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

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!!

Posted June 19, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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The Longest Day for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

The Longest Day
Austin Books & Comics is proud to be a sponsor of The Longest Day to raise money for Alzheimer’s Disease research. The Friday, June 21st, is The Longest Day, the day with the most light – the summer solstice. And it’s the day the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support and research. As almost all of us have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease in some way, help us work to improve treatment and search for a cure. Consider a match on your weekly comic spend, or just give what you can. You can join us in being a Hero for Alzheimer’s Research.

We will accepting donations in store as well as online.

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Posted June 17, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Donny Cates Signing Silver Surfer Black Release Party

Donny Cates Silver Surfer Black Signing, June 12, 2019

Meet Donny Cates and celebrate the release of Silver Surfer Black #1 June 12th from 5pm-8pm. Refreshments will be provided.

*CBCS Will be in attendance to authenticate signatures.

*God Country #1 A raw and unsigned on sale for special price of $50.00 several available

*Redneck #1 A on sale for $10.00 several available

*Thanos #13 Lenticular Cover on sale for $5.00 several available


Pre-sale copies of Silver Surfer Black will be on sale soon. Purchasing a copy of this book does not guarantee an autograph, you will have to attend the event for signatures.

Silver Surfer Black #1 — $3.99 | Preview | Buy Online $3.99 | 5 Pack $14.99 | 10 Pack $24.99

  • SS Black #1 Parel Variant 1:25 $19.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) BRADSHAW VAR 1:50 $39.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) BRADSHAW VIRGIN VAR 1:100 $79.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) ZECK HIDDEN GEM VAR 1:100 $69.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) BLANK VAR — $3.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) RON LIM VAR — $3.99 | Buy Online

 

We will also have copies of the extremely limited ComicsPRO variant

SSB #1 ComicsPRO Variant (Limited to 3000?) $TBD

Silver Surfer #1 ComicsPRO Exclusive Adi Granov Cover

Silver Surfer #1 ComicsPRO Exclusive Adi Granov Cover (Click for full size)

 

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Posted May 17, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle #1

Tuesday, May 28th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The biggest book of 2018. From Tom King, the writer of The Vision, Omega Men, and Batman, with his Sheriff of Babylon co-creator, Mitch Gerads. Covers by Gerads and Nick Derrington.

The greatest escape artist in the universe faces war with Darkseid, the mundane cages of everyday life, and the greatest trap of all, his own mortality. Also staring fan-favorite female fury BIG BARDA!

Collecting Mister Miracle 1-12. Available now in softcover, with a limited, comic store only hardcover coming out this month.

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

Posted May 06, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Free Comic Book Day is This Weekend!

Free Comic Book Day at Austin Books

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is THIS SATURDAY!

Free Comic Book Day at Austin Books
We will be hosting inside the old Sidekick Location!

Check out the sections!

  • Green tables are All-Ages (rated G)
  • Yellow are Not All Ages (rated PG)
  • Orange are Teen+ (rated PG-13)
  • Red are MATURE (rated R)

Every person will receive 10 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY BOOKS. We will also have a huge HUGE section of freebies under the outside tent, a Guzu pop-up Shop, $5 Sale, Special Guests, and more!!

Year of the Villain
Plus, everyone gets a bonus 11th comic — it’s DC’s Year of the Villain Austin Books Custom Edition!

Special Guests Include:

  • Meet Lilah Sturges, writer of Lumberjanes FCBD Book From 8am – Noon
  • Monica Gallagher will be in attendance Noon – 5pm. Grab the HCF GHOST FRIENDS FOREVER MINI COMIC and get it signed!
  • Bill Williams and Matthew Weldon will be here 2pm – 5pm signing copies of Punchline FCBD issue!

 

Plus the return of the $5 Tent!

Posted April 29, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week

House of X #1

HOUSE OF X #1 (OF 6)

Marvel Comics

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz

FACE THE FUTURE!

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men. In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.

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