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40 Days of Specials! – Week 4

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
It’s our 40th Anniversary and we’re going to continue the celebration until October 10th!

Each Monday through Sunday will feature an all new sale at all of the stores.

For the remainder of this week Monday the 25th – Sunday the 1st), get the following specials…

Austin Books & Comics

Buy One POSTER, Get One for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Guzu Gallery

40% OFF Sales Table!

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

Buy One Games Workshop item, Get One For 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Sidekick Store

40% OFF All Plush!

*All 40% off items must be of equal or lesser value. No Limits on the deals. First item is sold at marked price / cover price, second item is discounted.

Posted September 25, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics! – Week 25

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’re having special weekly features including fan questions, videos, and more!

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so check back weekly for more fun!

We recently asked, What is your favorite superhero origin?

Share your favorite couple in the comments section below!

Spider-Man

Spider-Man


Spider-Man, normal high school kid bitten by a radioactive spider and having superpowers really resonated with me.

-Jason F.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern (click for full size)


Geoff Johns’ retcon of Hal Jordan’s origin really snapped things into place for the character, and for me.

-Efrain R.

Hellboy

Hellboy


Hellboy! Demon summoned from Hell by Nazis you say?! Any normal person would’ve brought an end to that demon’s life pronto, but only Professor Bruttenholm was compassionate enough spare him, and raise the little devil as his own. Professor gave hope to the hopeless.

-Russel M.

Storm

Storm


I really love Storm’s origin story. She started off as a thief, become goddess, X-Man, queen, then a leader of mutants. Her story always inspires me to use what makes you different to prosper and be free. Love yourself and believe in yourself. Started from the bottom, now we’re here!

-Rodney D.

The Flaming Carrot

The Flaming Carrot


“…having read 5,000 comics in a single sitting to win a bet, this poor man suffered brain damage and appeared directly thereafter as—the Flaming Carrot!”

-Matt A.

Superman

Superman


Always a fan of a baby in a rocket shot into space, just beating the punch of the destruction of his homeworld, and under a yellow sun finds himself with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.

-Ryan S.

Batwoman

Batwoman


I love Batwoman’s origin story. It gives me chills when I read it. I think it’s awesome that she was inspired by Batman, but became the Batwoman independently and never became one of his groupies.

-Ashley Marie F.

Cable

Cable


Cable, infected, sent to the future, raised by his parents (non-clone version of mother lol) after they get sent to the future, and then returns to the present older than they are. Can’t wait to see him in Deadpool 2.

-Sandals N.

Bedlam

Bedlam


Madder Red from Nick Spencer’s “Bedlam” may not have been a superhero but his transformation from a pure evil villain to a functioning member of society was something I’d never seen before in comics.

-Aaron A.

She-Hulk

She-Hulk (click for full size)


I love She-Hulk. When she gets powers from a cousin-ly blood transfusion she can now turn into a giant green lady which she totally owns. Jennifer Walters just keeps on being a top-notch lawyer, awesome friend, and successful super hero, all while choosing to stay a green giant all of the time. What a positive and kind super hero!

-Nora GB.

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer (click for full size)


Silver Surfer. So many marvel characters have quintessential selfless sacrificial origins, but this fool saved an entire planet AS A SET-UP FOR HIS ORIGIN. That’s awesome.

-Kris G.

Agent Venom

Agent Venom


Flash Thompson story arc is amazing and to go from bully to agent venom would make for not only a great movie, but inspiring to those who want to join the military

-Anthony T.

Posted September 21, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Days of Specials! – Week 3

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
It’s our 40th Anniversary and we’re going to continue the celebration until October 10th!

Each Monday through Sunday will feature an all new sale at all of the stores.

For the remainder of this week Monday the 11th – Sunday the 17th), get the following specials…

Austin Books & Comics:

Buy One T-SHIRT, Get One for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Guzu Gallery

Buy One BOOK or MAGAZINE, Get On 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

ALL Star Wars Carded Action Figures 1995-Current 40% OFF!

Sidekick Store

Buy One Diamond Select Action Figure, Get One 40% OFF*! No Limit! (Includes Marvel, Muppets, NBX, Jay & Silent Bob and More.)

*All 40% off items must be of equal or lesser value. No Limits on the deals. First item is sold at marked price / cover price, second item is discounted.

Posted September 18, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 24

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary

What is your favorite superhero origin?

Murdered parents? Lost homeworld? Molded from clay? Secret military experiment?

Can you believe it? Since September 1st of this year, we’ve 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! Answer on our Facebook page AND SHARE for a chance to win a $40 Gift Card to ABC/Guzu/Sidekick/Outlaw Moon.

One selection will be chosen at random (as long as you comment AND SHARE.)

Posted September 14, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Days of Specials! – Week 2

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
It’s our 40th Anniversary and we’re going to continue the celebration until October 10th!

Each Monday through Sunday will feature an all new sale at all of the stores.

For the remainder of this week Monday the 11th – Sunday the 17th), get the following specials…

Austin Books & Comics:

Buy One Toy, Get One for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Guzu Gallery

Buy One KidRobot item, Get One KidRobot item 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

ALL HeroClix and Dicemasters 40% OFF!

Sidekick Store

Buy One Bagged / Boxed Set, Get One 40% OFF*! No Limit!

*All 40% off items must be of equal or lesser value. No Limits on the deals. First item is sold at marked price / cover price, second item is discounted.

Posted September 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Days of Specials! – Week 1

Austin Books & Comics 40 Year Anniversary
It’s our 40th Anniversary and we’re going to continue the celebration until October 10th!

Each Monday through Sunday will feature an all new sale at all of the stores.

For the remainder of this week (Tuesday the 5th – Sunday the 10th), get the following specials…

Austin Books & Comics:

Buy one Trade Paperback / Hardcover / Artist Edition / Manga or Art Book for cover price, get another for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Guzu Gallery

Buy One Blind Box for regular price, Get One for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

Buy One Card Pack, Get One for 40% OFF*! No Limit!

Sidekick Store

All Regular Size Funko Pops are $5 or Buy Ten For $40.

*All 40% off items must be of equal or lesser value. No Limits on the deals. First item is sold at marked price / cover price, second item is discounted.

Posted September 04, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 23

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 Bethany, Henry, and Katy what they love about Austin Books & Comics. Stay tuned for more video interviews and other fun features in the next few weeks!

Follow us on Twitter!

Austin Books & Comics @austinbooks
Katy @kachi_rocks
Patrick @patking13

Posted August 31, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics – Week 22

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 Wyatt, George, and Trevor what they love about Austin Books & Comics. Stay tuned for more video interviews and other fun features in the next few weeks!

Follow us on Twitter!

Austin Books & Comics @austinbooks
Wyatt @wyattthenerd
Patrick @patking13

Posted August 24, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics! – Week 21

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’re having special weekly features including fan questions, videos, and more!

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so check back weekly for more fun!

We recently asked, Who is your favorite comic book couple and why?

Share your favorite couple in the comments section below!

Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson
Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson

-Leslie F.

Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
My favorite couple would have to be Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Hopefully, that will get restored at SOME point (Curse you Quesada!!!!)

-Scott R.

Jessie Custer and Tulip O'Hare
Lots of great ones on here, but I’m going with Jesse and Tulip

-Matt L.

Wolverine and Beer
Wolverine and beer

-Aaron B.

Booster Gold and Blue Beetle
Booster Gold and Ted Kord

-James W.

Thing and Alicia Masters
Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters!

-Armando R.

Lois and Clark
Lois and Clark. Always.

-Patrick H.

Reed and Sue Richards
Reed and Sue!!!!!

-Douglas R.

Bucky and Black Widow
Bucky and Nat <3

-Erin C.

Ralph and Sue Dibny
Ralph and Sue Dibny of course!!!

-Tristan A.

Robin and Starfire
Robin and Starfire

-Madeline W.

Posted August 17, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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40 Years of Austin Books & Comics! – Week 20

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’re having special weekly features including fan questions, videos, and more!

We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so check back weekly for more fun!

We recently asked, Who is your favorite comic book couple and why?

Share your favorite couple in the comments section below!

Green Arrow and Black Canary
Oliver & Dinah

-Thomas W.

Silver Surfer and Dawn
Norrin Radd and Dawn

-John O.

Lisa Williams and Allison Carter (Sunstone)
Lisa Williams and Allison Carter from Sunstone.

-Sean M.

Dan Clover and Threnody Dark (Public Relations)
Dan Clover and Threnody Dark. Obviously.

-Dave J.

Hulkling and Wiccan
Hulkling and Wiccan

-Juan Chango W.

Archie, Betty, and Veronica
How has nobody mentioned archie and his girls? Technically it’s a live triangle but…

-Clint A.

Bigby Wolf and Snow White (Fables)
Bigby and Snow

-Sara Jane R.

Milk and Cheese
Milk and Cheese

-Nathan B.

Suzie and Jon (Sex Criminals)
Suzie and Jon

-Chris M.

Mister Miracle and Big Barda
Mr. Miracle and Big Barda

-Jerry R.

Posted August 10, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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