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Meet the Staff

The Austin Books and Comics staff is here and ready to help YOU find your next favorite comic!

Brandon

First Appearance:

Tales of the Thrilling & Dumb #1, April ’04

Powers/Abilities:

Darkforce Generation

Fave 5:

Ditko & Lee Spider-Man, Sex Criminals, Preacher, The Goon, everything in E.C.’s New Trend

Twitter Handle:

@ComicBookBrando

Ty

First Appearances:

SuperTy Fall Special September ’08; All New All Different SuperTy #1 December ’13

Powers/Abilities:

ability to make space, cosmic comic awareness

Fave 5:

X-Factor by Peter David, Miracleman, Planetary, Preacher, Doom Patrol

Twitter Handle:

@supertydenton1

Laura

First Appearance:

January ’15

Powers/Abilities:

Puppy-senses!

Fave 5:

ODY-C, Help Us! Great Warrior, Beautiful Darkness, Goldie Vance, Witchcraft Works

Twitter Handle:

@emeraldreverie

Katy

First Appearance:

Torrid Romance #13, Spring ’07

Powers/Abilities:

Extreme apathy

Fave 5:

Castle Waiting, Cardcaptor Sakura, Haikyu, Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun, Young Avengers

Ranee

First Appearance:

Spooky Spectacle, October ’15

Powers/Abilities:

Heightened Loquaciousness

Fave 5:

Ms. Marvel, Power Up, Joe the Barbarian, Runaways, Batman/TMNT

Twitter Handle:

@dragonosaurus
Reviews and Articles on Genretastic

Dan

First Appearance:

Startling Tales of Free Comic Book Day, May ’12

Powers/Abilities:

Finding the Right Book for Kids of All Ages (and teaching high school)

Fave 5:

Miracleman, Lumberjanes, Silver Surfer, Black Hood, Providence

Twitter Handle:

@dan_rucker

Lisa

First Appearance:

Truly Outrageous Special March ’13

Powers/Abilities:

Statue Sorceress Supreme

Fave 5:

Batman: Hush, Saga, Sailor Moon, Revival, Descender

Twitter Handle:

@ComixBookGurl

Henry

First Appearance:

Swanky Hank: the Rich Little Po-Boy and His Careful Adventures, May ’13

Powers/Abilities:

Born with the mutant powers of Song and Dance

Fave 5:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nailbiter, The Ultimates, Extraordinary X-Men, Afterlife with Archie

Twitter Handle:

@thezeppo

Rob

First Appearance:

Suspenseful and Disturbing Tales of Bromance Annual Nov ’05

Powers/Abilities:

Ability to tell you that song, that if you thought of, would get stuck in your head

Fave 5:

Elektra Assassin, New Avengers, Gravel, Conan, Fourth World

Alex

First Appearance:

Star-Filled Summer Spectacular #1, May ’09

Powers/Abilities:

Watching more than five Power Rangers episodes in a sitting

Fave 5:

East of West, Public Relations, Secret Six, Copra, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Twitter Handle:

@ThatAlexD

J

First Appearance:

IDK #0

Powers/Abilities:

Currently depowered

Fave 5:

Tom King’s Vision, Velvet, Black Science, Public Relations, Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal

George

First Appearance:

Shocking Cartoonist Romances #7, July/August ’11

Powers/Abilities:

Super-dancing

Fave 5:

Poe Dameron, Doctor Who 11th Doctor, My Hero Academia, Monster, Spongebob Comics

Lauri

First Appearance:

Tales from the Midwest, Nov. 15

Powers/Abilities:

magic!

Fave 5:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tank Girl, Punk Rock Jesus

Twitter Handle:

@__hiLAURIous

Alysia

First Appearance:

Batman Adventures #12, January ’15

Powers/Abilities:

Awkwardness

Fave 5:

I Hate Fairyland, Black Widow, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Beauty

Twitter Handle:

@lonelyheartsss2

Casey

First Appearance:

Giant-Sized Man Child #1

Powers/Abilities:

Simplification

Fave 5:

Manifest Destiny, All-Star Superman, Afterlife With Archie, 80’s X-Men, Planetary

Twitter Handle:

@brennencowart

Brennen

First Appearance:

Retails to Astonish #1, August 2013

Powers/Abilities:

“He’s just so darn charming…”

Fave 5:

Planetary, Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Batman Noel, Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Twitter Handle:

@caseyshelton

Mila

First Appearance:

Mid-Spring, The Cursed Year™ (FCBD 2016)

Powers/Abilities:

Professionally Trained In Combat Against Rectangular Cardboard Monsters

Fave 5:

Paper Girls, Jughead, Teen Dog, Street Angel, Nimona

Twitter Handle:

@meeeeeeloh

Amanda

First Appearance:

The Adventures of Awkward Girl #1, June 2017

Powers/Abilities:

Immunity to energy supplements

Fave 5:

Black Widow, Hawkeye, Sunstone, Attack on Titan, Silk

Patrick

First Appearance:

EXTREME-SIZED Bloodstar Strike Squad Annual, February 2015

Powers/Abilities:

Unbridled enthusiasm

Fave 5:

Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Bloodshot Reborn, Archer & Armstrong

Twitter Handle:

@patking13

Patrick’s Art and Design

www.patrickkingart.com

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