Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 8/17

Hello everyone! Hopefully you’re surviving our little heat wave (we have AC, come hang out with us). We have a diverse array of weekly deals this Wednesday as well as a couple of follow up issues to debuts I was surprised didn’t sell better (Horizon and Black Hammer).

On the trade side, the big release is the best-selling Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover no doubt. We are also stacked with events for the next few weeks, so be sure to check we have going on in the store. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Pulp Fiction Manga Club
Pulp Fiction Culver City Sunday, August 14 at 4PM
This month they’re reading HAVENT YOU HEARD IM SAKAMOTO GN VOL 1

Award-winning manga series that won the Book of the Year award in Japan. First year high school student Sakamoto isn’t just cool, he’s the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone’s attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There’s even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!

Comic Jam
Pulp Fiction Culver City Saturday, August 27 2 PM – 5 PM
Come Draw Comics with us at Pulp Fiction’s Comic Jam! What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page. From comic book professionals to occasional scratch pad doodlers, everyone is welcome. It’s a time when you can let loose with your imagination, have fun and not worry if it’s perfect or not. B.Y.O.pens. Paper is provided. FREE to Attend.

Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club
Pulp Fiction Culver City Sunday, August 28 at 4PM
This month’s theme is “Religion”. Can be a mythical religion or a real-world one, but anything dealing with religion is valid. Even if you don’t have a book, we’d still love to have you! Come on by! Listen, chat, and read! It’s sure to be a blast!

Kickstarter Class for Independent Creators
Pulp Fiction Culver City Sunday, September 25 from 12 – 3PM
Having successfully funded three Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society in 2014, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a successful Kickstarter with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for individual creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person.

New Comics Highlights

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

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

(W) James TynionIV (A) Rian Sygh (CA) Veronica Fish

James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredible yet earnest story about finding a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.
When Jory transfers to the private, all-boys school St. Genesius’s, he figures joining the stage crew would involve a lot of just fetching props and getting splinters. To his pleasant surprise, he discovers there’s a door backstage that leads to different worlds, and all of the stagehands know about it!
All the world’s a stage…but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic!

Briggs Land #1  Deal of the Week $1.99!  50% OFF

(W) Brian Wood (CA) Brian Wood (A/CA) Mack Chater

Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community-and her immediate family-that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.

o Perfect for fans of Sons of Anarchy and Justified!

o In development for an AMC television show!

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

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Ray McCarthy (A/CA) Emanuela Lupacchino

Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here!

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Claire Roe (CA) Yanick Paquette

“Who Is Oracle?” part one! Someone has stolen the name Oracle right out of Barbara Gordon’s past! Hot on this false Oracle’s trail, Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress are all tracking the same mafia capo…so it makes sense to team up, right? Problem is, Barbara and Dinah need the secrets locked up in Oracle’s brain…and Helena Bertinelli would rather put a crossbow bolt right through it!

Black Hammer #2

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Dean Ormston (CA) Jeff Lemire

The Golden Age heroes of Spiral City have been “erased” from existence! Banished years ago to a timeless farming community, the team are torn between accepting their fate and finding a way home! Chapter 2 focuses on child hero Golden Gail, whose unaging body most deeply feels the tragedy of their new lives.

Demonic #1
(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Niko Walter

SERIES PREMIERE
Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?

The Fallen #1
(W) Greg Pak (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Leinil Francis Yu

As a giant falls, friends and enemies alike gather to mourn his passing. Amadeus Cho, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, the Warbound and more. Can they all keep a level head – or will some of them get ANGRY? Plus, what secrets lie in the Last Will and Testament of Bruce Banner?

Horizon #2

(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jason Howard

Zhia Malen is not the only newcomer on our planet. Now, Earth will meet the rest of her squad, as their six-fingered hands hover over humanity’s throat. The retaliation against Earth has already begun… we just don’t know it yet.

Suicide Squad #1

(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

“The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide Squad” only handles missions they’re not expected to survive. An insane new era of SUICIDE SQUAD begins here with superstar artist Jim Lee and red-hot writer Rob Williams (UNFOLLOW, MARTIAN MANHUNTER).

Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman TMNT HC

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II

The sold-out, smash-hit 6-issue miniseries co-published with IDW is collected in hardcover. It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas. Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension-but they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail!

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

Lucifer TP Vol 1 Cold Heaven

(W) Holly Black (A) Lee Garbett, Stephanie Hans (CA) Dave Johnson

In these tales from issues #1-6 of the new hit series, God is dead-and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to Silver City. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flair.

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

Polar HC Vol 3 No Mercy for Sister Maria

(W) Victor Santos (A/CA) Victor Santos

A mob boss discovers his young wife, Maria-seeking an escape from a life of organized crime-has been hiding in a nunnery in rural Europe. Sullivan, a mobster who’s been tasked with bringing the woman back home, is actually an undercover FBI agent seeking Maria as a star witness in his case against the don. But when Maria’s whereabouts leak and mobsters, mercenaries, and hit men converge on the convent in the hopes of collecting a reward for Maria, they turn holy ground into a battleground.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)


Star Wars TP Vol 3 Rebel Jail
(W) Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron (A) Various (CA) Terry Dodson

What comes next for the rebels after the events of VADER DOWN? Find out as the adventures of Luke Skywalker and friends continue! The rebel crew is en route to a prison base with a very important captive. But unlucky for them, they aren’t the only ones with their eyes on this prize! Plus: Meet a rebel spy at the heart of the Empire, and join him on a mission of life and death! And in another tale from the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, journey back to the Jedi’s days of exile on Tatooine. Moisture farmer Owen Lars may have taken in young Luke, but he refused to let Ben be part of the boy’s life. Now, prepare to discover the reason why! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #15-19 and ANNUAL #1.

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

Wonder Woman by George Perez TP Vol 1

(W) George Perez, Greg Potter, Len Wein (A) Bruce D. Patterson, Bob Smith (A/CA) George Perez

In this new paperback collecting WONDER WOMAN #1-14, the Amazon Princess’ first assignment takes her to Man’s World to teach humanity the ways of the goddess Gaea-no matter who objects!

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan