Hello loyal readers. How was your week? Not that anyone asked but I had a good one. Well it was good until Forbidden Planet’s Tech Wizard/6th member of Modest Mouse, Tyler, threatened me. It turns out that some of the links I use on the blog weren’t up to his liking. I think he didn’t [...]
I am writing this column a day earlier than I usually do in hopes that with more time it will be better written and better researched. Weird thing is I didn’t do any more research and I am not sure why I would be a better writer at 3AM on a Saturday than I am [...]
So my ankle been’s acting up, as has my left kneecap. My lower back kind of hurts t00-GET IT? I SAID PULL IN THE TITLE AND YOU THOUGHT I WAS REFERRING TO COMICS BUT THEN I STARTED TO TALK ABOUT PHYSICAL PAI-never mind this joke is bad and I feel bad. Loran is a bit [...]
FACT: Amazing Spider-Man celebrates Spidey’s 50th Anniversary this week! Which means a double sized issued of “Amazing Spider-Man” with multiple covers is available for sale now! FACT: Final Fantasy’s 8 protagonist Squall Leonhart birthday is on the 23rd! Um, no new news on the Final Fantasy 8 front! FACT: My birthday is on Friday. Not [...]
Mold! Mooooold! We have so much Mold! On VHS and DVD. The VHS version comes with a copy of the soundtrack on vinyl! The only way this set could be MORE retro would be if Thomas Edison himself showed up at your house upon purchase, to shake your hand and badmouth Nikola Tesla. Or if [...]
Comics and t-shirts! T-shirts and comics! DC has a new Batgirl, Batman and Robin, Batman, and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., plus the collected Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls. Also, a slew of new #1s, including Dark Horse’s Alabastar Wolves, Boom’s Higher Earth, Image’s Mind the Gap, and DC Vertiogo’s Mystery in Space! All [...]
Take a whole hand-full of DC numbers 4, add some Marvel, a bit of IDW, a pinch of Dark Horse, and finish off with just a great big helping of Coffee. Let steep for three minutes and stir!
by Chris Troy Hey FPNYC faithful, in a few short hours, yours truly will be at the Javitis Center, fan-gasming over the nerdfest that is the 2011 New York Comic Con. Despite being a show veteran, this is my favorite convention of the year, and I’m really excited to see what the likes of Marvel, [...]
by Chris Troy Hey there FPNYC faithful, were you aware that Forbidden Planet has a small, yet awesome gaming section? Not of the video game variety (like there’s a shortage of Gamestops in Manhattan), but TCGs like Magic:The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon? Try as I might, I could could really never get into them, mostly [...]
By Christopher Troy My name is Chris Troy, and this is my most favorite delayed action figure line in the galaxy! There’s a good chance that if you got that joke, you’ve played Mass Effect 2. Which wouldn’t be that much of a suprise, as the best-selling game from Bioware graced the 360 and PC [...]
by Christopher Troy As we speak, Toy Fair is going down up over in the Javitis Center (home of NYCC!) in NYC. While I’m still trying to compile images and info for the FPNYC blog, I’ve already seen some of the new products I know I’ll be spending my money on throughout 2011, as Square [...]
By Christopher Troy Hey there FPNYC faithful, cold enough out there for you? (The answer should be yes, because it’s cold enough for me dammit) It’s the new year and FPNYC recently got in a huge shipment of new collectibles in , ranging from Gunpla, Figma, Nedroids, Play Arts/Formation Arts and DC and Marvel-based figures, [...]
Unca Grant as one angry, frilly-shirted badass vs. My Chemical Romance Redemption: The sequel to one of the most ambitious SF cinema flops of all time is expected to become one of the biggest films of all time. What’s happening to my special purpose? Action Flick Chick as The Baroness NYCC Vanity: Jeff Ayers on [...]
IMPORTANT NOTE: Shipping this week is DC’s Nemesis The Imposters #1. Just so we are clear this is NOT the new Mark Millar comic from Marvel staring modified versions of DC’s Batman and the Joker. Let there be no confusion: the Marvel comic featuring evil Batman will be called Nemesis, too. I mean Nemesis #1, not Nemesis #1 from DC. That makes perfect sense, right?
Depending on your point of view this could be the golden age of vampires in popular culture OR, as many “old school” horror fans feel, a time of a great and calamitous darkness. They feel like the elf queen Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings, that the once fun and fertile world of vampires as sexy, horrible undead monsters is slowly dying, transforming into a new age of emotional vampires with guilt and girlfriends, fueled less by hatred and more by teen angst. “I can feel it in the water,” they cry. “ I can feel it in the air.”