Thanks, I just got back from visiting home so I'm a little heartsick. I think comic stores are so under-appreciated. :)
@YoungJustice: Cool. I like the video in the link as well. Seem like good people who really care about comics.
Yeah, they are cool people.
And more nerdy than every person on Comicvine combined and doubled, like seriously, you can ask them when Superman used his heat vsion first, they will give you.
@IrishX: It is, but obviously it's not all comics. There's a large area with tables set up for gaming and tv's hooked up to consoles behind that for pay-to-play video gaming. Then at least half the store is collectibles, books, movies, toys, and other memorabilia. They have a pretty large selection of back issues going back to about the early 90's that are all priced at the same value they were when they were released which was my favorite thing about it when I first started going. It's hard to find complete runs though :(
@IrishX: It is a cool place. I don't mean to down play that. I live in a pretty big city though with quite a few comic shops, so I've gotten a little spoiled and picky. However, Sci-Fi City is only 15 minutes down the road so it's become the place where I generally go now to get weeklies or scrounge through back issues. There's this one shop at a mall about half an hour/45 minutes away and it has the largest amount of back issues in the state I think. All they do is comics there and nothing else. I love it, but I almost never make it out there
I have 2 comics shops I get pulls from and they are both in the same building. The picture below isnt exactly my store but it is in the building below.
my first store the Pull list discount is 25% off plus every 9 comics you get 1 free. I was able to get an annual from last week for free
my second store is a dollar off cover price + no tax.
Stan Lee will be coming this weekend.
Im pretty glad to have these shops down the street from my house
I just censored the second picture since i have no idea if they want their faces shown online.
Anyway - STRIBELADEN! - this is my hood! Its a semi small shop located in Aarhus, Denmark. We have like 300 thousand people living in the city and we have two comic book shops, this one however is the one ive always used. Awesome place, with awesome people.. In the second picture you can see the table where employes and customers can sit down, talk, drink a cup of coffee and read comics if they want - very chill, its much more relaxed shop than any other ive ever been in, its great.
We have three comic book stores in Copenhagen: First comic book store in Denmark is from around the 70's if I recall correctly. Also the guy who was translating Danish marvel (and some DC, DC haven't had any regular Danish edition for many years) for about 30 years work there. Sadly there are no regular DC or Marvel titles in Denmark at the moment. The shop don't sell used comics. http://multimedia.ekstrabladet.dk/archive/00361/Billede_003_361700d.jpg Thé guy in front of the store is the translator. The second comic bookstore is the largest and most popular store it is called Faraos Cigarer. The Danish version of the Tintin comic Cigars of the Pharaoh. The store sells both used and new comics. http://www.boghandlereidanmark.dk/uploads/tx_boghandlere/Farao.jpg The last comic store i Copenhagen only sales used comics, mainly American comics from DC and Marvel but they also sell some Danish comics as well as European comics. http://www.dansketegneserieskabere.dk/uploadmappe/upload/frontenpeg.jpg
Ravenswood Comics in Utica, NY!!! Fairly small store but I can only get there when I'm at college and the closest one to my house at home treats the comics like crap because its a side thing for the gaming they do there, and are really closed to newcomers. The people that own and work at Ravenswood are great, and very friendly to new comers. Decent selection of back issues for the store size :) I would post some pictures but I dont have any and don't go back until Wednesday for new comics day... obviously
This is my LCS where I live with my mom near Lynwood Washington. It's a great store with huge space. Great collection of TPB and Graphic Novels. I've run into a couple sold out issues on the day of release though like, for example: All New-X Men #4 but that was my own damn fault for not getting there until very late that evening. P.S. Sorry I couldn't find any interior images
But... my favorite comic book shop would have to be:
This is my old LCS in my home-town of Santa Cruz California. It's a really old store (they just had their 35th anniversary) and is a staple of the Santa Cruz community. It even has a second room in the back (not pictured, but the entrance to that room is near the bottom left hand corner of the picture above) that's used just for old TPBs, back-issues, and toys. I basically grew up in this store, and after I moved, I missed it so much that I go there every time I'm down there for my annual visit with my friends and relatives. This 1600 square foot slice of heaven even won the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retail Award in 1996! P.S. Sorry I couldn't find any exterior images.
But my other comic shopping destinations would be Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Disclaimer: I do not own or claim to own any of the images posted above and am not affiliated with The Comic Stop or Atlantis Fantasyworld.
I usually buy a majority of my comics off amazon, but if I'm impatient I'll go to these stores. I didn't take any of these pics.
This is the first store I would go to. It's is really good one! They give you 15% off trades! 50% off Back issues! But The one thing I don't like about this store is that they don't restock too often. I usally go to this store about 3-4 times a month.
Here's a video for more of an inside look:
The outside of this store looks a poor person's house that hasn't been painted in a while, but the inside looks nice. This is the second one I would go to. It's an average comic/collectable store nothing too special about it.
This is a small store in a mall. They obviously have more toys than comics, but they do have a wide variety. These pictures were taken like 3 or 4 years ago so they do have way more now. The store has been renovated a lot, so they have 2 more shelves full of trades. This is pretty far from where I live. The only way I can get there is when i go with my mom when she goes shopping at this mall, so i don't go here too often.
Here are some videos for more:
Whatever Comics in Canterbury
In the town where I live (Switzerland) we don't have a comic shop, only newspaper kiosks where you can buy some Marvel and DC comics (only new issues of Spider-Man and New-52 JLA) but mostly Mickey Mouse and other Disney comics.
If I want to buy comics, I'll go to Zurich (30 train minutes away) or to Winterthur, but later to that one ;) (all pictures are from google, because the pics on the shop pages where too tiny)
The first shop and my favorite is the Jeeg
Yeah, I know, it's a manga & anime shop, but I love it there. The owner is very nice and if your a regular you're pretty fast on a first name base with him =)
As soon as he knows what you like, he reserves some manga issues or other collectibles for you. (I blame him for 3/4 of my bookshelf xDD)
You can find there Manga (in german, english and japanese), Anime DVDs (mostly japanese/german with german or english subtitles), CDs, action figures, t-shirts and more.
the second one is the Analph
they have mostly US and european Comics, Manga (only in german), Artbooks, Action-Figures, Trading-Cards, T-shirts and more.
I don't go there very often, because US comics are very expensive here, but I want to go there more, when I get a job again.
The third and last shop is the Zappa-Doing (I really love this name XD)
this shop lies in Winterthur and because they moved from their old place (in the basement of a Starbucks) I keep forgetting where it lies x"D
the staff is very nice, they have comics in german, english and french, Artbooks, many secondhand comics, some manga, selected CDs and DVDs and Vinyl Records.
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