Big Planet Comics

4849 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Past Events

July 14, 2018: Eight Million Ways to Die Signing

Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome John K. Snyder III for a signing of his new book “Eight Million Ways to Die” on Saturday July 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. His books will be for sale.

In crime-ravaged 1980’s New York, a troubled ex-cop turned unlicensed detective takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman, and ultimately coming face-to-face with his deadliest enemy, himself, in John K. Snyder III’s graphic novel adaptation of the celebrated story by Lawrence Block.

Steeped in traditional pulp, Block’s writing has a true gift for capturing the art of conversation between his characters. These are the lowlifes of society, for whom Block occasionally finds redemption, but who are more often among the vilest beings in human existence. Snyder’s art both encapsulates and elevates these rough-cut gems in a graphic, grainy, and moody setting that evokes the dark, noir magazine covers of the period.

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a perennial winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He also received the Nero Award, and Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers’ Association. He is a prolific author and is a devoted New Yorker and enthusiastic world traveler.

John K. Snyder III is an Eisner-nominated artist whose career spans over three decades. His previous literary adaptations include DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE and Joseph Conrad’s THE SECRET AGENT. He is also known for his work on DOCTOR MID-NITE and SUICIDE SQUAD for DC Comics, and is the creator of the groundbreaking alternative comic series FASHION IN ACTION.

May 17, 2017: Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Big Planet Comics on Wednesday May 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Dec. 12, 2015: No Mercy Signings

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil, for two signings for their new Image Comics series, No Mercy! They will sign at the Bethesda store from noon – 2:00 PM and at the DC store from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Feb. 15, 2014: B+F Signing

Gregory Benton signs at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, MD on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
    Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.