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Masterlist of Recomendations

MOD NOTE: Stores with a strike through them are reported unsafe spaces.



Huntsville: Deep Comics & Games

Tuscaloosa: Sho’nuff Comics


Glendale: Drawn To Comics

Phoenix: All About Comics, Drawn To Comics

Mesa: Gotham City Comics

Tucson: Heroes and Villains (2), Fantasy Comics (2)


Fayetteville: Rock Bottom Books

Sherwood: Kapow Comics


Anaheim: Beach Ball Comics (2), Cornerstone Comics

Berkeley: Escapist Comics, Fantastic Comics (2) (3) (4) (5)

Burbank: House of Secrets

Concord: Flying Colors

Culver City (Los Angeles area): Comics Ink

El Cajon: Comics-n-stuff

Folsom: GamersCircle Comics

Fountain Valley: Trinity Comics

Fullerton: Comic Book Hideout

Gardena: Geoffrey’s Comics

Hemet: I.e. Comics

Lake Forest: Comic Quest (2)

Los Angeles: Thank You / Secret Headquarters (same owners), (North Hollywood) Blastoff Comics

Modesto: Bonanza Books & Comics (2)

Monteray: Big Feet Comics

North Ridge: Halo 13

Oakland: Dr. Comics and Mr. Games (2) (3)

Pasadena: Comics Factory (2) (3) (4), Comic Odyssey, Collector’s Paradise

Petaluma: Brian’s Comics

Cucamonga: 4 Color Fantasies (slight change of address)

Redlands: A Shop Called Quest

Roseville: A-1 Comics (2)

San Diego: Villainous Lair, Southern California Comics (2)

San Fernando Valley: Continental Comics

San Francisco: Isotope Comics Lounge (2), Mission: Comics / Two Cats Comics, Comix Experience, Whatever Inc

San Luis Obispo: Dr. Cain’s Comics, Captain Nemo Games & Comics

Santa Barbara: Metro Entertainment

Santa Clarita: Paper Heroes, Brave New World

Santa Cruz: Atlantis Fantasyworld (2), Comicopolis

Sherman Oaks: Earth 2

Ventura:  Hypno Comics, Ralph’s Comic Corner

Whittier: Undercity Comics

Westminster (Orange County): Comics Unlimited


Boulder: Time Warp Comics (2) (3)

Denver: Mile High Comics: Negative report for both locations; positive report for Lakewood location (2), All In A Dream


New Haven: Alternate Universe (2)


Newark: Captain Blue Hen Comics

Wilmington: The Comic Book Shop (2)

District of Columbia:

Washington DC: Fantom Comics (2) (noted caveat), Big Planet Comics (2) (Vienna location recs can be found under the Virginia heading)


Clearwater (Pinellas Park): Emerald City Comics

Lakeland: Coliseum of Comics

Lauderhill: Tate’s Comics - Positive reviews: (2) (3) / Negative reviews: 1, 2 ; how to submit complaints directly

Longwood: Acme Comics (2)

Melbourne: Famous Faces & Funnies

Orlando: A Comic Shop

Panema City: Arena Comics

Sanford: Comic Central

Sarasota/Bradenton: Dark Side Comics (negative review)

Tallahassee: Secret Headquarters Comics and Games (we have received a negative review of this store; here is a followup post with an explanation for the decision in question), Fallout Comics

The Bookshelf, Cosmic Cat Comics


Atlanta: Oxford Comics (2), Criminal Records (2), (Smyrna) Titan Comics

Marietta: Dr No’s

Statesboro: Galactic Comics (please note: some caveats)


Honolulu: Collector Maniacs (2), Other Realms Ltd, Gecko Books & Comics


Moscow: Safari Pearl


Carbondale: Campus Comics

Champaign: G-Mart (2)

Chicago: First Aid Comics (2), Graham Crackers (2), Third Coast Comics, Chicago Comics, Alley Cat Comics, Challengers Comics (2) (3) (4)

Collinsville: Dizzy Dugout

Edwardsville: Heroic Adventures

Fairview Heights: Fantasy Books

Manteno: Dragon’s Refuge

Mount Prospect: Comix Revolution

Oak Park: One Stop Comics

Shiloh: Twilight Comics

Skokie: Aw Yeah Comics (2)


Bloomington: Vintage Phoenix

Fort Wayne: Clem’s Collectibles (2)

Indianapolis (Castleton): Downtown Comics (2)

Kokomo: Comics Cubed

Michigan City: Heroes Haven

Muncie: Alter Ego Comics (2)

South Bend: Buy Me Toys

Worth: The Comic Asylum (followup)


Cedar Falls: Limited Edition Comics & Collectibles (not wheelchair accessible) (2) (3), The Core (note caveats; wheelchair accessible)

Des Moines / Ames: Mayhem Comics & Games


Kansas City (Overland Park): Elite Comics

Lawrence: Astrokitty Comics

Wichita: Prairie Dog Comics


Lexington: Collectibles Etc

Louisville: The Zone


Lafayette: Arcadia Comics and Collectibles

Metairie: BSI Comics

New Orleans: Crescent City Comics (2)


Bangor: Top Shelf Comics

Portland: Casablanca Comics & Coast City Comics (Casablanca: 2)


Aberdeen: Xpanding Universe

Annapolis: Third Eye Comics

Baltimore: Chuck’s Comics, Collectors Corner (2) (3) (4) (5) (also located in Bel Air)

Catonsville: Cosmic Comix

Frederick: Brainstorm Comics and Gaming (2)

Glen Burnie: Twilight Zone Comics

Reisterstown: Cards, Comics & Collectibles

Silver Spring: Alliance Comics

Westminster: Gotham Comics

Wheaton: Barbarian Comics


Bellingham: Friendly Neighborhood Comics

Boston: Comicopia, JP Comics & Games

Cambridge: Million Year Picnic (2) (3)

Fitchburg: That’s Entertainment

Framingham: Bedrock Comics

Lowell: Larry’s Comics

Northampton: Modern Myths (their tumblr)

Salem: Harrison’s Comics & Collectibles Jezebel article

Somerville: Hub Comics (field report), Comicazi (2) (3)

Multiple locations: New England Comics (Brookline, Cambridge, Quincy) NOTE: The Brookline location was previously listed as ‘unsafe,’ but has come under new & better management & is now reported ‘safe.’

Worcester: That’s Entertainment (2)


Ann Arbor: Vault of Midnight

Dearborn: Green Brain Comics

Ferndale: Detroit Comics

Grand Rapids: Apparitions Comics (note caveats, more information needed), Vault of Midnight (2)

Lansing: Just For Fun

East Lansing: Hollow Mountain Comics and Games

Owosso: Norm’s Hobby

Saginaw: Galaxy Comics

Traverse City: Top Comics


Minneapolis: Big Brain Comics (2)

Roseville: The Source Comics (2) (3)

St. Paul: Midway Books, Uncle Sven’s

Winona: Jimmy Jams


Flowood: Heroes and Dreams (out of business)

Hattiesburg: Southern Fried Comics (2)

Ridgeland: Comics Commander


St Louis: Star Clipper (2)


Omaha: Legend Comics & Coffee (2) (3) (not wheelchair accessible)


Las Vegas: Maximum Comics, Alternate Reality Comics

New Hampshire:

Concord: Collectibles Unlimited, Double Midnight Comics (2) (mixed review) (Concord/Manchester)

Jaffery: Escape Hatch Books

New Jersey:

Bloomfield: The Comic Book Market

Fair Lawn: Joker’s Child

Lake Hiawatha: Funny Books

Manalapan Township/Wayne: ZAPP! Comics (2)

Newark: Fortress of Solitude

North Arlington: Paradox Comics

Red Bank: Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash

Scotch Plains: Little Shop of Comics (2) (3) (4)

Somerville: Comic Fortress

Union: Amazing Heroes

New Mexico:

Albuquerque: Kaboom Test Labs (2)

New York:

Albany: Earthworld Comics

Brooklyn: Bergen Street & Desert Island, Joseph Koch Warehouse

Buffalo: Queen City Bookstore

Geneseo: Joe’s Comics

Ithaca: Comics For Collectors

Long Island: Legendary Realms Games

Mamaroneck: Modern Myths

NYC: Forbidden Planet (2), Jim Hanley’s Universe, Midtown Comics (2) (3) (note: 7th/40th location reported safe; Lexington location reported unsafe), Montasy Comics

Schenectady: Electric City Comics

Smithtown (Long Island): Fourth World (2)

Syracuse: Cloud City Comics

Troy: Aquilonia Comics

Williston Park: Grasshopper Comics

North Carolina:

Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill Comics

Charlotte: Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find (2)

Greensboro: Acme Comics (2), Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema (2)

Raleigh: Foundation’s Edge

Wilmington: Jake’s Memory Lane Comics


Cincinnati: Queen City Comics & Cards

Cleveland: Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop, Northcoast Nostalgia

Columbus: The Laughing Ogre, Packrat Comics (Columbus/Hilliard)

Kent: Off the Wagon Toys + Comics

Toledo: Monarch Comics

Yellow Springs: Dark Star Books, Superfly Comics & Games


Oklahoma City: All-Star Comics

Tulsa: Comic Empire


Eugene: Emerald City Comics

Portland: Floating World Comics, Excalibur Books & Comics (2)


Allentown: Encounter Comics & Gaming

Doylestown: Cyborg One (negative review)

Drexel Hill (Greater Philadelphia area): Effin Comics

Harrisburg: Cosmic Comics

Lancaster: The Comic Store

Palmyra: Comics and Paperbacks Plus

Philadelphia: Showcase Comics, Comic Collection (Feasterville area), Atomic City Comics, Locust Moon Comics, Fat Jack’s (reported unsafe)

Pittsburgh: Phantom of the Attic, Copacetic Comics

Plymouth Meeting: Comics and More

State College: Comic Swap (2) (more recent review suggests it is now an unsafe space)

Willow Grove: Brave New Worlds

York: Comic Shop West

Rhode Island:

Cranston: Comic Doctor, Time Capsule (2) (negative report)

South Carolina:

Anderson: Planet Comics

Columbia: Heroes and Dragons

Lexington: Comic Nirvana

Myrtle Beach: Apocalypse Comics

Summverville: Soundwave


Bristol: Mountain Empire Comics

Memphis: Comics & Collectibles

Nashville: Rick’s Comic City (2)


Arlington: Lone Star Comics (now Wild West Comics)

Austin: Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy (San Antonio location below), Austin Books & Comics (2) (3) (4), Tribe Comics and Games (2)

Bedford: Gen X Comics & Games

Bryan: BCS Books & Comics

College Station: Lytle’s Comics and Games

Corpus Christi: Collector’s Comics

Dallas: Zeus Comics/Common Ground Games (2) (3) (4) (negative report), Keith’s Comics (2)

Denton: More Fun Comics & Games (2)

Fort Worth: Collected

Houston: Bedrock City Comics (2) (warning re: Bay Area Blvd location), Third Planet

Humble: DNA Comics

Hurst: Collected Comics & Pop Culture

Lewisville: Boomerang Comics

San Antonio: Dragon’s Lair


Salt Lake City: Dr Volt’s, Black Cat Comics, Nightflight Comics


Burlington: Earth Prime Comics


Fairfax: Comics & Gaming (2), Laughing Ogre (2) (3) (4) (formerly Phoenix Comics) (Ashburn)

Falls Church: Victory Comics

Fredericksburg: Little Fish Comics

Harrisonburg: Comic Toast (2)

Norfolk: Local Heroes (2) (3)

Richmond: Velocity Comics

Roanoke: B & D Comic Shop

Vienna: Game On! (also has a small location in Arlington), Big Planet Comics

Virginia Beach: Comic Kings, Trilogy Comics


(East) Bremerton: The Comics Keep

Everett: Everett Comics

Federal Way: Fantasium Comics and Games

Lacey: Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

Olympia: Danger Room Comics (2)

Richland: Adventures Underground (2)

Seattle: Golden Age Collectibles, Comics Dungeon, Zanadu Comics

Spokane: The Comic Book Shop

Tacoma: Nerdy Stuffs, Atomic Comics (2)

West Virginia:

South Charleston: The Rifleman


Fort Atkinson: Planet Chaos

Madison: Westfield Comics

Milwaukee: Collector’s Edge Comics (2)

Stevens Point: Galaxy Comics


Canberra: Impact Comics

Perth: Comic Zone, Quality Comics

New South Wales:

Newcastle: Graphic Action Comics (2)

Sydney: Kings Comics (2)


Brisbane: Comics Etc (2), Ace Comics and Games (2)


Melbourne: All-Star Comics (2) (3)



Calgary: Another Dimension (2) (3) (4) (5), Alpha Comics, ComiKazi, Redd Skull, Purple Gorilla

Edmonton: Happy Harbor Comics, Wizard’s Comics and Collectibles

Fort McMurray: Chow’s Variety

British Columbia:

Maple Ridge: Sector 2814

Nanaimo: Curious Comics

Richmond: Imperial Hobbies

Vancouver: Big Pete’s Collectibles (update: relocated), Golden Age Collectables, Tazmanian Comics Connection


Winnipeg: Galaxy Comics, Gameknight Games & Hobbies

Nova Scotia:

Halifax: Strange Adventures (2) (updated: improved accessibility)

New Brunswick

Fredericton: Strange Adventures (2)

Saint John’s: United Bookstores / Read’s United Book Exchange


Barrie: Big B

Burlington & Hamilton: Conspiracy Comics (2)

Guelph: The Dragon (2)

London: Heroes Comics

Oakville: Comic Connection

Ottawa: Silver Snail Comics, the Comic Book Shoppe (2)

Petersborough: Jeff’s Comics (unsafe report)

Sudbury: Comics North

Toronto: AK Cards & Comics, Silver Snail Comics, The Labyrinth, The Beguiling, Comics & More, Hairy Tarantulas (Steeles & Yonge location)

Whitby: Comic Book Addiction


Montreal: Millennium Comics (2), Crossover Comics, Librairie Astro (2), Capitaine Quebec


Bath: American Dream Comics / Bath Candy

Birmingham: Nostalgia and Comics

Brighton: Dave’s Comics

Bristol: Area 51, Excelsior! (2)

Carlisle: Imagination Station

Colchester (Essex): ACE Comics

Leeds: OK Comics, Travelling Man

London: Forbidden Planet / MegaCity Comics, Orbital Comics

Manchester: Travelling Man

Newcastle: Forbidden Planet (2) (not wheelchair accessible), Travelling Man

Norwich: Abstract Sprocket

Shrewsbury: E-Collectica, Infinity and Beyond

St Albans: Chaos City Comics

Taunton (Somerset): Krackers Comics & Games

Yeovil (Somerset): Atomic Comics

York: Travelling Man (2) (3)


Edinburgh: Deadhead Comics

Glasgow: Plan B Books


Rhyl: Rhyl Comic & DisCo


Dublin: The Big Bang

The Netherlands

Groningen: Zinnebeeld 

New Zealand

Auckland: Heroes for Sale, Arkham City Comics

Palmerston North: The Badcave


Malmo: Science Fiction Bokhandeln

Online/Con-only Shops

Elveen’s Comics

Legacy Action Comics (followup)



D&D Group at Atomic Comics in Hampton, VA

Group for female comics fans in Austin, Texas

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