Friday, May 03, 2013

Big Planet Comics Free Comic Book Day!

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Big Planet Comics
3 May 2013

Free Comic Book Day Tomorrow!

The best comic book day of the year is here again! Saturday, May 4 (tomorrow!) is the annual Free Comic Book Day, and boy, do we have a lot of comics to give away this year. The publishers have sent us around 50 titles to hand out this year, and we ordered THOUSANDS of comics, but we ran out of some of them pretty quick last year, so don't delay too long this year. Free Comic Book Day has really been getting bigger every year, so I hope you can make it!

We are also proud to present EIGHT local comics creators as our guests this year!

Vienna store - 
S. G. Artley (Exiles of Nod)
Michael Cowgill (Lil' P.I.)
Matt Dembicki (XOC)

U Street store - 
Andrew Cohen (A Mutual Feeling)
Evan Keeling (Codename: Fifinella)

Bethesda store -
Art Hondros (Notes from the Cave Walls)
John Gallagher (Buzzboy)

College Park store -
John Staton (Empowered)

You can go to to see all of the comics that we'll be giving out (plus we might have some extra surprises).

We had a great time at AwesomeCon and will definitely be back next year (when they said the floor space will be as big as Baltimore Comicon!). It was great to see so many Big Planet regulars there (and some of you in some amazing costumes!)

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


UPCOMING - June 5 & 8 - John Staton signing

TERRORPIN! POWERPACHYDERM! BRASS MONKEY! CYBERIAN TIGER! SUPERCOBRA! MAUL BUNNY! Can struggling superheroine Empowered foil a mass carjacking by these animal-armored criminal mecha at the 21st annual Alternate Timeline Superhero Auto Show? Can one exceedingly flimsy "supersuit" overcome 14 hostile tons of heavy metal? This action-packed new Empowered one-shot says: "MAYBE!"

Our very own John Staton will be appearing to sign copies of the new issue of Empowered that he did the main story for, Empowered: Animal Style!

"I should further note that Guest Artist John Staton went way, way above and beyond the call of duty in his design work for the story, which I wrote specifically for his tech-savvy skill set. He cranked out a quite frankly insane total of 40-odd pages of designs for the one-shot's mecha and superhero vehicles" – Adam Warren, Empowered creator

Check out more of John's work at


noon-6pm June 5

noon-3pm June 8

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


UPCOMING - June 29 - Nathan Edmondson signing

Nathan Edmondson will be appearing to sign copies of his new series, The Dream Merchant, as well as his comics The Activity, Who is Jake Ellis?, Ultimate Iron Man, Grifter, The Light, Olympus and more!

The Dream Merchant: Haunted by recurring dreams, a boy named Winslow is hunted by mysterious beings and protected by an old traveler. Soon Winslow will realize that what is in his dreams is what the rest of the world has been made to forget–and what strange entities will stop at nothing to erase from his mind.

Nathan's website:

Big Planet Comics of Washington, DC

1520 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009



Jupiter's Legacy #1

by Mark Millar, Frank Quitely

A team of visionaries in 1932 discover a source to make them superheroes. But in 2013, their kids are decadent popstar "heroes" without much direction. A new superhero epic that contrasts these two worlds, even as the first generation begins to split along the lines of what their mission should be! Amazing Quitely art, and surprisingly toned down Millar.
Reviewed on our podcast 79!

The Adventures of Jodelle

by Pierre Bartier, Guy Peellaert

A true pop art masterpiece from the heyday of the '60s! Jodelle investigates a conspiracy to overthrow the Emperor of a strangely modern ancient Rome, all tinged with an Italian sexuality and bizarre plot directions. Plus the book also has an overview of Peellaert's work outside of comics. Amazing!

Reviewed on our podcast 77!


by Osamu Tezuka

A magical unicorn is cursed by a goddess to travel through time without his memory, yet in each adventure he attempts to help the new friends he makes as his powers return. Another amazing masterpiece from Tezuka, and this time it is in full color! Get one before it goes out of print!

Reviewed on our podcast 77!

Suicide Risk #1

by Mike Carey, Elena Casagrande

For a family man who happens to be a cop in a world where there are more supervillains than heroes, and the cops are horribly outgunned, how far will he go to stop them? Especially if all the new superpowers seem to be coming from one source. A dark new take!

Reviewed on our podcast 79!

Big Planet Comics Podcast #79
This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared interview Joe Harris, writer of Great Pacific and the upcoming X-Files, and review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Rogues #1 – El Torres, Juan Jose Ryp, Ruben Rojas
Ten Grand #1 – J. Michael Straczynski, Ben Templesmith
The Movement #1 – Gail Simone, Freddie Williams II
Mini Kus! #6: Killman/Killmens – Box Brown
Suicide Risk #1 – Mike Carey, Elena Casagrande
By This Shall You Know Him – Jesse Jacobs
Jupiter's Legacy #1 – Mark Millar, Frank Quitely

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

5/4 - Free Comic Book Day
All our stores! All day!

6/5 - John Staton
Signing Empowered
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

6/8 - John Staton
Signing Empowered
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

6/29 - Nathan Edmondson
Signing The Dream Merchant

1520 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7/4 - Fourth of July Sale
20% off everything!
All our stores! All day!

New Next Week 5/8

New comics listed on our website every Monday
(Let us know if you want any of these!)

12 Reasons To Die #1
Alpha Big Time #4 (OF 5)
Archer & Armstrong #0
Astonishing X-Men #62
Avengers #11
Avengers Arena #9
Avengers Arena Vol 1 Kill Or Die SC
Avengers Assemble #15AU
Avengers Heart Of Stone SC
Avenging Spider-Man #20
Avenging Spider-Man Threats And Menaces SC
Batman #20
Batman And Red Hood #20
Batman Arkham Unhinged #14
Batman Death By Design SC
Batman Incorporated Vol 1 Demon Star (N52) HC
Benny Breakiron Vol 1 Red Taxis HC
Bomb Queen Deluxe Edition Vol 2 HC
Bravest Warriors #8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #21
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Vol 3 Guarded SC
Castle A Calm Before Storm #5 (OF 5)
Chin Music #1
Chronicles Of King Conan Vol 5 Black Dragons SC
Comeback SC
Constantine #3
Creepy Comics #12
Criminal Macabre No Peace Dead Men SC
Damsels Mermaids #1
Dark Shadows #16
Deadpool #9
Deathstroke #20
Demon Knights #20
Don Quixote Comp GN
Jim Butchers Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin #4
Essential Defenders Vol 7 SC
Fanboys Vs Zombies Vol 2 SC
Fearless Defenders #4
Ferals #14
Fever Ridge Macarthur Jungle War #3
Freaks Amour GN
Garth Ennis Battlefields #6 (OF 6) Fall & Rise Pt 3
Good Riddance Graphic Memoir Of Divorce GN
Green Lantern Corps #20
Harbinger #0 2nd Ptg
Harbinger #12
Hatter M Looking Glass Wars Vol 4 Zen SC
Hellblazer Vol 5 Dangerous Habits New Ed SC
Hellraiser The Road Below Vol 1 SC
I Love Trouble #5
Injustice Gods Among Us #1 3rd Ptg
Iron Man #258.2
Jugheads Double Digest #192
Justice League Of America #3
Katana #4
Knights Of The Dinner Table #197
Legends Of The Blues HC
Legion Of Super Heroes Vol 2 Dominators (N52) SC
Life With Archie #29
Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes #14
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Digest Vol 3 SC
Mega Man #25
Memorial Imaginary Fiends #3 (OF 3)
Mumbai Confidential Book 1 Good Cop Bad Cop HC
Mylo Xyloto #4
Naruto Vol 61 SC
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong GN
Path Of The Assassin Vol 1 Serving Dark SC
Paying For It SC
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm Vol 1 SC
The Playboy SC (New Ed)
Plume #4 (of 5)
Drew Hayes Poison Elves #1 2nd Ptg
Pokemon Adventures Vol 16 SC
Prophet #35
Ravagers #12
Ravagers Vol 1 The Kids From Nowhere (N52) SC
Raven Girl GN
Red Handed Fine Art Strange Crimes HC
Red Sonja Annual #4
Rocketeer Adventures Treasury Edition
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #4
Sandcastle HC
Secret Avengers #4
Showcase Presents Superman Family Vol 4 SC
Smallville Season 11 #13
Smurfs Vol 15 Smurflings SC
Snake Pit Gets Old GN
Spider-Men SC
Spongebob Comics #20
Stand Vol 6 Night Has Come SC
Star Trek #20
Star Wars #5
Steed & Mrs Peel Vol 1 Very Civil Armageddon SC
Storm Dogs #5 (OF 6)
Suicide Squad #20
Superboy #20
Supurbia #7
Team 7 #8
Thief Of Thieves Vol 2 SC
Thor God Of Thunder #8
Threshold #5
Thunderbolts Vol 1 No Quarter Now SC
Two Guns Second Shot Deluxe Edition SC
Uber #0 Enhanced Edition
Uber #1
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Bendis Vol 3 SC
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #24
Uncanny Avengers #8
Uncanny X-Force #4
Vampirella #29
Walking Dead #110
Walt Disney Donald Duck Vol 3 Castle's Secret HC
Warlord Of Mars #24
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #25
We Can Fix It GN
Will And Whit GN
Wolverine #3
X #1 (OF 4)
You're All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack HC
Zeros Familiar Omnibus Vol 1 SC

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