Fwd: Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - March 22, 2012
March 23, 2012
Reap the Corto Maltese Whirlwind
Well, all of us here at Big Planet Comics were pretty disappointed by the poor production quality on the new Corto Maltese book, as well as it being a later version that edited down the original art to present in a different format. So we published an open letter to the publisher. Then the internet exploded.
We wrote up a post on our website showing the poor production quality, and how the later version they had used was vastly inferior to the original edition. The publisher put out their reply, and tweets galore went out. Comics news sites covered it in several places, with some very interesting commentary from the European side of things, and many arguing for and against it. In any case, we sincerely hope that the next volume (or version) of Corto Maltese, and any import/reprint/translation, lives up to the excellent current standards of comics that we are seeing these days.
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.
Millar and Yu are back after teaming up on Superior with another crazy superhero series! This time, after their supervillain mentor gets caught trying to rob a casino, some ex-supervillains have to help him raise millions of dollars. But it's hard to be a crook in the USA since there are so many superheroes! But what about trying to be a supervillain in Europe? A great start!
by Nick Edwards
An amazingly inventive adventure by another rising British talent! Teenager Nigel and his pal Brian (a dinosaur!) get into a crazy adventure, searching for The Miracle Bird of Ndundoo, which shoots out jewels! So they must find the Bird before their rivals Julian and the Evil League of Lizards do! Time for a journey towards the center of the earth! Crazy cartooning and ideas.
John Carter: The Gods Of Mars #1 (of 5)
by Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez
The second John Carter novel is adapted into comics, this time by rising writer Sam Humphries and the amazing artist of A Tale of Sand, Ramon Perez! John Carter finally gets back to Mars, only to run into his Martian pal Tar Tarkas again, where they begin a quest into the holy sanctuary where the gods of Mars live! Plus, you know, betrayal and swordfighting and monsters! Such good art!
Axe Cop 3 SC
byMalachai Nicolle, Ethan Nicolle and Christopher Hastings
A new collection of Axe Cop strips! Extra commentary by the creators, 6 year old Malachai who writers it and his older brother who draws it! In addition to discovering new secret attacks, there is a crossover with Dr. McNinja! As inventive, violent and strange as your stories were when you were 6! Plus truly, truly hilarious.