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."(7 Tips)
    jiresell
    "graphic novels in the World!"(8 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JordanSeptember 14, 2014
    So many goodies! Comics, graphic novels, zines, and art books. Toys and collectables. Fun atmosphere. Extensive selection!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonDecember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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?
  • Os M.
    Os MendozaJanuary 31, 2015
    Pretty much everything here is awesome. Nice way to spend some time if you're a tourist
  • 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.
  • jiresell
    jiresell2 weeks ago
    Has to be one of the best selections of comic books and graphic novels in the World!
  • 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
  • aisha b.
    aisha baiocchiJanuary 3, 2015
    Comics are great and tons of figurines! And action figures! Very nerdy store!
  • Alan-Arthur A.
    Alan-Arthur AureliaDecember 26, 2016
    The new location is smaller, but still nice. It has the same charm as the original.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NOctober 17, 2015
    A old fave since forever, always a fun place to visit for comics, graphic novels, and toys.
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierNovember 10, 2014
    Helpful staff and a great selection of all kinds of graphic novels and comics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rochelle K.
    Rochelle KingNovember 29, 2014
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff make this one of my favorite comic book stores.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaJuly 16, 2015
    At the top of the mecha comic shop food chain. So much wonderful comic book/pop culture goodness.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezOctober 23, 2012
    The new location is awesome and much more inviting. Support your local comic shop and nerd it up!!
  • 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
  • Pepe P.
    Pepe PesanteOctober 15, 2013
    "New" location is smaller than previous, but better organized. Great selection!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chris Z.
    Chris ZAugust 7, 2014
    One of the better comic shops in NYC. Great selection.
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 18, 2013
    Fun store and some of their figurines are actually at a really great price.
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LlamaFebruary 2, 2011
    This is a very cool, well-organized comic and fandom shop. Pst, magna figurines in the back.
  • Joseph "KWEST" C.
    Joseph "KWEST" CruzFebruary 19, 2014
    The best comic/sci-FI store ever...hands down!
  • 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
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceJune 23, 2015
    My favorite comic book store. Walking in reinvigorates your love for this nerdy pastime again and again.
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • K
    KJanuary 23, 2016
    Geek alert but pretty cool for the sci-fi/gamer type!
  • Uwvie O.
    Uwvie ObodoAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for T-shirts, service is also good
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaOctober 29, 2015
    T-shirts are cheaper if you buy them in pairs.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CDecember 22, 2014
    This place is nirvana for nerds. They have toys, lunchboxes, and ALL THE COMICS.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenSeptember 10, 2014
    Great comic shop, lots of merchandise.
  • 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👊
  • 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.
  • King Tommy
    King TommyDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    On Thursdays you can get a free bag of single issue comics.
  • Manuel E.
    Manuel EnricoOctober 19, 2014
    Fantastic place,lot of action figures and rare comics
  • 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.
  • Riding B.
    Riding BeanJune 12, 2016
    Worth a look, would come back? Maybe, good place to kill time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Etay L.
    A fun place to visit, but very small in comparison to the London branch.
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina SánchezOctober 16, 2016
    Very varied and good prices
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McFaddenJuly 18, 2012
    The staff was helpful and the selection was massive!
  • Billy H.
    Billy HenehanNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They usually have a large assortment of signed comics available at cover price.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SMarch 2, 2016
    Great selection of indie comics.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SimonJuly 26, 2011
    Don't be scurred of the comic book nerd-snobs. They're good at heart.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 18, 2016
    Great selection of comics and toys for the geek in you.
  • 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.
  • Tim O.
    Tim OAugust 5, 2016
    Good selection of indie comics.
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OMarch 30, 2015
    Great finds for comic enthusiasts.
  • Joe O.
    Joe OrtizOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Really rad place! People are very helpful. I'm Loving the geeky feel!
  • Keila 💄 R.
    Keila 💄 RiveraOctober 13, 2013
    Ask for DANI 👉👉the wiz of Books ! :)
  • Ken P.
    Ken PierceNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The new location is great. You'll be lost inside its coolness. Bring money.
  • Kaavish K.
    Kaavish KidwaiJuly 4, 2016
    Some really good geek memorabilia...some rare stuff..
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ColomerJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You HAVE to come here for Free Comic Book day
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 1, 2015
    Forbidden Planet is pretty amazing! :)
  • 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
  • Nat W.
    Nat WelchNovember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Helpful staff, lots of comics.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 11, 2015
    Nerd paradise with comics games and collectibles.
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MartinezFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mr. Cage was asking for Ghost Rider comics. Classic.
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinJanuary 7, 2016
    Always something new and cool to check out.
  • 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.
  • Julicia E.
    Julicia EvansOctober 30, 2016
    Bought my first comic from there. Black Panther
  • michele j.
    michele jarrettJune 27, 2011
    Huge selections and helpful staff! Read more
  • Sid E.
    Sid ElizabethApril 17, 2012
    I was a newbie not knowing what comics I wanted and a staff member head
  • iFanboy
    iFanboySeptember 19, 2010
    Another great NYC comic shop, chocked full of great books and merch
  • Tai Y.
    Tai YabowMarch 21, 2010
    Second floor is strictly anime, cramped anime section, big comic stuff on the ground level.
  • Benny B.
    Benny BaezDecember 9, 2015
    Been coming here since I was a kid
  • Karina O.
    Karina O.February 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They changed locations. A lot more space now.
  • lisa a. r.
    lisa a. reidSeptember 11, 2010
    love, love, love forbidden planet. even if it smells like some teenage boy's musty drawers.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PerezOctober 18, 2011
    Great place to get some cool comics shirts and toys
  • Heather C.
    Heather CheneyJanuary 8, 2012
    Bag check is ridiculous, came in looking for MTG stuff, no cards just sleeves & deck boxes.
  • Dean S.
    Dean S.November 23, 2011
    AWESOME! you gotta check it out.
  • Queen Merlyn (.
    Queen Merlyn (MJ)October 7, 2013
    It's incredible I love it
  • Yoda
    YodaAugust 5, 2011
    Find figures and toys here you will. Prices great they are. Yessss.
  • Pelin G.
    So many collectibles and comic books
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SuárezJuly 25, 2012
    Address has changed to 832 Broadway, down the block.
  • Kain
    KainMay 2, 2011
    Nice selection of comic books and figures. Unfortunately it smelled like vomit when I was here.
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MacLeanMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Forbidden Planet no longer gives students a 10% discount :(
  • DonMark B.
    DonMark BeronillaApril 21, 2012
    Dont forget to check up stairs.
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichJune 29, 2016
    Amazing selection!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GarciaFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best comic store in the city!
  • Daphany R.
    Daphany RoseNovember 8, 2011
    Reminds me of engineering students xD computer science ppl to be exact
  • Balls
    BallsDecember 13, 2011
    Nerd heaven.....so much to take in!!!!
  • Damien B.
    Damien Basile 😈February 20, 2010
    There's a second floor with manga, anime & DVDs. Go to the back right of the store for all this and more!
  • Leeza
    LeezaSeptember 11, 2014
    Nerd heaven in NYC.
  • David P.
    David Pierre-LouisFebruary 19, 2012
    This place is awesome!!!!! This is my Disney land!!!
  • Jin B.
    Jin BalaccoFebruary 26, 2012
    The 77' original Kenner S.W figurines !
  • BrooklynBoyO
    BrooklynBoyOMay 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't come here for backissues. It's an unholy mess & damn they look like they were onsite during Thing vs. Hulk...
  • B-Boy A.
    B-Boy AlphaMarch 28, 2010
    Extremely hot inside, especially upstairs In the anime/manga section
  • King Tommy
    King TommyMay 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    There's something crazy going on today but right now is not a good time to go to the store.
  • 0- t.
    0- t0July 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to buy comics. Hot as balls during the summer.
  • huwba
    huwbaJanuary 11, 2015
    Take a deep breath of the chronic
  • Ren W.
    Ren WAugust 7, 2014
    Knowledgable assistant.
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FronziApril 15, 2011
    From manga to anime, they have everything!!!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BuchananJanuary 20, 2016
    Comic books!
  • Karina O.
    Karina O.February 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ghostbusters action figures!
  • christina s.
    christina sanchezJanuary 12, 2013
    coolcoolcool
  • 0- t.
    0- t0July 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This is where i work. it is the place to be. Read more
  • arooz
    aroozJune 5, 2010
    Go to Forbidden Planet with friends who share your interest - the ones who don't will beg you to leave!
  • Queen Merlyn (.
    Queen Merlyn (MJ)November 22, 2013
    another world
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaAugust 22, 2011
    10% off if you mention Yelp. 
  • Kim W.
    Kim WilliamsMay 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's free comic day!
  • Tomas P.
    Tomas PilusoFebruary 18, 2016
    Good place
  • Voodoo P.
    Voodoo ProwlerJanuary 11, 2016
    Parada nerd obligatoria
  • Julianne G.
    Julianne GApril 1, 2010
    Unless you are an understanding friend, do not go here with your comic book loving-besties. You will never leave.
  • Marcelo G.
    Marcelo GallegosFebruary 18, 2012
    MTG upstairs dude.
  • Rm L.
    Rm LeeMarch 8, 2014
    Cool store. Bored? Come here
  • Abigail E.
    Abigail EliseNovember 10, 2010
    Love this place-but why is it always 100 degrees in here?
  • George P.
    George PolisJune 16, 2012
    big spending spree!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Keith A.
    Keith AllisonMarch 5, 2011
    Is this the last place in nyc with an irritating "check your bag" policy?
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartJanuary 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Back Issue organization isn't very good. Better finding graphic novels.
  • Sabine D.
    Sabine DufauxFebruary 21, 2010
    Large choice of comics. Manga are on the second Floor. Read more
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CyrAugust 13, 2010
    Super nice about exchanges!!
  • Karen D.
    Karen D.May 2, 2011
    What is with the lack of manners with the ppl that work here? It ain't my fault that you hate your shitty job.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MessinaJanuary 2, 2015
    This place is the worst. Overpriced tourist crap.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LJuly 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot as hell. Never has small shirts :(
  • CrisyFrank
    CrisyFrankSeptember 26
    Es mi tienda favorita en Manhattan. Comics, Graphic Novels, Figuras Coleccionables de cualquier serie o pelicula, Juguetes, Libros. Literalmente venden de todo!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Aline A.
    Aline AmaroApril 11, 2016
    Loja de quadrinhos, action figures
  • Alexey B.
    Alexey BorzovJanuary 10, 2015
    Best place in New York❤️
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto Cruz ToricesNovember 12, 2016
    se puede encontrar de todo aqui
  • Burak E.
    Burak EmiralpSeptember 20, 2013
    Nadir bulunan figürler var kesinlikle gezilmeli
  • marcelo c.
    bom atendimento insiders
  • Paul I.
    Paul IncaJune 26
    Algun tip??
  • Leo N.
    Leo N-BJuly 8, 2012
    Superbra serie-affär. Köp på er Brian K Vaughans samlade verk.
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