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AUSTIN BOOKS & COMICS
HALF-OFF bagged & boarded back issues $20 or less
Buy 3 Toys, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Posters, get 1 FREE

THE SIDEKICK STORE
Buy 1 Dollar Comic, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Half-Off TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 25% Off Showcase Comics, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Bagged Sets/ $5 Silver & Bronze, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Discounted Toys, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Discounted Posters, get 1 FREE

OUTLAW MOON GAMES & TOYS
Increasing DISCOUNTS on sale items all weekend

GUZU GALLERY
Discounts on ALL Blind Boxes
Buy 2 Books, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Magazines, get 1 FREE
HALF-OFF select items
10% off EVERYTHING else

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The Center of Austin Fandom Anniversary Sale

Anniversary Sale
We’re getting ready for our annual sale, and it’s going to be our biggest yet! Here’s some of what we have (so far):

Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd – 5th

Austin Books & Comics

  • HALF-OFF bagged & boarded back issues $20 or less, freshly restocked with boxes of Silver Age and Bronze Age issues
  • Buy 3 Toys, get 1 FREE, Sideshow Excluded
  • Buy 3 TPBs/GNs/Manga at cover price, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Posters, get 1 FREE

The Sidekick Store

  • Buy 1 Dollar Comic, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Half-Off TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 25% Off Showcase Comics, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Bagged Sets/ $5 Silver & Bronze, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Discounted Toys, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Discounted Posters, get 1 FREE

Guzu Gallery

  • Discounts on ALL Blind Boxes
  • Buy 2 Books, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Magazines, get 1 FREE
  • HALF-OFF select items
  • 10% off EVERYTHING else

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

  • Increasing DISCOUNTS on sale items all weekend

 

Plus, the return of the $5 Sale!

Saturday, September 3rd, 10am-7pm and Monday, September 5th, 11am-7pm (only)

Over 20 boxes added since the last sale. T-shirts, Star Wars and Superhero Jewelry, over 500 Funko Pops, Gifts, AMAZING DEALS!

Even more tents and tables – 8 Canopy Tents, Over 20 Tables
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Posted August 02, 2016 by Patrick

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Blast Off! Sci-Fi Art Show at Guzu Gallery

Blast Off!Space the final frontier…er, the next frontier! This September, Guzu Gallery is boldly going where we have yet to go before – exploring strange new worlds, and galaxies far, far away. For the first time ever, Guzu will take a trip to the far off worlds of Science Fiction with our new art show, Blast Off!

On display will be all-new, all-extraordinary, pop culture-inspired pieces featuring space travel, extra terrestrials and futuristic settings. Each artist will pay tribute to their favorite heroes, villains, and icons of the sci-fi genre!

The opening reception will be on Friday, September 2nd from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through October 2nd. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. There will be a live electronic performance by synth-designer and manufacturer, Dr. Bleep of Bleep Labs! In addition to the Doctor’s hypnotic performance of bizarre, sci-fi blips and beeps, attendees will also get to test drive many of the devices and instruments from the laboratory, first-hand! 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 their online store on Labor Day – Monday, September 5th around Noon CST.
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Posted August 22, 2016 by Patrick

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Sidekick Store Special for 8/24/2016

Invaders Now!

Invaders Now! Hardcover

Marvel Comics/Dynamite Publishing

(W) Christos N. Gage & Alex Ross (A) Caio Reiss (CA) Alex Ross
The greatest super heroes of World War II blaze into action – this time in the modern world! For the first time in decades, the original Invaders are alive and active at the same time! But what mysterious force has drawn them all together, and how does it relate to the darkest moment in Invaders history – an event so horrifying it threatens all life on Earth today? Featuring Captain America! The Sub-Mariner! The original Human Torch and Toro! The Golden Age Vision! Spitfire! Union Jack! And Steve Rogers! Collecting INVADERS NOW! #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+

Cover Price $24.99

Sale Price $6.00 each

Posted August 22, 2016 by Patrick

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New Release Picks of the Week for 8/24/2016

Blue Beetle Rebirth #1

Blue Beetle Rebirth #1

DC Comics

(W) Keith Giffen (A/CA) Scott Kolins
Lost in the desert with no memory of the past few years, teenager Jaime Reyes must find his way home again-but when he reaches his town, he’s shocked to find it abandoned and in the hands of government officials…officials who are very interested in the Blue Beetle and the scarab that gives him his power! How can Jaime find his family and uncover the secret behind the town’s seizure-and why Kord Industries is helping keep the world from learning the truth?

$2.99

Deathstroke #1

Deathstroke #1

DC Comics

(W) Christopher Priest (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
“The Professional” part one! Deathstroke’s latest contract takes him to a war-torn African country, where he finds himself caught in the middle of a disintegrating alliance between a ruthless dictator and a deadly super-villain. With an entire nation at stake, Slade Wilson must choose between fulfilling his contract and saving an old friend.

$2.99

Hellblazer #1

Hellblazer #1

DC Comics

(W) Simon Oliver (A/CA) Moritat
“The Poison Truth” part one! London may have recovered from Constantine’s return, but he hasn’t. Mercury hasn’t forgiven him, but she won’t leave him alone, and Swamp Thing is calling in a favor. And all the while, bigger things are brewing…

$2.99

Posted August 22, 2016 by Patrick

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New Reader Guide: Batman

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!

Batman

Easily one of the most popular superheroes of all time, as well as 1/3 of DC’s Trinity, Batman has endured as one of comic’s greatest icons for nearly 80 years. From the Dark Knight to the Caped Crusader, there have been various takes on the character that can appeal to everyone.

In this guide you’ll find the recent Batman 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

Batman (Rebirth)

Batman

The most recent series aims to get down to the basic ideas of the character: becoming a symbol to inspire hope among the civilians and fear among the criminals. After saving Gotham City from a massive catastrophe, Batman meets a new pair of heroes who aim to replace him as their cities sole protectors.

Writer: Tom King
Artist: David Finch

All-Star Batman

All-Star Batman

This new series features reimaginings of Batman’s most iconic villains. It opens with Batman and Two-Face cuffed together, with Two-Face forcing Batman to take him to a specific location outside Gotham City. The only catch: every bounty hunter, assassin, and even ordinary citizen is out to kill the Caped Crusader before they can reach their destination.
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Posted August 22, 2016 by Patrick

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Everafter: From the Pages of Fables #1 Signing

Ever After: From the Pages of Fables #1

Meet writers Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus

Wednesday, Septemer 7th 4-7pm

We’re excited to host writers Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus, who will be at Austin Books & Comics for the debut of their new Fables series, EVERAFTER! We can’t wait to catch up with them and the Fables universe. Be sure to stop in to get the new #1 issue signed and your questions answered by comics writing professionals on Wednesday, September 7th from 4 to 7pm!

About Everafter:
From the team that brought you FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US comes a new chapter of the FABLES legacy! In a post-Fables world where magic abounds, it can be wielded for the greater good or used to plant the seeds of anarchy and terrorism. The Shadow Players are a global network of agents-both Fable and mundane-tasked with policing a newly enchanted world and protecting humanity from itself. EVERAFTER features the return of series favorites Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel, and Connor Wolf, as well as exciting new characters and a terrifying new villain! Written by FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US veterans Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus with gorgeous art by Travis Moore (Fables: The Wolf Among Us, JLA All Stars)

Join our Everafter Facebook event page for updates and a reminder.

Posted August 16, 2016 by Patrick

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Godzilla: Rage Against Time Signing

Godzilla: Rage Against Time

Meet artist/ Godzilla expert Matt Frank

Wednesday, August 24th 3 to 6pm

Artist Matt Frank will be bringing his Godzilla expertise back to Austin Books for the debut of the new IDW Publishing series, Godzilla: Rage Across Time!

We’re stoked about the first issue; in it, Godzilla brings his terror to feudal Japan. And if you have any questions about anything kaiju-related, Matt has the answers… he knows everything you can on the subject!

Join us Wednesday, August 24th from 3 to 6pm for gigantic fun! Need updates and a reminder? Join our Godzilla Facebook event page.

Posted August 16, 2016 by Patrick

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Sidekick Store Special for 8/17/2016

Heroic Age Avengers HC

Avengers Heroic Age Hardcover (Movie Cover)

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stuart Immonen & Various
Brian Michael Bendis brings the Avengers out of the darkness and into a new Heroic Age! Recent events have sundered Iron Man, Thor and Captain America’s long friendship. But when unstable magics cast the heroes-at-odds into the scattered Nine Realms, they quickly realize the world is not how it should be. Can they come together and put it right? Then, as the three heroes reassemble the Avengers, Kang returns from the future bearing ill tidings of a force so powerful even he can’t conquer it! Plus: When the forces of evil begin literally dropping out of the sky, and even Marvel’s master mystics are powerless to stop them, Luke Cage and his New Avengers must step up!

Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #1-6, AVENGERS PRIME #1-5 and NEW AVENGERS (2010) #1-6. 448 PGS./Rated T+

Cover Price $39.99

Sale Price $10.00 each

Posted August 16, 2016 by Patrick

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New Release Pick of the Week for 8/17/2016

Demonic #1

DEMONIC #1 (OF 6) (MR)

IMAGE COMICS

(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Niko Walter
SERIES PREMIERE
Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?

$2.99

Posted August 16, 2016 by Patrick

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New Reader Guide: Marvel’s Star Wars

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!

Star Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Starting in 2015, Marvel has been releasing all-new, in-canon comics, written and drawn by some of the top names in comics today. Primarily taking place just after A New Hope, these books are accessible, exciting, and most importantly have that classic Star Wars feel. To date, Marvel has published four ongoing series, and multiple miniseries that focus on a single or couple of characters.

In this guide you’ll find all of the new Star Wars titles to date that Marvel has published.

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

Ongoing Series

Star Wars

Star Wars

The main ongoing series, Star Wars picks up immediately after A New Hope. The series centers around the main cast of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO in their continuing fight against the Empire. This series absolutely captures the feel of the original film, both in visual style and characterization. In addition to the main characters, the occasional issue features a story “From The Journals of Old Ben Kenobi,” centering around Obi-Wan Kenobi during his time in exile on Tatooine.
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Posted August 15, 2016 by Patrick

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