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Las Vegas Comic Book Shops

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I have a friend who reminds me of Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory and he has a most interesting way of judging a city. He does not look at a city's museums or concert venues or even bars to judge whether or not it is a worthy metropolis. Instead he equates the value of a city by the quality of its comic book shops.

While on the surface this method of judging may seem odd, on further investigation it holds a lot of merit. The presence of good comic books shops suggests a town is enlightened, diverse and interesting. It suggests that people of all kinds are welcome here. Las Vegas has always been a place where the outliers and odd folks of society have felt welcome. These shops prove Vegas loves comic nerds as well.

The following purveyors of superheros, zombie hunters, wide eyed manga heroines and accompanying dork beloved sundries are among the best in the Las Vegas valley.

Alternate Reality Comics

Many an outsider already considers Las Vegas to be an alternate reality and if you are new to town and hankering for a place  to hang your dork hat, then Alternate Reality off East Flamingo may become your new home away from home.

Beloved by locals, Alternate Reality is " more than a store, it's a comic cultural center," according to Frank L. Owner and local art supporter Ralph Mathieu has owned the shop since 1995 and has endeavored to make it the best comic shop in the Valley. Wander into this shop and you may have found your new home away from home.

Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. - Tue. 11am - 6pm

4110 S Maryland Pkwy
Ste 8
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 736-3673
alternaterealitycomics.net

Maximum Comics

Maximum Comics has three locations around town so chances are there is a location in your neighborhood. They are well respected around town for their rewards program and their friendliness and knowledgeable staff

Their three locations mean that they are likely to have that rare back issue you've been hunting for and are well known across town for loving comic newbies. "I have been in some comic book shops where it feels like being a newbie is a bad thing and they don't really want you there. THIS ISN'T THAT TYPE OF PLACE," raves Cody L in yelly caps.

Hours: Vary. Call store for details.

Store 1.0
5130 S Fort Apache Rd
Ste 285
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Neighborhood: Spring Valley
(702) 367-0755
maximumcomicslv.com

Store 2.0
520 s Marks St #130
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 242-6642

Store 3.0
7950 W Tropical Parkway #120
Las Vegas, NV 89149
(702) 722-6642

Velvet Undergound

Reputed to be the oldest comic book shop in Las Vegas, Velvet Underground takes a page from the old Lou Reed band from the 70s. The place is hard to find, ignores advertising and seems to not have had a makeover since bell bottoms were first popular. (It opened in 1990 so who knows?)

That being said, while it may not have the super power swag of some of the other Las Vegas comic book shops it does boast the Valley's largest selection of comics and most floorspace of any comic book store. Come often and join the club called those in the know.

Hours: Vary. Call store for details.

4241 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102‎
Hyde Park Shopping Center
(702) 258-2689
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