Growing up, I’ve always enjoyed reading comic books. The animation and movie adaptations that came from the Marvel and DC world have become a part of our lives. If you happen to be in New York, you would be pleased to know that the city has a pretty awesome geek culture. Here are some of the places you need to check out:
‘Art of the Avengers and other heroes’ exhibit
This exhibit, which will run until October 20, 2018, features artworks from Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby. The goal of the exhibit is to show how the Marvel team has evolved over the years and how they kept their vast universe running. Young and young-at-heart fans will surely have a blast looking at the artwork from each year.
Geek hideout Forbidden Planet started in London then went on to have branches in Wales, Ireland, and New York. Compared to other beloved comic book shops in New York City, this store embraces the different aspects of geek culture by selling shirts, and other comic book-related merchandise.
Probably the biggest and most popular comic bookstore in the city, Midtown Comics is an icon on its own. You’ll find old and new titles on the shelves as well as manga and graphic novels. If you spend $100 in one day, the shop will reward you with $20 that you can use to buy more comic books. That’s probably one of the nicest things you can do for geeks like me.