Spidey's Web: HV Mag's Exclusive Collection of Comics Stores, Game Retailers, and More

Caught! We trapped some of our favorite retailers of comics-memorabilia for your viewing pleasure. Check them out — and let us know how they stack up



Spider-Man TM & © 2009 Marvel Comics

Does Spider-Man have you wrapped up in his web? Or do the X-Men excite you most? Either way, the Valley’s chock-full of comic book retailers offering everything from current and back-issue books to games, toys, figurines, and other pop-culture items. We think you'll enjoy our exclusive lineup of comic book stores and shops — but if your choice go-to gaming emporium isn't here, write it in the comments box below and we'll add it to our list.

(And for more on your favorite comic book masterminds, be sure to visit our feature article.)


Happy cartooning, Hudson Valley!
 

 

Cartoon spider web iconAlterniverse

Rte. 44, Washington Hollow Plaza
Salt Point
845-677-1004; www.alterniversecomics.com
Open Tues.-Sun. 12-8 p.m.
Large variety of comic books, weekly events such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic: The Gathering tournaments
 

Cartoon spider web iconDragon’s Den

Poughkeepsie Plaza, 2600 South Rd. (Rte. 9)
Poughkeepie
845-471-1401; www.dragonsdengamez.com
Open Mon.-Thurs. & Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Comics, video games, toys and figurines; also hosts weekly events such as “Yu-Gi-Oh!” and “Super Smash Brothers Melee Tour” tournaments
 

Cartoon spider web iconCollector’s Realm

44 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie
845-473-TOYS; www.collectorsrealm.iwarp.com
Open Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Action figures (Marvel Legends, wrestling, Spawn, Family Guy, Lord of the Rings), sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, and magic cards
 

Cartoon spider web iconKent Comics

1110 Rte. 52
Carmel
914-621-2752; www.kentcomics.com
Open Wed.-Sat. 3-6 p.m.
Action figures, trading cards, comic books, and graphic novels — as well as a subscription service for the newest comics
 

Cartoon spider web iconMahopac Cards & Comics

1000 Miller Rd.
Mahopac
845-621-2699; www.mahopaccards.com
Open Mon.-Tues. 12-6 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 12-7 p.m., Sat. 11-6 p.m.
Sports and gaming cards, comic books, autographed sports memorabilia, New York baseball and football helmets, McFarlane figures
 

Cartoon spider web iconOctober Country Comics

5 Cherry Hill Center, 246 Main St.
New Paltz
845-255-1115; www.octobercountrycomics.com
Open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 12-5:30 p.m.
50,000 back-issue comic books, hard-cover comics, action figures, and games (including Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, Hero Clix, and Star Wars)
 

Cartoon spider web iconMain Street Comics

157 Dolson Ave.
Middletown
845-342-0458; www.mainstreetcomics.com
Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
A full-service comics store, this shop also carries pop culture items such as toys, books, and statues – from Star Wars to the Simpsons
 

Cartoon spider web iconEarthworld Comic Books & Cards

537 Central Ave.
Albany
518-459-2400; www.earthworldcomics.com
Open Mon.-Wed. & Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Extensive list of newly released comic books, figurines, and posters
 

Cartoon spider web iconZombie Planet

1238 Central Ave.
Albany
518-438-7202; www.zombie-planet.com
Open Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Sun. 12-6 p.m.
Comic books and graphic novels, role-playing games, miniature games, collectible and noncollectible card games, large assortment of historical and fantasy/sci-fi board games, novelty toys, action figures, and statues
 

Cartoon spider web iconAlternate Realities

700 Central Park Ave.
Scarsdale
914-723-7950; www.alternaterealities.com
Open Mon. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12-6 p.m.
Back-issue comics, collector’s magazines, action figures, posters, statues and busts, imported figurines
 

Can't find your favorite Valley comics-and-game shop here? Add it to the comments below, and tell us why you think it's worthy!

 

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