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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 7/8

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a good 4th of July weekend. There’s a lot to cover today so let’s get started. The slight Secret Wars lull in new series from the last couple Wednesdays seems to be over as we have another 4 new titles. We’ll be selling them at half off for this week only. We also have two indy deals of the week for The Tomorrows #1 and Strange Fruit #1. Take a look at the preview links below and see what catches your fancy. Outside of the deals, we have an Archie reboot, a new Invader Zim series, a new Star Wars title, and more! On the graphic novels side, East of West gets its first deluxe hardcover and one of my favorite, “thought it would never come back” series gets a remastered collection in preparation for a new story arc! And now that Four Eyes is getting a second life, I expect the same for Fell dammit! Also we’re getting a fairly substantial shipment of new Funko toys. Check them out below!

In store news, the Long Beach location has around 2000 recent additions to the 1$ bins and will be hosting Paul Jamison on the 22nd.  The Culver location will be hosting a couple folks on the 15th also, and we’re going to be purging some back issues so look forward to some dime bins the weekend of the 18th. Finally, our good friends, the Monster Elementary crew have begun another Kickstarter. Follow the link here to see what you can do to support them. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Creator Appearance – Allen Carter
Wednesday, July 15
Culver City Location

http://allen-carter.squarespace.com/

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. 
www.mattiemac.com

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

http://www.shncomics.com/

Back Issue Sale
Saturday July 18 through Sunday July 19
Culver City Location

Select back issues 10 for 1$!

Back in Stock

New Releases 7/8/15

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

New Comics Highlights

The Tomorrows #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Curt Pires (A) Jason Copland (CA) Jason Copland, Dylan Todd
They told you the counterculture was dead. They were wrong. Welcome to the new reality. A bold new speculative-fiction comic from the mind of writer Curt Pires, with each issue illustrated by a different brilliant artist! The future: Art is illegal. Everything everyone ever posted online has been weaponized against them. The reign of the Corporation is quickly becoming as absolute as it is brutal-unless the Tomorrows can stop it.
Preview here.

Strange Fruit #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Mark Waid, J. G. Jones (A/CA) J. G. Jones
Two of the industry’s most respected and prolific creators come together for the first time in a deeply personal passion project. J.G. Jones (52, Wanted, Y: The Last Man) and Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Superman: Birthright, Kingdom Come) take on a powerful, beautifully painted story set during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Strange Fruit is a challenging, provocative examination of the heroic myth confronting the themes of racism, cultural legacy, and human nature  through a literary lens, John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men. It’s 1927 in the town of Chatterlee, Mississippi, drowned by heavy rains. The Mississippi River is rising, threatening to break open not only the levees, but also the racial and social divisions of this former plantation town. A fiery messenger from the skies heralds the appearance of a being, one that will rip open the tensions in Chatterlee. Savior, or threat? It depends on where you stand. All the while, the waters are still rapidly rising…

Preview here.

SW 1872 #1 Deal of the Week $1.99

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Alex Maleev

REAL HEROES DIE WITH THEIR BOOTS ON
•  SHERIFF STEVE ROGERS faces corruption and fear in the boom town of TIMELY.
•  The only thing ANTHONY STARK seems capable of is pulling a cork, so can he pull Rogers’ fat from the fire?
•  But…a stranger comes to town that will change Timely forever…for anyone left standing, that is.

Preview here

SW Age of Apocalypse #1 Deal of the Week $2.50

(W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval

SECRET WARS SERIES
•  His war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. EN SABAH NUR, the APOCALYPSE, rules his BATTLEWORLD kingdom without mercy, but the terrorist X-MEN plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named CYPHER and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse — and possibly all mutants, too!

Preview here


SW Civil War #1 Deal of the Week $2.50

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

• The Civil War never ended. Welcome to the Warzone, where six years of non-stop battle between the forces of the Blue and the Iron have split the nation down its center, utterly transforming it. In a world of new alliances and strange enemies, President Tony Stark and General Steve Rogers meet to make one last attempt at peace.

Preview here

SW Spider-Island #1 Deal of the Week $2.50

(W) Christos N. Gage, Tom DeFalco (A) Paco Diaz, Ron Frenz (CA) Humberto Ramos

• The Spider-Queen has turned Manhattan into an island of Spider-Madness and Peter Parker has lost, thanks to Spider-Scribe CHRISTOS GAGE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN) & rising star artist PACO DIAZ (WOLVERINE, SCARLET SPIDERS).
•  With Spider-Man defeated and captive, does Flash Thompson, A.K.A. VENOM stand a chance?
•  All this, plus visit the MC2 patch of BATTLEWORLD! Mayday Parker and her Spider-Family are back courtesy of classic Spider-Girl team TOM DEFALCO, RON FRENZ & SAL BUSCEMA!

Preview here

Archie #1 

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reimagine an icon! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun-but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens – and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!

Preview here

Invader Zim #1 

(W) Jhonen Vasquez (A) Aaron Alexovich & Various (CA) Aaron Alexovich
ZIM and his filthy evil ways have been gone for what feels like years.  But Dib KNOWS the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won’t leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens.  And it WILL happen.  Oh, it WILL.
Preview here

Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #1 (of 2)

(W) George Miller & Various (A) Mark Sexton (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
  Max. The warrior Max. Haunted by his past and fated to wander the brutal Wasteland in search of his better self. To do so, Max Rockatansky enters Gastown, the only source of guzzoline for thousands of miles.  Here he finds the final piece that he needs to rebuild his Interceptor – the powerful Boss 351 engine. But in order to acquire the fabled V8 in a world where car parts are worth more than a man’s life, Max must survive a gladiatorial battle in a place called…Thunderdome Plus! From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, the prelude series to the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road continues in its penultimate issue!

Star Trek Green Lantern #1 

(W) Mike Johnson (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Elsa Charretier
Two iconic franchises collide for the blockbuster crossover event of 2015! The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise meets the Green Lantern Corps for the first time in an all-new adventure that spans the cosmos! Don’t miss the thrilling first chapter of THE SPECTRUM WAR, as Kirk and Spock make a most unusual discovery on a lost world… igniting events that will change the fate of empires!

Star Wars Lando #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Alex Maleev (CA) TBD

You know him…you love him…now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship…but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element-trouble!

Preview here

Transference #1

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Ron Salas (CA) Ron Salas, Giovanni Valleta
Colton Moss and his elite team of special agents run counter-terrorism operations utilizing a secret form of time travel technology called “transference,” which enables them to send their consciousnesses back in time – but, when Colton’s past is altered to reshape his life in the present, he discovers this technology isn’t as exclusive as he thought. Now Colton must prevent a large-scale insurgency in the U.S. – and do so in the transference-past, where a terrorist’s consciousness could be in any body, so everybody is a potential suspect.
Preview here

Providence #2 

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
In this giant-size, ad-free, second issue, Alan Moore’s breathtaking epic PROVIDENCE continues to weave a complex tapestry of modern horror.  With his artistic partner Jacen Burrows, they lead the main character Robert Black on the first leg of his exploration of the seedy underbelly of America.  Moore has designed every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.  There are no ads, with all 40 pages written by Moore.  Painstakingly researched, meticulously produced, this is a sequential masterpiece that will serve as important a call to the next generation of comic book writers as Watchmen did 30 years ago:  this is a definitive demonstration of just how good a comic book can be. Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

Starve #2

(W) Brian Wood (A) Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart (CA) Dave Stewart, Danijel Zezelj
The scathing look at foodie culture and celebrity chef fandom continues. Think Anthony Bourdain in a Transmet world.

Graphic Novels Highlights

Amazing Spider-Man TP Vol 3 Spider-Verse

(W) Dan Slott (A) Olivier Coipel, Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Olivier Coipel

It’s the biggest Spider-event ever! When the evil Inheritors begin exterminating spider-characters throughout the multiverse, every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! A spider-army gathers to fight Morlun and his deadly family, and the Superior Spider-Man intends to lead it! Our universe’s amazing Spider-Man has an issue with that, but the army doesn’t have time for this in-fighting as the Inheritors continue slaughtering Spider-totems left and right! As the first skirmishes unfold into all-out war, Miles Morales shows his stuff, Silk finds a valuable edge, and a surprising Spider-character makes the scene! When the Prophecy comes to fruition, every spider must fight – and no spider is safe! But what does the Superior Spider-Man have up his sleeve? And what will the war’s fallout mean for Peter Parker and the rest of the spiders? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #9-15.

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

Batman Eternal TP Vol 2
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Jason Fabok & Various (CA) Clay Mann
After Commissioner Gordon’s arrest, Batman’s world is turned upside down in these stories from issues #22-34 of the hit weekly series. New allies emerge, old allies fall and his rogues gallery of villains are not quite who they seem. With a new power structure being established in Gotham City amid rising tension and chaos, can Batman adapt to the changing status quo?

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

Batman The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol 2
(W/A/CA) Jiro Kuwata
Get ready for five more stories direct from 1960s Japan, written and illustrated by Jiro Kuwata. See Batman and Robin take on a new, more deadly incarnation of their shape-changing foe in “The Revenge of Clayface.” Then, the Caped Crusader goes  toe-to-toe with a masked wrestler who has taken his bad-guy act out of the ring in “The Hangman of Terror.” And is it really curtains for Alfred, Batman’s loyal butler, in “The Mystery of the Outsider”? Two more epic tales are included, as well as a 2013 essay by Jiro Kuwata reflecting on his goals from fifty years ago when he was given the chance to bring America’s most popular costumed crimefighter to a Japanese audience.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.79 (40% off)

Creepy Presents Alex Toth HC

(W/A) Alex Toth & Various (CA) Alex Toth
A brilliant storyteller who wielded a dynamic, minimalist style, Alex Toth is considered a master in the fields of comic book storytelling, animation, and design. With Creepy Presents Alex Toth, all of his vibrant stories from Creepy and Eerie are collected in a deluxe hardcover for the first time ever!

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

East of West The Apocalypse Year One HC

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta
The oversized prestige collection of the First Year of The Apocalypse.
Collects EAST OF WEST #1-15
Cover Price: $49.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% off)

Four Eyes TP Vol 1 Forged in Flames Remastered

(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Max Fiumara
In anticipation of the next FOUR EYES arc due in September: Reprinting act one of the epic saga of Enrico, a boy living in an alternate 1930s New York where dragon fighting is the city’s number one underground sport and the cause of his father’s untimely death. Enrico’s literal trial by fire begins here! Collects FOUR EYES #1-4

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

Godzilla Half Century War HC

(W/A/CA) James Stokoe
Collects James Stokoe’s mini-series in an oversized hardcover with an expanded art gallery including new content! The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan, which begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years!

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (20% off)

Iron Fist Epic Collection TP Fury of Iron Fist

(W/A) Various (CA) Gil Kane

A Himalayan expedition to find the mystical city of K’un Lun left nine-year-old Daniel Rand’s parents dead, but Daniel found the path to K’un Lun and spent a decade there training under its immortal inhabitants. He became an unmatched master of martial arts and spiritual control; armed with the shattering power of the iron fist, Daniel left immortality behind to set out into the Western world and avenge his parents’ deaths. In tales packed with wall-to-wall kung-fu action, Iron Fist runs a gauntlet through the Kara-Kai death cult, ninja adversaries and mystic dimensions – joined by Misty Knight and Colleen Wing. Iron Fist’s skill in both mind and body will be tested – until his final showdown with the Steel Serpent! Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE #15-25, IRON FIST (1975) #1-15 and MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #63-64.

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

Justice League HC Vol 6 Injustice League

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Ivan Reis & Various (CA) Jason Fabok
In these tales from issues #30-39, heroes quit, villains join and a Justice League roster you’ve never seen before emerges, led by the world’s greatest hero – Lex Luthor?! The violent consequences of FOREVER EVIL must be dealt with as a new and deadly force targets the Justice league. And who knows how the new Power Ring will affect the team? Plus: The Chief and the treacherous Doom Patrol join The New 52 – and they’re out to show the world that their leader is Luthor’s superior in every way!

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)

Reyn TP Vol 1 Warden of Fate

(W) Kel Symons (A/CA) Nathan Stockman
Freelance swordsman and monster-hunter Reyn is the last of the legendary “Wardens” whose ranks long ago faded from the land of Fate into myth. Not exactly a white knight, Reyn’s haunted by visions from his “guiding angel” Aurora, who sets him on a great quest against the mysterious Venn, teaming him with Seph, a woman with witch-like powers.  Together they discover Fate holds an incredible secret.

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

Shutter TP Vol 2 Way of the World

(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del, Owen Gieni (CA) Owen Gieni, Leila Del
RELEASED SAME DAY AS THE NEW STORY ARC!

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

Thor Prem HC Vol 2 Who Holds Hammer

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Russell Dauterman & Various (CA) Paulo Siqueira

Who is the new Thor? That’s the question on everyone’s lips. Most especially the original Thor! And now he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith the Dark Elf forges his most dangerous pact yet, and the new Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge: the unstoppable machine of death and destruction that is…the Destroyer! As the battle for Mjolnir rages on, an unexpected character makes a shocking return – and the new Thor’s identity is revealed at last! Plus: Young Thor enters a drinking competition! The new Thor takes on a surprising foe! In the future, King Thor’s granddaughters quest to find him the perfect birthday gift! And more! Collecting THOR (2014) #6-8 and ANNUAL #1.

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

They’re Not Like Us TP Vol 1 Black Holes For The Young

(W) Eric Stephenson (A/CA) Simon Gane, Jordie Bellaire

They look the same, but they act different, they think different, and they have abilities we can only dream of.
They’re not like us. Collects THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #1-6.

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

Will Eisner’s The Spirit A Celebration of 75 Years HC

(W) Will Eisner & Various (A) Will Eisner, Darwyn Cooke (CA) Will Eisner
Will Eisner’s classic crimefighter stars in a new hardcover featuring the best of his stories from the 1940s to the modern era! This title includes The Spirit’s team-up with Batman, plus recent stories written by Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.

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

Manga Highlights

Twin Star Exorcists GN Vol 1

By Yoshiaki Sukeno
Rokuro is from a family of exorcists, but he’d rather be a singer, a soccer player or anything but an exorcist! He’s forced to own up to his own incredible potential when new arrival Benio stirs his competitive spirit. But their rivalry gets a twist when they earn the prestigious title of “Twin Star Exorcists”- two supreme fighters fated to marry and birth the ultimate spiritual warrior!

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.99 (20% off)

The Demon Prince of Momochi House

On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she’s never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $79.99 (20% off)

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That’s it for this week!

-Ryan