Friday, June 01, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - June 1, 2012

Note the booksigning in Bethesda tomorrow.

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Big Planet Comics
June 1, 2012

Russ Kick is signing on Saturday!

The summer of signings continues at Big Planet! Thanks to everyone who came out to meet Jerry Gaylord at College Park last Saturday. This Saturday we have Russ Kick, editor of the just released anthology, The Graphic Canon volume 1, appearing at our Bethesda store!

Comicsgirl reviewer extraordinaire Eden talked to Russ Kick. Here's the interview:

June 2 - Russ Kick Signing

Russ Kick, editor of the anthology The Graphic Canon, will be appearing at our Bethesda store for a signing on Saturday, June 2. Publisher's Weekly called The Graphic Canon "the graphic publishing literary event of the year". It is a collection of classic literature interpreted as comics by such greats as R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Molly Crabapple, and lots more, over 130 in total!

This first volume (of an eventual 3) is subtitled From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, covering literature through the 1700s. The Odyssey, Beowulf, Lysistrata, The Book of the Dead, The Canterbury Tales, London Journal, and more.

1 pm-3 pm
Big Planet Comics of Bethesda
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

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UPCOMING June 9 - Nick Abadzis Signing

Nick Abadzis, creator of Hugo Tate, will be appearing at our Bethesda store for a signing on Saturday, June 9.  Nick is also creator of Laika, and did the excellent series of The Alternate Endings to the Laika show for our webpage!

Hugo Tate is one of his earliest creations, and is finally getting collected in a new book – Hugo Tate: O, America.

3 pm-5 pm
Big Planet Comics of Bethesda
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


Batman: Death by Design HC

by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor

A new stand-alone graphic novel of Batman that may become a new classic! Uber-designer Chip Kidd tells the story of Bruce Wayne trying to demolish his father's old Gotham train station, while the Joker has plans to intervene, and a new vigilante is getting involved. Great action and a cool plot combine with amazing art-deco artwork by Dave Taylor to make this a must-have for Batman fans!

Everything We Miss HC

by Luke Pearson

A new tale by Luke Pearson who brought us the amazing Hildafolk! A strange but compelling look at the minor things that go unnoticed in life, from a disintegrating relationship to the secret influences on our actions and the hidden aliens who document humanity! Fantastic, with his usual great art and Nobrow production value, one of the best of 2012!

Wonder Woman 1: Blood HC

by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

One of the best of DC's new 52 finally is out in a deluxe hardcover! The Greek mythology of Wonder Woman comes back to the fore as a new child of Zeus is found on Earth and Diana steps in to protect her in this horror-tinged new story! Plus revelations about WW's origin, lots of monsters, gods, and Amazons, and the amazing art of Cliff Chiang!

Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise 2 SC

by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
At last part 2 of The Promise trilogy is out! This sequel to the show picks up right where it left off, with Aang and Katara trying to prevent a new war as the Fire Nation colonies in the Earth Nation area lead to trouble! Gene Yang really gets the flavor and imporatance of Avatar (unlike certain movie directors!) so check it out!

Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse HC

by Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos

An amazing hard-edged Western about a lone bounty hunter tracking down a family of criminals... except the bounty hunter is only 10, and the criminals are HIS family! Hilarious dialogue and situations match up to a compelling story that turns poignant. Plus short interludes by other great artists! Another classic of 2012!

All ages!

The Moon Moth SC

by Jack Vance and Humayoun Ibrahim

Newcomer Ibrahim brings a cool art style to his adaptation of a classic Jack Vance scifi short story! On an alien world, everyone wears masks that show their personality and communicate by singing and playing different instruments. When a murderer arrives at the planet, a human agent must try to find him while navigating the super complicated social system before he is killed himself!

Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory HC

by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian
A new amazing slice-of-life drama about 30something writer Jean and his problems when his depressed friend moves in with him after a bad breakup. The Jean stories have been huge hits overseas for their great character moments and dialogue, and this one is no exception. A disastrous party in the country, stuck in an elevator, and the theory of singlehood!

Kick-Ass 2 HC

by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
The sequel to the first hit Kick-Ass series is out in hardcover finally, as Kick-Ass and Hit Girl encounter the first superhero team, and Red Mist forms his own team of supervillains! Can Mindy hack it as a regular girl in school even as she tries to train Kick-Ass to learn to fight for real?
Americas Got Powers #2 (of 6)
Animal Man Annual #1
Batman Annual #1 (Night of the Owls)
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love SC
Channel Zero: Complete Collection SC
Daredevil by Brubaker And Lark Ultimate Collection Book 2 SC
DC Nation #1
Diablo #4 (of 5)
Elephantmen Vol 0 SC
Empowered Vol 7 SC
Fables Deluxe Edition Vol 5 HC
Graphic Canon Vol 1 Gilgamesh To Shakespeare SC
Hack Slash Omnibus Vol 4 SC
Irredeemable Vol 9 SC
Marvel Firsts 1970s Vol 3 SC
Mind the Gap #1 2nd Ptg
New Deadwardians #3 (of 8 )
Peyo: His Life And Work SC
The Phoenix #2
The Rinse SC
Starman Omnibus Vol 1 SC
Supercrooks #3 (of 4)
Superman Family Adventures #1
Until Death Do Us Part Vol 1 SC
Walking Dead #98

Big Planet Comics Podcast #46
"Our Highest Recommendation"
Kevin, Nick and Jared sure do love the comics this week! They've back with reviews of all the new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
Batman: Death by Design HC by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor
Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse HC by Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, Mitch Gerads, Colleen Coover, and Mike Maihack
Dancer #1 by Nathan Edmondson and Nic Klein
Everything We Miss HC by Luke Pearson
Grim Leaper #1 (of 4) by Kurtis J. Wiebe and AluĂ­sio C. Santos
Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory HC by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian
The Moon Moth SC by Jack Vance and Humayoun Ibrahim
The Ravagers #1 by Howard Mackie and Ian Churchill
Superman Family Adventures #1 by Franco and Art Baltazar

Send us questions to or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

6/2 - Russ Kick
Signing The Graphic Canon
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

6/9 - Nick Abadzis
Signing Hugo Tate
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

6/16 - Free RPG Day
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

7/4 - 20% off Sale
All stores!

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

Signing Xoc
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

New Next Week 6/6

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
2000 AD #1776
2000 AD #1777
Action Comics #10
Activity Vol 1 SC
Age Of Apocalypse #4
Angelman: Fallen Angel HC
Animal Man #10
Artifacts #18
Avengers Academy #31 AVX
Avengers Black Widow Strikes #3 (Of 3)
Avengers Vs X-Men #5 (Of 12)
Batman Detective Comics Vol 1 Faces Of Death HC
Batwing #10
Before Watchmen Minutemen #1 (Of 6)
Before Watchmen Minutemen #1 (Of 6) Combo Pack
Bleach Vol 40 SC
Bleach Vol 41 SC
Bleeding Cool Magazine #0
Caspers Scare School #2 (Of 4)
Castle Waiting Vol 1 HC New Ptg
Creator Owned Heroes #1
Crossed Badlands #7
Dan The Unharmable #2
Dark Avengers #175
Deadpool Vol 9 Institutionalized SC
Defenders #7
Detective Comics #10
Dial H #2
DMZ Vol 12 The Five Nations Of New York SC
Doctor Who Classics Series IV #5 (Of 6)
Double Jumpers #1
Dungeons & Dragons Vol 1 Shadowplague SC
Earth 2 #2
Ed The Happy Clown HC
Epic Kill #2
Extermination #1
Fairest #4
Fanboys Vs Zombies #3
Fury: My War Gone By #3
Garfield #2
G.I. Combat #2
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #179
G.I. Joe Cobra Command Vol 01 SC
G.I. Joe Vol 2 #14
Gold Digger #139
Green Arrow #10
Green Lantern Corps: Revolt Of Alpha Lanterns SC
Hack Slash #16
Harbinger #1
Higher Earth #1 2nd Ptg
Hulk #53
Invincible Iron Man #518
Izombie #26
Journey Into Mystery #639
Judge Dredd Megazine #322
Justice League #1 8th Ptg
Justice League International #10
Koma SC
Kung Fu Panda #5 (Of 6)
Life With Archie #20
Looney Tunes #207
Metro SC
The Mighty Thor Annual #1
Moon Knight By Bendis And Maleev Vol 1 SC
Morning Glories #19
Mudman #4
Night Force #4 (Of 7)
Parents Best Kids Comics: Choosing Titles for Children SC
Paris SC
The Phoenix #3
Pokemon Adventures Platinum Vol 5 SC
Popeye #2 (Of 4)
Prophecy #1
Red Lanterns #10
Red Lanterns Vol 1 Blood And Rage SC
Scooby Doo Where Are You #22
Secret #2
Smallville Season 11 #2
Spawn #220
The Spider #1 2nd Ptg
Squa Tront #13
Star Wars Omnibus Droids And Ewoks SC
Stormwatch #10
Super Dinosaur #11
Supurbia #4 (Of 4)
Swamp Thing #10
Sweet Tooth #34
Thief Of Thieves #5
Toy Story #4 (Of 4)
Trio #2
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11
Uncanny X-Men #13 AVX
The Walking Dead: Rise Of The Governor SC Novel
The Walking Dead Vol 16 A Larger World SC
Wasteland #38
Robert Jordan Wheel Of Time Eye Of The World #26
Winter Soldier #6
World Of Archie Double Digest #18
Worlds' Finest #2
X-Factor #237
X-O Manowar #2
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