Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/16/15

Hey guys. Thanks to all of you that came by to visit us at Long Beach Comic Con this past weekend; the familiar faces were welcome!

We have two deals of the week this Wednesday: Tokyo Ghost #1 by Rick Remender (Black Science, Fear Agent, Low, Deadly Class) and Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake, Chrononauts) and The Paybacks #1 by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal, and Geoff Shaw (Buzzkill). I haven’t read Buzzkill yet, but I heard it was pretty interesting and The Paybacks’ concept is the kind of deconstructionist dark humor that I really enjoy. As far as Tokyo Ghost is concerned, all I need to hear is Sean Murphy draws science fiction stuff and you have my attention! This week we also have the release of the long-awaited Jeph Loeb and Time Sale collaboration, Captain America White.

On the trade side, we have some follow-up trades for some of the more popular Image sires like Birthright and The fade Out. Fans of Scott Snyder’s DC output are in for a treat this week with the first Batman Endgame hardcover as well as a big deluxe hardcover collecting his whole Swamp Thing run.

Lastly, I have a couple of important updates on upcoming SALES. First, we have a munch of leftovers from a Joss Whedon-themed event and we need to clean house! Until the end of September, we’re selling all Buffy Library Editions, Serenity Hardcovers, and Astonishing X-Men Ultimate Collections for 50% OFF!!! 


October through December, all the new Marvel #1’s are 50% OFF! Click here for a good breakdown of what “All New All Different” is all about.

See you at the bottom…



Upcoming Events Joss Whedon Sale!
Now Thru Sep 30th
Now thru Wed Sept 30th all your favorite Joss Whedon series – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Astonishing X-Menare 50% OFF see our sales table for all your 1/2 OFF Whedon needs!

Discount Comics Sale
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 19 – 20
Long Beach Location

Select back issues 10 for 1$!

Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, Sept 26th
1:30 PM at Culver City Location

Having successfully funded two 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. This class is designed for individual creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person.

Page-Turners Graphic Novel Club
Sunday, Sept 27th
4:00 PM at Culver City Location

Share your love of comics and graphic novels with your fellow fans at Pulp Fiction’s monthly graphic novel book club meet-up. Everyone is welcome!

Marvel All New All Different Sale!
October through November
All Marvel #1’s are 50% off!!! Variants not included.

Long Beach Toys, Figures and Collectibles SALE
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 3 – 4
Long Beach Location

Toys, figures and collectibles up to 50% OFF!

Culver City Toys, Figures and Collectibles SALE
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 10 – 11
Culver City Location

Toys, figures and collectibles up to 50% OFF!

Pulp Fiction Manga Club
Sunday Oct 11
4:00 PM at Culver City Location

Come one, come all to the inaugural meeting of the Pulp Fiction Manga Club! Everyone is invited. Bring your favorite books and share your love of manga with your fellow fans!

Back in Stock

New Releases 9/16/15

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

New Comics Highlights

Tokyo Ghost #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Sean Murphy
The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: Humanity is addicted to technology, a population of unemployed leisure seekers blissfully distracted from toxic contamination, who borrow, steal, and kill to buy their next digital fix. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for. It’s the biggest industry, the only industry, the drug everyone needs, and gangsters run it all. And who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay. This duo is about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of Los Angeles to take down the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo. Bestselling writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS) and superstar art team SEAN MURPHY (CHRONONAUTS, Punk Rock Jesus) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (WYTCHES, Hawkeye) examine our growing addiction to technology while thirsting for a nature we continue to destroy.

Preview here

The Paybacks #1

(W) Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) Lauren Affe
Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill!

Preview here

Beauty #2 

(W) Jeremy Haun, James A. Hurley (A/CA) Jeremy Haun
The Beauty has transformed average people into beautiful people. But is it killing them too? Detectives Vaughn and Foster are close to learning the truth, and that puts them directly in harm’s way. Sometimes the truth isn’t pretty.

Captain America White #1 

(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Tim Sale
•  From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE!
•  It’s 1941 and the HOWLING COMMANDOS are just looking to kick back and relax….
•  But CAP and BUCKY are about to make their night a whole lot worse!
•  The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JEPH LOEB and TIM SALE reunite to tell a shocking story of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY!
•  Extra-sized issue featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0
Preview here

D4ve 2 #1

(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
ONE YEAR LATER. With the world seemingly at peace, things seem pretty all right on 34RTH until a strange ship’s arrival sends D4VE head-first into an existential crisis: an inconceivable blast from the past that threatens not only D4VE’s dwindling relationship with 5COTTY, but all of robot-kind itself!
Graphic Novels Highlights

2 Sisters Super Spy HC

(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt
From the imagination of Matt Kindt, 2 Sisters is at once a fanciful World War II thriller full of codes, gadgets, and cyanide capsules and the heartbreaking story of Elle and Anna, whose shared past and secrets are dredged up when Elle is recruited into His Majesty’s service as a covert agent!

Cover Price: $27.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $16.79 (30% off)

A-Force Presents TP Vol 1

(W/A) Various (CA) Sara Pichelli & Various

Marvel’s most amazing heroes step into the spotlight in this all-action book packed with adventure, danger, drama… and fun! Black Widow seeks redemption for her past – in ways the Avengers wouldn’t approve! Carol Danvers takes on the legacy of Captain Marvel and lives her dream of traveling to the stars! Teenager Kamala Khan fights crime as Ms. Marvel – but is she ready for this dangerous new life? She-Hulk isn’t just a green powerhouse – her skills as an attorney will knock her opponents’ socks off! A mysterious woman wields the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, and claims the powers of the mighty Thor! And Squirrel Girl faces her greatest challenge yet: college! Whatever your tastes, there’s something here for everyone! Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2014) #1, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #1, MS. MARVEL (2014) #1, SHE-HULK (2014) #1, THOR (2014) #1 and UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1.

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

Batman HC Vol 7 Endgame
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
The Joker is back in these stories from BATMAN #35-40! For years, The Joker has regarded Batman with a sick, twisted love. But now, the Clown Prince of Crime is done playing. He’s going to kill Batman. And he’s going to do it using those whom Batman loves the most: the Justice League. The Joker returns to Gotham City with a deadlier agenda than ever before, using every tool at his disposal to finally kill the Dark Knight. That includes turning Batman’s allies against him in the bloodiest brawl that he’s ever had to survive.

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

Batman Noir Hush HC
(W) Jeph Loeb (A) Scott Williams, Jim Lee (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
The epic thriller is presented in stark black and white! In this story of murder, mystery and romance, Batman sets out to discover the identity of the mysterious villain wreaking havoc in his life. But Batman ends up facing what might be the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present, and the most notorious villains to ever haunt Gotham City’s streets attack simultaneously! Guest-starring The Dark Knight’s greatest allies and enemies, this collection features BATMAN #608-619 as well as the 6-page chapter from Wizard #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com.

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

Birthright TP Vol 2

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan
Fugitives from the law, Brennan will need all the survival skills Mikey learned in Terrenos to stay alive. But something has followed Mikey back, that’s strong enough to tear the brothers apart. Collects BIRTHRIGHT #6-10.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.09 (30% off)

Butterfly HC
(W) Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett (A) Antonio Fuso, Stefano Simeone (CA) Scott Newman
What’s to Love: We’ve all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In Butterfly, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic to comics. Written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Sleepy Hollow) and illustrated by Antonio Fuso (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and Stefano Simeone, Butterfly is a dark thriller that explores the nature of family in the uncompromising world of global espionage. What It Is: Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $19.99 (20% off)

The Fade Out TP Vol 2

(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
Act Two of the acclaimed Hollywood Noir from the best-selling team of Brubaker and Phillips.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.09 (30% off)

Heart in a Box TP

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Meredith McClaren
In a moment of post-heartbreak weakness, Emma wishes her heart away and a mysterious stranger obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and Emma sets out to collect the seven pieces of her heart, in a journey that forces her to face her own history and the cost of recapturing it!

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

No Mercy TP Vol 1

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Carla Speed McNeil
A group of US teenagers on a pre-college service trip are stranded in a remote part of Central America after a horrible accident. Things get worse from there. Collects NO MERCY #1-4

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

Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder DLX Ed HC

(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Yanick Paquette & Various (CA) Yanick Paquette
In these stories from SWAMP THING #0-18, ANNUAL #1 and ANIMAL MAN #12 and 17, Anton Arcane attempts to destroy the Red and the Green as Rot World ensnares Animal Man and Swamp Thing!

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

That’s it for this week!