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The 20-year-old store caters more to adults than to kids.

Seriously Cool Comics

Photograph by Matthew Worden.
“We take comics seriously” is the motto at Big Planet Comics (3145 Dumbarton St., NW, 202-342-1961; also in Bethesda and Vienna; www.bigplanetcomics.com). The 20-year-old store caters more to adults than to kids, and that focus has yielded record sales as comics have made a comeback—attracting women and baby boomers as well as major publishers such as Random House and Simon & Schuster.

Big Planet stocks vintage titles, kids’ comics, and periodicals, but the wide selection of new paperbacks—from book-length superhero tales to literary graphic novels—is its mainstay. Says owner Joel Pollack: “We are a readers’ shop.”

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