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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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Fight Club 2 Signing with Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber

 Kirby Krackle Rocks Things From Another World  Written by Elena Wellard Edit  Mar 19 2015 at 10:58am  Posted in Events,General News Tagged with Concert, Going Viral, Kirby Krackle, Kyle Stevens, Nerd Rock, Portland TFAW  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!  RSVP on Facebook today!  0 Comments  Fight Club 2 Signing with Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber at Portland TFAW

Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Chuck Palahniuk to promote the release of Fight Club 2, the highly anticipated 10-issue graphic novel sequel to Fight Club.

Local artist Steve Lieber, who has created an exclusive TFAW variant cover for the first issue, will also be at the signing.  Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Friday, June 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issue of this exciting series and get it signed by Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber.

Published by Dark Horse Comics, the sequel takes place nine years after the events of the first book. The story’s protagonist, Sebastian, is married to Marla, and has a young son. But Tyler Durden lurks just below the surface. Some imaginary friends never go away…

“Chuck Palahniuk is coming to Portland, and he is bringing Tyler Durden with him,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to introduce comic book fans to Chuck Palahniuk ‘s writing and look forward to opening our store to his fans as well. “

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber and get the first issue of Fight Club 2 signed on June 5th at the Portland TFAW!

Copies of Fight Club 2 must be purchased on-site at the TFAW store in order to get in the signing line. There will be a limit of two Fight Club 2 comics signed per person, and no other memorabilia will be signed.

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Things From Another World Landing in Seattle

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Mar 5 2015 at 9:43am

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Things From Another World is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting during Emerald City Comicon at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from March 27th to 29th, 2015.

We are bringing an exciting selection of products with us, including new items that are not available for sale in our stores or online. As always, we are going to have a wide variety of graphic novels, statues, collectibles and more! Stop by booth #302 to save 50% on graphic novels and up to 50% on statues and collectibles. Regular Funko POP! Vinyl figures will be available for $10 each or 3 for just $27.

“TFAW is happy to be back at ECCC,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are looking forward to bringing out of this world deals to customers both old and new!”

Emerald City Comicon is the largest comic book and pop culture event in the Pacific Northwest. It has been rapidly growing since its inception in 2003 and is expected to draw 80,000 attendees this year. Special guests scheduled to appear include Stan Lee, Clark Gregg, Morena Baccarin, John Barrowman, Julie Benz, Charisma Carpenter, Patrick Warburton, and many others.

Our booth #302 is located just inside the entrance, so be sure to mark it as your first stop at the con to check out ECCC exclusive deals and have the best selection of graphic novels, statues, and collectibles!


January Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Batman Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy Statue review at TFAW.comIt’s that time again! Every month, our customers submit hundreds of product reviews that help others determine how great (or not-so-hot) certain comics, graphic novels, and other collectibles are. We took a look at the reviews that were submitted in January and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And now, without further adieu, the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Our first contest winner is Devyn in Colorado Springs, CO is brand new to collecting comics! Devyn wrote a review for the immensely popular new comic from Dark Horse Comics Lady Killer #1 by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich that we just had to share:

This was my first comic book purchase ever, and I’m very pleased! The art and story are equally awesome. Love the whole idea of this and plan to get every issue! So rad!

Birthright #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Ruth from New York, NY. She had this to say about Aquaman #37 by Jeff Parker:

Aquaman’s mother story of arriving to the land of the Gorilla is interesting cause we see the connection to how the Atleantians travel through the land and how she met the Gorilla’s. I’m hoping that there would be more of a connection to Atlantis and the Surface world through out the centuries

Nemesis HC review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Shane from Portland, OR dropped by to share his thoughts about the Animal Man Omnibus HC:

Though it may be pricey, this really is the best way to read the groundbreaking re-invention of Animal Man by Grant Morrison. Most of these large-scale omnibus editions, especially from Vertigo, are so large and awkward that they are hard to read, but this one is just the perfect size that it is not clunky at all. All the art is beautifully reproduced on great paper stock, and there is a fun introduction from Morrison. These issues are meant to be read all together, and finally there is a collection that allows for that!

Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!