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 super-strength, even if only for a moment. Read your way out of a ho-hum daily routine with today's Groupon: for $13, you get $30 worth of comics and collectibles at Comics Dungeon.
Comics Dungeon, which was voted one of Washington's Best Comic Shops in 2010, 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. From obscure to timeless desires, the crackerjack staff can also aid customers in finding the action figure ($7.99–$24.99) worthy of squaring off against Optimus Prime or colluding with Cobra Commander. Comics Dungeon also aids the movie-going experience with comics such as Green Lantern, Thor, and Captain America.
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.