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Forbidden Planet Opens New Comic Book Store In Hull
Forbidden Planet International is to open a new comic book store in the North of England, namely, Hull city centre, on the 21st of November for my fiftieth birthday Okay, maybe not because of that, but still They will have a Grand Opening on the 26trh of November with activities, cosplay and gaming, with giveaway[...]
Mike Luckman, Co-Founder Of Forbidden Planet & Titan, Has Died
Mike Luckman was the founder of Forbidden Planet and Titan, with Mike Lake and Nick Landau And it was Mike Lake who had to break the news on social media, posting "I've just heard that Mike Luckman died this morning Not all of you will know the name but Mike and Nick and I set[...]
Forbidden Planet Undercuts Amazon For Miracleman Omnibus
The recommended retail price is around £83.50, but Forbidden Planet is selling the book in its variant covers for £57.62 plus £5 postage That's less than the Americans will pay even through Amazon, without international shipping Other comic shops are available as well, of course. Anyway, if you are looking to buy someone the Miracleman Omnibus,[...]
Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' Criminal (Briefly) Returns For Christmas
But talking to Andrew Sumner on the Forbidden Planet video podcast, they revealed that they have a special Christmas Criminal story appearing in December's Image! anthology from Image Comics for December for which Sean Phillips has also done the cover Presumably Jake Phillips as well. Forbidden Planet podcast screencap Criminal tells stories around a set of characters[...]
Things To Do In London If You Like Comics - September 2022
Our copies of Suzane come with a beautiful Gosh! exclusive bookplate signed by Tom Humberstone. Saturday, 3rd of September Phillip Kennedy Johnson Signing Alien #1, 5-6pm, Forbidden Planet Megastore, Shaftesbury Avenure, Covent Garden A small colony of synths have settled in secret on a backwater moon When a company of United System soldiers come to them for[...]
Tom Brevoort States That AXE One-Shots Are Really Judgment Day #5A, #5B & #5C
In his most recent Forbidden Planet vlog guest spot, Marvel EVP Tom Brevoort talked about the upcoming A.X.E Judgment Day crossover between Avengers, X-Men and Eternals. "It seemed initially to simply be a conflict between the Eternals and the X-Men in which the Avengers got caught in the middle and what it's sort ofblown up into,[...]
Things To Do In London If You Like Comics: August 2022 Edition
Forbidden Planet, London Megastore, Covent Garden   Golden Rage Signing With Chrissy Williams & Sofie Dodgson, 6-7pm Perhaps best known in the comics world as the longtime editor on The Wicked + The Divine, Chrissy also edited the excellent Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics Outside of the comics world, her debut poetry collection Bear[...]
Leigh Baulch Retires From Forbidden Planet And Titan Comics
Leigh Baulch, Group Operations Director of the Titan Entertainment Group, and the Forbidden Planet comics retail chain, retires today after 36 years of helping build Forbidden Planet from a shopfront in Denmark Street, into one of the top three retailers of comics in the English-speaking world Within the pop culture business, Leigh is primarily known[...]
Forbidden Plamt Opens New Store In Wolverhampton
Forbidden Planet International has opened a new comic book store in the centre of Wolverhampton, in the Wulfrun Shopping Centre, a third of a mile from their previous location in the Mander Centre They've been giving away hundreds of goodie bags with free merchandise from Funko, Hasbro, Bandai, and Konami, to emphasise the move[...]
The Punisher Gets A New Logo For 2022
Showing us Frank Castle seemingly working – indeed, leading – classic Marvel ninja group The Hand, sporting a sai or three, rather than guns as well as a new Devil Horns logo rather than the traditional skull image. On the Forbidden Planet TV podcast talking to Andrew Sumner, Marvel Senior Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has been talking about upcoming[...]
Things To Do in London In December If You Like Comics
Tickets are limited – please enquire now, by calling Epiphany @ 07541 365250 The Wellness Centre, First Floor, Unit 1040/42, Croydon CR0 1TY. Wednesday, 22nd of December Jock Signing Batman: One Dark Knight, Forbidden Planet Megastore, Shaftesbury Avenue, 6.30-7.30pm.   Another month, another Things To Do In London If You Like Comics As we are starting to return[...]
Rihanna Splurges At New York's Forbidden Planet
Page Six reports a New York Shopping spree for Rihanna on Wednesday, that included visiting Forbidden Planet in New York City The New York Post's celebrity gossip website reports that Rihanna's security guards were said to have walked out with five bags of vintage toys from the shop, under her umbrella No comic books though,[...]
Forbidden Planet's The Detective #1 Cover Returns Batman To Liverpool
Forbidden Planet has a new retailer exclusive cover from Brian Bolland for Batman: The Detective #1 by Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert, coming in three versions. Set in London, the cover chooses to feature the Liver Building in Liverpool, one of three buildings next to each other known as the Three Graces, and recently used for filming[...]
Craig Rousseau's Young Hellboy Cover For Forbidden Planet And Jetpack
Forbidden Planet in the UK and Jetpack Comics in New Hampshire, USA share an exclusive variant cover drawn by artist Craig Rousseau for the new Young Hellboy comic book, out from Dark Horse in February. Craig Rousseau's Young Hellboy Cover For Forbidden Planet And Jetpack Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski, Craig Rousseau, Clem Robbins, and Dave Stewart will[...]
Adi Granov On Swiping His Own Iron Man For Boba Fett
Today, Ilkley-based comic book artist Adi Granov, posted the following image and commentary on a Forbidden Planet Star Wars #1 variant cover from several years ago A signed CGC version of which just sold for $200 with a raw B&W variant selling for $100 On Facebook today, Granov reminisced about its creation. Adi Granov On Swiping[...]
Forbidden Planet International Also Has A Lockdown Click & Collect
The other week, Bleeding Cool ran plans for Forbidden Planet launching Click And Collect for the first time, across its range of stores Of course, that's only half the Forbidden Planet stores, as the other half is Forbidden Planet International, a corporate split that goes way back But the other Forbidden Planet chain wanted to[...]
James Tynion IV's Razorblades Finally Available In The UK
Which is where Forbidden Planet in the UK has come in, making the first two issues available, with their own exclusive covers to boot Which means a few may be shipped back to collectors in the US, with seems to defeat the purpose of the exercise, but there you go. Razorblades #1 can be ordered here,[...]
Forbidden Planet Launches Its First Curbside Service In The UK
For the first time, from this Monday, Forbidden Planet Ltd will be offering a curbside service, what they call "Call & Collect" The largest comic book chain in the UK, even when split into two different companies, the last lockdown saw the stores close completely This time, they will stay open so that customers can[...]
Brian Bolland Remakes Killing Joke For Rorschach Forbidden Planet Cover
Forbidden Planet has commissioned a retailer exclusive cover by Brian Bolland for Rorschach #1, the unauthorised Watchmen sequel by Tom King and Jorge Fornes to be published by DC Comics next month And he is referencing one of his own famous covers to do so The Killing Joke. Brian Bolland Redraws Killing Joke as Rorschach Forbidden[...]
More War Stories And Time Travel Comics From Garth Ennis
In Garth Ennis' video interview with Titan Comics and Forbidden Planet's Andrew Sumner for the 42nd anniversary of Forbidden Planet, he talked about his upcoming plans for comic books, some he can talk about, some he can't He tells us I've got a new series coming out from Artists Writers and Artisans which is Axel Alonso's[...]
Steve Ditko Wanted Spider-Man to be Orange and Purple
When Jonathan Ross talked with Forbidden Planet about his In Search Of Steve Ditko BBC documentary, Ross revealed one Spider-Man snippet from when he talked to the late Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko that, as far as I can tell has never been shared by anyone before So I thought I'd share it Ross tells us; "I said[...]
Simon Pegg Returns To TV With Crispian Mills For a "Big Event"
As part of Simon Pegg's interview with Andrew Sumner for Forbidden Planet's 42nd birthday, Pegg states that he is "writing something at the moment with Crispian Mills which is a big piece of event TV I can't wait to talk about –  I can't yet sadly As soon as it comes out I won't be[...]
Mark Millar's Plans For Jupiter's Legacy 3, Prodigy 2 and John Romita
In Mark Millar's video interview with Titan Comics and Forbidden Planet's Andrew Sumner for the 42nd anniversary of Forbidden Planet, Millar talked about his upcoming plans – that would have involved him taking a year off this year, but then everyone else went and did that as well Mark Millar lays out what's coming from[...]
Alice Cooper and Neil Gaiman "Fiddling Around With Something"
In Alice Cooper's video interview with Titan Comics and Forbidden Planet's Andrew Sumner for the 42nd anniversary of Forbidden Planet, Alice Cooper talked about signing there with Neil Gaiman for their Last Temptation music and comics project with Michael Zulli And suggests there may be something more in the works between Gaiman and Cooper. "Where else[...]
15 Hours Of Celebrity Interviews For Forbidden Planet's 42nd Birthday
But today for Forbidden Planet's 42nd birthday, they have released around 15 hours of celebrity interviews and a tonne of behind-the-scenes histories behind the iconic comic book store that began in Denmark Street in London That includes fifty minutes of Garth Ennis and Dan Slott, an hour of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Ross and Kevin Smith[...]
Alice Cooper Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet is about to celebrate its 42nd birthday and Alice Cooper has been video-interviewed with Forbidden Planet and Titan Comics' Andrew Sumner, going live at forbiddenplanet.com/fp42 on Saturday, August 29th But first a little snippet, comparing Forbidden Planet to the Rolling Stones. "Then I look at Jeff Beck, I look at Paul McCartney, I look at the Stoness[...]
When The 13 Year-Old Simon Pegg Discovered Forbidden Planet Existed
Forbidden Planet is about to celebrate its 42nd birthday and Simon Pegg has been video-interviewed with Forbidden Planet and Titan Comics' Andrew Sumner, going live at forbiddenplanet.com/fp42 on Saturday, August 29th But first, when Simon Pegg realised that Forbidden PLanet was… a thing. "I travelled up to London to see Return Of The Jedi for the first time from Gloucestershire and[...]
Leigh Baulch's Early Designs For Sandman, Revealed
Forbidden Planet is about to celebrate its 42nd birthday and Forbidden Planet's Group Operations Director Leigh Baulch has been video-interviewed by colleague Andrew Sumner, going live at forbiddenplanet.com/fp42 on Saturday, August 29th – but not about the store, but his own contribution to the designs of Sandman. More designs for Saturday…   "It's smaller than I think most people make[...]
Neil Gaiman On Forbidden Planet Becoming His Haunt
Forbidden Planet is about to celebrate its 42nd birthday and  Neil Gaiman has been video-interviewed with Forbidden Planet and Titan Comics' Andrew Sumner, going live at forbiddenplanet.com/fp42 on Saturday, August 29th But first a little snippet of nostalgia from thirty-seven years ago. "I know that 1983-ish when I started as a young journalist, writing about comics and things, there was Forbidden Planet[...]
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss on Doctor Who Hate at Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet is about to celebrate its 42nd birthday and Sherlock Holmes, Draculs and Doctor Who's Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have been video-interviewed with Forbidden Planet and Titan Comics' Andrew Sumner, going live at forbiddenplanet.com/fp42 on Saturday, August 29th But first, we have Steven and Mark talking about their early impressions of the store, and the[...]