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The Comic Center of Pasadena, more commonly referred to as "the comic book store", is a place where the guys frequently visit to buy their comic books. The store is owned by Stuart Bloom. Dale once worked the register for Stuart when he's unavailable.

The Store Edit

Stuart, owner of the comic shop.
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Dale at the register.
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The store first appears in The Hofstadter Isotope where Penny follows the guys to the store to buy a gift for her nephew. Stuart recommends her a comic book for the gift. She sees Stuart has drawn a portrait of her, which he exchanges for her number.

Penny is impressed by the looks she gets while in the comic book store, while Amy thinks that comic books are "lame-o".

In "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary", the store hosted The Mystic Warlords of Ka'a Tournament.

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Mystic Warlords of Ka'a Tournament Final Battle
the New Year's Eve party at the comic book store.

The store has hosted a Stan Lee signing thanks to Stuart's connections in "The Excelsior Acquisition". The logo of the store is shown when the guys are lined up outside waiting to meet Stan Lee, wherein the sign is visible. The store is located on E. Green Street near Pasadena City College and Caltech (according to the store's website).

Stuart also hosts a costume party on New Year's Eve which the gang won for the best Justice League of America team in "The Justice League Recombination". He also hosted a costume Halloween party in 2012 in "The Holographic Excitation".

Stuart lives in the back of the store though in season 6 he moves in with Raj.

In "The Scavenger Vortex", the store is used as a stop along the hunt to get another clue, a riddle guarded by The Riddler.


  • Several superhero insignias can be seen in the shop including The Flash, Green Lantern, and Batman.
  • There is a cardboard cut-out of Ichigo Kurosaki from the anime Bleach in the store.
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Penny and Stuart at the comic book store.
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  • There is also a poster of Faith from the 2008 videogame Mirror's Edge.
The girls invade the Comic Book Store.
  • Posters and models from the sci-fi videogame franchise Mass Effect can frequently be seen in the background.
  • In The Nerdvana Annihilation Leonard mentions that a man called Larry works at the comic book store, this could possibly be the previous owner.
  • In The Bakersfield Expedition, the girls visit the Comic Book Store looking into the guys' fascination with comic books.
  • There is a QR code on the counter that points to the store's website
  • There was a cutout and a man wearing a shirt connected to the former MMORPG, "City of Heroes".  He appears in a few episodes.
  • There is an official website for the Comic Book Center, shown on the counter in "The Scavenger Vortex".

Appearances Edit

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  • Sheldon looking for a birthday gift for Amy's aunt.
  • Waiting for the results of the costume contest.
  • Dale working behind the register.
  • Penny admiring her portrait.
  • Penny talking to Sheldon like she was his mother.
  • Owner Stuart Bloom.
  • Mystic Warriors of Ka'a tournament.
  • Hello, boys!!
  • Girls in the store getting stared at.
  • Looking for scavenger hunt clues.
  • The Riddler taunts the scavengers.

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