Nine of the UK's Best Comic Book Shops From London to Edinburgh

By Lifehacker UK on at

Comic books aren't just for kids, as any card carrying True Believer will tell you. With that in mind, the folks over at Yelp (the online city guide and app) has this roundup of some of UK's best comic book shops, perfect if you're hunting for that limited edition copy of Radioactive Man.

1. Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London: London's trendiest comic book shop offers everything from US and UK comics to bandes dessinées and graphic design books.

2. Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London: The obvious choice for the capital's comic book, graphic novel and manga fans, Forbidden Planet is one of the best stocked comic book shops in London.

3. Area 51, 230 Gloucester Rd, Bristol: The veteran comic book shop not only stocks back issues and new comic books but also board games, RPGs and action figures. Perfect for those who want to experience the nostalgia of an old-school comic book shop.

4. OK Comics, 19 Thorntons Arcade, Briggate, Leeds: The plain-looking shops hides an abundance of comic books - from brand new releases to 50p back issues in classic cardboard boxes.
5. Deadhead Comics, 27 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh: The 25-year-old shop founded by Gafin Austin specialises in Scottish titles, however, visitors will also find a wide selection of comics and graphic novels from around the world.
As well as Yelp's suggestions, Lifehacker UK readers recommended Liverpool's World's ApartNottingham's Page 45Dave's Comics in Brighton and Aberdeen's Asylum Books and Games.
We can personally attest to the general awesomeness of London's Forbidden Planet, but if you've got a favourite comic book shop near you, don't forget to share it by leaving a comment below.
Photo by Sam Howzit

This article originally appeared on Lifehacker UK  on April 15th, 2015 -- the expert guide to getting things done more efficiently, whether at home or at work.


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