Forbidden Planet International Closes Online Store

The Forbidden Planet chain of comics stores is actually two chains of comic stores. They split in the ’90s to become Forbidden Planet South and Forbidden Planet Scotland, later Forbidden Planet International as the latter grew beyond Scotland to include stores throughout the┬áMidlands, in Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and majority ownership of two stores in New York City.

While Forbidden Planet consolidated stores in the South of England, including London, as well as northern stores in Newcastle and Liverpool.

Forbidden Planet has the website while Forbidden Planet International has the website

Both are used as online retail operations — or at least they were. Because on, the following notice was just posted, announcing that the online store aspect of the site will be shuttered in a week.

While the site has issued the note:

“Please note that this website is and we have no connection with the site. We are not ceasing to trade and all orders will continue to be dealt with as normal.”

Most retail operations are moving towards online sales. Forbidden Planet International seems to be taking the opposite tack…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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