5443 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Store Hours Mon-Fri:
STORE PHONE # (773) 561-5010
sweetly between two convenient L stops (Bryn Mawr & Berywn) this location is
on BROADWAY between BALMORAL & CATALPA Ave.
1,700 square feet of
FULL LINE COMIC SERVICE that you expect from Graham
Crackers Comics! Unlike most stores we try hard to carry a full line
of BACK ISSUES, COMIC SUPPLIES, COMIC ART SUPPLIES, POSTERS, T-SHIRTS and
all the other goodness you expect aside from a full line of NEW COMICS &
Long time customers
will recognize manager Shanna 'Berry' Wallace from the
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Shanna Wallace - Manager
Daughter of Jean Gray and Jesse Custer, Shanna was kidnapped
and taken to the future by Warren Ellis who corrupted her mind with
government conspiracies and mind altering drugs (by force). It has been
her life's ambition to tell readers what they should be reading, hence
her almost frightening enthusiasm.
Nick Lipe - Assistant Manager
I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for comics, I can’t tell you for sure I have them, but what I do have are a particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a long career. Skills that make me a dream for people like you. I will look for them, I will find them, and we will talk about them.
Honestly, I love nothing more than seeing all of you in here, talking for hours and hours. So I hope you don’t mind me excitedly asking about what you love, and letting you know what I’m into.
Raised on a steady diet of classic literature (that's right, the kind
with no pictures), Ryan developed a hunger for reading at an early age.
Despite his childhood obsession with Calvin and Hobbes, it wasn't until
college that he bought his first comic book. But oh, how sweet that
first taste was, growing quickly into an insatiable appetite. Cutting
his teeth on the creator-owned series of notable authors, Ryan
eventually made his way into the realm of superheroes. His passion for
music, comics, and unquenchable lust for life can be overwhelming, but
don't be alarmed. It's all out of love. Come and visit him. He likes
making new friends.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, his last name is pronounced as
if there is no "u". That's right, like the thing you fly.
Born of the clan "Ray-felt", Gavin is the
last known descendant of an Icelandic Harajuku tribe who hunted demonic
squirrels for the Guild of Calamitous Intent. When not crafting
tranquilizer capsules to plant within acorns, continuing his ancestors'
legacy, he sells funny books, makes exhibits, and explores and works in
various areas of arts management. Gavin may have the singular
distinction of starting his Graham Crackers Odyssey on 9/11 at the Loop
store. Additionally, he worked in his current store location on the 10th
anniversary. Hey, change of subject, have you read Alan Moore's run on
Swamp Thing? So awesome.
When his accomplices were captured by Spider-Man, one of the
bandits escaped into the sewers. He soon stumbled on a secret hideout
that had once belonged to Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin. Realizing the
value of what he had found, the bandit contacted an unnamed associate.
But the mysterious man murdered the bandit and looted the lair. Cameron
Petti is that associate, and he now happily uses his new found equipment
to be a part time employee of Graham Cracker Comics!
Edgewater Store Testimonial #1:
We came in to
your store this morning for Free Comic Book Day and had
such a great experience! The store looked great and the staff was so
friendly and helpful- and I enjoyed chatting with you about the
and your recommendations! I'm by no means a hardcore comic reader,
I always enjoy what I do give myself the chance to read. It can be
intimidating to know where to begin - but you were all very
and helpful. I look forward to visiting much more often!
Looking forward to getting started with that Teen Titan vol 1 when
arrives, and really excited about Henson's Tale of Sand too! Thanks
again for the suggestions, and for taking my name down for those
Hope the day was a success - see you again soon!!
Edgewater Store Testimonial #2:
Shanna you are -
by FAR - the most considerate and awesome manager we've EVER
encountered. And we're not just talking about as a comic book store
manager - we mean as a store manager PERIOD. Its rare to see someone
who has a true passion and enthusiasm for the product they represent
- and its also very apparent that you not only love the product -
but the store itself as well. That's incredibly rare to see - and
we're lucky we are able to witness it each week.
Plus, we also really consider you and Nick Lipe friends - not just
weekly acquaintances. We feel lucky to be able to come in and
interact with fellow comic geeks as both friends and comic