Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 6/17/15

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for another round of deals. Only 12 this week so just a small dip from last week. Fight Club 2 was the mostrequested book by far for the last couple weeks, but we’ll have more this Wednesday, as well as back issues for Sandman Overture. Besides the slew of half off DC and Secret Wars books, there’s a new book called The Fiction out this Wednesday I’m excited for because of the artist: David Rubin. He’s a Spanish artist whose stuff is finally making it’s way here to the states and I think he’s pretty great. My introduction was a graphic novel from a couple weeks ago called The Hero (we’re sold out, but we’ll have more soon) in which he retells the story of Hercules. Definitely worth checking out. Also this week is a new Mad Max comic! Witness! The last one sold out multiple times and had two printings, so don’t miss the boat. On the trade side, Daniel Clowes fans get a handsome, comprehensive collection, and sci-fi western fans get another Image series in Drifter.

In store news, used graphic novels (50-90% off) and dollar comics make their much-anticipated return to Pulp Fiction Long Beach! Also, the Culver City store will be hosting comic writer Key Symons this Wednesday to help him promote the release of his Image trade, Reyn. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Creator Appearance – Kel Symons
Wednesday, June 17th
Culver City Location

Comics scribe, Kel Symons (I Love Trouble, The Mercenary Sea) will be here signing and promoting his new Image graphic novel, Reyn. Preview here.

Page Turners Meeting
Sunday, June 28th
Culver City Location

Our theme for May is “Crime”. So many stories have it, but it can mean different things in different genres. From social commentary to pure power fantasies, fictional crime stories have always fascinated. So which ones speak to you? We want to hear about it!

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New Releases 6/17/15

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

New Comics Highlights

The Fiction #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) David Rubin
Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago.
Preview here.

Black Canary #1 Deal of the Week $1.50

(W) Brendan Fletcher (A/CA) Annie Wu
Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to – for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ‘n’ roll combine, from Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and Annie Wu (Hawkeye)!
Preview here

Doomed #1 Deal of the Week $1.50

(W) Scott Lobdell (A/CA) Javi Fernandez
In this startling new series, a Metropolis U student gains the power to transform into the monstrously powerful Doomsday! The power may be the key to fixing his life, but every time he transforms he risks getting stuck forever as Superman’s most heinous adversary! How far can he go before he’s doomed?
Preview here

Dr Fate #1 Deal of the Week $1.50

(W) Paul Levitz (A/CA) Sonny Liew
You thought global warming was bad? Anubis, the Egyptian Lord of Dead, is preparing the flood to wash the world away. Standing in his way? An overwhelmed Brooklyn med student who’s been handed the helmet of Fate, without an instruction manual.
Preview here

Harley Quinn & Power Girl #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Amanda Conner & Various (A) Stéphane Roux (CA) Amanda Conner
Hey, remember the panel gutter between panels 3 and 4 of page 20 of HARLEY QUINN #12? What? You DON’T? It’s only, like, the most memorable panel gutter of the twenty-first century. Well, either way, have we got the miniseries for you, in which the full tale of that momentous and momentary pause can be told! It’s a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They’ll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That’ll be the first thing to go.
Preview here

Justice League of America #1 Deal of the Week $2.99

(W) Bryan Hitch (A) Bryan Hitch, Wade Von (CA) Bryan Hitch

It’s massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks…something with ties to ancient Krypton!

Martian Manhunter #1 Deal of the Week $1.50

(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Shape-shifting Martians are invading Earth – so where is J’onn J’onzz to stop them? Trust no one as the Martian Manhunter tries to stop these ruthless alien terrorists from destroying everything!
Preview here

Prez #1 Deal of the Week $1.50

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics – it’s whether politics is ready for her. Don’t miss the start of this new, 12-issue miniseries!
Preview here

Robin Son of Batman #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Patrick Gleason (A) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray (CA) Patrick Gleason
The son of a Bat and a Demon, Damian al Ghul has set out to forge his own destiny – and atone for the shameful Year of Blood! Will he be aided or hindered by the behemoth Goliath? And what mysterious legacy trails behind him? Join writer/artist Patrick Gleason as he chronicles the globe-hopping adventures of ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN!
Preview here
Secret Wars Runaways #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Noelle Stevenson (A/CA) Sanford Greene

• The best and brightest teens from all corners of Battleworld are chosen to attend a prestigious school on the planet’s capital!
•  But what does the new class do when they discover the school’s beloved headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain? RUN AWAY!
•  A SECRET WARS story like none other from the remarkable minds of Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES) and Sanford Greene (UNCANNY AVENGERS)!

Preview here

Secret Wars Squadron Sinister #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco

• They’re the WORLD’S GREATEST… VILLAINS.  The SQUADRON SINISTER.  And they’re taking Battleworld by force in this Secret Wars tie-in for fans of crime epics like The Godfather, The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy. But will controlling one Domain be enough for Hyperion and his gang?

Preview here

Secret Wars Thors #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse

• The Thors of every domain, together in one book! As cosmic cops!
• Whenever there’s trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality!
• A hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama. With hammers. Lots and lots of hammers.

Preview here

Wonder Woman #41

(W) Meredith Finch (A/CA) David Finch, Jonathan Glapion
A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand-new villain! But while he may be new to us, he’s not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy’s quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that’s even possible!), while the games of the Gods bring dark portents to the ultimate Amazon!
Mad Max Fury Road Furiosa #1 

(W) George Miller & Various (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
High in the Citadel there exists a bio-dome of clean air and pure water, protected from the toxicity and anarchy of the Wasteland. Here the warlord Immortan Joe keeps his most prized possessions – his wives – imprisoned for his pleasure and his insistence that they bear him healthy male heirs. Then, amid this cruel depravity, an unlikely rescuer emerges…the Immortan’s most lethal warrior: the Imperator Furiosa. From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, the prelude miniseries to the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road continues!

Empty Zone #1 

(W/A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander

JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER of “CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD” returns with an ALL-NEW SERIES! In this sci-fi/horror saga, Corinne White attempts to reconcile with the ghosts of her violent past, literally, as she trudges through a world of dystopian cityscapes, reanimated corpses, & ganglands full of animal human hybrids.

Preview here

Oh Killstrike #2 

(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Logan Faerber
Killstrike and Jared travel to New York City to visit the comic book company his father was employed with before his disappearance. While waiting for the meeting, Killstrike gives Jared a few lessons on being a “tough guy.”New Comics Variants

DC variants

All DC titles in June Joker variants cover price
Black Canary #1 1:25 variant $9.99
Doomed #1 1:25 variant $9.99
Dr Fate #1 1:25 variant $9.99
Harley Quinn & Power Girl #1 1:25 variant $9.99
Justice League of America #1 7 different individual character covers
Justice League of America #1 1:100 Bryan Hitch foldout cover variant TBA
Martian Manhunter #1 1:25 variant
Prez #1 1:25 variant $9.99
Robin Son of Batman #1 1:25 variant $9.99

Secret Wars variants

Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #2 Gwenpool variant $5.99
Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #2 1:25 Rubio variant $9.99 
Old Man Logan #2 Gwenverine variant
Old Man Logan #2 1:25 Bradshaw variant $9.99                
Runaways #1 1:25 Moto variant $9.99
Squadron Sinister #1 Gwenister variant
Squadron Sinister #1 Skottie Young “baby” variant $6.99
Squadron Sinister #1 1:15 Maos variant $6.99
Squadron Sinister #1 1:20 Pacheco “design” variant $9.99
Squadron Sinister #1 1:25 Cheung variant $9.99
Thors #1 Anka “Gwen of Thunder” variant
Thors #1 Christopher “Action Figure” variant $6.99
Thors #1 1:15 Renaul “ant sized” variant $5.99
Thors #1 1:15 Maos “Delicious Design” variant $6.99
Thors #1 1:25 Keown “Thunder Frog” variant $9.99

other variants

Archie vs Predator #3 Paul Pope ultra rare variant $5.99 
Fiction #1 1:2 variant

Graphic Novels Highlights

Complete Eightball HC Box Set

(W/A/CA) Daniel Clowes
For the 25th Anniversary of Eightball, Fantagraphics is collecting all 18 long outof-print issues of Eightball in a slipcased set of two hardcover volumes, reproducing each issue exactly as they were originally published. Fully annotated and designed by Daniel Clowes with loads of new art and featuring over 450 pages of vintage Clowes, including such classics as “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” “Ghost World,” “Pussey,” “I Hate You Deeply” and so many more, including many never reprinted before now.

Cover Price: $119.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $95.99 (20% off)

Gotham Academy TP Vol 1
(W) Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher (A) Karl Kerschl, Mingjue Helen Chen (CA) Karl Kerschl
Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very strange place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! It’s all here in these tales from issues #1-6 of the new series!

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% off)

Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1
(W/A/CA) Sui Ishida
Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body-eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20% off)

Deathstroke TP Vol 1 Gods of War

(W) Tony S. Daniel (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel
In these tales from issues #1-6 of the hot new series, Slade Wilson’s entire life is turned upside down after he learns that his involvement in a top-secret mission was wiped from his memory. Now, a new, mysterious enemy known as Odysseus has targeted Deathstroke and everyone involved in the decade-old mission. But Slade’s journey into his past takes an unexpected turn, leading him to Gotham City – and into conflict with both Batman and Harley Quinn!

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% off)

Annihilation Conquest Omnibus HC

(W/A) Various (CA) Aleksi Briclot

In the aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated galaxy struggles to rebuild. The Nova Corps is destroyed, leaving only Richard Rider. Who will rise to guard the galaxy from the threat of Ultron? When the Kree homeworld is invaded by the techno-organic Phalanx, Star-Lord must lead a ragtag team into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! Meanwhile, the new Quasar seeks a mysterious savior – and Nova and Gamora are taken over by the Phalanx! Who is the haunted loner called Wraith? Can the New Mutants’ Warlock free Nova? And what are Ultron and the Phalanx really after? Collecting NOVA (2007) #1-12 and ANNUAL #1, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE #1, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – STAR-LORD #1-4, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – QUASAR #1-4, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – WRAITH #1-4, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #1-6 and ANNIHILATION SAGA.

Cover Price: $125

Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% off)

Drifter TP Vol 1 Out of the Night

(W) Ivan Brandon (A/CA) Nic Klein

Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater planet, only to end up on the wrong end of a bullet. What starts as a struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human, as Pollux searches for answers among the ruins of this forgotten world. And if he can’t have answers, he’ll at least have his revenge. Catch up on the first collection of IVAN BRANDON & NIC KLEIN’s seminal sci-fi epic before the story continues in July with DRIFTER #6.Collects DRIFTER #1-5.

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)

EC Graham Ingels Grave Business and Other Stories HC

(W) Al Feldstein, William M Gaines (A/CA) Graham Ingles
Even in this era of explicit horror films, “Ghastly” Graham Ingels still delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions of the fates of evil doers. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Grave Business And Other Stories superbly showcases these classic comic book masterpieces and enhances the reader’s experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail from EC experts.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% off)

Little Nemo Return to Slumberland TP

(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
An all-new, all-ages series full of magic and whimsy from award-winning creators Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez! Spinning out of Winsor McKay’s brilliant early 20th century strip, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland sees King Morpheus’ daughter, in the Royal Palace of Slumberland, select her next-playmate: Nemo! Collects issues #1-4.

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.99 (30% off)

That’s it for this week!