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Join Pulp Fiction for Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 1st 10am-7pm
May 1st is fast approaching, which means it’s time for Pulp Fiction’s Free Comic Book Day (and Food Drive) 2010! We will have a large assortment of comic books featuring all your favorite characters, including Superman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Simpsons, Star Wars, Archie and many more, available absolutely FREE for everyone who visits us on this special day. Plus, get discounted tickets to the Long Beach Comic Con and the Art Theater, meet actors from Street Fighter High, have your picture taken with Superman and Hit-Girl and join in on other fun activities.
What is "Free Comic Book Day?"
Free Comic Book Day is a single day each year when comic book shops across North America and around the world are giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Comic books are an original American art form created in the early twentieth century. They are fun to read and feature a wide range of diverse storylines that capture the imagination of the reader.
Here are just some of the exciting plans we have for Free Comic Book Day 2010:
The Long Beach Comic Con invades Pulp Fiction
The fine folks from the Long Beach Comic Con will be at Pulp Fiction on Free Comic Book Day with discount tickets to Long Beach Comic Con 2010! They will also be passing out Comic Con merchandising, Twittering the days events and perhaps even have a major Comic Con announcement for us!
Appearing live and in person at Pulp Fiction on Free Comic Book Day:
Cast members from the new You Tube sensation “Street Fighter High” http://www.youtube.com/user/StreetFighterHigh
Hang with Superman and Hit Girl
Superman (Michael Duran) and Hit Girl (of Kick Ass fame) will be here to meet and greet (and take pictures) with all their fans!
Live musical performance by comic book crooner Ian Frazier
Ian Frazier will be giving out CDs and performing his comic book “greatest hits” including Jonah Hex, Xanadu, Sandman and Red Robin. See and hear more of Ian here:
Celebrate Free Comic Book NIGHT at the ART THEATER
- See the world premiere (in MuVChat) of Batman and Robin!
Share in a public thrashing of Joel Schumacher's BATMAN & ROBIN by seeing the film in MuVChat!, a new and insanely fun way to share notorious films with an audience! The Art Theater premiered Chicago-based MuVChat on the West Coast last month with "Mommie Dearest," and had one of its wildest nights since its Rocky Horror glory days. MuVChat allows audience members to text their comments onto the screen - insult the movie, flirt with a neighbor, mock the Batnipples, anything goes!!
$10 tickets are available at the Art Theatre box office, OR swing by Pulp Fiction for special $7 discount Mondo Celluloid passes!! They will be available there starting Friday, April 16 and will be on sale until the screening! Make a $10 donation (or more) or bring 10 food items (or more) to Pulp Fiction’s Free Comic Book Day Food Drive and get a FREE ticket!
Here’s the Art Theater’s event page for the Batman & Robin MuVChat screening: http://www.562citylife.com/events/batman-robin-in-muvchat.
For more information on MuVChat, check them out at muvchat.com!
Help the Food Bank and get more FREEBIES
Pulp Fiction is teaming with the Los Angeles Food Bank on Free Comic Book Day to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Bring non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to the Food Bank and you will get extra comics, discounted movie and Comic Con tickets and lots of other rewards.
It’s time for a Food Drive! Pulp Fiction will be holding a food drive on Saturday, May 1st to help the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. This is a great chance to make a difference in our community. I encourage you to join us in our efforts to help our less fortunate neighbors. The food and funds we raise will help the Foodbank supply food to nearly 900 charitable agency sites that provide food for low-income children, families, senior citizens and individuals in need throughout Los Angeles County.
One in four children in Los Angeles live at or below the poverty line. Of the households served by the Foodbank, 42 percent have one or more adults in the workforce. YET thousands of these families are still forced to choose between paying the rent and buying groceries.In 2007 alone:
- 600,000 people, including working poor families, received food through Foodbank programs
- 5,000 backpacks filled with nutritional food were distributed at four South Los Angeles schools to children who go hungry on weekends when resources, such as school lunch programs, are not available.
- 8,000 seniors a month received nutritionally-balanced food
- Over 13,000 volunteers visited the Foodbank in downtown Los Angeles
Here are ways to help:
- Donate by check or online at our Virtual Food Drive page located at www.lafoodbank.org. With every dollar donated the Foodbank can distribute food for 4 meals.
- Donate cash, checks and nonperishable food items in the Foodbank barrels located at Pulp Fiction during the drive. Much needed food items include:
- canned protein such as tuna, sardines, stew, soups
- peanut butter & Jelly
- canned fruits & vegetables
- fruit juices
- staples such as beans, rice, pasta
- personal care items including lotion, deodorant, toothpaste
Thank you for your support.
Easter savings in March and April!
Graphic Novels- 40% OFF cover price
Manga-30% OFF cover price
Discount Comics Super Sale
“The more you buy, the more you save”
10 - 19 comics
20 - 49 comics
50 - 99 comics
100 - 299 comics
300 - 499 comics
FREE comic books all December
Spread the love of comic books this holiday season. Pulp Fiction will give you a FREE comic book with every purchase. Try something new, read it, then? REGIFT it! Find someone who doesn't read comics and give them the ultimate "stocking stuffer." The best way we have to get more readers is you! Now's your chance grow the hobby you love and give the best gift this holiday season: the joy of reading and collecting comics!
TOYS FOR TOTS
The Toys for Tots collection for 2009 has ended.
Thank you for your support!
Toys for Tots website: http://www.toysfortots.org/
Sales and specials will continue throughout all of May at Pulp Fiction!
First, you get a free comic with every purchase in May. We also have a big sale on graphic novels all May (see below).
Next up, lots of figures and statues will be on sale at up to 50% off.
for the holiday weekend they will only cost 50¢, or you can fill up a small box for $50 (thats about 25¢ a comic)!
May's the month to stock up on all your favorites!
The savings grow on select Discount Graphic Novels in May!
- May 3rd - May 10th 60% off our Green Tag Discount graphic novels
- May 11th - May 17th 70% off our Green Tag Discount graphic novels
- May 18th - May 24th 80% off our Green Tag Discount graphic novels
- May 25th - May 31st 90% off our Green Tag Discount graphic novels
Select figures, statues and collectibles will be 50% off all May!
Join Pulp Fiction for Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 2nd 10am-6pm
Help the Food Bank and get more FREE stuff!
Pulp Fiction is teaming with the Food Bank of Southern California to help those less fortunate than ourselves on this special day. Bring non-perishable food items or make a donation to the Food Bank and you will get lots more FREE comics, movie passes (courtesy of the Art Theater of Long Beach) and other extra goodies!From the Foodbank:
"Here at the Foodbank of Southern California, we accept donations in variety. Our most needed items would be non-perishable food items ( mostly canned goods), dried packaged pastas, hygiene products ( such as shampoos, deoderants, soaps), and of course cash, check, and/or money order donations as well."This just in...
In a dystopian vision of future Japan, 42 high school students are chosen to be part of "The Program," a military operation in which students are forced to participate in a fight to the death. For the uninitiated, Battle Royale is the ultimate gateway movie to the most exuberant and uninhibited cinema Japan has to offer. A meditation on the nature of authority and the decision to comply with it, Kinji Fukasaku's last masterpiece raised the bar for films with real teeth. Employing just the right dose of humor, social satire, extreme violence, and teenage melodrama, Fukasaku takes the coming of age story and drops it into hell.
Live and in-person at Pulp Fiction
Zeb Wells and Todd Nauck
Writer / Artist - Amazing Spiderman #583 (Obama)
You’ve seen it on the news. You’ve heard about it on the internet. It’s the historical meeting of President Obama and Spider-Man in Amazing Spiderman #583! Now’s your chance to meet the writer and artist of the HOTTEST comic book of the year. Pick up the newest edition and get this RARE piece of memorabilia autographed by the men who created it!
Can’t be here (yes, we know this falls on Valentine’s Day) – pre-order autographed copies of this comic for just $3.99 and pick up at your convenience after the signing!
Q & A with Todd Nauck
by Ryan Riley
Who at Marvel came up with the idea for the Obama cameo in Amazing Spider-Man?
TODD: I'm not sure who exactly. All I know is the Spider-Man editor, Steve Wacker, contacted me to see if I was available to draw a 5-page story.
Describe for us the reaction you had when you found out that you were assigned to do this story.
TODD: When I was first contacted, I didn't even know what it was until the next day. And when I found out, I was a little awestruck. Then when I found out it was running in ASM #583 the week before the inauguration, I realized this was gonna be big.
Did you expect the Obama guest-appearance issue to sell as well as it has?
TODD: I knew it would sell well. I figured people who like Obama, whether they read comics or not, would be going to pick this comic up. I didn’t expect it to go to five printings, though!
What's your take on the other comics that have featured Obama that have been released in the last few months (the Savage Dragon appearances, the bio comics)?
TODD: I didn’t read those. I'm actually behind on a lot of my comic book reading. I ought to check those out!
Todd and Zeb Links
- Zeb Wells interviewed on writing the Spiderman/Obama meeting:
- Zeb and Todd (video) interviewed about Amazing Spiderman #583 and signing at the Comic Bug:
- Zeb Wells is on Facebook:
- Find out all about Todd Nauck at his Wildguard site:
- See Todd's work on Deviant Art:
- Todd is on MySpace:
- Todd is on Facebook:
- Robert Meeks of Modern Mythology shares with us many of the recent appearances of President Obama in the world of comics!
Sammy Montoya Signing on November 8th!
One of our customers, Sammy Montoya, is having a comic published this month and we are hosting a signing! His comic, The Haunted Caves, is, of course, a spooky little horror tale, as befits this holiday season. Check out the trailer at:
Sammy and his writing partner Michael Stevens will be at Pulp Fiction on Saturday, November 8th starting at 1pm signing copies of the comic and also answering questions on how to get a comic published. In addition, the first 20 people here will get a FREE autographed poster and other goodies. Get here early…
Super Signing Day
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 will be Super Signing Day at Pulp Fiction. Scheduled to appear are Mark Andreyko (writer of Manhunter, Torso), Andersen Gabrych (Batgirl, Omega Men) and Mark Masterson (Dorothy); all of whom will be signing their works. Also, we will be presenting the premiere of Stephen King's Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born.
If that wasn't enough, we will also be featuring a "Save The Manhunter" raffle. Everyone who purchases Manhunter #26 or #27 will receive one (1) ticket. Buy a Manhunter tradepaperback and get two (2) tickets. Or, bring a letter (along with a stamped envelope) exclaiming how much you lover Kate Spencer and why the world will end if DC does not bring back Manhunter, present it to the folks at Pulp Fiction and we will give you five (5) raffle tickets. These tickets will give you the chance to win lots of great Manhunter-related prizes, along with the eternal gratitude of writer Mark Andryko, who will draw the winning tickets for lots of great prizes including:
- A signed set of Manhunter #1-25
- Save the Manhunter t-shirts
- Manhunter comics and tradepaperbacks
Don't Miss Out!
Give the Treat of Literacy this Halloween
Pulp Fiction, Long Beach's most unique bookstore, is running a very special promotion this Halloween. In an effort to encourage literacy and reading, they are giving local adults, absolutely FREE, a packet containing child-friendly Spiderman, Archie and Donald Duck comic books to hand out to lucky trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Response has already been phenomenal as many patrons have expressed what a great idea it is to have a "healthy" alternative to passing out candy. Just come by the store and ask for your free packet of comic books.
Pulp Fiction's C.S.I. Murder Mystery ContestCSI: Dying in the Gutters
by Steven Grant and Stephen Mooney (Issue #2 on sale now!)
Presenting an all-new storyline set firmly in the world of comic books, sure to appeal to comic book fans and CSI fans alike! Grissom and his CSIs take in a Las Vegas comic convention that ends in tragedy-the death of online gossip columnist RICH JOHNSTON. The suspects are many-among them Marvel Comics EIC JOE QUESADA, ED BRUBAKER, MARC SILVESTRI, ROBERT KIRKMAN, BEN TEMPLESMITH, PETER DAVID, GREG RUCKA, and many other well-known comic creators! Can the CSIs solve the crime before "dead is dead" becomes commonplace at the con?
GET A FREE COPY OF CSI: DYING IN THE GUTTERS #1...
just for joining the Pulp Fiction Message Boards (discontinued) and signing up for our murder mystery contest. Match wits with your fellow fans. Be the first to solve whodunit and figure out the killer's motive! Win valuable prizes including: an autographed copy of the rare 1 in 50 variant edition to issue #1 and CSI graphic novels. Acclaim and fame await you! (Contest is ended!)
Anime Expo was held at the Anaheim Convention Center on July 1-4, 2006 and we've got pictures! They can be found at the Anime Expo Gallery.
Special Workshop / Demonstration - Comic Book Creator program
Saturday April 1st, starting at 9:00am the fine folks at Planetwide Games will be here at Pulp Fiction to demonstrate their great new program, Comic Book Creator. This program provides you with templates for various panel layouts and word balloons and helps you to create your own comic book! Check out their website (www.planetwidegames.com) for more details.
New York Times Best-Selling Author Eric Jerome Dickey at Pulp Fiction
Eric Jerome Dickey, critically acclaimed author of New York Times bestsellers Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, and Genevieve, has signed on to create a spectacular, six-issue limited comic book series featuring Storm, the popular X-Men heroine. The first highly anticipated issue is scheduled to debut in February 2006, coinciding with Black History Month.
Dickey's Storm story arc will present an epic romance, revealing the untold love story of the world's two most popular African American Super Heroes, Ororo (also known as Storm of the X-Men) and T'Challa (a.k.a. The Black Panther), the world's first African American Super Hero. Marking Dickey's first comic book writing effort, the captivating series blends romance and adventure against the backdrop of Africa's cruel plains.
"This is a truly groundbreaking storyline that will draw in readers from all cultural backgrounds," said Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics. "Eric's unique vision for this series will thrill traditional comic fans of Storm and The Black Panther, as well as appeal to a whole new audience drawn towards Eric's remarkable storytelling ability."
Pulp Fiction, in partnership with the Tabahani Book Circle, is hosting Mr Dickey for a signing to celebrate the release of Storm. Come meet Eric Jerome Dickey at Pulp Fiction on Saturday, February 25th starting at 12:00 noon - he will be autographing the first issue of his newly-released comic book series, Storm.
Dickey's novels Liar's Game, Between Lovers, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, Naughty or Nice, Drive Me Crazy, and Genevieve have all earned him the success of a spot on The New York Times bestseller list.. Liar's Game, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, Naughty or Nice, and Drive Me Crazy have also given Dickey the added distinction of being nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Fiction in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. His 12th novel, Chasing Destiny, will be released in May 2006.
To find out more about Eric Jerome Dickey, check out his website (www.ericjeromedickey.com).<TOP>