Long Beach Comic Book Stores
Whether it’s fantasy cosplay or superhero cinema, it all has roots in the colorful world, and words, of comics. As you’d expect for a city that regularly plays host to one of the biggest anime conventions in the country–Anime LA–Long Beach is a vibrant and varied comic universe. Here are some of its most animated comic book shops.
BLACK STAR COLLECTIBLES
For nearly 35 years, Amazing Comics (5555 E Stearns St) has provided a great selection of comics–from classics to graphic novels to manga–in a comfortable and organized space, and has made a name for itself for stocking comics that are sold out elsewhere. It has an equally large selection of collectibles, toys and figurines, so whether you’re looking for Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Pokemon plushies or a Baby Yoda Chia Pet, you’ll find it here.
PULP FICTION COMICS
As the name suggests, Casita (1440 E. Fourth St.) is located in a charming little house, and its large windows let in lots of natural light perfect for reading. The shelves are stocked with children’s and young adult books, including a wide selection of picture stories and graphic novels aimed at the younger set, who can discover them curled up in one of the comfortable nooks of the shop’s warm interior.