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Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced

Forbidden Planet Newcastle has announced that Barrie Tomlinson, the editor of the short-lived comic Wildcat and writer of “Death Wish“, and British comics legend Ian Kennedy will be making a joint appearance to help launch Rebellion’s Turbo Jones collection in January. “Turbo Jones” first appeared in Wildcat comic, published by Fleetway between October 1988 and MarchContinue reading Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced

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ComicScene UK distribution expands, now available through all British comic shops

While the team behind the new ComicScene UK magazine may have only planned that the title be subscription only when they launched it, everything has changed – rapidly. After releasing a brilliant promotional #0 earlier this year, the magazine caught the attention of comic shop owners, with both Forbidden Planet chains both quickly striking dealsContinue reading ComicScene UK distribution expands, now available through all British comic shops

Forbidden Planet, October 1987 - Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore signing Watchmen

A Trip down Memory Lane: Forbidden Planet’s 40th Anniversary Photo Archive

Forbidden Planet‘s archive of many signings across 40 years of events at the London store and beyond is proving an absolute delight – but they’d welcome more images from halcyon days if you have them. Now available on the forbiddenplanet.com web site, the archive features a host of comics and media stars, from Doctor WhoContinue reading A Trip down Memory Lane: Forbidden Planet’s 40th Anniversary Photo Archive

Shame - Hope by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton

Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s new graphic novel “Shame – Hope” really deserves your attention

A downthetubes reader dropped us a line to ask what John Bolton had been up to comics-wise recently, which gives us the chance to plug the Renegade Arts fantasy project Shame by the artist, working with writer Lovern Kindzierski. John recently did a signing at Forbidden Planet to promote the series, and promote the stunning-looking and well-received Shame – Hope,Continue reading Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s new graphic novel “Shame – Hope” really deserves your attention

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British classic characters renewed in The Vigilant – variant cover revealed, signing announced

The Vigilant, the first title in the “Rebellion-verse” from 2000AD‘s publishers has already been announced as a one-shot title in August featuring classic British comic superheroes, but now, comics store Forbidden Planet has revealed its variant cover by Trevor Hairsine for the title. When the evil forces of Von Hoffman and Dr Mesmer team upContinue reading British classic characters renewed in The Vigilant – variant cover revealed, signing announced