The halcyon days of comic book shops may be long gone now that fans can purchase their favorite titles and collectibles online. But the feeling of browsing a comic book shop will never be replaced. Luckily a few gems still exist and are worth seeking out.
Next time you’re visiting a new town, why not look to see if there’s a comic shop? They’re great places to pass the time while checking out the local’s take on pop culture and discovering the area’s own indie press. And who knows? You might come across a comic, toy or a rare piece of memorabilia connecting you to a happy moment from your childhood, find something new and exciting to read or pick up some unique and inexpensive souvenirs.
Whether you’re an ardent collector desperate to complete your back catalog or someone who simply enjoys being in a space densely packed with fun and colorful art, we’re certain you’ll love the places in this list of America’s most amazing comic book shops.