TX – Big Nate Signing


Bestselling author Lincoln Peirce, creator of the popular “Big Nate” series, appears at Blue Willow Bookshop on Wednesday, October 14th at 5:00 PM!

Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

TX – Secret Coders Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Austin Books & Comics on Thursday, October 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in support of his new book, Secret Coders!

Join us in greeting the two-time National Book Award nominee, and the current writer of the Dark Horse continuation of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman!

About Secret Coders:
The debut volume in the new graphic novel series by Gene Luen Yang! Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – The Paybacks #1 Signing


Press Release:

Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Ghost Fleet) returns to Austin Books & Comics with a debt-ridden spin on superheroes in the new Dark Horse Comics series The Paybacks, and he’ll be joining us for a signing when it debuts on Wednesday, September 16th! Get your copy of The Paybacks #1, and get it signed from 4:00 to 7:00 PM!

About The Paybacks:
Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Six of Crows Signing


Leigh Bardugo appears in conversation with Julie Murphy at BookPeople on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

We’re so excited to welcome Leigh Bardugo to BookPeople on her Magic and Mayhem tour for Six of Crows! We love the Grisha Trilogy and can’t wait to dive into Six of Crows, a stand alone novel takes place in the Grisha universe. Bardugo will appear in conversation with fellow YA author Julie Murphy, whose new book, Dumplin’, will also soon be on our shelves. We’re cooking up plenty of magic and mayhem tonight! Join us!


Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.


Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.


Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk.


Dubbed Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American-beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself.So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant along with several other unlikely candidates to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she ll shock the hell out of Clover City and maybe herself most of all.

603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Power Cubed #1 Signing

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Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome Power Cubed writer, author, and cover artist Aaron Lopresti to our Westheimer location on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM.

Lopresti has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spider-Man, X-Men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, and the self published Atomic Toybox (just to name a few).

Aaron will provide quick head shots for $10.00 and will have prints and sketchbooks to sell too.

Read on to get the details on Aaron Lopresti’s remarkable Power Cubed first issue:

(W/A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!

Aaron is also currently writing and drawing the up coming Metamorpho series for DC and is probably best known for his work on Wonder Woman, Justice League International, Ms. Marvel, Planet Hulk and most recently DC’s Convergence.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

TX – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Signing

corey_taylorPress Release:

BookPeople is thrilled to present Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and lead singer of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, for a joint signing of their new books You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM! This is a book signing only. Tickets are required to join the signing line. See the event guidelines below.

-This event is a SIGNING only. Taylor & Blythe will not give a public talk. They will, however, be very happy to meet you!
-Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of You’re Making Me Hate You and/or Dark Days.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
-Tickets must be presented to join the signing line at this event.
-No memorabilia will be signed.


Corey Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. The lead singer of the hard rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey has earned eleven platinum records, forty-three gold records, and a Grammy Award.


Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people’s monstrous children, and badly-behaved “adult” human beings are warping life in the twenty-first century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one’s patience, fortitude, and faith. “You’re Making Me Hate You” is a blisteringly funny diatribe that skewers the worst aspects of human behavior with a knowing eye for every excruciating detail, told in the vivid way that only Corey Taylor can.

Like his previous bestselling forays, “You’re Making Me Hate You” is an unflinching glimpse into the mind of Corey Taylor, who spares no one from his seething gaze. Make no mistake: this is not the Corey Taylor you run into at meet-and-greets or in line at the coffee shop. This is not the kind and cuddly guy who kisses babies and takes pictures with your mom while leaving a voicemail for that distant cousin in college. This is not the loveable scamp who can poke just as much fun at himself as he does at the various rubes around him, though to be fair he does save one chapter for a brutal and lacerating self-analysis. This is Corey Motherfucking Taylor. This is the Great Big Mouth. This is that bastard you wonder about when you listen to Slipknot and Stone Sour.


Randy Blythe was born in Alabama and studied at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama. He edited Aura from 1986 to 1988, co-founded Birmingham Poetry Review and co-edited that publication from 1988 to 1998, and assistant-edited Birmingham Poetry Review from 1998 to 2008. In addition to his work as a teacher, writer, and editor, he was a plumber for many years in Birmingham, a cattle farmer on his family’s land in Etowah County, Alabama, and a drummer in rock, jazz, blues, and country bands. He lives in Birmingham and continues to teach composition, literature, and creative writing. He has published poems in numerous little magazines, among them The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, South Carolina Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Black Warrior Review. This is his first full-length collection.


On June 27, 2012, the long-running, hard-touring, and world-renowned metal band lamb of god landed in Prague for their first concert there in two years. Vocalist D. Randall “Randy” Blythe was looking forward to a few hours off a rare break from the touring grind in which to explore the elegant, old city. However, a surreal scenario worthy of Kafka began to play out at the airport as Blythe was detained, arrested for manslaughter, and taken to Pankraacutec Prison, a notorious 123-year-old institution where the Nazis’ torture units had set up camp during the German occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, and where today hundreds of prisoners are housed, awaiting trial and serving sentences in claustrophobic, sweltering, nightmare-inducing conditions.

Two years prior, a 19-year-old fan died of injuries suffered at a lamb of god show in Prague, allegedly after being pushed off stage by Blythe, who had no vivid recollection of the incident. Stage-crashing and -diving being not uncommon occurrences, as any veteran of hard rock, metal, and punk shows knows, the concert that could have left him imprisoned for years was but a vague blur in Blythe’s memory, just one of the hundreds of shows his band had performed over their decades-long career.

At the time of his arrest Blythe had been sober for nearly two years, having finally gained the upper hand over the alcoholism that nearly killed him. But here he faced a new kind of challenge: jailed in a foreign land and facing a prison sentence of up to ten years. Worst of all, a young man was dead, and Blythe was devastated for him and his family, even as the reality of his own situation began to close in behind Pankraacutec Prison’s glowering walls of crumbling concrete and razor wire.

What transpired during Blythe’s incarceration, trial, and eventual acquittal is a rock ‘n’ roll road story unlike any other, one that runs the gamut from tragedy to despair to hope and finally to redemption. While never losing sight of the sad gravity of his situation, Blythe relates the tale of his ordeal with one eye fixed firmly on the absurd (and at times bizarrely hilarious) circumstances he encountered along the way. Blythe is a natural storyteller and his voice drips with cutting humor, endearing empathy, and soulful insight.

603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Mike Grell Signing

Mike Grell

Press Release:

Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome comic book writer and artist Mike Grell to our Westheimer & Clear Lake locations. Mike is best know for his work on Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and The Warlord. Mike will be signing on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the following Bedrock City Locations: Westheimer Store from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM and Clear Lake Store from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mike will autograph one of his books for free and will charge $2.00 for each additional autograph.

The following will be available:
11 X 17 prints (include autograph)
B & W $15.00 – $20.00
Color $25.00-30.00

Onsite sketches (Head Only) $75.00

All commissions will need to be handled through his art agent, Scott Kress at www.catskillcomics.com

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

102 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 557-2748

TX – Worlds Collide Signing


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Bedrock City is happy to welcome local author Robert Bexar to our Washington store on Saturday, August 15th from noon till 3:00 PM! Robert will be signing copies of his book ‘Worlds Collide: The History of Comics and Politics 101.’

This book is an introduction into how politics have affected comic books since Superman’s inception in 1938 to today and how these very comics have educated and inspired millions of children and adults worldwide.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
4602 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 862-0100

The Great Fables Wake

Fables_150Press Release:

After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.

Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”

About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”

Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:


AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.

THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.

And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.

THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.

For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Valiant Announces New Series of Dates for Their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour

Valiant 2015

Press Release:

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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