On Friday 10/11/13 we’ll be celebrating Legendary Comics night here at The Planet, the final event in our New York City Comic-Con week series. Join us at 6pm to meet special guests MATT WAGNER (The Tower Chronicles, Grendel, Mage) followed by MAX BROOKS (World War Z) and SHANE DAVIS (Superman: Earth One) at 7pm.
6pm- Matt Wagner at Forbidden Planet NYC!
- We will be giving away FREE copies of The Tower Chronicles: GeistHawk Vol. 1 to the first 20 people in line.
- Matt will sign other books (you don’t have to buy a copy of the book to come by, but it’s encouraged… we’ll be selling them at 30% off cover that day), but please keep your quantities within reason.
- Every attendee will be entered in a drawing to win a free piece of original art provided by Tower Chronicles inker Rodney Ramos.
7pm- Max Brooks and Shane Davis signing at Forbidden Planet NYC!
We can’t wait to have Max back at Forbidden Planet for another signing event, and are excited to welcome Shane Davis, the acclaimed artist of two of our best-selling books of 2013.
- They’ll be signing FREE posters and preview/ashcan copies for their upcoming graphic novel, Shadow Walk (while supplies last).
- Customers who pre-order the graphic novel at our signing will receive 30% OFF cover price!
See you here at Forbidden Planet next Friday, October 11!
Valen’s Day is coming up, and for those of you still stuck for a gift for the geek in your life (and for those of you interested in Forbidden Planet sales… stalkers) here’s a quick rundown of what’s hot and popular in the shop so far this year. The following are FPNYC’s best-selling items in terms of quantity for their respective departments for the dates covering January 1st through February 10th, 2013.
Follow the links for more details. Who knows? Mebbe something on the list below will inspire you.
- Saga Volume 1
- Adventure Time Volume 1
- Fables Volume 18
- Walking Dead Volume 1
- One Trick Ripoff/Deep Cuts HC
Art Books and Novels
- Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia HC
- World War Z TP
- Walking Dead TP Rise of the Governor
- Marvel Encyclopedia HC
- Gun Machine HC
Blind Box/Box Toys
- Star Wars Angry Birds Mystery Bags Wave 1
- Dunny Series 2012
- Persona 4: The Animation GCC Mini-Figures
- Tokidoki Unicorn Blind Box Series 1 (temporarily unavailable)
- Living Dead Doll Blind Box Series 2
Other Gifty Stuff
- MtG Gatecrash Booster Packs
- Doctor Who Disappearing Tardis Mug
- Heroclix Amazing Spider-Man Boosters
- Marvel Select Barbarian Hulk
- Doctor Who TARDIS Tin Tote Gift Set
- Oh! And anything Sailor Moon!
…Just a small sampling of what we have to offer, but hopefully this list will plant some seeds and be of some service. Whatever you do this February 14th, and no matter with whom you spend it (even if you’re flying solo), have fun and enjoy!
by Jeff Ayers
For those of you who’ve not experienced NIGHTMARE’s annual haunted houses the last few years here in NYC you’re really missing out. Those in the know will tell ya, the productions are top notch, the creatives involved dedicated and intensely passionate, and the whole shebang is usually a scarifying adrenaline rush rarely obtained outside of an encounter with a Lamia (watched Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell last night, hence the reference… Man alive was that neat-0). NIGHTMARE creator Timothy Haskell and his crew work on this show all year long and it shows.
I went through on opening night 2009 with the folks from Abracadabra, a staple costume shop on 21st St., themselves appreciators of the macabre and horrific, and I must say with no hyperbole it was my best experience yet. Continue reading
If nothing else, we should at least get a well-written G.I. Joe something, because I’m pretty sure we won’t find anything well-written in the movie. Max Brooks, Mel Brooks’s son, will write a G.I. Joe mini series coming from IDW.
“Both Chris Ryall (IDW Editor-in-chief) and I read ‘World War Z’ and we knew we had to try to get Max to write something for us. What we didn’t know is that Max is a huge ‘G.I. Joe’ fan and had expressed interest in writhing ‘G.I. Joe’ to (‘COBRA’ writer) Christos Gage,” said Andy Schmidt, IDW’s ‘G.I. Joe’ editor. “Synchronicity ensued and ‘G.I. Joe’ has never looked or read so well! We’re very pleased to add Max’s vision to the ‘G.I. Joe’ canon.”
Brooks would go on to say this is a dream project for him and that he would go on to write “Different Strokes 2.5.” I think the former SNL writer is pulling someone’s leg, but quite honestly, “World War Z” was probably the best genre novel in the last couple of years. Not an hour ago, did I convince a friend to pick it up in the underground basement that is the Barnes and Noble of 86th street. The 60 Minutes style of interviewing that takes up the book is a smart approach at the satirical science fiction novel. Especially the “interviews” with the military commanders that fought the Zombie War the book that the book orally dictates. I found them to be quite well written, I can imagine that will follow-through with this miniseries, and get me reading a G.I. Joe book for the first time.