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.
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.
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.
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
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.