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  • 26 2017 April

    Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

    When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

  • 25 2017 April

    Competitions: Mega-swag to be won with Alien: Covenant

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the newest film in the iconic Alien series, with Alien:Covenant due to hit screens and IMAX on May 12th, with the great Ridley Scott returning to his terrifying creation and adding...

  • 25 2017 April

    Reviews: psychological dread in The Resident

    The Resident, Directed by John Ainslie Starring Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison You could be forgiven for thinking the story concept for The Resident (also known as The Sublet in the US) sounds not...

  • 24 2017 April

    Reviews: press play on Awesome Mix, the Guardians of the Galaxy are back!

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, Directed by James Gunn, Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Kurt Russell The gang returns for another out of space...

  • 24 2017 April

    Pat Mills signing in FP Glasgow

    Delighted to announce that one of the godfathers of Brit comics, Pat Mills, will be signing in Forbidden Planet Glasgow on Friday 30th of June, from 6 to 7pm. Pat, of course, has been one...

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Lord of the Board Games

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Okay, how nice are these? Lord of the Rings backgammon sets! The playing surface has a map of Middle Earth on it and the playing pieces consist of thirty die-cast versions of the One Ring in silver and gold. It all comes in a lovely wooden case with the Lord of the Rings logo impressed...

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Who is he?

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

As we continue to get very excited at the imminent return of Doctor Who to our screens I noticed this story on the BBC – the Welsh Assembly’s First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, was mistaken for an extra in the new Who series. His arrival at the BBC Cardiff studios (the show is produced by BBC...

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New comics picks

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague in Glasgow, Anna, has kindly sent in an update here on the Hellboy and Shaun of the Dead comics I was raving about last week (come one, you know you were looking at them too and thinking, oh yes, I want those, be honest). Shaun of the Dead #1 is being adapted by...

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One week left!

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Only one week left on our very special Robert Crumb promotion!...

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Newsletter

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Friday night sees the latest edition of the Forbidden Planet International newsletter heading out to subscribers. It’s totally free to sign up and its chock-full of choice picks from the very latest material fresh into our warehouse. Subscribing to the newsletter is so easy as Morlok could do it – just click here to simply...

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Iron Sunrise

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The second UK release from Edinburgh-based writer and purveyor of fine beards, Charles Stross, has just hit the shelves. Iron Sunrise, a follow-up to excellent Singularity Sky, it sees the return of Rachel Mansour, the UN black-ops specialist, assigned to investigate the forced mini-supernova which has destroyed an entire civilisation (yes, Charlie thinks big for...

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She’s a wonder, Wonder Woman

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, go on, sing the rest of it and give a little twirl, get it out of your systems (folk too young to recall the old Wonder Woman show will be utterly lost here). Rumours have been circulating in the comics press over the last few days that Buffy, Angel and Firefly creator Joss Whedon...

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The Original Dave Gibbons

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden has a great chat with the great Dave Gibbons (forever legendary as one half of the creative team of the Watchmen not to mention all his other work) over on the Alien Online, discussing his solo project (writing and drawing), the Originals, which involves Mods, scooters and other influences on a younger Mr...

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Award-winning books

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s been hard to miss me enthusing about this year’s bumper crop of nominations in this year’s Arthur C Clarke and BSFA awards. We have all of the nominees listed on our webstore and you can check out mini-reviews of each title there. And for those of you who still like to pick up a...

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Darth Tater

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Playskool have launched one of the more unusual – not to mention fun – items of Star Wars merchandise ahead of Revenge of the Sith: Darth Tater. What the smeg is a Darth Tater, some will wonder? Well, imagine Mr Potato Head. Now imagine Mr Potato Head had a son who was strong with the...

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