UK – The Jedi Doth Return Signing

jediJoin author IAN DOESCHER celebrating William Shakespeare’s THE JEDI DOTH RETURN at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 11th October from 1 – 2pm!

The epic trilogy that began with interstellar best-seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® and continued with The Empire Striketh Back concludes with William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth—perchance the greatest adventure of them all!

Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack! Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new

Imperial Death Star. But whom can they trust to fight by their side in the great battle to come? Cry “Ewok” and let slip the dogs of war!

Family secrets revealed! And a lightsaber duel to decide the fate
of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return has it all!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets Signing

simps-ukDavid X. Cohen (Executive Producer of Futurama) and Simon Singh (author of The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets) will be answering questions and signing books at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 3:00pm on Saturday 27th September.

You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. This is a unique opportunity to meet ex-computer scientist David X. Cohen and ex-physicist Simon Singh and to ask them about the mathematics hidden in two of the world’s favourite TV shows. Find out about Mersenne primes, Euler’s equation, Fermat’s Last Theorem and the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, or just ask them about your favourite plots and characters from The Simpsons and Futurama.

Simon Singh received his PhD in particle physics from the University of Cambridge. A former BBC producer, he directed a BAFTA award-winning documentary on Fermat’s Last Theorem, and his book on the same subject became a No. 1 bestseller. Singh presented a Channel 4 series based on his second book, a bestseller entitled The Code Book. His latest book is The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.

David X. Cohen holds a Masters degree in Theoretical Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, as well as a Bachelors degree in Physics from Harvard University. His main contribution to mathematics has been world-class research in the area of pancake sorting. He is Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed animated series Futurama, and also spent five years as a writer for The Simpsons. He has won four Emmy Awards and four Annie Awards.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – America’s Got Powers Signing

agpJonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch will be signing America’s Got Powers at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 6:00 pm on 8th October.

It’s the biggest TV show on Earth, where the chance to win fame, fortune and get laid are dangled in front of a generation of super-powered teens. All they have to do is Win. Who is the fastest, the strongest or the greatest? Who survives? Young Tommy Watt’s dreams of being the greatest hero of them all might just be shattered when the greatest show on the planet begins to reveal it’s dark heart.

Jonathan Ross is a lifelong comics fan who made his writing debut with the fantastic Turf. His recent work includes Revenge with Ian Churchill.

Bryan Hitch may well be the most prolific and accomplished comics artist working today. His credits include Ultimates, Fantastic Four, Stormwatch, and The Authority. He has also worked as a concept artist for the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – 13 Coins #1 Signing

13coinsArtist Simon Bisley and writer Martin Brennan launch 13 Coins #1 – with a Forbidden Planet variant cover – at our London Megastore at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 8th October.

13 Coins is the story of John Pozner, a tormented ex-con on a quest for vengeance, when he discovers that he is descended from angels, and is the living key to Earth’s future, or Heaven’s fall.

Simon Bisley is hugely popular for his work on Lobo, Judge Dredd vs Batman and Hellblazer as well as ABC Warriors and Slaine for 2000AD.

Martin Brennan has written computer game scripts for Square Enix and IO Interactive and was the co-creator on Hitman: Absolution. 13 Coins is his first work in comics.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Deadpool Signing

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Hot writer and comedic genius, Gerry Duggan, appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday, September 24 to meet fans of the Merc With A Mouth and sign copies of his work in a rare London appearance.

Duggan has quickly become a fan-favourite thanks to a strong showing on Deadpool (with Brian Posehn) as part of the Marvel Now! relaunch – and he’s recently taken over as writer on Nova and Hulk, plus the upcoming Batman-spinoff Arkham Manor for DC Comics.

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

UK – Faeries Tales Signing

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Brian & Wendy Froud appear to sign copies of Faerie’s Tales at Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 1:00 PM on Saturday 6th September.

Humans have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. In Faeries Tales, readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the ‘true’ story is told by the faeries.

Brian Froud has created some of the most respected and highly acknowledged mythic artwork of our time. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. Wendy Froud is a doll artist, sculptor and puppet-maker, best known for her work creating creatures for the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, as well as her work on the Star Wars series, for which she was the fabricator of Yoda.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Butcher Baker Signing

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Artist Mike Huddleston appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, August 30th at 4:00 PM to meet fans and sign copies of his work – including the amazing Image Comics series BUTCHER BAKER and Dark Horse Comics’ THE STRAIN, now a major TV series!

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

UK – The Fuse/Umbral Signing

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ANTONY JOHNSTON signs THE FUSE VOL. 1 THE RUSSIA SHIFT and UMBRAL VOL. 1 OUT OF THE SHADOWS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 30th August from 3 – 4pm!

THE FUSE VOLUME 1: THE RUSSIA SHIFT

22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS NO BACKUP

Working homicide on an orbiting energy platform, in a five mile long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, and no help from your so-called colleagues back on earth, is more than tough…it’s murder. A new crime series with serious attitude!

Exclusive mini-prints by Justin Greenwood and signed by Antony Johnston. Limited to 150

UMBRAL VOLUME 1: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

The young thief called Rascal witnesses the horrific and brutal murder of the royal family-now the world’s dark legends will be relived, and only Rascal even knows it’s happening!

Exclusive mini-prints by Christopher Mitten and signed by Antony Johnston. Limited to 150

Antony Johnston is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of graphic novels, video games, and books, with titles including Wasteland, The Fuse, Umbral,Shadow of Mordor, Dead Space, The Coldest City, ZombiU, and more. He has adapted books by bestselling novelist Anthony Horowitz, collaborated with comics legend Alan Moore, and reinvented Marvel’s flagship character Wolverine for manga. His titles have been translated throughout the world and optioned for film. Antony lives and works in England.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Broken Monsters Signing

fpuk081214Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome back LAUREN BEUKES, reading from and signing her latest novel BROKEN MONSTERS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 from 1:00 –  2:00 PM.

A detective facing the most harrowing case of her career. A failed artist with a bizarre new well of creativity. A child discovering the grim realities of adult desire. A writer walking a dangerous path to online fame. A city on the edge of ruin. Brought together by a killer opening doors into the dark heart of humanity… Detective Gabi Versado no longer believes in justice. She’s seen too much stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But never anything like this. And now it’s bleeding into her life. Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. Now a killer with the touch of an artist is turning it into the worst kind of nightmare

Lauren Beukes’ ’The Shining Girls’ become a major Sunday Times bestseller in the summer of 2013, and was also a Richard & Judy Bookclub pick. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way are also adapting The Shining Girls for TV. Her second novel Zoo City won the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2011, whilst also being shortlisted for several other awards. She was also listed as one of the Guardian’s top 10 African writers for 2013.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Fiefdom Signing

fpuk080614DAN ABNETT and NIK VINCENT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 6th August from 6 – 7pm where they will be signing copies of FIEFDOM.

“Gene the Hackman, top dog, him done the great Walk Around. Not for him the darkness, nor for him the Time of Ice that we know today.”

Evelyn War is a Believer. She knows that in the Old Time, long before the Time of Ice that Masters Fought a war with Them, great chitinous beasts that stalked the world and rended and killed. She knows the Masters set fierce, doglike Aux like her to watch over their sleep and keep Them off their Lawn. She knows that the stories are not just lessons in the ways of the war. Them were real.

But in the frozen ruins of Berlin, Them have not been seen for many years. Now the Aux fight among themselves and say all that was just stories. They scorn Evelyn and mock her warnings.

But as the ice is melting, and the whistling calls of Them can be heard in the tunnels of the U-Bahn once more. Abnett co-created Kingdom with artist Richard Elson and the comics have been collected into two graphic novel collections, Kingdom: The Promised Land and Kingdom: Call of the Wild. FIEFDOM is the first release into the brand new fiction series on Abaddon Books.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

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