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Things From Another World Welcomes Back Christopher Sebela

Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Christopher Sebela to celebrate the release of the intriguing new series from BOOM! Studios entitled Welcome Back. Be sure to stop by the Portland TFAW store on August 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to meet this Eisner-nominated writer.

Christopher Sebela is best known for writing Dead Letters and High Crimes. You can also catch his work in Escape from New York from BOOM! Studios and in Alien vs. Predator and Ghost from Dark Horse. Now he is working with Critical Hit artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer to bring to life a story of two reincarnated assassins who are caught in a never-ending war.

Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time. Caught up in an eternal cycle, neither of them remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali becomes self-aware, will she continue to fight? Will Tessa, who is already on the hunt, be on the same page?

Copies of Welcome Back #1 and other titles by Christopher Sebela will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the most exciting new comic writers and get the first issue of Welcome Back signed on August 19th at the Portland TFAW!

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Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla Signing at Beaverton TFAW

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Things From Another World is hosting a signing with Tom Rogers, the artist of Action Lab’s ongoing Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla comic book series. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, July 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get a sketch!

When Tesla’s fiancé, Amelia Earhart, is pulled into another dimension after stealing one of Tesla’s unfinished devices, Tesla seeks out Lovecraft’s arcane expertise to save her. Their journey pits them against ancient gods, secret societies, strange technologies, and other historical villains like Aleister Crowley and Thomas Edison.

Copies of Herald: History In The Making TPB and Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #4 will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by our Beaverton store to meet the artist and learn more about the series!

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Things From Another World Is San Diego Bound

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Jun 2 2015 at 8:02am

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Things From Another World is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California from July 9th to 12th, 2015!

Stop by booth #5625 to save 50% on thousands of graphic novels and pick up a new collectible or toy for your collection. Regular Funko POP! Vinyl figures will be $10 each or 3/$27 – the best deal on the show floor! On top of all that, we are also going to have a great selection of SDCC Exclusive comics, toys and statues available (while supplies last).

Over the last 45 years, Comic-Con International has grown from its humble beginnings as a one-day convention to the largest show of its kind in the world. It has become a cultural phenomenon and has been filling the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees for each of the last 5 years.

Whether you are looking for the next great graphic novel to enjoy or another POP! figure for your shelf, we’ve got just the thing for your collection! New stock arrives each morning, so make TFAW booth #5625 (at the back of the hall, when you enter Lobby C) your first stop for the best selection.

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Plants vs. Zombies Invade Things From Another World

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Leave your brains safe at home and come celebrate a release of the new Plants vs. ZombiesTM comic book miniseries with artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew J. Rainwater on Saturday, June 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store. Make sure to bring the kids!

Come down to enjoy fun activities that we have planned for the kids. Join us to make your own flower or zombie mask and take a picture in our special photo booth. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.

Based on the hit PopCap® video game franchise and published by Dark Horse, the new monthly Plants vs. ZombiesTM comic will reveal all about Dr. Zomboss’s crime-filled college years! Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave will find Neighborville besieged by two zombie armies in this hilarious romp for all ages.

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #1 and other Plants vs. ZombiesTM titles will be available for sale at the event. Don’t miss out on all the silly fun with Ron Chan and Matthew J. Rainwater at the Portland TFAW on Saturday, June 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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Legend of Korra and Avatar Signing with Series Co-creator Bryan Konietzko

Legend of Korra and Avatar signing with series co-creator Bryan Konietzko
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented creator in person.

The television series have completed their runs, but there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to Aang and Korra. Dark Horse has been publishing the continuing stories of Avatar: The Last Airbender since 2012, helping fans bridge the gap between the two series.

This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their tickets to get their items signed. Tickets are available for free to the public via the Eventbrite website. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra items will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limit of two items signed per person.

Get your free ticket today and mark your calendar for May 27th to meet Bryan Konietzko at Portland TFAW from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Things From Another World Welcomes Aaron Lopresti

Aaron Lopresti signing at Things From Another World

Things From Another World is excited to host a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the accomplished artist behind such titles as DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s X-Men, Captain Marvel, Planet Hulk and Ms. Marvel. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get your very own sketch.

Aaron Lopresti is now bringing his artistic vision to the soon-to-be-released Convergence #7 and Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 from DC Comics. In Convergence #7, the heroes of The New 52 join the largest battle in the history of the Multiverse. While in Convergence: Wonder Woman #2, Diana Prince takes on vampire versions of The Joker and the rest of the Red Rain ghouls.

Copies of Convergence #7, Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 and graphic novels featuring Aaron Lopresti’s art will be available for purchase at the event.

Stop by Beaverton TFAW on May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this amazingly talented artist in person!



TFAW Bucks Are Back!

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Want free money to spend in TFAW Store? Free Comic Book Day is May 2, and to make it even more exciting we are bringing back TFAW Bucks!

How can you earn TFAW Bucks? Shop at Portland, Beaverton, or Milwaukie TFAW stores all April long, and for every $10 you spend, you’ll receive one TFAW Buck. The more money you spend, the more TFAW Bucks you get!

How can you redeem TFAW Bucks? Bring them back to our Oregon TFAW stores on Free Comic Book Day and match them with your own money to save on anything in the store!

Remember, Free Comic Book Day is the only day you can redeem your TFAW Bucks, get up to 10 free comics (while supplies last), meet your favorite comic book creators, and save 20% on almost everything in the store!

Are you getting pumped for Free Comic Book Day? See what awesome events and deals we’ve got planned for you, and tell us what you are most excited about in the comments below!


Get Ready for Free Comic Book Day at Things From Another World

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Things From Another World will open early at 9 am on Saturday, May 2 for Free Comic Book Day, an incredibly popular, family-friendly event! We’ve got so many exciting events and deals planned that it’s impossible to list them all, but here is a taste of what to expect from Free Comic Book Day at TFAW stores:
•    up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last)
•    autographs from your favorite comic book creators
•    coloring contest for kids, judged by Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies, The Guild, Husbands)

But wait, there’s more!  Only on Free Comic Book Day, save 20% on almost everything in the store, get an additional 5% off if you are a box customer, and shop our $2 and $5 doorbuster deals.

End the day right, and join us at the Portland TFAW store from 7 to 10 pm for free food—including burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options—and beer (for those 21+).

However, you’ll want to shop at TFAW all April long, because we’re bringing back TFAW Bucks! It’s simple—for every $10 you spend, you’ll receive one TFAW Buck. Bring them back to TFAW on May 2 and match them with your own money to save on anything in the store (see store manager for details)!

“Free Comic Book Day has grown each year until it’s become something of a national celebration,” said Things From Another World founder and president Mike Richardson. “What better way to celebrate than to visit Things from Another World and spend a fun and comics filled day that the entire family can enjoy.”

Here is our full Free Comic Book Day signing schedule:

Portland TFAW

10:00 am-12:00 pm
•    Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies, The Guild, Husbands)
•    Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers, Sixth Gun: Dust To Dust, The Last Diplomat)

12:30-2:30 pm
•    Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder, Plants Vs. Zombies)
•    Colleen Coover (Bandette, Gingerbread Girl, X-Men: First Class)

3:00-5:00 pm
•    Mike Richardson (47 Ronin, Deep Gravity, Father’s Day)

4:30-6:30 pm
•    Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man)

Beaverton TFAW

10:00 am-12:00 pm
•    Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes, The Pound)

12:30-2:30 pm
•    Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Dead Letters, Escape From New York)
•    Jonathan Case (Before Tomorrowland, Batman ’66, Green River Killer)

Milwaukie TFAW

10:00 am-12:00 pm
•    Joëlle Jones  (Lady Killer, Helheim, Dr. Horrible)
•    Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley)

12:30-2:30 pm
•    David Walker (Shaft, Number 13, The Army of Doctor Moreau)

3:00-5:00 pm
•    Keith Tucker (Roger Rabbit, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Animaniacs)

Make sure to mark your calendars and come out to your favorite TFAW store for all the family-friendly fun and great deals on Free Comic Book Day!

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Jeff Parker Fans Converge on Things From Another World

Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issues of this exciting new series and get them signed by Jeff Parker.

For Convergence: Hawkman, Jeff Parker is working with legendary artist Tim Truman to revisit the mostly forgotten Shadow War event. While in Convergence: Shazam!, he reteams with Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jordie Bellaire, whose unique art style and colors give this series the classic look associated with Marvel comics.

“Like all DC fans, we are excited to see Jeff Parker bring his imaginative storytelling to these Convergence mini-series,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are happy to have the renowned writer in our store to help us celebrate this massive two-month event in DC history!”

Copies of Convergence: Shazam!  #1, Convergence: Hawkman #1 and the latest issue of Batman ’66 will be available for purchase at the event.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the writer behind these exciting new Convergence mini-series and get the first issues signed April 29th at the Portland TFAW!

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Kirby Krackle Rocks Things From Another World

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Mar 19 2015 at 10:58am

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Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, will play at Portland Things From Another World on April 4th, 2015 with Portland’s own nerd-folk duo Going Viral opening for them. The cover is $7, and the show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics, writing and recording music since the age of 13. Known for their high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their fifth full-length album Mutate, Baby! available on March 17th.

Their opening act–Going Viral–features lead vocalist Chris Waffle on bass and Marty McD on guitar. The duo combines their love of sci-fi, video games, pop-culture goodness, and other fan pursuits with a unique brand of acoustic rock/folk.

“We are thrilled to host Kirby Krackle and Going Viral concert at our store,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We invite comic book and music fans alike to come rock the night away with us!”

Come to the Portland TFAW store on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. and crank it all the way up to 11 with Kirby Krackle and Going Viral!

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