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New Release Pick of the Week for 4/17/2017

Batman #21

BATMAN #21 LENTICULAR VARIANT

DC COMICS

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jason Fabok

“THE BUTTON” part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!

$3.99

Posted April 17, 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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Sidekick Store Special for 3/22/2017

Doctor 13

DR THIRTEEN ARCHITECTURE AND MORTALITY TP

DC COMICS

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Cliff Chiang

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world’s magical beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future!

Cover Price $14.99

Sale Price $4.00

Posted March 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XIX – The New Frontier

Tuesday, March 28

6:30-7:30 PM

When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way!

(W) Darwyn Cooke (A) J. Bone, Dave Bullock, Michael Cho (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke

COVERING: DC THE NEW FRONTIER (DC, DARWYN COOKE)

NEXT UP: ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-12 (MARVEL, JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

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Posted March 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 2/15/2017

Wild Storm #1

WILD STORM #1

DC COMICS

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt
A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.

And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him.
What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.

New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.

“I couldn’t be more excited to see these characters that are so near and dear to me reintroduced under the guiding hand of Warren Ellis. WildStorm represents an incredibly fun and exciting period in my career, and I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February.”-Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher

RATED T+

$3.99

Posted February 13, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 2/8/2017

Justice League of America Rebirth

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1

DC COMICS

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and…Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!

RATED T

$2.99

Posted February 06, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 1/11/2017

Justice League/Power Rangers #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #1 (OF 6)

DC COMICS

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Karl Kerschl
Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.
Rated T

$3.99

Posted January 09, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XVI – Batwoman

Batwoman

Tuesday, December 27th

6:30-7:30 PM

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) J. H. Williams
In these tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #854-860, now available in trade paperback, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City – but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never be the same again.

Covering: Batwoman vol 1 (DC, Rucka/J H Williams)

Next up: The Vision vol 1+2 (Marvel, King)

Check out the Facebook event page for details and updates, and check out our events page and follow us on Facebook for more!

Posted December 07, 2016 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Reader Guide: Vertigo

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Founded in 1993, DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint has consistently broke ground and pushed the boundaries of the comics medium, producing many of the most original, mature, and creative stories in comics history.

Vertigo

In this guide you’ll find a collection of some of Vertigo’s classic titles, as well as some of their more recent releases.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

Classic Titles

100 Bullets

100 Bullets

If you had the opportunity to get away with murder, would you take it? In this critically-acclaimed crime thriller, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches people who have been wronged with proof the wrong done against them, an attaché case with a gun and untraceable bullets, and the guarantee of full immunity.

Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Eduardo Risso
Genre: crime thriller
Number of volumes: 13, 5 (omnibus)

American Vampire

American Vampire

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque redefine the vampire horror genre with this series that traces various vampires throughtout the history of America, from the Old West to the Roaring 20’s to World War II.

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Genre: horror
Number of volumes: 6

Animal Man

Animal Man

Grant Morrison’s Vertigo run on Animal Man is widely considered to be one of the finest in the history of the medium. Using a second-rate superhero to explore complex themes such as animal welfare advocacy, metaphysics, post-modernism, spirituality, and more, this series is Grant Morrison at his weirdest and most brilliant.
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Posted December 07, 2016 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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