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A Marvel Fantastic Four comic book is seen for sale in a store. (photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Looking for the latest issue of your favorite comic book series or need to find a gift fast for the graphic novel aficionado in your life? Then check out this list of the top ten best comic book shops in LA — one of them is bound to have what you need, and the prices are all right. — Nicola A. Menzie
The House of Secrets comic book shop in Los Angeles

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House Of Secrets

1930 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 562-1900
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Buzz: Awesome staff, excellent selection

The Comics Factory in Los Angeles

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Comics Factory

1298 E Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-0618
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Buzz: Great inventory, including nice selection of manga

Meltdown Comics

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Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

7522 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223
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Buzz: Decent selection, staff could be a bit friendlier

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A Marvel Fantastic Four comic book (photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Comics Ink

4267 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 204-3240
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Buzz: Usually has what you need, extremely knowledgeable staff

Family comic book store in Los Angeles

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436 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9221

Buzz: For the comic book and art sophisticate

The Secret Headquarters comic book store in Los Angeles

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Secret Headquarters

3817 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-2228
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Buzz: Classy and clean, knowledgeable staff

The Comic Bug shop in Los Angeles

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The Comic Bug

1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704
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Buzz: Great space and selection, friendly staff

Nostalgic Books and Comics in Los Angeles

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Nostalgic Books And Comics

517 W Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-9595
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Buzz: Great selection, friendly staff

DJ's Universal Comics store in Los Angeles

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DJ’s Universal Comics

11390 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 9
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-3465
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Buzz: Great selection, good prices and knowledgeable, friendly staff

Golden Apple comic book store in Los Angeles

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Golden Apple Comics

7018 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 658-6047
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Buzz: Great selection of graphic novels and back issues

The Kinokuniya Book Store in Los Angeles

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Kinokuniya Book Store

123 Astronaut E. Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-4480
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Buzz: The place to go for all your manga needs