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About us

Serving the community since 2001
Founded in Havre de Grace, Maryland the Basement Comics is a privately owned company serving collectors and comic book enthusiast from our storefront location in Edgewood, Maryland. The company’s aim is to provide high-quality collections to our customers to meet the ever-growing demand for high-quality collectibles in a relaxed, comfortably casual, atmosphere.

Located right off Interstate 95 in Edgewood, MD. Our shop collaborates with leading collectors and other local businesses situated in Maryland in an effort to provide the very finest quality books for that hard to please person in your life.

Our highly qualified staff is happy to give advice and suggestions to customers when asked. In Maryland and throughout the world our products are sold by word of mouth advertising and we are known by locals who shop here often.

The selections, which focuses on excellent condition collectors items, is constantly expanding and our ambitious plan for the future is the development of completely new online ordering of our secret spices for your convenience to use at home.

The shop is owned by Al Stoltz who is an experienced collector. Al is also a locally recognized man-about-town and community entrepreneur. His business is known as the local comfortably casual place to find one of a kind items and has been the center of attraction for many receptions, parties, and as the “off the beaten” path place to be to get expert advice.  Al is distinguished in the industry, as he is also an Overstreet Advisor.

The mission is to bring valuable collections to all enthusiast everywhere and to offer something that cannot be found anywhere else that compliments your private collection.

The shop is unlike the typical comic book store that sells mass produced books. Here you will find the finest, oldest, collectibles that are brought in almost every day. The shop is a fun place to visit and there is always something new offered every week.


One of the best comments the Basement Comics receives is how good everything is and bargains are offered every day of the week. You can often find our employees in regional shows and sometimes we have viewings in the shop.

Basement Comics isn’t fancy and we are glad to offer advice for the novice just getting started with comic book collecting. Our offerings range from original issues and rare finds. We have the most popular restoration service at half the price of other companies. Basement Comics is licensed in the state of Maryland and the city of Edgewood.