As part of the launch day celebrations for Forbidden Planet‘s brand new Newcastle Megastore, writer Peter Milligan will be signing copies of Britannia, collecting Britannia #1 – 4, on Saturday 18th February 2017.
In Peter Milligan’s Britannia, published by Valiant Entertainment, with art by Juan Jose Ryp, we’re on the fringes of civilisation, and the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery. Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 AD, one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…
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, SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide amd Sooner or Later, 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’s also the writer on Titan Comics recently-launch Hammer Films-inspired comic The Mummy and has also had two films produced: Pilgrim, starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.
Visitors to the opening of the new Forbidden Planet store could gain a Star Trek hardback with every purchase (while stocks last), a free Star Wars Micro Machine to early customers (while stocks last) and a free Batman LEGO Movie activity pack for children from DK (again while stocks last). More details on the FP web site.
• Peter Milligan at Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore 1 – 2.00pm, Saturday 18th February 2017, 59 Grainger Street, Newcastle NE1 5JE Telephone:0191 261 9173. Event details and book pre-ordering information here
• Follow Peter Milligan on Twitter @1petermilligan
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.