The Comic Bug
The Comic Bug is a typical comic shop with a hint of something extra. The shop has an incredible selection of both comics and nerd memorabilia and it’s always organized, so customers can instantly find what they are looking for. As well, the staff is some of the most friendliest people, who actually know what they are talking about and help customers. Plus, the store itself feels homey, with good music in the background and a comfortable couch to sit on. If Manhattan Beach is too far of a drive, they have a second store in Culver City that provides the same comfortable atmosphere.
The Comic Bug, 1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA +1 (310) 372-6704
Found in the North Hollywood Arts District, Blastoff has a great laid-back feel, which fits the area. With its wooden floors and walls and its huge collection of Silver Age and New Age comics, the shop is like a museum. This store has some of the most amazing collections of comics and artwork, by some of the most well-known artists and writers. Not to mention that the co-owner Jud Meyers is a wonderful man, who also uses the shop to contribute to charities such as Wings for Crossover, an organization dedicated to freeing children from slavery in Ghana and bringing them to a place of shelter and education.
Blastoff, 5118 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA +1 (818) 980-2665
Keeping to the hip feel of its Silver Lake location, Secret Headquarters has a dark, old-fashioned atmosphere that would catch one’s eye immediately while passing it. The boutique feel of the store is so different from any other comic shop, while still keeping the variety of comics and amiable feel.
Secret Headquarters, 3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA +1 (323) 666-2228
Golden Apples Comics
Calling itself ‘LA’s Comic Shop to the Stars,’ Golden Apple Comics is one of the more famous comic shops in Hollywood. It has been featured in many movies and television shows, and it is as well frequented by celebrities. The shop also hosts many famous people, from Stan Lee to George A. Romero. Golden Apple has become so connected with the entertainment industry, the owners have even started its own production company, Golden Apple Productions. Not only that, the shop has a vast collection of comics and paraphernalia. Customers can still find what they want while spotting a star or two.
Golden AppleComics, 7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA +1 (323) 658-6047
Despite being a large comic book shop, Meltdown Comics is better known for its events. The shop hosts an open mic night every Monday for comedians, a night with Community creator Dan Harmon, evenings with famous artists and writers, art shows, roasts and even more. Meltdown is more than a shop, it’s a community. This store loves their customers and wants to offer them the best, whether it be through entertainment or constant discounts. Everyone should at least visit Meltdown once and check out a show.
Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, +1 (323) 851-7223