UK – 2000AD Mega-Signing

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Join Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Laurence Campbell, and Ben Willsher as they hit Orbital Comics for a 2000 AD mega-signing on Saturday June 7 at 2:00 pm. The signing coincides with the release of the new Dredd collection FALLOUT (which comes out later in the month) – but you can pick up a pre-release signed copy that day. Don’t miss out!

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

UK – Ordinary Launch Party

ordinary.jpg.size-230Rob Williams and D’Israeli will be launching their new comic ‘Ordinary’ at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore at 5:00 pm on Wednesday 28th May.

What if everyone woke up with superpowers – and it was the worst thing in the world?

When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it’s seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates to a truly horrific point.

The plague must be cured if humankind is to survive. The key lies in the blood of the only human being who didn’t get powers when the plague hit: A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth. Giant baseball players, grannies ageing in reverse, a talking Grizzly bear. That’s nothing out of the Ordinary!

Rob Williams is a British comic book writer. Among a huge list of credits, he is a regular writer of JUDGE DREDD for 2000AD, including the hit series’ ‘Titan’ and ‘Trifecta’, he writes THE ROYALS for Vertigo, and recently was one of the writers on the ‘Into The Light’ official tie-in comic for Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS II computer game.

D’Israeli – aka artist Matt Brooker – has created Future Shocks for 2000 AD, and Consequences, a one-off sequel to Timulo. He has drawn Judge Dredd, worked as a colourist on Miracleman and 2000 AD, and as an inker on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Grant Morrison’s Kill Your Boyfriend.

Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights Bristol BS8 1EJ

 

UK – Razorjack Signing

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John Higgins signs the hardcover of RAZORJACK at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftsbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR on Saturday 21st September from 1 – 2pm.

When three students inadvertently create an opening into our dimension from an alternate universe known as The Twist, they become the focus for the evil death-bitch Razorjack. Maverick cops, Frame and Ross, are assigned a disturbing serial killer case which draws them into what is potentially the final battle between good and evil.

John Higgins is an English comic book artist and writer probably best known for being the colourist on Watchmen. In addition to this, he’s worked for 2000AD, including drawing for Alan Moore’s Tharg’s Future Shocks, he’s provided covers for Marvel and artwork for The Killing Joke. John has also worked on Greysuit, The Hills Have Eyes, and Jonah Hex.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Best of Milligan & McCarthy Signing

mmcPETER MILLIGAN and BRENDAN McCARTHY sign THE BEST OF MILLIGAN & McCARTHY at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 14th September at 1:00pm.

One of comics’ most fruitful collaborations gets its due in this deluxe collection of hard-to-find gems from Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy. There is still nothing else like Freakwave, Paradax!, Skin, and Rogan Gosh, and this volume is the ideal starting place for new readers!

Collecting twenty years’ worth of the pair’s finest work from Vanguard Illustrated, Strange Days, 2000 AD, and Vertigo.

Peter Milligan is an acclaimed British comics writer and alumnus of 2000AD. Milligan was one of the founding writers of DC’s cutting edge Vertigo imprint, and has written a huge array of titles, including Animal Man, Tank Girl, Shade: The Changing Man, and X-Force.

Artist Brendan McCarthy has worked for the 2000 AD, Crisis, and Revolver. For Crisis, he drew the highly controversial Skin, also created with and written by Peter Milligan. He has worked as designer on the films Highlander, the first live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Lost In Space, and The Borrowers. His designs also feature in the forthcoming Max Max: Fury Road.

This event is Approved By The Spider Of Warning.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Drowntown Launch Party

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2000AD alumni Robbie Morrison and Jim Murray present their new project Drowntown at Gosh Comics on Friday the 21st of June, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm!

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

UK – Marshall Law Signing

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Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill sign at Gosh Comics on Saturday the 20th of April from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm!

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It’s been a long time coming, this one. Since it began in 1987 Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s superhero satire Marshal Law has been through a string of publishers before finally finding a home at DC Comics. And for the last few years the Marshal Law omnibus has been promised, denied, and now that it’s finally coming out there are still some sad voices on the internet who don’t believe it. It’s happening, dudes. Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition – collecting the original series plus Fear and Loathing, Takes Manhattan, Kingdom of the Blind, The Hateful Dead, Super Babylon and Secret Tribunal – is coming! And as soon as it gets here we are having a signing with Mills and O’Neill to celebrate.

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

UK – Halo Jones Signing

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Ian Gibson signs at Gosh Comics on Saturday the 27th of April from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm!

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Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s classic 2000 AD saga Halo Jones is coming out in a brand new edition complete with a swanky new cover! We thought we’d welcome her back to our shelves by hosting a signing with the man who drew Halo and her universe for the very first time back in 1984. British comics legend Gibson will be at our hallowed table signing for two whole hours on Saturday the 27th of April from 2pm until 4pm so now’s your chance to get your new Halo scribbled in, or even your battered old ones (although you’ll be missing out on the new introduction by Fairest writer, Lauren Beukes).

Halo was one of the first feminist heroines of comics, a 50th-century everywoman whose story was not the testosterone-fueled story that 2000 AD readers were used to but something else altogether. Says Beukes: “She’s remarkable for being just a girl caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Halo is working class, she doesn’t have any superpowers, in her own words, she was ‘just there’… It’s a story about choices and compromises, about defying expectations, about poverty, society, celebrity, identity, the toll of war, and also love, ambition, ambivalence and the places restless curiosity will take you.” Our pals at Forbidden Planet International have put the whole first chapter online. Head to their excellent blog and have a read.

Gibson is not only known for Halo Jones but Robo-Hunter, Judge Dredd, Ace Trucking Co. and more (and we’re not putting any restrictions on this signing so feel free to bring along your favourites). The new edition of Halo Jones is £13.99 and we’ll have plenty of copies available on the day. However! If reserving a copy will help you sleep at night, send us an email to info@goshlondon.com. We can also sort you out with a signed copy if you can’t make it on the day or happen to live on the other side of the world.

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

UK – Judge Dredd Signing

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Brian Bolland signs at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 12th January from 3 – 4pm!

Mega-City One, 2099. This vast urban nightmare has sprung up from the post-apocalyptic ashes of North America’s east coast. Each of the 400 million citizens based there is a potential criminal and only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. These future lawmen are judge, jury, and executioner. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!

By the end of 1977 Brian Bolland was regularly handling art chores for John Wagner’s scripts on Judge Dredd. All told, he illustrated 19 stories. Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland collects these stories in oversized format, featuring meticulous modern coloring by Charlie Kirchoff.

Brian Bolland has earned a reputation as one of the best cover artists in the industry, and his elegantly composed and beautifully rendered pieces have graced a host of titles, including ANIMAL MAN, BATMAN, THE FLASH, THE INVISIBLES, WONDER WOMAN and many more. He’s also the designer of our legendary ‘People Like Us’ t-shirts.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Batman/Judge Dredd Signing

Simon Bisley and Glenn Fabry sign at Gosh! Comics on Saturday November 24, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00pm!

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

UK – 2000 AD Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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It’s been the cutting edge powerhouse of British comics since 1977 – and now 2000 AD is celebrating 35 years of Thrill-power with its first ever National Signing Event!

Just days before DREDD 3D hits movie screens, on Saturday 1st September five comic book stores in five cities from north to south will play host to a band, nay, a legion of top British comic book talent from the past three and a half decades. From old hands such as Dave Gibbons and Simon Bisley to the newest finds such as Al Ewing and Alec Worley, we’ll be celebrating Britain’s greatest export across the nation!

Forbidden Planet stores in London, Bristol, and Birmingham, along with Travelling Man stores in Leeds and Manchester, and the Forbidden Planet store in Edinburgh will be stuffed with artists and writers who have made 2000 AD what it is today.

Legendary writer, and Dredd and Strontium Dog co-creator, John Wagner will be headlining the day with a visit to Manchester and other big names now confirmed include Dave Gibbons (Rogue Trooper, Watchmen), Simon Bisley (Sláine: The Horned God, Lobo), Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Clint Langley (Sláine, ABC Warriors) Dan Abnett (Sinister Dexter, Kingdom), John Higgins (Judge Dredd), D’Israeli (Leviathan), Ian Edginton (Leviathan, Red Seas), and Mark Buckingham (Fables).

More big British names will be announced in the coming weeks – keep an eye on 2000adonline.com for all the latest updates!

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