Over the weekend I went down to Birmingham for a comic con at the NEC and to see some of the local sites. Being the comic geek that I am, I was on the lookout for anything pop culture related and I was happy to discover a comic shop called Nostalgia & Comics near to my hotel. The shop looked inviting and seeing I was in town for a comic con, it only seemed right that I went inside.
As a comic fan, there’s something very satisfying about wandering around a comic book store. Whether you’re browsing through the latest graphic novels, or being awe-struck by the amount of geeky merchandise available, comic stores are great places to shop. Manchester has a fair share of pop culture stores, and if you’re ever in the area then I’d recommend checking out Travelling Man.
Manchester is known for having the world’s most famous football team, but it’s not what I think of when I think of my home. For any comic fan who’s thinking of visiting the city then you’ll want to check out Forbidden Planet in The Northern Quarter. It has two floors of pop culture goodness that will keep you occupied for hours.