Best Comic Book Shops In St. Louis

November 29, 2011 7:28 AM

Many comic book collectors want more than just the newest DC release — they also want figurines, statues, busts, collectible cards and games, and sometimes even T-shirts, costumes or a novelty gift for that special someone. Whether you like nostalgic trends or are on the prowl for one-of-a-kind treasures, the best comic book shops in St. Louis have what you’re looking for. – Dianna Graveman


Star Clipper

6392 Delmar Boulevard (in the Loop)
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-9110

If you’re a lover of comics, you’ll find what you’re looking for here — from publishers such as DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Drawn & Quarterly and others. At Star Clipper, pop culture reigns supreme. Graphic novels, manga and a variety of other collectibles make this store one of the best comic book shops in St. Louis. Stop in to buy figures, toys and artwork based on your favorite comic heroes.

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Comic Book Relief

2224 North Third Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Visit historic St. Charles for your comic relief at a shop whose name says it all: Comic Book Relief. In addition to your favorite comics and one-of-a-kind finds, you can also purchase storage sleeves to keep those comics in good shape. Collectors’ cards are sold through the online store. If superhero figures and statues are your thing, you’ll find them at Comic Book Relief, too. Stop on in; the gang’s all here.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.


The Fantasy Shop

2426 West Clay
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 947-8330

With stores located in St. Charles, South County, Florissant and Maplewood, The Fantasy Shop is just around the corner no matter where you live in St. Louis. Husband-and-wife team Dave and Kelli Wallace opened for business in 1981 and offer monthly events that include tournaments and competitions, as well as “Painting Night” for help with completing your figurines. Free Pull & Hold Service is available, as well as six newsletter options tailored to specific interests. Hours vary between the four locations, so check the Web site or call before visiting.

Hours in St. Charles: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.