May 7th had so many awesome releases we couldn’t decided who to have a signing with, so we’re doing everybody. Come down to Forbidden Planet and get you copy of Vertigo’s CMYK Anthology and In the Dark signed by a slew of amazing creators.and James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal) will also be on hand to sign his brand new series The Woods. And if that wasn’t enough the man, the legend Larry Hama will also be here in the flesh. Don’t miss out folks.
On this date in 1981 Forbidden Planet NYC opened at 821 Broadway on the corner of 12th St. Here’s to you- all our customers, family and friends- for 33 years of fantastic memories. And here’s to all the years to come. THANK YOU.
After a tour of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Druid Underground Film Festival plunges into New York to deliver a white-knuckle hell-ride of avant-weird short films from around the world! Anthology Film Archives hosts a non-stop cavalcade of outrageous films which recklessly skate through experimental, comedy and horror as DUFF rips into its 7th year of absurd and inspiring programming! Join us for a night of bizarre films and free raffle prizes and find out why Flavorpill says DUFF doesn’t so much “defy convention as mow it down, douse it in kerosene, and flick a Zippo at it”!
“An entertaining parade of talent that is hard to find… a hilarious must-see!” – Campus Circle
“Velvety surrealism… appallingly funny” – LA City Beat
“DUFF strikes new territory… left me electric for days” – Sean Carnage
“Packs a lot of weird shit into two hours of screenings” – LA Weekly
Monday April 21st
Part 1: DUFF’s Found Footage Assault
A hardcore, one-hour hell-ride mega-mash up of absurd footage sourced from VHS tapes of police self defense, Christian propaganda and “real” demonic possession!
Part 2: Shorts Program:
Damon Packard: “The Great Packard Lincoln Breakdown”
Darren Herczeg: “Psychic Lawyer”
Brennan Hill: “Hero/Psycho”
Danilo Parra: “Laundry”
Charles Pieper: “Earl of Bureaus”
Danilo Parra: “Torture Room”
Vitamin Wig C: “Tear Light”
Rich Polysorbate: “Smerdly’s Seahorse”
Ignacio Genzon: “Handy Man”
John Geary: “Devil’s Arrest”
Michael Park: “Clown Town”
Tuesday April 22nd
Part 1: Shorts Program:
Brent Weinbach: “My Buddy Commercial”
Brent Weinbach: “Gangster Party Line”
Danny Plotnick “Skate Witches”
Sander Maran “Lollipop Massacre”
Jan Soldat “Law and Order”
Melissa Piekaar “Waiting”
Brent Weinbach “Squeeze”
Aimee Goguen “Pterodaktulos Sound”
Lindsay Laven and Gina@Odpoledne TV “An Instrument of Ritual Part 3”
Andrew H. Shirley “Fuck Bike #001”
Martynka Wawrzyniak “Chocolate”
Anthony Cerniello “Danielle”
Part 2: The Whore Church Mixtape Vol. 1
The Whore Church, a Boston-based VHS mixtape collective, has created a cacophony of over-the-top action shots, cheap gore, gross porno and American propaganda intercut with sleazy 80’s dialog, nasty jungle rhythms and death metal edited from over 600 video & 100 audio sources! Seriously sick and awesome!
The multi-talented CHERYL GROSS will be appearing Forbidden Planet NYC on Thursday April 3 at 7pm, signing copies of her new illustrated science fiction novel The Z Factor.
The nineteenth century is coming to a close when Hans Kasper Ivan Karp makes it his life mission to relieve the world of sex and gender. Knowing that his goal will take several generations to achieve, Karp invents a new, dominant chromosome known as the Z factor. But not all are excited about his theoretical creation, called the umon species. Accused of being a lunatic and unable to defend his theory, Karp is shunned. Years later, his son, Ivan, is born-the product of artificial insemination. No one realizes what is in store for the world.
It is 2009 when Ivan Karp-who has been called an umon by his parents for as long as he can remember-receives a knock at his door. With his father long gone and human mutations becoming more prominent around the world, Ivan invites in a woman with many questions about the umon race. As he retells his story up to present day, Ivan reflects on his inner conflicts about his true gender and shares details of his homosexual relationship with Aaron Moses. But through their conversation, Ivan makes two startling discoveries: Katherine is his daughter, and Aaron has somehow achieved Karp’s dream-findings that suddenly thrust all of them in the midst of an umon revolution.
In this science fiction thriller, three generations involved in the creation of a hermaphroditic human species must come together in an attempt to bring the umons the one thing they have always wanted: freedom.
Cheryl is a motion graphics artist, painter, illustrator, and a Professor at Pratt Institute.
Forbidden Planet will be hosting a signing with artist Jeff Zornow in celebration of his new comic 68: Rule of War #1 (Image) on the day of its release. Jeff will be on hand from 7:30 to sign and sketch the night away on April 2nd. Blank variant covers of the book will be available, so don’t miss the chance to jump on a great new series and have a personalized cover drawn by the very man who made it. See you then!
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s signature character this coming Saturday, 3/22/14, is officially Hellboy Day in the comics community and Forbidden Planet NYC will be participating!
Beginning at 9am we’ll be giving away a few Hellboy themed packages containing comics, posters and other swag as supplies last. We’re also running a sale- 15% OFF all Hellboy/BPRD/Abe Sapien/Lobster Johnson books and comics- through midnight. We’ll also be giving away a copy of Hellboy The First Twenty Years on our Twitter feed.
NEXT WEEK… We’ve got writer/editor Dave Elliott signing copies of his fantastic(!) new book MONSTER MASSACRE 2 here at The Planet, Wednesday March 19th at 7pm. We’ll also be giving away copies of Titan Comics’ A1 #1.
We are getting super stoked here at FPNYC for our Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 Blu-Ray/DVD release party. That’s right kids, on Monday March 17th at 6:30 PM meet Director Lloyd Kaufman, as well as the cast and crew of Return To Class of Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 and get your blu-ray or DVD signed for free!
What’s that you say? You can’t make it? What?!?!?!
Well don’t worry cause FP got your back as usual. Pre-order copies now and we will make sure to get them signed for you! All the benefits of coming to the event without having to breath in that horrid Troma aroma.
Celebrate the release of Return To Nuke ‘Em High Part 1 on blu-ray and DVD. Meet Director Lloyd Kaufmam as well as the cast and crew, right here at FPNYC! Get your Tromabillia signed for free! Really what more could you ask for?
We’re pleased as punch to announce that superstar writer DAN SLOTT (Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man)will be signing here at Forbidden Planet NYC the day his much anticipated new comic SILVER SURFER #1 debuts, Wednesday March 26th at 7pm.
Here’s Marvel’s publicity copy for the new Surfer series:
The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else.
Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U– into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic!
Illustrated by one of Forbidden Planet’s absolute favorite comic artists, Mike Allred, this is sure to be one of the year’s biggest titles. We’re terrifically excited Dan will be on hand to celebrate the occasion. Hope you’ll join us!!!
Forbidden Planet NYC is located at 832 Broadway between 13th and 12th St.
Meet comics legend Neal Adams at Forbidden Planet NYC Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm!
First autograph is free, with additional autographs available for $10 apiece. Neal’s Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be also available for purchase!
Neal is also taking commissions… now’s the time to get a piece of art, a one of a kind collectible, by one of comics’ biggest stars. See picture below for a guide to commission prices. Send an email to Jason at email@example.com for advance commissions. Maybe get a Batman Black & White blank variant with a Batman head sketch drawn on it.
This Friday February 14th at 6PM come down to Forbidden Planet NYC for an exclusive Mishka x Robocop Capsule Release!
What better way to say “I Love You” than with some tight Robocop apparel. That’s right, boys and girls, spend this Valentine’s Day here at 832 Broadway with the Mishka crew and treat yourself to an exclusive, limited edition shirt!
Meet artist Dan Dussault, the man behind this killer design who will be on hand signing posters and shirts from 6 to 8.
We here at FPNYC are super stoked to finally team up with Mishka, one of NYC’s sickest clothing companies, and I have the feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Remember kids, when this bad boy is gone… it’s gone! So don’t be kicking yourself for the rest of your life because you missed out on this sweet piece of cinematic garb. See you Friday!
Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep with a porn star? On the surface it sounds fun, but think of the possible repercussions. Lucky for you there’s Lucky Bastard, the new NC-17 “found-footage” horror film from CAVU Pictures opening Valentine’s Day weekend at Cinema Village. Through it’s pseudo-documentary/reality television style Lucky Bastard lets you experience the thrill and fallout of such an event from the safety of your theater seat.
Tuesday, February 11th from 4:30 to 5:30 meet the star and creators of Lucky Bastard right here atForbidden Planet NYC! The CAVU Pictures crew as well as lead actress Betsy Rue(My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Halloween II, True Blood), Director Robert Nathan (Law & Order, ER), Co-Writer/Executive Producer Lukas Kendall (Film Score Monthly) and Producer Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, Return of Swamp Thing, Sorceress) will be on hand giving out posters and signing autographs for FREE!
We have a few more tricks up our sleeves that are guaranteed to tickle your fancy! What if I told you that Forbidden Planet will be giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Lucky Bastard? That would possibly make you a lucky bastard as well, huh! Keep your eyes fixed on our Twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win. Not computer savvy? Don’t fret, FP will also be giving away a pair tickets at our event on Tuesday! Tickets will be good for any of the screenings during it’s run at Cinema Village.
A little more info on the film…
LUCKY BASTARDis the found-footage story of a pornographic website that sponsors a contest for its subscribers—a contest in which the prize is having sex with a porn star. The entire film is shot from the point of view of the website’s cameras recording the on-screen and behind-the-scenes action.
At the center of the story are: porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting subscriber who wins the contest. The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions; now he shoots the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, his most popular performer, initially refuses to participate. She dismisses the contest as “sick,” knowing that the winner will eventually be humiliated by the experience. Ashley views herself as an entertainer supporting her two children; the contest is nothing she would call “adult entertainment.” Nevertheless, she gives in to Mike. The young contest winner, Dave G., quickly discovers himself to be a pawn in a game of commerce. When, as Ashley predicted, he becomes humiliated, his personality is transformed and he seeks revenge on his tormentors. In this world, where everyone is safe within its borders, an outsider poses the ultimate danger. Those who humiliated him will discover that humiliation as entertainment, now an American pastime, has consequences they could never have expected.
As a guy who managed an Adult Video store for 5 years, who also just so happens to be a huge horror fan, you can understand why this film speaks to me. I’m excited, to say the least!
Lucky Bastard is only playing for one week at the Cinema Village so make sure you mark your calendars!
Feb 14th – 20th at: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm
Filmmakers Robert Nathan and Lukas Kendall will be attending select screenings to intro the film and a partake in a few Q&A sessions, but the titillating lead Betsy Rue will only be appearing at Forbidden Planet!
Friday, Feb 14th after the 7:15pm – with filmmaker Robert Nathan, executive producer / co-writer Lukas Kendall & Producer Jim Wynorski
Friday, Feb 14th just the INTRO for the 9:30pm – with filmmaker Robert Nathan, executive producer / co-writer Lukas Kendall & Producer Jim Wynorski
Saturday, Feb 15th after the 5pm & 7:15pm – with filmmaker Robert Nathan, executive producer / co-writer Lukas Kendall, & Producer Jim Wynorski
Saturday, Feb 15th just the INTRO for the 9:30pm – with filmmaker Robert Nathan, executive producer / co-writer Lukas Kendall & Producer Jim Wynorski
Sunday, Feb 16th after the 5pm & 7:15pm – with filmmaker Robert Nathan & Producer Jim Wynorski
But wait, there’s more!
Forbidden Planet will also be extending a 15% discount to all Lucky Bastard ticket holders on opening night. So if you come down to the store after you catch a screening of Lucky Bastard at the Cinema Village, all you gotta do is present your ticket stub before you check out and you’ll get a discount.
See you Tuesday for the event, and then hopefully again on Friday after you see the flick!