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Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - March 15, 2012

Big Planet Comics

March 15, 2012

Saga #1 is Out!

Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Pride of Baghdad, Lost) has a new series. Buy it. Review below.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our U Street store to meet Dan Piraro, who was game despite his trip on a redeye flight from the west coast! We had a nice turnout and Dan had a good time before his standup comedy show. We have signed copies of his Bizarro Heroes book if you weren't able to make it.

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- the Big Planet Comics kids

UPCOMING 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!

UPCOMING April 14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore Signing

Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore, creators of the great new series The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on April 14 to celebrate the release of the collection of the series.

11 am-1 pm
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

3 pm-5 pm
Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Saga #1

by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

A new ongoing BKV series that he calls something like a cross between Star Wars and Game of Thrones! Two different aliens fall in love and have a halfbreed child, but both of their planets are at war, and they are thrown between them in this intergalactic war! Plus giant monsters, bounty hunters, politics, love, crocodile butlers and awesome art! Oversized issue, regular price. EPIC! Buy now!

The Secret History Of DB Cooper #1

by Brian Churilla

"DB Cooper" is the pseudonym of a real plane hijacker who parachuted out with over $200,000 in 1971 and was never found. Now we can hear the secret history of "DB Cooper" - as a psychic Cold War assassin for the CIA! A strange and surreal adventure through the mind and history.

X-Men: Season One HC

by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie

A retelling of the formation of the uncanny X-Men, as Jean Grey is recruited and meets Iceman, Angel, Beast, and Cyclops! A dramatic update that references all their classic early adventures while building on the drama and tension at the heart of the team and their mentor, Charles Xavier. Plus great art by the artist of Phonogram! 

Saucer Country #1

by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly

Governor Alvarado wants to run for president of the United States, despite the facts that she is Mexican-American, a divorcee, and her drunk ex-husband may have abused her. But she wants to reform immigration and the budget, and somehow deal with the fact she was abducted by aliens, who might be getting ready to invade! Strange and compelling.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #37

  Kevin, Nick and Jared rant about a terrible edition of Corto and review 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

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

Avengers Assemble #1
by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley

The team from the movie assembles to take on the Zodiac!

Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #1
by Christopher Yost, Eric Pearson, and Luke Ross

Tying all the Marvel movies together before the Avengers film!

Corto Maltese 1: The Ballad Of The Salt Sea SC
by Hugo Pratt

The classic adventure in the Pacific!

Crossed Badlands #1
by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows

A new bimonthly story, starting in the Scottish highlands.

Nobrow 6: The Double
by everyone

A huge anthology on the theme of doubles, doppelgangers and more!

Queen Crab HC
by Jimmy Palmiotti and Artiz Eiguren

A man tries to murder his wife on their honeymoon.

Uglies: Shay's Story SC
by Scott Westerfield, Devin Grayson and Steven Cummings

A group of teens try to escape being modified in a dark future.
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