Who We Are

Discover what makes Queen City Bookstore, Inc. so special.

What We Stand For

Our Mission

Supporting the collectors, hobbyists and dealers of the region by supplying the latest comics and related merchandise at the best prices.

Our Vision

Supplying comic books fans globally with nostalgic products via our media platforms.

Our Values


QCB respects their clients, and that’s why we go that extra mile and provide top-notch customer service.


Few things are as fun for us as seeing fans excited about their favorite characters. Their passion fuels us.


We feel that every product we offer, and every interaction with a customer, must be held to the highest standards.

Emil and Son

Who We Are

A comic book shop that leads the industry, since 1969.

Our Reputation

Meanwhile, Queen City Bookstore has been written about and extolled in articles by many local publications. Some recent ones include Buffalo NewsArtvoice Buffalo Rising, and The Record.

Emil holding a comic book in the old QC Store
Queen City van

Our Van

Have you seen the Queen City Bookstore Van about town? As you can probably imagine, comic book long boxes are kind of heavy. However, it’s a great resource for the QCB team. It comes in handy when setting up the regular conventions we organize.

Our Supporters

Certainly, we would not have lasted 50 years without loyal comic book fans. Above all, they are here every Wednesday for new comic books. They also love talking about their favorites. In fact, we spend hours discussing and debating the finer points of storytelling.  Sometimes, they even dress in unique outfits. As a result, our customers sure keep Queen City Bookstore exciting and fun!

Wolverine and E. Novak
Emil and Son

Our Team

On the other hand, the bookstore has a smart and helpful staff, too. Of course, they’re lead by the Novaks. Take a look at the Father and Son at a recent BUFFALO COMICON event.

They really are “Buffalo’s Kings of Comics”.

About Our Products

Get New Releases

Queen City Bookstore has almost every new release from all the major comic book publishers, not just Marvel and DC Comics.

Of course, the quickest and easiest way to reserve new comic books from Queen City Bookstore before they come out is through the Q App. Therefore, you should download it. Naturally, we built it for Android or iPhone. Then you can easily notify us which books you need, and they will be on hold at the store for you EVERY WEDNESDAY.

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Hard to Find Collectibles

As you can see, Queen City Bookstore really is a one-stop genre superstore.

However, there’s only so much floor space in our store, but on the web, space is unlimited. Come back often and browse the many unique and rare statues, dioramas, models, masks, replica costume items, vintage toys and games. We also have a warehouse filled with comics and collectibles.

If you want it, then we have it, or have heard of it, and can get it.

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What Makes Us Unique?

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The Products

The most books come from MarvelDC ComicsImage, and Dark Horse. Of course we carry those publishers. Plus, we carry the smaller ones, too! IDW Publishing, Valiant Comics, and all the rest.

Buffalo Comicon Logo on Red BG

The Conventions

Buffalo Comicon began twenty years ago, in 1999. This indoor festival event quickly became the preeminent comic book convention in Erie County. QCB produces the Buffalo Comicon three times a year, and it’s a fan favorite for comic book and cosplay lovers.

Queen City van

The Van

How many other stores have a customized van advertising their wares? We can’t think of anyone else. It helps us when we’re buying collections, setting up for conventions, and it’s a billboard for the store, too!

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The Q App

Sometimes comic books sell out. It’s a natural part of the production cycle. The BEST way to avoid missing your favorite books is with the Queen City Comic Books App! Quickly and easily order your weekly NEW RELEASE COMIC BOOK on our simple app.