Daydreams Comics

Daydreams Comics



We are so excited to share more information with our community about the first-ever 📚 Great Bookmarks Challenge 🔖!!! The big event kicks of next Friday, April 8th and runs through May 18th. Scroll through to learn more about how to participate, find out what kind of prizes you could win, and check out this year’s locations.

The Great Bookmarks Challenge is a community-wide literary themed scavenger hunt. Participants will learn about our community's rich literary roots and contemporary happenings. Each station contains a unique writing challenge, so get ready to get creative and have fun! By visiting each station and submitting your entry as instructed below, you will have the chance to win all sorts of fun prizes from our generous area business partners.

Visit our website to learn more, download your maps 🗺, and set your intention to win all sorts of cool prizes.

Huge thanks to our partners, supporters, and friends! All raffle prizes were generously donated by our business and community partners. Huge thanks to Johnson County Conservation, Sidekick Coffee & Books, Iowa Book, Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, University of Iowa Center for the Book, International Writing Program, Iowa City Public Library, North Liberty Library, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, Hancher, University of Iowa Press, Basta Pizzeria Ristorante, The Highlander Hotel, RAYGUNshirts, The Englert Theatre, Daydreams Comics, Beadology Iowa, The Iowa Children's Museum, New Pioneer Food Co-op, and others!

More info can be found here:

This Saturday!
The Iowa Arts Festival is here! Watch out for street closures, re-routed buses and an abundance of joy. Looking for a more intimate festival experience? Grey Area is just down the road in Lone Tree. There’s theater and music and film and even wrestling this weekend, along with Free Comic Book Day and ways to celebrate 2021’s lone Friday the 13th! 😱 Get out there and enjoy.

Events with: Jazz 88.3 KCCK-FM The Artifactory Mission Creek Festival Willow Creek Theatre Company Dreamwell Theatre Rhythm City Casino Quad City Animal Welfare Center Quad Cities Balloon Festival Summer of the Arts MidWestOne Bank Riverside Theatre FilmScene The Englert Theatre Daydreams Comics Wilson's Apple Orchard Flat Black Studios White Rabbit Iowa City West Music Coralville Wildwood BBQ & Saloon SCWPro CHAT - Community Hope & Transformation Baxa's Sutliff Store And Tavern Raven Wolf Productions Iowa City Poetry PromptPress Iowa City Pride Thew Brewing Company
Looking for a way to give back to your local institutions this holiday season? When you purchase a gift card for Antelope Lending Library from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City, Prairie Lights Bookstore, or Daydreams Comics, they will add an additional 20% to your gift for us to spend on our lending collection of books and games. ❤️ Here is a link to our donate page where you can find out how to purchase a gift certificate:
Normally, we’d be celebrating Best of the CRANDIC by bringing together the small business owners, artists, musicians and local personalities who won with the community who voted for them for one big, huggy, droplet-spready party. Since that can’t happen, we asked our winners to record a few words of thanks. We wish we could be breathing your air, reader. Soon. Soon.

The Iowa Children's Museum Daydreams Comics Kevin Burt Public Space One CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank Elizabeth Moen Record Collector The Englert Theatre Sayuri Sasaki Hemann Back Together Massage Jennifer Evans - No Limits Personal Fitness Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore Megan Gogerty Iowa City Tattoo Summer of the Arts FilmScene Next Page Books The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City Riverside Theatre George's Buffet Vivian's Soul Food Theatre Cedar Rapids West Music Coralville Toyota of Iowa City
See you there!
Only 3 weeks away!
We've loved being able to continue our Sensory Stop service virtually with you all through these videos. This is the 10th and final activity of the summer. ☀️ Stay tuned for what our fall plans are! We'd like to give a shout out to Daydreams Comics and Santee Klaws for partnering with us on today's activity. Let's draw comics! ✏️
Up and running today?
Stopped by Daydreams Comics today. They are doing only curbside delivery. I gave them a long list of "wants" and they looked through their back-issue stash and provided me with a stack of books I'd been looking for. Dropped everything to help me, and maintained social distancing to keep me safe. And they had a ton of what I was looking for at great prices.

Love this LCS. Will be back again soon.
Thanks Zach for dropping off the Terry Moore, Alan Moore, and more. I better start reading!
The Booksellers is still available in our Virtual Screening Room, and we'll be celebrating our local booksellers by choosing four lucky viewers and giving away gift cards to Prairie Lights Bookstore, Daydreams Comics, The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City and Sidekick Coffee & Books!

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Tomorrows the day; Catch in the shop noon-4! Admission is free, there is a charge for autographs and photos. He will also have merchandise available


As you may have heard, is returning this fall with a new slate of releases! We will continue to be a destination store for them, and would encourage you to pre order any series you want BEFORE they release, as they are prone to allocations and short print numbers. Looking forward to seeing what they have up their sleeve…


We are less than four weeks out from hosting at the shop! He will be here from noon-4pm, hop into your zord and head down


A blast from the past! We had Jesse Delperdang at the shop way back in the day, and he had done a drawing on the door frame (which we obviously couldn’t bring to the new spot). He popped by today, so we had him put a new piece on the door! Great guy, so glad he stopped in to see the new location! Hope to see you again soon Jesse!


Have a safe and happy holiday. Normal hours resume Tuesday, July 5th! 🎆🎇


One of our customers hit a MASSIVE card out of a 2022 Series 2 box: Wander Franco Silver Pack auto, #/25! Huge card of one of baseballs young stars, congrats 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 If you hit a sweet card from a product you purchase at the shop, please tag us, would love to see them ❤️💪🏻


Series 2 baseball is on hand today! The season is over 1/3 over already, how’s your team doing?


Astral Radiance drops today! In stock and ready for you catch ‘em all 😬


Tomorrow is the day! We will be open normal hours 11am - 6pm, and hope you can come out and grab some freebies, meet Phil Hester & Eric Gapstur, grab some photos with the 501st Legion, and support Iowa City Animal Center & Iowa Farm Sanctuary. It’s also the kickoff to the Iowa City Farmers Market. A great day to spend in downtown Iowa City ☺️


May the 4th be with you! Don’t forget to swing by the shop this Saturday to get a photo with members of the 501st Legion!


It’s Morphin Time! Hop in your zord and head to the shop on Sunday, September 4th to meet who played Wesley Collins, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force.


We are two weeks away from Free Comic Book Day 2022! This year we will have local comic favorites Phil Hester and on hand, as well as members of the to take pictures with! Swing down, grab some free stuff, make some donations to and and make a day of it in wonderful downtown Iowa City!


Another is right around the corner! Check out myself (doing a Batman themed session) and all these other great sellers only on app! I’ll be going live at 5pm CST/3pm PST


Tonight’s line up for only on app! Give all these great sellers a follow to see when they go live. Looking forward to tonight!


If you haven’t heard of the new selling app now is the time to check it out! I will be making my “Theme Tuesday” debut with a group of terrific sellers 🙌🏻 So download the app now, give the shop a follow, and tune in tomorrow, April 5th at 5pm CST and put in some bids! Majority of things I will be selling on WhatNot aren’t typically found out in the shop 😬 Big thanks to


Come out today and check out Iowa City’s first sports card show in forever! We will be set up with some stuff from the vault that you’ve never seen at the shop 😏 hopeful that if attendance is great this will become a staple in the area! Should be something for everyone: cards, comics, toys, gaming


New comic storage box alert! X-Men, Iron Man, Carnage, plus Harley & Ivy are now in stock and ready to protect your favorite comics


Effective today, we are changing our face mask policy: We are not requiring a mask to enter the shop at this time. We encourage you to use your best judgement and you are always welcome to continue to wear one in our space. We will monitor the situation as we move forward and will make any changes if needed. We thank everyone for their support through the past two years!


Brillant Stars is finally in stock! We have booster packs, booster boxes, ETBs, 2022 stacking tins, and a restock on an old favorite: Shining Fates.


Finally! After multiple shipping delays, 2022 Series One baseball is now in stock! Love this years design 🥰 Now let’s just hope we get a season on time 🤞🏻


Get Bat-drawing for some great Bat-prizes and then see your favorite Batman at your favorite Bat-theater (FilmScene of course!).

Calling all local artists/aspiring artists/creatives/anyone who wants to have some fun! Seriously, ANYONE. We want to celebrate comic art and local artists with our THE BATMAN COMIC ART CONTEST.

For details and to register:


Big thanks to everyone who made the claim sale in July a huge success! Hope to see some familiar faces tomorrow 💪🏻🙌🏻

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It’s been awhile; who’s ready for another Super Slab Saturday claim sale?! Plans are in the works for one on Saturday, January 22nd 🏗 Here is a small preview of some grail books that were recently acquired at the shop 💪🏻 I will have graded comics from $30-$20,000+ and everywhere in between, hopefully there will be something cool for every collection focus and budget. More previews and details to come throughout the week, stay tuned 😏 What books are you hoping to see? Comment ⬇️


Have a safe and Happy New Years, we look forward to seeing you in 2022 starting January 2nd!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! We will resume normal business hours 12/26/21 🎄🎁


The clock is ticking! If you’re looking for a last minute gift we have plenty to offer, here are some of our favorite newer books and various other products available in the shop: and don’t forget we also have gift certificates available in store or through our website!


Many, many thanks to everyone in the community who voted us “Best Comic Book/Gaming Store” for the second year in a row! We are 35 years strong in downtown Iowa City because of all the support we receive year after year, and we have no intention of slowing down👏🏻🙌🏻


It took awhile but we are finally there: back issues are out in full force! We will have both rooms open starting today. Appreciate everyone’s patience while we revamped our entire set up. We will soon be adding a new selection of top row books to each room, and are continuing to price new collections we’ve purchased over the past year to continue filling out our selection. We will also be bringing back the mini series and sets ASAP!


Rejoice! The rest of this weeks shipment is scheduled to arrive tomorrow! We will have everything processed and available ASAP once it does. Do not anticipate any delays next week at this time 🤞🏻


If you haven’t heard already: Diamond got attacked with a ransomware virus last weekend, causing major disruptions in their day to day. New releases for the week of 11/17 will not be ready for release on Wednesday, and we don’t have a firm idea when to expect them at this time. Also all reorders have been placed on hold for the time being. So if you special ordered something with us, this is why it hasn’t shown up yet…we will update once we have a clearer idea of schedules.


Pokémon Fusion Strike drops today! We are also restocked on various Sword and Shield boosters packs and boxes, and have a handful of Celebrations product left. Get your holiday shopping started early, sells quickly!


Cowabunga dude! We just picked up an epic vintage TMNT toy collection: 275 unopened figures and vehicles, and another 60 complete loose figures (with card backs) and vehicles (with boxes). These haven’t been out of the sewer in over 25 years! More to come as we get this sorted and priced 🐢🔥


Thanks to everyone who came by for this past weekend. We raised $1555 for and Thrilled that we are able to do things like this every year, wouldn’t be possible without all your support 👏🏻🙌🏻🐭🐰🦊🐮🐷🐻‍❄️🐔


Thanks to everyone who came by for this past weekend. We raised $1555 for and Thrilled that we are able to do things like this every year, wouldn’t be possible without all your support 👏🏻🙌🏻🐭🐰🦊🐮🐷🐻‍❄️🐔

Photos from Daydreams Comics's post 08/07/2021

We are one week away from 🤙🏻 Please swipe through to view all relevant information to this years event, taking place at both and It will be our first in our new location and also trying to work around the age of covid, so please do your part to help us make this a successful and safe event for all who attend 🙌🏻

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229 E. Washington St
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 4pm
Tuesday 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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