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Signing and Presentation with Gene Yang

Signing and Presentation with Gene Yang

Friday, October 17, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meet Gene Yang for a signing + a presentation related to the book Superman Smashes the Klan #1.


Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), Superman from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. His most recent books are Dragon Hoops from First Second Books and Superman Smashes the Klan from DC Comics.


SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1 (OF 3)

DC COMICS

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
he year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

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Halloween Party / History of Horror Closing Reception

Halloween Party / History of Horror Closing Reception

Guzu Gallery’s
History of Horror Art Show
Closing Reception & Halloween Party

Event: Halloween, October 31, 2019 • 6-9pm
On Display Through: November 3, 2019
Location: Guzu Gallery • 5000 N Lamar Blvd • Austin, TX

Free Admission / All Ages Welcome

Featuring a live musical performance by stoner rock three piece, Dimetrodon. Horror projections by Ghostspace Visuals.

Complimentary beverages will be provided by Deschutes Brewery and Chameleon Cold-Brew.

Oh, and free candy!!!

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Posted October 17, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – Immortal Hulk

Immortal Hulk

Tuesday, October 29th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Let’s get in the Halloween spirit with Marvel’s best HORROR COMIC!
(in case you didn’t know, Bruce Banner died. this comic is…)

THE RETURN OF BRUCE BANNER!

You know Bruce Banner. He’s quiet, calm, never complains. He’s a man who believes he can use the darkest elements of his personality to do good in the world. If someone were to shoot him in the head… All he’d do is die. But the horror lives deeper. A horror that refuses to die.

When night falls something other than the man gets up again.

The horror is the Immortal Hulk.

COLLECTING: IMMORTAL HULK 1-5, MATERIAL FROM AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER 684

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

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Staple! 2019

Staple! 2019 in Austin, Texas

Saturday, October 12th – Sunday, October 13th

The Southwest’s premier convention with over 200 creators of independent comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more! Panels, presentations and parties!

$10/1-day pass, $15/2-day pass, CASH ONLY at the door.

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Posted August 07, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – Monstress

Monstress Volume 1

Tuesday, August 27th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

And if you like awards:

  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist
  • 2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year
  • 2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story
  • 2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
  • 2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly’s The Best Comic Books of the Year
  • 2018, Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of the Year
  • 2018, The Washington Post’s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year
  • 2018, Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year
  • 2018, YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens
  • 2018, Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year
  • 2018, Powell’s Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year

YOW.

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

Posted August 07, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Labor Day Sale 2019!

Labor Day Sale 2019 at Austin Books and Comics

Saturday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd

 

Daily Drawings of Center of Fandom Gift Cards!

Austin Books:

  • HALF-OFF bagged & boarded back issues $20 or less
  • Toys: 20% off
  • TPBs/GNs/Manga: 25% off
  • Posters: 20% off

 

Guzu:

  • 25% to 40% Off specially marked items!
  • Including Blind Boxes, Art Prints, Action Figures and more!
  • Magazines — Buy 3 get 1 Free!
  • Half-Off Table!
  • Huge Selection of Discounted X-Plus Godzilla Figures from our warehouse!

 

Sidewalk Sidekick Sale:

  • Half off tps/gns/manga
  • Highly Discounted toys and statues
  • Half off Tshirts
  • Whatever stuff Brad sends from the warehouse!

 

Outlaw Moon:

  • Lots of specially priced games and toys added to the sidewalk sale.
  • Double your Saloon Club Discount during the Labor Day Weekend Sale!
  • Get 10% off all games just for joining (for free) the Saloon Club. Earn higher Discounts throughout the weekend!

 

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John Lucas Signing

Wednesday, July 17th

5 PM – 8 PM

John Lucas RETURNS! July 17th from 5-8PM to sign his new graphic novel Before Houdini, sequel to After Houdini (in stock now).
 

Before Houdini

BEFORE HOUDINI GN VOL 02 — coming July 17th

INSIGHT COMICS

(W) Jeremy Holt (A) John Lucas, ADRIAN Crossa
London, 1888. A shadowy killer stalks the streets of London, his appetite for blood unleashed upon the city’s lower classes. To defeat him, MI6 turns to its most top-secret team: four teenage agents with extraordinary gifts, including a young American immigrant with a talent for illusion. Meet Ehrich Weiss, a young man whose skill at picking locks is about to land him the adventure of his dreams, and pull him into a war that will affect his life for years to come. This is the story of Ehrich’s strange beginnings, from before he was a world-famous magician. Before he was a master of espionage. Before he was Houdini.

After Houdini

AFTER HOUDINI GN VOL 01 — in stock now!

INSIGHT COMICS

(W) Jeremy Holt (A) John Lucas, ADRIAN Crossa

Josef Houdini takes after his father: A gifted escape artist, there’s not a jam he can’t get himself out of. Then again, when your father is one of the greatest illusionists of all time, that comes as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is the fact that Harry Houdini is not only the world’s greatest magician, but also a top-secret operative for the US government during World War I. In rare form he finds himself trapped, stuck on a mission he is unable to escape from. That’s why the government needs his son to fill his shoes and complete the mission, but does Josef have the wherewithal to do it?

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Posted July 08, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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MORBIUS #1

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(W) Vita Ayala (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Ryan Brown
MORBIUS IS THE LIVING VAMPIRE…OR IS HE MORE?
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
For years, Nobel Prize winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach! But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse!
Rated T+

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