Forbidden Planet

179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, England WC2H 8JR

Current & Upcoming Events

Sept. 26, 2018: Friendo/Fearscape Signing

Alex Paknadel, Martin Simmonds, and Ryan O’Sullivan sign at Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 26th September from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

FRIENDO, by Alex Paknadel and Martin Simmons, tells the tale of Leo. Leo wasn’t allowed toys as a kid, but now that he’s all grown up he’s going to take yours.

He used to play by the rules, but then governments and corporations set fire to the rules and still expected him to behave. He probably would have if it hadn’t been for his new friend Jerry.

See, Jerry isn’t human; he’s a personalised marketing VR and he’s malfunctioning.

Written by Ryan O’Sullivan, the FEARSCAPE is a world beyond our own, populated by manifestations of our worst fears. Once per generation, The Muse travels to Earth, discovers our greatest Storyteller, and takes them with her to the Fearscape to battles these fear-creatures on our behalf.

All has been well for eons, until The Muse encounters Henry, a plagiarist with delusions of literary grandeur. Mistaking him for our greatest Storyteller, she ushers him into the Fearscape. Doom follows.

Oct. 11, 2018: Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Signing

Ian Edginton and Llexi Leon sign IRON MAIDEN: LEGACY OF THE BEAST at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 11th October from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

‘When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos – his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds!

Now, a weakened, primal Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms!’

The first official Iron Maiden comic series, based on the band’s hit mobile role playing game – Iron Maiden: Legacy of The Beast – where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden’s discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far future of the Final Frontier.

Ian Edginton is best known for his steampunk/alternate history work, and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces, a sequel to H G Wells’ War of the Worlds. He’s also written for 2000AD, produced the comic book version of the computer game Hellgate: London, and writes comics based on the worlds of WarHammer 40k.

Past Events

Sept. 21, 2018: Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey Signing

Matthew Rosenberg signs Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 21st September from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes!

Years ago, Jean Grey perished, and the X-Men mourned her loss. Now, when strange events start happening all over the world, the X-Men can only come to one conclusion: the one, true Jean Grey is back!

Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops lead squads across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix – yet with friends disappearing and familiar enemies returning, they’re fighting a losing battle.

Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean starts to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams spill over into the world and reveal cracks in her reality. Jean needs to escape.

The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. And their worlds are about to collide – violently!

THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY is available as three different editions, including a fantastic Artgerm variant!

Sept. 15, 2018: Realm of the Damned Signing

Join Alec Worley and Pye Parr signing THE REALM OF THE DAMNED at the London Megastore on Saturday 15th September from 1 – 2pm – and see metal musicians THE SONS OF BALUAR as they take the store by storm! Book two of the acclaimed Realm Of The Damned trilogy arrives in all of its bloody horror!

“Centuries before our world belonged to the damned, ATHENA PETROVA – vampire knight of Transylvania – fought and fed.

It is the early 15th century and Athena struggles to defend her ancestral home from the predations of the Ottoman Empire. When she learns that House Petrova has struck a fateful pact with the Church of Rome, the pagan vampire commits the ultimate blasphemy. Desperate to save her land and driven by demons of her own, Athena forges a living weapon with which she will rout the enemies of Transylvania.

But this is a weapon that cares for nothing but blood and butchery, and Athena may realise too late that she has started a fire that may consume both herself and the world.

SIGNUM DRACONIS is the eagerly awaited second instalment of REALM OF THE DAMNED, the bestselling graphic novel series that is taking the black metal underground by storm. This epic medieval prequel tears into the series’ bloody history, unleashing bizarre new monsters and yet more guest appearances from legends of the metal scene.

From baleful forests to demon-ravaged battlefields, REALM OF THE DAMNED: SIGNUM DRACONIS is a hallucinatory saga of bared blades and barbarism! Savage, atmospheric and doom-laden, it’s a fevered dream of black metal and gothic horror that will leave you as breathless as the dead.”

Metal and gothic horror that will leave you as breathless as the dead.

Sept. 5, 2018: Sandman Universe/Dreaming Signing

Si Spurrier will be signing his two new titles, Sandman Universe #1 and Dreaming #1 at our London Megastore on Wednesday 5th September at 6:00pm. It all starts here!

In Sandman Universe a rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist.

A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design. Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe.

From the upheaval of The Sandman Universe rises The Dreaming – a kingdom in chaos.

There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone.

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, 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 prose novella, Unusual Concentrations,, is available now. His comics works includes Judge Dredd, Crossed, Gutsville, Six-Gun Gorilla and X-Men Legacy.

Sept. 1, 2018: Sniper Elite #1 Signing

Join PATRICK GODDARD and KEITH RICHARDSON signing SNIPER ELITE #1 on Saturday 1st September from 1 – 2 PM!

Based on the global best-selling Rebellion videogame, Sniper Elite: Resistance comes this adrenaline-fuelled thrill-ride three-issue combat mini-series! Occupied France: Allied SOE hero Karl Fairburne parachutes into Angouleme in a bid to stop the shipment of a new German anti-aircraft weapon.

Patrick Goddard has been drawing comics professionally for almost twenty years, predominantly for 2000AD, drawing titles such as Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson, Sinister Dexter, Grey Area, Aquila and most famously Savage for the last ten years. He has a traditional comic style with strong storytelling and figure work. In recent years he has also worked with the BBC costume department drawing out their costume designs for Doctor Who.

In the Worlds before Keith Richardson, primal chaos reigned. Reality desired order. But change can only occur when conditions are right. Endless aeons passed as the cosmic soup, which became our universe, began to take shape. Earth formed and evolved, the sun and rain slowly shaping what we now called ‘Hammersmith’. And from that mystical place sprung a being of aggressive, distilled anger. The nature of Keith was irrepressible!

After editing 2000AD’s graphic novels line for several years, Sniper Elite is Keith Richardson’s first major published work.

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