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    Local Comic Shop Day at Oregon TFAW Stores

    LCSD Lying Cat Statue givaway

    Things From Another World is excited to be taking part in the second annual Local Comic Shop Day (LCSD) on Saturday November 19th, and we’re doing what no other comic shop is doing: giving away three Limited Edition Saga Lying Cat Statues!

    We’re Not Lying!

    We will be giving away one of the Local Comic Shop Day Exclusive Lying Cat Statues from the hit series, Saga! Only 300 of these were made, and each one of our Portland/Metro stores is giving one away.

    Local Comic Shop Day Exclusive Lying Cat Statue

    So how can you get one?

    Just come to one of our Portland Area stores anytime during business hours (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) on Local Comic Shop Day, Saturday, November 19th. Each store will draw a winner from applicable entries and will announce the winner via the store’s email newsletter on November 21.

    MAKE SURE YOU’RE SIGNED UP FOR YOUR LOCAL TFAW STORE NEWSLETTER

    No purchase required, but feel free to check out thousands of other amazing products in our store, including other Local Comic Shop Day exclusive items like the Exclusive Hardcover of Doctor Strange: The Oath from Saga writer Brian K. Vaughn, Neal Adams’ Champions #1 cover, and the highly sought after Moonshine #1 (Frank Miller Variant Cover). All of these are limited in quantities so make sure you stop by early!

    LCSD Variants

    Local Comic Shop Day is all about showing support for the comic shops in your area, but we wanted to go a step further and show our gratitude to the many great customers that make each of our Things From Another World comic shops such a special place.

    So come on down November 19th for your chance to win this limited and exclusive statue!

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    William F. Nolan Talks Logan’s Run: Last Day

    One of the most exciting new offerings this month is Logan’s Run: Last Day, a 24-issue limited series from the folks at Bluewater Studios.

    Having discovered the Logan’s Run novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson back in high school, I was pretty psyched to hear about this adaptation. It looks like this adaptation will stay true to the novel, rather than the 1976 movie starring Michael York.

    I had the chance to interview William F. Nolan about the new adaptation, his plans for other series with Bluewater, and the state of a new Logan’s Run movie:

    TFAW.com: It is nice to (virtually) meet you, Mr. Nolan.

    William F. Nolan: Thanks, glad to (virtually) be here!

    TFAW.com: We were really excited to hear about Logan’s Run: Last Day, the new comic book adaptation of your novel. How did the comic come about?

    Nolan: My good friend and author/filmmaker Jason V. Brock (Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man) and his wife Sunni saw an article about Bluewater in the local Vancouver, WA paper. Jason does some agenting on my behalf and contacted Darren G. Davis, the president of Bluewater.

    We scheduled a meeting at their offices in Vancouver, and they were very excited about the Logan property. Jason (who is also an artist and the Art Director/Managing Editor of Dark Discoveries magazine) and I assisted in working on the designs and costumes for some of the characters, which they are using in the final comic. Also, Jason had come up with a great storyline for a new Logan book we are outlining that uses the original book and expands on the backstory, updating it significantly.

    That’s where Paul J. Salamoff comes in: he was chosen to adapt the novels into comic format, but none of us really wanted a “straight” adaptation of the books–it’s been done by MGM, Marvel, Malibu Graphics, and so on. It was time for a fresh take on Logan. Paul was perfect for the job. Not to mention that the four of us–Darren, Paul, Jason, and myself–all work well together and have gotten to be friends.

    TFAW.com: Logan’s Run isn’t a stranger to comics. Other publishers have done mini-series adaptations over the years. Is there something special in today’s world that prompted you to move forward with an adaptation?

    Nolan: I was not happy with Marvel or Malibu’s versions. I very much disliked the art in the Malibu edition, though they were faithful to the books. As far as the Marvel version, it was just too “superhero”: Logan is a real character, not a superheroic one, and I was never that pleased with it. In addition, they were really adapting the MGM movie, which is flawed, not the book that I wrote with George Clayton Johnson.

    Given the current trend of Hollywood getting interested in comic book works, I feel that this is the perfect time to get a really great version of Logan out there . . . and this is the one.

    TFAW.com: To what degree are you involved with the Bluewater Productions adaptation of Logan’s Run?

    Nolan: I have final creative say-so over the artwork and storyline, as well as writing for some of the other titles we have planned.

    TFAW.com: Will Paul Salamoff be staying pretty close to the original story or have you given him some freedom to move about in the world you’ve created?

    Nolan: Paul is working off the outline that we provided, but has added a couple of elements. He is actually being faithful to the first two books (Logan’s Run and Logan’s World) at the start of the series. All of us are excited about the directions that we could go after these first six or so issues.

    TFAW.com: What has Daniel Gete brought to the table in terms of art for Last Day?

    Nolan: His work is very good. Jason and I both like his rendering and layouts a lot. His vision is in concert with ours: strong and direct–perfect for Logan.

    TFAW.com: For someone who might only be familiar with the 1976 film version of Logan’s Run, what differences can they expect to see in the comic?

    Nolan: We wanted as many things as possible to be different from the film, for legal and artistic reasons. We went back to the source material as much as possible, and built on that. You’ll see very soon!

    TFAW.com: Awhile back, I heard that the series was scheduled for 24 issues. Is that still the case?

    Nolan: Yes, 24 issues is correct. We have a lot planned for the series.

    TFAW.com: Are you planning on working with Bluewater Productions on any other series?

    Nolan: Yes. I signed on to do have an adaptation done of Sam Space, my future-noir character, for a run of four to six issues, and Dark Universe, a run of six issues utilizing my horror stories as source material. I am slated to adapt at least two of these, and Jason Brock has been tapped to adapt three of my stories.

    TFAW.com: There have been whispers of a remake of the Logan’s Run movie. Are there any plans to move forward on a film project?

    Nolan: It’s more than a whisper–it’s been in “pre-production” for 13 years! Joel Silver is involved, as well as Bryan Singer, among others. They still plan on making it, but when . . . that is the question. We’re hoping that the direction that we plan on taking the comics will light a little fire under Hollywood, as well as give them a bit of direction for a possible way of doing justice to the spirit of the books. It is a great candidate for a remake, as the technology has improved dramatically since 1976 and they could really do a lot with it.

    TFAW.com: One last question: At TFAW.com, we’re always looking for ways to go above and beyond for our customers . . .

    Nolan: I think I know what you mean . . . would you like some signed copies of the comics? I’m sure Darren would be happy to supply some for you guys, and I love to sign for fans! How about 15 or so copies for you guys?

    TFAW.com: Absolutely. I think our readers would like that very much. Thank you for taking the time to chat with us about Logan’s Run: Last Day, and thanks for signing some books for us!

    Nolan: No problem: any time!

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    You heard what the man said, we’re getting 15 signed books, and we’re offering them up to 15 random people who pre-order any Logan’s Run: Last Day issue by 1/24/10. Winners will be announced in the TFAW.com Newsletter on 1/28/10!

    In the meantime, check out the four-page first look and whet your appetite. ;0)

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    Free Comic Book Day 2009


    If you’ve been into comics for awhile, you know that the first Saturday in May is a very special day.

    It’s hard to believe that Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is less than a week away! FCBD is about introducing people to new comics and showing kids that reading can be fun.

    We’re excited to announce that we’ll be including THREE FREE COMICS with every in-stock order this weekend starting at 12:01 AM (PST) on Saturday. We’ll only slip these free comics in with your order while supplies last, though, so it’s first come, first served.

    First up, we’ve got Star Wars: Clone Wars, which will be included with every order. This is a special issue featuring the greatest heroes of the Clone Wars, plus Emily the Strange, Usagi Yojimbo, and other all-ages favorites!

    Then, we’ll randomly pack either Blackest Night #0 or The Avengers. Please keep in mind that we won’t be able to take requests for specific issues.

    In Blackest Night, DC Comics will debut the prelude to Blackest Night, which stands to be the biggest comics event of 2009! The issue also features an introductory text page that sets the stage for new readers.

    The issue includes a lead story that leads directly into Blackest Night #1, as well as a special guide to the various Corps that have recently emerged as forces in the world of Green Lantern.

    In The Avengers, the mighty Thor and both the New and Dark Avengers join forces against the frost-giant Ymir in a battle that will have terrifying consequences for the Marvel Universe–and for these heroes–in the days to come!

    Top-flight creators Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung combine talents to bring you an absolutely essential all-new touchstone story for what’s coming up in the Marvel Universe!

    Also included with every order is Aliens/Predator. In the next few months, we’ll see the re-launch of two of the quintessential Dark Horse movie-to-comics franchises–the Fox blockbusters Aliens and Predator!

    Featuring a flip-book format with two covers and two stories–each devoted to one of mankind’s deadliest adversaries–the FCBD Aliens/Predator comic opens the airlock to a new universe of terror!

    FCBD 2009 is going to be a great one!

    Excited about one or more of these books? Let us know below!

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    Final Two Days for Free Gift Cards and Cheap Collectibles and Vinyl Toys!



    The end of the year is here, which means just one thing: it’s the end of the line for TFAW.com’s most awesome 2008 events! Shop today and tomorrow, December 31st, to take part in special savings on collectibles, statues, and vinyl toys, and place an order for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

    As many of you already know, we’re giving away more than $3,000 in gift certificates this year! We’re awarding $100 per day–usually as five $20 gift certificates–to random lucky shoppers. December 31 is the last day of our Holiday Gift Certificate Giveaway, so start browsing now!

    In addition, we’ve been offering some of our most popular vinyl toys at 25% off! Think Mighty Muggs, Qees, Domo, and much more! Like our Holiday Gift Card Giveaway, our vinyl toys sale ends after tomorrow, December 31!

    Does your shelf or mantelpiece look empty and bare? Fill it up with statues from our collectibles and statues sale. We’ve handpicked some great collectibles, like the Serenity Valley Topographical Map Lithograph, and we’re offering them at 25% off–again, through December 31!

    So what are you waiting for? An awesome blog post (oh . . . wait)? By my math, you have about 31.5 hours left to go. But while you’re here, what did you think of our holiday deals? Anything on your wishlist for next year? Post your comments below!

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    Gift Card Giveaway: Our First $100 Winner and More!

    Alan in New York is our first $100 winner! As announced by Andrew, we’re giving away $100 in gift certificates every day until the end of the year! While most days, we’re splitting this into five $20 gift certificates, Friday, December 5 was when we decided to give the entire $100 to one lucky shopper!

    We congratulate our winners, and everyone to keep shopping with TFAW.com! Our $20 gift certificate winners from last week are as follows:



    2008-12-07

    • Scott in Colorado
    • Jonathan in Maryland
    • Perry in Arizona
    • Brian in Washington
    • Christina in Florida
    2008-12-06

    • Mark in California
    • Ethan in Georgia
    • Mario in Pennsylvania
    • James in New York
    • Anais in France
    2008-12-04

    • Nicole in Massachusetts
    • Michael in Quebec
    • Charles in California
    • Mohammed in New York
    • Joe in Oregon

    We’re going to pick keeping winners until 2009, so check here every day for updates! We’ll also be posting winners in the blog here every Monday.

    Questions? Comments? Ideas for more giveaways? Post them below!

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    The First Wave of Gift Certificate Winners Announced!

    As Andrew announced last week, we’re giving away $3,000 in gift certificates to random customers between now and the end of the year. That’s $100 in gift certificates every day! Here are the winners from Black Friday weekend:

    11-28-2008:

    • Scott in Colorado
    • Jonathan in Maryland
    • Perry in Arizona
    • Brian in Washington
    • Christina in Florida

    11-29-2008:

    • Donna in New York
    • Julio in Massachusetts
    • Ana in Maryland
    • Curtis in Colorado
    • Dana in Louisiana

    11-30-2008:

    • Christopher in Australia
    • Leslie in Pennsylvania
    • Dominique in Massachusetts
    • Gwyneth in Hawaii
    • Jason in Indiana

    Each of these customers has received a $20 gift certificate, just for shopping at TFAW.com! So far we’ve been splitting the $100 five ways each day, but we might just award the entire thing to one customer on occasion. So keep shopping at TFAW.com–check out our Cyber Monday deals to get some great discounts, to boot.

    We’ll announce each week’s winners every Monday right here on the blog, so check back often! We’ll also announce the winners as they’re picked here!

    Questions? Comments? Ideas to make this giveaway even better? We want to hear from you–post below!

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