UK – Disenchanted Signing

fpukSimon Spurrier signs Disenchanted Vol. 1 and other titles, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 25th July from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

SIMON SPURRIER welcomes you to Vermintown! The smash-hit webcomic is collected for the first time!

Nobody gives a crap about the little people any more. Once they were the mainstay of folklore: goblins, leprechauns, pixies, and fey. But now? Dispossessed, forgotten, doubting even their own traditions, they’ve trickled into Vermintown: a vast and vile city of a million inch-tall malcontents. Sprawling through an abandoned subway station deep beneath London, here myth has given way to sleaze, drugs, gangland violence and interracial hatred. Vermintown is where magic went to die. What ever happened to magic?

Simon Spurrier was physically born in the 80’s 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 the all-new, all-weird X-Men Legacy – part of the “Marvel Now” initiative.

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

UK – The Wicked & The Divine Signing

fpukWriter Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie launch their new comic, The Wicked & The Divine – with an exclusive Forbidden Planet variant cover, at the our London Megastore at 6:00pm on Wednesday 18th June.

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as teenagers. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead.

The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked & The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop-stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. Since then, 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 a load more. He reunited with Jamie for several projects, most notably Phonogram: The Singles Club and Young Avengers. His achievements include not being found out.

Jamie McKelvie came to attention as a comic artist with his collaboration with Kieron Gillen, Phonogram. Since then he’s worked as a comic artist, illustrator and costume designer. The mind behind modern iconic designs like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Miss America, his comic work includes a run on Defenders with Matt Fraction and the critically adored Young Avengers. His achievements include putting up with Kieron for over a decade.

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

NYC – Scam Signing

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Joe Mulvey, Amy Chu, Ben McCool, Rich Douek, and Deron Bennett sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 28th at 6:00 pm!

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

UK – Ordinary Launch Party

ordinary.jpg.size-230Rob Williams and D’Israeli will be launching their new comic ‘Ordinary’ at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore at 5:00 pm on Wednesday 28th May.

What if everyone woke up with superpowers – and it was the worst thing in the world?

When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it’s seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates to a truly horrific point.

The plague must be cured if humankind is to survive. The key lies in the blood of the only human being who didn’t get powers when the plague hit: A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth. Giant baseball players, grannies ageing in reverse, a talking Grizzly bear. That’s nothing out of the Ordinary!

Rob Williams is a British comic book writer. Among a huge list of credits, he is a regular writer of JUDGE DREDD for 2000AD, including the hit series’ ‘Titan’ and ‘Trifecta’, he writes THE ROYALS for Vertigo, and recently was one of the writers on the ‘Into The Light’ official tie-in comic for Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS II computer game.

D’Israeli – aka artist Matt Brooker – has created Future Shocks for 2000 AD, and Consequences, a one-off sequel to Timulo. He has drawn Judge Dredd, worked as a colourist on Miracleman and 2000 AD, and as an inker on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Grant Morrison’s Kill Your Boyfriend.

Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
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UK – MPH Launch Party

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Join comic superstars MARK MILLAR and DUNCAN FEGREDO to launch their new comic, MPH, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 24th May from 1:00 to 2:00pm.

The all-new Millarworld Universe kicks into high gear with the launch of Millar and Fegredo’s fast and furious miniseries. When a group of hard-luck teens in Motor City stumble upon a street drug called MPH, they gain the power of super speed. Will they use it to save the world? Hell no! Not when there’s dolla, dolla bills to be had, y’all. A high-octane urban adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you’ve never seen before!

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 20th 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.

Duncan Fegredo is best known for collaborating with Mike Mignola on his signature creation, Hellboy. Previously Fegredo created a bunch of fabulous books at Vertigo with Peter Milligan and the hilarious Jay & Silent Bob with writer/director Kevin Smith. He was also lead story artist on Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time restrictions, Mark Millar & Duncan Fegredo will only be signing copies of MPH and The Art of Millarworld – and Duncan will be unable to sketch at the event.

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

UK – The Severed Streets Signing

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Join Paul Cornell launching ‘The Severed Streets’ at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 21st May from 6 – 7pm!

Detective Inspector James Quill and his wily squad of supernatural crime-busters are coming to terms with their new-found second sight. They have a handle on the ghosts and ghouls, but the rest of London’s supernatural underworld is still unknown. When a seemingly invisible murderer kills a top cabinet minister in unusual circumstances, the team knows this is a case for them.

Attempts to learn more about this mysterious figure are hampered when their chief detective goes missing, and a core member of their team becomes more focussed on bringing her father back to life than finding their missing detective. Soon the team seems to be falling apart as each member pursues their own interests. Throw in an ancient and vengeful spirit and a Rat King, and their mission soon becomes a trip to Hell – literally.

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

NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Fred Van Lente and Joe Mulvey sign at Forbidden Planet on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

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

NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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James Tynion IV, Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, Tom Chu, Marguerite Bennett, Morgan O. Shay, and Larry Hama appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

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

UK – Genesis Signing

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Join Alison Sampson, Rob Ball, and Matt Taylor signing Forbidden Planet’s very own Variant Cover of Image Comics’ Genesis one-shot, all happening on Saturday 19th April from 1 – 2pm!

Offering an exclusive cover by Ian McQue, Genesis takes us on a trippy journey of creation and destruction as one man finds himself with the ability to manifest anything by thinking it-only to learn that with seemingly unlimited power comes unstoppable terror.

Alison Sampson is a London based architect and illustrator. She has been responsible for leading and contributing to a number of large and familiar, widely published and award-winning projects across the capital, working with the Richard Rogers Partnership, Will Alsop, Dr John Allen and John McAslan & Partners, amongst others. This is her debut full length comic, hopefully the first of many.

Robert Ball is a London based designer and illustrator who has worked for the likes of BBC, Sky, Sony, Wired Magazine, The National Gallery and the V&A. His debut comic Winter’s Knight: Day One won the 2013 Best British Comic award, the second part of which he really should be getting on with.

Matt Taylor is an illustrator and comic book artist who lives deep in the Sussex countryside. He spends his days channelling Americana, the great outdoors and 50s comic book art into illustrations for the likes of The New Yorker, Mondo, Burton Snowboards and many others. His first published comic work will be April’s Zero #7 and there is lots more to come…

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

NYC – ’68: Rule of War Signing

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Press Release:

Forbidden Planet will host a signing with artist Jeff Zornow in celebration of his new comic 68: Rule of War #1 (Image) on the day of its release. Jeff will be on hand from 7:30 to sign and sketch the night away on April 2nd. Blank variant covers of the book will be available, so don’t miss the chance to jump on a great new series and have a personalized cover drawn by the very man who made it. See you then!

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

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