Comics aren’t just for kids anymore. With so many good writers and artists in the field, plus the popularity of Marvel and DC character movies, comics and graphic novels are easy to find and the medium has never been bigger. Whether you're a hardcore aficionado or the occasional dabbler, from Krypton to Oa, it's always a good idea to support your local Tampa comic book shop. These are some of the best comic book stores in Tampa.

Green Shift Comics

5226 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa FL

Located near the intersection of Nebraska and Hillsborough in Seminole Heights, this combination comic and music shop is the perfect mashup of hobbies to fit your interests. There's a large room filled with back stock from your favorite Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern age comics, letting you rekindle an old storyline or find something new from your favorite heroes and villains. Graphic novels, figures, and current subscriptions are also available. The subscription rate saves you 10-25%, with no hidden fees and a guaranteed pull rate. Green Shift is also a music store, so you can pick up those new acoustic guitar strings to replace the ones you popped while trying to learn the Spider-Man Theme Song.

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Nerd Out Comics

706B W Martin Luther king blvd, Tampa FL
Nerd Out Comics, on Martin Luther King Blvd at North Boulevard in Seminole Heights, offers a subscription rate of 15% off three titles, or 20% off six or more titles. You can save 20% off all graphic novels and trade paperbacks, too! If you're searching for back issues, they offer a diverse inventory of modern DC and Marvel books, in addition to some independent comics.

Yancy Street Comics

13944 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 
Yancy Street Comics has one location in Port Richey, and this one off Hillsborough Ave in Tampa, near Tampa Bay Downs. Yancy Street offers books, graphic novels, statuettes, vinyl figures, and other featured gifts. With a single-issue subscription service and personal eBay store to purchase featured and rare items, it's a great place to shop when searching for rare variants or exclusive signed comic books in Tampa.

Coliseum of Comics

19402 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa FL
Coliseum of Comics is conveniently located on Bruce B. Downs in New Tampa. It's stacked with bookshelves of trade paperbacks, graphic novels and racks of single issue comics. They also boast a plethora of themed game nights, including Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons, and open board game nights. Tampa comic book collectors will like Coliseum's stamp cards for frequent customers. You get a stamp for every $10 spent, and $10 off store merchandise when you collect ten stamps. Another stamp card is for single-issue comic subscribers. It works the same way, except you get $15 off store merchandise for those same ten stamps. It pays to subscribe!

Demolition Comics, Inc.

4149 W Waters Ave, Tampa FL
On the corner of Waters and Lois in North Tampa, Demolition Comics is a convenient Tampa comic book shop for any collector. Serving the Bay area for 15 years, Demolition offers single-issue comics, graphic novels, trades, and collectibles, both in store and online. The newly revamped website is currently offering 20% off all items, and many products even offer in-store pick-up. If you're looking for a bargain on certain specialty items, the super saver section shows all products under $10 and as low as 95 cents! 

Heroes' Haven Comics

4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa FL
Heroes' Haven, on Gunn Highway in the Carrollwood area, sells comics, graded comics, statues, vinyls, and other novelties. With a 15% discount on all single-issue comic subscriptions, you'll never miss an issue, and you can add or remove titles at any time. If you're looking for back issues, Heroes' Haven boasts over 150 long boxes -- only The Flash can peruse them all in an afternoon! From the Golden Age to the Modern Age, Heroes' Haven has Tampa comic book fans covered.

Read More Comics

115 E Brandon Blvd Ste A, Brandon FL

Established in 1999, Read More Comics is Brandon's longest standing comic book seller. It offers a premier deal of 25% off the cover price on all graphic novels in store. Read More also has a progressive subscription service. You get 15% off for up to 15 books, 20% off for 16-30 books, and 25% off 31 books or more! This is a one-stop shop for all of Brandon comic book collectors' favorite trades and storylines. 

Whether you love Marvel, DC, Image, or other independent distributors it's always a great idea to swing into a Tampa comic book shop to check out the deals. So while you're shopping for the latest Green Lantern Corps issue, take a look at what to have for dinner or what's happening near you; and don't forget to subscribe to the 813area website... it's free! 

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