Cartoonist and former employee Austin English (Christina and Charles, Windy Corner) is producing a series of nifty paper mache hand puppets as he freezes his ass off in Stockholm, Sweden. Largely an attempt to pay off his exorbitant gambling debts, he’s offering them for a mere thirty bucks (plus $7 shipping). They’re hand made and [...]
Now a copy of Batman’s 1st appearance has sold for over $1,000,000. One million, seventy-five thousand, five hundred dollars to be exact, through Heritage Auctions. Same M.O. as last week’s Action #1 sale (only this buyer has spent more- sounds like a classic case of super-hero envy, if ya pick up what I’m laying down): [...]
Totally meant to publish this yesterday at the height of its relevancy, but congratulations and happy 5th anniversary to Joe Gordon and the rest of our colleagues at the Forbidden Planet International Blog!!! It’s hard for me to believe but today marks the fifth birthday of the Forbidden Planet blog. It’s a peculiar feeling because [...]
Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends on his passing.
Because it seems I love to post vids, today may you enjoy Marvel’s latest Twisted Toyfare Theater/Robot Chicken-esque What The–?! offering- featuring Matt Fraction! Not really my thing, normally, but a special appearance by one of my favorite comic writers hooked me. The kids’ll love it. MODOK and Fraction, kids. Alright, you’ve been granted your [...]
by Loran Hey there! My name is Sophie/Loran, whichever you prefer. I’ve been a Gundam fan since Gundam Wing first aired on Toonami, and have been building Gunpla since September 2000. I’ve effectively been a fan for half my life now. My favorite series is Turn A Gundam (obviously!), and I primarily build 1/144 scale [...]
By Unkiedev Some fairly decent stuff this week. Let’s hope the snows of Baltimore do not destroy, delay and other wise defray our comic books from getting from Diamond to our hot little hands. BOOKS SUCH AS Dark Horse’s new title: Devil #1 (Looks like a super great anime/vampire mash up), DC’s Batman #696, and [...]
A copy of Superman’s first appearance has sold for… ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!! The rare comic was sold by an anonymous party to an anonymous buyer (Shaq? Apparently not, as the sucker buyer is purported to be a “well known individual” here in New York whose impressive collection already includes a copy of the classic issue, [...]
So I guess introducing myself would be the best way to start this thing huh? Very well then, my name is Chris and this is the first entry on the Forbidden Planet Gundam-focus model kit (or Gunpla if you’re that hardcore) blog. Over the next couple of weeks, myself and my team of Gunpla fanatics (Loran and Monty, who you’ll be introduced to shortly), will be building kits. sharing our progress with the readers of this site, and hopefully drum up some interest in FP’s revamped Gundam section, which we all worked on to improve and meet the fan’s needs and desires. Some of you may already know Monty and Loran from 2009′s New York Anime Festival’s Model Kit panel, and I’m thrilled to have them sharing their kit building expertise. I can honestly say I’m definitely not as good as either of them in this hobby, but I’m good enough to help any potential newbies out there curious to start building kits of their own. Aside from our online tutorials, you can (hopefully, lol) expect some video, general Gundam news and product reviews, submissions of kits done by the model kit community (feel free to submit your kit pics and descriptions to email@example.com) and hell, maybe we’ll toss some Gundam related-cosplay pics up here as well every so often.
Comic books used to be about a variety of subjects, ranging from romance to real crime, from cowboys to caped crusaders. Now, outside of struggling independent comic books that are either ready-made screenplays for Hollywood exploitation or pornography (you know, the good stuff!) comic books are dominated by one subject and one audience: Super heroes for 30 year-olds.
New this week to Forbidden Planet’s YouTube page is Matt D (manager, T-Shirt buyer, horror expert, all-around swell dude), discussing TROMA films in all their magnificent lowbrow splendor, and our event with Lloyd Kaufman on Monday night celebrating their first Blu-Ray release of Poultrygeist…
To say that I was excited to get my grubby mitts on Mr. Hill’s new novel would be a gross understatement. Having thoroughly enjoyed- and, quite frankly, having had the bejeezus frightened outta me by- his debut novel Heart-Shaped Box, I have high expectations for Horns. Joe Hill is an incredibly gifted writer, and though [...]
By Unkiedev The end of a millennium is always an opportunity to look backwards in nostalgia, but it seems when we crossed over from the Twentieth to the Twenty-First centuries we never stopped looking back. This is a nice way of saying that, while individual comics can still be a hoot, on the whole the [...]
By Mat K. Anyone out there read the series “Blame”? Or subsequently, “Noise”? Of course you have, that was rhetorical. They’re only the best dark future cyber-punk series to come out since Ghost in The Shell. Does anyone else remember a Marvel Comics mini-series called “Wolverine: Snikt!“? In case you never got around to reading [...]
Yes, the majority of the toy world’s focus is centered on Toy Fair (being held this week here in NYC at the craptacular Javits Center) and all the neat-o toys coming out in the future. But here at FP- in the present- we’ve got a whole bunch of new stuff for you. NOW… Hot [...]