Marvel Museum signing announced at London Forbidden Planet Megastore

Author and editor Ned Hartley will be signing copies of the new Studio Press book Marvel Museum at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

Marvel Museum

The story of Marvel Comics, beautifully illustrated with artwork from the Marvel archives, Marvel Museum, published by Studio Books, gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book.

This stunningly curated collection includes rarely-seen artwork from the Marvel archives and features The Avengers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, X-Men and more!

Chronicling the history of the legendary Marvel Comics, this book is a must-have addition to any collector’s shelf.

Ned Hartley

Ned Hartley

Ned Hartley is a writer and editor who has been creating comics and books for over 15 years. He has been a devoted fan of Marvel Comics ever since his brother first showed him a Hulk comic many years ago.

Ned, who’s currently writing “Bananaman” for Beano and has another book out soon – The Ladybird Book of Dead Things – was once a Forbidden Planet staff member. He was also one of the first people to work in the Shaftesbury Avenue location for FP.

“In 2001 I got a job in the London Forbidden Planet store. I met Carly Diem there, so it’s a special place for me,” said Ned on Twitter.

“I remember looking at all the authors doing signings and thinking ‘One day, that will be me.’

“I’m so happy that it will be for the Marvel Museum book, which is basically a love letter to one of my favourite things in the world – Marvel Comics.”

• Ned Hartley signing Marvel Museum 6.00 – 7.00 Wednesday 16th October Forbidden Planet Megastore London – event details here

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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