Category: Jeff Ayers

Available 3/30/16 – Paper Girls TP by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

Paper Girls Brian K. Vaughan Cliff Chiang FPNYC

The first Paper Girls TP of one of our best-selling comics of the last year is releasing on New Comic Book Day 3/30/16.

From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure.

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Collecting PAPER GIRLS #1-5, this book is only $10 and is gonna be huge. Don’t worry though- we’ll have a ton of copies. Be sure to pick yours up at FP.

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Arriving This Week – Muppets Figures From Diamond Select

Yaaaaaaay! Forbidden Planet NYC’s receiving new Muppets toys from Diamond Select this week!

New Muppets toys action figures from Diamond Select

These multi-packs will be on sale Wednesday 3/28/16 in-store and are available to order via mail order through the following links:

Gonzo and Camilla – “If you were a chicken you’d be im-peck-able!”

Scooter and Fozzie

Kermit with Robin and Bean Bunny

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Chris’ Comics: Spider-Woman #5

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Dennis Hopeless, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, Rachelle Rosenberg

Marvel $3.99

The Business. At the Bomb dot Tumblr dot com. Several profanities strung together, typed out with CAPS LOCK on.

Above is list of ways I would describe this issue of Spider-Woman. Marvel, feel free to us any and all of those for the trades pull quote, it’s cool, I grant you permission to do so. Also in case you can’t tell by now dear reader, I dug the hell out of this fifth issue of a series that has been excellent since this team was assembled.].

The last 3 issues of Spider-Woman were home to one of the DOPEST story arcs to grace a Marvel comic in some time (DIE HARD IN SPACE, BUT JOHN MCCLANE IS PREGANT!), and while issue 5 is a little more grounded, it’s an excellent celebration of Jessica Drew, who is now officially a single mother. While exploring this major change in Jessica’s life, creators Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez reunite Jess with her IMG_7517old supporting cast, and a few guest stars, including her ex who is my favorite Avenger. Oh and some villains from another Marvel book I adored show up for a brief cameo, making this comic the most on-brand Chris Troy comic of 2016 (so far).

Fan service aside, I REALLY enjoyed what the creative team does with Jessica in this issue. The first few pages give a Kill Your Boyfriend/Sex Criminals vibe via Jessica talking directly to the reader, until it’s revealed that she’s talking to a pair of friends and not us. While it’s not exactly the first book to use that narration trick, it’s an excellent way to let the reader’s into Jessica’s head, all while Rodriguez gets to use his artistic skills to once again convey motion.

My favorite scene in this book involves the entire creative team fully in sync, resulting in 3 pages that don’t use emojis & imagery oppose to dialogue to tell the story. Aside from the usual brilliance from Hopless and Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez use of black inks to make some fantastic imagery. Playing off the strong preference of a dark color is colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, who uses flat yeah bright colors to counter the black. It’s an excellent example IMG_7516of how well this team works together to produce one of the best super hero books on the shelves.

I also love Jessica’s journey in this issue, and how she deals with the idea of being both a mother and super hero. Granted while it plays out as you would expect given this being a super hero book, the journey is so spot on, and really making Jessica read and feel like such a full and fleshed out character. It’s hard not to smile when reading those final pages, as the book ends on series of feel good moments.

Next month begins the Spider-Women crossover, which means I’m taking a break from the title until it’s over. I love the character, but I’m not about to add 2 more titles to my pull, especially when the usual art team is on a well-deserved break. That being said, this book was a phenomenal comic, and an excellent portrayal of the title character. Spider-Woman #5 is an excellent done of one which shows how talent this creative team is, and I cannot recommend it enough.

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Game of Thrones Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest From Forbidden Planet NYC

Be sure you’re following Forbidden Planet NYC on Twitter. Lots of great stuff over there. Take this sweet Game of Thrones giveaway contest for instance…

ONE grand prize winner will receive all five seasons on Blu-Ray from us. FIVE runners up will receive one random season each. Follow us and RT that sometime before March 18th. Good luck!!!

UPDATE: Here’s a pic of the grand prize sitting on my desk to illustrate just how truly bodacious this giveaway is:

Forbidden Planet contest free giveaway Game of Thrones Blu-Ray DVD

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Darryl DMC McDaniels Returns to Forbidden Planet NYC This Wednesday

Don’t miss DMC at Forbidden Planet this Wednesday, March 2nd!

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The hip-hop legend will be here from 5-7 pm to celebrate the release of his two new comic books, DMC #2 and Guardians of Infinity #3. Our last signing with DMC was a blast- he’s definitely one of our favorite all-time event guests- and a few surprise celebrity friends popped by (Angelo Moore from Fishbone being my fave) so I HIGHLY recommend you clear your schedule and get the heck over here Wednesday.

Can’t make it to our event as you’ll be launched into space on that day? You can also mail order signed copies of these titles here.

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Order Your Lying Cat Talking Plush Toy From Forbidden Planet

Essential Sequential Saga Talking Lying Cat Plush Toy 19" Figure Brian K. Vaughan Fiona Staples

Forbidden Planet is pleased as punch to offer this beautiful talking plush figure from the #1 best-selling comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. At 19″ tall, Essential Sequential’s LYING CAT will be one of the most rad comic book collectibles we’ve ever sold!

Really, how cool is this???

You can be the first kid on your block with a Lying Cat plush by ordering yours from Forbidden Planet NYC here. The first production run of these is scheduled to ship for early May and will sell out, so get a move on it. As a thank you for buying yours from us, we’ll also be shipping you Saga issue #37 (which will continue the story following Saga TP Vol. 6) FOR FREE when it comes out later this year!

Not Lying,

Jeff Ayers
Manager/Buyer
Forbidden Planet NYC

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Oath of the Gatewatch is Now Available. Win FREE boosters from Forbidden Planet NYC

Magic the Gathering Oath of the Gatewwatch is now available at Forbidden Planet and we’re offering you two ways to win FREE booster packs via our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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Magic the Gathering fans… Tell us your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch in the comments below…

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January 24th – COMIC BOOK SALE at FPNYC

Forbidden Planet sale
ONE DAY ONLY!!!
ALL in-stock single issue comic books on sale at 30% OFF… Come by today, Sunday January 24th, and save a bundle on floppy comic book fun. Make today the day you pick up your subscription or take a chance on a new title or pick up that variant you’ve had your eye on.

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Thanksgiving Eve at Forbidden Planet NYC and, While I’m At It, Thanksgiving 2015

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It’s Tuesday November 24th and we’re at the shop preparing tomorrow’s new comics, graphic novels and toys, like we do on Tuesdays, with our hands plenty full. 

The hard work’s well-worth it though. Traditionally, Thanksgiving Eve is one of my favorite days of the year to be working at Forbidden Planet. Lots of familiar faces come back in through our doors and it’s a pleasure to catch up with old chums. People need little presents for family members or a board game or something similar to occupy the weekend and from my customer service perspective it’s always a treat to recommend stuff that’s going to be enjoyed in such a manner.

And, oh yeah!, comics publishers and many toy manufacturers usually release a crap-ton of great new reading material and toys the day before Thanksgiving in advance of Black Friday/Cyber Monday. This year’s no different.

Whether you’re braving the horrors of the NJ Transit or the long flight to Walla Walla or the constant chug of the Staten Island Ferry or the bus to Philly or the subway home to your tiny NYC apartment… Wherever you’re off to, here’s some of this week’s highlighted new releases to get you through the trip.

Have fun! We’re closed on Thanksgiving. Mebbe I’ll see ya tomorrow or Friday?

(Dark Knight 3 pictured above and available 11/25/15)

Saga #31 – New Story Arc! Picks up after trade paperback Volume 5. Don’t forget your coupons and receipt (wink, wink) if ya got ’em!

Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, Saga #31, forbidden planet NYC

 

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fpnyc.com Cyber Monday Plans 2015

30% 90% off Forbidden Planet items cyber Monday sale
ATTENTION Forbidden Planet mail order customers!

Can’t make it to our Black Friday in-store sale? There’s still a chance for you to save mad $$$ on fpnyc.com Monday the 30th when EVERYTHING available in our webstore will be on sale by at least 20%OFF regular retail, with some deeply discounted items marked down to a whopping 90%off.

The sale kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning and lasts through 11:59 p.m. Monday night. A link to all deeply discounted items will be sent out to those customers on our email list in advance, so if you’re not already receiving regular updates from us I suggest you join ASAP.

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Forbidden Planet Black Friday 2015

This coming Friday, November 27th is BLACK FRIDAY here in the U.S. and we’re once again offering a swell discount to the folks coming by the shop that day. Check this out…
Black Friday 2015 deals Forbidden Planet NYCThat’s 20% OFF everything* we gots in stock on Friday the 27th.

*Please note- this offer does not apply to our regular special offers such as our in-store discount of two t-shirts for $30.

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Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 Signing Monday Night

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Forbidden Planet NYC will be hosting a signing event with the editors and contributors of Best American Science Fiction 2015 on Monday November 11th at 7pm.

Joining previously announced guests Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams will be Jess Row, Carmen Maria Machado, and Seanan McGuire. The gig will kick off with a brief presentation/discussion followed by a book signing.

You are welcome to bring a few extra books to get autographed in addition to BASFF2015, but please keep the quantity within respectful limits (say, no more than five pieces at most). We will also have other books by these authors for sale.

UPDATE: 11/9/15 5:00pm EST. Please note that pre-orders for signed copies of this book are now closed. Thanks!

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