San Francisco, CA
Al's Comics at 491 Guerrero Street (cross-street: 17th Street) in San Francisco, California is, IMHO, the best comic shop in SF. He carries every new release from the big publishers and most of the independent pubs as well. Offers a subscription service and a saver service as well (with an appropriate deposit). He has trade paperbacks, hardcovers, action figures, toys, trading cards, statues and busts, and even t-shirts and videos. Also has a healthy selection of back issues and generally leaves the last few months worth of titles at cover price even though he is hanging on by a thread these days. He still manages to greet everyone with a smile and is helpful as he can be, except on New Comics day as he is only the proprietor, but is often the lone employee as well. Stop in, you won't be disappointed. Call (415) 861-1220 for more details.