This comics shop has nurtured a loyal clientele that's followed it to the third floor of the Flatiron Arts Building, where it moved in 2013 after 10 years in a North Avenue storefront. On the comics side, the focus is on new releases, which come bagged and boarded free of charge. Brainstorm doesn't stock massive quantities of every issue on its shelves, but it offers a free subscription service that gets you 10 percent off list price; subscribers who put down an optional monthly deposit get an additional 10 percent off. On the video side, Brainstorm specializes in indies, classics, horror and cult favorites available for purchase. When Halloween rolls around, the shop also stocks a specialty (adult) horror section of books, plus horror films.
|Venue name:||Brainstorm Comics||Contact:|
1579 N Milwaukee Ave
|Cross street:||at North and Damen Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 12:30–8pm; Wed 11am–10pm; Thu 12:30–8pm; Fri & Sat 11am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72.|
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