Stinky’s Collectibles: The Comic Shop for Nerds
Back in 2011, I heard of a comic event that was centered around one of my favorite super heroes: Spider-Man.
Quick Nerd fact: This is the same Spider-Man from the Ultimate Universe – not the one from the main 616 Universe.
Any who, I was behind on a few issues and wanted catch up. That’s when I decided to drop in on a local comic book shop in Seaford called Stinky’s Collectibles. It wasn’t the first time, I’d been going to Stinky’s from when I was younger and wanted pick up a few comic issues here and there.
This time was serious business. After hearing about Spider-Man, my interest in collecting comics was reignited and Stinky’s was the closest comic shop I knew of. So, with Ultimate Universe Spiderman on my mind, I ventured over to Stinky’s where the owner Ted helped me find all the back issues that I had missed so far.
After finding the missing issues, I asked Ted when the next Spiderman event issue would be published. For those that don’t know comics, every week new comics are released on Wednesday. Because I was interested in more than just one or two comics a week, Ted offered to create what is called “pull list” for me. That meant that each week I would tell Ted which issues I wanted and he would ‘pull’ the comics for me. Then I could walk into the store and be able to have all my choices ready for me to buy. Week-after-week it was buy, rinse, and repeat.
So far, in 5-years, I haven’t missed a week.
Besides Stinky’s, there are other big comic book stores out there like Midtown, or Forbidden Planet, both in New York City. For me, I’ve been lucky to find a store that accommodates my week-to-week purchases, isn’t far away from home, supports local businesses, as well as print (which shows that not all things have to go digital).
Over the last 5-years, the owner of Stinky’s has become a friend with whom I can talk shop to whenever I go in. In fact, I frequent Stinky’s Collectibles so much, my Mom started buying me gift certificates for my birthday and Christmas.
That’s why; if you’re a Nerd like me looking for a solid comic book shop where you can get what you ask for, Stinky’s Collectible is a number one choice.
3838 Sunrise Hwy.
Seaford, NY 11783