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!
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.
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.
“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
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!
To enter, simply send your full name and contact info in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm TODAY. ONE winner will be picked after our signing and we’ll alert them promptly thereafter. Age restriction: 18+ only.
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.
To the droves and droves of Warren’s fans this pretty much speaks for itself, but if you’re unfamiliar with his work, well, GET ON THAT. Or see below for his bio and a brief overview. You can also click here for a full list of the prolific writer’s books currently available from Forbidden Planet NYC.
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He’s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals.
A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.
Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.
Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.
On a personal note, Mr. Ellis is one of my favorite authors and I’m beyond blown away that he’s coming to FPNYC. Looking forward to a memorable night!
*ATTN: We will NOT be able to accommodate advance orders for signed books for this event, either by mail or for in-store pick up. Mr. Ellis will be signing on a first come, first served basis for in-store customers only. Thanks for understanding.
We’re pleased as punch to announce that on Wednesday, November 20th, Vivek J. Tiwary will be signing copies of his new graphic novel- the highly anticipated The Fifth Beatle – right here at Forbidden Planet NYC!
The book, published by Dark Horse and releasing 11/19, has got a TON of buzz about it, with a feature filmin the works. Vivek is an award-winning producer, writer, and financier for film, television, theater and music and The Fifth Beatle is his first major comic work as writer/creator… And he’s a swell fella. Heck, he even mentioned FP in his bio…
“Vivek’s earliest childhood memories include browsing the comic book racks at Forbidden Planet with his parents and listening to their Beatles’ records at home.”
NYC area pals, we hope to see you here Wednesday the 20th when the festivities kick off at 6pm. Can’t make it to our event? You can pre-order signed copies by mail! Standard editions (only $19.99 retail!) can be purchased here and collectors editions can be purchased here.