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Forbidden Planet NYC 2014 Holiday Hours

These are our regular hours:

Sunday 9am-10pm
Monday 9am-10pm
Tuesday 9am-10pm
Wednesday 8am-Midnight
Thursday 9am-Midnight
Friday 9am-Midnight
Saturday 9am-Midnight

And these are the exception to those hours for the remainder of 2014 (aka, The Holiday Season):

Thanksgiving (11/27) – CLOSED
Christmas Eve (12/24) – 8am-8pm
Christmas Day (12/25) – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve (12/31) – 8am-8pm

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Black Friday at Forbidden Planet NYC 2014 Edition

Just announced…

Forbidden Planet Black Friday Sale 2014

That’s 20% off EVERYTHING in the store that ain’t the furniture. The whole kit and kaboodle. Heck, maybe even some of the furniture. Gonna be a cuh-razy day.

*Sale is in-store only and only applicable to items IN STOCK on a first come, first served basis. We cannot hold anything in advance of this offer.

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Toe Tag Riot Signing November 26th

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Wednesday, November 26th, Forbidden Planet will be hosting a signing with writer Matt Miner (Liberator / Critical Hit) and artist Sean Von Gorman (Secret Adventures of Houdini) to launch their shiny, brand new series Toe Tag Riot, from Black Mask Studios. The event kicks off at six so don’t be late or one of the zombies that Matt and Sean are bringing might get pissed. .

Oh yeah, there WILL be zombies present.

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Christopher Golden Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC December 3rd

Christopher-GoldenWEBNew York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Baltimore: The Plague Ships, Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be our guest Wednesday December 3rd from 6-8pm, signing copies of his new Sons of Anarchy original novel Bratva, the paperback printing of Snowblind, and Alien: River of Pain.

Pre-Orders are already available for those of you who don’t want to miss out on getting a signed copy of one, or all three of these awesome new books. Also, if you can’t make it to our event- or if you don’t reside in the New York area- we will gladly ship signed copies to you! Just follow the links below.

Snowblind

Sons of Anarchy Bratva

Alien: River of Pain

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Zenescope Entertainment Night at Forbidden Planet NYC

GFT-SigningBW-WebOctober 9th at Forbidden Planet is going to feature a whole slew of Zenescope Entertainment creators.

We’ll be giving away FREE Zenescope comics for our guests to sign, including copies of the following:

Charmed- Season Ten #1 (Brand new! Hurry, our supply will be limited)
Robyn Hood ongoing #1
Robyn Hood ongoing #2
Helsing #1

The event kicks off at 8 p.m.

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Image Comics Event Night at Forbidden Planet NYC 10/7/14

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Yes, ALL of those folks.

Get ready! Forbidden Planet NYC will have the following stellar bodacious lineup of guests appearing at the shop on Wednesday 10/8 at 6pm:

Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts)
Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts)
Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright, Ghosted)
Josh Fialkov (Punks, Last of the Greats, Echoes)
Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered, Comeback)
Justin Jordan (Spread, Luther Strode)
Declan Shalvey (Injection)
Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)
Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl)
Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage)
Antony Johnston (Umbral, The Fuse)
See ya there!

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The Woods/Batman/Paladin Super Signing October 7th at 6pm

October-7th-GifOn October 6th at 7 o’clock, Forbidden Planet is going to have a whole slew of amazing creators in-store. Writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman Eternal) and artist Michael Dialynas ( The Woods) will be here as well as writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Batman), writer Chris Antzoulis (Paladin) and artist Fabio Valle (Paladin) will all be here to sign copies of their respective books. Woo.

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Scott Snyder Wytches Midnight Release

SCOTT-SNYDERWEBYou read right, folks. On Tuesday October 7th, Forbidden Planet will shut it’s doors at 10 p.m. and will be re-opening them at 11:30 p.m. for our signing with Scott Snyder that will start at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday October 8th. It’s a midnight release party for Wytches #1!!!

‘Nuff said.

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Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez Archer and Armstrong Signing

Archer-And-Armstrong-AgainWEBWriter Fred Van Lente and Artist Pere Perez will be joining us on October 1st at 6pm to celebrate their run on Archer & Armstrong! Number 25 marks an anniversary issue with an all-star studded cast of creators joining Van Lente and Perez on the book, for what is sure to be an awesomely bombastic issue. Don’t miss your chance to get it signed by its awesomely bombastic creative team.

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Seconds

“Seconds” is the third comic from creator Bryan Lee O’Malley.

“Seconds” follows Katie, the chef/auteur creator of the best restaurant in the city, Seconds. She started the restaurant with all her friends, who have all since moved onto other ventures while Katie remained. With all her friends gone, she dreams of opening a new restaurant called “Katie’s,” with the excuses that the name fits on the pre-existing marquee of Lucky’s, the dilapidated building she bought to house her new endeavors.

Alright enough synopses, let’s talk formally. Second’s is by far the most well-crafted comic O’Malley has ever put out. The quality of cartooning and world building is top notch, something clearly O’Malley has a knack for as he’s shown us over the course of his career. The inclusion of color at the onset of this project (as opposed to the post coloring of Scott Pilgrim (which is colored by Nathan Fairbairn the same fella who colors this book)) keeps the work from being disconnected, or rather that one of the balls could drop in the perpetual juggling act that is making comics. That formalism aside, Fairbairn is a truly incredible colorist who fits O’Malley’s work like you’re dad’s old flannel you stole from his closet.

The most impressive thing (from a cartoonist’s point of view possibly…) may be how well O’Malley pulls off collaboration with three different creators on a book sold by his name alone. Having the drawing assistance of Jason Fischer and letters by the great Dustin Harbin is inspired. All too often, comics fall apart simple because the people collaborating on the project don’t completely synchronize into one vision. Writing can be great, drawing superb, but for whatever reason the people working together just don’t (man motions with both hands coming together with his finger’s interlaced). “Seconds” however does not suffer from this in the slightest. The “O’Malley Studio” syncs up without a stich to be shown despite being able to see the difference in drawing styles of Fischer and O’Malley, or the craftsmanship of Harbin versus the looser brush style of O’Malley.

The characters carry three dimensions though interestingly are not characters we all know. That is to say, they aren’t caricatures, you may know people in your life that are say a “Max or Katie Type,” but they have some many affects to their personality you would forever need to temper the phrase “Oh you’re toooootallly a Katie” with “Except you don’t yadayadayadayada.”

 

One issue I have with this book, that many disagree with me on, is an inherent issue I find with every comic that is attempting to be “novelistic.” O’Malley has said that he wanted this comic to be more like a book, hence I’m assuming the choice to have it put out by a book publisher as opposed to a comic publisher, though I’m sure distribution and money always play a heavy role. The issue I’m writing about is the extreme use of narration and exposition. The use of text is heavy, with little use of simple pictures being used to tell parts of the story. It falls into a category of comics that almost come off as “Learn How to Read Comics” or “Comics For Normal People.” An example being Alison Bechdel comics, where in the text is so heavy that the pictures rarely have a chance to shine. This argument is not to discredit the amazing and forward thinking work Bechdel and O’Malley both create or the moot argument of “Why Not Just Make It A Prose Book?” These people are cartoonist and they are telling the stories they want to tell in their medium, that’s not the issue. The issue is why not use the pictures More? There is scarcely an action that isn’t also accompanied by text describing what is happening. I can understand O’Malley’s want to be more novelistic in his approach to comics making but find it a lost opportunity to push the his own story-telling style where-in there is not just the surface quality of the picture making and the interesting story he threads for you, but also a more personalized vision of digestion. For the intricate Groundhog’s Day story that “Seconds” is there is little in the way of interesting Visual Story-Telling.

 

That very personal critique aside, (sorry everyone) Seconds is well worth your time. O’Malley is a supremely talented individual whose work remains consistently strong and consistently gets stronger. Go get Seconds so you cannot wait for his next book.

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Farel Dalrymple Signing September 19th

Farel-DalrympleWe at Forbidden Planet are super excited to a special signing with the one and only FAREL DARLYMPLE for his new book The Wrenchies. Mr. Dalrymple will be in store on Spetember 19th at six p.m. to sign copies of his brand new (and long awaited) new graphic novel from First Second. We’re all a-tingle.

UPDATE: If you cannot make it to this event you can still pre-order signed copies through our webstore. You can request personalization at checkout if desired.

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