Thursday, February 23, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - February 23, 2012

Big Planet Comics

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.

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- the Big Planet Comics kids

UPCOMING February 24 - Mark Long Signing

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.

6-730 pm
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


Hector Umbra HC

by Uli Oesterle

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.

Goliath HC

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.

Prophet #22

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!

(all ages)

Superior HC

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?

Big Planet Comics Podcast #34

Our podcast will be up tomorrow! Sorry for the delay. Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes! Send us questions to

2/24 - Mark Long

Signing The Silence of Our Friends 6-730pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740


3/3 - Magic Bullet Release Party & BBQ

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


3/11 - Dan Piraro

Signing Bizarro 6-7pm
1520 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009



4/14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore

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


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

Afrika HC
by Hermann

A man tries to fight off poachers in a corrupt country.

Amazing Mysteries 1 HC
by Bill Everett

Some of the earliest comics by Bill Everett collected!

Ampeny Crucis: Vile Bodies SC
by Ian Edginton and Simon Davis
A British nobleman investigates occult horror after WWI!

Dark Horse Presents #9
by various

Just a note that this has an all-new Paul Pope story in it. Paul Pope!

Is That All There Is? HC
by Joost Swarte

One of the greatest creators of Europe finally has a book of his comics in English!

Kolor Klimax: Nordic Comics Now SC
by various

A massive anthology of cutting edge comics from north Europe!

The Zen of Steve Jobs
by Caleb Melby and JESS3

A look at Steve Jobs interactions with Zen master Kobun Otogawa.

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