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Things From Another World is excited to host Emi Lenox at our Portland store for a Plutona signing on September 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate the release of Plutona #1 from Image Comics.
Emi Lenox is best known for her work on EmiTown, and has also worked on Madman, Sweet Tooth, Glory, and more. She’s reuniting with award-winning writer Jeff Lemire to launch the new five-issue Plutona miniseries.
Plutona follows the story of five suburban kids who stumble upon the dead body of a superhero in the woods. It is a character-driven story that touches on themes of innocence, science fiction, superheroes, and mortality.
Copies of Plutona #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the up-and-coming star Emi Lenox and get the first issue of Plutona signed on September 4th at the Portland TFAW!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Christopher Sebela to celebrate the release of the intriguing new series from BOOM! Studios entitled Welcome Back. Be sure to stop by the Portland TFAW store on August 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to meet this Eisner-nominated writer.
Christopher Sebela is best known for writing Dead Letters and High Crimes. You can also catch his work in Escape from New York from BOOM! Studios and in Alien vs. Predator and Ghost from Dark Horse. Now he is working with Critical Hit artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer to bring to life a story of two reincarnated assassins who are caught in a never-ending war.
Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time. Caught up in an eternal cycle, neither of them remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali becomes self-aware, will she continue to fight? Will Tessa, who is already on the hunt, be on the same page?
Copies of Welcome Back #1 and other titles by Christopher Sebela will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the most exciting new comic writers and get the first issue of Welcome Back signed on August 19th at the Portland TFAW!
Things From Another World is excited to host a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the accomplished artist behind such titles as DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s X-Men, Captain Marvel, Planet Hulk and Ms. Marvel. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get your very own sketch.
Aaron Lopresti is now bringing his artistic vision to the soon-to-be-released Convergence #7 and Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 from DC Comics. In Convergence #7, the heroes of The New 52 join the largest battle in the history of the Multiverse. While in Convergence: Wonder Woman #2, Diana Prince takes on vampire versions of The Joker and the rest of the Red Rain ghouls.
Copies of Convergence #7, Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 and graphic novels featuring Aaron Lopresti’s art will be available for purchase at the event.
Stop by Beaverton TFAW on May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this amazingly talented artist in person!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issues of this exciting new series and get them signed by Jeff Parker.
For Convergence: Hawkman, Jeff Parker is working with legendary artist Tim Truman to revisit the mostly forgotten Shadow War event. While in Convergence: Shazam!, he reteams with Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jordie Bellaire, whose unique art style and colors give this series the classic look associated with Marvel comics.
“Like all DC fans, we are excited to see Jeff Parker bring his imaginative storytelling to these Convergence mini-series,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are happy to have the renowned writer in our store to help us celebrate this massive two-month event in DC history!”
Copies of Convergence: Shazam! #1, Convergence: Hawkman #1 and the latest issue of Batman ’66 will be available for purchase at the event.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the writer behind these exciting new Convergence mini-series and get the first issues signed April 29th at the 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.
DC Comics celebrates the anniversary of The New 52 this September with Futures End, an apocalyptic peek into the DC Universe five years from now! In addition to the weekly Futures End series, DC is releasing 41 special Futures End #1 issues — each with 3-D Motion and Standard cover options!
If you remember DC’s Villains Month last year, you’ll recall that these issues sold out like lightning — and retailers were allocated. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our Futures End series page and pre-order the comics you want immediately!
The first round of 3-D cover images have been released: check out the gifs below!
Which covers are you most excited about? Post your comments below!
Image Expo 2014 produced dozens of exciting announcements featuring some of our favorite creators! Want to stay on top of these upcoming comics? Bookmark this page: we’ll be updating it with links to all of these series as soon as they’re available to order.
Here are all of the major announcements:
- 8House, a shared-universe fantasy series from Brandon Graham with Marian Churchland, Emma Rios, and more.
- Bitch Planet from Kelly Sue Deconnick and Valentine De Landro.
- Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have entered a five-year deal with Image and will wrap up Fatale, and start The Fade Out. Plus, Criminal and Incognito will move from Marvel Icon to Image.
- Great Beyond from Nick Spencer with Morgan Jeske, Paradigms from Spencer with Butch Guice, and Cerulean from Spencer with Frazer Irving.
- Howtoons, an education comic from Nick Dragotta, Fred Van Lente, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire.
- Invincible #111 takes a turn into horror and drama with Robert Kirkman.
- Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) debuts C.O.W.L. this May with Alec Siegel (The League) and artist Rod Reis.
- Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.
- Nailbiter from Joshua Williamson with Masks & Mobsters‘ Mike Henderson.
- Nameless with Chris Burnham and Grant Morrison.
- Ody-C from Matt Fraction, plus Casanova will move from Marvel Icon to Image.
- Restoration with Bill Willingham and Barry Kitson.
- Shutter with Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca in April.
- Tech Jacket Digital with Joe Keatinge and Khary Randolph.
- The Saviors from James Robinson is now ongoing, plus his new series, Airboy, with Greg Hinkle.
- The Superannuated Man from Ted McKeever via the Shadowline imprint in June.
- The Wicked & The Divine with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.
- Wytches from Scott Snyder and Jock.
Which series are you looking forward to? Post your comments below!
Marvel’s newest event, Inhumanity, kicks off this December before branching off into ongoing titles that will top your winter reading list! What if, one day, thousands of people awoke to find they had incredible new powers? They’re not mutants, but they do have to come to terms with their newfound Inhumanity!
The fallout of the previous Infinity event begins in Inhumanity #1 by Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) and Olivier Coipel (Thor)! The Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak, who has discovered the secret of the Inhumans that will shake the Marvel Universe to its very core!
From there the storyline will expand into the rest of the Marvel Universe with titles like Inhuman, Iron Man, Avengers Assemble, Mighty Avengers, and Indestructible Hulk! Not only that, but there will also be several one-shots and miniseries featuring some of the coolest writers out there today, like Matt Kindt, creator of Mind MGMT, and Inhumanity Medusa #1 by artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men).
Featuring comics’ hottest writers and artists, Inhumanity is poised to further develop an amazing group of characters. With an Inhumans movie rumored to be in the works, this is the perfect time to get to know this fascinating group of superheroes. Pre-order Marvel’s Inhumanity comics now and save 20-35%!
Are you a fan of the Inhumans? What titles are you looking forward to? Post your comments below!
Decades after The Blight all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers, and she’s not alone . . . The Hinterkind have returned.
Who are The Hinterkind, and what will their return mean for the last remnants of humanity who struggle to survive in a world gone wild? We asked that question and several others of Edginton, who introduced us to the book as well as Prosper and Angus, two teenage friends who venture out of the safety of their village, unaware of the dangers they will face!
Check out our interview, below, as well as a five-page preview of The Hinterkind #1, courtesy of DC Entertainment!
TFAW: What was “The Blight”?
Ian Edginton: It’s the unspecified biological event that wipes out 98% (or thereabouts) of the human race in a matter of weeks. It’s unspecified because no one survives long enough for it to be studied and examined thoroughly. It’s uniquely infectious, there’s no defense against it. After it’s done its work, those who are left are more concerned with trying to survive in what’s left of the world than investigate what caused it.
If it sounds a but like handy-dandy plot device to neatly provide a convenient apocalypse, it is — but it’s also much more. I have to tread carefully here because I don’t want to give too much away, but as the story progresses, we’ll discover that The Blight is more than a nifty plot device, it’s fundamental to the whole return of The Hinterkind.
TFAW: Who are The Hinterkind?
IE: It’s a catch-all title that covers scores of different races, creeds, and cultures. There are Centaurs, Satyrs, Sprites, Elves, Dwarves, Ogres, Trolls, Vampires, Werewolves, and many, many more besides. They’re a myriad menagerie that mankind has used to hang its tales of myth and magic upon. In darker, less enlightened times, it was mankind’s way of rationalizing the irrational, but these aren’t fairytale creatures as we know them, they are beings and beasts of flesh, blood, and passion.
The Hinterkind are a divergent species. Exotic, evolutionary “try-outs” that couldn’t compete with the rapacious ape. Hunted to near extinction through fire, fear, and pogroms, they fled to the great forests and deserts, losing themselves in the shrinking wilderness of an ever-expanding world.
Part of my thinking behind the history of The Hinterkind is the theory that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon man existed at the same time. That they interacted, inter-bred or (in the Neanderthals’ case) were wiped out by their evolutionary neighbors. Suppose then, we make a leap and say that the creatures we built our myth and legends around actually existed, too? Red in tooth and claw, hunted and hounded to the edges of the world. Now their fortunes have turned and the world is theirs for the taking.
The word hinterkind is derived from the word hinterland, which comes from the German meaning the “land behind” or the hind land.
It’s the wilderness or back-country. In the story it’s what the world’s become, green and overgrown. The Hinterkind themselves have lived in the wilderness, at the edges of the developed world for centuries, but now that the world is the wilderness, they’ve come back to claim what’s theirs.
TFAW: The cover to issue #1 is reminiscent of Fables, but the solicitation copy warns that “these aren’t childhood fairytale creatures.” How does The Hinterkind compare to Fables overall?
IE: It’s like apples and pears, they’re similar but different. The fundamental difference between the two is that The Hinterkind doesn’t have the fantasy element of Fables at all. The Hinterkind themselves look fantastical, but that’s about as far as it goes. The world has slipped back into a dark age, which was when they last walked abroad unmolested, so there is very much a tribal, feudal, medieval feel to everything. The Hinterkind are governed by what tribe, family, caste, or clan they’re born into. Life is perilous, short, and bloody, especially if you’re human. There’s a treacherous uncertainty to it all. Heroes will do terrible things to further their cause, villains will perform acts of kindness, and characters you grow to love will die in sudden, sometimes stupid and violent ways that you didn’t see coming.
TFAW: What can you tell us about Prosper and Angus?
IE: They’re friends in their late teens. They grew up together. Asa Monday, Prosper’s grandfather, is the village doctor. Her parents died when she was a baby and he’s raised her on his own, so they’re very close. Angus is the sister of Sophie Chung, who Asa’s training to be his replacement.
Prosper and Angus are like brother and sister. They love each other. They fight. She’s gets them into trouble that he has to get them out of. They’re children of the new world. We’re so media savvy and saturated these days, we can’t imagine what it would be like without cell phones or social networking, but this is their world. We walk down the street, heads lost in a little screen, often tuning in on world-wide events but ignoring the people around us.
For Angus and Prosper, they know everyone in their village. Their lives and welfare are inextricably linked to those of their neighbors. They’re connected to their friends and family in ways that we don’t seem to be anymore. Ways we might find intimate and intrusive. Plenty of us might remember our grandparents saying that they used to be able to leave their doors unlocked without fear of anyone breaking in? It’s that kind of place.
This also means they don’t have the prejudices and paranoia that life in our time brings with it. They’re not innocents, they know how dangerous their world can be, from getting cut and catching tetanus, to being eaten by bears or Ligons. They’re both wary of the wild and respect it, but they’re not afraid of it, until they learn about The Hinterkind, of course!
When Angus decides to leave the village (I can’t say why) Prosper doesn’t think twice about going with him, even if he doesn’t want her to at first. However, there also comes a time, that no matter how close you are to your friends, you have to walk a different path, and that time is fast approaching for Angus and Prosper.
TFAW: In The Hinterkind, nature has taken back the earth from humankind, and the preview pages show very striking images of New York City overgrown with trees. Was there something specific that inspired this?
IE: Absolutely. The way the world has changed post-Blight is an important part of the story. Without us being around to maintain our “civilized “world, Mother Nature will take back what’s hers with a vengeance. There was a National Geographic documentary, World Without People, that charted how quickly the major cities of the world would fall into decline and decay if people weren’t around to maintain them. Once nature and the elements gain a foothold, it doesn’t take long for things to start falling apart. I used that idea as a springboard for the way the world of The Hinterkind would look.
New York itself is massively overgrown. The survivors, those who stayed behind in the city, have established a village in Central Park. They’ve turned the meadow into farmland, built houses from what they’ve been able to salvage from the city around them, which as you might expect, is quite a bit. They’ve stayed in the city, on Manhattan Island, primarily because of that — it’s an island. During the dark days as The Blight gripped the world, there were bands of marauders and rogue military who would raid, plunder, and kill communities. Being on an island, especially as the tunnels flooded and bridges became overgrown, has afforded them a unique sense of security and isolation.
TFAW: What other changes have come about, thanks to The Blight?
IE: The Blight has meant the effective removal of mankind from their place as kings of the hill, which means the Hinterkind have moved in and the various clans are jockeying for that top spot. The favorite contenders are the Sidhe, what we would call Elves. Of all The Hinterkind, they’re the most powerful, organized, and politicized culture. With humanity gone, they have the mechanisms in place to quickly re-establish their empire, which they can develop and expand in ways undreamt of when humans were around. Then there are the Centaur clans in the Midwest, the Ogre-kin and so on. They’re all carving up America in their own way, but when the edges of their empires brush against each other, that’s when the trouble starts.
TFAW: How did Francesco Trifogli enter the project, and what’s the greatest advantage of having him?
IE: [Editor] Will Dennis got in touch to tell me he’d found this amazing artist. He sent me some samples of Francesco’s other work and I was blown away. I told Will, “Yep, he’s our guy,” and that was that. Job done. Francesco’s been great at taking all the ideas I’ve flung at him and coming up with this amazing art. You forget, we’re world-building on a huge scale. There’s not only the over-grown America to design, but all the people of The Hinterkind! That’s a massive undertaking, and Francesco’s admirably stepped up to the plate. I’m worried about working the poor guy so hard that he just keels over!
TFAW: What else are you excited about?
IE: I’m looking forward to the New York Comic Con next month. Sitting in my office at the top of the house writing the scripts is one thing, but to finally be let loose into the wild to talk about the book is going to be exhilarating and not a little scary. This kind of job has a habit of making you something of a borderline agoraphobic, so the thought of talking in front of a crowd is a tad unnerving.
I’ve also been working on the next series of Brass Sun with I.N.J. Culbard (New Deadwardians) and Stickleback with D’Israeli (Sandman) for 2000AD. I’m also working on a Judge Dredd run with Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design). I’ve not long finished writing a 200-page graphic novel adaptation of Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel Noughts & Crosses. I also have a television project in the works and that’s progressing nicely.
Are you looking forward to The Hinterkind? What do you think of our preview pages? Post your comments below!
Hey everyone! DC Comics has announced that every comic book shop nationwide will experience shortages on the special DC Villains Month 3D Motion Cover issues. Unfortunately, this means that TFAW may not receive all of the issues we ordered for our customers.
We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to fulfill most of our pre-orders, but wanted to make sure you’re aware of the potential for an issue with your order as soon as possible.
Here’s Our Plan:
- We’ll be filling pre-orders on a first-come, first-served basis.
- When we run out of special 3D Motion Cover issues, we’ll fill remaining orders with the Villains Month Standard Edition issues. These editions, which feature the same interiors, are considered first printings, but sport a standard cover.
- Those pre-orders that ship with the Standard Edition issues will receive the comic at a price of $2.39 ($2.99 cover price, less TFAW’s 20% pre-order discount).
We understand that this may be an inconvenience for some customers. We also understand that some customers may not want the 3D Motion Cover Editions.
If you wish to cancel your Villains Month pre-order or change your order to receive the Standard Edition Villains Month Issues, please email customer service and indicate your preference in the email.
Remember that the pre-order price for the Standard Edition Villains Month issues is just $2.39 each, rather than the $3.19 pre-order price for the 3D Motion Cover issues.
We sincerely apologize in advance for any troubles and inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding and continued business.