Challengers ComicsBucktown | Website
This Bucktown shop tries to steer clear of preconceived notions about comic stores. Lofty ceilings, shiny red shelves and neatly organized racks lend an polished vibe to a store chock full of comics by Marvel (Spiderman, The Hulk), DC Comics (Superman, Batman) and a full line of independents such as Invincible, The Walking Dead, Optic Nerve and Buffy. You’ll also find locally made comics such as G.I. Joe and Hack/Slash, both published by Chicago’s Devil’s Due, as well as a comprehensive selection of graphic novels.