Manitoba

Manitoba has a vibrant comic scene and even has it’s own comic convention,
the Central Canada Comic Con

Comic Shops in Manitoba (alphabetical by city, then store name.)

11 of 12 Manitoba stores have been visited in person.

Brandon
Thompson
Winnipeg

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Eye Opener Book Store
Address: 314 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1
Telephone: 204-727-3868

This location has been visited, April 2012

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Thompson Book Nook – North Centre Mall
Address: 3 Station Road, Thompson, MB, R8N0N3
Telephone: 204-778-7317

Confirmed open via telephone call on January 24, 2010

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Book Fair Comics [Facebook]
Address: 340 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0C3
Telephone: 204-957-0142
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

Used book store in the downtown core. Comics represent about 1/3 of the floor space on 1st floor, a good amount of comics. Stock a wide selection of modern back issues. Some higher priced Silver Age books. Stock new release comics, mostly Big 5 publishers.

Book Fair Comics in Winnipeg, MB

Book Fair Comics in Winnipeg, MB

Book Fair Comics in Winnipeg, MB

Book Fair Comics in Winnipeg, MB

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Mighty Comics [Facebook]
Address: 1104 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3M 0Y8
Telephone: 204-284-2210
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

New release comics. recent back issues. small selection of TPB’s.

The Comic Cave in Winnipeg, MB

The Comic Cave in Winnipeg, MB

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The Comic Factory IV
Address: 306 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1P4
Telephone: 204-957-1978
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

A well rounded shop for new stock, back issue and TPB/GN inventory, with a nice selection of smaller press books.

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Comics America
Address: 552 Academy Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E3
Telephone: 489-0580 ‎

This location has been visited, March 2012

They stock by far the widest selection of TPB’s and GN’s in the city. They are a fantastic source in Winnipeg for small press TPB’s, the depth and breadth of the inventory is impressive. They stock new releases very deep, a huge inventory. The most manga in the city, too. They stock comic statues beyond anything I have ever seen in a comic shop. This place is packed to ceiling with material, but it’s disorganized and priced at an expensive premium. You can do a google search to get an opinion of the owner.

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Cover to Cover
Address: 1187 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2A5
Telephone: 204-275-5700
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

Used book store in the south end of city. Comics represent about 1/3 of the floor space, a good amount of comics. Stock a wide selection of modern back issues. Some higher priced Silver Age books. Stock new release comics, mostly Big 5 publishers.

Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues – Fri: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 – 5:00 pm

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Cover to Cover in Winnipeg, MB

Cover to Cover in Winnipeg, MB

Cover to Cover in Winnipeg, MB

Cover to Cover in Winnipeg, MB

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Galaxy Comics & Collectables
Address: 200-1109 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB, R2G 1L4
Telephone: 204-338-5216
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

a nice, clean, family friendly store with the most helpful and friendly staff in the city. A nice selection of new release comics and TPB/GN’s. They stock the 2nd most manga in the city. They do a lot of business in MTG and CCG’s/figure gaming.

Hours:
Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

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New Store!Hidden City Comics
Address: 845 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB, R2L 2L4
Telephone: 204-421-9336
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

new shop, opened November 2011. Goal is to be the back issue store in Winnipeg. Huge inventory of Back issues, approx 500 boxes in the shop, but only 75-100 are available for bin diving right now. New releases available. Small selection of TPB’s.

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Maxx Collectibles
Address: 2067 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0K9
Telephone: 204-832-3306
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

Very small quantity of comics. Carry some Big 2 new releases. This is a store with a selection of board games, CCG’s, figure games and action figures.

Hours:
Mon & Tues: Closed
Wed: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thurs – Sat: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Red River Book Shop
Address: 92 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1H3
Telephone: 204-943-9788

This location has been visited, March 2012

Used book store in the downtown core. Comics represent about 1/5 of the floor space on 1st floor. They have comics on the 2nd floor, but only available 1st Saturday of the month. Stock a wide selection of modern back issues. Some used TPB inventory.

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Raven Toys Comics & Games [Facebook]
Address: 214 St Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 1J3
Telephone: 204-231-8354
Email

This location has been visited, March 2012

This is a toy store that specializes in old/used collectible action figures. They do not stock new release comics. They have a small selection of recent back issues. I should remove them from this listing, but they seem to be the place to get Silver Age comics.

Raven Toys, Comics & Games in Winnipeg, MB

Raven Toys, Comics & Games in Winnipeg, MB

Raven Toys, Comics & Games in Winnipeg, MB

Raven Toys, Comics & Games in Winnipeg, MB

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CHANGES – April 8, 2012

Comic World — this retailer was located in a weekend flea market at 98/100 Mandalay Drive. This flea market is now closed.

CHANGES – January 24, 2010

Great Escape Entertainment — The listed phone number was not correct, I am assuming this business is closed.

Gamers Lair Outpost — Telephone number not in service, I am assuming this business is closed.

Pristine Comics & Collectibles — Telephone number not in service, I am assuming this business is closed.

Reality Impaired — Telephone number goes to a fax machine. Nothing found about shop via internet search. I am assuming this business is closed.

Upper Deck Sportscards — No answer. Nothing found about shop via internet search. I am assuming this business is closed.

Zeppelin Comics — Telephone number not in service, I am assuming this business is closed.

Ziggy’s Comics — Old telephone number not in service. New telephone number rings busy for 10 calls placed over 3 days. Website/Facebook page not updated since March 2008. Listed Email bounces back. I’m calling this shop ‘closed’.

6 thoughts on “Manitoba

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  2. I also like Maxx Collectibles, mainly as it’s on my way home from work but the staff is really friendly, it’s not overcrowded (like many other typical comic shops) and feels like a retail store versus someone’s basement.

  3. Comics America on Academy is another good one, with an incredibly huge inventory of toys and such. BUT with narrow aisles, stock to the ceiling, stock hanging from the ceiling, and poor lighting, it’s a little scary to go through. They really need a place twice the size of what they have but they support local artists and will have what you’re looking for.

  4. -Comic world has moved to Thirsty’s flea market @ 1111 Ellice Ave.
    -Reality impared closed aprox 10 years ago. Great little comic shop in the front of a house on corydon.
    -Hidden city is organized and a great place to shop
    -M&E comics is also opening at thirsty flea market
    -and last but not least, Winnipeg has another small comic show. Purely comics! Manitoba Comic Exchange @ thirstys flea market

  5. Thank you for the information. Flea Markets don’t qualify as retail outlets, so we won’t be formally adding this to the listing, but people can read your comment.

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