The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. store is part of the 826 National network of writing and tutoring centers. It’s located in Park Slope at 372 5th Ave. and offers invisible products, capes, secret identity kits, x-ray glasses, and even intelligence in a can [a bargain at just $12.99!].
Like the pirate supply store in San Francisco and the spy supply store in Chicago, all proceeds go toward the tutoring center behind the store. The inventory includes several distinct brands, including Mt. Fortress Superhero Apparel, Masque, Bugayenko Laboratories, and Aardvark Bros. Mfg. Co. The façade, interior and product packaging were all designed by Sam Potts.
It’s a tough call but, of the three 826 stores I’ve visited, this one might be my favorite because it takes its absurd premise farther than the others. Also, a friend of mine used to live above this store before its current incarnation, which is a very strange coincidence. Check out more images or shop online.