Best Comic-Book Store Orange County 2013 - Comic Book Hideout
215 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Glynnes Pruett has created the perfect clubhouse for nerds, and we mean that in the best possible way. Among comic books and related collectibles, you'll find people just hanging out as Pruett's black cat, Pavlova, roams through the shop. In business for about a year, Pruett recently moved her shop to a larger, more visible space in downtown Fullerton. The vibe is friendly and cool, as she and her crew share tips, locate issues among their packed-tight stock, and offer suggestions to newbies and those just looking for something new. There's plenty of room to play: A kids' corner holds a chalkboard and Nerf guns (take cover!), and in the back are several tables and game machines. Among the space for emerging artists to showcase their works is a cozy set-up for watching videos or playing games. And Comic Book Hideout hosts weekly Game Nights, at which any and all card, board and dice games are welcome. Don't forget to make a donation to the Save the Cheetahs fund when you pay for your purchase. (Among other inclinations, Pruett has a thing for big cats, having studied animal science at Moorpark College.) If you need us, we'll be in the back, hiding out from the real world with some superheroes.