Join Us For Free Comic Book Day 2018
See locations and times below

Join us on 5th May for Free Comic Book Day 2018!

Want to start reading comics but just don’t know where to start? Used to read them but don’t know how to reconnect? Then visit Forbidden Planet on Saturday 5th May for Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is perfect for fans and newcomers alike – get a taste of the massive range of comics available.

We have bags of comics* to give away that will provide you with a perfect starting point. Discover - or rediscover - characters including The Avengers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Spider-Man, The Tick and Tank Girl !

Look out for the Forbidden Planet EXCLUSIVE variant of the Doctor Who title too, featuring the first comic appearance of the Doctor in her latest regeneration!

Scroll down for details of our in-store guests in London and Liverpool - and for details of where to pick up a free comic at selected London Libraries.

FREE Superhero (or Super Villain) face painting for children in all stores from 11:00 to 16:00! Oh, OK then - grown-ups can get theirs done too…

LONDON EXCLUSIVE - The first 150 comic bags we give away will contain an ashcan edition of Angelic from Simon Spurrier.

FREE copies of the first issue of the great new magazine Comic Scene, while stocks last!

All comic back issue Grab-Bags will be Buy-One-Get-One-Free all day on both Saturday and Sunday!

Whatever you’re into – get into Forbidden Planet on Free Comic Book Day!

*One bag per customer, while stocks last. Only comics marked as Free Comic Book Day titles are free of charge.

Locations and Times

  • Birmingham Megastore

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  • Bristol Megastore

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  • Cambridge Store

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  • Coventry Store

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  • Croydon Store

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  • Liverpool Store

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    <a href="">Artist Jonathan Edwards will chatting, sketching and signing at Forbidden Planet Liverpool at 1:00 – 2:00pm. Click here for more details.</a>

  • London Megastore

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    <a href="">Join Rachael Stott, George Mann and cover artist Simon Myers signing the Titan Comics’ Doctor Who FCBD comic at 1:00 – 2:00pm. Click here for more details.</a> <strong>You can pick up a free comic at the following libraries!</strong> <strong>Hammersmith and Fulham:</strong> Askew Road, Avonmore, Fulham, Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush <strong>Kensington and Chelsea:</strong> Kensington Central, Chelsea, Brompton, North Kensington, Kensal and Notting Hill Gate <strong>Westminster:</strong> Charing Cross, Church Street, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Paddington, Paddington Children's, Pimlico, Queens Park, St. John's Wood, Victoria and Westminster Reference Library

  • Newcastle Megastore

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  • Southampton Megastore

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