Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Comic Shop, Bookstore, and Hobby Shop · Greenwich Village
832 Broadway (at E 13th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue, Sun
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
9.2/10

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    Humberto M.
    "Support your local comic shop and nerd it up!!"(8 Tips)
    aisha b.
    "Comics are great and tons of figurines!"(5 Tips)
    Sara T.
    "Amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, books, games and toys."(7 Tips)
    Markus T.
    "Plenty of comics here for varying ages and fandoms."(3 Tips)
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  • Untapped Cities
    So much more than your basic comic bookstore, Forbidden Planet carries many types of genre literature, including some special editions of the greats that you can buy for lower prices!
    Untapped Cities · July 15, 2013
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  • amNewYork
    You only have to be a kid at heart to appreciate the vast selection of comics, graphic novels, science fiction, manga and anime. There are collectibles, posters, T-shirts, toys and games.
    amNewYork · September 27, 2011
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  • Dylan C.
    Get organized and keep stocked! FP while a great institution needs to work on keeping graphic novels in stock. I hate going and seeing the same books over and over. Like The Boys novels 2,4, and 6.
    Dylan Craine · September 17, 2011
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  • Sweta M.
    Some of the bigger fandoms like Game of Thrones and Doctor Who have their own product sections near the front near the glass displays if you're looking for something specific
    Sweta Mohapatra · September 6, 2015
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  • Elizabeth
    Do you love comics? This is the spot to go to when its downtown part of the city. If you're in midtown Manhattan, check out The Midtown Comics at 200 W 40th Street New York, NY 10018.
    Elizabeth · October 2, 2011
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  • Scott B.
    Too many backpacks in too narrow aisles, but fills a big nerd hole in the Union Square area. Better than their old corner lot, but wish they'd open up the basement level for back issues.
    Scott Bleicher · September 7, 2014
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  • LeAnna C.
    Geeks paradise! Saw a lot if Walking Dead, Dr Who, Supernatural goodies, plus lots of vintage memorabilia and shelves and shelves of books and comic books.
    LeAnna Christiansen · August 22, 2015
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  • Sam C.
    Not what it used to be. Singles selection can be tricky, but most desirable trades are in stock. Seems to focus more on toys, accessories, etc. lately, and feels less homey than their old location.
    Sam C. · January 18, 2015
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  • Sab R.
    Got a MLP mystery mini fig that turned out to be broken. The manager was super nice and understanding and let me get a new one! Great place and great people!
    Sab Rena · February 4, 2014
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  • Fanboy Gaymer
    Best spot to check out newest issues or latest merch from your favorite Comic hero. Travel light, save the staff the hassle of having to check your crap. Ideal place to get last minute gifts for guys.
    Fanboy Gaymer · August 5, 2011
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  • Josiah L.
    If you go there regularly and buy multiple series, sign up for their subscription box, that way you won't be an issue cause you were too busy to go there.
    Josiah Lau · January 4
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  • Stevan M.
    One of the largest and best comic book stores in the NY area. Lots of comics but also all kinds of merchandise to waste your money on.
    Stevan Milesevic · August 8, 2014
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  • Dylan L.
    Next to Union Square, it's a fantastic scenic spot for comic fans and geeks! A must in NYC!
    Dylan Lion · January 15, 2014
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  • Chris R.
    A very neat comic book and hobby shop right by Union Square. Boasts a great selection of comics, figures, and more.
    Chris Raghoobar · December 24, 2015
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  • M C.
    This is a great spot for comics, anime/manga. They also have a nice selection of comic related tshirts, figurines and other merchandise
    M C · September 28, 2011
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  • Marc M.
    Chances are they'll have exactly what you're looking for. If you don't know what you're looking for, they probably have that, too.
    Marc Mayer · February 2
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  • Sara J.
    So many goodies! Comics, graphic novels, zines, and art books. Toys and collectables. Fun atmosphere. Extensive selection!
    Sara Jordan · September 14, 2014
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  • Marques S.
    They tend to have a small selection of current issues on the stand, but a wide variety of back issues piled up in the back stands. Read more
    Marques Stewart · September 7, 2011
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  • Sara T.
    Amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, books, games and toys. The staff is super knowledgeable and helpful.
    Sara T. · February 26, 2015
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  • Toyjawa
    Holy crap! The new space is huge and awesome! The new Forbidden Planet location is bound to be gangbusters!! The Mayor approves!
    Toyjawa · July 23, 2012
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  • Dan M.
    As said before, great place for all your new comic, trade and merch needs but if you're looking for back issues look elsewhere.
    Dan Masso · April 16, 2010
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  • Shane H.
    My fav store in Manhattan. Great combination of mainstream and indie comics and plenty of t-shirts and the other accouterments of the nerd lifestyle
    Shane Hankins · June 19, 2012
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  • Rob P.
    The female associate who wears the fedora everyday is not only really cute but knowledgeable as hell. Very helpful, knows her stuff, anyone know her name?
    Rob Perez · August 10, 2013
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  • Beca C.
    Awesome spot. Super organized wide range of collections. Can get lost easily here, you may enter but escape is futile!
    Beca Carmona · January 13, 2014
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  • Jim M.
    Been here a million times, always thinking this time it'll go better. And it never does. Save yourself the trouble and head to Midtown.
    Jim McDermott · December 31, 2012
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  • Cia
    Find the most incredible, unequalled collection of science fiction memorabilia, models, comics, and rare tee shirts!!!
    Cia · May 12, 2012
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  • Robert G.
    Just moved a couple doors down Broadway -- MUCH bigger location AND they don't force you to check your bags now. Aces!
    Robert George · August 19, 2012
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  • The Expendables 2
    Big fan of ACTION-PACKED comics? Stop by one of the largest comic book stores in NYC. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES 2 opening August 17!
    The Expendables 2 · July 31, 2012
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  • Nikki
    Forbidden planet has no air conditioner what so ever but the both floors are chock full of cramp and i love the sales! Read more
    Nikki · April 28, 2010
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  • Chris C.
    One of my all-time favorite comic book shops! Lots of cool things to pick up, extremely knowledgeable staff, easy to find a new cool thing!
    Chris Cookson · December 28, 2015
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  • Thomas L.
    This is a very cool, well-organized comic and fandom shop. Pst, magna figurines in the back.
    Thomas Llama · February 2, 2011
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  • Diego F.
    Lots of comics, very good catalog of comics, board games and tons of geek stuff
    Diego F · December 9, 2015
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  • Joseph U.
    A great NY comic book store in a great location. They have a large variety of books from all genres.
    Joseph Ugowe · February 1, 2012
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  • Os M.
    Pretty much everything here is awesome. Nice way to spend some time if you're a tourist
    Os Mendoza · January 31, 2015
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  • Rob E.
    They moved down the block from their former corner location. Now they're between E. 12th & E. 13th streets.
    Rob E. · July 27, 2012
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  • Julianne G.
    Unless you are an understanding friend, do not go here with your comic book loving-besties. You will never leave.
    Julianne G · April 1, 2010
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  • Dana P.
    The new location isn't as good as their old store, but they do have some really good books
    Dana Parker · February 1, 2015
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  • Elie B.
    Helpful staff and a great selection of all kinds of graphic novels and comics.
    Elie Bleier · November 10, 2014
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  • aisha b.
    Comics are great and tons of figurines! And action figures! Very nerdy store!
    aisha baiocchi · January 3, 2015
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  • Anthony-Marcell C.
    I guess if your not caucasian you won't be greeted and you might (if your lucky) be followed...
    Anthony-Marcell Crowe · January 30, 2015
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  • Matthew S.
    Some of the best t-shirts in town! Amazing selection.
    Matthew Salazar · September 13, 2012
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  • Tai Y.
    Second floor is strictly anime, cramped anime section, big comic stuff on the ground level.
    Tai Yabow · March 21, 2010
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  • Ivonne F.
    The staff who works in here is very nice, an they open until late midnight sometimes
    Ivonne Flores · October 18, 2011
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  • Humberto M.
    The new location is awesome and much more inviting. Support your local comic shop and nerd it up!!
    Humberto Martinez · October 23, 2012
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  • Pepe P.
    "New" location is smaller than previous, but better organized. Great selection!
    Pepe Pesante · October 15, 2013
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  • Rochelle K.
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff make this one of my favorite comic book stores.
    Rochelle King · November 29, 2014
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  • Lauren P.
    Not as epic as the one in Dublin but still TONS of comic books and other nerdy books to be found!
    Lauren Patrick · November 17, 2015
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  • Antonio
    Hands down my Favorite Comic Book Shop!!!!! They are knowledgeable, reasonably priced...hell its my home away from home!:-)
    Antonio · June 1, 2012
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  • Charley T.
    There are just so many wonderful things to look at and pretend to buy. Still looking for dat classic millennium falcon tho
    Charley Todd · October 10, 2015
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  • Carmen N.
    A old fave since forever, always a fun place to visit for comics, graphic novels, and toys.
    Carmen N · October 17, 2015
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