UK – Image Day 2017 Signing

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Forbidden Planet welcomes TRADD MOORE and SARA KENNEY for a signing at the London Megastores as part of the celebration of IMAGE COMICS DAY on WEDNESDAY 1st FEBRUARY! Celebrate Image Comics at Forbidden Planet!

TRADD MOORE, an American artist with a host of superheroes to his credit, will be signing all three LUTHER STRODE graphic novels. Join young Luther, just your average geek, as he sends for an exercise course on the back of an old comic book – and is granted super muscle. For five years, he’s a legend terrifying criminals – until his path leads eventually to his final confrontation with Cain, the first murderer.

SARA KENNEY, acclaimed documentary, factual drama and animation filmmaker (Angels and Ghosts), will be signing SURGEON X #1, the very first issue of ‘Cutting Loose’. If you cross a far-right British government with an antibiotic apocalypse and a gruesome murder… you get extreme times. And they call for extreme measures! This is unique, darkly comic medical thriller, sure to both horrify and delight!

Both will be signing with us from 6 – 7pm, so make sure you come down on the day!

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

UK – Power of The Dark Crystal #1 Signing

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Simon Spurrier will be signing POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th February 6 – 7pm.

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film.

Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.

Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

Simon Spurrier writes novels and comics. Recent work in the sequential sphere includes Cry Havoc, Doctor Who, X-Men Legacy, Marvel Zombies, and Eisner award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the “absurdist-noir” novella Unusual Concentrations.

He lives in London, regards sushi as part of the plotting process, and does not have a cat.

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

UK – Justice League/Power Rangers #1 Signing

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STEPHEN BYRNE will be signing the Forbidden Planet exclusive Artgerm variant of JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st January from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Two of comics’ greatest teams together for the very first time!

Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

Also available at the event will be the brand new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE RAY REBIRTH.

Artist Stephen Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. Prior to Justice League/Power Rangers his work in comics included Green Arrow, and Joss Whedon’s Serenity. He has also provided covers for Titan Comics’ Doctor Who series and contributed artwork to the video game Plants vs Zombies: Heroes.

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

UK – Aquaman: The Drowning Signing

000-aquamanDan Abnett will be signing copies of Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on 11th January at 6:00pm.

Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, has never found a true home in either of the worlds that he was born of. In these tales from AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-7 of the new series, the King of Atlantis attempts to broker a peace between Atlantis and the surface, but this noble quest might force Aquaman to choose whether to live his life above the waves, or below them.

Dan Abnett is a bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, and his 2008 run on 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 – U.S. Avengers #1 Signing

000_u-s-avengers1-cap-britAl Ewing will be signing the first issue of Now U.S. Avengers at our London Megastore on 4th January at 6:00 PM. In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to… American Intelligence Mechanics!

A.I.M. will dare any danger – no matter how awesome that danger might be – to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day.

Forbidden Planet Exclusive Captain Britain variant available!

Al Ewing has worked on a range of 2000AD characters, including Judge Dredd, Zombo and Tharg’s Future Shocks. He also has several novels in print and is also currently writing for a range of titles for Marvel Comics.

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

UK – Elstree 1976 Signing

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Director Jon Spira will be signing DVD copies of his documentary Elstree 1976 – accompanied by some of the cast members – at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on 18th November at 6:00pm. Joining Jon Spira will be rebel pilot Red 12, John Chapman, and Anthony Forrest – the Jedi mind-tricked Sandtrooper. “These aren’t the droids we are looking for”

Behind the masks. Beneath the helmets. Big People. Small Roles.

In 1976, the original Star Wars movie was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden behind masks and beneath helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later.

Documentary filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked down a cross-section of these actors and extras, including David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), to find out what it means to have been a part of the most beloved cinematic universe of all time.

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

UK – Warhammer 40,000 #1 Signing

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George Mann will be signing the Local Comic Shop Day Variant of issue one of Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron at our London Megastore on 19th November at 1:00pm.

Warhammer 40,000 #1 is based on the ever-popular tabletop miniatures war game from Games Workshop. Games Workshop legend George Mann and artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angolini take the series to new heights with the first adventure, ​Will of Iron​​.​

After a thousand years of warp storms, the Calaphrax Cluster has re-opened to the universe, and Baltus and his fellow Dark Angel Space Marines join a strike force sent to explore and secure the region, in search of forgotten artefacts and ancient technology! But the forces of Chaos are never far away… and a shameful Dark Angels secret from the Horus Heresy soon leads to a new front in the war!

This new, phenomenal variant for​ Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron​ #1 from Titan Comics comes with a special cover exclusively designed for the annual Local Comic Shop​ Day by Pasquale Qualano & Marco Lesko and is only available in participating stores.

George Mann is author of the bestselling Doctor Who: Engines of War and Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery series, as well as numerous other novels, short stories and original audiobooks.

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

UK – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.

Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

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

UK – Class Signing

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Join Patrick Ness, the creator and writer of the new smash BBC 3 series, Class – plus writers Guy Adams and James Goss – signing books based on the series at our London Megastore on 18th November at 6:00pm.

Currently running on BBC3, this new Doctor Who spin-off show is set at Coal Hill School, which has a special significance for Doctor Who fans: it’s not only the primary school where the Doctor’s most recent companion, Clara Oswald, taught but it featured in the very first Doctor Who episode in 1963.

Class centres on the adventures of an all-new group of students at Coal Hill, and features action, heart and adrenaline – plus dangers breaking through the walls of time and space, a darkness coming to a London unprotected, a new group of heroes to root for, and new villains to hide from behind the sofa.

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

UK – The Troop Signing

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NOEL CLARKE will be signing THE TROOP at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 12th November 1 – 2pm.

Across the planet and unknown to each other, a group of troubled teenagers lead lives of quiet desperation. But hell is about to be unleashed, and they find their lives destroyed when dark forces target them. On the run, they discover they have unbelievable powers and must come together – as The Troop!

Noel Clarke is an actor and producer, best known for Doctor Who, Star Trek Into Darkness, Adulthood and Kidulthood. He’s one of only 25 actors to have appeared in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.

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

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