Comics on Kennedy: New Shop Opens in Tampa


Comic Book culture has emerged from the underground into the mainstream. Television and streaming networks, Broadway, along with major production companies have fervently explored the creative caverns of graphic novels. Everything from Spider-Man, Watchmen, The Walking Dead and Fun Home have captivated audiences around the world.

Pop culture bastions in Tampa

Their growth in popularity has lead many new fans to explore the racks at comic book shops. Emerald City Comics in Clearwater is a longstanding bastion of pop culture relics and icons. It’s a place to enjoy tabletop game tournaments; it’s a place to discover the characters that speak to you and capture your imagination.

Comics & Stuff, a comic book and trading card shop located at 3309 West Kennedy Boulevard, opened to the public this April. The shop features rare finds like Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1 and #2 ($175). The abundance of creative outlets in our city can only help to further Tampa’s artistic ambitions.

Comics & Stuff is in good company

The widespread availability of books and comic books helps to nurture a love for reading in a new generation. Comics & Stuff joins Nerd Out Comics (1745 West Hillsborough Avenue), Heroes Haven (4339 Gunn Highway), Green Shift (5226 North Nebraska Avenue), Silver City Toys and Coins (3644 Henderson Boulevard), Coliseum of Comics (19402 Bruce B Downs Boulevard) and Demolition Comics (4149 West Waters Avenue) in our growing arts community.

Comics & Stuff arrival in the city of Tampa is most opportune. The first Saturday in May (May 6) is designated as free comic book day. Follow the comic book shop on their website to see their latest arrivals.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me