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    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
    grenacia - Fair enough, they'd been completely out of the way before so I haven't paid much attention. I've only been to Midway a time or two as well, and while they seemed rather disorganized, the bookstore aspect of it is something I could definitely spend some time lurking around with. But I'll try and give the Source another shot, for the life of me I can't remember anything of their comics selection aside from a new capes rack and a nook filled with manga :|
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    Krackers comics and games in taunton .... as far as I know its the only decent shop in my immediate area
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    I have a great deal of love for Happy Harbor in Edmonton. (Even if their site is loading really oddly in Safari for me right now.)

    I always end up talking with Jay or Shawna, so I have no idea about the rest of the people who work there but those two are fabulous.
    They always track down whatever I'm looking for, they're really friendly, they have a big comfy couch for slouching into while lazily browsing comics....
    They have lots of fun events that friends of mine tell me are great. (I'm a little too weird and reclusive to have gone to any myself yet but one day .... one day.... perhaps... we'll see.)
    • CommentAuthorgrenacia
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    pi8you, Midway is indeed a fun browsing bookstore. I just don't trust it for my weekly comics fix - I like a comic book store that's organized so I don't have to be.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    fair point :)

    Did you see the bit of Shinders news that showed up?
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    Dave's Comics in Brighton is a fine establishment. They tolerate me wandering around with a vacant look while I try and find whatever it is that should be out by now but has in fact been delayed. Again.
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2007
    @ other Bostonians

    I've liked Comicopia the few times I've been in there. I'm just recently getting back into comic books in general so I've been going to one of several New England Comics because they're 3 blocks from my house here in Allston. I'll have to start going to Comicopia again because they're a bigger store, also on my way home from work which is a plus.

    I just ordered a couple back issues from Heavy Ink which calls itself " for comic books" It's a nice easy to use site, you get like 20% off the cover price, free shipping and the ability to subscribe to books. It's easy and I don't have to leave the house = good, though I feel bad not supporting the local shops, so guilt will drive me there to find new things to read.
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2007 edited
    I frequent several shops, depending on what kind of comics I want to buy. Since there is no comic shop in my city, I have to go a certain distance for them, though.

    For German-language comics and mangas: Kult Comics in Wuppertal [DE] (~15km). I go there often, since I also work in that city. Friendly staff and good manga selection, but they're not really doing US-imports.

    For English-language comic imports: Nic's Comics in Düsseldorf [DE] (~30km). They have my pull-box and preorders and get bi-weekly shipments. They're not the cheapest shop around but they're reliable and close.

    For Previews catalogue: Alcatraz Comics in Cologne [DE] (~40km). They usually get Previews faster and cheaper.

    For French-language comics (BDs) and mangas: several shops in Liège [BE] (~160km), Brussels [BE] (~250km) or Lille [FR] (~350km), like BDScope, Bulle d'Or, Brüsel, Dragon Toys, Le Depot, BD Liège, Marque Jaune, BD Fugue, Folle Image etc. Shopping trips once every 2-3 months.

    English-language mangas and TPBs with ISBN I only order online (it's much cheaper).
    Japanese-language mangas I also buy online (or used at an Asian Supermarket in Düsseldorf).
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    I'm glad there's lots of love for Page45. It's the best comic shop I've ever been in, and living in Derby I don't have far to go to get to it.

    I went in yesterday and brought a huge pile o'books.
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
    Default for me has to be the big Forbidden Planet in London, although friends of mine have been raving about Orbital, which is in the same direction from work.
    And I'll do a shout out to Isotope Comics in San Francisco, who were very nice to me when I was over there earlier in the year.
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    I pick mine up at Universal Comics near Studio City, in Los Angeles. Cat's a great, friendly guy, and while he rarely ever orders enough of the non-superhero stuff (like Scott Pilgrim or Pax Romana), he's always on the ball with re-orders.