Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 6/8/16

Hello everyone. DC’s Rebirth dominated last week’s sales and it will probably do the same this week. We’re continuing to sell the Rebirth # 1’s at 50% off and we’re also going to be selling Action #957 and Detective #934 for 50% off as well. However, we are going to be limiting them to one per customer! Outside of Rebirth, we have a new Cold War-looking book by Howard Chaykin for $1.99. Also this week: the much-anticipated Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover!

Not much on the trade side this week, but a Black Dahlia adaptation from the artist of The Killer? Yup, that’s going home with me! See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Pulp Fiction Manga Book Club
June 11 4PM at Culver store
Talking about My  Hero Academia Vol 1

July 9 4PM at Culver store
Talking about FOOD Wars ! Vol 1

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New Comics Highlights

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

Midnight of the Soul #1 Deal of the Week $1.99! 

(W/A/CA) Howard Chaykin
It’s 1950, and Joel Breakstone, former GI and liberator of Auschwitz, is seriously damaged goods. He hasn’t exhaled a sober breath in five years-until the sheltered life he’s created for himself unravels and he begins the long night that will change his life forever.

Aquaman #1  Deal of the Week $1.50! 50% OFF

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Oscar Jimenez (CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Born to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The king of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths. POLITICAL PLAYER: “As the leader of a world power,” writer Dan Abnett says, “Arthur believes it’s time Atlantis became part of the global community. Atlantis has been on the outside for too long: feared, mysterious and misunderstood. But that means getting the world used to Atlantis…and vice versa.

The Flash #1 Deal of the Week $1.50! 50% OFF

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di (CA) Karl Kerschl
Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the fastest man alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads. WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 Deal of the Week $1.50! 50% OFF

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Paulo Siqueira, Liam Sharp (CA) Liam Sharp
After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion.
DON’T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon.

Action Comics #957  Deal of the Week $1.50! 50% OFF

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Mikel Janin
“PATH TO DOOM” chapter one
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected – the new Clark Kent! DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!

Detective #934 Deal of the Week $1.50! 50% OFF

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” chapter one
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!
WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?

Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1
(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Khary Randolph
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN GETS CAUGHT UP IN CIVIL WAR II! There’s a new Inhuman with the ability to seemingly predict the future, and as the heroes of the Marvel Universe continue to grapple with their feelings about his very existence one thing almost everyone can agree on is that he bears a tremendous responsibility to use his powers safely. Peter Parker, aka THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, knows a thing or two about that — too bad he’s also got the ol’ Parker luck working against him.

Civil War II Gods of War #1

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Jay Anacleto
The world is on the brink of chaos, with heroes on all sides of the war… but when only the best are called into action, where will the world’s first super hero land? Join us for an all-new epic Civil War II series that takes Hercules right to the front lines! As a God, is he responsible for a larger roll in the potential destruction of the Marvel Universe? Or does he have the power to alter fate?!

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1

(W) Chynna Clugston-Flores (A) Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen
We adore DC’s Gotham Academy and it’s been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we’ve dreamed about and can’t wait to bring to you! Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. Featuring a connecting subscription cover by Brooke Allen!

Renato Jones One Percent #2

(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
In the second issue of the most dangerous comic on the planet: outtrumps, oligarchies, and orgies, oh my!

The Fix #3

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Steve Lieber
Roy moonlights as private security for a superstar actress. Superior Foes of Spider-Man-style hilarity from the team that brought you, um, Superior Foes of Spider-Man. We are nothing if not consistent!

Wacky Raceland #1

(W) Ken Pontac (A/CA) Leonardo Manco
The world has ended, but the race has just begun! Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect and the rest of the Wacky Racers vie for the finish line in a contest where the winner takes all and second place is death. Today’s trial: the shattered maze of freeways known as the Überpass, where they’re beset by giant sand beasts, mutated insects, and worst of all, Dick Dastardly’s murderously poor sportsmanship. The last thing they need after surviving the race is a brutal bar fight in a local dive, but that’s just what they get!

Weavers #2

(W) Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson (A) Daniele Di (CA) Elsa Charretier
We’re so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us!

Graphic Novel Highlights

The Black Dahlia HC

(W) Matz & Various (A/CA) Miles Hyman
This gripping graphic novel adaptation of the highly acclaimed book by James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia, delves deeply into one of the most haunting unsolved crimes in American history. Award-winning filmmaker David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac) and acclaimed storyteller Matz (The Killer) worked at length to preserve much of Ellroy’s original dialogue while bringing the stark images of 1940s L.A. to full, living color with illustrator Miles Hyman. LAPD investigators Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard find themselves enthralled with the mysterious and brutal murder of a beautiful young woman, Elizabeth Short. Their obsession takes a dark turn as they delve into the underbelly of Hollywood and the heart of the dead woman’s tortured and twisted past. It is a case that will test their mettle and their sanity.

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

Captain Marvel Earth’s Mightiest Hero TP

Carol Danvers has a new codename and is determined to prove shes the best of the best! She’s forging a new future for herself as Captain Marvel, but finds she still can’t walk away from a challenge from her past! It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron makes its debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? Witness her in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Then, the Avengers’ new Captain Marvel meets their old one: Monica Rambeau! But what’s Monica’s problem? And can they resolve it before a threat from the ocean depths attacks? Meanwhile, something is weakening Carol’s powers, threatening to leave the ace pilot grounded. Will her claim to the title of Earth’s Mightiest Hero be short-lived? Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #1-12.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Color Your Own Little Marvel by Skottie Young TP

(W) TBD (A/CA) Skottie Young
Grab your pencils, crayons and pens, and go to town on Eisner Award-winner Skottie Young’s ever-adorable artwork! Loads of “Little Marvel” covers – together with indelible imagery featuring Rocket Raccoon, Young’s Avengers and plenty more – have been stripped down and rendered in crisp black-and-white, ready for your imagination to take over! Chaos or order, it’s up to you! You want an orange-and-purple Spidey? You got it! You’re turning Black Bolt pink? Fine! You like your Hulks green and red, only both at the same time? Polka-dot yourself out! But swapping Cap’s red, white and blues for yellow, indigo and ceruleans? Why, that’s downright un-American! Rediscover the pure, unadulterated joy of coloring – Marvel-style!

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $5.99 (40% OFF)

Incredible Hulk Epic Collection TP Man or Monster

(W) Stan Lee (A) Jack Kirby & Various (CA) Jack Kirby
Dr. Robert Bruce Banner may look like a mild-mannered scientist, but after being caught in a gamma-bomb explosion, he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Hulk! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s atomic update on the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde paradigm mixed the might of giant monsters with Cold War intrigue and psychological drama. Decades later, it’s a formula that still has readers clamoring for more! For the first time, this Epic Collection follows Hulk’s every adventure: his original series, his time fighting alongside – and against – the Avengers, his first confrontation with the Thing, encounters with Spider-Man and Ant-Man, and a mythic battle with Thor! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1962) #1-6, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #12 and #25-26, AVENGERS (1963) #1-3 and #5, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #14, and material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #59 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #112.

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

Irredeemable Premiere Edition HC Vol 2

(W) Mark Waid (A) Peter Krause & Various (CA) Michelle Ankley
We continue with collecting one of our most popular and critically acclaimed series, Irredeemable, into oversized, deluxe hardcovers. This volume collects issues #9-15 as well as the Irredeemable Special #1. The members of Paradigm continue their search for Modeus, The Plutonian’s nemesis, who they think may have the key to stopping the former superhero. But new players enter into the fray, some who may stand to gain with the destruction of The Plutonian. An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come, Mark Waid! Includes the special issue featuring art from Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, and Howard Chaykin.
Cover Price: $29.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% OFF)


Supergirl  The Silver Age Omnibus

(W) Otto Binder & Various (A) Jim Mooney, Al Plastino (CA) Darwyn Cooke
Collecting the Girl of Steel’s adventures from ACTION COMICS #252-307! As Superman’s secret weapon, Supergirl must adjust to life in the Midvale Orphange. The stories alternate between tales about friends and school, Supergirl’s efforts to master her new powers, and time-travel jaunts into the far future and distant past.

Cover Price: $75
Pulp Fiction Price: $45 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan