Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - January 19, 2012

Big Planet Comics

January 19, 2012

More Polls and Sales!

Voting is open on 7 of 9 categories for the Best of 2011, the last two will be up on Friday and Monday. Click the links below to add your voice:
Best New Series
Best Reprint
Best Artist
Best Miniseries
Best for Kids
Best Single Issue
Best Writer
Best Ongoing Series - on Friday!
Best Graphic Novel - on Monday!

We finished our Best of 2011 podcast, so you can download or listen to that one now if you want to hear which ones we picked!

We are also running sales throughout the month of January!
Bethesda is offering 40% off hardcovers this week.
College Park is offering 50% off all back issues in the bins and 50% off anything on the sale table.
U Street is offering 40% off hardcovers this week.
Vienna is offering 40% off hardcovers this week and 40% off all Essentials and Showcases.

Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to

- the Big Planet Comics kids


Feb. 4 - Magic: The Gathering Dark Ascension Tournament

Big Planet Comics in College Park will have a Magic: The Gathering tournament for the launch of the new Dark Ascension set on Saturday, February 4, 2012, starting at noon. For more information please contact Peter at our College Park store.

Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740


May 5 - Jeremy Whitley Signing

Jeremey Whitley, writer of the new all-ages comic Princeless, will be appearing at our Vienna store for a signing on Saturday, May 5, in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day. We will announce the exact time he will be there closer to the event.

Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


Prophet #21

by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy

A complete relaunch of the '90s Prophet series makes this the first issue of an whole new era. John Prophet awakes from cryosleep in the distant future where humanity has devolved and aliens rule the strange new Earth. He begins his mission across this alien Earth, so it's a lot of amazing visuals of his journey. Great art, strange world scifi, amazing!

Twelve 1 SC

by J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston

Speaking of WW2, a group of 12 heroes frozen at the end of the war are awoken by the US government in 2008 and recruited after Civil War to be a face of the government's new patriotic superhero program. But all twelve have problems readjusting to the strange modern world, and then the murders begin! A compelling character based story in the vein of Astro City.

Steve Canyon 1: 1948-1948 HC

by Milton Caniff

A definitive, beautifully reproduced collection of the beginning of perhaps the greatest adventure comic of all time! Caniff's best art, full of beautiful women, dangerous international adventure, and airplanes! Captain Canyon reassembles his WW2 era crew to go into private transport after the war, leading to adventures in the US and South America and the Middle East and more! Dense exciting stories! So good!

Marvel Firsts 1970s SC

by everyone!

Another amazing cross section of the first appearances of a lot of Marvel characters from the 1970s, covering the vast diversity of their line, including war, romance, superhero, horror, adventure, westerns and more! Some include: Ghost Rider! Luke Cage! Man-Thing! Dracula! Shanna the She-Devil! Warlock! The Beast! Night Nurse! Killraven! The Cat! Red Wolf! A great sampler of less-known part of Marvel's comic history.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #30

We're back! In this week's podcast Kevin, Nick and Jared discuss local TV infamy, characters battlin', and review all the new stuff. Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes! Send us questions to
Danger Girl: Revolver #1
by Andy Hartnell and Chris Madden

A new Danger Girl joins the team on their new quest.

Daredevil #8
by Mark Waid and Kano

The Black Cat tries to use DD and makes Spidey jealous!

Diablo #2
by Aaron Williams and Joseph LaCroix

Jacob and his new ally are hunted by the warriors from his village.

Fraggle Rock Classics 1 SC
by Stan Kay and Marie Severin

Some of the classic Fraggle stories from the 1980s!
(all ages)

Halo: Fall of Reach: Invasion #1
by Brian Reed and Felix Ruiz

Master Chief begins his defense of Reach!

Lord of the Jungle #1
by Arvid Nelson and Roberto Castro

The violent saga of Tarzan begins on the African coast.

Memorial #2
by Chris Johnson and Rich Ellis

Em uses her magic key as the Court of Shadows tries to catch her.

New Defenders 1 SC
by Giffen/Dematteis/Gillis and Perlin/more

Far out fantasy including Odin, elves and the New Mutants!

Raw Power #1
by Josh Bayer

A triply comic about G Gordon Liddy vs. punks and the Cat Man!

Steed and Mrs. Peel #1
by Grant Morrison and Ian Gibson

The spies from the Avengers TV show in an adventure from 1990.

Superior #7
by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu

The finale comes as Superior must make a choice about his soul.

Uncanny X-Force #20
by Rick Remender and Robbi Rodriguez

Fantomex is kidnapped and put on trial for murdering Apocalypse!

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