Founded in 1981 as ‘American Comics Enterprise’ by owner and managing director Martin ‘Biff’ Averre, ACE Comics is one of the oldest and most reliable suppliers of comic books and cult merchandise in the UK today.
Through our comic shops, website, comics subscription services, long-running comics standing order system, Ebay store and Amazon store, we supply comic books, graphic novels and cult merchandise including action figures, statues, t-shirts, plushes, mugs and more to thousands of customers every month.
We have stores in Colchester and Southend, both of which have dedicated ACE Gaming Centres, where members can come and play collectible card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, UFS and Pokemon, or miniatures games like HeroClix or Star Wars: X-Wing in a friendly environment. These gaming centres often hold regional tournaments and are a great place to visit for gaming fans. There is also a large selection of contemporary board games available to play on site.
The original ACE Comics Advance Order service was created in 1984, providing customers with the option to preorder their comics, graphic novels, magazines, books and merchandise every month via an order form and therefore guaranteeing they would receive the items when released. We have provided customers from all around the world with a great, flexible service and competitive prices on comics and graphic novels. More than thirty years on, this service is still up and running.
In 2010, we acquired Economic Comics, a pioneering online comic subscription service providing customers with the ability to manage their subscriptions and pull lists online. Now known as ‘ACE Comics Subscriptions’, this service has gone from strength to strength and continues to be one of the most popular comic subscriptions services available today.
We opened our Ebay Store in 2004 and our Amazon Store in 2008. With an enormous and diverse selection of comics, books, toys and games available, our fast dispatch and excellent service has amassed more than 70,000 positive feedback ratings.
So whether you’re a fan of Spider-Man, Star Wars, Superman, Saga, Sonic The Hedgehog or something else, we’ve got some cool stuff you just might like…