I hope everyone had a great time at Baltimore Comicon last weekend, it was good to see some of you there, and there were some amazing costumes again! The local convention scene continues this weekend, as the Small Press Expo (SPX) returns to North Bethesda on Saturday and Sunday! I cannot recommend SPX highly enough, it is my favorite convention. Focusing on independent publishers, small press, and self-publishers, SPX is a show unlike any other. Instead of a room full of dealers, you are almost always buying comics directly from the person who made it, and you will see a lot of amazing comics you've never heard of before! Plus this year has a lot of amazing guests, like the Hernandez Bros., Adrian Tomine, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and more!
SPX is at up in North Bethesda, 2 blocks from the White Flint metro on the Red Line.
UPCOMING - September 22 - Raina Telgemeier signing Drama
Raina Telgemeier, creator of the New York Times bestseller Smile, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on Saturday, September 22, for her brand new book Drama!
Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of Smile, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!
Another smash hit from the new origin stories of Marvel's Season One line! After crippling his hands in an accident, skeptic Dr. Strange ends up talking to the Ancient One, and meeting his kung fu disciple Wong, traveling the world for mystical artifacts he doesn't believe in. Great adventure, amazing art by Rios, crackling dialogue, and great character interactions! Highest recommendation!
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl SC
by Ben Hatke
The sequel to Zita the Spacegirl is finally here! Her adventure in the first book has made her an intergalactic superstar! But throw in alien invaders and a robot Zita duplicate, and you've got another crazy Zita adventure again!
all ages! Plus Ben Hatke will be appearing at our stores on November 3!
Trail of Steel 1441 A.D. SC
Condottiero Martin and his son Sancho and his band of medieval mercenaries take three prisoners on a mission that pushes their limits and their choices. Amazing art in this grim adventure story!
The Cavalier Mr. Thompson SC
by Rich Tommaso
In 1920s oil town Texas, a drama and mystery swirl around a hotel and the people who live and work there, as a criminal on the run crosses their paths, and the owners and servants collide.
Stumptown 2 #1
by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth
P.I. Dex Parios is back for another case! A guitarist from a Portland band has her favorite guitar stolen, Parios is asked to find it. Unfortunately, that may lead her into a much bigger problem that she didn't know about! A crazy twist ending kicks this new case into high gear.
Team 7 #0
by Justin Jordan and Jesus Merino
A prequel to the New 52, this origin book introduces a bunch of characters, some new, some familiar. A group of tough military people are assembled to deal with the rise of the powered heroes like Superman. Quick action adventure by the writer of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Justin Jordan!
Alien: The Illustrated Story SC
by Archie Goodwin and Walter Simonson
A classic movie adaptation, back in print and reshot from Simonson's original watercolored art! The first movie of horror in deepest space, as Ripley and her team are woken from cryo sleep to investigate a strange signal from an unknown planet! Yeah, THAT always ends well!
Crossed: Wish You Were Here 1 SC
bySimon Spurrier and Javier Barreno
The awful horror of the Crossed universe continues, this time in a small island off the coast of Scotland. After escaping from London, our narrator must try to survive with the small community of strangers, as they debate heading back into the mainland.
Bucko HC Bulletproof Coffin Vol 2 Disinterred SC The Crackle Of The Frost HC Creep #1 Drama SC Drama HC Fear Itself Secret Avengers SC Hugo Tate SC Is That All There Is? SC Love And Rockets New Stories Vol 5 SC Nemesis SC Oz Dorothy And Wizard In Oz HC Powers Definitive Collection Vol 5 HC Punk Rock Jesus #3 (Of 6) Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #2 (Of 4) Star Wars Crimson Empire Saga HC
Big Planet Comics Podcast #58 "Breaking News"
We're taking the week off to prep for SPX, so expect a full convention report next week! This week, things get DRAMAtic, Nick fights spiders, and Jared watches béisbol, and we review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
Drama SC by Raina Telgemeier Fashion Beast #1 by Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnson, and Facundo Percio Green Lantern #0 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke Guarding the Globe #1 by Phil Hester and Todd Nauck Lookouts #1 by Ben McCool, Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, Cory Jones, and Robb Mommaerts Message to Adolf 1 HC by Osamu Tezuka Prince of Cats SC by Ron Wimberly The Voyeurs HC by Gabrielle Bell
100 Bullets Book 3 HC Naoki Urasawa 20th Century Boys Vol 22 SC Adventures in Cartooning Christmas Special Artifacts #21 Asterix Wheres Asterix? SC Atomic Robo Flying She Devils of the Pacific #3 (of 5) Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures #6 Avengers #30 AVX Avengers Academy #37 Batman Beyond Unlimited #8 Batwoman #0 Before Watchmen Nite Owl #3 (of 4) Berserk Vol 36 Birds of Prey #0 Blue Beetle #0 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #2 (of 5) Call of Wonderland #4 (of 4) Captain America and Hawkeye SC Captain Atom #0 Catwoman #0 Classics Illustrated vol 9 A Christmas Carol & Mug SC Cobra #17 Danger Girl GI Joe #3 (of 4) Daredevil #18 Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol 3 HC Dark Avengers #181 Dark Country HC Dark Horse Presents #16 Dark Tower Gunslinger Man in Black #4 (of 5) DC Universe Presents #0 Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe #3 (of 4) 2nd Ptg Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe #4 (of 4) 2nd Ptg Deadpool Vol 10 Evil Deadpool SC Extermination #4 Fables #121 Fatima the Blood Spinners #4 (of 4) Gambit #1 2nd Ptg Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood #17 Ghost #0 Ghostbusters #13 Godzilla Half Century War #2 (of 5) Godzilla Ongoing #5 Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 Fearsome HC Green Lantern New Guardians #0 Harker Vol 1 Book of Solomon HC Harvest #1 (of 5) 2nd Ptg Hellblazer #295 Hypo Melancholic Lincoln HC invincible Iron Man Vol 10 Long Way Down HC John Carter: The Gods of Mars SC Journey into Mystery Vol 2 Fear Itself Fallout SC Justice League #0 Kodt Bundle of Trouble Vol 38 SC Legion Lost Vol 1 Run From Tomorrow SC Legion of Super Heroes #0 Lil Depressed Boy #13 Lobster Johnson Caput Mortuum #1 Merciless Rise of Ming #4 Mighty Thor #20 Burns Mr Big Tale of Pond Life SC Marvel Universe Avengers Earth's Heroes Comic Reader 3 SC New Mutants #49 Nightwing #0 Peanuts Vol 2 #2 (of 4) Penguin Pain and Prejudice SC Peter Panzerfaust #6 Princess Magazine 8 Punisher by Greg Rucka Vol 2 SC Rebel Blood SC Red Hood and the Outlaws #0 Revival #3 Roger Langridges Snarked #12 Sailor Moon vol 7 SC Secret of the Stone Frog HC The Shadow #5 Simpsons Comics #194 Sonic Universe #44 Spider-Man Spider-Island SC Spider-Men #5 (of 5) Star Trek Next Generation Hive #1 Star Trek #13 Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison #5 (of 5) Supergirl #0 Superman the Black Ring Vol 2 SC Sword of Sorcery #0 Thanos Final Threat #1 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #15 DWF Untold Tales of Punisher Max #4 (of 5) Unwritten #41 Venom #25 Venom Circle of Four SC Walking Dead #102 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #15 Winter Soldier Vol 1 Longest Winter SC Wolverine: Goodbye Chinatown SC Womanthology Space #1 Wonder Woman #0 X-Factor #244 Young Justice #20