New Reader Guide: Bone

Welcome to the Austin Books and Comics New Reader Guide! We love to help readers of all ages to find comics series they will love their whole lives, and then find more great books to enjoy!

Bone

Many children and their families have discovered the epic fantasy story Bone, and fallen in love. Full of humor and heart, the series by Jeff Smith follows three cartoonish cousins: irascible scoundrel Phoney Bone, guileless goof Smiley Bone, and our hero, the introspective Fone Bone. They lead us to a valley kingdom filled with new friends, scary “rat creatures,” a mysterious dragon, and the promise of new wonders and dangers. Elementary-age children will love the expressive cartooning and find their imagination sparked for years to come as they enjoy the rich fantasy world!

Haven’t read it? Where to start?
Already smitten? What to read next?
Relax. Austin Books is prepared to take the journey with you.

You have two options for reading the main series.

The Complete Bone

THE COMPLETE BONE

In one volume, over 1200 pages, the entire saga unfolds in black and white (as it was originally published).

Bone: Out From Boneville

BONE in nine volumes, beginning with Out From Boneville.

Scholastic has produced the books in full color, in a form where each chapter is more portable for young readers.

Bone: Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails

STUPID, STUPID RAT TAILS by Jeff Smith, Tom Sniegoski, and Stan Sakai

This spin-off prequel tells a tall, tall tale of “Big Jonson” Bone, the Pecos Bill of the Bone cousins’ homeland, as he keeps the valley safe from those nefarious rat creatures.

Bone: Coda

BONE: CODA by Jeff Smith

For the 25th Anniversary of the classic series’ beginning, its creator presents a light-hearted continuing adventure of the cousins and their adorable (?!) pet rat creature Bartleby. This volume also includes all of The Bone Companion, a prose history of Smith’s creative process and the long-standing literary success that came of it.

Also by Jeff Smith:

Shazam! and the Monster Society of Evil

Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil

From DC Comics, thrill to a graphic novel featuring the superhero who is only a magic word away! Captain Marvel gains his powers in a new telling of his origin, and defies the plans of Dr. Sivana and other wicked foes.

Other Authors and Series You May Enjoy:

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

7 books so far. Beautifully painted vistas of otherworldly magic and science greet fans in every volume of this ongoing quest. Young Em Hayes leads her family and fantastic new friends through the world of Alledia, pitting her wits and magical medallion against the terrible Elf King.

Varmints by Andy Hirsch

1 book. The Old West gets wild and wily for orphan Opie and her little brother Ned! They’ll stop at nothing to hunt down the criminal mastermind of the frontier, the man who took their Ma!

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

1 book so far. Friendship and cultural respect win the day in the first volume of an ongoing fantasy series, about a general’s son and a street urchin who stand up for each other and the border city they share.

Phobe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

5 books. Who wouldn’t want a unicorn for a best friend? 9-year-old Phoebe continues the fun from the popular web comic and newspaper strip in all-new adventures.

Asterix, created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, and continued by Jean-Yves Ferri

36 books. This classic French-Belgian series chronicles the adventures of a mighty Gaul as he repels attacks from the Roman Empire and learns more about ancient pre-Europe.

Avatar: The Last Airbender, continuing the Nickelodeon Animated Series

5 Trilogies: The Promise, The Search, The Rift, Smoke and Shadow, North and South.
Crafted by a talented creative team, these graphic novels feature scripts by (Library of Congress Ambassador to Young People’s Literature) Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, Boxers and Saints, American Born Chinese).

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New Reader Guide: Marvel Cosmic

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Marvel Cosmic

Starting with 2006’s sadly out of print Annihilation event series, and especially since 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy film, the cosmic part of the Marvel universe has been at the forefront of the Marvel universe. Mostly set apart from the events of the other Marvel titles, the cosmic titles offer action, adventure, and thrills like nothing else in comics today.

In this guide you’ll find a collection of Marvel’s recent cosmic titles.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel (2014)

The character-defining run that saw B-lister Ms. Marvel become Earth’s Mightiest Hero, Captain Marvel! Kelly Sue DeConnick’s now iconic run saw Carol Danvers soar to new heights as she finds adventure all over the cosmos, including saving a planet from evil slavers, falling backwards through time, and discovering that her cat Chewie may not be as regular as she thinks. Read the renaissance of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes with this series.

Number of volumes: 5

Drax

Drax

What does Drax do when he’s not having adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy? Seek out bloody revenge against Thanos, of course! This series is wall-to-wall action as Drax blasts and fights his way through the seedy backwaters of the galaxy in his quest to put a violent end to the Mad Titan. Along the way he may just end up helping out those in need, including a shipful of kidnapped royal children and fighting Fin Fang Foom.

Number of volumes: 2

Gamora

Gamora

Written by Guardians of the Galaxy co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman, this series follows Gamora’s early adventures as she earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy, and went from being a weapon of Thanos the Mad Titan to a guardian of the innocent.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)

The run that most heavily inspired the movies. Featuring the team of Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot, as well as Adam Warlock, Mantis, and Bug, Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning defined the modern Marvel cosmic universe with a combination of action, humor, adventure, and heart.

Number of volumes: 2 (complete editions)

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013)

The first run to start after the film, as well as bringing Iron Man into the cosmic fold, the characterization and team lineup is specifically geared for fans of the film. Featuring a “worn-in” feel similar to the classic Star Wars trilogy, this run delves into Star-Lord’s family history, as well as bringing fan-favorite Angela into the Marvel Universe, and features the return of Thanos, the Mad Titan.

Number of volumes: 5

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)

The 2015 relaunch of Guardians saw Star-Lord leaving the team to claim his birthright as Emperor of the Spartax, and features a new lineup lead by Rocket Raccoon, as well as Groot, Drax, Angela, Venom, the Thing, and the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde.

Number of volumes: 3

Nova
Nova

Nova (2013)
Nova (2015)
Nova (2016)

Sam Alexander is an average kid, stuck in a dead-end small town, until one day he becomes the new Nova, space adventurer. Teaming with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Sam searches for his long-lost father, a former Nova Corpsman himself.

After reuniting with his father, policing the spaceways becomes a family business as they spend time fighting evil and catching up on lost father-son time, as well as being a junior member of the All-New, All-Different Avengers!

In the 2016 relaunch, long-thought-dead Nova Prime Richard Rider makes his grand return to the Marvel Universe.

Number of volumes:
2013 series: 6
2015 series: 2

Rocket Raccoon
Groot
Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon (2014)
Groot (2015)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot (2016)
Rocket Raccoon (2017)

The fan-favorites cosmic duo get their own series! Follow Rocket and Groot as they blast across the universe, fighting evil doppelgangers, vengeful exes, visiting Earth, and space football! These lighthearted adventures are heavy on action and fun, featuring cartoony art and goofy moments throughout.

Number of volumes:
Rocket Raccoon: 2
Groot: 1
Rocket Raccoon and Groot: 2

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer

Written by Dan Slott and gorgeously illustrated by Mike Allred, this modern take on the Silver Surfer skips the dour, introspective characterization of previous runs in favor of a tone that’s bright, fun, and very reminiscent of Doctor Who (which makes sense, considering how big of a fan Slott is). Featuring adventures to the center of the universe, a visit to a planet-sized space hotel, an entire issue consisting of a time loop, and aliens who speak Space French.

Number of volumes: 4

Star-Lord
Star-Lord

Star-Lord (2014)
Star-Lord (2016)

Inspired by Chris Pratt’s cocky, swashbuckling take on Peter Quill, Star-Lord battles evil alien marauders, saves an orphanage, and still finds time to flirt with the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde. All of this while fighting a mysterious new villain with ties to Peter’s past, as well as none other than the Mad Titan, Thanos!
Number of volumes: 2

Venom: Space Knight

Venom: Space Knight

After leaving the Guardians of the Galaxy, Flash Thompson aka Venom sets off with his alien symbiote as part of the order of Space Knights, seeking out to help those in need throughout the cosmos. Adventure and alien intrigue abound in this fast-paced, action-packed series.
Number of volumes: 3

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New Reader Guide: Vertigo

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Founded in 1993, DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint has consistently broke ground and pushed the boundaries of the comics medium, producing many of the most original, mature, and creative stories in comics history.

Vertigo

In this guide you’ll find a collection of some of Vertigo’s classic titles, as well as some of their more recent releases.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

Classic Titles

100 Bullets

100 Bullets

If you had the opportunity to get away with murder, would you take it? In this critically-acclaimed crime thriller, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches people who have been wronged with proof the wrong done against them, an attaché case with a gun and untraceable bullets, and the guarantee of full immunity.

Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Eduardo Risso
Genre: crime thriller
Number of volumes: 13, 5 (omnibus)

American Vampire

American Vampire

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque redefine the vampire horror genre with this series that traces various vampires throughtout the history of America, from the Old West to the Roaring 20’s to World War II.

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Genre: horror
Number of volumes: 6

Animal Man

Animal Man

Grant Morrison’s Vertigo run on Animal Man is widely considered to be one of the finest in the history of the medium. Using a second-rate superhero to explore complex themes such as animal welfare advocacy, metaphysics, post-modernism, spirituality, and more, this series is Grant Morrison at his weirdest and most brilliant.

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Chas Truog
Genre: Superhero, postmodernist, horror
Number of volumes: 7

DMZ

DMZ

In the near future, the Second American Civil War has raged on for several years, with the island of Manhattan a designated de-militarized zone. Aspiring photojournalist Matty Roth joins an embedded reporter on assignment in the DMZ, but after things go horribly wrong he must decide if he should escape or stay and report on the story of a lifetime.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Riccardo Burchielli
Genre: Action, political thriler, military drama
Number of volumes: 12, 5 (deluxe editions)

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Mitchell Hundred is a regular civil engineer in New York City who gains the power to speak to machines and becomes the world’s first and only superhero. As The Great Machine, he ends up stopping one of the planes in the 9/11 attacks, and after retiring from superhero duty ends up being elected mayor. The series follows his journey and challenges while in office, as well as the implications of being the only superpowered person in the world.

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Tony Harris
Genre: Superhero, political thriller
Number of volumes: 5

Fables

Fables

What if the characters from familiar fairy tales were real? Forced out of their land of legends, the denizens of fabled stories set up in the secret community of Fabletown, hidden within New York City. When Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown’s sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber

Writer: Bill Willingham
Artists: Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton
Genre: Urban fantasy, mystery, adventure
Number of volumes: 22, 13 (deluxe editions)

Hellblazer

Hellblazer

John Constantine is a hard-bitten, chain-smoking British occult detective and con man. Working in the shadows, Constantine fights a never-ending war against the forces of darkness that lurk behind the walls and around every corner. Vertigo’s longest-running series, Hellblazer blended action, horror, and fantasy elements along with smart social commentary and satire.

Writers: Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Garth Ennis, Eddie Campbell, Paul Jenkins, Warren Ellis, Brian Azzarello, Mike Carey, Andy Diggle, Jason Aaron
Artists: John Ridgway, Richard Piers Rayner, Mike Hoffman, Mark Buckingham, Ron Tiner, David Lloyd, Dave McKean, Sean Phillips, et al.
Genre: Horror, supernatural, urban fantasy
Number of volumes: 11

iZombie

iZombie

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. She sets out to fulfi ll the dead person’s last request, solve a crime or right a wrong.

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Mike Allred
Genre: Horror, comedy, crime
Number of volumes: 4

The Losers

The Losers

When an elite special forces unit discovers a horrible CIA secret, the CIA tries to kill them in order to cover it up. Unfortunately for the agency, all that did was set them on the path of bloody revenge.

Writer: Andy Diggle
Artist: Jock
Genre: Action, spy thriller
Number of volumes: 2

Lucifer

Lucifer

When the Devil himself, Lucifer Morningstar, retires as the keeper of Hell, he sets up as the proprietor of a swanky piano bar in Los Angeles. Before he can get too comfortable in his retirement, he’s made an offer from the Creator that he can’t refuse. If Lucifer agrees to do Heaven’s dirty work, he can name his own price, but both the task and reward are more than they seem. Thrown into a position of great threat and ultimate opportunity, Lucifer knows that threading a path through this maze will require the harshest of sacrifices.

Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Scott Hampton
Genre: Horror, drama, fantasy
Number of volumes: 5

Preacher

Preacher

Jesse Custer is the disillusioned preacher of a church in a tiny west Texas town. Without warning he is fused with the unholy offspring of an angel and a demon, immediately destroying the town and everyone in it. He soon discovers that God has abandoned His throne in heaven, so he sets out with his hitwoman ex-girlfriend Tulip, and 100 year old Irish vampire best friend Cassidy to find God and hold Him accountable for abandoning the world. A modern-day Western with supernatural elements, ancient conspiracies, pitch black humor, buckets of gore, and a ton of heart, Preacher stands apart as one of Vertigo’s all-time greatest series.

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Steve Dillon
Genre: Adventure, comedy, horror, western
Number of volumes: 6

Pride of Baghdad

Pride of Baghdad

During the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, a pride of lions escape from the Baghdad Zoo. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, this original graphic novel raises questions about the true meaning of liberation – can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live in captivity?

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Niko Henrichon
Genre: Drama, adventure

The Sandman

Sandman

Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy masterpiece centers around Dream, a member of a group called the Endless, personifications of abstract ideas: Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction. Weaving modern mythology with contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend, Sandman rightfully earns its place on every major “Greatest Comics” list.

Writer: Neil Gaiman
Artists: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, et al
Genre: Dark fantasy, drama, horror
Number of volumes: 10

Scalped

Scalped

Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” – short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: R. M. Guéra, Davide Furno
Genre: Crime, western
Number of volumes: 10, 5 (deluxe editions)

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Before Watchmen, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book Swamp Thing. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, Swamp Thing’s stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance.

Writer: Alan Moore
Artists: Stephen Bissette, John Totleben
Genre: Horror, drama, mystery, romance
Number of volumes: 6

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth tells the story of Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children, has been raised in isolation following an inexplicable pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father he’s left to fend for himself, until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find “The Preserve” a refuge for hybrids.

Writer/Artist: Jeff Lemire
Genre: Sci-fi, drama
Number of volumes: 6, 3 (deluxe editions)

Transmetropolitan

Transmetropolitan

Imagine Hunter S. Thompson on even more drugs and set in the future. After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.

Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Darick Robertson
Genre: Sci-fi, cyberpunk
Number of volumes: 10

V For Vendetta

V for Vendetta

In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts in this gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: David Lloyd
Genre: Action, drama, thriller

We3

We3

When a secret weapons program that turns animals into cybernetic killing machines is shut down, three of the animals: a rabbit, a dog, and a cat, escape. On the run from the government agency people that created them, the trio desperately searches for “home.” We3 is brutal, thoughtful, heartwrenching, and will make you want to hug your pets when you finish.

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Frank Quitely
Genre: Action, sci-fi

Y: The Last Man

Y: The Last Man

One day, without warning, every mammal with a Y chromosome dies horribly. Every one, except for unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown and his fostered helper monkey Ampersand. He sets off from Washington, DC in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend in Australia, and runs across government conspiracies, shadowy agents, Amazons, and more. This brilliant series explores a wide variety of themes including gender roles, politics, personal identity, love, and more.

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Pia Guerra, Goran Sudžuka, Paul Chadwick
Genre: Sci-fi, adventure, comedy, romance, drama
Number of volumes: 10, 5 (deluxe editions)

2015 Relaunch

In late 2015, after a period of relative dormancy, Vertigo underwent a huge relaunch with a wide variety of new titles by both high-profile and up-and-coming creators.

Art Ops

Art Ops

In this series, art not only imitates life, it becomes it! When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, it’s up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Operatives to track them down before they wreak havoc on the unsuspecting public. But Reggie has secrets of his own that may affect his ability to interact with these living works of art-and he wants no part in the agency his mother ran before him.

Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Mike Allred, Matt Brundage
Genre: Fantasy

Clean Room

Clean Room

Astrid Mueller is the enigmatic and compelling guru of a giant self-help organization-a devastatingly powerful figure in the industry between psychology and religion. Journalist Chloe Pierce’s fiancé decided to pick up Astrid’s book, and within three months he was dead. Something in Astrid Mueller’s book made Philip blow his brains out all over Chloe’s new kitchen.
Now Chloe is on a mission to find out who Astrid Mueller really is. What is this Clean Room she’s been hearing about where your deepest fear and worst moments are revealed? Chloe intends to immerse herself in the Clean Room and wreak havoc on Astrid’s empire.

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt
Genre: Fantasy

Lucifer (2015)

Lucifer

God is dead, and the angel Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father’s murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flair.

Writer: Holly Black
Artist: Lee Garbett
Genre: Crime, fantasy

Red Thorn

Red Thorn

On the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow, a girl whose drawings somehow come to life has just stumbled across her one true love. And thousands of miles below those streets, an ancient demigod plots his escape from the prison where he’s been held for nearly two thousand years. Evil forces are at play and no one is safe as the legends of Scottish mythology collide with the modern world.

Writer: David Baillie
Artist: Meghan Hetrick
Genre: Horror

The Sandman: Overture

Sandman Overture

Twenty-five years after THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, the legendary series is back with a brand-new prequel limited series written by Gaiman himself. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, this is the story of the Sandman’s origins.

Writer: Neil Gaiman
Artist: J.H. Williams III
Genre: Fantasy

The Sheriff of Babylon

Sheriff of Babylon

Baghdad, 2003. Florida Police officer turned military contractor Chris Henry is tasked with training a new Iraqi police force. When one of his trainees ends up dead, Chris is forced to team up with Nassir, the last remaining cop in Baghdad. Pulling the strings to bring them together is the mysterious Sofia, an American-educated Iraqi who has returned to take control of the city’s criminal underworld.

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
Genre: Crime, military, drama

Survivor's Club

Survivor’s Club

One was possessed by a poltergeist. Another was trapped in a haunted house. A third had a killer doll. Ever wonder what happened to these children of the 1980s?

Having found each other over the internet, six grown-up survivors are drawn together by the horrors they experienced in 1987 when a rash of occult events occurred around the world-with fatal results. Now, there are indications that it may be happening all over again. Is it possible that these six aren’t just survivors-but were chosen for their fates?

Writers: Dale Halvorsen, Lauren Lauren
Artists: Ryan Kelly, Inaki Miranda
Genre: Horror

Unfollow

Unfollow

A dying social media mogul leaves his billions to be split evenly between 140 random people-or however many of them are still alive at the moment of his death. That 140 includes a young black man trying to get by in St. Louis, an Iranian reporter in need of hope, a retired special forces soldier with a strange sense of purpose, and a thrill-seeking heiress in this thriller that shows we’re all still part of the food chain.

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Mike Dowling
Genre: Fantasy, drama

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New Reader Guide: Marvel’s Star Wars

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Star Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Starting in 2015, Marvel has been releasing all-new, in-canon comics, written and drawn by some of the top names in comics today. Primarily taking place just after A New Hope, these books are accessible, exciting, and most importantly have that classic Star Wars feel.

In this guide you’ll find all of the new Star Wars titles to date that Marvel has published.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

Ongoing Series

Star Wars

Star Wars

The main ongoing series, Star Wars picks up immediately after A New Hope. The series centers around the main cast of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO in their continuing fight against the Empire. This series absolutely captures the feel of the original film, both in visual style and characterization. In addition to the main characters, the occasional issue features a story “From The Journals of Old Ben Kenobi,” centering around Obi-Wan Kenobi during his time in exile on Tatooine, as well as tales of Yoda during his time in the Jedi Order.

Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen, Mike Deodato, Jr., Mike Mayhew, Leinil Yu
Number of volumes (to date): 6

Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017)

Darth Vader (2017)

The new Darth Vader series picks up exactly at the end of Revenge of the Sith, and finds the newly-armored Darth Vader seeking to fully embrace the Dark Side of the Force and take his place at the Emperor’s side. Part of his quest includes seeking to complete with distinct red lightsaber, and hunting down the few remaining Jedi Knights that escaped Order 66.

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Number of volumes (to date): 1

Poe Dameron

Poe Dameron

Poe Dameron takes place before The Force Awakens, and centers around the fan-favorite pilot and his elite Black Squadron as they struggle against the forces of the First Order. The series also features backup stories about BB-8 and the droid’s adventures with the Resistance.

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Phil Noto
Number of volumes (to date): 3

Doctor Aphra #1

Doctor Aphra

Spinning out of the concluded Darth Vader series, Doctor Aphra follows the amoral archaeologist adventurer along with her assassin droids BT-1 and 000 and Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan as she seeks wealth and riches amongst the scum and villainy of the galaxy.

Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Kev Walker
Number of volumes (to date): 1

Limited Series and One-Shots

C-3PO

C-3PO

A special one-shot issue, C-3PO depicts the droid returning from a mission with several Imperial intelligence droids. Taking place shortly before The Force Awakens, this surprisingly poignant issue explores themes of the nature of war and the people on opposing sides, and explains the droid’s randomly red arm in the film.

Written by: James Robinson
Art by: Tony Harris

Star Wars Captain Phasma

Captain Phasma

Bridging the gap between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, this miniseries follows the chrome-clad stormtrooper captain as she escapes the destruction of Starkiller Base with the help of a TIE Fighter pilot, and their subsequent pursuit of an officer she blames for allowing the Resistance to exploit a weakness in the base’s defense.

Written by: Kelly Thompson
Art by: Marco Checchetto

Star Wars Cassian and K-2SO

Cassian and K-2SO

This one-shot depicts the first encounter of Rebel intelligence operative Cassian Andor and Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO, and the mission that ultimately lead to the droid’s capture and reprogramming to fight for the Rebel Alliance.

Written by: Duane Swierczynski
Art by: Fernando Blanco

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Taking place after A New Hope, the Chewbacca miniseries centers around everyone’s favorite Wookiee co-pilot as he goes on a solo mission. Along the way, he crash lands on a mining colony run by a corrupt gang boss. He befriends a young girl named Zarro, and sets out to help her free her people from their overlords and the Imperial seeking to rule the planet.

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Phil Noto

Star Wars: Darth Maul

Darth Maul

Depicting the fan-favorite Sith in the time just before The Phantom Menace as he prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi.

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Luke Ross

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Concluding at issue #25, Darth Vader was the second major ongoing series, and centers around the titular Dark Lord of the Sith as he seeks to rebuild his standing with the Emperor after the destruction of the Death Star. Taking place concurrently with Star Wars, there are occasionally scenes that will be in both books but from different perspectives. This series depicts Vader as an almost sympathetic protagonist, exploring his relationships with the Emperor, Imperial command, and fan-favorite Doctor Aphra.

Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Salvador Larroca, Leinil Yu
Number of volumes: 4

Han Solo

Han Solo

The Han Solo miniseries takes place shortly after A New Hope, and features everyone’s favorite scoundrel and Wookiee co-pilot as they take on a secret mission for the Rebel Alliance, under the guise of entering a famous and extremely dangerous starship race.

Written by: Marjorie Liu
Art by: Mark Brooks

Kanan

Kanan: The Last Padawan

Spinning out of the Rebels TV series, the Kanan ongoing series centers primarily around “Cowboy Jedi” Kanan Jarrus, and his formative years evading Imperial forces and surviving the seedy underworld of the galaxy following the fall of the Jedi Order and rise of the Empire.

Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Pepe Larraz

Lando

Lando

Starring the smoothest cat in the galaxy, the Lando miniseries centers around infamous smuggler/gambler Lando Calrissian, his loyal friend Lobot, and a crew of miscreants and scoundrels as they seek to steal an exceedingly expensive ship and the cargo stored within. Things take a turn when they discover the true nature of the ship and its cargo.

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Alex Maleev

Star Wars Mace Windu, Jedi of the Republic

Mace Windu, Jedi of the Republic

Centered around the baddest Jedi Knight in the Order, this miniseries takes place at the beginning of the Clone Wars as the Jedi Knights are forced to the front lines as generals with squads of clone soldiers. The legendary Jedi is forced to make peace with his new role as a military leader without succumbing to the increasingly brutal violence around him.

Written by: Matt Owens
Art by: Jesus Saiz

Obi-Wan and Anakin

Obi-Wan & Anakin

The Obi-Wan and Anakin miniseries centers around a little-seen era of the Star Wars saga, taking place in between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. This series features a younger, brash Anakin butting heads with his more traditional master as they try to find their way across a treacherous planet wracked by war.

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Marco Checchetto

Princess Leia

Princess Leia

The first miniseries released, this series focuses on Princess Leia immediately after A New Hope as she and a fellow Alderaanian X-Wing pilot travel the galaxy in secret to find the remaining survivors of Alderaan in order to preserve their destroyed world’s culture and history.

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Terry Dodson

Star Wars: Rogue One

Rogue One

Adapting the thrilling new stand-alone film, this miniseries depicts the daring Rebel mission to steal the Death Star plans and save the galaxy, and expands on the ragtag crew of misfits and unlikely heroes.

Written by: Jody Houser
Art by: Phil Noto

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

The Screaming Citadel

In this crossover Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with antihero archaeologist Doctor Aphra as the venture into the titular Screaming Citadel in search of a powerful artifact, but run afoul of the Citadel Queen and her followers. This story kicked off with the Screaming Citadel #1 one-shot, and takes place in Star Wars #31-32 and Doctor Aphra #7-8

Written by: Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron
Art by: Marco Checchetto, Salvador Larocca, Andrea Broccardo

Shattered Empire

Shattered Empire

Picking up at the end of the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, this miniseries centers around Rebel A-Wing pilot Shara Bey and her husband, commando Sergeant Kes Dameron (that is, Poe Dameron’s parents), and the Rebel Alliance’s ongoing war against the Empire following the death of the Emperor and destruction of the second Death Star.

Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Marco Checchetto

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

Adapting the latest epic entry into the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens comic expands on the events of the movie and provides more insight into the characters.

Written by: Chuck Wendig
Art by: Luke Ross

Vader Down

Vader Down

Marvel’s first major Star Wars crossover event starts with this special one-shot issue, which opens with Darth Vader crash landing on a planet following a battle against a Rebel fighter squadron. Seeing it as an opportunity to strike a major blow against the Empire, Rebel forces move to capture Vader before the Imperials show up to rescue him.

The Vader Down crossover consists of Vader Down (one-shot), Darth Vader #13, Star Wars #13, Darth Vader #14, Star Wars #14, and concludes with Darth Vader #15. The crossover is collected in the Vader Down TPB, available at the store.

Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Mike Deodato, jr.

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New Reader Guide: Wolverine

Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!

Wolverine

Easily the most popular X-Man, the scruffy Canadian anti-hero has a rich history including fighting as a masterless samurai in Japan, working as a SHIELD assassin, and even leading the X-Men. He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does isn’t very nice.

In this guide you’ll find a collection of some of the best-known Wolverine titles.

All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!

Wolverine (1982)

Wolverine (1982)

Wolverine’s first solo outing took him to Japan, where the story delved into the gritty underworld of organized crime, ninja assassins, and samurai tradition for a tale of action, violence, and revenge. Numerous character-defining elements including the “best there is” catchphrase and inextricable ties to Japan were introduced in this series and continue to be referenced today.

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1984, miniseries)

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1984)

This series saw Kitty and Wolverine heading to Japan in order to save her father from the brutal Yakuza. An essential read for fans of either character, this series introduced the big brother/little sister element to their relationship, which has been one of the most popular parts of both of their histories.

Wolverine: Weapon X

Wolverine: Weapon X (1991)

A look into Wolverine’s past and his origins with the Weapon X project that gave him adamantium bones, this miniseries detailed the brutality of the project and what drove Wolverine to his feral, berserker nature, as well as offered background to some of his character elements and quirks.

Wolverine Origin

Origin (2001)

Before the X-Men, before Weapon X, Wolverine’s struggle with his subconscious savagery first flourished in family tragedy. Read the long-hidden history of Marvel’s most popular mutant from his early years in the Canadian wilderness to the wars of the last century.

Wolverine Origin II

Origin II (2014)

A few years after the events of ORIGIN finds James “Logan” Howlett running with the wolves, until something unexpected brings him back into the world of men! And when word of a clawed wild man reaches civilization, the hunt to capture him begins! James soon falls afoul of someone Sinister, who’s just discovering mutantkind — and the horrors he can visit on them. Escaping his captors and rediscovering his humanity, James and Clara are on the run — but can Sinister offer James something he can’t refuse? The mutant who will someday become Wolverine must choose: Is he man or is he beast?

Wolverine: Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State (2004)

Brainwashed by the ninjas of the Hand, Wolverine slices and dices his way through foes and friends alike, ultimately resulting in the death of an X-Man! Captured and reprogrammed, Wolverine is sent against his former masters – but amid an orgy of death and destruction, is even the fiercest mutant alive a match for the deadly stare of the Gorgon?!

Old Man Logan

Old Man Logan (2008, miniseries)

The near future: the villains have won and rule the world, and the man formerly known as Wolverine lives a quiet, unassuming life on a farm out west. After his family is brutally murdered by the vicious hillbilly Hulk gang, he and blind Archer Hawkeye set out across the Wasteland on a cross-country mission of bloody revenge.

Old Man Logan

Old Man Logan (Secret Wars mini/Ongoing, 2015)

Following the events of Secret Wars, Old Man Logan finds himself in the present, and his past. Desperate to prevent the villains from destroying the world again, he sets out to kill those most responsible. However, this is no longer the past he knew.

Number of volumes: 3

Wolverine and the X-Men (2012)

Wolverine and the X-Men (2012)

Spinning directly out of Schism, the X-Men are split in two. Rejecting Cyclops’ isolationist stance, Wolverine takes half the X-Men back to Westchester to start over again with a new school, a new student body and a lot of surprises. But what happens when the new Hellfire Club decides to burn the place to the ground?

Number of volumes: 8

Wolverine and the X-Men (2014)

Wolverine and the X-Men (2014)

Wolverine, along with a star-studded faculty, tries to maintain the Jean Grey School in an ever-changing world for mutants. But with their lives steeped in danger and personal crises, will the teachers prove fit to educate the next generation of X-Men? When problem student Quentin Quire starts acting up, will Wolverine break his rule against teacher-student violence?

Number of volumes: 2

Wolverine (2013)

Wolverine (2013)

When Wolverine finds himself the bargaining chip in a hostage situation, he must make a decision that will follow him forever…literally! How can a berserker fight what he can’t see? And how far will he go to assert his humanity in the face of the unknown? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Then, Wolverine has to track down a boy on a deadly rampage before he does the unthinkable! How will Logan defeat an enemy with no permanent body to slash and claw? And what does the Watcher have to do with all of this?

Number of volumes: 2

Savage Wolverine

Savage Wolverine (2013)

Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled Public Enemy No. 1! With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it kills him first!

Number of volumes: 4

Wolverine: 3 Months to Die

Wolverine: Three Months to Die (2014)

Wolverine no more?! After the events of “Killable,” Logan has something to prove. Before he can take on Sabretooth again, he’ll need to build himself back up, get better and stronger than he’s ever been…but it’s not as easy as he thought anymore. And when the normal channels don’t seem to be working fast enough, Wolverine will soon find himself turning to other means of revenge. But what could make Logan turn his back on the school and his friends? Wolverine’s training continues, and his sights are set squarely on Sabretooth…but can Logan fight back his demons, or is this the beginning of a Wolverine who’s gone to the dark side?

Number of volumes: 2

Death of Wolverine

Death of Wolverine (2014)

All roads must end somewhere, and every hero’s story eventually comes to a close. For Logan, the century-old mutant known as Wolverine, that time is now. The loss of his healing factor and the traumatic events of “Three Months To Die” have all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Through the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a savage, a samurai, a teacher — and so much more. Logan has spent decades being the best there is at what he does, but even the best fade away eventually.

X-23

X-23

The origin of X-23! Cloned from Wolverine’s cells and raised to be the perfect killer, young Laura Kinney never knew a life free from the harsh masters at the Facility. But now she’s broken loose at last and must forge her own path in the world! Free of her chains and determined to live, Laura will write the next chapter of her story herself. But can X-23 escape her training and her instincts, or will the gallons of blood spilled in her violent past drag her down? And can she truly begin a new life until she faces the man whose shadow has loomed over her for years? Enter: The Wolverine!

All-New Wolverine

All-New Wolverine (2016)

She’s the best there is! X-23 was created to be a weapon; for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan — the original Wolverine — she escaped that dark past. Now, the man she knew has fallen, but Laura will honor his memory as the All-New Wolverine. But with the famous cowl comes a world of misery and mystery — like the devastating secret of the Sisters. Uncovering it will involve new friends Doctor Strange and the Wasp, and lethal new enemies like the Taskmaster! But after recent events, Laura is growing used to doing everything in her power to save those around her from forces hell-bent on destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. After all, it’s what Wolverine does.

Number of volumes: 2

Daken: Dark Wolverine

Daken: Dark Wolverine

The son of Wolverine, Daken will stop at nothing to attain absolute power. He yearns for his own bloody empire, sitting on a throne of fear and violence. Playing both heroes and villains as pawns and free of his ties to Norman Osborn, who can stop him?

Number of volumes: 4

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