Shoreline Comics is tucked away in the maze of Shoreline Village shops and welcomes comic boo-lovers, Game of Thrones and Star Wars fans, Pop! vinyl character collectors, and all those those just wishing to nerd out.
Feon Cooper’s store is part personal collection, part distributor. The Lord of the Rings and X-Men action figures? The stellar OG copies of Star Wars and Godzilla? Cooper’s. The brand new copies of Ms. Marvel, the tale of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager who sneaks out one night, inhales a weird mist and wakes up with superpowers that let her change shape and size? Distributor. In other words, Shoreline Comics has a little bit of everything.
This Saturday, May 6th, Shoreline Comics will be hosting a National Comic Book Day event with free comics for everyone that arrives while supplies last. The first 19 people gets a Free Comic Book Day Grab Bag of Free Comic Book Day items and up to 12 free comic books, while the first 10 people also gets that and plus a Free Comic Book Day t-shirt. Cooper discovered Shoreline Village after grubbing down at Louisiana Charlie’s—the sole place in Long Beach where you can get fried alligator bites—
“I looked around and it hit me,” Cooper said. “I said to myself, ‘I think a shop would be really great here.’ There’s nothing like it in the whole Downtown area.”
In that, Cooper is spot on: Shoreline Comics is DTLB’s sole comic shop and for anyone who loves comics, comic shops are sacred places where their inner-nerd can never fear having to shine bright. In other words, Cooper’s small shop is a big part of many people’s hearts.
Time to get your comic on, Long Beach.
Shoreline Comics is located at 419-N Shoreline Drive in Shoreline Village.