All the names are apropos. This place has one thing going for it: the location. Nestled within walking distance of Record Archive, Empire Comics' customers are probably soccer moms or U of R students who haven't learned that they should take the MAG shuttle and hit Comics Etc. Empire has a good selection of new comics, so if that's all you want, and don't want to save money on a subscription, then Empire is fine and convenient. However, the back issues and other used items they sell are prohibitively priced. Add to this the downright rude staff, and you have a store that should be avoided if possible.