Hello everyone. I hope those of you that braved SDCC had a good trip and have some good stories. I look forward to hearing them! I wasn’t in San Diego, but I had my
own kind of crazy weekend so let’s keep this brief. On the deal of the week front, we have yet ANOTHER round of new Secret Wars series and we’ll have those at half off. Marvel has also finally revealed many of the new line-up post-Secret Wars. If you haven’t already checked them out, you can do so here. Let us know what you want to try if you’re a subscriber so we can order accordingly! Valiant has a big cross-over series starting this week called Book of the Dead and we’re doing the first issue for one buck! Finally, Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet, 8House) has a new anthology-style comic from Image called Island. I had a chance to read it a few weeks ago and I think many of you will really enjoy it!
The Culver City store has a couple of guests this week, Allen Carter and Matt MacFarland. I have links to their websites below. I mentioned it last week, but it bears mentioning again: the Monster Elementary crew have been frequent guests of our and they are currently kickstarting their next book. Follow the link here to see what they have cooking. Finally, back issue hounds out there, don’t forget we’re blowing out a lot of old dollar bin stuff for 10 cents each this coming weekend! See you at the bottom…
Creator Appearance – Allen Carter
Wednesday, July 15
Culver City Location
Creator Appearance – Matt Macfarland
Wednesday, July 15
Culver City Location
MATT MACFARLAND is a contemporary artist and cartoonist whose ongoing Graphic Narrative, Dark Pants, follows a mysterious pair of pants through Los Angeles as they impact the lives of whoever wears them. MacFarland has also compiled his experiences as an art teacher into a self-published comic, The Teaching Chronicles.
Creator Appearance – Paul Jamison
Wednesday, July 22
Long Beach Location
Back Issue Sale
Saturday July 18 through Sunday July 19
Culver City Location
Select back issues 10 for 1$!
Back in Stock
New Releases 7/15/15
Click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.
New Comics Highlights
Book of Death #1 Deal of the Week 99 cents
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite (CA) Robert Gill
“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.”
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died. Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world. Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over… or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him? The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe… and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today.
Island #1 Deal of the Week $3.99 (down from $7.99)
(W/A) Brandon Graham & Various (CA) Brandon Graham
PRETTY DEADLY artist EMMA RIOS and KING CITY, PROPHET, and MULTIPLE WARHEADS writer/artist BRANDON GRAHAM bring you a new ONGOING COMICS MAGAZINE. Each issue holds three issue-length chapters of new work from various creators around the globe. PRINTED OVERSIZED WITH NO ADS!
SW Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Alan Davis
• Welcome to Battleworld – where, in what’s left of Mondo-City One, Boss Cage is the law!
• When the fascist futuropolis annexes neighboring Yinsen City, who’ll stand up for Ho Yinsen’s dream of universal peace?
• If you liked the Mighty Avengers — you’ll love the Mighty Defenders!
SW Guardians of Knowhere #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
•A single moon orbits Battleworld. But no, that’s no moon. It’s a space station. It’s Knowhere.
• The head of a dead Celestial, somehow saved in the universal collapse, a colony brimming with convicts and criminals.
• The Galaxy may be gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t places that still need heroes. Places that need champions. That need GUARDIANS.
SW Hail Hydra #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Rick Remender (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Andrew Robinson
• Peace Through Strength! Honor Through Obedience! Continuance Through Conformity!
• Hail Hydra! Immortal Hydra! We shall never be destroyed!
• Cut off one limb, and two shall take its place!
• We serve none but the Master-as the world shall soon serve us!
• It is a beautiful Utopia that Hydra has created.
• But when a lone figure from outside the Regime appears, could his very presence be enough to bring this perfect society to its ruin?
SW Siege #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) W. Scott Forbes
THEY CAN’T EVER WIN. THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE.
• THE SHIELD is the only thing that protects the more civilized areas of Battleworld from the ZOMBIE HORDES, DEATH MACHINES, AND ANNIHILATION WAVES.
• Anyone who annoys Doom gets sent to The Shield. Anyone who gets sent to the Shield deals with ABIGAIL BRAND.
• Miss America, Lady Katherine, Kang the Conqueror, Leah Shieldmen, the Endless Summers Company, Leonardo Da Vinci and a cast of thousands will fight to the death to keep Battleworld safe. But don’t worry, Kieron Gillen is writing this book, so I’m sure everything will end happily for everyone.
• “Imagine NextWave as a tragedy,” says Kieron, if anyone asks him about it.
Godzilla in Hell #1
(W/A/CA) James Stokoe
Godzilla meets his greatest adversary of all time-the impossible tortures of Hell! Each issue of this special miniseries will see Godzilla enter a new level of the underworld to do battle with the impossible.
Justice League #42
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
The epic “Darkseid War” event storyline continues with the critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok! As Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor maneuver toward inevitable war, Wonder Woman leads the Justice League against a force that holds the answers on how to stop it – but the price might be Batman’s soul! Meanwhile, Mister Miracle faces off against a mysterious hero who has been fighting in the shadows for decades!
Empty Zone #2
(W/A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander
“CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD”
After the ghosts of Corinne’s fallen teammates impart a mysterious gift to her, she’s attacked by a new breed of cybernetic zombie that will change her forever.
The Fiction #2
(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) David Rubin
Max and Kassie delve into the Fiction for the first time in years in search of Tyler, only to find that the place that was once filled with the magic of childhood has become warped, corrupted, and filled with dangers they might not be able to survive.
Graphic Novels Highlights
Art of Rocksteady Studios Batman Arkham Trilogy HC
The Art of Rocksteady Studio’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy is the first official look behind the scenes of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful video-game series of all time. Collecting together the best preproduction art, concept sketches, background paintings, character turnarounds, and sketch-to-final-ingame comparisons from all three of Rocksteady’s core Arkham titles – Asylum, City, and Knight – this collector’s tome takes fans through every stage of the creative process, from story work by legendary Batman writer Paul Dini to voice work by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, as well as all of the concept art, development art, production art, and CG artistry in between. Key creative and development talent offer insights into the creative process through exclusive, candid interviews, making the book the definitive look back at six years of gaming innovation that have helped re-imagine the Batman mythos in yet another iconic incarnation.
Cover Price: $40
Pulp Fiction Price: $32
Batman Harley Quinn TP
(W) Paul Dini & Various (A) Yvel Guichet & Various (CA) Alex Ross
Don’t miss Harley’s greatest hits from the pages of BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, JOKER’S ASYLUM II: HARLEY QUINN #1, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #14, #30, BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1, #3, DETECTIVE COMICS #831, #837, DETECTIVE COMICS: HARLEY QUINN #23.2 and LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1!
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)
The Divine GN
(W) Boaz Lavie (A/CA) Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka
Mark’s out of the military, these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. With no career prospects and a baby on the way, Mark finds himself making the worst mistake of his life and signing on with Jason. What awaits him in Quanlom is going to change everything. What awaits him in Quanlom is weirdness of the highest order: a civil war led by ten-year-old twins wielding something that looks a lot like magic, leading an army of warriors who look a lot like gods. What awaits him in Quanlom is an actual goddamn dragon.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Trevor Hairsine (CA) Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic Divinity offer his hand in friendship, or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine? Collecting DIVINITY #1-4.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.99 (20% off)
The King in Yellow
(W) Robert W. Chambers, I.N.J. Culbard (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers’s classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It’s a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic-novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make readers laugh and cry and tremble with fright.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)
New Suicide Squad TP Vol 1 Pure Insanity
(W) Sean Ryan (A) Jeremy P. Roberts & Various (CA) Jeremy P. Roberts
The new series begins with a mission in Russia that features two red-hot Batman villains: Harley Quinn and Joker’s Daughter, plus Deadshot, Deathstroke the Terminator, Black Manta and more! Collects NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1-8.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)
Nocturnals Black Planet TP
(W/A/CA) Daniel Brereton
In anticipation of the winter release of Dan Brereton’s brand new Nocturnals graphic novel, The Sinister Path, this new compilation revisits the long out of print Nocturnals’ first adventure. The Eisner nominated mini-series, Nocturnals: Black Planet, reintroduces Doc Horror, Polychrome, Starfish, and the Gunwitch to a new generation of the reading public. This 208 page collection, featuring a new cover, includes the entire Black Planet graphic novel along with the bonus 32-page story, “Witching Hour.”
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $19.99 (20% off)
Ring of Roses
(W) Das Petrou (A) John Watkiss
The X-Files meets The Da Vinci Code! Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate history London of religious mania, secret societies, and the plague.
Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $18.39 (20% off)
6 Voyages of Lone Sloane GN Vol 1
(W/A/CA) Philippe Druillet
A cosmic game has begun. And Lone Sloane is the pawn they all want to play. Traveling alone in the cosmos, Sloane, a solitary interstellar explorer has become imbued with mystical powers. He finds himself escaping one power-seeking madman only to be captured by another. Follow Sloane through six unpredictable Lovecraftian journeys from space pirates, dragons, to ancient Gods.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.39 (20% off)
That’s it for this week!