The best comic shops are dives, imo. Owner is odd, but if you plan on hitting up comic shops, you have to get used to eccentric owners. He had some gold upstairs, mostly 50's supermans, and the prices seemed a bit high. The reason to go, though, is to spend a few hours digging through the 25cent bins. Last time I was there I pulled 40 DCU variants, and a $300 batman 2nd print I flipped on ebay.
Whatever you do, don't waste your time going to the comic shop down in fisherman's pier. Complete waste of time. If you go south to Oregon, there is a weird/dirty coin shop in Eugene that had