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

UK – Britannia Signing

Peter Milligan will be signing BRITANNIA on Saturday 18th February from 1 – 2pm

Join us for a launch day to remember!

In Peter Milligan’s BRITANNIA, we’re on the fringes of civilisation, and the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery. Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

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
59 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – The Visitor #1 Signing

Paul Grist (Jack Staff, Kane, Mudman) appears at Gosh! Comics to sign copies of The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #1 on Wednesday the 22nd February, from 6-7pm!

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

UK – Limbo Signing

Caspar Wijngaard and Dan Watters at Gosh Comics on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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

UK – Image Day 2017 Signing

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Forbidden Planet welcomes TRADD MOORE and SARA KENNEY for a signing at the London Megastores as part of the celebration of IMAGE COMICS DAY on WEDNESDAY 1st FEBRUARY! Celebrate Image Comics at Forbidden Planet!

TRADD MOORE, an American artist with a host of superheroes to his credit, will be signing all three LUTHER STRODE graphic novels. Join young Luther, just your average geek, as he sends for an exercise course on the back of an old comic book – and is granted super muscle. For five years, he’s a legend terrifying criminals – until his path leads eventually to his final confrontation with Cain, the first murderer.

SARA KENNEY, acclaimed documentary, factual drama and animation filmmaker (Angels and Ghosts), will be signing SURGEON X #1, the very first issue of ‘Cutting Loose’. If you cross a far-right British government with an antibiotic apocalypse and a gruesome murder… you get extreme times. And they call for extreme measures! This is unique, darkly comic medical thriller, sure to both horrify and delight!

Both will be signing with us from 6 – 7pm, so make sure you come down on the day!

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

UK – Power of The Dark Crystal #1 Signing

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Simon Spurrier will be signing POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th February 6 – 7pm.

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film.

Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.

Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

Simon Spurrier writes novels and comics. Recent work in the sequential sphere includes Cry Havoc, Doctor Who, X-Men Legacy, Marvel Zombies, and Eisner award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the “absurdist-noir” novella Unusual Concentrations.

He lives in London, regards sushi as part of the plotting process, and does not have a cat.

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

UK – When I’m A Mummy Like You Launch Party

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David O’Connell and Francesca Gambatesa sign the release of When I’m A Mummy Like You on Thursday, 9th February from 7-9pm at Gosh! Comics.

David O’Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. His favorite things to draw are monsters, naughty children, batty old ladies and evil cats. He loves comics too, and has had work published in anthologies such as Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science and Accent UK, as well as his own webcomic, Tozo. David edited ink+PAPER, a biannual anthology combining comics and the graphic arts. He is the creator of the Monster & Chips series and illustrator on the Creature Teachers book series. His writing credits include Jampires, with illustrator Sarah McIntyre, and When I’m A Monster Like You, Dad.

Francesca Gambatesa is an Italian illustrator and animator based in London. She was born in Lebanon, grew up in Rome and got her animation degree at the Italian National film school C.S.C. She’s worked as an animator and art director for children TV series, internet productions and feature films between Italy and the UK. Animation and design work include BBC series Wee Wise Words, Jiles Andreae’s The World of Happy and end credit sequence of feature film Nanny Mcphee and the Big Bang. Her recent illustration work is for Penguin Young Readers, Usborne Books and Zanichelli Editore. She illustrated the kids book series Recipe For Adventure by Giada de Laurentiis.

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

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