Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/30/15

Hey guys. First off, if you like to dig through our dollar bins and haven’t been in for a few days, you may want to pop in. We’ve added about 5000 new dollar books between both stores! Deals of the week return after a brief hiatus with a new fantasy book called From Under Mountains. Fans of Island, 8House, and Prophet should check it out I think! This week we also have the (long overdue) conclusion to Sandman Overture. It feels like it’s been years, but better late than never! And speaking of Neil Gaiman, here’s a small tease of something we have planned for October:

Both Pulp Fiction stores hereby dub October “Neil Gaiman Month” (yes we made it up) and we will be having a special contest leading up to Mr Gaiman’s upcoming appearance at the Long Beach State Carpenter Center in mid November! Stay tuned for details!

Oooh mysterious! On the trade side we have a new Batman trade, the first Southern Bastards hardcover (coming home with me!), and more! We’re also getting another round of POPs! Scroll down to the bottom to see what they are!

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!Marvel All New All Different Sale!
October through December
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.

Back in Stock

New Releases 9/30/15

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

New Comics Highlights

From Under Mountains #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland (A) Sloane Leong, Brandon Graham (CA) Marian Churchland
In the first issue of this new fantasy series, old feuds and new monsters rise up to haunt the isolated northern fortress of Karsgate.
Preview here.

Captain America White #2

(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Tim Sale
•  CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY are ready to lead the HOWLING COMMANDOS, but are the HOWLING COMMANDOS ready to follow?
•  Things go from bad to worse and only Bucky can save the day!
•  Will a shocking appearance from an old ally turn the tide of battle?

Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual #1

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Amy Mebberson & Various (CA) Agnes Garbowska
MOVIE NIGHT! JEM and her sisters relax with some popcorn and on-demand… but their subconscious minds have other ideas, as their favorite films… shine a spotlight on each HOLOGRAM’s fears!

Providence #5

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
Alan Moore’s horror event of the year continues to push the limits of the comic book medium with an incredible ad-free 40 page fifth issue!  Robert Black is discovering a hidden underbelly of mind snapping terror as he uncovers the layers of repressed horror around him. This work has been researched and developed by Moore and Burrows over the course of several years.  The end result is an amazing tome of Lovecraftian influenced nightmares where Moore has written every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.  Fans of Moore’s immersive style and meticulous grasp of storytelling will be thrilled to add this essential piece of comics history to their collections!  Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

Sandman Overture #6

(W) Neil Gaiman (A/CA) J. H. Williams
The final issue of the Eisner Award-nominated series is a sweep of science fictional beauty and madness. Featuring cameos by some of Morpheus’s favorite siblings, the grand finale of OVERTURE dovetails into the start of The Sandman’s first journey, providing new insight into THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES.

Zodiac Starforce #2

(W) Kevin Panetta (A) Paulina Ganucheau (CA) Kevin Wada
They saved the world two years ago, but when a new, monstrous threat arises, can they put aside their differences and become a team again? Hopefully they can; otherwise team leader Emma, who’s been infected by an evil magical force, is a goner! Will the Zodiac Starforce reunite and enter the dark realm of Nephos to save their captain, or will a fierce rivalry on the volleyball court tear them apart?

Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman TP Vol 6 Graveyard Shift

(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
In these tales from BATMAN #0, 18-20, 28 and 34, plus BATMAN ANNUAL #2, look back to the early days of the Dark Knight, then see the impact of the death of his son, Damian! Plus, has Batman’s worst foe become…Bruce Wayne? This title also includes three pivotal chapters from the epic ZERO YEAR storyline, and a chapter that ties into BATMAN ETERNAL!

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

The Empty Man TP

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Vanesa Del
It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure. Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1-6.

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

Friends with Boys TP

(W/A/CA) Faith Erin Hicks
Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and roughhousing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend – one who isn’t one of her brothers. Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch-perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.

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

Guardians of the Galaxy Prem HC 5 Through the Looking Glass
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti, Frank Cho (CA) Valerio Schiti

The Guardians of the Galaxy are caught in the pull of the Black Vortex! With the Slaughter Lords hot on their tails, the X-Men and the Guardians must find somewhere to stash their precious cargo, but will the temptation of the Vortex’s unknown power be too much for this band of misfits? Rocket leaps into action! Gamora goes on the offensive! Ronan is deposed! Star-Lord is defiant! This story has it all – but does it seem like the Guardians have forgotten something in all the cosmic craziness? Oh, that’s right, Peter got elected president of Spartax! Wait, what?! As rifts begin forming within the team, will their friendship and history be enough to hold the Guardians together? Plus: What is a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier doing floating in space?! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #24-27 and ANNUAL (2015) #1.

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

Greenberg the Vampire TP
(W) J. M. DeMatteis (A) Steve Leialoha, Mark Badger (CA) Mark Badger

Oscar Greenberg is not your typical vampire. He doesn’t drink human blood, for one. He’s a successful author – albeit prone to writer’s block. And he’s a good son, who’s kept his secret from his dear old Mama. Oscar’s also very much in love with Denise, the vamp who turned him. Their happily ever after might actually last forever – unless someone comes between them. Someone like Arthur Keaton: Vampire Hunter, who also happens to be Denise’s brother! Then there’s the demonic Lilith, who’s long had designs on Oscar. She’ll go to great lengths to seduce him, in a bid to usher the world into a new age of wanton lust. Can true love conquer all, even for the undead? Rediscover a forgotten tale of fangs, family and infatuation! Collecting MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #20 and material from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #29.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% off)

Invisible Ink

(W/A/CA) Bill Griffith
Renowned underground cartoonist Bill Griffith has created his first long-form graphic story – a memoir that recounts his mother’s secret life in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates suburban Levittown and Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s. Griffith finally discovers his mother’s amorous past in her diary and puts the pieces together to reveal a mother he never knew.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% off)

The Life After TP Vol 1
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Gabo
No man can conquer Hell and Heaven alone. With the help of his friends Ernest Hemingway, Nettie, and Essie–plus a whole army of kids and an ancient Aztec god–Jude might just stand a chance to change the system of the afterlife. But will the toppling of the current regime simply be replaced by one just as bureaucratic and unfeeling? And what happens when betrayal comes not from above or below, but from one of their own?

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

Material TP Vol 1

(W) Ales Kot (A) Will Tempest (CA) Tom Muller

America is unwinding. The world is undergoing massive changes. MATERIAL is a journey through what it means to be alive, today.

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

Monster of Frankenstein TP

(W/A) Various (CA) John Romita

Gothic horror in the macabre Marvel manner! One of the most terrifying figures in all of fiction lurches into his own 1970s comic-book series, collected in color for the first time. Witness a dramatic retelling of Mary Shelley’s literary classic, then follow the Monster in his quest for the last living descendant of his creator, Victor Frankenstein. It’s an odyssey that will lead him into confrontation with Marvel’s other groovy ghoulies, Dracula and Werewolf by Night! Plus: the full rage of the Monster is unleashed in lavishly illustrated, but rarely seen, tales from the heyday of Marvel magazines. It’s enough to bring the dead back to life! Collecting FRANKENSTEIN (1973) #1-18, GIANT-SIZE WEREWOLF #2 and MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #36-37 – plus material from MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2 and #4-10, and LEGION OF MONSTERS (1975) #1.

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

Ninjak TP Vol 1 Weaponeer

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Clay Mann & Various (CA) Lewis LaRosa
Every master spy… has to start somewhere. Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past. Start reading here as Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artists Clay Mann (Gambit), Butch Guice (Captain America), and Juan José Ryp (Black Summer). Collecting NINJAK #1-5.

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

Secret Coders GN Vol 1

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Mike Holmes
The debut volume in the new graphic novel series by Gene Luen Yang! Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

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

Shield By Lee and Kirby Complete Collection TP

(W) Stan Lee & Various

Celebrating S.H.I.E.L.D.’s 50th anniversary, Marvel proudly presents the very first S.H.I.E.L.D. adventures! In 1965, having revolutionized everything from super heroes to war and Westerns, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby set their sights on the spy game. Cold War covert ops had been dominating headlines, so they created an international organization to protect the Marvel Universe. Headed by Nick Fury, and featuring Tony Stark and the Howling Commandos, S.H.I.E.L.D. boasted amazing gadgets, world-dominating villains and the debut of the awesome Helicarrier! These inaugural adventures include the first appearances of Hydra and A.I.M.; a team-up with Captain America; and countless threats to every man, woman and child on planet Earth. Get ready to dive into the world of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #21, and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #135-150 and TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #78.

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

Showa History of Japan TP Vol 4 1953 – 1989

(W/A/CA) Shigeru Mizuki
The final volume of the Eisner-nominated history of Japan. Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan concludes Shigeru Mizuki’s dazzling autobiographical and historical account of Showa period Japan, a portrait both intimate and ranging of a defining epoch. The final volume picks up in the wake of Japan’s utter defeat in World War II, as a country reduced to rubble struggles to rise again. A former enemy becomes their greatest ally as the USA funnels money, jobs, and opportunity into Japan, hoping to establish the country as a bulwark against Soviet communist expansion. Japan reinvents itself, emerging as an economic powerhouse. Events like the Tokyo Olympiad and the World’s Fair introduce a new, friendly Japan to the world, but this period of peace and plenty conceals a populace still struggling to come to terms with the devastation of WWII. The original Japanese edition won the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award; the English translation has been nominated for an Eisner Award.

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

Southern Bastards HC Vol 1

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Jason Latour
Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team and more bastards than you’ve ever seen.
SOUTHERN BASTARDS by JASON AARON (Scalped, Star Wars) and JASON LATOUR (Spider-Gwen, Loose Ends) gets a premiere hardcover, collecting the first eight issues of the Eisner Award-nominated (2015: Best Continuing Series) southern-fried crime series.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (30% off)

Strange Girl Omnibus TP

(W) Rick Remender (A) Jerome Opena & Various (CA) Eric Nguyen
The entire STRANGE GIRL saga back in print!

Cover Price: $25.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $18.19 (30% off)


QQ Sweeper 1 GN

(W/A/CA) Kyousuke Motomi

In the old building at their school, a mysterious room has a door that beckons Fumi, even though she shouldn’t be able to see it! Kyutaro goes in after her, but will he be able to save her before she’s devoured by otherworldly creatures?

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


That’s it for this week!