This hidden gem in Marine Parade made headlines in 2020 when a Facebook post went viral. Located at Marine Parade Food Centre, Silver Kris is manned by 86-year-old Mr Low who has been selling comics for over 50 years. He sells them for cheap too – three copies for only $10. Collectors can look forward to a myriad of DC and Marvel single issues from the 80s and 90s, as well as rare titles in old-school, strung-up plastic wrappers. Silver Kris was also frequented by local comic book artist Sonny Liew during his salad days.
Comic books are picking up speed once again thanks to Marvel and DC blockbusters hitting the big (and small) screen, proving the adage that old is gold. And with the final wrap-up of WandaVision, as well as the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Robert Pattinson’s version of Batman, the fandom is going strong, even welcoming a new legion of fans.
Despite digital copies being easily accessible online, nothing beats getting your hands on a coveted issue and flicking through the pages IRL. I grew up on a diet of Archie comics (thanks, Mum), indie graphic novels and superhero comics, especially those that feature Batman and X-Men, so popping to a comic book store isn’t a new gig. There’s just a certain je ne sais quoi that feels very inviting. Perhaps, it’s the very knowledgeable uncle who’s ready to help you with your selection.
Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the game, satiate your appetite for stories of action-adventure and cosmic calamities at these comic book stores in Singapore. Most of them carry new issues, back issues, and rarities, with some also tempting customers with manga, graphic novels, and even toys.