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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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Book Club – Prism Stalker

Prism Stalker

Tuesday, July 30th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Far from the border of colonized space, a newly discovered planet teems violently with strange psychic life and puzzling telekinetic ecology. Vep, a refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony, is taken by a private military firm to assist in settling the new planet. What awaits her will test the limits of her will as she grapples with the strange power the planet exerts over her…

If you like Sailor Moon and Cronenberg-esque sci-fi, you’ll love PRISM STALKER!
Collects PRISM STALKER #1-5

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Posted July 01, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – Thanos Wins

Thanos Wins

Tuesday, June 27th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words: “Thanos wins.”

We’ll be discussing the grim, yet frequently funny, nightmare future of the marvel universe. Featuring the first appearance of the sensational character find of 2017, Cosmic Ghost Rider! Written by Donny Cates with art by Geoff Shaw

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

Posted June 19, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Rainbow Jam 2019!

Rainbow Jam 2019 at Austin Books & Comics

Thursday, June 27th

7 – 10 PM

A night for the LGBTQIA+ community to come together and talk all your favorite comics!! We will be having snacks and beer but feel free to bring your own munchies for yourself or for everyone to try! (Great icebreaker). There will be board games to play and interactive games with the staff! As well as we will be having Lilah Sturges in!! Stop on by its gonna be a great time!!

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