Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/28/16

Hello everyone! Hopefully you’ve managed to stay cool during these last few stubborn days Summer has refused to release it’s sweaty grip upon. You can also beat the heat with this week’s COOL deals…I’m so sorry. Among our deals of the week are the hotly anticipated new Teen Titans series as well as a new Image book that has *gasp* Karen Berger‘s name on the cover???

On the trade side, we finally have an easily accessible collection of the original Black Panther comics, which I’ve always wanted tor read, we have the second Shang Chi Omnibus, and Jill Thompson’s original Wonder Woman graphic novel!

We have club meetings all throughout the month, as well as Comikaze and Halloween Comic Fest featuring the Monster Elementary crew! Also, if you buy your Comikaze tickets online and use the promo code “PULP” you save 12% on your tix! TWELVE PERCENT!!! See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Pulp Fiction Manga Club
Pulp Fiction Culver City Sunday, October 9 at 4 PM

Pulp Fiction Graphic Novel Club
Pulp Fiction Culver City Sunday, October 23
Our theme for October is Supernatural (the genre not the show)

Pulp Fiction Comic Jam 
Pulp Fiction Culver City Saturday, October 29

Halloween Comic Fest
Pulp Fiction Culver City Saturday, October 29
Celebrating its fifth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The Culver City store will also be hosting the Monster Elementary crew. Their adorable and hilarious book chronicling the educational misadventures of young Universal monsters is wonderful in a way both you your kids can appreciate!

New Comics Highlights

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

Bat Beyond Rebirth #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Ryan Sook

Six months have passed since the events of BATMAN BEYOND #16. While areas of destruction remain in the outside world, Gotham City has made great strides toward reclaiming its bright future. But new threats arise and old adversaries may be coming back. And the question still remains: whatever happened to Bruce Wayne?

Surgeon X #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Sara Kenney (A/CA) John Watkiss

What do you get if you cross a far-right British government with an antibiotic apocalypse and a gruesome murder? The birth of Surgeon X and her renegade practice. Extreme times call for extreme medicine.
SARA KENNEY, acclaimed documentary, factual drama and animation filmmaker (Angels and Ghosts) and master artist JOHN WATKISS (Sandman, Conan, Deadman) join forces with KAREN BERGER, award-winning and Vertigo-founding editor to produce this unique, darkly comic medical thriller, which will horrify and delight in equal measure.

Teen Titans Rebirth #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Jonboy Meyers

The Teen Titans are farther apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! But true leadership is more than just calling the shots-is Robin really up to the task? Or will the Teen Titans dismiss this diminutive dictator?

Blue Beetle #1

(W) Keith Giffen (A/CA) Scott Kolins

Jaime Reyes is back home, but just when he thought he had a grasp on this alter-ego, the Blue Beetle, he discovers everything he believed about his scarab is a lie according to the mysterious Doctor Fate. With dire warnings about the symbiote that is fused to Reyes’ spine, Kent Nelson, the original wielder of Doctor Fate’s power, seemingly on verge of insanity, has he come to save Jaime as he claims…or will he try to eliminate the Blue Beetle, no matter the cost?

Detective #941 

(W) James TynionIV, Steve Orlando (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Yanick Paquette

“Night Of The Monster Men” part 3! Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths…and its eggs are hatching!

Frostbite #1 (of 6)

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander

Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn’t enough, a terrible disease nicknamed “frostbite” is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure.
Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they’ll need to stay alive. That’s where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail.
A new miniseries from acclaimed writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash: Rebirth; Nailbiter) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone; BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY), FROSTBITE is a science-fiction action miniseries unlike any other.

Graphic Novel Highlights

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol 2 New Printing

(W) Stan Lee (A) Various (CA) John Romita

The Stan Lee/John Romita era starts here! Lee and Romita transformed the web-slinger into Marvel’s top title with stories that raised your spirits, tore at your heartstrings and kept you on the edge of your seat. From the revelation of the Green Goblin’s secret identity to the unforgettable entrance of Mary Jane Watson, these classics define Spidey to this day – with star-studded debuts including the Kingpin, the Rhino and Captain Stacy; Spidey’s disastrous first tryout with the Avengers; the iconic “Spider-Man No More!” issue; the true story of Peter Parker’s parents; and an epic battle against the Green Goblin! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #39-67 and ANNUAL #3-5, and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1968) #1-2.

Cover Price: $100
Pulp Fiction Price: $60 (40% OFF)

All New All Different Avengers TP Vol 2

(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar, Alan Davis (CA) Alex Ross

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel and Nova are the All-New, All-Different Avengers – but can they stay together long enough to be more than a footnote in the team’s great history? Maybe not, when the events of STANDOFF pit them against the Uncanny Avengers. Who will prove themselves the mightiest Avengers of all? And things get worse as the mysteries of Pleasant Hill deepen! Then, as the team joins Nova on an intergalactic quest, they’ll find themselves in chains on the Stalag of Space! Plus: The Avengers must face someone new with an old name – one that goes all the way back to the beginning. Who is the All-Different Wasp? And is she friend or foe? Collecting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7-12 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016: CIVIL WAR II.

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

Black Panther Epic Collection TP Panther’s Rage

(W) Don McGregor, Stan Lee (A) Various (CA) Gil Kane

In the 1960s, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created an unprecedented string of classic comic-book heroes. But quite possibly the most iconic of them all was the high-tech king of Wakanda, the Black Panther! When the Panther began his own solo series, Don McGregor strove to meet Lee and Kirby’s high standard with “Panther’s Rage” – an epic adventure so huge it ranged across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and up snow-topped mountains. Over its course, McGregor would explore and expand the life and culture of the Wakandans and their African kingdom in compelling detail. Then, he sent the Black Panther into very different but still dangerous territory – the American South – seeking justice for a murder connected to the Klan and the Soul Strangler! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #52-53 and JUNGLE ACTION (1972) #6-24.

Cover Price: 34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (20% OFF)

George Romero’s Empire of the Dead HC

(W) George A. Romero (A) Alex Maleev, Dalibor Talajic, Andrea Mutti (CA) Alexander Lozano

Godfather of undead lore George Romero unleashes his latest epic – pitting zombies against vampires! Years after the dead rose, Manhattan has been quarantined – but that doesn’t mean everyone inside is safe! For another ancient predator has taken a bloody bite out of the Big Apple – yes, vampires rule! Zombies still roam, and some are used for sport in the bloody arena known as the Circus Maximus. But while the rival groups of ghouls clash, the remaining humans are caught in the crossfire. And when outside forces knock on Manhattan’s walls, more death rains down from above! As Mayor Chandrake makes dangerous power plays, can the blood-suckers keep their grip on the city? Or are they heading for all-out war over the Empire of the Dead? Collecting GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT ONE #1-5, ACT TWO #1-5 and ACT THREE #1-5.

Cover Price: 50
Pulp Fiction Price: $30 (40% OFF)

Jonesy TP Vol  1

(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Caitlin Rose Boyle

Jonesy is a comic about love that makes us swoon! Sam Humphries (Legendary Star Lord, Citizen Jack) and fresh talent Caitlin Rose Boyle (Buck n’ Lou & the Night Crew) bring something special to BOOM! Box with this series about mad-cap shenanigans, friendship, pals, being a teenager, and figuring out who you are…with a teen cupid twist! If you like Giant Days, dig adorkable romance stories, or just want to smile from ear to ear after reading a comic, you’ll fall in love with Jonesy! Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong. Collects the complete limited series.

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

Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol 2

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Cassaday

Continuing the complete collection of one of comics’ most sought-after classic series! It’s martial-arts madness in the Mighty Marvel Manner, as Shang-Chi – a secret agent for British intelligence – pits his deadly hands against the claws of the Cat! The Master of Kung-Fu wrestles with the unstoppable Sumo, has his world rocked by Shockwave, and goes into aerial combat with the Red Baron! You’ll feel for him when he faces the demon warrior Shaka Kharn, but what good will furious fists and flying feet be against…Doctor Doom?! Plus: In the ultimate martial-arts team-up, Shang-Chi will fight alongside Iron Fist. But his fiercest battle will come against his most bitter foe: his own father! Collecting MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #38-70 and ANNUAL #1.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

Wonder Woman A Celebration of 75 Years HC

(W) William Moulton Martson, Robert Kanigher, Brian Azzarello, Phil Jimenez, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Dennis O’Neil, Roy Thomas, Greg Potter, George Perez, William Messner-Loebs, Eric Luke, Darwyn Cooke, Amy Chu (A) Harry G. Peter, Mike Sekowsky, Mike Deodato, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Dick Giordano, Don Heck, Vince Colletta, Gene Colan, Romeo Tanghal, George Perez, Jill Thompson, Denis Rodier, Yanick Paquette, Matthew Clark, Bob McLeod, Doug Hazlewood, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning, Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, J. Bone, Ethan Van Sciver, Bernard Chang (A/CA) Cliff Chiang

Celebrate over seven decades of the awe-inspiring Wonder Woman, from early years as one of the first female superheroes in the comics industry, to today. This character has seen countless waves of feminism in her time as one of DC’s favorite heroes, what better way to honor her than by collecting the best Wonder Woman stories!

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

Wonder Woman The True Amazon HC

(W) Jill Thompson (A/CA) Jill Thompson

WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is Jill Thompson’s original graphic novel reimagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Diana, who would grow up to become Wonder Woman. This fully painted graphic novel is unlike any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award- winning writer/artist Thompson could. When young Diana has the fawning attention of a nation, she grows spoiled. But a series of tragic events take their toll, and Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny. Steeped in the mythology of this iconic character’s original conception, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It’s a fresh, stand-alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female superhero of all time and the fulfillment of a dream project by one of contemporary comics’ most acclaimed creators.

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)

X-Men Apocalypse Wars HC

(W) Dennis Hopeless, Jeff Lemire, Cullen Bunn (A) Various (CA) Paco Medina

As mutantkind’s oldest enemy haunts the X-Men once again, three teams face war on multiple fronts, across different eras! The All-New X-Men are on a mission to write their own futures – especially Evan Sabahnur, destined to one day become Apocalypse! Trapped in Ancient Egypt, is he willing to escape his fate by changing the course of history? A thousand years from now, the Extraordinary X-Men are Homo superior’s last hope against Apocalypse – but his newest Horseman is one of their own! And the Uncanny X-Men are drawn into the fray when Archangel once again assumes the guise of Death. Does this mean Apocalypse is rising again in the present – or will Magneto’s team face a new kind of Genocide? Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN (2015) #9-11, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8-12 and UNCANNY X-MEN (2016) #6-10.

Cover Price: $50
Pulp Fiction Price: $30 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!