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Big Planet Comics
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Today 11AM–8PM
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1520 U St NW Washington, DC 20009
1520 U Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20009
(202) 342-1961bigplanetcomics.com
$$Comic Book StoreToday 11AM–8PM
Wednesday 11AM–8PMThursday 11AM–7PMFriday 11AM–7PMSaturday 11AM–6PMSunday 12–5PMMonday 11AM–7PMTuesday 11AM–7PM
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Colorful, compact store offering comic books & graphic novels, plus events & a weekly podcast.- Google
"Small space, but the best selection of comics in the DC area."
"However they mostly have what u need and the staff is great."
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Jonathan Brier
7 months ago
A very small comic shop, but contains a fantastic variety in the available space. It is purely a comic and graphic novel shop, if you're looking for a selection of collectables, board games, an other entertainment gifts found at larger comic book shops this is not the location for you. The shop is a mere two rooms in what appears to be a converted row house that contains other businesses as well. There are fairly steep stairs for entry into the building.
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Mohammed Haque
5 months ago
Not a lot of selection but cool and hip place. The guy there makes great recommendation.
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Elyse Horvath
3 months ago
Small selection but it's worth a visit if your in the area and I haven't had a problem with staff all kind
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Miriam Aschi
2 years ago
Had a lot of comics in really good condition. And they had a really big selection to choose from. Was really clean and organized and didnt smell. Most comic places ive been to smell and this one didnt I was very pleased.
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Re-Nik-uLous RayLo
4 months ago
Best place in the district to get comics. If they don't have what you want in current, back issue, or graphic they will get it in no time. However they mostly have what u need and the staff is great.
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Imani Walker
a year ago
I think the owner peter, should focus more helping customers than helping hiself financially . as a customer i looked for him to be an expert and give insight on comic book value as apose to trying to work people that dont know that much about comic book values. karma is a bitch so he will weep what he sows!
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Scott VanderPloeg
9 months ago
Friendly staff. Deep selection of trades and hardcovers.
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Brandon Thomas
4 years ago
Every now and again you travel to a place that lets you know how fortunate you have been in life. I have grown up with comics and have spent countless dollars at comic book stores across the east coast. Every one of the shops that I went to were awesome because each one of the owners/workers has been polite, helpful, funny, and/or fun. I make it a point during my vacations to find the local comic book shop and try to spend somewhere between $50-$100 to support them. That all stopped the day I went to Big Planet Comics.... I looked on-line for a comic book shop while I was in DC and Big Planet was the only thing that came up. Immediately, I picked up a cab and spent $15 without a care because of the excitement of another comic book shop. After spending a few minutes browsing the current comic section (which was OK, not amazing) I started looking through the trades. I was excited to find that they had Warren Ellis' Gravel, and I was about to pick up the first three trades (about $75). Then I noticed that they had Brian Woods (note the W in the last name) Demo Volume Two. I sat down because since Wood begins with W, he was on the bottom shelf, and since I am 6'3, it was much more comfortable to sit down briefly to peruse through the other Wood titles. I could not have been sitting for more than 3 minutes before the lady working behind the counter rudely said "could you not sit on the floor, thanks" and added an expert roll of the eyes. I understand that comic shops make money when people buy comics, and i was not sitting on the floor free-reading comic books, I was looking through their Brian Wood collection seeing if there was something new I might want to buy, and I wasn't sitting there long enough to even get comfortable. (WOOD, Why must your last name begin with a letter near the end of the alphabet!?!?! J/K) The one thing I did like was that they had some of the trades arranged by writer. I loved this because I saw some things that Grant Morrison and Alan Moore wrote that I am going to go out and purchase, SOMEWHERE ELSE OF COURSE! If you are a comic fan, save your money and support stores that appreciate, hell maybe not appreciate but at least respect your business.
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