Tom Holland Swings Into Comicpalooza 2018

Press Release:

We’re super excited to have Tom Holland joining us at Comicpalooza 2018! Don’t miss your chance to meet him by purchasing your Tom Holland Autograph or Photo Op. Limited quantities available so buy now!

Tom Holland might be best known as Spider-Man, but he’s proven his versatility in all genres of film including adventures: The Lost City of Z; musicals: Billy Elliot The Musical; dramas: A Monster Calls. Then, of course, there’s his work as Peter Parker, aka your friendly neighborhood web slinger, in the MCU movies Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Next, catch Tom as Spider-Man in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War – and, at Comicpalooza!

Previously announced guests include: Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, LeVar Burton, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Michael Emerson, Henry Ian Cusick, Nestor Carbonell, Francois Chau, M.C. Gainey, Patrick Warburton, and more.

For the most up to date information on events, guests, admission prices and schedules, visit www.comicpalooza.com.

Lake Como Comic Art Festival Starts This Weekend

April 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Italy

Press Release:

The inaugural Lake Como Comic Art Festival is this weekend at Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy! The weather is beautiful and the guests will be ready to meet their fans! RSVP on Facebook!

Guests include:

  • Neal Adams
  • Greg Capullo
  • Frank Cho
  • Olivier Coipel
  • Gabrielle Dell’Otto
  • Gary Frank
  • Davide Gianfelice
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Adi Granov
  • Juanjo Guarnido
  • Adam Hughes
  • Eliza Ivanova
  • Mathieu Lauffray
  • Jim Lee
  • Regis Loisel
  • Enrico Marini
  • Anna Merli
  • Eduardo Risso
  • Claire Wendling

Tickets are still available here and you can also buy tickets at the door (until we sell out!) starting at 0930 on Saturday morning. All 2 day ticket holders will receive the exclusive print portfolio, including 17 exclusive prints from our special guests. Here’s a sneak peak!

UK – Batman/TMNT Signing

Writer James Tynion IV signs Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Collection and Batman/TMNT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 29th April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Collecting Batman: Detective Comics #934 – #949, the Rebirth Deluxe Collection begins when an elite fighting force modelled after the Dark Knight invades the city. In response, Batman assembles a team of his own: Batwoman, Tim Drake, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface.

Then, a mysterious villain called First Victim appears and launches an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes!

Batman/TMNT collects the sold-out smash-hit miniseries in paperback! It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas.

Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension-but they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter Signing

Writer Dan Abnett signs Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

In the depths of Eastern Europe, the legendary vampire hunter, Captain Kronos and his two assistants, Grost and Carla are called upon to help rid a town of its vampire plague.

However, beneath the surface of the beleaguered town a malevolent force far more evil and deadly is awakening and it might just be the match of Kronos…

Dan Abnett is a bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, and his 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movie. He is a regular contributor to 2000AD and is the writer on Aquaman, The Titans and Earth 2 for DC Comics.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Fighting Fantasy Signing

Charlie Higson, Steve Jackson, and Ian Livingstone signing Fighting Fantasy: The Gates of Death and other titles at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 17th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

Bestselling author, and long-time fan of Fighting Fantasy, Charlie Higson brings his own brand of heart-stopping action, terrifying monsters and page-turning plotting to Allansia… expect the unexpected! 
In this brand new addition to the multi-million-copy-selling Fighting Fantasy series, you – the hero – must respond to a call for help from the people of Allansia!

Your quest to the Temple of Miracles in the Invisible City will be challenging and dangerous, and your simple mission will soon take a darker turn as you face the legendary Gates Of Death. On the other side waits the Queen Of Darkness, Ulrakhaar. To stop her, and save Titan from destruction, you will have to venture further than ever before… to the Kingdom Of The Dead.

Charlie Higson started writing when he was ten years old, but it was a long time before he got paid for doing it. On leaving university he was the singer in a pop group (The Higsons) before giving it up to become a painter and decorator. It was around this time that he started writing 
for television on Saturday Night Live. He went on to create the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show, in which 
he also appeared. He is the author of the bestselling Young Bond books and teen horror series The Enemy.

In 1982, Ian Livingstone co- authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first interactive gamebook in the Fighting Fantasy series, and wrote 15 of the titles, including City of Thieves, Forest of Doom and Deathtrap Dungeon. When serving as Executive Chairman at Eidos, he launched video games blockbusters including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He currently chairs nine video games companies. He co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, working with government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. He has been awarded a CBE and a BAFTA Special Award.

Steve Jackson co-founded the video game developers Lionhead Studios with industry legend Peter Molyneux. He wrote a weekly column on games and puzzles every Saturday in the Daily Telegraph, wrote and directed the F.I.S.T. series of telephone games, designed ‘Battlecards’ the first collectible card game series and his Sorcery series was converted to an app by Inkle Studios in 2013, with over 3 million paid downloads to date. Ex- Professor of Game Design at Brunel University Steve co-created the UK’s first MA game design course. And in 1993 he was awarded title of European Games Champion at the international games fair at Essen, 1993.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Action Comics/Skyward Signing

Two great artists, Lee Garbett and Jock, will be signing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 18th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Lee Garbett has worked on a range of DC Comics, including Batman, Batgirl, Lucifer, Outsiders and Wonder Woman. He’s also worked for Marvel on Original Sin and Loki: Agent of Asgard.

In Skyward, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back, which could get you killed.

Jock has created storyboards and concept art for films including Hancock, Children of Men, Batman Begins, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His comics work includes Green Arrow, Scalped, Batman, Wolverine, Constantine and Judge Dredd.

He will be there to celebrate the milestone issue of Action Comics #1000, signing the Forbidden Planet Exclusive Variant covers and Giclee Prints.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – 100th Doctor Who Signing

Jenny T Colgan, Paul Cornell, Russell T Davies, James Goss, Steven Moffat and artist Anthony Dry sign THE DOCTOR WHO TARGET COLLECTION at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 13th April from 6 – 7pm.

Celebrating our ONE HUNDREDTH Doctor Who signing, we’re delighted to be hosting the very first signing event for creators Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies together, and alongside some of the show’s best fiction writers – Jenny T Colgan, Paul Cornell and James Goss. The Target titles, from BBC Books, are the first novelisations of the new post-2005 series and include the first Douglas Adams novelisation, Russell T Davies’s and Steven Moffat’s first novelisations of their own episodes, and Steven Moffat’s very first novel.

And, as an extra bonus, we’re offering a free poster for anyone who attends on the day and buys all five novels.

Make a date in your calendar, and don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

PLEASE NOTE: These titles are sold out to pre-order and can no longer be purchased in advance of the event. Signed copies will still be available at the event itself.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure that the event runs smoothly and that everyone gets their chance to meet our guests, they will ONLY be signing copies of the Target titles.

There will be no opportunity for posed photographs, but a member of staff will be on hand to take your phone and snap a picture.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – FCBD 2018: Gosh Comics

Gosh Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th with several guests!

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Dan White, Crom, Lord Hurk, Lizzy Stewart, Paul Shinn, and Isabel Greenberg (Window Painting)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tor Freeman, Sarah McIntyre, and Joe List (Bogeyed Books)

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Laura Trinder and special guests (Improper Books)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Stephen Collins, Tom Gauld, and Simone Lia (The Guardian cartoonists)

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked & The Divine, Young Avengers)

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Laura Allred and Mike Allred (Silver Surfer, Madman)

RSVP on Facebook!

Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – The Prisoner/Dan Dare Signing

Peter Milligan signs The Prisoner and Dan Dare: He Who Dares at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Saturday 28th April 1 – 2pm!

Dan Dare returns in an all new adventure, written by Peter Milligan, in which he faces a sinister new foe sent by a deadly ancient evil that threatens not only all life in the solar system, but the very galaxy itself!

And The Prisoner brings the cult TV program back to life in a a brand new comic. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first US transmission, this new comic series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number…

Peter Milligan is an award-winning London-based writer of comic books and graphic novels, published in many languages throughout the world. His work includes ground-breaking titles such as the psychedelic Shade The Changing Man and SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide, up to Greek Street, an homage to Greek myth seen through the prism of violent modern-day London. His work also includes the more mainstream, from Batman to the successful and critically acclaimed re-imagining of the X-Men myth: X-STATIX, described by Kevin Smith as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”. He has also had two films produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – FCBD 2018: Rick & Morty Signing

Rick & Morty illustrator Marc Ellerby signs at Get Ready Comics from noon till 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Get Ready Comics
168 High Street, ME1 1EX Rochester, Medway
+44 1634 780170

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