UK – Amazing Spider-Man #31 Signing

Writer Dan Slott signs Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol. 6 and Amazing Spider-Man #31  at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 6th September from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol. 6 brings us – PARKER VS. OSBORN! In the end of Superior Spider-Man, Peter Parker cured Norman Osborn of the Goblin serum and insanity. But Peter didn’t realize that a sane Norman Osborn is more dangerous than ever. Can Spider-Man wield the full power of Parker Industries to take on Osborn’s military might?! The end of Parker Industries begins here!

And in Amazing Spider-Man #31, we have a Secret Empire tie in! On orders from Captain America, the Superior Octopus is taking the fight to Parker Industries. Peter must use the full force of his company to stop Ock and Hydra, but WILL IT BE ENOUGH?!

Dan Slott is an American comic-book writer best known for Avengers: Initiative, Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. He’s renowned for injecting humour into typically serious superhero books.

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

UK – Now We Are 600 Signing

James Goss signs Now We Are 600 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 2nd September from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

PART OF OUR DOCTOR WHO DAY CELEBRATIONS!

NOW WE ARE SIX HUNDRED is a gentle collection of charming, funny and whimsical poems that celebrate the joys, sorrows and wonders of Time Lord life. Written by James Goss, it features illustrations by former Doctor Who Executive Producer Russell T Davies – his first role as an illustrator using the comic artist skills he developed in his youth.

James Goss has adapted three Doctor Who stories by Douglas Adams for BBC Books (City of Death, The Pirate Planet and The Kirikketmen). He’s also written several original Doctor Who and Torchwood books. His novel Hatez is in development as a motion picture, and he’s written for the stage and the radio. This is his first (and probably only) volume of poetry.

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

UK – Doctor Who Paper Dolls Signing

Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee will be signing DOCTOR WHO PAPER DOLLS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 19th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Take a romp through time and space with this fantastic collection of Doctor Who paper dolls. Hours of crafting fun to be had with 26 dolls – including all 12 doctors and range of companions and characters, from Rose to Donna and Missy and new companion Bill. And there are 50 different outfits to change them into!

Learn the secrets behind the costumes, with insights from actors and producers, and find out how to take your own dress-up to the next level with cosplay tips from Doctor Who: The Fan Show’s Christel Dee.

Simon Guerrier is co-author of Whographica and The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who and has written countless Doctor Who books, comics, audio plays and documentaries.

Christel Dee is the presenter of Doctor Who: The Fan Show. A cosplayer, convention enthusiast and long-time Whovian, her popular YouTube channel features interviews with fans and cosplayers.

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

UK – Rick & Morty Signing

Artist Marc Ellerby signs at HMV on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 PM. First 100 people in the queue get this RICK & MORTY exclusive art card.

HMV
363 Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom W1C 2LA
+44 843 221 0200

UK – 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection Signing

Artist BOO COOK will be helping to launch issue #1 of 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 23rd August from 6 – 7pm!

Compiling the definitive stories from forty years of the award winning weekly SF anthology comic 2000 AD, and written and illustrated by some of the biggest talents in the industry, 2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection forms a stunning library that represents the best of this most celebrated of titles.

With a specially commissioned artwork from top artist Boo Cook, special edition cover designs and exclusive bonus content, this collection is a must-have for any 2000 AD fan!

BOO COOK is a comic book writer and artist whose work includes Elephantmen, Zarjaz, Doctor Who, Asylum, ABC Warriors, Judge Dredd, Marvel Apes, and Prophet.

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

UK – The Ninth Doctor Chronicles Signing

Nicholas Briggs will be signing THE NINTH DOCTOR CHRONICLES at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd August from 6 – 7pm.

Narrated by Nicholas Briggs, THE NINTH DOCTOR CHRONICLES features four new stories from the Ninth Doctor’s era:

The Bleeding Heart by Cavan Scott

Galen is a place where people come to heal. The renowned ‘planet of peace’ seems the ideal venue for talks between two warring races. But when death disrupts the diplomacy, Cosmic Nine news reporter Adriana Jarsdel uncovers a different story. Luckily, someone is there to help. A battle-weary veteran from another war. The Doctor has come to Galen – but is he looking for peace, or something else entirely?

The Window on the Moor by Una McCormack

Emily and her sisters once told each other fables of warring kingdoms: wicked princes, noble dukes, and their battling armies. Now she wanders the moors of her childhood alone, remembering those tales. The TARDIS arrives amid a strange civil war, with prisons made of glass and cities stalked by terrifying beasts. As windows open between worlds, stories and storyteller meet, and Rose comes face to face with Emily Brontë.

The Other Side by Scott Handcock

Rose has invited a new friend on board the TARDIS, against the Doctor’s better judgement. But when the Time Lord tries to take his unwelcome guest home, a temporal tsunami cuts the journey short. The travellers find the source of the disturbance inside an abandoned cinema. Will Adam Mitchell help or hinder when the Doctor and Rose discover what is lurking on the other side of the screen?

Retail Therapy by James Goss

Jackie Tyler is a success. Every home should have a Glubby Glub, and Jackie is star saleswoman on the Powell Estate. At last, she’s found her calling and it’s only a matter of time before she can give Rose the life she deserves. But the Doctor isn’t impressed. Jackie Tyler isn’t just filling peoples’ houses with useless clutter. He believes she’s launching an alien invasion…

NICHOLAS BRIGGS is an English actor, writer, director, sound designer and composer predominantly associated with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who and its various spin-offs, particularly as the voice of the Daleks and the Cybermen. He’s also a co-creator of Big Finish Productions, for which he has produced, directed and written several audio plays.

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

UK – The Metabaron 2 Signing

Artist Niko Henrichon signs The Metabaron 2: Techno-Cardinal and the Transhuman at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 24th August from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

The Metabaron once single-handedly brought the Techno-Techno Empire to its knees. But in the chaos that followed, a new regime within the Techno-Techno civilization has rebuilt by seizing control of the galaxy’s most precious fuel, the Epiphyte.

When this tyrannical new force learns that the Metabaron is back and headed towards Marmola, the only known source of Epiphyte, the Empire dispatches its most trusted servant: the notoriously invulnerable and cruel Wilhelm-100, The Techno-Admiral. Can the Metabaron save the universe once more, or has he finally met his match?

Niko Henrichon first came to the fore in 2001 with the publication of Vertigo’s The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams…But Were Afraid to Ask, written by Bill Willingham. The following year he worked with Willingham again on The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales. Then in 2003, Vertigo gave Niko all of the illustration duties on a Howard Chaykin/David Tischman project entitled Barnum!

In 2006, he teamed up with author, Brian K. Vaughan, to create Pride of Baghdad, which won the Imagine Games Network (IGN) award for best original graphic novel. Henrichon has also illustrated are Fables, Marvel Comics Presents, New X-Men, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Spider-Man Fairy Tales, Star War Tales and X-Men: Return of Magik, and has been one of the cover artists on Black Panther, Fantastic Four: True Story, Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers, Mirror’s Edge, Vaistron, Shadow Hunter, and Dark X-Men: The Beginning.

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

UK – Minecraft: The Island Signing

Author Max Brooks will be signing MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 26th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Be immersed in the Minecraft universe in a thrilling new adventure. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.

Max Brooks is a best-selling author, public speaker, and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His books include The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include The Extinction Parade, GI Joe: Hearts and Minds and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – Fighting Fantasy 35th Anniversary Signing

Press Release:

August 2017 is the 35th Anniversary of the first publication of the iconic The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by 
Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. To celebrate, Steve and Ian will be signing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 4th August from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Ian will be signing the new Fighting Fantasy title, The Port of Peril. In this brand new addition to the multi million-copy-selling books, you – the hero – must travel all over Allansia, from old haunts like Darkwood Forest and Port Blacksand, on a dangerous quest!

And Ian and Steve will be signing the 35th Anniversary re-releases of the first five titles of the original series.

In 1982, Ian Livingstone co- authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first interactive gamebook in the Fighting Fantasy series, and wrote 15 of the titles, including City of Thieves, Forest of Doom and Deathtrap Dungeon. When serving as Executive Chairman at Eidos, he launched video games blockbusters including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He currently chairs nine video games companies. He co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, working with government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. He has been awarded a CBE and a BAFTA Special Award.

Steve Jackson co-founded the videogame developers Lionhead Studios with industry legend Peter Molyneux. He wrote a weekly column on games and puzzles every Saturday in the Daily Telegraph, wrote and directed the F.I.S.T. series of telephone games, designed ‘Battlecards’ the first collectable card game series and his Sorcery series was converted to an app by Inkle Studios in 2013, with over 3 million paid downloads to date. Ex- Professor of Game Design at Brunel University Steve co-created the UK’s first MA game design course. And in 1993 he was awarded title of European Games Champion at the international games fair at Essen, 1993.

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

UK – Minecraft: The Island Signing

MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks

Author Max Brooks signs MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 12th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Be immersed in the Minecraft universe in a thrilling new adventure. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.

Max Brooks is a best-selling author, public speaker, and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His books include The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include The Extinction Parade, GI Joe: Hearts and Minds and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters. New York.

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

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