Sunday, March 31, 2013

Truitt on some comics series

'Once Upon a Time' gets a graphic novel this fall: Series tie-in stars the Evil Queen and the Huntsman, who was killed off in the first season.
Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 28, 2013

Vision of the future: 'Avengers A.I.' comes alive: Series spins out of 'Age of Ultron' with artificial intelligence taking a big evolutionary step forward.
Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 30, 2013

Grant Morrison recalls life and death of Damian Wayne: The Scottish writer began his Batman run with the Dark Knight's son and prepares to leave with him.
Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 31, 2013

Fwd: Big Planet Comics March 2013

Big Planet Comics
30 March 2013

New DC Comicon!

We've got a new comic convention at the Washington, DC Convention Center next month April 20-21, and Big Planet Comics will be representing! Stop by our table and say hi (and get some good deals).

Info on the con's guests, hours, tickets, and all that jazz are at their website:

Don't forget Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching as well - May 4th!

We've started adding artwork to our webpage from all the books we review on our podcast, so click over to our webpage to see how things look! We are also offering special discount coupons in our podcasts, so be sure to catch up and listen for those, as they are only good for a limited time!

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East of West #1

by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta

After America is split into 7 nations during the Civil War, a new religion arises, prophesying the end of the world, and in the distant future, the three Horsemen return to track down Death! Scifi western insanity!

Reviewed on this week's podcast at 40:38

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven

The action heats up as Iron Man joins the Guardians in space, just as Earth is declared off limits to all aliens - leading all of Earth's enemies to plan to invade, of course!

Reviewed on this week's podcast at 51:54

Black Paths

by David B.

After WW1, an anarchist poet leads his soldiers to take over the city of Fiume and make it a dada-ist free state. Into this brawling chaos come soldiers with PTSD, lounge singers, tax collectors, and gangsters. A completely nonstop ride through unexpected events that are amazing!

Reviewed on this week's podcast at 30:45

Time Warp #1

by Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire, Tom King, Tom Fowler, Gail Simone, Gael Bertrand, Simon Spurrier, Michael Dowling, Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, Peter Milligan, M.K. Perker, Ray Fawkes, Andy MacDonald, Matt Kindt, Dan Abnett, I.N.J. Culbard

A new time-travel themed anthology from Vertigo! Amazing short stories with Twilight Zone twists, and some amazing art, including newcomer (?) Gael Bertrand!

Reviewed on this week's podcast at 55:15
All New X-Men Vol 1 Yesterday's X-Men HC
American Vampire Vol 5 HC
Avengers Vs X-Men SC
BPRD Vampire #1 (OF 5)
Complete Zaucer Of Zilk
Doom 2099 Complete Collection By Warren Ellis SC
Fantastic Four #5AU
Golden Age Human Torch Marvel Masterworks Vol 1 SC
Kick-Ass 2 SC
Mary Perkins On Stage Vol 1 New Printing SC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #76

Black Paths HC - David B.
B.P.R.D. Vampire #1 - Mike Mignola, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon
Constantine #1 - Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Renato Guedes
District 14 Season 1 HC - Pierre Gabus, Romuald Reutimann
East of West #1 - Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta
Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Grey #1 - Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham
Green Hornet #1 - Mark Waid, Daniel Indro
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Brian Michael Bendis, Steve McNiven
Time Warp #1 - Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire, Tom King, Tom Fowler, Gail Simone, Gael Bertrand, Simon Spurrier, Michael Dowling, Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, Peter Milligan, M.K. Perker, Ray Fawkes, Andy MacDonald, Matt Kindt, Dan Abnett, I.N.J. Culbard
X-Termination #1 - David Lapham, David Lopez
When David Lost His Voice HC - Judith Vaanistendael

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New Next Week 4/3

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
68 Jungle Jim #1 (OF 4)
Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #1 (OF 3)
Action Comics #19
Adventure Time Fionna & Cake #2 (OF 6) 2nd Ptg
Adventures Of Jodelle HC
Age Of Apocalypse #14
Age Of Ultron #4 (OF 10)
All New X-Men #10
Ame Comi Girls #2
Animal Man #19
Archie #642 Archie Meets Glee Pt 2
Archie & Friends Double Digest #26
Are You My Mother A Comic Drama SC
Armies HC
Attack On Titan Vol 4 SC
Batman Detective Vol 1 Faces Of Death SC
Batwing #19
Bedlam #6
Benjamin Bear In Bright Ideas HC
Blackacre #5
Bleach Vol 56 SC
Brody's Ghost Vol 4 SC
Caligula Heart Of Rome #4 (OF 6)
Castle A Calm Before Storm #4 (OF 5)
Complete Peanuts Vol 19 1987-1988 HC
Complete Crumb Comics Vol 2 More Struggle SC
Dark Shadows #15
Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground #1 (OF 2)
DC Universe By Alan Moore SC
DC Universe Secret Origins SC
Deadpool #7
Detective Comics #19
Dial H #11
Earth 2 #11
Fairest #14
Fashion Beast #8
Five Weapons #1 (OF 5) 2nd Ptg
G.I. Combat Vol 1 War That Time Forgot SC
G.I. Joe Special Missions #2
Glory #34
Godzilla Half Century War #5 (OF 5)
Great Pacific #6
Green Arrow #19
Green Lantern #19 
Harbinger Wars (VU) #1 (OF 4)
Helheim #1 2nd Ptg
Hypernaturals #10
Indestructible Hulk #6
Injustice Gods Among Us #2 2nd Ptg
Iron Man Extremis New Ptg SC
Iron Man Vol 1 Believe HC
Iron Man Season One HC
Iron Man 3 Prelude SC
Judge Dredd #2 2nd Ptg
Julio's Day HC
Kill Shakespeare Tide Of Blood #2 (OF 5)
Knights Of The Dinner Table #196
Last Of Us American Dreams #1 (OF 4)
Legends Of The Dark Knight #7
Letting It Go HC
Locke & Key Omega #4 (OF 7)
The Lone Ranger #14
Looney Tunes #212
Masks #5
The Massive #1 For $1 
Memorial Imaginary Fiends #2 (OF 3)
Mice Templar IV Legend #1
Mind The Gap #9
Miss Fury #1
Mobile Suit Gundam Origin Vol 1 Activation SC
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #2 2nd Ptg
Nowhere Men #3 3rd Ptg
Phantom Stranger #7
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #8
Popeye #12
Polarity #1 (OF 4)
Princeless Vol 2 #1
Punisher Nightmare SC
Punk Rock Jesus SC
Red She-Hulk #64
Red She-Hulk Hell Hath No Fury SC
Repossessed #4 (OF 4)
Sailor Moon Vol 10 SC
Savage Dragon #186
Savage Sword Of Conan Vol 13 SC
Scooby Doo Where Are You #32
Sex #1 2nd Ptg
Shadowman (VU) #6
Slam Dunk Vol 27 SC
Smallville Season 11 #12
Snapshot #3 (OF 4)
Snow Angel One Shot
Son Of Merlin #3
Sonic The Hedgehog #247
Spawn #230
Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #3
Stormwatch #19
Super Dinosaur #18
Superior Spider-Man #4 2nd Ptg
Superior Spider-Man #7
Superman Secret Identity New Ptg SC
Swamp Thing #19
Thanos Rising #1 (OF 5)
Totally Useless Mad Sc
Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter #1
Tyrex GN
Uber #0
Ultimate Comics X-Men #25
Venom #33
William And The Lost Spirit GN
Winter Soldier #17
Witchblade #165
Worlds Finest #11
X-O Manowar Vol 2 Enter Ninjak SC

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Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29-30: Flash Gordon onscreen

The Express reports that the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon is showing tonight and tomorrow at Landmark E Street Cinema on 11th St, NW at midnight for $11.50.

Nina Allender exhibit at Purdue

The cartoons are on loan from the Sewall-Belmont house in DC.
Black Cultural Center presents history through cartoons
 Mar. 28, 2013  

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Anime/manga workshops

As part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival March 20-April 14, the Freer and Sackler Galleries are presenting the Gerhard Pulverer collection of Japanese illustrated books, a Japanese design festival, tours, and highly anticipated anime workshops and an anime film marathon. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SPX adds more tables

SPX expands exhibitor space after registration meltdown
by Kevin Melrose
March 27, 2013

and Warren's original note is here:

"Gibson Girl's America" and "Herblock Looks at 1963" Open at Library of Congress on March 30

  "The Gibson Girl's America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson"
Opens at Library of Congress on March 30

"The Gibson Girl's America," a Library of Congress exhibition of 24 works, primarily drawings, that highlight the rise of the Gibson Girl from the 1890s through the first two decades of the 20th century.  It also illuminates how women's increasing presence in the public sphere contributed to the social fabric of turn-of-the-20th-century America.

The items on display trace the arc of the artist's career.  Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) came of age when women's roles were expanding and social mobility was increasing.

Saturday, March 30, through Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.  Free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground level of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

 "Herblock Looks at 1963: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons"
Opens at Library of Congress on March 30

A 10-cartoon exhibition featuring the work of Herbert Block (Herblock), the award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, during 1963.

Topics addressed include the "March on Washington" and the Civil Rights Movement, and the presidency of John F. Kennedy, who faced repeated opposition to legislative initiatives—the nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union, tax cuts to reduce economic stagnation, efforts to increase resources for schoolchildren and protection of the wilderness.

Saturday, March 30, through Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.  Free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground level of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Glen Weldon on the Superman musical revival

Comic Riffs talks to Dave Whamond

NCS REUBENS 2013: To his 'disbelief,' Dave Whamond leads impressive class of finalists
 By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog March 26 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Politics and Prose Graphic Novel group Wednesday Meeting

From: Becky Little

The graphic novel book group will meet this Wednesday, March 27th (tomorrow) at 7:30 pm to discuss "The Nao of Brown" by Glyn Dillon.  Hope to see you there!

'Dork Diaries' author lives in Northern VA

These books are written novels with cartoon illustrations...
The Grown-Up Behind a Tween Phenomenon 
New York Times March 26 2013 

Milk and cookies in comics

Local comics creator Josh Kramer has a spread in the recent edition of the Washington City Paper, both in print and online. Check out his story "A Day in the Life of a Milk and Cookies Food Truck: What's It Like Being Captain Cookie?"

Monday, March 25, 2013

Batman's Arlington visit

Photos: Batman Visits Arlington YMCA March 25, 2013

Popular Culture Association meeting in DC this week

Beginning on March 27th, the Popular Culture Association is meeting in DC at the Marriot Wardman Park hotel by the zoo. To attend you need to be a member, and registered, but they have 17 Comics Area panels planned:

March 25 at 4 pm: Brad Meltzer live on

Live Chat with BRAD MELTZER on March 25 at 4 p.m. EST on!


This is the next installment in a new series of 20 Live Chats on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Meryl Moss Media Relations promoting authors. BookTrib is a book/publishing website that features book news, reviews, custom online promotions including giveaways, contests, live author chats, and more.


During the chat viewers can ask Brad questions directly and we will be giving away free copies of THE FIFTH ASSASSIN to several lucky winners.


Attend the event simply by going to at 4 p.m. ET.
























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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Awesome Con DC Newsletter - Surprise Guest Announcement!

Awesome Con DC is April 20-21, 2013!
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April 20-21, 2013
Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-5

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Buffy's Nicholas Brendon is Coming to DC!  

There's less than a month left until Awesome Con DC and we are pulling out ALL the stops!! This is your chance to meet Nicholas Brendon!

Nicholas Brendon is best known to audiences as the sardonic Xander Harris on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," a role he played for the seven-year run of the show. He's currently recurring as FBI technical analyst Kevin Lynch on the hit CBS series "Criminal Minds," was recently featured in a four-episode arc on the ABC drama "Private Practice," and also starred in the Fox comedy "Kitchen Confidential."

We've also added:
-The Walking Dead's Theodus Crane
-Wolverine co-creator Herb Trimpe
-30 Days of Night co-creator Ben Templesmith

-Click Here for the full guest list (updated regularly)

We encourage you to buy tickets early. Lines are expected at registration. If you've already bought your tickets, you'll get in a lot faster. 
Adventure Time 15

Adventure Time #15

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Regular Show #1

Regular Show #1

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