Forbidden Planet International Partners with Portsmouth Comic Con

Forbidden Planet International has confirmed it will be an official partner and lead trader at Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics at Portsmouth Guildhall on 5th and 6th May next year, one of the largest regional events of its kind.

As one of the pre-eminent retailers of all things comics and genre in the UK, Forbidden Planet International is passionate about what it does: selling graphic novels, manga and books as well as a huge range of merchandise and collectables including action figures, custom designer toys, comic, film and TV merchandise. FPI also run the highly respected Forbidden Planet Blog, where they support

Portsmouth Guildhall and Tripwire Magazine, the organisers of the Portsmouth Comic Con, are delighted to welcome the International partner to next year’s event. “Forbidden Planet International as a partner is fantastic news for comic fans everywhere and testament to the calibre of creative talent that will be attending”.

Confirmed US guests that will be available for signings and a range of panels and Q&A sessions include husband and wife, Walt Simonson (Thor, Fantastic Four, Batman and Superman) and Louise Simonson (Star Wars, New Mutants, X-Factor and Superman: Man of Steel), Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, Shaolin Cowboy), Russell Walks (Star Wars Official Artist), Tommy Lee Edwards (Batman Begins, Superman Returns, Mother Panic), Tess Fowler (Rat Queens, Heathen for Vault, Heavy Metal and Kid Lobotomy), Shawn Martinbrugh (Captain America, Black Panther, Hellboy, Deadpool), Tim Bradstreet (Star Wars, The Punisher, Hellblazer) and Gene Ha (Top 10).

Also appearing will be Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, The Authority, Batman & Robin), John Paul Leon (Batman, Mother Panic), Cully Hamner (The Shade, The Question, Red, Batman and The Signal), Dave Dorman (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Simon Fraser (Kingsman, 2000AD), Rafael Albuquerque (co-creator of American Vampire, Batgirl), French fantasy artist; Claire Wendling, Mark Buckingham (Fables, Hellblazer, The Sandman), Laurence Campbell (BPRD, Punisher) and Bengal (Batgirl, Supergirl)

Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics is the brainchild of Portsmouth Guildhall and Tripwire Magazine. Tripwire has been, for over 25 years, the pre-eminent comic and genre publication read by some of the biggest names in the film, TV and comic industry.

Trade spaces at the event are filling very quickly. If you would like to trade alongside Forbidden Planet International and the wide range of other suppliers already booked, there are a small number of booths and pitches still available. Please contact Curt Hill on 023 9387 0208.

A range of tickets are available and would make the perfect Christmas gift for any comic fan! Take advantage of our Early Bird offer and get your tickets now at or call the Box Office on 0844 847 2362 .