I’ve made it a year and some change in New York. It’s been a fun and interesting ride. As I get over my culture shock of moving to one of the most crowded cities in the US; I am happy to say there are comic shops galore to talk about. In an effort to get back into my blog I plan to visit one new comic shop a month and write about my experience. If I can do more, I certainly will, but at the moment, I am committing to one each month.
One of the folks I follow on Instagram posted about this awesome comic book store in Queens, New York. He posted a couple (and I really mean just 2) of pictures and I was sold. After work today, I gassed up my Jeep and plugged Royal Collectibles into my GPS. It took me about an hour to get to the location but no complaints as this city has plenty to look at. I arrived at and immediately liked the shop even before entering.
Check out the eye-grabbing paint job that graces the front walls of the store. I love seeing comics advertised in this manner, better than billboards in my opinion. Once I entered the store, there was so much too look at that my head was spinning. I’m just going to post some pics now and cause damn what an awesome shop.
Cool manga for all, if only my wallet had more monies!!!
Seriously, I was in heaven checking out all this comic goodness. So many delicous toys…
Did I mention Funko Pops? There was a mother lode; check it!
I only took pics of the pops in the case. There were tons more, mostly commons on the wall next to the glass case.
Seeing old toys take me back to my childhood for sure.
Okay, I’ve stalled enough. Next, please enjoy the comic goodness that is available for sale at Royal Comics.
There were some serious keys in that store and I know I will go back when I’m ready to add one or two to my collection. Now a couple words about their staff…what a great group of folks. They were super helpful, allowed me to wonder the shop without assumption and even offer me a discount when I finally made my purchase. In my opinon, this is topic notch store that should be on your local comic shop bucket list.