A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy


There’s a week to go before Free Comic Book Day…a full week of dreaming, scheming, screaming and camping out at the Forbidden Planet in order to get the finest free comics this side of Andromeda. Luckily for all of us, Forbidden Planet has TONS (literally) of amazing products to entertain while you wait, only this stuff is for pay.

Buying things helps you appreciate the free things better.

FORBIDDEN TOPICS

Did you ever wonder what makes the Planet so Forbidden? Why, it’s staffed entirely by galactic refugees who have escaped from the toughest alien jails in the Milky Way, naturally. Did you ever see “The Chronicles of Riddick?” It’s a lot like that, only in a comic book shop, and also we don’t generally drain the blood from slaves to view the future…only on special occasions.

Take Morgan Pielli, my editor here at the Weekly Planet. Morgan is a prolific  cartoonist (Indestructible Universe Quarterly) and mini-book reviewer with more talent in his little pinkie than someone less talented. He is also a wanted intergalactic felon known as “The Grinzzskt,” which is a kind of teleporting, flesh-eating ostrich found in the Cyper Belt. His crimes are numerous, but include space larceny, space loitering, space littering and a litany of other “L” related space maladies one can list.

If you wanted to buy amazing mini-comics to tide you over till Free Comic Book Day (May 5th!) then Morgan can point you in the right direction. If you want an illegal forged space license as well, he’s also your man.

Speaking of awesome minis:

Big Title #2, Alec Lewellyn (W/A)

Another cosmic creep, nascent ne’er-do-well and Forbidden Planet employee is none other than Jr. Manager Alec Lewellyn! Alec has a pretty dang swankaroonie self published comic on the shelf right now at the Planet by the name of “Big Title.”

What if I told you that $4 could buy you a wrestling yarn which playfully illustrates all that is best in this sport of kings while simultaneously skewers the shameful spectacle that is grown men faking at fighting? You will laugh, you will cry and you will feel emotions better left u-felt.

What if I told you that $4 could buy you a wrestling yarn which playfully illustrates all that is best in this sport of kings while simultaneously skewers the shameful spectacle that is grown men faking at fighting? You will laugh, you will cry and you will feel emotions better left u-felt.

Would you call me a liar?

What if I told you I was more excited about more work from Morgan and Alec than I was about some of this week’s spectacular titles, such as Powers #10, The Goon #39, Angel And Faith #9, Aquaman #8, The Twelve #12, FF #17 featuring Spidey and the Human torch trying to live as roomies, OR IDW’s TWO amazing reprint volumes, Berke Breathed’s COMPLETE Outland and Frank Frazetta’s Funny Stuff?! Well, you’d be slightly right. NOTHIN’ gets my dollar like some Eric Powell GOON action!   Also: Marvel’s AVX #1 is all the X-men vs Avengers fighting with none of the plot, with top-shelf talent on writing and art duties! WHY can’t they make a Marvel Vs. book a monthly?!   Now be a good little Earthling and don’t narc us out to the Space Fuzz. We know where you live.

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More musings from Unkiedev, Earth’s own sidekick, can be read at unkiedev.blogspot.com

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