|1176 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620 across from Mount Hope Cemetery|
|375 Stone Rd, Rochester, NY 14616|
Empire Comics had lots of toys and one of the most complete selection of graphic novels in Rochester. Lots of different types of comics too, not too hero-heavy, not too head comics-y. A nice mix. There were two locations in Rochester: Empire Comics I on Mt. Hope Avenue, and Empire Comics II on Stone Road in Greece.
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2009-07-16 12:10:20 I made hour-long trips with friends to E.C. decades ago, as a teen. Back then it was just a store with a lot of comics. Older now, as my kids have started collecting and I have restarted; I want a place with quality service, a knowledgeable and helpful staff, good policies, good selection, great price, and that kind of "family business" atmosphere - like Norm walking into Cheers. I want a place where I feel my business is appreciated. Empire Comics is that place (both of them - I work near #1, and live near #2). —ShannonClingerman
2020-08-27 06:48:09 The (twin brother) owners died about the same time in 2012:
2023-03-16 00:11:05 I just added a comic to my store that has their stamp on the back of the comic. Sorry to hear that the brothers passed. I was looking up the store to see if it was still in business. The comic I just listed was a Marvel Comics Brute Force comic from 1990. The stamp on the back cover was from their Mt Hope location. https://www.ebay.com/itm/175652682811 —Seibertron