Forbidden Planet Celebrates Its 40th Birthday This Summer

Forbidden Planet Celebrates Its 40th Birthday This Summer

Happy Birthday To A UK Comics Institution

♦ 2018 is a major UK comics landmark as it is the 40th anniversary of London’s Forbidden Planet and here’s some classic photos from just a few of its signings and events over the years and their press release on hitting this milestone…

Forbidden Planet 40th anniversary photo archive

Founded in Denmark Street in 1978, Forbidden Planet is the best-known brand in the pop culture business. Our Denmark Street store is remembered with huge fondness by fans and customers alike – it was one of the first stores in the UK to stock movie merchandise, and it quickly became renowned for hosting signings with some of the greatest names in comics, books and film. And for forty years, Forbidden Planet has stayed ahead of the great geek wave!


Today, we are the biggest and best-known retailer of comics, science fiction books, toys and memorabilia, and our London Megastore is the largest (and probably the most famous) cult entertainment store in the world.


And now, to celebrate our fortieth anniversary, we have a whole HOST of amazing things going on!


Find all the famous faces in our archive – forty full years of our history! – here:


Join us on 11th August for our fortieth birthday party – there will be cakes, prizes and giveaways galore. Find out more – here:


Celebrate Brian Bolland’s classic ‘People Like Us’ artwork – and our more recent take on the image – when you discover our great range of souvenir merchandise – here:


And find our celebration of fantastic forthcoming signings – here:

Signings Forbidden Planet London

Forbidden Planet – forty years of getting it right!


(And we don’t look a day over twenty-five).

Forbidden Planet website

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