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In this episode Anthony brags about his Google Nexus

Meanwhile, AJ talks about his latest book read, Dead of Night by M.R. Forbes.


All of this, plus the news!!

A1bCf-Xhe4LAs you heard from AJ a few weeks back in episode 141 of the Panelcast, Ready Player One is the debut novel of Ernest Cline. At the time, I had not had a chance to read it for myself, so I was not able to contribute to the review that AJ gave it. Thanks in part to that glowing review, which if you haven’t heard yet, you should really go listen to, I picked up the book myself. I first heard about it a couple of years back, but knew nothing about it, and listening to AJ moved it to the top of my reading list. Let me just say that I have a tendency to devour books that pique my interest. I have been known to read 1000 pages in a single sitting. So, it should come as no surprise that less than 24 hours from the time I cracked open Ready Player One, I was finished with it and hungry for more. Before I get too deep into editorializing, let me dissect and break down this fantastic piece of fiction in as spoiler free a way as I can. I do want all of you to go out and read it for yourselves, after all.

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11222189_10153037302852522_7733991888486617463_nIn this episode AJ and Anthony spend 30mins on discussing the latest news.  Then, Anthony relentlessly grills AJ on his REAL experience at Comikaze!!!

Please forgive the lateness in posting this episode.  We recorded the show last Wednesday but due to our day jobs were unable to post til now.

Comikaze-LogoThis past Halloween weekend marked the 5th year for Comikaze.  Dubbed Stan Lee’s Comikaze 3 years ago, this years show was filled with fans and cosplayers from all over.  Thousands of attendees swarmed the Los Angeles Convention Center in hopes of catching their favorites of the industry.  This was Forbidden Panels first year having a booth at the show. Continue reading

PanelCastIconNewIn this episode AJ and Anthony discuss the fiasco that was the Star Wars Episode 7 online ticket sales!!

Also, Anthony regales us with his stories from New York Comic Con while AJ reviews Armada by Ernest Cline.





On October 30th, 2015 thru November 1st, 2015 Forbidden Panel will be at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 at the  Los Angeles Convention Center.  Many of our talented artists and writers will be on hand including:

AJ Herrera:   Creator and Writer of the Zombie Kill Squad and Owner of Forbidden Panel

Justin White:  Artist of the Zombie Kill Squad Books and Owner of Necro-Sapien Press

Daniel Whitfield: Artist of the Plagued and a limited edition Zombie Sketchbook

Joey LaBartunek: Co-Creator and Artist of the new book A Man Called Kraken

We will be raffling off a one of a kind skateboard with artwork from all of our artists depicting your favorite characters from Firefly.  So come celebrate your Halloween weekend with us by swinging by booth U15.

You can expect books, prints, and t-shirts to be available for purchase.

For more information about Forbidden Panel please email  Information regarding the Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 check out their website at




Skip Woods (“Swordfish,” “A Good Day to Die Hard,” “Hitman”) has been hired to pen the script for a dark and gritty TV series adaptation of the cult comic “Hack/Slash”.

The story centers on Cassie Hack, a young woman who has become a killer of killers and travels to small towns across the country hunting hunting homicidal maniacs and serial killers in the vein of horror icons like Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers.

She is partnered on her journey with Vlad, a hulking companion who serves as her protector. The property has spent many years in development as a film with the likes of Marcus Nispel, Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln attached as directors at some point. Woods and Adrian Askarieh will executive produce the series.

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Following the first reboot in 2009 and word of a second one currently in development, fans of the “Friday the 13th” franchise are patiently waiting for another go around with Jason Voorhees however they can get it.

Today comes word that Gun Media has launched a Kickstarter campaignfor a “Friday the 13th” video game that would see Kane Hodder reprising the role after playing it in four of the sequels.

Makeup effects artist Tom Savini and the franchise’s co-creator Sean S. Cunningham are also involved in the project. Set in the semi-open world of Camp Crystal Lake, it is described as a third-person, asymmetrical 1v7 multiplayer title where one player controls Jason Voorhees while the remaining seven control camp counselors trying to survive the night.

Fans can play as either Jason Voorhees or the seven camp counselors, and can ever create their own movie trailer based on the games they play. The character Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman in the films) will also return as an in-game guide for the player.

The Kickstarer campaign launched today, and will end on Friday November 13th. The goal is $700,000 and in less than one day so far it has already achieved $146,000 as of the time of this writing. All the rewards have an October 2016 date which means the game is likely targeting that day of release.

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