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.
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. Bask in the word-bubbled splendor of a new comic ($2.99–$6.99) or paperback graphic novel ($9.99–$29.99), or relive the vintage villainy of retro fiends such as Dr. Octopus or H.R. Haldeman with rare, plastic-sheathed pre-friend editions. From obscure to timeless desires, the crackerjack staff aids customers in finding the action figure worthy of squaring off against Optimus Prime or colluding with Cobra Commander ($7.99–$24.99). Comics Dungeon also aids the summer-blockbuster experience with big-screen comics including Green Lantern, Thor, and X-Men.
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.