New York City is the birthplace of the great modern comics — Superman, Batman, Captain America and more made their start in the last century, all with local ties.
According to comics industry analyst John Jackson Miller, June 2016 saw the best unit sales in nearly 20 years. His blog Chomichron.com tweeted from its official account on July 12 that, “adjusted for inflation, the modern-era #comicmarket peak was 1993, at $1.4 billion in 2015 dollars. Still have a ways to go to get to that.” Even so, the industry seems to be improving.
While the Golden Age of comics’ major antagonist Adolf Hitler isn’t driving the storytelling of comic books today, Marvel and DC Comics’ cinematic enterprises on the silver screen are driving a comic book consumption resurgence.
Check out these great NYC comic shops to find classics and new favorites.