Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - April 19, 2012
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)
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?
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 freecomicbookday.com!
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.
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!
PODCAST REVIEWS: 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
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