Best Comic-Book Store - 2013
The Fantasy Shop
Some comic-book stores are total dungeons — unreasonably dark, gunning for a spot on Hoarders and manned by jerky, know-it-all clerks. Others boast bright lighting, cutesy displays and all the sickeningly sweet sunshine and unicorns you desire. The Fantasy Shop location in St. Charles finds the middle ground, preventing your shopping experience from becoming too depressing or too candy-coated. There's a slight on-the-DL feeling when you step into the shop, which stems from the dusty linoleum floors and pop-up strip-mall Halloween outlet impression, but with its wall of current weeklies, boxes of back issues and shelves of graphic novels, the Fantasy Shop is far from temporary. And if you need a few impressive nonprint pieces for your shelves, the helpful clerks can point you toward character busts, fantasy weapons and strategy games. Don't forget to pick up some Batman Pez dispensers at the counter!
@scottziolko Not A Dream, Not A Hoax, Not An Imaginary Story!
@samuelteer "Bam! Pow! Comics not for kids anymore!"
@scottziolko Yup. It's the Best Comic Shop in St. Louis ... except that it's not in St. Louis.
@samuelteer Which is funny because the one in the article is the St Charles location. Still in the same spot, right?
@samuelteer To be fair if asked about St Louis comics shops those are the only two I could think of.
@scottziolko It's such a weird choice. I guess that were tired of giving Best Comic Shop to Star Clipper?
@samuelteer "Dusty because they haven't been properly cleaned since 1995."
@scottziolko Actual quote, "There's a slight on-the-DL feeling when you step into the shop, which stems from the dusty linoleum floors..."