To quote a former employee and FP buddy, with regards to Mr. Williams signing at Forbidden Planet NYC, “Mother of God.” Indeed. We’re honored to have him. Hope you can make it, but if not we’ll have a section on Forbidden Planet USA devoted to his books so that you can pre-order signed copies.
Is your sweetie a LOST fan? Consider passing them a LOST-themed Valentine from artist Lee Bretschneider. Also, if you dig these, you may also dig one of the artist’s other clever prints. They may be viewed, and purchased, here at his Adventuring Company store. Plus, all proceeds garnered from now until February 28th will be [...]
Some Valentine’s Day Recommendations- Alice in Wonderland & In Me Own Words, the Autobiography of Bigfoot
…Wherein I hastily breeze through an overview of various Alice in Wonderland illustrated editions, discuss one of my single favorite books of all time, and demonstrate how one might make an ass out of one’s self on YouTube by virtue of being unprepared, in a rush, and unwilling to re-shoot. Enjoy!
Holy Rainbows, Batman! In the past few years a complete spectrum of multi-hued warriors has joined DC Comics the Green Lantern for combat and tea in the outer reaches of space! KERPLOWIE!
Depending on your point of view this could be the golden age of vampires in popular culture OR, as many “old school” horror fans feel, a time of a great and calamitous darkness. They feel like the elf queen Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings, that the once fun and fertile world of vampires as sexy, horrible undead monsters is slowly dying, transforming into a new age of emotional vampires with guilt and girlfriends, fueled less by hatred and more by teen angst. “I can feel it in the water,” they cry. “ I can feel it in the air.”
Why is this week so awesome? Well, it is the first week of February and Viz has decided its time once again to avalanche us with titles. And I mean that in a good way. First and foremost, Naruto Volume 47 is here, and you know you fans have been fiending for it. Pain is attacking Konoha and they’ve taken heavy damages. The toads are doing the best they can but it won’t be enough. Even Toad Sage Naruto can’t handle all the death and destruction, and no one can tell if it’s for better or worse when one more death causes him to sprout 8 out of his 9 demon tails.
Holy cats! Two weeks from tonight! Midnight release!
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art here in NYC is running an exhibition of the original art for the entire issue of Amazing Spider-Man #50, as pencilled by John Romita Jr. with inks by Scott Hanna, and to kick this puppy into gear they’re hosting an evening with Spidey editors past and present. In [...]
Jimmy Palmiotti’s shares some pics from the forthcoming Jonah Hex flick with us. Josh Brolin looks fantastic in the titular role, if nigh on unrecognizable, no? The film is slated for a June 18th, 2010 release in The States.
Heavy Metal magazine and Tor Books are joining together to produce a line of books combining noir fiction and fantastic/SF art. Heavy Metal Pulp aims to partner the top illustrators and designers from Heavy Metal with today’s most talented science fiction writers to create a new series with a 21st century edge, blending the sensuous [...]
Marvel’s giving us a chance to peruse the first six pages of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s (both of Civil War fame) next project (due to release 3/3/10) here. This being a Millar book from the publisher’s Icon imprint, you’d be correct in assuming the guy in the chair’s fate ain’t pretty. CIVIL WAR? Nothing. [...]
Select toys uploaded to forbiddenplanetusa.com today… Battlestar Galactica Tigh & Gaeta 2-pack Accessories included: sidearms, Dradis display, clipboard, and, of course… HOOCH! Transformers Revenge of the Fallen N.E.S.T. Battlefield Bumblebee & Infiltration Soundwave 2pk. Classic Monster Funko Force figures: Dracula Werewolf Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein. Fantastic? Yes. But where’s the frggin mummy????
Because SOMEONE felt they needed the $10,000 reward money for turning me in to the Feds more than they needed a column this week, I, your humble comic book writer is on the freakin’ lamb. AGAIN. This happens every time; I put a down payment on a nice, one room abandoned shack in the middle of the woods away from the spy satellites and brain reading microwaves and THEN they find me and I have to pack up my collection of tin-foil hats and jars of my urine and escape into the night.
That’s right ladies, this is a shoujo kind of week. Not completely of course, that would just be bad marketing of their parts, but damn is it heavy with cute and/or romance stuff. But more than that, it is also a week of premiers. First and foremost of which is the new book by Benjamin (Orange, Flash) who’s known for a very painted style of CG art. His new book is called Remember and is about stories of love and loss and losing your inhibitions. All that drama combined with the gorgeous art makes for a definite need with this book. But it’s only one volume, so enjoy your jollies without having to make a real commitment.