I have always read and loved comics, actually I learned to read with them! So the comic book store Kulku-katin poika in Kallio is naturally one of the dearest places in Helsinki to me. I started going there soon after I moved to Helsinki and now I live even closer to it! Lovely.
The owner of the shop continues his father’s work, who used to have an antiquarian book shop called Kulku-katti (“stray cat”), so naturally the son’s store is called Kulku-katin poika, “Son of stray cat”!
The store is perfect for collectors, but also for people who are just starting to get into comics. For non-Finnish speakers the only minus is that the stores concentrates on comics in Finnish…but I’ve always thought that comics are one of the best ways to learn new languages, so I encourage anyone to try! Also many new Finnish comic albums also have an English translation, and I’m sure the owner is happy to help anyone interested.