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Halloween Man Bat City Special Signing

Halloween Man: Bat City Special

Wednesday, October 31st

5 PM – 8 PM

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!

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Posted October 15, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – We Can Never Go Home

We Can Never Go Home

Tuesday, October 30

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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.

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Posted October 15, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass Signing!

Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass

Sunday, October 21st

2 PM – 3 PM

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.

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Posted October 15, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Our biggest day of the year!

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!

 

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Walking Dead Day 2018

Walking Dead Day 2018

Saturday, October 13

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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.

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – She-Hulk by Dan Slott

She-Hulk Volume 1

Tuesday, September 25

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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.

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Austin Books Ladies Night XII

Ladies Night

Thursday, September 13th

7 – 10 PM

Ladies and Lady-adjacent folks of Austin, time to come together once again and chat about comics, play some games, have some snacks! Feel free to bring some to share to help fill out our table while we make friends and talk about our favorite comics. Remember – Every comic read by girl types is a girl comic.

Posted September 11, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Halloween Comics Fest 2018

Halloween Comic Fest 2018

Saturday, October 27

10 AM – 7 PM

This year, Halloween ComicFest (HCF) features a whole new selection of 34 comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated fall event taking place Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic shops worldwide! LIKE AUSTIN BOOKS!

Of the 34 titles available, 22 are Full Size and 12 are Mini Comics. All will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 27th. The Mini Comics will also be available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October, which are perfect to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

“This year’s Halloween ComicFest is poised to be the best yet!” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Ashton Greenwood. “The comics available this year reflect a broad range of tastes. The All-Ages Mini Comics feature popular characters like Rocky & Bullwinkle, Archie, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known properties like Hellblazer, Spider-Man, and Goosebumps! Halloween ComicFest is the perfect time to introduce friends and families to the wonders of comic shops, and experience them as premiere destinations for Halloween fun!”

Check out the complete list of available comics below and make sure to visit halloweencomicfest.com

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Posted September 10, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Labor Day Anniversary Sale!

Labor Day Sale

 

August 31 – September 3

Austin Books 41st Anniversary is this year! Join us for special sales at all of our stores, Friday through Monday, with a special Preview Night on Thursday from 7:45-10pm! Sales are listed below, but the PRIZE TENT is returning full force, with tickets given out Friday through Monday ONLY! Come in to take advantage of the sales as well as to grab your tickets for the Prize Tent the following week!!

Austin Books & Comics

  • HALF-OFF bagged & boarded back issues $20 or less — recently restocked with a focus on the most popular titles, Silver Age and Bronze Age comics.
  • Buy 3 Toys, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Posters, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 T-Shirts, get 1 FREE
  • 25% off Showcase Comics — these are our Premium Back issues at the front counter, priced over $25 (THESE HAVE ONLY BEEN DISCOUNTED ONCE BEFORE!)

 

The Sidekick Store

  • Buy 1 Dollar Comic, get 1 FREE (Buy 10, Get 15
  • Buy 3 Half-Off TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 25% Off Showcase Comics, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Bagged Sets/ $5 Silver & Bronze, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Discounted Toys, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Discounted Posters, get 1 FREE

 

Guzu Gallery

  • Buy 2 Books, get 1 FREE
  • Buy 3 Magazines, get 1 FREE
  • 25%-50% OFF select items including Blind Boxes, Art Prints, Designer Toys and more!

 

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys

  • Thursday Preview Night (7:45pm-10pm) 25% OFF specially-marked items!
  • Friday – 15% OFF specially-marked items!
  • Saturday – 25% OFF specially-marked items!
  • Sunday – 35% OFF specially-marked items!
  • Monday – 50% OFF specially-marked items!

 

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Posted August 13, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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