Though Shakespeare's original storyboard of Romeo and Juliet featured a Juliet who, after imbibing the apothecary's poison, was able to shoot webbing from her hands, his editor quickly nixed the idea claiming it would never sell. Survey the scope of superheroes with today's Groupon: for $13, you get $30 worth of merchandise at Comics Dungeon on NE 45th Street.
Voted one of Washington's best comic shops in 2010, Comics Dungeon carries a man-cave's worth of collectibles, graphic novels, toys, and apparel. Pick up a new comic ($2.99–$6.99) or graphic novel ($9.99–$29.99) and bask in word-bubbled splendor. The store also carries rare, plastic-sheathed pre-friend editions, such as Incredible Hulk #181, which features the first appearance of Wolverine and the last appearance of Hulk's 181st pair of purple pants. The crackerjack staff can help customers find a perfect action figure ($7.99–$24.99) to pit against Optimus Prime or collude with Cobra Commander.
- I like them enough to keep going even though I've moved out of the neighborhood. I really do enjoy the personal attention and the knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. – Mike D., Yelp
- The selection is always good, the atmosphere well-lit and airy, the floor plan easy to steer around and the conversation always tempered with a refreshing spritz of sarcasm. – Wayne P., Yelp
In 1991, comic experts Marv Brost and Steve Beard decided Seattle needed a new outlet for mainstream, underground, and adult comics, and Comic Dungeon was born. Now owned by family oriented enthusiast Scott Tomlin, the store focuses on new and vintage comics and has attracted visits from illustrators and writers across the business. The store's shelves host scores of inky adventures, ranging from the whiz-bang derring-do of superheroes from the Green Lantern and Spider-Man to the surreal grabbed-from-TV exploits of Finn and Jake in Adventure Time. In addition to newly featured merchandise, Comics Dungeon also honors time-tested plotlines in the form of anthologies, graphic novels, and etchings on the front of old VHS tapes.
250 NE 45th St.
Seattle, Washington 98105Get Directions