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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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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 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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Archie’s Betty DVD Signing with Filmmaker Gerald Peary at Forbidden Planet NYC

Gerald Peary Forbidden Planet Arhie's Betty Signing EventFilmmaker Gerald Peary will be here at FPNYC on Saturday October 3rd at 3pm with DVD copies of his new documentary “Archie’s Betty,” a terrifically swell Americana piece on the real-life inspirations for the Riverdale gang.

Here’s the official trailer:

Here’s The Boston Globe’s article on the film.

There’s a pre-order for signed copies up on our website (available here) if you can’t make it it the gig.

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New and Recommended – New Comic Book Day September 16th 2015

Here’s a a simple listing of personally recommended or otherwise notable new stuff available at Forbidden Planet NYC in-store and online for the week of 9/16/15.



Batman Arkham Knight Action Figure - DC Collectibles

After a long delay (the other figures from this first wave of Arkham Knight figures have been out for months) we finally receive the game’s big big baddie. Don’t blow his identity to me- I haven’t played it yet!

Scott Snyder Joker Endgame Batman Death

Batman HC Vol 07 Endgame – Scott Snyder (w), Greg Capullo (a)

The Joker is back in these stories from BATMAN #35-40! For years, The Joker has regarded Batman with a sick, twisted love. But now, the Clown Prince of Crime is done playing. He’s going to kill Batman. And he’s going to do it using those whom Batman loves the most: the Justice League. The Joker returns to Gotham City with a deadlier agenda than ever before, using every tool at his disposal to finally kill the Dark Knight. That includes turning Batman’s allies against him in the bloodiest brawl that he’s ever had to survive.

One of the most anticipated, exciting and buzzed-about Bat-storylines in years.

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Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang Paper Girls Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC

Brian K Vaughan Cliff Chiang Image Comics Signing Forbidden Planet NYC

FPNYC is pleased to announce that writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Cliff Chiang will be stopping by the shop on Thursday, October 8th from 8-10pm for a special signing for their new comic PAPER GIRLS.

SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN launches a brand-new ONGOING SERIES with superstar Wonder Woman artist CLIFF CHIANG! In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds in this mysterious young adult adventure, starting with a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $2.99! 
Gonna be another special night at The Planet!

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Hang Dai/Humans Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC September 23rd

Dean Haspiel Gregory Benton Schmuck Seth Kushner Signing Forbidden Planet NYC

Join us at FP on Wednesday 9/23 when our guests will be Dean Haspiel (Beef with Tomato, The Fox), Gregory Benton (Smoke, B+F), a host of collaborators included in the Seth Kushner book Schmuck (Jonathan Allen, Shamus Beyale, Christa Cassano, Kevin Colden and Josh Neufeld), and Keenan Marshall Keller, writer of The Humans from Image Comics. The signing festivities kick off at 7pm.

If you can’t make it to our event you may order signed copies of books through the following links:

Beef with Tomato



The Humans


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Highlighted New Releases for NCBD September 9th 2015

I’m gonna try to get back to regular posting on this blog. Here’s my first shot at it- a simple listing of personally recommended or otherwise notable new stuff available at Forbidden Planet NYC in-store and online for the week of 9/9/15. Here we go…


Descender TP Volume 1 – Jeff Lemire (w), Dustin Nguyen (a)

One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.

Collects DESCENDER #1-6.

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Forbidden Planet Sponsoring Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament


What: MtG Commander Tournament
When: 8/30/15 1pm-4pm
Where: Pie by the Pound (124 4th Ave between 12th and 13th St.)
Entry Fee: $7
Grand Prize: MtG Origins Booster Box

Hey-  wanna come play MtG in a friendly yet competitive tournament? Yeah? Well you should sign up for the one we’re sponsoring on Sunday the 30th!

Hosted by our friends at Pie by the Pound (a terrific thin crust pizza shop serving wine and beer that’s conveniently located around the corner from FP) this tournament will require Commander decks to play and will run on a points award system rather than single elimination. Everyone gets a few shots at the prize. What’s more, Pie is offering 10% off all food for participants for the duration of the event.

Sign-up begins Friday the 21st at 9am in-store and online. In-store registrants will be offered a 15% discount on all gaming products in-stock (excluding booster boxes) at the time of sign-up. The link for online registration can be found here.

HURRY! There’s only 32 slots allotted to this event.

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Giveaway – Rave of Thrones at Irving Plaza

DJ Hodor (AKA Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn) and the Rave of Thrones crew are throwing down at Irving Plaza this coming Thursday night (August 13th) and Forbidden Planet is giving away complimentary tickets to the gig!

What is Rave of Thrones? Here’s a sample:

We’re giving away FREE pairs of tickets on our Facebook page and Twitter feed via contest starting today, Monday, through Wednesday the 12th. These are hard tickets that will be made available for pick up at Forbidden Planet (if you’re unfamiliar with the geography of Union Square, we’re just three blocks away from the venue) on Thursday. These contests are only open to NYC area participants who can make it to the show. We ain’t flying you out.

Hodor DJ Rave Thrones NYC

Good luck!

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Valiant party at Forbidden Planet TONIGHT!


Starting at 5pm Forbidden Planet’ll have prizes and giveaways celebrating the kickoff of Valiant’s blockbuster event, BOOK OF DEATH #1!

Prizes and giveaways include:
-Rare Gold book variants of titles including Ninjak and Bloodshot Reborn
-Signed and Numbered Hardcover editions of Bloodshot and X-O Manowar
-Book of Death posters!
-Book of Death checklists!
-FREE #1 Issues!

To win:
To get your hand on a Gold book, come to the counter and give the password GILAD. Be there first, these will go fast!

To get your hand on one of the Signed and Numbered Hardcover editions, you must answer the following trivia question:

What kind of bath does Bloodshot take to replenish his nanites?

Have some fun, get some prizes, and pick up the red hot BOOK OF DEATH #1 on shelves today!

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Saturday June 13th 2015- Greetings, Well Wishes and Daily Deals

FPNYC Forbidden Planet Comics Yoda The Warriors Window DisplayHappy Saturday from your pals at Forbidden Planet NYC! There’s some really swell new stuffs in stock this week, we’ve got a ton of great Marvel GNs on sale in-store, and we’re open ’til midnight. Have a good one!

Oh, and while we’re at it, here’s today’s DAILY DEALS:

Batman Superman HC Vol 03 Second Chance… ($23) $9.99

The Bunker TP Vol 01… ($20) $10.99

Daredevil by Miller and Janson TP Vol 03… ($30) $9.99

Escape From New Yoke Snake Plissken in Jacket Reaction Figure… ($10) $4.99

*Forbidden Planet’s DAILY DEALS are updated every morning. Prices are valid in-store til the shop concludes its business day (10pm or 12am, depending on the day) and online for roughly 24 hours. Prices are valid while in-stock supply lasts.

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