Tagged: Image Comics

Jeff Zornow Signing!

Jeff-Zornow-SigningWEBForbidden Planet will be hosting a signing with artist Jeff Zornow in celebration of his new comic 68: Rule of War #1 (Image) on the day of its release. Jeff will be on hand from 7:30 to sign and sketch the night away on April 2nd. Blank variant covers of the book will be available, so don’t miss the chance to jump on a great new series and have a personalized cover drawn by the very man who made it. See you then!

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Our 200 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2013

Even though it’s damn near the middle of February I thought the following list of Forbidden Planet NYC’s most popular, best-selling graphic novels of 2013 would be of some interest.

Perhaps you’re looking for a new read, and are curious as to what the cool kids in the heppest city in the solar system are picking up (even if some of these books have been perennial faves for years and years).  Perhaps you’ll be looking at this list for some other reason (stalkers). Either way, thanks to all our customers who made 2013, and every year, such a great time to be in the business of slinging quality books!

It’s a rather lengthy post so it continues after the jump…

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February 12th, Egos and the Bunker

EGOS_Bunker-SplitwebOn February 12th, starting at 7p.m., Forbidden Planet will have the creative team behind Image comics new hit series EGOS; Stuart Moore and Gus Storms, in-store signing copies of issue #1 and #2. We will ALSO have artist Joe Infurnari in-store to sign copies of his brand spanking new comic releasing that day, Bunker #1. Don’t miss out on getting these gorgeous new comics signed by the lovely folk who made them for you.

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We Are The Walking Dead… X-Mas Gift Recipients.

What better way to celebrate the birth of the original zombie, Jesus Christ that is, than with a few gifts from the most popular name in the undead genre! I’m talking The Walking Dead baby, or TWD or WD, depending on how lazy I get. Who would have guessed Robert Kirkman’s apocalyptic adventure would become a household name? Not I said the fly…and the fly has been swarming this crew of walkers from day one. So if the fly didn’t see this coming how could anyone possibly have? Lucky for you The Walking Dead just so happens to be our middle name. So take it from us, Forbidden The Walking Dead Planet, we know what that brain muncher in your life wants this holiday season.

Walking Dead Compendium Vol 01 – For starters, did you know Walking Dead was a comic long before it was a hit TV show? Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t, who cares? This Compendium collects the first eight volumes of the comic in one compact super affordable edition. If you never read them, this is by far the best way to start. Only 59.99 for what normally cost more than double that, talk about bang for your buck. So you say they have been with TWD from the start, well then tell your giftee to preserve those back issues and dig in to this big guy next re-read.

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Walking Dead Zombie Head Keychain – Picture this! You’re speeding down the street trying to get home to catch the newest episode of The Walking Dead… woop woop woop… you get pulled over. Officer Whatsername leans in and is about to asks for your license and registration when he catches a quick glimmer of light coming off your key ring… “Is that a Walking Dead zombie head dangling from your keys there?” he says. “Why yes it is sir” You answer. His eyes go wide and a smile begins to form “What do you think about Daryl Dixon? Oh dip! You better get going you’re gonna miss the new episode!” Look at that, you just avoided a ticket, points on your license, and possibly a trip down the river if he checked your trunk, and all because you have this Walking Dead Zombie Head Keychain.

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Walking Dead TV Series 10 inch Daryl Dixon – Speaking of Daryl Dixon, who wouldn’t wanna wake up on Christmas morning to find a little replica of the man himself under the tree. I’m sure even Norman Reedus would be stoked on this McFarlane made figure.

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Rick Grimes Bust Bank – Help that special someone in your life get a head start on saving for next Christmas with this Rick Grimes Bust Bank.

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The Walking Dead Chronicles – Expand your knowledge of the AMC television series with this dense official companion book. Filled with behind the scenes photos, story boards, and tons of insider info.

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I Heart Zombie Shirt – What better gift for The Walking Dead lover in your life than a shirt that literally expresses ones love for The Walking Dead!

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Art of Charlie Adlard HC – They have ever issue of the comic, every toy from the show and a healthy amount of swag… what can I possibly get them that they don’t have? How about this brand new Charlie Adlard art book! The artist behind the comic gets the royal treatment with this sweet deluxe hardcover, packed with sketches, concept art and a pencil to ink comparison of the entire 100th issue of Adlard’s work for TWD. Who wouldn’t want that?

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Hope that helps you take a bite out of that shopping list. With this helpful little reference guide you got all walks of Walking Dead fandom covered, from your boob tubers to your book worms. If you got a zombie in your life, we got a way to make them happy. Well… as happy as a zombie could be.

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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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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)!

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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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Picks of the Week June 26th 2013

…That I wrote for a New York newspaper that didn’t run it.  Think I missed a deadline. As we say on Earth, “c’est la vie.”

This week I’d spend my dough on:

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1. Sex #4, Image Comics. The po-po modern misadventures of ex-costumed vigilante Simon Cooke is top of the pile reading upon every new issue’s release. Writer Joe Casey at the top of his game.

2. Fantastic Four by John Byrne Artist Edition, IDW. They ain’t cheap, but these editions are some of the most gorgeous books on the market today. Scanned from the original, raw drawings, flubs and edits and all, these books reveal the true artistry behind some of the most iconic works in comics history. John Byrne’s FF run is generally considered only second to Lee and Kirby’s and the book reprints 6 full stories. Yowza.

3. Prophet Tp Volume 2, Image. I can’t tell if this is the most satisfyingly whacked-out, bizarrely constructed, science fiction title currently running. I think it is…? I think it is.

4. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #1, IDW. Do you like Godzilla? Do you like comics? Then you’ll LOVE Godzilla comics. When done well, that is. Luckily IDW’s line of Godzilla books is excellent.

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GREAT PACIFIC at FP

Wednesday May 1st at Forbidden Planet, JOE HARRIS; writer of GREAT PACIFIC, will be in store signing copies of the first volume in this new Image comics epic. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL (is it ever…), we’re also offering 40% off the trade all day on May 1st. AND! And…and everyone who buys the trade that day also will get a coupon for for 40% issue #7, the first issue that follows the trade! Don’t miss this one folks it’s gunna’ be GREeeaat.

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE!

Can’t make it to the signing on May 1st? Don’t fret, we always have you covered at FP. Pre-order your copy of Great Pacific Volume 1 at fpnyc.com and we’ll mail it, signed and everything! Arn’t we swell? And at a trade that has six issues in it and only costs $5.00, and is one of Image comics new best selling titles, why wouldn’t you get it? Seriously email why you wouldn’t get this deal to “xmatthew.rosenbergx@gmail.com,” he’ll want to know.

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Image Comics Premiere Night with Bob Fingerman and the Creators of Five Ghosts

Coming Wednesday March 20th, the day both books release(!)… Five Ghosts Image Comics Bob Fingerman #1 Minimum Wage Image ComicsMore details to come.  Be here!

UPDATED: Special guests will be joining us!  Confirmed so far are Minimum Wage pin-up artists Dean Haspiel, Joe Infurnari, John Kerschbaum and Jeff Wong. Ben Templesmith will also be here to sign copies of the “Ghost” variant of Five Ghosts.

UPDATED: Can’t make it to our signing and  would like signed books?  Mail order customers can pre-order copies of Maximum Minimum Wage here .

Btw, Forbidden Planet NYC is Minimum Wage Headquarters (heh, heh) and will be selling this book at 20% OFF the cover price through its entire print run! A Five Ghosts pre-order will be available soon. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer mail order customers signed copies of Five Ghosts until (if then) after our signing.  We are limiting in-store purchases of this comic to 1 per customer.  Thank you in advance for your understanding!

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Signed Copies of Halloween Eve Available at Forbidden Planet NYC

Writer Brandon Montclare and artist Amy Reeder were kind enough to drop by the shop last night and sign all our copies of their new one-shot comic, Halloween Eve.  Pick yours up from FP at no extra charge while supply lasts!

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Eve has an imagination that’s more than active – it can be downright dangerous! Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night. The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real. High fantasy and heartbreak in an oversized holiday one-shot by Brandon Montclare (Fear Itself: Fearsome Four) and Eisner Award nominee Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu).

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Forbidden Planet NYC is Your SAGA Headquarters

SAGA, by Brian K. Vaughan (Y the Last Man, Ex Machina) and Fiona Staples (North 40) is one of the hottest comics of 2012 and on October 10th the first six-issue story arc is being collected in one trade paperback for a paltry $9.99!  That’s six comics for ten dollarinos (in the parlance of Navin R. Johnson).

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BUT… Forbidden Planet NYC is Saga HQ, so to celebrate the TP release of this critically-acclaimed series we’re offering two HUGE incentives to buy your copy from us.

In-store: Saga Volume 1 will be on sale for 15% OFF through October 17th AND… AND… The first 100 customers to purchase this graphic novel will receive a voucher for a FREE copy of issue #7, redeemable the first week of that comic’s release* (tentatively scheduled for 11/14/12)!!!

Online: Saga Volume 1 will be on sale for 30% OFF through October 17th!

Why would you wanna pick up your copy from anyone other than Forbidden Planet?!

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Comics And Pop Music Panel at C2E2 This Friday

Going to this weekend’s Chicago Con, C2E2?  Dig comics?  Dig music?  Then you’ll want to hit up the Comics and Pop Music Panel, moderated by our buddy Patrick Reed, this Friday night.  Aside from being super knowledgeable and enthusiastic (an understatement) about both subjects, Patrick’s put together quite an eclectic and interesting group of speakers to rap about it.  Here’s the deets:

Speakers: Charles Soule (author, Twenty-Seven, Image Comics), Chris Powell (executive director of business development, Diamond Comics distributors), Dan Parent (artist, Archie Meets Kiss, Archie Comics), Jen VanMeter (author, Image Comics, Oni Press)

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Comic Books and pop music started out as disposable forms delivered in small doses.  Both forms became emblematic of youth culture and rebellion in the mid 20th century, faced endless censorship attempts, and have suffered critical reception from dismissive to derisive.  Here, Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field magazine) brings together and moderates a panel of artists and publishers to discuss the ties between music and graphic storytelling, their common inspirations, the creative and commercial potential in combining the two media, and the history of pop comics– from the Beatlemania tie-ins of the 60s to today’s fan-favorite titles.

Time/Location: Friday, April 13, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, room N426b

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Vescell Signing Video is Up

The gents behind the hit Image comic Vescell have uploaded this super keen video of our September signing with them to YouTube.

Rich Johnston even posted it to Bleeding Cool!

Enrique Carrion and John Upchurch sign their new Image comic Vescell at Forbidden Planet in New York. And with a little musical and editing work, make it the coolest signing video I’ve ever seen.

Damn.

On behalf of myself and everyone at FPNYC I’d like to thank Enrique and John and everyone who came out that night.   It was really special.  If you’ve not checked out Vescell yet I suggest yo do so at your earliest opportunity.

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