Friday, June 29, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - June 29, 2012

Big Planet Comics

June 29, 2012

4th of July sale next Wednesday!

This coming Wednesday is our annual anniversary sale as Big Planet Comics turns 26! Come celebrate with us on Wednesday, we will be open from 11 am to 4 pm since it is a holiday, but we WILL have new comics on Wednesday too!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our live podcast this week! We had a great turnout and some amazing audience participation, from an open Q&A session to an audience trivia challenge, official sponsorship by Pepsi, free cupcakes and banana bread, a live musical number, and an amazing laff track! Some pictures are posted on our website along with the audio for the episode, check it out!

Xoc Pup continues!

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, pages 1 through 3 are up now! You can view them at:

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


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!

20% off most everything in the stores, plus special other deals!

We will only be open 11 am to 4 pm but we WILL have all the new comics!


Get Jiro HC

by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose and Langdon Foss

In the near future, all that is left for entertaining the privileged parts of America are the amazing chefs and restaurants of two competing styles of cooking - expensive food shipped from all over the world, or locally sourced only! Into this mess comes Jiro, a deadly and perfectionist sushi chef who each faction wishes to recruit. A Yojimbo like showdown soon develops, with truly amazing art by Langdon Foss!

Fatale 1: Death Chases Me SC

by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

The Criminal and Incognito team return for their best noir thriller yet! A man meets a gorgeous woman who quickly destroys his life, yet this same woman existed in the 1950s looking as young as ever! '50s noir and corruption crossed with supernaturnal terror in this amazing new series!

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1

by J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert

A young man obsessed with his hero the Nite Owl manages to make contact with him, and asks to be trained as his new sidekick! But the Nite Owl has other plans. Another filling in the gaps of Watchmen with some great Kubert family art!

The Hypernaturals #1

by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker and Andres Guinaldo
In the far future, a science-powered group of superheroes is completely wiped out on a mission, and now a group of retired heroes must team up with the up and coming trainees to attempt to preserve the peace of the galazy while discovering what happened to the Hypernaturals, and if it was truly the return of their greatest enemy!

Earthling! SC

by Mark Fearing

When 9 year old Bud accidentally gets on the wrong school bus, he is taken to the interstellar Cosmos Academy where Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy and Earth is a forbidden zone! Bud has to blend into this strange new school while trying to find a way back to Earth without revealing that he is an Earthling himself! Great new one by an animator.

all ages!

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #3: 2009

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

Well, it took a few years, but we finally have the conclusion to the newest League story! Covering 100 years, the last chapter takes place in 2009 as a magical antichrist comes to power and Orlando must find Mina Harker and Allan Quartermain before the Earth is destroyed... and their foe just happens to have attended a secret magical school hidden in the wilds of England where he was hailed as a magical prodigy!

Hit-Girl #1 (of 5)

by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
In between the events of Kick-Ass 1 and 2, young Mindy McCready tries to adjust to life without her father's guidance as she enters public school for the first time of her life. At the same time, she wants to train Kick-Ass to actually learn how to fight, if he will help her survive school! Plus the rise of the Red Mist!

Fatima: The Blood Spinners #1 (of 4)

by Gilbert Hernandez
A new drug called Spin is hitting the streets, and it's turning people into flesh-eating zombies! Too bad it's so popular that everyone is trying it! Fatima is working to stop the drug flow, but it may already be too late, so she may just end up killing a lot of zombies!
Atomic Robo Flying She Devils Of The Pacific #1 (Of 5)
Attack On Titan Vol 1 SC
Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Vol 1 SC
David Mazzucchelli Daredevil Born Again Artist Edition HC
Defenders By Matt Fraction Vol 1 SC
Gloriana HC
Journalism HC
Mind The Gap #2
Morning Glories Vol 3 P.E. SC
Mr Twee Deedle Raggedy Ann Cousin Gruelle HC
Mystery Men SC
Prophet #26
The Song Of Roland SC
Spandex HC
Tales Of The Beanworld Vol 3.5 HC
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 26 Traitors Of The Earth SC
X-Men: Schism SC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #50
Kevin, Nick and Jared celebrate podcast #50 with a live recording in front of a live studio audience, and review all the new comics! Live! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1 (of 4) by J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert
Birdseye Bristoe HC by Dan Zettwoch
Dinosaurs vs. Aliens HC by Grant Morrison, Barry Sonnenfeld and Mukesh Singh
Earthlings! SC by Mark Fearing
Fatima: The Blood Spinners #1 (of 4) by Gilbert Hernandez
The Furry Trap HC by Josh Simmons
Get Jiro! HC by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose and Langdon Foss
Hit-Girl #1 (of 5) by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
The Hypernaturals #1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker and Andres Guinaldo

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

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 7/4

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
5 Centimeters Per Second
Action Comics #11
Adventures Of Buck O Rue SC
Age Of Apocalypse #5
Amazing Spider-Man #689
Animal Man #11
Artifacts #19
Avengers Assemble Vol 4 SC
Avengers Vs X-Men #7 (Of 12) AVX
Avengers West Coast Zodiac Attack HC
Batman & Robin Vol 1 Born To Kill HC
Batman Earth One HC
Mike Norton's Battlepug Vol 1 HC
Batwing #11
Before Watchmen Ozymandias #1 (Of 6)
Bleach Vol 42 SC
Bleach Vol 43 SC
Boys #68
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Vol 1 Freefall SC
The Cape 1969 #1 (Of 4)
Castle Waiting Vol 2 #17
Claymore Vol 20 SC
Creator Owned Heroes #2
Dan The Unharmable #3
Danger Club #3
Deadpool #57
Detective Comics #11
Dial H #3
Doctor Who Classics Series IV #6 (Of 6)
Earth 2 #1 2nd Ptg
Earth 2 #3
Epic Kill #3
Executive Assistant Assassins #1
Fables Vol 17 Inherit The Wind SC
Fairest #5
Fanboys Vs Zombies #4
Femforce #160
Ferals #6
Fury My War Gone By #4
Garfield #3
GI Combat #3
GI Joe A Real American Hero #180
GI Joe Cobra Command Vol 2 SC
Green Arrow #11
Green Hornet #26
Green Lantern Emerald Warriors Vol 1 SC
Hack Slash #17
Haunt #24
He Man And The Masters Of The Universe #1 (Of 6)
Hellraiser #15
Hero Worship #1 (Of 6)
Hulk #55
Hulk Heart Of Atom SC
Incorruptible Vol 7 SC
Infernal Man-Thing #1 (Of 3)
Invincible #93
Invincible Iron Man #520
Invincible Vol 16 Family Ties SC
Izombie #27
Justice League International #11
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #6
Knights Of The Dinner Table #188
The Lone Ranger #7
Leonard Starr's Mary Perkins On Stage Vol 10 SC
Mind Mgmt #2
Morning Glories #20
The Muppets #1 (Of 4)
Naruto Vol 57 SC
Night Force #5 (Of 7)
Ninjettes #5
Orchid #8
Other Sides Of Howard Cruse HC
Paris Soirees HC
Peanuts Vol 1 SC
Pokemon Black & White Vol 8 SC
Popeye #3
Punisher #13
Red Lanterns #11
Rocketeer Adventures 2 #4 (Of 4)
Scooby Doo Where Are You #23
Showcase Presents Showcase Vol 1 SC
Sketchbook Adventures Of Peter Poplaski HC
Smallville Season 11 #3
Sonic The Hedgehog #238
Spawn #221
Spider-Man Return Of Burglar HC
Stormwatch #11
Suicide Squad Vol 1 Kicked In The Teeth SC
Super Dinosaur Vol 2 SC
Supergods Vigilantes Mutants Sun Gods Teach Being SC
Sweet Tooth #35
Thief Of Thieves #6
Transformers Robots In Disguise #7
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #12
Uncanny X-Men #15 AVX
Warlord Of Mars #19
Robert Jordan Wheel Of Time Eye Of The World #27
Wizzywig HC
Wolverine #310
Wonder Woman The Twelve Labors SC
World Of Archie Double Digest #19
Worlds' Finest #3
X-Factor #239
X-Men Beauty And Beast HC
Zombies That Ate The World Vol 2 HC

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