Things From Another World is excited to host local writer Ken Lizzi for a signing of his new sci-fi novel, Under Strange Suns, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW!
In the future, a terrorist attack has left the Earth in a state of constant war, and mankind is emigrating to the stars. When the inventor of the faster-than-light drive goes missing, his niece enlists a battle-hardened soldier to find him. Special Forces soldier Aidan Carson is tired of fighting, but the offer to join the search gives him a chance at a fresh start. Carson soon learns there is nothing new Under Strange Suns.
Ken Lizzi is the author of the Portland-set sci-fi novel, Reunion, as well as an assortment of published short stories. He lives in Portland with his wife, Isa, and daughter. When not traveling, he enjoys reading, homebrewing, and working on his latest novel.
Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet Ken and get a signed copy of his exciting new sci-fi novel!
United By Media is a Portland-based non-profit organization that empowers people with developmental disabilities with a media voice and a platform for community involvement. By pairing them up with a camera, media assistant and press pass, United by Media helps people with developmental disabilities become active members of the local media and explore their interests. Since its inception in December of 2010, the organization has talked to Lewis Black, Lyle Lovett, Amy Roloff and Bob Eubanks, among many others. However, their work is about much more than talking to celebrities and covering exciting local events. It is about developing and maintaining meaningful long-term relationships.
Lex Hudson, one of the United by Media reporters, has been enjoying science fiction and comics his entire life. His goal is to open his own comic and card shop, which would also serve coffee to make sure his customers can have a beverage and a snack during the long games of Yu-Gi-Oh! Recently, Lex sat down with Sean Wynn, the manager of our Milwaukie store, to talk about their mutual passion for comics, the keys to running a successful store and much more.
Things from Another World is excited to have had the opportunity to host United by Media in one of our stores and to support the important work this organization is doing. We are looking forward to our continued partnership.
Synchronize your watches! The savings are coming back to Things From Another World with our annual Black Friday Sale. Start your geeky holiday shopping early with a Biff Bang Pow! You won’t believe the awesome deals we have for you this year.
We are kicking off our popular progressive sale on November 20th with 50% savings on thousands of comics, graphic novels, statues, toys, and other collectibles. On November 24th, the discount will increase to 60% on remaining sale items. The savings will culminate on Black Friday, November 27th, with 70% off and two waves of doorbusters–one at midnight and one at noon. Cyber Monday, November 30th, we’ll hit you with three more waves of awesome deals to end the sale!
Plus, during our Black Friday Sale, you will get free domestic shipping on all in-stock orders containing $45 or more of comics and graphic novels!
While the savings will increase as the sale continues, don’t wait to place your order–stock is limited, and someone else will steal these deals out from under you if you don’t act fast.
Be sure to shop our incredible Black Friday Sale at TFAW.com, starting on Friday, November 20th and continuing through Cyber Monday, November 30th.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook so you’ll get a reminder you about the event!
Sale Preview Event for Box Customers
Before our stores open on Black Friday, November 27th, we are holding a special VIP event for our subscription box customers. This event is by invitation only. Be sure to empty your subscription box in November to get the invitation.
Savings Begin Early
We are opening our doors early at 9 a.m. on Black Friday to make sure you have plenty of time to save 20-80% on most products throughout the store! (Savings don’t apply to statues, collectibles or other non-discountable items. Deals and stock differ from store to store and online at TFAW.com.) These deals begin on Friday, November 27th, and continue while supplies last through Sunday, November 29th.
Doorbuster Deals Starting at Just $4.99
If you are looking for even bigger savings, check out our selection of doorbuster deals and manager’s specials. Whether you are a fan of Star Wars, Batman, Spider-Man, or classic Dark Horse/Marvel/DC tales, we’ve got a deal just for you! But be sure to get to the store early because these savings are only good while supplies last.
Be sure to stop by your local Things from Another World to shop our incredible Black Friday Sale, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 27th and continuing through Sunday, November 29th.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook so you’ll get a reminder you about the event!
Unless you have a DeLorean, you won’t have a second chance to get these deals!
What is cooler than reading a comic book? Drawing your own, of course! Things From Another World invites our young readers to an art workshop taught by local comic book artists Brian Churilla and Lisa Eisenberg on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store.
Brian Churilla is a writer and artist, currently drawing Big Trouble in Little China for Boom! Studios and Hellbreak for Oni Press. Brian will introduce young artists to the fundamentals of comic book storytelling.
Lisa Eisenberg is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator, who publishes the I Cut My Hair comic series. She will demonstrate her comic creation techniques during the workshop.
This is a free workshop ideal for children ages 8-13 with drawing skills of all levels. All the necessary art supplies will be provided.
So come on out and bring your aspiring artists to our art workshop at the Portland TFAW on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. to explore their curiosity and creativity!
Please RSVP on Facebook today to make sure we have enough art supplies for everyone.
Things From Another World is thrilled to announce a signing with David Marquez, the artist behind Marvel’s all-new all-different Invincible Iron Man. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, October 7th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issue of this exciting new series and get it signed by David Marquez, while enjoying free beer (for those 21 or older with valid ID) and food!
Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez previously collaborated on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Now, they are teaming up for Invincible Iron Man, which finds Tony Stark at a crossroads following the universe-changing events of Secret Wars. This new ongoing series will feature new armor, new villains, and a new love interest. Plus, we get to find out who Tony’s birth parents are!
“The All-New All-Different Marvel is an exciting entry point for comic book fans to join new series as they begin!” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are over the moon to have David back in our store to celebrate the launch of Invincible Iron Man!”
Copies of Invincible Iron Man #1 and other titles featuring the art of David Marquez will be available for purchase at the event. Sketch variants will also be available.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the artist and get the first issue of Invincible Iron Man signed on October 7th at the Portland TFAW!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Marc Andreyko, the writer behind the Mulan: Revelations miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented writer in person.
Marc Andreyko is best known for writing DC’s Batwoman and Manhunter. Now he is teaming up with artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces) and newcomer creator Robert Alter to bring a new twist to a beloved legend.
Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world. Mulan: Revelations blends together Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk styles to tell an exciting story of a warrior awakened to stop a deadly new virus threatening humanity.
The latest issues of Mulan: Revelations will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by the Portland TFAW on September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Marc and learn more about the series!
Things From Another World is pleased to announce a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the talented artist behind such titles as DC’s Wonder Woman and Justice League International and Marvel’s Captain Marvel and Planet Hulk. Stop by the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of Aaron Lopresti’s new creator-owned series that’s been years in the making!
Power Cubed, a four-issue miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics, is a comical coming-of-age tale set in a fantastic sci-fi universe. For his eighteenth birthday, Kenny Logan gets a piece of alien technology that lets him create literally anything he can wish for. Now, Kenny must use this unique matter-reinterpreting device on a weird and wonderful adventure to save his abducted father.
Copies of Power Cubed #1 and other titles by Aaron Lopresti will be available for purchase at the event.
Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on September 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to meet this accomplished artist and get your very own sketch!
It’s that time again! Rose City Comic Con returns to the Oregon Convention Center on September 19-20, and we’re celebrating with an official Rose City Comic Con Kickoff Party at the Portland TFAW store on September 18 from 7-10 pm!
Mingle with guests from the convention while enjoying free food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID), music by Jeff “Switch” Sorensen, and a prize wheel stocked with goodies from Rose City Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics, and TFAW.
Plus, beat the crowds and save your time on the day of the convention by exchanging your Rose City Comic Con tickets for your badges at our party from 7 to 10 p.m. RCCC staff will be on hand, and they will be scanning both printed tickets and smartphones.
“Things From Another World is back for another year as the official spot for the Kickoff Party, and we couldn’t be happier about it!” said RCCC Founder and Convention Director Ron Brister. “Each year I’m impressed at how TFAW runs this event, and it’s always a great place to start the RCCC weekend!”
Rose City Comic Con is in its fourth year, and you can still pick up tickets at all Oregon TFAW stores. Make sure to visit us at booth #711 at the convention to save 50% on all graphic novels and get amazing deals on statues and collectibles! Plus, all POP! vinyl figures are $10 each or three for $27.
Mark your calendars for TFAW’s Rose City Comic Con Kickoff Party on September 18th and RSVP on Facebook today!
Things From Another World is excited to host Emi Lenox at our Portland store for a Plutona signing on September 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate the release of Plutona #1 from Image Comics.
Emi Lenox is best known for her work on EmiTown, and has also worked on Madman, Sweet Tooth, Glory, and more. She’s reuniting with award-winning writer Jeff Lemire to launch the new five-issue Plutona miniseries.
Plutona follows the story of five suburban kids who stumble upon the dead body of a superhero in the woods. It is a character-driven story that touches on themes of innocence, science fiction, superheroes, and mortality.
Copies of Plutona #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the up-and-coming star Emi Lenox and get the first issue of Plutona signed on September 4th at the Portland TFAW!
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!