Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - February 2, 2012
February 2, 2012
So Many Events!
We are going heavy with the events this year!
First, with the upcoming release of the DC area free comics anthology Magic Bullet #4, we will be having a Magic Bullet Release Party at our Vienna store March 3. Magic Bullet is free, so come in and grab a copy and see the original art of many of the contributors and some of their other comics work will be for sale!
We also have upcoming signings for several great comics, including The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (now set for Saturday April 14), Princeless, and Xoc!
February 4 - Magic: The Gathering Dark Ascension Tournament
Big Planet Comics in College Park will have a Magic: The Gathering tournament for the launch of the new Dark Ascension set this Saturday, February 4, starting at noon. For more information please contact Peter at our College Park store.
The great cartoony art in this series tells the fun and funny tale of a group of young kids taking dance classes. Each page or two is a single short story that slowly builds more on their efforts to become better dancers and deal with other things like getting to class on time and cute dancers in their class! (all ages)
Rat Catcher SC
by Andy Diggle and Victor Ibañez
One of the best of Vertigo's crime fiction line is finally out in softcover. The boogeyman for snitches is the Rat Catcher, and when FBI agents guarding a safe house are murdered, the myth seems to be coming true! A great cinematic tale of twists and double crosses, full of intense action and surprises with great art.
Kramers Ergot 8 HC
by Robert Beatty, Gabrielle Bell, Chris Cilla, Anya Davidson, Ron Embleton, Frederic Mullalley, C.F., Sammy Harkham, Tim Hensley, Kevin Huizenga, Ben Jones, Takeshi Murata, Gary Panter, Johnny Ryan, Leon Sadler, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, and Ian F. Svenonius
Another cutting edge issue of the Kramers Ergot anthology seems even tighter than previous issues (though maybe not as big as the last one!) Although there is still some pushing the envelope Picturebox/Fort Thunder type stuff in here, there is also a lot of great stories and art from some of the best of the alternative comics scene. An amazing package!
Winter Soldier #1
by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice
The blank parts of the Winter Soldier's time as a brain-washed assassin for the Soviet Union is slowly revealed as he investigates with the Black Widow rumors that other agents were trained to infiltrate America. Great intrigue and action with great Guice art.