NYC – Amazing Spider-Man #25 Signing

Writer DAN SLOTT (Silver Surfer, Superior Spider-Man) signs on Wednesday March 15th at 6:00 PM! Come celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #25 at Forbidden Planet NYC.

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

UK – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd Signing

Artist John Higgins launches his new book – and art exhibition – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, at Forbidden Planet’s Liverpool store at 1:00pm on Saturday 11th March. John Higgins has been the artist or colourist on some of the most iconic comic books of recent years. Here, collected together for the first time, is the best of Higgins breathtaking work. Alongside never before seen preliminary drawings of now iconic characters, the book includes insights into the career of the comic book artist.

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd is not just a comprehensive overview of Higgin’s work – it is also an indispensable instruction manual on drawing and colouring technique.

John Higgins is an acclaimed graphic artist, writer and publisher. A frequent collaborator with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, his work includes Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Before Watchmen, and Razorjack.

This signing is part of the launch of first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, running at Victoria Gallery & Museum within Liverpool University.

The exhibition will feature his original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him.

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins opens on Friday, 10 March 2017 and runs until October 2017.

Forbidden Planet
92 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY
0151 707 1491

UK – Walking Dead Novels Signing

Meet The Walking Dead novelist Jay Bonansinga at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Monday 6th March at 6:00pm.

Jay Bonansinga is the New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead novels – four volumes in collaboration with the creator of the franchise, Robert Kirkman, and four volumes as solo author. He is also the author of fourteen original novels, including The Black Mariah, Shattered, Lucid, and Self Storage.

In 2009, Jay’s directorial debut, Stash, starring Tim Kazurinsky and Marilyn Chambers, won top honors at three independent film festivals. Jay has also created or co-created the stories for a number of videogames in The Walking Dead universe.

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

UK – Suicide Squad/Batman ’66 Signing

Join ROB WILLIAMS and IAN EDGINTON for a DC COMICS event! They will be signing BATMAN ’66 MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL and SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: THE BLACK VAULT at Forbidden Planet London on Wednesday 1st March 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

By Ian Edginton, Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel sees the Caped Crusaders taking on the felonious feline Catwoman – but when the lovely Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed arrive in Gotham city, the Dynamic Duo are quite happy with the assistance.

And when the situation turns into a transatlantic adventure, Batman and Robin return the favour in swinging London – taking on Lord Ffogg and the Cybernauts.

By Rob Williams, Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault brings us Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc – all deadly criminals sent on the most dangerous missions possible by a government that wants them killed. Their newest challenge? A teammate so powerful that even these murderers and thieves can’t control him.

This collection includes SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-4 of the new series, plus a brand-new cover by Jim Lee!

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

UK – Sherlock: A Study In Pink Signing

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue sign copies of Sherlock: A Study In Pink at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Tuesday 28th February at 6:00pm.

Holmes and Watson tackle brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London in this stunning Manga, presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialized! Meet Holmes and Watson for the first time… all over again!

Steven Moffat is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and producer of the television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Sue Vertue is a television producer. Her credits include Mr. Bean, The Vicar of Dibley, Coupling, Gimme Gimme Gimme as well as Sherlock.

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

UK – Rick and Morty Vol. 3 Signing

Marc Ellerby will be signing Rick and Morty Vol. 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 4th March from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and anatomy.

This volume features a three-issue tale of missing heads, galactic doom toasters, and Jerry screwing everything up (of course). Also included is ‘Ready Player Morty’ in which Rick takes Morty to a High School Simulation planet, as well as a high-action deathball tournament one-shot.

A wide range of Rick and Morty merchandise is also available at Forbidden Planet!

Marc Ellerby is an illustrator based in Essex, England. He is the creator of the cult comic Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter, and has also worked on licensed products such as Doctor Who and Rick and Morty.

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

UK – Britannia Signing

Peter Milligan will be signing BRITANNIA on Saturday 18th February from 1 – 2pm

Join us for a launch day to remember!

In Peter Milligan’s BRITANNIA, we’re on the fringes of civilisation, and the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery. Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

Peter Milligan is an award-winning London-based writer of comic books and graphic novels, published in many languages throughout the world. His work includes ground-breaking titles such as the psychedelic Shade The Changing Man and SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide, up to Greek Street, an homage to Greek myth seen through the prism of violent modern-day London. His work also includes the more mainstream, from Batman to the successful and critically acclaimed re-imagining of the X-Men myth: X-STATIX, described by Kevin Smith as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”. He has also had two films produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.

Forbidden Planet
59 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

NYC – Image Day 2017 Signing

Cliff Chiang, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Karen Berger, Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, Alex de Campi, Joe Harris, Ivan Brandon, Jason Katzenstein, and W. Maxwell Prince sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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

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

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