Great Escape

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Notice the other reviews were from years ago...this is the most disgusting business I have ever been to!!! I am a mom and would never take my family here!!! Dirty, dark, food everywhere and even a baby!!! Weird!!! I then went to Powers

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★★★★★

Notice the other reviews were from years ago...this is the most disgusting business I have ever been to!!! I am a mom and would never take my family here!!! Dirty, dark, food everywhere and even a baby!!! Weird!!! I then went to Powers

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My husband is an avid comic book reader and started going to The Great Escape over 5 years ago. We have always received awesome service from both Mark and all of his employees. The store has a huge selection of comic books, collectible cards, action figures, and statues. All of the comic books are organized by title...but if there is something you can't find, just ask...the staff will help you find what you need.
The store is open about 8 hours every day..a bit shorter hours on Sundays like mose businesses. Mark has really great sales several times every month, you can save a huge amount on comic packs and statues..so be sure to check it out!!

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★★★★★

My husband is an avid comic book reader and started going to The Great Escape over 5 years ago. We have always received awesome service from both Mark and all of his employees. The store has a huge selection of comic books, collectible cards, action figures, and statues. All of the comic books are organized by title...but if there is something you can't find, just ask...the staff will help you find what you need.
The store is open about 8 hours every day..a bit shorter hours on Sundays like mose businesses. Mark has really great sales several times every month, you can save a huge amount on comic packs and statues..so be sure to check it out!!

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Mark's is open (as of right now) 7 days a week, 11-7 most days, longer on Fridays, and is open Sat-Sun also. The customer service at Mark's goes above and beyond what I've seen at other comic book stores - he and many of his staff (we go there frequently and have dealt with most, if not all, of his staff) are willing to go the extra mile to find what we're looking for, even if it doesn't fall into the realm of things that he normally carries. Mark himself is very knowledgeable about all things comic-related.

The main selection of comics in the store is in the center, organized by publisher/title - so it's not hard to find what you're looking for. The bulk of the store is the comics/graphic novels/TPBs, but he also carries RPGs, cards, figures, t-shirts, and statues. Mark has some fabulous sales several times a year, usually near a holiday, as well as a number of smaller, more spontaneous sales.

One nice thing about Mark's is that it's fairly family-friendly, and this is reflected in the attitude of the staff toward kids. The clientele at Mark's range from small children to older adults, and all are equally welcome. The overall appearance of the store is fairly typical of the comic book stores I have visited in the Wisconsin/Illinois area; in fact, Mark's is larger and more well-lit than most of the stores I've seen.

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★★★★★

Mark's is open (as of right now) 7 days a week, 11-7 most days, longer on Fridays, and is open Sat-Sun also. The customer service at Mark's goes above and beyond what I've seen at other comic book stores - he and many of his staff (we go there frequently and have dealt with most, if not all, of his staff) are willing to go the extra mile to find what we're looking for, even if it doesn't fall into the realm of things that he normally carries. Mark himself is very knowledgeable about all things comic-related.

The main selection of comics in the store is in the center, organized by publisher/title - so it's not hard to find what you're looking for. The bulk of the store is the comics/graphic novels/TPBs, but he also carries RPGs, cards, figures, t-shirts, and statues. Mark has some fabulous sales several times a year, usually near a holiday, as well as a number of smaller, more spontaneous sales.

One nice thing about Mark's is that it's fairly family-friendly, and this is reflected in the attitude of the staff toward kids. The clientele at Mark's range from small children to older adults, and all are equally welcome. The overall appearance of the store is fairly typical of the comic book stores I have visited in the Wisconsin/Illinois area; in fact, Mark's is larger and more well-lit than most of the stores I've seen.

Pros: Great sales, customer service

Cons: N/A

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these guys have a lot of comics stacked everywhere in boxes. When I visited them I had to step over pizza boxes on the floor! They have a very limited selection of games and gaming supplies.

Their store hours are very short - 3 - 4 hours per day -and their staff really didn't seem like they wanted to be very helpful. they pointed to a table when I asked about a particular title and said if we have any it's over there somewhere.

Unless i can't find it anywhere else, I'd stay away from this place.

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★★☆☆☆

these guys have a lot of comics stacked everywhere in boxes. When I visited them I had to step over pizza boxes on the floor! They have a very limited selection of games and gaming supplies.

Their store hours are very short - 3 - 4 hours per day -and their staff really didn't seem like they wanted to be very helpful. they pointed to a table when I asked about a particular title and said if we have any it's over there somewhere.

Unless i can't find it anywhere else, I'd stay away from this place.

Pros: Lots of comics, not much else

Cons: dirty, poor customer service, limited hours

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We visited Great Escapes several times over the past month. They have the best selection of Comics north of Chicago. That being said - they don't carry much at all for toys and or games. There is a small amount of older games available, but for the most part it's a classic grungy comic shop, poorly lit and very disorganized.

The staff is somewhat knowledgeable depending on the time of day. Helpfulness ranged from - 'it should be in one of those boxes over there' to 'here let me help you get a copy'.

I'd recommend Great Escape to the comic book fanatic that knows exactly what they want and doesn't mind digging through boxes of old comics to find it. For the average shopper the cleanliness and disorganization of the store can be overwhelming.

I would also reccomend that parents consider accompanying their kids here as some of the material is of a mature nature.

PROS: Comics
CONS: Cleanliness, disorganization

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★★★☆☆

We visited Great Escapes several times over the past month. They have the best selection of Comics north of Chicago. That being said - they don't carry much at all for toys and or games. There is a small amount of older games available, but for the most part it's a classic grungy comic shop, poorly lit and very disorganized.

The staff is somewhat knowledgeable depending on the time of day. Helpfulness ranged from - 'it should be in one of those boxes over there' to 'here let me help you get a copy'.

I'd recommend Great Escape to the comic book fanatic that knows exactly what they want and doesn't mind digging through boxes of old comics to find it. For the average shopper the cleanliness and disorganization of the store can be overwhelming.

I would also reccomend that parents consider accompanying their kids here as some of the material is of a mature nature.

PROS: Comics
CONS: Cleanliness, disorganization

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I find this to be the best comic book store in the area, they offer an excellent selection of comic books along with miniatures and cards. They have a card that you can get for a 15 percent discount all the time, also, several times a year they have up to half off large sales

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★★★★★

I find this to be the best comic book store in the area, they offer an excellent selection of comic books along with miniatures and cards. They have a card that you can get for a 15 percent discount all the time, also, several times a year they have up to half off large sales

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