Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - September 28, 2012
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).
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!
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?
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
byMatt 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
byDan 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?
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
Ifyou'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 "Drama"
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
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
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