Where to Find The Best Comic Book Stores in Toronto
By Geoff G.R.
With the explosion of successful comic book movies from Marvel and DC, comic-books have broken the stigma of being "just for kids". While Toronto loves to read about superheroes like the X-Men, the Avengers, Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, there are other genres and mediums of comics for sale to be enjoyed by everyone.
Fans of the hit television show The Walking Dead never have to go without a monthly dose of their favorite series, as a separate story line exists in the comic book its based on. The Walking Dead's publisher, Image Comics, produces a varied list of independent comic books, from dramas to science-fiction stories. As such, The Walking Dead has become somewhat of a transition window for new readers, as more and more people are discovering interesting reading material found in comic book stores in Toronto.
Much like books, television shows and movies, people now realize that comic books contain stories about their favorite interests, including vampires, zombies, romance, horror, humor, and even stories that take place in Middle-Earth.
Comic collectors in Toronto can introduce you to different variations of comic books, including graphic novels, trade paperbacks (collecting single issue story lines), and Japanese manga.
Where to Buy and Sell DC Comic Books and Marvel Comics in Toronto
Little Island Comics (Bathurst and Bloor)
742 Bathurst St., Toronto. Phone (416) 901-7489
The Comic Book Lounge (Bathurst and College)
587-A College St., Toronto. Phone (647) 345-1035
Dr. Comics (Kensington Market)
44 Kensington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Toronto. Phone (416) 479-0920
Silver Snail (Yonge and Dundas)
329 Yonge St., Toronto. Phone (416) 593-0889
Paradise Comics (Yonge and Lawrence)
3278 Yonge St., Toronto. Phone (416) 487-9807
The Beguiling (Bathurst and Bloor)
601 Markham St., Toronto. Phone (416) 533-9168
Hairy Tarantula Games and Comics (Yonge and Dundas)
354 Yonge St., Toronto. Phone (416) 596-8002
1,000,000 Comix (Yonge and Wellesley)
531 Yonge St., Toronto. Phone (416) 934-1615
Comics and More (Danforth and Coxwell)
1325 Danforth Ave., Toronto. Phone (416) 778-8314
Red Nails (Bloor and Jane)
18 Jane St., Toronto. Phone (416) 762-7899
Comic Book Publishers in Toronto
Comic Book Publishing Company Breakdown
- Marvel Comics (X-Men, Spider-Man, Avengers, Iron Man, Wolverine)
- DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Justice League, Green Lantern)
- Image Comics (The Walking Dead, Spawn)
- IDW (G.I. Joe)
Some of the best comic book stores in Toronto are listed above, and also carry items to protect your valuable comics, including comic bags, backing boards, and long boxes. Action figures, comic T-shirts, film and television memorabilia can also be found at your local comic shop.
Also see: Miscellaneous