Thursday, April 19, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - April 19, 2012

Big Planet Comics

April 19, 2012

Bethesda has moved!

Well, there were about 300 boxes of comics plus all the shelves and assorted fun, but thanks to the generous help of our volunteers and the help of our non-volunteer employees, we have moved the Bethesda store 3 blocks to our new address! Stop in and let us know what you think, we're pretty happy with the new store!

Big Planet Comics Bethesda
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

The signing by Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore went really well, thanks to everyone who came in, they had a great time! We still have a very few copies of the limited signed and numbered print they did at our Vienna store, so stop by there quick and grab one if you want it!

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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- the Big Planet Comics kids

NEW May 26 - Jerry Gaylord Signing

Jerry Gaylord, artist of the new Boom Entertainment comic Fanboys vs. Zombies, will be appearing at our College Park store on Saturday, May 26. Fanboys vs. Zombies is written by Sam Humphries and tells the tale of a group of estranged friends who reunite at San Diego Comicon just as a zombie apocalypse begins! Can fan knowledge help you survive zombies longer?

Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

UPCOMING May 5 - Free Comic Book Day & Jeremy Whitley & Jorge Aguirre Signing

Free Comic Book Day is just a few weeks away! Bring your friends, we have a lot of great comics to give away this year! To see the complete list, go to!

In addition, we are proud to present 2 great comic book writers, who have just published some great all-ages fantasy adventure comics! Jeremy Whitley writes Princeless, and Jorge Aguirre writes Giants Beware! They will be appearing at our Vienna and College Park stores.

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

The Survivalist SC

by Box Brown

A conservative paranoid comic book artist is holed up in his bunker when a meteor strikes the Earth. Can he re-establish a connection with humanity after this disaster when he meets a survivor in the ruins? An amazing short story with great characters! Box Brown won a ton of Ignatz Awards last year, now you can see why!

Reset #1 (of 4)

by Peter Bagge

A washed up movie star gets recruited into a strange new program that uses a machine to replay your early life, allowing you make new choices. But are the scientists manipulating his life to force him to be in the program? And just how does the program know so much about his early life? A compelling new thriller!

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland HC

by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant

Harvey Pekar tells the history of Cleveland, intertwined with his own life story, giving a look at the evolution of the city and his experiences in it. Great art by Remnant shows off the changing look of the city.
Batman #8
by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

The Night of Owls crossover begins as the Talon's stalk Bruce Wayne!

Cinderella: Fables Are Forever SC
by Chris Roberson, Bill Willingham, Shawn McManus
Cinderella's old spy nemesis shows up again... or does she?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Special #1
by Denise Mina, Leonardo Manco, Andrea Mutti

A free sample of the upcoming graphic adapation of the book!

Hellcyon SC
by Lucas Marangon

The scifi series is finally completed! Battlesuits in a scifi rebellion.

John Carter: Gods of Mars #2
by Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez

John Carter must escape the Valley of the Dead!

Krazy & Ignatz 1922-1924: At Last My Drim of Life Has Come True SC
by George Herriman

The final book in the epic reprint of all of Krazy Kat!

The Shadow #1

by Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell

As war spreads across the globe under the German and Japanese Empires, one man with strange powers from the mysterious East continues his battle against the forces of evil - The Shadow! Pulp's classic hero returns in a great new adventure by Garth Ennis right before the outbreak of World War 2. Full of intrigue and two-fisted action and gunplay!

Avengers vs. X-Men #2

by Jason Aaron and John Romita Jr.

Every two weeks! The battle truly begins! Every member of the Avengers shows up in a Helicarrier to confront the X-Men! Perhaps that will cheese off Cyclops! When he orders Hope off the battlefield, will she obey? And some of the head to head battles begin! Who's throwing Colossus at the Helicarrier?

Resident Alien #0 (of 3)

by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

An alien hides out on Earth in a small town, using his mental powers to conceal his identity! But when the town doctor is mysteriously murdered, he is asked by the police to help investigate. He is slowly drawn back into society, while risking the truth of what he really is. A strange and interesting start!
Manhattan Projects #2
by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

The American super scientists try to recruit the Nazis!

The Shark King HC
by R. Kikuo Johnson

A Hawaiian myth of Nanaue, half boy, half shark, and son of the Shark God!
(all ages)

Six Guns SC
by Andy Diggle and Davide Gianfelice

All-out action as classic gunslingers are given a modern action movie makeover!

Wolverine and the X-Men vol 1 HC
by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo

Wolverine restarts Xavier's school and the Hellfire Club attacks! And Bamfs! So good!

Big Planet Comics Podcast #41
Kevin interviews Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore, then with Nick and Jared reviews some great comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
Harvey Pekar's Cleveland HC by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant
Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery HC by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
Lou! 1: Secret Diary SC by Julien Neel
The Lovecraft Anthology 1 SC by Ian Edginton, D'Israeli, Dan Lockwood, Shane Ivan Oakley, Rob Davis, I.N.J. Culbard, David Hine, Mark Stafford, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Leigh Gallagher, David Hartman, Alice Duke
Pandemonium SC by Christophe Bec and Stefano Raffaele
Reset #1 by Peter Bagge
Resident Alien #0 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse
The Shadow #1 by Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell
The Shark King HC by R. Kikuo Johnson
The Survivalist SC by Box Brown

Send us questions to or call us at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)
5/5 - Free Comic Book Day
All stores!

5/5 - Jeremy Whitley
Signing Princeless 11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Princeless 3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

5/5 - Jorge Aguirre
Signing Giants Beware! 11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Giants Beware! 3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

5/26 - Jerry Gaylord
Signing Fanboys vs. Zombies
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

7/4 - 20% off Sale
All stores!

7/28 - Matt Dembicki
Signing Xoc 11am-1pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Signing Xoc 3pm-5pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

New Next Week 4/25

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
Abe Sapien vol 2: The Devil Does Not Jest SC
Activity #5
All Star Western #8
American Vampire #26
Angel & Faith #9
Aquaman #8
Archie #632
Archie & Friends Double Digest #15
Army of Darkness #3
Art Of Amanda Conner HC
Astonishing X-Men #49
Avengers DK Readers Avengers Assemble SC
Avengers DK Readers Worlds Mightiest Super Hero SC
Avengers Roll Call
AVX Vs #1 (Of 6)
Bart Simpson Comics #70
Batman Beyond Unlimited #2 2nd Ptg
Batman Knightfall Vol 1 New Edition SC
Batman The Dark Knight #4 2nd Ptg
Batman The Dark Knight #8
Battle Scars #6 (Of 6)
Black Orchid Deluxe Edition HC
Blackhawks #8
Bloodstrike #27
BPRD Hell On Earth Pickens County Horror #2
Captain America #10
Captain America And Hawkeye #629
Chew Vol 5 Major League Chew SC
Classics Illustrated: Oliver Twist SC
Connie: Menace of Mo Tung SC
Crossed Badlands #4
Cruisin' With Hound Life & Times Toote GN
Daken Dark Wolverine Big Break SC
Danger Girl Revolver #4 (Of 4)
Daredevil #11 Omega
Daredevil Marvel Masterworks Vol 3 SC
Dark Tower Gunslinger Way Station #5 (Of 5)
Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill SC
Darkhawk Classic Vol 1 SC
Darkness #102
Exile Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 4)
FF #17
Flash #8
Folly Consequences Of Indiscretion GN
Frazetta Funny Stuff HC
Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Men #8
Game of Thrones #7
Gears of War #23
Gears of War vol 2 SC
Goon #39
Gotham Central vol 4 Corrigan SC
Green Hornet #24
Green Lantern New Guardians #8
Grimm Fairy Tales #72
Hellraiser #13
I, Vampire #8
I'm Not a Plastic Bag HC
Incredible Hulk Pardoned SC
Jennifer Blood #12
Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City HC
Jugheads Double Digest #180
Justice League Dark #8
King Conan Phoenix on the Sword #4 (Of 4)
Kirby Genesis #7
Lil Depressed Boy #10
Mad Magazine #515
Marvel Previews May 2012
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #1
Mass Effect Homeworlds #1
Mass Effect Vol 3 Invasion SC
Merciless Rise of Ming #1
Mighty Thor #13
Moon Knight #12
New Avengers #25 AVX
New Deadwardians #2 (Of 8)
Ninjettes #3
Play Ball HC
Popeye #1 (Of 4)
Popeye Vol 6 Me Lil Swee Pea HC
Previews #284 May 2012
Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City
Rebel Blood #2 (Of 4)
Rich Johnston's Captain American Idol #1
Rich Johnston's Scienthorlogy #1
Richie Rich Gems #47
Roger Langridge's Snarked #7
Savage Hawkman #8
Scarlet Spider #3 2nd Ptg
Secret Avengers #21.1 2nd Ptg
Secret Avengers #22 2nd Ptg
Secret Avengers #23 2nd Ptg
Secret Avengers #26 AVX
Secret History #18
Secret History #19
Showcase Presents The Spectre vol 1 SC
The Sixth Gun vol 3 SC
Snake Eyes #12
Sonic Super Special Magazine #3
Sonic the Hedgehog Select vol 5 SC
Spaceman #6 (Of 9)
Spider-Man Flying Blind HC
Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead #1
Star Wars: Crimson Empire III Empire Lost #6
Star Wars: Dark Times Out O/T Wilderness #5
Star Wars: Invasion vol 3 Revelations SC
Stephen King Joe Hill Road Rage #3 (Of 4)
Stormwatch vol 1 HC
Supercrooks #2 (Of 4)
Superman #8
Superman: Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude SC
Teen Titans #8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Archie 100 Page Spectacular
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9
Thief of Thieves #3
Transformers Robots In Disguise #4
The Twelve #12 (Of 12)
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #9
Ultimate Comics X: Origins SC
Uncanny X-Men #11 AVX
Uncanny X-Men #9
Uncharted #6 (Of 6)
Voodoo #8
Warlord of Mars #17
Winter Soldier #1 2nd Ptg
Winter Soldier #2 2nd Ptg
Winter Soldier #3 2nd Ptg
Wolverine #305
Wolverine Wolverine's Revenge SC
X-Men Legacy #265
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