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America's Best Comic Book Shops

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Get your geek on at these stores where the comics and collectibles come with a hefty dose of camaraderie.

Big Planet Comics, Washington, D.C.

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Housed in a superhero-blue brick building, bedecked with a groovy space-things mural by Juan Pineda, Big Planet Comics’s flagship D.C. location has been a fixture on busy U Street since moving from Georgetown in 2011. (There's one more location in Virginia and two in Maryland, including the original Bethesda shop that opened in 1986.) New owners Jared and Nick stock more alternative, smaller-press independent titles including Euro imports and Japanese manga in addition to the big boys, as well as posters, tees, and children's comics. Come here for recs—and to talk shop. Who knows, you may find yourself quoted on the owners’ weekly podcasts. bigplanetcomics.com

America's Best Comic Book Shops

Big Planet Comics, Washington, D.C.

Housed in a superhero-blue brick building, bedecked with a groovy space-things mural by Juan Pineda, Big Planet Comics’s flagship D.C. location has been a fixture on busy U Street since moving from Georgetown in 2011. (There's one more location in Virginia and two in Maryland, including the original Bethesda shop that opened in 1986.) New owners Jared and Nick stock more alternative, smaller-press independent titles including Euro imports and Japanese manga in addition to the big boys, as well as posters, tees, and children's comics. Come here for recs—and to talk shop. Who knows, you may find yourself quoted on the owners’ weekly podcasts. bigplanetcomics.com

Courtesy of Big Planet Comics
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