Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 27-28: Beyond Comics Heroclix Tournament in Gaithersburg








Beyond Comics

July 2012  

Heroxlix Tournament in Gaithersburg...


Heroclix Tournament in Gaithersburg!
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Saturday July 28th

Gaithersburg

1:00pm
  


Friday Night Tournament
Friday, July 27th
Frederick
6:30pm



Store Locations:

 

Beyond Comics                           Beyond Comics

Gaithersburg                                Frederick

18749 B North Frederick Rd.    5632 Buckeystown Pike

Gaithersburg, MD 20879            Frederick, MD 21704

301-216-0007                             301-668-8202

All events subject to change due to product availability, attendee levels and events beyond our control. We will do our best to update customers upon any changes.
Beyond Comics | Gaithersburg Square | 18749 B North Frederick Rd | Gaithersburg | MD | 20879

Washington writer Daniel Snyder on superhero movies

What's Next for Superhero Movies?

By Daniel D. Snyder
The Atlantic's Entertainment channel. Jul 24 2012,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

'Xoc' signing /Magic Bullet 5 debut, this Sat.

From: Matt Dembicki:
 
Just a quick plug for a signing I'm doing this Saturday, July 28, at Big Planet Comics in College Park, Md., and Vienna, Va. It's for my new graphic novel Xoc: The Journey of a Great White. Here's a review of the book.
 
I'll also have freshly printed copies of the 56-page Magic Bullet #5, which, of course, is FREE!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - July 20, 2012




Big Planet Comics

July 20, 2012

Entire Xoc Pup now online!

The final part of Xoc Pup is now online for FREE on our website! You can read this all-new exclusive 8 page comic about a newborn shark and get a nice feel for the graphic novel Xoc: The Journey of a Great White that will be for sale next week. Plus don't forget that the creator Matt Dembicki will be appearing at our College Park and Vienna stores on next Saturday, July 28, along with the colorist of Xoc, Evan Keeling! We also have an awesome limited edition signed and numbered print by Matt and colored by Evan for sale! Only $5, but it is limited so be sure to get there early!

Also, we are proud to announce that Michael Rex, creator of the awesome all-ages comics Fangbone!: Third Grade Barbarian will be appearing in August at our Vienna and College Park stores too!



You can view the pages of Xoc Pup at:
Xoc Pup - page 1
Xoc Pup - page 2
Xoc Pup - page 3
Xoc Pup - page 4
Xoc Pup - page 5
Xoc Pup - page 6
Xoc Pup - page 7
Xoc Pup - page 8

Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

Thanks!
 
- the Big Planet Comics kids


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UPCOMING - July 28 - Matt Dembicki Signing Xoc: The Journey of a Great White

Well, after you read the story of Xoc Pup above, get ready for a full graphic novel of the stories of a grown up great white shark! Matt Dembicki's Xoc is coming out soon! Join us on Saturday, July 28, at our College Park and Vienna stores for Matt signing copies of his new book. The colorist on the book, Evan Keeling, will also be there! Plus we will have limited edition signed and numbered prints for sale for only $5!

11am-1pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

3pm-5pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

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NEW - August 18 - Michael Rex Signing Fangbone!: The Birthday Party of Dread

Michael Rex, creator of Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on Saturday, August 18, for his new all-ages book Fangbone! 3: The Birthday Party of Dread! Michael Rex is a New York Times best-selling illustrator for his many excellent kids books, including Firefighter, Furious George Goes Bananas, Jack the Builder, and of course the first two excellent Fangbone books, Fangbone! 1: Third Grade Barbarian and Fangbone! 2: The Egg of Misery!

11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

Blacksad: A Silent Hell HC

by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

Finally a new Blacksad adventure! Great 1950s noir as private eye Blacksad investigates a case in the music scene of New Orleans, with the superbly astounding art of Guarnido! Plus this book includes a huge art section at the back where Guarnido explains how he worked so hard to get the lighting of Louisiana in his watercolors. The entire story takes place over one day with changing light. It is amazing!!!

Sunset HC

by Christos N. Gage and Jorge Lucas

A retired hit man for the mob is finally tracked down by the gangsters he betrayed 30 years ago.  Now this tough old man must go back into the world he left behind to try to save his ex-wife and the son he abandoned. Hard boiled action and crime, as if Clint Eastwood's character from Gran Torino was a hitman!

Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective HC

 
by Jack Davis
 

A massive oversized art book covering the entire career of Jack Davis, including all his work on MAD, movie posters, comic strips, and even his work in college!

Captain Marvel #1

by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy
Ms. Marvel returns in a new series, where Captain America implores her to accept the mantle of Captain Marvel! Plus a look back at the test pilot who inspired Carol Danvers on her own career path.

Bloody Chester SC

by JT Petty and Hilary Florido

A tough young man is recruited by a corrupt railroad magnate in the Old West to destroy a town slowing down the expansion of the railroad, and finds himself mixed up in a haunted town and a mix of strange characters who refuse to leave. A great new Western!

The Supernaturalist SC

by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano

Eoin Colfer's novel is adapted into comics with truly amazing art by Giovanni Rigano! In a dark future, an abused orphan escapes and teams up with a group of strange Spotters who can see the monsters preying on humanity and they continue to work to destroy them, even as they get mixed up in corporate scheming. A strange and dense new world!

The Adventures of Venus HC

by Gilbert Hernandez
 
Collecting all the all-ages adventures of young romance comic loving Venus from the Hernandez Brothers brief kids comics Measles run! Venus explores the city, goes to another world, and plays some soccer!

all ages

Untold Tales of the Punisher #2

by Jason Latour and Connor Willumsen
 
The writer of the amazing southern rural noir Loose Ends teams up with the amazing art of Willumsen to tell a new tale of the Punisher, MAX style!
Adventure Time #6
American Elf Vol 4 Sketchbook Diaries James Kochalka SC
Asterix Omnibus Vol 4 SC
Avengers Vs X-Men #8 (of 12)
Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #2 (of 4)
Captain America And Bucky: Life Of Bucky Barnes SC
Concrete Three Uneasy Pieces One Shot
Creepy Presents Richard Corben HC
Daredevil #15
Extermination #2
Fables #119
Fatima The Blood Spinners #2 (of 4)
FF by Jonathan Hickman Vol 2 SC
Mars Attacks #2
Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me GN
Reset #4 (of 4)
Saga #5
Showcase Presents Rip Hunter Time Master Vol 1 SC
Smurfs Vol 12 Smurfs Versus Smurfs SC
The Spider #3

Big Planet Comics Podcast #52
"(the new) 52!"
Kevin, Nick and Jared are back with a buncha reviews and comicon news! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
PODCAST REVIEWS:

Blacksad: A Silent Hell HC by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
Bloody Chester SC by JT Petty and Hilary Florido
Captain Marvel #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy
Punk Rock Jesus #1 (of 6) by Sean Murphy
Revival #1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
Space Punisher #1 by Frank Trieri and Mark Texeira
Sparrow and Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles #1 (of 5) by David Accampo, Jeremy Rogers and Jared Souza
The Supernaturalist SC by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano
Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man HC by Carl Barks

Send us questions to podcast@bigplanetcomics.com or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

7/28 - Matt Dembicki
Signing Xoc
11am-1pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

Signing Xoc
3pm-5pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com


8/18 - Michael Rex
Signing Fangbone!
11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

Signing Fangbone!
3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

New Next Week 7/25

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
Naoki Urasawa 20th Century Boys Vol 21 SC
All Star Western #11
Amazing Spider-Man #690
American Vampire #29
Angel & Faith #12
Aquaman #11
Archie #635
Archie & Friends Double Digest #18
Archie Clash Of The New Kids SC
Astonishing X-Men #52
Avengers #28 AVX
Axe Cop President of the World #1 (Of 3)
B & V Friends Double Digest #227
Back Issue #58
Bart Simpson Comics #73
Batman Incorporated #3
Batman The Dark Knight #11
Before Watchmen Comedian #2 (Of 6)
Kevin Smith Bionic Man Vol 1 Some Assembly Required SC
Kevin Smith Bionic Man #11
BPRD Hell On Earth Exorcism #2 (Of 2)
Captain America #15
Captain America And Iron Man #634
Crossed Badlands #10
Dance Class Vol 2 Romeo & Juliets HC
Daredevil By Mark Waid Vol 1 SC
Dark Avengers #178
DC Comics Presents Wonder Woman Adventures #1 SC
DC Super Pets Biggest Little Hero SC
DC Super Pets Cat Crime Club SC
DC Super Pets Deep Sea Duel SC
DC Super Pets Fantastic Flexy Frog SC
DC Super Pets Night Of Scaredy Crows SC
DC Super Pets Swamp Thing Vs Zombie Pets SC
Deadpool #58
Debris #1 (Of 4)
Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #4
Dragon Age Vol 1 Silent Grove HC
Elephantmen #41
Elephantmen Vol 5 Devilish Functions HC
Everybody Loves Tank Girl #1 (Of 3)
Exile Planet Of The Apes #4 (Of 4)
FF #20
Flannery O'connor Cartoons HC
Flash #11
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #11
Garfield & Co Vol 6 Mother Garfield HC
Gatecrasher Vol 1 Ring Of Fire SC
Ghostbusters #11
Godzilla #3
Goon #40
Graveyard Of Empires #4
Green Arrow Vol 1 Into The Woods SC
Green Lantern #11
Green Lantern New Guardians #11
Grifter Vol 1 Most Wanted SC
Grim Leaper #3 (Of 4)
Grimm Fairy Tales #75
Aragones' Groo The Wanderer Artist Edition HC
Hammer And The Anvil GN
Haunt #25
Hawken #5 (Of 6)
Hellraiser #16
Hit-Girl #2 (Of 5)
I, Vampire #11
Incredible Hulk #11
John Carter Gods Of Mars #5 (Of 5)
Justice League Dark #11
Lord Of The Jungle #6
Mad Presents Batman #1
Manhattan Projects #5
Marvel Previews August 2012
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #4
Mass Effect Homeworlds #3
Mighty Thor #17
Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four Vol 8 SC
The Monolith HC
National Comics Eternity #1
Near Death #10
New Deadwardians #5 (Of 8)
Phoenix Wright Vol 5 SC
Planet Of The Apes #16
Previews #287 August 2012
Prophet #27
Red Hulk Haunted SC
Red Sonja Witchblade #5
Resident Alien #3
Resistance Vol 3 Victory SC
Savage Hawkman #11
Scalped Vol 9 Knuckle Up SC
Secret Avengers #29
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15
Spaceman #8 (Of 9)
Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #4 (Of 4)
Star Wars Darth Maul Death Sentence #1 (Of 4)
Super Dinosaur #12
Superman #11
Superman Family Adventures #3
Teen Titans #11
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12
Thor Deviants Saga SC
TMNT Micro Series #6 Casey Jones
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #7
Transformers Robots In Disguise Vol 1 SC
Trio #3
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye By Jonathan Hickman SC
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #13 DWF
Ultimate Comics X-Men By Nick Spencer Vol 1 HC
Uncanny X-Force #28
Underwater Welder GN
Venom #21
Voodoo #11
Winter Soldier #8
Witchblade #158
Wolverine And X-Men #14 AVX
Wonder Woman Odyssey Vol 1 SC
Wonderland #1
X-Men Legacy #270 Avx
X-Men Steve Rogers Escape From Negative Zone SC
X-Treme X-Men #1

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July 25 - Animezing: Children Who Chase Lost Voices




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Animezing 2012
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
(c)Makoto Shinkai/CMMMY
Wednesday, July 25th @ 6:30 pm

Mark your calendars!


Exhibit
Treasures of Tohoku:
A Photographic Journey through Japan's Northeastern Region 
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Where:
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St., NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

When:
Wednesday July 25, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT


Strange sounds in the darkness... Unearthly music from an old crystal radio... These are all the warnings Asuna Watase has before a simple walk to her clubhouse catapults her into a nightmarish adventure that will take her beneath the Earth to a lost land beyond the realm of the legend! Attacked by a strange monstrous creature, rescued by a mysterious stranger and pursued by a relentless enemy, Asuna finds herself enmeshed in a centuries old mystery that will bind her to a strange young defender and lead her inevitably, towards a secret that may hold the key to life itself!  

From Makoto Shinkai, the critically acclaimed anime wunderkind who's thrilled audiences around the world with the masterworks VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR and THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS, comes an all new, dark and truly epic journey into a world you've never seen before:CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES!

In Japanese with English subtitles. PG-13. 116 mins. 2011. Directed by Makoto Shinkai.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat. Registered guests will be seated first. Open seats will be given to guests on standby when the program begins.


Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St., NW | Suite 100 | Washington | DC | 20036

Friday, July 20, 2012

Reason on Clowes

Turning Comic Books Into Art
The world of high art celebrates pioneering comics creator Daniel Clowes.
Greg Beato | July 19, 2012
http://reason.com/archives/2012/07/19/turning-comic-books-into-art

(the magazine is based around Dupont Circle)

Wash Examiner on Batman movie

From the French Revolution to Occupy Wall Street: 'Dark Knight Rises' tackles collapse of civilization

Kelly Jane Torrance

The Washington Examiner July 18, 2012

http://washingtonexaminer.com/from-the-french-revolution-to-occupy-wall-street-dark-knight-rises-tackles-collapse-of-civilization/article/2502480

 

Can a 'Dark Knight' rise to save us from ourselves?

Kelly Jane Torrance

The Washington Examiner July 19, 2012

http://washingtonexaminer.com/can-a-dark-knight-rise-to-save-us-from-ourselves/article/2502632

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Politics and Prose launches anthology; calls for comics

Announcing District Lines


attention, writers

Politics & Prose is excited to announce the launch of its P&P imprint, starting with an anthology of original, local work to be called District Lines. The anthology is intended to capture a sense of people and place in DC and the surrounding metropolitan area.

We are now soliciting submissions—poems, essays, short stories, coherent musings and ramblings, scribbles, comics, or graphics—that describe a particular DC metropolitan neighborhood. Work must be original and previously unpublished. Prose should be under 3,000 words. Graphics must be in a PDF file that can be reproduced in black and white.

The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2012. All entries must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee, which will allow us to give each author of a submission that is selected for publication a free copy of the anthology. We hope to hold an event at the store once the anthology is published and will ask selected contributors to join us for an open reading.

Please submit entries in a word document, double-spaced, using Times New Roman, 12-point font. For graphics or art please submit work in a PDF file.

To submit work please visit http://politicsprose.submittable.com/submit.

City Paper doesn't like Addams Family play either

Standard & Horror [online title: At Studio and the Kennedy Center, buzzy and commercial musicals with a dose of the macabre]
By Trey Graham Washington City Paper July 20, 2012
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/42975/bloody-bloody-andrew-jackson-and-the-addams-family-reviewed-at/

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Comics lead to air conditioning

Wandering a bit afield from Washington, but the New York Times has noted that comics led to the invention of air conditioning. "It was built for a company that printed the humor magazine Judge, which carried fanciful illustrations" aka political cartoons.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flegennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Based On A True Story"

I'm afraid I've neglected Mike for the past few months, but here's his latest release:


http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1132

No, really, it is, at least parts of it.

I was on my way downstairs for a sandwish one late morning last week or so, and I passed by the bedroom, where the DW is catching up on some impresario chores on her laptop while the satellite box is nailed down to MSNBC. As aiways, I stop for a minute or two just to check out what they're emitting, and it's some woman who looked as if she were made entirely of plastic babbling an item about Hill leadership's reaction to the discovery that the US Olympic Team's uniforms had been made in China. Faster than you could say "eight percent unemployment", Harry Reid and John Boehner had crapped their drawers loudly while blurting out carefully crafted Tourette's episodes on the subject of the export of US jobs to China. After offering up this news, the anchorbabe said -- for real, I shit you not -- "At last, something that Democrats and Republicans can agree on."

"...along with war, torture, censorship, warrantless surveillance, assassinations, detention without trial..." the anchorbabe neglected to add.

--

________________________________________________________________
Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
Mike's Political Cartoons: dubya dubya dubya dot sinkers dot org

PR: Gordon Harris's new graphic novel Pedestrian

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 2, 2012

Gordon Harris, AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR
"PEDESTRIAN"
An Original Full-Color Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novel WITHOUT Zombies or Vampires

Ray, the pedestrian, wanders the post-apocalyptic suburbs and discovers a mysterious package, an elaborate tree house, and carrier pigeons. He meets Tamaya, a self-acclaimed, closet-conspiracy theorist who lives in the tree-house, and they soon embark on a search for the origins to a mysterious map carried by...er, one of the carrier pigeons.

About the author
Gordon Harris lives in Annandale, Virginia with his wife Judy, twin daughters Violet and Silver, and three gerbils whose names escape him. He graduated from Parsons School of Design but his day job is NOT writing, drawing and painting graphic novels. He's always had a desire to, but it seemed like a lot of work, so instead his day job consists of watching TV shows like Curious George or Wild Kratts and writing promos for them - among other tasks.


If you'd like to see more, here is a preview link for PEDESTRIAN, and you can visit my Facebook page (Ray, the pedestrian) for more info. 
 


Notes about PEDESTRIAN from Ray, the pedestrian

Gordon Harris doesn't like to look back. He usually dismisses regrets within a few thoughts. It's just not good for the soul. However, he admits to one sole regret that would prove difficult for anyone to redeem, which is; "that I will not be around for the apocalypse." Morbid? Not so much - considering the current landscape of the undead and living dead that's infected our pop-culture. At the age of seven (that's not a typo), one of Gordon's daughters posed the quintessential question, "What's the difference between the undead and the living dead?"

If your tastes for entertainment don't always include fresh brains and/or blood, this beautifully drawn, full-color, 54-page graphic novel is a fresh approach to the postapocalyptic theme. The world and its inhabitants haven't gotten off easy in PEDESTRIAN but like it says above, there are no zombies or vampires around.

I'm not so much alone in the world, I'm just searching for that elusive garment bag. My bellhop attire seems to suit me, and harkens back to simpler days of spare change and another bellhop named Ace Face. As luck would have it, I eventually discover a mysterious package.

Tamaya is nearly as curious a character as the tree house she lives in. She collects miscellaneous, odd objects and displays them in small, zip-lock bags adorning the walls of her tree house. My introduction to her comes by way of the mysterious package and a persistent pigeon.

Map in hand, Tamaya and I eventually journey to the countryside and beyond, in search of the maps origin, and anything else for that matter.
-Ray

ICAF 2013 Announcement

ICAF 2013 Announcement

The International Comic Arts Forum to hold 16th Annual Conference at the University of Oregon from May 23-25, 2013 with guest artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá


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The International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) is very pleased to announce that the University of Oregon will host the forum's next academic conference from May 23-25, 2013 at the White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon. A call for conference papers will be forthcoming this September. Updates on guest artists and other conference information can be found on the ICAF Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/icafcomic.

 

Since 1995, ICAF has been dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art, including comic strips, comic books, comics albums and graphic novels, magazine and newspaper cartooning, caricature, and comics in electronic media. The forum provides a supportive, collegial environment to showcase innovative comics scholarship and comic art for critics, historians, teachers, and comics professionals from around the world. For more information on ICAF's mission, previous programs, and scholarships, visit: http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org.

 

ICAF is proud to welcome the University of Oregon as its host institution in 2013. This premiere public university will begin offering a new undergraduate minor in Comics and Cartoon Studies in Fall 2012 under the direction of Professor Ben Saunders. The interdisciplinary minor, the first of its kind in the country, emphasizes the international history, interpretation, and appreciation of the comic art form. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art also supports the development of Comics Studies on campus through exhibitions and public lectures. Previous ICAF conferences have been held at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Georgetown University, and the Small Press Expo in Maryland. Additional information about the University of Oregon and its new Comics and Cartoon Studies program can be found by visiting: http://comics.uoregon.edu.

 

Brazilian artists and twin brothers, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, have also been confirmed as guest presenters for ICAF 2013. The winners of multiple Eisner Awards, Moon and Bá are best known for their work together on the series Casanova and Daytripper. Learn more about Brazil's self-proclaimed "Wonder Twins" at their blog: http://fabioandgabriel.blogspot.com


Posted by Qiana Whitted, ICAF Promotions and Communications


Carolyn Belefski's latest con report

Carolyn Belefski's latest con report in on her Curls webcomic site.

The Post on Dark Knight, Tesla and Fringe superheroes

'The Dark Knight Rises' brings trilogy to a satisfying close
By Ann Hornaday
Washington Post July 19, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/the-dark-knight-rises,1208568/critic-review.html

Capital Fringe Festival review: 'Superhero Celebrity Rehab'
By Stephanie Merry, Washington Post July 17 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/capital-fringe-festival-review-superhero-celebrity-rehab/2012/07/16/gJQA6Uz1oW_story.html

Graphic novel stars Nicola Tesla, inventor of AC power and an oddball physicist
By Aaron Leitko, Washington Post July 16 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/graphic-novel-stars-nicola-tesla-inventor-of-ac-power-and-an-oddball-physicist/2012/07/16/gJQAphtApW_story.html

Monday, July 16, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - July 16, 2012


Big Planet Comics

July 16, 2012

Xoc Pup nears its conclusion

We took a week off from the podcast, so send us some questions and leave us some voicemails for next week's episode, when we deal with the news from San Diego Comicon and all our usual shenanigans!



Matt Dembicki, editor of the amazing Trickster and upcoming District Comics anthologies, has a new graphic novel called Xoc about the life of great white shark coming out in July. We're having him for a couple of signings on July 28 (see below!), but we are also proud to present an exclusive new 8 page Xoc story! We will put up a new page every Friday and Wednesday, pages 1 through 7 are up now! You can view them at:
Xoc Pup - page 1
Xoc Pup - page 2
Xoc Pup - page 3
Xoc Pup - page 4
Xoc Pup - page 5
Xoc Pup - page 6
Xoc Pup - page 7

Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

Thanks!
 
- the Big Planet Comics kids


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UPCOMING - July 28 - Matt Dembicki Signing Xoc: The Journey of a Great White

Well, after you read the story of Xoc Pup above, get ready for a full graphic novel of the stories of a grown up great white shark! Matt Dembicki's Xoc is coming out soon! Join us on Saturday, July 28, at our College Park and Vienna stores for Matt signing copies of his new book.

11am-1pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

3pm-5pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

___________________

Revival #1

by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton

A new horror comic from Tim Seeley, creator of Hack/Slash, with art by Battlepug creator Mike Norton! In a small Wisconsin town the dead begin returning to live, but is it a sign of the Apocalypse or a pandemic? A super creepy start!

Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man HC

by Carl Barks

Another classic by one of comics' greatest cartoonists! A companion series to Barks' Donald Duck books, this is some of the best of Uncle Scrooge, as the Beagle Boys start moving in next door to rob his money bin, and a flashback to Scrooge's time in the Klondike!

all ages

The Walking Dead #100

 
by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
 

It is here! After 100 issues, this monumental milestone comes in 8 covers! But being the midst of the new storyline A Larger World, Rick and his crew may be in fatally over their heads! We warned you!

Dungeon Quest 3 SC

by Joe Daly
 
A new chapter of Dungeon Quest! An underground adventure quest, sometimes described as Stoner D&D!

Punk Rock Jesus #1 (of 6)

by Sean Murphy

A reality show says it will make a clone from the DNA on the Shroud of Turin, and an ex-IRA assassin is hired as the show's security chief. But the promoter of the show has other secret plans, and what if the clone really IS the second coming of Jesus?

Parker: The Score HC

by Darwyn Cooke

Another adaptation of a classic tale of the professional thief Parker! This time Parker has an even bigger score - robbing an entire town in one night! But this will take an entire crew of crooks, and can they all be trusted?

Guerillas 2 SC

by Brahm Revel
 
He had to go to Kickstarter to fund it, but we finally get the second part of the Guerillas trilogy!  In the American-Vietnam War, a program to train primates to become jungle soldiers continues, as Private Clayton continues to try to survive along with the squad of chain-smoking chimps who rescued him!

Adventure Time: Marcelline and the Scream Queens #1

by Meredith Gran and Jen Wang
 
One Adventure Time series wasn't enough! Time for a miniseries about Princess Bubblegum joining Marcelline's rock band! That tour should go perfectly! By Meredith Gran, creator of Octopus Pie!

all ages!
Ant-Man Season One HC
Batgirl Vol 1 The Darkest Reflection HC
Bloodshot #1
Casanova Vol 3 Avaritia SC
Chew Secret Agent Poyo #1
Demon Knights Vol 1 Seven Against The Dark SC
Eerie Comics #1
God And Science: Return Of The TI Girls HC
Heart SC
Hoax Hunters #1
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame HC
Jewish Images In The Comics HC
Locke & Key Vol 5 Clockworks HC
The Massive #2
Orchid Vol 1 SC
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol 42 SC
The Phoenix #7
Planetoid #2
Silence GN
Space Punisher #1 (Of 4)
Space Warped SC
Sparrow And Crowe #1
Sunset First Look One Shot
Tales Designed To Thrizzle #8
Uncharted SC
Wild Children SC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #51
"Marvel Soon!"
Kevin, Nick and Jared took this week off, so here's last week's podcast. Send us questions and voicemails below! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
 
PODCAST REVIEWS:

Batman: Earth One HC by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Battlepug 1: Blood and Drool HC by Mike Norton
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (of 6) by Len Wein and Jae Lee
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 by James Robinson and Philip Tan
Hero Worship #1 by Zak Penn, Scott Murphy and Michael Dipascale
The Infernal Man-Thing #1 (of 3) by Steve Gerber and Kevin Nowlan
Snake Oil #7: Witchzard by Charles Forsman

Send us questions to podcast@bigplanetcomics.com or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)
 

7/28 - Matt Dembicki
Signing Xoc
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301-699-0498
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Signing Xoc
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8/?? - Michael Rex
Signing Fangbone!
11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

Signing Fangbone!
3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

New Next Week 7/18

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
 
The Activity #7
Adventure Time #6
Adventures Of Venus HC
Alabaster Wolves #4 (of 5)
American Elf Vol 4 Sketchbook Diaries James Kochalka SC
Archie Double Digest #231
Asterix Omnibus Vol 4 SC
Avengers Academy #33 AVX
Avengers Vs X-Men #8 (of 12)
Avengers West Coast Avengers: Family Ties SC
Baltimore Dr Leskovar's Remedy #2 (of 2)
Batman Beyond Unlimited #6
Batwing Vol 1 The Lost Kingdom SC
Batwoman #11
Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #2 (of 4)
Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #2 (of 4) Combo Pack
Birds Of Prey #11
Blacksad: The Silent Hell HC
Bloody Chester GN
Blue Beetle #11
BPRD Hell On Earth Devils Engine #3 (of 3)
Captain America And Bucky: Life Of Bucky Barnes SC
Captain Atom #11
Captain Marvel #1
Carbon Grey Vol 2 #1 (of 3)
Catwoman #11
Cobra #15
Concrete Three Uneasy Pieces One Shot
Creepy Presents Richard Corben HC
Danger Girl Gi Joe #1 (of 4)
Daredevil #15
Dark Horse Presents #14
Dark Tower Gunslinger Man In Black #2 (of 5)
Darkness #105
DC Universe Presents #11
Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #5
Elric The Balance Lost #11 (of 12)
Extermination #2
Fables #119
Fantastic Four #608
Fatima The Blood Spinners #2 (of 4)
FF by Jonathan Hickman Vol 2 SC
Glory #28
Green Lantern Corps #11
Hellblazer #293
The Infernal Man-Thing #2 (of 3)
Invincible Iron Man #521
Jack Davis Drawing American Pop Culture HC
Jack Kirby Collector #59
Jack The Ripper Hell Blade Vol 1 SC
Jennifer Blood Annual #1
Journey Into Mystery #641
Jughead #214
Jugheads Double Digest #183
Justice League #11
Justice League #11 Combo Pack
Kung Fu Panda Slow Fast & Other SC
Legion Of Super Heroes #11
Mars Attacks #2
Marvel Zombies Destroy #5 (of 5)
Men Of War Vol 1 Uneasy Company SC
New Mutants #46
Night Of 1000 Wolves #3 (of 3)
Nightwing #11
Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me GN
Prophecy #2
Rachel Rising #9
Red Hood And The Outlaws #11
Red Sonja #67
Reset #4 (of 4)
Saga #5
Secret History Of DB Cooper #5
Secret Service #3 (of 6)
Showcase Presents Rip Hunter Time Master Vol 1 SC
Simpsons Comics #192
Smallville Season 11 #1 2nd Ptg
Smurfs Vol 12 Smurfs Versus Smurfs SC
Roger Langridges Snarked #10
Sonic Universe #42
The Spider #3
Spider-Man Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 5 SC
Spider-Man Ends Of Earth HC
Star Trek #11
Star Trek The Next Generation/Doctor Who Assimilation #3
Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison #3 (of 5)
Sunset HC
Supergirl #11
Supernaturalist SC
Ultimate Comics Ultimates By Hickman Vol 2 HC
Uncanny X-Men #16 AVX
Untold Tales Of Punisher Max #2 (of 5)
The Unwritten #39
Wandering Son HC Vol 03
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #13
Wolverine #309
Wonder Woman #11
World War 3 Illustrated #43
X-Factor #240
X-Men #32
X-O Manowar #3
Young Justice #18

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