A somewhat slapdash and oddly arbitrary listing of Events, Public Gatherings, upcoming Topics of Interest and general information which might intrigue fans of the Industry, Hobby and Art-form.
Here’s a brief itinerary of pertinent comics events at The Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR which might tempt readers to risk, the tiresome climate of the Capital and the energized elbows of the hoi-polloi…
On Wednesday 1st May 2013: 6 – 7pm
NICK SPENCER & FRAZER IRVING will be signing BEDLAM Volume 1
One of the hottest new series of the year gets its first, new reader-friendly priced collection.
Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who ruled the city of Bedlam. Now he’s been cured of his mania, and says he wants to help protect the place he once terrorized – but can he be trusted?
After working in politics and other fields, Nick Spencer pitched Existence 2.0 to Jim Valentino at Image, with the first issue released in July 2009. Nick has also written THE INFINITE VACATION, ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN, CLOAK & DAGGER, VICTOR VON DOOM, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS and THIEF OF THIEVES.
Frazer Irving is a British comic book artist known for 2000AD series NECRONAUTS. He studied art at University of Portsmouth and since breaking into the American market he has worked on a various superhero titles, including a number with Grant Morrison.
On Saturday 4th May 2013: all day
Want to discover comics and need a place to start? Then visit Forbidden Planet on Saturday 4th May – Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day is perfect for fans and newcomers alike – if you love the idea of comics, these are titles to give you a great taste of what’s waiting for you. Discover comics for the first time or return to the fold to see what you’ve been missing.
There will be bags of comics to give away that will provide you with a perfect jumping-in point and loads of fantastic and cool titles to give away throughout the day.
Awaiting you are goody bags for kids and for grown-ups; characters ranging from The Walking Dead to Mass Effect, Judge Dredd and Star Wars to Mouse Guard and The Tick, Superman to Sesame Street!
Check out the sample of Killjoys, written by My Chemical Romance main man, Gerard Way, which continues themes and characters introduced in the band’s last album.
Come early –stay late they’ll have special collectors’ bags for early birds containing Walking Dead, Killjoys, Superman, and Marvel Gold!
Moreover from 11:00am you can meet writer David Tallerman, who will be signing copies of his comic Endangered Weapon B.
At 1:00pm meet the legends of 2000AD – Dan Abnett, Al Ewing, Ben Wilsher and, in a very rare signing appearance, Dredd artist Ron Smith!
May The Fourth Be With You! All afternoon the shop will be patrolled by Darth Vader, there to launch Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown.
Whatever you’re into – get into Forbidden Planet on Free Comic Book Day!
*One bag per customer, while stocks last. Only comics marked as Free Comic Book Day titles are free of charge.
Other Comics shops will also be indulging in such uncharacteristic bursts of generosity so if you can’t make it to Forbidden Planet on Saturday 4th May – Free Comic Book Day! – why not check out your local Imagination Emporium (even if they haven’t sent us a Press Release)?
For example there’s usually something very cool going on at Gosh Comics too. Why not check it out by going to www.goshlondon.com?