Capital City Comics

★★★★☆
  • 1910 Monroe St Ste 1

    Madison, WI 53711

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  • 608-251-8445

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walking into capitol city comics is always a great time, yeah there are some that say that its small and unorganized but thats not the case. this is the mecca for finding the old,rare,and hard to find. and if you have any questions the owner or the staff are more then happy to help you out, and give suggestions to other related reading.
there are also some that say that the owner(bruce) is either a grouch or rude but thats never been my experience and i've been gonig there for a long time

in my opinion this place is a breath of fresh air in a city like this and if your looking for a glitzy store then try milwaukee or chicago

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★★★★★

walking into capitol city comics is always a great time, yeah there are some that say that its small and unorganized but thats not the case. this is the mecca for finding the old,rare,and hard to find. and if you have any questions the owner or the staff are more then happy to help you out, and give suggestions to other related reading.
there are also some that say that the owner(bruce) is either a grouch or rude but thats never been my experience and i've been gonig there for a long time

in my opinion this place is a breath of fresh air in a city like this and if your looking for a glitzy store then try milwaukee or chicago

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I visited this shop hoping to find some 70s horror books. I immediately noted how disorganized everything was, so I inquired with the man behind the counter, and he got a couple of books for me to browse.

I mentioned I had had some luck finding some bargins at conventions simply to talk about the hobby, and he gave me a look and said if I wanted bargin books, that I should "stick with the conventions".

He then gave me a long lecture on how "old" 70s books were, talked down to me as if I knew nothing of the hobby, and illustrated how valuable his books were by telling me he put them in mylar (nevermind I had gotten some of his "ultra rare" issues off ebay for next to nothing).

I inquired about how much he wanted for the books, and he simply tossed down a price guide, and told me to look them up. He also presumed I was unaware such a thing as a price guide existed in the world.

I was insulted by the way I was treated, and left without buying anything, when I had every intention of walking away with SOMETHING, even if it was a TPB of reprints.

Bottom line: Nothing is priced, customer service is non-existant, and the staff is rude and elitist. They didn't even have the open sign turned on. Avoid at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I visited this shop hoping to find some 70s horror books. I immediately noted how disorganized everything was, so I inquired with the man behind the counter, and he got a couple of books for me to browse.

I mentioned I had had some luck finding some bargins at conventions simply to talk about the hobby, and he gave me a look and said if I wanted bargin books, that I should "stick with the conventions".

He then gave me a long lecture on how "old" 70s books were, talked down to me as if I knew nothing of the hobby, and illustrated how valuable his books were by telling me he put them in mylar (nevermind I had gotten some of his "ultra rare" issues off ebay for next to nothing).

I inquired about how much he wanted for the books, and he simply tossed down a price guide, and told me to look them up. He also presumed I was unaware such a thing as a price guide existed in the world.

I was insulted by the way I was treated, and left without buying anything, when I had every intention of walking away with SOMETHING, even if it was a TPB of reprints.

Bottom line: Nothing is priced, customer service is non-existant, and the staff is rude and elitist. They didn't even have the open sign turned on. Avoid at all costs.

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The place for die-hard comic collectors. Impressive collection of back issues - there are not many stores like this around. The staff is very friendly and are experts on all things related to comic books.

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★★★★★

The place for die-hard comic collectors. Impressive collection of back issues - there are not many stores like this around. The staff is very friendly and are experts on all things related to comic books.

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I've been buying comics there for over 25 years. They have an amazing selection in the small public store area, but also an archived storage area in back, so be sure to ask if you're looking for anything in particular. Bruce, the owner, is amazingly knowledgable about all kinds of comics, all genres, all ages from children's to adults, from the American mainstream to the independent and underground publishers and foreign translations, and from the golden age to the new releases. I recently went there and asked him for advice about buying a comic book for my young niece who has recently taken an interest in comics. He gave me some great recommendations of a number of books that I had never even heard of. Collector-friendly, and conscious of archival storage methods.

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★★★★★

I've been buying comics there for over 25 years. They have an amazing selection in the small public store area, but also an archived storage area in back, so be sure to ask if you're looking for anything in particular. Bruce, the owner, is amazingly knowledgable about all kinds of comics, all genres, all ages from children's to adults, from the American mainstream to the independent and underground publishers and foreign translations, and from the golden age to the new releases. I recently went there and asked him for advice about buying a comic book for my young niece who has recently taken an interest in comics. He gave me some great recommendations of a number of books that I had never even heard of. Collector-friendly, and conscious of archival storage methods.

Pros: Incredible selection, vast knowedge and expertise, collector-friendly, I've never had to walk more than a block from my parking spot

Cons: It's a small store, so it can occassionally get a little crowded.

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This store has a pretty good collection of comics, including oldies. The store staff is polite and friendly and helped me find the issues of my favourite comics. It is conviniently located, 4 blocks from Camp Randall stadium.

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★★★★☆

This store has a pretty good collection of comics, including oldies. The store staff is polite and friendly and helped me find the issues of my favourite comics. It is conviniently located, 4 blocks from Camp Randall stadium.

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This is a pretty nice bookshop owned by friendly folks. I went there mainly to browse through some old comics but ended up buying a few. It is well organized both in different categories and they have quite a good collection. I found a few even from back in 70s here.

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This is a pretty nice bookshop owned by friendly folks. I went there mainly to browse through some old comics but ended up buying a few. It is well organized both in different categories and they have quite a good collection. I found a few even from back in 70s here.

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