Best Comic Books, October 2004

Hunger for Astroboy, Gigantor, or hard-to-find Japanese titles? How about some Russian stop-motion animation, a Hong Kong art toy, or Tintin merchandise? Get thee to Meltdown. Gaston Dominguez Letelier, the store’s co-owner and secret weapon, has impeccable taste. He’s also helped cultivate a friendly atmosphere that accomplishes the impossible for a comics store: It lures women customers.