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July Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein HC 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 July and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Joe from East Northport, NY penned a couple really great reviews last month — his review for Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein HC caught our eye:

Great art in this beautiful hardcover. I have it as a coffee table book and company always has something to say and will take a look, mostly they all love it. Great classic story and the artwork to go along with it is amazing.

MPH #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is David from Nortonville, KS. He had this to say about Mark Millar’s newest book, MPH #1:

A nifty take on the super-speed power that takes place in a universe where no one can oppose it, supposedly. Well written, great art, an overall excellent read. Not an over-the-top book like Kick-Ass or Wanted though, at least by issue 2.

I am a huge fan of Millar’s work and while this isn’t his craziest story, it’s quite well written with characters you can relate to (or at least empathize with). The characters are believable with a relatable the-ends-justify-the-means mentality of the main character. I wouldn’t condone it, I’m just saying I can see parallels in the world we live in today. People feeling their only option out of a bad situation is through some sort of crime, but in the end a desire to just get out, go straight, and leave their bad start behind.

Marvel Grab Bag graphic novel review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Gabe from South Australia dropped by to share his thoughts about our $3 Marvel Grab Bag Graphic Novels:

Wow! I ordered and received 3 graphic novels: Young Avengers Presents: Young Avengers, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Volume 2 and Iron Man: I Am Iron Man. I’m astonished that I got these wonderful collections at the price I did considering the condition that they’re in. The ones I received look no worse than the ones I’ve seen in stores before (one of them had a fold in one page…that’s honestly it though). I’m almost certainly going to purchase more of these considering the price. Thanks so much for these fun surprises!!!

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!


August Product Review Contest Winners Announced

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TFAW's Grab Bag Comics review at TFAW.comWow! With so many fantastic product reviews to choose from last month, it was nearly impossible to narrow the field down for this month’s picks. Nevertheless, we’ve picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from August’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Davina from Washington stopped by with this quick review of our $.50 DC Grab Bag Comics:

I love these things, I get at least two with every purchase, I usually get something I’ll keep and if not I know people I can give them to gifts as.

Cable and Deadpool TPB review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Christopher from Parma, OH. He had this to say about the Cable & Deadpool Vol. 2 TPB:

I’ve always wanted to read this volume after I finished the first one. Overall, it’s a must own if you’re a fan of either Cable or Deadpool. I was laughing the whole time and the twist at the end is one of my favorite ever. 5/5. Well worth the money.

Hawkeye Vol. 2 TPB review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Lauren from Arkansas, wrote a review for the Hawkeye Vol. 2 TPB that was quick and sweet:

Just like the previous volume, this kept me highly entertained and impatient for the next issues. Our favorite archer cannot catch a break…

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!


March Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Mass Effect Female Commander Shepard figure review at TFAW.comWe get hundreds of really great product reviews each month, and it’s our privilege to pore through them and pick three winners as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from March’s Product Reviews. We’ll be sending $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

Christine from Oak Hills, CA is the first of this month’s winners. Here’s her 5-star review of the Mass Effect 3 Play Arts Kai Female Commander Shepard Figure:

Was extremely excited when I first heard about this figure, and then became a little nervous when I saw the male counterpart in person. I am overwhelmingly happy to say that she is MUCH better. Even better looking than what’s pictured honestly. Couldn’t be more satisfied with this purchase, and the price is really the best out there. Thank you TFAW!

Hyrule Historia review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Dakota from Beverly, MA. Dakota had this to say about the The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia HC:

It was exactly what I expected. I bought this book specifically for the concept art, and hot damn this book delivered. Even the notes on the concept artwork was translated! I spent a good hour reading every little detail. I also like the way the book is planned out, with Skyward Sword stuff at the beginning. The book follows the timelines, making it very much so like an actual history book rather than just being called “The Hyrule Historia” (though I wouldn’t have minded if it was in game release order anyway). I definitely suggest this book to any Zelda fan, though I’m pretty sure the lot of you preordered this baby the moment you knew it was going to be translated. I know I did, and that was in August. Definitely worth the wait. Plus, the price was really fantastic.

Cover Girls Death statue review at TFAW.comLast but not least, there’s C. from Cody, WY, who’s review for the Vertigo Cover Girls Death Statue really spoke to us.

I just received this today and, of course, had to open immediately. For the price, I was very hopeful that it was halfway decent, but that doesn’t even begin to cover how beautiful is this piece. The attention to detail–from the coloring of her eyeshadow to the layering of the feathers on the raven; the magnificence–she stands a proud 11.5″ to tower over most of my other shelf porn…the picture doesn’t even begin to do it justice. This is a porcelain piece, so there are no points of articulation, but she more than makes up for it. If she asked me to take a little walk with her, I wouldn’t even think twice.

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

So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors, and us, 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

My Little Pony review at TFAW.comHundreds of great product reviews come in every month, and it’s our duty to pour through them and pick three winners as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from December’s Product Reviews. We’ll be sending $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

Michael from Tucson, AZ is the first of this month’s winners. Here’s what he had to say about My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #1 Box Set:

There comes every once in a generation a publication that changes our very definition of the cultural world for the better. This is one of them. After reading this I got a promotion at work, Won the Jeopardy Championship, and now I’m a hit with the ladies! I could barely lift before, now I can bench 300lbs! Also, when carrying this home, I was caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout, and it deflect 3 bullets saving my life!

Batman review at TFAW.comCasey from Redlands, CA wrote several reviews last month. His review of Batman #14 caught our eye.

I am loving these Batman comics. These have gotten me into comics. Before the ‘Death in the Family’
story arc started, I really didn’t read many comics. This has pushed me into them
in such an awesome way! The Joker is insane and I love the dynamic between him and
Batman.

Colder review at TFAW.comLast but not least, there’s Felicia from Plainsboro, NJ, who’s review for Colder #1 really spoke to us.

The cover was the first thing that caught my eye. I thought this looks awesome wonder
what it’s about? After reading I’m so glad I picked this comic. It’s more than what I expected. With such suspense and mystery along with a strange crazy supernatural creature; I had to look out for the next issue. I had to put #2 on reserve in order to make sure I was able to purchase. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR #3!

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

So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors, and us, 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

Boba Fett is Dead review at TFAW.comHundreds of great product reviews come in every month, and it’s our duty to pour through them and pick three winners as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from November’s Product Reviews. We’ll be sending $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

Magnus from Sundsvall, Sweden is the first of this month’s winners. Here’s what he had to say about Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead:

I’ve only just recently discovered comics as a way of “expanding the universe”, and I’m glad I did. As a fan of Star Wars and the era of The Original Trilogy in particular, I find these well-written stories a great way to revisit my favourite characters, have them live on and be thrown into new adventures.

This one was a great read and a promising start about one of Star Wars’s most popular characters. Definitely recommended to SW-fans everywhere! TFAW’s customer service has so far proven to be excellent, and the ability to add “Bag & Board” to each individual comic is a good way to ensure my copies arrive in mint condition.

Batman and Robin review at TFAW.comToby from Eustis, FL wrote several reviews last month. His review of Batman & Robin #10 caught our eye.

This issue was awesome… It was cool to see Damians emotions come out, and show others that he can fight like the big dogs too. It was also nice to see all the past robins in one issue, although I don’t fully understand why the Red Hood suddenly has a new-found relationship with the bat family (In other runs, he hasn’t). It was a very good read, and if you’re a fan of Damian Wayne, you’ll enjoy it.

Play Arts Kai Ashley Williams Figure review at TFAW.comLast but not least, there’s James from Spanaway, WA, who’s review for the Mass Effect 3 Play Arts Kai Ashley Williams really spoke to us.

Unlike so many other characters (with the exception of Liara) there wasn’t a more affordable, or any really, Ash figures availabe to own. While this figure is a very nice sculpt with some decent articulation there are a couple of problems with it.

1. It doesn’t like to stand, there’s no stand included (let’s face it for north of $60 a stand isn’t unreasonable…)

2. Her paint job. She has this darkend paint around her eyes making her look like a cross between the boy wonder and a racoon. I dont’ remember Ash every wearing so much make up and from an asthetic point of view (shadowing) it’s just too much.

Otherwise I love it! I’m a huge Mass Effect fan and Ash has THE emblematic weapon of the series, adding to her must-have factor. I think what we’re paying for most is the import cost from Japan….frankly I think they could’ve done a lot better across the board for this price-point.

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

So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors, and us, 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!

Wow! Thanks to everyone who submitted amazing product reviews last month. As part of our monthly Product Review Contest, we’ve picked people who submitted product reviews and are awarding $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

Nate from Longview, WA is the first of this month’s winners. Here’s his review for Saga TPB Vol. 01:

I’m late to the party, so I picked up the TPB and found out what everybody else has known for months. The characters are amazing and the creativity of the art is stellar! Get on board this book asap !

Robert from Cartagena, Colombia also wrote a review that caught our eye. His
review of Rachel Rising: Shadow Of Death TPB Vol. 01 was short, but it got us interested in the book:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one. I picked it up based on Terry Moore’s name alone and I don’t regret it for a second. Quirky, humorous, mysterious. The list goes on. This is a series I’ll be following for sure.

Amber from Hedgesville, WV wrote this review last month of Dark Horse’s Dragon Age: Those Who Speak #2.

As with the previous comics, the artwork is colorful and vibrant and really brings these characters to life. It was nice to see some development in the character of Isabela, as she had seemed somewhat one-dimensional, shallow and selfish up until now. Can’t wait to see how this story unfolds!

Thanks so much to everyone to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to read (or not to read) next.

So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors, and us, 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

Wow! Thanks to everyone who submitted amazing product reviews last month. As part of our monthly Product Review Contest, we’ve picked people who submitted product reviews and are awarding $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

Clay from Venice, CA is the first of this month’s winners. Here’s one of his reviews for our Spawn Origins HC Vol. 1:

Just ordered this item I already know what’s inside but haven’t ‘read’ it in many years… don’t forget that at Amazon this item is nearly $6.00 more! It’s unheard of to undercut Amazon! Make sure you check with TFAW everytime you make a Comic Book or related purchase… and what with the FREE Shipping by getting the TFAW Newsletter, you see right there that you can SAVE a Amazing amount of Buckage! Also, in my humble opinion I’d rather shop TFAW in my Comic Book Buying Area… that is since 1979 there… Amazon wasn’t around back then!

Lucas from Huntsville, Ontario also wrote a review that caught our eye. His review of the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith – Spiral #1 was short, but it got us interested in the book:

I love the introduction of the Lost Tribe of the Sith…great idea and the tribe will bring many wonderful story’s to the Star Wars universe! P.S. Let’s hope they don’t kill them off to quickly there are still plenty of use for them :)

Jason from Portland, OR wrote a few reviews last month, one of which was for Earth 2 #3.

Kind of clunky beginning so far. Not bad, but need to give it a few more issues to see where it’s going once they get over the awkward super hero meetings.

Thanks so much to everyone who’s written reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to read (or not to read) next.

So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors, and us, 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!


July Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Boy, did we get a lot of great product reviews last month! As part of our monthly Product Review Contest, we’ve picked people who submitted product reviews and are awarding $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

Matthew from Macon, GA is the first of this month’s winners. Here’s one of his reviews for our $3.00 Grab Bag Graphic Novels:

You can not go wrong when ordering this. I always get a grab bag with my other purchases they’re affordable and fun–you can get some very good books this way. I just wish there was a DC graphic novel grab bag!

Leonardo from Doral, FL also wrote a few reviews last month. His review of the Fables Vol. 17 TPB was succinct, but it piqued our interest in the book:

Once the North Wind is dead, which cub will be his heir? And Bufkin is the leader of something, he doesn’t know what. Amazing TPB.

Megan from Idaho wrote a review of the New 52 Batman, Incorporated #1. While her review isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, it that doesn’t make her review any less useful to a potential reader:

After hearing so much about Batman, Inc., I was excited to read this first issue. But honestly, I was disappointed. The art is great (no complaint there!) but the story is just so… weird. It’s like someone mixed Batman and Robin with Alice in Wonderland. Bottom line: if you liked all the pre-New 52 issues, you’ll probably like this one too. But if you’re looking for a classic Batman story, check out a different series.

And with all the craziness leading up to and during SDCC last month, we were delayed in our choices for June’s Product Review Contest Winners. These three folks wrote outstanding reviews during June.

Matthew from Portland, OR typed some words on a screen and they magically appeared on our website for the Batman: The Court of Owls HC:

A good anthology book is hard to find these days but Dark Horse Presents never fails to deliver. I’m usually more into story than art, but the art was mind-blowing. I’m looking forward to the Night of Owls conclusion.

Paul from Australia put a lot of thought into his review of the Ghost Rider Danny Ketch: Addict TPB:

Danny Ketch: Addict tells the tale of just how Danny came to be in the service of the rogue angel Zadkiel. It also kicks off the premise that there are many Ghost Riders all over the world. I enjoyed this TPB, it’s not overly long, but it tells a pretty good story and makes a very nice addition to the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider Heaven’s on Fire storyline. Recommended if you’re a fan of the Ghost Rider and want to know why Danny Ketch is sapping the power of the other Spirits of Vengenance.

Once you see Khalifa’s review of Meanwhile Pick Any Path 3856 Story Possibilities, you’ll know why we picked his review. Here’s what he had to say:

A great experiment of using comics as a medium for the Choose Your Own Adventure genre. The book makes use of tabs on the side of each page to lead the reader to the next page. The story is fun and simple, suitable to anyone as young twelve but the humor kept my twenty-six year old self entertained until the end. The story involves a young boy who works as a lab assistant for a day and his adventures with each device he finds in the lab. The reader’s choices can be as simple as choosing an ice cream flavor to choosing whether or not to operate a doomsday device. One of the main themes of the story is time travel so expect to go in circles and create paradoxes. Overall, Meanwhile is a fun read for children and adults alike and my only complaint is that there isn’t any more books like it.

Thanks so much to everyone who’s written reviews in the past couple months and throughout the years. You are good people. :)

So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors, and us, 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!


Comic Book Reviews: Harvest #1, Earth 2 #4, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1 (of 4)

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Howdy y’all (that’s for our readers in the South)! We’re coming at you with comic book reviews of Harvest #1, Earth 2 #4, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1 (of 4) and the Arkham City Harley Quinn Play Arts Figure that just arrived this week.

Check out the video, below. SPOILER ALERT! We deliberately tried to keep certain details out of the review, but occasionally a spoiler slips through!

Harvest

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Comic Book Reviews: Darth Maul, Green Lantern, X-Men Legacy

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Hey everyone! We’re coming at you with comic book reviews of Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1, Green Lantern #11, X-Men Legacy¬† #270 and the DC Comics The New 52 Cyborg Bust that just arrived this week.

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Darth Maul: Death Sentence

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