Best Of 2001

Best Place to Buy Comic Books: Comic Heaven

A wide selection of alternative comics and graphic novels distinguishes this store from the fray. On the shelves, you'll find not only the latest superhero rags and Powerpuff Girls paraphernalia, but selections by some of the best picture storytellers around: Chris Ware, the Hernandez Brothers, Julie Doucet, Daniel Clowes, and a whole lot more. As a special bonus, instead of creepy overweight ponytailed guys behind the counter -- a comic-book store staple -- you'll be cheerfully greeted by helpful, non-creepy overweight ponytailed guys.