UK – Rick and Morty Vol. 3 Signing

Marc Ellerby‏ signs Rick & Morty comics at Waterstones on 18th March from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Waterstones
intu Lakeside, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock RM20 2ZG, UK
44 1708 869858

UK – Anno Dracula #1 Event

Kim Newman, Paul McCaffrey, and more appear at the Phoenix Artist Club on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 6:00 PM.

It’s 1888, and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her consort the Wallachian Price infamously known as Count Dracula.

To celebrate the launch of Kim Newman’s ANNO DRACULA #1, Titan Comics invites you to a very special event at The Phoenix Artists’ Club. Join Kim, artist Paul McCaffrey, editor David Leach, and host Chris Thompson for a live Q&A and an illustrated, interactive discussion about Anno Dracula himself, and how the comics were created.

Tickets cost £7.50, available from TICKET SOURCE. Guests will receive an exclusive, very limited edition, signed pure art ‘Union Jack’ variant of Anno Dracula #1, created just for the event. Take time to have a drink at the bar, speak to Kim about his work, and browse a full range of Anno Dracula books and comics, available for purchase on the night!

Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards.

Phoenix Artist Club
1 Phoenix Street, WC2H 8BU London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7836 1077

UK – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd Signing

Artist John Higgins launches his new book – and art exhibition – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, at Forbidden Planet’s Liverpool store at 1:00pm on Saturday 11th March. John Higgins has been the artist or colourist on some of the most iconic comic books of recent years. Here, collected together for the first time, is the best of Higgins breathtaking work. Alongside never before seen preliminary drawings of now iconic characters, the book includes insights into the career of the comic book artist.

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd is not just a comprehensive overview of Higgin’s work – it is also an indispensable instruction manual on drawing and colouring technique.

John Higgins is an acclaimed graphic artist, writer and publisher. A frequent collaborator with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, his work includes Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Before Watchmen, and Razorjack.

This signing is part of the launch of first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, running at Victoria Gallery & Museum within Liverpool University.

The exhibition will feature his original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him.

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins opens on Friday, 10 March 2017 and runs until October 2017.

Forbidden Planet
92 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY
0151 707 1491

UK – Walking Dead Novels Signing

Meet The Walking Dead novelist Jay Bonansinga at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Monday 6th March at 6:00pm.

Jay Bonansinga is the New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead novels – four volumes in collaboration with the creator of the franchise, Robert Kirkman, and four volumes as solo author. He is also the author of fourteen original novels, including The Black Mariah, Shattered, Lucid, and Self Storage.

In 2009, Jay’s directorial debut, Stash, starring Tim Kazurinsky and Marilyn Chambers, won top honors at three independent film festivals. Jay has also created or co-created the stories for a number of videogames in The Walking Dead universe.

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

UK – Suicide Squad/Batman ’66 Signing

Join ROB WILLIAMS and IAN EDGINTON for a DC COMICS event! They will be signing BATMAN ’66 MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL and SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: THE BLACK VAULT at Forbidden Planet London on Wednesday 1st March 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

By Ian Edginton, Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel sees the Caped Crusaders taking on the felonious feline Catwoman – but when the lovely Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed arrive in Gotham city, the Dynamic Duo are quite happy with the assistance.

And when the situation turns into a transatlantic adventure, Batman and Robin return the favour in swinging London – taking on Lord Ffogg and the Cybernauts.

By Rob Williams, Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault brings us Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc – all deadly criminals sent on the most dangerous missions possible by a government that wants them killed. Their newest challenge? A teammate so powerful that even these murderers and thieves can’t control him.

This collection includes SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-4 of the new series, plus a brand-new cover by Jim Lee!

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

UK – Sherlock: A Study In Pink Signing

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue sign copies of Sherlock: A Study In Pink at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Tuesday 28th February at 6:00pm.

Holmes and Watson tackle brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London in this stunning Manga, presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialized! Meet Holmes and Watson for the first time… all over again!

Steven Moffat is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and producer of the television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Sue Vertue is a television producer. Her credits include Mr. Bean, The Vicar of Dibley, Coupling, Gimme Gimme Gimme as well as Sherlock.

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

UK – 2000 AD 40th Anniversary Signings

Press Release:

2000 AD is to celebrate its birthday weekend in style with signings across the country!

With the massive success of the sold-out 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival in London last weekend and with its actual birthday of 26 February fast approaching, 2000 AD is delighted to announce new signing events in Manchester, Birmingham, and Scotland.

Earthlets who missed out on the historic event in Hammersmith will be able to meet just some of the incredible creators who’ve made 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic.

The perfect tome to launch these celebrations is Thrill-power Overload, a whopping 300+ page hardcover containing the updated official history of 2000 AD, from its earliest days to its current success, from creator clashes to near-cancellation.

On Saturday 18 February, Biggar Library and Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year Atkinson-Pryce will host a Thrill-power Overload signing with artist Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and former 2000 AD editor David Bishop from 1pm.

Then on Friday 24 February, Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will host Thrill-power Overload authors David Bishop and Karl Stock for a signing at 12.30pm.

At 1pm on Saturday 25 February, signings will take place at the Travelling Man comic book store in Manchester and the Nostalgia and Comics store Birmingham with topflight creators Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Leah Moore (Storm Warning), John Reppion (Storm Warning), Nick Percival (Judge Dredd), Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces), D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces).

This year the legendary weekly British anthology comic 2000 AD celebrates forty years of innovative, provocative, and original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action from the cream of comics creators. It has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.

Full signing details:

18 February

Colin MacNeil, David Bishop – Biggar Library, Biggar, Scotland , 1pm

24 February

David Bishop, Karl Stock – Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, 12.30pm

25 February

Steve Yeowell, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Nick Percival – Travelling Man, Manchester, 1pm

Ian Edginton, D’Israeli – Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham, 1pm

UK – Totally Awesome Hulk Signing

Writer Greg Pak (Kingsway West, Superman/Batman) signs at Gosh! Comics on Tuesday, February 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

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

UK – Rick and Morty Vol. 3 Signing

Marc Ellerby will be signing Rick and Morty Vol. 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 4th March from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and anatomy.

This volume features a three-issue tale of missing heads, galactic doom toasters, and Jerry screwing everything up (of course). Also included is ‘Ready Player Morty’ in which Rick takes Morty to a High School Simulation planet, as well as a high-action deathball tournament one-shot.

A wide range of Rick and Morty merchandise is also available at Forbidden Planet!

Marc Ellerby is an illustrator based in Essex, England. He is the creator of the cult comic Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter, and has also worked on licensed products such as Doctor Who and Rick and Morty.

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

UK – Titans: The Return of Wally West Signing

Writer Dan Abnett (Titans, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) signing in store on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Dan is a prolific writer, his work ranging from Sinister Dexter with 2000AD to the video game Alien: Isolation. With co-writer Andy Lanning he has written the Legion of Superheroes story Legion Lost and the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the team that inspired the popular feature film.

Dan has recently been writing the DC rebirth titles Aquaman and Titans. On March 3rd he will be signing copies of the newly released Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

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