Real Deal - Readers' Pick
Best Comic Book Shop, Washtenaw County
Vault of Midnight
Published: April 25, 2012
219 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-998-1413; vaultofmidnight.com
For more than 15 years, this downtown Ann Arbor shop has served as a one-stop shopping destination for geeks of all varieties. Not only does it carry a large selection of graphic novels and comics, from decades-old rarities to the latest mainstream titles and hard-to-find small-press issues, but it also stocks a vast supply of board games, vinyl toys, action figures and other assorted fun stuff. VoM also hosts art exhibits, musical performances and other events, and is the only shop in the state that's been awarded the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, which honors one indie shop per year for supporting its community and the comic industry.