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Best Comic Book Shops In New York City

May 6, 2011 2:01 PM

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Employee Ryan Mundaca holds vintage Spider Man and X-Men Marvel comic books at St. Mark's Comics Aug. 31, 2009, in New York City.

Employee Ryan Mundaca holds vintage Spider Man and X-Men Marvel comic books at St. Mark’s Comics Aug. 31, 2009, in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Whether it’s to stay abreast of the next comic tale headed to theaters or to just stay current with what’s happening in Metropolis and Gotham City, there are dozens of shops in New York City catering to your comic book needs (and addiction). Here is a list of some locations by borough where hardcore fans and the recently-converted can get their fix. – Nicola A. Menzie

Book-Off

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49 W. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036
(212) 685-1410
http://www.bookoffusa.com

Buzz: great deals, rare titles in Japanese and English

Cosmic Comics

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10 E. 23rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10010
(212) 460-5322
http://www.cosmiccomics.com/v2/

Buzz: decent selection of back issues, staff either stand-offish or friendly depending on who you ask.

Forbidden Planet

The Forbidden Planet  comic book store in Manhattan, on the corner of Broadway and East 13th Street.

The Forbidden Planet comic book store in Manhattan, on the corner of Broadway and East 13th Street. (credit: Luigi Novi)

840 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003
(212) 420-8579
http://www.fpnyc.com

Buzz: convenient, friendly staff, overcrowded at times.

Jim Hanley’s Universe

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4 W. 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10001
(212) 268-7088299 New Drop Lane, Staten Island, N.Y.
(718) 352-6299
http://jhuniverse.blogspot.com

Buzz: not as crowded as some other stores, large selection, a bit disorganized.

Metropolis Collectibles

Vincent Zurzolo, COO of Metropolis Collectibles holds Action Comics #1, the 1938 comic book on Feb. 23, 2010, in New York.

Vincent Zurzolo, COO of Metropolis Collectibles holds Action Comics #1, the 1938 comic book he sold for $1 million. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

873 Broadway, Suite 201, New York, N.Y. 10003
(800) 229-6387
http://www.metropoliscomics.com

Buzz: great for hard-to-find titles.

Midtown Comics

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Midtown Comics in Times Square. (credit: midtowncomics.com)

200 W. 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018
459 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
(800) 411-3341
http://www.midtowncomics.com

Buzz: great selection of used and new titles, spacious.

St. Mark’s Comics

Employee Ryan Mundaca holds vintage Spider Man and X-Men Marvel comic books at St. Mark's Comics Aug. 31, 2009, in New York City.

Ryan Mundaca holds vintage Spider Man and X-Men Marvel comic books at St. Mark's Comics in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

11 St. Mark’s Place, New York, N.Y. 10003
(212) 598-9439148 Montague Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
(718) 935-0911
http://www.stmarkscomics.com

Buzz: great hours for Manhattan location

Bergen Street Comics

Tom and Amy Adams, owners of Bergen Street Comics.

Tom and Amy Adams, owners of Bergen Street Comics. (credit: bergenstreetcomics.com)

470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217
(718) 230-5600
http://bergenstreetcomics.com

Buzz: great atmosphere and friendly staff, good selection.

Bulletproof Comics & Games

Bulletproof Comics And Games has three Brooklyn locations

Bulletproof Comics And Games has three Brooklyn locations. (credit: Bulletproof Comics & Games)

2178 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11210
(718) 434-18004507 Ft. Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11219
(718) 854) 3367

8109 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11236
(718) 531-6415
http://bulletproofcomics.marvelretailers.com

Buzz: good selection, a little pricey.

Desert Island

Desert Comics in Brooklyn, New York.

Desert Comics in Brooklyn. (credit: Desert Comics)

540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
(718) 388-5087
http://www.desertislandbrooklyn.com

Buzz: staff is friendly and knowledgeable, handpicked selection.

Rocketship Graphic Novels And Comics

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208 Smith Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
(718) 797-1348
http://www.rocketshipstore.blogspot.comBuzz: eclectic selection, friendly owners.

Games & Comic Station

The Game And Comic Station in Bronx, New York

The Game And Comic Station in Bronx, New York. (credit: kingsbridgebid.org)

5547 Broadway, Bronx, N.Y. 10463
(718) 884-0714Buzz: more geared toward gamers.

Magnum Comics & Cards

Magnum Comics in Bronx, New York

Magnum Comics in Bronx, New York. (credit: Riverdale Businesses/Facebook)

3723 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, N.Y. 10463
(718) 884-0714

Buzz: fans call this a “classic” comic book shop.

Anime Castle

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35-52 Union Street, Flushing, N.Y. 11354
(347) 438-1296
http://www.animecastle.com

Buzz: great for manga and anime.

Comic Den

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80-62 Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens, N.Y.
(718) 805-3789
http://www.comicden.com

Buzz: small space, but good selection.

Montasy Comics in Queens, New York

Montasy Comics in Queens, N.Y. (credit: Montasy Comics)

Royal Collectibles

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96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375
(718) 793-0542
http://www.royalcollectiblesonline.comBuzz: super friendly staff.

Silver Age Comics

Silver Age Comics in Astoria, New York

Silver Age Comics in Astoria, New York. (credit: silveragecomics.com)

22-55 31st Street, Astoria, N.Y. 11105
(718)728-9691
http://www.silveragecomics.com

Buzz: convenient (located right near the subway), good prices.

Comic Book Jones

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2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10303
(718) 448-1234
http://www.comicbookjones.comBuzz: friendly staff, good selection.

Krypton Comics Of Staten Island

Krypton Comics Of Staten Island

Krypton Comics Of Staten Island. (credit: kryptonsiny.com)

611 Midland Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306
(718) 667-7695
http://www.kryptonsiny.com

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