For most of my childhood, I bought my comics off a grocery-store spinner rack, at the convenience store, or from garage sales and flea markets. Those places were my first “comic shops.” When I walked into my first “real” comic book store, it was an amazing, surreal, and thrilling experience. I always wonder if readers today feel the same when they enter a comic shop for the first time. I hope so. These stores, listed in no particular order, would all be great introductions to comics!
Cullen Bunn is the writer of THE SIXTH GUN, TERRIBLE LIZARD, and BRIDES OF HELHEIM for Oni Press. He also writes MAGNETO for Marvel and SINESTRO and LOBO for DC.