UK – 2000 AD Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Press Release:

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!

UK – ABC Warriors Signing

Pat Mills and Clint Langley sign ABC Warriors: The Volgan War Volume 3 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 16th September 6 – 7pm

The countdown to Zippo’s execution has started! Only the ABC Warriors can stop their comrade from being melted down by the ruthless G Men. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Warriors are also set to be betrayed by another member willing to follow Volkhan and his destructive cause. And just who is the mysterious resistance figure known as the ‘Urban Fox’?
 
Pat Mills is one of the founding fathers of 2000AD and one of the most respected comic book writers around. He’s created some of the longest-running characters for the title such as Slaine, ABC Warriors and Nemesis The Warlock. His other work includes writing and developing Judge Dredd and Charley’s War.
 
Clint Langley started his career in the 90′s. His images can be seen worldwide in comics, on novel covers and in the conceptual design for advertising and films. His first comic strip work was Dynosty, which appeared in 2000AD. He’s since worked on various comic strips such as Slaine, Judge Dredd and Warhammer.
 
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to: http://www.forbiddenplanet.com/events

UK – ABC Warriors Signing

PAT MILLS & CLINT LANGLEY SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET 

Saturday 27th February 1 – 2pm
 
Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Pat Mills and Clint Langley. They will be signing ABC Warriors: The Volgan War Volume 2 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 27th February 1 – 2pm

The Meknificent Seven are ever-closer to retrieving their comrade Zippo from Marineris, ‘the ugliest city in the galaxy’; Deadlock and Blackblood recount dark tales from their involvement in the Volgan War. And, whilst past secrets create new hostilities within the team, an ex-ABC Warrior nursing a big grudge commits the ultimate act of betrayal!
 
Pat Mills is one of the founding fathers of 2000AD and one of the most respected comic book writers around. He’s created some of the longest-running characters for the title such as Slaine, ABC Warriors, and Nemesis The Warlock. His other work includes writing and developing Judge Dredd and Charley’s War.
 
Clint Langley started his career in the 90′s. His images can be seen worldwide in comics, on novel covers and in the conceptual design for advertising and films. His first comic strip work was Dynosty, which appeared in 2000AD. He’s since worked on various comic strips such as Slaine, Judge Dredd and Warhammer.
 
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

http://forbiddenplanet.com

Radical Publishing Announces SDCC Plans

In its grand return to San Diego Comic-Con International, Radical Publishing is holding nothing back with its largest booth space ever. The new 30×30 island space, with it’s large overhanging sign and the beautiful Radical Girls on hand at booth #3735, will feature many of the top names in the comic book and entertainment industry including Gene and Nick Simmons, Jim Steranko, Arthur Suydam, Darren Bousman, Steve Niles, David Hine and Rick Remender. Fans who visit the brand new Radical booth will have the chance to discover Radical’s diverse and varied library of titles, including the launch of Radical’s first title to implement the Bigger Books! Bigger Value! format, Incarnate #1, created, written and illustrated by Nick Simmons. Also debuting at this year’s Comic-Con is a first look at the special bronze Cholly & Flytrap figurine, sculpted by its creator Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies).

Available for FREE at the Radical booth #3735 will be Radical Publishing’s San Diego Comic-Con 2009 preview book, containing a look at upcoming projects by creators Joseph Kosinski (director of Disney’s upcoming TRON sequel, TRON 2.0), Rich Wilkes (XXX franchise) Darren Bousman (Saw franchise), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), John Heffernan (Snakes on a Plane), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), and many more. Also FREE at the Radical booth will be two special preview books for The Last Days of American Crime from Rick Remender and FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency from David Hine.

In addition Radical will present a special Creators Panel on Friday, July 24 in Room 4 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Hosted by Ain’t It Cool News’ very own Harry Knowles with guests Jim Steranko, Arthur Suydam, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Hine, Rick Remender, Nick Simmons, Mark Long, Nick Sagan, M. Zachary Sherman, Sam Sarkar and Steve Pugh. During the panel, fans will hear a number of exclusive announcements about upcoming Radical projects and new initiatives for the company.

“Radical Publishing really got its start at the San Diego Comic-Con, so it feels like we’re coming home,” said Radical President and Publisher Barry Levine. “In the past year, we’ve followed through on our promise to bring fans compelling stories with gorgeous artwork. This year, the bar we’ve set since our inception is being raised even higher with projects and announcements that you won’t want to miss. It’s been a great year for Radical so far and we can’t wait to celebrate our return to Comic-Con International.”

San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 is open to the fans from July 23rd to 26th at the San Diego Convention Center. The full line-up of Radical Publishing events can be found below.

SIGNINGS & EVENTS, RADICAL PUBLISHING BOOTH #3735

Visit the Radical Publishing booth throughout the convention for special announcements and creator signings.

THURSDAY, JULY 23

From 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

* ARTHUR SUYDAM will be signing copies of CHOLLY & FLYTRAP: CENTER CITY, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS #5, CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #1, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #2, and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* CLINT LANGLEY will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #1 and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* SAM SARKAR will be signing copies of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE PUGH will be signing copies of HOTWIRE: REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD.
* SAM SARKAR will be signing copies of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

* GENE and NICK SIMMONS will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.
* NAM KIM will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.

From 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
SHRAPNEL SIGNING

* MARK LONG (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* NICK SAGAN (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* M. ZACHARY SHERMAN (Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising writer) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* TAE YOUNG CHOI (Shrapnel cover artist) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

From 10:30 A.M to 11:30 P.M.

* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* SAM SARKAR will be signing copies of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* M. ZACHARY SHERMAN will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

* The Radical Publishing Creators Panel in Room 4 hosted by AICN’s Harry Knowles

From 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

* GENE and NICK SIMMONS will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.

From 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

* JIM STERANKO will be signing copies of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* ARTHUR SUYDAM will be signing copies of CHOLLY & FLYTRAP: CENTER CITY, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #1 CONVENTION COVER, CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #1, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #2, and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE NILES will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY.

From 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* CLINT LANGLEY will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #1 and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE PUGH will be signing copies of HOTWIRE: REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

From 11:00 P.M. to 12:00 P.M.

* JIM STERANKO will be signing copies of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* ARTHUR SUYDAM will be signing copies of CHOLLY & FLYTRAP: CENTER CITY, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #1 CONVENTION COVER, CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #1, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #2, and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

* GENE and NICK SIMMONS will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.

From 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

* DARREN BOUSMAN will be signing the ABATTOIR POSTER copies of the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE NILES will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY.
* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* TAE YOUNG CHOI will be signing copies of will be signing copies of the ABATTOIR POSTER, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

* JIMMY PALMIOTTI will be signing copies of the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* CLINT LANGLEY will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #1 and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

SUNDAY, JULY 26

From 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* DOUG SIROIS will be signing copies of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH.

From 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
SHRAPNEL SIGNING

* MARK LONG (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* NICK SAGAN (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* M. ZACHARY SHERMAN (Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising writer) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* TAE YOUNG CHOI (Shrapnel cover artist) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

About Radical Publishing

Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and his protégé Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber and Freedom Formula).

For their quality and excellence in 2008, retailers voted Radical Publishing the Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as Yoshitaka Amano, John Bolton, Luis Royo, Jim Steranko, Steve Pugh, Warren Ellis, Arthur Suydam, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Flint Dille, Marko Djurdjevic, Ian Edginton, David Hine, Rick Remender, Joseph Kosinski, Nick Percival, Steve Moore, Sam Sarkar, Stjepan Sejic, Dave Wilkins, Tomm Coker, Clayton Crain, Bill Sienkiewicz, Nick Sagan, Clint Langley, Nick Simmons, Patrick Reilly, Weta Workshop, Zombie Studios and many more.