Largest kids comic section in the east bay. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right book for your child.

As always, we have FREE COMICS every day at the Escapist Comic Bookstore. First 2 comics on the sidewalk sale table are FREE. 50 cents per copy after that.

Escapist Comic Bookstore wins Diamond Distributors BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL SECTION AWARD for 2019

This Spring our store was selected by our fellow comic book retailers as having the best graphic novel section in Diamond Distributors Best Retail Practices Awards. The Diamond Retail BPAs seek to identify and honor comic book specialty retailers that demonstrate best practices in their stores, thereby offering their patrons and community a consistently appealing shopping experience. We feel honored to receive this award.

Hey, come check it out for yourself.


Keep checking this page to see what the September book will be.

Book Club Benefits include:
  • Most excellent company
  • Refreshments
  • 20% discount on book club titles
  • ..and sometimes surprises


We love the small independent presses. We carry many of them, including a lot of local creators and and students studying comics at the California College of Art. You should check out our indie comic section. There may be something there for you. Here is a sampling of independent / small press comics that we gotten in recently!

New Titles
  • New on 9/15/2019

    Drunk Fools by Brian Van Gold and Robert F. - Okay, you know you've been drunk in your life. Really? You're gonna stick with that story? I only hope you didn't do any of these things when you "weren't" drunk. $3.00

  • New on 9/5/2019

    Rude Panda by D.Comics - RUDE PANDA is a panda who stars in a weekly web comic all about her. She also shares her Vegan recipe videos on her Youtube channel, her Dj mixes on her Bandcamp page and her favorite meals on her Instagram page. Just donít be offended if she makes fun of your clothes. Or your hair. Or your taste in music. Or your driving. Or your cooking. Or your face. You get the idea. This comic is a hard copy selection from the web comic. Check her out!!

  • Attention Passengers by Vanessa Zucker - A coloring book for public transportation featuring passengers, station denizens, tickets, garbage, and mysterious substances on the floor for you to color. Or, you could just laugh as you realize the people and stories contained within are all based on the wild truths that those of us who don't drive all share. $12.00

    Attention Passengers website

  • Woof Galaxy #1 by Maximus Spragovsky - TIn the Realms of distant galaxies and folded space are wholly functioning and complete worlds that are still yet unknown to us here on Earth. It is one of these galaxies we have discovered and it is called Woof Galaxy.Dark Forces and events have started to occur throughout the Woof Galaxy and the Ursawing Academy has assembled a select team of diversely talented Warriors to oppose and sward any and all imposing threats. $6.99. (note: issue #2 is also in the store.) Team Ursa Max ,Tyr , Koda , Vik and Borias follow the orders and command of their leader -General Dom.

There are even fine comics that independent creators have been dropping off at the store lately. You can also try one of our 10 comics for $5 grab bags of older minis to sample a bit of that indie feel.

Creators! We have our consignment system in place. Contact us at hello at escapistcomics dot com ....... natch!

Rare Bird Sighting at our sister store Dark Carnival

Though once widely seen across the globe, the Signing Gaiman has been a bit elusive in recent years. A short while ago one was spotted at Dark Carnival as this breed is known to frequent bookstores. An astute watcher got a photo of him leaving his mark on some books that are now available at both Dark Carnival and at our store.


If you have never been to our store, YOU SHOULD READ THIS REVIEW. One of our new customers has a blog and she really likes the store. She gives you a complete tour that will make you want to hop in that car, train, boat, or plane to get yourself here. Check her blog out at: GeekMomLife

Escapist Comics Podcast

Have you listened to it, yet? LISTEN

Hosted by Escapist Comic Staff (Jessica Balboni and Jesse Hett), the Escapist Comics Podcast features reviews of the current week's comics and insightful and often comedic looks at comics today, comic book movies, tv, celebrities, and sometimes a bit of gossip. If it looks like a comic and smells like a comic, it's fair game. Many of the podcasts feature comic creator interviews. Those who have appeared on the podcast include Rick Remender, Brian Wood, Alex de Campi, Becky Cloonan, Matteo Pizzolo, Matthew Rosenberg, Babs Tarr, Jason Latour and countless others. (well maybe it's a number you can count to but that doesn't sound anywhere as good as "countless", does it?)

FIRST 2 COMICS ARE FREE. Next 10 are 50 cents a piece. After that 25 cents each. Sale applies to all comics in white boxes on the sidewalk. NEW COMICS HAVE BEEN ADDED and will be ADDED EACH WEEK.

There is one guy who is getting a lot of great comics. Why isn't that guy also you?

Don't miss out on your favorite comics Come in and ask us about our


  • We pull and hold the comics for you every Wednesday.
  • Free bags and boards
  • No minimum, but if you order 5 or more titles per month.......
  • You get a FREE copy of Previews and ...
  • You can pre-order from Previews and get a 20% discount on those pre-orders except for new comics and selected toys.