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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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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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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 15

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 features the start of a new video series where we asked our employees what they love about Austin Books & Comics, start with Brandon, Ty, and Brennen. Stay tuned for more video interviews and other fun features in the next few weeks!

Posted July 06, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 14

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, what superhero or villain has the best costume?

Share your own in the comments section below!

Check back next week for the start of an extra special new feature, and be sure to Like Us On Facebook for more 40th anniversary festivities!

Bucky as Captain America
Doctor Doom

Captain America is my favorite comic character, and Bucky as Cap was a fantastic twist on the classic design that combined the iconic elements of the character with his darker, assassin/spy background.

Doctor Doom, in addition to easily being Marvel’s greatest supervillain, has a great costume that shows off the magic, technological, and royal aspects of the character all in one amazing, iconic design.

-Patrick K.

Classic Wolverine
Always and forever, this Wolverine costume.

-Stephen P.

Uncanny X-Men Cyclops
The most recent Cyclops costume from Uncanny X-Men!

-Garrett E.

Spider-Man
Deathstroke

Hero: Spider-man. Villain: Deathstroke

-Darnell W.

Green Lantern Hal Jordan
Green Lantern John Stewart
Galactus

Green Lanterns. Both John and Hal. Tie. Best villain: Galactus

-Ryan S.

Posted June 29, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 13

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, what superhero or villain has the best costume?

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!

Iron Man
Iron Man, because the costume is the hero

-Joel P.

Warlock
Warlock (from the New Mutants). It can be anything he wants (as long as what he wants is black and yellow). He’s the Wiz Khalifa of superheroes.

-Dave J.

Cloak and Dagger
it just wouldn’t be right to say cloak or dagger, but how bout Cloak and Dagger.

-Sam I.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange, who doesn’t love a cape with its own personality.

-Shad R.

Posted June 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 12

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
Can you believe it? On September 1st of this year, we’ll have been helping you (and some of your parents and grandparents) discover your favorite comics for FORTY YEARS!

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so keep an eye out for our ongoing celebration!

This month’s question:

WHAT HERO (or villain) HAS THE BEST COSTUME?

Batman and his cowl? Superman with his cape? Colors, composition, utility? What makes the best costume in comics?

Share your answer in the Facebook comments for a chance to win a $40 Gift Card to ABC/Guzu/Sidekick/Outlaw Moon, as well as being featured in a future post!

Posted June 15, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 11

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.

A few weeks back, Patrick posted about what makes Austin Books so special to him. Now we’re turning it to you, our loyal fans and customers! What keeps you coming back to Austin Books & Comics? Share your thoughts in the Facebook comment section or in comments section below!

Posted June 15, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 10

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.

At Austin Books & Comics, we pride ourselves in not only being welcoming to people everywhere, but also dogs as well! Leash-trained, well-behaved dogs are always welcome at Austin Books & Comics! We have treats behind the counter for all our furry friends.

Here are some of our favorite furry four-legged regulars:

Franklin, Dog Visitor of the Month, January 2017

Franklin

Franklin is a mighty husky, malamute mix, just over a year old and ready to love!

Precious

Please say hi to the wonderful Precious! This gorgeous puppy has joined us at Ladies Night. She is in training to be a service dog.

Stella

Greetings from Stella, a beautiful 9-year-young rat terrier and our Dog Visitor of the Month! Though somewhat distant in personality, Stella loves to sing any chance she gets. Thanks to John and Hannah for bringing in this gorgeous musical pup.

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Tekno

Say hello to Tekno! Brought in by regular, Jayme, Tekno is the epitome of fluffy joy. A truly loveable mutt, Tekno and his littermates were birthed in a field – and can you believe that he was the runt?

Now twelve years old and weighing in at 65 lbs, Tekno is a seasoned traveller and has lived in four different states. We’re so glad you made it to Texas, Tekno!

Gus

Gus, a beautiful 4-year old rescue pup, is a legitimate model. His gigs include Nulo Pet Food and Fried and True. Delightfully well-trained, we were thrilled to meet and get to play with him.

Posted June 01, 2017 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.

Here’s to 40 years of adventure in that galaxy far, far away, and to many, many more.

What’s your favorite part of the Star Wars canon? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Posted May 25, 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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