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POW! Orbital Comics is one the most idiosyncratic places I have ever visited. (MEANWHILE... It's... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Chard, United Kingdom
One of the best comic shops

Me and my auntie went there to look for some comics. We went in there and there were the more... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

POW! Orbital Comics is one the most idiosyncratic places I have ever visited. (MEANWHILE... It's impossible to use the word 'idiosyncratic' and not sound like a numpty.) ZAP! Walking through the entrance was like stepping back into an era before these kind of stores became...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Me and my auntie went there to look for some comics. We went in there and there were the more recent comics on some shelves labelled “this week, last week two weeks ago” On that shelf there were some good prices. I then went looking...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Had a browse in this comic shop located in Leicester Square and this really is a comic book paradise and it is hard to keep your hands in your pocket. Just want to buy loads. Wife had to drag me out!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

If you like Comic books and Graphic Novels this is just one of a few geek shops to visit near Leicester square, and its well worth your time, large back issue area, helpful staff and a great place to open your wallet.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Thank goodness for the popularity of Superhero movies and The Big Bang Theory, as I'm sure they are helping to keep this store open. As an uncover nerd, I've been buying comics from here for many years. There is a fantastic mix of old, recent...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

I'm yet to come across a comic store better than Orbital Comics. It's tucked away behind Leicester Square tube station and about a minute walk away, so very accessible by public transport. Comics and graphic novels are arranged in a fantastic filing system, making them...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

A top comic shop in Soho. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The range of comics, graphic novels and manga is good. The exhibitions at the back of the shop are often fascinating, and change often. There is a section for young children. Their signing...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great comic store, and easily my favourite in London if you don't mention F.P... in fact it's getting to the point where I would consider saying my outright fave...! The staff are always friendly, attentive and helpful, and there's a great selection...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

this comic book store is so amazing , has plenty of options and plenty of action figure status the downside to it was i felt i was in a messy place the comics were everywhere with no proper organization , some signs to point towards...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited this shop yesterday with my wife on the last day of our trip to London having already been disappointed with another "comic" shop in the area. This is probably one of the best comic book shops that I've ever been to. It's located...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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