Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012
Nate Powell next week
Howdy, folks! Don't forget Nate Powell will be at our Vienna store next Friday, February 24th from 6-730 pm to sign and discuss the new amazing book he illustrated, The Silence of Our Friends. In addition to appearing at our Vienna store, he will also be appearing at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001) from 7-830 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd. So if you live in DC or Maryland or can't make it out to his appearance in Vienna, check it out at the library! Co-authors Mark Long and Jim Demonakos will also be appearing. We will have copies of The Silence of Our Friends for sale after the talk at the library.
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.
A girl has just been transferred to a new high school after being kicked out of her private Catholic school for fighting with a teacher. She is incredibly blunt and perceptive about people's real intentions, but is unable to filter that to maintain a friendship. Several boys show interest in her, but many of the girls in her class begin to gang up on her. A very interesting character and compelling story about the drama of high school!
Athos in America HC
Jason is back with a new collection of short stories, including a return of Athos from his amazing The Last Muskateer! This collection includes a wide variety that shows Jason's range, including a crime story about a criminal who escapes from prison and his old boss who is on a murder spree, and a strange tale about a man named Jason who has a terrible and violent breakup with his girlfriend!
Whispers in the Walls SC
by David Munoz and Tirso
After her parents are killed, a young girl is taken to a strange facility where scientists claim to be researching a terrible disease she has contracted. But she remembers a terrible vampiric monster as the cause of her parents' death, and when she meets the other children there, they begin to realize that there is a secret war going on, a war of fantastic monsters throughout the ages.
Pigs 1: Hello, Cruel World SC
by Nate Crosby, Ben McCool and Breno Tamura
A truly great spy/thriller! A group of KGB spies undercover in Cuba since the Missile Crisis of the '60s are finally activated and their now grown children are sent on their first mission - to invade the United States! But in this day and age, who knows how to activate Soviet sleeper agents? And what is their true mission? Hint: it involves the President of the United States!
by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell
Another relaunch of a defunct superhero from the Extreme line of the '90s, this is another major overhaul, basically starting a new series. Glory was part of the superheroes fighting the Nazis in World War II, and is similar to Wonder Woman in many ways. But now she has been missing for many years and a young woman who is dreaming about her continues her quest to find out where she is. With amazing art by Ross Campbell!
Peter Panzerfaust #1
by Kurtis Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins
Speaking of World War II, this is a playful and yet dark-tinged adventure of a young American boy named Peter who teams up with a group of French boys during the battle between German and Allied forces during the invasion of France. Yet Peter seems to have strange powers that pay homage to the Peter Pan story. A very interesting start!