UK – Rivers of London: Detective Stories #1 Signing

Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, and Lee Sullivan will be signing RIVERS OF LONDON DETECTIVE STORIES #1 FORBIDDEN PLANET JETPACK VARIANT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 10th June from 1 – 2pm!

Follow the continuing adventure of Peter Grant, and the special branch of the Met who deal with magic and the supernatural!

Peter Grant has come a long way since first entering that particular special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires and weird folk in the Underground!

Set in the million-selling Rivers of London series, this comic adventure entitled DETECTIVE STORIES contains four self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by Detective Peter Grant to his superiors!

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

UK – Stained #1 Signing

David Baron and Simon Bowland will be signing STAINED #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 17th June from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Meet Emma London.

Emma is a recovery artist and bounty hunter for hire. She is strong, possibly indomitable, and – did we mention? – part machine.

Emma is the type that dives head first into things that most wouldn’t and shouldn’t.

Those dark places that no one else will go to track down the subhuman criminals lurking in the underbelly of society and brings them to justice.

Emma attempts to take down a pair of international diamond smugglers, but her story explodes forward when initially what was thought to be a hunt for a priceless painting with a record high bounty, leads her to something darker and more monstrous than she could have ever imagined.

David Baron began his career working for InColor and was subsequently hired by Wildstorm FX. Since then, his work has primarily appeared in books published by WildStorm and DC Comics. He was the primary colourist on The Authority during the Mark Millar and Frank Quitely era, spent several years colouring JLA, and has recently coloured several issues of DC Comics’ weekly series, 52.

Simon Bowland has been lettering comics for more than a decade, and is currently working for DC, Image, Valiant, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Boom, 451, Titan, Oni, and more.

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

UK – John Barrowman Signing

Waterstones Bluewater is delighted to welcome back the charismatic star of stage and screen, John Barrowman, as he signs copies of Nephilim, book two of the Orion Chronicles, on Wednesday 31st May at 1:00 PM.

Please note, co-author Carole Barrowman will not be attending this event.

Due to time constraints, we regret that John will only be signing copies of The Orion Chronicles books.  No other books or merchandise will be signed.

Waterstones Bluewater
Bluewater Shopping Centre, DA9 9SE Greenhithe
+44 1322 624831

UK – Nephilim Signing

John Barrowman, famous for his roles in Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Arrow, will be signing copies of Nephilim, a gripping new YA fantasy novel, at Foyles on Tuesday, May 30th at 1:00 PM. Register for free tickets at the link…

Nephilim tells the story of seventeen-year-old Rémy, a Conjuror who can alter reality with his music. But such a talent comes with a price. He and his superpowered friends, Matt and Em Calder, are engaged in a dangerous battle to save humanity as we know it.

Don’t miss the chance to meet John at this exclusive London event. To avoid disappointment please arrive thirty minutes before the start of the signing. You must register below to be in the priority queue on the day and to go into the draw to win a very special prize.

RSVP on Facebook!

Foyles Bookshop
107 Charing Cross Road,  London, UK

UK – The Life and Times Of Martha Washington In The 21st Century Signing

Dave Gibbons will be signing The Life and Times Of Martha Washington In The 21st Century at our London Megastore on Wednesday 7th June at 6:00pm.

Martha’s story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption.

Her fight will take her far, from the frontlines of the second American Civil War to the cold, unforgiving reaches of space.

This edition collects remastered versions of every Martha Washington story, an extensive behind-the-scenes section, an introduction by Frank Miller, and a brand-new cover by Dave Gibbons!

Dave Gibbons is one of Britain’s finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award- winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who, and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern, and World’s Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals.

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

UK – James Bond: Service Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen signs JAMES BOND: SERVICE: SPECIAL one-shot at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 24th May from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Please note change of date.

A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Antonio Fuso, with a thrilling take on the icon of espionage!

In contemporary politics, where Britain’s world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the ‘special relationship,’ and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place…especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It’ll test Bond’s deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster…

Kieron Gillen’s writing career has includes comics titles Phonogram, Young Avengers, and The Wicked + The Divine. He’s been writing for Marvel since 2008, on titles including Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, and Iron Man. His Marvel work from 2015 also includes Darth Vader, Angela, and the much acclaimed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. For Avatar Press, he’s written WW2 superhero book Uber, and Mercury Heat. His other works for Image include the Spartan Slave Hunt story, Three.

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

UK – 2000AD Signing

Join Forbidden Planet for a great 2000AD event with ALEC WORLEY signing JUDGE ANDERSON: THE DEEP END plus SIMON DAVIS signing SLAINE: BRUTANIA CHRONICLES VOL. 3 on Saturday 27th May from 1:00 to 2:00pm.

Judge Anderson: The Deep End Following the traumatic events of Peach Trees block, rookie psychic Judge Cassandra Anderson is still coming to terms with life on the mean streets of Mega-City One. When a strange of case of seemingly demonic possession requires her attention, it will play on her doubts and fears. DEEP END is the first comic-book sequel to the cult movie Dredd to focus on Anderson.

Alec Worley spent several years as a projectionist in London’s West End, before becoming a movie journalist. He got into comics through the slush pile at 2000 AD for whom he went on to write for classic characters Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson, and Robo-Hunter. He also writes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Realm of the Damned.

Slaine: Brutania Chronicles: Volume 3: Psychopomp Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, before returning to being a wanderer.

Now, having journeyed to the Isle of Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he’s discovered that they have been experimenting on their own creations — including the brutal, superhuman Primordial, whom Sláine has just learnt is his old friend Gort…

Artist Simon Davis has worked on a range of 2000AD stories, including Judge Dredd, Missionary Man and Sinister Dexter. He is also a noted portrait painter, mainly in oils, and is a member of both The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

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

UK – A Castle in England Launch Party

Writer Jamie Rhodes and artists Isabel Greenberg, Becky Palmer, Briony May Smith, and Isaac Lenkiewicz appear at Gosh Comics to celebrate the release of their new Nobrow graphic novel A Castle in England on Friday May 19th, 7-9pm!

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

UK – Venom #150 Signing

Artist Tradd Moore appears at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Saturday 27th May from 4:00 – 5:00 PM to sign their exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s VENOM #150!

REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!

Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favourite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can’t afford to miss!

TRADD MOORE is an American artist, best known for his fantastic Luther Strode artwork. He’s worked on a huge range of titles from Ghost Rider and Deadpool to Secret Avengers and Civil War.

Don’t miss this chance to grab your copy of our exclusive Adi Granov variant!

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

UK – Kim Reaper #1 Signing

Sarah Graley signs LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR and KIM REAPER #1 and #2 at Forbidden Planet Birmingham on Saturday 20th May from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

LI’L POOPY SUPERSTAR is the runaway hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious adult swim animated show RICK AND MORTY. Explore the complexities of friendship and fame!

In KIM REAPER, Kim works at a part-time job to make ends meet. UNLIKE most university students, Kim’s job is pretty dang cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife.

Like most university students, Becka has a super intense unrequited crush. UNLIKE most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that. Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date!

But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it… and maybe even get a kiss in the bargain.

Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD

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