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New Release Picks of the Week for 7/27/2016

A whole bunch of great DC Rebirth titles featured this week! Check ’em out!

Batgirl #1

Batgirl #1

DC Comics

(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
“Beyond Burnside” Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat masters of the East. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills to solve a deadly mystery.

$2.99

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1

DC Comics

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
“SINESTRO’S LAW” Chapter One
With no backup and only his ring and battery to keep him alive, Hal Jordan streaks toward battle with the Sinestro Corps, while his greatest foe prepares to wipe the last Green Lantern of them all out of existence!

$2.99

Nightwing #1

Nightwing #1

DC Comics

(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Javi Fernandez
“BETTER THAN BATMAN” Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) launches Nightwing onto a new quest alongside rising talent Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL).
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Posted July 25, 2016 by Patrick

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New Reader Guide: Spider-Man

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Spider-Man

Amazing, Spectacular, Ultimate. Lots of different titles have been used to describe arguably Marvel’s (and the world’s) most popular superhero, Spider-Man. First appearing in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man’s enduring popularity is due in no small part to the combination of thrilling superheroics and the relateable drama of being an awkward, nerdy teenager, all under the mantra that with great power must also come great responsibility.

In this guide you’ll find the most accessible Spider-Man (and Spider-related) titles.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

Amazing Spider-ManAmazing Spider-Man (2008)
In 2008, Spider-Man experienced a soft reboot of sorts with One More Day, which among other things undid Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s marriage. This brought Spider-Man back to his roots and introduced a brand-new, very accessible status quo. Written by the rotating “Spider-Man Brain Trust” of Dan Slott, Marc Guggenheim, Bob Gale, and Zeb Wells, among others, the Brand New Day era of Spider-Man was a great period for exciting new stories, characters, and long-running plot elements that are still around today.
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Posted July 25, 2016 by Patrick

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New Reader Guide: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Marvel Studios

Since 2008’s Iron Man, Marvel Studios has been the leading force in superhero movies. With a combination of excellent characterization, style, and respect for the source material, Marvel Studios films have earned billions at the box office and aren’t slowing down anytime soon.

In this guide you’ll find some of the stories that either inspired or were inspired by the various Marvel Studios films.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

The Avengers

The Avengers/The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The culmination of the first and second phases, respectively, of the Marvel Studios film slates, these movies brought together their biggest names in an unprecedented extravaganza of superhero action.

What to read next:

The Ultimates/The Ultimates 2 (2001)
Written by Mark Millar and gorgeously illustrated by Bryan Hitch, the Ultimates re-imagines the Avengers as a government-sponsored superpowered task force, taking on global and extraterrestrial threats while also dealing with interpersonal conflicts. Much of this series heavily inspired the Avengers films, including the Chitauri invasion of New York City, as well as the depiction of Nick Fury modeled after Samuel L. Jackson. (Note: the violence and mature content of this book would earn it a hard PG-13 rating, recommended for at least age 14).
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Posted July 19, 2016 by Patrick

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New Release Pick of the Week for 7/20/2016

Snotgirl

Snotgirl #1

IMAGE COMICS

(W) Bryan Lee O’Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG!

$2.99

Posted July 18, 2016 by Patrick

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Sidekick Store Special for 7/20/2016

Hulk: Boiling Point

Hulk: Boiling Point

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Bruce Jones (A) Lee Weeks, Stuart Immonen (CA) Kaare Andrews
The beast within has crossed the line – and its terrified keeper is on the run! Blamed for the televised murder of a hapless child, Dr. Bruce Banner and his brutish alter ego are Public Enemy No. 1 – shunned by society, hunted by the law and targeted by a mysterious third party with a sinister agenda all its own…one that cuts to the very heart of Banner’s strange affliction! Banner knows the dread of the hunted; now, he faces the most unimaginable horror of all: a relentless, unkillable pursuer who knows all his weaknesses and will stop at nothing to bring him down. Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #40-49.

Cover Price $34.99

Sale Price $8.00

Posted July 18, 2016 by Patrick

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The Center of Austin Fandom’s $5 Sale!

The Center of Austin Fandom's $5 Sale!

One day only, July 30th, 10am until 7pm.

After the crazy success of the $5 table on Free Comic Book Day, we’ve decided to make it an event! T̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ Four canopy-tents full of $5 books, $5 toys, $5 Funko Pops, $5 bundles of comics, $5 everything!

Literally thousands of different items, perfect for rewards, decoration, or to spoil yourself!

50%-90% off normal prices and most items are available one time only!

 

View more on our Facebook events page!

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Posted July 11, 2016 by Patrick

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New Release Picks of the Week for 7/13/2016

Not one, not two, but THREE picks for this week!

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1

DC Comics

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Ethan Van
Superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver returns to the world of Green Lantern! In the absence of the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro and his fear-inducing Yellow Lantern Corps patrol the universe as its sole protectors-but deep in space, a green light still burns. Harnessing the remainder of his will, Hal Jordan must become a one-man GL Corps to defeat his greatest foe and restore freedom to the cosmos.

$2.99


New Super Man #1NEW SUPER MAN #1

DC Comics

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Viktor Bogdanovic
“MADE IN CHINA” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan-the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!

$2.99


Nightwing Rebirth #1NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1

DC Comics

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Yanick Paquette (CA) Javi Fernandez
He’s been Robin, Batman, a spy, a ghost. Now, Dick Grayson returns to Gotham City to reclaim the life that was taken from him. But when a new evil threatens those he loves most, Nightwing faces being torn away from home once again in order to destroy the dark force once and for all. Powerhouse artist Yanick Paquette (BATMAN, SWAMP THING) joins series writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) to return Nightwing to the DC superhero stage!
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Posted July 11, 2016 by Patrick

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