UK – 4th Doctor #1 Signing

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GORDON RENNIE appears to sign 4th DOCTOR #1 (Forbidden Planet exclusive variant cover) at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on SATURDAY 26th MARCH from 1 – 2pm!

Victorian England. A mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets. and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory – with a hunger that cannot be satisfied! The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith return for an all-new adventure: GAZE OF THE MEDUSA!

Gordon Rennie is a Scottish comics writer, responsible for White Trash: Moronic Inferno, as well as several comic strips for 2000AD, and for writing for WarHammer Fantasy. His first work was published in Blast! Magazine in 1991.

Together with Emma Beeby, he’s also written The Doomsday Quatrain and sections of 1001 Nights for Big Finish Productions.

Forbidden Planet
59 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE UK
0191 261 9173

UK – Discover! Launch Party

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Gosh! Comics hosts the launch party for the new series by Isabel & Imogen Greenberg, ‘Discover!’ with the first two titles ‘The Roman Empire’ and ‘The Ancient Egyptians’. The launch will be Friday, April 8th from 7-9pm.

A new series from sisters Isabel & Imogen Greenberg, each book in the series covers key historical periods. The first title in the Discover! series takes a look at Ancient Egypt! The book takes in pyramids , mummies, hieroglyphs and provides comprehensive a timeline of the period. The second title that we will be launching on the night is Discover The Roman Empire. Within this volume you’ll find gladiators, architectural feats and the might of the imperial Roman army, all rendered by Isabel Greenberg’s unmistakeable line. This new series is a great way for children to engage with these historical topics in an engaging and fun way.

Isabel Greenberg is well-known to the London comics community. She debuted her graphic novel The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth in early 2013 to critical acclaim. She’s also worked with publishers such as Nobrow, Seven Stories Press, and First Second. Her sister Imogen Greenberg is a freelance journalist writing on arts, culture and heritage in London. This is her first book.

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

UK – Rivers of London: Body Work Launch Party

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Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel appear at Gosh! Comics  from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday, 18th March for a launch party and signing for the trade of Rivers of London: Body Work.

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

UK – Rivers of London #2.1 Signing

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Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel signing Rivers of London #2.1 FORBIDDEN PLANET JETPACK EXCLUSIVE/BEN OLIVER VARIANT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 16th March from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

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, weird folk in the Underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent people!

In RIVERS OF LONDON #2.1, Russian hoodlums, seeking to free a very particular prisoner, storm a police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.

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

UK – Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 Signing

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The directors of Kung Fu Panda 3, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, will be meeting fans and signing copies of The Art Of Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 4th March at 6:00pm.

This year, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3.

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible – learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

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

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UK – Space Dumplins Signing

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Orbital Comics is excited to welcome the phenomenal Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) to the store for a very special signing on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The signing will be followed by one of our famous Director’s Commentary nights with Craig talking us through his latest work, Space Dumplins.

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

UK – Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl Signing

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Gosh! Comics hosts a launch party and signing for the trade of Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl with Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and the B-side contributors Tom Humberstone, Julia Scheele, and Sarah Gordon. The launch will be from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday, 1st April 2016!

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

UK – Marceline The Vampire Queen Signing

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Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline The Vampire Queen on the hugely popular Adventure Time animated series, will be signing copies of her book Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook at Forbidden Planet in London at 6:30pm on Friday 11th March.

Dive deeper into the secrets of the Land of Ooo with this mysterious mash-up flip over book of both The Enchiridion (the ancient hero’s handbook, as featured on the series) and Marceline’s private scrapbook.

Olivia Olson is an actress and singer-songwriter whose voice talents feature on Adventure Time and Phineas & Ferb. She is also well known for singing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ in the hit movie Love Actually.

Please Note: As we expect this to be a popular event, Olivia will ONLY be signing The Enchiridion and there may be limits on the number each customer can have signed.

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

UK – Amazing Spider-Man Signing

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Legendary comic writer Dan Slott will be signing copies of Spider-Man comics and graphic novels at Forbidden Planet London at 6:00 PM on Wednesday 9th March.

Dan Slott is an American comic-book writer best known for Avengers: Initiative, Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. He was the sole writer of the controversial Superior Spider-Man, where Peter Parker was replaced by Doctor Otto Octavius, and the Silver Surfer. He’s renowned for injecting humour into typically serious superhero books.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time restrictions, there may be limits placed on the number of items signed.

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

UK – Miracleman/The Discipline Signing

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Join MARK BUCKINGHAM signing MIRACLEMAN VOL. 1 THE GOLDEN AGE and PETER MILLIGAN signing SOONER OR LATER and THE DISCIPLINE #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 2nd March from from 6 – 7pm!

Atop Olympus, Mark Buckingham’s MIRACLEMAN presides over a brave new world forged from London’s destruction. It is a world free of war, of famine, of poverty. A world of countless wonders. A world where pilgrims scale Olympus’s peak to petition their living god while, miles below, the dead return in fantastic android bodies. It is an Age of Miracles — but is humankind ready for it? Do we even want it? Is there a place for humanity in a world of gods? Gaiman and Buckingham delve into the lives of lonely idealists, rebellious schoolchildren and fracturing families, exploring the human constant in a changing world of gods and miracles.

000000-DisciplineIn Peter Milligan’s SOONER OR LATER, we find ourselves in Thatcher’s Britain – and Micky Swift is still on the dole. Disillusioned with his dour existence in dreary Camden, Micky’s life is suddenly turned inside out when he is plucked dragged into the 30th century as the property of one Mr & Mrs Katsbreath – a case of mistaken identity. Unwanted, trapped in the future and still unemployable, if Micky wants to return home (time travel isn’t cheap you know!), he will need to find a job!

And in DISCIPLINE #1, Melissa fall in lust with a stranger who’s an awful lot more than he seems. What appears to be a simple seduction is revealed as something much darker and more dangerous. This controversial and erotically-charged tale of sex, death, and metamorphosis begins with an explosion of carnality and weirdness.

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

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