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Valhalla Mad #1 Signing with Paul Maybury

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 21:52

We're excited to host our friend (and the creator of our Sidekick Girl mascot,) artist Paul Maybury, for the debut of his new Image Comics series - Valhalla Mad!

Join us on Wednesday, May 20th from 4 to 7pm to get the first issue signed, chat with Paul, and celebrate like a viking!

About Valhalla Mad:
Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greghorn the Battlebjörn! Jhago the Irritator! Three warrior gods vacationing on Earth, just looking to get their drink on and have a good time! Join the drunken festivities with toastmasters Joe Casey (Sex) and Paul Maybury (Sovereign). The new

Ab Book Club III - Runaways vol. 1

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:30

Austin Books & Comics is hosting its third book club meeting. We will be covering Vaughan's Runaways vol 1 (isues 1-18).  Join us as we talk about good vs evil, right vs wrong, growing up and so much more at Outlaw Moon Games & Toys, our tabletop, RPG and vintage haven located in the same building as Austin Books.

Join our Book Club Facebook event page for updates and a reminder!

The Disciples #1 Exclusive Print

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:06

We're celebrating the new Black Mask title by Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten with two exclusive art prints from Guzu Gallery!

The Disciples
Artist: Christopher Mitten

Both editions are 24" x 36" screen prints signed by The Disciples writer, Steve Niles. The regular version sells for $35 and is numbered in an edition of 55 on  Speckletone paper.    The variant version sells for $50 and is numbered in an edition of 25 on black paper. 

About The Disciples:
Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage

Black River Signing with Josh Simmons

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 22:48

Cartoonist Josh Simmons will be joining us on Friday, June 5th to sign copies of his latest graphic novel, Black River.  We're thrilled that he made us his Austin stop as part of his promotional tour.  Stop in to get your copy signed and talk about his work in comics!

About Black River:
Josh Simmons (The Furry Trap, House) returns with a full-length graphic novel about a bedraggled group making their way through a post-apocalyptic world in search of some sort of civilization. Along the way, they encounter fools, lunatics, murderous sadists and also visit a comedy club.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 2nd!

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 17:31

Free Comic Book Day 2015 was a huge success.  Thank you for all your support!

Farel Dalrymple @ Austin Books

on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:20

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple was in-store signing his new graphic novel The Wrenchies on Monday, November 10th!



Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist and his brand new book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013)  is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches.  Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem.  His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe Signing

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:13


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, we were joined by Yumi Sakugawa to celebrate the release of her new book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Texas Premiere

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:22

Thank you for joining Austin Books & Comics on August 20th, 2014 for the Texas premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, hosted by the Austin Film Society!

Director Robert Rodriguez was in attendance, along with musician Steven Tyler.  We're ready to revisit the gritty, violent world of Frank Miller's graphic novels brought to the big screen.  And now the wait is over!

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.


on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:14

The Sidekick store has been relocated to the same shopping center building as the rest of the Austin Books & Comics empire.  Now just a brief, refreshing walk through the sweltering Texas heat is necessary for you to complete your superfecta of air-conditioned oases: The Sidekick StoreOutlaw Moon Games & ToysGuzu Gallery, and, of course, Austin Books Prime.  

New Address: 
5000 N Lamar Blvd, Suite 107 
(more on Capitol Court than Lamar)
Austin, TX 78751

New and More Hours: 
Wed9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

So the next time

Free Comic Book Day @ Austin Books

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 21:51


Mark your calendars, because our biggest day of the year is coming up fast.  We're giving away over 25,000 comics this year!

This is the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day, the comic industry's very own holiday.  To promote reading & comic books, publishers and retailers have joined in offering a huge selection of comics to choose from - for free!

On Saturday, May 3rd at Austin Books, you'll be able to choose 10 FREE comics from a huge selection, all in a huge tent in front of the store.  We open early at 8am and are giving away comics until 7pm!

The first 1000 kids get a free Austin Books