||3162 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
STORE PHONE # (773) 665-2010
- Between Belmont & Briar - on the same street as Reckless Records!
- No one else in Chicago has as many back issue comics as this
location! Modern, Silver and even some Golden Age
- We also BUY comics! We set aside every Tuesday to look over the
goods you bring in!
DONALDSON - Manager
Born and raised in that dark shadow-y place from the Lion
King (suburban Ohio), Blake enjoyed a life of country music and wearing
plain, identical outfits every single day. Then one lazy Sunday
afternoon, while snooping through his brother’s things in search of
contraband candy bars, he came across Detective Comics #665 and thought
“This is the single most insane thing my bland eyes have ever seen and I
don’t want to look at anything else ever again!” Thus began his descent
into the world of comics.
Now as an adult, Blake’s obsession has only grown. He has since given up
grocery shopping to better use his walk-in pantry to house his
thousands-strong collection of comics and graphic novels, or as he calls them,
“friends”. His actual social interactions are usually reserved for sharing his
vast knowledge of DC, Marvel and Teen Dog to better serve other comics fans at
the Lakeview Graham Crackers and the world over.
BROUWER - Assistant Manager
A well rounded American natural, Dan has been selling comic books to
other humans for most of his adult life.
Dan can be found sorting,
cleaning, and alphabetizing piles of comics and collectables in multiple
corners of the store most days of the week.
His nerd foci include
pre-Episode 1 Star Wars continuity, green/red Magic: the Gathering agro decks,
8-bit Nintendo games, and vegetarian cuisine.
Dan also thinks the
Scarlet-Spider is the best Spider-Man because sleeveless blue hoodies are on
trend this season.
Lakeview Store Testimonial
my name is Jono Rodriguez. I used to frequent at your
Graham Crackers location before moving to Texas. First, let me just
say that I miss your store terribly. **** **** is the worst comic
store ever, especially the one that is closest to me. Only one of
the seven employees that work there are even remotely interested in
comics or collectables. The others are either between ages 16 and
24 and ONLY care about Magic cards or a fare-weathered mother or a
"guy who just needs a part time job." Their back issues are
boardless and awfully organized, if you really call cramming all the
A's, B's, C's, etc. into several long boxes organization (as in no
titled separations - just alphabetized).
I think the best
thing about Graham Crackers is the separation of companies (Marvel,
DC, Indy, etc.) which you don't see in nearly any comic stores. I
still order online when I need a comic I can't find at the, yes, TWO
comic stores in a twenty mile radius. And the shipping is super
fast. I'll order it late Wednesday night and receive it on Saturday
morning. Fastest shipping service ever.
But I digress.
It's easy to like a comic store, but it's not until you leave that
comic store and go to a much lesser comic store before you love that