If you've never read Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Sam & Max, Preacher, Harley Quinn, or Transmetropolitan, soar over to Flying Colors with incredible speed. The staff here can guide you through the past twenty years of comic-book history with that hypersarcastic, Comic Book Guy attitude you want. There are immense rows of back issues here, all bagged, sealed, and priced for easy indexing. Of course, the real test of a comic store is the independent rack, and Flying Colors is no slouch there. You'll find everything from four-color professional first-runs to photocopied black-and-white basement fare. Be sure to arrive just before school gets out; this place hums with a calm euphoria before the coming of the Yu-Gi-Oh storm.