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Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - July 20, 2012

Big Planet Comics

July 20, 2012

Entire Xoc Pup now online!

The final part of Xoc Pup is now online for FREE on our website! You can read this all-new exclusive 8 page comic about a newborn shark and get a nice feel for the graphic novel Xoc: The Journey of a Great White that will be for sale next week. Plus don't forget that the creator Matt Dembicki will be appearing at our College Park and Vienna stores on next Saturday, July 28, along with the colorist of Xoc, Evan Keeling! We also have an awesome limited edition signed and numbered print by Matt and colored by Evan for sale! Only $5, but it is limited so be sure to get there early!

Also, we are proud to announce that Michael Rex, creator of the awesome all-ages comics Fangbone!: Third Grade Barbarian will be appearing in August at our Vienna and College Park stores too!

You can view the pages of Xoc Pup at:
Xoc Pup - page 1
Xoc Pup - page 2
Xoc Pup - page 3
Xoc Pup - page 4
Xoc Pup - page 5
Xoc Pup - page 6
Xoc Pup - page 7
Xoc Pup - page 8

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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. The colorist on the book, Evan Keeling, will also be there! Plus we will have limited edition signed and numbered prints for sale for only $5!

7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


NEW - August 18 - Michael Rex Signing Fangbone!: The Birthday Party of Dread

Michael Rex, creator of Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on Saturday, August 18, for his new all-ages book Fangbone! 3: The Birthday Party of Dread! Michael Rex is a New York Times best-selling illustrator for his many excellent kids books, including Firefighter, Furious George Goes Bananas, Jack the Builder, and of course the first two excellent Fangbone books, Fangbone! 1: Third Grade Barbarian and Fangbone! 2: The Egg of Misery!

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Blacksad: A Silent Hell HC

by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

Finally a new Blacksad adventure! Great 1950s noir as private eye Blacksad investigates a case in the music scene of New Orleans, with the superbly astounding art of Guarnido! Plus this book includes a huge art section at the back where Guarnido explains how he worked so hard to get the lighting of Louisiana in his watercolors. The entire story takes place over one day with changing light. It is amazing!!!

Sunset HC

by Christos N. Gage and Jorge Lucas

A retired hit man for the mob is finally tracked down by the gangsters he betrayed 30 years ago.  Now this tough old man must go back into the world he left behind to try to save his ex-wife and the son he abandoned. Hard boiled action and crime, as if Clint Eastwood's character from Gran Torino was a hitman!

Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective HC

by Jack Davis

A massive oversized art book covering the entire career of Jack Davis, including all his work on MAD, movie posters, comic strips, and even his work in college!

Captain Marvel #1

by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy
Ms. Marvel returns in a new series, where Captain America implores her to accept the mantle of Captain Marvel! Plus a look back at the test pilot who inspired Carol Danvers on her own career path.

Bloody Chester SC

by JT Petty and Hilary Florido

A tough young man is recruited by a corrupt railroad magnate in the Old West to destroy a town slowing down the expansion of the railroad, and finds himself mixed up in a haunted town and a mix of strange characters who refuse to leave. A great new Western!

The Supernaturalist SC

by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano

Eoin Colfer's novel is adapted into comics with truly amazing art by Giovanni Rigano! In a dark future, an abused orphan escapes and teams up with a group of strange Spotters who can see the monsters preying on humanity and they continue to work to destroy them, even as they get mixed up in corporate scheming. A strange and dense new world!

The Adventures of Venus HC

by Gilbert Hernandez
Collecting all the all-ages adventures of young romance comic loving Venus from the Hernandez Brothers brief kids comics Measles run! Venus explores the city, goes to another world, and plays some soccer!

all ages

Untold Tales of the Punisher #2

by Jason Latour and Connor Willumsen
The writer of the amazing southern rural noir Loose Ends teams up with the amazing art of Willumsen to tell a new tale of the Punisher, MAX style!
Adventure Time #6
American Elf Vol 4 Sketchbook Diaries James Kochalka SC
Asterix Omnibus Vol 4 SC
Avengers Vs X-Men #8 (of 12)
Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #2 (of 4)
Captain America And Bucky: Life Of Bucky Barnes SC
Concrete Three Uneasy Pieces One Shot
Creepy Presents Richard Corben HC
Daredevil #15
Extermination #2
Fables #119
Fatima The Blood Spinners #2 (of 4)
FF by Jonathan Hickman Vol 2 SC
Mars Attacks #2
Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me GN
Reset #4 (of 4)
Saga #5
Showcase Presents Rip Hunter Time Master Vol 1 SC
Smurfs Vol 12 Smurfs Versus Smurfs SC
The Spider #3

Big Planet Comics Podcast #52
"(the new) 52!"
Kevin, Nick and Jared are back with a buncha reviews and comicon news! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Blacksad: A Silent Hell HC by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
Bloody Chester SC by JT Petty and Hilary Florido
Captain Marvel #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy
Punk Rock Jesus #1 (of 6) by Sean Murphy
Revival #1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
Space Punisher #1 by Frank Trieri and Mark Texeira
Sparrow and Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles #1 (of 5) by David Accampo, Jeremy Rogers and Jared Souza
The Supernaturalist SC by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano
Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man HC by Carl Barks

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

8/18 - Michael Rex
Signing Fangbone!
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Fangbone!
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

New Next Week 7/25

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
Naoki Urasawa 20th Century Boys Vol 21 SC
All Star Western #11
Amazing Spider-Man #690
American Vampire #29
Angel & Faith #12
Aquaman #11
Archie #635
Archie & Friends Double Digest #18
Archie Clash Of The New Kids SC
Astonishing X-Men #52
Avengers #28 AVX
Axe Cop President of the World #1 (Of 3)
B & V Friends Double Digest #227
Back Issue #58
Bart Simpson Comics #73
Batman Incorporated #3
Batman The Dark Knight #11
Before Watchmen Comedian #2 (Of 6)
Kevin Smith Bionic Man Vol 1 Some Assembly Required SC
Kevin Smith Bionic Man #11
BPRD Hell On Earth Exorcism #2 (Of 2)
Captain America #15
Captain America And Iron Man #634
Crossed Badlands #10
Dance Class Vol 2 Romeo & Juliets HC
Daredevil By Mark Waid Vol 1 SC
Dark Avengers #178
DC Comics Presents Wonder Woman Adventures #1 SC
DC Super Pets Biggest Little Hero SC
DC Super Pets Cat Crime Club SC
DC Super Pets Deep Sea Duel SC
DC Super Pets Fantastic Flexy Frog SC
DC Super Pets Night Of Scaredy Crows SC
DC Super Pets Swamp Thing Vs Zombie Pets SC
Deadpool #58
Debris #1 (Of 4)
Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #4
Dragon Age Vol 1 Silent Grove HC
Elephantmen #41
Elephantmen Vol 5 Devilish Functions HC
Everybody Loves Tank Girl #1 (Of 3)
Exile Planet Of The Apes #4 (Of 4)
FF #20
Flannery O'connor Cartoons HC
Flash #11
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #11
Garfield & Co Vol 6 Mother Garfield HC
Gatecrasher Vol 1 Ring Of Fire SC
Ghostbusters #11
Godzilla #3
Goon #40
Graveyard Of Empires #4
Green Arrow Vol 1 Into The Woods SC
Green Lantern #11
Green Lantern New Guardians #11
Grifter Vol 1 Most Wanted SC
Grim Leaper #3 (Of 4)
Grimm Fairy Tales #75
Aragones' Groo The Wanderer Artist Edition HC
Hammer And The Anvil GN
Haunt #25
Hawken #5 (Of 6)
Hellraiser #16
Hit-Girl #2 (Of 5)
I, Vampire #11
Incredible Hulk #11
John Carter Gods Of Mars #5 (Of 5)
Justice League Dark #11
Lord Of The Jungle #6
Mad Presents Batman #1
Manhattan Projects #5
Marvel Previews August 2012
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #4
Mass Effect Homeworlds #3
Mighty Thor #17
Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four Vol 8 SC
The Monolith HC
National Comics Eternity #1
Near Death #10
New Deadwardians #5 (Of 8)
Phoenix Wright Vol 5 SC
Planet Of The Apes #16
Previews #287 August 2012
Prophet #27
Red Hulk Haunted SC
Red Sonja Witchblade #5
Resident Alien #3
Resistance Vol 3 Victory SC
Savage Hawkman #11
Scalped Vol 9 Knuckle Up SC
Secret Avengers #29
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15
Spaceman #8 (Of 9)
Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #4 (Of 4)
Star Wars Darth Maul Death Sentence #1 (Of 4)
Super Dinosaur #12
Superman #11
Superman Family Adventures #3
Teen Titans #11
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12
Thor Deviants Saga SC
TMNT Micro Series #6 Casey Jones
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #7
Transformers Robots In Disguise Vol 1 SC
Trio #3
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye By Jonathan Hickman SC
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #13 DWF
Ultimate Comics X-Men By Nick Spencer Vol 1 HC
Uncanny X-Force #28
Underwater Welder GN
Venom #21
Voodoo #11
Winter Soldier #8
Witchblade #158
Wolverine And X-Men #14 AVX
Wonder Woman Odyssey Vol 1 SC
Wonderland #1
X-Men Legacy #270 Avx
X-Men Steve Rogers Escape From Negative Zone SC
X-Treme X-Men #1

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