Seems the owner told him about us, said that he'd probably get along with me, as we had some similar tastes, etc. We ended up chatting for a good 10 minutes or so.
Praise Gygax and Pulido, three weeks in my new place, and I already have a rep at my local comic shop. *snicker*
As a side note, as we were driving home, swanwhite broke down and admitted that she had bought that pack of comics for me. She was trying to save them for my birthday, but apparently I looked so heartbroken when I saw they were gone that she couldn't stand waiting four months to drop the bomb on me.