Top five comic book stores in South Florida

Entrance display of Korka Comics (Maria Lozada & Gabriella Perez/SFMN)

Why just stick to visiting your typical movie theater when you can have a blast from the past and take a trip to your local comic book store? These have been around since the 19th century. They provide an accessible way to learn about your favorite fictional characters and also to connect with people who have common interests. Here are a few comic book store recommendations in Miami and Broward county. 

Display section of Funk Pop figures on shelves at Korka Comics (Maria Lozada/SFMN)

Korka Comics
7641 Pines Blvd. 
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 962-3322

If you’re looking for a place with a wide selection of comics and collectibles, Korka Comics is for you. From Marvel to independent titles, this place offers all types. If you’re thinking about getting into comics but don’t want to spend an insane amount of money, Korka offers affordable prices. The store includes a wall of $1 comics for beginners. If you’re already a reader and collector, this place has limited editions ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. They even sell a rare issue of “The Incredible Hulk” #180, which was released in 1962 for $3,000. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Comic book section of Tates Comics + Toys + More (Maria Lozada/SFMN)

Tate’s Comics + Toy’s + More
4566 N. University Dr, 
Lauderhill, FL 33351
(954 ) 748-0181

From Monday to Saturday, this store opens its doors to customers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, it does business from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a place to get lost and snap a few pictures. It has an excellent selection of anime books and Japanese snacks. The store has been open for 29 years and has since grown to be a favorite by many. There is a second floor with more items and collectibles. New releases, such as “Alice Everafter” start at $3.99. This issue is a twisted sequel to the original “Alice in Wonderland,” telling the story of an older Alice trying to escape the harsh reality of her real life. There is another location in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Goblin’s Heist most vintage comics in store. (Gabriela Perez/SFMN)

Goblin’s Heist
54 E. Fifth St
Hialeah, FL 33010
(786) 717-6050

Instagram: @goblinsheist

Goblin’s Heist has over 1,000 comic books on the walls. It is open Monday to Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.. The cheapest volume they have is the “Heavy Metal Drummer,” which starts at $3, while the most expensive is the “Invincible” priced at $900. You can never miss out on a comic, because the store re-stocks with new collections every week. If there is something specific that you are looking for, you can always get in contact with the owners. They hunt and look for specific collectibles you can not find anywhere else and also sell locally made items; this is why they are called “Goblin’s Heist.” One of the rarest books is “The Amazing Spider-man” #38. This was released in 1966 with an original price of 12 cents; it is now priced at $350. The staff pours a lot of love into these paper-based storylines, which makes the environment more enjoyable.

Outside of the comic book store, Knowhere. Photo Credit: (Gabriela Perez/SFMN)

Knowhere Toys, Comics and Gaming 
7312 W. 20th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33016
(786) 502-2256

Instagram: @knowheretoys

Knowhere is a comic book store with over 8,000 items to choose from. It has not only publications, but toys as well, and is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. It was founded in Southern California in 2016 and made its way to Hialeah. There is a variety of collectibles and board game options. Prices for comics start at $1. The most expensive book that they have is the “NYX (2003)” #3 by Marvel, costing $2,000. “The Amazing Spider-man” #10 is the oldest comic available – it was released in 1963 and is now priced at $800. They have a passionate staff that can spend hours talking about your favorite issue. Walking into this shop feels mystical and fanatics of anime, Marvel and animations will absolutely love to spend their time in here. 

Inside of Cj’s Comics & Toys, rack shelf of comics (Maria Lozada/SFMN)

Cj’s Comics & Toys
3548 Main St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 566- 7227

Cj’s Comics & Toys has been around for 27 years. The store offers a variety of comic genres such as Marvel, Star Wars and anime. It has 100,000 publications. There are new issues every Wednesday. This place is open Monday to Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The prices range from 25 cents to $1,000. They sell affordable collectibles, such as “Robin Hood” #1-3 and “Captain America” #349 starting at $9.99. The store also provides comics on eBay. 

Maria Lozada is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcast. She has a passion for writing and editing videos. She looks forward to graduating and pursuing a career in the media industry.
Gabriela Perez is an FIU student majoring in Digital Media and communications/Broadcasting Journalism. After graduation, she would like to work in the entertainment industry as either a magazine editor or as an Anchor/Presenter.