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Online Book Club: Check, Please!

Check, Please!

Tuesday, May 26th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

With our current lock-down situation and limited access to shopping, I wanted to pick a great comic that is easily accessible. Check, Please vol. 1 is in print, and if you have the ability, please reach out to Austin Books and see if they can ship you a copy. If not, follow the link below to read it online.

www.checkpleasecomic.com/comic/archive

We’ll be covering season 1 and 2. Zoom meeting link will be posted in the Facebookevent the day of.

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

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

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Posted May 11, 2020 by Patrick

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Book Club – Grayson

Grayson Vol. 1

Tuesday, February 25th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Co-writers Tim Seeley & Tom King team with sensational artist Mikel Janín for GRAYSON VOL. 1: AGENTS OF SPYRAL—a high-octane, highly acclaimed super-spy thriller that reveals an all-new side of one of the DC Universe’s most legendary heroes!

Unmasked, targeted and presumed dead, Dick Grayson’s world has been turned upside down. No longer Nightwing, former Boy Wonder, he’s now a man who doesn’t exist . . . which makes him the perfect double agent.

Dick will have to leave behind the black and white world of super heroes to infiltrate the shadowy inner workings of the mysterious spy agency known as Spyral. Without a costume to hide behind, the would-be 007 must find the answer to one important question: just who is Dick Grayson?

Collects issues #1-4, GRAYSON: FUTURE’S END #1 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #8.

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Posted February 03, 2020 by Patrick

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Book Club – Prince of Cats

Prince of Cats

Tuesday, January 28th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Prince of Cats is the B side to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, played at an eighties block party in a NY where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco and no wave. It’s the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center. Like Shakespeare’s originals, Prince of Cats implements various formalist restraints. Prince of Cats will be made into a film by Spike Lee!

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Posted December 30, 2019 by Patrick

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Donny Cates Signing for Thor #1

Donny Cates Thor #1 Signing, 12/31/2019

Ring in the New Year with Donny Cates and celebrate the release of THOR #1 on Wednesday, 1/1/20, from 4pm-8pm.

CBCS will be in attendance to authenticate signatures!

THOR #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!

The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.

Rated T+

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Posted December 30, 2019 by Patrick

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Black Friday Sale 2019!


We are closed Thanksgiving day at all four stores, but we’ll be open early Friday for truly amazing deals.
It’s our Black Friday sale here at the Center of Austin’s Fandom!!

At Austin Books & Comics from 8am to 12pm
-All graphic novels, hardcovers and manga included, are 35% off!
-Back issues are a whopping 60% off!
-20% off the statues!
-stock up on our toys because they are gonna be 35% off!

From 12pm to 7pm
-our graphic novels, hardcover and manga included, will still be 25% off!
-Back issues 50% off!
-Statues will be 10% off!!
-Toys are 25% off!!

Oh you though we were done?! nope!! Sidekick Store returns once again with highly discounted toys, games and 50% off graphic novels and manga!!

They don’t call us the Center of Austin Fandom for nothing! Guzu Gallery and Outlaw Moon are joining in on our sale too!!

Guzu Gallery will have special discounted tables with 30%-50% off! And everything else in the store will be 10% off!!!

Good ol’ Outlaw Moon has got all your game and vintage toy needs!! We’ve got an Early bird special going from 8am to 10am, all games are 25% off!! All wall toys will be 50% off all day! Three whole tables are gonna be taken up with our backroom toys being priced on the fly! the cherry on top? A table full of 50% off games! when one sells we’ll replace it with another!!!!

Our deals are so good we bet Santa will even be there to cash in on them! The Center of Austin Fandom is the place to be this Black Friday and we can’t wait to see you there!!!

Posted November 27, 2019 by Patrick

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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.

Posted October 17, 2019 by Patrick

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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

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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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Posted October 17, 2019 by Patrick

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