The Pop Culture Company is a ‘nerdvana,’ offering a lot of deals and discounts, including happy hour on Wednesdays where some comics sell for about $4 or less. They sell art books, toys, plus classic and modern comics galore. Upon entering, visitors will immediately be greeted, and after browsing, they will most likely leave with a stack of old Marvel comics, wanting to go back for more. The good folks at Pop Culture are easy to talk to, passionate — they obviously love their job — give their honest opinion, and truly care for the customer’s gratification.
The Pop Culture Company, 11313 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX, USA, +1 281 798 0777
RPG games, comics and excellent customer service defines Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore. Parking is a little iffy, but it’s well worth it when walking in and getting a whiff of that good old comic book smell. They have a crazy amount of Star Wars action figures and collectables, vintage toys ranging from MMORPG to G.I. Joes and even Barbies. The vast collection of comics and merchandise makes it an awesome place to come and spend a few hours to fulfill those nerd necessities.
Come to Nan’s Games & Comics Too if in search of board games, Dungeons & Dragons gear, or just a good read. Don’t be fooled by the hole-in-the-wall exterior — this place is a treasure trove, but a little digging may be involved. Nan’s is perfect for those who do role playing as there are a lot of boxes, which line the walls, filled to the brim with role playing gear that’s older than Dad. Although it is heavily geared toward the game side, there are sufficient comics and probably one of the largest manga selections in Houston.
Nan’s Games & Comics Too, 2011 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 520 8700
The staff over at 8th Dimension Comics & Games are very welcoming and give a sense of being in a family, which is part of the charm of this place. With new comics out every Wednesday, it’s best to subscribe to your favorite comics, a great option as they sell out fast, and get a ten percent discount on new issues. 8th Dimension also participates in Free Comic Book Day (the first Saturday of May every year) and Ladies’ Night, which is a party thrown for anyone who identifies as a woman.
8th Dimension Comics & Games 15210 West Rd, Houston, TX, USA, +1 281 856 6506
DNA Comics offers a huge selection of $1 comics for those shopping on a budget. Good news for all the hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh! fans: DNA Comics will be hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Regionals this October as well as other unmissable events that can be read about more here. On another note, they sell magic products, sports cards, novelties, and even original artwork. They are also big on older comics, which are definitely worthy collector’s items, and they stock new products daily.
DNA Comics, 20032 US-59, Humble, TX, USA, +1 281 446 4131
With a lot of well-organized space that is perfect for gaming events, Fat Ogre Games & Comics is quite diverse and is especially good for those who are into war games and magic. They also have RPGs like Pathfinder, Dark Nova, and even Xbox games. It’s a bit on the small side but that doesn’t minimize its worth, as Fat Ogre is basically a nerd haven with all of the essentials. Haven’t found a specific comic or item of interest? Fear not! The staff is willing to go the extra mile by making a special order.
Fat Ogre Games & Comics, 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX, USA, +1 281 292 8444
Because Odyssey Comics and Cards is run by a wonderful owner, anyone with little to no knowledge about comics can come here and still leave satisfied with something since the owner can guide them in the right path. With sports cards, action figures, good prices, and new issues every week, Odyssey is easily one of the best comic book shops in the Katy area. They also partake in Free Comic Book Day, which is a big plus.
Odyssey Comics and Cards, 2347 N Fry Rd, Katy, TX, USA, +1 281 647 0255