I’m back from a quick trip to visit family in Columbus, and I just have to say (again) how great The Laughing Ogre is. It has such a terrific selection of everything — manga, super-heroes, art comics, comics for kids and young adults, comic-strip collections, and everything else — that it takes a great deal of restraint to escape without spending too much. It’s clean, airy, organized well, and has a really helpful staff.
And I finally tracked down a copy of the third volume of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service! And they had copies of the first two volumes on the shelf! I think this will be my new criteria for what constitutes a good comic shop. Well, one of them, at least.