Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012
Free Role-Playing Game Day and Sale on Saturday!
Nick Abadzis added to our slew of great signing events this summer when he appeared at our Bethesda store last Saturday, if you missed it we have copies of his new Hugo Tate book available with hand-sketches inside!
This Saturday in our Vienna and College Park stores we will be celebrating Free Role-Playing Game Day with a bunch of free games and sample games to be given out! In our College Park store we will be having a sale on all our games, from 5% to 30% off! Come in to College Park and see what is on sale!
Also, to celebrate our 50th podcast on June 27, we will be having a live podcast, broadcast from our Vienna store at 8 pm, and you are all invited! If you want to come in and watch the podcast, and come up and add your comments or questions to the show, please do! We will have more information about it soon, but lock it in to your schedule!
June 16 - Free Role-Playing Game Day
Much like Free Comic Book Day, Free Role-Playing Game (RPG) Day is an annual event where publishers send us some cool stuff to give away free – adventures, modules, game samples, dice, and intro games! We'll have this free game stuff at both our Vienna and College Park stores all day, but we are only given a limited amount of items, so come in early if you want to be sure to get the ones you want! We'll have stuff for Shadowrun, Pathfinder, Dungeons&Dragons, dice, and more!
UPCOMING July 4 - Big Planet Comics 26th Anniversary Sale
In 1986, Big Planet Comics was born, so come celebrate 26 years with us on the 4th of July when we do our annual sale! All stores!
Since the 4th falls in the middle of the week this year, we may do even shorter hours than our normal holiday schedule, but we will let you know!
Siegfried 1 HC
by Alex Alice
The epic story of Siegfried comes to amazing life under the direction of Alex Alice, who manages to add a Disney-like flavor with the cartoony style of the Nibelung dwarves, and gorgeously lush art as Siegfried is prepared by the gods for his destiny to fight a massive dragon! Plus the book includes a huge section on the research behind the story and the preparation to turn it into an animated film. Amazing!
Spider-Men #1 (of 5)
by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli
What's cooler than the Amazing Spider-Man? A team-up with the great new Ultimate Spider-Man! Peter Parker is pulled into the Ultimate Universe, for the first crossover ever between the mainstream Marvel Universe! Peter finds himself in a world where he was killed and Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man! A great start!
Bad Medicine #1
by Nunzio DeFillipis, Christina Weir and Christopher Mitten
An ongoing series of strange science fiction experiments, with the first case running over 2 issues. A body is found with an invisible head! The disgraced (and possibly crazy) scientist who first worked on creating invisibility is called in to work with the U.S. government, as the possibility of an invisible murderer grows!
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 (of 4)
by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner
The second Before Watchmen series is also written by Cooke but art by the awesome Conner! Silk Spectre tries to raise her daughter to follow in her footsteps even as she is affected by her mother's choices while trying to survive high school and have a normal life - even though she is training to be a superhero too!
The Massive #1
by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson
After the Earth's ecology shifts terribly, drowning coasts and ravaging international travel, one last eco-warrior ship travels the sea, searching for their companions lost on the giant freighter The Massive, while dodging pirates and slowly running out of fuel. A compelling adventure set in a vibrantly dangerous vision of near scifi future of ecological collapse with great art.
by Ken Garing
A space pirate crashlands on a strange alien world where technological monsters rampage through the wreckage of a fallen civilization. Silas must use all of his resources to survive and find out why his ship crashed, and perhaps find a way to escape. Great gritty art and adventure!
Spider-Man: The Graphic Novels HC
by Susan Putney, Gerry Conway, Charless Vess, Stan Lee, Bernie Wrightson, Alex Saviuk and Ross Andru
Some of the best Spider-Man graphic novels of the 1980s and 1990s are finally collected into an oversized hardcover! An amazing adventure in Scotland by Charles Vess, a trippy voyage to a magical realm, the history of Peter Parker and Mary Jane before they met and after, and fighting Nazis with Silver Sable! A great selection.
by Brian Wood and David Lopez
The X-Men add another great book to their roster as Brian Wood takes over the writing duties and Storm leads her team on a mission without reporting a lot of secret details to Cyclops! Lopez's art makes this another winner.
American Vampire: Lord Of Nightmares #1 (Of 5) AVX vs. #3 (Of 6) Battle Scars SC Batwoman Vol 1 Hydrology HC Boys Vol 11 Over The Hill With The Swords Of A Thousand SC Conan The Barbarian #5 Dancer #2 Daredevil By Mark Waid Vol 2 HC Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt HC DC Comics Presents Superman Adventures #1 SC Deathlok Nightmare Of Collins HC Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol 3 SC Invincible #92 Justice SC Kevin Keller #3 Loxleys And The War Of 1812 HC Night Of 1000 Wolves #2 (Of 3) Orc Stain Vol 1 SC New Ptg The Phoenix #4 Prince Valiant Vol 5 1945-1946 HC Saucer Country #4 Seven Soldiers Of Victory Vol 02 (Of 2) SC The Spider #2 Sunday Funnies Collected Vol 02 Tiny Titans: Growing Up Tiny SC Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Bendis Vol 2 HC
PODCAST REVIEWS: Bad Medicine #1 by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir and Christopher Mitten Bad Medicine #2 by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir and Christopher Mitten Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 (of 4) by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner The Massive #1 by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson Planetoid #1 by Ken Garing Siegfried HC by Alex Alice Spider-Men #1 (of 5) by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli X-Men #30 by Brian Wood and David López
Adventure Time #5 Alabaster Wolves #3 (Of 5) Angel & Faith Vol 1 Live Through This SC Avengers Academy #32 AVX Avengers Vs X-Men #2 (Of 12) 4th Ptg Avengers Vs X-Men #6 (Of 12) Avenging Spider-Man #8 Ends Baltimore Dr Leskovar's Remedy #1 (Of 2) Batman Beyond Unlimited #5 Batwoman #10 Before Watchmen: Comedian #1 (Of 6) Before Watchmen: Comedian #1 (Of 6) Combo Pack Birds Of Prey #10 Blue Beetle #10 BPRD Hell On Earth Devils Engine #2 (Of 3) Buck Rogers In 25th Century Sundays Vol 2 1933 HC Captain Atom #10 Casanova Avaritia #4 (Of 4) Catwoman #10 Challengers Of The Unknown Omnibus By Kirby HC Chew #27 2nd Ptg Complete Flash Gordon Library Vol 1 On Planet Mongo HC Crossed Badlands #8 Daredevil #14 Dark Avengers #176 Dark Horse Presents #13 Dark Tower Gunslinger Man In Black #1 Darkness #104 DC Universe Presents #10 Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #3 Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #4 Jim Butcher Dresden Files Fool Moon #6 Elephantmen #40 Fables #118 First Wave SC Frankenstein Agent Of Shade Vol 1 War Monsters SC Ghostbusters #10 GI Joe A Real American Treasury Edition Glory #27 Godzilla #2 Green Lantern Corps #10 Grim Leaper #2 (Of 4) Hardcore #1 2nd Ptg Hellblazer #292 Hellblazer Vol 3 The Fear Machine SC New Edition Higher Earth #2 Hulk #54 Into The Volcano SC Invincible Iron Man #519 Invincible Iron Man Vol 9 Demon HC Johnny Red Vol 2 Red Devil Rising HC Journey Into Mystery #640 Judge Dredd Digest: Cursed Earth Saga SC Judge Dredd Digest: The Day The Law Died SC Kung Fu Panda #6 (Of 6) Legion Of Super Heroes #10 Liberty Meadows Sunday Collected 1 HC Los Angeles Ink Stains Vol 1 SC Lost Dogs GN Mad Magazine #516 Marathon GN Mars Attacks #1 Mars Attacks Classics Vol 1 SC Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes #3 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Comic Reader #2 SC Memorial #6 (Of 6) Merciless Rise Of Ming #2 Meskin Out Of The Shadows SC Mickey Mouse Vol 3 Noon Inferno Gulch HC Nancy In Hell On Earth #3 (Of 4) Near Death #9 New Avengers #27 AVX New Mutants #44 New York Mon Amour HC Next Men Aftermath #44 Nightwing #10 Planet Of The Apes #15 Punisher #12 Ragemoor #4 Rebel Blood #4 (Of 4) Red Hood And The Outlaws #10 Reed Gunther #10 Rio HC Saga #4 Secret Avengers #28 AVX The Secret History Of DB Cooper #4 The Shadow #3 Silver Surfer Rebirth Of Thanos SC New Ptg Simpsons Comics #191 Slam Dunk Vol 22 SC Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #14 Roger Langridge's Snarked #9 Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Vol 18 SC Spider-Man Trouble On Horizon HC Spider-Men #1 (Of 5) 2nd Ptg Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison #2 (Of 5) Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi #5 Force Storm Static Shock Vol 1 Supercharged SC Supergirl #10 Team Cul De Sac HC TMNT Micro Series #5 Splinter Trinity: A Graphic History Of The First Atomic Bomb SC The Twelve Vol 2 HC Uncanny X-Men #14 AVX Unwritten #38 Venom #19 Walking Dead #99 Winter Soldier #7 Wolverine #308 Wonder Woman #10 Wonderland Alphabet Alice's Adventure HC X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan Vol 4 HC X-Factor #238 X-Men: X-Club SC Young Justice #17