Comic books have changed quite a bit in the past century. Sure, they’re now much more expensive than a few coins, but they’re also not as common among newsstands and drug stores. These days you have to do a little bit of hunting if you’re seeking both graphic novels and comic book single issues. Thankfully, Minneapolis isn’t as sparse as one would think with comic book shops. Whether you’re into the big superhero titles of DC and Marvel, enjoy more indie works of slice-of-life stories, or just love getting lost in a manga, these comic book stores around Minneapolis can supply you with all of that and more.
26 W 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423
Located at the Richfield Hub and West Shopping Center, Hot Comics and Collectibles is a cozy nook of comics and collectibles of all sorts. They boast some of the largest selections of single issues you’ll find around the Twin Cities, spanning all publishers. You can even find some retro collectibles of toys and geek merchandise throughout the store, as well as a kid’s corner specifically for comics aimed at the younger demographic. If you’re on the north side of the cities, they additionally have a shop over in New Hope.
4632 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Home to comics new and old, Comic Book College stays updated on the latest singles but also features statues, action figures, posters, and essential collecting supplies for the collector who needs boxes and sleeves for their singles. Their extensive catalog of comics also includes a lot of rare retro titles at exceptional prices. They also do pressing and cleaning for comics you want to be most pristine.
2057 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
As one of the larger comic book shops in the Twin Cities, Source Comic and Games is built big enough to accommodate both comics and tabletop games. In fact, they have a large enough space (10,000 square feet) to hold numerous events, be it a comic book signing or a card game tournament. They carry the most recent single issues but have a far more expansive selection of graphic novels. Lots of geeky extras are strewn throughout the store including toys, dice, models, DVDs, and much more.
2301 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Devoted to all things geeky and literary, Dream Haven is the place to be for all things science fiction. They carry an array of both graphic novels and fantasy books to choose from, as well as plenty of used books at reduced prices. Their wide selection of sci-fi and fantasy reads has made them one of the most iconic independent book stores in the Twin Cities. Be sure to check out their website for a more detailed catalog of what the store has to offer.
200 E Travelers Trail #105, Burnsville, MN 55337
Over in Burnsville is where you’ll find the shop of Mind’s Eye Comics. Having been in business since 1998, the shop keeps a robust inventory of single issues and graphic novels within a delightful and inviting environment. Take a look at their website where you can scope out the latest issues and their selection of action figures.