Friday, July 06, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - July 6, 2012

Big Planet Comics
July 6, 2012

The sweet, sweet sound of AC

I hope everyone has power back by now, or you are reading this on your phone while recharging it at a local coffee shop. We only lost power in our Vienna store for one day, so I think we got off pretty lucky! (Our homes were less so, ask Peter about his cars!) I also hope everyone had a good 4th of July holiday, thanks for everyone who came out for our sale and everyone who made it to Bethesda for Marc Tyler Nobleman signing his new book Bill the Boy Wonder about Bill Finger, the co-creator of most of the Batman mythos.

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 on July 28 (see below!), 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 5 are up now! You can view them at:

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


UPCOMING - July 28 - Matt Dembicki Signing Xoc: The Journey of a Great White

Well, after you read the story of Xoc Pup above, get ready for a full graphic novel of the stories of a grown up great white shark! Matt Dembicki's Xoc is coming out soon! Join us on Saturday, July 28, at our College Park and Vienna stores for Matt signing copies of his new book.

7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


Batman: Earth One HC

by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

Much like the immensely successful Superman: Earth One, this stand-alone graphic novel is a retelling of the early days of Batman in its own world. Bruce Wayne's father is running for mayor. Jim Gordon might be corrupt. Alfred has a tough, military background. And yet from this, a vigilante named Batman will still arise... A great new take on the idea of Batman, adding a lot of humanity and character to Bruce Wayne and some amazing art by Frank!

5 Centimeters per Second SC

by Makoto Shinkai

A young boy and a young girl become close friends with the possibility of more, but as their families prepare to move, will they make the step forward? And how will this time affect the rest of their lives? A long and deliberate look at early love and connections.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

by Len Wein and Jae Lee

As Watchmen comes to a close, Ozymandias looks back on his life and begins telling his autobiography, from his earliest days to his decision to become a superhero. Jae Lee's astounding art sets this apart, with vistas of the ancient world and action.

Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker HC

by Ed Piskor
An "inspired by true events" drama, as a young kid grows up in the hacker culture of the '80s and somehow turns into the world's most hunted fugitive! A slowburn of character development shows how someone can turn down this path, and a great series of storytelling using flashbacks and a framing sequence as "Boingthump" is finally caught!

Snake Oil #7: Witchzard

by Charles Forsman

A trio of high schoolers try to make their heavy metal band Witchzard successful even as two of them both are interested in the third. A very evocative look at high school and the drama of having a band, with some interesting twists and great characters moments.

Hero Worship #1

by Zak Penn, Scott Murphy, and Michael DiPascale

From one of the co-writers of The Avengers movie comes a tale of a world where the sole superhero is followed like a celebrity and near-worshipped by humanity. When a superfan gets a chance to meet Zenith, things begin to get a bit strange as there may be more going on then people are aware of. Plus there is a twist at the end for the fan!

The Cape: 1969 #1 (of 4)

by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, and Nelson Daniel
At the height of the America-Vietnam War, two helicoptor medics are shot down behind enemy lines. But even as the Vietcong hunt them through the jungle, there is something else lurking, something worse. A strange prequel that will hopefully reveal how the Cape can give someone superpowers, but told in a war/horror setting!

The Muppets #1 (of 4)

by Roger Langridge
The whole Muppet gang prepares for a show at the theater, but with the arrival of a special guest on the show, can love be in the air for Animal? It can if the guest is Meredith the Mountain Gorilla! Plus lots of shorts and other great Muppet moments by the Muppet master, Roger Langridge!

all ages!
The Adventures Of Buck O'Rue SC
Avengers Vs X-Men #7 (Of 12)
Batman & Robin Vol 1 Born To Kill HC
Mike Norton's Battlepug Vol 1: Blood and Drool HC
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Vol 1 Freefall SC
Dan The Unharmable #3
Danger Club #3
Dial H #3
Fables Vol 17 Inherit The Wind SC
Invincible Vol 16 Family Ties SC
Leonard Starr's Mary Perkins On Stage Vol 10 SC
Mind Mgmt #2
The Other Sides Of Howard Cruse HC
Popeye #3
Super Dinosaur Vol 2 SC
Zombies That Ate The World Vol 2 HC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #51
"Marvel Soon!"
Kevin, Nick and Jared actually do some stuff this week, and review all the new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Batman: Earth One HC by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Battlepug 1: Blood and Drool HC by Mike Norton
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (of 6) by Len Wein and Jae Lee
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 by James Robinson and Philip Tan
Hero Worship #1 by Zak Penn, Scott Murphy and Michael Dipascale
The Infernal Man-Thing #1 (of 3) by Steve Gerber and Kevin Nowlan
Snake Oil #7: Witchzard by Charles Forsman

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

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 7/11

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
2000 AD #1784
2000 AD #1785
Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens #1
American Vampire Lord Of Nightmares #2 (Of 5)
Animal Land Vol 5 SC
Ant-Man Season One HC
Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures #4
Avengers Assemble #5
Avenging Spider-Man #9
AVX Vs #4 (Of 6)
Bad Medicine #3
Batgirl #11
Batgirl Vol 1 The Darkest Reflection HC
Batman #11
Batman And Robin #11
Batman Arkham Unhinged #4
Battle Beasts #1 (Of 4)
Before Watchmen Minutemen #2 (Of 6)
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #203 SC
Kevin Smith Bionic Man #10
Bloodshot #1
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #11
Bulletproof Coffin Disinterred #6 (Of 6)
Captain America #14
Casanova Vol 3 Avaritia SC
Chew Secret Agent Poyo #1
Conan The Barbarian #6
Creepy Comics #9
Crossed Badlands #9
The Crow #1
Dancer #3
Dark Avengers #177
Deathstroke #11
Defenders #8
Demon Knights #11
Demon Knights Vol 1 Seven Against The Dark SC
Dungeon Quest Vol 3 SC
Eerie Comics #1
Enormous One Shot #1
Fantastic Four Annual #33
Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Vol 5 HC
Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #11
Game Of Thrones #9
Ghostbusters Vol 2 SC
GI Joe Vol 2 #15
God And Science: Return Of The TI Girls HC
Green Lantern The Animated Series #4
Grifter #11
Guerillas Vol 2 SC
Harbinger #2
Heart SC
Hellboy Library Vol 5 Darkness Calls Wild Hunt HC
Hoax Hunters #1
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame HC
Jennifer Blood #14
Jewish Images In The Comics HC
JLA Vol 2 SC
Judge Dredd Megazine #324
Kirby Genesis #8
Legion Lost #11
Life With Archie #21
Lil Depressed Boy #12
Locke & Key Vol 5 Clockworks HC
The Lone Ranger Snake Of Iron #1
Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol 14 HC
Marvel Super Heroes #2
Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes #4
The Massive #2
Mega Man #15
Neil Gaimans Midnight Days HC
New Avengers #28 AVX
New Mutants #45
Orchid Vol 1 SC
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol 42 SC
Richard Stark's Parker The Score HC
Peter Panzerfaust #5
The Phoenix #7
Planetoid #1 2nd Ptg
Planetoid #2
Punk Rock Jesus #1 (Of 6)
Queen Sonja #30
Ravagers #3
Resurrection Man #11
Revival #1
Saucer Country #5
Scarlet Spider #7
Shade #10 (Of 12)
Silence GN
Smoke And Mirrors #4 (Of 5)
Space Punisher #1 (Of 4)
Space Warped SC
Sparrow And Crowe #1
Spider-Men #3 (Of 5)
Spongebob Comics #10
Star Trek Vol 2 SC
Star Wars Knight Errant Escape #2 (Of 5)
Stitched #6
Strain #6 (Of 12)
Suicide Squad #11
Sunset First Look One Shot
Superboy #11
Swamp Thing #11
Takio #2
Tales Designed To Thrizzle #8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 2 SC
Thief Of Thieves #1 5th Ptg
Transformers Regeneration One #81
Ultimate Comics X-Men #14 DWF
Uncanny X-Force #27
Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge Vol 1 Poor Old Man HC
Uncharted SC
Venom #20
Walking Dead #100
Wild Children One Shot
Wolverine And X-Men #13 AVX
X-23 Vol 2 Chaos Theory SC
Youngblood #72
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