Forbidden Planet

179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, England WC2H 8JR

Current & Upcoming Events

May 30, 2018: Void Trip Mini-Print Signing

Ryan O’Sullivan signs copies of Forbidden Planet’s exclusive Mini-Print edition of Void Trip at the London Megastore at 6:00 PM on 30th May.

Collecting issues 1 to 5, Void Trip is the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy.

They’re low on fuel, they’re low on food, and they’re low on psychedelic space froot, but they’re still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise super-planet Euphoria.

This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it.

Other work by Ryan O’Sullivan includes Turncoat as well as Warhammer and Dark Souls for Titan Comics.

The Mini-Print edition of Void Trip comes with an exclusive art print signed by Ryan O’Sullivan and artist Plaid Klaus.

June 2, 2018: Hope Signing

Artist John Bolton will be signing HOPE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 2nd June from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Continuing the successful and acclaimed SHAME series. A graphic novel like no other, philosophical, clever and thrilling!

Shame is dead, her demon father blasted back to Hell. Hope, newly born into the body of a young woman, stumbles from the battle-scarred castle still filled with Shame’s malevolent servants. The evil witch may have been defeated, but her dark forces are determined to stamp out Hope’s return to the world.

John was seven when he first encountered a paintbrush and it was love at first sight, offering him an output to visualise and create what he saw in his mind and put it to paper. Thus began a life-long ambition of creativity, with influences acquired from a wide variety of sources, but all connected by one underlying theme – the interesting and bizarre. John has been painting now for three decades. His painting displays a thorough understanding of each medium and subject he chooses to tackle. Inspiration comes not from outside influences, but from the story he is illustrating. The style stems from the content and emotion of a particular story. John has worked with many notable writers and editors and is currently working with Lovern Kindzierski on the continuing Shame Series. He works from his studio in London surrounded by giant aphids, grotesque masks, animal skulls and other bizarre objects.

June 5, 2018: Blood of the Four Signing

Author Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon sign BLOOD OF THE FOUR and other titles at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 5th June from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The acclaimed authors of The Map of Moments and The Secret Journeys of Jack London join creative forces once more in this epic, standalone novel—an exciting dark fantasy of gods and mortals, fools and heroes, saviors and destroyers with a brilliant beam of hope at its core–that should more than appeal to readers of N.K. Jemisin and Brandon Sanderson.

In the great kingdom of Quandis, everyone is a slave. Some are slaves to the gods. Most are slaves to everyone else.

Blessed by the gods with lives of comfort and splendor, the royal elite routinely perform their duties, yet some chafe at their role. A young woman of stunning ambition, Princess Phela refuses to allow a few obstacles—including her mother the queen and her brother, the heir apparent—stand in the way of claiming ultimate power and glory for herself.

Far below the royals are the Bajuman. Poor and oppressed, members of this wretched caste have but two paths out of servitude: the priesthood… or death.

Because magic has been kept at bay in Quandis, royals and Bajuman have lived together in an uneasy peace for centuries. But Princess Phela’s desire for power will disrupt the realm’s order, setting into motion a series of events that will end with her becoming a goddess in her own right… or ultimately destroying Quandis and all its inhabitants.

Past Events

April 29, 2018: Batman/TMNT Signing

Writer James Tynion IV signs Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Collection and Batman/TMNT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 29th April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Collecting Batman: Detective Comics #934 – #949, the Rebirth Deluxe Collection begins when an elite fighting force modelled after the Dark Knight invades the city. In response, Batman assembles a team of his own: Batwoman, Tim Drake, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface.

Then, a mysterious villain called First Victim appears and launches an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes!

Batman/TMNT collects the sold-out smash-hit miniseries in paperback! It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas.

Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension-but they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail!

April 28, 2018: The Prisoner/Dan Dare Signing

Peter Milligan signs The Prisoner and Dan Dare: He Who Dares at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Saturday 28th April 1 – 2pm!

Dan Dare returns in an all new adventure, written by Peter Milligan, in which he faces a sinister new foe sent by a deadly ancient evil that threatens not only all life in the solar system, but the very galaxy itself!

And The Prisoner brings the cult TV program back to life in a a brand new comic. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first US transmission, this new comic series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number…

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.

April 25, 2018: Deep Roots #1 Signing

Dan Watters signs Deep Roots #1 at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 25th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Roots, once suffocating under cement, tear through the streets of London to throttle buildings.

Vegetable homunculi hold up banks with automatic weapons. There is a green and blooming world beyond our own, fighting back against the human pollutant.

We will launch a rescue mission to this Otherworld. But it is cruel and unknowable, and should we become tangled in its vines, more than cities will fall.

From Dan Watters (Limbo, The Shadow, Assassin’s Creed) and Val Rodrigues comes a story of two worlds, of myth and man, of science and fiction, and the roots they share.

Dan Watters is a London based writer who has written crime and mystery comics for various independent publishers, including his creator owned title Limbo for Image Comics, and The Shadow for Dynamite Entertainment. He has also worked on sci-fi and fantasy comics based on video games for Wolfenstein, Dark Souls, and Assassin’s Creed for Titan Comics. He is currently writing Deep Roots for Vault Comics, and Lucifer for Vertigo Comics’ Sandman Universe.

April 21, 2018: 2000AD Digest: Batman/Judge Dredd Signing

Artist Simon Bisley will be signing 2000AD Digest: Batman/Judge Dredd at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st April from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Judge Death has crossed dimensions to Gotham City and Judge Dredd is in pursuit! However, this is the home turf of a certain caped vigilante, the Batman.

Two very different brands of uncompromising justice are destined to clash!

Legendary artist Simon Bisley is hugely popular for his work on Lobo, Batman/Judge Dredd and Hellblazer, as well as ABC Warriors and Slaine. He’s worked for DC, Marvel, 2000AD, and multiple smaller comics publishers, as well as illustrating album covers, computer games, RPG games and movie posters. His work also influenced the Beast in the Doctor Who episode The Satan Pit, and Simon Pegg’s graphic artist character Tim Bisley in the television series Spaced.

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    Monday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.