Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Comic Shop, Bookstore, and Hobby Shop
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Shane H.
    "other accouterments of the nerd lifestyle"(8 Tips)
    Elizabeth L.
    "Great selection of comics and toys for the geek in you."(8 Tips)
    Sara .
    "Amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, books, games and toys."(6 Tips)
    aisha b.
    "Comics are great and tons of figurines!"(5 Tips)
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  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 15, 2013
    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!
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾February 26, 2015
    Amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, books, games and toys. The staff is super knowledgeable and helpful.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 27, 2011
    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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerFebruary 2, 2016
    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.
  • LeAnna C.
    LeAnna ChristiansenAugust 22, 2015
    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.
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CraineSeptember 17, 2011
    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.
  • Sweta M.
    Sweta MohapatraSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Sab R.
    Sab RenaFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Stevan M.
    Stevan MilesevicAugust 8, 2014
    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.
  • Dylan!
    Dylan!January 15, 2014
    Next to Union Square, it's a fantastic scenic spot for comic fans and geeks! A must in NYC!
  • Sara J.
    Sara JordanSeptember 14, 2014
    So many goodies! Comics, graphic novels, zines, and art books. Toys and collectables. Fun atmosphere. Extensive selection!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RaghoobarDecember 24, 2015
    A very neat comic book and hobby shop right by Union Square. Boasts a great selection of comics, figures, and more.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethOctober 2, 2011
    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.
  • M C.
    M CSeptember 28, 2011
    This is a great spot for comics, anime/manga. They also have a nice selection of comic related tshirts, figurines and other merchandise
  • Toyjawa
    ToyjawaJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Holy crap! The new space is huge and awesome! The new Forbidden Planet location is bound to be gangbusters!! The Mayor approves!
  • Beca C.
    Beca CarmonaJanuary 13, 2014
    Awesome spot. Super organized wide range of collections. Can get lost easily here, you may enter but escape is futile!
  • Shane H.
    Shane HankinsJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonDecember 28, 2015
    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!
  • Fanboy Gaymer
    Fanboy GaymerAugust 5, 2011
    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.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PerezAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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?
  • Joseph U.
    Joseph UgoweFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    A great NY comic book store in a great location. They have a large variety of books from all genres.
  • Os M.
    Os MendozaJanuary 31, 2015
    Pretty much everything here is awesome. Nice way to spend some time if you're a tourist
  • Cia
    CiaMay 12, 2012
    Find the most incredible, unequalled collection of science fiction memorabilia, models, comics, and rare tee shirts!!!
  • Diego F.
    Diego FDecember 9, 2015
    Lots of comics, very good catalog of comics, board games and tons of geek stuff
  • Josiah L.
    Josiah LauJanuary 4, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SalazarSeptember 13, 2012
    Some of the best t-shirts in town! Amazing selection.
  • Alan-Arthur A.
    Alan-Arthur AureliaDecember 26, 2016
    The new location is smaller, but still nice. It has the same charm as the original.
  • aisha b.
    aisha baiocchiJanuary 3, 2015
    Comics are great and tons of figurines! And action figures! Very nerdy store!
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NOctober 17, 2015
    A old fave since forever, always a fun place to visit for comics, graphic novels, and toys.
  • Antonio
    AntonioJune 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down my Favorite Comic Book Shop!!!!! They are knowledgeable, reasonably priced...hell its my home away from home!:-)
  • Scott B.
    Scott BleicherSeptember 7, 2014
    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.
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierNovember 10, 2014
    Helpful staff and a great selection of all kinds of graphic novels and comics.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezOctober 23, 2012
    The new location is awesome and much more inviting. Support your local comic shop and nerd it up!!
  • Rochelle K.
    Rochelle KingNovember 29, 2014
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff make this one of my favorite comic book stores.
  • Sam C.
    Sam C.January 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaJuly 16, 2015
    At the top of the mecha comic shop food chain. So much wonderful comic book/pop culture goodness.
  • Pepe P.
    Pepe PesanteOctober 15, 2013
    "New" location is smaller than previous, but better organized. Great selection!
  • Tina B.
    Tina Bou safiFebruary 28, 2013
    This is what a geeky heaven looks like, you have iron man, batman, wonder woman.... The comics, the Tshirts, The zombies...
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddOctober 10, 2015
    There are just so many wonderful things to look at and pretend to buy. Still looking for dat classic millennium falcon tho
  • Jim M.
    Jim McDermottDecember 31, 2012
    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.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PatrickNovember 17, 2015
    Not as epic as the one in Dublin but still TONS of comic books and other nerdy books to be found!
  • Chris Z.
    Chris ZAugust 7, 2014
    One of the better comic shops in NYC. Great selection.
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LlamaFebruary 2, 2011
    This is a very cool, well-organized comic and fandom shop. Pst, magna figurines in the back.
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerFebruary 1, 2015
    The new location isn't as good as their old store, but they do have some really good books
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 18, 2013
    Fun store and some of their figurines are actually at a really great price.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GeorgeAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just moved a couple doors down Broadway -- MUCH bigger location AND they don't force you to check your bags now. Aces!
  • Ivonne F.
    Ivonne FloresOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The staff who works in here is very nice, an they open until late midnight sometimes
  • Joseph "KWEST" C.
    Joseph "KWEST" CruzFebruary 19, 2014
    The best comic/sci-FI store ever...hands down!
  • Anthony-Marcell C.
    Anthony-Marcell CroweJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I guess if your not caucasian you won't be greeted and you might (if your lucky) be followed...
  • Sid E.
    Sid ElizabethApril 17, 2012
    Gosh how do I edit tips? Anyway the staff member headed me in the right direction and opened me up to the comic world!
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceJune 23, 2015
    My favorite comic book store. Walking in reinvigorates your love for this nerdy pastime again and again.
  • K
    KJanuary 23, 2016
    Geek alert but pretty cool for the sci-fi/gamer type!
  • King Tommy
    King TommyFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    This store is the best. They have Daily Deals that are always worth checking out. Today Jeff gave me a nifty deal on Seeds.
  • Uwvie O.
    Uwvie ObodoAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for T-shirts, service is also good
  • Joe L.
    Joe LipariFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Set aside plenty of time to geek out over their many cases of awesome collectibles.
  • Rob E.
    Rob E.July 27, 2012
    They moved down the block from their former corner location. Now they're between E. 12th & E. 13th streets.
  • Josiah L.
    Josiah LauJanuary 4, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Not as poplar comics don't get restocked as often so make sure you go the week of the wed weekly release
  • Manuel E.
    Manuel EnricoOctober 19, 2014
    Fantastic place,lot of action figures and rare comics
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaOctober 29, 2015
    T-shirts are cheaper if you buy them in pairs.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.March 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place really have to be forbidden! I love this place and i want everything👊
  • King Tommy
    King TommyDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    On Thursdays you can get a free bag of single issue comics.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CDecember 22, 2014
    This place is nirvana for nerds. They have toys, lunchboxes, and ALL THE COMICS.
  • Michael R.
    Michael R.March 8, 2011
    Still has great stuff. Check out Jim Hanley's Universe over at the Empire State building - another great comic store.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenSeptember 10, 2014
    Great comic shop, lots of merchandise.
  • Sid E.
    Sid ElizabethApril 17, 2012
    Great staff! Don't be afraid to ask them questions.
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerJanuary 14, 2016
    Such a great comic store! Lots of cool merch.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MassoApril 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    As said before, great place for all your new comic, trade and merch needs but if you're looking for back issues look elsewhere.
  • Mr M.
    Mr MaggioApril 18, 2016
    Great comic merchandise!!
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzSeptember 18, 2014
    Always like peaking in here and seeing the cool toys they have.
  • Nat W.
    Nat WelchNovember 28, 2015
    Helpful staff, lots of comics.
  • Etay L.
    Etay Liberman1 week ago
    A fun place to visit, but very small in comparison to the London branch.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SimonJuly 26, 2011
    Don't be scurred of the comic book nerd-snobs. They're good at heart.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McFaddenJuly 18, 2012
    The staff was helpful and the selection was massive!
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 8, 2015
    Plenty of comics here for varying ages and fandoms.
  • Bennett
    BennettOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Comic geeks paradise. You think it, you will find it.
  • Riding B.
    Riding BeanJune 12, 2016
    Worth a look, would come back? Maybe, good place to kill time.
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina SánchezOctober 16, 2016
    Very varied and good prices
  • Billy H.
    Billy HenehanNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They usually have a large assortment of signed comics available at cover price.
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OMarch 30, 2015
    Great finds for comic enthusiasts.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 18, 2016
    Great selection of comics and toys for the geek in you.
  • Keila 💄 R.
    Keila 💄 RiveraOctober 13, 2013
    Ask for DANI 👉👉the wiz of Books ! :)
  • Joe O.
    Joe OrtizOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Really rad place! People are very helpful. I'm Loving the geeky feel!
  • Nikki
    NikkiApril 28, 2010
    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
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SMarch 2, 2016
    Great selection of indie comics.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ColomerJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You HAVE to come here for Free Comic Book day
  • Tim O.
    Tim OAugust 5, 2016
    Good selection of indie comics.
  • Ken P.
    Ken PierceNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The new location is great. You'll be lost inside its coolness. Bring money.
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MartinezFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mr. Cage was asking for Ghost Rider comics. Classic.
  • Kaavish K.
    Kaavish KidwaiJuly 4, 2016
    Some really good geek memorabilia...some rare stuff..
  • Omar R.
    Omar R.August 17, 2011
    Childhood favorite for me, and I'm now 36. Place rules!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 1, 2015
    Forbidden Planet is pretty amazing! :)
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 11, 2015
    Nerd paradise with comics games and collectibles.
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KuhnMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They moved down the block a little bit. I don't like it :/ I loved when they were on the cornee!
  • Liz O.
    Liz O' MalleyJanuary 7, 2011
    Great comic shop, worth the visit.
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinJanuary 7, 2016
    Always something new and cool to check out.
  • michele j.
    michele jarrettJune 27, 2011
    Huge selections and helpful staff! Read more
  • iFanboy
    iFanboySeptember 19, 2010
    Another great NYC comic shop, chocked full of great books and merch
  • Julicia E.
    Julicia EvansOctober 30, 2016
    Bought my first comic from there. Black Panther
  • Sid E.
    Sid ElizabethApril 17, 2012
    I was a newbie not knowing what comics I wanted and a staff member head
  • Pedro Luiz A.
    O atendimento é ótimo, os caras se esforçam para encontrar algo que você não encontrou. Muita coisa de quadrinhos e boa coleção de action figures.
  • Gisele S.
    Gisele SagawaApril 2, 2016
    Vendedores super atenciosos, lojinha super fofa para comics. dá para perder uma horas vendo tudo.
  • MugeCerman
    MugeCermanNovember 16, 2012
    Çizgi roman sevenler için bir mabet, fırsat bulursanız mutlaka uğrayın, Union Square metro istasyonuna çok yakın.
  • Robson S.
    Robson SobieskiAugust 16, 2013
    De tudo um pouco: HQ`s, card games, jogos de tabuleiro, camisas e action figures. Gostei.
  • Fabio T.
    Fabio TatibanaMarch 29, 2016
    Visita obrigatória pra fãs de HQs, action figures, etc.
  • Braga
    BragaApril 24, 2012
    Deixe a mochila na entrada, amigão. E não esqueça de trazer sua namorada, ela vai adorar o lugar.
  • Paul I.
    Paul IncaMarch 14
    Excelente lugar tienes que venir si eres muy friky
  • Sara
    SaraMarch 23, 2016
    Excelente lugar tienes que venir si eres muy friky
  • Lílian F.
    Lílian FarrishMarch 22, 2015
    Ótimo pra quem gosta de comics e nerd stuff
  • Mao T.
    Mao TseMarch 1, 2016
    Literal encuentras cualquier cosa que busques, es el paraíso geek
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