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Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - February 16, 2012

Big Planet Comics

February 16, 2012

Nate Powell next week

Howdy, folks! Don't forget Nate Powell will be at our Vienna store next Friday, February 24th from 6-730 pm to sign and discuss the new amazing book he illustrated, The Silence of Our Friends. In addition to appearing at our Vienna store, he will also be appearing at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001) from 7-830 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd. So if you live in DC or Maryland or can't make it out to his appearance in Vienna, check it out at the library! Co-authors Mark Long and Jim Demonakos will also be appearing. We will have copies of The Silence of Our Friends for sale after the talk at the library.

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UPCOMING February 18 - Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse Battle

Big Planet Comics in College Park will have a massive Apocalypse size battle for the Warhammer 40K game, Saturday, February 18, starting at noon. For more information please contact Peter at our College Park store.

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


UPCOMING February 24 - Nate Powell Signing

Nate Powell, Eisner Award and Ignatz Award winning creator of Swallow Me Whole and Any Empire, will be at our Vienna store February 24, from 6:00 to 7:30. His new book is The Silence of Our Friends, a really powerful book about the civil rights movement in Texas in the 1960s and two families, one black and one white, who become friends and get caught up in the middle of everything. The co-author's based the story on the true events that took place, and one of the main characters is the father of one of the authors. 

6-730 pm
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


A Devil and Her Love Song 1 SC

by Miyoshi Tomori

A girl has just been transferred to a new high school after being kicked out of her private Catholic school for fighting with a teacher. She is incredibly blunt and perceptive about people's real intentions, but is unable to filter that to maintain a friendship. Several boys show interest in her, but many of the girls in her class begin to gang up on her. A very interesting character and compelling story about the drama of high school!

Athos in America HC

by Jason

Jason is back with a new collection of short stories, including a return of Athos from his amazing The Last Muskateer! This collection includes a wide variety that shows Jason's range, including a crime story about a criminal who escapes from prison and his old boss who is on a murder spree, and a strange tale about a man named Jason who has a terrible and violent breakup with his girlfriend!

Whispers in the Walls SC

by David Munoz and Tirso

After her parents are killed, a young girl is taken to a strange facility where scientists claim to be researching a terrible disease she has contracted. But she remembers a terrible vampiric monster as the cause of her parents' death, and when she meets the other children there, they begin to realize that there is a secret war going on, a war of fantastic monsters throughout the ages.

Pigs 1: Hello, Cruel World SC

by Nate Crosby, Ben McCool and Breno Tamura

A truly great spy/thriller! A group of KGB spies undercover in Cuba since the Missile Crisis of the '60s are finally activated and their now grown children are sent on their first mission - to invade the United States! But in this day and age, who knows how to activate Soviet sleeper agents? And what is their true mission? Hint: it involves the President of the United States!

Glory #23

by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell

Another relaunch of a defunct superhero from the Extreme line of the '90s, this is another major overhaul, basically starting a new series. Glory was part of the superheroes fighting the Nazis in World War II, and is similar to Wonder Woman in many ways. But now she has been missing for many years and a young woman who is dreaming about her continues her quest to find out where she is. With amazing art by Ross Campbell!

Peter Panzerfaust #1

by Kurtis Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins

Speaking of World War II, this is a playful and yet dark-tinged adventure of a young American boy named Peter who teams up with a group of French boys during the battle between German and Allied forces during the invasion of France. Yet Peter seems to have strange powers that pay homage to the Peter Pan story. A very interesting start!

Big Planet Comics Podcast #33

In this week's podcast Kevin, Nick and Jared discuss the best question ever, comic book product placement, and review all the new stuff. Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes! Send us questions to

2/18 - Warhammer 40K Apocalypse Battle


4/14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore

Signing The Strange Talent of Luther Strode 11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180


Signing The Strange Talent of Luther Strode 3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740



5/5 - Free Comic Book Day

All stores!


5/5 - Jeremy Whitley

Army of Darkness #1
by Elliot R. Serrano and Marat Mychaels

Ash from a different dimension tries to fight the Deadite menace in… ancient Egypt?

Astonishing X-Men: Ultimate Collection 1 SC
by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday

The first of two huge books collecting all of Whedon and Cassaday's amazing run of X-Men comics!

Daredevil #9
by Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera

When someone starts stealing bodies, Daredevil must venture into the realm of the Mole Man!

DC Super-Pets SC
by various and Art Baltazar

TWELVE new adventures of the Super-Pets came out this week. TWELVE!
(all ages)

Madwoman of the Sacred Heart SC
by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius

A strange and surreal adventure by two powerhouses of European comics!

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm #1
The first appearance of The Force and the Jedi!

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1 HC
by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli

The first story arc of Milo Morales as the new Spider-Man!

Uncanny X-Force 2: Deathlok Nation SC
by Rick Remender, Rafael Albuquerque and Esad Ribic

The events begin to build towards the epic story of the Dark Angel Saga!
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