Miami >Bookstores > A & M Comics & Books
6650 Bird Rd, Miami, FL | Directions 3315525.733234 -80.302302
M - Noon to 7pm
T - Closed
W - 11am to 8pm
Th - Noon to 7pm
F - Noon to 7pm
S - Noon to 7pm
Sun - Noon to 5pm
A and M comics none better – Great customer service, great people. Great location. I really enjoy this store. If you can not find a title the staff there will go out of their way to look for it and if needed order it for you. The staff is super friendly and makes you feel at home whenever you go to the store. Great place.
30 years of A&M Comics.......and then! – A&M Comics has been around for at least 30 years.
I first walked into A&M with my Mom in 1980 when it used to be at 139 street and Dixie Highway in North Miami. The store was owned by a young woman who had striking long dark hair. They used to have everything from early Timely Comics (1941) to current publications. Their 50 cent section was pretty nice too.
A&M moved to Bird Road in 1982. The management changed at some point in time and its distance made it almost impossible for a 10 year old to get access to.
I always missed the original A&M and did eventually return but the place has transformed into a "owned wasteland" of nostalgia and though the stock is heavy in the rarity level it also seems to be by default. Everything is falling apart inside this shop including the guru like owner who seems to despise all customer interaction.
My conclusion, I miss A&M from the early 1980s.
I miss the thoroughly neat and rare choices that awed a 10 year old back then. Who ever the lady in long dark hair was/is, thank you for selling me those rare X-Men, Daredevil, Avengers, Spider Man issues. I still have them very safe and will eventually retire on them.
You have your information mistaken, the store was in that location in 1971-72 and moved to it's current location in 1974. The dark haired woman is Maxine and it was owned by Arnold and her. The store has not changed much, we just have much more inventory. The owner welcomes conversation, unless it is someone who doesn't have their facts straight, and the employee is more than helpful. The merchandise isn't here by default because if it hasn't sold then we wouldn't be open by default for 37 years, the store would have closed due to lack of sales. Also, good luck with your retirement, hopefully you can grade the comics you bought for cover price and get the mint grade like the comics the investors want for the big bucks.
The Real Deal – If you really LOVE comics in all of their mad, silly, 4-color magic, as I have for 40 years now, and especially if you're a collector, you would happily cross an alligator-filled, land mine spiked swamp to find a really excellent stash. OK, maybe I exaggerate a little. My point is, these people writing in about the store's appearance and tidiness should maybe leave their white gloves at home, if it's comics you are after and not a sanitation certificate.
I found Xavier (the "staff" I met) to be both personable and helpful. (Hey, he loves Daredevil! How bad can he be?) And the owner, Jorge, has been approachable, generous with his time and advice, and a fair dealer.
So yes, the place definitely needs a housekeeper. But to me, the bottom line is whether or not the books have been taken care of. Condition is king in today’s market, for better or worse, and I care much more about what’s in the mylar sleeves than whatever might be on the floor. That is why I am there, and the reason I go back.
If you’re ready to leave your white gloves at home, check it out. Make up your own mind.
Worst comic stores in Miami, avoid please. Fire hazard – Of all the comic stores I been too. This place is the worst. It's hard to find everything there and the people are less than helpful. I would ask for where a comic is, and most of the time, I just get pointed to where a bunch of boxes are with no help. There's fast food items all over the places and I even found a burger wrapper while searching through a comic box. Disgusting!!!. Most of the comics aren't prices on fairly considering how most of them aren't really taken care of and these people never heard of the dollar bin that most good stores have. I can see why this is the oldest comic store, the age shows and it's a fire hazard too. Mac's and comics and anime is the best in terms of helpful people, everything in place and a better shopping experience. A & M just has hard to find stuff, that's it. I feel like i have to wash my hands throughly once done shopping. That store didn't improve in age for obvious reasons. The guy there annoying and oh yeah, he cares if you put the comics in the right order yet, the whole store is one big mess. I would take it putting the comics where they belong seriously if the store is clean, organized. You know what, its obvious they don't care because they are 1 of the few comics store in the area. By far, Mac's is much better and the best of the kendall area. Go there rather than that disaster of a comic shop.
I LOVED IT – Store has about 30 years worth of comics and memorabilia, Almost anything imaginable, prices are reasonable, this is definately the place to spend some time in and find some great items. Its a bit messy since it its packed front to back with merch, which to me is great since im tired of walking into shops around Miami that have like 100 items in inventory, and parking can be a pain, but well worth taking an hour and shopping there.
Filthiest store I was ever in. – This has got to be the filthiest store I was ever in. The store smelled as if a sewer pipe had exploded in there. The guy in charge was very obnoxious and looked like he had not had a bath in a month. I will never go there again and it is a wonder the fire marshal lets it stay open. It is a disaster waiting to happen.
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