Friday, October 19, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - October 17, 2012

Big Planet Comics
October 17, 2012

District Comics next weekend!

It's getting close! We are now up to TWELVE writers and artists appearing at our signing event for District Comics at our Washington DC store! More info is below!

It's also only a week and a half until Halloween, which falls on Wednesday this year, so it is also time for Halloween ComicFest! Stop by any of our stores to pick up some Halloween themed comic books to give away to trick or treaters! The publishers started this up a few years ago as a second big event for the comics year, much like Free Comic Book Day, where they publish a group of Halloween comics that stores can distribute so that more people are getting some good comics! This year we have comics from Johnny Boo to Axe Cop to Batman to Adventure Time! Come in and grab some to make sure your trick or treaters think you are the coolest house on the block on Halloween! Here's a picture of some of the comics!

We are also proud to be partnering with the brand new arthouse movie theater in Merrifield, Virginia, close to our Vienna store, the Angelika Film Center! In addition to showing new films, they are having some events of special interest to us! This Sunday they started free showings of the new season of The Walking Dead new season on Sunday nights, and they will do After Hours retro movies every Friday and Saturday night. This week they are showing Labyrinth! More info below!

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


UPCOMING - October 27 - District Comics signing


The gang behind the smash hit anthology Trickster is back with another great anthology all about the history of Washington, D.C.! Many of the writers and artists of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington D.C. will be appearing at both our Washington DC store on Saturday, October 27.

The Washington City Paper is running a preview of the book along with two stories in their September 6 issue. Pick one up for free or read the article on their webpage!

(We will update our list of artists as we confirm more of them.)

District Comics creators appearing include:
Michael Brace
Andrew Cohen
Michael Cowgill
Matt Dembicki
Mal Jones
Dale Rawlings
Kevin Rawlings
Kevin Rechin
Mike Rhode
Rafer Roberts
Jason Rodriguez
Jacob Warrenfeltz
Tabitha Whissemore


Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009



Angelika After Hours retro movie series - Friday and Saturday nights at 11:45PM
This 1986 cult classic from the beloved creator of The Muppets pits Jennifer Connelly against a motley collection of monsters. The story follows a teenage girl who ventures through a mythical world to rescue her baby brother from the evil Goblin King, played by David Bowie (who also provided the film's music.)
Admission: $7 - advance tickets available at and the box office.

The Walking Dead Season 3 - Sundays at 9pm
Live on the big screen.
Free admission - tickets available from the box office 1 hour before the show.

Angelika Film Center & Café
8200 Strawberry Lane (near Lee Hwy & Gallows Rd)
Fairfax, VA 22031

Marvel Now! Point One

by Bendis, Fraction, Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Dennis Hopeless, Steve McNiven, Allred, Ed McGuinness, Jamie McKelvie, and Salvador Larroca

Whew! Here we go! This super sized issue has 6 stories in it, all featuring all new stories about the characters in the upcoming new Marvel Now books, including Nick Fury and Agent Coulson interrogating a time traveler, Young Avengers, Nova, FF, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more!

The Hive HC

by Charles Burns

The second chapter of Burns' ultra disturbing tale started in X'ed Out! Doug confesses his past and tries to talk about the incident that shattered his life, all while he explores a different reality that is a dark and alien reflection of our own, full of aliens and monsters and trademark Burns creepiness! So good!

Mudman 1 SC

by Paul Grist

The super strange adventures of a young man gifted with the powers of mud! Kane brings more of his unique style to a new superhero story, as Owen gets detention and gets hit by a car and his dad is taken hostage! All while slowly turning into Mudman!

The Zaucer of Zilk #1

by Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing

Utter insanity from the psychedelic mind of McCarthy, where the Zaucer finds his number one fan has been trapped in a depressing dimension! Will the self-absorbed superstar actually do something about it? Super different, super bright, super cool!

Mind the Gap 1: Intimate Strangers SC

by Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo,

The compelling supernatural mystery has the first storyline out for only 10 bucks! When Elle is attacked by a mysterious assailant and put in a coma, she finds she can leave her body as a spirit. But when everyone around her is acting suspicious, who could have been behind the attack? A great mystery with a cool twist!

Limite 1 SC

by Keiko Suenobu
A modern high school drama, dealing with popularity and bullying, when five girls from school must try to survive together in the wilderness!
Art Of Betty And Veronica HC
Billy Kids Oddities & Orm Loch Ness #1 (OF 4)
Godzilla Half Century War #3 (OF 5)
Hawkeye #3
Judge Dredd Digest Dark Judges SC
Lookouts Riddle Vol 1 #2
Lovecraft Anthology Vol 2 SC
Not My Bag SC
Punishermax Homeless SC
Skullkickers Vol 3 Six Shooter SC
Sword Of Sorcery #1
Totally Mad 60 Years Of Humor Satire & Stupidity HC
Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1 (OF 4)
Unwritten Vol 6 Tommy Taylor War Of Words SC
Walking Dead #103

Big Planet Comics Podcast #62
This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared interview Raina Telgemeier, and we review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Batman #13 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
Bigfoot Boy 1 Into the Woods SC by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks
MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #1 (of 5) by Lee David Zlotoff, Tony Lee, and Will Sliney
Red She-Hulk #58 by Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan and Wellington Alves
Secret Prison 7 SC by Ian Harker, Tom Hart, Mare Odomo, Zach Hazard Vaupen, Ryan Cecil Smith, Katie Skelly, Alex Schubert, Mickey Z, James Harvey, Pat Aulisio, Noel Freibert, Keenan Marshall Keller, Art Baxter, Charles Forsman, Luke Pearson, Benjamin Constantine, Lamar Abrams, Angie Wang, Box Brown and The Family Sohn
Uncanny Avengers #1 by Rick Remender and John Cassaday
Valentine 1: The Ice Death SC by Alex de Campi and Christine Larsen

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


10/27 - District Comics
1520 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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 10/24

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
A-Babies Vs X-Babies #1
Adventure Time #9
Alan Robert Killogy #1 (of 4)
All Star Western #13
Amazing Spider-Man #696
Archie #636
Archie Double Digest #234
Archies Giant Kids Jokebook SC
Artifacts #22
Astonishing X-Men #55
Astonishing X-Men 9 Exalted SC
Avengers #32 AXFO
AVX Consequences #3 (of 5)
Bart Simpson Comics #76
Batman Incorporated #4
Batman the Dark Knight #13
Bravest Warriors #1 (of 6)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Spike #3 (of 5)
Captain America Marvel Masterworks Vol 2 SC
Captain America #19
Captain America and Black Widow #638
Chosen #1 (of 3)
Cobra #18
Crossed Badlands #16
Dancer SC
Dark Horse Presents #17
Deadpool #63
Debris #4 (of 4)
Disney Junior Magazine #9
Extermination #5
Fables #122
FF #23
Flash #13
Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Men #13
Gambit #4
Gft Halloween Special 2012
Gft Myths & Legends #21
Ghost #1
Giant-Size GFT 2012
Grimm Fairy Tales #78
Hellraiser #19
Hero Worship #4 (of 6)
Huntress Crossbow at the Crossroads SC
I Vampire #13
Ice Age Past Present & Future One Shot
Incredible Hulk #15
Invincible #96
Invincible Iron Man #527
Journey Into Mystery #645
Justice League Dark #13
Knights of the Dinner Table #191
Let's Play God #1 (of 4)
Lil Depressed Boy #14
Lord of the Jungle #8
Mad Magazine #518
Maggie #1
Marvel Super Heroes #4
Marvel Tales by Alan Davis SC
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #7
Marvel Vs Capcom Official Complete Works SC
Mike Nortons Curse GN
Mind Mgmt #6
Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity #1 (of 4)
National Comics Madame X #1
Phineas and Ferb Magazine #13
Prophet #30
Punisher War Zone #1 (of 5)
Ralph Azham Vol 1 Why Lie Someone Love HC
Red Lanterns #13
Red Sonja #70
Revival #3 2nd Ptg
Revival #4
Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Eye of the World #30
Rue Morgue Magazine #127
Savage Hawkman #13
Savage Hawkman 1 Darkness Rising SC
Secret Avengers #33
Shadow #6
Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine TP
Showcase Presents the Flash Vol 4 SC
Spawn #224
Spider-Man Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 6 SC
Spider-Man Flying Blind SC
Star Trek Tng Doctor Who Assimilation #6
Star Wars Agent of the Empire Vol 1 Iron Eclipse SC
Supercrooks HC
Superman #13
Talon #1
Teen Titans #13
Terry Moore How To Draw #5 Comics
Thargs Creepy Chronicles GN
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #17 UWS
Untold Tales of Dog Mendonca & Pizzaboy One Shot
Unwritten #42
Walking Dead #102 2nd Ptg
Walking Dead Magazine #1
Walking Dead Novel Vol 2 Road To Woodbury HC
Warriors of Mars #5
Wolverine #315
Wolverine and X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol 1 SC
Wolverine Max #1
X-Factor Vol 16 Together Again For First Time SC
X-Treme X-Men #5
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