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#1 Posted by The Shadow Knight (178 posts) - - Show Bio

I usually get them from amazon in tpb or hardcover :S

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#2 Posted by zero edge (3991 posts) - - Show Bio

I use the closest store for new comics and about 5 shops around town when I wanna find back issues

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#3 Posted by Mighty Thorion (918 posts) - - Show Bio

Local comic shop for new issues - ebay for back issues.

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#4 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

Most of mine come from Marvel or DC Subs. But the ones you can't do that  for I drive about a half hour away to a comic shop called Bat Comics or ebay.

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#5 Posted by Nighthunter (29569 posts) - - Show Bio

in the comic shop that is 15 minutes away (walking)

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#6 Posted by King Saturn (220478 posts) - - Show Bio

Books A Million is the only place I know of that sells comic books around me as of now.  I dont know of any comic book shops in my area.

I usually download most of my comic books now

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#7 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3733 posts) - - Show Bio

I trek for several days through the himalayas until I find Shangri La. There a monk asks me three riddles, if I answer correctly he sends me through time and space to an ancient bazaar. An albino monkey then leads me to a wizend old man who points to a mysterious magic shop in an alley that is never in the same place twice. The magic store owner, a beautiful sea nymph, then asks me to choose which object is mine from a book, a vial of sand, a knife and a compass. If I pick the book, she leads me to the back of the store where a saddled griffin awaits. I climb on and it flies me to my local comic store.

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#8 Posted by Nighthunter (29569 posts) - - Show Bio
Cosmic Sentinel said:
"I trek for several days through the himalayas until I find Shangri La. There a monk asks me three riddles, if I answer correctly he sends me through time and space to an ancient bazaar. An albino monkey then leads me to a wizend old man who points to a mysterious magic shop in an alley that is never in the same place twice. The magic store owner, a beautiful sea nymph, then asks me to choose which object is mine from a book, a vial of sand, a knife and a compass. If I pick the book, she leads me to the back of the store where a saddled griffin awaits. I climb on and it flies me to my local comic store."

roflol
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#9 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio

Newbury Comics, the one in Hyannis MA. They kinda suck there at getting in obscure titles, and sometimes miss issues, and don't aways get my pull list right, but they're the only game in town. Plus they have a lot of cool non-comic merchandise.

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#10 Posted by Leroy (128 posts) - - Show Bio
Cosmic Sentinel said:
"I trek for several days through the himalayas until I find Shangri La. There a monk asks me three riddles, if I answer correctly he sends me through time and space to an ancient bazaar. An albino monkey then leads me to a wizend old man who points to a mysterious magic shop in an alley that is never in the same place twice. The magic store owner, a beautiful sea nymph, then asks me to choose which object is mine from a book, a vial of sand, a knife and a compass. If I pick the book, she leads me to the back of the store where a saddled griffin awaits. I climb on and it flies me to my local comic store."
You win

(And I don't know what the contest is)
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#11 Posted by Leroy (128 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the closest comic shop is a place called Affordable Cards, about half of their store is comics. If I want to pick up a trade paper back I go to Amazon.

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#12 Posted by PRIMAV3RA (22571 posts) - - Show Bio

books a million

i love the workers :DD

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#13 Posted by TheDrifter (24811 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to go out of town for my comicbook store, But it's worth it. They have new issues and back issue's of my favorites.

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#14 Posted by warlock360 (28181 posts) - - Show Bio

Local porn shop, jk.

Either gas-station or, at the train station where the only comic book store is in around 25 km -.-

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#15 Posted by Meteorite (3479 posts) - - Show Bio

My nearest comic store is in the capital city, which is like, 2 hours away, so when I'm there I usually just buy Marvel Comics Essentials, which are like, 20+ B&W reprints.

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#16 Posted by nkyzack (56 posts) - - Show Bio

man... I just moved to lexington, got an awesome place, and there was an awesome comic shop [ Hero's Realm ] like 3 block away. but they just moved a few miles uptown on the WORST traffic congested road I've ever driven on. Before I moved I alwaysed shoped at a place called, plainly enough, Comic Book World [ Florence Ky (they have a Loisville location as well & I shoped there the year I lived there) ]. Also in norther Ky there is Comics 2 Cars, they sell slot cars, but the books were often messed up. Wrinkled, stuck togeter, spotty pages. Bad stapels... etc. Very shady place.

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#17 Posted by Kurrent (14282 posts) - - Show Bio

NOVA comics in Springfield VA

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#18 Posted by bigtalk (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel sends me the Hulk every month (or whenever it comes out). I pick up other new comics at the Comics Dungeon here in Seattle. They're a little smaller but way cooler than the bigger stores. Occasionally they get screwed by the distributors and I need to hit Zanadu.

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#19 Posted by ahumancartoon (372 posts) - - Show Bio

I order off of mycoimicshop.com. I can usually wait for the week that it takes to get them, but if it takes longer than that I start to get a little impatient.

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#20 Posted by dinahlancequeen (35 posts) - - Show Bio

At my job, St. Marks Comics in manhattan. Employee discount is love.
I'm moving upstate soon though for school, but my boss has agreed that if I work for him during breaks that he will ship me my books discounted.

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#21 Posted by SilverZeo (2890 posts) - - Show Bio

I mostly buy issues at the book stores and occasional at a book shop when I hang out with my comic loving principal. For some really old issues, I go to alot of online comicbook stores.

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#22 Posted by Static Shock (51243 posts) - - Show Bio

I download all my comics for free.

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#23 Edited by kirkkohler (1 posts) - - Show Bio

is it a sin to buy comics online?  Is there a good trustworthy site?  I looked on amazon and didn't see a collection like the few local comic shops in San Francisco.  The stuff on ebay is a pain in the butt to buy.  I work all the time and on the weekends I forget to go to the store.  By the time i can make the trip, the comics are gone.  Ideas?
 
Also interested in back issues.  Seems like there should be a market for this online.  Btw, I don't want to buy online only versions (sometimes buy them in addition).  I do realize this could choke the life out of the local stores but I also plan on supporting them.  Nothing beats walking into the store and browsing. 

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#24 Posted by VictorETM (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I buy my comics at my LCS.  I know that there aren't comic shops everywhere in the country, but I just find it really hard to believe that people don't have a LCS.  I live in an area where there are at least 10 shops with 2 hours, 3 within 40 minutes and 1 shop within 20 minutes.  More and more I feel like I'm spoiled when I hear people that don't have 1 shop with 3 hours.  I've been thinking about getting some trades online just because of how cheap they are.  But I still gotta support the local scene.  The 2 sites I've heard about our: http://www.dcbservice.com/ and http://www.instocktrades.com/default.aspx.   
 
You know what... I'm gonna plug my local shop since I'm plugging other sites.  www.comixconnection.com.  We give props to them on my comic book video podcast.
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#25 Posted by JediXMan (36987 posts) - - Show Bio

I buy comics at a local shop. I buy TPBs on Amazon.

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