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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerFebruary 2
    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
  • 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 L.
    Dylan LionJanuary 15, 2014
    Next to Union Square, it's a fantastic scenic spot for comic fans and geeks! A must in NYC!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾February 26, 2015
    Amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, books, games and toys. The staff is super knowledgeable and helpful.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • badfantasyrx.blogspot.com
    Unique and fun. Wall to wall comics and cool displays.http://badfantasyrx.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-assassin-in-india-but-home-invasion.html
  • 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.
  • Cia
    CiaMay 12, 2012
    Find the most incredible, unequalled collection of science fiction memorabilia, models, comics, and rare tee shirts!!!
  • Os M.
    Os MendozaJanuary 31, 2015
    Pretty much everything here is awesome. Nice way to spend some time if you're a tourist
  • Josiah L.
    Josiah LauJanuary 4
    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.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FDecember 9, 2015
    Lots of comics, very good catalog of comics, board games and tons of geek stuff
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SalazarSeptember 13, 2012
    Some of the best t-shirts in town! Amazing selection.
  • 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.
  • aisha b.
    aisha baiocchiJanuary 3, 2015
    Comics are great and tons of figurines! And action figures! Very nerdy store!
  • 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!:-)
  • 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.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezOctober 23, 2012
    The new location is awesome and much more inviting. Support your local comic shop and nerd it up!!
  • 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
  • Rochelle K.
    Rochelle KingNovember 29, 2014
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff make this one of my favorite comic book stores.
  • 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...
  • Pepe P.
    Pepe PesanteOctober 15, 2013
    "New" location is smaller than previous, but better organized. Great selection!
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaJuly 16, 2015
    At the top of the mecha comic shop food chain. So much wonderful comic book/pop culture goodness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LlamaFebruary 2, 2011
    This is a very cool, well-organized comic and fandom shop. Pst, magna figurines in the back.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Joseph "KWEST" C.
    Joseph "KWEST" CruzFebruary 19, 2014
    The best comic/sci-FI store ever...hands down!
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