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  • When Comics Aren’t Enough: DC ICONS

    When Comics Aren't Enough - DC Icons
    DC ICONS Breakdown

    Over the past few years sales of action figures have seen a big surge. Most likely due to nostalgia, but with customers and lets be honest here adults, wanting more from their collectibles, the industry has really gotten better as a whole. Companies like Bandai or Max Factory have made a splash here in the states with figures that have 20+ points of articulation, are highly detailed and come with relevant accessories, like different heads, hands or weapons. This allows the owner to have a lot more fun with posing their figures.

    Mainly we’ve seen more US based companies like Hasbro and NECA to take on the challenge to produce articulated detailed figures. But for a long time it was a struggle to get highly detailed, well articulated figures based on DC Comics Characters. Welcome to the DC ICONS series.

    Wave 3 just recently hit our store shelves and our site and I got a chance to take a look at Harley Quinn, based on her appearance from the Batman arc, No Man’s Land. Also in the series is Superman (THE MAN OF STEEL), Atom (FOREVER EVIL Atomica deluxe set with RAY PALMER & RYAN CHOI), & Aquaman (LEGEND OF AQUAMAN).

    Harley Quinn ICONS Box

    I like that toy manufactures are leaving the days of the clamshell packaging behind them. The shape and design of the ICONS series packaging is neat. This pentagon shape is able to show the buyer everything they need to know, no matter how the store is displaying them. This is also great if you are the type of collector that leaves their toys in the package.

    Harley Quinn comes with 3 extra hands (2 left, 1 right), a comically oversized revolver with a cork in it, and her classic mallet. She is also equipped with over 21 points of articulation. Including double knee and elbow joints, a high waist joint and torso rotation. Ball joints at the shoulders and hip. In addition to the ankle joint, the feet have rotation.

    Harley Quinn ICONS series accessories

    It’s really impressive how far the figures have come in the past 5 years. From figures that only have 5-9 points of articulation, to these beasts that can do almost any pose you want.

    If you’re looking for fun, detailed figures of your favorite DC Heroes and Villains, look no further than the DC ICONS series.

    DC ICONS Breakdown

    With various characters out now and coming out soon, like Batman and Green Arrow, you can expect to see characters you may not recognize right away like Deadman or Staic Shock. Also coming out is ICONS Deluxe series that comes with more accessories, Like the Green Lantern and his various parts for fighting off Sinestro. Coming out though is Batgirl with her Bat-cycle. Based on the Babs Tarr art in Batgirl of Burnside.

    All in all the DC ICONS line is a solid line to figures – both for collecting and playing. I’m happy to see US toy lines step up their game as much as the Japaneese toy market has over the years.

    Pick up one of many DC ICONS characters new and old coming out all year long. [Martin M. at]

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  • Movie Review: Batman: The Killing Joke


    batman the killing jokeOrigin films seem to focus primarily on the protagonist, the hero of the film or franchise. That’s not unreasonable because usually the good guy is far more interesting than the bad guy. But what happens when that’s not the case, as with Batman’s most frightening villain, The Joker? We know the quick sketch of his origin, a petty thief who is horribly disfigured when he falls into a vat of caustic chemicals during a botched robbery. He goes insane and The Joker is born.

    But as a foil to Batman’s relentless grim visage, The Joker also acts as Yang to Batman’s Yin, the two of them trapped in a weird, unhealthy and dangerous co-dependent relationship. It’s an exploration of this relationship that primarily propels the powerful Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature film. And it’s quite a ride!

    Based on the edgy and controversial graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, with story by Alan Moore and art by Brian Bolland (pictured), the animated film is written by Brian Azzarello, directed by Sam Liu, and stars the voice talents of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as The Joker, Tara Strong as Batgirl – who all return from the 1997 animated series The New Batman Adventures – and Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon.

    The story begins with tension, the uncomfortable relationship between Batman and his ostensible sidekick Batgirl. She has a schoolgirl crush on him and even tells her best friend that she’s “seeing someone, I guess” without sharing his identity. Batman really can’t handle emotional connection, however, and he’s rude, abrupt and peremptory towards her, treating her with a haughtiness that borders on contempt in moments. Is he covering up his vulnerability or is he truly disconnected from his humanity?

    Nonetheless, Batman and Batgirl, are intimate in the film (off screen), though even that doesn’t thaw the block of ice that is The Caped Crusader. Then The Joker shows up and in flashbacks we learn his back story as a hapless loser of a comedian who weeps in frustration when he can’t earn a buck and provide for his beloved pregnant wife. He inevitably falls in with the wrong guys and gets pulled into helping with a robbery that goes wrong, he falls into that iconic vat of chemicals and The Joker comes out of the muck.

    And so begins the only relationship in the film that really matters, the tension and co-dependence between Batman and The Joker. Batgirl is still in the picture, as is her father Commissioner Gordon, but they’re bit players in this drama. At one point Batman even acknowledges his dysfunctional relationship with The Joker, saying resignedly “This is going to end with one of us killing the other.”

    There are a number of troubling scenes both on screen and implied, making this film controversial and provocative. The Wall Street Journal describes it as “a shocking film”, Gizmodo says “The Killing Joke Movie is a Disaster” and says that the film has “a huge problem”. And yet it’s time for superhero films to come back to Earth and address the everyday themes we all face, issues of morals, ethics, mortality, love, vulnerability and betrayal. For the bad guy to be ambiguous and the hero to be, well, not always so heroic after all.

    Batman and Joker face off in The Killing Joke

    I really enjoyed Batman: The Killing Joke and found it well worth my time, as did the packed theater of comic book geeks and fans who shared the experience with me and cheered (and, yes, jeered a bit) at the ending. Recommended. And do something smart: grab a copy of the graphic novel so you can compare the two versions of the story as there are some pretty notable differences!

    Tip: Rated “R” for violence and tense situations, I think a hard PG13 is more accurate: I’d take my 16yo son to see this, but not my 12yo daughter. FYI.

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  • TFAW at San Diego Comic-Con: Don’t Miss Us!

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    san diego comic-con 2016 logoIf you’re heading to San Diego Comic-Con then congrats, you’re in for an amazing few days jam packed with comics, fantasy, scifi, movies, TV series, cosplay and so much more. In fact, you’re going to be exhausted by the end of SDCC. How do we know? Because we go every year and it’s awesome!

    As we’ve done in previous years, TFAW is also going to have a booth where we’ll be selling all sorts of super cool stuff, including SDCC exclusives, Lightsaber lights, board games and more. You do not want to miss what we’ll be offering!

    First, though, here’s how to find us: We’re at Booth 5625 which you can see on this map:

    SDCC Floor map, find us at Booth #5625

    Now you know how to find us, here’s why you’ll want to stop by and pay us a visit!

    First up is our amazing Previews Exclusive Civil War II #0-#4 SDCC Bundle. Check it out:

    TFAW Civil War II bundle for SDCC

    You’ll get all 4 issues bagged and boarded for $18.46.

    Check out these awesome new Catwoman and Wonder Woman Noir Bombshell vinyl figures $29.99 each. Hint: Save $15 when you buy both at SDCC!

    wonder woman + cat woman statue figure figurine bundle for sdcc

    We’ll also have a huge range of Funko pops at the great price of $10 each.

    But we’ve got so much more to help you grow your collection, whether you’re into comic books, graphic novels, figures or just about anything else from the fan universe. Graphic novels? We’ll have them at 25% to 50% off the cover price!

    Mystery Deadpool Keyings will also be available!

    funko pops from tfaw for sdcc

    Tell us you don’t want one right this very second!

    Oh, and there are these, because you need to bring something home for the kids too:

    tsum tsum from tfaw for sdcc

    Don’t tell anyone but I’m a huge fan of the Tsum Tsum Tigger!

    With all our Mystery Blind Boxes and Keyrings at SDCC from Funko and more, if you don’t like who you get, we’ll trade you with one we have on display!

    Tell us that this Harley Quinn 8 inch statue isn’t the most awesome thing you’ve ever seen:

    harley quinn figure figurine sculpture from tfaw for sdcc

    Yup, she’ll be at our booth at San Diego Comic-Con too Booth 5625.

    Please, stop by, check out what we’ve got, and most of all enjoy Comic-Con. We certainly will!

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  • Artist Valley at Denver Comic-Con!


    Sure you can read the comic books, graphic novels and other work of our favorite artists, but how often do you get to meet ’em in person and watch them create some of their amazing works? Fortunately there are ‘Cons and this weekend is Denver Comic-Con in the Mile High City. Are they all famous with massive followings and dozens of comics here in the TFAW catalog? Not all of them. Not yet. But they’re all remarkably talented and it’s a treat to see ’em at work.

    Here are just some of the artists I bumped into, hard at work on their next masterpieces.


    Javier Avila, hard at work on one of his pieces. We’ll forgive him being a Chelsea fan!

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    Steve Oatney doing one of his many quick pencil sketches.

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    The talented DIHA working on one of her many portraiture sketches. And +1 for hair color too!

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    Gabriel Hernandez. Note the beautiful set of pens on his right and the
    reference art on his iPad in the foreground.

    artist alley, denver comic con 2016

    The talented Matt Haley, who we’ve interviewed for TFAW!
    [read our interview with Matt Haley and a link to Matt Haley’s works for sale at TFAW]

    jose delbo, artist alley, denver comic con

    Old school comic book art and an astonishing portfolio from legend Jose Delbo.
    [Jose Delbo’s works for sale at TFAW]

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    Brett Morgan working on a piece. Note his iPhone showing reference art for the picture.

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    Another legend of the comic book world, Alex Saviuk, who makes it all look oh, so easy…
    [Alex Saviuk’s works for sale at TFAW]

    artist alley, denver comic con 2016

    Really liked the pieces from Brett Nienburg, including this very complex sketch he was finishing up.

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    Julia Reck finishing up one of her sketches. Note the cheery tablecloth too!

    artist alley, denver comic con 2016

    Kevin Taylor, who not only was finishing up a great sketch, but was enjoying the process too!

    artist alley, denver comic con 2016

    Javier Cruz Winnik proudly shows his latest graphic novel to a young “V”
    and his traveling companion/bodyguard.

    One thing that also struck me as I explore the over 300 artists exhibiting in Artist Valley at Denver Comic-Con 2016 was the impressive diversity of the artists in race, gender, age and just about any other dimension you’d care to measure. It’s been a long journey to get here, but it’s wonderful to see such a diverse set of artists sharing their works great and up-and-coming!

    Congrats to Denver Comic-Con for a great regional event and for bringing so darn many talented artists together in the same space. You could learn quite a bit just by walking around and talking to ’em, let alone watching them draw…

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  • Star Trek Manifest Destiny is Coming — buy’ ngop!


    Star Trek Manifest Destiny #1 Subscription Variant at TFAW.comThe crew of the Enterprise is about to embark on their five-year mission to explore the unknown, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until July for follow their exploits! IDW Publishing has been publishing stellar Star Trek comics for years, and the upcoming four-issue Star Trek Manifest Destiny looks amazing.

    We had the chance to chat with series writers Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, artist Angel Hernandez, and the book’s editor, Sarah Gaydos, about their favorite Star Trek memories, where the idea for Star Trek Manifest Destiny came from, and what kind of action we can expect from the series. Read on!

    TFAW: How did the idea of Star Trek: Manifest Destiny come about?

    Mike Johnson: We aren’t doing a movie prequel this year, but we wanted to do another event-worthy series to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. What could be more event-y than a showdown with the Klingons? And this time both sides are out where no one — human OR Klingon — has been before.

    Ryan Parrott: The Klingons are seminal but we really haven’t gotten to see a lot of interactions between them and our crew in this particular reality. Since the comics have always been great for filling in the cracks or expanding on moments, it just seemed like there was an appetite for a story that could help justify all the upcoming bad blood.

    Star Trek Manifest DestinyTFAW: Can you give us a behind the scenes tour on how you two worked together to write the story?

    RP: Our stories always begin differently — one of us has an image we want to see or an idea we want to explore. This one started with — who’s the Klingon “Captain Kirk?” What does their “Enterprise” look like? How does the Empire explore? So we did some research into the Vikings and Mongols, just to establish a base — which helped flesh out our characters — then Mike and I start throwing the story back and forth until we’re both happy . . . or one of us just gives in.

    TFAW: None of you is a stranger to the world of Star Trek comics, how does this story relate to or build upon your previous work in the Star Trek universe?

    Angel Hernandez: My first contact drawing Star Trek comics was the Star Trek Green Lantern crossover. I felt very comfortable with the universe of that project. I had been drawing several series of superheroes at DC Comics and it was an exciting change. I really wanted to continue working in this universe and this project has given me the opportunity to keep doing it, and I love it.

    MJ: We’ve shown the Federation and the Klingons mixing it up before, but this story raises the stakes because both sides are on their own, far from any reinforcements. The Klingon ship is a match for the Enterprise in size and power. This is probably the most intense battle we’ve shown in the comics yet, and the most personal.

    RP: Up to this point, I’ve only ever done stories set at Starfleet Academy — so the opportunity to write the real crew on the five-year mission was a dream come true . . . and I finally got to cross “Scotty” off the bucket list.

    Star Trek Manifest Destiny #2TFAW: I really dug Angel Hernandez’s art on Star Trek Green Lantern. Can you talk about your collaboration with him on Manifest Destiny?

    MJ: I was lucky enough to work with Angel on Trek/Lantern and I quickly learned that he can draw anything a writer can dream up. We’re excited he’s on board for this event, and he’s already producing pages that make our jaws drop.

    TFAW: What can you tell us about the new villain, Shotok?

    RP: There are some great villains in the original series, but outside of Khan, they’re mostly races — Klingons, Romulans, etc. So our goal was to try and create a worthy adversary for Kirk — someone personal, who thinks and acts like he does. Shotok is an outsider who doesn’t conform to the traditional Klingon code of honor. And because of that, he’s dangerous, unpredictable, and a bit of a wildcard when he first encounters the Enterprise.

    TFAW: How much research did you have to do for this story so you felt comfortable that you’d have a viable story set in the canonical Star Trek universe?

    MJ: We really want the book to feel like a big summer action movie, so it’s not so much research but we’ve been thinking in terms of what cool epic scenes we want to see, how we want to pace it in a way you don’t always see in comics, things like that.

    RP: Like I mentioned before, when we knew we wanted to see how Klingons explore, it was pretty obvious they wouldn’t do it the same way the Federation does. So we looked at examples in real history, aspects from all the different series and even stuff from expanded Klingon mythology — like “The Klingon Art of War.” Then based off all of that — we built the version that made the most sense to us.

    TFAW: IDW is also producing Klingon Language Editions for the series? Who came up with that idea, and how can we thank them?

    Sarah Gaydos: I can’t claim that we’re the first one to translate a Trek comic into Klingon (see: IDW’s Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell, and more!) but we just could not resist. We really want to highlight how badass the Klingons are, but also how incredibly deep their culture is — to the point where they have this fully fleshed out language. We’re working with several great folks from the Klingon Language Institute to make this possible!

    TFAW: What kind of creative freedom did you have on this book, Angel?

    AH: I have had total creative freedom. I had worked with Mike before, therefore I already knew where the lines were, but I have always understood very well what I wanted to convey in every page of script and within those parameters I have been able to move with absolute freedom. To agree with the rest of the team about the visual issues allows you to work more comfortably on the other aspects of the project.

    Star Trek Manifest Destiny #2 Subscription Variant

    TFAW: What influences did you draw upon for character designs in this series?

    AH: Visually, I followed the parameters of the new films (J.J. Abrams) but I have referred to the classic saga in order to capture the essence of some species. And I don’t want to tell more to avoid spoilers.

    TFAW: Was there a panel or page that was particularly challenging to draw?

    AH: There is not any particular panel that has been more difficult than another, but in this comic there are many action scenes involving a large number of characters. Ensuring that it does not become a mess and that the reader can follow the sequence correctly is always a challenge for an artist. And this comic includes many of those challenges.

    TFAW: Artists often sneak Easter Eggs into their work, whether it’s a wink to the fans, or including likenesses of friends/family as background characters. Can you clue us in on any you included?

    AH: I do not normally include personal references in the comics I draw, but in this case I have included some environments that surround me, especially in the landscapes that can be seen in some scenes. I come from a volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (Canary Islands) and many Hollywood productions come to shoot here. It was logical that I successfully exploited those spaces to include them in the comics I draw and the places visited by the crew of the Enterprise often match with places that I can really visit.

    Star Trek Manifest Destiny #2 Variant Cover by J.K. WoodwardTFAW: What is your favorite Star Trek memory?

    AH: There are many special moments in the saga as for example, Spock’s death or the destruction of the Enterprise. I also find memorable the death of Spock’s mother and everything that happens around that. I think it is very emotional and, at the same time, a very spectacular moment. But, certainly, the encounter with the Klingons in the film of 2013, the whole scene is a moment that I love.

    MJ: My favorite memory is playing with the big Original Series Mego figures when I was a kid. Real cloth uniforms! Giant blue phasers!

    RP: For me, it will always be, “There Are Four Lights!” The majority of Star Trek episodes end at the exact same place they started — with everything pretty much back to normal. But that story — what Picard went through and his mental state at the end — it felt like it had resonance. It was such a strong performance (by both Patrick Stewart and David Warner), I just knew I’d never forget it.

    TFAW: Who is your favorite Captain?

    AH: Chris Pine. For professional reasons I have developed a very close link with him, he is almost like a coworker.

    MJ: Can’t lie: Picard.

    RP: Picard, 100% — but Pine’s slowly creeping up the ladder.

    TFAW: What comics are you reading right now?

    AH: Lately I do not have much time to read, but as soon as I have a moment, I’ll start with Saga and Fables. And I have accumulated Blacksad, Magneto, O’Boys, Hellboy on the shelf because I do not have time to read everything I would like, and that it is a lot.

    MJ: I just read the new Asterix book. My favorite series growing up, and it’s still going strong.

    RP: I can’t get enough East of West and Casanova.

    We want to thank Michael, Ryan, Angel, and Sarah for an excellent interview! Make sure to order your copies of Star Trek Manifest Destiny, including the Klingon Language version, today!



    *buy’ ngop means “that’s great news” in Klingon, literally translated as “the plates are full.” Gotta love the Klingon Language Institute!

    Are you looking forward to Star Trek Manifest Destiny? What’s your favorite Star Trek comic to date? Post your comments below!

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  • Spider-Man Subscription Contest Winners Announced


    Spider-Man #1 at TFAWWith the new Spider-Man series launching tomorrow, it’s time to announce the winners of our Spider-Man Subscription Contest!

    • Ryan B. from Knoxville, TN
    • Ash H. from Irmo, SC
    • Joshua D. from Columbia, SC
    • Steve S. from Sausalito, CA
    • Adrian W. from Alexandria, VA

    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!


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  • Comic Book Fans Crown the Best Comic of 2015


    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!

    Archie vs. Predator Wins as Best Comic of 2015 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics at

    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!


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  • 7 Damsels NOT in Distress – Gift List Ideas


    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

    Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman TPB Vol. 01 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:

    Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman TPB Vol. 1

    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.

    Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman TPB Vol. 2

    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.

    Click for other in-stock  Wonder Woman Gifts or click to visit her Theme Page .

    #2 – Harley Quinn – Our Favorite Unbalanced Villainess

    Pop Arkham Asylum Nurse Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure 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’.

    Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn POP! Vinyl Figure

    Your Price: $9.89 (Stock May Be Limited)

    One of the many newer POP! Vinyl figures from DC’s Batman Universe.
    Click for other in-stock Harley Quinn Gifts .

    #3 – Mighty Thor – Wielding the Hammer Because SHE is Worthy!

    Mighty Thor #1 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

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 10 Vol. 3 - Love Dares you 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:

    Season Ten Vol. 3 — Love Dares You TPB

    By: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, Rebekah Isaacs,
    Megan Levens, Dan Jackson, Steve Morris

    Your Price: $17.09

     Click for other in-stock  Buffy Gift Ideas

    #5 – Spider-Gwen

    Spider-Gwen #1 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:

    Spider-Gwen #1
    By: Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez

    Your Price: $3.59

    Click for other in-stock Spider-Gwen Ideas

    #6 – Lara Croft

    Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen 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

    Click for other in-stock Lara Croft Ideas

    #7 – Rat Queens

    Rat Queens #13 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

    Click for other in-stock Rat Queens Ideas

    Still 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 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. – See more gift list ideas at the TFAW Blog .


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  • Geeky Gift Ideas for the Walking Dead Fan in Your Life


    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. Buy The Walking Dead Action Figures at TFAW.comThe Walking Dead Action Figures 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.   Buy Joker And Harley Quinn Statue at TFAW.comThe Walking Dead Graphic Novels 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. Buy Absolute Batman The Court Of Owls HC at TFAW.comHarrow County 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.

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      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 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.

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  • Geeky Gift Ideas for the Batman Fan in Your Life–You Won’t Believe #3


    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. Buy Batman:The Killing Joke 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HC at TFAW.comBatman:The Killing Joke 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HC 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.     Buy Joker And Harley Quinn Statue at TFAW.comLimited Edition Joker And Harley Quinn Statue 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. Buy Absolute Batman The Court Of Owls HC at TFAW.comAbsolute Batman: The Court Of Owls HC 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 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.

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  • Cullen Bunn Takes Ash & The Army of Darkness to Space

    Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceCullen 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.

    Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceTFAW: 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!

    Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceTFAW: 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!

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  • See Round 1 of DC’s Futures End 3-D Motion Cover Comics

    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!