All the nerds out there will know, there is nothing like a good comic book store. Some could call it heaven. (I know I have) Here are 3 places you can fuel that comic book addiction. Bring out your inner nerd or otaku self and own it by checking out these awesome comic shops. Yeah, there are a bunch of places to find comics but the following 5 places really mean business.
1. Cyber City Comix
They have just about any comic you could want to the first issue of Thundercats to the last copy of Civil War. The staff at Cyber City are super friendly and probably know everything there is to know. Not only is there a GIANT collection of awesome comics and mangas, the store is on a second level so you can totally get a workout climbing the stairs.
2. Silver Snail
You better keep a close eye on this one because from the outside, it looks smaller than a phone booth but when you walk inside, it has just about everything you could ever want. They have the best selection of nerdy tee’s and other apparel you can proudly show off. They have a selection of rare collectibles like comics, playing card, statues and even movie props. Also, they have cosplay body paint, if that’s your thing.
3. Dr. Comics
It’s the underground fortress of awesomeness. Despite being unbelievably small, it has packed all the best comics known to nerd kind. Action figures, tee’s, comics, they have EVERYTHING. It is also located in Kensington Market, which is a major Toronto hotspot to buy absolutely anything. Be sure to talk to Dr. Comics himself because he knows the best new artists and authors.
4. The Beguiling
One of Toronto’s oldest comic books shop is also one of the best. The Beguiling has been in business since 1987 and hasn’t moved since. This is a great venue to find rare issues or discover new favourites
5. Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
If you’re looking for something a little different, you have to check out the TCAF Shop. They specialize in indie comic books from local artists as well as graphic novels from some venerable world class artists. In addition to great comics, Page & Panel will carry and produce merchandise based on the work of comics makers – a great way to support your favourite comic book artist!