November Product Review Contest Winners Announced

December 2nd, 2014 Comments off

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.

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October Product Review Contest Winners Announced

November 6th, 2014 Comments off

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 October 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 Coniah in Tacoma, WA! Coniah wrote a review for the all-new Thor #1 caught our eye:

If you’ve been out of comics for a while or not following the main Thor title, this issue does a good job of helping catch you up to the most recent events leading up to Thor Odinson’s being unworthy of Mjolnir, and there’s a great sense of action and scale as well. Overall, it’s a pretty solid issue with only one drawback, in my opinion, not enough of the new Thor.

The Strain Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Mary from Manhattan, KS. She had this to say about Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1 (of 4):

If I could give this six stars, I would. HAWKEYE. DRESSED UP AS HAWKEYE FOR HALLOWEEN. Also: plot thickening, villains somewhat revealed, and shenanigans. Love this series!

Grayson #1 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, John from South Dartmouth, MA dropped by to share his thoughts about the new Ghostbusters #15 (Subscription Variant):

I have been a GB fan since I was a kid and was very excited for the comic book series when it came out. Good story in the spirit of the original movies. I love how some of the variant covers are throwbacks to not only the original movies but the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series like this cover.

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.

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Cullen Bunn Takes Ash & The Army of Darkness to Space

October 20th, 2014 Comments off

Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceCullen Bunn and Dynamite Entertainment are taking the Army of Darkness and the series’ hero, Ash, into space this winter. Army of Darkness comics have given fans Ash’s ongoing adventures for years, and Bunn’s addition to the family will be an exciting continuation of the Chosen One’s story.

Bunn’s catalog of work is impressive, with titles like Wolverine, Sinestro, The Shadow, and The Sixth Gun under his belt, his latest venture following Ash and the Deadites is sure to be a wild ride. It’s his work on various Deadpool books that has us chomping at the bit to see him take on the Army of Darkness.

You could win sought-after Army of Darkness comics from Bunn’s new series! Keep reading for more info on how to enter.

Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceTFAW: Hi Cullen, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. When did you discover Raimi’s Army of Darkness?
Cullen Bunn: I was already a fan of Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 when Army of Darkness came to movie theaters. I saw the flick on opening weekend and was completely taken by surprise. As much of a departure as EVIL DEAD 2 was from the original movie, Army of Darkness was even more of a game-changer in terms of tone and style. I loved it.

TFAW: How did you come to work on Dynamite’s Army of Darkness comic book series?
Bunn: Nick Barrucci and I have been talking about working together for some time, but we wanted to find the perfect projects for me. Last year, at Emerald City Comic Con, Nick and I sat down to discuss several projects. He surprised me by asking, “Are you familiar with Army of Darkness?” I’m pretty sure my ear-to-ear grin answered that question for him.

TFAW: It sounds like Ash is going to be in quite the predicament in this story. How did this idea hit you, and when did it start to look like this was really going to happen?
Bunn: Ash has battled demons and been possessed himself. He’s been thrown through time. It only seemed natural that I throw him into space. When Nick and I started discussing this project, one of his requests was that I do something unexpected with good ol’ Ash. Sending the Chosen One on a deep space adventure seemed to fit the bill. As the story started to come together, I was able to draw inspiration from so many amazing science fiction sources—from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars to Dune to Lovecraft’s tales to stories of John Carter of Mars!

Now, you might think that space adventures aren’t a good fit for Army of Darkness, but I believe this tale is very true to the spirit of the franchise, but still offers plenty of surprises! I’m not sure any reader will expect where this story will take them!

Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceTFAW: The first issue has multiple variants, is there one that you dig the most?
Bunn: I like them all, but the Jay Shaw ET-inspired variant might be my favorite. I like the starkness of the image. I also like those blank covers, because I can just draw my own images! Stick-figure Ash for the win!

TFAW: How has Larry Watts been to work with as a partner?
Bunn: Larry is a great collaborator. He genuinely loves the material, and he does an amazing job balancing the horror, sci-fi, and humor aspects of the story. He manages to get a lot of “acting” across with Ash, which is vitally important to this book!

TFAW: What’s your favorite part about writing Ash and the Deadites?
Bunn: I love that this project straddles a couple of different worlds and styles. The way I’m approaching this story, Ash provides the humor with his bumbling buffoonery. But the Deadites provide the creepiness and horror.

TFAW: You’ve worked with Dynamite on other projects before. How has it been to work with the folks at Dynamite Entertainment?
Bunn: Team Dynamite is an absolute delight to work with…which is nice because I’m dealing with them so frequently of late!

TFAW: How would you describe this series to someone who’s never seen Army of Darkness or read the comics?
Bunn: You know that crazy uncle of yours…the one who thinks he knows a lot more about everything than he really does…the one who frequently lets his mouth write checks his rear-end can’t cover…the one who has the utmost confidence in himself even when he gets himself into the most unbelievable hot water time and time again? Yeah, that guy. Imagine he’s the savior of humanity, our last line of defense against demons as old as time. And then imagine he has to stow away on the space shuttle in order to stop these demons from conquering the world.

TFAW: What comics are you reading right now?
Bunn: I’ve been reading a few different titles of late. I just read the first couple of issues of Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists, which was great. I’m digging Chris Sebela’s Dead Letters and Scott Snyder’s Wytches. My absolute favorite book right now, though is Southern Bastards from Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.

TFAW: Do you have any other projects in the works that you’re excited about?
Bunn: I have several projects that have either been recently announced or will be announced soon. Masks II from Dynamite is in the works, and it is a wildly ambitious story featuring a dozen or more characters in three time periods. Terrible Lizard from Oni Press will be launching in early November. It’s an all-ages story of a girl and her T-Rex. Wolf Moon from Vertigo is a werewolf story with a twist that will hit the stands in December. And I’ve got a couple of more Dynamite projects in the works…but I can’t reveal them just yet!

We want to thank Cullen Bunn for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us! Make sure to pre-order Bunn’s Army of Darkness comics and save 20% off the cover price! Plus, everyone who purchases issues by December 2 will be in the running to win our Army of Darkness Contest and take home some sweet collectible comics.

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September Product Review Contest Winners Announced

October 6th, 2014 Comments off

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.

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Futures End Contest Winners Announced

September 29th, 2014 Comments off

Futures End Harley Quinn #1 at TFAW.comWow. We had over 15,000 entries for our Futures End Contest! We want to thank everyone who participated in this contest, whether by purchasing a Futures End 3-D comic or mailing in their entry. The response was great. Congratulations to the following winners:

Grand Prize Winner:

  • Robert M. from Ashford, Alabama

First Place Winners:

  • Matt H. from Fort Worth, Texas
  • Marcos S. from Findlay, Ohio

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August Product Review Contest Winners Announced

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Marvel Spider-woman Bishoujo Statue 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 August 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 Peter all the way down in Australia! Peter wrote a couple really great reviews for a few statues last month — his review for the Marvel Spider-Woman Bishoujo Statue caught our eye:

WOW! Another stunning figure from our friends at Kotobukiya . . . again exceptionally vibrant colors make this figure stand out really well amongst other bishoujo models. Goes well under Sideshows new J. Scott Campbell spidey statue as well! Easy to say satisfaction guaranteed, sure to be a sell out.

MPH #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Kaela from Santa Rosa, CA. She had this to say about Black Widow #8:

Black Widow’s 2014 run is easily becoming my favorite of the year. Phil Noto’s artwork beautifully captures Natasha’s world & is a stylized alternative to what is typical for Marvel. Edmondson’s writing continues to bring us the Black Widow movie that we may never get. Plus, it’s always enjoyable seeing Natasha and the Winter Soldier in the same panel.

Marvel Grab Bag graphic novel review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Hector from New York dropped by to share his thoughts about the DC Comics Cover Girls Poison Ivy Statue:

Awesome quality for the price. The DC Comics Cover Girls statues all seem to be a good buy. I really like this piece and look forward to owning more from this line.

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.

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DC Futures End 3-D Comics: Week One

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

See DC Futures End 3-D Comics: Week One

As you know, we’re really excited for DC’s Futures End: and the first wave of 3-D motion comics is here! Check out our video to see these lenticular motion comics in action, and be sure to order them at our DC Futures End series page.

Plus! There’s still time to enter to win all 41 Futures End 3-D comics, plus all 52 Villains Month 3-D comics. Get the details of our DC Futures End Contest now.

Check out the video, below!

Action Comics Futures End 3-D

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See All 41 DC Futures End 3-D Covers + Enter to Win!

August 13th, 2014 Comments off

Looking forward to DC Futures End? Have we got news for you! Not only has DC unveiled gifs of all 41 Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics, but you can enter to win your own complete set right here at TFAW.

Not only will two lucky winners each win a complete set of DC Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics, but one Grand Prize winner will win a set of DC Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics, plus all 52 Villains Month 3-D Motion Cover comics: a bonanza of 93 issues in all!

How to Enter:

  • Purchase any DC Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics by September 24, 2014 — every individual issue counts as an entry, and those who have already made their pre-orders are automatically included
  • Enter by mail by September 24, 2014: no purchase required! Check our official DC Futures End Contest Page for details

DC Comics is celebrating the third anniversary of the New 52 by giving fans a peek into the future of the DCU with Futures End — full of exciting twists and turns, and headed by fantastic creators like Scott Snyder, Greg Pak, Francis Manapul, and more!

Head over to our DC Comics Futures End Contest page for full details and links to pre-order your issues and save 20%. And see all 41 3-D lenticular motion covers below!

VISIT OUR DC FUTURES END CONTEST PAGE: FIND EVERY 3-D ISSUE

Action Comics Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverAquaman Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverAquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Batgirl: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatman and Robin: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Batman Superman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatwing: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatwoman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Birds of Prey: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBooster Gold: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverCatwoman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Constantine: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverDetective Comics: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverEarth 2: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Flash: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGI Zombie: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGrayson: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Green Arrow: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGreen Lantern: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverGreen Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Green Lantern New Guardians: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverHarley Quinn: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverInfinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Justice League: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverJustice League Dark: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverJustice League United: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverRed Hood and the Outlaws: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverRed Lanterns: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Sinestro: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSuperboy: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSupergirl: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Superman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSuperman Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverSwamp Thing: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Teen Titans: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverTrinity of Sin Pandora: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverTrinity of Sin Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverWorlds' Finest: Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

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July Product Review Contest Winners Announced

August 11th, 2014 Comments off

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.

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Ryan Browne Takes God Hates Astronauts Monthly at Image

August 6th, 2014 Comments off

God Hates Astronauts by Ryan BrowneRyan Browne’s God Hates Astronauts is almost impossible to describe: a gonzo superhero parody comic that’s visually arresting, hilariously funny, and wildly unpredictable — like Axe Cop for the 18+ crowd. When Browne launched a Kickstarter for his cult hit webcomic in 2013, he exceeded his $15,000 goal by more than 400%, raising $75,770 and publishing the first volume in a deluxe hardcover!

Now he’s bringing back his bickering, battling superhero team — brought together by NASA to stop farmers from launching themselves into space — as a monthly series from Image Comics! We had the chance to interview him about what’s next for GHA and why you should pre-order the new series right now. Plus, Browne threw in a four-page preview for God Hates Astronauts #1 (NOTE: FOR MATURE READERS ONLY), which comes out September 3!

TFAW: The first volume of God Hates Astronauts featured torrid affairs, bank-robbing owls, ghost cow heads, and lots of other fun stuff. What does the new series have in store for us?

Ryan Browne: The new series is more plot driven and intergalactic in nature. I’m really trying to plan ahead and make this new volume epic in scope, while being as totally stupid and fun as ever. Finally all of the negligent, petty, over-reactionary antics of the Power Persons Five will come home to roost! Also, things will get punched a lot and there will be awfully obvious sound effects.

TFAW: What changes have the Power Persons Five been through since we last saw them?

RB: Well Star Grass and Starrior have a daughter named Starlina. Gnarled Winslow has hi-tech robo-arms, and Dr. Professor is starting to lose his mind. I wanted the new series to be a great jumping-on point for new readers, so the first issue starts with a new chapter in the characters’ lives. If you haven’t read the first volume that’s okay, but if you have you will understand more of the back history of the characters.

TFAW: What made you decide to publish through Image as a monthly series, instead of doing another Kickstarter?

RB: The Kickstarter was the best thing I’ve ever coordinated, but it was also the hardest. Months and months of running the Kickstarter and fulfilling packages as a full-time job meant that I drew a lot fewer comics last year than I wanted to. Using a publisher lets me focus more on the comic creation rather than the printing and distribution of the book. I love what Kickstarter provides for self-publishers, but after the experience I wanted to get out of self-publishing.

TFAW: There’s really no other way to describe God Hates Astronauts than completely, flat-out, over-the-top insane. What are some of your influences?

RB: Yeah that’s always been the problem of the book, how do you describe it? My biggest influences are the films of the Coen brothers as well as Die Hard, Robocop, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. As far as comics go, I draw a lot from The Tick, Scud, and Milk and Cheese. I’ve always got to throw in there the first seven seasons of The Simpsons and the last few seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000 as being really important for helping me develop my sense of humor.

TFAW: Obviously, God Hates Astronauts fans will be all over the new series. But what are three reasons a new reader should pick it up?

RB: Well, let me see.

1. It features astronaut farmers who ride horses into battle and use laser-shooting pitchforks against cosmic star bears.

2. It has more space crabs in it than any other book that does not have “crab” in its title.

3. The whole series is narrated by “3-D Cowboy,” a ghost cowboy that actually pops off the page in 3-D if you are wearing the proper glasses.

Read the rest of our interview and see a four-page preview (NOTE: FOR MATURE READERS 18+ ONLY) after the jump!

God Hates Astronauts #1 Preview Page 1God Hates Astronauts #1 Preview Page 2

God Hates Astronauts #1 Preview Page 3God Hates Astronauts #1 Preview Page 4

TFAW: You’ve also worked on Bedlam and The Manhattan Projects — what were some of the highlights of those experiences?

RB: Bedlam taught me to work fast and really churn out the pages. That’s helping me be more confident with tackling writing and drawing a monthly book. The Manhattan Projects was great because it was such a strong collaboration with Jonathan Hickman. He taught me a lot about running my own book when I was working on that series, and it is really paying off on the new GHA.

TFAW: What else do you have in the works?

RB: GHA and more GHA! I am working on issue #3 right now, and plan on getting as much done before the September 3rd release date as possible. It’s super time consuming to write and draw, but it’s a total dream come true!

We want to thank Ryan Browne for taking the time to answer all of our questions! Make sure to pre-order God Hates Astronauts #1 and #2 for the low, low, price of $2.80 each — 20% off the cover price!

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