Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 7/12/17

Hello everyone! How amazing was Spider-Man Homecoming? I thought it was pretty spectacular. Only problem I see though is the disturbing amount of people ready to throw the Sam Raimi movies away. Let’s everyone slow their roll just a little bit.  What a great year for movies it’s been! Also, I remember you fantasizing about much you’d like a Warren Ellis scripted cartoon based on the Castlevania Nintendo games. Well it exists on Netflix and it’s pretty great!

In store news, Mike swears there’s going to a bunch of new (used) graphic novels in the trading posts for both stores this Wednesday and you know what they say about early birds, and early cats…and early ALF’s I guess? They all get the first look at the new trade-ins.

Also! We’re having a Back Issue Sale! Everything in the dollar bins will be half off until the end of the month! See above bad joke about early animals. I know a lot of you missed the Batman Elmer Fudd crossover (it was fantastic). DC just announced a second printing due in 3 weeks! If you’re a subscriber and want it, please let us know quickly so we can order accordingly.

If you’re a fan of hot scifi books or supporting/chatting up indy comic creators, come visit the Culver store in a few weeks to meet Zack Kaplan, the writer of Eclipse. He will be at the Culver store Wednesday morning August 9th to promote the release of the second Eclipse trade.

Finally, those of you that know Max might know he’s been a part of a Ska band called Half Past Two and they’ve recently launched a Kickstarter for their new album. Check out their new music video below then go take a look at their Kickstarter page if it strikes your fancy!

See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Creator Signing – Zack Kaplan (Eclipse)
Wednesday August 9th 11am to 2pm

New Comics Highlights

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

American Way Those Above and Below #1


(W) John Ridley (A) Georges Jeanty
It’s been a decade since the Civil Defense Corps was exposed as a fraud created by the U.S. Government for propaganda purposes. While most of the heroes who survived the catastrophe have retired or disappeared, the New American still carries on, trying to keep communities safe amid the social turmoil of the 1970s. But with the nation split in two over civil rights and the changing political landscape, this isn’t easy. Some of the American’s former colleagues are on opposite sides of the law: Amber Waves joined a group of domestic terrorists, while Missy, a.k.a. Ole Miss, has thrown her hat into the political ring. As the ground shifts beneath his feet and new threats arise, which side will the American choose? This sequel to the hit miniseries by the original team of writer John Ridley (Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave and creator of TV’s American Crime) and artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight, Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse) moves the story forward in history, factoring in how real-life events might be affected by the presence of superheroes, and how those events change the heroes in turn.

Calexit #1


(W) Matt Pizzolo (A) Amancay Nahuelpan
What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1…a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California’s LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled? From the creators of YOUNG TERRORISTS, Matteo Pizzolo (GODKILLER) and Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all.

Dread Gods #1


(W) Ron Marz (A) Tom Raney, Bart Sears
Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz and Tom Raney join with art master Bart Sears to usher in adventure like no other! Includes a backup tale by Bart Sears, and a wealth of added content.


Dark Days The Casting One-Shot

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr.
The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

Spider-Men II #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Sara Pichelli

The moment five years in the making is finally here! The first time Peter Parker and Miles Morales met ended with a question – WHO IS THE MILES MORALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?! Now that the Miles you know and love is with Peter in the Marvel Universe, you’re finally going to get that answer to who the OTHER Miles Morales is! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli bring you the next heart-stopping adventure for both Peter Parker and Miles Morales!

Last Song #1

(W) Holly Interlandi (A) Sally Cantirino

Nicky Marshall was saved by rock and roll – or so he likes to think. An awkward upbringing and turmoil following his father’s suicide led Nicky to form a band called Ecstasy with his childhood friend Drey. The music takes them to Los Angeles, raw and gritty and teeming with personalities.
Nicky thinks they’re ready for stardom, but no one’s ever ready for stardom. This first of four oversized issues begins in the 1980s, grows out of grassroots clubs & introduces Ecstasy to the world – whether it’s ready for them or not. From the brand new team of Holly Interlandi on scripts and Sally Cantirino on pencils & inks, this unique, heartbreaking story is about letting the music in… how it changes you and affects everyone around you, for better & worse.

Centipede #1

(W) Max Bemis (A) Eoin Marron
Based on the classic Atari game!
When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, Dale’s journey begins. But he is not out to save his world. It is already too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing he wants is revenge!
Writer Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) and artist Eoin Marron (Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original) bring you a tale of survival and vengeance like you’ve never seen before.

War for the Planet of the Apes #1

(W) David Walker (A) Jonas Scharf
San Francisco lies in ruin, as the war for survival between man and ape rests on the shoulders of one solitary soul. Prequel to the upcoming Fox film!
Graphic Novel Highlights

Lead Poisoning The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow HC

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. Now Darrow provides incredible insight into his process by sharing the pencil drawings behind his meticulous inks in a huge hardcover collection. Featuring well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings alike, Lead Poisoning is a behind-the-scenes look that reveals perfectionism at its best, showing how clean and perfect the initial drawings can be as well as the bizarre alterations that appear to happen on the fly.
Featuring commentary by Darrow and his notable peers, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow is a hardcover that brings you right to Darrow’s drawing board.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $24.49 (30% OFF)

Shade the Changing Girl Vol 01 TP
(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Marley Zarcone
On the planet Meta, young Loma steals the madness coat that once belonged to Rac Shade and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer. Only now Loma learns that Megan was a bully whom everyone hated, and Loma has to survive high school with the ever-growing and uncontrollable madness at her side-not to mention there are people back on her homeworld who might just want Shade’s coat back. Collects issues #1-6.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)
Tales of the Batman by Gerry Conway HC
(W) Gerry Conway (A) Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Various

Get ready for some of the greatest Dark Knight tales ever in this new title featuring Two-Face, Deadshot, Killer Croc, the new Robin, Jason Todd and more! These tales written by Gerry Conway are collected from MAN-BAT #1, DETECTIVE #463, 464, 497-499, 502-504, BATMAN #295, 305, 306, BATMAN FAMILY #17, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #250, 269, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #158, 161, 171-174.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% OFF)

Planetary Book 01 TP
(W) Warren Ellis (A) John Cassaday

This new cut of the classic series includes extras from the Absolute Edition, including sketches and variant covers. Collecting the adventures of Elijah Snow, a powerful hundred-year-old-man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful but bored woman, and the Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Collects Planetary #1-14, the Planetary Sneak Peek and Planetary/The Authority: RULING THE WORLD #1.

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


Toy Highlights

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan