In a city where a majority of millennials spent their summer hunting Pokemon, it's safe to say L.A.'s geek culture has evolved into a mainstream zeitgeist. Angelenos seeking to slake their nerd thirst need look no further than Melrose's Mega City One. This longtime comic book purveyor edges out its competition for a number of factors. First, it gives 20 percent off new issues all week long. Additionally, MC1 encourages patrons to hang around. The narrow store offers tables for customers to sit and combat each other via Magic: The Gathering and other card games. But its biggest strength is its diverse selection of comics. Fans of the genre can attest that, ever since Disney bought out Marvel, its emphasis has been on spoozing out blockbuster films at the expense of the integrity of its comic series. MC1 knows fanboys have been taking solace in the more intelligent and artistically credible independent comics, so it carries titles that others don't, such as Saga, Sex Criminals, Paper Girls and anthology magazine The Island. Oh, and the shop is located within the center of a heavy Pokemon Go radius, so you can let your geek flag fly!
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