UK – Kingsman: The Secret Service Signing

kingsmanWriter Mark Millar and artist Dave Gibbons will be celebrating the cinema release of Kingsman: The Secret Service with signing of the original Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 31st January at 1:00pm.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Mark Millar is the award-winning writer/ creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass and worked as an executive producer on their subsequent movie adaptations. He is also the Creative Consultant for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles, overseeing their upcoming Marvel movies. His ten years at Marvel produced Civil War, the biggest-selling series of the decade, and The Ultimates, credited by screen-writer Zak Penn as his inspiration for The Avengers movie. His Millarworld company has expanded in the last few years to include Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl, The Secret Service, Nemesis, War Heroes, American Jesus, Supercrooks and Superior. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonia University for his services to film and literature.

Dave Gibbons is one of Britain’s finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award- winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern and World’s Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals.

Due to time restraints, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons will only be signing copies of Kingsman: The Secret Service graphic novels.

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

UK – DMC #1 Signing

dmc-ukHip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels signs DMC #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 20th January from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

It’s 1985 in New York City. Wildstyle graffiti covers subway cars as B-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Koch is mayor. Drugs and crime rule the streets. A terrifying plague is brewing in the shadows. And as the populace loses faith in the police, a man named Bernard Goetz is being hailed as a hero for shooting four teenagers in a subway car. In this 1985, however, the city’s brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to clean up the City – even if their methods hurt more people than they help. There’s the deluded ‘graffiti king’ Mr. Marx patrolling the tunnels; the dark moral crusader The Puritan who stalks the shadows of the Lower East Side; and above it all, the godlike Helios, darling of the Upper East Side and the NYPD. It seems like only some of New York’s residents are benefitting from these vigilantes’ protection. The rest whisper the name of another hero: DMC.

You see, in this 1985, 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 marginalized 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.) With the help of reporter Charlie Cooper and a band of graffiti artists led by the spunky Lak6, DMC must confront the new ‘heroes,’ and investigate whether there’s anything behind their sudden appearance.

DMC, the inaugural title 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

UK – Zenith/Johnny Nemo Signings

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Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore hosts two signings on Saturday 6 December! Steve Yeowell appears from 1:00 – 2:00 PM to sign ZENITH: PHASE TWO. Then artist Brett Ewins and writer Peter Milligan appear at 4:00 PM to sign JOHNNY NEMO!

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

NYC – Toe Tag Riot Launch Party

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Writer Matt Miner and artist Sean van Gorman appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, November 26th at 6:00 PM for the release of TOE TAG RIOT!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

UK – Brass Sun Signing

brass_sunIan Edginton and I N J Culbard appear at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore to sign Brass Sun on Thursday 4th December from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Orrery is a fully functional, life-size clockwork solar system, a clutch of planets orbiting a vast Brass Sun via immense metal spars.

But the once-unified collection of worlds has regressed into eccentric fiefdoms, and ice is encroaching on the outer planets as the sun is dying. Wren and Eptimus must find the key to restart the sun, but first must escape the world known as The Keep…This is a wholly original new SF-clockpunk series from the bestselling artist of New Deadwardians and The Mountains of Madness, and the writer of Scarlet Traces and Stickleback.

Ian Edginton is best known for his steampunk/alternate history work, and is the co-xreator or Scarlet Traces,a sequel to H G Weels’ War of the Worlds. He’s also written for 2000AD, produced the comic book version of the computer game Hellgate: London, and writes comics based on the worlds of WarHammer 40k.

Ian Culbard is a big fan of Arthur Conan Doyle and H P Lovecraft, and, in 2011, won the British Fantasy Award for his graphic novel adaptation of The Mountains of Madness. He studied at art school and has worked on many titles including The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, A Princess of Mars and The Shadow Out of Time.

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

UK – Evangeline Lilly Signs

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Evangeline Lilly appears at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 4th December from 5:30 to 6:30pm to sign The Squickerwonkers.

Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colourful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she’ll not always get her way.

Beautifully illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen, this eccentric and visually stunning cautionary tale will appeal to adults and children alike.

Evangeline Lilly is an award-winning Canadian actress who starred as Kate Austen in Channel 4’s Golden Globe-winning Lost, written by J.J. Abrams. Lilly is also known for her roles in the feature films The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hurt Locker, Afterwards, and Real Steel. Lilly will return as Tauriel in The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the final film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, set for UK release in December 2014.

Please note that, due to time restraints, Evangeline Lilly will only be signing copies of The Squickerwonkers.

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

UK – As You Wish Signing

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Cary Elwes appears at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore to sign AS YOU WISH on Tuesday 25th November from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

The Princess Bride has been a family favourite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, and backstage stories.

Cary Elwes is a celebrated English actor who starred as “Westley” in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades. He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family. Find out more about Cary Elwes at twitter.com/cary_elwes.

Please note that, due to time restraints, Cary Elwes will only be signing copies of ‘As You Wish’.

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

UK – Grandville Noel Signing

bt-fpukBryan Talbot signs GRANDVILLE NOEL at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 26th November from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

NO BADGER DOES IT BETTER!

With his trusty adjunct, Detective Sergeant Ratzi, away for Christmas, there’s no holiday for Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard as he embarks on an investigation into the disappearance of his housekeeper’s niece, Bunty Spall. The trail leads to a growing religious cult, where a charismatic unicorn messiah and his con men cronies, already responsible for mass murder in the United States, are about to lead a crusade for the ethnic cleansing of the French Empire’s doughfaces – the derogatory nickname for humans used by the majority, animal-headed population. Teaming up with Chance Lucas, a gun-slinging operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and reigniting his steamy love affair with the voluptuous Parisian badger prostitute Billie, LeBrock clashes with both cult fanatics and doughface terrorists, uncovering in the process a centuries-old religious conspiracy that threatens to plunge the world into bloody civil war.

With Paris in the grip of the mysterious crime lord, Tiberius Koenig, and an increasingly violent backlash by human extremists, can LeBrock stop the seemingly inevitable slide into fascism? What is the secret of the legendary True Gospels? Can he rescue Bunty Spall from the clutches of the strangely hypnotic unicorn named Apollo? But does Bunty want to be saved? And will LeBrock be back in time for Christmas dinner?

Bryan Talbot has worked on such underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Vertigo titles including Sandman, Hellblazer, and Fables and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels.

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

NYC – Sons of Anarchy: Bratva Signing

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Writer Christopher Golden appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday December 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign SNOWBLIND and SONS OF ANARCHY: BRATVA!

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

UK – Dredd: Uprise #1 Signing

Dredd_Uprise_1Artists Paul Davidson and Ben Willsher will be signing Dredd Uprise #1 and the Diamond UK Exclusive Variant, both at Forbidden Planet London on Saturday 1st November from 1 – 2pm!

From the writer of Dredd: Underbelly and the artist of X-Men Legacy comes a new Dredd movie sequel mini-series!

In the neglected sector of Mega-City One known as The Spit, tensions are reaching boiling point amongst the citizens as the shiny new mega-block Oemling Tower is being constructed for those that can afford to live in it. As the Judges face running battles with rioters, the underground movement known as Uprise stokes the flames of dissent.

Ben Willsher is a British comics artist who has drawn a multitude of strips and imagery for 2000AD, including he Sinister Dexter story, ‘Relode’, ‘The Skinning Room’ and ‘California Babylon’ for Judge Dredd and a star scan of Slaine for the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special. He’s also drawn several covers for Judge Dredd Magazine and the cover for this year’s 2000AD annual.

Paul Davidson is an acclaimed artist who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic, his art has appeared in X-Club, X-Men Legacy, Age of X, 2000 AD, and the Judge Dredd Megazine.

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

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