FORBIDDEN PLANET celebrates the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO with a special signing of the 50th Anniversary Collection from BBC Books. Eleven classic novels, one for each Doctor – repackaged with new introductions. And we have four of the authors for a special event on Saturday 9th March 1 – 2pm at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London SE1 0UP.
PLAYERS (TERRANCE DICKS) Arriving on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of the Boer War, the Sixth Doctor is soon involved in the adventures of struggling politician and war correspondent Winston Churchill. Of course, he knows Churchill is destined for great things, but unseen forces seem to be interfering with Winston’s historic career. The Doctor suspects the hidden hand of the Players, mysterious beings who regard human history as little more than a game. With time running out, can the Doctor find the right moves to defeat them?
REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS (BEN AARONOVITCH) With unfinished business to attend to, the Seventh Doctor returns to where it all began: Coal Hill School in London in 1963. Last time he was here, the Doctor left something behind – a powerful Time Lord artefact that could unlock the secrets of time travel. Can the Doctor retrieve it before two rival factions of Daleks track it down? And even if he can, how will the Doctor prevent the whole of London becoming a war zone as the Daleks meet in explosive confrontation?
BEAUTIFUL CHAOS (GARY RUSSELL) Wilfred Mott is very happy: his granddaughter, Donna, is back home, catching up with family and gossiping about her journeys, and he has just discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Tenth Doctor with him to the naming ceremony. But the Doctor soon discovers something else new, and worryingly bright, in the heavens – something that is heading for Earth. It’s an ancient force from the Dark Times. And it is very, very angry.
THE SILENT STARS GO BY (DAN ABNETT) The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They’re trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It’s almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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!
Dan Abnett signs at Forbidden Planet on Saturday 25 February 2012 from 13:00 – 14:00.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
DAN ABNETT will be signing the latest title in the HORUS HERESY series, KNOW NO FEAR (Black Library) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 25th February from 1 – 2pm.
The next book in the epic and million-selling Horus Heresy series, following The Outcast Dead, Deliverance Lost and many others! Know No Fear focuses on the Battle of Calth, one of the most iconic engagements in the Horus Heresy, which scattered the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtered all who stood in the way of the Bearers Legion Action does not get better than this!
Dan Abnett is a novelist and an award-winning comic book writer. He’s written 25 novels for the Black Library, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and with Mike Lee, the Darkblade cycle. His Black Library novel Horus Rising and his Torchwood novel Border Princes (for the BBC) were both bestsellers. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.
Dan Abnett signs at Waterstone’s on Saturday, 26 November 2011 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM.
The legend of Dan Abnett, will be gracing our store with his magnificent presence. Dan will be signing copies of the new addition to 2000AD’s Judge Dredd universe. Dan will also be signing copies of the lastest Gaunt’s Ghosts series, book 13 ‘Salvations Reach’
Plymouth Drake Circus, Plymouth PL1 1EA, United Kingdom
Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.
In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning sign the Titan Books hardcover edition of Legion Lost at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 22nd September from 6 – 7pm.
The Legion of Super-Heroes finds itself stranded in a distant galaxy, on the home planet of the vicious alien race known as the Progeny, in this new hardcover collecting the cult favourite 12-issue epic. While some of our heroes struggle to repair their damaged spaceship, the rest attempt to forge an alliance with the peaceful Kwai. But can the Legion help the Kwai defeat their oppressors and still make their way back home to Earth?
Dan lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. He has laudable pile of comic titles to his credit, including work for both Marvel and DC; he’s also been one of 2000AD’s most prolific writers. He’s the Black Library’s leading author, and writes standalone novels for Angry Robot Books.
Andy work has included inks for Marvel and DC and pencils for his own creation, The Sleeze Brothers. His writing has included his and Dan’s relaunch of The Legion of Super-Heroes. He and Dan have also worked together on an ongoing Nova series for Marvel and the latest incarnation of The Authority, as part of the World’s End relaunch of the core Wildstorm titles.
Dan Abnett signs on Saturday 26th March from 1 – 2pm.
Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce an EXCLUSIVE PRE-PUBLICATION signing by Dan Abnett for the Forbidden Planet Limited Edition of his new Angry Robot novel Embedded. This will take place at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 26th March 1 – 2pm
The colony planet of Eighty-Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk, but when a local squabble starts to turn violent, and the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued. Forbidden from approaching the battlezone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran – and uncovers the story of a lifetime. When the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get back home again… and blow the lid off the whole damn thing.
Dan lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. He has laudable pile of comic titles to his credit, including work for both Marvel and DC; he’s also been one of 2000AD’s most prolific writers and responsible for one of the longest running strips of the last decade, Sinister Dexter. More recently, he’s the Black Library’s leading author, writer of several of the enormously successful Horus Heresy series including Horus Rising and Prospero Burns. Embedded is his second standalone novel for Angry Robot Books.
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.
New York Comic Con is almost here and we know you’re going to be spending a lot of time at the Marvel Booth (#1843). And why wouldn’t you be? You’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee your favorite superstar Marvel creators like Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb and Brian Michael Bendis and so many more!
Marvel always brings the best talent and the biggest announcements to New York and this year is no different. So clear those calendars True Believers because Marvel plans on keeping you busy! Between the star-studded appearances in the Marvel booth and the Earth-shattering announcements at all the Marvel panels, you won’t have time for anything else!
Todd McFarlane, Blair Butler, Garth Ennis, Paul Levitz, and many more sign at the Midtown Comics Booth #2143 this weekend at New York Comic Con.
Marvel has released their panel schedule for Comic-Con International: San Diego. They will be live blogging all their panels for everyone following along at home. For the full details, go here.
Thursday, July 22
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Pacific, Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
Welcome to the House of Ideas, where the doors have never been more open to new talent than today! Talent Liaison C.B. Cebulski is joined by special guests Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos & more to talk about what it takes to make yours Marvel as a profession, from writer to artist to editor and more! Do you have what it takes? Come find out!! Room 6DE
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Pacific, Mondo Marvel
It’s the panel about all things Marvel! We’ve got the top talent on hand to talk about all of your favorite heroes and villains as well as make a few surprise announcements! Panelists include everyone from Jeph Loeb (HULK), Brian Michael Bendis (AVENGERS), Marvel’s Talent Liaison C.B. Cebulski, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (THE THANOS IMPERATIVE), Jim McCann (HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD) Senior Editor Mark Paniccia and more as they take on all questions! Room 6DE
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Pacific, What’s Next – Welcome to the Digital House of Ideas
Get the inside scoop on the all-new, all-improved, all-awesome Marvel.com, Marvel Digital Comics, Marvel Motion Comics and so much more! With the launch of the groundbreaking Marvel Comics app in the iTunes App Store, this has been a historic year for the Digital House of Ideas. Now, find out what’s next! Meet fellow fans of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and find out which of the hundreds of completed series in the service everyone’s talking about. Plus, get caught up on Marvel.com’s free streaming animated shows, how to “Create Your Own Comic” and “Super Hero,” original video productions, the Marvel Audience Network including our very own social network and so much more. Join members of the Marvel Digital Media Group for all the digital dynamite! Room 6DC
Friday, July 23
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific, X-Men
Following SECOND COMING, Marvel’s merry mutants are unable to catch a quick breather. As CURSE OF THE MUTANTS begins, there’s no telling what the vampires have in store for the X-Men…or is there? You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Vice President, Executive Editor Axel Alonso is joined by a host of creators to lay out what’s going on with the X-Men. Panelists include Matt Fraction (UNCANNY X-MEN), Victor Gischler (X-MEN), Marjorie Liu (DARK WOLVERINE), Daniel Way (DEADPOOL), Editor Nick Lowe and more for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel! Room 6DE
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pacific, Marvel Video Games
“Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions,” “Super Hero Squad Online,” “Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” “Thor” and more. Join us for exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q & A with the game creators as well as the Marvel writers working on the next wave of Marvel Games from some of the industries top publishers. Room 6DE
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Pacific, Marvel Animation
Hosted by an all-star cast of Marvel Animation talent, and featuring a special guest of legendary proportions, this interactive game-show panel will get you more than excited about Marvel’s new and continuing animated series. Here’s your chance to snag some sweet Marvel merchandise! Come be a part of the action, with all new seasons of “The Super Hero Squad Show” and “Iron Man Armored Adventures” as well as Marvel Knights, Marvel Anime, and other upcoming Marvel Animation properties! Room 6BCF
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific, “Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds”
The wait is over! After a decade of demand, Capcom delivers with “Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds”! Learn all you need to know about the characters, levels, storyline, fight moves and combos from Producer, Ryota Niitsuma and Special Advisor Seth Killian of Capcom, along with TQ Jefferson, Director of Games at Marvel Entertainment and Frank Tieri, writer for Marvel Comics. Then show off your fighting game skills as we pull audience members for some spontaneous challenge matches to win exclusive MVC3 prizes! Followed by a Q&A session. Room 24ABC
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific, “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions”
Four Spider-Man worlds collide at San Diego Comic-Con in Activision’s “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.” For the first time, creative talent from all four Spider-Man universes featured in the game (Amazing, Noir, 2099 and a to-be-revealed universe) come together to discuss all of the aspects that go into creating a dynamic and explosive videogame experience from four unique settings. Get an insider’s look at the creative thinking and collaborative effort between comic books and videogames with Spider-Man legend Stan Lee, acclaimed Marvel writer Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), familiar Spider-Man voiceover talent from the game and members from Marvel and game developer Beenox, as they dive into the rich lore of past and present Spider-Man, discuss bringing Spider-Man to life in four distinct ways and unveil new content and gameplay from the upcoming game. Room 5AB
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Pacific, Heroic Age – The Avengers
THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! Heeding the call, Earth’s Greatest have assembled once for the most anticipated comic’s event in a decade! With Steve Rogers back leading the charge – what kind of threats can his teams expect to face? Find out here as the creators behind your favorite Marvel heroes answer your questions and let you in on what happens next! Join Editor In Chief and CCO, Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Talent Liaison C.B. Cebulski, Brian Michael Bendis (AVENGERS), Matt Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN), Jim McCann (HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD) and more as they shed some light on the HEROIC AGE! Room 6BCF
Join the liveblog here.
8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Pacific, Iron Man Anime Screening
Witness the dawn of Marvel Anime as we WORLD PREMIERE the highly anticipated, full-length, pilot episode of Iron Man! In addition to the screening, we will be featuring an exclusive first look at upcoming designs, produced by the world-renowned Japanese animation studio, Madhouse–whose notable films (to name a few) include hits such as: “Ninja Scroll” and “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.” Room 6DE
Saturday, July 24
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific, Marvel Comics Writers Unite!
The third in Comic-Con’s series of “Year of the Writer/Comics Writers Unite!” panels focuses on Marvel Comics and includes Comic-Con special guests Brian Michael Bendis (AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN), Matt Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, THOR) and Chris Claremont (X-MEN FOREVER, X-WOMEN) in a discussion with writer Mark Waid (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN). Room 6DE
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pacific, Cup O’ Joe
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here! Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief and CCO, Joe Quesada, takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Hasbro Marvel Toys
Jerry Jivoin and Julien Lee (Hasbro Marketing) and Joshua Lamb, Dave Vonner and Dwight Stall (Hasbro Design) present the latest toys from the Iron Man, Spider-Man, Marvel Universe and Super Hero Squad toy lines for 2010. Also, get a sneak peek at the 2011 lines! Includes Q&A time.
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Pacific, Marvel Animation: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
Enter the Avengers Mansion and become a part of the team! Celebrity voice talent will introduce you to top-secret Avengers files, including never before seen footage, imagery, and the WORLD PREMIERE of two full-length episodes from the all-new “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” animated series premiering on Disney XD this fall! The road to the Avengers starts here! Room 6DE
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pacific, Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios presents “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Join Producer Kevin Feige and special guests as they give you an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hall H
Sunday, July 25
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific, “Super Hero Squad Online”
Join The Amazing Society–aka the “Super Hero Squad Online” development team–as they discuss what it’s like to be working with Marvel Entertainment to create a family-friendly MMO that will appeal to Marvel fans old and young alike. Come along to see some amazing gameplay footage, get an exclusive first look at some unique features of “SHSO,” and get up close and personal with the developers of the first Marvel MMO for all ages! Room 7AB
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific, Sideshow Toys
The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team present an in-depth look at some of Sideshow’s most popular product lines and licenses, including Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel Comics, The Lord of the Rings and many more, offering insight into the design process, sneak peeks of upcoming products, a Q&A session and giveaways.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific, The Women of Marvel
One of the most talked about panels from last year is back! Forget Storm & She-Hulk; meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and how you can join them. Say goodbye to the so-called “Boy’s Club,” these ladies are busting down the four-color ceiling! Guests include Marjorie Liu (BLACK WIDOW), Kathryn Immonen (HERALDS), Christina Strain (SHADOWLAND) and more! Room 7AB
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Pacific, Spider-Man
The hunt has begun and the moment in time that everyone’s been clamoring about is almost here! How much more can everyone’s favorite web-slinger take? You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Join Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Marvel’s Talent Liaison C.B. Cebulski and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Assistant Editor Tom Brennan as they talk about what’s on the horizon for Peter Parker and just what is Origin of the Species? There’s only one way to find out True Believers – come on over and find out! Room 6A