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Forbidden Planet

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832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 40.733471 -73.991051
nr. 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-473-1576 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Books, Handbags, Menswear, Prints/Posters, Toys/Games, Womenswear
Photo by Maura Murnanae

Official Website


Sun-Tue, 9am-10pm; Wed, 8am-midnight; Thu-Sat, 9am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Handbags


  • Menswear
  • Womenswear


  • Prints/Posters


  • Books
  • Toys/Games

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


Forbidden Planet deals exclusively in new, front-list comics (backlist issues are relegated to the back of the store), and its cutting-edge spirit is even reflected in the hours: The shop stays open late every night and opens an hour early on Wednesdays, when new comics are delivered. In business since 1981, the packed-to-the-gills comic cornucopia has shelves stuffed with comics and graphic novels of every stripe and walls blanketed by t-shirts and marquee-sized movie posters. Forbidden Planet also carries role-playing games, action figures, and elaborate miscellany, like toothsome busts of Venom and foot-and-a-half tall statuettes of a shotgun-wielding Ash from Army of Darkness. Buffy DVDs and manga comics can be found in a small loft upstairs, and tickets for events like Anime Fest and Big Apple Convention are regularly for sale at the front counter.