Rock Bottom Comics
Everyone can find something they like at Rock Bottom Comics in Columbia.
Comic books, graphic novels, and more.
By the proprietor's admission, the store is cramped and could stand to be dusted, but what Rock Bottom Comics lacks in spotlessness, it makes up for in customer service, expertise, and selection.
Customers from all walks of life plunk money down for bestselling comics such as Superman, Batman, and World War Hulk, as well as lesser-known titles like Crossing Midnight and Criminal. Every Wednesday is New Comic Day, when hot-off-the-press comic books arrive. Rock Bottom offers a "pull-and-hold" service for regular customers, so certain arrivals end up behind the counter instead of on the sales floor. This guarantees that customers' favorite comics won't be sold out.
Rock Bottom also carries games, such as Magic: The Gathering; trade paperbacks; and graphic novels (meaning illustrated, not explicit). An adults-only room in the back offers spiceier fare, but else, "We try very hard to keep the store kid-friendly," Glenn says.
Call 573-443-0113 or visit the store's Facebook page.