Saturday, September 29, 2012

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - September 28, 2012

Big Planet Comics

September 28, 2012

Gordon Harris signing on Saturday!

Gordon Harris will be at our Vienna store on Saturday, signing his new graphic novel Pedestrian.

All the information about the signing is below! We hope to see you there!

We went a little crazy this week, and did two podcasts! Our regular one features all the new releases and a special interview with Raina Telgemeier when she was here for her signings at our stores last weekend! For those of you who missed it, she signed a bunch of extra copies for us of all her books, and she had a pretty interesting interview with us! Check it out in our podcast to the right (her interview starts at about 21:15).

Our report on her signings and a bunch of pictures are up on our webpage too!

We ALSO did a second podcast, all about the Small Press Expo from 2 weekends ago, featuring reviews of some of our favorite comics we found there, and a special interview with long time SPX attendee, Ignatz Award judge, award-winning graphic novelist and podcaster Mike Dawson! So lucky you, kids!

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


UPCOMING - September 29 - Gordon Harris signing Pedestrian

Gordon Harris, another local comics creator, will be appearing at our Vienna store on Saturday, September 29, for his brand new graphic novel Pedestrian!

Gordon's website:

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Talon #0

by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Guillem March

The mysterious assassins known as Talons from Scott Snyder's Batman run spin-off into a new series! This zero issue gives the backstory of the only Talon to rebel against his masters, The Court of Owls! How are the Talons recruited and trained, and how did one escape?

Happy #1

by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson

Grant Morrison is back with another weird one! A straight forward tale of an ex-cop turned contract killer, until he gets shot during an assassination and starts hallucinating a little blue unicorn named Happy is talking to him! Or is he not hallucinating at all?

The Tower Chronicles 1: GeistHawk SC

by Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley

Another weird one! Tower is a specialist in handling supernatural problems, like when he is called in to deal with a living ghost and a serial killer vampire! Pulpy in the best '70s comics tradition, with crazy art by Bisley!

Showcase: Amethyst Princess of Gemworld 1 SC

by Dan Mishkin and Ernie Colon
Where it all started! The first twelve issues of Amethyst from the 1980s are collected, along with eleven issues of the next series, and appearances in annuals and specials! Amethyst is drawn into the mysterious and dangerous Gemworld where she is destined to be a princess!

National Comics: Rose and Thorn #1

by Tom Taylor and Neil Googe

Another great one-shot comic that we wish would be an ongoing series! Innocent Rose wakes up and can't remember what she did the night before, but everyone at school is talking about what she did, and how she is calling herself Thorn now! Since she's just out of a mental institution, is she cracking up again? And who is leaving her messages on facebook?

Barbara SC

by Osamu Tezuka

Another classic Tezuka story in English for the first time, this is definitely from the weird side of his work! A slightly insane novelist befriends an alcoholic named Barbara who may just turn out to be his muse! Insane jumps in direction and storylines from standalone chapter to chapter, but wildly compelling.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise 3 SC

by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
At last! The final part of the new Avatar trilogy is here! Aang and Fire Lord Zuko must make a choice, will they work together or will things go in a dark direction?

The Walking Dead 8 HC

by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
If you've been waiting for the next hardcover like me, here it is! The gang makes contact with more of the survivors around DC, and try to integrate into the larger world! But will this succeed or fail? This takes you right up to the beginning of the current storyling with the controversial issue #100! Be warned!
Alien the Illustrated Story Limited Signed Artist's Edition HC
All Star Western #0
American Vampire Vol 3 SC
Batman Incorporated #0
Black Panther Man Without Fear: Fear Itself SC
Daredevil By Brubaker And Lark Ultimate Collection Book 3 SC
Flash vol 2 The Road To Flashpoint SC
Gasoline Alley Vol 1 HC
Joe Kubert Tarzan Of The Apes Artist Edition HC
Lobo Portrait Of A Bastich SC New Ptg
Mars Attacks HC
The Milkman Murders HC
Saga Of The Swamp Thing Book 2 SC
Showcase Presents Amethsyt Vol 1 SC
Tellos Colossal vol 2 HC
Ultimate Comics X-Men By Nick Spencer Vol 1 SC
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron Prem vol 3 HC
Yotsuba&! Vol 11 SC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #60
This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared interview Raina Telgemeier, and we review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Barbara SC by Osamu Tezuka
Happy! #1 (of 4) by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson
National Comics: Rose and Thorn #1 by Tom Taylor and Neil Googe
Talon #0 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Guillem March
The Tower Chronicles 1: GeistHawk SC by Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley

Send us questions to or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

Big Planet Comics Podcast
"SPX 2012 Special"
Extra special SPX podcast! Kevin, Nick, and Jared interview Mike Dawson, and we review a bunch of comics we got at SPX this year! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Curveball volume 1 by Jeremy Sorese
Damn Fine Coffee: A Twin Peaks Fanzine by Jesse Balmer, Christina Barrera, Tuesday Basen, Gillian Blekkenhorst, Sam Bosma, Julianna Brion, Kali Ciesemier, Grace Danico, Kyle Fewell, Alex Fine, Ryan Fortney, Pete Gamlen, Diego Garcia, Jimmy Giegerich, Jennifer "Bagel" Han, Trevor Henderson, Greg Houston, Andrea Kalfas, Eleni Kalorkoti, Jonathan Kennedy, Kelly Laserre, Roman Muradov, Jen Mussari, Gant Powell, Andrew Schick, Dadu Shin, Jenn Woodall, Ping Zhu
Ghost Story by Rob Ullman
Gorilla Year #1 by Cara Bean
Hyperspeed to Nowhere by Lale Westvind
Ian Jay Super Comics 1 SC by Ian Jay
Immovable Objects by James Hindle
Neon Super Gladiator #1 by Andy Kettler
New Sludge City by Brendan Leach
Ramble On! #2 by Calvin Wong
Rav #2 + 3 by Mickey Zacchilli
Roll for Initiative! by Jimmy Giegerich
Satan is Alive: A Tribute to Mercyful Fate by Mark Rudolph, Kim Holm, Ben Marra, Tom Neely, J. T. Dockery, Fenriz, Tim Sievert, Kevin Cross, Ed Luce, Philip Anselmo, Brian Turner, Kelly Larson, Chuck BB, Roger Langridge, Bruno Guerreiro, Stephanie Buscema, Tim Shagrat, Xenocblood, J. Bennett, Nick Green, Mark Thompson, Vasilis Lolos, Sam Wolf, Scott Carlson, Chris Dick, Sara Turner, Johnny Ryan, Dave Acosta, Mike Erdody, Danny Martin, Trevor Strnad
SF #2 by Ryan Cecil Smith
Speedhog the Hedgehog by Zach Marcus, Tyler Hutchison, Becky Dreistadt, J. R. Goldberg, Ian Jones-Quartey, Geneva Hodgson, Phil McAndrew, Jeremy Sorese, Brandon B., Marlo Meekins, KC Green, Roman Muradov, Sam Logan, Anthony Clark, Nico Calaleo, Josh PM Frees, Shmorky, Jamie Dee Galey, Tyson Hesse, Frank Gibson
Treasure Chest volume 1 by Sam Bosma

Send us questions to or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

9/29 - Gordon Harris
Signing Pedestrian
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

10/27 - District Comics
1520 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

11/3 - Ben Hatke
Signing Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

New Next Week 10/3

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
Action Comics #13
Age Of Apocalypse #8
Age Of Apocalypse Vol 1 X-Terminated SC
Amazing Spider-Man #695
Animal Man #13
Archie #637
Archie Love Showdown SC
Avengers Academy #38
Avengers Vs X-Men #12 (Of 12) AVX
AVX Vs #6 (Of 6)
Axe Cop President of the World #3 (Of 3)
B & V Friends Double Digest #229
Batman The Dark Knight Vol 1 Knight Terrors HC
Batwing #13
Before Watchmen Rorschach #2 (Of 4)
Bionic Woman #5
The Boys #71
Broxo GN
Carter Family Dont Forget This Song HC
Christmas Carol Night That Changed Eliza Scrooge HC
Creepy Comics #10
Criminal Deluxe Edition Vol 2 HC
The Crow #4
Crusades HC
Dance In The Vampire Bund Vol 13 SC
Danger Club #4
Daredevil End Of Days #1 (Of 8)
Death The Deluxe Edition HC
Defenders #11
Detective Comics #13
Dial H #5
Doctor Who Vol 3 #1
Earth 2 #5
Everybody Loves Tank Girl #3 (Of 3)
Everything Together GN
Fairest #8
Fairies Magazine #9
Fashion Beast #2
Fatale #8
Ferals #9
Futurama Comics #63
Garfield #6
GI Combat #5
GI Joe A Real American Hero Vol 5 Sc
Green Arrow #13
Green Lantern #13
Green Lantern Annual #1 2nd Ptg
Guarding The Globe #2
Hack Slash #18
Harvest #3 (Of 5)
Hell Yeah Vol 1 Last Day On Earths SC
Hereville How Mirka Got Her Sword GN
Hypernaturals #4
I Vampire Vol 01 Tainted Love SC
Justice League Of America Rise Of Eclipso SC
Legends Of The Dark Knight #1
Life With Archie #23
Little Death GN
The Lone Ranger #10
Marvel Previews October 2012
Minimum Carnage Alpha #1
The Muppets #4 (Of 4)
Nao Of Brown HC
Negron SC
Non-Humans #1 (Of 4)
Pathfinder #2
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #2
Previews #289 October 2012
Red Sonja #69
Road To Oz #2 (Of 6)
Robyn Hood #1 (Of 5)
Sailor Twain GN
Scooby Doo Where Are You #26
Skippy: Complete Dailies Vol 1 1925-1927 HC
Smallville Season 11 #6
Spaceknights #1 (Of 3)
Star Wars Omnibus Clone Wars Tp Vol 2 Enemy Sides SC
Stormwatch #13
Superman Batman Sorcerer Kings SC
Swamp Thing #13
Sweet Tooth #38
Thief Of Thieves #9
The Twelve Vol 2 SC
Uncanny X-Force #32
Uncanny X-Men #19 AVX
Voltron #8
The Walking Dead Compendium Vol 2 SC
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #16
White Clay One Shot
Worlds Finest #5
A Wrinkle In Time GN
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