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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

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Employee Recommendations for 3/22/2017

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

Be sure to check out our weekly recommendation videos with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando, as well as follow us on Twitter for more!

Brandon’s Picks

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Elektra #2

Elektra #2

Gamora #4

Gamora #4

Helena Crash #1

Helena Crash #1

Rebels: These Free and Independent States #1

Rebels: These Free and Independent States #1

Underwinter #1

Underwinter #1

Wonder Woman #19

Wonder Woman #19

Ty’s Picks

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Alters #5

Alters #5

Curse Words #3

Curse Words #3

Doom Patrol #5

Doom Patrol #5

Invisible Hands #1

Invisible Hands #1

Powerless #1

Powerless #1

The Unworthy Thor #5

The Unworthy Thor #5

Laura’s Picks

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East of West Year Two HC

East of West Year Two HC

Heathen #2

Heathen #2

Lumberjanes #36

Lumberjanes #36

Over the Garden Wall Vol 1

Over the Garden Wall Vol 1

Steven Universe #2

Steven Universe #2

The Misfits #3

The Misfits #3

Patrick’s Picks

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Black Panther #12

Black Panther #12

Bloodshot Reborn #0

Bloodshot Reborn #0

Star Wars: Darth Maul #2

Star Wars: Darth Maul #2

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 5

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 5

The Ultimates 2 #5

The Ultimates 2 #5

X-O Manowar #1

X-O Manowar #1

Posted March 22, 2017 by Patrick

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Of Dust and Blood Signing

Of Dust and Blood

Wednesday, March 29

4 PM – 7 PM

On Wednesday, March 29th, we will be joined by artist Val Mayerik and Jim Berry for a signing of their new hardcover graphic novel about the Battle of Little Big Horn, Of Dust and Blood. The graphic novel is not yet available to the direct market, so this is a wonderful opportunity to get it early, and get it signed by both the artist and writer!

About Of Dust and Blood:

OF DUST AND BLOOD: A Story from Custer’s Fight at The Greasy Grass, is an original graphic novel from writer Jim Berry and veteran illustrator Val Mayerik. The story details the day of The Battle At The Little Big Horn through the eyes of Greenhaw, a 7th Cavalry scout on one side of the battlefield, and Slowhawk, a young Lakota warrior on the other.

The book focuses on a compelling drama while also being as historically accurate as possible via quotes and documented actions on every page. There will be featured appearances by the famous protagonists of the day – G.A. Custer, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse – but we’ve chosen to focus on two fictional characters, and use them as lenses to show what it might have been like on that hot afternoon in 1876 for two ordinary men pressed into battle.

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Posted March 20, 2017 by Patrick

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Sidekick Store Special for 3/22/2017

Doctor 13

DR THIRTEEN ARCHITECTURE AND MORTALITY TP

DC COMICS

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Cliff Chiang

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world’s magical beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future!

Cover Price $14.99

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Posted March 20, 2017 by Patrick

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New Release Pick of the Week for 3/22/2017

Iron Fist #1

IRON FIST #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Jeff Dekal

THE GAUNTLET STARTS HERE!

K’un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny’s fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him…

Rated T+

$3.99

Posted March 20, 2017 by Patrick

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New Reader Guide: Bone

Welcome to the Austin Books and Comics New Reader Guide! We love to help readers of all ages to find comics series they will love their whole lives, and then find more great books to enjoy!

Bone

Many children and their families have discovered the epic fantasy story Bone, and fallen in love. Full of humor and heart, the series by Jeff Smith follows three cartoonish cousins: irascible scoundrel Phoney Bone, guileless goof Smiley Bone, and our hero, the introspective Fone Bone. They lead us to a valley kingdom filled with new friends, scary “rat creatures,” a mysterious dragon, and the promise of new wonders and dangers. Elementary-age children will love the expressive cartooning and find their imagination sparked for years to come as they enjoy the rich fantasy world!

Haven’t read it? Where to start?
Already smitten? What to read next?
Relax. Austin Books is prepared to take the journey with you.

You have two options for reading the main series.

The Complete Bone

THE COMPLETE BONE

In one volume, over 1200 pages, the entire saga unfolds in black and white (as it was originally published).

Bone: Out From Boneville

BONE in nine volumes, beginning with Out From Boneville.

Scholastic has produced the books in full color, in a form where each chapter is more portable for young readers.

Bone: Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails

STUPID, STUPID RAT TAILS by Jeff Smith, Tom Sniegoski, and Stan Sakai

This spin-off prequel tells a tall, tall tale of “Big Jonson” Bone, the Pecos Bill of the Bone cousins’ homeland, as he keeps the valley safe from those nefarious rat creatures.

Bone: Coda

BONE: CODA by Jeff Smith

For the 25th Anniversary of the classic series’ beginning, its creator presents a light-hearted continuing adventure of the cousins and their adorable (?!) pet rat creature Bartleby. This volume also includes all of The Bone Companion, a prose history of Smith’s creative process and the long-standing literary success that came of it.
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Posted March 20, 2017 by Patrick

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Employee Recommendations for 3/15/2017

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

Be sure to check out our weekly recommendation videos with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando, as well as follow us on Twitter for more!

Brandon’s Picks

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Batwoman #1

Batwoman #1

Harley Quinn #16

Harley Quinn #16

Kill Or Be Killed #7

Kill Or Be Killed #7

Trinity #7

Trinity #7

Venom #5

Venom #5

The Wild Storm #2

The Wild Storm #2

Ty’s Picks

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All-Star Batman #8

All-Star Batman #8

Daredevil #18

Daredevil #18

Eclipse #5

Eclipse #5

Head Lopper #5

Head Lopper #5

Invincible #134

Invincible #134

The Punisher #10

The Punisher #10

Laura’s Picks

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Cadmus #1

Cadmus #1

Coady and the Creepies #1

Coady and the Creepies #1

East of West #32

East of West #32

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! #16

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! #16

Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl

Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl

The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do

Patrick’s Picks

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Divinity III: Escape From Gulag 396

Divinity III: Escape From Gulag 396

Amazing Spider-Man #25

Amazing Spider-Man #25
 

Avengers: The Initiative Volume 1

Avengers: The Initiative Volume 1

Great Lakes Avengers #6

Great Lakes Avengers #6
 

God Country #3

God Country #3

USAvengers #4

USAvengers #4

Posted March 15, 2017 by Patrick

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‘Namwolf #1 signing with Fabian Rangel Jr

Namwolf

Wednesday, April 19

4 PM – 7 PM

As soon as we saw the latest Albatross Funnybooks title, we knew we needed to get our friend Fabian Rangel Jr in here for a signing!  The title pretty much says it all:‘Namwolf is about a Vietnam War soldier that discovers he’s a werewolf.  And we’re going to have the writer here when the first issue releases on Wednesday, April 19th.  Stop in and get your issue signed, and talk to Fabian about his work!

About the creator:

Fabian Rangel Jr is a coffee addicted comic book writer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s the writer/co-creator of Doc Unknown (Dark Horse Comics), Space Riders (Black Mask Studios), Helena Crash (IDW), ‘Namwolf (Albatross), and Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre.  He’s also worked on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and Lucha Underground.

About ‘Namwolf:

When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you’re a werewolf.

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Posted March 13, 2017 by Patrick

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Sidekick Store Special for 3/15/2017

Strikeforce Morituri Vol 1-3

Strikeforce Morituri TP Vol 1-3

Marvel Comics

(W) Peter B. Gillis (A) Brent Eric Anderson, Whilce Portacio (CA) Brent Eric Anderson

A savage alien race called the horde has invaded Earth, enslaving its people and plundering its resources. Scientists have devised a method of fighting back – the Morituri process, which grants enhanced abilities to a select few compatible humans – but the transformation is fatal within a year. Now, a handful of brave volunteers make up Strikeforce: Morituri – an elite, experimental and highly effective fighting force against the depredations of the horde. But the heat of every battle, the celebration of every victory and every quiet moment alone is tainted by the inescapable knowledge that – win or lose – their fate is sealed.

Combined collecting Strikeforce: Norituri #1-31 and Electric Undertow 1-5.

Cover Price $104.97

Sale Price $30.00

Posted March 13, 2017 by Patrick

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