Comic books are popular like never before. People buying weekly issues, devoting their free time to the wonders of the mystical and magical. All of this can be found in a store near Covent Garden – The Forbidden Planet.
With its colour and interactive setting, the store attracts hundreds of people everyday and offers a variety of fan collectibles, fantasy literature and brand new comic books.
With MAVEL and DC on top, The Voice of London found out why the hobby is growing every year and what fascination people find in the colourful pages. Listen to the story of “punching aliens in the face and fiery explosions” as told by Lou Ryrie.
Words: Nikolay Kolev
Multimedia: Nikolay Kolev