Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/23

Hey guys. If you’re a Culver City customer, you may have noticed our ever-expanding new and used manga sections. We’re glad to see people are responding to the manga presence and we want that community to grow. To help along with that, Marie (that girl that works here!) has put together a Tumblr page at pfmanga.tumblr.com. There’s also going to be a manga book club meeting for the first time next month!

We still have plenty of Buffy, Serenity, and Astonishing X-Men collections as 50% off , but don’t forget the sale will only last until the end of the month. If you’ve never watched the Whedon TV shows, I highly recommend his Astonishing X-Men run to just about anyone. It’s very well-written, it’s new reader friendly, and it even has John Cassaday’s best work in it (next to Planetary).

Finally, I had noticed that the newsletter was displaying weird on iPhones last week, but I think I worked out the bugs. If you happen to notice anything displaying incorrectly on your phones/tablets, please let me know!

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!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!

Halloween Comic Fest
Saturday Oct 31

Stop in for free all-ages comics and Halloween fun!

Creator Apperance – EMET Comics (Romeo &Juliet and Guns, Zana, Helena Rose, The Wendy Project, Joan of Light and D’Arc)
Wednesday Nov 4th
5-8 PM Culver City Location

Come meet a local publisher with a focus on female writers and artists. We scoped them out at LBCC and they’re doing pretty interesting stuff!. Check out their website here.

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New Releases 9/23/15

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

New Comics Highlights

Exit Generation #1

(W) Sam Read (A) Caio Oliveira (CA) Ramon Villalobos, Joe Mulvey
It’s 2055. Ninety percent of the world’s population have abandoned a resource-depleted Earth in search of a better home in the cosmos. Those left behind find themselves in an unexpected paradise – and Jack is bored out of his mind. He dreams of action inspired by 80’s movies and punk rock. But when a legion of carnivorous aliens arrive, Jack learns you should be careful what you wish for! Featuring covers by Ramon Villalobos (E is for Extinction) and connecting variants by Joe Mulvey (SCAM), Exit Generation is a breakneck sci-fi adventure!

Fury Shield 50th Anniversary #1

(W) David Walker (A) Lee Ferguson (CA) Mike Deodato

• A mission 50 years in the making!
•  When a villain from the past shows up in the present day, Nick Fury is forced to team-up with Nick Fury Sr.!
•  Will the Nick Fury of the present be able to work alongside his father?

Power Cubed #1

(W/A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!

Wilds End Enemy Within #1 

(W) Dan Abnett (A) I.N.J. Culbard (CA) I.N.J. Culbard, Jake Wyatt
As Clive, Susan, Fawkes, and the other survivors of the alien invasion of Lower Crowchurch try to cope with what just happened to their small town, the military arrives in an attempt to cover up the “incident.” Town residents are immediately detained, questioned, and treated with suspicion. Are they alien spies, collaborators, sympathizers? Clive and the rest will need to escape imprisonment if they’re to get the word out and warn the rest of the world in case the aliens return.

Batgirl #44

(W) Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher (A/CA) Babs Tarr

Velvet Tiger’s got her claws around Luke Fox’s throat-and only Batgirl can save him!

Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #4

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Laura Braga (CA) David Lopez

• Captain Marvel and her team are pinned down by the Thor Corps and the squad is in no shape for a firefight.
•  If they can win the battle, the Carol Corps have one way out of this mess…UP!
•  They’ll shoot for the stars, but what they’ll find will shake their world!

Deadpool vs Thanos #2

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Elmo Bondoc (CA) Tradd Moore

• We all know Thanos-the man who single-handedly made bejeweled gloves into THE deadly weapon of choice for mass murder. But did you know he shares an ex with Deadpool? No, not Vanessa-I refer to the cosmic “lady” known as DEATH.
•  And when everyone in the universe stops dying, both of her former beaus take an interest. Can the pair overcome one’s overwhelming hatred of and annoyance by the other? Or will Thanos finally let Deadpool die once and for all?

Deathstroke #10

(W) Tony S. Daniel, James Bonny (A) Tyler Kirkham (CA) Tony S. Daniel
It’s another bucket-of-blood shoot-’em-up as the “Godkiller” saga comes to an end-but not without a sacrifice from Slade!

Fight Club 2 #5

(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack

Since he was discharged from the mental hospital, Sebastian has been a do-nothing cog in the world’s largest military-industrial corporation: Rize or Die. Marla searches for clues among the various clubs that have spun off of Tyler’s original fight clubs, and she discovers that Project Mayhem is not a boys-only enterprise-not anymore.

Harley Quinn and Power Girl #4

(W) Amanda Conner & Various (A) Stéphane Roux (CA) Amanda Conner
Love is in the air-or maybe that’s just cologne? Vartox’s dreams of making Power Girl his bride may be coming true…but nothing ever goes smoothly with Harley around! Or, for that matter, with the threat of a galaxy-crushing dictator hanging over their heads!

Hellboy in Hell #8

(W/A/CA) Mike Mignola

The Hounds of Pluto Part 2 of 2 A mummified cat, a trial in Hell, and a horrible family reunion stand in the way of Hellboy’s search for a cure.

Nameless #5

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Chris Burnham
The soul-destroying origin story of the man known only as “Nameless” is uncovered in all its horror. What caused “Nameless” to surrender his identity? What are the sickening secrets of the Razor House Project?
And what went wrong in there?
On the eve of extinction, all is finally revealed.Rumble #7

(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) James Harren
The Esu are in full attendance as they return in a Counsel of Monsters! And Rathraq is humbled by a new foe. New for him, anyway.

We Are Robin #4

(W) Lee Bermejo (A) Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph (CA) Lee Bermejo
In the wake of a huge loss, the Robins are reeling with grief. Riko takes to the rooftops of Burnside to find a symbol of hope, and finds herself living out a dream as she teams up with her personal hero: Batgirl!

Weirdworld #4

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mike Del Mundo

The weirdness continues as Arkon finds himself trapped in the swamp of the Man-Things. Meanwhile, the evil sorceress Morgan le Fay marches with her army of Lava Men and gun-toting ogres toward Arkon’s home of Polemachus.

Years of Future Past #5

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mike Norton (CA) Arthur Adams

• The hour of judgment crashes down with the ruins of New York City as the traitor is revealed
•  The last hope of mutantkind must survive the humans, the Sentinels–and the rage of the X-Men

Graphic Novel Highlights

Amazing Spider-Man TP Vol 5 Spiral

(W) Gerry Conway (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Arthur Adams

New York City’s underworld is in a state of flux, and has been since the Kingpin got taken out. Now, a vicious gang war is heating up, and Spider-Man is determined to stop it. But he’s not the only one. Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness – both in her day job, and as the vigilante the Wraith! But do Spidey and Wraith play by the same rules? The two uneasy allies try to keep the gang war from spiraling out of control – but when Hammerhead enters the picture, all bets are off. Soon, Spider-Man finds himself caught between Wraith and a cabal of deadly super criminals! Can Spidey put out the fire, or will the underworld burn? New York City’s crime landscape will never be the same! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #16.1-20.1.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)

Amelia Cole and the Impossible Fate TP

(W) Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride (A/CA) Nick Brokenshire
The Council has banished Amelia to the Magic World and Hector to the World of Science, leaving Lemmy and the remains of Omega Company fighting to survive in the war torn Blended World! Now that the enemy has been unleashed, our heroes rally against their IMPOSSIBLE FATE in this epic fourth IDW Publishing volume of Monkeybrain Comics’ acclaimed AMELIA COLE series by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire, and Rachel Deering!

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

Avatar The Last Airbender Smoke and Shadow Part 1

(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru
The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage, mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: remove Zuko from the throne, or the country will perish! Avatar Aang and his friends escort Zuko and his family back to the capital, completely unaware of the looming threat growing in the city. Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances!

Cover Price: $10.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.69 (30% off)

Black Market TP
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Victor Santos
Here at BOOM!, we’ve never shied away from exploring the dark crevices of the superhero genre. Black Market mixes the visceral noir/pulp sensibilities of Frank J. Barbiere’s Five Ghosts and Victor Santos’ Filthy Rich with a truly modern take on superhero mythos. If you love Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ work on Sleeper like we do, this series is for you. Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned-up and proposing a once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes. Collects all four issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

Black Widow TP Vol 3 Last Days
(W) Nathan Edmondson (A/CA) Phil Noto

The world has turned against Black Widow. Her web is broken. It’s all been worth it, though, because the path to Chaos is finally at her feet. But can Natasha still turn to the Avengers or S.H.I.E.L.D.? And how far can she travel her brutal road to the answers she needs, while still calling herself a hero? As Chaos looms, an enemy resurfaces with a surprising agenda, and Natasha gets an offer she can’t refuse. This is it: Black Widow goes head-to-head with Chaos at long last! Then, at the end of all things, Black Widow finds herself unexpectedly connected to one of the darkest moments of her past. See how the first lines of red in her ledger were written. Will Natasha fall into darkness? Is it too late for redemption? Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2014) #13-20.

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

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth TP Vol 11 Flesh and Stone

(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A) James Harren (CA) Laurence Campbell
Things seem to be going well for the BPRD. With their alliance with the military, they now have all the munitions they need and, compared to what they faced in New York, an easy mission to clear a small town. But the town has strange connections to Howards’s past as a prehistoric warrior, and more than its share of monsters. This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #125-#129.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% off)

Democracy GN
(W) Abraham Kawa (A) Alecos Papadatos, Annie Di (CA) Alecos Papadatos
From the team behind the international phenomenon Logicomix comes a new graphic novel, Democracy, written and illustrated by Alecos Papadatos and in collaboration with Abraham Kawa. Democracy opens in 490 BCE, when Athens is at war. Leander, trying to rouse his comrades for battle, begins to recount his own life, bearing direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the birth of a new political system. The story that emerges, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy, is crammed with extraordinary characters and tells in incident and vivid detail how this greatest of civic inventions came about. We see that democracy was born through a combination of chance and historical contingency – but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of highly talented and driven individuals.

Cover Price: $27.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $21.60 (20% off)

Free Country A Tale of the Children’s Crusade

(W) Neil Gaiman & Various (A) Peter Gross & Various (CA) Mark Buckingham
  “A long time ago, I wrote the first part of a story, and waited to find out how it middled, then worked with Jamie Delano and Alisa Kwitney on the end. For years people have asked how and when they could read all the story of The Children’s Crusade. I’m glad to say that it’s now been retooled and refinished, and is something both old and new – a forgotten jewel and a new delight.”-Neil Gaiman For the first time ever, the two-issue miniseries THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE, written by Neil Gaiman, Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano, is collected – and with them, a new chapter written by Toby Litt that completes the tale as Gaiman originally envisioned it. When several children go missing in a small English town, the Dead Boy Detectives are on the case. A series of strange and unexpected twists takes them to Free Country, a place that dates back a millennium, where children never grow old and are free from the abuse and tyranny of adults. But Free Country is failing, and what it needs is the strength of five innately powerful children – including the young sorcerer Timothy Hunter – to restore their uncanny world to what it once was. This hardcover collects THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE #1 and THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE #2, written by Gaiman with cowriters Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano. A brand-new middle chapter written by DEAD BOY DETECTIVES novelist Toby Litt and drawn by artist Peter Gross (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC, THE UNWRITTEN) completes this compelling tale of ancient history, stolen dreams and lost children. It also features a new introduction by Gaiman, plus new cover art by artist Mark Buckingham (FABLES, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES).

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

Hellbound HC

(W) Victor Gischler, Davide Dileo (A) Riccardo Burchielli (CA) Lee Bermejo
When two disgraced FBI agents are sent to investigate gruesome murders along Route 5, they discover there’s a lot more going on than a simple string of bodies left by some garden-variety serial killer. Horrific nightmares are tormenting the small towns along the highway, and only one man in junkyard armor keeps them at bay.

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

Hellboy 100 Project HC

(A) Various
In the now-grand tradition of Hero Initiative’s previous and wildly successful 100 Project books, Mike Mignola’s signature creation comes to the fore! ALL of Hero’s original covers to Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #1 are on display in this great book, with art by John Cassaday, Francis Manapul, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Eric Powell, Paolo Rivera, Bill Sienkiewicz, and of course, Mike Mignola!

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% off)

Howard the Duck TP What the Duck

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Joe Quinones
Hot off the pages of the…well, the post-credits scene at the end of a popular movie…Howard the Duck is back! Join the foul-mouthed fowl, trapped in a world he never made (but has grown accustomed to) as he takes on weird cases that only a talking duck can crack – as the Marvel Universe’s resident private investigator! Howard’s first case begins with the Black Cat but soon goes cosmic, landing him in the Collector’s clutches! But he’s not alone – Rocket Raccoon is a prisoner, as well! Can these two anthropomorphic animals turn the tables and break free? Well, yeah. Plus: Howard investigates a a senior citizens crime spree, teams up with Doctor Strange for some magical antics and learns a lot about new friend Tara Tam, because communication is key. Plus: a SECRET WARS tie-in! Sort of. Collecting HOWARD THE DUCK (2015) #1-5.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)

Joker Endgame HC

(W) James TynionIV & Various (A) Kelley Jones & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
Gotham City is overrun by Jokerized victims, and The Joker himself is prowling the streets. Even as Batman confronts the Clown Prince of Crime, ordinary citizens and Arkham inmates must confront the mark. The Joker has left on the city and themselves. Is anyone truly safe? This jam-packed collection features backup stories from BATMAN #35-39, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1 and ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% off)

Orphan Black TP Vol 1

(W) John Fawcett & Various (A) Szymon Kudranski, Cat Staggs (CA) Nick Runge
Sarah’s life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson! Collects issues #1-5.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

Shaman TP Vol 1

(W) Ben Kahn (A) Bruno Hidalgo (CA) Farel Dalrymple
In the neverending battle between good and evil, not even death is permanent. The Shaman, a mysterious mage with a trick permanently up his sleeve and the ability to restore life, has tasked himself with raising those on both sides of the battle from the grave. Working alongside a foulmouthed teenage sorceress and a retired superhero bored with the life in tights, the Shaman and his adoptive family fight monsters, demons, and even the odd astronaut or two, if that’s what gets the job done!

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

The New Deal HC

(W/A/CA) Jonathan Case
The Waldorf Astoria is the classiest hotel along the Manhattan skyline in 1930s New York City. When a charming woman checks in with a high-society entourage, a bellhop and a maid get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.79 (30% off)

That’s it for this week!