Perhaps you stumbled upon my comic book store article back in early February, or perhaps you didn’t. My feelings are a little bit hurt if not. Just kidding, but I am giving you a chance to redeem yourself now. There are so many comic book stores in Metro Detroit that we decided to write a sequel. I know you’re excited!
The following stores may not have been included in the original story, but that does not mean that these shops are any less important. After all, Metro Detroit is a large area!
Big Ben’s Comix Oasis sets up shop at 6711 Allen Rd., in Allen Park. A reader who saw the first article reached out to me on Twitter and politely informed me that Comix Oasis should have been included, and he was correct in doing so. I am putting it first on the list this time around. This comic-extraordinaire has been in business since 1984 and is still going strong! The selection of comics is outstanding. Comic books aren’t the only thing sold here either. You can find movies, toys, autographed pictures, action figures, statues and more. It is very possible to find rare items here.
WonderWorldComics keeps us in Downriver, as it resides at 22347 Ecorse Rd. in Taylor. If you’re looking for comic books, collectibles or graphic novels, consider WonderWorldComics. If you want to earn some extra cash, you can also sell your old comics and collectibles at this store. Get your hands on “The Amazing Spider-Spider Man #1″ with an exclusive cover drawn by legendary artist, John Romita Sr. These covers are limited edition, so hurry up and pick up your copy!
Comics & More, 28059 John R Rd., in Madison Heights has been supplying comics for Metro Detroiters since 1992. Comic books, graphic novels, toys and cards can be spotted in said store. Comics and More specializes in new comics and back issues. Make sure you pop in on a Wednesday for new arrivals! This store also hosts several events, including meet and greets with authors and gaming nights! It was also voted an award winner for “Best Comics” on The Detroit A-List.
Comic City has locations peppered all over the metropolitan area, with stores in Canton, West Bloomfield, Pontiac and Trenton. Comic City has been servicing Metro Detroit since 1993 and has a huge selection of comics and graphic novels. However, if there is something you want that none of these locations carry, you may ask staff members to order the items you are looking for, and the answer will be yes on most occasions. New releases often come into the stores every week, so be on the lookout for that!
Warriors 3 Comics and Games sits at 35613 W. Michigan Ave., in Wayne. I grew up and attended school in Wayne, so anytime I can shout out a good business there I will! Warriors 3 may be newer to the comic store game than most others on the list, opening in 2010, but that doesn’t mean the staff is any less knowledgeable. The store offers deals and promotions, such as “The Big 20 Club,” in which you pay $20 for a year and get 20% off of all “comic-related” purchases. Comics, graphic novels, board games, cards, Anime and more can all be found at this store!
In other comic-related news, two events take place in Metro Detroit this week. Detcon1 starts on Thursday, July 17 and runs until Sunday July 20 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Admission is $15 to $75 and children 4 and under are free. Also on Saturday, is the Great Lakes Comic Expo at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Twp., from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is only $3 and children under 10 get in for free.
If comic books interest you then take advantage of these great, local stores! You never know what you’ll find. It could be rare things, valuables, keepsakes, nostalgic items or just something you never thought you would see before. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be intrigued.