Legend is amazing. Nice, clean building that always smells like paper and coffee. The staff is always nice and knowledgeable, very willing to figure out what new readers would like and bend over backwards to get you any books they don't have. Extremely active in the community too. They deserved their Eisner.
I know it sounds like a cliche on here, but I pirate shit to see if I like it then buy it if I like what I see. It's great being able to dial up anything you'd like if someone recommends it, but nothing beats having a physical copy of a story on your shelf either.
It's become almost solely MtG now, with comics taking up just one corner of the already small store. They only stock Big Two floppies, not even trades. It's shit for comics, the owner doesn't even like ordering books you request either. It's what I get for living in fucking Arkansas though.
>>78872838 Anon from below your post, /tg/ is pretty cool and I do enjoy tabletop stuff but the only LCS within two hours of me only has MtG, not even other games, and all the comics stuff has been phased out since change of ownership a few years back.
Oh yeah that sucks. The main LCS where I went to university had that problem too, they wound up making more money on miniatures and TCGs rather than comics, and pushed that so much that there wasn't a good selection of comics anymore a few years on.
I got to Third Eye mainly because the Lexington Park location is a pretty easy (if long, about 45-minutes) drive from my apartment. Annapolis itself is about an hour's drive and holy shit fuck MD drivers. I only just moved here and I don't know how you guys stand it.
>tfw dream is to retire and buy a store that sells comics, books, and has a small cafe and lounge for reading and socializing while being the super fun and knowledgeable homely old owner
It would be a cozy little life. Really sophisticated, large selection of indie and obscure stuff as well as mainstream, covers all sorts of literature as well, I'd love to build up a nice little community with it. Hopefully physical media doesn't die off entirely by the time I'm old.
>>78873360 Yep, I think they sold it though, I'll have to check next time I go. They cycle through stuff fast. They just got box sets of Essex County that are taunting me because I already on the collected edition if it without the box! They have a great store loyalty program though so I might have enough store credit to just buy it, or I'll wait until FCBD when it's 30% off.
It's a nice little store, if a tad messy. The store owner is a really cool guy and he'll order anything you're looking for. Also plenty of movies, records and toys to look through. One of the better shops around here, honestly.
>>78873858 Legend Comics and Coffee here in Omaha Nebraska, they have their own coffee shop with like 40 chairs or so, they make great coffee and frequently have themed menus like a whole hellboy menu when he turned 20. I love the place so much I ended up doing a news story on them after they won the Eisner.
Former Columbiabro, can attest to this. They're more a music/movies place than a comics place, but the corner of the store they have devoted to comics is pretty good and the staff is nice. I haven't been in a long time, but it was good when I went.
Frank and Sons is the closest thing to a comic book store where I live. It's a big warehouse with memorabilia from all hobbies. It can get really packed and the parking is shit though. The vendors I go to are pretty cool, one sells older stuff the other sells more current issues.
>>78869971 I've got three in reasonable distance, since I live in what amounts to the middle of nowhere. The first is in the next county, and is a damn good store overall, albeit small. Staff are pleasant, although I can't say much for knowledge, since I generally go in there on a mission. Layout is sensible, and they get in a wide range of stuff.
Second is a 2nd & Charles, so there's a lot more going on than strictly comics there, but a lot of times you can find some good stuff lying around for decent prices.
Third is Blue Hen Comics, which I've yet to go into, but have heard good things about across the board.
There used to be (may still be) a bookstore a couple of towns over that had a very decent selection of back issue comics, but the owner didn't really mess with anything post-2008 last time I was there. But, I think that's because he's got more to the store than that, and is also a guy who grew up with Silver Age stuff and tries to share the love, so to speak.
is there a place like this anywhere else? it's a nerd-themed coffee place like 3 shops down from the comic book store. self-proclaimed geeks gather there to take photos in a wooden doctor who box and place lycan-themed card games. it's something else...
Crazy small right now, it's part of the cinema I used to work in. I fucking love it because it's the first lcs we've had in almost 20 years, before I used to buy comics off a rack at the grocery store or have to drive 30 miles to the nearest.
Half-Price Books Comics section is five wooden bins of singles, one locked with the good stuff. They got half an aisle elsewhere in the store. Last time I was there I ran into some guy with a lisp whom the staff clearly didn't want putting so much stuff on hold. Wouldn't respond to my friendly questions either.
This my LCS. Pretty average, the staff are nice though.
>>78873288 >Hellboy poster >Scott Pilgrim >All-Star Superman >Maus doesn't seem too bad to me. unless that's the entire selection
>>78878230 I'm a fan of Hairy Tarantula, they're right downtown in a tiny second-floor place that's insanely hard to find. Got a great selection and I've found some rare stuff there over the years, like Prince of Cats and the Hellboy GURPS sourcebook. They have a nice cat too.
Silver Snail is also good, a lot more toys, merchandise, and mainstream geek stuff than comics though. They also have a cafe called the Black Canary.
I've never been, but I've heard a lot about the Beguiling, which is apparently great for indie & alternative stuff.
When are you going in May? Because you should totally stick around for TCAF (and we could go for a beer)
>>78883998 >I'm actually coming up specifically for TCAF! We should totally hang out! If I leave my contact info think we can stay in touch till May? First round is on me though! Neato! Yeah totally! And holy, Omaha to Toronto is quite a distance. If you're travelling that far I'd be inclined to get the opening pints haha
I just found out that my old home town has a really nice comic shop now. They are slightly closer to where I live and are located in a nicer part of town then my current main comic shop. I am tempted to make this new shop my main shop but I feel guilty about living my current one since I've known one of the employee's for several years now. What do /co/?
>>78869971 pretty chill places, the both of them. Rook's is more gaming oriented, but they have a few shelves and will order ongoings for you. Kelly's, however, is the best comic book shop I've seen in Montana
I don't even fucking know, so far nobody has been able to point me in the direction of a good one because nobody here lives in this city. So I guess I'll just continue going to this shitty chain comic/video game shop.
Place is decent, if small-ish, but if there's something I can't find there, an ace comics also exists on the next street over. They aren't too bad either, but the table top fags reign supreme there. Usually have more obscure back issue at ace comics, too.
Comics Etc also has an entire wall devoted to batman comics, toys and memorabilia etc etc. Literally a fourth of the shop is bat faggotry.
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