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    August Product Review Contest Winners

    As part of our monthly Product Review Contest, we’ve picked three reviews and are awarding $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

    Samuel from Ruston, LA is the first winner this go around. His review of the Return of Bruce Wayne Series 1 Witch Hunter Batman Action Figure was just what the doctor ordered:

    Bruce Wayne time traveling through various ages in American history is cool. This is a neat twist on the Batman legend with him posing as a witch hunter in Colonial America. This, and the High Seas version also serve to ignite an appreciation of our history!

    Dan’s review of The Sixth Gun TPB Vol. 2: also caught our eye as we were looking through last month’s reviews:

    Loved this as much as Vol.1 TPB. A must read for western/supernatural fans. Only complaint…TFAW.com needs to submit more info on the comics they intend to sell. Such as, number of pages in a comic book (TPB or single issue), how many volumes of issues per TPB. This alone greatly increases my chance on buying such comic’s.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Dan. We’re diligently working to add that kind of info when it is provided to us. We’re right there with you–it’s important info to have. 😉

    Finally, beebull from Baltimore, MD dropped by really quick to share his thoughts of the Jericho TPB Season 3.

    Jericho was my all time favorite shoe because of the great investigative writing team. The incredible story was also casted perfectly, the actors were incredible and amazed us each week with love,action, and mystery played by a really cool music score. The comic picks up where the cliff hanger season ended and that is what makes this comic so great with the original writers still on the job. I haven’t picked up a comic in 40 years but have multiple copies of every issue and was surprised that only one issue of the graphic arrived at my store. Where is my next issue coming out TFAW? beebull needs his fix bad!

    Thanks again to everyone who shared their thoughts via a product review last month! If you’re submitting product reviews, 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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    July Product Review Contest Winners

    We want to know what you think about the products we carry. Did the newest issue of Incredible Hulks meet your expectations? Did you enjoy that Star Wars TPB that you picked up last month? Your reviews help others decide if they should check out a product, or if they should pass it up and opt for something else.

    As part of our monthly Product Review Contest, we’ve picked three reviews and are awarding $25 gift certificates to the people who posted them.

    Lillian from Woodinville, WA reviewed a quite a few products last month. Her review of Batwoman: Elegy TPB really caught our eye:

    I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things for this book. The book lives up to the praise for the most part. I am a fan of Rucka’s writing. He always paces his stories well and he has a masterly control of all his story elements for powerful and effective storytelling. His characters are believable, despite the superhero drama, and his storytelling is as fastidious as it is engaging…

    …Every time you look at it, you see something new. The re-readability of this book is amazing. The first time through it, however, the sheer amount of details story-wise and art-wise is almost overwhelming. It is definitely a book to take seriously and enjoy like a fine glass a wine to take in all its greatness. Do not guzzle this book. You’ll miss out on so much of its richness.

    Gwen’s review of the Jericho Season 3 TPB stood out among a sea of reviews last month:

    I am not a comic or graphic novel fan, but the Jericho novel is different. This book is written by the shows writers and producers and is the official continuation of the series. It starts off with Jake and Hawkins in Texas with the bomb. We get to meet a new Green family member, get the backstory on John Smith, the mastermind of the Sept attacks and see the start of the Civil War. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

    Finally, Brian from Murrieta, CA shared his thoughts about the sold-out Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Throne of the Slayer Statue:

    This is an amazing statue. It looks so much like SMG. The posture and attitude displayed are so perfectly shown. I wanted it for a year and finally decided to splurge and get it. I am very pleased to add it to my collection. Faith next.

    Though we’re sold out of the Buffy statue, we’re now taking pre-orders for this amazing Spike Statue. Just so you know. 😉

    Thanks again to everyone who shared their thoughts via a product review last month! If you’re submitting product reviews, 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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    Jericho to Continue in Comics . . . Again!

    Jericho to pick up at IDW with issue #4 in FebruaryIDW Publishing and CBS Consumer Products are continuing the comic book series based on the cult favorite television show that the fans would not let die-Jericho! Continuing directly from the finale of CBS’s post-apocalyptic drama, IDW will offer the complete Jericho comic series from the original creative team behind the TV show. Debuting in 2006, CBS’s Jericho aired for two seasons, following residents of a fictional, post-apocalyptic town.

    “The creators and producers of Jericho are so excited about working with IDW to continue the comic book series,” said executive producer of Jericho, Dan Shotz. “Jericho thrives because of the fans that fight for this story on a consistent basis. We have to thank the fans because they are the reason Jericho is here to stay.”

    Kicking off in February 2011, IDW will release both Jericho #4 and Jericho Redux. The specially priced Redux edition will collect the first three issues of the series and prep readers for the continuation with issues #4 through #6. IDW’s Jericho comics will stay true to the original series, offering fans the story they have been waiting for.

    Penned by the show’s writers and producers, Dan Shotz, Robert Levine and Jason M. Burns, Jericho Redux is the perfect way for fans to start getting more of the series they love.

    “We’re very excited to be part of this universe,” said IDW Chief Operating Officer, Greg Goldstein. “Jericho is a powerful story with a very active fan base, and we’re happy to be able to continue this adventure with them.”

    The saga continues in February with Jericho #4, and the series continues monthly in March and April. Beginning with issue #4, the series will be written by Matthew Federman, with artist Matt Merhoff, and Scott West, who will provide covers.

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    What do you think about this news? Let us know below.

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    Save 25-35% on June’s Featured Discounts on TFAW.com!

    June Featured Discounts

    Star Wars Slave Leia Mini Bust
    MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 5 TPB
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    This June, we’re introducing a brand-new addition to TFAW.com: our Featured Discounts page! Each month, we’re going through the Diamond Previews catalog and choosing the hottest, most exciting upcoming comics, statues, toys, and more–and marking them down by 25-35%!

    That’s right: we’re choosing the things you’re already going to want, and increasing our standard 20% pre-order discount to 25-35%! That means if you order any of our June Featured Discounts by June 30, you’ll receive our guaranteed lowest prices right off the bat.

    This month we’ve chosen 46 items. Some of them are first issues of new, hot series, like Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #1, Murderland #1, and Star Wars: Blood Ties — A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett #1. We’ve also chosen comics and more related to must-see TV shows, like Jericho Season 3 Vol. 01 TPB, Torchwood #1, and True Blood #2.

    Into superheroes? Make sure to check out the massive savings on items like Superman Earth One HC, Captain America #609, and Fantastic Four #582. And if you collect statues and toys, you won’t want to miss out on saving 25% on the Batman Arkham Asylum Series 1 Scarecrow Action Figure, the Dexter in Jumpsuit 7-in Action Figure, or the new Kitty Pryde Statue from Bowen Designs!

    These are literally just a handful of the awesome products we’ve chosen this month, but make sure to check out our Featured Discounts page and place your order by June 30 to take advantage of these fantastic low prices!

    What do you think of our choices this June? What series or products would you like to save on in July? Post your comments and suggestions below!

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    Dan Shotz & Cody DeMatteis Talk About Jericho Season 3!

    There’s has been such a huge groundswell of interest in Jericho Season 3: Civil War, the upcoming comics series from Devil’s Due Publishing, that when TFAW.com got a chance to interview part of the creative team, we jumped at the chance! As you may already know, Jericho Season 3: Civil War is the official continuation of the much-loved Jericho CBS television show starring Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, and Ashley Scott.

    From the very beginning, Jericho has had dedicated, active fans–so much so that they convinced CBS to bring the canceled show back for a second season! Now Jericho’s beloved Rangers are back for a third season in comic book form. Read on to learn more!

    TFAW.com: We are here with show writer/producer Dan Shotz and series editor Cody DeMatteis–thanks for taking the time to answer some questions, guys!

    Dan Shotz: Our pleasure . . . we are so thrilled that Jericho Season 3: Civil War is finally here. We love seeing the Jericho story continue in comic book form, and we have a feeling the fans will be very pleased with what we’ve put out. The whole Jericho team from the show is involved in the creation of this comic book series and we are having a blast working with Devil’s Due Publishing to give the fans something truly special.

    TFAW.com: Jericho was much loved by fans–so much so that they were able to bring it back to CBS for a second season after cancellation. What made you decide to bring it back as a comic?

    DS: This has always been about the fans. They are so passionate and have inspired us to keep the story going. They made history when they brought the show back for a second season and we, the writers and producers of the series, wanted to continue the story for them in different ways. This story is very close to our hearts and we feel like we have so much more to tell.

    TFAW.com: Where does Jericho Season 3 pick up, storywise? Of course, this series has “Civil War” right in the title. Can you tell us about that?

    DS: We left Season 2 with a Civil War looming between the East and the West. And now we have the opportunity to show it. The first group of books will deal with the Civil War on the verge of breaking out and the repercussions of living in a potential war zone. Jake and Hawkins will be directly involved with the outcome of the war itself, while the Jericho citizens will be fighting a resistance from within the new Allied States.

    TFAW.com: Dan, what was it like adapting Jericho from television to comics? Were there any particular challenges?

    DS: As the writers of the first issue, Robert Levine and I found it very freeing. The comic book form allows us to go big without restrictions. When you are working on a TV series, we are limited by budget and time concerns. When you want a tank to arrive on set, it costs serious money. With a great artist, we can fill a base with a dozen tanks free of charge.

    TFAW.com: Cody, were you a fan of Jericho before you started editing the comics? What things do you keep in mind to make sure the comics have the same “feel” of the series?

    Cody DeMatties: I had been a fan of the series, right up until the cancellation. Given that the cliffhanger we were left with I was more than excited to be involved with this project. There are plenty of factors to making sure that the comic retains the same overall feel of the original show, but Dan has been a massive help in guiding the voice of the comic. He’s the one that ensures when fans pick up a copy of Jericho #1, they’re going to be more than satisfied.

    TFAW.com: How well do you think this comic has recreated the characters and world of the TV series? For fans, will this be like getting a “real” Season 3?

    CDe: As Dan noted earlier, with the comics, fans are going to be getting a bigger story. The scope of the Jericho world isn’t tied to budget anymore . . . the sky is the limit for where this can go. I feel that people are going to find the same dynamic, character-driven stories they’ve come to expect from Jericho, but with the freedom of the comics medium allowing for the exploration of aspects not possible on screen.

    TFAW.com: How would you describe this comic to readers who’ve never seen the show?

    DS: Jericho is a story about a world turned upside down by a coordinated terrorist attack that wiped out 23 American cities. As America is slowly trying to rebuild itself, the country we once knew is now split into different factions and they are each vying for control. But at the heart of the story, Jericho is about the citizens of a small town, who are making a difference on a grand scale. They are fighting back for what is true and right and will risk their lives to save their home.

    TFAW.com: How did you choose the artist, Alejandro Giralbo? In the preview pages I’ve seen, it looks like he’s captured the likenesses of the actors really well.

    CDe: I connected with Alejandro through Nutopia Agency. We got samples from a variety of artists, but he really nailed the feel we were going for with an added sense of realism. He’s a very talented guy . . . I feel we’ll be seeing more from him in the future.

    TFAW.com: Are there going to be any relationship developments in Jericho Season 3, or is this mostly an action tale?

    DS: When the writers of the series got together to break the story, we made sure that the book would feel like the show. While the show had high-quality action set pieces, it also had rich characters with strong emotional beats. We didn’t want to lose that multi-layered texture of the Jericho story. I think we found a good mix of exciting adventure with the deeply personal.

    TFAW.com: Are there any surprises in store for fans that you can reveal?

    DS: We have so many juicy pieces of candy in there for the fans. Don’t want to reveal too much. But I will say that all of the Jericho characters, the fan-favorites, make their way into the book.

    TFAW.com: Jericho has such a committed, passionate fanbase–why do you think they relate to the show so strongly?

    DS: While the show started with an enormous premise, a post-apocalyptic devastation, it’s connected with audiences because of the individual characters who were forced to realize who they were under the most extreme circumstances. The “what if?” scenario can be very powerful and emotional when you try to see yourself in that position. That concept is where this whole ride began . . . to create a community of citizens that would face adversity on every level and continue to survive. This idea continues to inspire us.

    TFAW.com: After this six-issue miniseries has ended, are more story arcs planned?

    CDe: We are in the process of discussing what is up next for DDP & Jericho . . . a few exciting ideas being passed around. We should have details soon. We want to keep telling stories in the Jericho universe as long as the fans will allow!

    TFAW.com: Thanks again for you time–I’m looking forward to reading the comic!

    Dan and Cody: Thank you very much.

    Jericho Season 3: Civil War premieres today–make sure to pick up issue #1 now and pre-order issues #2-4 right now!

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