While Wonder Woman and Spider-Man fill movie screens everywhere, Archie and his friends pop up on the small screen, making comic books more popular than ever. On Saturday, September 25, celebrate National Comic Book Day along with our real estate agents at these wonderful comic book shops around Southern Illinois.
- Cosmic Comics - 132 W. Main, Belleville, IL 62220
Comic book fans around Belleville homes for sale anxiously await the Wednesday Roll Call from Cosmic Comics. The popular feature on their Facebook page highlights the shop's latest arrivals and items of interest. If your interests go beyond comics, the shop also has games, toys, and vinyl records. Dive into your new purchases as you relax in their comfy lounge with free WiFi. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- Fantasy Books & Games - 1977 W. Hwy. 50, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
It's appropriate that a shop devoted to comic books should be designated a "superstore." The Fantasy Books & Games location near Fairview Heights homes for sale proudly wears that label. In 2011, the shop merged with the O'Fallon store to create an ultimate destination for comic book collectors and gamers. An onsite game room holds 12 tables for you and your friends to play one of their card, miniature, role-playing, or board games and host tournaments. Fantasy Books & Games is open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Twilight Comics - 208 Frank Scott Pkwy. E., Suite 6, Swansea, IL 62226
Each member of the staff at Twilight Comics remembers the sense of wonder they felt reading their first comic book. They love to share that joy with each person who walks through the front door of their shop, just down the street from Swansea homes for sale. Want to find a genre that fits your interests, or learn the reading order of a particular series? Every staff member is delighted to help you with any questions. Hours are 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
- Heroic Adventures - 1005/1007 Century Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025
How could any comic book fan around Edwardsville homes for sale resist a shop called Heroic Adventures? Create some heroic adventures of your own when you participate in one of their tournaments and gaming events. Join in on their monthly open play of X-Wing and Star Wars Armada or Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments. If you're a newbie, don't fret. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready with helpful tips. Customers particularly appreciate the patience and consideration shown to kids when the family comes to shop. Heroic Adventures is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., seven days a week.
- Alliance Comics, Toys, & Games - 110 W. State St., O'Fallon, IL 62269
Ready to clear out some old collectibles and make room for new ones? Alliance Comics, Toys, & Games is happy to buy or trade your vintage items. Just visit the shop, only minutes from O'Fallon homes for sale, or send an email. Want to see what's new, but can't make it in? The staff conducts virtual selling events on Facebook Live and TikTok. Follow them on Facebook for the current schedule. Store hours are noon - 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.
Fantasy is fun, but real life in Southern Illinois is even better. If you're buying or selling a home, contact us at Strano & Associates for cheerful and experienced help.