Let’s face it, comic stores come in all shapes and sizes. When you’re looking to find something unique, cool or just plain funky, check out the five shops listed below. These locations offer the best selections in the business and are extra helpful in seeking out that item you desperately need.

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Green Brain Comics

13210 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444

Green Brain Comics is a family owned business, and offers a loyalty program and a weekly subscription service for customers. If you are looking for the most diverse selection of mainstream and small press comics in the Metro Detroit area, Green Brain is the place to go. They have been won the “Best Comic Store” title as awarded by Metro Times readers four years in a row.

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Comics & More

28059 John R Rd.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 399-3213

Comics & More is a great place to get your comics, cards, action figures, and general pop culture fix. Open since 1992, they take pride in offering a family friendly environment with diverse clientele. Comics & More hosts a number of events, including gaming nights for kids, as well as adults.

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Back to the Past

12670 Inkster Road
Redford, MI 48239
(313) 533-3130

Back to the Past Comics has been in the collectibles business since 1992, serving pop culture fans in the Southeastern Michigan and the Metro Detroit area. Back to the Past carries a wide variety of action figures (new and old), comic books, collectibles, nostalgia, and pop culture items.  If you are looking for something unique, you will have plenty to choose from here.

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Vault of Midnight

219 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413

Ann Arbor’s Vault of Midnight won “The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award” for best comic book store. They are located in Ann Arbor, on Main Street. Vault of Midnight sells comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, manga, action figures, statues, dvds, t-shirts, posters, art prints, stickers and more. Add this to your list of places to visit in Ann Arbor.

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Big Ben’s Comics

8241 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101-1401
(313) 382-0700

Big Ben’s Comics has been serving Downriver customers since 1984. They’re one of the largest stores in Michigan for comic books and related merchandise. Big Ben’s has an extensive stock of back issue and hard to find comics. If you’re looking for something obscure, there’s a good chance they will have it.