There are some great places where you can get comics in The Big Apple. In this post, we’ve featured 10 of the best comic bookstores in New York City.
1. Midtown Comics
Midtown Comics is open seven days a week for customers to browse through one of the largest collections of comic books and collectibles in New York City. Comic book enthusiasts can shop in-store or from the vast selection for shipment to their doorstep.
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the Times Square store, there are also New York locations Downtown, in Astoria, and at Grand Central. One of them is bound to have something suiting your needs, like comics, graphic novels, apparel, collectibles, and action figures.
Contact the store for more information.
2. JHU Comic Books
JHU got its start back in 1983. Directors Ron Hill and Nick Purpura continue a rich legacy of providing quality comics, including collectible editions and back issues. You will also find apparel, statues, miniatures, DVDs, trading cards, and a host of other favorites.
In addition to merchandise, their two stores in Manhattan and Staten Island, New York, host signings from comic book creators and other leading figures in the comics industry. Other events include gaming tournaments that draw participants from around the world to the store.
Visit in person or online.
3. Heroes Cave
You will find all the big names: DC, Marvel, Archie, Dark Horse, Titan, and plenty of others, including some independent and harder-to-find comic collections in the Heroes Cave comic bookstore located in Manhattan, New York, and online from their extensive line of merchandise.
If you are looking for collectible comics, back issues, rare editions, apparel, posters, or any other comic-related merchandise, you will likely find it in their shop. For those ordering online, they ship to the continental United States with free shipping on orders exceeding $50.
Reach out with any questions.
4. Everyone Comics and Books
Everyone Comics in Long Island, New York has a bit of everything. Comic books, graphic novels, figurines, posters, clothing, games and game supplies, Funko Pop, and Manga are only some of the merchandise you will find on the shelves and in display cases in their store.
If you are looking for that hard-to-find rare edition or are interested in attending an event, they have that covered too. In addition to hosting creator meet and greets, they rent space to the public, so you can find events like comic art classes, potlucks, concerts, stand-up comedy, and more.
Get in touch to learn more.
5. Comic Book Station
The Comic Book Station in Brooklyn, New York, features all of the favorite things you would expect to find in a comic bookstore. You can shop here for new comics, back issues, rare editions, memorabilia, apparel, and all the other comic-based merchandise you love.
The comic store is open three days a week plus weekends for browsing their shelves, which include dollar bins that are filled daily with marked-down comics for those who adore a bargain. Whether you are looking for your next great comic book read or a piece of art, you will find it here.
Give them a call for more information.
6. Anyone Comics
Anyone Comics in Brooklyn, New York, opened shortly before the pandemic and was forced to switch to an online model for a while, but they are back and better than ever. They offer in-store browsing, online shopping, and curbside delivery to those continuing to avoid confined spaces.
The variety available in the shop spans everything from children’s comic books to graphic horror novels intended for a more adult audience. Their stock includes current issues, back issues, rare collectibles, trading cards, action figures, posters, and print art.
Visit the store in person or online.
7. Desert Island
Gabe Fowler, the owner of Desert Island, embraces the idea of indie comic artistry by providing a venue for comic creators to sell their work through a consignment system. In addition to the usual comic book fare from well-known comic producers, you will find little-known artists.
This Brooklyn, New York, comic bookstore is known for its eclectic collection of comic book fare. Artists are offered a chance to produce work in a shop-produced newsletter called The Smoke Signal and customers can subscribe to receive a monthly mystery box of comic surprises.
Contact the comic store.
8. Royal Collectibles
If you are looking for a place to purchase that latest edition of your favorite graphic novel or find a Funko Pop version of The Avengers for your nephew’s tenth birthday, you can find just what you need at Royal Collectibles in Queens, New York.
This shop contains everything comic-related that customers enjoy. In addition to comic books, they carry zines, trading cards, and gaming supplies, and support their local Comic Con conventions. You might even be interested in some of the events hosted by the shop.
Drop them a line with any inquiries.
9. Silver Age Comics
Silver Age Comics in Queens, New York, was opened in 1991 by Gus Poulakas. The shop is named for and features vintage comics created and published between 1956 and 1970, the silver age of comics but they carry all of the latest releases, as well.
Their inventory also includes certified rare comics, original artwork, full sets, and rare collectible editions. If you are looking for something other than the ordinary, you will appreciate all this store has to offer. They are also happy to help you locate what you want if they do not have it.
Find out what you need to know online.
10. Bulletproof Comics Inc.
Bulletproof Comics, Inc. aims to go a step beyond your average comic bookstore and offer the harder-to-find items you desire. Their exclusive line of comics, apparel, and art includes some merchandise you will find nowhere else in Brooklyn, New York, or beyond.
The store also hosts comic conventions, creator signings, and gaming tournaments you will not want to miss. They even have their own art gallery full of lithographs and original art from the master comic creator, Gabriele Dell’Otto, some signed by the artist himself.
Email the store with your questions.