About Us

Your friendly neighbourhood comic shop

It's been a number of years since Reading had a dedicated comic shop. Given our 30-year love affair with comics, we decided to live the dream and open a shop to meet the needs of Reading's comic-collecting community. We opened our doors in January 2017.

Crunch Comics Meet-Ups

Crunch Comics have a monthly informal get-together to chat about comic-related topics. We meet up at various locations in Reading and everyone's welcome to join us!

Check out the events section on our website or our Facebook page for date/time/location of our next meet-up !


Proud winners of Reading's Favourite Shop 2017

Our wonderful customers nominated us for Reading's Favourite Shop in the 2017 Reading Retail Awards and we were delighted that the judges selected us for this incredible accolade in our first year of trading !

Reading Retail Awards website

Meet the Team



  • First got into comics in 2016, when Boom! Studios started Power Rangers Comics. I really love Power Rangers. Turns out, comics are really cool! They tell stories that aren't being told in other medias. And the covers are cool.
  • Apart from Power Rangers, I stick mainly to Boom! but branch out if I find a comic that involves cute girls, found family or cute demons
  • I'm here to help! Especially with anyone looking to get into reading comics :) 



  • I started reading comics about ten years ago with Geoff John's run on Green Lantern. 
  • I enjoy high fantasy comics, the X-Men and when publishers try something new. Also pretty much anything by Dan Abnett. 
  • I'm not so keen on constant relaunches or superheroes fighting each other for the sake of it. 
  • I'm currently a fan of Aftershock Comics, but I read a pretty mixed selection of series from DC, Marvel, Image and Boom which I'm always happy to recommend!



  • I first fell in love with comics over 30 years ago after reading some issues of Iron Man and Amazing Spider-Man that I bought at a school fair.
  • I decided to open the store in 2017 to realise my childhood dream of owning a comic store, although currently I'm not reading as many comics as I'd like to :(
  • I'm passionate about this incredible medium of visual storytelling - and there are so many amazing comics being published, there's something for everyone …