Cards, Comics, & Collectibles has been the Premiere Comic Book Store serving the Baltimore area since opening its doors on May 1st 1984. Founded by Marc Nathan, this little corner store has grown to six times its original size. Located in historic Reisterstown, you can find comics from the 1940’s to present, a large selection of Graphic Novels, sports cards, collectible card games, toys, and more!
Cards, Comics, & Collectibles has played host to various comic artists and writers over the years, including:
- Jim Lee, DC Comics co-publisher, Image co-founder
- Mark Silvestri, Image co-founder
- Frank Cho, Marvel artist extraordinaire
- JG Jones, co-creator of Wanted
- Cliff Chiang, current Wonder Woman artist
- And more…
You can expect more talented artists to appear every year during the Cards, Comics, & Collectibles Free Comic Book Day event during which family friendly artists mingle with kids in a fun & festive environment that serves to showcase the comic book medium.
In 2000, Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles, created The Baltimore Comic-Con now celebrating its 12th year! Starting as a one day show in the ballroom of a hotel in Towson, the convention has grown into a two day event housed in 4 halls of the Baltimore Convention Center. The 2011 convention boasted Stan Lee as the Guest of Honor!
A partnership with the Harvey Awards was formed in 2005. These awards, named for Mad founder Harvey Kurtzman, are given annually during a celebratory dinner after the show closes Saturday, for achievement in comic creation.