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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 7/22

Hey guys. Hope everyone had a good weekend and didn’t get too set back by our tropical weather. The rain didn’t keep people from coming into the Culver store this weekend to take advantage of our back issue sale! We’ve made enough room in our dollar bins to add some fresh stuff, so come by Wednesday before they get picked over too hard! We have a deal of the week triple-header with a couple of Marvel and DC #1’s as well as a new ongoing series from Ales Kot and Matt Talyor called Wolf #1. It says it’s a supernatural noir in the vein of True Detective which I’m always down for. I couldn’t find any preview pages, but looking at the artist, I see that I actually own a couple of poster prints with his artwork:

 

Good stuff! Also this week: the final issue of Fables! After 13 years and #150 issues, Fables is finally coming to an end with a graphic-novel-sized finale. On The trade side, we have some Batman goodies, including these really cool-looking graphic novel and DVD Blu-Ray combo books that have the Warner Bros animated movie inside the comics stories that inspired them. I’m thinking about getting the Batman Black and White along with the JLA Earth 2 ones for myself.On the store side, we have some future appearances by local creators at both the Long Beach and Culver City locations. Be sure to check out their stuff below. Finally, I couldn’t get out to see Ant-Man this weekend so no spoilers! See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Creator Appearance – Paul Jamison
Wednesday, July 22
Long Beach Location

http://www.shncomics.com/

Page-Turners Meeting
Sunday, July 26
4 PM at Culver City Location

Our theme for July is “Artist Appreciation”. We’ve discussed a lot of great stories, but that’s only half the picture! It’s time to talk about the art in comic books! What comic’s art speaks to you? What story paints worlds with its images and unlocks your imagination? We want to see them all! Click here fore more details.
Creator Appearance – Jack Foster
Wednesday, August 12
11 AM to 1PM at Culver City Location

www.GUNcomic.com

Back in Stock

New Releases 7/20/15

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

New Comics Highlights

Wolf  #1 Deal of the Week $2.99 (down from $4.99)

(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Matt Taylor
Bestselling new star writer ALES KOT teams up with white-hot artist MATT TAYLOR and DEADLY CLASS colorist extraordinaire LEE LOUGHRIDGE for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! The crime noir thrills and characters reminiscent of True Detective meet with mythical stakes worthy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in this original fantasy/horror/crime saga for mature readers. Antoine Wolfe, a hard-boiled paranormal detective with a death wish, has to cope with sudden responsibility for an orphaned teenage girl who might be the key to the impending apocalypse, California-style. The road to hell and back begins in a MAX-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with fifty-eight pages of story and no ads!

Cyborg #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) David Walker (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what’s causing these changes!

Preview here.

SW Star-Lord and Kitty Pride #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Alti Firmansyah (CA) Yasmine Putri

• STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE–finally in their own series together! But are they TOGETHER together?! And is this the Kitty Pryde that Peter loves or one from a completely different reality.
•  This series takes place right in the thick of things on BATTLEWORLD and is sure to be a wild ride!

Preview here

The Blacklist #1 

(W) Nicole Dawn Phillips (A) Beni Lobel
The brand-new original official comic series based on the critically acclaimed NBC crime drama The Blacklist, starring James Spader, written by series script coordinator Nicole Dawn Phillips! When the FBI is framed for the public killing of a political activitist at an open-air rally, Reddington recognises the hallmarks of a dangerous, media-manipulating Blacklister, known as Leon Kiklinski, aka The Lobbyist. So begins the latest case for the FBI’s covert counter-intelligence unit codenamed The Post Office. But is this new Blacklist member working alone or is there a mysterious puppet master behind the scenes orchestrating a planned series of attacks against the FBI for his own nefarious purposes and if so, what is his connection to the Concierge of Crime, Raymond Red Reddington?

Fables #150 / TP Vol 22

(W) Bill Willingham (A) Mark Buckingham & Various (CA) Nimit Malavia
It’s the final trade paperback volume of FABLES! No, wait – it’s FABLES #150, the grand finale of the best-selling, award-winning comic book series! And it’s also an original graphic novel in the tradition of 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL! Yes, it’s all this and more! Join us for 150 – that’s, right, 150! – pages of new stories starring your favorite Fables, all from the mind of Bill Willingham. It all starts with an 80-page lead story illustrated by series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, plus stories illustrated by Mark Schultz, Gene Ha, Neal Adams, Andrew Pepoy and many more!
Don’t miss the final bows for Boy Blue, Stinky, Lake and more in this once-in-a-lifetime issue that also features a foldout cover by Nimit Malavia that opens into a four-panel mural! It’s even got metallic ink!

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79

JLA Gods and Monsters: Batman 

(W) Bruce Timm, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Francesco Francavilla
  Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters!
In this story, Kirk Langstrom has been transformed into a blood-sucking creature of the night, preying on society’s dregs. Will a new friendship allow him to find his lost humanity or turn him into a soulless monster once and for all?

Fight Club 2 #3

(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack
Tyler’s been around a lot longer than anyone realized . . . To gain admittance to the current generation of Project Mayhem, Marla is more than happy to provide Sebastian with plenty of bruises, and thus, the search for their son begins . . .

Book of Death The Fall of Bloodshot #1

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Doug Braithwaite (CA) Rafael Sandoval
Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot’s ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the pages of BOOK OF DEATH! The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…Don’t miss the never-before-revealed story of Bloodshot’s final adventures as BOOK OF DEATH foretells the devastating fate of Valiant’s unrelenting soldier…from now to a thousand years hence…

Graphic Novels Highlights

Batman Black and White HC Vol 1 Book and DVD Blu-Ray Set

Presented in stark black-and-white tones, this collection of the Dark Knight Detective’s hardboiled adventures features stories and art by a stellar lineup of creators, including Neil Gaiman, Joe Kubert, Frank Miller, Jim Lee and more. This book comes with the BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT animated movie on Blu-Ray and DVD discs, pairing acclaimed screenwriters with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters! Read the book, watch the movie!

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99

Batman Year One HC  Book and DVD Blu-Ray Set

(W) Frank Miller (A/CA) David Mazzucchelli
One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman’s first year fighting crime, this collection includes loads of reproductions of original pencils, script pages, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art and more! Accompanied with the book is the hit BATMAN: YEAR ONE animated movie on Blu-Ray and DVD discs. Read the book, watch the movie!

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99

Death of Superman HC  Book and DVD Blu-Ray Set

The story that drew national media attention is collected here! When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, only Superman can stand against the monstrosity nicknamed “Doomsday.” Accompanying this collection is the animated movie SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY on Blu-Ray and DVD discs! Read the book, watch the movie!

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99

JLA Earth 2 HC  Book and DVD Blu-Ray Set

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Frank Quitely
Nothing has ever seriously threatened the global corruption the Crime Syndicate of Amerika proudly enforce, but now a twisted mirror image of the CSA has arrived from the flipside of reality. Can anything stop this so-called “Justice League”? Accompanying this original graphic novel is JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, the animated movie inspired by the book on Blu-Ray and DVD discs. Read the book, watch the movie!

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99

Justice League HC Vol 1 Origin HC  Book and DVD Blu-Ray Set

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World’s Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the JUSTICE LEAGUE in these stories from issues #1-5 of the smash-hit series! Included with this volume is the animated movie JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR on Blu-Ray and DVD discs, bringing Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s epic story to the screen. Read the book, watch the movie!

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99

Wonder Woman Gods and Mortals HC  Book and DVD Blu-Ray Set

(W) George Perez & Various (A) George Perez, Bruce D. Patterson (CA) George Perez
Collecting WONDER WOMAN #1-7, this volume tells the young Amazon’s origin and her introduction to “Man’s World.” Before she has a chance to fully assimilate into her new home, Wonder Woman must battle the chaos of the Greek god Ares, as he plans to bring upon World War III! This collection also includes the animated movie WONDER WOMAN on Blu-Ray and DVD discs. Read the book, watch the movie!

Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99

Arkham Manor TP Vol 1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Shawn Crystal
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals! And when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Find out in this complete collection of the 6-issue ARKHAM MANOR!

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99

Batman Gothic Deluxe Ed HC
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Klaus Janson
In this epic from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10, published here for the first time in hardcover, the Dark Knight Detective must defeat an immortal killer while dealing with a terrifying horror from Bruce Wayne’s youth. While plagued by nightmares about his childhood, Batman investigates the murders of crime bosses in Gotham City. But what will he do when he discovers that the macabre killer is actually the headmaster who tormented Bruce Wayne as a boy?

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)

Legends of the Dark Knight Norm Breyfogle HC
(W) Robert Greenberger & Various (A) Norm Breyfogle & Various (CA) Norm Breyfogle
In these tales from BATMAN ANNUAL #11-12 and DETECTIVE COMICS #579, 582-594 and 601-607, all featuring the art of Norm Breyfogle, the Dark Knight faces the evil of the Ventriloquist and Scarface, the Crime Doctor, the Demon, a horde of Clayfaces and more!

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

Guardians of the Galaxy TP Vol 3 Guardians Disassembled

(W/A) Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw

Meet the new Guardians! With Star-Lord missing and the entire galaxy gunning for the Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s time to bring in some help. But as the Guardians prepare for new members Venom and Captain Marvel, unexpected dangers arise that may tear the team to its core! Where in the universe is Star-Lord? What does his disappearance mean for Earth’s safety? And can he survive on the run from a mysterious new adversary without the Guardians’ help? Plus: relive Flash Thompson’s transformation into Venom and Carol Danvers’ debut as Captain Marvel! And the series celebrates a milestone with two special stories by former Guardians writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #14-17, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #1, and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #654.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)

Rocket Raccoon Prem HC Vol 2 Storytailer

(W) Skottie Young (A) Filipe Andrade, Jake Parker (CA) Skottie Young

Rocket Raccoon – the meanest, toughest, wittiest and furriest Guardian of the Galaxy – blasts his way into our hearts with the series beloved by Marvel fans everywhere! Rocket continues his quest to try to fix his past…um, bad calls, but he just might cause a cosmic calamity on the dreaded Winter Planet! Then, what happens when you water Groot a little too much? GROOTZILLA! He’s faster than a speeding Rocket, more powerful than Drax the Destroyer, able to eat tall buildings in a single gulp – and he’s not happy! And Rocket’s skills will be put to the ultimate test as he challenges everything he’s known about himself. Does the Book of Half-World actually exist, or was it all a big hoax? Is Rocket really alone in the world? Find out once and for all, right here! Collecting ROCKET RACCOON (2014) #7-11.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)

Wally Wood EC Comics Artisan Ed

(W) Al Feldstein & Various (A/CA) Wally Wood
Advance solicited for May release! Introducing a new format within the Artist’s Edition brand-the Artisan Edition! Softcover format, 8 x 12 inches, but still collecting complete stories that are all painstakingly scanned from the original art. If you have been holding off exploring the wonderful world of Artist’s Edition, this is the perfect place to begin!

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $39.99 (20% off)

Manga

Wally Wood EC Comics Artisan Ed

(W) Tetsuya Nomura (A/CA) Takatoshi Shiozawa
Based on the highly-anticipated Square-Enix action RPG, set in the world of Final Fantasy XIII, this is the story of the man who would become the Reaper of the Icy Blade – Kurasame who would serve as the commander of Class Zero. Here unravels the glorious and tragic tale of the young man who would become one of the Four Champions of Rubrum and be feared as the Ice Reaper.

Cover Price: $13.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.40 (20% off)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Homura’s Revenge Vol 1 GN

(W) Magica Quartet (A/CA) Masugitsune Kawazu-ku
If Madoka Kaname had known of the tragic transformation that would mark the end of her magical-girl journey, how would her story have unfolded? In this telling of her story, Madoka remembers the outcomes of her previous timelines – but so does Kyubey. Even with the knowledge of her previous lives, can Madoka outmaneuver Kyubey and avoid her fate?

Cover Price: $13.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.40 (20% off)

Toys




That’s it for this week!

-Ryan