Lee's 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.

Through 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 Alex Ross, Paul Dini, Brian Michael Bendis, Grant Morrison, Michael Chabon, Jim Lee, George Perez, Jim Steranko, and David Mack.

For a complete list of Lee's past signings and events, and plenty of pictures, go to the Signings and Events page.

In 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 page.)


"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.

Voted "Best Comics Store" citysearch.com

Will Eisner Spirit of Retail Award finalist. 2001.

"Lee's Comics is a perfect example of what a comic shop should be." Peter Bagge

"Lee Hester is the leading West Coast Comics guru" Juxtapoz Magazine



One of the things that makes Lee's Comics stand out is the friendly, helpful staff members. We try to treat each customer as a friend. You won't find a finer set of employees at any comic store in the nation.

Ryan Brent
Andrew Donoho
Nik Hauser
Lee Hester
Clayton Ikler
Taio Iwado
Stephan Lagos
Mark Placido
Kathy Walsh
Northern California's Leading Comic Book Dealer, with locations in Mountain View and San Mateo. See us in person, or shop online at our ebay store!
We carry a full line of New Comics and Graphic Novels. We have an extensive selection of Rare Comics, and Back Issue Comics, including Golden Age Comics, Silver Age Comics, Bronze Age Comics, and more! Are you selling Comics? We buy old comic books! We carry a full range of comic book supplies including Comic Book Bags, Comic Book Backing Boards, Comic Book Boxes, and Comic Book Mylars.


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