Forbidden Planet

★★★★☆

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Sun-Mon 10am-10pm, Tue 9am-10pm, Wed 8am-12am, Thu-Sat 9am-12am

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Forbidden Planet is a pretty good spot for your favorite comics. Its never really too crowded and the staff is helpful if I am unable to find what I am looking for right away. Occasionally I'll get caught up like most customers and indulge

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★★★★★

Forbidden Planet is a pretty good spot for your favorite comics. Its never really too crowded and the staff is helpful if I am unable to find what I am looking for right away. Occasionally I'll get caught up like most customers and indulge

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Awesome place the prices are great (i dunno who b****ed about the prices in the comments below but I shop at a few other places as well and i've always found this place to be way cheaper + the staff is friendly ans always know what they're

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★★★★★

Awesome place the prices are great (i dunno who b****ed about the prices in the comments below but I shop at a few other places as well and i've always found this place to be way cheaper + the staff is friendly ans always know what they're

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I would never recommend this place. They have the worst prices on collectables and action figures in the entire city, let alone anywhere else in the region. They also have the worst return policy i have ever come in contact with. Even on merchandise purchased that same day in unopened boxes they will not give refunds on credit cards. Maybe that would be acceptable if they price matched but of course they dont! Do yourself a favor and walk a few blocks over to St Marks's comic's or any of the other shops anywhere else...

Oh and don't think I work at St Mark's or anything, I'm just a disgruntled customer!

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★☆☆☆☆

I would never recommend this place. They have the worst prices on collectables and action figures in the entire city, let alone anywhere else in the region. They also have the worst return policy i have ever come in contact with. Even on merchandise purchased that same day in unopened boxes they will not give refunds on credit cards. Maybe that would be acceptable if they price matched but of course they dont! Do yourself a favor and walk a few blocks over to St Marks's comic's or any of the other shops anywhere else...

Oh and don't think I work at St Mark's or anything, I'm just a disgruntled customer!

Pros: Large Selection

Cons: Awful prices, horrible customer service

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... but it's kinda crowded inside. They make good use with the space they have, but I wish there were some more labels on the shelves other than "By alphabetical order". All of Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and Neil Gaiman's works are collected on separate shelves, though. Still, it's the kind of store you want to comb front and back before you leave.

All in all, it's probably cheaper to find this stuff at Amazon, but you should just stop in for the experience if you like to people watch.

2
★★★★☆

... but it's kinda crowded inside. They make good use with the space they have, but I wish there were some more labels on the shelves other than "By alphabetical order". All of Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and Neil Gaiman's works are collected on separate shelves, though. Still, it's the kind of store you want to comb front and back before you leave.

All in all, it's probably cheaper to find this stuff at Amazon, but you should just stop in for the experience if you like to people watch.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Prices aren't that great...

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I'm just starting to get into the world of comics and was admittedly a little worried that I would feel like a total philistine walking into a place like this with nary a clue, but I was really pleasantly surprised. The staff was super helpful and very friendly- I don't understand how the other reviewers had a bad experience with them. I told them I had no idea what I was doing and asked their opinions on a title I picked up (All Star Superman- turns out it rocks) and they were more than happy to help me out & give me some recommendations, even though the place was really busy at the time. I will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

I'm just starting to get into the world of comics and was admittedly a little worried that I would feel like a total philistine walking into a place like this with nary a clue, but I was really pleasantly surprised. The staff was super helpful and very friendly- I don't understand how the other reviewers had a bad experience with them. I told them I had no idea what I was doing and asked their opinions on a title I picked up (All Star Superman- turns out it rocks) and they were more than happy to help me out & give me some recommendations, even though the place was really busy at the time. I will definitely be back!

Pros: good selection, knowledgeable staff

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A little unorganized and "crowded" for the space they have. Seem to have a good selection of toys and comics but wouldn't say great(considering their rep & how long they've been around). Once I hunted down the staff for help, they were friendly but no one went out of their way until then. Would have liked to see more independant titles but did find some rare action figures so I came out a happy camper!

2
★★★★☆

A little unorganized and "crowded" for the space they have. Seem to have a good selection of toys and comics but wouldn't say great(considering their rep & how long they've been around). Once I hunted down the staff for help, they were friendly but no one went out of their way until then. Would have liked to see more independant titles but did find some rare action figures so I came out a happy camper!

Pros: Ambiance, Great toys, Upper level for games

Cons: Crowded store, Mainstream titles, Come-hither staff

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Nice assortment of comics and graphic novels. Well sized action figure collection. But what really makes this place stand out is the staff. If you like being jugded as you enter the store and being put down by "hip and trendy" gen-xers, well my friends this is the place for you. Where else can you go and find a place where the local high school geek squad can find a level playing field and knock you down a peg. But hey they know their comics right? Right. And in the end thats all that really matters *cough* not *cough*.

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★★☆☆☆

Nice assortment of comics and graphic novels. Well sized action figure collection. But what really makes this place stand out is the staff. If you like being jugded as you enter the store and being put down by "hip and trendy" gen-xers, well my friends this is the place for you. Where else can you go and find a place where the local high school geek squad can find a level playing field and knock you down a peg. But hey they know their comics right? Right. And in the end thats all that really matters *cough* not *cough*.

Pros: wide selection

Cons: to "cool" staff, to "knowitall" staff, did imenton the staff

Message from Forbidden Planet

You'll find one of the world's largest selections of graphic novels, comics, and science fiction and fantasy related collectibles. Looking for hot new toys? Find them here. Magic: The Gathering cards? We got 'em. Anime and manga merchandise? Forbidden Planet's got you covered. Pick up an awesome t-shirt from us or some cool posters for your walls.



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