Golden Age Collectables

Books in Downtown & West End

If you're missing your regular dose of Hulkverines or you just want to blow your vacation budget on a highly detailed life-sized model of Conan the Barbarian, head straight to this Aladdin's cave of the comic-book world. While the clientele is unsurprisingly dominated by males, the staff is friendly and welcoming – especially to wide-eyed kids buying their first Amazing Spider-Man.

This is also the best place to be in the city on the annual Free Comic Book Day (first Saturday in May), when there's a party atmosphere and gratis goodies for all – whether or not you dress up as the latest Doctor Who regeneration (extra points if you come as a Dalek).