Friday, November 02, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - November 2, 2012

Big Planet Comics
November 2, 2012

Ben Hatke signing NEXT Saturday, November 10!

Well, we finally have all of our new comics this week for sale! But the storm got us again, as our shipment of Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl and Legends of Zita the Spacegirl are coming in late, so we have been forced to postpone Ben Hatke's appearances until NEXT Saturday, November 10. Same times, same places, just one week later!

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our star-studded and jam-packed District Comics signing last Saturday! It was great to see so many local comics talent in one space, and we had a nice casual system as people wandered the store, talking to artists and writers and getting their books signed while everyone chit chatted. We'll have pics up soon! We also have signed copies at our stores if you couldn't make it in.

We had a great Halloween, even with all the wet weather, and had lots of reports of kids enjoying all the Halloween comic books we had to give away! If you get trick or treaters, definitely pick some up next year from us, and if you ran out early, take more next time!

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


UPCOMING - November 10 NEW DATE - Ben Hatke signing

PLEASE NOTE: This signing has been changed to a new date of Saturday, November 10! Sorry for any inconvenience!

Ben Hatke, creator of the all-ages bestseller science fiction adventure Zita the Spacegirl, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on Saturday, November 3, for his new sequel Legends of Zita the Spacegirl!

Zita is determined to find her way home to earth, following the events of the first book. But things are never simple, and certainly never easy, in space. Zita's exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she's about to find out that fame doesn't come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your public persona, and you've got a robot doppelganger wreaking havoc . . . while wearing your face? Still, if anyone can find their way through this intractible mess of mistaken identity and alien invaders, it's the indomitable Zita, in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl.

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Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


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Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740


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by Pope, Lapham, Kubert, Hernandez, Buckingham, Reeder, Johns, Lemire and more!

Another amazing one-shot anthology! This one is (mostly) about creepy things and ghosts, including Ghost For Hire, space combat, the divergence of lives, and more! Plus some ridiculously good talent do fun short stories. Pick it up!

Bedlam #1

by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo

An insane Joker-like villain murders an entire school and sets up an even more heinous plot to push the limits of society. But does he eventually die, or is it all part of a bigger plot? And who else is involved? Intriguing and super violent and dark take on supervillains, showing a lot from their point of view!

Superman Earth One 2 HC

by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis

The sequel to the smash hit Superman Earth One is finally here! Some new changes from the classic storylines, including a new love interest, and of course, a foe in the form of the Parasite!

Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1

by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Fraser Irving

An amazingly great story of the origin of He-Man's nemesis, Skeletor! Drawn by Irving in a Corben/Heavy Metal-esque retro fantasy horror style, it opens with a man's face slowly melting off as it flashes back to his childhood as the bastard prince who would never gain the throne! We know you won't believe us, but this was great!

Lot 13 #1

by Steve Niles and Glenn Fabry

A family tries to move to their new house in FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA... but is it the burial site of a murdered family from the 17th century??? Horror movie type set up, with great art by Fabry, and some truly gruesome, shocking, and sometimes funny stuff!

Came the Dawn HC &
Corpse on the Imjin HC

by Harvey Kurtzman and Wally Wood
The first two of the new EC Comics reprints are here! Grouped by artist or writer, these two cover some of the thriller work of the great Wally Wood and the war comics of the amazing Harvey Kurtzman!
A+X #1
All Star Western 1 SC
August Moon SC
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe SC
Higher Earth 1 SC
Metabarons Ultimate Collection HC
Pope Hats #3
Shattered: Asian-American Comics Anthology SC
Through the Walls HC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #63
"A more sophisticated Skeletor"
This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared survive a hurricane and tech troubles, then we review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Bedlam #1 by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo
Bravest Warriors #1 by Joey Comeau, Mike Holmes and Ryan Pequin
Ex Sanguine #1 by Joshua Scott Emmons and Tim Seeley
Ghosts #1 by Paul Pope, David Lapham, Joe Kubert, Gilbert Hernandez, Al Ewing, Rufus Dayglo, Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, Cecil Castellucci, Amy Reeder, Neil Kleid, John McCrea, Mary H.K. Choi, Geoff Johns, and Jeff Lemire
Lot 13 #1 by Steve Niles and Glenn Fabry
Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Fraser Irving
Multiple Warheads #1 by Brandon Graham
Ralph Azham 1: Why Would You Lie to Someone You Love? HC by Lewis Trondheim
Sailor Twain HC by Mark Siegel
Wolverine MAX #1 by Jason Starr, Roland Boschi and Connor Willumsen

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

11/10 - 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

1/1 - New Year's Day Sale

All our stores! All day!

New Next Week 11/7

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
47 Ronin #1 (of 5)
Action Comics #14
Adventure Time Vol 1 SC
Age of Apocalypse #9
All the Wrong Questions Who Could That Be At This
Alpha Flight Classic Vol 3 SC
Animal Man #14 (Rot)
Assassins Creed Vol 1 Desmond GN
Avengers #33
Avengers Academy #39
Avengers Academy Second Semester SC
Avengers Vs X-Men HC
Avenging Spider-Man #14
AVX Consequences #5 (of 5)
Battlefields Green Fields Beyond Part 1 #1 (of 6)
Batwing #14
Before Watchmen Moloch #1 (of 2)
Binky Vol 04 Takes Charge SC
Blacklung HC
Bleach Vol 50
Bleach Vol 51
BPRD Plague of Frogs Vol 4 HC
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland #1
Captive Prince GN
Carol Lay's Illiterature HC
Claymore Vol 21
Colder #1 (of 5)
Creator Owned Heroes #6
Criminal Macabre They Fight By Night One Shot
Danger Club Vol 1 SC
Danger Girl GI Joe #4 (of 4)
Daredevil End of Days #2 (of 8)
DC Nation #2
Deadpool #1 Now
Defenders #12
Detective Comics #14
Dial H #6
Earth 2 #6
Epic Kill #6
Fairest #9
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #7
Flash Vol 1 Move Forward HC
Freelancers #1
Garfield #7
Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood #19
Ghost Doll and Jasper HC
GI Combat #6
GI Joe Vol 2 #19
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Vol 1 HC
Great Showdowns HC
Green Arrow #14
Green Lantern #14 (Rise)
Guarding the Globe #3
Harvest #4 (of 5)
Hellraiser Road Below #1 (of 4)
Heroman GN Vol 1
Hypernaturals #5
Injury Comics #4
Iron Man #1 Now
JLA Earth II New Ptg SC
Judge Dredd Megazine #329
Kevin Keller Vol 1 Welcome To Riverdale SC
Legends of the Dark Knight #2
Life With Archie #24
Magic the Gathering Spell Thief #4
Manhattan Projects #7
Mars Attacks #5
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Digest Vol 1 SC
Mass Effect Vol 4 Homeworlds SC
Monster Candy Vol 1 GN
Monster Myths GN
Multi-Story Building Model Chris Ware Portfolio
Nancy In Hell On Earth #4 (of 4)
Naruto Vol 59
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Box Set
Negima Vol 36
New Avengers #32 AXFO
Pathfinder #3
Perhapanauts Danger Down Under #1 (of 4)
Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #3
Popeye #7
Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol 1 Redemption SC
Road To Oz #3 (of 6)
Sandman Vol 10 The Wake New Ed SC
Scarlet Spider #11
Scooby Doo Where Are You #27
Scott Pilgrim Color HC Vol 02 (of 6)
The Shadow #7
The Shadow Vol 1 Fire of Creation SC
Shadowman #1
Smallville Season 11 #7
Smurfs Vol 13 Smurf Soup SC
Sonic Super Digest #1
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis SC
Spaceknights #2 (of 3)
Spaceman Deluxe Edition HC
Spider-Man Worlds Greatest Hero SC
Star Trek Next Generation Hive #2
Storm Dogs #1 (of 6)
Stormwatch #14
Stumptown 2 #3
Super Dinosaur #15
Swamp Thing #14 (Rot)
Sweet Tooth #39
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol 2 SC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #6
Thought Bubble Anthology 2012 #2
Transformers Regeneration One #85
Transmetropolitan All Around the World Art Book HC
Uncanny X-Force #33
Underwhere HC
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #18
Wayside HC
Westward #2
Worlds Finest #6
X-Factor #246
X-Men #38
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