While Istanbul might be crying out for a comic book the the comic book stores of this historic city don’t let it hold them back.
While it might be more famous for its holiday makers that are more interested in beaches and sunshine, Istanbuls comic book scene is pretty impressive which is why we thought we would look at 5 of the top comic book stores in Istanbul.
First of all there is Gerekli Şeyler at Moda Cd. No:33, Kadıköy, Istanbul who offer a wide supply of comics in both Turkish and English ensuring it is popular with locals and tourists alike. They also offer other collectibles such as figures, clothing and more so it is definitely worth a look if for no other reason than to see if the cat in this photo is still hanging about.
The Dreamers Figure at Caferağa Mah. Moda Cad. Zuhal Sok. Banu Apt. No:1/E Kadıköy is an absolute treasure trove for fans of pop culture. Focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on figures and collectibles this shop really is something special. Visit their online shop to get a better idea of some of stock they have.
Gon can be found at Yeni Çarşı Caddesi 34A, Galatasaray Beyoğlu and is ideal for anyone with an interest in Manga as well as providing different language comic books. A great shop that offers collectors a lot and is well worth visiting.
Next up is Pow! – The Hero in You which is found at Haldun Taner Sokak, 12 34728 Caddebostan. This place is like a mash up between a pop culture enthusiasts dream and an interior design shop. Its stunning layout and style will blow you away but it is their range of collectibles that will impress you most of of all. A great shop that you have to visit.
You will find Arka Bahçe at Sinan Paşa Mah. Ortabahçe Cad., Büyük Beşiktaş Çarşısı No:10/1 Dükkan No: 27 ve 28. This store has a little bit of everything with a great range of comics in different languages, clothing, DVD’s and collectible figures making it another great choice for those looking for comic book stores in Istanbul.
That concludes our brief look at some of the best comic book stores in Istanbul but if you want to visit it might be worth having a search to see if you discover any other gems.
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