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Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered our contest!
About the New Spider-Man Series:
Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to the Invincible Iron Man, the Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure!
Over the last few weeks, we highlighted some of the best selling, most talked about series of the year for our Best Comics of 2015 posts. During a week-long voting period, fans got to weigh in and choose their favorite and help us crown the Best Comic of 2015!
Congratulations to Alex de Campi, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jason Millet, John Workman and the rest of the team who put in long hours to bring us such a fun series to read.
Thank you to everyone who voted, we couldn’t have crowned the winner without you!
If you haven’t picked up your copy of the Archie Vs. Predator HC yet, or picked up the individual issues and are looking for a really great collection to add to your book shelf, we’ve got you covered!
Does your favorite fan have a thing for strong female characters that wield a Lasso of Truth, really big hammers, or a good sharp stake? Then we have the list to help you find that special gift!
These lovely ladies are not waiting around for someone to swoop in and save the day–they’ve got it covered. TFAW is pleased to present 7 of our top Damsels that are taking care of business themselves. To paraphrase Aretha Franklin: thank you they’ll do it themselves.
#1 – Wonder Woman – Queen of the Amazons
Not only can she hold her own, but sometimes she’s the one to swoop in and save the day when Superman and Batman can’t hack it. Check out this amazing Woman with a capital “W” out in the latest Sensation Comics series:
Your Price: $13.49
By: Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez
This book collects Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1-5 starting with a call from the oracle because all the Bat-heroes are on the sidelines.
Your Price: $13.49
By: Jae Lee
Diana and Cheetah battle over a phoenix egg, a space mission to represent the Justice League, and a teenaged Diana takes a trip to Man’s World all in this exciting collection.
#2 – Harley Quinn – Our Favorite Unbalanced Villainess
While she might be a recurring resident at Arkham Asylum, this petite gal in red and black motley carries a big hammer, a mean punch, and a huge torch for the love of her life, Mr. J aka the Joker. She’s not even afraid of a big, six-foot, rat–I mean bat–that likes to ruin the plans of her and her Puddin’.
Your Price: $9.89 (Stock May Be Limited)
One of the many newer POP! Vinyl figures from DC’s Batman Universe.
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#3 – Mighty Thor – Wielding the Hammer Because SHE is Worthy!
After the new Thor picks up the mighty Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder! Her new godhood comes with threats of war through the Ten Relms, more enemies, and even more personal threats. Check out this new issue 2015 #1 or the Premium Hard Cover that collects Thor 2014 Issues #1-5.
Mighty Thor #1
By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Your Price: $4.49
Thor Premium Hard Cover Volume 1 Goddess of Thunder
By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Your Price: $14.99
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#4 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
When you spent your high school years next to a Hellmouth you pick up certain skills in order to survive. Buffy has spent ten seasons putting a whole host of vampires and demons to rest personally. Catch up to the Slayer with these issues:
By: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, Rebekah Isaacs,
Megan Levens, Dan Jackson, Steve Morris
Your Price: $17.09
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#5 – Spider-Gwen
Imagine if Gwen Stacy not Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. Then take that story, add an amazing costume design, and then turn everything in her particular Spider-Verse a few degrees from what you might expect, and you end up with the fun and full-of-energy Spider-Gwen:
By: Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez
Your Price: $3.59
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#6 – Lara Croft
Some characters are lucky enough to become icons. Lara Croft is one of them. One part Indiana Jones, one part Black Widow, and a heady mix of pulp adventure; Lara has taken that formula and created a fan base all her own. Catch up with these titles:
Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #1
By: Corinna Bechko, Randy Green, Andy Owens,
Michael Atiyeh, Jean-Sebastien Rossbach
Your Price: $3.59
#7 – Rat Queens
Last but not least, if you are a Dungeons and Dragons or a Pathfinder fan, and haven’t read Rat Queens ; you’re missing out. This pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, are guaranteed to win you over. Funny, violent, smart, check out the Rat Queens here:
Rat Queens #13
By: Kurtis J. Wiebe, Stjepan Sejic
Your Price: $3.59
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Whether you’re buying for a new fan who discovered The Walking Dead through the hit AMC TV series, or for someone who’s been reading the Walking Dead comic books for years, these Walking Dead products will be a hit.
Prices Starting at $11.99
For fans of the TV show, our selection of Walking Dead Action Figures are sure to fit the bill. Choose from fan-favorite characters like Rick Grimes, Michonne, Carol, Hershel, and over two dozen other figures. Manufactured by McFarlane Toys, you can rest assured that the quality of the sculpt and paint will be second to none. The person who finds one of these under the tree will love your gift.
Prices Starting at $11.69
Great for fans who’ve been reading the series. The Walking Dead Compendium editions collect over 40 issues of the series and are impressive 1,000+ page books that can also used as bludgeoning tools in case of an actual zombie apocalypse. The third compendium was just released in October, and is sure to be a hit this year. The Walking Dead Omnibus collections are great for collectors. The most recent of these hardcover editions was released just this past week, and it’ll be a great surprise for the lucky recipient.
By: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
Your Price: $13.49
Sure, you might be thinking “But isn’t this a Walking Dead gift list?” You’re right–it really is. Robert Kirkman’s series has left an indelible mark on the comic book industry and fans alike, most notably opening the door for other horror comics to send shivers down the spines of readers around the world. Harrow County is one of the most gripping horror stories in years, and it’s currently under development for a new television series.
More Walking Dead Gift Ideas:
Not sure what to get? A TFAW Gift Certificate is a one-size-fits all treat, or feel free to contact us directly via Live Chat at TFAW.com. You can also call us at 800-862-0052 or email us, and we’ll be glad to help you select the perfect gift for that special geek in your life.
Are you looking for that perfect gift for your favorite Bat-fan and not sure where to start? Well, look no further–here at TFAW, we are happy to help you find just the right item for their utility belt.
We have a wide selection of Batman products from the monthly comics, award-winning graphic novels, and incredible statues to a ton of other products to choose from. Since 2016 will be a big year for DC Comics flagship superhero–Batman–from television with shows like Gotham to films like Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, entering the Bat-world has never been easier. Here are a few selections to make your holiday hunt a bit easier this season.
By: Alan Moore, Brian Bolland
Your Price: $16.19
Starting with one of the most famous Batman stories of all-time and written by Alan Moore and art by Brian Bolland, this story not only defined The Joker and Batman as adversaries for decades, but also created story points that have affecting the Dark Knight’s world to this day. Collected in a beautiful hardcover deluxe edition that would fit nicely on any fans bookshelf.
Sculpted by: Tim Bruckner
Your Price: $224.95
Finally, the item perfect for the fan that is more interested in the amazing villains than the Cape Crusader himself. Based on the Alex Ross cover to Harley Quinn #1 that introduced the already famous animated character to the DC comic universe, this limited edition statue will become the centerpiece to anyone’s collection.
Next year will also mark both characters starring in the August release of Suicide Squad, so hop on early as fans know that what makes Batman great is his villains.
By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Your Price: $89.99
Collecting the beginning of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s ongoing Batman epic, this volume sees Bruce Wayne’s Gotham rocked to its core as a secret society controlling the city from the shadows has now targeted it’s favorite son and his secret identity. Not even old allies like the original Robin, Dick Grayson, can be trusted due to the far reach of the Court of Owls.
This oversize hardcover edition includes a ton of extras among the first 11 issues collecting this storyline. It’s also a great way to start with the Batman comics, as this is a good jump on point for new or returning readers.
Here are even more gift ideas for the Batman fan in your life:
If you look at these items and don’t think they are just right, or need more help sorting out your Batman 66’s from your Batman Beyond’s, feel free to contact us directly via Live Chat at TFAW.com. You can also call us at 800-862-0052 or email us, and we’ll be glad to direct you to the right Bat-product.
Cullen Bunn and Dynamite Entertainment are taking the Army of Darkness and the series’ hero, Ash, into space this winter. Army of Darkness comics have given fans Ash’s ongoing adventures for years, and Bunn’s addition to the family will be an exciting continuation of the Chosen One’s story.
Bunn’s catalog of work is impressive, with titles like Wolverine, Sinestro, The Shadow, and The Sixth Gun under his belt, his latest venture following Ash and the Deadites is sure to be a wild ride. It’s his work on various Deadpool books that has us chomping at the bit to see him take on the Army of Darkness.
You could win sought-after Army of Darkness comics from Bunn’s new series! Keep reading for more info on how to enter.
TFAW: Hi Cullen, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. When did you discover Raimi’s Army of Darkness?
Cullen Bunn: I was already a fan of Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 when Army of Darkness came to movie theaters. I saw the flick on opening weekend and was completely taken by surprise. As much of a departure as EVIL DEAD 2 was from the original movie, Army of Darkness was even more of a game-changer in terms of tone and style. I loved it.
TFAW: How did you come to work on Dynamite’s Army of Darkness comic book series?
Bunn: Nick Barrucci and I have been talking about working together for some time, but we wanted to find the perfect projects for me. Last year, at Emerald City Comic Con, Nick and I sat down to discuss several projects. He surprised me by asking, “Are you familiar with Army of Darkness?” I’m pretty sure my ear-to-ear grin answered that question for him.
TFAW: It sounds like Ash is going to be in quite the predicament in this story. How did this idea hit you, and when did it start to look like this was really going to happen?
Bunn: Ash has battled demons and been possessed himself. He’s been thrown through time. It only seemed natural that I throw him into space. When Nick and I started discussing this project, one of his requests was that I do something unexpected with good ol’ Ash. Sending the Chosen One on a deep space adventure seemed to fit the bill. As the story started to come together, I was able to draw inspiration from so many amazing science fiction sources—from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars to Dune to Lovecraft’s tales to stories of John Carter of Mars!
Now, you might think that space adventures aren’t a good fit for Army of Darkness, but I believe this tale is very true to the spirit of the franchise, but still offers plenty of surprises! I’m not sure any reader will expect where this story will take them!
TFAW: The first issue has multiple variants, is there one that you dig the most?
Bunn: I like them all, but the Jay Shaw ET-inspired variant might be my favorite. I like the starkness of the image. I also like those blank covers, because I can just draw my own images! Stick-figure Ash for the win!
TFAW: How has Larry Watts been to work with as a partner?
Bunn: Larry is a great collaborator. He genuinely loves the material, and he does an amazing job balancing the horror, sci-fi, and humor aspects of the story. He manages to get a lot of “acting” across with Ash, which is vitally important to this book!
TFAW: What’s your favorite part about writing Ash and the Deadites?
Bunn: I love that this project straddles a couple of different worlds and styles. The way I’m approaching this story, Ash provides the humor with his bumbling buffoonery. But the Deadites provide the creepiness and horror.
TFAW: You’ve worked with Dynamite on other projects before. How has it been to work with the folks at Dynamite Entertainment?
Bunn: Team Dynamite is an absolute delight to work with…which is nice because I’m dealing with them so frequently of late!
TFAW: How would you describe this series to someone who’s never seen Army of Darkness or read the comics?
Bunn: You know that crazy uncle of yours…the one who thinks he knows a lot more about everything than he really does…the one who frequently lets his mouth write checks his rear-end can’t cover…the one who has the utmost confidence in himself even when he gets himself into the most unbelievable hot water time and time again? Yeah, that guy. Imagine he’s the savior of humanity, our last line of defense against demons as old as time. And then imagine he has to stow away on the space shuttle in order to stop these demons from conquering the world.
TFAW: What comics are you reading right now?
Bunn: I’ve been reading a few different titles of late. I just read the first couple of issues of Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists, which was great. I’m digging Chris Sebela’s Dead Letters and Scott Snyder’s Wytches. My absolute favorite book right now, though is Southern Bastards from Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.
TFAW: Do you have any other projects in the works that you’re excited about?
Bunn: I have several projects that have either been recently announced or will be announced soon. Masks II from Dynamite is in the works, and it is a wildly ambitious story featuring a dozen or more characters in three time periods. Terrible Lizard from Oni Press will be launching in early November. It’s an all-ages story of a girl and her T-Rex. Wolf Moon from Vertigo is a werewolf story with a twist that will hit the stands in December. And I’ve got a couple of more Dynamite projects in the works…but I can’t reveal them just yet!
We want to thank Cullen Bunn for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us! Make sure to pre-order Bunn’s Army of Darkness comics and save 20% off the cover price! Plus, everyone who purchases issues by December 2 will be in the running to win our Army of Darkness Contest and take home some sweet collectible comics.
Are you excited for more Bunn’s take on Ash in Army of Darkness? Post your comments below!
DC Comics celebrates the anniversary of The New 52 this September with Futures End, an apocalyptic peek into the DC Universe five years from now! In addition to the weekly Futures End series, DC is releasing 41 special Futures End #1 issues — each with 3-D Motion and Standard cover options!
If you remember DC’s Villains Month last year, you’ll recall that these issues sold out like lightning — and retailers were allocated. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our Futures End series page and pre-order the comics you want immediately!
The first round of 3-D cover images have been released: check out the gifs below!
Which covers are you most excited about? Post your comments below!
Gifts for TV lovers are hotter than ever before. Why? Just look at Twitter and Facebook: millions of people are discussing — and debating — their favorite shows, past and present. Whether it’s current shows like Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, or dearly departed friends like The X-Files, Star Trek, Firefly, Dexter, or Breaking Bad, fans are obsessed. And so are we!
That’s why we put together our Gifts for TV Lovers Page and updated it for the current holiday season! Do you have some Whedon fans on your list? Browse everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer graphic novels to the new Serenity comics, as well as the Angel and Faith series. Are you a fan of animated shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show? We’ve got POP! vinyl figures, apparel, and more.
Find our recommended gifts for TV lovers in the Staff Picks section at the bottom of this and all of our Gift Ideas Pages. We make it simple to find all of the gifts you need this holiday season by organizing thousands of handpicked items by category, prices, and more — make sure to pick up a little something for yourself, too!
Pro tip: give your gifts the best chance of arriving before December 24: check out our Holiday Shipping Guide. Need extra help? Our customer service “elves” are always ready to help: click the Live Chat button at the top of our Gifts for TV Lovers page Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm PST.
What’s your favorite collectible from a television show? Post your comments below!
Stocking stuffers are fun for many reasons: they give you a chance to show your sense of humor — or take a chance on something you think someone might like — without spending a lot of money. There are cute (or scary, or funny) little gifts out there for everyone, and at TFAW, you can pick up a bagful of thoughtful, affordable stocking stuffers in just a few minutes!
Just visit our Gifts Ideas Pages and check out our Stocking Stuffers Page. It’s filled with hundreds of mini figures, patches, keychains, and other cheap gifts for men, women, and kids. The best thing? Almost everything is $10 or less!
One of our most popular stocking stuffer options is the POP! vinyl figures by Funko. You can find an adorable little figure for almost any interest — we’ve got POP! vinyls featuring Disney princesses, characters from The Regular Show, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, Marvel and DC superheroes, My Little Pony figures, and many more.
Grab a Doctor Who mug for a co-worker, a LEGO mini figure pack for your niece or nephew, and an Ame Comi mini figure for your girlfriend! We make it easy to get all the stocking stuffers you need for all of the different people on your list, in a fraction of the time you’d spend driving all over town.
Check out the Staff Picks at the bottom of all of our Gift Ideas Pages for inspiration, and make sure to check out our Holiday Shipping Schedule to make sure your sleighful of gifts will arrive before December 24!
Are you psyched about stocking stuffers? What’s the weirdest one you’ve ever gotten? Post your comments below!
If you’re shopping for someone who loves statues this holiday season, TFAW has a wide selection of DC statues for you to choose from for them. Why get them a DC statue this holiday season you ask? Here are a few great reasons why DC statues are a gift you can be proud to give this holiday season.
- DC Statues are Beautiful Pieces of Art
- A Wide Selection to Choose From
- Something They Can Keep Forever
Just like the pages of the comics they are pulled from statues are incredible works of art that any DC fan would be excited to display on their mantle. Not only that, but most statues are numbered limited editions and come with a certificate of authenticity showing them you got them a quality gift. We carry statues from all of the top companies today like DC Direct, Bowen, Artfx+, and more!
We have one of the best selections of DC statues for you to choose from. We carry statues featuring all of their favorite heroes and villains of the DCU. Whether they are fans of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or even the vile Joker, we are sure to have the statue they would want to display for all of their friends to see.
Just like the statues of ancient Greece, your gift will be with them forever. Every time they look at it to appreciate the beauty of it they will remember you and the feelings they had when they first opened their gift. Plus, some statues are even known to go up in value over time just like some comics!
We take pride in the fact that we are some of the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to comics and pop culture collectibles, so who better to help find the best holiday gifts and help you be a superhero this holiday season? Simply click the green Live Chat button at the top of our Gift Ideas Pages.
Leave your comments below to let us know what geeky gifts you have found for yourself and your loved ones!