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Sidekick Store Special for 9/21/2016

Claws 2 HC

WOLVERINE AND BLACK CAT CLAWS 2 HC

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Joseph Michael Linsner (A/CA) Joseph Michael Linsner
This all-new tale of action, intrigue and razor-sharp appendages picks up right where the first CLAWS left off! Two of Marvel’s most beloved and be-clawed heroes – Wolverine and Black Cat – have barely had time to catch their breath from defeating the villainous mastermind Arcade and his sidekick White Rabbit when the two evil schemers find an escape from their exile in the Savage Land…and an entryway into revenge! Watch the fur fly as these four fight it out in a no-holds-barred adventure guest starring Killraven, freedom fighter from a Martian-dominated future! Collecting WOLVERINE & BLACK CAT: CLAWS 2 #1-3 and KILLRAVEN (2001) 1.
112 PGS./Parental Advisory

Cover Price $19.99

Sale Price $5.00

Posted September 19, 2016 by Patrick

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New Release Pick of the Week for 9/21/2016

Seven To Eternity

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1 (MR)

IMAGE COMICS

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena
The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.

Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.

$3.99

Posted September 19, 2016 by Patrick

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Dog Visitor of the Month, September 2016

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Please say hi to the wonderful Precious! This gorgeous puppy joined us at Ladies Night. She is in training to be a service dog.

Bring in your store trained dog any day of the week for a chance to be our dog visitor of the month! We have treats behind the counter for all our furry friends.

Posted September 15, 2016 by Laura

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New Reader Guide: Wonder Woman

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!

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince: Amazonian warrior princess, feminist icon, 1/3 of DC’s Trinity, and the world’s most famous female superhero, Wonder Woman has endured for over 70 years as a legendary inspiration. Her combination of strength, grace, and compassion is what has lead her to be such a high-profile figure in the DC canon.

In this guide you’ll find the recent Wonder Woman ongoing series, as well as some of the more acclaimed miniseries, story arcs, and other series.

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

Current Ongoing Series

Wonder Woman (Rebirth)

Wonder Woman (Rebirth)

Alternating between past and present, the most recent run of Wonder Woman features the Amazonian princess dealing with her powers faltering in the present, and how it ties into her early days as Earth’s guardian.

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Nicola Scott

Concluded Series (New 52)

Wonder Woman (New 52)

Wonder Woman

The critically-acclaimed New 52 run of Wonder Woman begins with the shocking reveal of Diana’s father. Drawing elements from Greek mythology with modern twists, this was easily one of the best series to come out DC’s 2011 New 52 line-wide relaunch.
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Posted September 13, 2016 by Patrick

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Sidekick Store Special for 9/14/2016

Sense and Sensibility

SENSE & SENSIBILITY PREM HC

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Nancy Butler (A/CA) Sonny Liew
Award-winning writer Nancy Butler, adapter of Marvel’s best-selling adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, returns to Marvel with another Jane Austen classic: SENSE & SENSIBILITY! Alongside incredible artist Sonny Liew (My Faith in Frankie, Wonderland), Butler brings to life the world of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two daughters without parents or means, forced to experience hardship, romance, and heartbreak, all in the hopes of achieving love and lasting happiness. Collecting SENSE & SENSIBILITY #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated A

Cover Price $19.99

Sale Price $5.00

Posted September 13, 2016 by Patrick

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New Release Pick of the Week for 9/14/2016

Doom Patrol #1

DOOM PATROL #1 (MR)

DC COMICS

(W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Nick Derington
The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.

“It gets weirder from here,” writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair’s only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat “Lotion”? And when do we get to see all those muscles?
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Posted September 13, 2016 by Patrick

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Doom Patrol #1 Signing with Artist Nick Derington

Doom PatrolWe’ve been waiting anxiously for the release of DOOM PATROL #1, which is the first title of Gerard Way’s Young Animals imprint for DC Comics. And we’ve waited even longer for the return of artist (and longtime friend) NICK DERINGTON to comics!

Needless to say, we are thrilled to have Nick here for a release day signing of Doom Patrol on Wednesday, September 14th from 4 – 7pm! Stop in and get the first issue signed by the artist, and ask him about his experience launching a new imprint for DC Comics!

Join the event page on Facebook for updates and reminders.

Posted September 09, 2016 by Patrick

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New Reader Guide: Superman

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!

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Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive. The Man of Steel, the Last Son of Krypton. The most famous superhero of all time, bar none. As another 1/3 of DC’s Trinity, Superman has endured as an inspiring symbol, representing the best of what we can be.

In this guide you’ll find the recent Superman ongoing series, as well as some of the more acclaimed miniseries, story arcs, and other series.

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

Current Ongoing Series

Superman (Rebirth)

Superman (Rebirth)

Introducing Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, as the new Superboy. This series is a twist on the Kent family dynamic, putting Clark into the Pa Kent role, and being forced to decide whether he should encourage his son to embrace his powers, or hide them from the world.

Writer: Peter Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason

Action Comics (Rebirth)

Action Comics (Rebirth)

Superman returns to Metropolis after some time away, only to find its new protector is Lex Luthor. In the midst of their confrontation they are interrupted by none other than… Clark Kent??
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Posted September 06, 2016 by Patrick

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