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

UK – The Mummy: Palimpsest Signing

Writer Peter Milligan will be signing THE MUMMY: PALIMPSEST at our London Megastore on Thursday 6th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The timeless horror icon excavated for a brand new tale The first in Titan’s new collaboration with legendary Hammer Films.

Once every 34 years, members of the sinister Sect of Anubis gather to drink the blood of a human sacrifice, used as a vessel to contain the imprisoned spirit of a long dead Egyptian High Priestess called, Nebetah, thereby gaining immortality. As the time draws near for the next sacrifice, the Sect’s chosen victim, a young Ukrainian woman called Angel, has already begun to transform into Nebetah. It is a process that will see the young woman transformed into a rotting mummy as the spirit of Nebetah consumes her soul. However, there exists an ultra secret society, called the Pyramid Club, who are dedicated to eradicating the evil of the Sect. At the height of the ritual the club attack the secret headquarters of the Sect and in the confusion Angel escapes into the streets of London, half consumed by the soul of Nebetah. Forced to accept the help of Duncan, a young rising agent for the Pyramid Club society, the two of them must team up and take the fight back to the Sect of Anubis before the sands of time run out and the failed ritual claims the lives of everyone!

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

UK – Spider-Man: Homecoming Signing

Meet Jon Watts, the director of Spider-Man: Homecoming, at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Friday 16th June at 6:00 PM.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Jon Watts will be signing FREE Spider-Man: Homecoming mini-posters! Free posters while stocks last – one per customer.

PLUS: Joining Jon Watts will be stunt performer Chris Silcox. Chris was Tom Holland’s double in the movie and will be wearing the actual Spider-Man costume – so come and grab a selfie with Spidey!

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

 

UK – Rick & Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It Signing

Artist Marc Ellerby will be signing Forbidden Planet’s exclusive new Rick and Morty variant comic at 1:00pm on Saturday 8th July.

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It is a new comic book miniseries inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game!

In this five issue series, Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory.

Along the way, he will discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop to in order to win, and perhaps the strength in himself that is needed to free the Mortys once and for all?

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 as well as Rick and Morty.

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

NYC – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Signing

Writer Chip Zdarsky (Star Lord, Howard the Duck) and artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men, Wolverine) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 21st at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN from Marvel Comics!

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

NYC – Frankenstein: The True Story Screening & Panel

Press Release:

Forbidden Planet & Dread Central in association with Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal present

A FREE New York City Screening & Discussion of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973) to celebrate the new issue of Richard Klemensen’s LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38 featuring Sam Irvin’s definitive study on the making of this beloved, all-star, two-part telefilm.

Tuesday, June 27, 6:00-10:00 PM

Note: A unique 16mm print of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY will be projected — which includes everything from the original telecast (including the James Mason introduction), plus extra seconds of censored footage only seen in the foreign theatrical release. Running time: 3 hours 13 minutes.

Hosted & Moderated by
TONY TIMPONE (former editor of FANGORIA).

Panelists:

SAM IRVIN: (Special project editor of the issue; director of ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS, OBLIVION, ; co-executive producer of GODS AND MONSTERS).

ALEC SMIGHT: (Son of the late Jack Smight, director of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY; Alec visited the set daily and has written an essay in the magazine; Alec is now the three-time Emmy-nominated director-producer of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS).

PHILLIPPE SPURRELL: (Film archivist and founder of Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal (CFS); curator of the unique 16mm print that will be projected; Philippe has written an essay about the various cuts of the film for the issue).

JAMES ANTHONY PHILLIPS: (Expert on composer Gil Mellé who wrote a sidebar for the issue on Mellé’s score to FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY).

Forbidden Planet will sell copies of Little Shoppe of Horrors #38 at the screening. Panelists will sign copies of the magazine at the conclusion of the Q&A.
Seating is limited. You MUST RSVP to Dread Central to guarantee a seat. No one will be admitted to the theater who is not on the RSVP list.

RSVP:
Email your RSVP request to Dread Central at: screenings@dreadcentral.com

Quad Cinema
34 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-8800

UK – Winnebago Graveyard Signing

Alison Sampson signs Winnebago Graveyard #1 at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Friday 30th June from 5:30 – 6:30pm!

An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

Alison Sampson is the artist on the Image Comics bestselling mini-series, Winnebago Graveyard, written by Steve Niles. An award-winning architect and illustrator, whose work has been widely published, including by Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Image Comics, Dark Horse, the BBC and The Guardian newspaper, amongst others, Alison was also top Emerging Artist at the British Comic Awards in 2014. Mark Millar called this, her first major series “My favourite book of this year by a mile”.

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

UK – The Amory Wars: Good Apollo #3 Signing

Claudio Sanchez will be signing THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO #3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 18th June 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife Chondra Echert team up with best-selling artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis, Action Comics) for the next long-awaited instalment of The New York Times best-selling series, The Amory Wars! After a bruising altercation, Inferno dishes the dirt to Claudio about his parents, but will he listen?

Claudio Sanchez is an American writer and musician, best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria. He is the creator of the comic book series The Amory Wars, as well as Key of Z and Kill Audio, and he co-authored the novel Year of the Black Rainbow with Peter David.

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

UK – Rivers of London: Detective Stories #1 Signing

Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, and Lee Sullivan will be signing RIVERS OF LONDON DETECTIVE STORIES #1 FORBIDDEN PLANET JETPACK VARIANT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 10th June from 1 – 2pm!

Follow the continuing adventure of Peter Grant, and the special branch of the Met who deal with magic and the supernatural!

Peter Grant has come a long way since first entering that particular special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires and weird folk in the Underground!

Set in the million-selling Rivers of London series, this comic adventure entitled DETECTIVE STORIES contains four self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by Detective Peter Grant to his superiors!

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

UK – Stained #1 Signing

David Baron and Simon Bowland will be signing STAINED #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 17th June from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Meet Emma London.

Emma is a recovery artist and bounty hunter for hire. She is strong, possibly indomitable, and – did we mention? – part machine.

Emma is the type that dives head first into things that most wouldn’t and shouldn’t.

Those dark places that no one else will go to track down the subhuman criminals lurking in the underbelly of society and brings them to justice.

Emma attempts to take down a pair of international diamond smugglers, but her story explodes forward when initially what was thought to be a hunt for a priceless painting with a record high bounty, leads her to something darker and more monstrous than she could have ever imagined.

David Baron began his career working for InColor and was subsequently hired by Wildstorm FX. Since then, his work has primarily appeared in books published by WildStorm and DC Comics. He was the primary colourist on The Authority during the Mark Millar and Frank Quitely era, spent several years colouring JLA, and has recently coloured several issues of DC Comics’ weekly series, 52.

Simon Bowland has been lettering comics for more than a decade, and is currently working for DC, Image, Valiant, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Boom, 451, Titan, Oni, and more.

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

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