Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - August 17, 2012
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.
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 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)
byBrian 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!
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
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!
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
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