Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/9

Hey guys! This newsletter is pretty packed with things I’d like to direct your attention towards, beginning with a nice and full Upcoming Events section. We have a quite a few things on the horizon, some as soon as this week if you’re a Firefly fan! We’re also having a couple of sales including a toy sale. It’s never too early to think about holiday gift shopping!

We have a few deals of the week, including one that’s kind of special: in addition to the first issue of the new Atomic Robo arc, we are also making the first big Atomic Robo compendium collection (contains first 3 trades) half off for this week only! That’s a great deal for a book that is just a pure joy to read and I urge you to try it out if you haven’t already.

This week we also have the return of Bitch Planet! It sounds like Kelly Sue DeConnick has been busy making big moves in Tinsel Town and so we haven’t seen her wonderful women-in-prison/sci fi social satire in a while. I imagine the biggest new comic release for this week is going to be the new Star Wars title, Shattered Empire. This one is going to be particularly interesting because it takes place AFTER Return of the Jedi and bridges the gap between that movie and Force Awakens.  With Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto behind the wheel, it’s sure to be a hit.

On the trade side, we have quite a few popular series getting collections including Chrononauts, Descender, Crossed Plus 100, and of course the newest collection of SAGA!! If you’re looking for something for the kids, they’ve reprinted the first volume of Polly and the Pirates by Ted Naifeh, creator of Courtney Crumrin!

Finally, we’ll be at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend, so swing by our booth and say hi if you’re heading down there! See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Firefly Celebration Night
Wednesday, Sept 9
7 PM at Culver City Location

Firefly’s new home is the Ovation cable TV network!  Starting this fall they will be broadcasting the series in its entirety, and to celebrate they are doing a pre-launch premiere and party at Pulp Fiction! They will be screening an episode of Firefly, and also having lots of Serenity-related contests and giveaways.  If you are a Firefly/Serenity fan you must attend!!!

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!

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 9/9/15

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

New Comics Highlights

Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Scott Wegener
Atomic Robo disappeared two years ago when Tesladyne was invaded by Majestic 12 and transformed into ULTRA, a task force leveraging the U.S. surveillance and military industries against scientific pursuits deemed to be hazardous. Now, the few remaining Action Scientists finally have a plan to find Robo, but they’ve got to dive deep into ULTRA territory to do it! (And meanwhile, giant monsters from the sea might destroy all of civilization.)

Preview here

Faster Than Light #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W/A/CA) Brian Haberlin

In the very near future we discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for it? With all the idealism of the original Star Trek and the grit and immediacy of Gravity, the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes flight!
Preview here

Head Lopper #1 Deal of the Week $2.99!

(W/A/CA) Andrew MacLean
Action. Adventure. Fantasy. Decapitation! ApocalyptiGirl creator ANDREW MACLEAN brings this critically acclaimed indie hit to Image Comics! The dark humored quarterly adventure begins with a double-sized first issue, with eighty pages of story and a premium pin-up gallery for the regular price of just $5.99! “HEAD LOPPER is what you’d get if Mike Mignola wrote an issue of Brian Wood’s Northlanders by way of James Stokoe’s ORC STAIN.” – Multiversity Comics.
Preview here

Americatown #2

(W) Bradford Winters, Larry Cohen (A) Daniel Irizarri (CA) Mike Choi
As Owen struggles to survive in his new home, all he can think about is where his son might be.

Bitch Planet #5

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Valentine De
The Bitches enter the arena for their very first deathsport match. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE De LANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE).

Harley Quinn Road Trip Special #1

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Bret Blevins (CA) Amanda Conner
It’s the great American summer tradition, but you’ve never seen a road trip quite like this before! Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman are burning rubber across the U.S. of A! We recommend you all stay off the roads for the month of August, just to be safe.


Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #2

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie
You will never look at A-Ha’s “Take On Me” video in the same way ever again.

Journey to Star Wars The Force Awakens #1

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Phil Noto
For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.


Tet #1

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

Eugene Smith is desperate to leave Vietnam behind, and begin a new life with the woman he loves. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered, Eugene’s plans are thrown away, forever. All’s fair in love and war, right?  Writer Paul Allor and artist Paul Tucker present an extraordinary, heartfelt story of hard-boiled crime and star-crossed romance, set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed.

Preview here

Graphic Novels Highlights

Atomic Robo GN Everything Explodes Collection Deal of the Week $19.99!

(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Scott Wegener
Three volumes of Atomic Robo are collected in this handsome single edition. Robo faces his greatest foes: a clockwork pyramid, the planet Mars, Stephen Hawking, a parasitic universe, and Nazi super weapons. Collects The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne, The Dogs of War, and The Shadow From Beyond Time volumes into one omnibus!

Cover Price: $39.99

Chrononauts TP Vol 1

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Sean Murphy
Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are time travelers whose plans go off-course, leading to wild adventures in the time-stream. Collects CHRONONAUTS #1-4

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

Creepy Archives HC Vol 22
(W/A) Various
Murderous beasts, ravenous aliens, and other bizarre creatures hunt for careless humans in Creepy Archives Volume 22, collecting issues #104 through #107 of the infamous horror anthology! Featuring timeless tales by Russ Heath, John Severin, Len Wein, Bruce Jones, Larry Hama, Jim Starlin, Terry Austin, Alfredo Alcala, and many others-as well as all original fan pages and letters columns!

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% off)

Crossed Plus One Hundred TP
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Gabriel Andrade

Alan Moore, the man who revolutionized comics, returns to tell a horrifying tale in the world of Garth Ennis’ grueling survival horror series, Crossed!  Set 100 years in the future, Alan Moore has created a whole new world and history with a stunning attention to detail.  Examining how civilizations rebuild and how generations grow, Moore weaves a rich tapestry of humanity evolving under extreme hardship, all of which is lushly rendered by Gabriel (Ferals) Andrade.  Archivist Future Taylor leads a salvage team working to rebuild the historical record of the original Crossed outbreak.  She’s seen them in videos, but never any live ones, the Crossed are part of the distant past.  Until suddenly, a handful appear, and the blood begins to flow.  All is not as it seems as a horrific mystery unfolds and once again Alan Moore redefines the medium.  This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed.

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

D4ve TP Vol 1

(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Valentin Ramon (CA) Fiona Staples
Primetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? Will a new presence on 34RTH ignite his long-lost spark for battle?

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

Descender TP Vol 1 Tin Stars
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Collects DESCENDER #1-6.

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

EC Archives Two Fisted Tales HC

(W/A) Harvey Kurtzman & Various
Writer/artist/editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, and others to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present this first incredible volume, collecting Two-Fisted Tales #18-#23.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% off)

Green Lantern New Gods Godhead

(W) Robert Venditti & Various (A) Ethan Van & Various (CA) Lee Weeks
In these stories from GREEN LANTERN/NEW GODS: GODHEAD #1, GL #35-37, GL CORPS #35-37, GL NEW GUARDIANS #35-37, RED LANTERNS #35-37, SINESTRO #6-8 and GL ANNUAL #3, Highfather learns that ring-wielders stole secrets of cosmic importance from beyond the Source Wall! Now, Highfather must breach the wall – but first, he needs his own set of rings!

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)

Jon Sable Freelance Omnibus TP Vol 1

(W/A/CA) Mike Grell
He hunts men, loves women – and writes children’s books? Jon Sable is a true renaissance man, for hire! ComicMix is proud to present the entire saga of Mike Grell’s classic character, Jon Sable, Freelance. This omnibus collection presents the first 16 issues of Mike Grell’s classic First Comics run.

Cover Price: $39.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $31.96 (20% off)

Polly and the Pirates TP Vol 1

(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh
Ted Naifeh, the creator of Courtney Crumrin, turns his attention from the creepy crawly “night things” to the hi-larious high seas. Polly is caught between the prim-and-proper boarding school set she’s grown-up with and the legendary legacy of the Pirate Queen that she never knew she was a part of! Hoist the sails and batten the hatches for this new trade paperback collecting the sold out miniseries!

Cover Price: $11.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.56 (20% off)

Saga TP Vol 5

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies. Collects SAGA #25-30

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

Uncle Scrooge TP Vol1 Pure Viewing Satisfaction

(W) Jonathan Gray & Various (A) Romano Scarpa & Various (CA) Derek Charm
The adventures of Uncle Scrooge return in these kid-friendly-sized collections. Includes the stories “The Wraith of Gigabeagle,” “Shiver Me Timebers,” “The Duckburg 100,” and more!

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20% off)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan