22 Comic Book Shops On Long Island to Feed the Beast of the Most Avid Collector (or Casual Reader)

It’s rare to find a locally owned bookstore nowadays. There are a few across Long Island like The Next Chapter, which sprang up to replace Book Revue after it closed and Theodore’s Books in Oyster Bay owned by former Congressman Steve Israel. But, an independent comic book shop can still be found near most towns across Long Island. You can still pick up read comics, flip through them, talk to like-minded fans, knowledgeable store owners and collectors, and even meet and greet with some of your favorite writers and artists on occasion. Below we put together a list of comic book shops where you can still immerse yourself in comic culture. In no particular order…

Kyle's Comics - They pay top dollar for all of your old comics & collectibles! Whether Golden, Silver, Bronze or Modern. Where:1029 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, (917) 681-0336.

Cool Kids Comics & Toys - Where the cool kids shop! Where: 2055 Hempstead Tpke , East Meadow, (516) 279-4280.

Superhero Comics Express -  Comics, toys and collectables! Where: 146 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, (516) 328-9290.

Lost4Toys Pop Culture Shop - In business since 2001. Shop in-store or online. Where: 558A Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead, (516) 548-7499.

Cosmic Comics & Games - Like the name says: comics and games! Where: 846 Merrick Road, Baldwin, (516) 763-1133.

Lost Planet Comics and Collectibles - Shop online or in-store for comics and collectables. Where: 65 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, (631) 647-9777.

Golden Memories Comics & Toys - Family owned and operated since 1991. Where: 235 Middle Country R0ad, Selden.  (631) 696-6991.

The Comic Box - New issues, back issues, graphic novels, manga, action figures, statues and supplies. Where: 840B North Broadway, Massapequa, (516) 795-2528.

Next Generation - Silver, bronze, modern, and current comics, Pokemon, MTG, FunkoPops and toys. Where: 77 Carleton Ave, Islip Terrace, (631) 277-1938.

Best Comics International - Collecting the comics your mother threw away since 1991.. Where: 1300 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, (516) 328-1900.

4th World Comics - A family-run shop that has been around for decades. Where: 33 Route 111, Smithtown, (631) 366-4440.

Long Island Comics - Originally known as "The Batcave" when it opened in 1977, they changed names in 1982. Where: 276 Little East Neck Rd. (Route 109), West Babylon, (631) 321-4822.

Bailey's Comics - Buying and selling comics in Lindy. Where: 282 N Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, (631) 225-5085.

TOR Comics - Chock-full of books. Where: 997 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, (631) 758-4772.

Grasshopper's Comics - Fun fact: Opened the same week in 1992 that Superman died. Where: 76 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, (516) 741-5724.

Escape Pod Comics - Catch his daily video updates on Facebook. Where: 30 Main Street, Huntington, (631) 923-1044.

Babylon Collectables - Fun, friendly, and relaxed shop. Where: 225 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, (631) 482-9056.

Red Shirt Comics - Now Port Jefferson has everything! Where: 332 Main Street, Port Jefferson (631) 474-1701.

Android’s Amazing Comics - Great inventory! Where: 61 Railroad Avenue, Sayville, (631) 567-8069.

Phoenix Comics & Collectibles - Catering to the avid fan and the casual reader. Where: 107 Stewart Ave, Hicksville, (516) 939-9129.

All Star Comics & Collectibles - Your friendly neighborhood comic book shop. Where: 200 E Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst, (347) 335-6289.

The Comic Book Depot - Open since 1993. Where: 2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, (516) 221-9337.

MC Squared Comics - OK so they're only open on Fridays or by appointment. In the basement of a martial arts studio. You might need to know the password to get in. 😉 Where: 161 Levittown Parkway Suite 1, Hicksville, (631) 365-6612.

Photo by Erik Mclean.