Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012
Raina Telgemeier signings on Saturday!!
Raina Telgemeier will finally be here on Saturday for two signings, at our Vienna and College Park stores! Raina is the creator of Smile and her new book Drama, both with middle school/early high school protagonists but enjoyable by all! She also adapted 4 of the Babysitters Club books into graphic novels, and has done X-Men comics and more. Her Smile graphic novel just hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels!!! Her new story, Drama, is all about a young girl named Callie and her time with the drama club at her school, as they put on a new play, and she has to deal with new friends, old crushes, school stress, and more! It's really sweet and fun, you can listen to our review of it on our Podcast 58 (the review of Drama starts at 18:45).
All the information about the signings is below! We hope to see you there!
SPX was the most awesome convention ever, again, so I hope you all got to make it out! We will have a special SPX edition of the podcast for you next week (in addition to our regular one), so yeah two podcasts for you! Plus we got a bunch of great comics from the show now for sale, so stop by and grab some if you missed something. And it was easy to miss something, I know we sure did! Also let us know about any of your favorites that you discovered at SPX.
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!
A fantastically researched look at the early days of Abraham Lincoln, when he struggled to establish himself in a new city as a lawyer, politician, and courter of Mary Todd. Failures in all these areas led to a dark period of illness and depression. Great dialogue, vibrant cartooning, and intense moments that I'd never heard of Lincoln's life! Fascinating!
Sword of Sorcery #0
by Christy Marx, Tony Bedard, Aaron Lopresti and Jesus Saíz
This book includes a main story, Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (a relaunch of the old kids' comic from the '80s), in which a young girl is trained by her mother to return to the fantasy world she is a princess of, and a backup story of a scifi post-apocalyptic Beowulf! Amethyst is nicely updated to a modern story except for one off-putting character defining moment, while Beowulf is violent and insane.
Winter Soldier 1: The Longest Winter SC
by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice
Delving into the Soviet past of the Winter Soldier, Bucky discovers that the agents he trained are active again, and it is up to him and Black Widow to stop them! Unfortunately, this leads them into a confrontation with Dr. Doom! Most intrigue and action from the master!
by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Phil Noto
Collecting the 3 part story from Dark Horse Presents to kick off a new 4 issue Ghost miniseries! Two TV ghosthunters find a real ghost, a mysterious woman in white, who has mysterious powers and begins to manifest in our world. When a group of gangsters come after the device that summoned her, they are all sent on a mission to find out who she is!
The Secret of the Stone Frog HC
by David Nytra
In this strange tale, two young children wake in a strange fantastic world and must find their way back home, in a mix of Little Nemo in Slumberland and Alice in Wonderland! Luckily talking stone frog statues guide the way, but monsters and dangerous tests are all along the road, from talking animals, giant bees, to threatening thieves! Amazing detailed art.
John Carter: The God of Mars SC
by Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez
Adapting the second Burroughs novel into comics form, this rousing adventure tale is one of the best of the whole John Carter series, as he returns to Mars for the second time. The exciting part about this adaptation is that it is drawn by Ramon Perez, the artist of last year's astoundingly great Tale of Sand! Great adventure, great art!
Neon Super Gladiator #1
by Andy Kettler
Our own Big Planet Comics employee Andy Kettler has a new comic out, the first part of his scifi battle story of the future! In the city of Urbania, kids playing the Neon Super Gladiator video game are secretly analyzed by the mysterious Mother Board, when one player named Apollo is noticed! Hyper detailed art in the vein of Darrow.
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice SC
byGregg Hurwitz and Szymon Kudranski
The origin story of Oswald Cobblepot! A dark and intense look at his early days and rise to crimelord, as well as explaining how his personality formed and how tough he became to survive. A great but dark tale.
Adventures in Cartooning Christmas Special Asterix Wheres Asterix? SC Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol 3 HC Dark Country HC Gambit #1 2nd Ptg Godzilla Half Century War #2 (of 5) Harker Vol 1 Book of Solomon HC Harvest #1 (of 5) 2nd Ptg Lobster Johnson Caput Mortuum #1 Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life SC Punisher by Greg Rucka Vol 2 SC Revival #3 Spider-Man Spider-Island SC Venom Circle of Four SC Walking Dead #102 Womanthology Space #1
Big Planet Comics Podcast #59 "Guardians of the Gunnlaxy"
Dr. Strange: Season One HC by Greg Pak and Emma Ríos Ghost #0 by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Phil Noto The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln HC by Noah Van Sciver The Secret of the Stone Frog HC by David Nytra Stumptown 2: The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case #1 by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth Sword of Sorcery #0 by Christy Marx, Tony Bedard, Aaron Lopresti and Jesus Saíz Team Seven #0 by Justin Jordan and Jesus Merino Trail of Steel 1441 A.D. SC by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
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