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!
Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that October 13th will mark THE WALKING DEAD DAY – an exciting all-day, globally celebrated event commemorating the world’s favorite, long-running, survival comic created by Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA).
Image/Skybound Entertainment is thrilled to reveal the first of many collectable THE WALKING DEAD DAY items for fans to keep an eye out for – THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT – which boasts cover artwork by series artist, Charlie Adlard, for the first time, with colors by Dave Stewart.
THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT features a brand new cover by Adlard showcasing walkers invading comic book shops across the globe to celebrate THE WALKING DEAD DAY.
A selection of WALKING DEAD DAY participating local comic shops will become a part of the iconic story with their own special edition of this cover which will feature the store’s logo incorporated into the cover artwork. Fans should contact their local comic shop to inquire as to retailer participation in store exclusive version (WE ARE!) and to learn more about limited WALKING DEAD DAY promotional swag available.
THE WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR will be available on Saturday, October 13.
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!”
Austin Books 41st Anniversary is this year! Join us for special sales at all of our stores, Friday through Monday, with a special Preview Night on Thursday from 7:45-10pm! Sales are listed below, but the PRIZE TENT is returning full force, with tickets given out Friday through Monday ONLY! Come in to take advantage of the sales as well as to grab your tickets for the Prize Tent the following week!!
Austin Books & Comics
HALF-OFF bagged & boarded back issues $20 or less — recently restocked with a focus on the most popular titles, Silver Age and Bronze Age comics.
Buy 3 Toys, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Posters, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 T-Shirts, get 1 FREE
25% off Showcase Comics — these are our Premium Back issues at the front counter, priced over $25 (THESE HAVE ONLY BEEN DISCOUNTED ONCE BEFORE!)
The Sidekick Store
Buy 1 Dollar Comic, get 1 FREE (Buy 10, Get 15
Buy 3 Half-Off TPBs/GNs/Manga, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 25% Off Showcase Comics, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Bagged Sets/ $5 Silver & Bronze, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Discounted Toys, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Discounted Posters, get 1 FREE
Buy 2 Books, get 1 FREE
Buy 3 Magazines, get 1 FREE
25%-50% OFF select items including Blind Boxes, Art Prints, Designer Toys and more!
Outlaw Moon Games & Toys
Thursday Preview Night (7:45pm-10pm) 25% OFF specially-marked items!
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.
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!
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.
(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!
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stuart Immonen & Various
Brian Michael Bendis brings the Avengers out of the darkness and into a new Heroic Age! Recent events have sundered Iron Man, Thor and Captain America’s long friendship. But when unstable magics cast the heroes-at-odds into the scattered Nine Realms, they quickly realize the world is not how it should be. Can they come together and put it right? Then, as the three heroes reassemble the Avengers, Kang returns from the future bearing ill tidings of a force so powerful even he can’t conquer it! Plus: When the forces of evil begin literally dropping out of the sky, and even Marvel’s master mystics are powerless to stop them, Luke Cage and his New Avengers must step up!
Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #1-6, AVENGERS PRIME #1-5 and NEW AVENGERS (2010) #1-6.