Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - February 23, 2012
February 23, 2012
Mark Long signing tomorrow
Hey everyone! Due to an emergency, Nate Powell will not be able to appear at our event for The Silence of Our Friends tomorrow. However, Mark Long, the writer of The Silence of Our Friends has come into town to appear at the store for us! Mark Long will be at our Vienna store Friday, February 24th from 6-730 pm to sign and discuss the new amazing book he co-wrote, The Silence of Our Friends.
Mark Long, founder of the video game company Zombie Studios, 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. Mark Long based the story on the true events that took place when he was a kid, and one of the main characters is based on his father, a TV journalist in Houston.
A strange mix of friend drama and surreal adventure, Hector Umbra has to find out what happened to his friend, Osaka Best, who vanished right in the middle of his DJ set. A trip across Munich, dealing with crazy people, hallucinations, conspiracies, raves, ex-girlfriends, comas, and possibly a few trips into the underworld.
by Tom Gauld
Goliath of Gath is a huge man, but a terrible warrior, so he keeps trying to swap patrol duty for administrative work. When he gets dragged into a plot by a conniving officer, he finds himself on the front lines of a battle against the Israelites, pretending to be a ferocious fighter. A fascinating take on the David and Goliath story.
by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy
Prophet joins an alien caravan that travels on giant beasts in order to make it across the desert to his next goal. But soon he is caught up in alien politics he has no understanding of! Another brilliant and bizarre issue of scifi adventure!
No Place Like Home #1
by Angelo Tirotto and Richard Jordan
A freak hurricane has killed Dee's parents in Kansas, so she has to return home after 5 years away in Los Angeles. But is there more to their murder, and who is the crazy old man who insists that someone should tell her the truth? A compelling start with great art!
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes SC
by Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Jason Caffoe, Rad Sechrist, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Emily Carroll, Stephanie Ramirez
A new all-ages anthology from the team behind Flight, this is short stories revolving around a theme of a mystery box in each story! Fantasy, drama, adventure, mystery, all with pretty amazing art! Butter thieves, labyrinths, and more!
by Mark Millar, Leinil Francis Yu
In a new take on the Shazam myth, a young boy is gifted with the powers to turn himself into his favorite adult with super powers - Superior! But with the heart of a child, what choices will he make as the world's only real superhero when real monsters start showing up? And what price will he pay for his powers?