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Employee Recommendations for 7/19/2017

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

Be sure to check out our weekly recommendations video with 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!

Laura’s Picks

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Welcome to the Ballroom Volume 6

Welcome to the Ballroom Volume 6

Princess Jellyfish Volume 5

Princess Jellyfish Volume 5

Moonstruck #1

Moonstruck #1

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! Volume 3

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! Volume 3

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2

Top Pick:

Backstagers Volume 1

Backstagers Volume 1


Backstagers first collection? WHAT A GIFT AND JOY

Patrick’s Picks

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Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #4

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #4

Ultimates 2 #9

Ultimates 2 #9

Secret Weapons #2

Secret Weapons #2

Rapture #3

Rapture #3

Generation Zero Volume 2

Generation Zero Volume 2

Top Pick:

USAvengers Volume 1

USAvengers Volume 1


Delightfully weird, funny, thrilling, and brilliantly written. Al Ewing’s USAvengers (and Mighty Avengers, Cap and the Mighty Avengers, and New Avengers) is absolutely wonderful. Pick up this TPB and get in on this great series!

Ty’s Picks

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I Hate Fairyland #14

I Hate Fairyland #14

Star Wars Darth Maul #5

Star Wars Darth Maul #5

Lazarus X+66 #1

Lazarus X+66 #1

Jimmy's Bastards #2

Jimmy’s Bastards #2

Invincible #138

Invincible #138

Top Pick:

Generation Gone #1

Generation Gone #1


64 pages, not a single ad in the entire thing. This is my favorite pick for the week.

Brandon’s Picks

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Batman #27

Batman #27

Batman '66 Meets the Legion of Superheroes

Batman ’66 Meets the Legion of Superheroes

Black Science Volume 6

Black Science Volume 6

Harley Quinn #24

Harley Quinn #24

Normandy Gold #2

Normandy Gold #2

Top Pick:

Sisters of Sorrow #1

Sisters of Sorrow #1


Do you like grindhouse films? Do you like nuns with guns? Then you should check out this new BOOM! Studios comic.

Posted July 19, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 7/19/2017

Astonishing X-Men #1

ASTONISHING X-MEN #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Jim Cheung

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!

An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. Why?
BECAUSE THEY ARE THE X-MEN.

From blockbuster writer CHARLES SOULE and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with JIM CHEUNG. ASTONISHING X-MEN. It’s the X-book you need.

Rated T+

$4.99

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Posted July 17, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 7/12/2017

Dark Days: The Casting

DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1

DC COMICS

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

$4.99

Posted July 10, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 7/5/2017

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again

DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 (OF 5)

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dave Johnson
Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn’t that. This is a DIFFERENT time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic (A.K.A. the creators behind DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) have reunited for ANOTHER tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! It’s gonna hurt him more than it hurts you…and you’re gonna love it!

Parental Advisory

$3.99

Posted July 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 6/28/2017

Edge of Venomverse #1

EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Francesco Mattina

EDGE of VENOM-VERSE starts here!

The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!

Rated T

$3.99

Posted June 26, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 6/21/2017

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1

PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Adam Kubert

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!

The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaed “Parker Luck”.

Rated T

$4.99

Posted June 19, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 6/14/2017

Dark Days: The Forge #1

DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1

DC COMICS

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE!

Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
RATED T

$4.99

Posted June 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 6/7/2017

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

Follow us and the employees on Twitter for more New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) recommendations every Wednesday!

What are you excited about this week? Share in the comments below!

Brandon’s Picks

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Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus Plus

Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus Plus

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9

Batman #24

Batman #24

Reborn #6

Reborn #6

Tarantula HC

Tarantula HC

Top Pick:

Paper Girls #15

Paper Girls #15

I love every mindbending issue of this series. My jaw actually drops, every one.

Ty’s Picks

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Unsound #1

Unsound #1

Captain Kid TPB Volume 1

Captain Kid TPB Volume 1

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #6

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #6

Everafter: From the Pages of Fables #10

Everafter: From the Pages of Fables #10

Iron Fist #4

Iron Fist #4

Top Pick:

Babyteeth #1

Babyteeth #1

Been waiting a while for this one, and it’s out today! Scoop it up while you can!

Laura’s Picks

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Lumberjanes HC Volume 3

Lumberjanes HC Volume 3

The Wicked + The Divine Volume 5

The Wicked + The Divine Volume 5

Heathen #4

Heathen #4

The Misfits #5

The Misfits #5

Sunstone 18 Month Calendar

Sunstone 18 Month Calendar

Top Pick:

Brave Chef Brianna #4

Brave Chef Brianna #4

Super excite for! end of Brave Chef Brianna. It has been a heavy, jittery, too-close-to-home story done perfectly. Excellent job.

Katy’s Pick

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Haikyu!! Volume 12

Haikyu!! Volume 12


Days are heating up & so is the competition at the spring tourney!??

Patrick’s Picks

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Amazing Spider-Man #28

Amazing Spider-Man #28

Avengers #8

Avengers #8

Doctor Strange #20

Doctor Strange #20

Rocket #2

Rocket #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Top Pick:

Faith #12

Faith #12

Faith has been an absolute joy from the start. Combining an extremely likable hero, great plotting and characterization, and a ton of heart, this has been one of Valiant’s best. Sad to see it go but I’m thrilled about the upcoming FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE miniseries.

Posted June 07, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 6/7/2017

Babyteeth #1

BABYTEETH #1 (MR)

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Garry Brown
NEW SERIES! Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it’s going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though…should be fine. From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!

$3.99

Posted June 05, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 5/31/2017

Saga #43

SAGA #43 (MR)

IMAGE COMICS

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples

NEW STORY ARC BEGINS FOR JUST 25 CENTS!!!

SAGA returns monthly with a brave new direction, and to celebrate Image’s 25th Anniversary, this full-sized issue costs just 25 cents! In a perfect jumping-on point for first-time readers, Hazel and her star-crossed parents embark on a thrilling new adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

$0.25

Posted May 29, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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