The Best of ASU 2012: Ash Ave Comics, Best Comics Shop

from ASU’s State Press

Best Comic Book Shop: Ash Avenue Comics

810 South Ash Avenue

Tempe, 85281

(480) 858-9447

Th-Sa noon-8 p.m., Su noon-5 p.m., M noon to 7 p.m., Tu noon-7 p.m., W 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Located in an oasis of other local businesses like Cartel and Cowtown Skateboards, the shop is well organized and gives enough space to peruse the thousands of comics it offers. One of our favorite parts is the stand featuring the work of local comic book artists, from the abstract to the average hero. There’s also a “recommended” section near the front with some great starter-uppers for new comic book readers.