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Labor Day Sale 2019!

Labor Day Sale 2019 at Austin Books and Comics

Saturday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd

 

Daily Drawings of Center of Fandom Gift Cards!

Austin Books:

  • HALF-OFF bagged & boarded back issues $20 or less
  • Toys: 20% off
  • TPBs/GNs/Manga: 25% off
  • Posters: 20% off

 

Guzu:

  • 25% to 40% Off specially marked items!
  • Including Blind Boxes, Art Prints, Action Figures and more!
  • Magazines — Buy 3 get 1 Free!
  • Half-Off Table!
  • Huge Selection of Discounted X-Plus Godzilla Figures from our warehouse!

 

Sidewalk Sidekick Sale:

  • Half off tps/gns/manga
  • Highly Discounted toys and statues
  • Half off Tshirts
  • Whatever stuff Brad sends from the warehouse!

 

Outlaw Moon:

  • Lots of specially priced games and toys added to the sidewalk sale.
  • Double your Saloon Club Discount during the Labor Day Weekend Sale!
  • Get 10% off all games just for joining (for free) the Saloon Club. Earn higher Discounts throughout the weekend!

 

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Posted August 07, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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John Lucas Signing

Wednesday, July 17th

5 PM – 8 PM

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

BEFORE HOUDINI GN VOL 02 — coming July 17th

INSIGHT COMICS

(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

AFTER HOUDINI GN VOL 01 — in stock now!

INSIGHT COMICS

(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?

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Posted July 08, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Donny Cates Signing Silver Surfer Black Release Party

Donny Cates Silver Surfer Black Signing, June 12, 2019

Meet Donny Cates and celebrate the release of Silver Surfer Black #1 June 12th from 5pm-8pm. Refreshments will be provided.

*CBCS Will be in attendance to authenticate signatures.

*God Country #1 A raw and unsigned on sale for special price of $50.00 several available

*Redneck #1 A on sale for $10.00 several available

*Thanos #13 Lenticular Cover on sale for $5.00 several available


Pre-sale copies of Silver Surfer Black will be on sale soon. Purchasing a copy of this book does not guarantee an autograph, you will have to attend the event for signatures.

Silver Surfer Black #1 — $3.99 | Preview | Buy Online $3.99 | 5 Pack $14.99 | 10 Pack $24.99

  • SS Black #1 Parel Variant 1:25 $19.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) BRADSHAW VAR 1:50 $39.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) BRADSHAW VIRGIN VAR 1:100 $79.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) ZECK HIDDEN GEM VAR 1:100 $69.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) BLANK VAR — $3.99 | Buy Online
  • SSB #1 (OF 5) RON LIM VAR — $3.99 | Buy Online

 

We will also have copies of the extremely limited ComicsPRO variant

SSB #1 ComicsPRO Variant (Limited to 3000?) $TBD

Silver Surfer #1 ComicsPRO Exclusive Adi Granov Cover

Silver Surfer #1 ComicsPRO Exclusive Adi Granov Cover (Click for full size)

 

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Posted May 17, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Midnight Release for Detective Comics #1000

Detective Comics #1000

Tuesday, March 26th

11:59 PM – 1:00 AM

Join us between 11:59pm and 1am Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning, March 26th-27th for the release of the long-awaited Detective Comics #1000!

We will have all twelve of the standard release issues available for sale at $9.99 each. Sets of all 12 will also be available for $89.99 (save ~$30).

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1930S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1940S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1950S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1960S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1970S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1980S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1990S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 2000S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 2010S VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 BLANK VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 MIDNIGHT RELASE VAR ED

See the DC feature article here.

We will also be debuting a collection of classic Batman and Detective Comics back issues!

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Posted March 04, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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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 the ABC Web Guy

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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 the ABC Web Guy

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Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Our biggest day of the year!

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!

 

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Upcoming Events

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11:00 am Staple! 2019 @ Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
Staple! 2019 @ Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
Staple! 2019 @ Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
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

Spider-Man #1 (OF 5)

Marvel Comics

(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!

Rated T+

$3.99

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