#10 Excalibur Comics

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Excalibur Comics

When it comes to comic books there is one Etobicoke institution that has you covered and in true superhero form, Excalibur Comics on Bloor has risen from the ashes!

Excalibur Comics, located at 3030 Bloor Street West, had closed its doors to its tiny original spot but due to strong customer demand they have reopened and relocated upstairs. Any serious comic fan knows that it’s not so much the flashy covers that sell comic books it’s what’s inside. That’s kind of what we think about Excalibur Comics as well. Driving along Bloor the door leading up to Excalibur Comics next to the classic Kingsway Theatre is almost too easy too miss. Owner Robert Chin has been there since the store’s opening in 1987 when the comic industry was at its zenith. That’s 25 years and he’ll probably be there for 25 more.

Excalibur Comics is small. I mean it’s SMALL. It definitely isn’t Silver Snail but it’s not without its charm. There’s still plenty of comics to pick up and leaf through and Rob will take care of your monthly subscription lists. In fact, Excalibur Comics has one of the best deals in the city charging US cover price minus an additional 20%! I really do love this place and it reminds me of when I was a kid running to the store to pick up the latest issue.

Did I mention the place was small?

Excalibur Comics is a throwback to where geeks used to congregate and proves that size doesn’t matter. Best. Etobicoke. Comic book store. Ever.


WHERE: 3030 Bloor Street West Etobicoke, ON M8X 1C4, 416-236-3553
WHEN: Call store for hours.
WEBSITE: None available.



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11 COMMENTS

  1. Rob Chin announced last Wednesday that after so many years in business he is closing the store Excalibur Comics permanently on 30th October 2010. He blames it on higher rents, increasing costs of operation, and a shrinking market.
    Until then everything is on sale at 25% off and he is still operating as business as usual. So drop in and say hi to Rob, pick up a bargain, and say goodbye to the store.

    • Oh, so the store is closing down for good? Whats going to happen to Rob (the owner)? Is he going to sell comics somewhere else, is someone else going to take over the business? Where will i buy my comics now? 🙁

      • Hey Chris… good news. Excalibur Comics is indeed open. They just moved upstairs! This is a good day for comic book fans. Go by and say hello!

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