John Lucas RETURNS! July 17th from 5-8PM to sign his new graphic novel Before Houdini, sequel to After Houdini (in stock now).
BEFORE HOUDINI GN VOL 02 — coming July 17th
(W) Jeremy Holt (A) John Lucas, ADRIAN Crossa
London, 1888. A shadowy killer stalks the streets of London, his appetite for blood unleashed upon the city’s lower classes. To defeat him, MI6 turns to its most top-secret team: four teenage agents with extraordinary gifts, including a young American immigrant with a talent for illusion. Meet Ehrich Weiss, a young man whose skill at picking locks is about to land him the adventure of his dreams, and pull him into a war that will affect his life for years to come. This is the story of Ehrich’s strange beginnings, from before he was a world-famous magician. Before he was a master of espionage. Before he was Houdini.
AFTER HOUDINI GN VOL 01 — in stock now!
(W) Jeremy Holt (A) John Lucas, ADRIAN Crossa
Josef Houdini takes after his father: A gifted escape artist, there’s not a jam he can’t get himself out of. Then again, when your father is one of the greatest illusionists of all time, that comes as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is the fact that Harry Houdini is not only the world’s greatest magician, but also a top-secret operative for the US government during World War I. In rare form he finds himself trapped, stuck on a mission he is unable to escape from. That’s why the government needs his son to fill his shoes and complete the mission, but does Josef have the wherewithal to do it?
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!
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.
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!
The Southwest’s premier convention with over 200 creators of independent comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more! Panels, presentations and parties! $10/1-day pass, $15/2-day pass, CASH ONLY at the door. For more information: Facebook Event[...]
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New Release Pick of the Week
Spider-Man #1 (OF 5)
(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Chip Kidd
WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September!
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 1:29pm @FatAdam Thanks! We have a reaction team for unplanned delays like that. Years of experience of speed unpacking, counting, pulling, cover blending (for the tons of variant covers,) and running them out to the shelves!