JHU Comic Books

About JHU Comic Books

JHU Comic Books, one of  America's best and most progressive comic book stores, has a legacy dating back to 1985. At JHU Comic Books, we work extra hard to stock the full range of comic titles and related merchandise that is available today.

We carry comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite, Avatar, BOOM, Oni, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, First Second, Humanoids, Pantheon, 2000AD, Picturebox, Viz and so much more! We carry kids comics, international comics, literary comics, mature-readers titles, Manga, graphic novels, small press indies, zines and mini-comics, and everything in between. We have an extensive back issue collection, and we also carry statues, collectibles, action figures, apparel, DVDs, trading cards, books, comics, collectible card games, gaming supplies and more!

We have frequent signings and events with some of the biggest names in comics today, from the A-List to creators working on the cutting edge of the art-form. We are also New York City's premier gaming destination, with sanctioned tournaments and a deep gaming selection including Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon and more!

We pride ourselves on the extraordinary depth and breadth of our extensive selection, our ease of access, and more than anything, our friendly and knowledgeable customer service! We believe that the comic book is a valid art form, and we go out of our way to serve connoisseurs of the art form, and new readers alike.

Founded in 1985 by Jim Hanley and Rich Hafstead, Jim Hanley's Universe revolutionized the direct market industry with well stocked, well lit and clean stores, and great customer service. Beginning in 2013, JHU Comic Books continues the legacy of Jim Hanley's Universe as a new company with new ownership, and the same great staff and management that made JHU one of America's best comic shop's. With a diverse and well-read staff, we proudly serve the entire New York City comic community!

JHU Comic Books strives to having one of the most complete selections of comics and the best service in the world. No matter what your tastes, we are the place to get all your favorite comic titles! From Mainstream to Mini Comics you'll find it all at JHU Comic Books in New York City, Where Art & Literature Meet!

JHU Comic Books Corporation is owned by Managing Directors Ron Hill and Nick Purpura. The Company General Manager is Nick Guttilla.

For more, visit us online at http://jhucomicbooks.com
Follow us on twitter, @JHUComicBooks
Like us on Facebook at JHU Comic Books
Contact us by calling 212-268-7088 or email us at info@jhucomicbooks.com

Locations and Hours of Operation

We have two store locations here in New York City, one centrally located in Manhattan, the other in Staten Island. Both stores are open seven days a week including most holidays, and are conveniently located near mass transit.

481 3RD AVE
NY NY 10016

By Subway:
6 train to 33rd Street, Walk 2 blocks east
B,D,F,V, N,Q,R,W trains and New Jersey Path trains to 34th Street/Herald Square
1,2,3, A,C,E trains to 34th Street/Penn Station

From outside New York:
We are centrally located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Penn Station (Amtrak, PATH, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad), The Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Grand Central Station (Metro North).

Hours of Operation:
Everyday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00-8:00pm

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Our Staten Island Store is centrally located in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island next to the Public Library.
299B New Dorp Lane (between Clawson and Edison Streets)
Staten Island, NY 10306

Contact: 1-718-351-6299 JHUStatenIsland@gmail.com

By Subway:
New Dorp stop on the Staten Island Railway

By Bus:
S79 SBS, S78, S76, and Express Bus to Hylan and New Dorp

Hours of Operation:
Every Day: Noon to 8:00pm


JHU Comic Books Corporation

1-212-268-7088 (Manhattan)
1-718-351-6299 (Staten Island)

Feel free to leave a comment in response to any blog post. For general queries, please call us at the numbers above, or email us at Info@jhucomicbooks.com

For email inquiries for the Staten Island Store, email JHUStatenIsland@gmail.com

Ron Hill (ron@jhucomicbooks.com) and Nick Purpura (nick@jhucomicbooks.com) are the co-owners of JHU Comic Books. Kathleen O'Neill (kat@jhucomicbooks.com) is the General Manager.

Also feel free to visit us online on Facebook!

Follow JHU on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JHUComicBooks

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