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Plants vs. Zombies Invade Things From Another World

Plant vs. Zombies

Leave your brains safe at home and come celebrate a release of the new Plants vs. ZombiesTM comic book miniseries with artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew J. Rainwater on Saturday, June 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store. Make sure to bring the kids!

Come down to enjoy fun activities that we have planned for the kids. Join us to make your own flower or zombie mask and take a picture in our special photo booth. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.

Based on the hit PopCap® video game franchise and published by Dark Horse, the new monthly Plants vs. ZombiesTM comic will reveal all about Dr. Zomboss’s crime-filled college years! Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave will find Neighborville besieged by two zombie armies in this hilarious romp for all ages.

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #1 and other Plants vs. ZombiesTM titles will be available for sale at the event. Don’t miss out on all the silly fun with Ron Chan and Matthew J. Rainwater at the Portland TFAW on Saturday, June 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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Legend of Korra and Avatar Signing with Series Co-creator Bryan Konietzko

Legend of Korra and Avatar signing with series co-creator Bryan Konietzko
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented creator in person.

The television series have completed their runs, but there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to Aang and Korra. Dark Horse has been publishing the continuing stories of Avatar: The Last Airbender since 2012, helping fans bridge the gap between the two series.

This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their tickets to get their items signed. Tickets are available for free to the public via the Eventbrite website. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra items will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limit of two items signed per person.

Get your free ticket today and mark your calendar for May 27th to meet Bryan Konietzko at Portland TFAW from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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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.

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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!


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!


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!


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!


June Product Review Contest Winners Announced

FF #8 review at TFAW.comYou guys have once again out done yourselves by sending in so many wonderful product reviews to choose from last month, it was nigh impossible to pick just three of you for this month’s picks. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from June’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Paco from Tucson, AZ stopped by with his five star review of Matt Fraction and Mike Allred’s FF #8 from Marvel Comics:

To quote text from a word balloon on page four of issue #8: “Wow. Never a dull moment with those guys.” — Those guys, of course, being Antman, Medusa, She-Hulk and Ms. Thing. And there IS never a dull moment in this fun and subtly 1970s-infused comic book that manages to sneak in a serious blast from the distant pop culture past with the line, Thing rings, do your thing! Fun times.

Superior Spider-Man #31 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Ash from Houston, TX. He had this to say about the Wicked & Divine #1:

I first picked out this book because the cover looked interesting, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It definitely opens the door for some interesting stories to be told, and although the story in this issue is a bit predictable, the way the writers tell it makes me excited for future issues.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Kevin from Golden, CO wrote a review for Strain – The Fall Part 1 Volume 3 TPB that we had to share:

Great item excited for the next one. The rest of the story is also awesome. It also follows the books pretty well. I read the books before I got the graphic novels and I enjoyed them very much. Vol. 3 is just as good as Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. If you have these you must get Vol. 3. The color, drawings, and lettering is very good. Also, the story moves along at a great pace. Very well worth having. Get it and enjoy!

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!


Gabriel Bá Donates New Umbrella Academy Piece to CBLDF

Eisner Award-winning artist Gabriel Bá has joined TFAW and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to support the First Amendment rights of the comics community. He’s created an incredible Umbrella Academy piece to donate to the CBLDF’s auction at San Diego Comic-Con this July — and you can see it here for the first time exclusively on the TFAW blog!

Check out his amazing piece, featuring Spaceboy from Bá’s Eisner Award-winning series with Gerard Way:

Gabriel Ba's Umbrella Academy Art for the CBLDF

As a thank-you for his donation, TFAW is creating high-end 11″ x 17″ art prints on a silk-finish, heavy cover stock: a limited print run of just 300! If you’re interested in getting one of these prints, please contact the artist directly.

Since 2009, Things From Another World has been a proud supporter of the CBLDF’s SDCC auction, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help defend free speech for comic book fans, creators, retailers, and more.

To see more of the incredible original art that will be available for auction at SDCC this year, visit our SDCC 2014 auction page now!

VISIT OUR CBLDF SDCC 2014 AUCTION PAGE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CBLDF

Are you excited to see more Umbrella Academy art? Will you attend this year’s auction? Post your comments below!


May Product Review Contest Winners Announced

Empowered Special: Internal Medicine review at TFAW.comNo two reviews are the same! You guys have once again outdone yourselves by sending in so many spectacular product reviews to choose from last month! Picking just three of you for this month’s winners was as hard as picking the original Multiple Man out of a whole group of dupes. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of uncanny reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from May’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

David from Philadelphia, PA stopped by with his five star review of superstar writer Adam Warren’s Empowered Special: Internal Medicine from Dark Horse Comics:

Empowered one-off while awaiting the trades. Don’t let the dessert cart of cheesecake fool you – Warren always spins a rich, interwoven story peppered with character, humor, and hyperbole courtesy of the Caged Demonwolf. While not my favorite of the one-offs–the ending teaser forces my hand to a “5.” ’nuff said.

Superior Spider-Man #31 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Kenneth from Flushing, NY. He had this to say about the Superior Spider-Man #31:

The look on the Green Goblins face when he realizes that it is actually Peter Parker he is fighting, not Doc Ock is priceless. Some readers had problems with the art in the second half of the book, but I am fine with it. When Spider-Man confronts J. Jonah Jameson at the end if the book, it is very moving and memorable. It made this series finally truly “superior.”

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Jeremy from Middletown, RI wrote a review for My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 that we had to share:

The MLP comic series continues to delight and inspire. These are the first comics that I have ever read and I am hooked forever by this point. They have even spurred me to start buying comics and graphic novels from other series and genres. I’m proud to say that I’m a comic book guy now.

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!