$7 for $15 Worth of Comics at The Escapist Comic Bookstore in Berkeley


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In a Nutshell

  • Vast inventory of current & classic comic-book titles
  • Small-press mini-comics & graphic novels
  • Knowledgeable staff

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Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like corrupt police officers or broadcasts of NASA's “moon landing," comics use clever framing to convey an alternate version of reality. Set thought bubbles adrift with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of comics at The Escapist Comic Bookstore in Berkeley.

Famed superheroes duke it out with bloodthirsty vampires and 20-something meta-protagonists on the shelves of The Escapist Comic Bookstore, named after a superhero imagined by famed local author Michael Chabon. The impressive stock encompasses a vast inventory of vintage comics, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels from well-known publishers and small presses alike, mingling in as much natural harmony as authors and costumed mascots at a comics convention. Exciting new titles such as Grant Morrison’s Batman Incorporated ($3.99) explore the superhero’s uneasy place in an age of global commerce, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight, Volume 8 ($16.99) finishes off the series with a potent silver bullet.

Small-press collections such as Minty Lewis’s fruit-themed PS Comics ($11) deliver a colorful blend of whimsy and smarts sure to tickle contemporary literary sensibilities with more humor and fewer paper cuts than nuzzling a dictionary. Having purchased the entire inventory of the legendary (and now out-of-business) Comic Relief in downtown Berkeley, The Escapist capably fills the shoes of that comic giant with regular multimedia reading events, book-release parties, and a knowledgeable staff of holdovers.

Customer Reviews

53 Ratings

Best customer service EVER! Super cute store with lots of character
Elvina L. · April 7, 2014
Very friendly, huge selection.
Meghan · December 5, 2011
Friendly, knowledgeable staff and GREAT selection of mature theme (not porn, guys) graphic novels and comics. Highly recommend this place!
Joel G. · December 5, 2011
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    3090 Claremont Ave.

    Berkeley, California 94705

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