The first graphic novels were sketched on cave walls with charcoal and crushed-plant pigments, telling the story of heroes such as Cave Man, who singlehandedly wiped out the dinosaurs with his microwave hands. Read up on your history of thwack, bam, and kapow with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of graphic novels from Astro-Zombies. You can purchase and combine as many Groupons as it takes to fill your bookshelves and mindshelves with a hulkish amount of engrossing reading material.
Hop in your jet-powered mobile and steal under the cover of broad daylight to Astro-Zombies' secret Nob Hill lair a few blocks east of UNM. There, behind the false wall, you'll find one of the largest collections of graphic novels in New Mexico—comprised of more than 5,000 DC, Dark Horse, Marvel, Oni, and Abstract titles—rivaled only by the private collection contained in the various bathroom stalls of Sandia National Labs. Heroes and villains comfortably coexist in this den of comics, which was named Best Comic Book Store in Albuquerque for eight years running by Alibi.
Catch up on what Conan's savage sword has been up to (mostly hacking, slashing, and spreading butter, $16.96), or learn about how to accessorize perfectly even when you're always wearing green with the acclaimed Absolute Green Lantern Rebirth($63.75). Gather up some valuable bat-father–bat-son parenting advice from Batman and Son ($12.74), or revisit high-school years chock full of thrills, science experiments gone wrong, and mutant powers with the Joss Whedon omnibus Astonishing X-Men ($29.74).
Your Groupon is valid for in-store purchases of graphic novels only.
Astro-Zombies was named Best Comic Book Store in Albuquerque by Alibi:
- The longtime winner in this category (eight years and running)… – Alibi