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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!

RSVP on Facebook today!


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.

RSVP on Facebook today!


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!


December Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Batman Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy Statue review at TFAW.comHappy New Year, comic fans! 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 December and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Our first contest winner is Bob in Mission Viejo, CA! Bob wrote a review for the Batman Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy Statue caught our eye:

When I first saw a prototype (at Comic-Con I think), I wasn’t thrilled with her face and the paint colors throughout. But they’ve really grown on me. The fine detail on it is staggering. It’s a heavy build, molded to the base, which gives it great stability. Love her pose, blowing spores at her victim. Note that she has very fine fingers that could be damaged if unpacked carelessly. I went very, very slowly when I opened the package and removed the plastic wrap. She’s in a green metal and glass display case (thank you, Ikea!) with other Poison Ivy statues. I turn her every few days to get a new view. TFAW, thank you for a smooth sale and prompt shipment of a wonderful product.

Birthright #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Marc from Merced, CA. He had this to say about Birthright #1 by Joshua Williamson:

An excellent #1 from Image, went into the book thinking I had an idea what it would be about, totally wrong. A truly pleasant surprise and an intriguing read. Highly recommend to those needing a fresh new book to start on and original story.

Nemesis HC review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Dane from Sparta, WI dropped by to share his thoughts about the Nemesis HC:

What happens when a super villain is also the smartest person you can imagine? This book is what. So many twists and turns, it was an awesome read. I can’t tell you more because I’d spoil it but I will tell you that it’s going to keep your interest and you’ll be surprised at how great it is. I really don’t want to spoil anything so just pick it up already.

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!


November Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Wytches #1 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 November and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Our first contest winner is John in Phoenix, AZ! John wrote a review for Scott Snyder’s tale of unimaginable horror, Wytches #1 caught our eye:

Great first issue. Had the creepiness factor I was looking for and left me excited for the next issue. What I really appreciated most was the piece Scott Snyder wrote for the back of the issue sharing his inspiration for the book. More creepiness!

Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Statue review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Michael from Walnut, CA. He had this to say about the Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Statue:

I have been a Harley Quinn fan and collector since she was first created. This Bruce Timm inspired statue is wonderful and am proud to have it in my collection. It is high quality and very attractive. I recommend it.

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows review at TFAW.comLast but not least, David from Savannah, GA dropped by to share his thoughts about the new Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows HC:

A very interesting tale that takes another perspective easily overlooked, the view point of clone who once served the Jedi and now acts as a stormtrooper for the Empire. It also presets an interesting viewpoint on observing Vader from a secondary source of someone who grows to respect Vader. I feel like the comic lacked something that could’ve sealed the deal for full 5 stars but definitely worth the read.

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!


October Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Silent Hill Downpour Annes Story #1 review at TFAW.comEvery 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 October and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Our first contest winner is Coniah in Tacoma, WA! Coniah wrote a review for the all-new Thor #1 caught our eye:

If you’ve been out of comics for a while or not following the main Thor title, this issue does a good job of helping catch you up to the most recent events leading up to Thor Odinson’s being unworthy of Mjolnir, and there’s a great sense of action and scale as well. Overall, it’s a pretty solid issue with only one drawback, in my opinion, not enough of the new Thor.

The Strain Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Mary from Manhattan, KS. She had this to say about Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1 (of 4):

If I could give this six stars, I would. HAWKEYE. DRESSED UP AS HAWKEYE FOR HALLOWEEN. Also: plot thickening, villains somewhat revealed, and shenanigans. Love this series!

Grayson #1 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, John from South Dartmouth, MA dropped by to share his thoughts about the new Ghostbusters #15 (Subscription Variant):

I have been a GB fan since I was a kid and was very excited for the comic book series when it came out. Good story in the spirit of the original movies. I love how some of the variant covers are throwbacks to not only the original movies but the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series like this cover.

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!


September Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Silent Hill Downpour Annes Story #1 review at TFAW.comEvery 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 September and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Our first contest winner is Erin in Delaware! Erin wrote a review for Silent Hill Downpour Annes Story #1 caught our eye:

This is a very encouraging start. Anne’s Story features the jaw-dropping imagery Silent Hill fans love, with excellently done flashbacks and good hints at symbolism to come. Anne is a fascinating character in her own right and, thankfully, the book doesn’t allow more familiar characters to steal the stage.

The Strain Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comOur second winner is John from Knoxville, TN. He had this to say about The Strain Volume 1 HC:

This is the greatest vampire story of our time. Gone are the days of the vampires that turn to diamonds in the light, and have a horrible urge to hang around teen girls. The Strain puts the fear of vampires back into people’s hearts. They’re ugly, loathsome beasts again and it’s amazing. Much praise to Guillermo Del Toro for his beautifully scary story.

Grayson #1 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, James from Leavenworth , KS dropped by to share his thoughts about the new Grayson series:

I’ve never read any of the Nightwing comics but was interested to find out where this story would lead after Justice League Forever Evil. I am very pleased with this new storyline, and I’m excited to see where it leads. A must read.

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!


Futures End Contest Winners Announced

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Sep 29 2014 at 4:31pm

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Futures End Harley Quinn #1 at TFAW.comWow. We had over 15,000 entries for our Futures End Contest! We want to thank everyone who participated in this contest, whether by purchasing a Futures End 3-D comic or mailing in their entry. The response was great. Congratulations to the following winners:

Grand Prize Winner:

  • Robert M. from Ashford, Alabama

First Place Winners:

  • Matt H. from Fort Worth, Texas
  • Marcos S. from Findlay, Ohio

Not a winner (this time)? Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news about our next contest!

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August Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Marvel Spider-woman Bishoujo Statue review at TFAW.comEvery month, our customers submit hundreds of product reviews that help others determine how great (or flat-out bad) certain comics, graphic novels, and other collectibles are. We took a look at the reviews that were submitted in August and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Our first contest winner is Peter all the way down in Australia! Peter wrote a couple really great reviews for a few statues last month — his review for the Marvel Spider-Woman Bishoujo Statue caught our eye:

WOW! Another stunning figure from our friends at Kotobukiya . . . again exceptionally vibrant colors make this figure stand out really well amongst other bishoujo models. Goes well under Sideshows new J. Scott Campbell spidey statue as well! Easy to say satisfaction guaranteed, sure to be a sell out.

MPH #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Kaela from Santa Rosa, CA. She had this to say about Black Widow #8:

Black Widow’s 2014 run is easily becoming my favorite of the year. Phil Noto’s artwork beautifully captures Natasha’s world & is a stylized alternative to what is typical for Marvel. Edmondson’s writing continues to bring us the Black Widow movie that we may never get. Plus, it’s always enjoyable seeing Natasha and the Winter Soldier in the same panel.

Marvel Grab Bag graphic novel review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Hector from New York dropped by to share his thoughts about the DC Comics Cover Girls Poison Ivy Statue:

Awesome quality for the price. The DC Comics Cover Girls statues all seem to be a good buy. I really like this piece and look forward to owning more from this line.

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!


See All 41 DC Futures End 3-D Covers + Enter to Win!

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Aug 13 2014 at 4:53pm

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Looking forward to DC Futures End? Have we got news for you! Not only has DC unveiled gifs of all 41 Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics, but you can enter to win your own complete set right here at TFAW.

Not only will two lucky winners each win a complete set of DC Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics, but one Grand Prize winner will win a set of DC Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics, plus all 52 Villains Month 3-D Motion Cover comics: a bonanza of 93 issues in all!

How to Enter:

  • Purchase any DC Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics by September 24, 2014 — every individual issue counts as an entry, and those who have already made their pre-orders are automatically included
  • Enter by mail by September 24, 2014: no purchase required! Check our official DC Futures End Contest Page for details

DC Comics is celebrating the third anniversary of the New 52 by giving fans a peek into the future of the DCU with Futures End — full of exciting twists and turns, and headed by fantastic creators like Scott Snyder, Greg Pak, Francis Manapul, and more!

Head over to our DC Comics Futures End Contest page for full details and links to pre-order your issues and save 20%. And see all 41 3-D lenticular motion covers below!

VISIT OUR DC FUTURES END CONTEST PAGE: FIND EVERY 3-D ISSUE

Action Comics Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverAquaman Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverAquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Batgirl: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatman and Robin: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Batman Superman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatwing: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatwoman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Birds of Prey: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBooster Gold: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverCatwoman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Constantine: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverDetective Comics: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverEarth 2: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Flash: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGI Zombie: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGrayson: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Green Arrow: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGreen Lantern: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGreen Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Green Lantern New Guardians: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverHarley Quinn: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverInfinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Justice League: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverJustice League Dark: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverJustice League United: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverRed Hood and the Outlaws: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverRed Lanterns: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Sinestro: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSuperboy: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSupergirl: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Superman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSuperman Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSwamp Thing: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Teen Titans: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverTrinity of Sin Pandora: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverTrinity of Sin Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverWorlds' Finest: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover