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Queer Book Club – Motor Crush

Motor Crush

Sunday, December 17

5 PM – 6 PM

ABC QBC is meeting again to talk about Motor Crush! It’s important to note that this month will NOT be all ages!

The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

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Posted November 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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All Ages Book Club – Teen Dog

Teen Dog

Sunday, November 26

5 PM – 6 PM

Austin Books & Comics All Ages is meeting up again: This time to discuss Teen Dog! Join us – all ages are welcome!

What’s to Love: Teen Dog is John Hughes movies meets ’90s Nickelodeon cartoons, two of our absolute favorite things. It’s a totally awesome adventure that stars the canine that spun out of Jake Lawrence’s web comic Time Cowboy and kickflipped his way into our hearts.

What It Is: Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it! Collects the complete eight-issue miniseries.

 

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Posted November 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1

Tuesday, December 5

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

***NOTE: This is a combined Nov/Dec book club and is meeting the FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER. The next meeting will be in January 2018***

Doctor Doom, Deadpool, even Thanos: There’s one hero who’s beaten them all – and now she’s starring in her own series! That’s right, it’s SQUIRREL GIRL! The nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world is starting college! And as if meeting her new roommate and getting to class on time isn’t hard enough, now she has to deal with Kraven the Hunter, too? At least her squirrel friend Tippy-Toe is on hand to help out. But what can one girl, and one squirrel, do when a hungry Galactus heads toward Earth? You’d be surprised! With time running out and Iron Man lending a helping hand (sort of), who will win in the battle between the Power Cosmic and the Power Chestnut?

Covering: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl vol 1 (#1-4) (Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Marvel)

Next up: Heartthrob vol 1 (Chris Sebela & Robert Wilson IV, Oni)

Book club meets the last Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome!

 

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Posted November 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXV – Planetary

Planetary

Tuesday, October 31

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Planetary has been hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. These Archeologists of the Unknown delve into secret places most beings fear to tread.

Covering: Planetary #1-6 (Warren Ellis & John Cassaday, DC)

Next up: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Marvel)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted October 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXIV – Toil and Trouble

Toil and Trouble

Tuesday, September 26

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

A daring reimagining of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The three fates – Riata, Cait, and Smertae – have always been guiding and protecting Scotland unseen. When there is a disagreement between the sisters, Riata and Smertae will use men as pawns, and Smertae will direct Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have.

Covering: Toil and Trouble (Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews)

Up Next: Planetary vol 1

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted September 01, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXIII – Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

Nextwave: Agents of HATE

Tuesday, August 29

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

RRRAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! Action! Excitement! Explosions! The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, or H.A.T.E. (a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation©) put NEXTWAVE together to fight Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction. When NEXTWAVE discovers that H.A.T.E. and Beyond© are terrorist cells themselves, and that the BWMDs were intended to kill them, they are less than pleased. In fact, they are rather angry. So they make things explode. Lots of things. Starring Monica Rambeau (formerly Captain Marvel and Photon), Aaron Stack (Machine Man), Tabitha Smith (X-Force’s Meltdown), monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone and The Captain! If you like anything, you will LOVE NEXTWAVE! BOOM! Included on the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for 2007 by the Youth Adult Library Services Association, Nextwave is a pure extraction of comic-book action and adventure, with plenty of kicks, punches and explosions along the way!

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Stuart Immonen

Covering: Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E. (Marvel)

Next up: Toil and Trouble (Scott, Matthews, Matthews)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted July 26, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXII – Gotham Central

Gotham Central

Tuesday, June 27

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DC pits the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself.

(W) Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark

Covering: Gotham Central vol 1 (DC)

Next up: Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E. (Marvel)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted June 05, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Queer Book Club – Jonesy

Jonesy

Sunday, June 24

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Please join us for our first meeting of the ABC QBC!

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong.

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Caitlin Rose Boyle

Covering: Jonesy vol 1

Posted May 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXI – East of West

East of West

Tuesday, May 30

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH.

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Nick Dragotta

Covering: East of West vol 1 (Image)

Next up: Gotham Central (DC)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted May 01, 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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