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Night Owl Society #1 Signing

Night Owl Society

Sunday, May 7

Time: TBD

The Kickstarter sensation is now in print! We will be hosting Night Owl Society creator James Venhaus for a signing on Sunday, May 7th.

About Night Owl Society

High School sucks! He’s never kissed a girl, his best friend is the school chaplain, and the only other friend he has was just killed by a notorious mob boss. Armed with nothing but a homemade mask, a few misfit friends and an overdeveloped sense of right and wrong, sixteen year-old David Foxworth sets out balance the karma in his life without getting killed… or grounded.

Check back for more details soon!

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Posted April 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day at Austin Books & Comics

Saturday, May 6

8 AM – 7 PM

It’s the biggest day of the year for comic book fans – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Every year, we go all out for this awesome day. We’ll once again have a giant tent in front of the store. Each member of your family may select up to 10 FREE COMICS from a wide array available (you can see what will be available at freecomicbookday.com, though we always add additional titles.)

Many of these free comics are introductions to big, new storylines or new series. It’s a fantastic way to try out something new!

In addition to the free tent, we will also have the return of the long-awaited FIVE DOLLAR TENT! Filled with toys, figures, and merch, every single item in the tent is just five bucks!

We’ll have more news and updates, so be sure to check back for a reminder and new info!

How does it work?

  • Line up outside the tent
  • Pick out any 10 comics want from the racks in the tent
  • That’s it! Totally free!

 

Comics will be clearly marked with content ratings from all ages to mature audiences only.

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Posted April 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XX – Astonishing X-Men

Astonishing X-Men

Tuesday, April 25

6:30-7:30 PM

Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the “mutant cure” reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries – tipping the scales! A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected – and no, it’s not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can’t even depend on themselves?

(W) Joss Whedon (A/CA) John Cassaday

Covering: Astonishing X-Men #1-12 (Marvel, Joss Whedon & John Cassaday)

Next Up: East of West vol. 1 (Image, Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

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Posted April 10, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Wonder Woman Day at Austin Books

Wonder Woman Day

Saturday, June 3

10 AM – 7 PM

In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday and the release of her new film, we’re hosting an all-day celebration of the amazing Amazon!

More details are coming soon, but there will be FREE Wonder Woman comics and a costume contest.

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Posted April 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Redneck #1 signing with Donny Cates at Austin Books

Redneck #1 signing with Donny Cates

Wednesday, April 19

11 AM – 5 PM

The co-creator of recent smash-hit God Country is a fast-rising star in the comics industry. Stop in and get the new series debut signed before it also becomes a sold-out rarity. Cates is one of the most enthusiastic guests we’ve ever hosted, so be sure to ask him about his work!

About Redneck:

The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!

Critically acclaimed writer DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY) and artist LISANDRO ESTHERREN serve up the tale of a DIFFERENT kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

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Posted April 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Of Dust and Blood Signing

Of Dust and Blood

Wednesday, March 29

4 PM – 7 PM

On Wednesday, March 29th, we will be joined by artist Val Mayerik and Jim Berry for a signing of their new hardcover graphic novel about the Battle of Little Big Horn, Of Dust and Blood. The graphic novel is not yet available to the direct market, so this is a wonderful opportunity to get it early, and get it signed by both the artist and writer!

About Of Dust and Blood:

OF DUST AND BLOOD: A Story from Custer’s Fight at The Greasy Grass, is an original graphic novel from writer Jim Berry and veteran illustrator Val Mayerik. The story details the day of The Battle At The Little Big Horn through the eyes of Greenhaw, a 7th Cavalry scout on one side of the battlefield, and Slowhawk, a young Lakota warrior on the other.

The book focuses on a compelling drama while also being as historically accurate as possible via quotes and documented actions on every page. There will be featured appearances by the famous protagonists of the day – G.A. Custer, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse – but we’ve chosen to focus on two fictional characters, and use them as lenses to show what it might have been like on that hot afternoon in 1876 for two ordinary men pressed into battle.

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Posted March 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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‘Namwolf #1 signing with Fabian Rangel Jr

Namwolf

Saturday, April 29

12 PM – 4 PM

As soon as we saw the latest Albatross Funnybooks title, we knew we needed to get our friend Fabian Rangel Jr in here for a signing!  The title pretty much says it all:‘Namwolf is about a Vietnam War soldier that discovers he’s a werewolf.  And we’re going to have the writer here when the first issue releases on Saturday, April 29.  Stop in and get your issue signed, and talk to Fabian about his work!

About the creator:

Fabian Rangel Jr is a coffee addicted comic book writer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s the writer/co-creator of Doc Unknown (Dark Horse Comics), Space Riders (Black Mask Studios), Helena Crash (IDW), ‘Namwolf (Albatross), and Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre.  He’s also worked on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and Lucha Underground.

About ‘Namwolf:

When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you’re a werewolf.

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Posted March 13, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Ladies Book Club V – Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish

Thursday, April 13

6:30-7:30 PM

Ladies! You are welcome to join us in discussing Princess Jellyfish at our quarterly book club.

Tsukimi Kurashita has loved jellyfish from a young age. Tsukimi Kurashita moves into the Amamizukan to take refuge with other geek girls. But real life has a way of crashing in, even when you’re hiding among socially-inept manga artists, history buffs, and doll fanatics. One evening, at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger! A chance encounter with a young black sheep of a wealthy family puts Tsukimi on a path she never thought she’d travel: that of fashion designer and entrepreneur! But with so many valuable secrets floating around, predators are bound to smell blood in the water.

We hope to see you there!

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Posted March 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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