Alternate Reality was a finalist for the 2011 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award from the San Diego Comic-Con (trust us, that’s a prestigious international comics-schlepping honor). The reason is simple: This shop offers a beautiful space and first-rate selection, emphasizing acclaimed U.S. indie and foreign comics (from Europe and Japan). Owner Ralph Mathieu has fashioned an oasis for discerning sequential-art fans while also offering garden-variety geeks all the usual X-Crap. The staff is welcoming and very nearly super-powered in their ability to cook killer vegan dumplings while also helping to curate the Artists Spotlight, which every month showcases original works by local creators.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products