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Best Comic-Book Store St. Louis 2013 - The Fantasy Shop

The Fantasy Shop

The Fantasy Shop

2426 W. Clay

St. Charles, MO 63301

636-916-3333

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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!

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samuelteer
samuelteer

@scottziolko Yup. It's the Best Comic Shop in St. Louis ... except that it's not in St. Louis.

scottziolko
scottziolko

@samuelteer Which is funny because the one in the article is the St Charles location. Still in the same spot, right?

scottziolko
scottziolko

@samuelteer To be fair if asked about St Louis comics shops those are the only two I could think of.

samuelteer
samuelteer

@scottziolko It's such a weird choice. I guess that were tired of giving Best Comic Shop to Star Clipper?

samuelteer
samuelteer

@scottziolko Actual quote, "There's a slight on-the-DL feeling when you step into the shop, which stems from the dusty linoleum floors..."

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