Thursday, February 02, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - February 2, 2012

Big Planet Comics

February 2, 2012

So Many Events!

We are going heavy with the events this year!

First, with the upcoming release of the DC area free comics anthology Magic Bullet #4, we will be having a Magic Bullet Release Party at our Vienna store March 3. Magic Bullet is free, so come in and grab a copy and see the original art of many of the contributors and some of their other comics work will be for sale!

We also have upcoming signings for several great comics, including The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (now set for Saturday April 14), Princeless, and Xoc!

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- the Big Planet Comics kids

February 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 this Saturday, February 4, 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


NEW! July 28 - Matt Dembicki Signing

Matt Dembicki, creator of The Brewmaster's Castle and editor of Trickster will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores for his new book Xoc on Saturday, July 28.

11 am-1 pm
Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740


3 pm-5 pm
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


Dance Class 1: So You Think You Can Hip Hop? HC

by Béka and Crip

The great cartoony art in this series tells the fun and funny tale of a group of young kids taking dance classes. Each page or two is a single short story that slowly builds more on their efforts to become better dancers and deal with other things like getting to class on time and cute dancers in their class!
(all ages)

Rat Catcher SC

by Andy Diggle and Victor Ibañez

One of the best of Vertigo's crime fiction line is finally out in softcover. The boogeyman for snitches is the Rat Catcher, and when FBI agents guarding a safe house are murdered, the myth seems to be coming true! A great cinematic tale of twists and double crosses, full of intense action and surprises with great art.

Kramers Ergot 8 HC

by Robert Beatty, Gabrielle Bell, Chris Cilla, Anya Davidson, Ron Embleton, Frederic Mullalley, C.F., Sammy Harkham, Tim Hensley, Kevin Huizenga, Ben Jones, Takeshi Murata, Gary Panter, Johnny Ryan, Leon Sadler, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, and Ian F. Svenonius

Another cutting edge issue of the Kramers Ergot anthology seems even tighter than previous issues (though maybe not as big as the last one!) Although there is still some pushing the envelope Picturebox/Fort Thunder type stuff in here, there is also a lot of great stories and art from some of the best of the alternative comics scene. An amazing package!

Winter Soldier #1

by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice

The blank parts of the Winter Soldier's time as a brain-washed assassin for the Soviet Union is slowly revealed as he investigates with the Black Widow rumors that other agents were trained to infiltrate America. Great intrigue and action with great Guice art.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #31

In this week's podcast Kevin, Nick and Jared discuss Jersery Shore for 30 minutes, then spend an hour reviewing all the new stuff. Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes! Send us questions to

2/4 - Magic TG Tournament

4/14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore

Signing The Strange Talent of Luther Strode 11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


4/14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore

Signing The Strange Talent of Luther Strode 3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740



5/5 - Free Comic Book Day

All stores!

5/5 - Jeremy Whitley

5/5 - Jeremy Whitley

Action! Mystery! Thrills! Covers SC
A collection of some of the best comics covers of the '40s and '50s.

Alpha Girl #1
by Jeff Roenning/Jean-Paul Bonjour and Robert Love

A cosmetics firm accidentally sets off a zombie apocalypse.

Fatale #2
by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Detective Booker gets pulled deeper into this horror crime story.

Jennifer Blood 1 SC
by Jennifer Blood and Adriano Batista

A housewife plans secret revenge on the mob.

John Carter: A Princess of Mars SC
by Roger Langridge and Filipe Andrade

A great adaptation of the scifi adventure on Mars!
(all ages)

John Romita Amazing Spider-Man Artist Edition HC
by John Romita Sr.

A deluxe reprint of the original art from Spidey.

Madman 20th Anniversary Monster HC
by Mike Allred and various

A giant oversized homage to Madman by many, many artists!

Magic: The Gathering #1
by Matt Forbeck and Martín Cóccolo

A Planeswalker thief gets caught up in his old quest for revenge.

The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions
by Corinne Mucha

A new Retrofit of short stories, like when a monkey is in her basement!

Richie Rich Gems Winter Special
by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón

A reprint of some classic Richie Rich winter adventures.
(all ages)

Strikeforce: Morituri 1 SC
by Peter B. Gillis and Brent Anderson/Whilce Portacio

Humans are given powers that will kill them to fight an alien invasion.

Warriors of Mars #1
by Robert Place Napton and Jack Jadson

Lt. Gullivar Jones also travels to battle on Mars!

Xombi SC
by John Rozum and Frazer Irving/Scott Hampton

A super strange adventure with amazing art!
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