From the early comic strips that made their way into full comic book stories to modern day fantasy characters worthy of imitating in cosplay, those artistically drawn squares tell their own stories. Collectors know the resale value remains only when the book is in crisp, mint condition. However, others see value in the specialized art or the story lines of their favorite characters brought to life on the page you hold in your hand. There is just something magical about a comic book; whether your favorite is classic Archie, DC Comics, Superhero strips, or Manga. Find your favorites at these top comic book stores in St. Louis.
Star Clipper
1319 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 240-5337
www.fantasybooksinc.com

Walk into the store, and you will be greeted with class act customer service. Located in the heart of downtown, find everything from classic comics to an extensive graphic novel collection as well as gifts and novelty toys. The store is the recipient of award-winning success that stems from priding themselves on being the comic book haven for area fans, creators, and gaming fans as well. The store supports the entire comic book and pop culture community by sponsoring several events, including Comics University at the St. Louis Library, Ladies Night, and various writer and artist signings.

Comic Book Relief
2224 N. 3rd St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 940-1244
www.comicbookrelief.com

Drive across the river into St. Charles County to discover a comic book store that delivers quality and a varied selection. The store specializes in their hobby by carrying a full product line of both well-known and up and coming publishers. Choose the most recent comic or select the back issues you missed from among one of the largest back issue collections in the area. Browse the expansive selection of graphic novels including hard cover novels, sign up for free shipping options, find an assortment of supplies and action figures, or come on Wednesday to find the newest comics.

Newcastle Comics And Games
2294 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 392-9322
www.newcastlecomics.com

Find a great amount of new and old comics in a clean and organized display. Check their calendar for events, because there is usually something going on just about every night of the week that is comic book related. Make plans to attend a game tournament. Feel free to ask the owner anything, and you will receive a friendly response.

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Mo’s Comics
6933 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-7700
www.facebook.com/All-American-Collectibles-MOs-Comics

If you are new to the world of comic books, this is a great place to learn all you need to know. Some refer to this store as All American Collectibles as a must-visit place to shop. It’s been in the area for more than 25 years. Find weekly books,free comic book days, and a fantastic old school atmosphere.

Fantasy Shop Maplewood
7238 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
(
314) 644-3070
www.fantasyshoponline.com

Browse the shelves of seemingly endless comic books and graphic novels. Select from a huge selection of back issues at a decent price, and find a quiet picnic spot nearby to sit and read. Enjoy friendly customer service at a store that has won local awards for the best role playing game store in town. Find the best of the classics as well as the most current trends as well as novelty items and a community of local fans.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at PuddleJumping.

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