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Forbidden Planet International in Wolverhampton is turning twenty! And they are celebrating with an anniversary party on August 4th: “To celebrate the Wolverhampton shop’s 20th anniversary, we will be having a party in the store. Bring...

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Happy birthday, Superman!

April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hard to believe, but one of the most iconic superheroes of all time is celebrating his eightieth birthday. As Action Comics hits the remarkable issue #1000 mark (an amazing run for any comic) we celebrate...

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The Modern Prometheus

January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

January 1st marked the 200th anniversary of one of the first and most influential works of science fiction and horror, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, first published, anonymously, in January of 1818 by...

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Happy birthday to our favourite Time Lord

November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I do what I do because it’s right. Because it’s decent. And above all, it’s kind. Just that. Just kind.” It’s November 23rd, 1963, and on a cold, dark, winter night in Britain, as people...

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All hands on deck for Spirou

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

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2000 AD : 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival

February 23, 2017 | 1 Comments

11th February 2017, Novatel Hammersmith This was an incredible convention. The atmosphere was fantastic and vibrant, everyone was so excited, and the only complaint was deciding what to do as there were important choices to...

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“To boldly go….” Fifty years of Star Trek

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man …...

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The two Daves are fixtures at our Nostalgia & Comics store in Birmingham, and with good reason – 2013 marks thirty years of Dave Hopkins (Manager) and David Dearn serving up comics goodness to the...

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Birthday celebrations coming at FPI Aberdeen

February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yes, our northernmost Forbidden Planet International is coming up on a birthday this very weekend. On Saturday February 2nd the Aberdeen store will have been bringing comics, science fiction and cult goodness to Aberdonians for...

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Merch: The Three Doctors

September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

All week our various branches and the the blog have been teasing on Twitter and Facebook about a new and exclusive Doctor Who box set to be announced later in the week. Well, it is...

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