Comic geeks all over the world are having a blast nowadays with the comic adaptation waves by Marvel and DC.
For Marvel, the arrival of Disney Plus allows the mastermind, Kevin Feige, to showcase his continuation in MCU through the adaptation of TV series of superheroes. Who does not know the success of series like WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, and the upcoming hype of the series What If? DCEU also has its game elevated with the arrival of movies like The Suicide Squad, The Batman, and Black Adam. DC also excels in tv series as their forthcoming Netflix series of Lucifer, the new adaptation of Sweet Tooth, and the recently-casting adaptation of Sandman.
Book stores in Malaysia are something that Malaysians do celebrate. Bring up topics like books in a conversation and famous bookstores like MPH and POPULAR would spit from everyone’s mouth. Different people also have different types of genres that they like. You can choose so many from fantasy books to romance tales. But comics are different. Well, apart from its literal genre of material compared to the material we use on a daily basis, comic books in Malaysia do own their youth and adults fan base all around Malaysia.
Knowing the imminent superheroes films and tv shows, fans all over the world are crazy about comic adaptation and theories. The hype does not stop here in Malaysia. Comics can be various which allows so many possibilities for certain movies and tv shows, whether it’s English, Chinese, or Manga. If you have a hard time analyzing theories because you running out of comics, here are the top 5 best comic stores in Malaysia:
MALAYSIA COMIC ALLIANCE
Founded in 2016 and located at Taman Pinggiran Putra. Their aim is to satisfy the demands of American comic books in Malaysia at affordable prices and yes, they do book couriers and meet every Sunday afternoon at Armcorp Mall.
As for now, they are temporarily closed but their service is currently available via Facebook Page at Malaysia Comic Alliance. There you can request KinWei for your favorite comics and share your discussion with the community.
Address: F-G, 05, Jalan PP 27, Taman Pinggiran Putra, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
One of the hottest places to get comic books in Malaysia, who does not like a beautifully packed bookstore? Well at Kinokuniya, you will have, not just your comic needs, but pretty much every adult and children piece of literature, magazine, and book from mainland China and Taiwan, Japanese bestsellers manga, arts, magazines, catalogs, e-books, you name it.
A plethora of books collections available serves with a stunning view of KLCC Park at the back. The great atmosphere around you thanks to the lovely friendly staff who is ready to help. Not only that, to complete your ambient experience, Kinokuniya invites you to a coffee session at Coffe Club Express pinpointed on the Mezzanine level.
Address: KLCC, 406-408 & 429-430, Level 4 Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
HIRO COMIC WORLD
Located at Jalan Petaling, downtown Kuala Lumpur, Hiro Comic World is just 3 minutes walk from the Central Market, Kuala Lumpur. As for now they are temporarily closed, they are available at Hiro Comic World and Souveniers Malaysia’s Facebook page.
Every post tells a different item and bargain prices, from comics, chocolates, toys, DVDs, to keychains. Note that Hiro Comic World’s mains are mostly Japanese and Chinese comics.
Address: 29, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Facebook Link: (20+) Hiro Comic World & Souvenirs of Malaysia | Facebook
RETRO COMIC STORE
Based at Puncak Jalil 3, 19/9/2019 was the lucky day for the Jeremy Shia. The owner had his dream comes through of having his own comic shop. He was one of the sellers in a Facebook comic group, Comic and Hobby Island.
Retro Comic Store provides comics and goods from the 90s to the recent like retro games, toys, and appliances. The comics are 35% Marvel, 25% DC, 40 others are like Image, Valiant, Top Cow, IDW, and Dynamite. Starting from RM3 to RM5 per comic, it could not get any more affordable.
Address: 32a, 1, Jalan PUJ 3/2, Puncak Jalil, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Facebook Link: (20+) Retro Comics Store | Facebook
Comic Paradise has multiple outlets located. Some are at Sunway, One Utama, Seremban Palm Mall, and a new one recently at Setapak Central. Operating on weekdays, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m., Comic Paradise provides a strong collection of Mangas and Animes.
The good news is that now they are currently operating physically and online on their official Facebook Page. Customers also can place their orders online through Whatsapp and Facebook.
Their numbers for every outlet are available here:
Sunway Pyramid: 0123320656
One Utama: 0129554020
Seremban Palm Mall: 0123418020
IOI City Mall: 0173658020
AEON Shah Alam: 0126784020
EKO Cheras: 0124534020
Facebook Link: (20+) Comic Paradise/AniMix （天人漫画） | Facebook
Those are the lists of comic book stores that I think still solid until this day. They are all performed well in reviews and ratings, which are the elements that were highlighted in the making of this list. So what are you waiting for? Go hunt those series!