7 Favorite Comic Book Shops in Phoenix
San Diego Comic-Con is over and the latest adventures of Batman have yet to hit the silver screen. So while you're in comic land limbo, we have a few local solutions to get an illustrated fix.
7. Greg's Comics
This is the comic book geek's comic book shop. The Mesa store's laid out like a dork hoarder's garage sale -- packed with rows and rows of long boxes, with very little wiggle room. But there's a bounty of back issues in those boxes, at fairly cheap prices, and best of all, mini-series are bundled together and sold at a discount.
You won't find any anime or manga here, however -- Greg's Comics caters mostly to Marvel and DC fans, many of whom are walking encyclopedias of comic knowledge who engage in intense discussions and debates about everything from characters to artists to publishers' blunders (damn you, DC Comics, for changing Superman's costume on the Justice League No. 1 cover!). 2722 S. Alma School Road, Suite #8, Mesa.
6. Drawn to Comics
The locally owned comic book shop in Glendale has a full stock of more than 400 monthly current titles and thousands back issue comics as well as kids comics, posters, games, graphic novels, action figures,and a calendar of events, classes, workshops and gatherings for like-minded comic fiends. The owner's studied comics and the pop culture industry for more than 20 years and is happy to share info to newbies and professionals alike.
5757 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale.
715 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ