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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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THE REVOLVING DOOR OF DEATH

The debut issue of Superior Spider-Man makes it clear that Peter Parker Spider-Man is still swinging around in the mind of his body’s usurper, Dr. Otto Octavious. While we have no idea what crazy comics writer Dan Slott will do next, it is safe to say we shall see Peter Parker back in the driver seat of his own body sooner than later.

Meanwhile, over in the pages of Batman, the Joker has gathered the entire Bat-Family together for an awkward dinner party. Ole’ Strap-face is trying to make the point to Bruce that his emotional dependence to his crime-fighting partners is always going to slow him down.

A point he will surely try to make through death, namely the eponymous Death of the Family. Many will ask “Who will die?” A more jaded person might ask “Who will care?”
We can’t grumble about the short-term deaths of our comic book brothers and sisters. The crazy, never-say-die ups and downs of these fictional people’s lives are half the fun, am I right? I’m really looking forward to Mars Attacks the Transformers this week, and I wouldn’t give one Energon cube’s worth of dang if the Martians won!  In fact, I’m ROOTING for the Martians…they didn’t do so well agains Popeye, the Ghostbusters or Kiss, and I do like me an underdog.
KICK THE BUCKET

DC hits the shelves running, with Justice League #16, Batwoman #16 and Green Lantern #16. Also up is the conclusion to the interesting experiment that was Before Watchmen, namely The Minutemen #6 of 6. Like many stories, some of the books were good, some were less than stellar. The question is, “Was this worth alienating fans and creators over?”
So what is the answer?
The Answer is a brand new book from Dark Horse hitting the shelves this week! Now as to whether squeezing the last blood out of Watchmen was worth it, that all depends on who you are. If you are Warner Brothers, absolutely. You now have a wealth of material you can mine when you want to create a prequel Watchmen movie.
Dark Horse will also be publishing two great books which, financially, will fit my wallet well.  Buffyverse sampler #1 is an incredible bargain; Four issues of the ongoing Buffy spin-off titles under one cover for the low price of $4.99! Take all that money you just saved getting four comics for the price of one and get ready to spend it. Dark Horse is publishing Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano’s brand new illustrated novel called Deva Zan, and while it is beautiful it sure ain’t cheap.
And then there’s some Marvel books out. You don’t really care about those guys, do you?
JUST KIDDING

Deadpool #4 has Deadpool vs Zombie Lincoln (Ironic hipster “Yawn”) and FF#3 has Mike Allred art! Uncanny X-Force #1 is one of my most anticipated books of 2013, and the wait is over! On the flip side, the relaunch of Young Avengers could be awesome, but could be a terrible cash-grab. No expectations, peoples, lets dive on in!

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Labor Day Will Delay Our Comics Shipment

WE’RE working on Monday the 3rd (9am to 10pm) but UPS ain’t. That means our regular new comics shipment will be slightly delayed.

Forbidden Planet will receive its shipment on the day of release, Wednesday the 5th. If you’ve ever had to bear with us on such a frenetic day you’ll know we, upon receiving our wares, bust our humps to count and process everything as quickly as possible for our customers, usually racking the shelves around 2pm. It’s quite the undertaking.

The skinny:  FPNYC should have all of this week’s new books out by 3pm this Wednesday.  Thanks for understanding.

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Don’t Hate, Just Read #1: This Week in Comics.

Superman Secret Origin covers 1-4

Wednesday means new comics, anyone reading this blog knows that.  So, with that in mind I’d like to point you in the direction of a couple of books I’m looking forward to.

From DC Comics today, we have the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank interpretation of Superman’s modern origin in Superman: Secret Origin #1.  Think of it as Geoff Johns’s way of doing Smallville. We also have the final issue of Wednesday Comics, DC’s brilliant effort at distributing comics the old fashioned way, in newspaper form. There were some beautiful stories in this including Paul Pope’s Adam Strange, Karl Kerschl’s The Flash, and the 100 Bullets team on Batman. I’m looking forward to seeing how they collect this astounding collection.

At Marvel we have the comic book form of Spider-Woman. Like I mentioned in my review of the motion comic, I think I like this book better in its natural format than  this motion comic business.

The other book I really like is Immortal Weapons #3 featuring a story by Rick Spears.  Frankly, one cannot get enough of a Rick Spears story, and I love anything involving the Iron Fist universe these days.

Other than that,  its all I got.   Happy Reading!

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Today in links.

Sam Kieth cover for Batman/Lobo
Sam Kieth cover for Batman/Lobo

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Its that time again: Wednesday.

I’m really, really trying to not go into a “Shining” reference here, so please thank me for that.  Since our new online store has gone live (hint, hint its at the right or click here), we’re going to do a weekly feature of all the great stuff coming out this week in terms of comics.

Pixu cover

The couple of things that I’m looking forward to this week is “Pixu: The Mark of Evil“.  Handled by Indie darlings Becky Cloonan, Vasilis Lolos, and “Casanova” and “Umbrella Academy” twin brother artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon.

From DC Comics the obvious highlight of the week is “Wednesday Comics”.  The first issue of this newspaper-sized comic that will run every week for the next 12 weeks is just bound to be gorgeous.  With stories by “100 Bullets” team Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso doing Batman, and Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred doing a “Metamorpho” story.

Other highlights includes the first issue of  “Dark X-Men #1”, the second printing of “Chew #1” which people are throwing up their hands in expressing how awesome it is. I haven’t read it, but its important to try new things. Also is yet another Blackest Night prequel in “Green Lantern”.

However, what I am really pumped to check out is Jeff Lemire’s “The Nobody” which is an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic “The Invisible Man.” A number of people have expressed to me to check out his Indie classic “The Essex County”.

As always, for a complete listing of the new comics out today, head to our brandy new, fresh and user friendly online store at ForbiddenPlanetUSA.com.

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