Comic Book Shops in Raleigh, Durham, and Other Triangle Towns

A 2021 roundup
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Whether you’re a new fan or a longtime enthusiast new to the area, it’s important to know the region’s top comic book shops. Below, we’ve compiled several to visit:

Ultimate Comics
3742 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham; 919-806-8282
1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh; 919-377-8778
6320 Capital Blvd #109, Raleigh; 984-200-0186
Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
With three locations, Ultimate Comics is a major comics brand in the Triangle area. Expect thousands of comics, toys, manga, action figures, and more.

Capitol Comics of Raleigh
5212 Hollyridge Dr., Raleigh
919-781-9500
Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
This shop, which has been around for more than 30 years, is located at the Oak Park Shopping Center.

Reader’s Corner
3201 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
919-828-7024
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Aside from comics, this store also sells used and rare books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and vinyl records.

Atomic Empire
3400 Westgate Dr.,Ste. #14B, Durham
919-490-7900
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The spot also hosts several gaming events per week, including Warhammer 40K, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Marvel, and others.

Foundation’s Edge
2526 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
919-832-0044
Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
This shop has been around for three decades, with an enormous back issue collection of more than 100,000.

Pauper’s Book & More
11731 US Bus. Hwy. 70 W, Clayton
919-550-2777
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
This book store gets in new comics and graphic novels each week, and they also have thousands of back issues.

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