Comic Quest

★★★★☆
  • 5 E Citrus Ave

    Redlands, CA 92373

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  • 909-798-1262

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This is in regards to the store's new location.

My nephew asked where a person could buy comics. Wanting to encourage his interest, I offered to take him and his sisters to Comic Quest. I hadn't seen the new location yet, either, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to see how it was.

The store owners only seem to be using half of their floor space, though admittedly they're still in the process of moving in, so hopefully they'll open it up a bit eventually. It was clean and well-lit, which is never a guarantee with comics stores. Their selection was a decent mix of mainstream and alternative titles, and was organized alphabetically, with placards showing what was newest and what had been praised by critics. The majority of the comics were unwrapped, so we could browse to find what we liked. Half the floor space they were using were devoted to the monthly pamphlet-style comics, and the rest were graphic novels and compilations. There were also a lot of collectibles and toys on the higher shelves. 25-cent candy dispensers immediately caught the youngest's eye.

My primary criticism of Comic Quest is that there is no all-ages section. If you're coming in with kids, you'll really have to hover over them to make sure that what they pick up to look at is appropriate. Unfortunately, there is very little that is all-ages appropriate, and all of the books are mixed together. You can't swing a cat without hitting a gory zombie book, and all of the self-identified "women's comics" are sexually explicit (since one of the girls was specifically looking for girl-friendly books, this was very disappointing).

Sadly, this is as much a criticism of the comics industry as it is Comic Quest. I hope that CQ decides to create a kid-friendly section in the near future, to help kids and their parents safely find comics they'll like.

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★★★☆☆

This is in regards to the store's new location.

My nephew asked where a person could buy comics. Wanting to encourage his interest, I offered to take him and his sisters to Comic Quest. I hadn't seen the new location yet, either, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to see how it was.

The store owners only seem to be using half of their floor space, though admittedly they're still in the process of moving in, so hopefully they'll open it up a bit eventually. It was clean and well-lit, which is never a guarantee with comics stores. Their selection was a decent mix of mainstream and alternative titles, and was organized alphabetically, with placards showing what was newest and what had been praised by critics. The majority of the comics were unwrapped, so we could browse to find what we liked. Half the floor space they were using were devoted to the monthly pamphlet-style comics, and the rest were graphic novels and compilations. There were also a lot of collectibles and toys on the higher shelves. 25-cent candy dispensers immediately caught the youngest's eye.

My primary criticism of Comic Quest is that there is no all-ages section. If you're coming in with kids, you'll really have to hover over them to make sure that what they pick up to look at is appropriate. Unfortunately, there is very little that is all-ages appropriate, and all of the books are mixed together. You can't swing a cat without hitting a gory zombie book, and all of the self-identified "women's comics" are sexually explicit (since one of the girls was specifically looking for girl-friendly books, this was very disappointing).

Sadly, this is as much a criticism of the comics industry as it is Comic Quest. I hope that CQ decides to create a kid-friendly section in the near future, to help kids and their parents safely find comics they'll like.

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I haven't stepped into a comic shop in ten years. I decided to get back into comic and went to two different shops and was snubbed in (apparently if your not part of their little nerdy group your money isn't wanted). I came upon Comic Quest and instantly felt welcomed and the guys in there were more than happy to get me up and running again. They got me caught up and suggested the graphic novels I needed. They also have a subscription service that I will utilize. I couldn't be more happier with this shop and I look forward to shopping there for many years to come.

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I haven't stepped into a comic shop in ten years. I decided to get back into comic and went to two different shops and was snubbed in (apparently if your not part of their little nerdy group your money isn't wanted). I came upon Comic Quest and instantly felt welcomed and the guys in there were more than happy to get me up and running again. They got me caught up and suggested the graphic novels I needed. They also have a subscription service that I will utilize. I couldn't be more happier with this shop and I look forward to shopping there for many years to come.

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I am not much of a comic book guy. But my kids love them. The guys at Comic Quest know a lot about all the comics they sell. They have vintage comics which are cool for us old guys to look at and remember what it was like when we were young

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I am not much of a comic book guy. But my kids love them. The guys at Comic Quest know a lot about all the comics they sell. They have vintage comics which are cool for us old guys to look at and remember what it was like when we were young

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Comic Quest is located in Redlands State St. shopping area. They have a large selection of new comics, books, trading cards and action figures. They also have a large selection of used and vintage comics. Check store for details on nights of the week they host card playing tournements (magic the gathering, pokemon, etc.)

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Comic Quest is located in Redlands State St. shopping area. They have a large selection of new comics, books, trading cards and action figures. They also have a large selection of used and vintage comics. Check store for details on nights of the week they host card playing tournements (magic the gathering, pokemon, etc.)

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