Funko Pops

Cool little lower level comic shop in the Village

IMG_0529I may be late in wrting this blog, but I did meet my commitment to visiting a new comic book store in February. I had the pleasure of stopping in to peruse Mysterious Time Machine.

WOW, what an amazing place in a tiny space. If you don’t mind rubbing elbows with your fellow comic fan, dig right into one of many comic boxes housing a plethora of back issues. The owner, Roger was super friendly and willing to help if needed.IMG_0531

While visiting this shop, I overheard two young men talking about life, “I grew up in the Bronx but look at me now. I have a job, my bike, I workout everyday and life is good,” to which his companion nodded his head in agreement.

Mind you, I didn’t catch the beginning of this discussion, so who knows what was said. I don’t think it matters really anyway, as it was evident to me that Mysterious Time Machine is this cool little shop where people come to enjoy good comics, music, and conversation.IMG_0532

Oh and did I mention, there are vintage photos for sale? I’m pretty sure I also saw some old magazines… what a mecca. For the record, the CC machine was down so it was a cash-only trip.IMG_0537

Fun history fact Mysterious Time Machine is on the lower level of Co Bigalow’s, the oldest pharmacy in the United States.

On a comic reading note, I’ve really been enjoying Black Badge, Unnatural and ExorSisters. A good friend recommended Grumble and it has been a fun little independent. Scoping out my next New York City shop as of the posting of this blog. Cheers!

Happy 2019, I visited an awesome Comic Shop

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 crowdimg_0036ed 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 Comics 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.img_0038

img_0039Check 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.img_0040img_0041

Cool manga for all, if only my wallet had more monies!!!

img_0042img_0043

Seriously, I was in heaven checking out all this comic goodness. So many delicous toys…

img_0044img_0045

Did I mention Funko Pops? There was a mother lode; check it!

img_0046img_0047

I only took pics of the pops in the case. There were tons more, mostly commons on the wall next to the glass case.

img_0048

Seeing old toys take me back to my childhood for sure.

img_0057img_0058img_0059

Okay, I’ve stalled enough. Next, please enjoy the comic goodness that is available for sale at Royal Comics.

img_0056img_0055img_0054img_0053img_0052img_0051img_0050img_0049

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.

%d bloggers like this: