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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 9

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.


Today happens to be May 25th, which in addition to being in the middle of Austin Books & Comics’ 40th year, it’s also the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential, important to popular culture, and greatest sci-fi fantasy epics of all time, STAR WARS!

There’s no question to Star Wars’ influence on cinema, whether it’s the distinct style of storytelling, the mashup of fantasy and sci-fi tropes, use of classic heroic archetypes (the most famous being Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”), and just the distinct sense of adventure. From noble knights taking on one last mission, to dark lords hunting their prey across the galaxy, to selfish rogues discovering a sense of purpose, to humble farmers being thrust into greatness, Star Wars has inspired generations of fans.

Not only that, but by creating what was essentially an homage to the sci-fi adventure serials of his youth, George Lucas has inspired storytellers to share their tales of thrills and adventure. Filmmakers such as Ridley Scott (Alien), Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Joss Whedon (Firefly, Serenity), and countless more cite Star Wars as a direct influence on their filmmaking style. Whether it’s the grungy, worn-in halls of the Nostromo in Alien, the colorful alien hub of Knowhere in Guardians of the Galaxy, or the small band of rebels fighting against an oppressive regime in space in Serenity, Star Wars is easily one of the most influential films of our time, and with every new film, TV show, book, comic, video game, and more, grows and inspires more and more fans.
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Posted May 25, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 5/24/2017

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!

Also be sure to check out the latest recommendations video with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando!

Patrick’s Picks

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The Mighty Captain Marvel #5

The Mighty Captain Marvel #5

Totally Awesome Hulk #19

Totally Awesome Hulk #19

A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong Volume 3

A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong Volume 3

Rapture #1

Rapture #1

X-O Manowar #3

X-O Manowar #3

Laura’s Picks

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Brave

Brave

Delicious in Dungeon

Delicious in Dungeon

Descending Stories

Descending Stories

Angel #5

Angel #5

East of West #33

East of West #33

Lumberjanes #38

Lumberjanes #38

Katy’s Picks

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Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun Volume 7

Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun Volume 7

Princess Jellyfish Volume 4

Princess Jellyfish Volume 4

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

Ty’s Picks

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Destroyer #1

Destroyer #1

Star-Lord Annual #1

Star-Lord Annual #1

The Dying & The Dead #4

The Dying & The Dead #4

Normals #1

Normals #1

Redneck #2

Redneck #2

Harrow County Volume 5

Harrow County Volume 5

Brandon’s Picks

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Venom #150

Venom #150

Batman/The Shadow #2

Batman/The Shadow #2

Scooby Doo Team Up #26

Scooby Doo Team Up #26

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Wonder Woman #23

Wonder Woman #23

Moonshine Volume 1

Moonshine Volume 1

Posted May 25, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Creature Comforts: Celebrating Animals of Pop Culture

Creature Comforts Art Show

Guzu Gallery Presents

Creature Comforts: An Art Show Celebrating Animal & Creature Characters From the World of Pop Culture!

Opening Reception: June 9, 2017 * 7-10pm

On Display Through: July 10, 2017

It’s that time again. Guzu Gallery is gearing up for an all-new group art exhibition…and this show promises to be a real wild one! Adorning the gallery walls will be spectacular creatures great and small, big and tall, lovable and unlovable, cute…and, well, not so cute! Join Guzu and our artistic companions on an exotic safari through the wondrous world of pop culture!

Twenty talented artists from Austin and the surrounding area will pay tribute to an eclectic range of pop culture animal and creature characters, via limited edition prints and original artwork. The opening reception will be on Friday, June 9th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through July 10th. All artwork will be available for purchase. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in our online store on Wednesday, June 14th around Noon CST.

http://guzugallery.storenvy.com/.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!

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Posted May 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 5/24/2017

Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment

Cloak and Dagger: Crime and Punishment HC

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Bill Mantlo, Al Milgrom (A) Ed Hannigan & Various (CA) Al Milgrom

Created by the underworld – sworn to destroy it! Cloak and Dagger hit the streets to fight organized crime and super villainy! When they set their sights on the Kingpin, Spider-Man thinks they’re going too far, but his webs can’t rein them in! Plus: The Punisher’s on the prowl, and it’s a problem for everybody! Guest-starring the Black Cat, the New Mutants and the Spidey supporting players of yesteryear! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1972) #64, #69-70, #81-82 and #94-96; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #6; and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #19.

Cover Price $29.99

Sale Price $8.00 each

Posted May 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 5/24/2017

Venom #150

VENOM #150

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Mike Costa, Various (A) Gerardo Sandoval, Various (CA) Gerardo Sandoval

REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!

Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can’t afford to miss!

Rated T+

$5.99

Posted May 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Austin Books Ladies Night VII

Ladies' Night
Time to Ladies Night like it’s June 2017!

Once a quarter, we gather together at Austin Books & Comics to celebrate our expression of nerdery through ladyship.

Catch up on the latest comics or sit down for a game or two at our game table. Feel free to bring snacks or beverages to share. We’re excited to see and chat with all our geeky lady-type friends!

Want to help? Let us know! We could always use snacks, drinks, giveaway prizes or presentations.

Posted May 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics! – Week 8

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.

On our Facebook page, we asked fans and employees if they could live in any comic location, what would it be.

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!

Asgard
Asgard, it seems to me it would be pretty cool to live there amonst the Norse Gods and the more everyday Asgardians. They certainly know how to party and celebrate. You might even have access to the other realms, which would be good for vacationing. perhaps I could be the envoy or ambassador of Midgard.

-Daniel G.

Los Angeles
The City of Angels with Faith from Valiant!!

-Angelique M.

Gotham City
If I could live in a comic book location, it would be Gotham city!

-Edward M.

Kamar-Taj
Kamar-Taj, a cool place that opens the doors to so many other cool places.

-Shad R.

Earth-484
If I could be alive in any comic book location, I would choose DC’s Earth-484. I definitely choose Earth-484 because I everyone in the DC Universe is a Pirate! Image going on an epic adventure and then seeing a PIRATE JUSTICE LEAGUE!

-F.G.

Savage Land
The Savage Land in the Marvel Universe. Dinosaurs are always awesome.

-Christopher M.

TMNT Hideout
The New york of tmnt. Nothing like living with the amazing turtles in their sweet souped up sewer pad.

-Dwayne Y.

Posted May 18, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 5/17/2017

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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The Flash #22

The Flash #22

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #4

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #4

Luke Cage #1

Luke Cage #1

Batman #23

Batman #23

Harley Quinn #20

Harley Quinn #20

Secret Empire #2

Secret Empire #2

Ty’s Picks

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Eleanor & The Egret #2

Eleanor & The Egret #2

Animosity #7

Animosity #7

Curse Words #5

Curse Words #5

World Reader #2

World Reader #2

God Country #5

God Country #5

Nick Fury #2

Nick Fury #2

Laura’s Picks

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The Wicked + The Divine 455 AD

The Wicked + The Divine 455 AD

Birthright #24

Birthright #24

Kim Reaper #2

Kim Reaper #2

Low #18

Low #18

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #20

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #20

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Patrick’s Picks

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Star Wars #31

Star Wars #31

Star Wars Poe Dameron #15

Star Wars Poe Dameron #15

Ultimates 2 #7

Ultimates 2 #7

USAvengers #6

USAvengers #6

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #2

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #2

Ninjak #27

Ninjak #27

Posted May 17, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 5/17/2017

Marvel Universe Avengers

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS UNITED DIGEST TP

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Paul Tobin & Various (A) Ronan Cliquet & Various (CA) Aaron Lopresti
The Mad Thinker has taken over Iron Man’s armor, forcing Hawkeye to team up with Tony Stark to bring down the most sophisticated and deadly weapon in the world! Meanwhile, the lovely and lethal Black Widow must protect a secretive mystery man from the world’s greatest assassins! Then, join three of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on a quest unlike any other: Hawkeye, Ant-Man and Captain America think they have a day off from Avengers’ duty, but unseen dangers wait for them at Manhattan’s Museum of Natural History. And on Asgard, Odin decides to have a little fun and switches up his sons’ weapons. Is Loki worthy of Thor’s hammer? Also featuring the villainy of Ultron and the Leader! Collecting SUPER HEROES # 17 and #19, and MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #1-2.
96 PGS./All Ages

Cover Price $9.99

Sale Price $2.00 each

Posted May 15, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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