Comics was established in 1982 by Lee
Hester. Lee opened his first store in an out of the way
location behind Lucky (later, Albertson's) on Alma Street in Palo Alto.
For the first several years, Lee was the only employee. From those
humble beginnings, Lee's Comics has expanded to become one of the
top comic book retailers in the nation.
Lee's outgoing personality and energy, he's been able to attract
some of the Comic Industry's top talent to to in-store visits, including
Michael Bendis, Grant
Steranko, and David
a complete list of Lee's past signings and events, and plenty of
pictures, go to the Signings and Events page.
2001, our friend Alex Ross redesigned the Lee's logo to what
you see today. (There is is in the upper left hand corner of this
"You would have to be Stupendous Stan Lee himself to come up with the proper superlative to describe Lee Heser's comic shop." -Metro
Inducted into the Meto Hall of Fame in 2011. Read article online.
"Best Comics Store" citysearch.com
Spirit of Retail Award finalist. 2001.
Comics is a perfect example of what a comic shop should be." Peter
Hester is the leading West Coast Comics guru" Juxtapoz Magazine