Writer Peter Hogan appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, August 17th at 4:00pm to sign copies of Resident Alien, Tom Strong, Terra Obscura, and more!
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Forbidden Planet is delighted to host one of our trademark multi-author signings. At 1:00pm on Saturday July 23rd, Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London will host to: –
Alan Cowsill, Eva Perkins, Grant Perkins, David Leach, G M Jordan, Kev Hopgood, Jessica S Kemp, Si Spencer, Tim Pilcher, Jason Atomic, Jasper Bark, Jon Haward, Martin Eden, Martyn Pick, Peter Hogan, Gary Gilbert, Dan Rachael, Natalie Abadzis and many more.
The British comics community has come together to help raise funds for disaster victims of New Zealand and Japan’s earthquakes and tsunami with a stunning new graphic novel anthology, Spirit of Hope.
Comic Book Alliance Chair Tim Pilcher, said, ‘When the earthquake hit Japan on the afternoon of 11 March 2011 the CBA, like the rest of the world, was stunned. Overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the disaster we felt impotent to do anything. But standing idly by was simply not an option. So we did what comics people do best, we put a call out to the artistic community and asked for a strip, pin-up or anything that encapsulated that devastating situation for them.’
Over 85 writers, artists, colourists, letterers and editors from across the globe all donated their time and work free of charge, to produce a powerful statement, all within an incredible two and a half weeks after the Japanese tsunami hit. Consequently, the stories have a raw emotiveness and impact that can only come from such immediacy.
Please note that all pre-orders may not be signed by all attendees.
PETER HOGAN & CHRIS SPROUSE for their graphic novel Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom (Titan edition) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 1st Sept. 6 – 7pm
As Tom Strong and his family prepare to celebrate a wedding, the unthinkable happens: before their eyes, reality alters to become a world conquered by Nazis and ruled by Tom’s nefarious son, Albrecht. To restore the world he knew, Tom must journey back in time and seek help from the only man he can trust: himself. But will even two Tom Strongs be enough to stop the Robots of Doom?
Chris Sprouse first met Alan Moore when he drew several issues of Moore’s script for Supreme. A year later, he and Moore created Tom Strong for America’s Best Comics, for which Chris won two Eisner Awards in 2000, for Best Single Issue and Best Serialized Story. Taking over the scripting of Tom Strong, Peter K. Hogan started out as editor of cult political British comics Crisis and Revolver in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before working for 2000 AD and American comic book publishers Vertigo and America’s Best Comics.
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Kevin Smith, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Brian Froud, and Stephen King.