Near Mint Comic Books is located in Downtown Bikini Bottom. Most nerds come here to read comics, as seen in "Sing a Song of Patrick." One of the nerds from Weenie Hut Jr's was reading comics here. SpongeBob, and Patrick frequent this store. Patrick was reading a book about numbers so this Comic Joint must also sell regular books. The owner is a fat teal fish that wears glasses. He explained to SpongeBob what the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy cards were, and why number 54 is the best kind. He was angry with SpongeBob once, and kicked him out, without his arms. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy were signing their books at this Comic Store, in the episode "Ditchin'."