Still out on my crazy adventure. A rather bold party mix of manga this week, FP faithful, and certainly something for everyone! There’s some shoujo, some shounen, and I decent peppering of yaoi on top! In partiuclar, there are two relatively known titles coming out this week that don’t seem to get the limelight they [...]
We’re just jumping in head first like a seal into a wood chipper! Dark Horse has the Goon #35, Faith and Angel #1 and a brand new Star Wars original graphic novel called Chewbacca & the Slavers of the Shadowlands. Chewie hates slavers almost as much as Mr. T pities a fool, and I am [...]
By Loran Movie Ratchet has been kind of a weird character for me, toy-wise, ever since the first Transformers movie. I loved the look of his robot mode, and I love his… odd choice of a vehicle mode for a medic. But I could never, ever get past that stupid color scheme he had in [...]
6pm Friday 9/2 at Forbidden Planet NYC Meet the creators of Vescell! Creator/Writer Enrique Carrion and Artist John “Roc” UpChurch!
By Chris Troy SHAMELESS PLUG: I wrote an article for BleedingCool covering the Capcom Fight Club from 2 weeks back. You can read it here. Happy Monday FPNYC Faithful! For the most part, NYC was sparred Irene‘s wraith, and is currently doing fine, with the exception of some mass transit issues, which let’s face it, [...]
By Chris Troy I like Jack Kirby as much as the next guy, but I really don’t feel the need for New York to be experiencing Kamandi: The Last Boy (available in an omnibus) -like conditions. The store will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, and chances are it won’t be open on Sunday because, [...]
By Loran When the first Transformers movie came out, one figure fans had a lot of complaints about was Blackout. He was a Voyager-class figure, but a rather small one—the smallest one ever at that point. He also had a problem with his automorph gimmick, one that involved something with his gears slipping out. When [...]
As we move towards the transition months; out of the climatological frying pan that is mid-August and into the lukewarm buffet tray of the fall, it seems appropriate that today’s comics are about changes. First up is Scorched Earth by Josh Kramer. As with some previous comics, this one warrants the disclaimer that I know [...]
Hello FP otaku! You may have noticed me missing from my usual haunt upstairs in our super awesome anime loft, and that is because I am currently out on the road, dialing in news about what’s hot in manga as I experience the most un-Eastern thing there is: America. So don’t worry! I’m not dead [...]
One of the newest books to come into the store is the collected PS Magazine: Best Preventive Maintenance Monthly HC featuringing none other than Mr. Eisner himself! Written and drawn during his time in the army, this collection is a must for the glove box of every tank, jet, or NORAD.
This column was going to be a huge review of Craig Thompson’s 2003 graphic novel Blankets…but there’s too many awesome comic books out this week! For those who like titles about real life, beauty, sadness, growing-up, regret, religion, self-fulfillment, family, guilt, anger, shame, love, redemption, the redeemer, and the redeemed then here’s your review: Go [...]
By Loran I’m not one of those collectors who focuses on old stuff versus new stuff. Far from it, I much prefer to get modernized versions of classic toys/characters, but in general I just go for stuff that’s, well, good. For example, I’m a much bigger fan of the classic 80’s Zoids because I love [...]
Thursday August 25th VHS Goes To College @ The Nitehawk Cinema Get pepped for the second installation of VHS Vault: VHS Goes To College! Featuring a night full of programming straight from the A.V. Club’s personal collection. On Thursday, August 25th, Nitehawk Cinema, Wild Eye Releasing, Horror Boobs and Lunchmeat Magazine team up to blow [...]
This Thursday, August 18th: DC COMICS
So you read Death Note and you loved the poop out of it. Now you’re thirsty for more and ready to graduate into the big leagues, but reading just some other shonen title isn’t enough for you: you want the real deal — something like Death Note, but on the next level, nine thousand times [...]