Johnny Destructo's Hero Complex is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 31 reviews!
Came in here while waiting for a seat for breakfast. Met JD and staff and everyone is extremely friendly! Couple of T-shirts caught my eye and decided to buy them! If you're looking a well maintained and well informed shop for all of your nerdy needs, please stop by this shop! Located right next to Greg's Kitchen street parking is available! Say hello to the shop's dog, Parker! cutest puppy ever!
The best part about JD's Hero Complex is JD. He wants you to find what you love, and he's the best person for that job. He's knowledgeable, interested, concerned, and inclusive. If you're looking for your next cool read, or a gift for someone else, or even just a passionate conversation about the geek world, in general, JD is your dude.
Thanks for our Safety Pin shirts for the March on Philadelphia!
My best friend Ace and I went down one day a few weeks ago and we met JD. Fantastic guy. We're writing a comic of our own, so we wanted to look into art books, origin stories, just general things we should know while starting out. JD was on TOP of it. We told him what we were looking for, and he gave us exactly that, if not more. We left the store with a number of comics, praise from JD about our personal comic endeavors, and a mutual agreement that we NEEDED to come back.
My one and only comic shop!!! Not only is he one of the nicest and warmest fellas I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, but JD is probably the most knowledgable guy I know when it comes to comics and super helpful when you need to find what you're looking for. The monthly events held at the shop are always great fun, and you honestly won't find a better or more inclusive community of nerds than the folks who gather here.
My husband and I moved to Manayunk a few months ago and needed to find our new local shop. The first time we visited JD greeted us like old friends. He's great at giving recommendations and their events are so fun. I always know that whenever I visit I'll have a great time (and walk out with some fantastic comics).
I love this place! I always go out of my way to stop in and say hello and pick up new additions.
If your considering a subscription and yr not local your in luck. I live in Ok. I wanted to support JD And Hero Complex because it is such a cool store. JD strives to make it more than just a "comic book" store for his patrons. I have subscription and my books are mailed to me . Arriving in perfect condition everytime. A+ for customer service and follow up.
This place rocks! I'm just getting into comics as an adult. JD is full of info for the novice and can order you whatever you want.
To put it simply, JD is amazing. When we moved into the neighborhood almost two years ago we were ecstatic that there was a comic book shop nearby. Since then we've grown to be friends and love stopping by to pick up our subscriptions, let our puppy say hi to one of her favorite people, or just to see what's new and going on. Though we haven't had the chance to join in on any of his events, we'll be attending his Board Game Night this month and are positive it will be a blast.
He truly knows his stuff and is always happy to help both comic nerds and those new to a fandom find the right item. Not to mention he's always happy to get an item in if he doesn't currently have it, much like he did at Christmas time when I wanted to get my sister her first graphic novels (DC Superhero Girls vol. 1 and 2).
Overall Hero Complex is a friendly shop that we love bringing all our friends to when they come to visit, many of which asking to return when they come back (most live in South Jersey). I'd recommend a visit to anyone and only hope for his business to continue to thrive.
An awesome little hole in the wall comic shop. Sells comics shirts toys and more. It's very intimate yet contains everything a die hard comic fan or a new reader might need!
I've known JD for many years since he worked at Comics and More at the King of Prussia mall. I was thrilled to hear he was opening his own shop in Manayunk, and since I recently moved to Germantown - I knew I had to transfer my subscriptions to his shop!
While the shop is small, he has a great selection of single issues and trades, shirts, and even original art. He even hosts events (I'm looking forward to attending a "Drink n' Draw" sometime soon)!
I've been to a number of unfriendly comic book stores where the staff grunts at you for "not being a real comic book fan" or assume "you must only like comics because of the movies." That's not JD's Hero Complex - it's a welcoming atmosphere for intimidated newcomers and avid comic book readers, alike! JD really brings a personal touch that is missing from a lot of comic shops! Go check it out!
Jd is a great dude who will find you what you need no matter what the odd request. Not cheaper than Amazon, but you know that's not how comic shops work. Great recommendations as well!
Welcoming and JD is very knowledgeable and friendly. Great small shop to get your weekly comic fix!
This place is awesome! I've been driving 30 minutes to get downtown when there's a much better place right in manayunk. JD really knows his stuff, and all the customers are comic lovers very open to recommendations. My boyfriend and I went here just to stop in and ended up walking away with great recommendations and an overall amazing experience. There's a pretty good inventory and he's always willing to order whatever you're looking for. I would recommend for anyone to go here!
I went there today and they had almost everything i wanted but what they din't have they ordered for me.
JD is the best! Always happy to help and very knowledgeable. He hosts monthly game nights and a graphic novel of the month club that are both a ton if fun. If your in the area you should definitely check Hero Complex out.
JD rocks! It's been too long since Rox/MYK had a proper comic store.
After years of not being interested in comic books, I stumbled into Hero Complex after a few drinks on Main St, and met the truly knowledgeable and caring Johnny Destructo. JD's knowledge and welcoming personality made me feel like a friend was recommending comics, I'm a fan of gritty realistic comics, and JD was able to name multiple crime themed comics off the top of his head, and not a single one of them(Rattler, We Can Never Go Home, Criminal) disappointed me. Hero Complex has a brilliantly warm vibe and will satisfy the beginning comic book reader all the way to the avid comic collector. Johnny Destructo
Great personal experience. You really get great service here. The only drawback is the lack of back issues you may find in a larger store.
Super nice and accommodatingspecial ordered something for me and sent me a text right when it was ready for pickup!
JD's knows his stuff and is a very talented Artist ! Check out his store!
Amazing comic book shop tucked away on main street in Manayunk. The owner JD is awesome and has passion for the industry.
For all of my Back to the Future comic book needs... Awesome shop.
My new LCS when I'm down in Philly. Fledgling store just starting up in cool neighborhood; lots of promise!!
JD's is a breath of fresh (geeky) air nestled in the hustle and bustle of art, food, and small-business friendly burg of Manayunk. He's an amazing retailer that bends over backwards for his customers and will never steer you wrong. I highly recommend spending your weekends grabbing books from Hero Complex, and walking over to Volo or Lucky's, and partaking in their concessions while reading your afternoon away. There isn't anything better.
Great comic book store! He has all of the latest and everything that belongs in a fans collection. There is also a great selection of toys and other memorabilia. So happy there is finally a great comic shop in this area!
Mr. Destructo is great - If he does not have it he will get it. Amazing spot, easy to get to. My kids love it. Thank you Mr. Destructo you rock
We love Hero Complex! The best comic shop in all the 'verse. Jd the owner is extremely friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Pick his brain for all the answers to your comic questions. Awesome shirts, figures, and games. If he doesn't have it in stock, he can most likely find it for you. Don't miss out on your next visit to Manayunk!
I was just in there tonight. I met the owner JD and his wife, and instantly struck up a conversation about movies and comics and music. Not a far stretch for topics to be discussed in a comic store, but my point is, if you can meet someone for the first time and instantly chat it up with them as easily as I did, they're the kind of people who deserves your business.
The shop was smaller than you'd expect a comic shop to be, but I asked about two very different trade books from years ago and he had both, so don't let the lack of shelves upon shelves fool you. Also, he has a artwork done by himself on the walks for sale. I really had my eye on a Deadpool he drew but I spent way too much money today, perhaps I'll try back in a few weeks to snatch it up if it's still there.
It's a little hidden towards the far end of Main Street past the music store when most of the bar/restaurant foot traffic lightens up. Make it a point to walk a few more feet and check this place out.
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