Looking to get your hands on the brand new Secret Empire? Or maybe you’re after a rare back issue of Spawn? Make these fan-favourite comic book stores your first stop
There’s something delightfully nostalgic about unwrapping an anticipated issue of your beloved comic. Sure, you can always (legally!) download new issues on your latest tech gadget, but it’s just not the same, is it? Here are five fan-approved spots for ardent comic book fans to hunt down their favourite comics and graphic novels in Singapore.
The folks at Absolute Comics are tireless when it comes to keeping up to date with the latest comic book issues. In addition to stocking favourites like Batman, Deadpool, Star Wars, and even Fables, Absolute Comics also has an impressive collection of comic book swag – from t-shirts and hoodies to highly detailed statuettes and action figures.
Absolute Comics, #B1-17, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839. p. 6333 3193.
Comics World Singapore
One of the pioneers in the comic book scene in Singapore, Comics World Singapore has been open since 1987 and run by the very passionate Bill Teoh. The quaint store in Park Lane Mall, lined with thousands of comics, is where you’re just as likely to find rare back issues of Batman as you are the latest issues of Guardians of The Galaxy. If you’re a comic book fan in Singapore, or just getting into the scene, here’s the place to start.
Comics World Singapore, 35 Selegie Road, B1-22, Park Lane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307. p. 6339 6413. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun 1pm-6pm.
There’s lots of reasons to pay a visit to Holland Village (see our guide to Holland Village) and Wonderific Comics is one of them. The store stocks a wide variety of current issues (see its Facebook page for new shipments) as well as back issues and rarities like Stained and Eternal Empire.
Wonderific Comics, #03-24, 211 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278967. p. 9005 0731. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.
G & B Comics
Part of the joy of collecting comics lies in the fandom and sense of community – something G & B Comics actively fosters with comic book movie nights and community events during Free Comic Book Day. Collectors can also keep track of new shipments via its regularly updated shipments list on Facebook.
G & B Comics, #02-38 Kitchener Complex, Block 809 French Road. p. 6837 2280.
The Japanese bookstore chain makes this list for its extensive collection of graphic novels. Here you’ll find popular series including the new canon Star Wars comics by Marvel, Fables, and Sandman as well as current series and independent graphic novels like Tom Gauld’s Mooncop. True to its roots, Books Kinokuniya also offers a comprehensive selection of Japanese manga that takes up a section of the store on its own.
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