Forbidden Planet NYC

Forbidden Planet NYC

832 Broadway
New York City, NY 10003

Phone Number
(212) 473-1576
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

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Past Events

The Toxic Avenger Action Figure Signing
Aug. 10, 2017

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger) appears at Forbidden Planet to sign the Toxie action figure on Thursday August 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Galaktikon #1 Signing
Aug. 8, 2017

Guest: Brendon Small

Brendon Small, co-creator of Home Movies and Metalocalypse, appears at Forbidden Planet on Tuesday August 8th at 6:00 PM to sign his new comic GALAKTIKON #1!

Rocket Girl #8 Signing
Aug. 2, 2017

Guests: Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday August 2nd to sign Rocket Girl #8!

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Signing
June 21, 2017

Guests: Adam Kubert, Chip Zdarsky

Writer Chip Zdarsky (Star Lord, Howard the Duck) and artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men, Wolverine) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 21st at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN from Marvel Comics!

Destroyer #1 Signing
May 25, 2017

Guest: Victor Lavalle

Award winning horror novelist Victor LaValle will be signing copies of his comic book debut series VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER from Boom Studios at Forbidden Planet NYC, located in the heart of Union Square, on Thursday May 25th from 6-8PM.

Jean Grey #1 Signing
May 19, 2017

Guest: Shawn Crystal

Writer Jean Grae and artist Shawn Crystal appear at Forbidden Planet on Friday May 19th at 6:00 PM to sign copies of JEAN GREY #1!

Spencer & Locke Signing
May 17, 2017

Guest: David Pepose

Writer David Pepose signs Spencer & Locke at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 PM.

The Magdalena Signing
March 22, 2017

Guests: Christian Dibari, Ryan Cady

Writer Ryan Cady and artist Christian DiBari will be at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM signing copies of Magdalena #1 and sketching.

Amazing Spider-Man #25 Signing
March 15, 2017

Guest: Dan Slott

Writer DAN SLOTT (Silver Surfer, Superior Spider-Man) signs on Wednesday March 15th at 6:00 PM! Come celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #25 at Forbidden Planet NYC.

Image Day 2017 Signing
Feb. 1, 2017

Guests: Cameron Stewart, Cliff Chiang, Alex De Campi, Amy Reeder, Ivan Brandon, Jason Adam Katzenstein, Joe Harris, W. Maxwell Prince, Brandon Montclare, Brenden Fletcher

Cliff Chiang, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Karen Berger, Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, Alex de Campi, Joe Harris, Ivan Brandon, Jason Katzenstein, and W. Maxwell Prince sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

The Fifth Beatle Signing
Oct. 12, 2016

Guests: Kyle Baker, Vivek J. Tiwary

Writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Kyle Baker (Deadpool, Nat Turner, Why I Hate Saturn) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday October 12th from 6-8pm in celebration of the paperback release of their NY Times best-selling graphic novel The Fifth Beatle!

Is’nana: The Were-Spider Signing
Sept. 24, 2016

Writer Greg Anderson-Elysee signs copies of his new book, Is’nana: The Were-Spider, at Forbidden Planet on Saturday, September 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Model Hunger Release Party
July 13, 2016

Celebrate the DVD release of Model Hunger at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday July 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM! Featuring guests:

Debbie Rochon – Director
James Morgart – Writer, Executive Producer
Mary Bogle – Star
Voltaire – Star
Kaylee Williams – Star
David Marancik – Star
Michael Thurber – Star
Carmine Capobianco – Star
Suzi Lorraine – Star

How to Talk to Girls at Parties Signing
June 22, 2016

Guests: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Two Brothers, Casanova) appear at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday June 22nd from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to sign copies of their new book Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties!

Epilogue Signing
April 27, 2016

Guests: Nathan Schreiber, Mario Candelaria

Mario Candelaria, Dave Ganjamie, Nathan Schreiber, and Ashley St. Lawrence appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday April 27th at 6:00 PM!

DMC/Guardians of Infinity Signing
March 2, 2016

Guest: Darryl McDaniels

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary hip hop group Run DMC appears alongside his Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the second issue of their comic DMC from Darryl Make Comics and Guardians of Infinity #3 featuring their Marvel Comics debut!

Epilogue Signing
March 2, 2016

Guests: Nathan Schreiber, Mario Candelaria

Forbidden Planet NYC welcomes Mario Candelaria, Dave Ganjamie, Nathan Schreiber, and Ashley St. Lawrence, the writer and artists of Dude, WHAT? Comics’ critically acclaimed romantic drama ÉPILOGUE on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM!

This is the first time ÉPILOGUE is being offered in print form and we’d love for you to come celebrate the release with the entire creative team including letterer Zakk Saam and editor Heather Antos.

Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #1 Signing
Nov. 27, 2015

Guests: Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare

Comic creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl) appear at Forbidden Planet on Friday November 27, 2015 at noon to sign the first issue of their new Marvel series MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR!

Best American Sci-Fi/Fantasy 2015
Nov. 9, 2015

Guest: Joe Hill

Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams appear at Forbidden Planet on Monday November 9, 2015 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM to sign BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2015!

Adventure Time Signing
Oct. 9, 2015

Voice actors Olivia Olson (Marceline) and Martin Olson (Lord of Evil) appear at Forbidden Planet on Friday October 9th from 7:00 till 9:00 PM!

Paper Girls Release Signing
Oct. 8, 2015

Guest: Brian K. Vaughan

Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, We Stand on Guard) and artist Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman) appear at on Thursday, October 8th from 8-10pm for a special signing for their new comic PAPER GIRLS.

Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. Signing
Sept. 16, 2015

Guest: Benjamin Marra

Benjamin Marra appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday September 16th at 6:00 PM to sign Terror Assaulter (O.M.W.O.T.)!

DMC #1.5 Signing
Sept. 2, 2015

Guest: Darryl McDaniels

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary hip-hop group Run DMC will be appearing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday September 2nd from 5:00 till 7:00 PM for the debut of the all new single issue DMC #1.5! This new comic will be exclusively available at Forbidden Planet until NYCC, so get the jump on the newest release from DMC and meet a living legend in the process!

Treadwater Signing
July 25, 2015

Chad Coleman’s new graphic novel TREADWATER releases this week and Forbidden Planet NYC is proud to announce that the star of AMC’s The Walking Dead and and HBO’s The Wire will be here signing copies of the book from 10am-6pm on Saturday July 25th!!!

In addition to your copy of the book*, Chad will also sign any one collectible you want to bring with you, so break out those Tyreese action figures, your Walking Dead poster, a rubber hammer, boxing gloves, that “Cutty’s Gym” tee you screen printed, whatever ya got.

Troma Signing
April 30, 2015

Forbidden Planet is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM! Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classics!

Cafe Racer Signing
Feb. 18, 2015

Guests: Klaus Janson, Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy, Katana Collins, and Klaus Janson appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign CAFE RACER!

Sons of Anarchy: Bratva Signing
Dec. 3, 2014

Guest: Christopher Golden

Writer Christopher Golden appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday December 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign SNOWBLIND and SONS OF ANARCHY: BRATVA!

Toe Tag Riot Launch Party
Nov. 26, 2014

Guests: Sean Von Gorman, Matt Miner

Writer Matt Miner and artist Sean van Gorman appear at The Comic Book Shop on Wednesday, November 26th at 6:00 PM for the release of TOE TAG RIOT!

A Love Story for Witches Signing
Oct. 29, 2014

Jaysen Headley appears at Forbidden Planet to sign copies of his new book “A Love Story for Witches” on Wednesday October 29th at 6:00 p.m.

Grimm Fairy Tales Signing
Oct. 9, 2014

Guests: Claudia Balboni, Patrick Shand, Larry Watts

Pat Shand, Tony Brescini, Larry Watts, and Claudia Balboni appear at Forbidden Planet on Thursday October 9th at 8:00 PM!

Wytches #1 Release Party
Oct. 7, 2014 to Oct. 8, 2014

Guest: Scott Snyder

Writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday October 8th for a signing that will start at 12:01 a.m.. It’s a midnight release party for Wytches #1!!! Doors open at 11:30 PM.

Image Creators Signing
Oct. 8, 2014

Guests: Ed Brisson, Justin Jordan, Joshua Williamson, Antony Johnston, Bob Fingerman, Chris Mooneyham, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tim Seeley, Declan Shalvey, Frank J. Barbiere, Brandon Montclare

Forbidden Planet hosts a signing with several Image creators on Wednesday October 8th at 6:00 pm!

Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts)
Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts)
Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright, Ghosted)
Josh Fialkov (Punks, Last of the Greats, Echoes)
Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered, Comeback)
Justin Jordan (Spread, Luther Strode)
Declan Shalvey (Injection)
Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)
Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl)
Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage)
Antony Johnston (Umbral, The Fuse)

Winter Soldier/Archer & Armstrong Signing
Oct. 1, 2014

Guests: Fred Van Lente, Pere Perez

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez join Ales Kot (Winter Soldier) at Forbidden Planet on October 1st at 6:00 PM to sign their new comics!

The Wrenchies Signing
Sept. 19, 2014

Guest: Farel Dalrymple

Farel Dalrymple appears at Forbidden Planet on Friday September 19th at 6:00 p.m. to sign copies of his brand new (and long awaited) new graphic novel from First Second.

Weapon Brown Signing
Aug. 13, 2014

Guest: Jason Yungbluth

Jason Yungbluth appears at Forbidden Planet on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm to sign Weapon Brown, the super special edition hardcover (and soft cover) copies of this fan favorite mishmash comic about a nuclear Charlie Brown.

Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet Signing
Aug. 6, 2014

Guest: Reilly Brown

Artist Reilly Brown signs at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday August 6th at 6:00 pm!

Black Market #1 Signing
July 16, 2014

Guest: Frank J. Barbiere

Writer Frank J. Barbiere appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, July 16th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm to sign BLACK MARKET #1!

Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing
June 18, 2014

Guests: Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel, Nick Bertozzi, Bob Fingerman

PAUL POPE, DEAN HASPIEL, NICK BERTOZZI, CHRIS MISKIEWICZ, and *just added* BOB FINGERMAN all four of whom will be celebrating the release of new comics, graphic novels, and/or editions of their iconic work, appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

Purchase of Escapo from Forbidden Planet NYC is mandatory to attend the Paul Pope side of our event. Your receipt, and a voucher we will attach to it at checkout, will be your ticket to Paul’s line. We anticipate a large turnout for him, and are limiting additional autographs ONE ITEM per attendee to keep things moving. Please do not bring more than that.

Scam Signing
May 28, 2014

Guests: Ben McCool, Joe Mulvey

Joe Mulvey, Amy Chu, Ben McCool, Rich Douek, and Deron Bennett sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 28th at 6:00 pm!

Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing
May 7, 2014

Guests: Larry Hama, James Tynion IV, Alitha Martinez, Marguerite Bennett

James Tynion IV, Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, Tom Chu, Marguerite Bennett, Morgan O. Shay, and Larry Hama appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

Free Comic Book Day
May 3, 2014

Guests: Fred Van Lente, Joe Mulvey

Fred Van Lente and Joe Mulvey sign at Forbidden Planet on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

Silver Surfer Signing
March 26, 2014

Guest: Dan Slott

Superstar writer DAN SLOTT (Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) signs at Forbidden Planet NYC the day his much anticipated new comic SILVER SURFER #1 debuts, Wednesday March 26th at 7:00 pm.

Hellboy Day
March 22, 2014

March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola's career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character's somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse's San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved "beast of the apocalypse."

In December, Dark Horse declared that March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!

Neal Adams Signs
Feb. 26, 2014

Guest: Neal Adams

Meet comics legend Neal Adams at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

First autograph is free, with additional autographs available for $10 apiece. Neal’s Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be also available for purchase!

Neal is also taking commissions… now’s the time to get a piece of art, a one of a kind collectible, by one of comics’ biggest stars. See picture below for a guide to commission prices. Send an email to Jason at for advance commissions. Maybe get a Batman Black & White blank variant with a Batman head sketch drawn on it.

White Suits/Zero Signing
Feb. 19, 2014

Guests: Toby Cypress, Frank J. Barbiere

Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and Toby Cypress (The Tourist) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 19th at 7:00 pm to sign the first issue of their brand new Dark Horse series THE WHITE SUITS. Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) will also be here to sign the first volume of his hit Image Comics series ZERO.

Robocop Exclusive Capsule Release
Feb. 14, 2014

Guest: Daniel Dussault

Artist Daniel Dussault signs the brand new МИШКА x ROBOCOP posters, t-shirts and/or hats at FORBIDDEN PLANET this Friday Feb. 14th at 6:00 pm. The collection will be available exclusively at Forbidden Planet, and after the signing.

Egos Signing
Feb. 12, 2014

Guest: Stuart Moore

Stuart Moore and Gus Storms appear on Wednesday February 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Forbidden Planet NYC to sign copies of their brand new Image book EGOS.

Archer & Armstrong Signing
Feb. 5, 2014

Guests: Fred Van Lente, Pere Perez

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm to sign copies of Archer and Armstrong #0.2014!!

Red Light Property Signing
Jan. 29, 2014

Guest: Dan Goldman

Dan Goldman (writer/artist) appears in store On Wednesday January 29th at 7:00 p.m. to sign his newly collected, critically acclaimed book Red Light Property.

The Fox #3 Signing
Jan. 8, 2014

Guest: Dean Haspiel

Artist Dean Haspiel appears to sign copies of THE FOX #3 at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Minimum Wage Signing
Jan. 8, 2014

Guest: Bob Fingerman

Cartoonist Bob Fingerman appears at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of Minimum Wage #1 (Image), the first new issue of his classic series in fifteen years.

Warren Ellis Signs
Nov. 22, 2013

Guest: Warren Ellis

WARREN ELLIS appears at Forbidden Planet for a signing on Friday November 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He’s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals.

A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.

Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.

Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

The Fifth Beatle Signing
Nov. 20, 2013

Guest: Vivek J. Tiwary

Writer Vivek J.Tiwary appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday November 20th at 6:00 pm to sign his new graphic novel THE FIFTH BEATLE.

F Train to the Bronx Signing
Nov. 12, 2013

Ira Weinstein, John Olsen, Reggie Jones, Rich Ashford, and Joe Koch sign at Forbidden Planet on Tuesday November 12th from 5-6pm.

Tales From the Quadeadzone Signing!
Nov. 7, 2013

Black Devil Doll From Hell and Tales From The Quadead Zone on DVD for the first time ever! These must see to be believed, completely bonkers cult classics were saved from being lost in VHS limbo for the rest of time by the wonderful Massacre Video. Grab a copy of this deluxe edition DVD box set and get it signed by Chester Turner himself or live the rest of your life wishing you did!


Sandman Sale
Oct. 30, 2013 to Nov. 6, 2013

To celebrate the release of the Sandman Overture, we're putting every Sandman book we have in our store 25% OFF for a WHOLE WEEK. That's right folks 25% OFF every Sandman Hardcover and paper back we've got in stock. So if you've never read them now is as good a time as any. And if you have read them, isn't it about time you got the new absolute library or annotated editions?

Oct. 10, 2013

Meet the voices behind ADVENTURE TIME at our signing for the most dangerous book in history!!!

Forbidden Planet FPNYC Adventure time Encyclopedia signing

Join us Thursday October 10th from 6-8pm for an all ages event featuring guests and giveaways from one of the biggest animation franchises on planet Earth! Appearing here at FP that night will be Martin Olson (AKA The Lord of Evil, and author of the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia), Olivia Olson (the voice of Marceline), Jessica Dicicco (Flame Princess), and AT illustrators Celeste Moreno and Mahendra Singh.

Bring your Adventure Time stuff down to get signed… pick up some great swag and/or the best-selling Encyclopaedia here… come by Forbidden Planet 10/10/13 and meet the stars of Adventure Time!

Special thanks and big ups to the folks at Abrams and Cartoon Network!

Oct. 9, 2013

Guests: Ed Brisson, Michael Moreci, Amy Reeder, Duffy Boudreau, Sina Grace, Nick Dragotta, Brandon Montclare

Told you next week’s going to be an astoundingly fantastic week here at the shop. Check out the spectacular, jam-packed lineup we’ve got for next Wednesday night!

Nick Dragotta, Sina Grace, Forbidden Planet NYC, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Michael Moreci, Johnnie Christmas, signing, Image Comics

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl, Halloween Eve), Nick Dragotta (East of West), Ed Brisson (Comeback, Sheltered), Sina Grace (Not My Bag, Li’l Depressed Boy), Mike Moreci (Hoax Hunters), Duffy Boudreau (Blackacre), Johnny Christmas (Sheltered), and maybe some surprise guests!

Wow. We need more chairs.

Can’t find New York Comic-Con tickets at a decent price on the secondary market? Fuggedaboutit. Come here instead. EVERYday is a comic-con at Forbidden Planet NYC.

Oct. 8, 2013

This coming Tuesday:

Paul Pope’s Battling Boy FINALLY releases!!! We’ll be selling it for 25% OFF cover in-store day of release only. It’s also available for mail order at that discount as of this posting (and will be so thru Tuesday) here and here.

Frequent FP guest, writer Onrie Kompan, and artist Giovanni Timpano (his first trip to the U.S. if I’m not mistaken!) will be signing copies of their Yi Soon Shin books for a few hours, starting at 5pm,

We will close at 10pm, but re-open two hours later for a special MIDNIGHT RELEASE of The Walking Dead #115! Exclusive variant cover and maybe some chocalate milk if you’re good.

Image Comics Night
Oct. 7, 2013

Guests: Greg Rucka, Frank J. Barbiere, Ales Kot

Greg Rucka (Lazarus), Ales Kot (Zero) and Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts) appear at Forbidden Planet on Monday October 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm for Image Comics Night! Bring books to get signed. Buy books there to get signed. Meet and chat with some of the most cutting-edge comic writers working today and beat the crowds before they appear at New York Comic Con!

Eternal Warrior Signing
Sept. 11, 2013

Guest: Greg Pak

Writer Greg Pak signs at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm!

Gamma Signing
July 24, 2013

Guests: Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas

Ulises Farinas and Erick Fretias appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday July 24th at 6:30pm for an in-store signing copies of their new book GAMMA from Dark Horse on the day of its release!

Occupy Comics Signing
May 22, 2013

Guests: Ben Templesmith, Dean Haspiel, Ronald Wimberly, Ales Kot

May 22nd marks the public release of the first issue of a wild and fascinating comic collaboration. Occupy Comics #1 will be on shelves and we at Forbidden Planet recommend everyone get it. This is not only a comic that features the likes of Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, David Lloyd, Charlie Adlard, Marc Andreyko, Kevin Colden, Molly Crabapple, J.M. DeMatteis, Joshua Dysart, Brea Grant, Joe Keatinge, George Krstic, Joseph Michael Linsner, B. Clay Moore, Steve Niles, Laurie Penny, Matt Pizzolo, Steve Rolston, Riley Rossmo, Douglas Rushkoff, Tim Seeley, Simon Spurrier, and Ben Templesmith. It’s not just a time capsule of radical ideas/stories for/about change. And, most importantly, its not just quick way for some people to make quick and easy money like some other comic publishers that shall remain nameless. DC. This is a book about one of the most culturally significant happenings in this country in a long time and whether you agree with its ideals or not makes it no less poignant. So in honor of this achievement in the choice of medium we have decided to peddle we will be having a signing with Dean Haspiel, Ron Wimberly, Ben Templesmith, Ales Kot, and Matt Pizzolo on May 22nd at 6:30pm. Come get your copy and get it signed by all these artists and writers who created something larger than themselves about a movement that was bigger than anyone anticipated.All proceeds from the book’s sales go to current Occupy initiates such as Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt. Read comics that matter.

Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2013

This Saturday, May 4th, is Free Comic Book Day, and here’s the deal on what Forbidden Planet NYC has planned for this year’s festivities.

First off, if you’re not familiar with FCBD, it’s an annual event on the first Saturday of May wherein participating comic shops all over the world give away comic books for FREE. Forbidden Planet has participated in FCBD since its inception and has given away hundreds of thousands of comics on this special day.

Each year publishers produce comic books intended to be given away that day- often samplers of what they normally publish, or reprints/previews of first issues and jump-on points of established series. The full list of what’s available this year can be seen here:

Forbidden Planet NYC will be giving randomly assorted bags of up to twenty books per bag, starting at 9am, May 4th. All ages bags will also be provided as this is a family-friendly event and there’s little else we like more than comics in the hands of a new generation of readers. We will do so as supplies last, so remember to ARRIVE EARLY.

What’s more, all comic books and graphic novels in stock will be ON SALE at 15% OFF for the entire day!!!

The shop opens, and our Free Comic Book Day festivities begin at 9am and run until we close at 12 midnight. I encourage you to come by, pick up some free swag, mebbe check out the new shop (we moved almost a year ago!) and save some dough on new reading material.

Hope to see you, and hope you enjoy!

Image Comics Premiere Night with Bob Fingerman and the Creators of Five Ghosts
March 20, 2013

Guests: Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, Bob Fingerman

Coming Wednesday March 20th, the day both books release(!)…

COOL AS HELL Release Party
March 16, 2013

On Saturday March 16th at 6pm Forbidden Planet is throwing a DVD launch party for James Balsamo's new horror movie COOL AS HELL. Director James Balsamo (Hack Job, I Spill You Guts)and the Acid Bath Production Crew will be in store for signings, as well as the other stars of the film Carmine Capobianco (I Spill Your Guts, Psychos In Love) and Frank Mullen (I Spill Your Guts, Singer of Suffocation)! And if that wasn't enough for you greedy horror movie fanatics there is going to be a contest to get KILLED (in James's new movie "Mystery Meat"). Don't miss the chance to be caught on celluloid in all the glory gore.

OH, and did we mention that a scene in "Cool As Hell" was shot INSIDE of Forbidden Planet? And our very own Matt D plays a very smarmy comic shop employee. Doesn't sound like him at all right....

Don't miss this one folks its going to be Horrortastic.

March 9, 2013

On Saturday March 9th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “BATH SALT ZOMBIES ” the incredibly wild new independent horror film, will be throwing a release party at FORBIDDEN PLANET! The film is brought to you by Aggronautix , featuring Local NYC punk band World War IX.

Members of the band will be on hand with copies of their new EP “Off The Wagon” featuring the Bath Salt Zombies theme song. Guitar player Justin Melkmann will also be showcasing his newest comic book Ear Aches and Eye Sores #4, Melkmann’s Slap in the Face My Obsession with GG Allin has always been a big hit on Forbidden Planet’s indie rack when available.

Aggronautix are the people behind the thrashing THROBBLEHEADS featuring the legendary likenesses of everyone’s favorite GG ALLIN, and Jello Biafra!

Misfits & Osaka Popstar Signing!
Feb. 6, 2013

Forbidden Planet and Misfits Records are proud to present an in-store event of the utmost radical proportions. We plan to fill Forbidden Planet to the brim with Sexy Super-heroines and live undead punks!

But what does it all mean? Well... It means on Wednesday February 6th from 7 to 9 legendary Punk Rock Icons and Horror Enthusiasts The Misfits (Jerry Only, Dez Cadena, and Eric "Chupacabra" Arce) as well as Pop Punk Poster Child for the Geek Culture movement Osaka Popstar (John Cafiero) have decided to launch their newest records right here at Forbidden Planet in NYC! New albums did you say? Why yes I did. The Misfits "DEA.D. ALIVE!" is available on 12" gold vinyl limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide, and also available on CD while Osaka Popstar's "Super Hero" is only available on a 12" white vinyl and limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

Friday, July 13th at 7pm: The Dark Skull 418 In-Store Signing!
July 13, 2012

Meet the author of the world’s most dangerous comic book novel:

The Dark Skull 418

only at Forbidden Planet NYC

Friday, July 13th at 7pm

Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2012

Visit us on Free Comic Book Day for free comics & more!