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Secret Adventures of Houdini Alterna Comics Edition EVENT

In addition to our Ron Wimberly and Noku November events, Forbidden Planet will be hosting another day of shenanigans with Secret Adventures of Houdini artist Sean Von Gorman… this one even BIGGER than the one we threw in March 2012.

Don’t remember that one?  Well here’s some video of it to refresh your memory and/or acclimate yourself with the fellow.  *Please note that the following takes place moments before the fuzz tried to shut us down, as it often looks criminal when a man is chained to a city light pole.
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Wednesday November 21st (day before Thanksgiving) Sean will be caged (courtesy of humancages.com) in the front of our shop from noon until we sell out of the new edition of the book- signing copies for customers, performing tricks, taking abuse, doing interviews, running giveaways, and engaging all sorts of moderately insane tomfoolery.

Sounds like fun, no?

We’ll be LIVE on and off from the shop throughout event on our YouTube channel if you can’t make it and want to check in on our daring escape artist.  You can also pre-order signed books from our website for mail order.

If you are coming by be sure to get pick up a copy, have Sean sign it, and throw a plastic tomato at him for me!

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NY Comic Con 2011: The FORBIDDEN PLANET Reaction

Matt D. (your gregarious host) and Morgan Pielli (your intrepid cameraman and director) took a trip to this year’s New York Comic Con. The sights! The sounds! The…smells! It’s a sensory overload, and you just never know when inspiration will strike..!

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Trailer Trash: Green Lantern

The official trailer for 2011′s Green Lantern movie was revealed earlier today and, well… um… Kilowog, Sinestro and Abin Sur look good.  Let’s take a peek, shall we?

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CGI suit, huh?  Ryan Reynolds as a snarky womanizing wiseass chosen to be the protector of this sector of the galaxy, huh?  The usual canned superhero movie dialogue about accepting responsibility and overcoming fear to seem deeper, huh?

To be fair, a trailer this far in advance will always be a raw vision of the final product.  However, a Green Lantern comic found in the back of a family friend’s closet nearly thirty years ago was my first exposure to the medium.  My affection for the character has not abated since that day, so I’m holding to a loftier standard of what I’d like to see in the his journey to the megaplex.

Color me not impressed so far.

For my part I much prefer (and at this point would much prefer to plunk down hard earned cash to see a feature length version of) the fan-made trailer that hit YouTube about one year ago (see below).  Starring Nathan Fillion and cobbled together from a mishmash of shots and dialogue from recognizable/successful SF and Fantasy flicks such as J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings, it’s an editing masterwork and its charm, tone, and creativity did a helluva lot more to hype me up for a Green Lantern adventure on the big screen.  I even thought it was real the first time I saw it.

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But who knows?  Maybe I’ll be using this space in June to extol the many merits of the real Green Lantern.  Here’s hoping!

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