UK – The Ninth Doctor Chronicles Signing

Nicholas Briggs will be signing THE NINTH DOCTOR CHRONICLES at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd August from 6 – 7pm.

Narrated by Nicholas Briggs, THE NINTH DOCTOR CHRONICLES features four new stories from the Ninth Doctor’s era:

The Bleeding Heart by Cavan Scott

Galen is a place where people come to heal. The renowned ‘planet of peace’ seems the ideal venue for talks between two warring races. But when death disrupts the diplomacy, Cosmic Nine news reporter Adriana Jarsdel uncovers a different story. Luckily, someone is there to help. A battle-weary veteran from another war. The Doctor has come to Galen – but is he looking for peace, or something else entirely?

The Window on the Moor by Una McCormack

Emily and her sisters once told each other fables of warring kingdoms: wicked princes, noble dukes, and their battling armies. Now she wanders the moors of her childhood alone, remembering those tales. The TARDIS arrives amid a strange civil war, with prisons made of glass and cities stalked by terrifying beasts. As windows open between worlds, stories and storyteller meet, and Rose comes face to face with Emily Brontë.

The Other Side by Scott Handcock

Rose has invited a new friend on board the TARDIS, against the Doctor’s better judgement. But when the Time Lord tries to take his unwelcome guest home, a temporal tsunami cuts the journey short. The travellers find the source of the disturbance inside an abandoned cinema. Will Adam Mitchell help or hinder when the Doctor and Rose discover what is lurking on the other side of the screen?

Retail Therapy by James Goss

Jackie Tyler is a success. Every home should have a Glubby Glub, and Jackie is star saleswoman on the Powell Estate. At last, she’s found her calling and it’s only a matter of time before she can give Rose the life she deserves. But the Doctor isn’t impressed. Jackie Tyler isn’t just filling peoples’ houses with useless clutter. He believes she’s launching an alien invasion…

NICHOLAS BRIGGS is an English actor, writer, director, sound designer and composer predominantly associated with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who and its various spin-offs, particularly as the voice of the Daleks and the Cybermen. He’s also a co-creator of Big Finish Productions, for which he has produced, directed and written several audio plays.

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

UK – The Metabaron 2 Signing

Artist Niko Henrichon signs The Metabaron 2: Techno-Cardinal and the Transhuman at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 24th August from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

The Metabaron once single-handedly brought the Techno-Techno Empire to its knees. But in the chaos that followed, a new regime within the Techno-Techno civilization has rebuilt by seizing control of the galaxy’s most precious fuel, the Epiphyte.

When this tyrannical new force learns that the Metabaron is back and headed towards Marmola, the only known source of Epiphyte, the Empire dispatches its most trusted servant: the notoriously invulnerable and cruel Wilhelm-100, The Techno-Admiral. Can the Metabaron save the universe once more, or has he finally met his match?

Niko Henrichon first came to the fore in 2001 with the publication of Vertigo’s The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams…But Were Afraid to Ask, written by Bill Willingham. The following year he worked with Willingham again on The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales. Then in 2003, Vertigo gave Niko all of the illustration duties on a Howard Chaykin/David Tischman project entitled Barnum!

In 2006, he teamed up with author, Brian K. Vaughan, to create Pride of Baghdad, which won the Imagine Games Network (IGN) award for best original graphic novel. Henrichon has also illustrated are Fables, Marvel Comics Presents, New X-Men, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Spider-Man Fairy Tales, Star War Tales and X-Men: Return of Magik, and has been one of the cover artists on Black Panther, Fantastic Four: True Story, Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers, Mirror’s Edge, Vaistron, Shadow Hunter, and Dark X-Men: The Beginning.

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

UK – Minecraft: The Island Signing

Author Max Brooks will be signing MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 26th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Be immersed in the Minecraft universe in a thrilling new adventure. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.

Max Brooks is a best-selling author, public speaker, and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His books include The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include The Extinction Parade, GI Joe: Hearts and Minds and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters.

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

NYC – The Toxic Avenger Action Figure Signing

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger) appears at Forbidden Planet to sign the Toxie action figure on Thursday August 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Lloyd will be signing action figures, movies and all sorts of Troma memorabilia.

Also on hand will be Brandon Bassham, director of The Slashening and Fear Town USA, and writer on Troma’s Tempest signing copies of his newest blu-ray release.

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

NYC – Galaktikon #1 Signing

Brendon Small, co-creator of Home Movies and Metalocalypse, appears at Forbidden Planet on Tuesday August 8th at 6:00 PM to sign his new comic GALAKTIKON #1!

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

NYC – Rocket Girl #8 Signing

 

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday August 2nd at 6:00 PM to sign Rocket Girl #8!

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

UK – Fighting Fantasy 35th Anniversary Signing

Press Release:

August 2017 is the 35th Anniversary of the first publication of the iconic The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by 
Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. To celebrate, Steve and Ian will be signing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 4th August from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Ian will be signing the new Fighting Fantasy title, The Port of Peril. In this brand new addition to the multi million-copy-selling books, you – the hero – must travel all over Allansia, from old haunts like Darkwood Forest and Port Blacksand, on a dangerous quest!

And Ian and Steve will be signing the 35th Anniversary re-releases of the first five titles of the original series.

In 1982, Ian Livingstone co- authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first interactive gamebook in the Fighting Fantasy series, and wrote 15 of the titles, including City of Thieves, Forest of Doom and Deathtrap Dungeon. When serving as Executive Chairman at Eidos, he launched video games blockbusters including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He currently chairs nine video games companies. He co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, working with government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. He has been awarded a CBE and a BAFTA Special Award.

Steve Jackson co-founded the videogame developers Lionhead Studios with industry legend Peter Molyneux. He wrote a weekly column on games and puzzles every Saturday in the Daily Telegraph, wrote and directed the F.I.S.T. series of telephone games, designed ‘Battlecards’ the first collectable card game series and his Sorcery series was converted to an app by Inkle Studios in 2013, with over 3 million paid downloads to date. Ex- Professor of Game Design at Brunel University Steve co-created the UK’s first MA game design course. And in 1993 he was awarded title of European Games Champion at the international games fair at Essen, 1993.

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

UK – Minecraft: The Island Signing

MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks

Author Max Brooks signs MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 12th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Be immersed in the Minecraft universe in a thrilling new adventure. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.

Max Brooks is a best-selling author, public speaker, and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His books include The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include The Extinction Parade, GI Joe: Hearts and Minds and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters. New York.

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

UK – Spiritus #1 Signing

Michael Kennedy will be signing SPIRITUS #1 at the Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore on Saturday 5th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

A champion fighter convicted of murder, Kinju Dayal faces automated confinement: The transfer of her consciousness into a state programmed labour machine. But a ruthless underworld boss diverts Kinju into a vessel unshackled from its rigid programming. Only Federal Marshal Rueben Reveles stands between the armoured warrior and sanctuary.

Michael Kennedy is from Tamworth, Staffordshire. He studied Film and Animation in Birmingham and his comics work include Spiritus, Neon Noir, MAD DOG and Putrefaction. He played the flute for seven years as a boy.

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

UK – U.S. Avengers Signing

Writer Al Ewing will be signing U.S.AVENGERS VOL. 1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st July from 1:oo – 2:oo PM.

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs heroes they can rely on. Welcome to American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will protect the nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all. And the most patriotic super-group ever will do it all while looking tried and true in the red, white and blue!

But when the Golden Skull launches his takeover bid, how will the team respond to the looming threat? With tuxedos. Really well-fitted tuxedos. It’s socialism gone wild as the U.S.Avengers literally punch the business leaders of tomorrow right in their faces!

Plus: Monsters galore – including Red Hulk! American Kaiju! Vandoom! And, would you believe, Dedd-Puul, the Mercenary That Walks Like a Man! But when Steve Rogers gets serious, so must A.I.M. And where does that leave Roberto Da Costa?

Al Ewing began his career writing Judge Dredd and Future Shocks for 2000AD. He’s contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake and The End Is Nigh, and is the creator of the comedic blog The Diary of Ralph Dibney. Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes. Ewing’s debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books. He currently writes Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics, and co-writes the new Doctor Who title with Rob Williams.

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

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