We are a full service retailer for comic books, related merchandise and pop-culture memorabilia. We specialize in all manner of comics from all ages past to present and for all ages young and old. Our store carries the most diverse array of products of any comic retailer in the area and features the largest assortment of new comic book titles in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. If you can’t find it in our store, we will order it for you and ship it if you don’t live near us.


In addition to traditional comic books, we also stock young readers for children of all ages and a selection of Manga for the older audiences. 


We are also the only store in the Illinois/Wisconsin area to regularly stock CGC Graded Books including Silver, Bronze, Modern & Signature Series.

…AND we also provide this services to our customers, where we will send your books to CGC on your behalf and receive them back in our store for pickup. 


We can also provide cleaning and pressing services through one of our partners to ensure that you get the highest possible grades for your books

(See our Services section for more details).

our history


Jay’s Comics is one of the oldest surviving retailers in Lake County, Illinois specializing in Comic Books and related merchandise serving comic fans for more than 30 years. We have the most diverse array of products of any comic retailer in the area and feature the largest assortment of new comic book titles in Lake and McHenry Counties and even Wisconsin.


where are we?


Jay’s Comics is located on N Rte 45 in Third Lake, north of Rte 120 and just south of Washington St.

We are less than 1/2 mile east of the College of Lake County campus.

Our TEam


Every successful business is backed by a first class team.

Meet our team.