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Poll: What is the best first appearance?

First appearances of characters are always special, often iconic events. Which one is your favorite?

What is the most important first appearance?

  • Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spider-Man) (27%, 18 Votes)
  • Action Comics #1 (Superman) (25%, 17 Votes)
  • Avengers #4 (Captain America post-WWII) (15%, 10 Votes)
  • Fantastic Four #1 (13%, 9 Votes)
  • Detective Comics #27 (Batman) (13%, 9 Votes)
  • All-Star Comics #8 (Wonder Woman) (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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Last Week’s Results:

Last week we asked our readers what their all-time favorite issue was, here are the responses we got!

Fantastic Four #51
FANTASTIC FOUR #51
“This Man, This Monster”
by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

-Keith Howell

GI Joe #21
GI Joe Silent Issue. Every time I look at it it’s like seeing it for the first time. It reminds me of why i loved comics as a kid. Heroes and villains in awesome suits or costumes battling.

-Alex Charles

Midnighter #7
Midnighter #7. Great explanation of the character and his powers, told in a way that only comics can pull off.

-Nolan Buro

Moon Knight #14
Moon Knight #14 by Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood. A fantastic ending to a spectacular run.

-Vishal

Wolverine #90
Wolverine V1 of ongoing #90

-Joshua Winters

Posted April 30, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Employee Recommendations for 4/25/2018

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Check out the latest new release pick of the week!

Posted April 25, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Venom Trailer

Sony and Marvel have released a full trailer for next summer’s VENOM, starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed.

What do you all think? Share your thoughts on our Marvel message board!

Get ready with these great Venom titles, available at Austin Books & Comics!

Venom: Lethal Protector

Venom: Lethal Protector

Venom (2018)

Venom (2018)

Venom Vs. Carnage

Venom: Lethal Protector

Venom by Rick Remender

Venom by Rick Remender (2011)

Venom (2016)

Venom (2016)

Venomverse

Venomverse

Carnage (2015)

Carnage (2015)

Posted April 24, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club: Huck

Huck Volume 1

Join us this month as we talk about Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s Huck! This Tuesday, April 24th from 6:30 to 7:30.

In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. When his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck’s past begin to resurface, it’s no longer clear who his friends are-or whose lives may be in danger.

Collects HUCK #1-6

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Posted April 23, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 4/25/2018

Peter Panzerfaust TPB Volume 1

PETER PANZERFAUST TP VOL 01 THE GREAT ESCAPE

IMAGE COMICS

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

The first volume of PETER PANZERFAUST, the critically acclaimed reimagining of the Peter Pan story set in the backdrop of World War II France. Peter leads a band of orphans in their desperate attempt to escape the city of Calais as the Nazi army presses its advance deeper into the country. With impossible odds against them, the Lost Boys survive a series of dangerous adventures on their road to Paris, and to freedom.

Cover Price $14.99

Sale Price $4.00 each

 

The Weekend SPECIAL

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Posted April 23, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 4/25/2018

Hunt For Wolverine #1

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Charles Soule (A) David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira (CA) Steve McNiven
The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?

Rated T+

$5.99

 

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Posted April 23, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Poll: What is your all-time favorite single issue?

Everyone has that one special issue, whether it defines you as a comics fan or is one you can go back to over and over again. What is your favorite single comic book issue? Leave us a comment and tell us why it’s so special!

Last Week’s Results:

Favorite superhero friendship

  • Batman and Superman (27%, 11 Votes)
  • Luke Cage and Iron Fist (24%, 10 Votes)
  • Captain America and Bucky (22%, 9 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (17%, 7 Votes)
  • Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Archer and Armstrong (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Misty Knight and Colleen Wing (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Beast and Wonder Man (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Other:

Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Rocket Raccoon and Groot

-Blake Taylor

Deadpool and Cable
Deadpool and Cable

-Thomas Molina

Green Lantern and Green Arrow
Green Lantern and Green Arrow (Hal Jordan and Ollie Queen)

-Vishal

Green Lantern and Flash
Barry Allen and Hal Jordan

-Jonathan Morales

Posted April 23, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Sidekick Store Special for 4/18/2018

Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment

CLOAK DAGGER CRIME PUNISHMENT PREM HC

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Bill Mantlo, Al Milgrom (A) Ed Hannigan & Various (CA) Al Milgrom

Created by the underworld – sworn to destroy it! Cloak and Dagger hit the streets to fight organized crime and super villainy! When they set their sights on the Kingpin, Spider-Man thinks they’re going too far, but his webs can’t rein them in! Plus: The Punisher’s on the prowl, and it’s a problem for everybody! Guest-starring the Black Cat, the New Mutants and the Spidey supporting players of yesteryear! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1972) #64, #69-70, #81-82 and #94-96; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #6; and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #19.

Cover Price $29.99

Sale Price $8.00 each

 

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Posted April 16, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 4/18/2018

Action Comics #1000

ACTION COMICS #1000

DC COMICS

(W/A) Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

FEATURING ALL-NEW ART AND STORIES BY:

  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • John Cassaday
  • Olivier Coipel
  • Paul Dini
  • Jose Luis Garcia-lopez
  • Patrick Gleason
  • Butch Guice
  • Geoff Johns
  • Dan Jurgens
  • Tom King
  • Jim Lee
  • Clay Mann
  • Brad Meltzer
  • Jerry Ordway
  • Tim Sale
  • Louise Simonson
  • Scott Snyder
  • Curt Swan
  • Peter J. Tomasi
  • Marv Wolfman

…and more!

Decades-spanning variant covers by:

Poll: What is your favorite superhero friendship?

Not every superhero is a grizzled loner. There are numerous famous friendships in superheroics, which one is your favorite?

Favorite superhero friendship

  • Batman and Superman (27%, 11 Votes)
  • Luke Cage and Iron Fist (24%, 10 Votes)
  • Captain America and Bucky (22%, 9 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (17%, 7 Votes)
  • Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Archer and Armstrong (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Misty Knight and Colleen Wing (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Beast and Wonder Man (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Last Week’s Results:

Other:

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond!

-Peter A.

Posted April 16, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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