Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - October 17, 2012
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! http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Home/1/1/78/1147
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!
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
Angelika After Hours retro movie series - Friday and Saturday nights at 11:45PM THIS WEEK: LABYRINTH (1986) 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 angelikafilmcenter.com 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 angelikafilmcenter.com
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 "McGyver??"
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
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