The comic book offers escape to its readers, allowing mere airline pilots and professional bodybuilders to imagine what it's like to fly or have superstrength, even if only for a moment. Read your way out of a ho-hum daily routine with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of comics and collectables at Big Pete's Comics & Books in North Vancouver.
For twenty years, Big Pete's Comics & Books has tickled imaginations with a vast array of comics, action figures, and games by DC, Marvel, and Image comics, as well as a slew of independent publishers. Now an acclaimed television series, The Walking Dead first appeared in paperback form, and zombie aficionados can flip through the first volume's carnage-soaked pages ($9.99). Castle: Richard Castle's Deadly Storm transfers the popular show into hardcover graphic-novel form ($19.99), and issues one and two of Game of Thrones($7.99), based on the George R.R. Martin epic, enthrall readers and preserve snowflakes between their pages. Fans can also cheer on square-jawed heroes in Alan Moore's Batman: The Killing Joke($17.99) and peruse Big Pete's vault of thousands of back issues that span 50 years. Additionally, shelves creak with the weight of action figures, board games, and other pop culture-infused ephemera.
Big Pete’s Collectibles
For more than two decades, hobbyists and comic fans have gathered at Big Pete’s Collectibles, perusing the ample selection of issues from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and independent publishers or adding to collections with the shop’s enormous stock of toys. Latest editions of comics and voluminous backlogs of old issues keep readers up to speed on the exploits of superheroes or storylines of indie serials, and comic-themed T-shirts give wearers at least some protection from stray laser blasts. Guests can load up their shelves with Pete’s emporium of figurines and statuettes and plan for rainy-day entertainment with the generous stock of board games.