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Books & Comics / Free Comic Book Day 2023
« on: 17 November, 2022, 10:41:16 PM »
The list of comics for next years Free Comic Book Day with 44 comics available next year including Rebellion's 2000AD Regened Presents: The Best Comic Ever


General / 10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time?
« on: 14 November, 2022, 08:14:28 PM »
CBR.com have a article on "10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time" I think there may be some disagreement with their choices


Books & Comics / new Conan novel & comic series from Titan books
« on: 01 November, 2022, 04:24:32 PM »
 Titan Comics and Heroic Signatures have annouced their new co-publishing venture for Robert E. Howard’s  Conan the Barbarian. A new comic series is on the way next year, following on the heals of the first new Conan novel in ten years, to be published by Titan Books, out in December.
 New novel Conan: Blood of the Serpent written by New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling released in December and will feature Roberto De La Torre’s illustration
the brand-new Conan the Barbarian ongoing comic will be written by acclaimed and long-time Conan comic book scribe Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers), and will feature the stunning art of Roberto De La Torre (King-Size Conan, Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D) and colourist José Villarrubia (Promethea, Sweet Tooth, Cuba: My Revolution) due to be released  in July 2023


Events / Forbidden Planet events
« on: 18 October, 2022, 08:16:59 PM »
Dominik Diamond is holding a signing for his book GamesMaster: The Oral History Book on Friday 21 October 2022 from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Loading Bar Stoke Newington

Simon Spurrier & Charlie Adlard are signing Damn Them All #1 on Saturday 29 October 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00 at the London Megastore

Author Violet Castro are signing the novel Aliens: Vasquez on Thursday 3 November 2022 from 17:30 to 19:00
at the London Megastore

Alan Lee & Brian Sibley are signing The Fall Of Numenor on Thursday 10 November 2022 from 17:30 to 19:00
at the London Megastore

Film & TV / wicker Man TV series
« on: 12 October, 2022, 12:03:37 PM »
 Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish’s The Imaginarium and Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films are turning The Wicker Man into a TV series.


Events / Gosh! signing
« on: 05 October, 2022, 10:59:46 PM »
Gosh! comics have a few signings for October & November with Saturday 22nd looking exciting

Peter Milligan on Saturday October 15th, 1-2pm signing X-Cellent Vol 01
New Yorker cartoonist Will McPhailis signing his new book  Love & Vermin! & will to be in conversation with writer Monica Heisey on Thursday 20th October, from 7.30-9pm.
Andrew Colman, Simon Davis, Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Joel Meadows & Dan Schaffer on Saturday October 22nd, 1-2pm, signing Tripwire Magazine's 30th Anniversary Special
Mark Buckingham on  22nd October 2-3pm Signing Miricleman The Silver Age#1
Jock on 22nd October 3-4pm Signing Batman One Bad Knight
Shelly Bond, Sofie Dodgson, Laura Hole, Imogen Mangle, Philip Bond and William Potter signing copies of Filth & Grammar and Geezer on Wednesday 9th November, from 6-7pm.
French writer & artist Lucie Bryon  on Monday 7th November 6-7pm, signing her graphic novel Thieves.

Books & Comics / New UK Batman comic
« on: 27 September, 2022, 06:04:22 PM »
Panini has released a new Batman title on U.K. newsagent shelves. Aimed at young readers the comic features all new Batman strips to the U.K. Similar to their Spider-Man title this will be a good introduction to the Dark Knight and their older Batman title which is freely available to get in WHSmith and supermarkets.


Events / Rob Williams & Laurence Campbell signing on 24th September
« on: 22 September, 2022, 01:48:07 PM »
Anyone that's attending the  Arthur Ranson signing at Gosh! might want to head over to Forbidden Planet as Rob Williams & Laurence Campbell are also holding a signing for Sword Of Hyperborea on Saturday 24th September 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00

Books & Comics / Gerry Finley-Day's other novel
« on: 28 August, 2022, 01:09:11 AM »
Just found this novel on Amazon which was ghost written by Gerry Finley-Day, Waiting in the Wing, the story of a former ANC activist whom some would call freedom fighter and others a terrorist, where one realized what a small world this was, filled with paradox. Hating white supremacy but happily heading to Moscow and then Angola to be ordered around by Russians and Cubans and finally realizing one had more in common with ‘the Boer’ than anyone else. 


Books & Comics / Tripwire awards 2022
« on: 26 August, 2022, 02:31:06 PM »
This years Tripwire awards nominations are up and running  and some of categories you can vote for are Your favourite con ( Lawless & Thought Bubble), Best Collction ( Judge Dredd), Roll of Honour ( Alan Grant, John Wagner), best indipendant UK, Best Original Graphic Novel Three Little Wishes (Paul Cornell & Steve Yeowell, Legendary)

the Anthology Shift are to release a collection of Brian Bolland's series  “The Actress and the Bishop” as part of their Shift Presents collection in October for £6.99
The orginal strips were published in A1 in 1989 & Bolland Strips! in 2005


News / New Novel from Gerry Finley-Day
« on: 04 August, 2022, 09:14:27 AM »
Whilst at the Gerry Finley-Day signing today I came across his new novel The Men From Morgenland: A Wartime Secret Service Thriller (The Morgenland Trilogy Book 1)
Deskbound after recovering from combat wounds and shellshock, young Lieutenant-Commander Wolfram Heller of German Military Intelligence has been viewed with disdain for his war-winning ideas bordering on the fantastic. But his plan involving ‘ethnic activists’ in a sensational strike across the Mediterranean and beyond, finally given a high command blessing, results in Heller eagerly going back into the field . . . only to become the subject of a worldwide manhunt.
It's now available on kindle & is due to be released in paperback shortly

Announcements / Alan A Grant RIP
« on: 21 July, 2022, 11:22:13 AM »
there are serveral reports on facebook that we have just lost the great Alan A Grant passed away this morning

This is a great loss to 2000AD & the wider comic comunity, sincerest condolences to his wife Sue and the rest of Alan's family

DC Thomson have launch a new film/tv company Called "Emanta Studios" & has plans for several new shows including Dennis the Menace, Hotspur’s Nick Jolly The Flying Highwayman  and Marina, a young girl who could see into the future, from girls comic Spellbound. “The Amazing Mr X“ has also been confirm by Westbrook Studios, run by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith


News / Gerry Finley Day Signing
« on: 14 July, 2022, 09:42:34 AM »
To promote the release of  the best of Gerry Finley Day collection Gerry will be doing a few signing
Tuesday 2nd August Forbidden Planet Birmingham 4;30 pm
Wednesday 3rd August Forbidden Planet London 4;30 pm
Thursday 4th August Forbidden Planet Newcastle 4;30 pm
Friday 5th August Forbidden Planet Inteenational Edinburgh 4;30 pm

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