Best Comic Book Shops In Atlanta

April 28, 2011 8:02 AM

You don’t need superpowers to track down a great comic book shop in Atlanta. If you find yourself yearning for a little action-filled reading, zoom over to one of these spots and pick up the latest issues of your favorite comics.

Oxford Comics Games & More

2855 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-8682

The grandfather of all Atlanta comics shops, Oxford Comics Games & More has been knocking its customers out with its selection and service for more than 30 years. In addition to a huge range of domestic and imported comic books — both new issues and back issues — the store also stocks tons of comic-related toys, models, posters, trading cards and games. Oxford stays open late seven days a week, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up with your favorite heroes. They also buy used comic books in bulk in case you’re looking to cash in your collection.

Criminal Records, Compact Discs & Comics

1154-A Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta GA 30307
(404) 215-9511

This trendy shop located in the ultracool Little 5 Points neighborhood has been around for years, but a recent move to a bigger storefront now allows them to carry even more great stuff than before. Their selection of comic books — especially new and alternative titles — is legendary throughout the city, and they also stock a wide range of CDs, toys and clothing in addition to hard-to-find items like vintage rock posters and magazines. The knowledgeable staff can help you find what you’re looking for or make plenty of suggestions based on your likes and dislikes.

Teahouse Comics

5920 Roswell Road, Suite B-107
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 252-3994

As a newcomer on the Atlanta comic book scene, this unassuming shop tucked away on the north side of town doesn’t even try to compete with its much bigger rivals. Instead, Teahouse Comics offers customers the feel of a quaint little corner comic shop like the ones we visited when we were kids. They don’t stock a huge supply of back issues, but you’ll always find a good selection of the newest and hottest comics in addition to a few collectibles, fantasy gaming supplies and even some original artwork. Teahouse also fosters a friendly neighborhood feel by hosting several gaming nights each week.

— Ty Treadwell