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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!

In addition to in store, you can now purchase gift cards online! Pick it up in-store, or have it shipped to you!

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Posted November 16, 2016 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Comic Picks with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando, 7/19/2017

SuperTy & ComicBookBrando show off some of their favorite new comics from this week.

Be sure to subscribe to our channel for reviews and fun!

Also check out more employee recommendations!

What are you excited about this week? Share in the comments below!

Follow us on Twitter:
@AustinBooks
Ty @supertydenton1
Brandon @comicbookbrando

Posted July 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics! – Week 17

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, Who is your favorite comic book sidekick (hero support) and why? Non-superhero or hero. Animal, vegetable, or mineral.

Share your own in the comments section below!

Frankie (The Goon)
Frankie from The Goon. He’s vulgar, he’s cussing and drinking, he’s “Knife To The Eye!” yet also one of the most loyal friends.

-Russell M.

The Fabulous Frog Man (Spider-Man)
I’m going with Eugene Patilio, aka The Fabulous Frog-Man, self-proclaimed sidekick to the Amazing Spider-Man. The issues where he turned up were some of the most oddball, zany Spidey stories out there! My favorite was when he, Toad, and Spider-Kid competed/fought over who should be a bewildered Spider-Man’s ally. In the end, they ended up forming their own team, The Misfits!

-Scott R.

Ghüs (Saga)
Ghus. No question.

-Ian E.

Alfred Pennyworth (Batman)
Alfred is probably the greatest non sidekick sidekick in comic book history. Countless times he helped Bruce/Batman

-Rusty C.

The Cat (Transmetropolitan)
Who doesn’t love a mutant two faced cat that smokes? A humorous sidekick that made me smile through the whole series. Love that he urinated on everything.

-Jennie B.

Posted July 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 7/19/2017

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

Be sure to check out our weekly recommendations video with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando!

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

What’s on your pull list this week? Share in the comment section below!

Laura’s Picks

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Welcome to the Ballroom Volume 6

Welcome to the Ballroom Volume 6

Princess Jellyfish Volume 5

Princess Jellyfish Volume 5

Moonstruck #1

Moonstruck #1

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! Volume 3

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! Volume 3

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2

Top Pick:

Backstagers Volume 1

Backstagers Volume 1


Backstagers first collection? WHAT A GIFT AND JOY

Patrick’s Picks

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Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #4

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #4

Ultimates 2 #9

Ultimates 2 #9

Secret Weapons #2

Secret Weapons #2

Rapture #3

Rapture #3

Generation Zero Volume 2

Generation Zero Volume 2

Top Pick:

USAvengers Volume 1

USAvengers Volume 1


Delightfully weird, funny, thrilling, and brilliantly written. Al Ewing’s USAvengers (and Mighty Avengers, Cap and the Mighty Avengers, and New Avengers) is absolutely wonderful. Pick up this TPB and get in on this great series!

Ty’s Picks

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I Hate Fairyland #14

I Hate Fairyland #14

Star Wars Darth Maul #5

Star Wars Darth Maul #5

Lazarus X+66 #1

Lazarus X+66 #1

Jimmy's Bastards #2

Jimmy’s Bastards #2

Invincible #138

Invincible #138

Top Pick:

Generation Gone #1

Generation Gone #1


64 pages, not a single ad in the entire thing. This is my favorite pick for the week.

Brandon’s Picks

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Batman #27

Batman #27

Batman '66 Meets the Legion of Superheroes

Batman ’66 Meets the Legion of Superheroes

Black Science Volume 6

Black Science Volume 6

Harley Quinn #24

Harley Quinn #24

Normandy Gold #2

Normandy Gold #2

Top Pick:

Sisters of Sorrow #1

Sisters of Sorrow #1


Do you like grindhouse films? Do you like nuns with guns? Then you should check out this new BOOM! Studios comic.

Posted July 19, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 7/19/2017

Emma Frost Ultimate Collection TPB

EMMA FROST ULTIMATE COLLECTION TPB

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Karl Bollers (A) Randy Green, Carlo Pagulayan (CA) Greg Horn

Learn the secret of how the X-Men’s diamond-sculpted?seductress became the formidable woman she is today. Witness the first time her mutant powers manifested, her difficulties at home and in school, and her early first love that explains how she blossomed from an innocent teenager into the wealthy, ruthless, feared and desired White Queen who has fought alongside and against the X-Men! Collecting EMMA FROST #1-18.

424 PGS./Parental Advisory

Cover Price $34.99

Sale Price $10.00 each

Posted July 17, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 7/19/2017

Astonishing X-Men #1

ASTONISHING X-MEN #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Jim Cheung

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!

An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. Why?
BECAUSE THEY ARE THE X-MEN.

From blockbuster writer CHARLES SOULE and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with JIM CHEUNG. ASTONISHING X-MEN. It’s the X-book you need.

Rated T+

$4.99

Click here to reserve your comics

Posted July 17, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 16

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.

This week continues our video series where we asked our employees Rae, Lisa, and Patrick what they love about Austin Books & Comics. Stay tuned for more video interviews and other fun features in the next few weeks!

Posted July 13, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Comic Picks with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando, 7/12/2017

SuperTy & ComicBookBrando show off some of their favorite new comics from this week.

Be sure to subscribe to our channel for reviews and fun!

Also check out more employee recommendations!

What are you excited about this week? Share in the comments below!

Follow us on Twitter:
@AustinBooks
Ty @supertydenton1
Brandon @comicbookbrando

Posted July 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 7/12/2017

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

Be sure to check out our weekly recommendations video with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando!

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

What’s on your pull list this week? Share in the comment section below!

Patrick’s Picks

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Amazing Spider-Man #30

Amazing Spider-Man #30

Rocket #3

Rocket #3

Star Wars Darth Vader #3

Star Wars Darth Vader #3

Star Wars Doctor Aphra #9

Star Wars Doctor Aphra #9

4001 AD Deluxe Hardcover

4001 AD Deluxe Hardcover

Top Pick:

Harbinger Renegade #5

Harbinger Renegade #5


Valiant’s been hyping this for a while. A major hero DIES, sparking off the runup to next year’s big event Harbinger Wars 2. I talk up Valiant a lot but SERIOUSLY, they’re really really good!

Laura’s Picks

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Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly

Lint Boy

Lint Boy

Kim Reaper #4

Kim Reaper #4

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #22

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #22

Jem and the Holograms Volume 5

Jem and the Holograms Volume 5

Top Pick:

The Royal Tutor Volume 2

The Royal Tutor Volume 2


Y’all. Read this manga. Watch this anime. Pretty boys+mystery+true deep introspection+chibiiiiiiiis!

Ty’s Picks

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Black Eyed Kids #13

Black Eyed Kids #13

World Reader #4

World Reader #4

Centipede #1

Centipede #1

Planetary Volume 1

Planetary Volume 1

Secret Warriors #4

Top Pick:

Curse Words Volume 1

Curse Words Volume 1


Volume 1 of the amazing, funny, bearded, koala adjacent series! Seriously, best new series in years.

Katy’s Picks

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My Love Story!! Volume 12

My Love Story!! Volume 12

Horiyama Volume 8

Top Pick:

Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun Volume 8

Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun Volume 8


FRIENDSHIPS ARE FORMED AND PLOT DEVICES ARE EXAMINED IN THE BEST COMIC ABOUT MAKING COMICS I HAVE EVER READ.

Brandon’s Picks

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Dark Days: The Casting

Mage: The Hero Denied #0

Mage: The Hero Denied #0

Wonder Woman #26

Wonder Woman #26

Uncle Scrooge: The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan

Ragnarok Vol 2

Ragnarok Vol 2

Top Pick:

Kill or Be Killed #10

Kill or Be Killed #10


Dylan faces his demons quite literally. This is a fantastic read. I don’t know what to expect from each issue. Beautifully written, intense psycho-thriller.

Posted July 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 7/12/2017

The Stand HC

STAND HC VOL 01 CAPTAIN TRIPS

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Lee Bermejo

The Stand is a classic tale of good vs. evil, loss weighed against redemption and despair pitted against hope. It is an apocalyptic vision of man’s battle to save life against a worldwide plague of death. For when Captain Trips works its way across the land, it is time to make a stand. Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (HBO’s Big Love), and artists Mike Perkins (Captain America) and Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men), join forces to bring one of the great novels of modern literature to life through graphic art storytelling.

Collecting Stephen King’s THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1-5.

Cover Price $24.99

Sale Price $5.00 each

The SATURDAY SPECIAL!!

Did you miss the SATURDAY SPECIAL? Every week, we offer an all-new specially-priced item.

Stop in this Saturday for ANOTHER sale special. Tune in to our Sidekick Facebook page for more information.

Posted July 10, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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