Category: Geek Couture

Friday Feb 14th 6PM Mishka x Robocop at Forbidden Planet

This Friday February 14th at 6PM come down to Forbidden Planet NYC for an exclusive Mishka x Robocop Capsule Release!

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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!

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Lying Cat T-Shirts

Lying Cat shirts have arrived!  The Will’s trusty sidekick has been immortalized in cotton.

Saga The Will Lying Cat Forbidden Planet

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is currently Forbidden Planet NYC’s best-selling monthly semi-monthly comic book and deservedly so. It’s terrific.  If you’ve not tried the series yet… Well, in the words spoken by  Bruce Boa (General Rieekan from The Empire Strikes Back) in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, “Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?”

You can do so here.

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Somewhere Around The Number Ten Best Comics That Nobody Told You About

Part 1:

I love Chris Ware. Bit redundant to say so this holiday season with everyone and their sister buying Building Stories, but with so much comic awesomeness that happened in 2012; between Charles Burn’s second installment to his X’ed Out trilogy, The Hive, and Brian K. Vaughn’s SagaSAGA… It’s too easy for amazing comics to get lost in the stacks, so I’m here to give my somewhere around the number 10 best comics of 2012 that nobody told you about…

LOSE #4

Michael DeForge might be the most prolific cartoonist working right now. He pumps more work and at a higher quality that would make any other cartoonist want to quit, or work harder…..no quit thats the correct response. On top of Lose #4 this year you can also see his work in the pages of Adventure Time comics, where he does the backgrounds,variant covers, anthology stories in  Nobrow 7 (more on that in a bit) and the newest  KUS, not to mention his on going serial Ant Comics, oh and his porn comic that he designs that features work by Johnny Negron, Brandon Graham, and Jillian Tamaki….more on all of them latter too…Bottom line, DeForge has a hand in everything and you’re probably a fan of his already, so read Lose, or Ant comics, or KUS, or Nobrow, or one of the million other things he worked on this year. King of comics 2012 goes to DeForge, no contest.

The Underwater Welder

Did I mention that DeForge is Canadian? Canadians….must be a universal sigh when cartoonist’s who aren’t Canadian talk about them. Jeff Lemire is another cartoonist hailing from The Great White North. Lemire had a full year of releases with Sweet Tooth Volume 4 and 5, the reprinting of his Xeric grant book Lost Dogs and Underwater Welder. Underwater Welder is for lovers of well paced, clear story telling, and the Twilight Zone. Lemire has an economy to his comics, the art is quick yet purposeful in the same manner as the writing, which rewards the reader with a world that they can envelope themselves in. Lemire is an odd school of cartooning, he’s not so deep into independent styled comics as DeForge, but he isn’t mainstream either (though he does write the only two books at DC still worth reading Animal Man, & Frankenstein Agent of Shade ). He’s a cartoonist in love with genre but doesn’t mistake comics to be only that.

Nipper Volume 3

Nipper Volume 3 finally came out! WOOOOOOO! I might be the only American to love Nipper so go buy it and prove my gross presumption wrong. Keeping in theme with brilliant Canadian cartoonists, Nipper volume 3 is the Canadian version of Family Circus, if Family Circus was anything like a real family and not so adorable that even your grandmother finds it lame. Always silent, black and white line work with one beautiful saturation of red dropped into each panel, Doug Wright creates multi-layered story telling, in the most simple yet still incredible complicated drawing. Just go look already, and then come meet me for coffee to talk about it, I’ll be here till next year trying to describe why it’s so effffffing smart.

Diary Comics 4

Dustin Harbin is yet another broken hearted cartoonist, upset that his nationality isn’t Canadian. Diary Comics 4 starts with Dustin talking about how amazing it is to be in attendance at the Doug Wright rewards (the Canadian version of the Eisners), and how he wishes we as American could take comics as seriously as they do. Why can’t we folks? Dustin’s beautifully minimalist drawings deceive readers with their simplicity, when they are really just the right amount of information needed, each mark done with purpose in mind and simply decroative. Go read em’ they’re good. And if your not a fan of memoir, you just like the punching and kicking comics, he did letter Casanova sooo…..I don’t know Matt Fraction wrote Iron Man for like a century right? See the full picture of creators not just the characters you like….

Pope Hat #3

Pope Hat #3 by Ethan Rilly. Rilly is surprise surprise, another Canadian. Pope Hats is technically 3 issues deep but you really only need/want two and three. In Pope Hats Rilly tells the story of Franny, a young law clerk at a massive law firm, picture Wall Street with less Charlie Sheen….okay no Charlie Sheen, just that one part where he gets punched in the face by Michael Douglas… Rilly drawings show traces of his influences but they don’t unhinge the story. You can see traces of Doug Wright’s drapery in the clothing, and bits of Shultz popping up in the rendering of grass and clouds. It’s like a love letter to days past when cartooning was a profession and getting a weekly strip in a newspaper was the dream. Pope Hats narrative shares a similar tone of nostalgia with its drawing, that bitter sweet pain, from an old wound.

Thats the end of Part 1. Part 2 on Sunday 12/23/12.

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Noku Apparellax Brand Event – Nov 24th

Noku Apparellax Brand Event: featuring the debut of Noku Tondra, author HCJ and artist Gammera13 of the upcoming Noku: Ground Zero comic book series, color artist ODDBALL of YouTube cartoon Noku’s Galaxy Adventures, Noku’s Random Riddles contest, free giveaways, and other Noku-centric exclusives.

Coming to Forbidden Planet NYC on Nov. 24th from 5-9 PM.  Click here for a full list of Noku apparel currently available.

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Upcoming Noku Event!

Noku, the curious headphone-outfitted galactic traveler, is making a pit stop at Forbidden Planet NYC on Nov. 24th for the Noku Apparellax Brand Event. Choose from an array of shirts, posters, buttons, and more, all emblazoned with Noku’s distinctive likeness. We’ll be featuring contests, giveaways, and other Noku-centric exclusives: check back at the Daily Planet over the next few weeks for further details. Noku Tondra will also be making its intergalactic premiere at the event, so stay alert and keep an eye out . . .

What is Noku Tondra? There’s only one way to find out.

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New Graphitti Designs Love and Rockets Shirts are the New Forbidden Planet Staff Uniform

Naw.  Not really.  But judging by how many of the FPNYC staff (myself included) have picked these up since their arrival you’d think Los Bros Hernandez or Grahpitti were paying us to sling their gorgeous new t-shirts.

One of us… one of us…

Jaime’s:

Love and Rockets T-Shirt by Jamie HernandezAnd Beto’s:


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Storewide Sale Wednesday July 4th

That’s right.  We’re discounting EVERYTHING in our store on Wednesday, July 4th.   We don’t do this often (maybe once a year… maybe), so come on by and take advantage!

Storewide Sale Forbidden Planet coupon discount

Plus, this year the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday… New Comics Day!  A ton of great new comics and graphic novels are scheduled to come out that day, and you’ll be able to apply the discount to all of ‘em to boot.

Please note, store hours will be 9am-9pm that day, rather than the usual Wednesday 9am-12am.

UPDATE:  Mail order customers, be sure to be on our email list (you can join in the upper right-hand corner of this page) before Tuesday July 3rd.  That day we’ll be sending out a code for extra discounts on our webstore!

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NY Comic Con 2011: The FORBIDDEN PLANET Reaction

Matt D. (your gregarious host) and Morgan Pielli (your intrepid cameraman and director) took a trip to this year’s New York Comic Con. The sights! The sounds! The…smells! It’s a sensory overload, and you just never know when inspiration will strike..!

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STORE-WIDE SALE OCTOBER 14 – 16!

Take a break from the Con this weekend for some great deals at

Forbidden Planet NYC!

*Existing discounts or specials; e.g. Magic the Gathering Booster Packs, Student Discounts, Manga Deals; do not apply.

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Rotten Cotton New Arrivals

New shirts from Rotten Cotton in stock NOW in-store and online at fpnyc.com!!!

Fright Night

Brewster, Fright Night, William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall

Hellraiser

Hellraiser Pinhead T-ShirtBig Trouble in Little China

Jack Burton Big Trouble T-Shirt

And the piece de resistance, Monster Squad

Monster Squad T-ShirtThere’s a bunch more that’ve come in, but these are my faves.  Visit here for a full listing of Rotten Cotton shirts in stock at Forbidden Planet NYC.

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T-Shirts with Matt D and Jean Marie

This past Tuesday we didn’t get our UPS shipment till 2 o’clock.  Here’s what we did with the extra time.

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In celebration of spring we wanted to spotlight some new shirts, and who better to help than Forbidden Planet’s own fashion expert, the recently made-over Jean Marie.  Also, Uncle Sam recently decided not to tax T-Shirts! USA all the way!

Thanks to Taylor White for putting this together!

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Fright-Rags does the Monster Mash

Today Fright-Rags released a limited edition Famous Monsters Of Filmland shirt designed by Jason Edmiston that will blow your mind

Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mummy…these monsters have been an integral part of
horror for the better part of a century. They’ve been reproduced in countless forms of media
and have certainly become the most “Famous Monsters of Filmland”…

But what if they were all combined somehow?

Today I bring you the answer to that question…MONSTER MASH!
We’ve teamed up with Famous Monsters of Filmland, and the amazing artist Jason Edmiston
(Wacky Packages, Rue-Morgue, Mondo) to bring you MONSTER MASH, an exclusive limited
edition t-shirt.

Like a mad scientist, Edmiston carefully stitched together the perfect monster,
capturing each character’s unique qualities in striking detail. And we’ve reproduced his
brilliant artwork in 10 glorious colors, professionally screenprinted on our 100% super-comfy
ringspun cotton shirts.

But only 300 of them have been printed…make sure to grab one before they’re all gone!

You heard the man, there are only 300 of these babies so buy me one… I’m a Large.

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