Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 6/29/16

Hello everyone. Lots of ground to cover this week, so let’s get right to it. First off,we are going to be closed for 4th of July. That leads me to another announcement since part of the reason we’ll be closed on the 4th is because we’ll be exhibiting at Anime Expo this coming weekend! If you’re planning to attend, drop by and visit us at booth #115. Also this week, we’re going to be hosting DJ Kirkbride (writer/creator of Biggest Bang from IDW) on Wednesday night at the Culver location. Check out a preview of his book by clicking here.

Let’s talk about deals! Rebirth is nary anywhere to be seen this week, but we have a couple of new indy #1’s for you to try out including a new title from Dark Horse and another from Black Mask! Other hot comics this week include a new issue of Black Panther, Captain America Steve Rogers, DK III Master Race, Jupiter’s Legacy AND a brand new series from Eric Powell (creator of The Goon)! On the trade side, we have a new volume of Ms Marvel, a new volume of Saga, and the first collection of new Vision series you’ve heard so much about!

Finally, one of our Pulp Fiction employees has been cooking up a really cool-looking, noir web series called The Arch Agency.

You can check out the first installment in this “crime-thriller chapter-play” below:

See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events
Creator Signing – DJ Kirkbride (Biggest Bang)
June 29
5PM to 8PM at Culver store

Anime Expo
July 1 thru July 4 LA Convention Center

We’ll be at booth #115! Come by and say hi!

Dr Who Comics Day
July 9
at Culver store
Saturday, July 9, 2016 sees the third annual Doctor Who Comics Day – a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. In its third year, the event is set to be even bigger with new comics, collections, variant covers, merchandise and events. This year’s event ties-in with a spectacular Doctor Who crossover comic book – Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen – featuring the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors, and one of the Doctor’s most iconic foes – the Cybermen!
Pulp Fiction Manga Book Club
July 9 4PM at Culver store

Talking about FOOD Wars ! Vol 1

Back in Stock

New Comics Highlights

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

Cryptocracy #1  Deal of the Week $1.99!  50% OFF

(W) Van Jensen (A/CA) Pete Woods
For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

Jade Street Protection Services #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!  50% OFF

(W) Katy Rex (A) Fabian Lelay (CA) Annie Wu, Kiki Jenkins
In this new series that mashes The Breakfast Club with Sailor Moon, Kai, Saba, Noemi, Divya, and Emma are (bad) students at Matsdotter Academy, an elite private school for magical girls. When they all meet for the first time in a totally unfair detention, these punk rock witch delinquents cut class and discover the fates Matsdotter has in store for them are even more sinister than they suspected. With JSPS, the creative team of writer Katy Rex, penciler/inker Fabian Lelay, colorist Mara Jayne Carpenter, and series cover artists Annie Wu and Kiki Jenkins channel Black Mask’s edgy, subversive sensibility into a whipsmart adventure for delinquents young and old.

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #2

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Tyler Boss
The titular 4 Kids figure out what’s going on… and develop a plan of their own… and eat some pizza.

Black Panther #3

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
• The most anticipated Marvel series since Whedon & Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men!
•  The Midnight Angels continue the liberation of Wakanda with extreme prejudice, and T’Challa’s indecisions could cost him more than just the throne.
•  Coates and Stelfreeze weave a quintessential Black Panther tale that will change the tapestry of the Marvel Universe forever.

Captain America Steve Rogers #2
(W) Hail Hydra (A/CA) Hail Hydra
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•  HydraSorry I couldn’t help myself. Here’s the actual cover:

Captain America Steve Rogers #2
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
• As Steve battles a resurgent Hydra more dangerous than ever before, he must confront a ghost from his past!
…Hail Hydra

Daredevil Punisher #2

(W) Charles Soule (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Reilly Brown
•  Russian gangster Antonov’s prison transport managed to evade the Punisher only to get hit by Antonov’s associates!
•  Daredevil and Blindspot fight to keep order and reclaim Antonov, but there’s another problem…
•  …no one evades the Punisher for long.

Dark Knight III Master Race #5 We’re getting there!

(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Batman and Robin prepare for war with the Master Race, and an ally returns from an unlikely place…

Hillbilly #1 New Eric Powell!!
(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
An Appalachian Mountain fantasy epic that tells the story of Rondel. A lonely figure who wanders the wooded hills among witches and magical creatures as a folktale hero to those who dwell in this gritty dream world.

Jupiter’s Legacy Vol 2 #1 …Rule Britannia!
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Frank Quitely
IT’S HERE! The sequel to industry sales-beast JUPITER’S LEGACY is back and it boasts monthly FRANK QUITELY! Superhero offspring Hutch and Chloe have come out of hiding with son Jason to assemble a team of super-crooks from around the globe.
Spider-Man Deadpool #6

(W) Scott Aukerman (A) Reilly Brown (CA) Mike Del Mundo
• Deadpool goes Hollywood! See the M w/the M on the set of his own MOVIE!
•  And he brings his pal Spidey along, as he has lots of experience selling out!
•  All-Star Special Issue-written by Scott Aukerman of TV’s Comedy Bang Bang!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Avengers Standoff HC

On his 75th anniversary, Captain America is about to face a challenge unlike any other. Prepare for an assault on…Pleasant Hill! Three shield-wielders past and present – Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson – find themselves in a standoff, with high and very personal stakes. And as this tense conflict quickly escalates out of control, it draws in three teams of Avengers, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more! But it all begins in an idyllic community with friendly neighbors…and a terrible, dark secret. What is going on behind Pleasant Hill’s closed doors? Collecting AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL; AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA and OMEGA; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #3-4; UNCANNY AVENGERS (2015B) #7-8; ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7-8; NEW AVENGERS (2015) #8-10; CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7-8; ILLUMINATI #6; and HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #6.
Cover Price: $50
Pulp Fiction Price: $30 (40% OFF)

Batman and Robin Eternal TP Vol 2

(W) James TynionIV & Various (A) Scot Eaton & Various (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The Dynamic Duo thought they defeated her for good, but Mother is back-and she’s ready to enact her grand plan! And, when the truth behind Batman’s greatest failure is revealed, one of his allies may walk away from the fight forever. And as the world burns, it’s up to Dick Grayson to save a generation from unspeakable tragedy! Collects BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #13-26.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

DC Superhero Girls TP Vol 1 Final Crisis

(W) Shea Fontana (A/CA) Yancy Labat
Preparing for high school exams is hard enough, but at Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Principal Waller keeps an eagle eye on her students, drilling them in math, science, literature-and other subjects like flying and powers! And no one wants to fail, because Principal Waller hands out detention faster than a speeding bullet.
In the first-ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy are studying hard-well, maybe not Harley Quinn- when they are each abducted by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Gotham City, and still pass their finals?
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $5.99 (40% OFF)

Green Arrow A Celebration of 75 Years HC

(W) Mort Weisinger & Various (A) George Papp & Various (CA) Gary Frank
Celebrate over seven decades of Green Arrow’s crimefighting career, including appearances by his allies Green Lantern, Black Canary and more!
Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% OFF)

Justice League of America Omnibus HC Vol 2

(W) Gardner Fox, Dennis O’Neil (A) Mike Sekowsky (CA) Darwyn Cooke
In these epics from JLA #31-76 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75, the world’s greatest superheroes face Brain Storm, the Key, the Royal Flush Gang, Felix Faust, and numerous threats from across the cosmos! Guest-starring Metamorpho, the Justice Society of America and more!
Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

Jupiter’s Circle TP Vol 2

(W) Mark Millar (A) Wilfredo Torres & Various (CA) Frank Quitely
In mid-century America, the world’s greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Social and political unrest take a personal toll as suspicion and betrayal cast a shadow over the most trusted friendships. Collects JUPITER’S CIRCLE VOL. 2 #1-6
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)

Monster Elementary TP

(W) Nick Doan (A) Caanan Grall & Various (CA) Caanan Grall
The award-winning full-color graphic novel by Nicholas Doan is re-mastered in this new direct market square bound edition! Monsters are real and they’re in public school! These monster children (a vampire, a werewolf, a “Frankenstein” monster, a mummy and a creature-from-the-black-lagoon) find themselves on a special mission to get an education with the “normals,” and make friends, while avoiding wooden stakes, angry mobs with torches, and a monster hunter in P.E. class. The Monster Elementary: First Semester one-shot also serves a great introduction to the Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal for Best Humor Graphic Novel at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $18.39 (20% OFF)

Ms Marvel TP Vol 5 Super Famous

(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Various (CA) Cliff Chiang
She’s your new favorite. She’s everyone’s new favorite. And now she’s joining the big leagues. Look out world, Kamala Khan is an Avenger! But is she really cut out to be one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Saving the world is important, but Jersey City still needs its protector – and a development company that co-opted Ms. Marvel’s face for its project has more in mind for gentrification than just real estate! Can Kamala take down the evil suits destroying her home without ruining her grades and personal life? Speaking of which, who exactly is that with Bruno? And when Kamala creates an army of automatons to help her fight crime, will she learn that too much Ms. Marvel is actually a bad thing? Get back on board, Kamala Korps, the ride is about to get wild! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2015) #1-6.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Powers Prem HC Vol 1 All New Powers

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
Just in time for the long-awaited PlayStation Network POWERS TV show, comes this perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! The Eisner Award-winning cops-and-capes mashup that turns the police procedural on its head, POWERS tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who handle cases involving superpowers. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption at the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make. As an unsolvable case threatens the department’s future and Deena uncovers her father’s past sins, Walker finds himself the personal target of the new Powers serial killer. And when the truth behind the massive influx of new Powers is revealed, a terrible family secret might be behind it all! Collecting POWERS (2014) #1-6.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

Saga TP Vol 6

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her star-crossed family learns hard lessons of their own. Collects SAGA #31-36
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

Semiautomagic TP

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Jerry Ordway
Professor Alice Creed doesn’t have tenure. And she never will, as long as she keeps ditching her lectures to kill monsters. But when a dark force from between universes begins seducing young souls through an innocent computer game, she packs her occult relics, holy water, and iPad to kick eldritch ass!
Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.09 (30% OFF)

Ultimates TP Vol 1 Start With Impossible

(W) Al Ewing (A) Kenneth Rocafort, Christian Ward (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Black Panther! Captain Marvel! Ms. America! Spectrum! Blue Marvel! Together, they form the ultimate super team, finding and fixing problems beyond the limits of the infinite! From cosmic forces lurking on Earth to whatever waits beyond the omniverse – they start with the impossible and take it from there! And what’s more impossible than ending the threat of Galactus…forever? The devourer of worlds is beyond good and evil. He’s a necessary part of the universe. The Ultimates have heard it all before – and respectfully, they disagree. The bigger they are, the harder they fall – but if they succeed in taking him down, what will take his place? Another problem: Spacetime is broken. And to solve that, the Ultimates can’t just think within the box. They need to go…outside! Collecting ULTIMATES (2015) #1-6 and material from AVENGERS #0.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Uncanny X-Men TP Vol 1 Survival of the Fittest

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Greg Land
Desperate times call for a darker team of X-Men! With mutantkind in extinction’s crosshairs once more, Magneto leads a group of the deadliest that Homo superior has to offer to fight for the fate of their species! Refusing to accept even one more mutant death, the most ruthless possessors of the X-gene on Earth – deadly warriors like Sabretooth, Fantomex, Mystique and Psylocke – have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by killers, can they stay away from each other’s throats long enough to take down their targets? And can the Master of Magnetism curb his own homicidal instincts long enough to find out who’s trying to speed up mutantkind’s descent into the grave? It’s X-Men with the emphasis on Uncanny! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2016) #1-5.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Vision TP Vol 1 Little Worse Than Man

(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Mike Del Mundo
The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny, and imagined he could be more – that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition (or is that obsession?): the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold the Visions! They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong? Artificial hearts will be broken, bodies will not stay buried, the truth will not remain hidden, and the Vision will never be the same. Collecting VISION (2015) #1-6.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)
That’s it for this week!