Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - 3 August 2012
August 3, 2012
New signings bonanza and more!
Thanks to everyone who came out to meet Matt Dembicki and Evan Keeling for their new graphic novel, XOC: The Journey of a Great White last weekend! We had a great turnout, and Matt and Evan were nice enough to sign copies of XOC for us, so we have some left at all our stores if you couldn't make it. We also have a limited amount of the signed print Matt did exclusively for us at our Vienna store.
We've got some great new signings we are proud to announce! Raina Telgemeier, creator of the New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel Smile will be appearing with her new graphic novel Drama at our Vienna and College Park stores, and Ben Hatke, creator of the great Zita the Spacegirl will be appearing there too with his new sequel, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl! The times and store locations are listed in our Events column on the right, we will have more info as their signings grow closer.
Speaking of stores, we have a new online mini-store now! Missed out on a print from a signing? Want to get the first issue of the new kids comics The Phoenix, available only from us anywhere outside of the British Isles? Check out the new Big Planet Comics online store for our exclusives!
Nick from our Vienna store also wrote up a handy guide to catching up with the last few years of X-Men storylines. Feel left behind with the backstory to Avengers vs. X-Men? Trying to make heads or tails of all the X-Men books? Here's our handy Catching Up With the X-Men guide!
UPCOMING - 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 Goodnight Goon, Furious George Goes Bananas, Runaway Mummy, and of course the first two excellent Fangbone books, Fangbone! 1: Third Grade Barbarian and Fangbone! 2: The Egg of Misery!
The team behind The Immortal Iron Fist is back! In this, Clint Barton finally gets his ongoing comic, and a great tale of a day in his hectic life, as he tries to recover from terrible injuries and help his neighbors not get evicted by a sleazy landlord. Great art by Aja makes this one of the best Marvel launches in a long time!
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1
by Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajić
In this alternate history, Deadpool finally snaps! And starts taking out the entire Marvel Universe, starting with a lot of supervillains, and moving on to some beloved superheroes! Insane violence and dark, dark laughs in this really fun Deadpool miniseries!
Debris #1 (of 4)
byKurtis J. Wiebe and Riley Rossmo
In a dark future, a young warrior named Maya must attempt to find a new source of water for the last of humanity. Too bad the world is full of monstrous Colossals that will kill any human they see! Action-packed, with great and brightly colored art by Rossmo.
Action Comics 1: Superman and the Men of Steel HC
by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales
Grant Morrison returns to Superman, and returns Superman to his earliest days when he first arrives in Metropolis, in this New 52 relaunch!
Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch
by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
The animal investigators of the supernatural are back! This single issues collects 3 short stories as the dogs and cats of Burden Hill try to dodge their owners long enough to fight and stop the sinister forces that plague their community, from a mysterious flock of sheep, a goblin trying to eat chickens, and a tale of a super dog warlock of the middle ages!
by A. J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer
A disgraced surgeon gets mixed up in a scheme to harvest poor people's organs for rich clients, but might be suffering from hallucinations as well! Great art by Lorimer and a cool color scheme set up this dark thriller.
Punisher 1 SC
by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto
The new Punisher series under Greg Rucka's direction is finally in softcover! Taking the view of the detectives dealing with the Punisher, we see him from the outside, all while a new criminal gang ends up hitting a Marine wedding and leaving bodies across the city. Great new thrilling take on Punisher!
Think Tank #1
byMatt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal
Agenius working for the Pentagon's science division begins to have doubts about his job making weapons. Too bad he's a big jerk and constantly challenges authority, this isn't going to end well! Even if he does invent an app for reading minds!
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Big Planet Comics Podcast #54 "The Dark Podcast"
Kevin, Nick and Jared talk about the new Batman movie for 20 minutes and review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1 by Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajić The First X-Men #1 by Christos Gage/Neal Adams and Neal Adams Harvest #1 by A. J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer Hawkeye #1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja Think Tank #1 by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal
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