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#101 Posted by lykopis (10845 posts) - - Show Bio

@IrishX: @Queso6p4:

Thanks, I just got back from visiting home so I'm a little heartsick. I think comic stores are so under-appreciated. :)

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#102 Posted by Queso6p4 (1557 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: Definitely agree with you there. The community feeling they can have is irreplaceable.

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#103 Posted by YoungJustice (7318 posts) - - Show Bio
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#104 Posted by deactivated-5b2e798651249 (7245 posts) - - Show Bio
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#105 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@YoungJustice: Thanks for posting. Looks like a great store. Should take a photo of the front and add that as well though.
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#106 Posted by YoungJustice (7318 posts) - - Show Bio

@IrishX said:

@YoungJustice: Thanks for posting. Looks like a great store. Should take a photo of the front and add that as well though.

Thanks, here is one.

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#107 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@YoungJustice: Cool. I like the video in the link as well. Seem like good people who really care about comics.
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#108 Posted by YoungJustice (7318 posts) - - Show Bio

@IrishX said:

@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.

  • The exact date and time the comic came out
  • The issue number
  • The page number
  • The panel
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#109 Posted by Onemoreposter (4365 posts) - - Show Bio

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#110 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@Onemoreposter: Wow, fitting name. Place looks massive.
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#111 Posted by Onemoreposter (4365 posts) - - Show Bio

@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 :(

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#112 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@Onemoreposter: Still that's pretty awesome too. Neither store in my area has really anything for collectibles or memorablia. Sounds great.
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#113 Posted by Onemoreposter (4365 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

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#114 Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio

Why not watch me give an actual tour of my store with G-Man, filmed like 4 years ago, and uploaded last year. Enjoy!

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#115 Posted by Onemoreposter (4365 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: Very cool. Now are you the manager there?

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#116 Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter said:

@inferiorego: Very cool. Now are you the manager there?

I quit three months ago. I only teach now... oh, and work here.

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#117 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego: Nice. Thanks for posting the video. 
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#119 Posted by deactivated-5b2e798651249 (7245 posts) - - Show Bio
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#120 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5769 posts) - - Show Bio

No comic shop in my city, as far as I`m concerned. There`s a second hand that shop that sells old and new comics, though. I`ve found some good stuff from there. Alot, actually.

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#121 Posted by dmkicksballs13 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice: Dude the amount of TPB there is ridiculous.

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#122 Posted by YoungJustice (7318 posts) - - Show Bio

@dmkicksballs13 said:

@YoungJustice: Dude the amount of TPB there is ridiculous.

TPB?

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#123 Posted by MACarpenter (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice: Trade Paperback

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Red Nails 2 in Toronto,Ontario
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#126 Edited by geoff2005 (213 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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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.

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#128 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

why cant glasgow have shops like this :(

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#129 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@briangsharon@geoff2005@Skunkstein: Thanks for posting. Cool looking places for sure.
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#130 Edited by Icon (2253 posts) - - Show Bio

I go to a place called 4 Colour - 8 Bit. It's a comics and games shop in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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#131 Posted by Skunkstein (644 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icon:Wow looks cool. Was there a reason there was that crowded in the shop that day? Seems very laid back, i like that people are sitting and drawing, reading etc.

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#132 Posted by Icon (2253 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skunkstein: Yeah it gets busy sometimes when they have an artist gallery showing or a signing. They also have game competitions which are popular.

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The owner kicking some Nightcrawler cosplayer's butt and the front of the shop :)

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#134 Posted by lykopis (10845 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icon: Cool seeing a Queen's University jacket in one of the pics. :)

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#135 Posted by Icon (2253 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@Icon: Cool seeing a Queen's University jacket in one of the pics. :)

Yes. XD

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#136 Posted by kartron (535 posts) - - Show Bio

@comic_loner: An a fellow lone starer!

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#137 Posted by Mortein (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

We don't have comicbook shop, but you can buy comics on newsstands and in book shops.

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#138 Edited by tupiaz (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#139 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@tupiaz: Awesome. Thanks for sharing mate. Hope you don't mind if I post the pictures here. 
 
Tupiaz's pictures from Denmark
  
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#140 Posted by Th3DarkKn1ght24 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#141 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@Th3DarkKn1ght24: Cool, definitely post some pics if you get a chance.
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#142 Posted by Th3DarkKn1ght24 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I'm done with the semester on Saturday but I definitely will when I head back up there in the middle of January :)

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#143 Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

A small shop in a little mall in Springfield OR, but it's home to me (for an hour on Wednesdays)!

and when I am up in Portland visiting family its TFAW for me.

P.S. I didn't take these pictures.

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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:

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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.

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#145 Edited by ShowboatingPenguin (178 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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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.

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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.

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#146 Posted by deactivated-5b2e798651249 (7245 posts) - - Show Bio
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#147 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio
@Juandicimo_Magnifico45: Thanks for posting the pics mate. 
@JakeN7: Appreciate the pics and story. Next time you go on your annual visit you can take a picture of the outside. The shop is here on ComicVine and could use a good pic of the front for its page. Here a link to the page on CV with some writing about the store as well... Atlantis FantasyWorld. I don't think people add the pics they post here to the shops on the site like I mention in the OP but at least they're here to see.
@ShowboatingPenguin: Thanks for sharing all that and it doesn't matter if you take the pictures or find them it's just cool to check out where other people get their comics from. I like the look of the Collectable store.
@logy5000: I'm pretty sure most comic fans at this point are familiar with mycomicshop.com. They actually own five real comic book stores in Texas. You can see one of them on Page 4 of this thread as well (Lone Star Comics).
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#148 Posted by deactivated-5b2e798651249 (7245 posts) - - Show Bio

@IrishX: Yeah Lone Star is where the majority of my comics come from. The main reason I posted the link is because it's my affiliate account and they send me money for it.

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#150 Posted by EMH_Bruce (858 posts) - - Show Bio

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.