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Last Week’s Comics Have Arrived

The shipment we would have put out for sale on October 31st, were we able to open, has finally arrived and is being processed as I type this on Monday morning at 11:30am.  Good news as many of you who stopped by over the weekend were looking for last weeks new comics.  We thank you for it and wish we could have come through for you.

To show our appreciation for your patronage, FP customers, and for sticking by us as your source for new comics, we will be selling ALL new single issue comics from 10/31/12 at a whopping 40% OFF cover price now through December 1st and while supplies last.  In-store only.

Happy 32 Grant Morrison Robertson Image Comics

Click here for a list of books on sale.  Highlights include the Action Comics and Swamp Thing annuals, Happy #2, A Plus X #1, and Angel and Faith #15, Fatale #9.

Thank you again for choosing Forbidden Planet.  We really appreciate it.

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Storms!

Every week I look forward to being mugged by an invisible assailant right in plain view of others. I have always found this gentleman thief, though thorough, to be fair. Maybe you’ve been robbed blind by this same perp. Its name is Wednesday, a.k.a. “New Comics Day.” I like this perp.

Some people do not…and by people I mean “Satan.” He has decided that this New Comics Day will be complicated by evil and external forces. Storms, Floods, Rat Plagues and Halloween stand between you and giving us your money this Wednesday!

Usually, we here at Forbidden Planet are Pro-Satan, or at least Satan-ambivalent. This time, the big S has gone too far. This Wednesday, we need you to be very brave and come on back to the Forbidden Planet. We need you to shop for comics for Christ. Or for Satan. Whatever, we just want to make sure you get your comics. [Editor's note: This post was obviously written before we had to shut down for a week due to storm-related power outages. Sorry about that. Clearly Satan won this round.]

YEAH, WHAT ABOUT COMICS?

After 73 years, someone has finally figured out how to stop Superman. In this week’s Action Comics Annual #1, not only do we get to stare at Superman’s crotch and wish it was red, we also get to see the showdown between Superman and Kryptonite Man! There have been SEVERAL Kryptonite Men over the years, some with sleeves and some without. This NEW, Post Crisis, Post New 52 Kryptonite Man has not only NO SLEEVES, but no ARMS! BWA-HA-HA! He has some sort of Kryptonite arms! AH! SCARY!

Speaking of scary, Steve “30 Days of Night” Niles and the AMAZING Glenn Fabry have a new horror comic out this week from DC called Lot 13! It sounds great! THAT will really show Satan who’s boss! Jesus wants you to buy blood-puking horror comics! Jesus also wants you to buy Masters of the Universe: Origins of Skeletor #1 this Wednesday, too. Or Satan does. I forget…hum.

We better pick up as many horror comics as we can in order to play the field.  I’ll be picking up the latest Ghostbusters Ongoing #14, then Vampirella #24, Happy #2 and, uhm,  New Mutants #50…those are horror comics, right?

I KNOW! The perfect compromise! Mars Attacks Holiday Special #1 should keep both sides of the religious fence appeased. Besides, I think the Martians are agnostics.

STORMY WEATHER

There is positively no storm, nor flood, nor rat plague that could keep me from Happy #2, A + X #1 or Ultimate Spider-Man 2 #18.

And no amount of Trick or Treaters is going to prevent me from picking up T-Shirts, figures, trade paperbacks and spectacular comics. As a matter of fact, neither Hurricane Sandy, Jesus/Satan, Rat Plagues, nor apathy will stop me from getting my butt to the Forbidden Planet and letting that perfect thief, Wednesday, from picking my pocket!

NEXT WEEK: Rebuilding New York City after Hurricane Sandy using only the lessons we can glean from comic books.

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More musings from Unkiedev, Earth’s own sidekick, can be read at unkiedev.blogspot.com

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The Clone Chores

This has been the easiest column to write of my long career…because I didn’t write it! OR DID I?! No, I did not, but my CLONE did! That’s right, in order to better multitask I have developed a clone-o-matic so that all of my necessary daily tasks (sweeping up the cave, writing my columns, eating, etc.) can be performed while I engage in weightier pursuits…like finally finishing Zelda II: The Adventures of Link. That game is tough!

So let’s just review this document my clone has passed in…we’ll call him CLunkiedev. *Puts on reading glasses, clears throat* Ahem.

GOOD FOR YOUR EYES


Well, I already have to step in to editorialize. Clunkie’s written here “Darhrazz 8” and then a sort of squiggle. Due to me taking this particular clone out of the tank a little early his hands aren’t strictly speaking hands…he can grip but his nailless fingers are sort of boneless and stumpy. I think IT is trying to recommend Dark Horse Presents #8 which, on top of some great new stuff from Brian Wood and Howard Chaykin promises to have a Hellboy B.P.R.D. tie-in story. It’s a good book to cover.

Speaking of which, Clunkiedev has scribbled a sort of moist rectangle with a Superman symbol, the number 6 and a big “X” through it. I think It is as disappointed in the cover to Action Comics #6 as I am…sort of a green and purple blob in which Superman is stuck as though in a Japanese tentacle manga. It reminds me of Clunkie’s forehead…see eyelashes are really hard to clone, and they came out all…never mind. AC #6 has a lousy cover, but I’m sure Grant Morrison’s superlative writing on these Super-books will be top notch.

Two covers that leap off the shelf are Fear Itself The Fearless #8 and The Twelve #9! Fear Itself The Fearless is the spin off series from last summer’s Fear Itself event. Good  Marvel fun. The cover, however, is the best Art Adams has to give! Amazing perspective, detail and poses as only Adams can deliver. Continue reading

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The new 52 and old figures.

By Chris Troy

It’s been awhile Forbidden Planet Faithful! I’m back after spending some down in Orlando (I rode on Star Tours, YAY!) and now I’m once again ready to tell you what new stuffs FPNYC has gotten in.

And with my return, I’ve brought the NFL with me! That’s right, I’m talking about sports on a comic shop’s blog, but I severely doubt I’m the only dude who’s bought a comic book and follows the Jets on a weekly basis. McFarlane Toys just released their 2nd wave of NFL Elite figures, which is the latest revision of their long-time NFL line of figures. This wave sees 8 releases, including a few returning stars like Tony Romo and Mark “Nacho” Sanchez of my beloved NY Jets, as well as Goth-Wizard & Super Bowl MYP Aaron Rodgers.  These are more mini-statues then action figures, which comes as no surprise to anyone who’s purchased a McFarlane figure over the years. But hey, these are pro-atheletes, they shouldn’t be posing with the Justice League, no matter how good of a game Drew Brees throws. The sculpting is solid though, and the details to the uniforms and helmets are NFL accurate. For about $15-20 a pop, you can’t go wrong with these, unless you’re a Patriots fan, then we need to have some words.

Moving on to a more familiar topic, DC has launched it’s new 52 intiative, and despite a rough start with Justice League, the line has been pretty good so far. From someone who was only reading a handful of DC books per month. I now found myself actually caring about the likes Animal Man, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman. The Bat-books have been pretty great as well (Detective Comics, Batman, Batgirl, and Batwoman), Demon Knights is incredible as was Action Comics. I’m super-excited for Peter Milligan’s “Justice League Dark”, but man o’ man, Suicide Squad was bad. Real bad. Especially when you remember that Gail Simone’s excellent “Secret Six” was cancelled for it. Which brings me to the 2nd wave of Batman Legacy figures! WE FINALLY GOT A CATMAN FIGURE PEOPLE! AND IT’S FRIGGIN AWESOME! The line also has a Golden Age Batman and a silver-age Barbara Gordon Batgirl, but again, CATMAN! This is awesome and I will kill someone to own it. Each figure goes for about $20 a pop and is comparable to the DCUC line in terms of scale, articulation and sculpt. Continue reading

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New Comics and GNs You Don’t Want To Miss

Cripes Dangit! I’ve been swept out to sea by a freakin’ flash flood and have NO comic books to read this week. While you’re reading DC’s Action Comics #893 this week, featuring a drag-down, messed up punch fest between Gorilla Grodd and Lex Luther I’ll be starving and suffering from Hypothermia. While you’re enjoying the latest Chew #14, I’ll be havin’ a blast watching my teeth fall out from scurvy. Whoop-dee-freakin’-DOO! While you’re blah blah blah Ultimate X #4, I’ll be blah blah something awful involving suffering in the middle of the ocean.

LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL, Scott Ian (W), Sam Kieth (A), DC

I plugged this when it came out and I’ll plug it now that it’s a Trade-Paperback.

I LOVE Sam Kieth’s moody, painterly art but I cannot stand his repetitive story themes. Fortunately Scott Ian of the metal band Anthrax is on writing duties with a story about the baddest alien bounty-hunter of all time taking Satan down a notch. BAM!

Lobo was THE biggest star of the late 90’s comic scene…kinda’ like Deadpool is today only grungier, I suppose. He’s an alien who’s race was so tough that he had to kill them all lest they ever try to muscle in on his intergalactic shake-down rackets. His high point was killing Santa Clause back when that meant something…the low point of his career was being killed by Wolverine during the DC/Marvel voting crossover. This will sound ultra-geeky, but there is NO WAY Wolverine could defeat Lobo. Continue reading

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Comics to read after San Diego Comic Con

The Week AFTER San Diego Comic Con is notoriously absent of whiz-bang-pow. The publishers limp out a few regular titles and hold their collective heads as the faint cobwebs of hangovers and sun-stroke fade into the routine of a regular work week.

DC is doing well for itself, and Action Comics #891 sounds particularly hot; Mr. Alexander Luthor goes all out in a mad quest for ultimate power brought to you by writer Paul “Captain Britain and the MI-13” Cornell. I like how things change. The story of an angry bald guy who wants power to hurt others is so much more compelling and believable to modern audiences than his opposite number, the alien with unlimited power on a quest for world peace.

Also: Batman The Return of Bruce Wayne #4 (of 6) has Cowboy Batman! Yippie Ki-Ki yay! Furthermore if you need another great book to sit atop the toilet cistern and help you while away the minutes then have I got the book for you: Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock Vol. 3 is 496 pages of Joe Kubert drawing WWII awesomeness. I know war is hell, but Kubert makes it look so cool!

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