Thursday, March 08, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - March 8, 2012

Big Planet Comics
March 8, 2012

Dan Piraro Signing on Sunday!

Don't forget Dan Piraro will be at our U Street store this Sunday, March 11, at 6! We have copies of his new strip collection, Bizarro Heroes, at all our stores now. We are also having an early release party for Avengers vs. X-Men #1, the next huge Marvel event. You can get copies of the comic a day early on Tuesday, April 3.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the release party for Magic Bullet #4! It was great to see so many local DC area cartoonists all hanging out together, and eating delicious food prepared by Master Chef William is always a great treat! Luckily the weather turned out to be perfect, and many pounds of eggplants, hamburgers, hot dogs, and deliciously marinated chicken was devoured.

Here are some pictures by Big Planet staff photographer Kevin

And a lot more by Magic Bulleteer Joe Carabeo!

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UPCOMING March 11 - Dan Piraro Signing

Dan Piraro, will be appearing at our U Street store March 11, from 6:00 to 7:00, to sign his new book, Bizarro Heroes. Bizarro Heroes is a collection of his superhero themed spoofs from the last 25 years of Bizarro.

6-7 pm
Big Planet Comics of U Street
1520 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009


NEW April 3 - Avengers vs. X-Men #1 Early Release Party

Marvel is calling it their biggest event yet, building on the last 10 years of storytelling, but really, who doesn't just want to see the superheroes throw down against each other? We will be having a special release party for Avengers vs. X-Men #1 one day early, on Tuesday April 3! So not only will you be able to buy AVX #1 a day early, but you will have access to some other specials, including limited variant covers, and other limited items, like a pin to show your allegiance to either the X-Men or the Avengers, so start thinking now about which team you support! Poor Wolverine, he's got to fight himself.

8-9 pm
All 4 Big Planet Comics stores!

King City SC

by Brandon Graham

A mix of lots of different styles: Paul Pope, Taiyo Matsumoto, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Moebius - come together into a delightful city where ninja play soccer games, strange new drugs keep soldiers in the war against xombies, and Joe is a cat master who knows the secret kung fu of cats! Seriously one of the best comics ever.

Blue HC

by Pat Grant

A strange look at an Australian beach town that has decayed and been repopulated with a large group of strange aliens. A man thinks back to his idyllic childhood surfing and skipping school with his friends, and the rumor that there is a dead body they could go look at. Amazing and utterly different.

Age of Apocalypse #1

by David Lapham and Roberto de la Torre

The saga continues! After Apocalypse was defeated, Wolverine took his place as the evil Weapon Omega! Now almost all of humanity has been killed and mutants rule a wasteland. But will new heroes rise up? A lot of familiar faces return to the age of apocalypse.

The Manhattan Projects #1

by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

Hickman returns with some of his best big scifi ideas ever! The atom bomb project in WW2 was cover for the crazy secret stuff the Americans were REALLY doing! Oppenheimer and his psychopathic twin are introduced to the projects where Einstein is locked in a room and Japanese psychic warriors assault the base! Insane and great.

Fairest #1

by Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez

A new spin-off of Fables, this follows Ali Baba, Prince of Thieves, as a small genie tries to get him to rescue some of the princesses put under a magical sleep in the Fables assault on the Empire of the Homelands. Hilarious dialogue, an angry wooden soldier, and TWO princesses?

At the Mountains of Madness SC

by H.P. Lovecraft and I.N.J. Culbard

Lovecraft's best novella is adapted to comics! One of the earliest Antarctic expeditions finds mysterious monsters from millennia past frozen in the ice, and a cyclopean alien city hidden in the mountains at the center of Antarctica. The inspiration for John Carpenter's The Thing! Great art and coloring too.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #36

  Kevin, Nick and Jared talk about Krispy Kreme Burgers and all the new comics! Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes! Send us questions to


4/3 - Avengers vs. X-Men #1 Early Release Party

All stores! 8pm-9pm

4/14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore

5/5 - Free Comic Book Day

5/5 - Jeremy Whitley

Avengers Academy #27
by Christos Gage and Karl Moline

The Runaways return, searching for their lost raptor!

Flashpoint SC
by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert

The Flash finds himself in a dark world where Bruce Wayne died!

Friends With Boys SC
by Faith Erin Hicks

A home-schooled girl who is haunted goes to high school.

Hell Yeah: The Last Generation of Heroes #1
by Joe Keatinge and Andre Szymanowicz

The son of some of the first superheroes finds his destiny.

Night Force #1 (of 6)
by Marv Wolfman and Tom Mandrake

The classic supernatural mystery returns.

Supurbia #1 (of 4)
by Grace Randolph and Russell Dauterman

Desperate Housewives of superheroes!
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