Thursday, October 02, 2008
LA Examiner names best Comic Shops in LA
Los Angeles is, among other things, heaven for geeks. Nerdvana. Back in the dark ages before the Internet (ask your parents), if you lived in a small town, you were screwed, blued and tattooed when it came to finding comics. But if you lived in LA, you had a wonderland of choices.
Today, of course, geeks are celebrated at massive blow-outs like Comic-Con, you can find vintage comics within seconds on eBay, and grown men and women go to movies about Batman and Spider-Man without embarrassment.
But there are still some pretty great comics shops in LA. This top five isn't for anyone looking for the kind of place catering to the graphic novel afficionado, the hipster who looks down on capes and tights. These are the places you go to get your grubby paws on a mylar-wrapped treasure, where they appreciate the difference between the Silver and the Golden Age, where DC vs. Marvel still means something. This is the authentic comic-book world of LA. Enjoy. READ MORE.