Category: Jeff Ayers

Halloween ComicFest 2014 at Forbidden Planet NYC

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Halloween ComicFest is coming to FP this Saturday, 10/25. Beginning at 9am we will be giving away FREE comics from this year’s crop of fun brought to you by such publishers as DC Comics, Marvel, Archie and more.

Bags of free books will be available for fans of all ages. We’re expecting a large turnout for this, so be sure to get here early to snag yours!

Forbidden Planet is located at 832 Broadway, between 13th & 12th St., New York City, NY 10003. Doors open at 9am.

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Twitter Giveaway – Signed Tower Chronicles Prints

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We’re giving away FREE Tower Chronicles prints, SIGNED by Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley, to three of our Twitter pals today. Get in on the RT’ing action! Contest ends tonight at 9pm EDT

Also, be sure sure to check out  Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker #1, out today from Legendary Comics!

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Enter to Win FREE Tickets to an Advance Screening of Guardians of the Galaxy 7/21/14

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Skype is offering local Forbidden Planet Twitter followers a chance to attend a NYC premiere screening of Guardians of the Galaxy on July 21st. Winners will be offered two tickets to see the film ten days before its release!

All you’ve gotta do to enter is follow us and tweet the following:

Sign me up for exclusive #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy tickets! @fpnyc sent me. #NYpremiere #SkypeMarvel

The #SkypeMarvel crew will handle the rest.  Here’s a link to the terms and conditions of this contest.

GOOD LUCK!!!

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New Bryan Lee O’Malley Graphic Novel This Week

Seconds, the new stand alone full color graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, best-selling author of the Scott Pilgrim series, is available at Forbidden Planet NYC this coming Tuesday.

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Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:

1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew

And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.

From the mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that’s sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.

Advance praise for Seconds:

“In Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of a larger epic. In doing so, he enriches both. A great ride!”—Guillermo del Toro

“Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds is adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel.”—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics

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The Jeff Ayers Super Awesome Fun Day Mask in action!

If you stopped by the store yesterday, which you probably did. Either because of new comics or our mega signing. You probably noticed something a little special in the newest issue of The Weekly Planet. If for some crazy reason you have yet to stop by FP this week, watch and learn!

 

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Nick Bertozzi Signing Shackleton at Forbidden Planet Wednesday 6/18/14

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Come by Forbidden Planet NYC Wednesday, June 18th, and get your copy of Shackleton signed by NY Times best-selling artist Nick Bertozzi!

About the book (which is GORGEOUS, by the way):

Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. This is his story, and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him – many of whom nearly died in the unimaginably harsh conditions of the journey. It’s an astonishing feat – and was unprecedented at the time – that all the men in the expedition survived.

Shackleton’s expedition marked the end of a period of romantic exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and this is as much a book about the encroaching modern world as it is about travel. But Nick Bertozzi has documented this remarkable journey with such wit and fiendish attention to detail that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the voyage. Shackleton is a phenomenal accompaniment to Bertozzi’s earlier graphic novel about great explorers, Lewis & Clark.

And here’s a pic of the back cover I snagged off the First Second blog…

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Nick is just one of our many esteemed guests that night, along with Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel, Chris Miskiewicz, and Bob Fingerman. It’s gonna be a heckuva shindig. Hope to see you there!

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The Art of Neil Gaiman

The Art of Neil Gaiman is a tremendously interesting new book covering the New York Times bestselling author’s entire career and it goes on sale here at Forbidden Planet NYC tomorrow, 5/20/14. Here’s the publisher description and some pics…

With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman’s personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider’s glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world’s most visionary writers.

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Over the last twenty-five years, Neil Gaiman has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own. A master of several genres, including, but not limited to, bestselling novels, children’s books, groundbreaking comics, and graphic novels, it’s no wonder Gaiman has been called a rock star of the literary world. Now, for the first time, Gaiman reveals the inspiration behind his signature artistic motifs, giving author Hayley Campbell a rare, in-depth look at the contents of his personal notebooks and early work, even some of his abandoned projects. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. The book is the first comprehensive, full-color examination of Gaiman’s work to date, tracing the genesis of his creative life as a starving journalist in the UK to his life as a successful comic book writer and, ultimately, a bestselling novelist.

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Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotated material that contextualizes the visual material, this deluxe compendium contains never-before-seen material and promises to be every bit as inspired as Gaiman is himself.

Highly recommended!

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Free Comic Book Day is One Week Away

Free Comic Book Day 2014 will soon be upon us, next Sturday 5/3 to be precise, and Forbidden Planet NYC (832 Broadway bet. 12th & 13th St. 212-473-1576) will be celebrating in style.

NOT ONLY will we be giving thousands and thousands of comics away (absolutely, positively FREE of charge) starting at 9am, NOT ONLY will all comics, graphic novels and manga be on sale at 15% off the entire day, but we’ll also be hosting two signings with superstar creators!

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Fred has two free books coming out that day- Project Black Sky & Defend Comics- and Joe’s got the FCBD edition of Scam from Comixtribe to sign for you.

As with every Free Comic Book Day, we distribute bags of free books on a first come, first served basis. Get here early, boys and girls!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Figures

Marvel has released the following image of Hasbro’s forthcoming (tentatively scheduled mid/late July 2014) Guardians of the Galaxy figures. Guardians of the Galaxy Toy, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Starlord

I’m probably more excited for this flick more than any other movie Marvel’s got on its slate, so the sight of these toys has only got me more excited. You?

In classic Marvel Legends fashion each standard figure comes with a piece of Groot, so you’ve got to collect them all to put him together. But doesn’t he look so fantastically Grooty?

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