UPCOMING February 18 - Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse Battle
Big Planet Comics in College Park will have a massive Apocalypse size battle for the Warhammer 40K game, Saturday, February 18, starting at noon. For more information please contact Peter at our College Park store.
Nate Powell, Eisner Award and Ignatz Award winning creator of Swallow Me Whole and Any Empire, will be at our Vienna store February 24, from 6:00 to 7:30. His new book is The Silence of Our Friends, a really powerful book about the civil rights movement in Texas in the 1960s and two families, one black and one white, who become friends and get caught up in the middle of everything. The co-author's based the story on the true events that took place, and one of the main characters is the father of one of the authors.
Dan Piraro, will be appearing at our U Street store March 11, from 6:00 to 7:00, to sign his new book, Bizarro Heroes. Bizarro Heroes is a collection of his superhero themed spoofs from the last 25 years of Bizarro.
Jorge Aguirre, writer of the new all-ages comic Giants Beware! from First Second Books, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores for a signing on Saturday, May 5, in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day.
Claudette wants to slay a giant, but in her quiet town there's little chance of that. If she can convince her best friend Marie (who just wants to grow up to be a princess) and her little brother Gaston (who just wants to be a pastry chef) to help, maybe they can kill a giant before her parents find out! Here's a link to a preview of 4 pages from Giants Beware! – http://chroniclesofclaudette.com/pages-35-39-2/
by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, and Aaron Renier
The Cartoon Network show that seems like an alternative comic is now an alternative comic! A great new continuing Finn and Jake adventure kicks off in this issue, while Aaron Renier does a hilarious backup short story about some of the supporting characters, and the mysterious cider that comes form the sky! Hilarious, and great art. (all ages)
One Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian 1 SC
by Michael Rex
A young barbarian is sent from his world to Earth to hide a disgusting cursed object. But soon Fangbone is joining elementary school with his new best friend, and having to learn about bullies and how to read! A great and funny adventure, mixing school troubles and fantasy monster battles! Great for kids and adults! (all ages)
Pandemonium 1 SC
by Chris Wooding and Cassandra Diaz
An athlete from a backwater part of a fantasy world is convinced to imitate a missing prince. But can he convince the prince's sisters, keep the kingdom from going to war, spend time with a cute noble girl, learn to be a real prince, and not get eaten by the prince's giant pet cat all at once? Intrigue, adventure, danger, romance, politics and hilarious moments all blended together perfectly! (all ages)
Conan The Barbarian #1
by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan
Yup, you read those creators' names right! Brian Wood brings his historical violent sensibilities of Northlanders to Conan, as Conan meets Belit, the pirate queen, for the first time. And Becky Cloonan brings a feral, but charming, look to Conan that may be his best representation yet! This will fill in the missing years from Robert E. Howard's short story.
Fantastic Four: Season One HC
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and David Marquez
The appearance of the Fantastic Four is retold with modern sensibilities, and amazing art, as Reed Richards assembles his team to be the first independent space launch, leading to them gaining amazing powers. Plus the Mole Man, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and a hint of… doom. Funny dialogue, great character moments and action!
Thief of Thieves #1
by Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer, and Shawn Martinbrough
An idea by Kirkman and a script by Spencer give us a master thief who has spent the last three years planning the greatest heist the world has ever seen. Interspersed with flashbacks to his training of his young protege, as the crew assembles for the heist, a sudden twist will shift this in a new direction! Great new crime series.