By Chris Troy
HOWDY FPNYC FAITHFUL! We are only a few short days away from New York Comic Con, and as of the time of writing, FPNYC is SOLD OUT of all passes for the biggest comic & pop culture convention on the Northeastern Coast (Fairly certain east coast as well, but there’s a small chance that I may be wrong). Myself and Loran will be at the con all weekend (well Loran for a day), covering the convention for Bleedingcool.com and tweeting 140 character one liners over at @anarchris if you want to keep tabs on the convention and see what X-Men related characters I dress up as during the weekend (yup, cosplay is happening).
For the first time at the convention, Hasbro is finally showing NYCC some love by hooking the con up with not 1, but 2 Marvel exclusives for the show. Representing the Marvel Universe line is the “Compound Hulk“, who appeared in a single issue of Jeff Parker‘s current run of “The Hulk” title. Much like the silver age Composite Superman-Batman, Compound Hulk is half Green Hulk, half Red Hulk, possibly the strongest there is. Possibly. And why SDCC got a exclusive Avengers themed Mini-Mugg box set, NYCC gets one based on the 90s crossover “Maximum Carnage.” This mini-5 packs gives us Carnage, Eddie Brock/Venom, Spider-Man, Demogoblin, and J. Jonah Jameson, with mean this 5 pack is a menace and a threat (to my wallet!), and well worth the money already. Continue reading
On Saturday, Decmber 11th, Forbidden Planet, in conjunction with FUNimation, will be presenting a FREE screening of episodes 1-6 of the Black Butler anime at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art here in NYC (138 Sullivan St. between Houston and Prince).
Pre-registration for the Cosplay contest is recommended. On site registration for the event is from 1:00-1:20. To pre-register please e-mail the following information to this address : Name, Email, Age and Costume. All entries (pre and on site) must provide this information. Entry into the contest is free.
Seating is limited to a first come first serve basis. Once the gallery is at capacity admittance will be cut off. Seating begins at 1pm, screening begins at 1:30pm and will last to 5pm with a cosplay contest intermission.
By Mat K.
Hello boys and girls. Yes, this week is finally Halloween. If you have kept track over the last few years, it’s one of may favorite holidays. And fortunately for the anime crowds, its the one day a year you probably wont be laughed at for cosplaying in the middle of the street. Now conventions are acceptable enough, even I am guilty of having done it once or twice, but things like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, not so much. I don’t care if they sell bento boxes and have places to play Go, you’re scaring the normal people who go to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Last time I went to a Sakura Matsuri, I swear there was a fight between a gang of old ladies and Bleach Cosplayers. But again, I digress. ITS FRICKIN’ HALLOWEEN! So don your awesomest costume and let there be merry making. I want to see your amazing costume making skills, so come to the manga section this weekend, I’m sure we’ll have some candy or something to throw to you.
So, as for the manga coming out this week, lets start with the new stuff. Up first on the block is Summoner Girl by Hiroshi Kubota coming to us from Tokyopop. In this one, a young summoner named Hibiki wants to become the world’s most powerful summoner. In order to do so, she must travel to Earth and collect a set of powerful jewels. But along the way, she meets a strange young man, Sanjo, and discovers that she has a rival in her pursuit. Only one can be the Ultimate Summoner. What’s not to love about a magical girl series. She definitely kind of looks like Sakura, though obviously not Clamp. Continue reading