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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 6/28/17

Hello everyone! Hot enough for ya? This week you might notice that the manga at the Culver location has disappeared. That’s because the Culver City Crew (CCC?) are heading to Anime Expo! You can swing by and say hello to Marie and Kriss at booth 2538. The manga will return the week after the convention. As for me, I’m useless when it comes to manga so I’ll be babysitting the Culver location while they’re gone and totally not setting up little fake spider surprises all over the store.

Speaking of Culver City employee updates, we have a new recruit:

Meet Storm, our newest employee at the Culver City store. He will be working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He is eager to meet people and help but he is still in training so check with his supervisor, Kriss, to request his services. Cute!

For those that missed it last week: Because of the holiday, new comics for July 5th won’t be available until after 4 PM. We will be open our regular hours, but there won’t be any new goodies on the wall or in anyone’s pull boxes until late afternoon. You have been warned!

See you at the bottom…

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New Comics Highlights

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

Bankshot #1

DEAL OF THE WEEK 50% OFF

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Chris Cross

Marcus King: modern-day Robin Hood or terrorist? Maybe both? When Marcus comes face to face with an adversary who knows all of his carefully buried truths, he’s forced to become the man he has always pretended to be. And punch a small army of dudes. And blow up stuff. Lots of stuff.

Beautiful Canvas #1

DEAL OF THE WEEK 50% OFF

(W) Ryan Lindsay (A/CA) Sami Kivela
Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despire the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to connect the two very different worlds she now inhabits. From Sami Kivela (Chum) & Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, DC Writers Workshop) comes a gonzo tale of personal discovery, animal/hybrid hit troupes, and reactive pyrokinesis.

Secret Weapons #1

DEAL OF THE WEEK 50% OFF

(W) Eric Heisserer (A/CA) Raul Allen

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) joins Harvey Award-nominated artist Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for Valiant’s next prestige format limited series, starring Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes! The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive failures. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

Batman Elmer Fudd

(W) Tom King (A) Byron Vaughns (A/CA) Lee Weeks

After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.

Clue #1

(W) Paul Allor (A) Nelson Daniel (CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone’s a suspect! Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum-all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. But will Boddy’s Body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning? Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW’s new CLUE series!
•  A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC DETECTIVE GAME-WITH NEW DESIGNS BY ARTIST NELSON DANIEL UPDATING ALL THE CLASSIC CHARACTERS!
•  Featuring three alternate endings! To help you get a clue, we’ve hidden multiple endings to this first issue across the regular and subscription variants that will help you solve the case!

Edge of Venomverse #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Francesco Mattina

EDGE of VENOM-VERSE starts here!

The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!

Cable #2

(W) James Robinson (A) Carlos Pacheco (CA) Dale Keown
ONE STEP FORWARD – THREE CENTURIES BACK!
•  CABLE follows his target back to feudal Japan…
•  …and is met with decidedly FUTURISTIC warriors!
•  But WHOM exactly is Cable after, and what do they need in this time period?
•  Jump into the timestream with CABLE and find out!

The Defenders #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Marquez
Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more – they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez unite to bring you the next great super-team, in the tradition of NEW AVENGERS!

Totally Awesome Hulk #20

WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION PART 2!

(W) Greg Pak (A) Robert Gill (CA) Stonehouse

•  What is the mysterious Weapon Gamma?
•  AND WHO IS BEHIND ITS CREATION?

Graphic Novel Highlights

AD After Death HC
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jeff Lemire

What if we found a cure for death? Two of comics’ most acclaimed creators, SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, PLUTONA, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth) unite to create an epic like no other, set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. Years after the discovery, one man starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A unique combination of comics, prose, and illustration, A.D.: AFTER DEATH is an oversized hardcover graphic novel written by SNYDER and fully painted by LEMIRE.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% OFF)

Astounding Wolf-Man Comp Coll HC
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn (A/CA) Jason Howard

For the first time ever, the complete ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN is collected in one volume!
When Gary Hampton is mauled and left for dead, his life takes a drastic turn! When the moon is full, he transforms into a beast of the night-a werewolf! But this curse will not be used for evil. Witness the birth of the world’s most unlikely new superhero-The Astounding Wolf-Man!

Cover Price: $54.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $38.49 (30% OFF)
Batman Beyond (Rebirth) Vol 01 Escaping the Grave TP
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Bernard Chang, Pete Woods (A/CA) Ryan Sook

Terry McGinnis takes on the Batman cowl amid rumors that the original Joker has returned. An entire section of Gotham City has descended into the Jokerz’ hands, creating a community of clown-worshipping crazies called Jokerztown! Rising from the chaos, Terminal unifies the gang of Jokerz and he’s after the new Batman. Collects issues #1-5 and BATMAN BEYOND: REBIRTH #1.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso Deluxe Edition HC
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso

This deluxe edition hardcover from the award-winning team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso collects the six-issue Batman epic “Broken City,” an examination of the Dark Knight and the city he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy’s parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him. Collects BATMAN #620-625, FLASHPOINT: BATMAN-KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3 and stories from WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-12 and BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #8.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% OFF)

Buffy High School Years Parental Parasite TP

(W) Kel McDonald (A) Yishan Li (CA) Scott Fischer

Buffy struggles to deal with her mom Joyce’s newfound interest in spending time with her. Balancing that with her schoolwork, her friends, and her regular vampire-slaying duties is a challenge. However, when Joyce becomes hypnotized by a childlike demon that craves motherly care, Buffy experiences a new kind of sibling rivalry-except in Buffy’s case, her “sibling” is actually a monster!

Cover Price: $10.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.69 (30% OFF)
Cathargo Adventures HC
(W) Christophe Bec, Alcante, Giles Daoust (A) Jaouen Fafner, Brice Cossu, Alexis Sentenac, Drazen Kovacevic

The original adventures of London Donovan and his shadowy boss, “The Centenarian of the Carpathians,” in this action-packed spin-off from the best-selling Carthago. These five individual, but interlinked, stories see Donovan and billionaire Feiersinger combating all manner of malicious myths and monsters from the Californian Bigfoot and deadly African dinosaurs, to Arctic Sea creatures and giant Canadian wolves. Whether driven by a taste for adventure, a passion for scientific curiosity, or simply by pure obsession, join our unrelenting heroes as they chase and encounter creatures that are as mythical as they are deadly.

Cover Price: $34.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.96 (20% OFF)

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye Vol 01 TP
(W) Gerard Way, Jonathan Rivera, Tom Scioli (A) Tom Scioli (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming

Cave Carson has done it all: survived countless adventures below the Earth’s surface, met the love of his life, and gotten a cybernetic eye…somehow. Now, newly widowed, Cave tries to piece his life back together when a knock on the door of his secret underground lab pulls him back into a past that he and Eileen thought they had left buried deep within the Earth.
In these tales from issues #1-6, Cave must determine if his recent hallucinations are the work of his mind or his mysterious cybernetic eye. (Spoiler: It’s the eye.)
MATURE READERS

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Dark Knight III Master Race #9 Collector’s Edition
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Frank Miller (CA) Jim Lee

The epic conclusion to DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE is here from the all-star creative team of Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson! This is Earth’s last stand. Quar’s Kryptonian Army has conquered the planet, but Batman and his allies don’t believe the world is beyond saving. They’ll rally once more against Quar and save the world or die trying.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.79 (40% OFF)

Superman Action Comics Rebirth Dlx Coll Book 01 HC
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, Stephen Segovia, Tom Grummett, Art Thibert, Danny Miki, Mark Morales, Scott Hanna (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

In these stories from ACTION COMICS #957-966 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #52, collected for the first time in hardcover, Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But the dueling titans soon meet someone unexpected: Clark Kent! Can these enemies put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen tries to uncover the truth of Clark Kent’s identity.  

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)
Thanos Vol 01 Thanos Returns TP
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato

Thanos, possibly the most diabolical individual in the Marvel Universe, is back – and he’s out for vengeance on all who would oppose him! Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he’s also heading for an unexpected reckoning – with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, and follow the deadly trail of destruction left in Thanos’ wake! He is pure evil. He is unstoppable. And it’s time for someone – anyone – to take him down. Will it be the Shi’ar Imperial Guard? That’s the entire Imperial Guard. Time to call in the reinforcements! Meanwhile, Thanos’ son Thane is out there, making plans. When Thanos murdered all his other offspring, only Thane was spared – but it wasn’t out of love. And when the father/son reunion happens, it won’t be a happy one. Collecting THANOS (2016) #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

The Wonder Woman 100 Project TP
All of the Hero Initiative’s 100-plus original covers to DC’s Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 are presented in this great new book featuring art by John Cassaday, Alan Davis, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Adam Hughes, Dale Keown, George Pérez, Paolo Rivera and many more! See all the covers along with a special behind-the-scenes section showing developmental art and more!
NOTE: There will be ONLY ONE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK EVER! Order yours today!
Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.79 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan