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Gift Cards Available!

The perfect gift for the fan in your life! Gift cards are available in any denomination, are good for a year, and work at any of our Center of Austin Fandom stores (Austin Books, Outlaw Moon Games & Toys, Guzu Gallery, and the Sidekick Store). Pick up yours today!

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Posted November 16, 2016 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 13

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
2017 marks 40 years of your favorite local comic book store, Austin Books & Comics! In celebration of this, we’ll be having some new features over the next few weeks and months.

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so keep an eye out for our ongoing celebration!

We recently asked, what superhero or villain has the best costume?

Share your own in the comments section below!

Check back next week for more new features, and be sure to Like Us On Facebook for more 40th anniversary festivities!

Iron Man
Iron Man, because the costume is the hero

-Joel P.

Warlock
Warlock (from the New Mutants). It can be anything he wants (as long as what he wants is black and yellow). He’s the Wiz Khalifa of superheroes.

-Dave J.

Cloak and Dagger
it just wouldn’t be right to say cloak or dagger, but how bout Cloak and Dagger.

-Sam I.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange, who doesn’t love a cape with its own personality.

-Shad R.

Posted June 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Jim Rugg Signing at Austin Books

Street Angels

Saturday, July 29

4 PM – 10 PM

We are thrilled to welcome Jim Rugg in celebration of the release of the hardcover collection of The Street Angel Gang.

From 4pm to 6pm Jim will be signing copies of his newly released book, as well as anything else created by him.

At 7pm, let’s party. Mingle and chat comics with Jim and friends!

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Posted June 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 6/21/2017

Employee Recommendations
Welcome to the weekly Austin Books & Comics Employee Recommendations! Here you’ll find a roundup of our top picks for this week.

Follow us and the employees on Twitter for more New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) recommendations every Wednesday!

Ty’s Picks

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Normals #2

Normals #2

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Silver Surfer #12

Silver Surfer #12

Nick Fury #3

Nick Fury #3

Daredevil #22

Daredevil #22

Top Pick:

God Country #6

God Country #6


The end to an epic mini. Family, texas, swords, and god battles. Donny Cates and Geof Shaw made a masterpiece.

Laura’s Picks

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Heartthrob Season 2 #1

Heartthrob Season 2 #1

Lumberjanes Special Faire & Square

Lumberjanes Special Faire & Square

The Big Bad Fox

The Big Bad Fox

An Apple and an Adventure

An Apple and an Adventure

The Royal Tutor Volume 1

The Royal Tutor Volume 1

Top Pick:

Space Battle Lunchtime TPB Volume 2

Space Battle Lunchtime TPB Volume 2


SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME VOL 2 this is not a drill. Natalie is one of my absolute faves and go read the now finished Snarlbear if you haven’t.

Patrick’s Picks

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Avengers TPB Volume 1

Avengers TPB Volume 1

Ultimates 2 #8

Ultimates 2 #8

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Rapture #2

Rapture #2

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #3

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #3

Top Pick:

USAvengers #7

USAvengers #7


USAvengers is the latest in the line of Al Ewing’s wonderful Avengers books (Mighty, Cap and Mighty, New). Thoroughly weird, thoroughly charming, and thoroughly great.

Brandon’s Picks

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Batman #25

Batman #25

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #4

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #4

The Wild Storm #5

The Wild Storm #5

The Old Guard #5

The Old Guard #5

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra TPB Volume 1

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra TPB Volume 1

Top Pick:

Shirtless Bear Fighter #1

Shirtless Bear Fighter #1


What else can I say about Shirtless Bear Fighter besides “shirtless bear fighter”? A sendup of 80s action heroes, it begins almost like the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Commando, except with a guy who’s really good at fighting bears. Why is he so good at fighting bears? FIND OUT HERE! Ludicrous, absolutely ridiculous, and a lot of fun.

Posted June 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 6/21/2017

Castle: Storm Season TPB

RICHARD CASTLE’S STORM SEASON HC

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Emanuela Lupacchino (CA) Dustin Weaver
The sequel to the critically acclaimed, best-selling graphic novel Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm! In this “adaptation” of Derrick Storm’s second novel, the private investigator is hired to bug an African head of state’s hotel suite – but the routine mission quickly spirals out of control when Storm overhears a woman’s terrifying scream on the wire. Plagued by the victim’s helpless cry, Storm – despite an ominous warning – investigates. Soon, he’ll discover an international conspiracy reaching further than he ever imagined – and perhaps the truth about Clara Strike, a CIA agent the world thinks is dead! RICHARD CASTLE’S STORM SEASON reunites the lauded writing duo of Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick for their second Castle story, and the dynamic artwork of rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor) brings the world of Derrick Storm to life like never before.

Cover Price $19.99

Sale Price $5.00 each

Posted June 19, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 6/21/2017

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1

PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Adam Kubert

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!

The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaed “Parker Luck”.

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$4.99

Posted June 19, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 12

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
Can you believe it? On September 1st of this year, we’ll have been helping you (and some of your parents and grandparents) discover your favorite comics for FORTY YEARS!

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so keep an eye out for our ongoing celebration!

This month’s question:

WHAT HERO (or villain) HAS THE BEST COSTUME?

Batman and his cowl? Superman with his cape? Colors, composition, utility? What makes the best costume in comics?

Share your answer in the Facebook comments for a chance to win a $40 Gift Card to ABC/Guzu/Sidekick/Outlaw Moon, as well as being featured in a future post!

Posted June 15, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 11

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
2017 marks 40 years of your favorite local comic book store, Austin Books & Comics! In celebration of this, we’ll be having some new features over the next few weeks and months.

A few weeks back, Patrick posted about what makes Austin Books so special to him. Now we’re turning it to you, our loyal fans and customers! What keeps you coming back to Austin Books & Comics? Share your thoughts in the Facebook comment section or in comments section below!

Posted June 15, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 6/14/2017

Employee Recommendations
Welcome to the weekly Austin Books & Comics Employee Recommendations! Here you’ll find a roundup of our top picks for this week.

Follow us and the employees on Twitter for more New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) recommendations every Wednesday!

Brandon’s Picks

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Kill the Minotaur #1

Kill the Minotaur #1

Secret Empire #4

Secret Empire #4

Normandy Gold #1

Normandy Gold #1

Motor Crush TPB Vol 1

Motor Crush TPB Vol 1

Dark Days: The Forge #1

Dark Days: The Forge #1

Top Pick

The Defenders #1

The Defenders #1


This is going to be a pretty fantastic ride. I love these characters, I love seeing them as a team.

Ty’s Picks

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Jimmy's Bastards #1

Jimmy’s Bastards #1

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #2

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #2

Godshaper #3

Godshaper #3

Hulk #7

Hulk #7

Generation X #3

Generation X #3

Top Pick

World Reader #3

World Reader #3


I’m in love w/this book. Period. Sci-fi mystery about a planet killer. It’s so badass.

Patrick’s Picks

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21

Star Wars #32

Star Wars #32

Old Man Logan #25

Old Man Logan #25

Back to the Future #20

Back to the Future #20

Divinity III: Heroes of the Glorious Stalinverse TPB

Divinity III: Heroes of the Glorious Stalinverse TPB

Top Pick

Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe

Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe


As you may know, I’m a huge (HUGE) Valiant fan, and this one-shot is a fantastic way to get into their amazing shared universe.

Posted June 14, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 6/14/2017

Warlock Complete Collection TPB

WARLOCK BY JIM STARLIN TP COMPLETE COLLECTION

MARVEL COMICS

(W/A/CA) Jim Starlin

At ’70s Marvel, no one mastered the startling scope and high-concept complexity of cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin! And his work on Adam Warlock set the tone for star-spanning spectacle that is considered a high-water mark to this day. Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilistic menace Thanos, Warlock’s conflicts weren’t just knuckle-grinding throw-downs – they were epic, existential struggles for his very soul. Featuring the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems; the debuts of Gamora and Pip the Troll; and an all-out struggle to save the universe joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man!

Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #178-181, WARLOCK (1972) #9-15, AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2.

Cover Price $34.99

Sale Price $9.00 each

Posted June 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 6/14/2017

Dark Days: The Forge #1

DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1

DC COMICS

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE!

Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
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Posted June 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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