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Big Planet Comics
August 23, 2012

Michael Rex What Is Comics?!

Thanks for everyone who came out to Mike Rex's appearances at our stores last weekend! Mike had a great time, met some cool fans (young and old), and gave us some inside scoop on Fangbone and his upcoming plans in an interview on our podcast!

He also signed a bunch of copies of his books for us, so if you missed him, we have some signed ones left, and a few copies of his exclusive print he did for us! Here are some pictures from the signings on our webpage.

Coming up next is Raina Telgemeier is September! Aww yeah!

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- the Big Planet Comics kids


UPCOMING - September 22 - Raina Telgemeier signing Drama

Raina Telgemeier, creator of the New York Times bestseller Smile, will be appearing at both our Vienna and College Park stores on Saturday, September 22, for her brand new book Drama!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of Smile, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Only Skin: New Tales of the Slow Apocalypse SC

by Sean Ford

An amazing mystery with hints of surreal Lynchian horror! A woman and her young brother return to a small town to find their father who just disappeared, but soon the mystery of what is in the woods grows as more people disappear, and her brother begins to see a creepy ghost! Strange and very original!

Maya Makes a Mess HC

by Rutu Modan

Maya is criticized by her parents for being such a messy eater, and then Maya is suddenly invited to dine with the Queen! Will her terrible manners get her in trouble at a high society banquet? A great book for new readers!

all ages!

Serenity 1: Those Left Behind HC

by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad, Laura Martin

The bridge story between the Firefly TV show and the Serenity movie is out in a nice hardcover that matches the rest of the series! A man that Mal thought he had put down teams up with the men with hands of blue to take on the crew of Serenity! Fun, fast-paced and character driven scifi!

The Invisibles Omnibus HC

by Grant Morrison and everyone!
Morrison's insane opus about a secret order defending humanity against aliens in a psychic war... or something! Mind-bending and challenging, the entire 3 series are in this single gigantic book!

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1

by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

A new miniseries that perfectly nails the innocent fun of the original Rocketeer with the action (and horror!) of the pulps! Cliff is caught up in troubles with his girlfriend's jealousy even as a super menacing man comes towards America by ship! A great start, with amazing Samnee art! Very similiar in tone to their Daredevil work!

Prophet 1: Remission

by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple

The epic scifi adventure explodes into a collection! Thousands of years in the future, a man named Prophet awakes from suspended animation into an Earth overrun by aliens and strange tech, where he must complete his mission! Mind-blowing art and concepts that bring to mind the best scifi of Heavy Metal! Our highest recommendation! Plus it's only $10!

Swamp Thing 1: Raise Them Bones SC

by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette
Another of the surprise smash hits from DC's New 52! A war has begun between the Red of Animal Man and the Green of Swamp Thing, but the corrupting Rot may destroy them all! Alec Holland thinks he is finished as Swamp Thing, but he may not have a choice about it!

Captain Easy: Soldier of Fortune 3 HC

by Roy Crane
The prewar years of Captain Easy may be some of Roy Crane's best! Classic adventure strips collected in a huge oversized edition that replicates the original newspaper size of these fun stories in the classic Temple of the Swinks story with lots of pirates and beautiful women!
America’s Got Powers #3 (Of 6)
Asterix Omnibus Vol 5 HC
Best Of Archie Comics Vol 2 SC
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike #1 (Of 5)
Fear Itself SC
Planetoid #3
Rip Kirby Vol 5 HC
Wolverine And The X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol 2 HC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #56
"Interviewasaurus Rex"
Kevin, Nick and Jared interview Mike Rex, creator of Fangbone!, answer 5 questions, and review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Amazing Spider-Man #692 by Dean Haspiel, Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Nuno Plati
The Art of War SC by Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1 by J. Michael Straczynski and Adam Hughes
Before Watchmen: Rorschach#1 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
Hulk: Season One HC by Fred Van Lente and Tom Fowler
Maya Makes a Mess HC by Rutu Modan
Only Skin: New Tales of the Slow Apocalypse SC by Sean Ford
Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee
The Victories #1 by Michael Avon Oeming

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

9/8-9 - Baltimore convention
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

9/15-16 - SPX convention
The area's coolest convention!
Marriott Bethesda North
5701 Marinelli Rd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852

9/22 - Raina Telgemeier
Signing Drama
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Signing Drama
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

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

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 8/29

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
American Vampire #30
Amulet Vol 5 Prince Of The Elves SC
Angel & Faith #13
Aquaman #12
Avenging Spider-Man #11
AVX Vs #5 (Of 6)
Axe Cop President Of The World #2 (Of 3)
B & V Friends Double Digest #228
Batman Beyond Unlimited #7
Before Watchmen Minutemen #3 (Of 6)
Bionic Woman #3
BPRD Hell On Earth Return Of The Master #1 (Of 5)
Captain Marvel #3
Courtney Crumrin Vol 2 HC
Crossed Badlands #12
Deadpool Classic Vol 7 SC
Debris #2 (Of 4)
Detective Comics Annual #1
Diablo #5 (Of 5)
Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #6
Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #3
Fear Itself: Thunderbolts SC
Ferals #8
FF #21
Flash Annual #1
Foster #1
Gambit #2
Ghostbusters #12
Godzilla #4
Golden Twine GN
Goon #41
Green Hornet #27
Green Lantern Annual #1
Green Lantern Archives Vol 7 HC
Grim Leaper #4 (Of 4)
Guarding The Globe Vol 1 SC
Harvey Horrors Coll Works Black Cat Mystery Vol 1 HC
Hellraiser #17
Higher Earth #4
Hulk #57
Infernal Man-Thing #3 (Of 3)
Invincible #92 2nd Ptg
Irredeemable Vol 10 SC
Journey Into Mystery #642
Journey Into Mystery Vol 1 Fear Itself SC
Justice League #12
Justice League International Annual #1
Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show HC
Lil Homer #1
Locke & Key Grindhouse One Shot
The Lone Ranger Snake Of Iron #2
Lord Of The Jungle #7
Machine Teen: History 101001 SC
Marvel Previews September 2012
Mass Effect Homeworlds #4
Morning Glories #21
Mudman #5
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Vol 2 Big Bad Iron HC
National Comics: Looker #1
New Deadwardians #6 (Of 8)
New Mutants #48
Penny Arcade Vol 8 Magical Kids In Danger SC
Persona 4 Off Design Works SC
Peter Panzerfaust Vol 1 The Great Escape SC
Phantom Lady #1 (Of 4)
Popeye #4
Powers #11
Previews #288 September 2012
Prophecy #3
Prophet #28
Red Sonja #68
Resurrection Man Vol 1 Dead Again SC
Rex Mundi Omnibus Vol 1 SC
Riven SC
Scam #1 (Of 5)
Showcase Presents Tales Of The Unexpected Vol 1 SC
Sixth Gun #24
Smoke And Mirrors #5 (Of 5)
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16
Sonic Saga Vol 1 Darkest Storm SC
Sonic The Hedgehog #240
Spaceman #9 (Of 9)
Star Trek TNG Doctor Who Assimilation #4
Star Wars Darth Maul Death Sentence #2 (Of 4)
Star Wars Omnibus Clone Wars Vol 1 Republic War SC
Steed And Mrs. Peel #0
Superman Annual #1
Superman Family Adventures #4
Supernatural The Dogs Of Edinburgh SC
Think Tank #1 2nd Ptg
TMNT Micro Series #7 April
Trio #4
Ultimate Comics Ultimates By Hickman Vol 1 SC
Ultimate Comics X-Men #15 DWF
Uncanny X-Force #30
Valen The Outcast #8
Voyeurs GN
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #14
Web Of Spider-Man #129.2
Whatever Happened To World Of Tomorrow? SC
Winter Soldier #9
Witchblade #159
Witchblade Demon Reborn #2 (Of 4)
Wolverine And X-Men #15 AVX
X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South Of Universe SC
X-O Manowar #4
X-Treme X-Men #2
Young Justice #19
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