In celebration of National Comic Book Day, we have listed the Top 5 Best Places to Buy Comic Books in Philly. These shops range from small boutiques to larger stores featuring arcade games and everything in between. So whether you’re a serious collector or just looking to casually browse, every shop on the list is sure to please. Enjoy and happy hunting!
South Philly Comics
1840 E Passyunk Ave. | 267. 318.7855 | Mon.-Sun. 12 pm – 9 pm
This shop is like Might Mouse, small but packs a big punch. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable here if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the main floor they will guide you to their basement areas where there are additional comics. This is a perfect neighborhood store with a great vibe that should be on every comic collectors list.
Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd St. | 215.925.6525 | Mon.-Sat. 11 am – 8 pm, Sun. 11 am – 6 pm
This place is definitely customer friendly and oriented. Featuring midnight release parties, a comic book club where customers earn a free book after 10 graphic novels or trades, as well as a ladies night. In addition Brave New Worlds features a pull program where they will make sure you never miss an issue. Their newsletter also helps you stay on stop of all the latest releases. For those into figurines and other comic related collectables, the inventory here is very impressive. In short this place has it all.
Ontario Street Comics
2235 E Ontario St. | 215.925.6525 | 10 am – 9 pm, Sun. 10 am – 6 pm
For serious collectors or for those looking to get back into collecting, Ontario Street Comics is a must. Featuring one of the best back order collections in the region, this place pretty much has everything you’re looking for. Can’t find it? No problem, the very knowledgeable staff here will find it. In addition to comics this spot features figurines and games as well.
Atomic City Comics
Comic junkies will definitely love this place. Even if you are new to the comic world Atomic City draws you in not only with their collection but also with their featured arcade games such as Mortal Kombat, so be prepared to spend hours here. This place pretty much has it all from books to figurines, to boardgames, Atomic City Comics will help any adult turn back the clock.
Fat Jack’s Comicrypt
2006 Sansom St. | 215.963.0788 | Mon.-Tues. , Thurs. , Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Wed., Fri. 10 am – 7:30 pm,
This is a throwback comic store. A boutique store with plenty of character and great customer service. Every customer is greeted and the staff is always ready to help. The back order selection here is more than adequate, as comic collectors in Philly keep Fat Jack’s on their short list. If you’re not impressed when you walk in, the chubby resident cats here will definitely win you over.