Services

As avid comic book collectors, we’ve tried and tested a lot of different online stores and services over the years. We’ve found some that have become our go-to choices for buying, selling, grading, and protecting our precious comic books.

We’re excited to share our recommendations with you, in the hopes that it will save you time, money, and hassle when it comes to managing your own comic book collection.

Here are some of the online stores and services that we highly recommend:

Pressing

The Comic Clinic

Europe’s Premier Comic Pressing & Cleaning company. They are based in the UK, with a background in conservation and restoration of books, documents and ephemera.

The Comic Clinic specialise in cleaning and pressing of high value comic books. They have worked on many expensive comics over the years, and have a strong reputation among many of Europe’s biggest collectors.

Gileswinstanley

One of the UK’s leading authorised dealers and facilitators for CGC Comics grading and CGC Signature Series submissions They pride themselves on offering a prompt and professional service, to both new customers and old. They are held in high regard when it comes to comic book cleaning and pressing, with a strong European-wide client base.


Grading

CGC Comics

The Top Grading Service for Pop Culture Collectables. Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) is the world’s leading third-party grading service for comic books, trading cards, video games, home video, magazines, concert posters and more. CGC offer a census and registry to keep track of collectables and your own collection.

CBCS Comics

Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) provide certification and grading services for collectors and hobbyists in the comic book industry. Originally started by professional comic book hobbyists with the intent of protecting our fellow hobbyists when buying and selling comic books. They are seen as an alternative to CGC.


Shops

Incognito Comics

Established in 1989 Incognito Comics have been offering one of the best selection of collectable vintage comic books found anywhere. Specialising, but not limited to Golden, Silver and Bronze era American comics. If you’re after Golden Age comics, this is your place.

Slab Head Comics

Slab Head Comics offers Graded comics, back issues and recent releases for sale. They also sell graded trading cards like Pokemon. They are very fair with their pricing. So keep an eye out of what new stock they have.

Hobgoblin’s Hideaway

Tim and Lucy are active dealers for CBCS and are always happy to help with submissions and signings. Visit their new website which offers some great books for sale. They also host live claim sales on Facebook: one called ‘cheap as chips’ for low bargain books and their normal claim sales.

The Unreality Store

A trusted independent seller of back issue comics and classic role playing games. In the long term their ambition is to also sell retro gaming and vinyl. They promise to work especially hard to give you a great experience, that you want to repeat again and again!

Jason Parker Comics

Jason has recently set up a website and started to sell back issues and graded comics. If you love his YouTube channel then you will love his website. Check out his YouTube videos for cheeky discounts codes for his comic shop!

Comics Keys

Bogdan has been selling comics for years and with Comics Keys he takes things further, with this dedicated site for hand-picked keys and rare books. He wants to bring the joy of collecting and investing to everyone by showcasing comics in the way that collectors and investors expect in the 21st century.

Comic Box UK

Comic Box UK is a great website for mystery comic boxes. They provide UK fans with comics from specific era’s or titles. They tailor each mystery box to feature special offer character or publisher specific promo boxes. They also now sell Graded Comics on the website and can offer 3 or 6 month payment plan. They have recently added a new section where they sell comics supplies, such as bags and boards.

Mega City Comics

Mega City Comics provide one of the most comprehensive ranges of comics and graphic novels in the UK, backed up with helpful, knowledgeable and friendly service. They have a website and a comic shop in Camden, London. If you get a chance to visit their shop, it is highly recommended.

My Comic Shop

My Comic Shop is an online US website that has the biggest catalogue of back issues I’ve ever seen. They have everything from Graphic Novels to Graded comics. I have been using this website for years, when struggling to get hold of certain issues in the UK. They have a relatively cheap shipping cost to the UK, but it can take a few weeks to arrive.


We hope that you find these recommendations helpful and that they enhance your comic book collecting experience. Please note that we are not affiliated with any of these stores or services and we do not receive any commission or compensation for recommending them. We simply believe in their quality and value and want to share our positive experiences with you.

If you have any questions or suggestions for other stores or services that we should check out, please feel free to contact us through our website. We’re always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to support the comic book community.