Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 7/1

Hello everyone! It’s another new week and there are a bunch of new non-Marvel/DC series in contrast to the last month or so, most notably a new Image series from Brian K. Vaughan, called We Stand on Guard #1. Vaughan is the writer of Saga, the indy book that goes toe to toe in sales with the most popular Marvel and DC books every month. Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 looks pretty great. Those of you that remember Darwyn Cooke’s run from a few years back know that there’s still a lot of life left in this character! Empty Zone #1 was a hot book we sold out of quickly from a couple weeks ago, but we’re going to make it a deal of the week for those of you that missed it. Grant Morrison has a new book called 18 Days from Graphic India and it has a 99 cent cover price! Check it out if you’re a Morrison fan, interested in Indian literature, or fantasy in general. 8House, Onyx, and The Spire all look pretty cool too! Good Wednesday!

We’ll definitely have more Secret Wars #2 this week and we have plenty of #3 still so those of you stuck on the first issue should be able to catch up before #4 drops. We also have more copies of Providence and Injection #1, by two of our favorite British, bearded bards (too much?). On the trade front we have the first giant slipcase for Y The Last Man (good week for Vaughan fans), the second trade for The Wicked and the Divine, and a couple cool international releases!

Finally, we have a special guest at the Culver City store this Wednesday morning! His name is D.J. Kirkbride and he’s the writer of The Bigger Bang, recently released in trade from IDW. Check out a preview here. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Creator Appearance – D.J. Kirkbride
Wednesday, July 1st
11Am to 2PM Culver City Location

Come meet D.J. Kirkbride, the writer of Amelia Cole and The Bigger Bang!

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New Releases 7/1/15

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

New Comics Highlights

We Stand on Guard #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Steve Skroce
SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN teams with artistic legend and MATRIX storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE for an action-packed military thriller that will have everyone talking. 100 years from now, a heroic band of Canadian civilians must defend their homeland from invasion…by the United States of America! The hyper-detailed combat between badass freedom fighters and giant f***ing robots begins with a spectacular 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $2.99!
Preview here.

Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Matt Wagner (A) Dan Schkade (CA) Eric Powell
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner’s iconic and ground-breaking character, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present an all-new ongoing series featuring THE SPIRIT.  Scripted by Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner, this monthly title will delight longtime fans as well as help introduce a whole new generation of fans to the character.  Set in the classic period of The Spirit’s golden age, the 1940s, the first 12-issue story arc follows the strip’s most beloved characters, Commissioner Dolan, his daughter Ellen, Ebony White and Sammy as they attempt to un(CA) why The Spirit has been missing, and presumed dead, for the past two years. Has the famous blue-masked hero finally fallen victim to one of the malicious felons or beautiful femme fatales from his lengthy rogues’ gallery of enemies?  In the words of Central City’s most prominent headlines: “WHO KILLED THE SPIRIT?” Illustrated by Dan Schkade and colored by Brennan Wagner, this series will strive to honor the vital and prestigious legacy of one of comicdom’s most talented and influential creators – Will Eisner.
Preview here

SW Red Skull #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Joshua Williams (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Riley Rossmo

• One of the most vile villains of the Marvel Universe gets his very own twisted Secret Wars series!
•  Red Skull should be dead but his legend grows, so a team of villains that includes Winter Soldier, Magneto and Lady Deathstrike are sent on a dangerous odyssey to the Deadlands to prove it…but no one ever comes back alive from the Deadlands!
•  Forced to overcome zombies, Ultron drones and the Annihilation Wave, the rag-tag team of villains will find that they may bitten off more than they can chew…

Preview here

Empty Zone #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(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

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Jeevan Kang
From legendary creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, The Invisibles), comes the first chapter in his newest creation. 18 Days is the story of three generations of super-warriors, meeting for the final battle of their age, a climactic war that concludes the age of the gods and begins the age of man. “This is not a Lord of the Rings or a Star Wars where the good guys win because they are right. The good guys in 18 Days are forced to cheat and lie and break rules to win. Although it has fantastic, mythic trappings, this is a very modern story of realpolitik and the failure of ideals in the face of harsh truth.” – Grant Morrison. Main covers by Jeevan Kang and Mukesh Singh. Also available with Cosmic Krishna and Oracle variant covers, each limited to 1,000 copies.

Barb Wire #1 

(W) Chris Warner (A) Pat Olliffe, Tom Nguyen (CA) Adam Hughes
Nail-hard tough and drop-dead gorgeous, Barb Wire is the baddest bounty hunter on the mean streets of Steel Harbor, where gangsters can lift bulldozers and leap rusting factories in a single bound. The hunting is stupid good and the bounties are hella big-if Barb lives long enough to collect!

Preview here

8House Arclight #1 

(W) Brandon Graham (A/CA) Marian Churchland
A lady of the blood house has had her mind trapped in a strange alien root-body. She’s hiding on the outskirts of her kingdom until she learns that the alien monster pretending to be her has returned. The first issue of a shared fantasy universe. Sharp genderqueer knights, blood magic, music, dancing, and a goose.
Preview here

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #1

(W) Brian Hall & Various (A) Frank Forte & Various (CA) Frank Forte
Bob’s Burgers is back for more! Join the Belcher family for the second-ever series of the Bob’s Burgers comic book! Brought to you by the producers and animators of the hit TV show, this series brings back your three favorite Belcher kids, along with some brand-new stories from the minds of Bob and Linda. Each comic includes new installments of Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction, Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities, Gene’s Rhymey Rhymes That Could Someday Be Songs, Linda’s Attempts to Take a Nice Family Picture in Front of the Restaurant (And How It Always Goes Wrong), and Bob’s Fantasy Food Trucks (If Money Were No Object).

Mickey Mouse #1 

(W) Jonathan Gray & Various (A) Giorgio Cavazzano, Manuel Gonzales (CA) Andrew Casty Castellan
When two-fisted Mickey hunts “The Lost Explorers’ Trail,” he isn’t counting on help from jungle daredevil Eurasia Toft… but here she is!

Onyx #1

(W) Chris Ryall (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
From deepest space comes the cyborg warrior Onyx… but has she come to Earth in its time of dire need to save it or to end it? A star-born knight for a new generation takes flight here!
Preview here

The Spire #1

(W) Simon Spurrier, Jeff Stokely
The Spire is a mountain of metal and stone that rises out of the middle of the desert, containing a vast city of twisting tunnels, grinding elevators, and ancient machinery, and home to over a million human and non-human residents. Shå, the last of the Medusi, is responsible for keeping watch over them as Commander of the City Watch, despite the fact she isn’t shown any respect due to her race. When a string of grisly murders is committed just as a new Baroness of the Spire is about to be sworn in, Shå will have to find the serial killer and bring them to justice. But the new Baroness has a deep hatred of non-humans, and Shå will have more than one enemy at her back.
Preview here

Airboy #2 

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Greg Hinkle
Are the drugs wearing off, or just kicking in? After a night of debauchery, James and Greg have a hell of a hangover in the form of 1940s comic book character Airboy. The aviation hero is curious to learn what the future has to offer. Hey, you try denying a reality you’ve already altered.

Broken World #2

(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Christopher Peterson
With the world falling apart around her, Elena finds one of the government-issued suicide kits and is torn between ending her life and fighting for one last chance to reconnect with her family.

Graphic Novels Highlights

Absolute Y The Last Man HC Vol 1

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Pia Guerra & Various (CA) J. G. Jones
This is the saga of Yorick Brown, the only survivor of a plague that kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his pet monkey, Ampersand, a mysterious government agent and a brilliant young geneticist, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% off)

The Wicked and the Divine TP Vol 2 Fandemonium
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie
The critically-lauded best-selling hyphen-abusing series of stardom, divinity, and death returns with a second volume that’s even grander than the first, because it contains six issues instead of five. THE FAUST ACT is over. Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. Includes cover gallery and anything else we’ll cram in the back, because we just can’t help ourselves. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6-11

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% off)

The Autumnlands TP Vol 1 Tooth and Claw
(W) Kurt Busiek (A/CA) Ben Dewey

The debut collection of the hit epic-fantasy series. When the wizards of the Autumnlands reach through time to bring back a legendary hero, they don’t get the savior they expected. But in a shattered, besieged city, he’s their only hope of survival-and possibly their entire world’s, as well. Collects THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW #1-6

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

Shield TP Vol 1 Perfect Bullets

(W) Mark Waid (A) Various (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! Special Agent Phil Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team bring together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite from across the Marvel Universe to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peacekeeping force! Coulson and Agents Melinda May, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons face a possessed Heimdall! Simmons goes undercover at Ms. Marvel’s New Jersey high school! When magical terrorists strike, Coulson and Spider-Man must lead a strike team into Dr. Strange’s mansion! S.H.I.E.L.D. reveals its most secret agent yet: Sue Richards, the Invisible Woman! The team’s super-science is useless when a mystical threat rears its head – luckily, the Scarlet Witch might be able to help! But can a battered and broken S.H.I.E.L.D. team protect Earth from the Mindless Plague? Welcome to level eight! Collecting S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) #1-6.

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

Corto Maltese GN Beyond the Windy Isles

(W/A/CA) Hugo Pratt
Advance solicited for a May release! The second of twelve volumes presenting the definitive English-language edition of Hugo Pratt’s masterpiece in the original oversized B&W format! Set in 1917, this volume takes Corto Maltese from the Mosquito Coast to Barbados to a deadly struggle among Jivaro head-hunters in the Peruvian Amazon. Translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi.
Cover Price: $29.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% off)

Miss Better Living Through Crime

(W) Philippe Thirault (A/CA) Marc Riou, Mark Vigouroux
Set during the “Roaring Twenties” in New York City, Miss tells the tale of two unlikely partners in crime; Nola, a poor white girl who has learned to survive by hook or by crook since being expelled from an orphanage; and Slim, a black pimp with an uncertain past, always trying to keep one foot out of the grave. When their paths cross and their options run out, they forge a partnership as hired killers. This is their story, about what it takes to survive when all you have is a gun, and each other. New edition of the critically acclaimed graphic novel. Foreword by Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Fatale, The Fade Out).

Cover Price: $29.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.50 (20% off)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan