6101 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH | Directions 4521339.182474 -84.427087
Neighborhoods: Pleasant Ridge
Best Comic Shop in Town – Not sure why a couple of the other reviews mention bad customer service? Perhaps said individuals are just unfriendly themselves and/or elitist jerks? Probably.
Anyway.. This is hands down the best comic shop around. I started going here when I was probably 12 with my father. Almost 30 now, I stopped reading comics for about 6 years and just recently returned to start a new collection.
Store owner (wish I knew his actual name, sorry) was still there and remembered me like I hadn't missed a beat after we started talking for a couple minutes. He will help find anything, order anything, generally do anything you ask of him.
Huge selection, good hours of business, central location, friendly service. Great all around experience.
Be Ready For Condescending Conversation And A Less Than Friendly Atmosphere... – I have been going to this store for a little less than a year now and at first I accredited my frosty treatment to the fact that I wasn?t a regular. But as time passed and with regular visits I began to realize that no matter how much business I gave them, or how many times I would attempt conversation, the result was always the same.
Don?t get me wrong, the selection is good and the service could be a lot worse. I just feel that in some industries (comics and collectibles especially) there should be a certain camaraderie between two groups (those being the suppliers and the demanders) who share similar interests.
The store is big and the titles are divided up so that one can locate them without much help from the proprietors. Parking isn?t great but one can easily manage. I am by no means a very serious collector, I stick to my few main titles and rarely venture beyond that. Call me old fashioned but I firmly believe that a comic store is a place where you can go to talk comics, collections, or simply how someone?s day is going. I haven?t found that here but maybe someone will get lucky, don?t hold your breath though. The only smile I receive is after my money is in the register and I?m on my way to the door.
My advice: Zero in on what you are looking for, roll up your sleeves and dig in. Let them know (or just suspect) that you?ve got an encyclopedic knowledge of everything that is comics and that you can hold your own without them. You don?t have to avoid them like the plague but be ready for condescending and furrowed brows as you innocently inquire about anything.
Wide variety, arrogant service – I'm not a big collector though I appreciate the comics more than most men in their late 30s. The store has a good selection and variety of comic related merchandise - sculpts, toys, posters. About 2 years ago, I was in search of an Alex Ross poster of Joker and Harley and the service guy swore it didn't exist. Rude and sarcastic like Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. So, it's not a gender thing as in the other review. I'm always baffled by the niche stores like this that offend people who, with a little helpful service would become an interested regular customer.
I always make it to the Earth while I'm in the area, too.
most professional collector shop – I can't remember how long I've been going to the Pleasant Ridge shop. Every few years I'll fall in and out of a hobby and go back. The owner has always been absolutly sincere and through. It's a completely professional and clean atmosphere. Everytime. It's also a good place depending on the day for shoptalk, where employees and customers get into deep discusions about things that don't really matter.
Great place for comics, conversation – I've been a regular customer for several years, and have always been happy with the selection and service. If the Norwood location doesn't have an issue, they're glad to call the Fairfield location and ship it over, or vice versa. They're also willing to help promote local events with a window shelf for flyers.
Aside from comics, it's a great place to find current movie posters and collectibles.
Good Selection, Lousy Service – As a long time reader of comic books, I expect to go into a shop and get good, friendly service. I know several places I can go to for just that. It's well-lit and in a good location, very easy to find. The store is relatively large and there's a very good selection. While I may recommend this place to a male reader or a regular to that store, I myself, as a female comic reader and a new customer, was treated more like a child than a customer and talked down to, with one of the associates telling me that I was incorrect about a particular comic series existing at all when I had an issue in my car at that very moment. Another person in the store, a male customer, was treated with a considerable amount more respect. A bit of a biased environment, but not bad if you're just there for a quick look around.
Heroes aren't Hard to Find – I used to go to this store when visiting Cincy from Columbus. This shop is in a good location off I-71 and has a good selection (independent books especially) and fairly knowledgeable staff.
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