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Best Comic Book Shops In Charlotte

August 8, 2011 12:20 PM

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If you need a comic book fix, the Queen City has plenty of options. The best comic book stores in Charlotte offer large selections of old and new comics, plus toys, games and plenty of other comics-related items. - Steve Hartsoe

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. Seventh St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28204
(704) 375-7462

Did you know that Charlotte is home to one of the largest comic book stores in the United States? Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find has all your good-vs.-evil reading materials in a friendly atmosphere. The store opened in 1980. Today, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find continues to feature a full line of graphic novels, plus new comics and a wide variety of back issues. Specifically, this store carries Silver and Golden Age comics, its own line of comics and statues. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday.

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Rebel Base Comics & Toys
701 S. Sharon Amity Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28211
(704) 442-9660

For wall-to-wall comic book selections, it’s hard to beat Rebel Base Comics & Toys. Since opening in 1994, the store has been a popular destination for comic aficionados who love the classics and also appreciate modern books, including graphic novels. Rebel Base features toys from such lines as Star Wars, Batman, Star Trek, He-Man, Transformers, Secret Wars, Super Powers and GI Joe, though the store specializes in action figures from the 1980s. And if what you’re looking for is not in the store, Rebel Base Comics & Toys can most likely find the item elsewhere for you. Call for hours.

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Spandex City Comics
3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., #202
Charlotte, N.C. 28216
(704) 909-7168

Featuring comics, toys, games, apparel and more, Spandex City Comics can satisfy the most demanding comics fan. Paperback, hard cover, even foreign language versions can be bought either inside in-store or online. Newer titles include Abyss, Batman Beyond and Arcade Death Game. Spandex City Comics also features a selection of more kid-friendly items, including Amelia Rules books. If you’re looking for something that is hard to find, take advantage of the Web site’s helpful search engine. Whether you are looking for games, old comics, toys or other items, Spandex City Comics is one of the best comic book shops in Charlotte to help you track down just about any item. Hours vary; check website.

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