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    TFAW Security Changes

    I WAS REDIRECTED TO THIS PAGE. WHAT GIVES??

    If you were redirected to this page, then you have a browser that doesn’t support TLS 1.2. Please read the below information carefully, as you won’t be able to visit or purchase from TFAW.com after June 30th, 2018.

    TL;DR

    For PCI compliance reasons, we will no longer support browser encryption older than TLS 1.2 after June 30th, 2018. Please upgrade your browser or enable TLS 1.2 to continue using TFAW.com. You will be redirected back to this page every 24 hours if you don’t upgrade your browser.

    What’s Going On?

    TFAW takes security very seriously. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is an organization that sets security standards for websites that handle credit cards. The newest revision of their policies requires that we disable security protocols considered to be outdated and insecure by June 30th, 2018. We must make these changes to remain PCI compliant and to continue operating. After this deadline, we’re required to block any browser connection to TFAW.com that does not use at least the TLSv1.2 secure connection standard, which may prevent some people from viewing our site.

    How Am I Affected As a Customer?

    A secure connection requires that both the sending and receiving ends work together. This means that not only must our end be secure, but as a visitor to our site, so must your browser. If your browser is too old, you may not be able to access our site and may find yourself reading this blog post to determine why this is happening. If you’re using a current web browser, then you should already be protected.

    If you’re unable to connect to www.tfaw.com after June 30th, 2018, you may need to upgrade your browser version, change your browser’s security settings, or even upgrade your computer’s operating system. More details on how to do this can be found at the bottom of this post.

    Why Is This Happening?

    Online security is always evolving. As vulnerabilities are found in older security standards, new standards are created to address those vulnerabilities and increase security. One such type of security is the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which makes sure that information passing between your browser and a website is encrypted and unreadable to outside parties. The PCI Security Standards Council has determined that vulnerabilities in versions older than TLSv1.2 are at risk for being breached. In response to this, the newest revisions to their security standard establish a new baseline for the level of encryption that must be used by sites that process credit card information. As a website that processes credit card information and a company that values our customers’ security, we are updating our security to meet the deadline for this upgrade on June 30th, 2018.

    What Does All This Technical Mumbo-Jumbo Really Mean?

    When you’re viewing a website, a lot of information is being sent back and forth: Information about the site and what it looks like is sent to your browser so you can view it. When you submit information like your address and credit card for a purchase, that information is sent from your browser back to our website. This information can either be unencrypted (“http://”) or encrypted (“https://”).

    Transporting this information is like putting important files in a car and driving it to another location. An unencrypted connection is like driving a regular car with the doors unlocked; someone could stop the car along the way and get all the files inside. An encrypted connection is like using a security truck, with features to make sure no one can get anything inside while it’s moving. However, even with a security truck, there can be different levels of how difficult it is to break into the truck. This is like the different types of encryption protocols which have names like “SSL 2.0”, “SSL 3.0”, “TLS 1.0”, or “TLS 1.2”. As technology advances, criminals have learned how to break into older security trucks, so we learn to build bigger and stronger vehicles.

    However, having a big security truck moving all your files means you need a big garage in order to park the truck and unload it. If your garage isn’t big enough, you won’t be able to park any of the new security trucks that are sent to you. In this case, your web browser is the garage.

    The PCI Security Standards Council is saying that we can only use the newest, safest trucks to transport your information, so your garage has to be big enough to receive them. If your web browser does not use support newest security standards, you won’t be able to use those protocols to send and receive information, and you won’t be able to access our website.

    How Do I Make Sure I Can Access TFAW.com?

    There are several factors that can affect whether your browser supports the latest security protocols, including your browser version, your browser security settings, and even your operating system version. You can go to www.howsmyssl.com and look under “Version” to see what version of TLS your browser is using. If it lists anything lower than TLS 1.2, here are the steps you can take to ensure that you are using TLSv1.2.

    First, you can check that you are using a browser that supports TLSv1.2. This includes:

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and higher
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile (Windows Phone 8.1) 11 and higher
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Mozilla Firefox 27 and higher
    • Google Chrome 30 and higher
    • Google Android OS Browser Android 5.0 and higher
    • Apple Safari 7 and Higher
    • Apple Safari Mobile (iOS 5+) 5 and higher
    • Opera and Opera Mobile 12.18, or 17 and higher

    It’s also possible that your browser supports TLSv1.2 but it needs to be manually enabled.

    The following is a list of browsers which support TLSv1.2, but is not turned on by default:

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8-10 on Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile (Windows Phone 8) 10
    • Mozilla Firefox 24 – 26
    • Google Android OS Browser Android 4.4
    • Opera and Opera Mobile 10 – 12.17

    Instructions on how to enable TLSv1.2:

    Note that these instructions may not work across all operating systems and devices. You may need to search for instructions fitting your circumstances.

    Internet Explorer 8-10:

    1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
    3. Scroll to the Security section, select the Use TLS 1.2 check box, and click OK.

    Firefox version 24 and later:

    1. Open a Firefox browser and enter about:config in the address bar.
    2. When prompted, click I’ll be careful, I promise! and accept the warning.
    3. Search for security.tls.version.max.
    4. Double-click security.tls.version.max and change the value to 3 to configure the browser to support TLS1.2.

    Google Chrome (note newer versions of Chrome do not have this setting):

    1. Select “Settings” or “Preferences” from the application menu.
    2. Scroll down and select “Show advanced settings…”
    3. Scroll down to the Network section and click on “Change proxy settings…”
    4. Select the “Advanced” tab.
    5. Scroll down to the “Security” section.
    6. Locate and check “Use TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2”.
    7. Then, press the “OK” button.

    Opera:

    1. Open Opera
    2. Click Ctrl+F12
    3. Click on “Security”
    4. Click on “Security Protocols…”
    5. Check on “Enable TLS 1.1 & TLS 1.2”
    6. Press the “OK” button.
    7. Then, press the “OK” button.

    Safari:

    • There are no options for enabling SSL protocols. If you are using Safari version 7 or greater, TLS 1.1 & 1.2 are automatically enabled.

    In some cases, you may be using a browser that supports TLSv1.2, but your operating system does not support the protocol. If you are running an operating system that falls under this case, you will need to update your operating system before being able to use TLSv1.2. Many older operating systems don’t support TLSv1.2 at all, while some newer ones only support it after certain security updates. The following is a list of operating systems that DO NOT support TLSv1.2:

    • Windows versions older than XP (ME, 2000, 98)
    • Windows XP before certain security updates
    • Windows Vista before certain security updates
    • Windows 7 before version 6.1.760 1.23xxx
    • The update for Windows 7 can be found here
    • OS X version 10.8 or older

    Most customers shouldn’t be affected by these changes, but if are using outdated security protocols we highly recommend you update before the June 30th, 2018 deadline so you may continue to access TFAW and your other favorite online stores.

    Now What?

    If you were redirected here from TFAW.com, then we recommend you upgrade or change web browsers.

    Before June 30th, 2018, you should be able to return to TFAW.com and continue shopping. NOTE: you will be redirected back to this page every 24 hours if you don’t upgrade your browser.

    After June 30th, 2018, you will need to resolve this problem in order to shop at TFAW.com.

    If you have any questions, please contact service@tfaw.com.

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    Titan Brings Family Guy to Comics

    This is pretty sweet you guys!

    If you are a fan of the Griffin family, and you just can’t get enough of Stewie’s evil genius, you’ll be happy to know that Titan Comics and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are pleased to announce the U.S. launch of the Family Guy comic series, based on the award-winning hit animated TV show from the mind of Seth MacFarlane.

    The Family Guy comic series will follow the Griffin family in a string of brand new outrageous storylines, along with fellow Quahog residents Cleveland Brown, Joe Swanson and everyone’s favorite ladies man, Glen “giggity” Quagmire.

    Family Guy has become one of America’s favorite animated TV shows of all time, and was named one of TV Guide’s “25 Top Cult Shows Ever!” The show boasts over 27 million fans on Facebook, and has been nominated for 13 Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Comedy Series.

    Artwork for the Family Guy comic series is provided by comic artists SL Gallant (G.I. Joe, Torchwood) and Anthony Williams (Judge Dredd, Superman, Batman).

    Family Guy #1 will ship on July 27, 2011. Stay tuned
    to the TFAW Blog or follow @TFAW on
    Twitter
    to find out when you can order your copy. In the meantime, order other Family Guy products from TFAW.com.

    How thrilled are you about the friggin’ sweet news? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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    Dynamite Previews: Vampire Huntress, Sherlock Holmes Year One, & More

    Dynamite Entertainment has kept the sneak peeks coming with a look at these titles! We have comic book previews of four new comics: Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son #5, Green Hornet: Year One #9, LA Banks’ Vampire Huntress #3 The Hidden Darkness, and Sherlock Holmes: Year One #3. Do you want to see the first four or five pages? Just click one of the covers.

    Dean Koontz's Frankenstein
    Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son vol. 2 #5
    Green Hornet: Year One #9
    Green Hornet: Year One #9
    LA BAnks' Vampire Huntress #3
    LA Banks’ Vampire Huntress #3 The Hidden Darkness
    Sherlock Holmes: Year One #3
    Sherlock Homes: Year One #3

    BROWSE DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

    SEE THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES

    Are you a Dynamite fan? Do you like the classic crime fighters? Post your comments below!

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    March Product Review Contest Winners

    It was another great month for product reviews! A lot of you wanted to tell us what you thought of the products you got from TFAW.com. We read your reviews, and picked three lucky winners for our Product Review Contest for March. This month, we’re sending out $25 TFAW gift certificates to the following winners:

    Michael in New Hampshire shared his thoughts on the Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby HC.

    I don’t know if this was intended to be the last Sock Monkey story, but it reads like a summing up not only of the adventures of Gabby and Crow but of childhood itself. It’s bittersweet and beautiful and very possibly the best thing Tony Millionaire has done. A wonderful book.


    Celmalena wrote from Maine to tell us about the new Star Trek Romulan Bird Of Prey Model Kit:

    Round 2 brings back the Romulan Bird-of-Prey that’s been long out of production going on 35 years now so folks who missed out on the first release or just want to reminisce can enjoy it. Not the most accurate model out there but Round 2 saw that the major issues were addressed – most notably, the forward plasma weapon and the replacement nacelle caps. A jewel for anyone’s mantle! A “must get” kit!

    And Andrew, from Australia wrote a to-the-point review of Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage TPB. Here’s what he had to say:

    A fascinating arc in Spider-Man’s history. People have (rightly) complained that Carnage is a boring, one-dimensional villain; a hard claim to refute. Spider-Man’s response to Carnage, however, is what makes this worth reading. Don’t grab this book for Carnage, grab it for Peter Parker.

    Thank you to all of our customers for their product reviews last month. Good luck to you all for next month’s contest. Keep your reviews coming, and as always, we’re choosing our product reviews carefully. Please don’t submit duplicate reviews or submissions from other merchant websites. You don’t have to like the product to snag a winning review, so feel free to rant or gush.

    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!

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    More Great Comic Book Previews From Dynamite Entertainment

    Dynamite Entertainment and TFAW are hooking you up again! We have comic book previews of three new titles on sale now: Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1, Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #1 and Garth Ennis: Jennifer Blood #2. We’re giving you four to five pages right off the bat to check out these warrior women; all you gotta do is click on a cover!

    Red Sonja Revenge of the Gods #1
    Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1
    Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #1
    Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #1
    Garth Ennis: Jennifer Blood #2
    Garth Ennis: Jennifer Blood #2

    Who read Garth Ennis: Jennifer Blood #1? Are you going to follow it with issue #2? Are you psyched to see Red Sonja fight Loki? Do you think that there are enough strong female characters in comics? What’s YOUR favorite Dynamite title?

    We want to know what you think. We’re TFAW, and we’re here for ya! Post your comments below!

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    January Product Review Contest Winners

    We received almost 300 product reviews last month! It took some effort to pick just three winners for our Product Review Contest. This month, we’re sending out $30 TFAW gift certificates to the following winners:

    Larry from Oregon reviewed the Blackest Night Series 6 Green Lantern Hal Jordan Action Figure. Here’s his take on it:

    Probably the best action figure of Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern I’ve seen. Looks great next to Sinestro from the same series.


    Luke, also from Oregon had this to say about Anchor Vol. 02 TPB:

    Bring the simple joy of a holy Icelandic warrior from the middle ages to your home today! A fun clean fight through hell, facing Satan himself as you have never seen him before.

    Churilla’s creature/demon designs are always interesting and unexpected, while Hester’s dialog is entertaining creating an atmosphere where you are sucked into the old world of the Anchor’s past which is revealed as he consumes the demon hearts of his vanquished foes.

    The art is a little cartoony, but then again you are looking at comic books here. So I guess you can’t complain too much. Rating: ****

    And Chris, from Missouri wrote his first TFAW product review on Axe Cop Volume 1 TPB. Here’s what he had to say:

    Such an ingenious idea for a comic: consult your 5 year old brother for ideas, and just run with it. This book is amazing. I can’t stop laughing. The stories are crazy and I love the artwork that depicts the world of Axe Cop.

    We want to thank all our customers for their product reviews last month. Good luck to you all for next month’s contest. Keep your reviews coming, you could be next month’s winner! As always, we’re choosing our product reviews carefully. Please don’t submit duplicate reviews or submissions from other merchant websites. You don’t have to like the product to snag a winning review, so feel free to rant or gush.

    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!

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    TFAW Interviews Nathan Edmondson

    The LightImage Month continues going strong here at TFAW.com, as we continue to highlight great titles and creators from one of the largest independent publishers in the industry.

    We recently chatted with writer Nathan Edmondson about his survival-horror comic The Light, the writing process, and “coincidence by design.”

    TFAW.com: You’ve jumped from Greek mythology in Olympus to survival horror in The Light: did you experience any difficulties making such a drastic leap in genre?

    Nathan Edmondson: Not really. I was inspired to work with Brett, of course, and I enjoy the research into a new genre. It’s more exciting than anything to move into a new world and start writing about it.

    TFAW.com: Coyle in The Light is a pretty unusual hero. What inspired you to create such a troubled protagonist?

    Edmondson: The story dictated it. I knew that the lead character needed to be a darker figure than the darkness around him, so that his struggle produced a stronger gravity than the supernatural events he’s struggling against. It felt right; and a lesser evil here would have gone unnoticed.

    TFAW.com: You’ve set The Light in Astoria, Oregon, a few hours from Portland (where Things From Another World has its headquarters!). How did you make the decision to set the story here? There are lots of nice details locals will recognize, such as not pumping your own gas. Did you visit Oregon to research the setting?

    Edmondson: I was in Oregon whilst plotting the book. In fact Brett and I conceived The Light to be set in Ireland, but for a variety of reasons we directed our thoughts stateside, and the ambiance of the Oregon coast fits the mood of the book perfectly.

    The book begins in Astoria, but readers will find that it quickly crosses inland and hits other cities, like Corvallis and Portland. There will in fact be a great many recognizable landmarks to Oregonians (and visitors alike). Brett is a Portlander himself right now and he had the opportunity in issues 4 and 5 to illustrate some of his current hometown.

    But, in all honesty, we set The Light in Oregon really just to get a special interview with TFAW. Success!

    TFAW.com: One of the themes in The Light is the sinister path seemingly benign technology can take. Will you be further exploring this idea in later issues, or will the story remain focused more on the characters? And will readers eventually learn where the virus originated and how it is transmitted through light?

    Edmondson: That concept is a thread in the fabric of the story, indeed, but its prominency as a theme depends upon the reader. There are a number of ideas at play in The Light and the ‘brightest,’ in fact, becomes visible only at the end of issue 5. (Hope you like it!)

    TFAW.com: There are some intense issues of trust at play here, as well as symbolic imagery of the characters’ inner traits. How important a role does symbolic imagery play in this story? How much of what is there is intentional, and how much a happy accident?

    OlympusEdmondson: The line between what is intentional and what is organic in this (and any) story is quite blurry. Tolkien advised his readers not to look too closely for symbols, but to feel instead the overall effect–though the symbols are certainly present in his work. I do agree that The Light is rich in imagery and metaphor, but I think that if you focus on any one image you will lose the effect. The same is true of writing. Some imagery is intentional, some incidental, some coincidental, but it should come out in the expression of the grand story. If you focus on it too much in the writing process you risk losing the forest for the trees. So to answer the question (yeah, I was getting there!), I suppose I would call it for the most part coincidence by design.

    TFAW.com: Do you find it difficult to fit this kind of story into only five issues?

    Edmondson: Not particularly. Once I isolate the story that I want to tell: this specific tale, and not, for example, what’s happening on the other side of the world, I start with a skeleton of an idea: a father must protect his daughter while traveling inland. At that point it’s a matter of crafting the environment to fill the space around that basic idea. Adding elements until you’re filled to the top and then backing off a bit and giving the story some breathing room; editing things out that really aren’t necessary.

    TFAW.com: The Light brings to mind another great character-driven survival horror title from Image, The Walking Dead. Were you inspired at all by Robert Kirkman’s work? How do you feel the two titles complement each other in Image’s line up?

    Edmondson: I wasn’t directly inspired by Kirkman’s work, no; perhaps more Cormac McCarthy, if I can put a finger on any one writer.

    I do think that The Light and The Walking Dead compliment one another terrifically–if I dare say so! Kirkman proved with his book that Image was the most appropriate home for a story like this, and the success of Dead certainly aids The Light.

    The LightTFAW.com: You’ve worked with some really talented artists on this and previous projects. Are there any artists you’d particularly like to work with in the future?

    Edmondson: One I can name with certainty is John Paul Leon. He and I have knocked story thoughts back and forth and hopefully we’ll land one in the goal soon enough. I’m an enormous fan of his style and his portfolio and just JP as a person.

    I’d also be thrilled to work with Greg Tocchini. His work is vibrant and really beautiful.

    TFAW.com: Tell us about your creative process. Do you start with the idea for the story and then develop the characters? Or do you start with the characters and see what story unfolds?

    Edmondson: It all depends, really. With The Light, it was the concept first: a light-born infection. Then, how to make that a story? The most important part of the process to me is giving it time. Spending a few days just thinking, just letting it gestate.  I’m not sure where the thought of an abusive father and his daughter came from, but I ran with it. I sketch some outlines for the overall arc, and when I feel I have something I begin to break it down into issues. All of this in consultation with Brett, and his thoughts were at every juncture quite valuable.

    TFAW.com: You often talk about the great classic works of literature and encourage people to read them. Do you view yourself as a literacy advocate? How do you think comics fit into literacy advocacy?

    Edmondson: I’m happy to be called a “literacy advocate.” I encourage reading as often as I can. I think comics are a wonderful medium and I am always ready to recommend a title to anyone.

    I believe comics to be a wonderful opportunity for new readers and bibliophiles alike. I don’t think readers should confuse comics and classic literature; the mediums ultimately have each a different purpose (with many exceptions) and comics should never replace books completely in any reader’s catalogue. Ideally both mediums should compliment one another and fuel an overall love for reading.

    We can only hope.

    TFAW.com: You’ve got some tantalizing “Coming Soon” banners on your website. Can you give us a peek at what’s coming next for you?

    Edmondson: Hm…well, here’s a little teaser from my next project. That’s all I can share right now.
    Coming soon from Edmondson

    TFAW.com: In the past you’ve described yourself as coming into the comics industry as an outsider. With the critical acclaim given to Olympus and the first two issues of The Light selling out in record time, do you still see yourself as a relative newcomer, or are you feeling more at home?

    Edmondson: Maybe I’m no longer standing in the doorway, but I’m not sure I’m eating from the table yet. Maybe I’ll have more to offer if I’m never quite at the table.

    TFAW.com: Thanks for your time, Nathan!

    Check out Edmondson’s comic book projects here

    Looking forward to future issues of The Light? Did you read Olympus and what did you think of it? Let us know below!

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    WNR: One Moment in Time, Time Masters #1, Charmed #1 & So Much More!

    It’s SDCC 2010, and while Josh and Elisabeth are getting you cool news from San Diego, I’ve got your weekly peek at what’s new.

    cover image for The Walking Dead issue 75

    It’s still July, and that means it’s still Image Month here at TFAW, so I’ll kick things off with The Walking Dead #75. Tensions are growing between Rick and Douglas and it’s anyone’s guess how it will end up. I felt a little surprised by how quickly I reached the end of the issue, but was pleased to find that there is a color back-up story and a picture gallery of the cast of the upcoming AMC series. If, like me, you’re a latecomer to The Walking Dead you’ll be able to get closer to caught up with the latest TPB. The Walking Dead Volume 12 hit shelves today too, collecting issues 67-72. The survivors finally reach D.C., and things look like they might calm down for a little while. The art and writing in The Walking Dead is excellent all the way through. I have to recommend it. If you’re unconvinced by me, check out our interviews with The Walking Dead creator Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

    Dark Horse features Janet and Alex Evanovich’s entry into the comics world with the graphic novel Troublemaker Book 1 this week. This hardcover, with art by Joëlle Jones, is the third adventure of Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker, following on the New York Times bestsellers Metro Girl and Motor Mouth. The art is crisp and vibrant and builds a great sense of environment that adds to the story. The story itself is full of action, mystery, and voodoo. Check out our exclusive interview with Janet and Alex Evanovich, and then go pick up their book.

    cover image for Charmed issue 1cover image for True Blood issue 1

    Also making a crossover into comics this week are Charmed #1 from Zenescope and True Blood #1 from IDW. The Charmed Ones continue on into happily ever after with Paige teaching at the school and Phoebe and Piper trying to deal with the kids. Of course, happily ever after isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. The story is as strong as any Charmed episode so it’s well worth it for any fan to pick it up. If you prefer vampires to witches, stop in to Merlotte’s for this first issue of True Blood. This one seems like a first issue worth picking up. The action starts right up with some truly well-drawn beasties and blood, and while the dialog is a little rough, you still want to read on. The exclusive David Messina poster included in this issue is a nice touch too.

    DC offers up Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1.  This is the first of a six-issue miniseries that sends Superman, Green Lantern, and Booster Gold through time with Rip Hunter in the search for Bruce Wayne. I’ll be honest with ya, I haven’t been following Batman’s adventures.  I had no problem getting into this story though, and I plan to follow it.  Dan Jurgens does a great job with the time travel story and all the details that go along with it.  The art is bright and dynamic and the pacing of the story builds plenty of interest.  Order this one, and while you’re at it go ahead and get in your pre-orders for the rest of this story.

    For the Lantern Fans, there are two new hardcovers this week as well. Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps and Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns continue the Blackest Night collection.  You can order them and a ton of other Blackest Night stuff from our Blackest Night page.

    And not to leave the Mighty Marvel off this week’s list there is the Lady Deadpool one-shot pitting Wanda Wilson against Captain America in a fight over the right to enjoy Food Porn. That’s right, Lady Deadpool is fighting for your rights to watch the cooking channel and enjoy your bacon-wrapped porkchops! As always the not-so-subtle satire of a Deadpool story is worth reading, though this one-shot doesn’t have quite the same feeling to the writing as most of the other Deadpool titles running currently.

    cover image for New Avengers issue 2

    If Deadpool isn’t your kind of story, The New Avengers #2 has a bit more superhero action in a story that may just end the world as we know it. The entities after the Eye of Agamotto have possessed Luke Cage to try and get it, and the New Avengers trash Avengers Mansion trying to stop the possessed Cage, Dr. Strange, and Daimon Hellstrom. We still don’t know who is after the Eye, but if they get away with it Everything may just be over. This story is action, start to finish. Heroic Age indeed.

    Finally, not to be forgotten, or possibly to be un-forgotten, Amazing Spider-Man #638 starts One Moment In Time. Will Peter and MJ’s life be set right again? This issue is an interesting mix of new story and art with panels and pages from ASM Annual #21 in which Peter and his bride-to-be prepare for a wedding now undone. This issue started a bit slowly, but it picked up steam by the end. This one isn’t an ideal jumping-on issue, but if you are or have been a Spidey fan pick it up and see where it goes.

    What do you think of these titles? What are you going to read this week that I didn’t mention? Leave your comments below.

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    Jonathan Luna Joins Our CBLDF/SDCC Autograph Card Event!

    Jonathan Image ComicsWe are pleased to announce that the latest contributor to our Second Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction event is Jonathan Luna! He will be joining more than three dozen incredible artists who are donating original black-and-white sketches to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The sketches which will be auctioned off at SDCC later this month, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the fight for the First Amendment rights of the comics community!

    Jonathan Luna’s projects with Image Comics include the science-fiction comic series Sword and the very creepy Girls. If you haven’t read these comics, go! Read them now! You can thank me later.

    However, you don’t need the big bucks to get a copy of Luna’s sketch–TFAW.com will be taking all of these sketches and creating limited-edition autograph cards, which you will be able to get for free down in San Diego at Comic-Con!

    We want to thank all of our participating publishers and creators! If you’re headed to San Diego Comic-Con this year, make sure to visit their booths–or the TFAW booth–to collect your limited-edition autograph cards. Quantities are limited, so make sure to get yours early!

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    Ben Templesmith Steps Up to Support Our CBLDF Fundraiser!

    Ben Templesmith Image ComicsWe are pleased to announce that the latest contributor to our Second Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction event is Ben Templesmith! More than three dozen incredible artists are donating original black-and-white sketches to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which will be auctioned off at SDCC later this month, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the fight for the First Amendment rights of the comics community!

    Ben Templesmith’s latest projects include the intense comic series Choker and the upcoming all-ages Fractured Fables hardcover from Image Comics. We recently sat down with Ben to discuss Choker co-creator Ben McCool as a part of our Image Month event. You can read the entire conversation here!

    However, you don’t need the big bucks to get a copy of Templesmith’s sketch–TFAW.com will be taking all of these sketches and creating limited-edition autograph cards, which you will be able to get for free down in San Diego at Comic-Con!

    We want to thank all of our participating publishers and creators! If you’re headed to San Diego Comic-Con this year, make sure to visit their booths–or the TFAW booth–to collect your limited-edition autograph cards. Quantities are limited, so make sure to get yours early!

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    Kody Chamberlain Joins Our CBLDF/SDCC Auction Event!

    Kody Chamberlain Image ComicsWe are pleased to announce that the latest contributor to our Second Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction event is Kody Chamberlain! We now have more than three dozen incredible artists who are donating original black-and-white sketches to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. These works of art will be auctioned off at SDCC later this month, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the fight for the First Amendment rights of the comics community!

    Kody Chamberlain’s latest project with Image Comics is the New Orleans crime comic Sweets, for which he is both the writer and the artist. We recently sat down with Kody to discuss this gritty thriller as a part of our Image Month event. You can read the entire conversation here!

    However, you don’t need the big bucks to get a copy of Chamberlain’s sketch–TFAW.com will be taking all of these sketches and creating limited-edition autograph cards, which you will be able to get for free down in San Diego at Comic-Con! Plus, you can enter to win a page from Kody Chamberlain during our Sweets Twitter Contest! The contest ends soon, so tweet fast! Tweet like the wind!

    We want to thank all of our participating publishers and creators! If you’re headed to San Diego Comic-Con this year, make sure to visit their booths–or the TFAW booth–to collect your limited-edition autograph cards. Quantities are limited, so make sure to get yours early!

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    June Product Review Contest Winners

    Every month, we choose a few outstanding product reviewers and send them free stuff as part of our Product Review Contest. After poring through some amazing product reviews from June’s submissions, we narrowed the field to three victors.

    Teresa from California reviewed the Firefly: Still Flying SC and here’s what she had to say:

    The show may be long gone but with this book you can extend your enjoyment and pretend that it’s still on the air. It’s like seeing a long-lost friend once again. It’s a must have for Firefly fans.

    Dixon from Tennessee reviewed Green Hornet Year One #2. Here’s what he had to say about the issue:

    I gave this one four stars because I’m just really enjoying the comic. Wagner and co are hitting all the right beats for me with this year one story. I love the vintage setting and the way the color pallet and art work bring it to life so vividly. The only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is because it reminds me so much of the Lone Ranger origin books Dynamite – not to mention Batman Begins.

    However, I don’t say that in a bad way! This is a great retelling of the Hornet’s origin with a crackling good “Kato-only” adventure paralleling it.

    Think Batman Begins type story telling set in Indiana Jones’ time with Elliot Ness’ Chicago backdrop. High fives all around for Wagner and crew!

    And Dane from Wisconsin wrote a really good review for the 100 Bullets TPB Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call.

    I ordered the first 2 TPB of this series because it sounded really good but then I got it and it was regular book(ish) paper and I thought all graphic novels were printed on glossy magazine paper so I was sad but then I started reading and I was enthralled. It’s about people who are given a briefcase with 100 untraceable bullets, a gun, and evidence proving someone ruined their life. The rest is up to them. Really good series so far.

    All three of this month’s winners will get $25 TFAW gift certificates to pick up anything they want! Thank you to everybody who submitted product reviews last month and congratulations to the winners.

    As always, we’re choosing our product reviews carefully, so please don’t submit duplicate reviews or submissions from other merchant websites. You don’t have to like the product to snag a winning review, so feel free to rant or gush.

    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.

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