Comic reading is -- let's be honest -- a nerdy endeavor, so the last thing the enthusiast needs is a store that resembles your mother's basement. Carol and John's in West Park makes you feel almost like an art collector, albeit an extremely geeky art collector. The back-issue selection is top-notch and arranged in a logical, easy-to-use fashion. The variety of trade paperbacks is unmatched in the city. And there's a special rack set up for last week's books, just in case you actually got a date the previous Friday.