PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed to March 25th, 2015.
“A wonderful kinetic paean to the comics of your youth—funny and razor smart with Kirby lines like you wouldn’t believe. McGovern and Leandri kill it.”–Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao -
On March 25th at 7pm, Forbidden Planet will have Adam McGovern on hand to sign copies of the first volume of Nightworld. We will also have Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Joe Infurnari, Vito Delsante, and Swifty Lang on hand to sign all of their respective works. A star studded evening of at the Planet to be sure.
FP is super excited to announce our signing on February 18th with Sean Murphy, Klaus Janson, and Katana Collins. The signing kicks off at 6pm so be sure to get here early as this is sure to be a crazy one.
Can’t make it to the signing? As always we got you. Pre-order your own signed copy here.
Queen of Blood, directed by Fangoria Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander is the follow up to his horrifically beautiful 2012 film Blood for Irina. Chris Alexander will be in attendance for a very special Q&A. So make sure to pick up tickets now before they sell out!
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Baltimore: The Plague Ships, Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be our guest Wednesday December 3rd from 6-8pm, signing copies of his new Sons of Anarchy original novel Bratva, the paperback printing of Snowblind, and Alien: River of Pain.
Pre-Orders are already available for those of you who don’t want to miss out on getting a signed copy of one, or all three of these awesome new books. Also, if you can’t make it to our event- or if you don’t reside in the New York area- we will gladly ship signed copies to you! Just follow the links below.
Less than one week til The Misfits and Osaka Popstar invade Forbidden Planet!
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Everyone who attends our Misfits Records event on October 27th will be entered in a raffle to win free tickets to see The Misfits live at Irving Plaza on Tuesday October 28th! And just to let you know… we got mad tickets so there will be a bunch of WINNERS!
Don’t forget! If you can’t make it to the event you can still pre-order a bunch of SIGNED Misfits and Osaka Popstar goodies by following the link right HERE!
Forbidden Planet will be enjoying the haunting season the fright way… with a maniacal Misfits Records in-store event!
Meet Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce of the The Misfits and John Cafiero of Osaka Popstar on Monday October 27th from 7 to 9 PM.
What makes October 27th so special? Well it’s the release date for the Expanded Edition of Project 1950 which the fiends will have on hand for you to get signed! But that’s not all… we’re gonna have more Misfits and Osaka Popstar related CDs, vinyl, toys, and merch than you can shake a devilock at and yes the guys will sign it all for you!
Can’t make it to the signing but still wanna snag some sweet signed Misfits Records swag? Forbidden Planet has always got your back! Here is a list a stuff you can pre-order from our site that we will make sure to have the guys autograph for you on October 27th before we ship it out to you.
Tickets only $1! Hosted by Matt Desiderio (Horror Boobs) and Mike Hunchback (Seminal Psychosis). Bring your tapes! We’ll be set up for a tape trade, with rare VHS tapes also available for sale.
Special thanks to Scarecrow Video for making this screening possible!Video introduction from director Tim Everitt!
Reality is the enemy. We escape into movies and books and comics and our homicidal fantasies because the world we live in isn’t as satisfying as it should be. Occasionally, one of these fictional destinations proves to be so uniquely exciting that we never want to leave. FURIOUS is one of those places; an unexplored dimension populated by cackling sorcerers, whispering statues, fat adolescent warriors and lots and lots of live chickens. FURIOUS is power. It’s magic. It’s a kaleidoscopic siege on the concept of storytelling. And FURIOUS is “RED HOT KARATE ACTION! Filmed entirely on location in Southern California!” FURIOUS has no right to exist. But it does. There’s no fathoming its creation. It’s a movie with 10,000 ideas but zero story; impossible ambition coupled with the desire to alienate anyone watching. Filming a feature on 35mm is expensive, and so is interdimensional travel, or a giant, fire-breathing dragon with entire human skeletons between its teeth. But FURIOUS laughs off these challenges. Money is no object when reality is no option. The only remaining explanation is that it sprang fully formed from some spiritual and intellectual void, a starving chasm of chaotic darkness that feeds off the shock and confusion of human viewers. So feed it. FEED IT. (Zack Carlson, via Bleeding Skull)
We at Forbidden Planet are super excited to a special signing with the one and only FAREL DARLYMPLE for his new book The Wrenchies. Mr. Dalrymple will be in store on Spetember 19th at six p.m. to sign copies of his brand new (and long awaited) new graphic novel from First Second. We’re all a-tingle.
Spectacle’s favorite perverts are back at it again! This time Horror Boobs have teamed up with America’s oldest independent movie studio, Troma! A union defined by an appreciation for exposed flesh on film. Their mission: to bring you the breast nude scenes from the depths the Troma catalog!
Honestly with titles like THE TOXIC AVENGER, TERROR FIRMER and SGT. KABUKI MAN NYPD, it wasn’t very hard for the HB Crew to stuff this video mix to the max! We’re talking about the bare bosoms of Michelle Bauer, Julie Strain, Debbie Rochon, Carmen Electra’s Body Double and many, many more! With guest appearances by Kevin Costner, Trey Parker, Ted Raimi, Ron Jeremy, and Lloyd Kaufman.
Come experience horror & boobs of all sizes on the big screen. Seriously what more could you ask for? Penises. Well you never know, Lloyd Kaufman is involved, and you know how he likes his penises.
Forbidden Planet NYC moved into its current home at 832 Broadway (bet. 13th and 12th) on June 24th 2012, two years ago today. Coincidentally, today is also the two year anniversary of the highest level of exhaustion I have ever known.
It’s certainly been an interesting, fun couple of years at the new* shop. Personally, I would like to thank, if not hug, every one of our staff, family and friends who helped build this place and continue to do so daily. Every customer who spends their hard-earned dough in our store. Every single person who has made these such memorable years in this location.
Hope to see you around the shop soon!
*Until we get another one, 832 will always be “the new shop” to me. 821 will always be the “old” one.
Comics writer Frank Barbiere will once again grace us with his presence this coming Wednesday, July 16th, to sign copies of Black Market, his highly anticipated new book from BOOM! He’ll also sign babies and, you know, other comics of his if you like.
Forbidden Planet is a “proud” sponsor of the 15th annual TromaDance!
The TromaDance Selection Committee is please to announce the final schedule for the 15th annual TromaDance Film Festival to be held for the first time in New York City at the PaperboxNYC (17 Meadow St, Brooklyn 11206) on the 27th and 28th of June.
The schedule, which celebrates Tro-mazing independent films from all around the world, is proud to host the world premiere of Finnish director CHRZU’s ‘Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom’, the New York premiere of the vampire festival favourite ‘Chimeres’ directed by Olivier Begiun and a special screening to wet your cannibal appetite of’Evil Feed’ directed by Kimani Ray Smith.
With 38 shorts and 4 features across a wide range of genres, there is something for every lover of independent cinema! But don’t just believe us, check out the tro-mazing line up and come see for yourself! The best part is, it’s FREE!
And don’t forget about the after party, featuring local bands ‘Dawn of Humans’, ‘Hellbent Hooker’, ‘Mannequin Pussy’ and ‘Netherlands’. Our first year in New York City is going to be our best year yet!
Stay tuned to the Official TromaDance website and Troma Facebook page for more surprise announcements! Mark June 27th and 28th on your calendar and come celebrate this milestone year with us at the Paper Box in Brooklyn, NY for what will surely be a Tro-Mazing week-end of independent art!
The Paper Box is located at 17 Meadow St, New York, NY 11206
I’m probably most excited about Science Team, the new flick from the madmen behind FP fave The Taint.
In case you missed it, FPNYC is hosting a rather large event Wednesday the 18th of June. It’s kind of a big deal.
We’re extremely fond of all five of these gents, and as an incentive for you to pick up all five books we’re promoting Forbidden Planet’s bundling them all together at a discounted price the day of our event! Normally a full set of Escapo, Fear My Dear, Shackleton, Thomas Alsop #1 and Minimum Wage #6 would retail for about $69…
We’re bundling the full set of books (SIGNED) for $45! That’s nearly 35% OFF! Crazy pants.
PLEASE NOTE: There are only a limited number of these bundles available! They go on sale at the shop at 8am Wednesday morning.