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.
Come by Forbidden Planet NYC Wednesday, June 18th, and get your copy of Shackleton signed by NY Times best-selling artist Nick Bertozzi!
About the book (which is GORGEOUS, by the way):
Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. This is his story, and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him – many of whom nearly died in the unimaginably harsh conditions of the journey. It’s an astonishing feat – and was unprecedented at the time – that all the men in the expedition survived.
Shackleton’s expedition marked the end of a period of romantic exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and this is as much a book about the encroaching modern world as it is about travel. But Nick Bertozzi has documented this remarkable journey with such wit and fiendish attention to detail that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the voyage. Shackleton is a phenomenal accompaniment to Bertozzi’s earlier graphic novel about great explorers, Lewis & Clark.
And here’s a pic of the back cover I snagged off the First Second blog…
Nick is just one of our many esteemed guests that night, along with Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel, Chris Miskiewicz, and Bob Fingerman. It’s gonna be a heckuva shindig. Hope to see you there!
Free Comic Book Day 2014 will soon be upon us, next Sturday 5/3 to be precise, and Forbidden Planet NYC (832 Broadway bet. 12th & 13th St. 212-473-1576) will be celebrating in style.
NOT ONLY will we be giving thousands and thousands of comics away (absolutely, positively FREE of charge) starting at 9am, NOT ONLY will all comics, graphic novels and manga be on sale at 15% off the entire day, but we’ll also be hosting two signings with superstar creators!
As with every Free Comic Book Day, we distribute bags of free books on a first come, first served basis. Get here early, boys and girls!
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!
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.
See ya then!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for advance commissions. Maybe get a Batman Black & White blank variant with a Batman head sketch drawn on it.
Date has been changed to FEBRUARY 5TH
“Ghost stories, five-alarm family dramas, urban shamanism and a downturned housing market all compete for the attention of the husband/wife owners of Miami’s only exorcism-and-real estate agency Red Light Properties.”
On Wednesday February 5th at 7p.m. Dan Goldman (writer/artist) will be in store to sign his newly collected, critically acclaimed book Red Light Properties. Here’s what some boldfaced names have to say about the book…
“Dan Goldman has a voice & vision like nobody else in comics. . . . RECOMMENDED!” -John Layman, CHEW
“Hilarious .. A druggy blast inspired by Goldman’s heroes like Terence McKenna, Larry David and Wong Kar-Wai.” -Wired.com
“RED LIGHT PROPERTIES is what comics should be: trippy, fun and inventive.” -Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS
“The equivalent of seeing a circus performer pull of a remarkable high-wire act while juggling weighty and disparate materials to create a unique spectacle.” -The Beat
“Love utterly original apeshit comic bookery? RED LIGHT PROPERTIES is awesome.” -Chuck Wendig, BLACKBIRDS
“Cartoonist Dan Goldman made a splash with his work on the political graphic novels Shooting War and 08. . . RED LIGHT PROPERTIES is his real labor of love, the story of a Florida real estate exorcist that mixes the supernatural with the current real estate crisis.” -Publisher’s Weekly
Can’t make it to our event? Mail order signed copies here.
IMPORTANT! DATE CHANGE!
The Fox Signing will now be on the same day as our MINIMUM WAGE #1 on January 8th at the same time! YES!
We’re really digging Dean’s new series THE FOX, and to celebrate the new issue we’ll have the man/myth/legend himself on hand JANUARY 8th at 7p.m. to sign comics, draw some stuff, and whatever the heck else he feels like getting into.
Here’s a trailer(!) the Archie crowd put together for issue numero tres:
Wednesday night at 7pm Dan Fogler, actor, comedian and executive writer/producer of the Moon Lake anthology graphic novels from Archaia will be signing copies of the series’ brand new volume right here at Forbidden Planet!
Check out this recent Comic Book Resources interview with Dan for more info on Moon Lake.
See ya Wednesday night!
To enter, simply send your full name and contact info in an email to email@example.com by 4pm TODAY. ONE winner will be picked after our signing and we’ll alert them promptly thereafter. Age restriction: 18+ only.
Not much going on at The Planet this week… just THREE bodacious in-store events and one 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!
3PM Tuesday November 19th
Meet the Suicide Girls from the Blackheart Burlesque tour tomorrow afternoon! They’ll be signing copies of their new book HARD GIRLS, SOFT LIGHT and we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets for their show at The Gramercy Theatre.
6pm Wednesday November 20th
Writer/producer Vivek Tiwary will be signing copies of his new graphic novel- The Fifth Beatle - at Forbidden Planet NYC. Signed copies ARE available for mail order as of this posting, so jump on that. I’ve had the pleasure of reading the book and (straight up, no hyperbole) it’s SUPERB. It’s also one of the prettiest books you will ever buy, should you choose to do so.
6pm Friday November 22nd
Warren Ellis signing. If I was the kind of jerk who wrote crap like “Nuff said” I would write “Nuff said” regarding our Warren Ellis event. No offense intended to the beloved writers, artists, singers, magicians, freakshow performers, internationally famous rock bands- what have you- who rocked Forbidden Planet events in 2013, but THIS WILL BE OUR BIGGEST SIGNING OF THE YEAR.
Saturday November 23rd
Some silly SF program on BBC celebrates its 50th anniversary with a global simulcast of “The Day of the Doctor.” We’ve got plans for something special to mark the occasion, and will announce them later this week. Watch this space, join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, like us, wash, rinse, repeat.