From critically acclaimed creator Natasha Alterici (Gotham Academy) comes a Nordic fantasy adventure that defies conventions and expectations. Aydis is a viking, a warrior, and an outcast from her people for the crime of loving another woman. She sets out on a quest to rescue the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild. Collects the first four sold-out issues!
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 7 PM – 10 PM
December 7, 2018 – January 7, 2019
Winter is coming…
…and what better way to take cover than by staying home and keeping warm by the soothing light of the ol’ boob tube? But first you’ll have to brave the cold and make it out to Guzu Gallery’s winter art show, of course! For the first time ever, Guzu is preparing an art exhibition completely comprised of television-themed artwork. This is their final show of the year; you don’t want to miss it!
Twenty-six artists will pay tribute to the small screen, with over thirty stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Each never-before-seen art piece will be on display at the opening reception on Friday, December 7th from 7 to 10pm, and the exhibition will remain up through January 7th. Original artwork and prints will be available for purchase — unique items to fit every budget! As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome. Come by the gallery and you’ll be able to cross even the most impossible individuals off your holiday shopping list!
Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Wednesday, December 12th around Noon CST.
Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!
Kevin T. Chin
Julie Parfait Zavala
Come out and meet the creative team behind the Halloween Man: Bat City Special, including “Best of Austin” nominated writer Drew Edwards! Joining him are local artists Lou Pons, Dan Price, John Gholson, Shane Campos, JTA, and Paulo Hernandez!
This is going to be the perfectly spooky celebration for Halloween night with sweets, a costume contest, and more! Bring all of your Halloween Man comics to get signed or pick them up right there from ABC!
Join us this month at Outlaw Moon to discuss Rosenberg, Kindlon, and Hood’s We Can Never Go Home!
The story of two teenagers, a mixtape, a stolen car, a fully loaded .45, strange abilities, dead drug dealers, and their money. A dark and modern story about getting lost and finding yourself on the backroads of America.
A new Lumberjanes graphic novel is arriving, by our friend Lilah Sturges! Join us this week to pick up your copy and get it signed by the author, but that’s not all! Scour the store to track down the Lumberjanes and earn your badge, pick up some fun treats, and read a part of the new book with Lilah herself!
Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges (Fables, Thor: Season One) teams with artist polterink (Enough Space for Everyone Else ) for the first Lumberjanes graphic novel in a story about finding your way and navigating life, love, and a literal forest.
When the ‘Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls.
Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.
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!
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.
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.
From critically acclaimed creator Natasha Alterici (Gotham Academy) comes a Nordic fantasy adventure that defies conventions and expectations. Aydis is a viking, a warrior, and an outcast from her people for the crime of loving[...]
Rent’s too high, so The Sidekick (and only The Sidekick) is going away for a bit. We will be shutting it down in four stages. Everything must go. Starting this week we will closed Monday through Friday and open only the following weekends.
Closed until Saturday, 2/2.
2/2 & 2/3 — 50% off Everything at Sidekick
We will reopen February 2nd and 3rd and everything will be 50% off (trade paperbacks will be 75% off cover price.) Everything else is 50% off the already marked down / Sidekick price.
2/9 & 2/10 — 75% off Everything at Sidekick
We return February 9th and 10th, when everything is 75% off. GNs & TPBs are 88% off cover price. Everything else is 75% off the already marked down / Sidekick price.
2/16 & 2/17 — Everything $1 or Bulk Priced
The final weekend will be February 16th and 17th. Everything leftover will be $1 or bulk priced in value boxes.