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Jim Hanley's Universe - 29 Reviews - 4 W 33rd St, New York, NY - Books Reviews - Phone (212) 268-7088

Jim Hanley's Universe

4 W 33rd St (at Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 268-7088
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I just want to say that whoever said that nothing in life is free is wrong. I've sat for hours and hours on end reading books at this store. I realize that I'll buy a coffee or ...


Tried to buy the latest issue of FM #252, looking specifically for an incentive cover by Stout. Was told they had one in their staten Island store & they could send it to nyc. Gr...

Jim Hanley's Universe 10/18/2005

Jim Hanley's Universe is located in NYC near Madison Square Garden, and is popular with the tourists. There's always a huge influx streaming towards this place. Maybe that accounts for the lackof back issues available, but they are trying to fix that problem. If you are selling a good collection, they might offer you some good money for it. They carry everything from the two big publishers to all indepedent comic books. Lots of merchandise is readily available. There is also a lot of comic book signings from the many writers and artists who produce them. Even celebrities come by and grace their presence at this store. As you can imagine this place is packed as a result. It's a fun place to visit if you are in Manhattan and wish to experience something on a bigger scale. Definitely a treat. more

Awesome store! 9/14/2005

I love Jim Hanley's because they sell everything from comics to books, statues, toys, and t-shirts. And it's not just mainstream stuff, they carry merchandise from indies and small press. It's a fun place to browse through because I always see stuff there I don't see anywhere else. The staff is knowledgeable and pretty friendly. Wednesday is the best day to shop there as it's new comic day and they often have signings with writers and artists. Definitely recommended to comic fans and pop culture enthusiasts. Pros: Great selection, Open late, Friendly staff more

all the latest and greatest 8/19/2005

This comic book store is the best! They used to have a smaller shop, but the new shop is much bigger and better. You'll find all the rare stuff here, like bone, which doesn't have too much readership. I'd highly suggest checking them out. They buy and sell comics, so just submit your list to the email address on the website or just go on down there and they'll look up the price list for you. It's that simple. Staff is pretty friendly and very helpful in getting the comic that you want. They also have some celebrity signings there too. more

So much to look at 8/14/2005

This has probably has to be one of the greatest comic book stores there is. It has so many things from T-shirts to journals. You are sure to find some interesting books in there. Sometimes there aren't issues of some comics, but that might not be their fault. Interesting toys and gadgets are included in their merchandise. Beware, there is an adult section near the back. It's embarassing when you accidently walk into the stuff. more

mega comic store 7/26/2005

Jim Hanley's Universe is much larger than most of the comics stores in New York. They don't have old comics but they carry everything that is new including comics, comics cards, graphic novels and statues/ It is a fun place to rummage around and they are children friendly. They also have a nice selection of Manga, japanese comics. more

New Comics In Midtown 7/9/2005

These New York comic scene veterans carry just about everything comics related that is in print. Row after row of graphic novels, art portfolios, new comics and toys greet your eyes. The store is well laid out and it is easy to find whatever you're looking for. Not much of a back issue selection but they have pretty much everything else. The staff is knowledgeable but sometimes when it is crowded it is hard to get someone to answer your questions. more
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Owner Message

  • Jim Hanley's Universe has operated for over 20 years as New York's premier shop for comics and related collectibles. We carry a full line of DC & Marvel comics as well as manga, graphic novels, small press, indie and mini comics. We have an extensive back issue collection. We also carry related statues, toys, t-shirts, DVDs, trading cards, card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh, art books, art instruction books and more. We do our best to make your shopping experience easy with our knowledgable and friendly staff, wide selection of merchandise and well lit, clean stores. Providing the best customer service for your comic book needs is our ongoing mission. Come see where art and literature meet!
    Also visit our other location at 325 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island.


  • In Short
    Despite its odd location, the store houses a huge selection of comics for just about everyone. Readers can find comprehensive collections of all the major superhero publishers,...

  • 10/6/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Tue, Thu-Sat 9am-11pm Wed 8:30am-11pm Sun 10am-9pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown South Central