Find The Best Comic Bookstores Near Me
If you or your kids are into comic books, then keep on reading! We have curated a big list of comic book stores in and near Los Angeles that are awesome to explore. Many of these comic bookstores also carry Pokémon cards, toys, collectibles, figures, anime, trading cards, games, and much more. Some also have in-store magic tournaments, comic book signings, and other cool events.
7301 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Mega-City One is a comic book store in Los Angeles. The store carries comic books, toys, T-shirts, games, accessories, graphic novels, Pokémon cards, and more. They also have in-store magic tournaments 4 days a week. You can find some merchandise on their website. Mega-City One has another location in Bakersfield.
7018 Melrose Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles is the “Comic Shop to the Stars”. Founded in 1979 by Bill and Sharon Liebowitz it has a rich history as the premier comic bookstore in Los Angeles. If you are looking for comics and pop culture in LA, this is the place to visit. They have a wide selection of modern comics, back issues and exclusive variants in-store and online.
Golden Apple also offers a large selection of toys and collectibles, action figures, statues, trading cards, graphic novels, games, and more. They get new books every Wednesday from Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Dynamite, Boom, Aftershock, Black Mask and independent publishers. They also offer free pull box service so you never miss an issue. You can also sign up for in-store pickup, or for customers who cannot make it to the store, they can ship books directly to your door. Golden Apple is also famous for its creator signings and magic tournament events. Some events have people lined up around the block!
3817 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Specializing in comics book culture, Secret Headquarters features the choicest graphic novels, trade paperbacks and monthly titles. Secrete Headquarters also specializes in graphic novels, t-shirts, accessories, candles, ‘zines & comics from indie and mainstream publishers, and more. They also buy your used comic books. Their webstore has a great collection of comic books, mugs, bikinis, t-shirts, accessories, and more. Secret Headquarters also hosts events. Check their events calendar for all the upcoming events.
435 S. Spring street Los Angeles, CA 90013 (inside the last bookstore) Tel 323.666.2228 email@example.com
Dungeon Dungeon is inside the last book store in downtown Los Angeles, and the sister store to Secret Headquarters. Dungeon Dungeon specializes in comic books, graphic novels, t-shirts, accessories, and more.
1498 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Alternate Universe Comics Bookstore is a curated, retail storefront in Echo Park dedicated to toys, games, and comic books, serving pop culture fans across Los Angeles.
2934 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Legion Comics carries a good selection of comic books (back issues and new), accessories, collectibles, toys, figures, anime, pops, memorabilia, manga, Pokémon cards, and even wrestling (luchador) masks! This store only accepts cash.
12402 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066
This comic bookstore has everything superhero related. They have posters, comic books, statues, toys, collectibles, and more. Some of the toys seem rare, and they have a good collection of figures.
1613 Colorado Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90041
At Comic vs. Toys, you can find Toys, collectibles, Pokémon cards, indie graphic novels, and a selection of new and graded consignment comic books. From superhero genres to independents, be prepared for a handful of awesome comics. Comics vs. Toys also offers CBCS (ex-CGC folks) comic grading services, and you can get your landmark issues graded here! They offer a 20% discount with a student I.D. and discounts to anyone who works in the animation industry.
2230 E 113th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Warzone Comics is more than a comics bookstore. They also produce Music, Art, Movies, Television, and Radio. Some merchandise is available online.
3420 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Revenge Of offers a big selection of comics books, graphic novels, action figures, shirts, stickers, puzzles, toys, props and replicas, board games, video games, magazines, and more. You can find items for sale on the website as well as their store.
2006 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
“Other Books” carries new and used books, comics, and zines. The selection has an emphasis on literature in translation, POC creators in both literature and art, alternative comics, international comics and art books, independent presses, POC history, and related contexts. You can also find non-fiction children's books and notebooks here.
Little Tokyo 123 Astronaut E. S. Onizuka St, #205 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 687-4480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitsuwa Marketplace 3760 South Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 482-3382 email@example.com
Mitsuwa Marketplace in Del Amo Fashion Center 3525 Carson St, #164-M, Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 214-5180 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitsuwa Marketplace 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129 (408) 252-1300 email@example.com
Kinokuniya offers a wide variety of books, magazines, and stationery from Japan. They have an extensive collection of manga, graphic novels, art and design books, cookbooks, travel books, children's books, and more, both in English and Japanese. Kinokuniya began importing English books in 1949 and opened its first sales office in Osaka, Japan in 1956. This marked the beginning of the company's nationwide expansion into the academic institutional market.
4328 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
This comics book store is a female-operated shop with a diverse staff who are excited to talk about comics. Pulp Fiction Comics has a big inventory of comics, graphic novels, back issues, manga, and even collectibles for great prices. Their graphic novel selection is discount priced, including their manga all year long.
In addition to new graphic novels and comics, they also buy and sell used and vintage comics and graphic novels. From time to time, you can find free comic books at this store. They also hold regular events at their store.
4267 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230
The Comic Bug Inc. opened its doors in 2004, taking over the location from the previous store. They transformed the store into a cool local comic book store where it’s fun to hang out. They carry all the mainstream titles with a large selection of independents (they support small publishers!). They firmly believe your comic book shop should be fun, carry diverse merchandise, have knowledgeable staff, and encourage discussion in all aspects of the comic medium.
1803 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hi De Ho Comic has been a fixture of Santa Monica for 43 years, making this comic store the oldest comic book store in Los Angeles Country. This store has a huge collection of new and vintage comic books, vintage comics, trade paperback and hardcover, Magic the Gathering items, and toys of all kinds.
They are also a member of the West Coast Magic The Gathering community! They have a wide selection of MTG products, including booster boxes, booster packs, singles and card supplies. They also have MTG Magic events every Friday, but player spots are limited, so you need to call for availability. If you are looking to sell or trade some cards, you need to make an appointment to meet with one of their card experts.
8539 Sunset Blvd 2nd floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sunset Comix carries old and new comic books, and even photographed comic books. They also buy comic books. Sunset Comix hosts book signing events from time to time. Please check their events page for any upcoming events.
5118 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Emerald Knights Comics And Games opened on December 3, 2008, in beautiful Burbank, California. The spacious and comfortable store houses over 3,000 square feet of comics, games, t-shirts, graphic novels, and more. They offer a 1,500-square-foot second-floor gaming area to the customers. They also host a lot of different events in their stores, like the Kids Pokemon event, when a Pokémon professor teaches your kids how to play Pokémon. You can also purchase comic books online.
11390 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
This comic-book shop offers new editions, and back issues, action figures, T-shirts and collectibles.
They also launch comic events once or twice a year.
15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Earth 2 Comics is a compact store stocking a sizable selection of comic books and graphic novels. They buy comics too and evaluate your comic books. From time to time, they host events. Check their Facebook page for announcements.
14109 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Paper Hero’s Games carries a great selection of board games. The store has a big open play space for gaming events. It also has many shelves full of unique and interesting games, wide variety of magic cards, board games, Pokémon cards, and DND players/groups.
19950 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Flip Side Comics offers a huge selection of modern and vintage comic books, records, collectible toys, and so much more! With over 200,000 Comic books spanning decades, you're bound to find all those long-lost back issues you've been looking for or discover new treasures. This store also carries a massive collection of CDs, tapes, concert posters, and music memorabilia.
17032 Devonshire St
Northridge, CA 91325
Serving the San Fernando Valley Since 1978, this bookstore carries comic books, pop figures, toon tumblers, statues, and toys. They have a big selection of Funko pops. You can also shop comic books on their website.
8967 Reseda Blvd,
Northridge, CA 91324
Earth-2 Comics was voted the best place to stock up on trade paperbacks by LA Weekly. Take your old comics or collection, and they will evaluate and make an offer. They are also experts in back issues & graphic novels.
8820 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324
This store has a collection of comics, novelties, games, gift cards, graphic novels, manga, toys, and figures. You can also buy comic books and more on their website. For upcoming events, make sure to follow them on their Facebook page. Their free pull service is the best means to make sure that you get what you need and don’t miss any issues with your favorite title. Signing up is free and easy to do. They will set aside your titles for you to pick up without any hassles. You can also receive a 10% discount on your pull list when you subscribe to two or more ongoing monthly titles.
17306 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 914062
Galaxy of Comics began selling comics and graphic novels and has expanded to include trading cards like Magic the Gathering, toys and figures, and collectible superhero busts. They carry a wide selection of indie comic books, graphic novels, and back issues. They host game nights and art classes too, regularly scheduled signings, and hold events at least once a month.
1930 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
The House of Secrets is your nexus point for all comics and animation related merchandise. A comfortable haven to purchase your weekly comics and find those hard-to-get back issues! Stop in anytime and pick up your copy of previews, the top industry publication that gives you the skinny on everything under the sun. From comics and action figures, to busts and posters-- you never have to go without again.
Simply review your previews, fill out its order form and take it into the shop. Your helpful HOS lackey will gladly go over your wish list with you to make sure everything you want is listed. Whether you want to pick up your stash weekly or every couple of weeks, you can be sure that when you go to the store, your wish list has been fulfilled.
1606 Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
This is a place where you can grab your books, maybe a collectible or two, possibly a cup of joe, play a few games, check out fan art and cosplay, stick around in the lounge area and chat about the latest MCU movie or last night’s episode of Flash. The Perky Nerd is open late for game nights on Tuesday and Thursday! You can play games, demo games, buy new games, make friends, and have a cold brew coffee! It’s all casual fun in Burbank.
4710 W Magnolia Blvd,
Burbank, CA 91505
This shop does a pretty good job of serving dedicated comics and pop culture fans with some quality items. This store has a good selection of new books and back issues. You can also find some good books in the dollar bin. There are books signed by Neal Adams on the shelves as well. The best part is that Neal Adams shows up and signs books every now and then at this store. Follow their socials to keep up with his appearances.
1000 Universal City Plaza Suite #101
Universal City, CA 91608
Over the last 30 years, Things From Another World has grown and expanded, now offering stores in Milwaukie, Portland, and Beaverton, Oregon, as well as Universal Studios CityWalk location in Los Angeles. Things From Another World is the third-largest comic book retailer in the nation, and its purpose is to have an outstanding selection of comic books, graphic novels, toys, statues, and other pop culture-related goods and to take special care of its customers.
They also carry a huge selection of titles from Marvel and DC Comics, as well as tons of great stuff from independent publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Zenescope, and Boom! Studios, and many others. At the store you can find Graphic novels, manga, comics, toys, statues, apparel, games, and books. You can purchase merchandise online as well.
123 W Wilson Ave.
Glendale, CA 91203
Established in 1990, Legacy Comics And Cards has a great selection of comic books, trading cards, and much more. They are known for having one of the largest collections of Silver & Golden Age comics in the area. Aside from comic books, they have Sportscards, Trading card games, Action figures, Funko Pop!, Graphic novels, Anime, and Manga. While you’re here, check out their adjoining and dedicated Manga and Yu-Gi-Oh Game Room. This store offers a reward system, and when you join you will earn points for each purchase you make. With their Pullbox New Comic Book Discount, you can also get as much as 33% off new Comics, Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, and more. You can also purchase merchandise from their online store.
20936 Devonshire St,
Chatsworth, CA 91311
This is the comic book shop that you always wanted to shop in. Come hang out at the shop. Watch some wrestling or football, shop for toys and comics, play some pinball and then head over to the gaming side and play some games. Every other Saturday, their friends at Xplosive Collectibles join the store to press and clean your comics. They are also a CGC official submission dealer. Take your books in and they will submit for you. They also help you get your signed books graded by CBCS. Take your pull-list over and save 20% on all your books, and get a free bag and board.
21037 Devonshire St,
Chatsworth, CA 91311
This is the best place to get your comic books at a low price. You can lose yourself for hours at Spero’s heroes digging through boxes and boxes of comic books. The back room is filled with comics that are all $.50. They put up comics for sale on their Instagram and you can buy it for pickup or shipping. Graphic novels are usually 60% off. The staff is friendly and helpful.
135 W Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
This store is filled with tons of awesome back issues. Grab the latest release of your favorite pop figure on Tuesdays and new comic books every Wednesday.
1047 W Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
This store has plenty of comics, posters, Funko Pops and action figures. They also have book signing events from time to time. Check their Facebook page to find out about upcoming events.
Online Comic Book Stores
Shipping worldwide from wherever you are, Quality Comix brings convenience to your doorstep. Choosing your novelty comics and graphic novels online and waiting for them to simply arrive.
Quality Comix ensures pristine products that will be a treasured addition to any avid collector. Moreover, Quality Comix also gives an avenue for enthusiasts to sell their collections at a reasonable price.
Comic Bookstore Locator
If you need to find more comic shops near you. FreeComicBookDay.com has a store locator which can show you the closest shops by zip code.
What is a Pull List?
A pull list is a list you keep at your comic shop for the employees of the comic shop, of all the comics that you want to read. The comic shop will make sure to factor in the needs of everybody’s pull list when they buy their comics. Then, every week, the comic shop will check to see if any of your titles released an issue that week, and if they did, they’ll “pull” it by setting aside a copy of the issue just for you.
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event celebrated at most every comic shop in the world. This year, Free Comic Book Day is usually in the first or the second week of May. On this day, you can get free comic books from any participating comic book store. The comics available on Free Comic Book Day are an assortment of new comics, samplers of comics, and even magazines about comics.
To get free comic books, you just show up to a comic store participating in Free Comic Book Day and get some free comics. But there are limited numbers of books available on Free Comic Book Day, so it is highly recommended to get there early. For a list of the comic books that will be available on Free Comic Book Day, click here.
How to Set Up a Pull List
Figure out what titles you want to include in your pull list. You can list single issues or whole titles if you want to receive every upcoming issue.
Most comic bookstores that offer Pull List have information about setting up a Pull List. If not, visit the shop and ask how to set up a pull list with them. Some places will have you fill out a list on paper, and others might have a computerized system to use.
Visit later to pick up your comics. New issues hit shelves every Wednesday, but your shop may experience delays from time to time, especially on weeks with holidays.
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Dark Horse App
For more than 35 years Dark Horse Comics has published some of the best comics and graphic novels in the world. Now you can have your favorite Dark Horse comics at your fingertips anytime, anywhere by downloading Dark Horse App! All your purchases are available to read on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any modern web browser. The Dark Horse Bookshelf app allows for cloud storage, saving room on your device.