Shopping centre welcomes comic chain

Forbidden Planet, the world’s biggest chain of comic shops, is moving to the Wulfrun Centre in Wolverhampton.

The store, which specialises in graphic novels, manga and books, plus merchandise and collectibles from sci-fi television, films and comics, has agreed a lease for units 54-55 with LCP, the commercial property and investment company that owns and manages the centre.

The 1,111 sq ft store, which is just off the main piazza and located next to CEX, is moving from Victoria Street, where it has traded for the past 18 years.

It is expected to open this week and a grand opening is planned for February.

Rob Ellis, asset manager at LCP, said: “We’re so pleased to have attracted Forbidden Planet, a well-established national chain, to the Wulfrun Centre. The shopping centre continues to attract a range of retailers – both small, independent names and high street giants – making it a thriving and retail destination in the heart of the city centre.”

Kevin O’Donnell, group retail store manager, added: “We are excited to move in to the Wulfrun Centre and to bring our brand to a whole new audience in Wolverhampton. We are confident that the new location will introduce many new customers to a huge world of entertainment. This is an exciting opportunity for Forbidden Planet International in Wolverhampton.”