Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Don’t you dare buy your comics from Amazon.com. Don’t even browse online—even if your pockets are completely empty or your cohabitor has banned you from buying a single additional title, this is a great place to hang out and chat about your particular flavor of geekdom. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and there’s almost always someone there who will nerd out about what you’re nerding out about. They have regular talks and events, but the staff is friendly enough to just make this a welcoming place to peruse, whether you’ve been into supers for decades, or you just heard about this thing called Saga
and you’re considering picking up the first trade volume.