May 22nd marks the public release of the first issue of a wild and fascinating comic collaboration. Occupy Comics #1 will be on shelves and we at Forbidden Planet recommend everyone get it. This is not only a comic that features the likes of Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, David Lloyd, Charlie Adlard, Marc Andreyko, Kevin Colden, Molly Crabapple, J.M. DeMatteis, Joshua Dysart, Brea Grant, Joe Keatinge, George Krstic, Joseph Michael Linsner, B. Clay Moore, Steve Niles, Laurie Penny, Matt Pizzolo, Steve Rolston, Riley Rossmo, Douglas Rushkoff, Tim Seeley, Simon Spurrier, and Ben Templesmith. It’s not just a time capsule of radical ideas/stories for/about change. And, most importantly, its not just quick way for some people to make quick and easy money like some other comic publishers that shall remain nameless. DC. This is a book about one of the most culturally significant happenings in this country in a long time and whether you agree with its ideals or not makes it no less poignant. So in honor of this achievement in the choice of medium we have decided to peddle we will be having a signing with Dean Haspiel, Ron Wimberly, Ben Templesmith, Ales Kot, and Matt Pizzolo on May 22nd at 6:30pm. Come get your copy and get it signed by all these artists and writers who created something larger than themselves about a movement that was bigger than anyone anticipated.All proceeds from the book’s sales go to current Occupy initiates such as Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt. Read comics that matter.
Ben Templesmith WILL NOT be in attendance on Wednesday’s Signing due to some unavoidable circumstances. Ben however WILL be stopping by to sign copies of Occupy Comics #1 and Ten Grand #1 so we WILL have SIGNED Ben Templesmith comics in abundance just not the person. Our’s and Ben’s sincerest apologies.
Those who prefer their walking dead limber enough to skateboard should appreciate Ollie Mongo, the blue-skinned teenage denizen of a post-apocalyptic Jersey Shore that has been overrun by zombies (literally). Star of his own online comic, Ollie is a more personable breed of zombie, a vegetarian skater who spends his free time helping to keep old-school zombies in line: after all, he’s half human.
Ollie Mongo series creators Arlene Klasky (co-founder of Klasky Csupo, Inc., producer of Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters!, The Wild Thornberrys, and Duckman) and Craig Singer (director of horror films Dark Ride and Perkins’ 14) will be at Forbidden Planet NYC this coming Friday at 7 PM, signing FREE copies of Ollie Mongo: Adventures in the Apocalypse. Get yours while supplies last!
Once again, that’s:
Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Friday 9/21 at 7 PM
Oh, and please note that eating fellow customers’ brains is strongly discouraged.
We’re co-sponsoring a Simon Pegg event at the Strand next Monday!
In-store book signing with Simon Pegg, author of:
Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming A Big Kid
Presented by Forbidden Planet and Strand
Hosted at the Strand Monday, June 13: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
From the Strand’s events page:
Best known for his cult hits Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced, his portrayal of Scotty in the 2009 Star Trek film and the forth-coming Paul, Simon Pegg is an actor, comedian, writer and self-proclaimed super geek.
In his new memoir, Nerd Do Well, Pegg brings his fans back with him to his childhood in England, recounting tales of running into brick walls, his first play and discovering Star Wars, Star Trek and comic books and ultimately leads readers through his life to the making of his hit films.
Pegg’s memoir is a who’s-who of pop cultuer references, film history, witty anecdotes about being a kid in the 70s and proves that Pegg is, indeed, a super geek of the highest order.
This event is co-hosted by Forbidden Planet.
Please note: seating will begin at 6pm. Seating is first come, first served.
Less than 24 hours left before Frank Henenlotter and Anthony Sneed grace Forbidden Planet with their presence.
Here’s a sneak peek at the limited edition Basket Case and Bad Biology shirts…
Hope to see you tomorrow!
In celebration of Media Blasters’ release of Frank Henenlotter’s Bad Biology on Blu-ray, Forbidden Planet is proud to present an in-store event of epic proportions. New York’s favorite exploitation horror director, Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker, Brain Damage, the Basket Case trilogy) and Bad Biology star Anthony Sneed will be appearing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Friday March 4th at 7PM to meet fans, sign autographs, and enlighten us to the wonders of underground cinema. To sweeten the deal there will be limited edition t-shirts specially made for this event and only available at Forbidden Planet. Did somebody say surprise guests? Yes, I just did. So make sure to come down to Forbidden Planet and show Frank and the crew some love!
One more time…
A Frank Henenlotter Celebration with surprise guests and limited edition merchandise.
Friday March 4th 7PM
@ Forbidden Planet NYC
840 Broadway Manhattan, NY
212 473 1576
By Devin T. Quin
Arg! T’is time again for the San Diego Comic Con, the biggest and most expensive trip most nerds will take outside of their parents basements this year. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet then take heart, because you can’t anymore. I’m sure the dang thing will be totally sold out by the time we go to press. Did I say “heart?” I meant “valium.” Don’t worry, you can always pre-order for next year….OH WAIT, sorry, pre-order for next year has probably sold out now, too.
Well, you can always do what I do: steal clothes out of my grandfather’s closet, pour talcum powder into my hair and flash a homemade badge as I power-walk through the gate, brandishing a cane and pretending to be Roy Thomas. “I reinvented Conan the Barbarian, dammit!” I scream. I don’t think anyone’s caught on to me yet.
“Why go through all the bother?” you ask?
Because the con is a hotbed of exclusive swag, items so magical and rare that you could finance the overthrow of a small third-world nation by reselling the con exclusives on ebay! I hear they once offered a limited edition Megatron that transformed into an actual WORKING pistol! This one time I hear they sold finger bones from Batman “Creator” Bob Kane’s actual fingers! THIS ONE TIME I swear to god they were selling the actual bags of sand drained from the costumes from the desert scenes from Star Wars: A New Hope! Yup, I own a five hundred dollar bag of sand that was in Anthony Daniel’s foot!
What do you mean “Do they still sell Comic Books at this thing?” Who cares about the comic books, man?! This is the San Diego Comic Con! Continue reading