Jim Hanley's Universe

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About Jim Hanley's Universe

Since 1985, Jim Hanley's Universe has been America's best and most progressive comic book store. At Jim Hanley's Universe, we work extra hard to stock the full range of comic titles and related merchandise that is available today.

We carry comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite, Avatar, BOOM, Oni, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, First Second, Humanoids, Pantheon, 2000AD, Picturebox, Viz, Del Rey, Tokyopop, and so much more! We carry kids comics, international comics, literary comics, mature-readers titles, Manga, graphic novels, small press indies, zines and mini-comics, and everything in between. We have an extensive back issue collection, and we also carry statues, collectibles, action figures, apparel, DVDs, trading cards, books, comics, collectible card games, gaming supplies and more!

We have frequent signings and events with some of the biggest names in comics today, from the A-List to creators working on the cutting edge of the art-form. We also do performances including live music and stand-up comedy, screenings, panels, discussions, and more. We are also New York City's premier gaming destination, with sanctioned tournaments and a deep gaming selection including Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon and so much more!

We pride ourselves on the extraordinary depth and breadth of our extensive selection, our ease of access, and more than anything, our friendly and supremely knowledgeable customer service! We take pride in our work, and we are the best in the world at what we do.We believe that the comic book is a valid art form, and we go out of our way to serve geek culture, connoisseurs of the art form, and new readers alike.

Founded in 1985 by Jim Hanley and Rich Hafstead, Jim Hanley's Universe revolutionized the direct market industry with well stocked, well lit, and clean stores, and unparalleled customer service. With a diverse and well-read staff, we proudly serve the entire New York City comic community, from the Wednesday crowd to the causal reader to the uninitiated. 

Jim Hanley's Universe prides itself on having one of the most complete selections of comics and the best service in the world. No matter what your tastes, we are the place to get all your favorite comic titles! From Mainstream to Mini Comics you'll find it all at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art & Literature Meet!

Jim Hanley's Universe, LTD is owned by co-founder James Hanley and Managing Directors Ron Hill and Nick Purpura. The Company General Manager is Kat O'Neill. The Manhattan location manager and Event Coordinator is Steven Norman II. The Staten Island location manager and website Manager & Editor is Jeffrey O. Gustafson.

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Locations and Hours of Operation

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We have two store locations here in New York City, one centrally located in Manhattan, the other in Staten Island. Both stores are open seven days a week including most holidays, and are conveniently located near mass transit.

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Our Manhattan store is in midtown Manhattan
32 East 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

By Subway:
B,D,F,V, N,Q,R,W trains and New Jersey Path trains to 34th Street/Herald Square
6 train to 33rd Street
1,2,3, A,C,E trains to 34th Street/Penn Station

From outside New York:
We are centrally located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Penn Station (Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad), The Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Grand Central Station (Metro North).

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday-Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm

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Our Staten Island Store is centrally located in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island next to the Public Library.
299B New Dorp Lane (between Clawson and Edison Streets)
Staten Island, NY 10306

By Subway:
New Dorp stop on the Staten Island Railway

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday-Saturday: Noon to 9:00pm
Sunday-Tuesday: Noon to 8:00pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I call you? Will I be talking to a machine?

You may call either of our stores during business hours and you will be immediately taken care of by one of our helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. No robots here! Check out the left side of the page for our numbers and hours of operation, or check out our handy dandy Contact Page! You may also email us at info@jhuniverse.com

Are your locations handicapped accessible?

Yes! The main retail spaces at both of our locations are fully handicapped accessible.

What is your return policy?

You may return any item, except statues and adult material, within 30 days of purchase with a valid sales receipt. All returned items must be in saleable condition. There are no cash refunds without a receipt. Exchanges or store credit will be given for other items returned in saleable condition. All sales on statues and adult material are final.

Do you accept credit cards or debit cards? What about traveler's checks?

Yes! We accept American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa credit cards and general-use gift cards. We accept any debit card with a Master Card or Visa logo on it. We also accept AmEx Travelers' Checks.

Can I order something from you on your website?

Yes, you can buy digital comics from our online store at

And while we do not offer a full physical online comics store, but we do offer several options for ordering comics from us online and over the phone and Mail Order. For more information, Click Here

Do you buy comics?

If you are interested in selling your comic book collection, please make a list of what books you would like to sell, and either bring the list in, fax it to us, or email it to us. But please note that we are not actively buying collections at this time.  Please do not bring in books unsolicited. We do not review or appraise collections under any circumstances. We do not purchase sports cards or sports memorabilia.
Do you sell sports cards or sports memorabilia?

Not at this time.

Are you hiring?

We are always taking applications. To apply, speak to a manager in one of our retail locations.

Where else can I follow JHU online?

You can check out our Facebook page and you can follow us Twitter.

I'm a creator that would like to do a signing with you. How can I make that happen?

Click here for details on setting up an event with Jim Hanley's Universe.

There are no more posts on the page when I get to the bottom... How do I see older posts?

Click on "Older Posts" on the bottom right, or use the Blog Archive drop-down menu on the left hand side of the page.

Who writes the JHU Blog?

The primary content contributor and chief photographer for the JHU Blog and JHU Twitter is Manager Jeffrey O. Gustafson. General Manager Kat O'Neill provides promotional material and design work.

What template do you use for your blog?

We use the "Newspaper II" template from ourbloggertemplates.com

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Buying Online

Yes, you can buy digital comics from our online store at

Jim Hanley's Universe does not yet have an online store for physical goods yet, but that does not mean you cannot buy your books from us from anywhere in the world!

Mail Order

We have been doing mail order with customers in all 50 states and dozens of countries for over 20 years! If you would like to purchase anything we sell, over the telephone for mail order to anywhere in the world, simply call us or email us. There is no additional charge, and you just pay a small shipping fee.

Visit Our Retail Locations

If you find yourself in New York City, you are welcome to visit our two retail locations! For hours and directions, click here!

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