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 firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Facebook invite! https://www.facebook.com/events/456726937672051
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: http://www.bigplanetcomics.com/xoc-by-matt-dembicki-page-1
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!
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.
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
PODCAST REVIEWS: 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
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