Hello everyone! Lots and lots of new books await you below, but first some news. Marie is leaving us soon for greener pastures. I’m thankful for her time with us and wish her nothing but the best. She was a huge help while I was trying to get the Culver store on its feet and she has been an excellent steward since I left. She has a little message she’d like to share with those she may not get to say goodbye to personally:
The time has come that I have to move on from Pulp Fiction. It has been a fantastic three years and I’ve been lucky to meet all of you.
My last day working in the shop is the 18th, though I’m sure you will see me around, since I still need my comics too!
Also, I have been working on a side project: thoseotherindies.wordpress.com
It’s still rough around the edges, but the main goal is to talk about Japanese comics the same way you and I would talk about Man of Steel #1. Or whatever else I feel like. I can also be found on Facebook under Marie Tietje and Twitter @ladylyanth, though I’m not the most active on social media.
You all have made working at Pulp Fiction so much more than a job, and I will miss seeing you all each week.
Weekly Statue Sale!
May at the Culver store
Every week we will have a different Statue sale.
Comics Class for Kids w/ Jim Higgins
July 7th, July 14th, July 28th, and Aug 4th at the Culver store
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills.
Cost: $120 total, payable at the first session. Parents MUST provide their email address and phone numbers. For more info: email the instructor, Jim Higgins, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim has been working in comics and teaching classes for 25 years.
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. Jason Aaron takes the Prince of Asgard in a whole new direction with YOUNG GUN artist Mike Del Mundo joining him at the helm! And don’t miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who’s undergone some startling changes.
Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner?
The Magic Order #1
We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness…unless the darkness gets them first. MARK MILLAR’s first NETFLIX comic book, drawn by the incredible OLIVIER COIPEL (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor).
Plastic Man #1
Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea!
Deadpool Assassin #1
The Regeneratin’ Degenerate and his old pal Weasel are back, and they’re imposing their special brand of justice on any other killers for hire who don’t live up to their moral code – starting with a dangerous operation that’ll take Deadpool into the heart of a castle filled with ninja…WHO WILL STAB DEADPOOL MULTIPLE TIMES IN THIS ISSUE! Ouch! And that says nothing of the emotional damage the Merc with the Mouth is constantly grappling with… Leave the kiddos at home, True Believers, ’cause “Killer” Cullen Bunn and “Never Misses His” Mark Bagley are bringing you mercenary action as you like it – bombastic, badass, and, of course, bloody!
Marvel Rising Alpha #1
This summer, SQUIRREL GIRL meets MS. MARVEL – for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extracurricular computer programming class, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crimefighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding configuration is more than just ones and zeros when a mysterious new super villain shows her face! Will our heroes be able to save the day without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl (with some special guest appearances) as they learn what it truly takes to become the next generation of Marvel heroes!
Flash #48 Flash War Part 2!
“FLASH WAR” part two! Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court – and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost.
By Night #1
Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidently smashing a hole to another dimension.
Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold.create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through…
Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded…at everything except finding peace. Reduced to a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she’s broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, who just can’t leave the war behind them. JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and legendary artist BRET BLEVINS (New Mutants, Sleepwalker) will transport you to another dimension, filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders.
Proxima Centauri #1
(W) Farel Dalrymple (A/CA) Farel Dalrymple
“PROXIMA CENTAURI,” Part One-4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantastic dangers.
In this issue The Scientist H. Duke sends Sherwood on a salvage mission and gives counsel to the troubled boy in his charge.
PROXIMA CENTAURI will be six issues of PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE FANTASY ACTION COMIC BOOK DRAMA starring Sherwood Breadcoat, “The Scientist” Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveler, the ghost M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog.
Graphic Novel Highlights
Hellboy Complete Short Stories TP Vol 1
(W) Mike Mignola (A) Richard Corben, Jason Shawn Alexander, Duncan Fregredo, Joshua Dysart (CA) Mike Mignola
In 1994 Mike Mignola released the first Hellboy series, Seed of Destruction, as Hellboy faced his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse. Before that, he’d spent fifty years fighting monsters as a somewhat carefree member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The Complete Short Stories volumes 1 & 2 present those early adventures.
“The Crooked Man” and “Double Feature of Evil,” both of which earned Mignola and his legendary collaborator Richard Corben Eisner Awards, are collected with the complete “Hellboy in Mexico” saga, featuring collaborations with Corben, Mick McMahon, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon, as well as one of Mignola’s early masterpiece, “The Corpse.” This 368-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures from 1947 to 1961.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% OFF)
The Mighty Thor Prem HC Vol 5 Death of Mighty Thor
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Walter Simonson, James Harren (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
Marvel Legacy hits Asgard with a bang – the death of the Mighty Thor! The final judgment comes as the Mangog arrives. The War Thor meets the beast head-on, but even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate hammer-wielder may pale in comparison to the Mangog’s might! The battle rages as Jane Foster’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, the War of the Realms is spreading and Mjolnir cannot save her this time. Can even the legendary Hercules help avert disaster? It’s the beginning of the end as the tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heartrending zenith! Collecting MIGHTY THOR 700-706 and MIGHTY THOR: AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $24.49 (30% OFF)
DC Young Animal Milk Wars TP
(W) Steve Orlando, Gerard Way, Jody Houser, Cecil Castellucci, Jonathan Rivera, Magdalene Visaggio (A) Aco, Ty Templeton, Mirka Andolfo, Langdon Foss, Dale Eaglesham, Sonny Liew, Nick Derington (CA) Frank Quitely
What happens when the Doom Patrol meets the Justice League of America? Working
together, can they destroy the evil, interdimensional corporation called RetConn? To kick off its plan to use the radioactive milk of psychic cows to take the edge off the World’s Greatest Heroes, RetConn has gone all the way to the top. Meet Milkman Man, previously unknown son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy! Collects JLA/DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1, MOTHER PANIC / BATMAN SPECIAL #1, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL / WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1, CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE / SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1 and DOOM PATROL / JLA SPECIAL #1.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% OFF)