Cover photo
Verified local business
Big Planet Comics
Comic Book Store$$
Today 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
429 followers|3,541 views
Contact Information
Map of the business location
1520 U St NW Washington, DC 20009
1520 U St NWUSDCWashington20009
$$Comic Book StoreToday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Big Planet Comics is the comic book store for readers! Nick and Jared are always happy to help you find a great new comic. We are located on U Street NW between 15th and 16th Streets, just a few blocks from Ben's Chili Bowl and the U St metro stop!
Google+ URL
Have them in circles
429 people
Write a review
Review Summary
108 reviews
5 star
54 reviews
4 star
54 reviews
3 star
22 reviews
2 star
4 reviews
1 star
No reviews
Colorful, compact store offering comic books & graphic novels, plus events & a weekly podcast.- Google
People talk about nathan edmondson, dream merchant, graphic novels, knowledgable staff and justice league
Scrapbook photo 2
Upload public photo
Your Activity
Reviews from around the web
All reviews
Brian Stromberg's profile photo
Brian Stromberg
reviewed 8 months ago
Only took off a star because there aren't any back issues to speak of. Otherwise, this place is great. Friendly staff and a very broad selection, from Big Two to underground.
Erik Dulik
reviewed a year ago
have been buying comic books from here for years. will reserve comics for you. great service.
Edward Blum
reviewed a year ago
a kid's heaven, with comics and fantasy items for adults, as well. good parking.
Brandon Thomas
reviewed a year 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.
• • •
Alan Butler's profile photo
Alan Butler
reviewed a year ago
a great selection of new and vintage comics.
Alex DiCaprio's profile photo
Alex DiCaprio
reviewed 2 years ago
This world is running out of these types of comic shops. Definitely worth popping in to browse their rather large selection of comis


Have them in circles
429 people

Big Planet Comics hasn't shared anything with you.

People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles.