Founded in 1995, Henk Lee’s Comics and Manga store is situated in the heart of old Amsterdam, and became quickly the best place in Amsterdam for import US comics and graphic novels, toys and manga. Henk had already been importing and selling US comics since the 80’s before he opened the store on the Zeedijk.
New US comic books, graphic novels and manga imports come in every week and US and Japanese toys and merchandise arrive regularly. We have a very large and comprehensive selection of comics trade paperbacks and graphic novels, and the biggest selection of manga in town. Our store also has an extensive back stock collection including a big sale section with many comics and trade paperbacks for bargain prices. Our special Funko POP room showcases one of the largest selections of POP figures in the country. We always try to deliver the best service possible and so we pride ourselves in taking care of a lot of special orders for our customers: if you can’t find it anywhere else, Henk probably has it, or can get it for you.
In its long history, the Comics & Manga Store, especially since moving to it’s current location, hosted many author signings and other comics events with legendary comic creators including great artists such as Mike McKone, Joe Benitez, Barry Kitson, Mike Grell, Mark Texeira, Phil Jimenez, Declan Shalvey, While Portacio, Scott Kolins, Daniel HDR, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Tyler Kirkham, Howard Chaykin, Gene Ha, Jodie Bellaire, Rodney Ramos, Chris Sprouse, Stephen B Scott, Siya Oum and others. Many of them have also stayed in the apartment right next to the store, in a historic Amsterdam house overlooking the canal. For each store signing, we always present a special signed and numbered limited edition color A3 print on beautiful thick paper showcasing the art of our guest.
As of January 2013, The Comics & Manga store is located at Zeedijk 101, having been located on a different location, Zeedijk 136 in the same street for nearly 16 years, after starting at number 104. Since moving to Zeedijk 101, the store has expanded to be more than double the size of the previous location.