Best Comic Book Store - 2003
Readers' Choice: Bedrock City
For 13 years comic book fans -- and more recently, parents exasperatingly herding Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiasts -- have trekked out to the intersection of Westheimer and Hillcroft to visit Bedrock City, the friendliest and most helpful comic book store in town. The shop is relatively bright and airy (rare in the literally low-rent world of "graphic novel" outlets) and the staff doesn't treat you like an idiot if you're just looking for a brief nostalgia fix (even rarer in that world, where some stores make you feel like you need a Ph.D. in Deservedly Obscure Comic Artists before they'll deign to answer a question). Bedrock City has the state's best selection from the so-called Golden Age of comics, the 1930s to 1950s; they also have a wide array of comics from other eras, not to mention action figures and gewgaws.