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Poll: What comic-related items do you collect?

There’s lots of comic-related collectibles and other items out there. What all do you collect in addition to comics?

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Last Week’s Results:

Where do you get your comic news?

  • CBR (39%, 23 Votes)
  • Newsarama (22%, 13 Votes)
  • Bleeding Cool (22%, 13 Votes)
  • comicbook.com (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (8%, 5 Votes)

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Posted September 24, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 9/26/2018

ROCKET

ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT COMPLETE COLLECTION TP

Marvel Comics

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Mike Mignola
fter the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded, Rocket Raccoon settled into a quiet life with a steady job in a mailroom. But when a killer clown made of sentient wood attacks him at work, the trigger-fingered and quick-witted hero must journey to Planet X – home of his old buddy Groot, the giant tree-creature – in search of answers! The cosmic dream team is reunited at last! Then: Mojo, bloated entertainment mogul of the Mojoverse, battles Rocket Raccoon and Groot…onstage! It’s a high-stakes campy cosmic free-for-all! Plus: get caught up on the early adventures of Rocket and Groot!

Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #271; ROCKET RACCOON #1-4; and material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #13, MARVEL PREVIEW #7, ANNIHILATORS #1-4 and ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1-4.

Cover Price $29.99

Sale Price $10.00

 

The Weekend Special

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Posted September 24, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 9/26/2018

Heroes in Crisis #1

Heroes in Crisis #1

DC COMICS

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects:Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?

$3.99

 

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Posted September 24, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Comic Book Recommendations for 9/19/2018

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Posted September 19, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Captain Marvel Trailer and Poster!


Captain Marvel Poster

Captain Marvel Poster (click for full size)

The trailer and poster for 2019’s 1990s-set CAPTAIN MARVEL starring Brie Larson is here!. What do you all think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Get ready to soar with these fantastic titles from Margaret Stohl, Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brian Reed, and G. Willow Wilson!

The Life of Captain Marvel

The Life of Captain Marvel

The Mighty Captain Marvel

The Mighty Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel (2016)

Captain Marvel (2016)

Captain Marvel (2014)

Captain Marvel (2014)

Ms. Marvel (2005)

Ms. Marvel (2005)

Ms. Marvel (2015)

Ms. Marvel (2015)

Posted September 18, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Our biggest day of the year!

Each fan who joins us on Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 4th (8am – 6pm) will be able to choose 10 FREE COMICS from a wide selection available in our huge tent set-up, many of which lead into the biggest events and new series of the year!

FCBD is an all-ages event! We’ve organized the comics for our recommendations for age-appropriateness. Parents, we’re here to make sure you’re getting the right book for your young readers!

Austin Books, Guzu Gallery, Outlaw Moon, & The Sidekick Store will each be having a drawing for a $100 Gift Card, good at all of our stores. Stop by each one on FCBD to increase your chances of winning!

The Sidekick Store will have a special sale all day during Free Comic Book Day.

Want to be prepared for Free Comic Book Day? Here are some helpful hints:

  • See what all will be available at freecomicbookday.com! That way you’ll know what to get when it’s your turn to pick.
  • Use Snapchat? Check out our special Free Comic Book Day filter!
  • Free parking will be available in the big lot across the street this year.
  • Stay hydrated if it’s hot. The line doesn’t take long, but we do have water and drinks available.
  • When you pick out your ten comics, bring them to our tent staff. We’ll put them in a bag with your name so you can visit our stores and enter our drawings!
  • Costumes are encouraged! We have a special costume photo area available this year.
  • Be sure to tag your photos @AustinBooks so we can share them!

 

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Walking Dead Day 2018

Walking Dead Day 2018

Saturday, October 13

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that October 13th will mark THE WALKING DEAD DAY – an exciting all-day, globally celebrated event commemorating the world’s favorite, long-running, survival comic created by Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA).

Image/Skybound Entertainment is thrilled to reveal the first of many collectable THE WALKING DEAD DAY items for fans to keep an eye out for – THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT – which boasts cover artwork by series artist, Charlie Adlard, for the first time, with colors by Dave Stewart.

THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT features a brand new cover by Adlard showcasing walkers invading comic book shops across the globe to celebrate THE WALKING DEAD DAY.

A selection of WALKING DEAD DAY participating local comic shops will become a part of the iconic story with their own special edition of this cover which will feature the store’s logo incorporated into the cover artwork. Fans should contact their local comic shop to inquire as to retailer participation in store exclusive version (WE ARE!) and to learn more about limited WALKING DEAD DAY promotional swag available.

THE WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR will be available on Saturday, October 13.

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – She-Hulk by Dan Slott

She-Hulk Volume 1

Tuesday, September 25

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join us again this month for Austin Books & Comics Book Club! This month, we’ll be reading She-Hulk Complete Volume 1 by Dan Slott!

Everyone’s favorite Jade Giantess, She-Hulk, has returned for tons of fun – both on and off the field of battle! As a superhuman lawyer, She-Hulk has tried some of the strangest cases on Earth. But now, Shulkie is heading into deep space to practice Universal Law! And upon her return, the emerald enchantress matches muscles with Hercules – but it’s going to take brains, not brawn, to get the Prince of Power out of some Herculean legal problems. Plus: No one hates She-Hulk more than Titania! What makes her one of the deadliest threats in the universe? And how is Hawkeye’s fate tied to She-Hulk’s latest case? Dan Slott’s fan-favorite run is collected in two massive volumes, so join She-Hulk as she deals with the bizarre legal problems of the Marvel Universe!

Covering SHE-HULK (2004) #1-12 and SHE-HULK (2005) #1-5.

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

Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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