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Donny Cates Signing for Thor #1

Donny Cates Thor #1 Signing, 12/31/2019

Ring in the New Year with Donny Cates and celebrate the release of THOR #1 on Wednesday, 1/1/20, from 4pm-8pm.

CBCS will be in attendance to authenticate signatures!

THOR #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!

The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.

Rated T+

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Posted December 30, 2019 by Patrick

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Signing and Presentation with Gene Yang

Signing and Presentation with Gene Yang

Friday, October 17, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meet Gene Yang for a signing + a presentation related to the book Superman Smashes the Klan #1.


Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), Superman from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. His most recent books are Dragon Hoops from First Second Books and Superman Smashes the Klan from DC Comics.


SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1 (OF 3)

DC COMICS

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
he year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

Posted October 17, 2019 by Patrick

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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

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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

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Leviathan #1 Release Party With Nick Pitarra

Leviathan #1

Wednesday, August 1st

4-7 PM

LEVIATHAN #1 (MR)

IMAGE COMICS

(W) John Layman (A/CA) Nick Pittara

SERIES PREMIERE! Poor Ryan DeLuca didn’t buy enough beer for his party, and while he was out on a beer run his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a summoning ceremony-a ceremony that summoned a giant monster from hell!
Join multiple Eisner-winning writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and Eisner-nominated artist NICK PITARRA (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), along with soon-to-be-nominated-for-best-colorist MICHAEL GARLAND (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline.

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Posted July 30, 2018 by Patrick

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Donny Cates Signing

Death of the Inhumans #1
Cosmic Ghost Rider

Wednesday, July 4th

4 PM – 8 PM

Cosmic Ghost Rider and Death of the Inhumans Release Party with Writer Donny Cates

Door prizes, special pricing on other Donny Cates works, and cupcakes…?

Death Of The Inhumans (2018) #1 (of 5)

THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL – HERE LIE THE INHUMANS. The Kree have gone murdering, leaving behind a message: Join or die. Thousands of Inhumans have already made their choice — the evidence floats bleeding in space. Black Bolt and his family are next. Rising star Donny Cates and PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL artist Ariel Olivetti bring their brutal talents to the Inhumans!

Cosmic Ghost Rider (2018) #1 (of 5)

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF THANOS! Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him…DEAD?!? Not to worry, he’s coming back, and he’s got a plan to make the universe a better place that’s going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he’s ever been in! Join hot new comic (and cosmic?) writer Donny Cates (THANOS, DOCTOR STRANGE) as he pushes his wildest creation past the breaking point!

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Posted June 18, 2018 by Patrick

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Venom #1 Release Party with writer Donny Cates

Venom #1

Wednesday, May 9

4 PM – 7 PM

Celebrate the release of the FIRST ISSUE of the All-New, All-Special Venom #1 from Marvel Comics, Donny Cates, and Ryan Stegman. Meet comic creator Donny Cates in person from 4pm – 7pm. Free Autographs. Door Prizes.

VENOM #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers – VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including Eddie Brock! Join two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, for a VENOM adventure a thousand years in the making!

Rated T+

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Posted April 30, 2018 by Patrick

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Doctor Strange Release Party with Donny Cates

Doctor Strange Release Party

Wednesday, November 15

5 PM – 8 PM

Celebrate the release of Doctor Strange #381, LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME Part 1 with writer Donny Cates, featuring drinks, merriment, door prize, cosplay, and sales specials.

From 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, November 15th, enjoy sales specials on Doctor Strange books and comics, other works by Donny Cates, and register to win Doctor Strange door prizes! Check out our recently refurbished statue ROOM / signing area, and stay for themed libations.

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Posted November 10, 2017 by Patrick

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