UK – Aquaman: The Drowning Signing

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Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, has never found a true home in either of the worlds that he was born of. In these tales from AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-7 of the new series, the King of Atlantis attempts to broker a peace between Atlantis and the surface, but this noble quest might force Aquaman to choose whether to live his life above the waves, or below them.

Dan Abnett is a bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, and his 2008 run on 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 – U.S. Avengers #1 Signing

000_u-s-avengers1-cap-britAl Ewing will be signing the first issue of Now U.S. Avengers at our London Megastore on 4th January at 6:00 PM. In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to… American Intelligence Mechanics!

A.I.M. will dare any danger – no matter how awesome that danger might be – to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day.

Forbidden Planet Exclusive Captain Britain variant available!

Al Ewing has worked on a range of 2000AD characters, including Judge Dredd, Zombo and Tharg’s Future Shocks. He also has several novels in print and is also currently writing for a range of titles for Marvel Comics.

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

UK – Norse Mythology Launch Party

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Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) appears at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss his new book, Norse Mythology, and the great Norse myths that inspire his award-winning fiction. Explore the fantastical realms of Gaiman’s fiction in this evening, as he talks about the origins of Norse tales and bringing their gods to life through his own writing. Tickets available at the link…

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Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd Unit 9, SE1 8XX London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7960 4200

UK – Hook Jaw #1 Signing

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Writer Si Spurrier, artist Conor Boyle, and colourist Giulia Brusco will be joined by cover artists Steve White, Marc Laming, and Brian Williamson for a signing at Orbital Comics on Thursday 15 December starting at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Titan Comics’ reimagining of ’70s ACTION classic, Hook Jaw #1!

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

UK – Transformers: Lost Light #1 Signing

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James Roberts and Jack Lawrence will visit Orbital Comics on Friday, December 16, 2016 to sign the first issue of Transformers: Lost Light from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The store will also host an exhibition of Lawrence’s artwork.

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

UK – Elstree 1976 Screening

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Director Jon Spira hosts a screening of his Star Wars documentary at the Cube Cinema on Tuesday, November 22nd at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

Elstree 1976 is a documentary looking at the lives of the people behind the masks and beneath the helmets in the original Star Wars movie. Over the summer of 1976, a wide array of North American and British actors, along with an inexhaustible supply of film extras, donned crazy costumes and headgear to populate George Lucas’s universe. Few of them understood what the film even was, let alone the global cultural impact it would go on to have. Filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked a cross section of these people down and explored the bizarre community they have formed, to find out what it means to exist in the shadow of such a phenomenon.

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The Cube
Dove Street South, BS2 8JD Bristol, UK
+44 117 907 4190

UK – The Coldest Winter Launch Party

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Writer Antony Johnston appears at Gosh Comics to celebrate the launch of The Coldest Winter, sequel to his excellent (soon to be a major motion picture) cold war thriller The Coldest City. Proceedings kick of from 7-9pm on Friday the 9th December!

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

UK – Elstree 1976 Signing

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Director Jon Spira will be signing DVD copies of his documentary Elstree 1976 – accompanied by some of the cast members – at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on 18th November at 6:00pm. Joining Jon Spira will be rebel pilot Red 12, John Chapman, and Anthony Forrest – the Jedi mind-tricked Sandtrooper. “These aren’t the droids we are looking for”

Behind the masks. Beneath the helmets. Big People. Small Roles.

In 1976, the original Star Wars movie was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden behind masks and beneath helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later.

Documentary filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked down a cross-section of these actors and extras, including David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), to find out what it means to have been a part of the most beloved cinematic universe of all time.

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

UK – Warhammer 40,000 #1 Signing

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George Mann will be signing the Local Comic Shop Day Variant of issue one of Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron at our London Megastore on 19th November at 1:00pm.

Warhammer 40,000 #1 is based on the ever-popular tabletop miniatures war game from Games Workshop. Games Workshop legend George Mann and artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angolini take the series to new heights with the first adventure, ​Will of Iron​​.​

After a thousand years of warp storms, the Calaphrax Cluster has re-opened to the universe, and Baltus and his fellow Dark Angel Space Marines join a strike force sent to explore and secure the region, in search of forgotten artefacts and ancient technology! But the forces of Chaos are never far away… and a shameful Dark Angels secret from the Horus Heresy soon leads to a new front in the war!

This new, phenomenal variant for​ Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron​ #1 from Titan Comics comes with a special cover exclusively designed for the annual Local Comic Shop​ Day by Pasquale Qualano & Marco Lesko and is only available in participating stores.

George Mann is author of the bestselling Doctor Who: Engines of War and Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery series, as well as numerous other novels, short stories and original audiobooks.

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

UK – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.

Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

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

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