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Steven And Sue Signing Sherlock Comics on a Saturday Morning in London

Steven Moffat Has Theatrical Plans – A Sherlock Signing With Sue Vertue at Forbidden Planet

Today, in Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, Doctor Who/Sherlock/Dracula producer Sue Vertue popped by with her husband and writer/showrunner of all those shows, Steven Moffat, to do a little signing of Titan Comics’ Sherlock manga publications, that adapt the original scripts of the show in excruciating detail for manga readers in Japan, […]

Things To Do In London If You Like Comics - December 2019

Things To Do In London If You Like Comics – December 2019

Things to do in London in December 2019… if you like comics, of course. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. Exhibitions: Middlesex University’s new Children’s Book Illustration and Graphic novels MA is delighted to invite you to an exhibition of work by our latest graduating students. Alex Moore – Christos […]



Forbidden Planet Cardiff Celebrates Thirty Years

Today, Forbidden Planet Cardiff Celebrates Thirty Years – Sponsored by Funko

Clearly it’s down to the presence of Torchwood in the town, constantly popping in and buying comics, books, CDs and DVDs to keep an eye on what the Doctor is up to. But today Forbidden Planet Cardiff is celebrating its 30th birthday with giveaways, cosplay competitions and raffle prizes. Sitting proud on 5 Duke Street in […]

Forbidden Planet Comic Stores in the UK Get Actual Dark Crystal Puppet Window Displays

Forbidden Planet Comic Stores in the UK Get Actual Dark Crystal Puppet Window Displays

  Three Forbidden Planet comic book stores in the UK have got rather special window displays, featuring actual puppets from the Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance TV series currently streaming on Netflix. As well as lots of… stuff. In Forbidden Planet Birmingham: Aughra’s attendant, Podling and Fizzgig In Forbidden Planet Bristol: Brea and Rian In […]


Diamond Select is Bringing a TON of Exclusives to SDCC This Year

Diamond Select is Bringing a TON of Exclusives to SDCC This Year

Diamond Select will have so many SDCC exclusives at this years show it will make your head spin. Ghostbusters figures, Marvel Gallery statues and busts, a Harley Quinn statue, Vinimates galore, Pacific Rim and Muppets figures, Star Trek ships, Star Wars Gentle Giant busts, and so much more. This may be the most exclusives DST […]


Action Comics #1000

Jock Reveals Exclusive Forbidden Planet Action Comics #1000 Variant

Superstar artist Jock has revealed his Action Comics #1000 retailer exclusive variant cover, available in limited quantities and in several purchasing options from Forbidden Planet. Jock posted the cover on Twitter. My cover for the landmark ACTION COMICS #1000 #Superman pic.twitter.com/jIvtYWzT2r — jock (@Jock4twenty) February 27, 2018 Jock also revealed the original sketch: Original sketch #ActionComics1000 […]

Tales Of The Night Watchman Told At Forbidden Planet

By Joe Glass Tales of the Night Watchman follows Nora, a blogger stuck in a dead end coffee job and her roommate Charlie, who is possessed by a ghostly detective known as The Night Watchman. Baristas by day and crime-solving sleuths by night, and the only ones there to help the world from an influx […]

Next Week… I’ll Be At London Super Comic Con. Will You?

It’s my gaff. My manor. My part of the world. The London Super Comic Con, the largest comic convention in the UK that’s dedicated to comic books, is happening next weekend at the ExCel Centre. Bob Layton once told me that he earned more money at that show than any other. It’s where the wallets […]

Local Comic Shop Day 2015 In London – Forbidden Planet And Orbital #LCSD

Today is Local Comic Shop Day. A day in which comic stores can join in to receive exclusive variant editions and collections of comic books for sale only in participating stores at premium prices. I went to Forbidden Planet and Orbital Comics, two of the very few participants in the UK and metres from each […]

Only Two Comic Stores Are Participating In Local Comic Shop Day In The UK. Three In Europe.

There are two comic stores participating in the Local Comic Shop Day promotion in the UK. Forbidden Planet (not Forbidden Planet International) with shops in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Croydon, Liverpool, London, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Southampton. And then Orbital Comics in London. There’s also Big Bang Comics in Dublin as well. That’s it for the British Isles – and Europe as a whole. Given that Local Comic […]

Forbidden Planet, Big Bang, Green Brain, Beguiling And Kings Are New CBLDF Champions

Recently free speech comic book charity, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ran a recruitment drive amongst comic book retailers. It saw them either sign up or get renewals from over 471 stores, raising an extra $66,100 in the process. And they’d like to honour five retailers for gaining Champion level memberships after giving $1000 each towards Forbidden Planet, The Big Bang Comic Shop, Green […]

Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics

Wow. So much. August is jam-packed-full if you are a comics fan in London. Time for me to pick and choose… Saturday August 1st Mark Buckingham Signing, Exhibition Launch and Musical Evening at Orbital Comics. 5-7pm. Mark Buckingham is signing Fables #150, and every purchase puts you into a raffle to win an original page […]

Want To Acquire A Rare Variant Of We Can Never Go Home Today In London?

The truly runaway success of a comic We Can Never Go Home from Black Mask Studios could never stay in stock for long at Forbidden Planet in London, and that turned out to be true everywhere. First printings of the comic, as well as con variants of #1 are hovering around 60 dollars and upwards […]

Home From A Free Comic Book Day In London

Back from Free Comic Book Day in London with the kids and some of their friends. And lots of comics were bought (though I did have to move one child away from the Mercury Heat and towards the Spongebob Squarepants). London was out for free comics. The line at Orbital snaked around the block from […]

The Forbidden Planet FCBD Doctor Who Signing Is In The FCBD Doctor Who Comic

Plenty of folk have managed to get their comic store onto the front of a Doctor Who comic thanks to IDW and Titan’s retailer cover variant schemes. But Forbidden Planet in London has managed to get their store onto the inside. In a manner of speaking. This weekend, Forbidden Planet London is hosting two signings, […]

Valiant Grows Sales Department To Better Communicate With Retailers

Valiant Entertainment is expanding. Last week they announced the addition of a new editor Tom Brennan, now they are adding two Sales Mangers who are both former retailers. Andy Liegl and Matthew Klein are now part of the growing comic publisher. Liegl up until 2014 was the Event Coordinator for Boom! Studios, prior to that he spent […]