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Past Events

March 14, 2019: The Near Witch/Steel Prince Signing

Author V.E. Schwab will be signing THE NEAR WITCH plus the STEEL PRINCE Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 14th March from 3 – 4pm!

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

Also available will be the Graphic Novel collection of Shades Of Magic: Vol. 1: Steel Prince.

March 14, 2019: The Near Witch/Steel Prince Signing

Author V.E. Schwab will be signing THE NEAR WITCH plus the STEEL PRINCE Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 14th March from 3 – 4pm!

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

Also available will be the Graphic Novel collection of Shades Of Magic: Vol. 1: Steel Prince.

Jan. 5, 2019: Wildcat: Turbo Jones Signing

Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson sign WILDCAT VOL. 1: TURBO JONES at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 5th January from 1 – 2pm!

In 2488 Earth history professor, Turbo Jones predicted that the planet would be destroyed in 2500 by a vast meteoroid storm. Ridiculed by the world’s leaders, Turbo spent the next twelve years constructing a huge spaceship and employing a group of volunteers to help him leave the Earth and find a new home in the stars…

After months in space, Turbo and his senior staff including former mercenary Loner, the mysterious Kitten Magee and the last survivor of Xgangbe-4, Joe Alien, have found a potential new home. Now they need to get down onto the planet and make sure that it is safe for the five hundred colonists and livestock aboard the Wildcat…

Ian Kennedy has illustrated a host of favourite titles, including M.A.C.H 1 and Judge Dredd for 2000AD, Timequake for Starboard, Dan Dare for the revived Eagle, Turbo Jones for Wildcat, Marvel’s Blake’s 7 and covers for Starblazer. He’s also painted covers for the annual RAF Leachaurs Air Show programmes, and still produces covers for Commando.

Barrie Tomlinson’s writing credits include Death Wish, Survival, Dan Dare, Ghost Squad and S.O.S for Eagle, and Scorer for the Daily Mirror. He was the second editor of the long-running sports-themed comic Tiger, the first and longest serving editor of Roy of the Rovers, guiding Roy’s career for several decades, and responsible for the creation of the short-lived but fondly remembered Scream!.

Sept. 15, 2018: Legend of Tank Girl Signing

Alan Martin signs THE LEGEND OF TANK GIRL at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 15th September 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

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