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Due in no small part to the widespread popularity of television’s “The Big Bang Theory,” playing online MMRPG’s and going to ComiCon, visiting comic books stores has become more popular than ever. Comic book stores offer unity and the promise of rallying everyone under a common banner: fun! It is all about the fantasy, being a super hero, villain, elf, orc, dwarf or wizard and enjoying some well-deserved time spent with your friends who all share a love of the comic book, graphic novel and fully embracing “geek culture.”
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(credit: Danny L./yelp)


Comic Quest
23811 Bridger Road, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 951-9668
www.comicquest.org

Comic Quest has been in business for 35 years all thanks to a passion for comics and games shared by its customers as well as the staff. The store has a massive selection of comics, graphic novels and over 13,000 games and game-related supplies covering every available square inch of shelf space. Comic Quest also has a calendar jam-packed with cool events happening every day like game tournaments, movie nights, creator signings, local talent showcases, nerd soirees and even a Ninja Parade. The store’s motto is, “If it is fun, we carry it. If it is fun, we do it.”

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(credit: Comic Book Hideout)


Comic Book Hideout
215 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(657) 217-0624
www.comicbookhideout.com

The Comic Book Hideout is a unique hidden gem in the comic community. This small, unassuming shop is filled to the brim with laughter, experience, love and most of all, comics! Come by, find the family you never knew you had and fulfill all of your fantasy geek needs. Check the event calendar for upcoming events like Art Academic Kids Class, Camp Hideout, Hideout Comic Book Club, Table Top Game Day, Dice Masters! and more.

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Comics Toons N’ Toys
13542 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-2117
www.facebook.com/ComicsTNT

For nearly 30 years, Comics Toons N’ Toys has strived to be a safe place for people of all backgrounds and experiences to gather and celebrate great stories and artworks. With thousands of graphic novels, hundreds of thousands of comics and even manga, statues and action figures in stock, the store aims to be a one-stop shop for all of your comic desires. Comics Toons N’ Toys also maintains employee pick racks featuring trade paperbacks and weekly comics.

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Kingslayer Comics
17395 Mount Herrmann St., Suite B
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 884-4701
www.kingslayercomics.com

Kingslayer Comics is a one-stop shop for new comics, trade paperbacks, tabletop games and much more in Orange County. The store’s success at keeping its customers happy revolves around its three core values: competitive pricing, top notch customer service and products in their best and most beautiful condition. Kingslayer Comics focuses on understanding the collectible industry and realizes just how highly its customers value the pristine condition of the comics and collectibles as many of the staff are collectors themselves. Also, make sure to check out the weekly D&D event on Wednesdays.

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(credit: Laura A.yelp)


Big Red Comics
162 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 650-0813

Big Red Comics stands at the ready to help you with any and all of your collecting needs. The store carries everything from comics books, graphic novels, and CCG’s to games and more. Big Red Comics maintains a friendly and welcoming environment so comic and gaming fans alike can enjoy hassle and judgement-free fun with their friends. While perusing the shelves for your favorite titles, make sure to inquire with the staff about the subscription service on a wide selection of comic books and games where customers receive 10% off all purchases.

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Chelsea Madren, also known as the OC Food Diva, is local food & travel critic in Orange County, CA. With a sense of adventurous, Chelsea scours the world for great food, breath-taking views, accommodations, and activities galore for the perfect getaway.

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