UK – Artemis Signing

Join internationally best-selling author ANDY WEIR signing his brand new title ARTEMIS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 12th January from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Life in the lunar city of Artemis is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz is offered a score too lucrative to turn down – if she can plan the perfect crime – and survive it…

And in a city on the moon, there’s only one rule for criminals: don’t get caught.

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of The Martian allowed him to write full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and devoted hobbyist of subjects such as orbital mechanics and the history of manned space flight. The Martian was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and went on to become a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Film rights to Artemis have already been sold to 20th Century Fox.

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

NYC – Dr. Demento: Covered in Punk Signing

Press Release:

Forbidden Planet will be Covered In Punk thanks legendary weirdo radio personality Dr. Demento and punk rocker/pop culture aficionado John Cafiero on Thursday January 11th from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Forbidden Planet will host an in store signing in celebration of the release of “Dr Demento Covered in Punk”! Cafiero has assembled one of the most eclectic all star lineups of musical artists in the history of recording to create a two hour album presented in the style of a Dr Demento Show radio broadcast. With classic novelty songs being covered by legendary punk musicians, and infamous punk songs re-imagined in newly demented versions by some truly mind-blowing recording artists, plus an extensive booklet, and packaging illustrated by some greats from the fringe of the comics world—the Doctor is in and he’s Covered in Punk!

Other guests include:

  • Fred Schneider (of the B52s)
  • Jerry Only (of the Misfits)
  • Uncle Floyd Vivino (TV & Radio personality, Comedian and Musician)
  • Melora Creager (Rasputina)
  • Dennis Diken (The Smithereens)
  • Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Milk ’n’ Cookies)
  • Dean Rispler (Dictators, Karen Black)
  • Drew Friedman (Iconic illustrator and cover artist of “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”)
  • Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (House of Fun Studio: Comic Book Artists/Creators, Milk & Cheese, Eltingville Club, Beasts of Burden + interior illustration for “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”)

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212-473-1576

UK – The Silencer #1 Signing

Writer Dan Abnett will be signing THE SILENCER #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 3rd February from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

‘CODE OF HONOR’ part one!

She’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins and you’ve never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy metahuman abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was.

After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street.

But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission…and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer.

Dan Abnett is a bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, and his 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movie. He is a regular contributor to 2000AD and is the writer on Aquaman, The Titans and Earth-2 for DC Comics.

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

 

UK – Motherlands #1 Signing

Simon Spurrier and Rachael Stott will be signing MOTHERLANDS #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 1st February from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

In a crazed future where unhinged technologies and interconnected parallel Earths have given rise to a spectacular class of super-criminal, the most beloved celebrities aren’t actors or rock stars, but the bounty hunters who traverse an exotic multiverse in search of impossible prey!

But when the spotlight-shunning, strait-laced tracer known as Tab finds herself in an ultra-violent race for her greatest prize yet, she’s forced to work with her greatest enemy, the only person capable of IDing him: her own elderly, overbearing and hypercritical mother, who was once the most fabulous and celebrated bounty hunter of them all.

Simon Spurrier was physically born in the 80s but profiles an existential/curmudgeonly age of 103. Working as an Art Director for the BBC in the armpit of the millennium, he took an unscripted tangent into the murky depths of Making Stuff Up On Paper and has since become an award winning author and graphic novelist. His latest crime novel, A Serpent Uncoiled, was released to great critical acclaim in 2011, while his comics works includes Judge Dredd, Crossed, Gutsville, Six-Gun Gorilla and X-Men Legacy.

Rachael Stott was first published in December 2014 by IDW, pencilling and inking the Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover, written by Scott and David Tipton. In 2015 she won Best Newcomer at the British Comics Awards

Currently she collaborates with a variety of publishers whilst doing covers and interiors on Titan Comics’ Twelfth Doctor.

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

NYC – Mine! Launch Party

Press Release:

FORBIDDEN PLANET presents MINE! A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom For All Benefiting Planned Parenthood

Mine!, a comics anthology with dozens of stories about trailblazing women, civil rights leaders, a person’s first time going to a PP clinic, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood.

Join us SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30TH from 2:00 – 4:00 PM for a special signing with creators:

  • Vita Ayala
  • Joe Corallo
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Mary Fan
  • Molly Jackson
  • Liana Kangas
  • Soo Lee
  • Diana Leto
  • Adam McGovern
  • Matt Miner
  • Stuart Moore
  • Mindy Newell
  • Denny O’Neil
  • Andrea Shockling
  • Magdalene Visaggio
  • Mark Wheatley 
    and More!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

UK – Avengers #675 Signing

Writer Al Ewing will be signing AVENGERS #675, #676 and #677, INHUMANS JUDGEMENT DAY #1 and ROCKET VOL. 01 BLUE RIVER SCORE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 27th January from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

In Avengers, we see the first three parts of a sixteen-issue saga that will write the end of an era. The teams you know and love from Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, US Avengers and Occupy Avengers come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before!

In Inhumans, the Royal Family stole fire from the gods. And the gods are angry. The fate of planet Earth once again sits in Black Bolt and Medusa’s hands. The Progenitors are here to end their experiment once and for all – and our world with it. Who will be able to stand…on Judgment Day?

With Rocket – get ready for a life of spacecrime! He’s about to end up in court in the trial of the (light) century, and there’s only one thing keeping our hero out of the iron hotel: the galaxy’s greatest lawyer, Murd Blurdock! Is he worth his fee, or will Rocket be forced to break out of prison – again?!

Al Ewing began his career writing Judge Dredd and Future Shocks for 2000AD. He’s contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake and The End Is Nigh, and is the creator of the comedic blog The Diary of Ralph Dibney.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes. Ewing’s debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books.

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

UK – The Warmaster Signing

Writer Dan Abnett signing GAUNT’S GHOSTS: THE WARMASTER at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 16th December from 1 – 2pm!

‘After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation’s Reach, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose – to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow. Has the Warmaster allowed himself to become an unwitting target? And can Gaunt’s Ghosts possibly defend him against the assembled killers and war machines of Chaos?’

The Master of War, Dan Abnett is best-known for his Horus Heresy novels and long-running series of works covering the Sabbat Worlds Crusade and the adventures of Tanith First: the famed Gaunt’s Ghosts. He has also written numerous Inquisitor novels including the Eisenhorn trilogy, and a host of other tales from the 41st Millennium and the Old World.

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

UK – Void Trip #1 Signing

Writer Ryan O’Sullivan will be signing VOID TRIP #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 22nd November from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Follow the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans in the galaxy.

They’re low on fuel, they’re low on food, and they’re low on psychedelic space froot, but they’re still determined to make it to the Promised Land: hippy-paradise, super-planet Euphoria.

This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it.

For the other half of this exclusive connecting cover, don’t miss our signing with Ram V and Dearbhla Kelly on December 6th!

Ryan O’Sullivan is a writer of comic books. His past works include Turncoat, Eisenhorn, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, and The Evil Within. He’s currently writing VOID TRIP and a whole bunch of top-secret projects he can’t tell you about. He’s from Yorkshire, England. It’s cold up north, so he needs you to buy his comics so he can afford to keep the heating on all year round.

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

UK – Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1 Variant Signing

Ben Aaronovitch, Lee Sullivan and Andrew Cartmel sign the variant Rivers of London Cry Fox #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 12th November from 1 – 2pm.

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree!

Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two worlds to keep the peace!

Also available on the day will be the signed mini-print Hardback edition of the latest collection, Detective Stories – exclusive to Forbidden Planet!

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

UK – John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #1 Signing

Mike Sizemore and David Kennedy signing John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #1 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Wednesday 8th November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The second story of John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction.

With all communication lost from a mining asteroid, space station Benson dispatches a rescue ship to investigate. What the team discovers threatens not only to overwhelm and destroy them, but could ultimately threaten all life on Earth.

Writer Mike Sizemore was described by Warren Ellis as “Nine kinds of wrong.” His three-minute short SLINGERS has been called “the best TV show never made”. He adapted HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE for the stage and created the web series CAPER starring James Callis and Scott Bakula. He recently helped create a human being too.

Dave Kennedy is an artist originating from a dark corner of the North of England. He devotes his time here on Earth to drawing things that hopefully entertain others. He currently lives in the town of Wigan with his wife Tomomi, son Ren, and a worrying amount of toy robots.

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

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