Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012
Free Comic Book Day Approacheth!
Next Saturday, May 5, is the annual Free Comic Book Day! As always, all of our stores are participating, so stop by and get some free comics! It's also a great time to bring your friends or children in too! We have been receiving our free comic books over the last few weeks, and there are a LOT this year. Avengers, DC New 52, Simpsons, Mega Man, a HARDCOVER from Archaia, Serenity, Star Wars, Yo Gabba Gabba, Adventure Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spider-Man, and more! You can see the full list of free comics at freecomicbookday.com
We are also having signings at two of our stores in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day. Jeremy Whitley and Jorge Aguirre, who both write great all ages comics (Princeless and Giants Beware!) will be at our Vienna store from 11-1 and our College Park store from 3-5. They will be signing copies of their comics, and happy to talk to young fans and readers too! More information is below.
We might also have a few special guests (like the Ghostbusters!)
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.
Guy's wife is sent to work in Jerusalem for a year, so he becomes a stay-at-home-dad while sketching and exploring Israel and Palestine. He has done other books on other countries, from Burma to North Korea, but this is his longest work yet, and shows an interesting other take on modern life in the area, as opposed to just visiting.
Play Ball HC
by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir and Jackie Lewis
A divorced mom and her two teenage daughters move to a new school, where one wants to try out for the boys-only baseball team! High school drama, baseball championships, and family tensions combine into a compelling story.
Black Orchid Deluxe Edition HC by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean A classic reprinted, as Susan Linden is reborn as the half-plant Black Orchid!
Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion SC by Hans Rickheit An utterly bizarre, Lynchian journey of bearmen and young girls.
by Roger Langridge andBruce Ozella
A new adventure of Popeye that somehow seems like a classic original one! When rumors of a new Jeep arrive, a scheme is hatched to find it, requiring a sea voyage and crossing paths with both Bluto and the Sea Witch! And of course Wimpy hitches a ride. Great cartooning, funny writing, and a great adventure.
AVX: VS #1 (of 6)
by Jason Aaron, Adam Kubert, Kathryn Immonen, and Stuart Immonen
You want more fights? You got more fights! A companion series to Avengers vs. X-Men, each of these issues will have 2 fights expanded from the original. In this we have Iron Man vs. Magneto and The Thing vs. Namor! Plus each fight will have a definite winner.
The New Deadwardians #2 by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard Inspector Suttle continues his investigation into how the vampire was killed.
The Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City SC by Brendan Leach In 1905, brothers come in conflict over their jobs as pterodactyl hunters!
Stormwatch 1 HC by Warren Ellis and Tom Raney Ellis' relaunch of Stormwatch in a dark direction, leading to The Authority!
PODCAST REVIEWS: AVX: VS #1 (of 6) by Jason Aaron, Adam Kubert, Kathryn Immonen, and Stuart Immonen Battle Scars #6 (of 6) by Chris Yost and Scot Eaton Captain America & Hawkeye #629 by Cullen Bunn and Alessandro Vitti Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion SC by Hans Rickheit Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City HC by Guy Delisle Merciless: The Rise of Ming #1 by Scott Beatty and Ron Adrian The New Deadwardians #2 by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard Play Ball HC by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir and Jackie Lewis Popeye #1 (of 4) by Roger Langridge and Bruce Ozella The Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City SC by Brendan Leach Supercrooks #2 by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu Wolverine #305 by Cullen Bunn and Paul Pelletier
Action Comics #9 Age Of Apocalypse #3 Amazing Spider-Man #685 Ends Of The Earth Amazing Spider-Man Secret Origins SC American Vampire Vol 2 SC Animal Man #9 Animal Man Vol 1 The Hunt SC Avengers Academy #29 AVX Avengers Art Of Avengers HC Slipcase Avengers Assemble Vol 3 SC Avengers Black Widow Strikes #1 (Of 3) Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War HC Avengers vs. X-Men #3 (Of 12) B & V Friends Double Digest #224 Bart Simpson's Pal Milhouse #1 Batman And Robin Vol 3 Batman Robin Must Die SC Batwing #9 (Night Of The Owls) Blue Estate #11 Boys #66 Bulletproof Coffin Disinterred #4 (Of 6) Connie: Unseen Avenger SC Danger Club #1 2nd Ptg Daredevil #12 Defenders #6 Detective Comics #9 (Night Of The Owls) Dial H #1 Doctor Who Classics Series IV #3 Dogs Of Mars SC Dorothy And Wizard In Oz #6 (Of 8) Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms SC Earth 2 #1 Epic Kill #1 Exiled #1 Fallen Words GN Fanboys vs. Zombies #2 Freedom #1 Fury MAX #1 Garfield #1 GI Combat #1 GI Joe 2: Retaliation Movie Prequel SC GI Joe A Real American Hero #178 Green Arrow #9 Hack Slash #15 Heavy Metal May 2012 Hulk Smash Avengers #1 (Of 5) Incorruptible Vol 6 SC The Influencing Machine SC Invincible Iron Man #516 Justice League Vol 1 Origin HC Justice League International #9 Kiki De Montparnasse GN Kirby Genesis Silver Star #5 Life With Archie #19 Locke & Key Vol 4 Keys To The Kingdom SC The Lone Ranger #5 Lou! Vol 2: Summertime Blues SC Marvel Super Heroes Vs Villains Pop Up Book Blad Marvels Avengers Avengers Initiative Marvels Avengers Prelude SC Mind The Gap #1 Negima Vol 34 SC One Vol 1 SC Pigs #7 Planet Of The Apes Vol 2 SC Red Lanterns #9 Red Sonja #66 Red Sonja Witchblade #3 Rex Zombie Killer One Shot Rich Johnstons The Avengefuls #1 Robert Wells Trilogy Vol 01 Sacrifice GN Sandman Vol 9 The Kindly Ones SC New Edition Skeleton Key Color Special One Shot Smallville Season 11 #1 Roger Langridge's Snarked Vol 1 SC Sonic The Hedgehog #236 Spawn #219 The Spider #1 Spirit World HC Star Trek #8 Stormwatch #9 Summer Camp Science Mysteries 2: Nightmare Cab SC Summer Camp Science Mysteries 3: Hunt For Hidden SC Superman #1 3rd Ptg Supreme #64 Supurbia #3 (Of 4) Swamp Thing #9 Sweet Tooth #33 Tanpopo Collection Vol 1 HC Teen Boat HC Teen Titans Annual #1 (The Culling) Three Stooges Vol 1 Bed Bugged SC Toy Story #3 (Of 4) Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #10 Venom #17 Vescell #7 Voltron Year One #2 Wolverine And X-Men Alpha And Omega #5 (Of 5) Worlds Finest #1 X-Factor #235 X-Men #28 X-O Manowar #1