Looking to get your hands on a new comic series? Or maybe you’re after a rare back issue? Make these fan favourite comic book stores in Singapore 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 or even read a book (with words), but it’s just not the same, is it? We found fan-approved comic book stores in Singapore for ardent comic book fans to hunt down their favourite comics and graphic novels.
The best comic book stores in Singapore
1. Absolute Comics
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
2. Comics World Singapore
One of the pioneers in the comic book scene in Singapore, Comics World Singapore has been open since 1987 and is run by the very passionate Bill Teoh. The quaint store in Parklane Shopping 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, it’s the place to start.
Comics World Singapore, B1-22, Parklane Shopping Mall, 35 Selegie Road, Singapore 188307
3. Wonderific Comics
There are lots of reasons to pay a visit to Holland Village and Wonderific Comics is one of them. The store stocks a wide variety of current issues as well as back issues and rarities like Stained and Eternal Empire.
Wonderific Comics, #03-24, 211 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278967
4. GnB Comics
Part of the joy of collecting comics lies in the fandom and sense of community – something GnB Comics actively fosters with comic book movie nights (reach out to them regarding Covid-19 restrictions) and community events during Free Comic Book Day. Collectors can also keep track of new shipments via its regularly updated shipments list on Facebook.
GnB Comics, #02-38, Kitchener Complex, Blk 809 French Road, Singapore 200809
5. Books Kinokuniya
The Japanese bookstore chain makes this list for its extensive collection of graphic novels. Here, you’ll find popular series including the 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.
Books Kinokuniya, multiple locations including Takashimaya and Bugis Junction
Send this list to a comic book fan the next time they ask you for the best comic book stores in Singapore.