Category: Signings

Dan Fogler Signing This Wednesday 12/4/13

Dan Fogler Moon Lake Forbidden Planet Signing

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!

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Win Tickets to Blackheart Burlesque in Brooklyn 11/24

In anticipation of our Suicide Girls event in a few hours we’ve got something special to give away to our NYC area pals… Two FREE tickets to Blackheart Burlesque on Sunday the 24th!

To enter, simply send your full name and contact info in an email to events@fpnyc.com by 4pm TODAY. ONE winner will be picked after our signing and we’ll alert them promptly thereafter. Age restriction: 18+ only.

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Girding Our Loins

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

suicidegirlsblackheartburlesqueMeet 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

wEBFifth-Beatle-SigningWriter/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 event signing Forbidden Planet New York City NYCWarren 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

doctor-who-50th-anniversarySome 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.

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Warren Ellis(!) Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC November 22nd

Warren Ellis event signing Forbidden Planet New York City NYCTo 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.

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Fifth Beatle Singing November 20th

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!

Fifth Beatle Forbidden Planet signing, Vivek Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, Kyle Baker, event, Dark Horse Comics

The book, published by Dark Horse and releasing 11/19, has got a TON of buzz about it, with a feature film in 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.

Follow The Fifth Beatle on Twitter or check out the official website for more.

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Last Night was a Blast

MANY many many thanks to everyone who made last night’s Adventure Time Encyclopaedia celebration at Forbidden Planet so special.  So sorry we had to cap the line and turn some folks away, but I’d like to think the hundreds of attendees who met the AT crew here last night walked away happy as all get-out.

Martin Olson, Olivia Olson, Adventure Time, Jessica Diccico, Celeste Moreno, Mahendra Singh
l-r Mahendra Singh, Martin Olson, Celeste Moreno, Olivia Olson, Jessica Dicci

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Legendary Comics Night at FPNYC October 11th

On Friday 10/11/13 we’ll be celebrating Legendary Comics night here at The Planet, the final event in our New York City Comic-Con week series.  Join us at 6pm to meet special guests MATT WAGNER (The Tower Chronicles, Grendel, Mage) followed by MAX BROOKS (World War Z) and SHANE DAVIS (Superman: Earth One) at 7pm.

Matt Wagner Grendel Tower Chronicles ForbiddenPlanetsigning

6pm- Matt Wagner at Forbidden Planet NYC!

  • We will be giving away FREE copies of The Tower Chronicles: GeistHawk Vol. 1 to the first 20 people in line.
  • Matt will sign other books (you don’t have to buy a copy of the book to come by, but it’s encouraged… we’ll be selling them at 30% off cover that day), but please keep your quantities within reason.
  • Every attendee will be entered in a drawing to win a free piece of original art provided by Tower Chronicles inker Rodney Ramos.

Max Brooks Shane Davis Forbidden Planet signing

7pm-  Max Brooks and Shane Davis signing at Forbidden Planet NYC!

We can’t wait to have Max back at Forbidden Planet for another signing event, and are excited to welcome Shane Davis, the acclaimed artist of two of our best-selling books of 2013.

  • They’ll be signing FREE posters and preview/ashcan copies for their upcoming graphic novel, Shadow Walk (while supplies last).
  • Customers who pre-order the graphic novel at our signing will receive 30% OFF cover price!

See you here at Forbidden Planet next Friday, October 11!

 

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Battling Boy and Yi Soon Shin Signing and Walking Dead Midnight Release Tuesday 10/8/13

This coming Tuesday:

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  • Paul Pope’s Battling Boy FINALLY releases!!! We’ll be selling it for 25% OFF cover in-store day of release only.  It’s also available for mail order at that discount as of this posting (and will be so thru Tuesday) here and here.

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  • Frequent FP guest, writer Onrie Kompan, and artist Giovanni Timpano (his first trip to the U.S. if I’m not mistaken!) will be signing copies of their Yi Soon Shin books for a few hours, starting at 5pm,

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  • We will close at 10pm, but re-open two hours later for a special MIDNIGHT RELEASE of The Walking Dead #115!  Exclusive variant cover and maybe some chocalate milk if you’re good.

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Coming October 9th 2013 – Image Comics Night (Again!) at Forbidden Planet

Told you next week’s going to be an astoundingly fantastic week here at the shop. Check out the spectacular, jam-packed lineup we’ve got for next Wednesday night!

Nick Dragotta, Sina Grace, Forbidden Planet NYC, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Michael Moreci, Johnnie Christmas, signing, Image Comics

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl, Halloween Eve), Nick Dragotta (East of West), Ed Brisson (Comeback, Sheltered), Sina Grace (Not My Bag, Li’l Depressed Boy), Mike Moreci (Hoax Hunters), Duffy Boudreau (Blackacre), Johnny Christmas (Sheltered), and maybe some surprise guests!

Wow.  We need more chairs.

Can’t find New York Comic-Con tickets at a decent price on the secondary market?  Fuggedaboutit.  Come here instead. EVERYday is a comic-con at Forbidden Planet NYC.

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NYCC Week FP Event Announcement Numero Dos

The week of New York Comic-Con 2013 (10/7 through 10/11) is shaping up to be a dooooooozy ’round these parts, with signings and other events lined up for EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!!!

Yesterday I let the cat outta the bag about our Adventure Time gig, today I’m pleased to announce that on Monday October 7th at 7pm we’ll be hosting another Image Comics night with guests Greg Rucka (Lazarus… to name one), Ales Kot (Zero) and Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts)!

Greg Rucka Forbidden Planet signing Ales Kot Frank Barbiere

Bring books to get signed.  Buy books here to get signed.  Meet and chat with some of the most cutting-edge comic writers working today.

See ya then!

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October 10th – Adventure Time Encyclopaedia Mega-Event at Forbidden Planet NYC

Meet the voices behind ADVENTURE TIME at our signing for the most dangerous book in history!!!

Forbidden Planet FPNYC Adventure time Encyclopedia signing

Join us Thursday October 10th from 6-8pm for an all ages event featuring guests and giveaways from one of the biggest animation franchises on planet Earth!  Appearing here at FP that night will be Martin Olson (AKA The Lord of Evil, and author of the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia), Olivia Olson (the voice of Marceline), Jessica Dicicco (Flame Princess), and AT illustrators Celeste Moreno and Mahendra Singh.

Bring your Adventure Time stuff down to get signed… pick up some great swag and/or the best-selling Encyclopaedia here… come by Forbidden Planet 10/10/13 and meet the stars of Adventure Time!

Special thanks and big ups to the folks at Abrams and Cartoon Network!

UPDATE 10/2/13:  The fine folks at Cartoon Network are providing TONS of neat-o goodies for the festivities!

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This jam-packed Adventure Time GIFT BASKET just arrived, and will be raffled off to all attendees who buy any Adventure Time books or merchandise from us the on the night of the event!  ONE WINNER is gonna walk away with  A LOT of FREE swag, including:

·         Ice King Costume
·         Adventure Time Monopoly
·         Adventure Time Season 2 DVD
·         Lumpy Space Princess Beanie
·         Finn and Jake Watch
·         Fiona and Cake Figures
·         Marceline POP Vinyl Figure
·         Finn and Jake Tin Lunch Tote
·         Finn Talking Plush
·         Jake Mini Backpack
·         Finn Belt

We’ll also be distributing Con Quest medallions to the first Adventure Time fans in line (while supplies last, of course)!

Con Quest Medallion Adventure Time

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Greg Pak signing Eternal Warrior #1

This Wednesday at Forbidden Planet NYC we’re going to have Greg Pak (Batman, Superman, Red Skull, X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong) will be in store signing copies of his new book from Valiant, Eternal Warrior #1. This is sure to be an awesome new title from an awesome, sort of, not really, kind of, new publisher. I wouldn’t miss this one folks ior you’ll be Eternally kicking yourself for it. One last time thats THIS Wednesday (9/11/13) at 6:30 p.m. New comic book day, new comic book series, new stuff to collect, new series to fall in love with.

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GAMMA Signing with Ulises Farinas and Erick Fretias

On Wednesday the 24th of July at Forbidden Planet, artist/writer Ulises Farinas (Catalyst Comix, Transformers: Heart of Darkness, House of Mystery) and Erick Fretias will be in store signing copies of their new book GAMMA from Dark Horse on the day of its release!

You don’t want to miss this one folks, trust us.  It’s going to be crazier than Ulises’ art (which is effin beautiful)! Pre-orders available here.

Hope to see ya then!

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Regular Show Signing!

This Wednesday the 15th at Forbidden Planet, Allison Strejlau will be in store at 6:30 signing copies of Regular Show #1! Allison is the regular monthly artist on this new comic series based off the immensely popular TV show. And if that wasn’t enough, Allison, lovely person that she is, will even be doing sketches! So don’t miss the chance to get your brand new number one signed and drawn on by the artist of what is sure to be one of the hardest books to keep on shelves.

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