NYC – The Weatherman #2 Signing

Creators Jody LeHeup and Nathan Fox will be at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 PM to sign the second issue of THE WEATHERMAN from Image Comics!

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

NYC – Deep Red Magazine Signing

Press Release:

Forbidden Planet is beyond stoked to announce an in-store of epic proportions. Horror fans take note, this July, Friday the 13th is your lucky day. Join us for a party in celebration of the relaunch of Deep Red Magazine.

FantaCo publishing has resurrected the late great horror journalist Chas Balun’s legendary horror magazine Deep Red for a whole new generation of gore hounds. With a slew of original contributors on hand and a batch of talented new blood, they have put together a tome that lives up to the publications legacy and is more than worthy of it’s moniker. Put it this way… this magazine is not for wimps.

Just look at the line up we have in store.
Publisher – Tom Skulan – FantaCo Publications founder
Editor-in-chief – John Szpunar – Xerox Ferox
Writer – Chris Poggiali – Temple of Schlock
Writer – Dennis Daniel – original Deep Red contributor.
Writer – Nick Cato – The Atrocity Vendor
Writer – Mike Hunchback – Pulp Macabre
Writer – Art Ettinger – Ultra Violent
Artist – Matt “Putrid” Carr – Organ Fanzine
Artist – Eric Rot – Illustrator

So come on down to Forbidden Planet on Friday the 13th of July from 6-8. Pick the brains of some of the most feral journalists in the game, marvel at the lurid work by contributing artists (prints, etc. will be available for sale), mingle with the madmen who brought you the newest issue of one of the most important magazine in the history of the genre and honor the legacy of the one and only Chas Balun, the man who created the template for modern horror journalism. Make sure to mark your calendars because this is an event you won’t want to miss

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

UK – DMC Vol. 3 Signing

Darryl McDaniels will be signing DMC VOL. 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 30th June from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

It’s 1985 in New York City – and, in this timeline, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) never rocks the mic to become one of hip-hop’s most enduring icons. Instead, he dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalised citizens against super villain and hero alike, leaving no traces besides the imprint of his knuckle rings on his opponents’ faces. (By day, though, he teaches junior high school English.)

DMC, out from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.

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

UK – Star Wars #50 Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra) signs STAR WARS #50 on Thursday 5th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

IN THIS ISSUE HOPE DIES. The REBEL FLEET is completed.

It’s magnificent. It’s beautiful. It’s secret. But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER. The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.

Kieron Gillen is a video game and music journalist turned comic book author, who has worked for Image Comics and Marvel Comics. His most notable works include Iron Man, Thor, Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine, Journey Into Mystery, and Uncanny X-Men. He also founded one of the world’s most respected gaming blogs, Rock Raper Shotgun.

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

UK – Charlie’s Angels #1 Signing

Writer John Layman appears at Forbidden Planet to sign CHEW VOL. 1 and CHARLIE’S ANGELS #1 on Tuesday 10th July.

In CHEW, Tony Chu is a detective with a secret, a weird secret – he’s Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats.

It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the Fda, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.

In CHARLIE’S ANGELS, the Angels are back, baby! The original Angels, Jill, Kelly and Sabrina!

Travel back to the swingin’ 70s, and revisit the butt-kicking, crime-fighting, mould-breaking lady detectives who took 70s TV by storm, ready to do the same to comics 40 years later! Break out your bell-bottoms, feather your hair, and jump back to a era of peanut-farmer presidents, gargantuan gas-guzzlers and foxy female detectives for a globe-trotting adventure that’s simply too big and epic for the 70s-era boob tube.

Written by elderly Eisner winner and solicitation-writing former-superstar John Layman, and with art by his scrappy but loveable youngster pal, Joe Eisma.

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

NYC – The Weatherman #1 Signing

Creators Jody LeHeup and Nathan Fox will be at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 -8:00 PM to sign THE WEATHERMAN from Image Comics!

Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the number one weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history—an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth—Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember? Writer JODY LEHEUP (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!), artist NATHAN FOX (DMZ, HAUNT, Dark Reign: Zodiac), and colorist DAVE STEWART (Hellboy, RUMBLE) present a full-throttle, widescreen science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed…You don’t want to miss THE WEATHERMAN! – See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-weatherman-1#sthash.2erNXaTb.dpuf

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

UK – 75 Years Of DC Comics Signing

Comic writer Paul Levitz will be appearing at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 27th June at 6:00pm.

Paul Levitz began as an entrepreneur in high school as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, the first mass-circulation fanzine devoted to comics news, winning two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine. He went on to write over 400 stories of iconic characters including Superman, Batman, Legion of Super-Heroes, Wonder Woman and more, with sales of over 25 million copies and translations into over 20 languages.

As an executive, he led the DC Comics division of Time Warner as its senior business officer for three decades, and ultimately as President & Publisher from 2002-2009.

He continues to work in the comics field by serving on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund along with other major creative and business figures in comics and consults for Warner Bros. and other companies.

His book, 75 Years Of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Mythmaking won the U.K.’s Eagle Award for Favourite Comics-Related Book, Munich’s Peng Pris and the Eisner Awards for Best Comics-Related Book in the U.S.

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

NYC – Ricanstruction Signing

Writer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Creator of La Borinqueña) appears at Forbidden Planet on Friday, June 8th at 6:00 PM to sign RICANSTRUCTION! The second issue of Edgardo’s La Borinqueña will also be available.

100% of the proceeds from this anthology will go to the continued work to help over 3 million Americans living in Puerto Rico, providing solar-powered lamps, food, clothing and so much more.

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

UK – Thor #1 Signing

Artist Christian Ward signs Thor #1 at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday 13th June from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands!

The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut.

Don’t miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who’s undergone some startling changes.

Also available will be Black Bolt Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and two fantastic, limited edition signed Giclees – each hand-numbered Marvel collectible measures 18” x 24” and is printed on 300gms smooth cotton.

Christian Ward is a full-time comic book artist currently working with Jason Aaron on THOR.

Alongside being the artist on Marvel’s Eisner and Hugo nominated BLACK BOLT series with writer Saladin Ahmed, he is also the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image Comics. He’s worked with writers such at Nick Spencer, Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen, and Margaret Atwood.

Christian currently lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Catherine and a pug named Thor.

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

UK – Blood of the Four Signing

Author Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon sign BLOOD OF THE FOUR and other titles at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 5th June from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The acclaimed authors of The Map of Moments and The Secret Journeys of Jack London join creative forces once more in this epic, standalone novel—an exciting dark fantasy of gods and mortals, fools and heroes, saviors and destroyers with a brilliant beam of hope at its core–that should more than appeal to readers of N.K. Jemisin and Brandon Sanderson.

In the great kingdom of Quandis, everyone is a slave. Some are slaves to the gods. Most are slaves to everyone else.

Blessed by the gods with lives of comfort and splendor, the royal elite routinely perform their duties, yet some chafe at their role. A young woman of stunning ambition, Princess Phela refuses to allow a few obstacles—including her mother the queen and her brother, the heir apparent—stand in the way of claiming ultimate power and glory for herself.

Far below the royals are the Bajuman. Poor and oppressed, members of this wretched caste have but two paths out of servitude: the priesthood… or death.

Because magic has been kept at bay in Quandis, royals and Bajuman have lived together in an uneasy peace for centuries. But Princess Phela’s desire for power will disrupt the realm’s order, setting into motion a series of events that will end with her becoming a goddess in her own right… or ultimately destroying Quandis and all its inhabitants.

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

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