Austin's oldest comic shop, ABC, as it's known to loyal customers, houses the widest selection of trade paper backs and single issues of any store in town. The staff possess all the encyclopedic knowledge of The Simpson's Comic Book Guy without any of the condescending egotism. So whether you're looking to delve in to the twisted world of Alan Moore's Killing Joke or catch up with Chew's cibopath detective, Austin Books and Comics has you covered.
More mom and pop than megastore, Capstone boasts an impressive inventory for it's size. Austin's leading source for collectible statues, the store has a large selection ranging from Marvel heroes to Universal Monsters. When you're looking for a smaller, cozier comic shop experience, Capstone Comics can't be beat.
Focusing on the gaming portion of comic book culture, Dragon's Lair stocks a variety of parts, boards and cards for a plethora of Role-playing games as well as host to weekly tournaments for many of today's popular card and board adventures. Open until 12 A.M. Six days a week, Dragon's Lair is there to help in event of any late night, impromptu dungeon crawling.
For us south-side readers, Tribe has been a welcome addition to Austin's growing comic scene. Their selection of collectible action figures is surprisingly satisfying and their super friendly staff is always eager to get any issue of any series in your hands, even if it's a months old back order of a not so popular Marvel crossover.
Half Price may not be the first place that comes to mind when a fan thinks comics, but for anyone scouting out a great deal on classic Trade publications, or even rare single issues, it's definitely a place to check out. And for those looking to unload their boxes of back issues collecting dust in the closet, Half Price will gladly buy them at a maybe reasonable price.
Less comic shop than any of the other stores on this list, Domy is the place to go if you want to avoid the latest Marvel or DC nerdery. No, you won't find any big name series here, but if you're looking for quirky independent titles alongside eccentric original art, Domy is a top notch shop.
A south-side gaming arena, Junior caters to the Magic the Gathering crowd, selling a variety of single-cards and full decks for veterans and new comers alike, in addition to their ample stock of comics and collectibles. For anyone learning to play fantasy card or board games, their friendly and helpful staff are always eager to answer your questions.