403 N. Charles St., (443) 682-7261, collectorscornermd.com
This clean, well-lighted Midtown shop is welcoming and the staff do not judge, whether you are a novice or expert, Marvel or Image, Archie or Batman. The staff is knowledgeable and offers great advice for those looking to go old school and buy an actual book or two. The Midtown Corner, which is the first city expansion since the shops’ openings in Parkville (they also opened a store in Bel Air a few years ago), also specializes in gaming and fun nerd-centric tchotchkes like Funko Pop bobble heads, high end detailed statuettes, and action figures. Don’t be surprised if you wander in and there’s a customer dressed as Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel. It’s one of the many reasons we love that these guys are in the neighborhood.