Dave's Comics & Cards

★★★☆☆
  • 7019 Three Chopt Rd Ste E

    Richmond, VA 23226

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  • 804-282-1211

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I have been going to Dave's Comic's for about 25 years. I have been taking my son there for 14 years. Its progressively gotten worse and our last trip around the Star Wars #1 release was the last time. Constantly hounded, cant look around,

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★★★★★

I have been going to Dave's Comic's for about 25 years. I have been taking my son there for 14 years. Its progressively gotten worse and our last trip around the Star Wars #1 release was the last time. Constantly hounded, cant look around,

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Call it propaganda or whatever you want buddy, he is rude, when you call he always wants to know where I usually buy my comic books. None of his business and always wants me to get a subscription, really. Buy my books elsewhere.

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★★★★★

Call it propaganda or whatever you want buddy, he is rude, when you call he always wants to know where I usually buy my comic books. None of his business and always wants me to get a subscription, really. Buy my books elsewhere.

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I've been shopping with Dave for years. He is very well versed in comics as is his staff. They have a vast inventory of back issues. If you need it and can't find it, Dave probably has it or can get it.

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★★★★★

I've been shopping with Dave for years. He is very well versed in comics as is his staff. They have a vast inventory of back issues. If you need it and can't find it, Dave probably has it or can get it.

The

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I love Dave's Comics. As a long time comic book collector and all around nerd with a penchant for excellent customer service, Dave's Comics more than meets the list. If I am ever looking for something, Marlon, Wendy, or Dave is always more

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★★★★★

I love Dave's Comics. As a long time comic book collector and all around nerd with a penchant for excellent customer service, Dave's Comics more than meets the list. If I am ever looking for something, Marlon, Wendy, or Dave is always more

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I've lived in Richmond almost two decades now. I've been to many different comic book shops in town, and if nobody has it, I bet Dave's does! However, I wouldn't expect a discount price.

You also can't browse books because of the clutter & their customer service style. I love going to Stories or Velocity Comics & just browse back issues until I find covers and story arcs that interest me. I find a lot of interesting things to read that way.

After you walk into Dave's you'll usually get a, "What do you want? If you tell me I'll get it for you," response from Dave or the other guy that works there. I took my 13 year old nephew there once when he was visiting. After being there about 5 minutes he wanted to leave because the guy working there (not Dave) kept watching him & asking what he wanted. So we went to Stories instead where we could browse.

Basically, if you're a collector looking for a specific book in a specific condition, or you want your monthlies NM for "collectibility and profit", Dave's is probably the perfect place for you. If you're a comic reader looking for a comic shop with reasonable prices & friendly service, I'd go to Stories or Velocity or Richmond Comics.

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★★☆☆☆

I've lived in Richmond almost two decades now. I've been to many different comic book shops in town, and if nobody has it, I bet Dave's does! However, I wouldn't expect a discount price.

You also can't browse books because of the clutter & their customer service style. I love going to Stories or Velocity Comics & just browse back issues until I find covers and story arcs that interest me. I find a lot of interesting things to read that way.

After you walk into Dave's you'll usually get a, "What do you want? If you tell me I'll get it for you," response from Dave or the other guy that works there. I took my 13 year old nephew there once when he was visiting. After being there about 5 minutes he wanted to leave because the guy working there (not Dave) kept watching him & asking what he wanted. So we went to Stories instead where we could browse.

Basically, if you're a collector looking for a specific book in a specific condition, or you want your monthlies NM for "collectibility and profit", Dave's is probably the perfect place for you. If you're a comic reader looking for a comic shop with reasonable prices & friendly service, I'd go to Stories or Velocity or Richmond Comics.

Pros: Number of Comics, Number of Toys

Cons: Customer service, Non-browsable selection, Prices

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As I said to a friend upon returning to my first and last trip to Dave's, "I wouldn't describe the environment as actively hostile, but it was distinctly uncomfortable." The first thing you notice about Dave's is that roughly half of the floorspace is taken up by a gigantic cubic pile of cardboard boxes reaching almost to the ceiling. The huge pile of boxes makes navigating the store an aggravating process; one person can't squeeze past another in the "aisles." It also means that there's no way to search for back issues yourself. The comics aren't well-organized; Vertigo titles sit next to mainstream Marvel books. Much of the store's stock consists of mundane, overpriced regular children's toys, like cheap little wind-up toys. I would go to any of the other comic stores in Richmond or Charlottesville before visiting this one again. There's just absolutely no reason to shop here.

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★☆☆☆☆

As I said to a friend upon returning to my first and last trip to Dave's, "I wouldn't describe the environment as actively hostile, but it was distinctly uncomfortable." The first thing you notice about Dave's is that roughly half of the floorspace is taken up by a gigantic cubic pile of cardboard boxes reaching almost to the ceiling. The huge pile of boxes makes navigating the store an aggravating process; one person can't squeeze past another in the "aisles." It also means that there's no way to search for back issues yourself. The comics aren't well-organized; Vertigo titles sit next to mainstream Marvel books. Much of the store's stock consists of mundane, overpriced regular children's toys, like cheap little wind-up toys. I would go to any of the other comic stores in Richmond or Charlottesville before visiting this one again. There's just absolutely no reason to shop here.

Pros: good selection of DC Archive Editions

Cons: bad service, bad selection, bad organization, bad prices

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The other reviews seem to be people with a chip on their shoulder- don't be misled. There is a REASON that Dave's is the most popular. My father and I have been going there for two decades now.

Here's what it boils down to: Americans all believe in "the customer is always right" propaganda. But it's unfair to service workers, and frankly a joke in other countries. The customer is not always right. In fact, sometimes the customer is an idiot. And Dave is a very nice guy, actually, who just happens to call an idiot when he sees one.

The store IS crammed, yes. But in an exciting you'll-find-something-new-in-every-corner way. My God I'm so sick of this country and its self-centered, self-righteous perspective on EVERYTHING.

It's HIS business. He'll give a good price and good service to good people. Run around and break stuff and yeah, he'll be cross. The over-protective mom and the serve-me attitude average Joe will, however, agree with the other comments on his shop.

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★★★★★

The other reviews seem to be people with a chip on their shoulder- don't be misled. There is a REASON that Dave's is the most popular. My father and I have been going there for two decades now.

Here's what it boils down to: Americans all believe in "the customer is always right" propaganda. But it's unfair to service workers, and frankly a joke in other countries. The customer is not always right. In fact, sometimes the customer is an idiot. And Dave is a very nice guy, actually, who just happens to call an idiot when he sees one.

The store IS crammed, yes. But in an exciting you'll-find-something-new-in-every-corner way. My God I'm so sick of this country and its self-centered, self-righteous perspective on EVERYTHING.

It's HIS business. He'll give a good price and good service to good people. Run around and break stuff and yeah, he'll be cross. The over-protective mom and the serve-me attitude average Joe will, however, agree with the other comments on his shop.

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100% agree with the other comments. The customer service and attitude of the staff is repugnant. Imagine the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons - only a hundred times worse. The store is a complete wreck and the owner (known this crank for years) is a bitter, irritable bully. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!! Their selection is not the least bit impressive either...spare yourself the grief and shop someplace where your business will be appreciated.

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★☆☆☆☆

100% agree with the other comments. The customer service and attitude of the staff is repugnant. Imagine the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons - only a hundred times worse. The store is a complete wreck and the owner (known this crank for years) is a bitter, irritable bully. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!! Their selection is not the least bit impressive either...spare yourself the grief and shop someplace where your business will be appreciated.

Pros: None.

Cons: Poor selection, antagonistic employees, ridiculously overpriced, terrible website

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As the mother of an 11 year old collector, I was appalled at the manner in which my son was treated in this store. He was taken to the store for the first (and last) time by the sitter. Within five minutes Dave was yelling at him. From what my son reports the place is crammed from ceiling to floor and he is too stupid to know that you should not put a large piece of cardboard in the middle of a book which breaks the binding. He then asked about trading cards and was appalled to find out that they were priced at $7 a pack, more than double what they should be. Then Dave yelled at him "Are you gonna buy something cause there's a law against loitering?" Luckily for Dave I wasn't there since I've been known to rip a new one in people. I usually support local industry but in this case I'll make an exception. From now on we will be ordering online from either Eides or Star Clipper.

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★☆☆☆☆

As the mother of an 11 year old collector, I was appalled at the manner in which my son was treated in this store. He was taken to the store for the first (and last) time by the sitter. Within five minutes Dave was yelling at him. From what my son reports the place is crammed from ceiling to floor and he is too stupid to know that you should not put a large piece of cardboard in the middle of a book which breaks the binding. He then asked about trading cards and was appalled to find out that they were priced at $7 a pack, more than double what they should be. Then Dave yelled at him "Are you gonna buy something cause there's a law against loitering?" Luckily for Dave I wasn't there since I've been known to rip a new one in people. I usually support local industry but in this case I'll make an exception. From now on we will be ordering online from either Eides or Star Clipper.

Cons: SERVICE STINKS, DAVE STINKS, PRICES ARE OUTRAGEOUS

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I have visited Daves when I was young. Even back in the 1980"s customer service was not top prioity. Now that I have matured and collect comics as a hobby, I have occassion to revisit his store. During each and every visit, I am always appalled by the abusive and confrentational attitude of the owner, Dave, displays. Yelling at his spouse, chastising children with parents at their side and signs saying no touching merchanside posted everywhere. The store is a mess. There is no room to walk, let alone shop. I frequent locally owned shops because I believe they should be supported before we all end up in box stores; however, one visit to Daves makes me rethink that concept.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have visited Daves when I was young. Even back in the 1980"s customer service was not top prioity. Now that I have matured and collect comics as a hobby, I have occassion to revisit his store. During each and every visit, I am always appalled by the abusive and confrentational attitude of the owner, Dave, displays. Yelling at his spouse, chastising children with parents at their side and signs saying no touching merchanside posted everywhere. The store is a mess. There is no room to walk, let alone shop. I frequent locally owned shops because I believe they should be supported before we all end up in box stores; however, one visit to Daves makes me rethink that concept.

Pros: thiers alot of stuff crammed in the store

Cons: but you got to crawl over it to look around..

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When I first went off to college in Richmond, VA years ago I found myself spending almost as much time in class as I did at Dave's Comics. Dave's, advertised in so many comic books, was kind of legendary. His selection and organization were top notch; it seemed whatever you wanted, Dave had it! The fact is where comics are concerned Dave really does have it all except fair prices and good service.

I got to know Dave relatively well and he was quite candid about many things including the fact that he is very disdainful of most his customers and thinks buying comics is a waste. At the time I was perhaps too ignorant to realize I shouldn't have been giving that man my business, but as the saying goes I was young and stupid. Many time I witnessed Dave's abrassive manner, not just to customers, but to his employees as well.

Price-wise Dave's is not competitive at all. Everything at Dave's is priced at the very top range of any pricing guide and at times even higher. Any other store in the Richmond area will give you better prices (in particular check out any of the four Stories locations, especially the original on Forrest Hill).

In summation, if you aboslutely want it right away and can't find it anywhere else you might want to go to Dave's, but be prepared to pay too much and not be treated too kindly.

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★★☆☆☆

When I first went off to college in Richmond, VA years ago I found myself spending almost as much time in class as I did at Dave's Comics. Dave's, advertised in so many comic books, was kind of legendary. His selection and organization were top notch; it seemed whatever you wanted, Dave had it! The fact is where comics are concerned Dave really does have it all except fair prices and good service.

I got to know Dave relatively well and he was quite candid about many things including the fact that he is very disdainful of most his customers and thinks buying comics is a waste. At the time I was perhaps too ignorant to realize I shouldn't have been giving that man my business, but as the saying goes I was young and stupid. Many time I witnessed Dave's abrassive manner, not just to customers, but to his employees as well.

Price-wise Dave's is not competitive at all. Everything at Dave's is priced at the very top range of any pricing guide and at times even higher. Any other store in the Richmond area will give you better prices (in particular check out any of the four Stories locations, especially the original on Forrest Hill).

In summation, if you aboslutely want it right away and can't find it anywhere else you might want to go to Dave's, but be prepared to pay too much and not be treated too kindly.

Pros: Vast selection of high quality comics.

Cons: High prices, no bargains, bad attitude from owner.

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Dave's is probably the most popular comic book store in the city, they have very expensive subscription boxes, the staff is less than helpful, they won't allow any customers to flip through boxes of back issues to try to find things, and the back issues are generally overpriced. They do have agreat selection of t-shirts and toys, but for what you're loosing in service you might as well buy them elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

Dave's is probably the most popular comic book store in the city, they have very expensive subscription boxes, the staff is less than helpful, they won't allow any customers to flip through boxes of back issues to try to find things, and the back issues are generally overpriced. They do have agreat selection of t-shirts and toys, but for what you're loosing in service you might as well buy them elsewhere.

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