There’s a lot of good comics this week. I know you want to buy the same old ones you always buy because they feel safe and comfortable. I get that. I’m not gonna tell you to not buy the stuff you like. I’m not a jerk. But I do need you to do me a [...]
Third column. I am coming out of my sophomoric slump with an all star one this week. The only problem is that the comic industry basically takes the last week of December off meaning that there are less than 10 mainstream comics releasing. I’m not going to resort to recommending comics that I don’t believe [...]
Part 1: I love Chris Ware. Bit redundant to say so this holiday season with everyone and their sister buying Building Stories, but with so much comic awesomeness that happened in 2012; between Charles Burn’s second installment to his X’ed Out trilogy, The Hive, and Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga…SAGA… It’s too easy for amazing comics [...]
“Watchmen is over!” wasn’t just a line of terrible dialogue added to Zack Snyder’s 2009 film adaptation of Watchmen, it was also the thunderous roar of author Alan Moore’s opinion on the matter. But Jim Lee and DC Comics didn’t heed this declaration, or perhaps misinterpreted it as lamentation instead. So here we are, 26 [...]
I’m proud to say one of my favorite cartoonists, Mr. Guy Delisle, came by the shop this morning to deface copies of his new graphic novel, Jerusalem Chronicles From the Holy City. The book released today and Forbidden Planet NYC has signed copies available at no extra charge… call to put one on hold, come [...]
Matt D. (your gregarious host) and Morgan Pielli (your intrepid cameraman and director) took a trip to this year’s New York Comic Con. The sights! The sounds! The…smells! It’s a sensory overload, and you just never know when inspiration will strike..!
Take a break from the Con this weekend for some great deals at Forbidden Planet NYC! *Existing discounts or specials; e.g. Magic the Gathering Booster Packs, Student Discounts, Manga Deals; do not apply.
The great Lynda Barry stopped by Forbidden Planet today to sign copies of her new book, Picture This. Of course, being the terrific lady that she is, she signed a whole bunch of her other books as well. Come by the shop (or email us for mail-order availability) and pick up your copy while supplies [...]
Need a reason to be cheerful today? Well, for me, it was D&Q’s announcement that they’re reprinting Mr. Clowes’ The Death-Ray (originally published as Eightball #23) in spiffy hardcover format. Here’s the PR: “The Death-Ray is one of the most perfect and fully realized comics of the past decade and it is nothing short of [...]
Nominations for The Harvey Awards for books released in 2009 have been announced, and are presented below. Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards [...]
…is out today. It’s kind of a big deal. You should pick it up. In his all-new graphic novel, one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes, creates a thoroughly engaging, complex and fascinating character study of the modern egotist, outspoken and oblivious to the world around him. Working in a single-page-gag format [...]
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and I’m here to give you the skinny on what Forbidden Planet NYC has planned for our participation in 2010′s event. Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that now takes place on the first Saturday of May each year wherein participating comic shops all over the [...]
This year’s Eisner Award nominations have been announced. Presented at a gala event during San Diego Comic-Con in July, the Awards are named after Will Eisner and are voted on by comics creators, editors, publishers, and retailers. For more information on the Awards and their history please visit Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards FAQs. (Note: links to [...]
Well-respected manga blogger and FP buddy Kai-Ming Cha has posted her Top Ten Manga of 2009 list, along with some industry analysis, to Publishers Weekly. Comprised mostly of titles geared for an older readership (sorry, kids- no Naruto, nor free hugs here) it’s an eclectic brew. What made #1? Why, Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s A DRIFTING LIFE [...]
Highlights: Process Recess 3- Acclaimed and uber-popular Fables cover artist James Jean’s new artbook from AdHouse arrived this week. Copies of the book adorn the counters at FP NYC and when I first saw them this morning I thought I was looking at a Soccer score. PR3, Brazil 0. However, it is not. In fact, [...]