Local comic book shops

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Donald Riordan, owner of East Portland's Future Dreams Comics. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Excalibur Books and Comics
2444 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Excalibur, the oldest comic book store in Portland, just celebrated their 40th anniversary. This shop has history and a big reputation. The store carries a large collection of Golden Age and Silver Age comics, back issues, graphic novels and current issues. They also host events throughout the year relating to comics.

Floating World Comics
400 N.W. Couch St., Portland, OR 97209
Opened in 2006, this shop puts more of a focus on the new and alternative. Not only specializing in comics, the store carries books and magazines related to many forms of art, and in 2008 they began publishing books, magazines and newspapers.

Cosmic Monkey Comics Inc.
5335 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97213
This store carries an array of comics and graphic novels, including almost 500 new comic titles, over 500 manga titles and over 50,000 back issue comics to sort through. This shop also carries comics for all ages, including titles like Scooby-Doo, Archie, Spongebob and Star Wars.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227
This store offers new comics, new and used graphic novels and trade paperbacks (collections of comic series in one graphic novel). They also offer supplies to organize and protect your comics. Owner Michael Ring opened the store in 2005 after working for Dark Horse Comics.

Future Dreams Books
1847 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
With a focus on science fiction and comics, this store carries both new and back issue comics, as well as magazines, hardcover novels, posters and more. The shop is also open to emails if you are looking for a specific item.

I Like Comics
2101 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661
Located just north of Portland in Vancouver, this shop has a solid reputation for their comics. Founded in 2010, the store carries a large supply of new and back issue comics. They buy and sell comic books, graphic novels, original artwork and other collectables.

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