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Current & Upcoming Events

Nov. 21, 2018: Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 Signing

Writer Al Ewing will be signing IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 1 and the YOU ARE DEADPOOL DELUXE BOXED SET at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 21st November from 6 – 7pm.

In IMMORTAL HULK, horror has a name! You’d never notice the man. He doesn’t like to be noticed. He’s quiet. Calm. If someone were to shoot him in the head all he’d do is die. Until night falls – and someone else gets up again.

The man’s name is Banner. The horror is the Immortal Hulk!

And trouble has a way of following them both. As reporter Jackie McGee tries to put together the pieces, Banner treads a lonely path from town to town, finding murder, mystery and tragedy as he goes. And what Banner finds, the Hulk smashes!

Elsewhere, the hero called Sasquatch can’t help but feel involved. In many ways, he’s Banner’s equal – and his opposite. Sasquatch is about to risk his life by looking for the man – and finding the monster!

The YOU ARE DEADPOOL BOXED SET offers you that very chance! This ain’t no ordinary comicbook, this is also a role-playing adventure where you are the (not) hero, Deadpool!

You keep track of your score adventure by adventure. You roll dice to battle indescribable foes. You travel through Marvel history as the Merc with a Mouth and meet the Hulk in the swinging 60s! Smell Man-Thing in the psychedelic 70s, and encounter Daredevil in the hard-boiled 80s. Success or failure is yours to decide!

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.

Past Events

Nov. 14, 2018: The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine Signing

Peter Milligan, David Manly-Leach, and Rian Hughes sign THE PRISONER: THE UNCERTAINTY MACHINE at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 14th November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Based on the TV show created by Patrick McGoohan, this all-new adventure written by Peter Milligan sees Breen, codenamed No. 6, trapped in a seemingly bizarre parallel world, unlike anything he has ever experienced before.

There he must race to rescue his fellow spy before he loses his very grip on reality. But to save the day, Breen must also confront the arch controller of The Village, a person known only as Number One…

Featuring an exclusive Forbidden Planet cover by Rian Hughes.

Please note: this signing will be running alongside Ram V’s signing for Grafity’s Wall, Batman: Secret Files and These Savage Shores

Nov. 14, 2018: Grafity’s Wall Signing

Ram V signs Grafity’s Wall, Batman: Secret Files and These Savage Shores at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 14th November from 6 – 7pm!

In GRAFITY’S WALL, an aspiring street artist by the name of watches the tenements outside his home being razed, he finds an unlikely canvas at the one wall still left standing in the debris. Over the next weeks, he begins creating a mural on the wall, one that chronicles the lives of his friends: a local low-level fixer named Jay who harbours dreams of being a rapper.

BATMAN: SECRET FILES delves into Batman’s case histories and discovers brand-new stories by some of comics’ most exciting talents. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow’s fear toxin affects the common man, and a special story written by Tom Taylor with art by Brad Walker that teams the Dark Knight Detective with Detective Chimp.

And in THESE SAVAGE SHORES, the untimely demise of a nobleman gives the East India a new angle in negotiations to build their trade route. A vampire hunter finds bigger prey than he had bargained for, deep within the royal reserve. Along These Savage Shores, where the hunt is eternal, and hunter and hunted move in shadow.

Ram V is an author and comic book writer from Mumbai, India. He makes up stories, sometimes they have pictures. His short stories and comics have appeared in several anthologies and e-zines. In 2012 he began writing Aghori which is now an award nominated ongoing series in India. He has since created a critically acclaimed graphic novel called Black Mumba and writes the fantasy, adventure series Brigands.

Oct. 20, 2018: The Legend of Tank Girl Signing

ALAN MARTIN signs THE LEGEND OF TANK GIRL at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 20th October from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

The collection of Alan Martin and Brett Parson’s latest all-new Tank Girl series!

Between 2016 and 2017, Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire Brett Parson produced a trilogy of graphic novels – “Two Girls One Tank,” “Tank Girl Gold,” and “World War Tank Girl” – these three books comprise the longest continuous Tank Girl story arc to date, involving copious amounts of spilt blood, the resurrection of long-dead characters, a train-full of gold bullion, and gallons of fine tea. Each series was met with ecstatic fan approval and universal critical acclaim. Now we are bringing that epic story together into one, single, coffee-table-busting tome! Printed in an over-sized format to better appreciate the beautiful full-colour artwork, packed with dozens of guest artist covers, unseen artwork, and character and vehicle sketches, this is the trilogy as you’ve never seen it before!

Along with artist Jamie Hewlett, Alan Martin created Tank Girl in 1988 for Deadline magazine. And this anarchic heroine has become a cult icon that has given us strips, monthly comics, graphic novels, prose novels and a Hollywood movie.

Oct. 20, 2018: Dead Rabbit/Analog Signing

Gerry Duggan, John McCrea, and David O’Sullivan sign DEAD RABBIT #1 (Back to Work variant), ANALOG #1 (Stephen Mooney variant) and ANALOG VOL. 1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 20th October from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

Back in the ’90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he’s back in the mask to save her, but no one- not his wife, the mafia, or the cops – is happy that he’s out of retirement.

The story begins in ANALOG #1, where it’s five years from now, and the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called ‘Ledger Men,’ like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.

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