Friday, April 13, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - April 12, 2012

Big Planet Bethesda is moving this Sunday!
Big Planet Comics
April 12, 2012

Luther Strode signing + Bethesda moving!

Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore will be signing this Saturday, April 14, at our Vienna and College Park stores for the release of the collection of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, their violent take on superheroes! The limited edition poster to the right will be for sale for only $5! More information is below.

Big Planet Comics Bethesda is moving!!! We will be closed Sunday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 17, so we can open at our new spot, 4849 Cordell Avenue, just a few blocks from our current location. Come in to check out the new digs next Wednesday, April 18!

Big Planet Comics Bethesda
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Call in to the Big Planet Comics Podcast phone number with your questions or comments! Call 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

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 THIS SATURDAY 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
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3 pm-5 pm
Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
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Giants Beware! SC

by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado

A great new fantasy adventure for all ages! Spunky little Claudette wants to fight monsters like her dad, but her younger brother just wants to be a pastry chef and her best friend just wants to be a princess. When the feared baby-feet-eating giant returns, Claudette tricks them into setting out to kill the giant with her! Great characterization, adventure, pacing, and art! Everyone should get this. (Jorge Aguirre will be signing copies in Vienna and College Park on Free Comic Book Day, May 5!)

Courtney Crumrin #1

by Ted Naifeh

A new ongoing Courtney Crumrin series! Courtney is a outsider girl who is secretly learning magic from her uncle Aloysius, and dodging all the weird monsters that secretly live around her little town. But when a new girl shows up in town, will she be Courtney's friend, or a dangerous rival? Her first adventure is out in a new color hardcover too!

Secret #1

by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim

A creepy new series by Hickman about governments and private security firms and corporate espionage. An accountant is tortured for information while a security firm promotes itself to protect the government by breaking into their secrets. How do these sides of the story all come together? An intriguing start!
Amazing Spider-Man: Hooky SC
by Susan Putney and Bernie Wrightson

Reprint of Spidey's trippy fantasy adventure, where he fights a dragon!

Courtney Crumrin 1: The Night Things HC
by Ted Naifeh

New hardcover edition in color!

Batman Arkham Unhinged #1
by Derek Fridolfs and Mike S. Miller

A prequel to the hit game Batman: Arkham City!

Batman Incorporated 1 HC
by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette

The entire first series! Batman expands globally!

Dollhouse: Epitaphs SC
by Andrew Chambliss, Cliff Richards, and Andy Owens

The Dollhouse virus escapes and the apocalypse starts!

Goldfish HC
by Brian Michael Bendis

His early crime series in a new hardcover!

America's Got Powers #1

by Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch

After a strange event affects a group of people, they all get superpowers, and a reality show is created to pick the best to join the world's only super team. But most of the world still is scared of the them, and network ratings are pushing the contest to become more deadly. Tommy Watt is the only one affected by the event who has no powers yet he is suddenly drawn into the show.

The Secret Service #1

by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Another darkly humorous series by Millar, a young man is set on a path towards delinquency and wasting his life. Meanwhile, the British Secret Service is investigating the kidnapping of lots of scifi movie stars! After a terrible accident, one of their agents picks up the case. But he is called back home to deal with his delinquent nephew, setting up a strange cross between these worlds.

The Strange Talent of Luther Strode SC

by Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore

Luther Strode is an average geek until he sends away for an exercise course in the back of a comic book, and he not only starts becoming stronger, but a deadly fighter! Unfortunately, the course is from an ancient murder cult who has designs on his growth, and he must deal with the ramifications of being more powerful than everyone around him, including old bullies.
The Guilded Age 1 SC
by T Campbell, Phil Kahn, and Erica Henderson

The online fantasy series is collected!

Hitman 6: For Tomorrow SC
by Garth Ennis, John McCrea and Garry Leach

The hilarious run finally concludes!

Infinite Horizon SC
by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto

After the war, the soldier must get home from across the world.

Pete and Miriam SC
by Rich Tommaso

Vignettes from the life of two young friends, like Ghost World.

Saga #2
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Marko and Alana meet the first bounty hunter after them!

Severed HC
by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, and Attila Futaki

In 1916, a man with shark teeth haunts the runaways of America.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #40
Kevin is back with Nick and Jared to review a bunch of comics and answer a lot of questions! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
1999 SC by Noah van Sciver
Alabaster Wolves #1 (of 5) by Caitlin R. Kiernan and Steve Lieber
America's Got Powers #1 (of 6) by Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller HC by Joseph Lambert
Courtney Crumrin #1 by Ted Naifeh
Danger Club #1 by Landry Q. Walker and Eric Jones
Fanboys vs. Zombies #1 by Sam Humphries and Jerry Gaylord
Freedom 1 SC by Seamus Heffernan
Giants Beware! SC by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre
Hilda and the Midnight Giant HC by Luke Pearson
Pete and Miriam SC by Rich Tommaso
Secret #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim
The Secret Service #1 (of 7) by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Send us questions to or call us at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

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


4/18 - Bethesda Store in New Location!

Come see our new spot for our Bethesda store!
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


5/5 - Free Comic Book Day

5/5 - Jeremy Whitley

New Next Week 4/18

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
3 Story Secret Files of the Giant Man one shot
20th Century Boys vol 20 SC
Amazing Spider-Man #684
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus vol 2 HC
Archie Double Digest #228
Asterix Omnibus vol 3 SC
Avengers #25 AVS
Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #4 (of 4)
Avengers Serpent Crown HC
Avengers vs. X-Men #2 (of 12)
Back Issue #55
Batman #8
Batman Beyond Unlimited #3
Batman Odyssey vol 2 #7 (of 7)
Betty & Veronica #259
Birds of Prey #8
Blood Feast #1
Blue Beetle #8
Bomb Queen 7 Queen's World #3 (of 4)
BPRD Hell on Earth the Long Death #3
Captain Atom #8
Castle Waiting vol 2 #16
Catwoman #8
Cinderella Fables Are Forever SC
Danger Girl Army of Darkness #5
Dark Horse Presents #11
DC Universe Presents #8
Defenders #5
Doctor Who vol 2 #16
Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #2
Dracula illustrated novel HC
Dungeons & Dragons Eberron Annual 2012 #1
Emma SC
Fables #116
Fear Agent vol 06 SC
Ghostbusters #8
GI Joe A Real American Hero #177
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Special #1
Green Lantern Corps #8
Harvey Pekar Cleveland HC
Hellblazer #290
Hellcyon SC
Incredible Hulk #7
Invincible Iron Man #515
Irredeemable #36
Jennifer Blood #11
John Carter Gods of Mars #2 (of 5)
Justice League #8
Justice League #8 combo pack
Knights of the Dinner Table #185
Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble vol 36 SC
Krazy & Ignatz 1922-1924 Drim of Love SC
Legion of Super Heroes #8
Little Miss Sunshine Here Comes the Sun GN
Lovecraft Anthology vol 1 SC
Manhattan Projects #1 3rd Printing
Manhattan Projects #2
Katsuya Terada The Monkey King vol 2 SC
Mr. Bump in Lights Camera Bump GN
Near Death #7
New Mutants #41
Next Men Aftermath #42
Nightwing #8
No Place Like Home #3
Oh My Goddess! vol 41 SC
Peanuts #4 (of 4)
Planet of the Apes #13
Prophet #23 2nd Printing
Prophet #24
Punisher #10
Rachel Rising #7
Ragemoor #2
Red Hood and the Outlaws #8
Red Hulk Hulk of Arabia SC
Red Sonja #65
Reset #1 (of 4)
Resident Alien #0
Rocketeer Adventures 2 #2 (of 4)
The Secret History of DB Cooper #2
The Shadow #1
Shark King GN
Shooters HC
Showcase Presents All Star Squadron vol 1 SC
Simpsons Comics #189
Simpsons Confidential SC
Six Guns SC
The Sixth Gun #21
Sonic Universe #39
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force Storm #0 (3rd Printing)
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force Storm #1 (3rd Printing)
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force Storm #3
Steed and Mrs. Peel #4 (of 6)
Stitched #4
Super Dinosaur #10
Supergirl #8
Survivalist one shot
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #4 Leonardo
Thunder Agents vol 2 #6 (of 6)
Thunderbolts #173
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #4
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man vol 4 The Death of Spider-Man SC
Uncanny X-Force #24
Venom #16
The Walking Dead #96
Witchblade #155
Wolverine and X-Men #9 AVX
Wolverine and X-Men by Jason Aaron vol 1 HC
Wonder Woman #8
X-Factor #234
X-Factor vol 13 Hard Labor SC
X-Men #27
X-Men The Hidden Years vol 1 SC
Young Justice #1
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