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:manhero:  This thread is for all the times someone has asked "Any comic book shops in...?"  :womanhero:

 

It's simple.  Find the place you're headed to and open the spoiler under it.  If the store has a website I've added a link (click on the store name).

If there's a LCS or store that sells comics that's not listed or another thread that's been started -  post the information (or link) and it will eventually be added.  Also, any suggestions to improve the thread works as well.

For an example - I started with Washington.

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Denver, CO

Mile High Comics

4600 Jason St, Denver, CO 80211

The site says more than 5 million comics so it's safe to say they have back issues.  I bought a few books at the Mile High Store back when it was much smaller and in another location (too bad the larger store hadn't opened yet).

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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Florida

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Kissimmee, FL

Coliseum of Comics 

2511 Old Vineland Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

It's been awhile since I visited this store (Kissimmee), but they have a lot of comics and several stores.

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Waltham, MA

The Outer Limits  437 Moody St. Waltham, MA 02453

Haven't been to this LCS so if you go - let us know your thoughts.

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Central Massachusetts Area

Bellingham, MA

Rubber Chicken Comics  15 N Main St # A4, Bellingham, MA 02019

Universal Soldier "I've heard great things about them."

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Framingham, MA

Bedrock Comics  371 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

Personally recommended by the boards very own Universal Soldier.

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Salem, MA

Harrison's Comics    252 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

"The owner, Larry is a great guy and they have an amazing selection of current, back issues, slabs, keys, cards, toys and general comic swag..."

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Westborough, MA

The Hall of Comics   122 Turnpike Road, Westborough, MA

Great looking website and looks like they have back issues. Here on the boards, universal soldier would be the one to ask about back issues - as it's his LCS.

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Worchester, MA

That's Entertainment  244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609

Personally recommended by the boards very own Universal Soldier, and from their online pics it looks like they have back issues (and more).

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Western Massachusetts Area ("Nothin but sheep")

 

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Charleston, SC

Captains Comics   1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd # D, Charleston, SC 29407

Great store for back issues (GA, SA and more).  They even had a FF 1 for 10K on display.

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Houston, TX

Bedrock City  6516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Been awhile since I visited Bedrock City, but they had back issues back then (GA, SA and more).

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Gainesville, VA

Comics and Gaming  7556 Gardner Park Dr Gainesville, VA 20155

"Good store, been there forever."

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Washington

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Richland, WA

Adventures Underground    1391 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99354

This store has something for everyone.  Comics (new and old but back issues are mostly CA and MA), TPBs, Statues, Toys, Cards and books.

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Xenophile Books  2240 Robertson Dr., Richland, WA 99354

Lots of cool stuff in this store and I've added a link below.  Not many comics but a lot of Pulps.

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Spokane, WA

The Comic Book Shop, Division Location  1402 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99202

Great store for back issues (GA, SA and more) and new books.  They also have toys, cards, and TPBs.

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Wisconsin

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Oconomowoc, WI

Kowabunga Comics    650 E Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

"Kowabunga Comics in Oconomowoc, Wis., is an outstanding store. James from Kowabunga is a member here on the boards, and he's just a flat-out great guy. The store is large and well stocked with new books and back issues, as well as toys, Pops, etc. They always have a large presence at the local comic shows as well - and James really helped me out a lot when I first decided to start doing shows myself."

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Ontario

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Forest City Coins   354 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3C3, Canada

It says coins but they do have comics.  Just ask Andy (thirdgreenham) here on the boards - it's his family running the joint.

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Toronto

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Silver Snail   809 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1

 

Paradise Comics   3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4N 2L6

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Uhhh... you have comics here?

 

 

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Great idea for a thread. I was going to post about an upcoming work trip to Paris and Ediburgh ( I did in the water cooler but minimal traction) so maybe you should increase the scope? Is your thought to take the info posted in other threads and create a knowledge base here?

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On 4/3/2024 at 5:33 PM, universal soldier said:

Great idea for a thread. I was going to post about an upcoming work trip to Paris and Ediburgh ( I did in the water cooler but minimal traction) so maybe you should increase the scope? Is your thought to take the info posted in other threads and create a knowledge base here?

Yes, we have folks from around the world so I used location in the title.  Everyone uses Google but if you're like me I'd rather know about stores that have back issues.  Also, I'm jealous as my recent work trip was in the US (Paris and Edinburg sounds pretty cool for a work trip).

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On 4/3/2024 at 5:33 PM, universal soldier said:

Great idea for a thread. I was going to post about an upcoming work trip to Paris and Ediburgh ( I did in the water cooler but minimal traction) so maybe you should increase the scope? Is your thought to take the info posted in other threads and create a knowledge base here?

Post what you find here (or a link) and I will include it.  The more the merrier...

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On 4/4/2024 at 9:38 AM, HighRadArt said:

Yes, we have folks from around the world so I used location in the title.  Everyone uses Google but if you're like me I'd rather know about stores that have back issues.  Also, I'm jealous as my recent work trip was in the US (Paris and Edinburg sounds pretty cool for a work trip).

Our parent company is just outside Paris and strangely I've never investigated any shops in or around that area. I haven't been since the end of 2018 due to Covid and budget related travel restrictions. I'm extending my trip a few days to explore Ediburgh for a little golf and hopefully comics. I'll add some Massachuetts based shops in a separate response in this thread.

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For shops outside the US, it might be worth gleaning some info from the old Society of International Comics Collectors forum.  I posted most of the reference material on the site, with my impressions if I went to the store in person.

https://siccforum.proboards.com/board/34/sellers

Most references will need to be verified in case shops close or relocate.

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On 4/4/2024 at 10:09 AM, wardevil0 said:

For shops outside the US, it might be worth gleaning some info from the old Society of International Comics Collectors forum.  I posted most of the reference material on the site, with my impressions if I went to the store in person.

https://siccforum.proboards.com/board/34/sellers

Most references will need to be verified in case shops close or relocate.

Thanks for pointing this out - I didn't know this existed.  What would be the best place for this?  I could check each country and see if the site works.  I checked Canada and that site did not come up.  I also checked Sweden and its not in english.

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On 4/4/2024 at 1:47 PM, HighRadArt said:

Thanks for pointing this out - I didn't know this existed.  What would be the best place for this?  I could check each country and see if the site works.  I checked Canada and that site did not come up.  I also checked Sweden and its not in english.

For many of them, I initially searched through Google Maps and then checked the posted photos to see what kind of inventory they had on display, if they had their own website, etc.  For some I could read or bluff my way through the language barrier, but for several I had to use the Google Translate built-in to Chrome.

I still regret we couldn't seem to find a way to get the SICC word out, even as international editions became more and more accepted throughout collecting.  There are websites and references from lots of countries, including indexes and guides to a country's publishing history.  At least it's still online so may find its audience yet.

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Massachusetts can be looked at in three general areas. Locals may argue otherwise as we have the north shore, south shore, Cape Cod, and the New Bedford area that encompasses the larger Boston area.

Western Mass (ain't no one out that way 'cept for some sheep lol)

Central Masschusetts

Hall of Comics - https://thehallofcomics.com/ (My LCS)

122 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA

 

That's Entertainment- https://thatse.com/

244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA

 

Bedrock Comics - http://www.bedrock-comics.com/ 

371 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA

 

Rubber Chicken Comics - http://www.rubberchickencomics.com/

15 N Main St # A4, Bellingham, MA

 

I can personally recommend the first three and have heard great things about rubber chicken.

Boston area

The Outer Limits - https://eouterlimits.com/

437 MOODY ST. WALTHAM, MA

 

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On 4/4/2024 at 4:15 PM, universal soldier said:

Massachusetts can be looked at in three general areas. Locals may argue otherwise as we have the north shore, south shore, Cape Cod, and the New Bedford area that encompasses the larger Boston area.

Western Mass (ain't no one out that way 'cept for some sheep lol)

Central Masschusetts

Hall of Comics - https://thehallofcomics.com/ (My LCS)

122 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA

 

That's Entertainment- https://thatse.com/

244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA

 

Bedrock Comics - http://www.bedrock-comics.com/ 

371 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA

 

Rubber Chicken Comics - http://www.rubberchickencomics.com/

15 N Main St # A4, Bellingham, MA

 

I can personally recommend the first three and have heard great things about rubber chicken.

Boston area

The Outer Limits - https://eouterlimits.com/

437 MOODY ST. WALTHAM, MA

 

Great information.  :golfclap:  Hopefully, others will chime in as well.

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On 4/4/2024 at 8:15 PM, universal soldier said:

Massachusetts can be looked at in three general areas. Locals may argue otherwise as we have the north shore, south shore, Cape Cod, and the New Bedford area that encompasses the larger Boston area.

Western Mass (ain't no one out that way 'cept for some sheep lol)

Central Masschusetts

Hall of Comics - https://thehallofcomics.com/ (My LCS)

122 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA

 

That's Entertainment- https://thatse.com/

244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA

 

Bedrock Comics - http://www.bedrock-comics.com/ 

371 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA

 

Rubber Chicken Comics - http://www.rubberchickencomics.com/

15 N Main St # A4, Bellingham, MA

 

I can personally recommend the first three and have heard great things about rubber chicken.

Boston area

The Outer Limits - https://eouterlimits.com/

437 MOODY ST. WALTHAM, MA

 

If it hasn't all ready been posted. Add in to the North Shore:

Harrison's Comics
252 Essex St
Salem, MA
https://www.harrisonscomics.net


The owner, Larry is a great guy and they have
an amazing selection of current, back issues,
slabs, keys, cards, toys and general comic swag...

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On 4/6/2024 at 10:29 AM, Hiro said:

If it hasn't all ready been posted. Add in to the North Shore:

Harrison's Comics
252 Essex St
Salem, MA
https://www.harrisonscomics.net


The owner, Larry is a great guy and they have
an amazing selection of current, back issues,
slabs, keys, cards, toys and general comic swag...

Done and thanks!

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Kowabunga Comics in Oconomowoc, Wis., is an outstanding store. James from Kowabunga is a member here on the boards, and he's just a flat-out great guy. The store is large and well stocked with new books and back issues, as well as toys, Pops, etc. They always have a large presence at the local comic shows as well - and James really helped me out a lot when I first decided to start doing shows myself.

https://kowabungacomics.com/index.html

650 E Wisconsin Ave Oconomowoc, WI 53029

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