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5 January 2019

Ian Kennedy & Barrie Tomlinson signing this afternoon

This is this afternoon (Newcastle) folks - don't forget!

Forbidden Planet have announced that (original editor) Barrie Tomlinson and British comics legend Ian Kennedy will be making a joint appearance to help launch the Turbo Jones reprint from Wildcat comic
As it says here...
In 2488 Earth history professor, Turbo Jones predicted that the planet would be destroyed in 2500 by a vast meteoroid storm. Ridiculed by the world’s leaders, Turbo spent the next twelve years constructing a huge spaceship and employing a group of volunteers to help him leave the Earth and find a new home in the stars…
After months in space, Turbo and his senior staff including former mercenary Loner, the mysterious Kitten Magee and the last survivor of Xgangbe-4, Joe Alien, have found a potential new home. Now they need to get down onto the planet and make sure that it is safe for the five hundred colonists and livestock aboard the Wildcat…
Ian Kennedy has illustrated a host of favourite titles, including M.A.C.H 1 and Judge Dredd for 2000AD, Timequake for Starboard, Dan Dare for the revived Eagle, Turbo Jones for Wildcat, Marvel’s Blake’s 7 and covers for Starblazer. He’s also painted covers for the annual RAF Leuchars Air Show programmes, and still produces covers for Commando.
Barrie Tomlinson’s writing credits include Death Wish, Survival, Dan Dare, Ghost Squad and S.O.S for Eagle, and Scorer for the Daily Mirror. He was the second editor of the long-running sports-themed comic Tiger, the first and longest serving editor of Roy of the Rovers, guiding Roy's career for several decades, and responsible for the creation of the short-lived but fondly remembered Scream!
The signing is being held at Forbidden Planet megastore in Newcastle on Saturday 5th January 2019 1-2pm - if you can't make it then not to worry as you can pre-order a signed copy here for £14.99 plus £3 postage. 

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