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Morgan’s Mini-comic Mayhem* – Sawdust Press Edition

* Not actually written by Morgan

Former FP employee, Morgan Pielli, used to dive into our exhaustive catalog of minis and zines to let you know what was worth reading from the seemingly-daunting indie section. A primer, if you will, of the kind of treasures you’ll find there.

Sadly, Morgan had to return to his home planet town. But we carry on in his totally-not-an-alien name with these reviews. This week we’re focusing on the talented folks at SAWDUST PRESS.

BLOOD ROOT is an ongoing anthology of comic shorts that feels like a fresh take on The Twilight Zone. Each story features a new creative team, with diverse ideas that range anywhere from a family dinner gone wrong to the seeming-safety of a girl’s bedroom all the way to a post-apocalyptic South Korea. There are already three volumes out to read. Take my word, they’re all worth it. But, if you have any doubts, come on by and start with the first story, THE FAMILY THAT EATS TOGETHER by  James Neish and I guarantee you’ll be hooked.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a cute little gift for your nature-loving friend, Sawdust’s FIELD GUIDE series is perfect. Sharing some of the adorable intricacies of the DEATHFACE MUSHROOM or the COMMON LEAFBUG as imagined by Shing Yin Khor is a surprisingly effective way to get someone to fall in love with you, or just fall in love with insects yourself, ya big weirdo. And if, let’s say, you fumbled on Valentine’s Day, they might not be a bad way to get yourself outta trouble.

Finally, there’s the CENTER FOR OTHERWORLD SCIENCE, another creation of Shin Yin Khor’s. This time it’s the misadventures of a group of scientists studying the increasingly improbable secrets held beneath our planet’s surface. Unsurprisingly, adorable (albeit giant) bugs factor heavily, as does an ongoing love story between two lady scientists. What could be better? And there’s a whole three comics out already with more on the way.

 

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The Weekly Pulse – Boxing Day

It’s true! It’s happening! The great movin’-ing is upon us!

In just under 2 weeks, we will be officially in our sweet new digs: 832 Broadway (between 13th and 12th streets) in Manhattan’s Union Squ-area.

But you don’t have to take my word for it; here’s video proof. Boxes! Empty shelves! Broad expanses of wall-space with neither boxes nor shelves!

And finally, a very quick sneak-peak into the new store!!

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The Weekly Pulse – Fantastic Fourth

Happy Americaday everybody! And what better way to celebrate the day that The United States became a thing that everybody was saying, than with a gigantic sale! And what better way to kick off a gigantic sale! than with a gigantic pile of comics! And as luck would have it, that’s precisely what Dan and I, your humble director Morgan, have in store for you today. What comics, you ask? SO MANY COMICS I blurt back while flinging Cape 1969 #1, I Told You So, God and Science, and Avengers Vs X-Men #7 in your general direction.

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The Weekly Pulse – Danosaurs vs. Raviens

NEW camera! NEW format! NEW co-host! Everything’s new- and also late. Sorry. All this NEW took some time to figure out. Plus, this is one honking slab of episode: clocking in at a beefy 20 minutes! Our intrepid dou wade into the merky waters of Barry Sonnenfeld’s Dinosaurs Vs Aliens, take a hit off of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #3 2009, and get all wibbly-wobbly over Star Trek TNG / Doctor Who Assimilation #2! All that, and a ton more!

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The Weekly Pulse – Mars Attracts!

AK AK, AK AK AK.

– DO NOT RUN. WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS. WE HAVE COMICS FOR YOU. COME CLOSER. CLOSER TO OUR DEATH-ER.. COMICS RAY AND GET YOUR COMICS. IGNORE THE SCREAMING OF YOUR COMPANIONS. THEY ARE SCREAMING WITH HAPPINESS BECAUSE OF ALL THE GREAT COMICS.

COMICS LIKE SAGA 4. IT IS NOT COVERED IN ACID. AND AVENGERS VS. X-MEN 6. IT IS NOT MADE OF BUZZ-SAWS.

IF YOU SMELL FIRE, IT IS BECAUSE LOST DOGS IS A REAL BARN BURNER. NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE VAPORIZED YOUR BARN. –

AK, AK AK.

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The Weekly Pulse – Topsy-Curvy!

Another week, another controversy. Once again our intrepid reviewer Dan, along with his faithful sidekick A T-Shirt Dummy, jumps into the deep end of a new DC kerfuffle. But elsewhere, in the world of things that are NOT a PR nightmare: The Massive #1, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1, and Josh Cochran’s This Is Me, Everyday!

This plus a new issue of A v X Vs and Spider-Men #1 round out a solid week of comics!

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The Weekly Pulse – Power Girl Corrupts

With the Avengers movie set to premiere in a mere two days, it’s mighty hard to concentrate on anything else! But concentrate we must, as there’s all manner of exciting things in the store this week! Minimates of Iron Man, Cap, etc, new #1s from DC’s second wave of New 52, plus some cool indie books like Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever!

Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever

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The Weekly Pulse – Fighting the Brand that Heeds You

More controversy this week as two big-name comics authors lay the smack down on the major publishers! But that works out alright by us, because there are plenty of fantastic small press books to look at too! And with the MoCCA Fest just around the corner, now’s a perfect time to check out some of the comics that might otherwise be under your radar!

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The Weekly Pulse – Here’s the Beef

Well, you’ve all heard the news. Shia LaBeouf made two mini-comics. I can’t remember the last time a mini-comic has made quite a stir. Well, Dan takes a look at Mr. LaBeouf’s first foray into the land of mini-comics, as well all of the latest mainstream comics to come into the store. Plus the latest zine from one of our assistant managers; Matt D.; and the latest mini-comic from your humble cameraman/director/graphic designer/me! All this, and info on this coming Monday’s in-store signing and a shout out to this weekend’s SPACE convention in Ohio!

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The Weekly Pulse Special – Interview with Frank Barbiere of THE WHITE SUITS

Another special webcast! Dan’s got an exclusive interview with Frank Barbiere, writer of THE WHITE SUITS. He and artist Luke Radl will be in-store on April 18th to sign copies of DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11, where their story debuts!

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The Weekly Pulse – White Suits/Dark Horse Presents #11 Signing!

So much to cover today! Tons of number ones, including Secrets and Alabaster, not  to mention the anticipated Saga #2! But wait! we have a special guest today: writer Frank Barbiere, whose newest comic will be featured in the upcoming Dark Horse Presents #11! he’s got some picks of his own to share with you all, and he’s got the deets on the upcoming signing featuring him and artist Luke Radl!

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The Weekly Pulse – Inside Job

Every comic here at Forbidden Planet NYC is special, but some are more special than others. Case in point: for every Avengers vs. X-Men and The New Deadwardians, we get a little something like a Gup and Big Title #1, #2, and #3; comics done by our very own employees. Man that’s exciting! But yeah, all that other new stuff looks cool too.

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The Weekly Pulse – Bitey Castles

“Draw” bridge? More like “jaw” bridge! Am I right, absolutely nobody? Yes, that’s right, that’s my horrible segue into bringing up this week’s comics. Particularly Ragemoor #1, the horror comic about a living castle! But there’s also Voodoo Child #1, Freedom #1, and Hoax Hunters #…0! Also in this week is the very lovely and talented Elektra Premium Hardcover, that you should all come in and look at and faun over. Pretty!

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Shoot First, Apologize Later

NOBODY is omniscient, and we all make mistakes. Think I’m joking? WHO YA’ GOT? “God?” Is God a perfect, omniscient being that never makes mistakes? Really?

You think God would’ve created life on Earth if IT was omniscient enough to foresee “Bronies,” or the Star Wars prequels? IT doesn’t make mistakes? Have you ever SEEN a tongue louse, or Ceratothoa imbricata? The Coconut crab? ” You gonna’ tell me GOD wasn’t stupid crunk on ambrosia when IT created the naked mole rat?

The key to forgiveness is admitting to the mistakes. I, Unkiedev, would like to print some apologies.

I apologize to BOOM! Studio’s groovy comic book Adventure Time for not buying it earlier…I was not an early adopter to the TV show and have to come back, tail between legs to beg for a pardon. Luckily, BOOM! Has forgiven me with a 2nd edition reprint of Adventure Time #1 this week.

I’m sorry to everybody that I didn’t recommend the ground-breaking and headline grabbing Life With Archie #16 last week. I can’t say I’m a regular Archie reader, and I rarely recommend comic books for speculation purposes, but no matter how you want to view the politics of the dang thing, a same sex marriage in such a mainstream comics is a positive sign for changing times…not to mention that copies are selling on ebay right now for $15 bucks and more.

That wasn’t so hard, was it? I feel much better. Continue reading

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The Weekly Pulse – SPECIAL EDITION

Good LORD! A man has handcuffed himself to the lamp post in front of our store! He’s demanding that EVERY copy of his new comic be sold, and he will not allow himself to be released until that happens! Our own intrepid Dan Roth takes the Weekly Pulse outside for a rain-soaked interview with artist Sean Von Gorman of The Secret Adventures of Houdini TP Vol 01!

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