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Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - June 22, 2012

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Big Planet Comics
June 22, 2012

Live podcast next Wednesday!

We're actually giving you a weekend off this week, to allow you to prepare for next Wednesday night's live recording of the Big Planet Comics Podcast #50! To celebrate this milestone, we are recording the podcast live at the Vienna Big Planet Comics store Wednesday, June 27. Come at 8 and watch, or if you are brave, you can take our trivia challenge or participate in other surprise activities! If you are coming, please let us know at or join our Facebook invite!

New comics for you! Matt Dembicki, editor of the amazing Trickster and upcoming District Comics anthologies, has a new graphic novel called Xoc about the life of great white shark coming out in July. We're having him for a couple of signings, but we are also proud to present an exclusive new 8 page Xoc story! We will put up a new page every Friday and Wednesday, page 1 is up now! You can view it at:

We had a great Free Role-Playing Game Day last Saturday too, thanks for everyone who came out, and to those who dared take the Random Die-Roll Pricing Challenge in College Park! Baby needs a new pair of shoes!

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


June 27 - Big Planet Comics Podcast #50 Live Recording

The podcast recorded live! Audience participation! Perhaps a musical number or two! Other surprises! Please join us at our Vienna store at 8 next Wednesday!

8pm-9 or 10pm
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


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!


Rio: The Complete Saga HC

by Doug Wildey

One of the greatest Western adventures done in comics is finally collected together, along with 2 never before published stories! Rio is a gunslinger/highwayman now pardoned by President Grant and operating as a lawman. He heads out to deal with a crooked train magnate who is angering the Indians and also crossed paths with Jesse James, Doc Holliday, the Earps, and plenty of lowdown thugs. Wildey's amazing art really sets this apart, and the entire book is shot from his originals so you can see every detail!

New York, Mon Amour HC

by Jacques Tardi, Benjamin Legrand and Dominique Grange

A series of New York-based stories by Tardi, including the surreal tale Cockroach Killer, about an exterminator who gets mixed up a group of killers, and tales of a Vietnamese woman who comes for revenge, a Parisian who instinctively flies to NYC, and a man who looks a lot like John Lennon. All set in the decrepid New York of the 1980s! Great and strange.

Before Watchmen: Comedian #1

by Brian Azzarello and J. G. Jones

The story of the Comedian begins! Interestingly, this takes up with the Comedian hanging out with the Kennedys in the bright spot of America, even as he is still being sent to do dark things, as a focus is built on the alternate history of the Watchmen universe. Intriguing start!

Angel & Faith 1: Live Through This SC

by Christos N. Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, and Phil Noto
After the events of Season 8 of the Buffy comic, Angel and Faith find themselves thrown together as a very disfunctional team. Angel attempts to find redemption by resurrecting someone who died (read Buffy to find out who!), and we all know how well bringing people back from the dead goes! Plus a one-shot Harmony story.

Marathon SC

by Boaz Yakin and Joe Infurnari

As the Persian invasion fleet draws near to landing in Greece at Marathon, Eucles the messenger is sent to run to Sparta and beg that they help Athens fight off the invaders. The true story of the marathon race, set against a dramatic background of battles, treachery, and chases! Pretty cool art by Infurnari too!

Team Cul de Sac HC

by Richard Thompson and everyone!

When Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson's, this tribute book was put together to raise money for charities fighting against Parkinson's! Not only do you get pinups and comic strips from some of the best comic strip artists out there (including many local DC cartoonists), you even get such things as a painting by Bill Watterson! A great huge book.

Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb HC

by Michael Gallagher and Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
A historical look at the development and creation and use of the atomic bomb project in America, this very well-researched book also deals with the ethical issues raised during and after the bomb attacks on Japan.

Mars Attacks #1

by John Layman and John McCrea
The classic Topps card scifi series returns to comics with a prequel about the first Martians crash-landing on Earth. When one is taken prisoner and sold to a carnival, things aren't going to go well! New "cards" set the scene for each chapter heading in a nice nod to the original collectible cards. Pulpy alien carnage!
Adventure Time #5
Avengers Vs X-Men #6 (Of 12)
Challengers Of The Unknown Omnibus By Kirby HC
Complete Flash Gordon Library Vol 1 On Planet Mongo HC
Daredevil #14
First Wave SC
Frankenstein Agent Of Shade Vol 1 War Monsters SC
Glory #27
Godzilla #2
Grim Leaper #2 (Of 4)
Hardcore #1 2nd Ptg
Higher Earth #2
Judge Dredd Digest: Cursed Earth Saga SC
Judge Dredd Digest: The Day The Law Died SC
Liberty Meadows Sunday Collected 1 HC
Lost Dogs SC
Meskin Out Of The Shadows SC
Mickey Mouse Vol 3 Noon Inferno Gulch HC
Saga #4
The Shadow #3
The Twelve Vol 2 HC
Wonder Woman #10
X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan Vol 4 HC
X-Men: X-Club SC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #49
"Almost There..."
Kevin, Nick and Jared stay on target, and review all the new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
Astonishing X-Men #51 by Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins
Before Watchmen: Comedian #1 (of 6) by Brian Azzarello and J. G. Jones
Marathon SC by Boaz Yakin and Joe Infurnari
Mars Attacks #1 by John Layman and John McCrea
New York, Mon Amour HC by Jacques Tardi, Benjamin Legrand and Dominique Grange
Rio: The Complete Saga HC by Doug Wildey

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

6/27 - Podcast #50 Live!
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 6/27

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
All Star Western #10
Amazing Fantasy 15 Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man #688
American Vampire #28
Angel & Faith #11
Anna And Froga Want A Gumball HC
Aquaman #10
Archie #634
Archie & Friends Double Digest #17
Archie Double Digest #230
Atomic Robo Flying She Devils Of The Pacific #1 (Of 5)
Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures #3
Attack On Titan Vol 1 GN
B & V Friends Double Digest #226
Back Issue #57
Barry Sonnenfelds Dinosaurs Vs Aliens HC
Bart Simpson Comics #72
Batman #1 5th Ptg
Batman #5 4th Ptg
Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Vol 1 SC
Batman Incorporated #2
Batman The Dark Knight #10
Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (Of 4)
Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (Of 4) Combo Pack
Betty & Veronica #260
Bill The Boy Wonder Secret Co-Creator Of Batman HC
Birdseye Bristoe HC
BPRD Hell On Earth Exorcism #1 (Of 2)
Captain America And Iron Man #633
Conan Vol 11 Road Of Kings SC
Courtney Crumrin #3
David Mazzucchelli Daredevil Born Again Artist Edition HC
Defenders By Matt Fraction Vol 1 SC
Dorothy And Wizard In Oz #8 (Of 8)
Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #2
Earthling SC
Fatale Vol 1 Death Chases Me SC
Fatale #6
Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 (Of 4)
FF #19
FF By Jonathan Hickman HC
Flash #10
The Furry Trap HC
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #10
Gears Of War #24
Get Jiro HC
Gloriana HC
Goon Vol 11 Deformed Body & Devious Mind SC
Gotham City Sirens Vol 3 Strange Fruit SC
Green Lantern New Guardians #10
The Guild Vol 2 SC
Hell Yeah #4
Hit-Girl #1 (Of 5)
Hypernaturals #1
I Vampire #10
Incredible Hulk #10
John Carter Gods Of Mars #4 (Of 5)
Journalism HC
Jugheads Double Digest #182
Justice League #10
Justice League #10 Combo Pack
Justice League Dark #10
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #6
Legion Of Super Heroes Vol 1 Hostile World SC
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen III Century #3 2009
Lord Of The Jungle #5
Lovely Horrible Stuff HC
Magic The Gathering Spell Thief #1
Manhattan Projects #4
Marvel Previews July 2012
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #3
Marvel Zombies Destroy #4 (Of 5)
Mighty Thor #16
Mind The Gap #2
Marvel Masterworks Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 SC
Morning Glories Vol 3 P.E. SC
Mr Twee Deedle Raggedy Ann Cousin Gruelle HC
Mystery Men SC
New Deadwardians #4 (Of 8)
Nick Fury Classic Vol 1 Agent Of Shield SC
Previews #286 July 2012
Prophet #26
Reset #3 (Of 4)
Resident Alien #2
Savage Dragon #180
Savage Hawkman #10
Scalped #59
Simpsons Super Spectacular #15
Song Of Roland GN
Sonic Universe #41
Spaceman #7 (Of 9)
Spandex HC
Spellbinders Signs And Wonders SC
Spider-Man Death Of Stacys SC
Spider-Men #2 (Of 5)
Star Trek #10
Star Trek The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation #2
Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #3 (Of 4)
Superman #10
Superman Family Adventures #2
Supreme #65
Tales Of The Beanworld Vol 3.5 HC
Teen Titans #10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11
Terry Moore How To Draw #4 Funny
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #6
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #12
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 26 Traitors Of The Earth HC
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 26 Traitors Of The Earth SC
Voltron #6
Voodoo #10
Whispers #3
Witchblade #157
Wolverine And X-Men #12 AVX
X-Men #31
X-Men Legacy #269 AVX
X-Men: Schism SC
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