Atomic City Comics – Philadelphia, PA

2 Nov
On our trip back up the east coast, Nik and I took an impromptu detour through Philly to soke up some local hospitality, by doing a little shopping, and enjoying some must have Philly cheese steaks. Our first stop was South street, known for its boutiques and eateries. We went to stop in at Showcase Comics, and found out they evolved into Atomic City Comics and had moved a few doors down. Cool, a new store.
Walking in the shop we were greeted by a couple of the employees, which I feel is something neglected in a lot of shops, immediately giving it a nice neighborhood feel. The first thing I noticed was a wall of manga, definitely the most of any shop we’ve been in thus far. Right next to the “wall of manga” was the first of a few different arcade games for customers to play, another cool, inviting element of the shop. This place utilizes every square inch they have. No matter where you turn your head you’ll be looking at something, be it comics, statues, posters, plush dolls, belt buckles, or even a selection of masks. Their current comic selection was more than ample, comprised of everything from pop culture icons like Spiderman to lesser known titles such as Rasl. Similarly their graphic novel selection was extensive, and had something for everyone. I took special notice of their large inventory of omnibi, essentials, and showcase books. There’s a small room in the back for back issues and adult books. They also have a wide array of t-shirts, which I’m a glutton for.

The bottom line is, I really enjoyed Atomic City Comics. They have a great selection of comics and merchandise, coupled with a nice friendly shopping environment.It’s the kind of place that makes you happy to be part of the comic book community. Check Flickr for more photos!


Atomic City Comics

640 South Street

Philadelphia, PA


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