As comic book heroes such as Thor and Iron Man migrate from print to screen in recent years, comic books are slowly making a comeback.
"When movies like X-Men and Spider-Man came out, the market expanded. People wanted to know more about these characters and the best way was through comics," said Mr Bruce Doral-Boudville, owner of Atom Comics which opened in October 2013 at The Cathay.
Comic fans will remember the early 2000s when major comic shops like Comics Mart closed down after the speculation bubble of the 90s burst.
With new comics shops opening and old ones diversifying to sell toys and merchandise, the comic wave looks set to spill out from the screens and into our shopping malls.