Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - April 12, 2012
Big Planet Bethesda is moving this Sunday!
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!
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.
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!
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
byMark 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.
PODCAST REVIEWS: 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
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