The thing that sets R-Galaxy apart from other comic shops in the area is the breadth of their offerings. They've got comics, sure, but they also have geek-culture DVDs and action figures--both new and obvious (with a robust selection of comic and box-office heavyweights like Batman), and older/obscure/bizarre figures. (On a recent visit, a plastic Captain Kirk stared out at us with soulless eyes.) Plus, R-Galaxy offers bins of older comics to look through, not just new releases. You can also pawn off the old crap you no longer care about. We know how fickle you dorks are.
2. Heroes and Villains, 4533 E. Broadway Blvd., 321-4376, heroesandvillainsonline.com
Charlie's Comics, 5445 E. 22nd St., No. 115, 320-0279, Charlie's Web site
Fantasy Comics, 2595 N. First Ave., 670-0100, fantasycomics2595.com