Sunday, September 28, 2008

Best NY Comics Store

A Sydney Morning Herald travel article by Barry Divola recently identified the best specialty bookstores in New York. The vote for Best Comics store went to Rocketship in Brooklyn. 
If you're a comic book geek or graphic novel aficionado, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, my friend. Smith Street is a cool strip in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill area. Rocketship's selection is large and eclectic and you won't have to fight your way through 15-year olds with questionable bathing habits who are looking for Batman figurines. The stores stocks fantasy and superhero titles but a large proportion of the space is given over to more literate titles from the likes of modern masters such as Dan Clowes, Chris Ware and Adrian Tomine. They also have regular displays of original artwork and appearances by well-known comic artists.
You can bet your patootie that Jozef and I will be heading over there during our new trip to NYC for a quick squiz

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