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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics! – Week 25

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’re having special weekly features including fan questions, videos, and more!

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so check back weekly for more fun!

We recently asked, What is your favorite superhero origin?

Share your favorite couple in the comments section below!

Spider-Man

Spider-Man


Spider-Man, normal high school kid bitten by a radioactive spider and having superpowers really resonated with me.

-Jason F.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern (click for full size)


Geoff Johns’ retcon of Hal Jordan’s origin really snapped things into place for the character, and for me.

-Efrain R.

Hellboy

Hellboy


Hellboy! Demon summoned from Hell by Nazis you say?! Any normal person would’ve brought an end to that demon’s life pronto, but only Professor Bruttenholm was compassionate enough spare him, and raise the little devil as his own. Professor gave hope to the hopeless.

-Russel M.

Storm

Storm


I really love Storm’s origin story. She started off as a thief, become goddess, X-Man, queen, then a leader of mutants. Her story always inspires me to use what makes you different to prosper and be free. Love yourself and believe in yourself. Started from the bottom, now we’re here!

-Rodney D.

The Flaming Carrot

The Flaming Carrot


“…having read 5,000 comics in a single sitting to win a bet, this poor man suffered brain damage and appeared directly thereafter as—the Flaming Carrot!”

-Matt A.

Superman

Superman


Always a fan of a baby in a rocket shot into space, just beating the punch of the destruction of his homeworld, and under a yellow sun finds himself with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.

-Ryan S.

Batwoman

Batwoman


I love Batwoman’s origin story. It gives me chills when I read it. I think it’s awesome that she was inspired by Batman, but became the Batwoman independently and never became one of his groupies.

-Ashley Marie F.

Cable

Cable


Cable, infected, sent to the future, raised by his parents (non-clone version of mother lol) after they get sent to the future, and then returns to the present older than they are. Can’t wait to see him in Deadpool 2.

-Sandals N.

Bedlam

Bedlam


Madder Red from Nick Spencer’s “Bedlam” may not have been a superhero but his transformation from a pure evil villain to a functioning member of society was something I’d never seen before in comics.

-Aaron A.

She-Hulk

She-Hulk (click for full size)


I love She-Hulk. When she gets powers from a cousin-ly blood transfusion she can now turn into a giant green lady which she totally owns. Jennifer Walters just keeps on being a top-notch lawyer, awesome friend, and successful super hero, all while choosing to stay a green giant all of the time. What a positive and kind super hero!

-Nora GB.

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer (click for full size)


Silver Surfer. So many marvel characters have quintessential selfless sacrificial origins, but this fool saved an entire planet AS A SET-UP FOR HIS ORIGIN. That’s awesome.

-Kris G.

Agent Venom

Agent Venom


Flash Thompson story arc is amazing and to go from bully to agent venom would make for not only a great movie, but inspiring to those who want to join the military

-Anthony T.

Posted September 21, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Comic Picks with SuperTy and ComicBookBrando, 9/20/2017

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!

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Brandon @comicbookbrando

Posted September 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 9/20/2017

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

Also be sure to check out our weekly recommendations video featuring 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!

Ty’s Picks

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Dark Ark #1

Dark Ark #1

Black Hammer #13

Black Hammer #13

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #4

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #4

Invincible #140

Invincible #140

The Wild Storm #7

The Wild Storm #7

Top Pick

Super Sons #8

Super Sons #8


It’s a really cool multiverse-hopping book; you’re starting to see more teamwork between the super sons but they’re still not ready to admit they’re friends. I really dig this series, it’s just a lot more fun than anything else.

Brandon’s Picks

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Batman: The Red Death

Batman: The Red Death

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1

Savage Town

Savage Town

Snotgirl #7

Snotgirl #7

Top Pick

Wonder Woman/Conan #1

Wonder Woman/Conan #1


Conan is promised some riches if he bets on an arena fighter, a certain wonderful woman. It’s pretty awesome teaming up these titan warriors for a new miniseries.

Laura’s Picks

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East of West TPB Volume 7

East of West TPB Volume 7

Fauns and Fairies Adult Coloring Book

Fauns and Fairies Adult Coloring Book

Golden Kamuy Volume 3

Golden Kamuy Volume 3

Over the Garden Wall 2017 Special

Over the Garden Wall 2017 Special

The Little Red Wolf

The Little Red Wolf

Top Pick

Descending Stories Volume 2

Descending Stories Volume 2


Descending Stories/Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is *amazing* in every format and I want it all now.

Patrick’s Picks

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Star Wars: Poe Dameron #19

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #19

Secret Weapons #4

Secret Weapons #4

Star Wars Annual #3

Star Wars Annual #3

US Avengers #10

US Avengers #10

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #2

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #2

Top Pick

Bloodshot Salvation #1

Bloodshot Salvation #1


SO EXCITED for this. Bloodshot Reborn is easily one of the best titles Valiant has done, and I’m incredibly thrilled to see what’s next for their unstoppable super soldier, especially now that he has a family.

Posted September 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Punisher Trailer!

Marvel and Netflix have released a new trailer for the upcoming PUNISHER series! What do you all think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Check out these great titles and get ready for the new series, out later this year!

Punisher MAX

Punisher MAX

The Punisher (2016)

The Punisher (2016)

Deadpool vs. The Punisher

Deadpool vs. The Punisher

The Punisher: Born

The Punisher: Born

The Punisher by Greg Rucka

The Punisher by Greg Rucka

The Punisher (2014)

The Punisher (2014)

Posted September 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Days of Specials! – Week 3

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
It’s our 40th Anniversary and we’re going to continue the celebration until October 10th!

Each Monday through Sunday will feature an all new sale at all of the stores.

For the remainder of this week Monday the 11th – Sunday the 17th), get the following specials…

Austin Books & Comics:

Buy One T-SHIRT, Get One for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Guzu Gallery

Buy One BOOK or MAGAZINE, Get On 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

ALL Star Wars Carded Action Figures 1995-Current 40% OFF!

Sidekick Store

Buy One Diamond Select Action Figure, Get One 40% OFF*! No Limit! (Includes Marvel, Muppets, NBX, Jay & Silent Bob and More.)

*All 40% off items must be of equal or lesser value. No Limits on the deals. First item is sold at marked price / cover price, second item is discounted.

Posted September 18, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 9/20/2017

Runaways Live Fast TPB

Runaways Live Fast TPB

MARVEL COMICS

 
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Adrian Alphona, Mike Norton (CA) Jo Chen

New beginnings! The Runaways say good-bye to the past, and make hard decisions about their future. Plus: Still reeling from the events of YOUNG AVENGERS/RUNAWAYS, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart! Collecting RUNAWAYS (2005) #19-24.
144 PGS./Rated T+

Cover Price $16.99

Sale Price $4.00

 

The SATURDAY and SUNDAY SPECIAL!!

The SATURDAY and SUNDAY SPECIAL is now a Wednesday through Sunday Special each week until October 8th!

Did you miss the WEEKLY SPECIAL? This week, it’s Buy One Diamond Select Action Figure, Get One For 40% OFF!

Stop in for ANOTHER sale special and tune in to our Sidekick Facebook page for more information.

Posted September 18, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 9/20/2017

Dark Ark #1

Dark Ark #1

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Juan Doe
 

NEW SERIES!

The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah’s story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world-such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law?

From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

$3.99

Posted September 18, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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