Best Store for Graphic Novels

Carol and John's Comic Shop

At Carol and John's, the selection of new issues -- including a wall of last week's releases -- is top-notch, but what makes the store vital is its thorough stock of trade paperbacks. From Sandman to Akira, with plenty of Mike Mignola and Frank Miller, the store's library is to be envied. The knowledgeable staff is happy to make recommendations on the order of "If you like X, you'll love Y." The original art on the walls from favorite artists is a nice bonus.