Big Steve's Comic Kitchen

★★★★☆

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Wed, noon - 8:30pm, Thu, Fri, 1pm - 8:30pm, Sat, 11am - 8:30pm, Sun, 12:30pm - 6:30pm; Mon, Tues, closed

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I love this comic book store. Every time I've ever come in, I've been greeted in a friendly manner and asked if I needed any help finding anything. If I do need help, the staff is glad to stop whatever they are doing to help me. If I don't need help, they leave me in peace to search through their many shelves. The selection of issues is amazing.

The only improvements I can think of are carrying more graphic novels and manga.

The way the store looks doesn't bother me at all. I'm there for the content, not the presentation.

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★★★★☆

I love this comic book store. Every time I've ever come in, I've been greeted in a friendly manner and asked if I needed any help finding anything. If I do need help, the staff is glad to stop whatever they are doing to help me. If I don't need help, they leave me in peace to search through their many shelves. The selection of issues is amazing.

The only improvements I can think of are carrying more graphic novels and manga.

The way the store looks doesn't bother me at all. I'm there for the content, not the presentation.

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I am not a comic book reader, and i have no knowledge about anything comic book related. I recently found a cool series online i would like too read. I did some research on this series and decided to check out Big Steve's. Walking in i was overwhelmed by the mass amounts of comic books. Where the heck am i going to start looking. Steve the owner approaches and asks if i need help. I tell him the name of the series and goes straight to it!!!! Amazing. He only has two issues of the series and immediately gets on the phone to order it for me. I couldn't ask for better service!!! My fist time in a comic book shop and with in minuets my order had been placed. He defiantly will have my business again!!!

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★★★★★

I am not a comic book reader, and i have no knowledge about anything comic book related. I recently found a cool series online i would like too read. I did some research on this series and decided to check out Big Steve's. Walking in i was overwhelmed by the mass amounts of comic books. Where the heck am i going to start looking. Steve the owner approaches and asks if i need help. I tell him the name of the series and goes straight to it!!!! Amazing. He only has two issues of the series and immediately gets on the phone to order it for me. I couldn't ask for better service!!! My fist time in a comic book shop and with in minuets my order had been placed. He defiantly will have my business again!!!

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The guy below is right, the shop isn't laid out the greatest. But, I've been going here for 12 years to get my comic books. He's the nicest comic guy in Oceanside by far. He's friendly and takes time to make calls if something is wrong or if something is new to the comic collection. I've had an in-house subscription here for 12 years and never had one problem.

Of all the stores I've been in since I was 11 years old, this one has given me a place to come and get the things I need for my comic collections.

I certainly don't need a 'pretty' shop to go shopping. So, if aesthetics is your thing, you might not like the shop. If comic book collecting is your thing, you may have found a treasure trove.

4
★★★★☆

The guy below is right, the shop isn't laid out the greatest. But, I've been going here for 12 years to get my comic books. He's the nicest comic guy in Oceanside by far. He's friendly and takes time to make calls if something is wrong or if something is new to the comic collection. I've had an in-house subscription here for 12 years and never had one problem.

Of all the stores I've been in since I was 11 years old, this one has given me a place to come and get the things I need for my comic collections.

I certainly don't need a 'pretty' shop to go shopping. So, if aesthetics is your thing, you might not like the shop. If comic book collecting is your thing, you may have found a treasure trove.

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I wonder if the other reviewer actually visited this store (I think the "beautiful Oceanside" comment is an indication of the truth). The parts they got right were: 1. Located in Oceanside, 2. Sorry, the only thing that is correct is the location. This is by far the filthiest, most unfriendly comic shop I've ever visited. The entire store is adorned with handwritten signs warning of behavior that is not permitted (I lost count of how many signs were posted), homemade wooden shelving that puts most of the store's product out of reach, and dirty cement flooring. It is cluttered, unorganized, and nearly impossible to move through the store when three or more customers are present. It was impossible to understand how the new releases were organized (even though I read several handwritten signs explaining the madness). Additionally, variant issues of new releases were grossly overpriced and customer service was non-existent. The only thing this store has in its favor is the sheer selection of back issue stock. Chances are you can find indivual issues and graphic novels from anything released by the "Big 2" publishers over the last 5 years (good luck with anything independent). It's hard to imagine more ways to make this comic shop more abrasive to a new reader and whoever owns this location needs to look up the word, "Merchandising"!

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I wonder if the other reviewer actually visited this store (I think the "beautiful Oceanside" comment is an indication of the truth). The parts they got right were: 1. Located in Oceanside, 2. Sorry, the only thing that is correct is the location. This is by far the filthiest, most unfriendly comic shop I've ever visited. The entire store is adorned with handwritten signs warning of behavior that is not permitted (I lost count of how many signs were posted), homemade wooden shelving that puts most of the store's product out of reach, and dirty cement flooring. It is cluttered, unorganized, and nearly impossible to move through the store when three or more customers are present. It was impossible to understand how the new releases were organized (even though I read several handwritten signs explaining the madness). Additionally, variant issues of new releases were grossly overpriced and customer service was non-existent. The only thing this store has in its favor is the sheer selection of back issue stock. Chances are you can find indivual issues and graphic novels from anything released by the "Big 2" publishers over the last 5 years (good luck with anything independent). It's hard to imagine more ways to make this comic shop more abrasive to a new reader and whoever owns this location needs to look up the word, "Merchandising"!

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Rather than a restaurant specializing in "funny tasting" food, this store is a bonanza of new and collectible comics and memorabilia. Located in beautiful Oceanside Between N Ditmar St and N Freeman St, it is a pleasant way to recapture a part of your childhood. The staff are exceptional and the variety of merchandise is incredible. If you cannot find what you are looking for, it has not been made! Big Steve's Comic Kitchen accepts all major credit cards.

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★★★★★

Rather than a restaurant specializing in "funny tasting" food, this store is a bonanza of new and collectible comics and memorabilia. Located in beautiful Oceanside Between N Ditmar St and N Freeman St, it is a pleasant way to recapture a part of your childhood. The staff are exceptional and the variety of merchandise is incredible. If you cannot find what you are looking for, it has not been made! Big Steve's Comic Kitchen accepts all major credit cards.

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