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While primarily a publishing house, Hubris Comics had begun to expand into radio, television and toys. The Silver Shroud and Grognak the Barbarian were two of its most popular properties.Fallout 4 loading screens

Hubris Comics is a location in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston in 2287. It is just west of Swan's Pond.


A local store and office of Hubris Comics, publishers of classic graphic novels before the Great War. The location also served as office space for production staff and as a television studio.[Non-canon 1]


The building is small, with only four floors. The first floor features the shop, progressing to offices on the second and third floors, and a television studio on the fourth floor. The entire building is infested by feral ghouls, with a glowing one on the top floor. A terminal is available on the top floor that allows the player character to control stage lights for the Silver Shroud set and also play the Silver Shroud theme over the system speakers.

Notable loot

First floor

  • Scavenger's lead - Note found just outside, on the corpse of a scavenger.
  • Grognak's axe - In an Advanced-locked display case, behind the shop counter. The case can also be opened by hacking the nearby Advanced terminal.
  • Unstoppables issue #5 - On the shop counter next to the cash register on the right, opposite Grognak's axe.
  • Hubris Comics storeroom key - On the shop counter inside the cash register on the right. It opens the storeroom behind the counter and the Expert-locked wall safe in the storeroom.
  • Scavenger's note (non-quest version) - On a dead scavenger inside the restroom.
  • Creation Club Manager's note - In a wooden crate behind a Novice locked door.
  • Creation Club Several Graphic T-shirts - In the wooden crate mentioned before.

Second floor

  • Scavenger's list - On a corpse through the nearby doorway and a hole in the wall to the right of the top of the stairs from the first floor. It is under one of the two sets of stairs which lead to the third floor.
  • Silver Shroud photo - Inside an office to the right of the top of the stairs from the first floor. Located in a broken display case, next to a bat and baseball.
  • Hubris Comics office key - In a room to the south, in the desk with the manager's terminal. Another copy can be found underneath a desk just outside the manager's door.
  • Nuka-Cola Quantum - In the break room to the southeast, on the ground next to a Nuka-Cola machine.

Third floor

Fourth floor


  • Creation Club Jenny's diary - Note, on a crate next to the skeleton of Jenny, during the quest Method to the Madness.
  • Creation Club Extra's notes - Note, on a table with a parasol, during the quest Method to the Madness.

Related quests


When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated at two locations: the shop floor and in the top floor studio.

Location comments
Character Specific location Comment
Cait Shop floor "When I was nine, I stole a comic book from a caravan dealer. Must have read the damn thing a hundred times before me parents took it away."
Top floor studio "What's all this nonsense for?"
Codsworth Shop floor "Looking for the next issue of Grognak, sir/mum?"
Top floor studio "Why, it's the Silver Shroud sound stage. My, but it's... low budget."
Curie Shop floor "The human preoccupation with fiction is a mystery to me."
Top floor studio "A television studio. We are supposed to get autographs, yes?"
Danse Shop floor "I don't understand the logic in reading these illustrated manuscripts. The plots are ludicrous."
Top floor studio "An ancient television studio. This equipment could prove useful to the Brotherhood."
Deacon Shop floor "Hubris Comics. Fun reading. Been trying to complete my Grognak the Barbarian set."
Top floor studio "Is this really how those TV shows were made?"
John Hancock Shop floor "Probably still good reading in here."
Top floor studio "This is the most half-assed gun range I've ever seen."
Robert MacCready Shop floor "If I could only find the issue where Mastadonald and Skullpocalypse teamed up to fight Grognak, I'd have a complete set."
Top floor studio "So this is where they used to film the old Silver Shroud shows. I wish I could have seen them."
Nick Valentine Shop floor "You know, the detective life is a lot less glamorous than the comics had led me to believe."
Top floor studio "Huh. So this is where they filmed that god-awful TV show."
Piper Wright Shop floor "You see any back issues of "Grognak the Barbarian?" I could use them for, uh, research purposes."
Top floor studio "Looks like we've uncovered the secret lair of the Silver Shroud."
Preston Garvey Shop floor "You a comic book fan? I used to read everything I could get my hands on."
Top floor studio "The Silver Shroud! I'll admit it, I've always been a huge fan."
X6-88 Shop floor "These images are a poor representation of reality. It's as if a child drew them."
Top floor studio "The Institute's founders frowned on television. They thought it was a detriment to science."


This Hubris Comics appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

Hubris Comics is in the same location in Boston as the famous Newbury Comics original flagship location, at 332 Newbury St. This can be confirmed, as an intact street sign for Newbury Street can be seen very close to the entrance. Also, the store entrance is below street level, just as the entrance to Newbury Comics is.




  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p. 453: "This is the local store and office of Hubris Comics, publishers of classic graphic novels. In addition to the downstairs shop, the building also includes offices for the production staff a small television studio on the fourth floor."