Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 7/27/16

Hello everyone! I’m going to be out of town for a little while so there won’t be much in the front end of the newsletters for the next couple of weeks. But comics don’t stop for anyone! If you enjoyed the “College Kid” video I included a few weeks ago, check out the next entry below called “Lisa’s Gift.” See you at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

All Ages Day
Saturday, July 30th, starting at 1 pm
MERRILL HAGAN (writer of Teen Titans GO comic/cartoon, Danger Mouse, and Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law) and LEA HERNANDEZ (artist of Teen Titans GO, My Little Ponies, Care Bears and The Garlicks) of Teen Titans Go will be in-store at Pulp Fiction Culver City at 1pm. Also joining us are the Monster Elementary crew and JOSHUA HAUKE, creator of Tales of the Brothers Three! Everyone who shows up to help us celebrate All Ages Day will get free age appropriate comics!!!

Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club
Sunday, July 31st, starting at 4 pm
Pulp FIction’s very own graphic novel book club meets the last Saturday of every month, starting at 4 PM. This month’s theme is romance XOXO!!

New Comics Highlights

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

Captain Kid #1  Deal of the Week $1.99!  50% OFF

(W) Mark Waid, Tom Peyer (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres

Chris Vargas is a middle-aged man with a hacking cough, an obsolete job, and a bombastic secret: whenever he likes, he can transform into the teenage superhero Captain Kid! In this, his first recorded adventure, he encounters Helea, a mystery woman who knows more about him than he does, and Halliday, a mad businessman with a catastrophic weapon!

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

(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque

“Beyond Burnside” Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat masters of the East. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills to solve a deadly mystery.

Cryptocracy #2

(W) Van Jensen (A/CA) Pete Woods

The Nine Families have ruled civilization from the shadows for time beyond memory. But now, for the first time, they are being hunted. Family leaders begrudgingly forge an alliance to discover the hunter’s identity, but in so doing only place themselves in greater danger.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona

“SINESTRO’S LAW” Chapter One
With no backup and only his ring and battery to keep him alive, Hal Jordan streaks toward battle with the Sinestro Corps, while his greatest foe prepares to wipe the last Green Lantern of them all out of existence!

Nightwing #1
(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Javi Fernandez

“BETTER THAN BATMAN” Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) launches Nightwing onto a new quest alongside rising talent Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL).

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1

(W) John Layman (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Glenn Fabry
What do you really need to know here?

ROM #1

(W) Chris Ryall, Christos Gage (A) David Messina (CA) J. H. Williams
WE’VE BEEN INVADED AND ONLY A SPACE KNIGHT CAN SAVE US! First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! Christos Gage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as Rom’s war with the DIRE WRAITHS hits close to home in “Earthfall, part 1!”

Titans #1

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

“REMEMBER THE TITANS” Chapter One
After an old ally returns to the team, the Titans set their sights on a dangerous enemy with the power to change reality itself! But the Titans have never faced a threat this massive before, and with so much on the line, will they be able to stand united as a team? Or will their past mistakes be their undoing?

Graphic Novel Highlights

Demon TP Vol 2 The Longest Day

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Peter Snejbjerg, Chris Alexander, Rick Bryant (A/CA) John McCrea

The Demon is back for more violent, over-the-top adventures in this collection, featuring never-before-reprinted stories, which feature the unexpected return of Merlin, who warns Jason Blood of Etrigan’s demonic offspring! Then, The Demon and Jason Blood trick Captain Scumm into selling something he can never get back. And don’t miss appearances by Hitman! Collects THE DEMON #49-58.

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

Batman Detective Comics HC Vol 8 Blood of Heroes

(W) Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato, Peter J. Tomasi, Ray Fawkes (A) Fernando Blanco, Marcio Takara, Steve Pugh (A/CA) Francis Manapul

Get ready to ride with the GCPD in these epics from DETECTIVE COMICS #41-47 and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2! With a new Batman on patrol, Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force-but can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya? Plus, the Joker’s Daughter reveals her plans to take on Batman and his task force-and they might prove deadly to Jim Gordon! And the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Marcio Takara takes Batman on his first mission with the Justice League to solve a series of mysterious mass murders.

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

Dream Gang TP

(W) Brendan McCarthy (A/CA) Brendan McCarthy

To stop a psychic bomb that threatens to render all of humanity catatonic, the last Dream Voyager awakens! When the evil Zeirio goes on a rampage throughout the Dreamworlds, it’s up to a new generation of the Dream Gang to put him down. From the fertile mind of Brendan McCarthy-the cowriter/designer of Mad Max: Fury Road and a contributor to Dark Horse Presents and 2000 AD! Collects Dream Gang chapters from DHP #1-#4, #7-#10, and #14-#17.

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

Machine Man by Kirby and Ditko Complete Collection TP

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jack Kirby

A military machine with a soul, a thinking computer in the form of a man – X-51 is the Machine Man! Abel Stack gave a government-created robot a human face, nurturing the man inside the machine and calling him son. But Stack’s death left that son, Aaron, alone and running for his life. The military wants to strip him apart, and mankind doesn’t understand him – but in exploits crafted by two of the medium’s greatest talents, he’ll still redefine humanity. Few comic books were lucky enough to be graced by the work of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Machine Man never saw an issue that wasn’t illustrated by one of these creative titans. Now, the complete MACHINE MAN epic is collected for the first time, and in one complete volume! Collecting MACHINE MAN (1978) #1-19 and INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #235-237.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% OFF)

Red Thorn TP Vol 1

(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick, Steve Pugh (CA) Choong Yoon

On the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow, a girl whose drawings somehow come to life has just stumbled across her one true love. And thousands of miles below those streets, an ancient demi-god plots his escape from the prison where he’s been held for nearly two thousand years. In these tales from the first seven issues of RED THORN, evil forces are at play and no one is safe as the legends of Scottish mythology collide with the modern world. Fans of FABLES and THE SANDMAN won’t want to miss this riveting dark fantasy epic!

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% OFF)

Sabrina Chilling Adventures TP Vol 1

(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Robert Hack

On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics’ latest horror sensation starts here! Compiles the first five issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.59 (20% OFF)

Silver Age Suicide Squad Omnibus HC

(W) Robert Kanigher, Howard Liss (A) Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Gene Colan, Joe Kubert (CA) Michael Cho

The original 1960s missions of the Suicide Squad are collected at last, including stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #25-27 and 37-39, plus STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #110-111, 116-121, 125, 127 and 128. When all other options are exhausted, the U.S. calls in their new team, Task Force X, led by Rick Flag! Whether a scientist is missing, a dangerous serum is in the wrong hands, or dinosaurs threaten our fighting forces, the Suicide Squad is ready for action!

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

Uncanny X-Men TP Vol 6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) Chris Bachalo

The final explosive story in Brian Michael Bendis’ epic X-Men saga! Cyclops’ revolution comes to a head! Will the morally compromised Scott Summers save himself from ruin – or will he make that fateful leap?! Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde and Illyana Rasputin take on an assignment neither of them thought they would tackle: facing off against a legion of monsters! And Mystique returns, out for vengeance against Cyclops’ revolutionary team! Will Magik’s soulsword be enough to halt the shape-shifter’s wrath? The Jean Grey School, the New Xavier School, the time-tossed young X-Men – it’s all going to change! The X-Men are at a crossroads. And not everyone will make it through in one piece. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #32-35 and #600.

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan