Unlike experimental fiction, which has desperately fashioned phony works using Wingdings, skywriting, or stage blood, comic books and graphic novels have remained largely true to form. Indulge in reliable and exciting entertainment with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comic books, graphic novels, and more at One Stop Comics. This Groupon is valid at both the Belmont Avenue location in Chicago and the Ridgeland Avenue location in Oak Park.
Rick Manzella, owner of One Stop Comics and a lifelong four-panel aficionado, provides Chicagoans with a vast, leisurely array of comics, manga, trade paperbacks, and games to keep fans entertained during long flights or bumpy rickshaw rides. Recent entries in Rick’s perpetually overflowing collection include Batman Beyond #4 ($2.99) and Betty and Veronica Double Digest #191 ($3.99), which finds the girl's struggle to move on during the confusing aftermath of Jughead’s indictment of federal racketeering charges. Posters and artwork can liven up living spaces or unsuspecting motel rooms, and a large manga collection provides all the thrills of Japanese animation without the danger of strobe-induced motion sickness.
One Stop Comics is home to one of Chicagoland’s largest back inventories, meaning you may finally be able to track down the legendary Spider Man–Charles Grodin crossover issue. If you can’t find something in the voluminous collection, the dedicated staff will gladly order it or create an interpretive finger painting instead.