Meltdown Comics and Collectibles

Meltdown Comics and Collectibles

7522 W Sunset Blvd (at Gardner St), Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue, Thu–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

Meltdown Comics, located in the heart of Hollywood, California on Sunset Blvd, opened in 1993. Accepts Bitcoin and Dogecoin


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    Jonah S.
    "Come to the meltdown comedy show every Wednesday night"(4 Tips)
    The Standard
    "CA (Shop) Nerd Alert!"(3 Tips)
    Casey M.
    "Very girl-friendly comic shop."(5 Tips)
    Meghan P.
    "... people in line for NerdMelt just picking thru the comics killing time...."(2 Tips)

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  • Elisabeth L.

    I wish that the comics had been divided into groups based on publisher, not just alphabetically by title.

  • Jesse B.

    Bonus to signing up for their pull list: All the comics you get within the time frame are 20% off! And all comics in the store will be 10% off, no matter what!

    Jesse Baldridge · May 30
  • Jesse B.

    They're popular so they tend to run out of new issues quickly, but you can sign up for their pull list (for free!) and they'll hold all your comics for two weeks.

    Jesse Baldridge · May 30
  • Ann C.

    Good curation of classic and new comic series's

    Ann Chen · April 16
  • Nicole L.

    Hillywood! <3

    Nicole Lauderdale · December 31, 2014
  • MrFJ D.

    Everything is good. Dogs allowed now. Meltdown rocks!

    MrFJ Dominguez · December 28, 2014
  • Jasmine G.

    too awesome! a must visit <3

    Jasmine Gonzales · December 9, 2014
  • Kevin K.

    Check out the cool shop posters by Ragnar.

    Kevin Knutson · October 26, 2014
  • Meghan P.

    It can get crowded at night with people in line for NerdMelt just picking thru the comics killing time. If ur there on a mission for books try to be patient an not kill anyone. They are still ur ppl.

    Meghan Pinckard · September 23, 2014
  • Jonathan R.

    The basement where they have comedy shows gets super warm. Dress lightly.

    Jonathan Rogers · September 19, 2014
  • Thirsty J.

    Home to Nerdist podcasts and comics and vinyl toys and geeky tshirts and and and... Head blown away

    Thirsty James · September 7, 2014
  • Kenneth O.

    Doctor Who swag including a life sized Dalek.

    Kenneth Oshan · August 7, 2014
  • Adam D.

    The best place to buy comics and see live comedy in L.A. I moved to the neighborhood to be closer to Meltdown and it was worth it.

    Adam Dorsey · August 6, 2014
  • MrFJ D.

    They accept BITCOIN and DOGECOIN. Crypto is king there

    MrFJ Dominguez · April 30, 2014
  • MrFJ D.

    They accept BITCOIN and DOGECOIN

    MrFJ Dominguez · April 30, 2014
  • Aaron G.

    They accept bitcoins!

    Aaron G · March 16, 2014
  • Hua Y.

    Hua Yuan · February 14, 2014
  • Jennifer B.

    Awesome t'shirts

    Jennifer Begg · December 30, 2013
  • Sean M.

    Cool store with fun selection of books, but why does the pinball machine get balls stuck so much?? TILT.

    Sean Marney · November 30, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Debate which superhero is best, then venture to the back room for a cheap comedy show at the NerdMelt Showroom.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Donald B.

    The displays they have set up throughout the store were fantastic. I was that nerd walking around pointing out things and giving the history on it to friends. Was there for Greg Proop's podcast.

    Donald Buley · June 10, 2013
  • Rachel M.

    Fun fact: their little alien logo was designed by Dan Clowes (hence the collection) - great place for events but not for actual comic books.

    Rachel Mercer · April 21, 2013
  • Vincent I.

    Vintage buyers beware! I've never seen silver age books so overpriced.

    Vincent Iadevaia · April 20, 2013
  • M Lauren H.

    If you are the nerdiest of nerds and still live at home with mom and all your comic books, they know you here. This is an LA best of best!

    M Lauren Hill · April 13, 2013
  • Joy M.

    Boo. No dogs allowed.

    Joy Meads · December 3, 2012
  • Marlo G.

    Ask to use the restroom--the key is attached to a book!

    Marlo G · August 30, 2012
  • Andrew S.

    Amazing shop for buying presents, not just for geeks, I got some great man-toys and books for the less geeky members of our family!

    Andrew Spear · August 15, 2012
  • Kate M.

    My second home in LA. Great shows, amazing staff, and comics, need I say more?!

    Kate Morgan · June 11, 2012
  • Jonah S.

    Come to the meltdown comedy show every Wednesday night

    Jonah Schwartz · May 31, 2012
  • Black Nerd Comedy

    Performing here Fri Mar 9. Can't wait! Going to be a lot of fun! Read more

    Black Nerd Comedy · March 5, 2012
  • Airalin B.

    Comic comedy to one side comic artists to the other and comics and multisided die!.

    Airalin Bowman · December 29, 2011
  • Felix G.

    Amazing, the store is still in business! They sell the SAME book and comic merchandise that Barnes&Noble does, or Japanese Kinokuniya bookstore at the high price. Warning, NOT a discount place, sorry.

    Felix Gelman · October 6, 2011
  • D&D: Neverwinter

    New York Times best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore will be signing copies of his new Dungeons & Dragons novel, Neverwinter, on 10/4 from 6-8PM! Read more

    D&D: Neverwinter · October 3, 2011
  • Black Nerd Comedy

    Meltdown gives me the bomb Smurf hook-ups. I've gotten Smurf figurines, Smurf graphic novels, and even a King Smurf bank!

    Black Nerd Comedy · September 29, 2011
  • Michelle H.

    Sunday evening is a free comedy show (open mic) that's always a blast whether you're going up or not!

    Michelle Hermark · September 25, 2011
  • Gail H.

    Check out the G4 shirts for sale here!

    Gail H · September 15, 2011
  • David C.

    It's great! , I usually use this as a halfway point to use the air-conditioner whilst walking to Amoeba from the Coffee Bean. It is great if you like comics like me.

    David Caffrey · September 14, 2011
  • Karah U.

    I got a free bag and board!!!!

    Karah Underwood · August 23, 2011
  • Los Angeles

    Find an interesting comic book @LAWeekly award-winning @MeltdownComics on Sunset

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • Adrian G.

    I found a cool batman shirt here!

    Adrian Garcia · April 18, 2011
  • The Standard

    CA (Shop) Nerd Alert! This is one of LA's biggest and best comic book stores, they have a great section of graphic novels. Best part, it's a short walk from The Standard, Hollywood!

    The Standard · March 14, 2011
  • CraveOnline

    If you are looking for Comics or collectibles, this is your spot. Meltdown has a great collection of monthlies, trades, toys, clothes and more. You can also catch some of L.A's best comedians there. O

    CraveOnline · January 8, 2011
  • Mickey O.

    Staff here are aveage to assholes depending upon who one runs across. Good luck!

    Mickey O'Hare · December 20, 2010
  • LA Weekly

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Geek And Ye Shall Find!

    LA Weekly · December 1, 2010
  • Casey M.

    Great place to plan events/launches!

    Casey McKinnon · November 18, 2010
  • Casey M.

    Very girl-friendly comic shop. The staff is made of awesome and stardust!

    Casey McKinnon · November 18, 2010
  • Jackee B.


    Jackee B. · September 1, 2010
  • Mike B.

    This place is cool. I have nothing snarky too say here.

    Mike Breiburg · August 15, 2010
  • Joshua F.

    Come by and pick up your signed copies of TUMOR.

    Joshua Fialkov · June 24, 2010
  • Joshua F.

    Pick up signed copies of Tumor!

    Joshua Fialkov · June 3, 2010

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