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.
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!”
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Lee Bermejo
The Stand is a classic tale of good vs. evil, loss weighed against redemption and despair pitted against hope. It is an apocalyptic vision of man’s battle to save life against a worldwide plague of death. For when Captain Trips works its way across the land, it is time to make a stand. Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (HBO’s Big Love), and artists Mike Perkins (Captain America) and Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men), join forces to bring one of the great novels of modern literature to life through graphic art storytelling. Collecting Stephen King’s THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1-5. 160 PGS./ Parental Advisory
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics.
WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial.
Mystique Ultimate Collection by Brian K. Vaughan TPB
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Jorge Pereira Lucas & Various (CA) Mike Mayhew
Born with the ability to look and sound like anyone, the shapeshifting Mystique is a former pro-mutant terrorist wanted by nearly every government in the world for alleged crimes against humanity. She’s used her morphing powers to stand against the X-Men in their battle for mutant-human coexistence for years – but in this increasingly complicated world, Mystique begins to find the battle lines are no longer so clear. In exchange for protection from her countless enemies, Mystique reluctantly agrees to go to work for Professor Charles Xavier, telepathic leader of the X-Men. But instead of being invited to join the team, Mystique is asked to participate in politically sensitive operations as one of Xavier’s secret agents, operatives who can’t be traced back to Xavier in the event of their capture or death. Can this former mutant-rights terrorist, who can disguise herself as anyone on the planet, be trusted? Collecting MYSTIQUE #1-13. 312 PGS./Rated T+
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack
Years in the making, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and multimedia sensation David Mack, comes a brand-new graphic novel experience. And it’s all kind of based on a true story. Sort of…
Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence…and that’s when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results!
Artist David Mack, follows his Emmy nominated work on Jessica Jones, and his critically acclaimed video work for Dashboard Confessionals and Amanda Palmer, brings another completely unique vision to this driving comedic spy story that is also a beautiful Valentine to all those creators who sit alone and make beautiful stories.
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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[...]
(W) Peter David & Various (A) Elena Casagrande & Various (CA) Tim Bradstreet
Discover the Angel Omnibus, which collects the IDW Angel series: Angel: The Curse, Angel: Old Friends, Angel: Spotlight, and Angel: Auld Lang Syne. This huge collection of comics includes work by New York Times best-selling writer Peter David, and features the most popular characters from the TV show, including Spike and Illyria.