To adventure through an alternate universe without leaving Los Angeles, grab some friends and head to Golden Apple Comics, where crime-fighting superheroes and world-threatening villains await. This famous shop in the heart of Hollywood has been putting comics and graphic novels into the hungry hands of celebrities and locals alike since 1979, making it a perfect first stop on your next outing with friends. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see a life-sized Spider-Man staring you down at the entrance. (He’s really guarding the store from Doctor Octopus.) They’ve got tons of novelty items and collectibles to explore, but you’re here to gently rifle through their massive selection of classic and contemporary comics, so roll up your sleeves and get ready for a journey. The shelves are loaded with favorites like X-Men, Superman, and Avengers, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask one of the deeply knowledgeable staffers for help. True enthusiasts should check the calendar for special events like author meet-and-greets, readings, and signings. Snag an autograph and hear the masters talk about what inspired them to create their unique tales. Parking can be a bit tricky, so if you’ve found a great spot and don’t feel like jumping back in the car, satisfy your hunger by grabbing a classic hot dog at Pink’s, just footsteps away. You’ll be so inspired after visiting Golden Apple, you and your crew will be ready to weave a few new adventures of your own.