Updated on 16 October, 2021
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Comic shops are often a great place to find rare comic books. These comic stores are usually owned by individuals or privately. Some are large chain stores that have several locations all over the world. Others are small independent shops that are located in strip malls and shopping areas. There are comic stores that are only found in a certain area of town or in a specific zip code.
Comic shops can also sometimes offer hard to find comic titles. These titles are often available from subscription comic stores that are not commonly known for trade publications. A good example of this is Diamond Comic Distributors.
Comic stores can also be an excellent source for hard to find hard back issues. Hard back issues are comic books that were published with only black and white pages. Today they can still be found in this form with color printing on every single page. Many times these titles will be released as hardcover editions, limited first printings, limited first edition reprints, limited second prints and so on. Most of these titles will not be reprinted again for the average consumer.
For the most part, comic stores have to stock what their customers are interested in buying. If there are no orders placed, a store may not receive any inventory for weeks, months or even years. While this is not the case with many specialty stores, the vast majority of stores have enough stock on hand that customer traffic does not drive them into bankruptcy. Most stores will go out of business within a few years anyway if not sooner.
Comic stores have been the mainstay of the comic book business for over 80 years. It was not unusual to find them during World War II selling copies of Famous Artist pencils and inks. Now these stores have a modern look with shiny floors, plush seating and free tea and coffee service. There is usually an online store as well where you can easily order directly from the web store. There is also a wide selection of reading materials available from these stores as well, including comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and hardcovers.
Comic stores are a true institution that has been around since people started collecting comic books. It is definitely a place where one can go to find hard to find items or a special one of kind edition that is hard to find anywhere else. The information available here is constantly updated and kept in a very organized manner. In fact, this information is what drives people to these stores in the first place. These stores are a true treasure trove of information for any true fan of comics.