First Aid Comics

  • Shopping
  • Bookstores
Critics' pick
0 Love It
1/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
2/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
3/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
4/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
5/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
6/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
7/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
8/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
9/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
10/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
11/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
12/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
13/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
14/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
15/15
Photograph: Kristine Kuczora
First Aid Comics
Hyde Park

Hyde Park's First Aid Comics has served neighborhood locals and University of Chicago students from this bi-level 55th Street storefront since 2011 (it was previously located in a hard-to-find second-floor space on 53rd). Keeping with the shop's name, owner James Nurss, formerly a manager at Graham Crackers Comics, will diagnose your comics needs wearing a doctor's lab coat. In addition to current issues, First Aid carries a healthy inventory of trade paperbacks and hardcover collections, and Nurss has an impressive collection of back issues. First Aid offers a free subscription service, "The Doctor's Orders," that gets you 10% off new comics and supplies and 20% off back issues. The shop also carries plenty of action figures, gaming supplies (with regular Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh! nights) and clothing—including, appropriately for the ’hood, a sizable supply of t-shirts featuring Alex Ross's Superman-inspired portrait of President Obama.

Venue name: First Aid Comics
Contact:
Address: 1617 E 55th St
Chicago

Cross street: between Lake Park and Cornell Aves
Opening hours: Mon, Tue 11am-7pm; Wed 11am-8pm; Thu-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 12pm-5pm
Transport: Bus: 6, 15, 28, 55.
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening