image, he’s hoping to make an effort to finally be a present father and not the superhero freak magnet known as The Fox. But when a violent bank robbery derails their plans, and Paul is unwilling to don his superhero suit and save the day, a new kind of superhero will need to step in and save the day. So why is this new hero The Fox’s worst nightmare?

Jupiter’s Circle #2

(W) Mark Millar (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Frank Quitely
It’s 1958 America, and Dr. Richard Conrad is a superhero and celebrated surgeon…with another identity that he struggles to keep hidden from his trusted teammates. When the director of the FBI threatens to reveal his secret, Richard is forced to make an impossible decision, all while his team battles to keep the world safe.

Star Wars Kanan The Last Padawan #2

(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
• His master betrayed and killed, young Caleb Dume is alone.
•  When being a Jedi makes him a target, what can a Padawan do?
•  Continuing the story of the birth of Star Wars Rebels’ Kanan Jarrus!

Graphic Novels Highlights


Captain America Return of Winter Soldier Omnibus

(W/A) Various (CA) Steve Epting

Ed Brubaker’s award-winning Captain America run concludes! As Captain America’s staunch ally Bucky, James Buchanan Barnes was one of America’s greatest heroes of WWII – until he was brainwashed into becoming the Soviet spy known as the Winter Soldier. Now, in the aftermath of FEAR ITSELF, James is the Winter Soldier again! When Russian sleeper agents awaken and old enemies resurface with new identities, Winter Soldier and Black Widow clash with Dr. Doom – and James must save the Widow from her own past! But even with help from Wolverine and Hawkeye, must Bucky sacrifice everything to save his love? Meanwhile, Captain America takes on Scourge and the Discordians, while a deadly villain from the past reveals a mystery spanning generations of heroes! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #620-628, FEAR ITSELF #7.1: CAPTAIN AMERICA, WINTER SOLDIER #1-14 and CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) #11-19.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% off)

Guardians of the Galaxy HC Vol 1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) Steve McNiven

Why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? The Guardians of the Galaxy plan to find out! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot – and the invincible Iron Man – embark on an explosive adventure! The secrets they discover will rattle readers for years to come! But while Earth deals with a brutal Badoon invasion, the Guardians’ fate has been decided millions of miles away! Then, Heaven’s most fearsome angel comes for the Guardians! And when Gamora battles the mysterious Angela, the universe hangs in the balance! The Guardians find themselves at a crossroads when Thanos’ master plan takes shape. Can Angela’s power help combat INFINITY? And will Star-Lord betray the entire universe? The cosmic blockbuster hit begins here! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #0.1 and #1-10, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: TOMORROW’S AVENGERS #1.

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


Road to Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron Art Slipcase HC

From alien invasions to the singularity: the road to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! The whole world knows the Avengers now, but this special collection returns to the roots of Earth’s Mightiest and sets the path for new adventures! See how the Avengers went from a rag-tag team to a fighting force. Just in time for MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, this keepsake volume collects art, interviews, and photography from IRON MAN: ART OF THE MOVIE HC, IRON MAN: THE ART OF IRON MAN 2 HC, IRON MAN 3: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE ART OF CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE FIRST AVENGER HC, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER – ART OF THE MOVIE HC, THOR: THE ART OF THOR THE MOVIE HC, THOR: THE DARK WORLD – THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC, and AVENGERS: THE ART OF MARVEL’S AVENGERS HC.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% off)

Secret Wars Prelude TP

(W/A) Various (CA) Dale Keown

Follow the path to 2015’s event to end all events, Secret Wars – an epic more than 30 years in the making! From the senses-staggering climax of 1984’s original SECRET WARS saga, to the origin of Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Spider-Man, it’s all been leading up to this. And Marvel’s master planner, Jonathan Hickman, has long been planting seeds for the story only he could write. The Ultimates face an enemy more powerful than the gods – and Reed Richards is its leader! Doctor Doom faces threats from a universe he created! And the Illuminati reunite to face the reality-destroying threat of the Incursions! War is coming – be ready! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #1-3, MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #10-12, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #611, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1 and ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #4.

Cover Price: $34.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)

Rat Queens TP Vol 2 Far Reaching Tentacles of N’Rygoth

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A) Roc Upchurch, Stjepan Sejic (CA) Roc Upchurch
Featuring cut-out RAT QUEENS VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS! This booze-soaked second volume of RAT QUEENS reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far. Collects RAT QUEENS #6-10

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

Star Wars HC Episode IV A New Hope

(W) Roy Thomas (A) Howard Chaykin (CA) Adi Granov

The original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age with all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor! Weeks before George Lucas’ first STAR WARS film hit theatres, Marvel gave fans their first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking: “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” You may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the fun of seeing STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE like never before…including scenes that never made the silver screen! When Princess Leia is taken prisoner, Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 ride to the rescue and take on Darth Vader in his awesome Death Star. It’s six against a galaxy – one that’s far, far away and a long time ago! May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner! Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-6.

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

Batman TP Vol 5 Zero Year Dark City

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank, Jonathan Sibal (CA) Gary Frank
It’s here – the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller and critically acclaimed BATMAN: EARTH ONE by the superstar creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank! While Gotham City is plunged into terror by an enigmatic anarchist and killer calling himself The Riddler, the Dark Knight must reconcile the increasingly conflicting ideologies of Detective Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne’s head of security, Alfred Pennyworth. But there are many more mysteries lurking within Gotham City, including the secret agenda of Harvey Dent and the bizarre creature prowling the sewers – Killer Croc!

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

All New X-men TP Vol 5 One Down

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez & Various (CA) Stuart Immonen

Infinite pasts, infinite futures…infinite loss! The Beast is tortured by his decision to bring the original X-Men into the present, but can he repair the damage he’s done while the future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants is still gunning for the time-tossed teens? The young X-Men will need to rally to save themselves, but Jean Grey is…different. The Shi’ar trial has changed her. What does this mean for her future, for the past of the woman she’s meant to become, and for the rest of the X-Men? Timelines collide when the future Brotherhood exacts its final judgment on the All-New X-Men! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #25-30.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)

Empire TP

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Barry Kiston
Golgoth thinks he controls most of the populated Earth, ruling through military might and fear, but he can’t even trust his own super-powered staff.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $19.99 (20% off)

Woods TP Vol 2

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. One year prior, the school held its first rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on a night that would prove fateful to both the students and faculty, as their lives crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come. Created and written by James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), “The Swarm” collects the critically acclaimed second arc (issues #5-8) of the bestselling series.

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

Figment HC

(W) Jim Zub (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) John Tyler Christopher
The next great Disney adventure is here – starring one of Disney’s most popular characters! Dive into a steampunk fantasy story revealing the origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder, and learn how one little spark of inspiration created a purple dragon called Figment! Our daring duo explore the realms of imagination, finding friends and foes alike – while back on Earth, a clockwork army assembles under the command of the frightening force known only as the Singular! And when Clockwork Control invades London while the intrepid explorers are trapped within the Nightmare Nation, the only obstacles standing between the Singular and total domination are Dreamfinder, Figment and their newfound friends! Acclaimed and uniquely talented creators Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Filipe Andrade (CAPTAIN MARVEL) give a Marvel spin to Epcot’s mind-bending attraction, Journey into Imagination! Collecting FIGMENT #1-5.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (20% off)

Exquisite Corpse HC

(W/A/CA) Pénélope Bagieu
From French superstar Pénélope Bagieu, the literary world’s sleaziest mystery is about to be blown wide open! Zoe isn’t exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn’t recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment and his life. It’s also why she doesn’t know that Rocher is supposed to be dead. Turns out, Rocher faked his death years ago to escape his critics, and has been making a killing releasing his new work as “lost manuscripts,” in cahoots with his editor/ex-wife Agathe. Zoe doesn’t know Balzac from Batman, but she’s going to have to wise up fast, because she’s sitting on the literary scandal of the century!

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan