Forbidden Planet London has just announced a one of a kind event by Ian Edginton, Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett and Simon Coleby, who will be signing comics from US publisher WildStorm’s World’s End mini series, including The Authority No 1 (drawn by Simon) at the comics superstore on Saturday 30th August 2008 between 1-2.00pm.
Following the cataclysmic conclusion to Number of the Beast mini series comes the dawn of a whole new age: Wildstorm World’s End! The heroes failed to save the planet from destruction and now struggle to survive in a brutal, post-apocalyptic environment… but with humanity largely dead and the Earth broken, what does the term “hero” even mean?
You can follow the gripping survival story in four on-going titles: Wildcats (whose creative team includes Trevor Hairsine), Authority (Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning with art by Coleby and Hairsine), Stormwatch PHD (written by Ian Edginton) and GEN13, all featuring a serialized back-up story further expanding on this bleak new world illustrated by some of the top names in the industry!
Ian Edginton is one of the foremost talents in British comics today, having made his name in the United States before returning home to work on 2000AD and other titles. Edginton has penned Wolverine, Batman and Judge Dredd, as well as being the author of The Red Seas, Leviathan and the Eisner-award-nominated Scarlet Traces.
Dan Abnett is probably one of Britain’s most prolific comics writers as well as being the author of several novels. Not including his early work at Marvel UK and recent work for both Marvel and DC Comics, he’s also been one of 2000AD’s top writers, responsible for one of the longest running strips of the last decade, Sinister Dexter. He also writes for Black Library and Big Finish.
The hugely talented and enthusiastic Andy Lanning is in high demand as a writer and inker. He has most notably worked for Marvel and DC, often working with with Dan Abnett on titles such as Nova and the high-profile Legion of Super-Heroes.
Simon Coleby is a comic book artist who has worked mainly for 2000AD and Marvel but who has also designed real world amusement parks – just another string to his bow. He is also known for his work on the one-shot Wildstorm title Midnighter: Armageddon.
• The signing takes places at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 30th August 2008 between 1-2pm
• More about World’s End plus wallpapers, icons and more on the Wildstorm web site
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.