May 22nd marks the public release of the first issue of a wild and fascinating comic collaboration. Occupy Comics #1 will be on shelves and we at Forbidden Planet recommend everyone get it. This is not only a comic that features the likes of Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, David Lloyd, Charlie Adlard, Marc Andreyko, Kevin [...]
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 Saga…SAGA… It’s too easy for amazing comics [...]
Believe it or not all my rambling about VHS has paid off! The Museum of Art and Design, Jake Yuzna, Rebecca Cleman and I (Matthew Desiderio) have put together the mother of all VHS tributes with screenings, workshops, and a real functioning video store on site. VHS at MAD takes places between June 9th and August [...]
Just one more day till The Story of Rock N Roll Comics signing! The DVD’s are here and so are a handful of original Rock N Roll Comics! There will be giveaways all throughout the signing including free tickets to the screening of The Story of Rock N Roll Comics at Cinema Village that same [...]
Check out the new T-Shirt company An Infinitude of Tortoises by one of my favorite customers… some weird, wild, and great stuff! Make sure to search for “leaves the crust” for the answer. An Infinitude of Tortoises: • Something to Delight, Offend, And/Or Mystify Almost Everyone! • Stuff Unlike Other Stuff! • Transcendentally nerdy high [...]
Jeffrey Lewis, Fuff Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His critical writings on the comic book Watchmen have lead to Jeffrey lecturing all over the world. Jeffrey’s most recent self-published comic book Fuff is an anthology [...]
One of my new favorite movies The Taint is now available at www.fpnyc.com, and in store! So grab a Taint while the grabbing is good!
Thursday August 25th VHS Goes To College @ The Nitehawk Cinema Get pepped for the second installation of VHS Vault: VHS Goes To College! Featuring a night full of programming straight from the A.V. Club’s personal collection. On Thursday, August 25th, Nitehawk Cinema, Wild Eye Releasing, Horror Boobs and Lunchmeat Magazine team up to blow [...]
Coming this Thursday to the 92Y Tribeca Screening Room… VHS Trailer Show Part Deux! I hope you guys are not tried of hearing me talk about VHS cause it ain’t stopping anytime soon. Some of us refuse to let go of our VHS tapes. One reason is that they have become a treasure trove of [...]
If you got plans this weekend, clear them! Cause Ricky is coming to town. The awesome Nitehawk Cinema strikes again!
Lloyd Kaufman will be at The Strand tomorrow (July 6th) at 7 PM to discuss and sign his new book Sell Your Own Damn Movie. Make sure to drop by Forbidden Planet before hand and stock up on Troma merch to get signed. We have tons of DVDs, shirts, stickers, books and more!!! Everybody should [...]
Coming to Brooklyn this Sunday July 10th, Wild Eye Releasing and Nitehawk Cinema present an event to sate the needs of any film freak. This ain’t no retro throw back, this is the real deal! Put your life on pause and prepare to Destroy All VHS! Not literally, I hope… but you never know what might [...]
This Saturday June 25th at midnight, everybody’s favorite cult film podcast Junk Food Dinner presents another lost classic at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater. This time around we are treated to Mike B. Anderson’s 1986 Alone in the T-Shirt Zone. If you like weird flicks this is a must, trust me. They are also gonna have some [...]
Listen up fright fans… This Saturday make time to check out The World of MIEDO: The Business of Horror, a panel discussion in conjunction with the East Harlem International Film Festival. LATIN HORROR and East Harlem International Film Festival bring you a dynamic, multimedia panel that explores the world of horror from both the scream [...]
This weekend at the Sheraton Meadowlands in East Rutherford New Jersey Saturday Nightmares returns! I went last year and it was one of the best convention experiences I’ve ever had. Worth checking out for The Twilight Zone marathon on the big screen alone. One of my favorite parts of the Saturday Nightmares convention is the [...]