I visited Collected, a games and comic books store in Plano, this weekend. Collected has four other locations (Fort Worth, Keller, Burleson, Hurst). Plano is a smaller shop, in a shopping stip dominated by a Tom Thumb. You might have some difficulty to find it at the moment since the sign is down, but just park towards the corner of the lot away from Parker and Independence and look for a Batman logo in the window. Anyway, I say it’s small, but it’s a full-service affair.
From browsing their back issues, I’d say they are lacking the depth of a catalog of some larger stores, but they have the newer titles you might expect, and they keep up with the major publishers campaigns and what’s popular. I didn’t interrogate their back-room so they may have more comics in storage. Really though, among five locations, it seems likely they could find what you’re looking for. In terms of organization, the general scheme had no surprises: newer titles on the wall, a kids section up front, trades and manga near the center, and back-issues in the back, with some figurines and table-top gaming materials on their own wall by the tables. It would have been better if they had broken up trade paperbacks by major publishers, since it looks better, and it’s easier to scan titles because a given publisher usually standardizes their spines to some extent, but at least they’re alphabetized overall.
Again, Collected isn’t just a comics store: they do games too! At the Plano location, they do Saturday morning Yu-Gi-Oh meet-ups and (IIRC) they also have monthly Yu-Gi-Oh competitions. Then, there’s D&D on Wednesdays and Magic the gathering on Wednesdays and Fridays. There are other regular events as well, and you can even host your own event in their space. (Aren’t they nice?) Worth mentioning, all Collected locations are Pokemon Go ‘Pokestops’, and this month, they are hosting their first Pokemon Go trainers meet-up at their TCU location.
There was only one staff member there when I was there, but she was knowledgeable both about the store’s stock, and about the comics scene and it’s history. Lastly, they also sell sturdy boxes for your comics if you don’t favor slinging them carelessly on your desk (like me). Overall, I’d say the store is worth checking out if you’re in the area. Visit their website for more info: http://staycollected.com