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Skip Week (Mostly)  

 

It's the traditional holiday skip week!  There's a handful of new books to pick up (details below.)  But to offset the sadness of a small stack of new books, we're setting you up with a ONE DAY SALE at the Sidekick Store!

This Wednesday, from 9am to 8pm, it's Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Bagged Sets and Toys at The Sidekick Store!  The comic week is incredibly light, so be sure not to miss out on this last day of 2014 bargain blitz!


Austin Books Ladies Night 2
w/ special guest Becky Cloonan
Friday, January 9th   7-10pm

We're super excited to announce another Austin Books Ladies Night!  We had so much fun the first time around, you knew we'd jump at the soonest opportunity for another night of girls-only fun, party games, and comics talk!

This time we'll be joined by comics badass Becky Cloonan.  She writes and draws at all levels of the comics industry, from self-published stories to comics for Marvel and DC.  She's awesome, and one of our favorites... we can't wait to have her join us for the party!

Don't worry if you're not of the female persuasion... we have a Becky Cloonan in-store signing scheduled for the next night during store hours (details below.)  And if you need something to do, guys and gals both are welcome to play games at Outlaw Moon, because they're staying open late during Ladies Night!

Keep in mind, at seven o'clock, all guys/boys/dudes will be eased out of Austin Books so that the party can start.  Please give yourself enough time to shop earlier evening.  We want you to enjoy your shopping experience, but we do also want to kick off our party on schedule.

A very special, limited print featuring art by Ms. Cloonan will be available during Ladies Night 2, so be sure not to miss out!

For updates, join the Ladies Night 2 event page on Facebook


Becky Cloonan @ Austin Books
Saturday, January 10th   3-7pm

 

We're thrilled to welcome everyone to meet illustrator/ creator Becky Cloonan on Saturday, January 10th from 3-7pm!

 

We'll have graphic novels and issues available for her to sign.  If you'd like to bring in items from home, we ask that you please limit your selections to no more than five items.

 

Stop in and meet the award-winning cartoonist in a relaxed environment!

 

For updates, join the Becky Cloonan Signing event age at Facebook 

 

 

Center of Austin Fandom Holiday Glasses

Available now in limited quantity! 

 

Grab a souvenir Center of Austin Fandom Holiday Pint Glass for $4.99!  It features a Santafied- AB Man on one side, and Sidekick Girl, Outlaw Moon, and Guzuju on the other, all festived-up by our own Kachi!  Perfect for egg nog, or whatever you like to drink substantial quantities of! 

 

 

Discounts @ The Sidekick Store
Sidekick Girl
The Sidekick Store is now open Wednesday through Sunday!  It's bigger, better, and has lots more discounted comics and merch.  All new, all different!
 
Check out the new digs:
 
*Flip through thousands and thousands of dollar comics
 
*Pick out your favorites from hundreds of back issue bagged sets, featuring full stories and series at discounted prices
  
*More discounted toys and statues, posters, and merch
  
*Now featuring - discounted Showcase Comics!

This week's special deal (ONLY AVAILABLE IN-STORE & while supplies last):   

 

DR THIRTEEN ARCHITECTURE & MORTALITY TP 
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang
    Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world's magical  beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future! 
Cover Price: $14.99
SIDEKICK SPECIAL $4.00

Want more details about what's happening at Austin's Only Discount Comics Super-Store?  Be sure to follow the Sidekick Store Facebook Page!


We're Buying More Stuff!
Bring in your collections for cash 
We're buying! image  
That's right, we're buying all sorts of collectibles these days!  Now you can bring in your Comic Books, Toys, Star Wars, Posters, classic Board Games, vintage Role Playing Games, Sports Cards, Vinyl Figures, Old Magazines, and more.  The toys don't even have to be with their original packaging!

Stop by any day Monday through Saturday and make some extra cash! You can also email info@austinbooks.com to set up an appointment.
  

 

The Austin Books Pull Checklist
 
Have your books reserved to be picked up at your convenience with the Austin Books & Comics pull list
They will be set aside under your name until you are ready.

You're not obligated to buy the books you ask us to save.  Just want to check something out?  Afraid if you wait it'll be gone?  You can maintain the same Austin Books stress-free shopping experience without being on the hook for something you just wanted to review.  We only ask you decide to purchase it or put it back in a two week period after it's pulled.

This pull service is meant as to assist you in your weekly comic purchases, not to replace your shopping entirely.  If you do not stop by to pick up comics out of your bag within a three week period, we'll contact you and give you another week to pick up your books.  After that week, the comics go back out.

You can also use the link as 
a printable checklist - check the boxes for books you're interested in and click the "Create Printable List" button at the top right of the page to produce your own shopping list.  This feature will help you to not miss any books while still allowing you to select your own copies from the shelf.
 
A Note About Purchase Limitations 
It's our ongoing goal to have the comics you're looking for.  Comics are ordered over a month in advance, and we don't often have the opportunity to reorder sold out issues.  Though you may see many copies of a series on a shelf, we have hundreds of customers to look out for.

We understand the need some folks have for a reading copy and a copy to keep nice (though we still reserve the right to limit to one per person if necessary.)  If you'd like to buy more then 2 copies of single issues, please pre-order them with us when you see the issue available in Previews magazine.  Ask us how! 
 

What's Shipping?  

This list includes all product shipping this week from our Distributor, and though we order the vast majority of what is offered, we do not receive everything (with a particular note towards t-shirts, statues and toys). If you have interest in any of those items, we do special orders.  Just ask!

 

Don't Forget, All TPBs & GNs (Including Manga and HCs) are 10% off Every day!
Comics
For more about S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, see Brad's Pick of the Week below!

New Story Arc - The Great Beast now roams the fractured United States of America in East of West #16, available in a series of covers depicting each of the nations!

Joe Quesada illustrates Grant Morrison's lost Miracleman story, a disturbing confrontation prior to the Battle of London, in All-New Miracleman Annual #1.  Plus, Peter Milligan and Mike Allred reunite for a new Miracleman classic!

In Batman Eternal #39, someone has pieced together the mystery behind the plot to crush Gotham City.  But it's not Batman.  The Riddler knows all, but he isn't telling!

Will Huntress become a casualty of war?  Find out in Earth 2 World's End #13.

Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes #1 kicks off the crossover no one expected.  How can the explorers of the future interact with the downfall of mankind?

The weight of the world is on one man's shoulders in New 52 Future's End #35.  But it may be too much to hold.

A strange new foe with a fiendishly familiar leader has unleashed a relentless offensive on Aric of Dacia, and he doesn't even know it in X-O Manowar #31.

Abigail and the Snowman #1 begins the story of an imaginative young girl who befriends a sophisticated Yeti, from Roger Landridge!

Reserve these new comics and more with the Austin Books Weekly Pull Checklist! 


Collection

When the Kapital is bombed, Callum and Mag head into post-Crash Europe to confront Arkady. But what they ultimately discover may lead them to their long-lost ship in Massive vol. 4: Sahara.

Betrayed or abandoned by his allies, X must face Arcadia's newest threat alone in X vol. 4: Better Off Dead.


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Pick of the Week 

  


 

SHIELD #1

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Carlos Pacheco & Various
* High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it's just another day in the field!
*  Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
*  Writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.
Rated T+

SHIELD #1 MARK WAID $4.99

BLANK VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99
DEADPOOL PARTY SKETCH VAR 1:STORE $79.99
DEADPOOL PARTY VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99
DEODATO VAR 1:25 $14.99
MAOS PHOTO VAR 1:15 $9.99
YOUNG GUNS ASRAR VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99
YOUNG GUNS MARQUEZ VAR VERY LIMITED $9.99
YOUNG GUNS MCNIVEN VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99
YOUNG GUNS PICHELLI VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99
YOUNG GUNS SCHITI VARIANT VERY LIMITED $6.99
YOUNG GUNS STEGMAN VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99
YOUNG VAR VERY LIMITED $6.99


Premiere Publishers
Weeklies 

Dark Horse   
MASSIVE TP VOL 04 SAHARA (C: 0-1-2)$19.99
X TP VOL 04 BETTER OFF DEAD (C: 0-1-2)$14.99

DC
BATMAN ETERNAL #39$2.99
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #13$2.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END #35 (WEEKLY)$2.99

IDW
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5)$3.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) 10 COPY INCV 1:10  $9.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) 25 COPY INCV 1:25  $19.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) BLANK SUBSCRIPTION VA$3.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR$3.99

Image 
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR A Nick Dragotta COVER$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR B THE PRA (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR C TEXAS (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR D ENDLESS (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR E KINGDOM (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR F CONFEDERACY (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR G UNION (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR H ARMISTICE INCV 1:6  $6.99
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR I MCKELVIE 15 COPY INCV 1:15  $9.99
IMAGE FIRSTS WYTCHES #1$1.00

Marvel 
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 GRANT MORRISON$4.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 QUESADA SKETCH VAR 1:50 $49.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 QUESADA VAR COVER PRICE$4.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 SMITH VAR COVER PRICE$4.99
SHIELD #1$4.99
SHIELD #1 BLANK VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 DEADPOOL PARTY SKETCH VAR 1:STORE  $79.99
SHIELD #1 DEADPOOL PARTY VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 DEODATO VAR 1:25  $14.99
SHIELD #1 MAOS PHOTO VAR 1:15  $9.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS ASRAR VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS MARQUEZ VAR VERY LIMITED  $9.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS MCNIVEN VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS PICHELLI VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS SCHITI VARIANT VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS STEGMAN VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
 
Comics 

ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #1$3.99
ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #1 15 COPY INCV LIEW VAR 1:15  $9.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 GRANT MORRISON$4.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 QUESADA SKETCH VAR 1:50 $49.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 QUESADA VAR COVER PRICE$4.99
ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 SMITH VAR COVER PRICE$4.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #39$2.99
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #13$2.99
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR A Nick Dragotta COVER$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR B THE PRA (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR C TEXAS (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR D ENDLESS (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR E KINGDOM (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR F CONFEDERACY (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR G UNION (COVERS B-H CONNECT)$3.50
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR H ARMISTICE INCV 1:6  $6.99
EAST OF WEST #16 CVR I MCKELVIE 15 COPY INCV 1:15  $9.99
IMAGE FIRSTS WYTCHES #1$1.00
NEW 52 FUTURES END #35 (WEEKLY)$2.99
SHIELD #1$4.99
SHIELD #1 BLANK VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 DEADPOOL PARTY SKETCH VAR 1:STORE  $79.99
SHIELD #1 DEADPOOL PARTY VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 DEODATO VAR 1:25  $14.99
SHIELD #1 MAOS PHOTO VAR 1:15  $9.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS ASRAR VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS MARQUEZ VAR VERY LIMITED  $9.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS MCNIVEN VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS PICHELLI VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS SCHITI VARIANT VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG GUNS STEGMAN VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
SHIELD #1 YOUNG VAR VERY LIMITED  $6.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5)$3.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) 10 COPY INCV 1:10  $9.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) 25 COPY INCV 1:25  $19.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) BLANK SUBSCRIPTION VA$3.99
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR$3.99
X-O MANOWAR #31 20 COPY INCV LUPACCHINO$14.99
X-O MANOWAR #31 CVR A INTERLOCKING ALLEN$3.99
X-O MANOWAR #31 CVR B INTERLOCKING ALLEN$3.99

Trade Paperback / Graphic Novels
10% Off Every Day   

MASSIVE TP VOL 04 SAHARA (C: 0-1-2)$19.99
X TP VOL 04 BETTER OFF DEAD (C: 0-1-2)$14.99

Manga
10% Off Volumes Every Day 


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Books
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Games
Check out OUTLAW MOON GAMES behind ABC!  
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New Everything Else
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