Friday, August 17, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - August 17, 2012

Big Planet Comics
August 17, 2012

Michael Rex Signing Tomorrow!

Michael Rex's two signings are tomorrow, Saturday August 18! We just got in his third Fangbone adventure book, in which Fangbone and his friend Bill go to a birthday party where an evil wizard attacks, then they have to remove an evil curse AND come up a great invention for school or Bill will get in trouble with his teacher! We reviewed the first two Fangbone books on our podcast, you can listen to our review on there if you missed it! (Fangbone is reviewed about 27:20 in)

Fangbone is a kid barbarian from another world who is sent to Earth to guard an artifact from an evil monster, but ends up getting enrolled in elementary school! Now he must survive school and the attacks of monsters at the same time!

We also have limited edition exclusive Fangbone prints for sale, as well as some of Michael's other great all-ages kids comics, like Furious George Goes Bananas, and humorous parodies like Goodnight Good, and the Runaway Mummy! Bring your whole family and we will see you there! Specific information about the signings is below.

There are facebook invites if you want to pass the info to any of your friends or let us know you're coming!
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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!

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1 SC

by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli

The saga of the new Spider-Man is finally here! Young Miles Morales is bitten by another spider from Norman Osborne's labs, developing similiar but different powers. As he slowly figures out what happened to him, we see his first encounter with Peter Parker, his first supervillain fight, and his attempts to get into a good school and figure out why his parents want him to stay away from his uncle! Plus, he soon draws the attention of Nick Fury and the Ultimates. A great, emotional story with amazing art by Pichelli! Highest recommendation!

Red Diary/Re(A)d Diary HC

by Steven Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

The team behind It's a Bird reunite for a challenging new project. Kristiansen first did a story on his own, about World War I and an art forgery mystery. Then Seagle took the art and wrote a new script without knowing the original story, so flip the book over and you get a completely new tale, about a man who escapes World War I by stealing the identity of an artist!

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1 (of 4)

by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

The Before Watchmen story everyone's been waiting for: the early cases of the psychotic vigilante, Rorschach! On the search for the source of drugs, he heads into the sewers under New York on the trail of supervillain.

The Art of War SC

by Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese
A scifi thriller of corporate finance merged with military tactics! Kelly Roman was in the Special Forces and is recruited by the megacorporation that his brother worked for before his suicide. There Roman is taken under the wing of its eccentric CEO, Sun Tzu. A mashup of The Art of War with nanotech, spy thriller, and violent action!

Fangbone! 3: The Birthday Party of Dread SC

by Michael Rex

The newest Fangbone adventure sees him and his best friend Bill going to a 4 year old's birthday party, where a real evil magician attacks with a magic potion that makes anything come to life! Bill gets cursed as the target of a monster attack instead of Fangbone, and Fangbone imparts more wisdom from the land of Skullbania!

all ages!

Hulk: Season One HC

by Fred Van Lente and Tom Fowler

Another look at the early days of Marvel's most popular characters, updated! This is definitely one of the best so far, as Bruce Banner tries to figure out what sort of monster he has turned into, even as it appears that the gamma bomb test has failed and his career is in jeopardy. Add in a flirty officer by the name of Betty Ross, another scientist who is an old flame, and a scientific terrorist organization, and this is a fast-paced drama with some great action!

The Victories #1 (of 5)

by Michael Avon Oeming
A dark new superhero world, where a mysterious new drug called Float is on the streets, and the superteam of The Victories is trying to stop it. The main character, Faustus, is a hero who is questioning his ability to life up to the Victories' standard when he is too late to stop the murder of a corrupt judge by a supervillain who thinks he can push the hero over the edge.

Classic Popeye #1

by Bud Sagendorf
Outside of the famous comic strip by Segar, Sagendorf also did a comic book series that matched Segar for the great cartoony style and hilarious hijinks! This is a reprint of the first issue, with some extra new stories in it! Jump on board now!

all ages!
BPRD Hell On Earth Vol 3 Russia SC
Captain America By Ed Brubaker Vol 1 SC
Creativity of Steve Ditko HC  
Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim Vol 2 HC
Elektra Assassin SC            
Green Lantern Green Arrow SC
The Making of HC
Manara Library Vol 3 HC
Operation Broken Wings 1936 SC
Pathfinder #1                  
Revival #2              
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Vol 1 SC
Uncanny X-Force Vol 4 Dark Angel Saga Book 2 SC
Walking Dead #101

Big Planet Comics Podcast #55
"District Xocmics"
Kevin, Nick and Jared do a podcast identical to last week's podcast, in which they interview Matt Dembicki and review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Archer & Armstrong #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry
Bird & Squirrel On the Run! SC by James Burks
Cardboard SC by Doug TenNapel
The Creep #0 by John Arcudi and Jonathan Case
District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C. SC by Gregory Robison, Brooke A. Allen, Chad Lambert, Kevin Czapiewski, Scott O. Brown, Mal Jones, Kevin Rawlings, Dale Rawlings, Max Ink, Michael Rhode, Kevin Rechlin, Jason Rodriguez, Charles Fetherolf, Tabitha Whissemore, Mike Freiheit, Michael Cowgill, Rand Arrington, Sean Fahey, Borja Peña, Art Haupt, Rafer Roberts, Rebecca Goldfield, Paul W. Zdepski, Andrew Cohen, Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski, Matt Dembicki, Tom Williams, Jim Ottaviani, Nick Sousanis, Carol Dembicki, Michael Brace, Peter S. Conrad, Steve Loya, Grant Jeffrey Barrus, Jacob Warrenfeltz, Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Jeff McComsey
Gambit #1 by James Asmus and Clay Mann
Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 by James Stokoe

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

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

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

9/8-9 - Baltimore convention
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

9/15-16 - SPX convention
The area's coolest convention!
Marriott Bethesda North
5701 Marinelli Rd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852

9/22 - Raina Telgemeier
Signing Drama
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Drama
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

11/3 - Ben Hatke
Signing Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

New Next Week 8/22

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
Adventure Time #7
All New Batman Brave & The Bold Vol 2 Help Wanted SC
All Star Western #12
Amazing Spider-Man #692
America's Got Powers #3 (Of 6)
Archie #636
Archie & Friends Double Digest #19
Asterix Omnibus Vol 5 HC
Astonishing X-Men #53
Astonishing X-Men Northstar Weaver HC
Avenging Spider-Man #9 2nd Ptg
Bart Simpson Comics #74
Batman The Dark Knight #12
Before Watchmen Dr Manhattan #1 (Of 4)
Best Of Archie Comics Vol 2 SC
Kevin Smith Bionic Man #12
Brilliant #4
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike #1 (Of 5)
Captain America And Namor #635.1
Captain Easy Vol 3 Soldier Of Fortune HC
Captain Marvel #1 2nd Ptg
Classics Illustrated Vol 16 Kidnapped HC
Cobra #16
Complete Peanuts Box Set 1983-1986
Complete Peanuts Vol 18 1985-1986 HC
Courtney Crumrin #5
Dan The Unharmable #4
Danger Girl Army Of Darkness #6
Danger Girl GI Joe #2 (Of 4)
Dark Horse Presents #15
Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe #4 (Of 4)
Disney Pixar Cars Magazine #8
Dragon Age Those Who Speak #1 (Of 3)
Fables #120
Fatima The Blood Spinners #3 (Of 4)
Fear Itself SC
Fear Itself Avengers SC
Flash #12
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #12
Glamourpuss #26
Green Lantern New Guardians #12
Grimm Fairy Tales #76
Hero Worship #2 (Of 6)
I, Vampire #12
Ikigami Ultimate Limit Vol 8 SC
Invincible #94
Invincible Iron Man #523
Invisibles Omnibus HC
Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol 3 SC
Jugheads Double Digest #184
Justice League Dark #12
Kirby Genesis Dragonsbane #3
Knights Of The Dinner Table #189
Lobster Johnson Prayer Of Neferu (One Shot)
Mad Magazine #517
Mars Attacks #3
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Captain America Vol 1 SC
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #5
Maya Makes A Mess HC
Mind Mgmt #4
Mortensen's Escapades Vol 2 Santa Fe Jail GN
Oh My Goddess Vol 42 SC
Only Skin GN
Planetoid #3
Prophet Vol 1 Remission SC
Punisher #14
Queen Sonja #31
Rachel Rising #10
Rip Kirby Vol 5 HC
Rock Star Super Diva GN
Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #1 (Of 4)
Savage Hawkman #12
Scalped #60
Secret Avengers #30
Serenity Vol 1 Those Left Behind HC 2nd Ed
Star Trek #12
Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison #4 (Of 5)
Super Dinosaur #13
Supercrooks #4 (Of 4)
Superman #12
Swamp Thing Vol 1 Raise Them Bones SC
Tails SC Vol 01 (Of 3)
Teen Titans #12
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #8
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #14 DWF
Uncanny X-Men #17 AVX
Untold Tales Of Punisher Max #3 (Of 5)
Unwritten #40
Venom #23
Voodoo #12
Walking Dead #97 2nd Ptg
Walking Dead #98 2nd Ptg
Walking Dead #99 2nd Ptg
Web Of Spider-Man #129.1
Wolverine #312
Wolverine And The X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol 2 HC
Wolverine Annual #1
X-Men Legacy #272
Youngblood #73
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