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Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - March 29, 2012

Big Planet Comics

March 29, 2012

Avengers 'n' X-Men Throwdown

It has begun! Avengers vs. X-Men #0 came out yesterday, and #1 one is out next week. Who doesn't love superheroes punching each other? Issue #0 was pretty great (read the review below) and we are having an early release for #1, so if you can't wait to get it you can come to any of our stores at 8 pm next TUESDAY, April 3, to buy it a day early (info also below!).

Tradd Moore, artist of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, has drawn a new poster for us for their upcoming signing, and we will have a limited edition printing of the poster for sale! That's it right over there, pretty cool, huh?

Don't forget, the Big Planet Comics Podcast now has a call-in phone number, so send us some questions or comments! Call 703-539-2278!

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UPCOMING April 3 - Avengers vs. X-Men #1 Early Release Party

Marvel is calling it their biggest event yet, building on the last 10 years of storytelling, but really, who doesn't just want to see the superheroes throw down against each other? We will be having a special release party for Avengers vs. X-Men #1 one day early, on Tuesday April 3! So not only will you be able to buy AVX #1 a day early, but you will have access to some other specials, including limited variant covers, and other limited items, like a pin to show your allegiance to either the X-Men or the Avengers, so start thinking now about which team you support! Poor Wolverine, he's got to fight himself.

8-9 pm
All 4 Big Planet Comics stores!

UPCOMING April 14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore Signing

Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore, creators of the great new series The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on April 14 to celebrate the release of the collection of the series.

11 am-1 pm
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

3 pm-5 pm
Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Avengers vs. X-Men #0 (of 12)

by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Frank Cho

It begins! Two stories kick off the next huge Marvel crossover event, both parts drawn by the amazing Frank Cho! The return of the Scarlet Witch to the superhero lifestyle, plus her confrontation with the Vision, plus Hope is training up with Cyclops for her possible future as mutant messiah! But when she develops a strange new power, we are off to the races!

New Deadwardians #1 (of 8)

by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard

After the zombie apocalypse, the British Empire teeters on the edge of ruin. Now the aristocracy maintains its power and the empire through "the cure" - turning themselves into vampires so they can't be zombified! Now one of the last detectives is set on a new case, in which a vampire seems to have been killed in an impossible way! Great world, great new mystery and art.

Cinema Panopticum SC

by Thomas Ott

A girl goes to a strange carnival and watches several short films of Twilight Zone-like horror! Plus Ott's amazing scratchboard art.

Sharknife 2: Stage Second: Sharknife Double Z SC

by Corey Lewis

Years and years later, the new Sharknife is here! Ceasar is still eating fortune cookies at the Guandong restaurant to transform into Sharknife to battle all the monsters that haunt the restaurant, but now we get the secret history of how he gained his powers! And the history of his arch nemesis! Crazy kung fu action and manic artwork.

Rohan at the Louvre HC

by Hirohiko Araki

A new book inspired by the Louvre, a young Japanese comics artist hears about the most evil painting in the world, hidden in the Louvre basement. When he grows up and becomes a famous artist, his interest in this mysterious painting is rekindled, leading down a dark horrible path! Crazy alternative art and a creepy story.

Gone to Amerikay HC

by Derek McCulloch and Colleen Doran

A fascinating story of three different Irish immigrants, a woman in the 19th century, a songwriter in the 1960s, and a famous musician today, all coming to New York City and finding that their lives and stories intersect in strange and compelling ways. A great mix of historical research and drama, with great transitions between stories and times.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #39

  Kevin, Nick and Jared form a new band, and review all the new comics! Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes!
Send us questions to or call us at 1-703-539-2278!


4/3 - Avengers vs. X-Men #1 Early Release Party

All stores! 8pm-9pm

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

Abandon The Old In Tokyo SC
Good-Bye SC
Push Man And Other Stories SC
by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Three of Tatsumi's dark short story collections are now in softcover!

Astonishing X-Men #48
by Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins
A new team as Northstar is hunted by Wolverine!

Bloodstrike #26
by Tim Seeley and Francesco Gaston
He's back! Sent against cybermonsters in Afghanistan.

Dororo Complete SC
by Osamu Tezuka
A ghost and monster samurai adventure, now in one book.

Legion of Monsters SC
by Dennis Hopeless and Juan Doe
The monsters of the Marvelverse team up with Elsa Bloodstone.

Rachel Rising 1: The Shadow of Death SC
by Terry Moore
A new horror story by the creator of Strangers in Paradise!

The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950's MAD Inspired Satirical Comics SC
by everybody!
Some of the best MAD style comics of the '50s!
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