Live in Chicago and want to start reading comic books but don’t know where or how to start? Overwhelmed or intimidated by the plethora of information and continuity available online? Need someone to talk one-on-one with to grasp this world? Maybe you’re in town for a week and don’t want to risk your local comic book store selling out of what you’re reading and want to explore some different stores?
Down below is a list of various comic book stores scattered throughout the Windy City. While digital comics are here to stay and Amazon, the juggernaut online-book store, is incredibly convenient, nothing can take away from the experience of the local comic book store. There a great place to get the latest tips on what to look forward to and receive recommendations. You can also build strong friendships with others who share the same interests.
Written and photos by Eric Bradach