UK – The Mummy #1 Signing

0000_mummy1_fpWriter PETER MILLIGAN and cover artist JOHN McCREA will be signing THE MUMMY #1 at the Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore on Saturday 12th November from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

For 2000 years the Sect of Anubis have prolonged their life spans through human sacrifice and the enslavement of an Egyptian High Priestess cursed to walk the afterlife for all eternity. On one night every thirty years the Sect must offer up a human vessel to house the spirit of Nebetah so that they can kill her and drink her blood, thus granting them immortality. But this year they have chosen the wrong vessel and she’s not going willingly…

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.

John McCrea is a respected illustrator and comic book artist who has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd and the Simpsons. He works as an illustrator in book, record and magazine publishing, and undertakes design and storyboarding work for multimedia and the entertainment industry including being a Lucasfilm accredited artist. He also teaches in schools and colleges, and works with charitable organisations and local authorities producing comics spotlighting issues such as children’s rights, drug abuse, homelessness, safe sex and proper foot care.

Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD

UK – Habitat Signing

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SIMON ROY will be signing HABITAT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

A new barbarian sci-fi adventure!

All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec – the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life – and the brutal society of the habitat – into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho finds himself caught within a civil war that threatens to destroy his world.

Simon Roy is the Wayward son of the Canadian Far West. He cut his comics teeth in 2009 with JAN’S ATOMIC HEART, and has been vigorously gnawing ever since. His comics include TIGER LUNG, PROPHET, and THE FIELD.

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

NYC – The Fifth Beatle Signing

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Writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Kyle Baker (Deadpool, Nat Turner, Why I Hate Saturn) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday October 12th from 6-8pm in celebration of the paperback release of their NY Times best-selling graphic novel The Fifth Beatle!

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

UK – The Art of Trolls Signing

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Jerry Schmitz, Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, and Gina Shay will be signing THE ART OF THE TROLLS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 8th October from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Full of playful designs created in the optimistic and fun-loving spirit of the Trolls, The Art of Trolls showcases hundreds of pieces of concept and production art to illustrate how DreamWorks’s team of talented artists created an enchanting reinterpretation of the Trolls phenomenon that has gripped collectors and popular culture for decades.

Jerry Schmitz is the author of The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie, Surf’s Up: The Art and Making of a True Story, and The Art of Shrek Forever After. He also works as a PR, marketing, brand management and awards consultant. He lives in Los Angeles.

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

UK – The Discipline Signing

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Writer Peter Milligan will be signing his new graphic novel, The Discipline, at our London Megastore at 6:00pm on Wednesday 5th October.

The Discipline is a controversial story of sex and metamorphosis.

When frustrated Manhattan wife Melissa Peake allows herself to be seduced by a mysterious stranger, she is drawn into an ancient war between The Discipline and the creatures known as The Stalkers and must discover hitherto unimagined potential within herself to survive. But at what cost?

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

NYC – Is’nana: The Were-Spider Signing

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Writer Greg Anderson-Elysee signs copies of his new book, Is’nana: The Were-Spider, at Forbidden Planet on Saturday, September 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

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

UK – Third Doctor Signing

000000000000000_3rddrwhoWriter Paul Cornell will be signing the first issue of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor from Titan Comics at our London Megastore on Wednesday 14th September from 6:00pm.

When something enormous crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately, only to find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader.

But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip the whole world off its axis! It’s classic third Doctor action as you’ve never seen it before!

Exclusive Forbidden Planet / Jetpack variant with a cover by Boo Cook available!

Paul Cornell has been Hugo-nominated for his work in TV, comics and prose, and is a BSFA award-winner for short fiction. He has also written some of Doctor Who’s best-loved episodes for the BBC, and has more recently written for the Sherlock-inspired TV show Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

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

UK – Ready Player One Signing

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ERNEST CLINE will be signing READY PLAYER ONE and ARMADA at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 21st August from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed

ERNEST CLINE is best known for creating the cult film Fanboys, about a group of Star Wars fans on a pilgrimage to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. His work has been covered in numerous national publications and all over the internet. He is the author of Ready Player One and Armada. A film adaption of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, is currently in production.

Only books will be signed at this event

Due to time constraints, there may be restrictions on the number of books signed

Please be aware that there will be be no posed photographs at this event

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

UK – Four Kids Walk Into A Bank Signing

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Writer Matthew Rosenberg will be signing copies of his current comic titles, Four Kids Walk Into A Bank and Civil War II: Kingpin, on Wednesday 17th August at 6:00pm at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore.

Four Kids Walk Into A Bank: Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself.

Civil War II: Kingpin: An Inhuman with the ability to predict the future has helped the heroes of the Marvel Universe clamp down on crime before it can even happen. While this thwarts most criminals, one man has found a way to keep doing what he does best. Wilson Fisk has managed to stay one step ahead of the good guys and his crime enterprise is BOOMING. But what’s his secret?

Matthew Rosenberg was born and raised in New York City. The son, nephew, and brother of writers, he naturally spent the first 10 years of his professional life trying to avoid the same fate as them. After years of directing music videos, managing a print shop, touring the world managing bands, working at a comic shop, and co-owning a small indie record label, the fates have finally left him two choices; write comics professionally or starve to death trying. Armed only with his freakish knowledge of all things comic book and a complete lack of desire to do anything else, Matthew now finds himself a comic writer.

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

UK – Briggs Land #1 Signing

000000000000000-Briggs-landMACK CHATER will be signing BRIGGS LAND #1 at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Saturday 20th August from 1 – 2pm.

In development for an AMC TV show!

Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community-and her immediate family-that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.

Mack Chater has always been into art, especially concept art, FX and comic book art. He loves working in a team, the creative buzz of working with other, like-minded people. Mack is the illustrator of SIX, from master author George Pelecanos, and has done sequential work for ASHES, EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS, THE FUSE, and SMOKE/ASHES.

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

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