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Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore - 14 Reviews - 2718 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX - Books Reviews - Phone (713) 528-1067

Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore

2718 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-1067
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Third Planet is by far the the coolest place for your comic, action figure and gaming needs. This place is HUGE! They have everything! The staff is also incredibly helpful and pol...


If you find what you want here be prepared to pay for it, Third Planet is by far the most expensive. If you have to return anything, even with a receipt; youre out of luck. Pro...

Nice store, great selection. 4/20/2011

I went there yesterday for the first time as someone who is newly into comics, they had a lot to choose from! The store was neat and organized well. I was able to find what I was looking for quite easily. I found the prices reasonable, but I don't know much about how much they should be worth/priced at. The employees were polite and helpful. They didn't seem to hound you like some stores, they let you look around in peace but if you ask for help they are very helpful. The parking wasn't too great, but it wasn't bad either. I would recommend this store, and I will definitely be going back. more

Great Selection! 8/24/2008

There are many comic book stores scattered throughout Houston. Stores that come to mind include Nan's Games & Comics, Midnight Comics, Bedrock City Comics, and Third Planet. Each Houston-based store has its fair share of positives and negatives. For one, even though Nan's Games & Comics has the biggest selection of board games, it has the highest prices. And although Midnight Comics opens until midnight six days a week, it has the weakest selection of items. And even though Bedrock City Comics doesn't have that large of a selection, it is the cleanest and most organized. Pros: Great Variety, Large Selection Cons: Rundown, Unorganized more

Best Comic-Book Store in Town! 11/9/2007

Third Planet is by far the the coolest place for your comic, action figure and gaming needs. This place is HUGE! They have everything! The staff is also incredibly helpful and polite. Not to mention the guy with the long hair is hot! Seriously though, check out Third Planet. You won't be dissapointed. more

Awesome Place 11/9/2007

I've been a subscriber here for about a year now. And the service I get is second to none. I order kind of off the wall, oddball kind of stuff and they have no problem getting ahold ot it for me where as other stores sometimes don't even bother. The guys who work there are pretty cool and always fun to chat with. I don't think I'll ever buy anywhere else so long as I live in Houston. more

Best place to get your geek on 11/27/2006

I've been a long time subscriber {meaning every Wed. when the new comics come in they will pull all the comics I'm interested in and have them ready for me in my box, very easy breazy for people on the go} and I've always been greeted by name, and treated like one of the family. The employees{including the owner} are very friendly, quick with a joke and always willing to recommend something new. They stay on top of whats hot from comics to toys and gaming {if you're into that stuff they even hold gaming on most Sunday afternoons} They also offer ""want list"" serivce meaning when I was looking for issue #2 of Planetary they had all my info to call me when an issue came into stock from a collection that was purchased. I know there are other ""comic book"" stores in town but why go to them when you can come to the best at Third Planet. Treat your customers right and they will keep coming back for more like me. Pros: Free subscribtion service offered, friendly service, pre-orders, special orders Cons: if its a hot item you might have to wait to get back in stock but if you pre-order you won't have that trouble {I learned the hard way} more

Best of the best 11/19/2006

I've been a subscriber at Third Planet for around nine years. Every week without fail I go in, grab my books, and leave satisfied. If there is an item I want, the owner makes it a personal agenda to find it for me and get it to me with all appropriate haste. Pros: Product Selection, Service, Knowlegeable and Friendly Staff Cons: . . . more

Comics and Collectibles 11/18/2006

Third Planet is a pretty big store, and they have a ton of stuff filling the place up. Loads of stuff nobody has even heard about sometimes. Some of the stuff can get a little pricy, but considering that they are the ONLY store in the city that can get some of these hard to find items, it's a small price to pay. Pros: Selection, Service, Staff Cons: Some things a litle pricy more

Best selection of comics in town...peroid 11/18/2006

Third Planet has always been my one-stop shop for comics and collectibles that the other local dealers were for one reason or another, be it a complete lack of professionalism or a surprising surplus of apathy toward the customer, unable to find for me. Pros: Customer service. selection, store hours more

Best collectors shop in houston period! 11/17/2006

I was greeted by a smiling person unlike some other shops. They helped me find the Clone Trooper battle pack I have been looking everywhere for. It cost a little money but I wasted five times the amount in gas looking for it all over Houston. They are very upscale and even helped me carry all the stuff I bought to my car. If I had to use one word to describe it it would be classy. I can imagine a family shopping there for gifts just as easy as a goth or hard core comic fan. Their selection also seems to cater to everyone. Pros: friendly customer service, wide selection,clean more

Everything I was looking for and more 11/16/2006

I found Third Planet to be a highly friendly place. I was greeted as I entered the door (which never happens anymore most places) The staff was highly knowledgable in finding what I was looking for. To be honest they have a fantastic selection of new and very old collectable items that were around when I was a kid, which I felt like, wandering around their store. The prices were fair and in some cases lower than I was expecting on some items. All in all a very good experience and I will definately be a repeat customer Pros: Friendly, knowledgable staff, huge selection of items, good prices more

One chance too many 5/23/2006

If you find what you want here be prepared to pay for it, Third Planet is by far the most expensive. If you have to return anything, even with a receipt; youre out of luck. Pros: Selection Cons: Customer Service, Expensive more

Friendly, knowledgable owner and staff 11/10/2005

Friendly and knowledegable owner and staff make the difference. Access and parking is good too, compared to other comic shops. One caveat -- I wish they didn't bag their tradepaperbacks; that way you could review them before buying. Overall very good. more

User review by shelbell 11/8/2005

Always greeted at the door by an employee and personally shown where things are. Very knowlegable staff. Always happy to take a special order. Pros: large variety, 30 years in business more

Excellent place to shop for comics,toys,and more 11/8/2005

They are excellent. Nothing but wall to wall collectibles,statues,comics,magazines,trading cards,games and more! Toys from the 1970's up to current. They also have,imports,and stuff not found at local toy stores.Their comic selection is stunning and very well catagorized; a section devoted to new arrival comics and magazines,and giant section with back issues and hard to find older issues. They're organized supurbly so it's easy to find what your looking for; if you have trouble, the workers and Owner HIMSELF are always helpful, walking the floor,or in view if you need help.Every time I've walked into ThirdPlanet they're always friendly. The quality and condition of thier items are great because they treat their items from a customers and collectors view.They have many exclusives,variants and hard to find figures, Mcfarlane,Star Wars,Transformers, IMPORT Anime figures, EVERYTHING A COMIC, SCI FI FAN, and COLLECTOR LOOKS FOR!!!!GO CHECK THEM OUT TODAY! more
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Owner Message

  • *Third Planet is Located in Houston, Tx on 2178 Southwest Freeway (US 59), Near the Compaq Center - We are the Blue Building In-between the Holiday Inn and the Travelodge*If you are in the Area, Come and Take a Look at Our Store - Surely you Will Be Satisfied with the Products We Offer and May Find Just What You're Looking For *Third Planet Offers the Latest in Comics, Toys, Gaming, Cards, Sports Memorabillia and More - Collector Pieces are Also Available in Stock - Please Contact us for Information on Rarities and Collectibles - Our Store Hours Are: *Monday 10:00am - 7:00pm *Tuesday 10:00am - 7:00pm *Wednesday 10:00am - 7:00pm *Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm *Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm *Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm *Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

    * For More Information Please Visit Our Website


  • Collector's one-stop shop for comics, toys, games, posters, shirts and sports memorabilia. Online trades and inventory available.

  • 10/28/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby