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Your Daily Horror: Get 60% off Nick & Dent Horror!

October 31st, 2009 Comments off

Hey everyone, it’s the last day of our mega Horror Month blogs! In honor of Halloween, you can get 60% off all of our horror-themed nick & dents!

If you’re not familiar with our nick & dents, you’re in for a treat! Our nick & dent graphic novels have minor wear and tear from handling in our stores, but they’re excellent reading copies. Our nick & dent statues and toys might have damaged packaging, but the items inside are pristine!

Here’s a testimonial from one of our satisfied customers:

Well I’m still looking for the nick or the dent!!! That’s just to tell you how pristine the nick and dents really are!–Francois 7/24

Browse through our selection of horror-themed nick & dents to find Buffy the Vampire Slayer trades, Hellboy graphic novels, and much more!

Thanks for reading along with us this October for Horror Month, and check back tomorrow for exciting November events!

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Vote in TFAW.com’s 2009 Costume Contest!

October 31st, 2009 Comments off

Happy Halloween everyone! It’s time for goblins and ghoulies, trick-or-treating, and oh yeah–costume contests! We have had some stellar entries for this year’s Costume Contest! Go ahead and check them out below, and vote! If you still haven’t sent in your awesome costume photo, there’s still time! Just email your photo to contests.@tfaw.com right now.

Voting is over November 11, and the winner will win the following prizes: Make sure to check out all the details here.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and vote!


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Old Man Logan Hardcovers!

October 30th, 2009 Comments off

I’ve been waiting MONTHS for this. First Marvel and crew start off an amazing story, then the Wolverine movie and Dark Wolverine bump the dates for the final few issues of the arc for months. I’m excited to say that we’ve finally got the Wolverine Old Man Logan hardcovers now in stock!

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven bring us one of the most exciting Wolverine stories ever! The bad guys won. They banded together and the heroes fell and the villains have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is perhaps the biggest mystery of all.

For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him, and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the Hulk Gang. A man forced to help an old friend–the blind archer, Hawkeye–to drive 3,000 miles to secure his family’s safety.

Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan!

If you only pick up one Wolverine graphic novel this October/November, make it Old Man Logan.

Have you been reading the single issues as they’ve come out? Are you as stoked to sit down with this book and read it from start to finish as I am? Let us know below.

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Enter Our Costume Contest!

October 30th, 2009 Comments off

Enter Our Costume Contest!

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, many of us in the office got dressed up, but we also wanted to remind you to email us your pictures to enter our Costume Contest! Voting starts tomorrow, but you have until November 11 to enter. Just email your photos of yourself in costume, and we’ll post them right here on the blog! Make sure to let all of your friends know to come here to vote!

The winner will receive one each of Angel vs. Frankenstein, House Of Mystery Halloween Annual #1, Living Dead Dolls Friday The 13th Jason 09, Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein HC, Universal Monsters Legacy of Horror HC, and an I Heart Creepy men’s T-shirt (XL)! See more details here, and watch the video below!

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Your Daily Horror: The Goon Volume 9: Calamity of Conscience TPB

October 30th, 2009 Comments off

On this next-to-last day of Horror Month, we bring you something a little different: The Goon Volume 9: Calamity of Conscience TPB. For those of you not yet acquainted with The Goon, it’s kind of a horror book mixed with The Little Rascals. And a Bob Hope road movie. And . . . well, it’s a little difficult to put my finger on, but it’s funny, tragic, horrific, and great fun to read.

Multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of The Goon Eric Powell teams with acclaimed colorist Dave Stewart to bring this tale of humor, horror, and heartbreak to a close. Prepare for the usual weirdness, as only Powell and The Goon can provide: the living dead (children, priests, and pretty ladies), pretty living ladies, gypsies, backwoods children . . . “dogs” . . . crazy-weird cats, pimps peddling animal love, animals on the receiving end of said animal love . . . evil Shredded-Wheat men, more evil-undead burlesque-house owners, guys with tails, a woky (a woky?) . . . and more!

You can order The Goon Volume 9: Calamity of Conscience TPB now for $14.35, and make sure to check out our Horror Month page for most ghastly gifts!

Questions? Comments? We’d like to hear from you!

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Awakening–Not Your Average Horror Book

October 29th, 2009 Comments off

The once peaceful city of Park Falls has been tainted by a series of gruesome murders and missing persons. Cynthia Ford, known as the town crazy, finds retired police detective Derrick Peters and relates to him her belief about what’s going on in town.

Her explanation? Zombies!

Unable to ignore Cynthia’s information, though not sharing her beliefs, Derrick and others in the town explore the mystery as weeks turn to months and the death toll rises. Could Cynthia be right or has she finally gone insane?

Now just $14.96 (25% off the cover price), it’s the perfect time to pick up Awakening by Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn. Check out other cool horror stuff on our Horror Month page.

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Exclusive Eight-Page Preview for Jericho Season 3!

October 29th, 2009 Comments off

Millions of dedicated fans were disappointed when CBS’s Jericho was canceled after its second season. The show, starring Skeet Ulrich and Lennie James, centered on the town of Jericho, Kansas, and its struggle to survive after a nuclear attack left the people isolated and afraid.

The show was actually canceled in its first season, but revived after an unprecedented campaign by fans to bring it back for a second season. With this type of grassroots support, it’s probably no surprise that Jericho is returning again as a comic book series: Jericho Season 3: Civil War, written by Dan Shotz with art by Robert Levine.

The little show that could is back November 11, and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at Jericho Season 3: Civil War issue #1! Devil’s Due Publishing has provided us with eight pages of artwork–no color or dialogue–that shows Jake and Hawkins right in the thick of things as the United States teeters on the brink of a second Civil War!

It’s looking pretty good thus far! The artwork has captured the likenesses of the actors without looking awkward or out of place in a comic book, and it seems like there’s plenty of action to be had. Plus, there are three different covers to choose from, including a photo cover featuring Skeet Ulrich and Lennie James!

So what did you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Jericho Season 3: Civil War for yourself? Post your comments below!

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Wednesday New Releases: Arkham Reborn, Die Hard Year One, Abe Sapien

October 28th, 2009 Comments off

New Reviews of This Week’s Releases!

Hey guys! We’re back for this week’s Wednesday New Releases Video, and we’re talking about a bunch of awesome titles this week. Get the inside scoop on Arkham Reborn #1, Die Hard Year One #2, Detective Comics #858, Superman Secret Origin #2, the Abe Sapien one-shot from Dark Horse’s One-Shot Wonders, and the Batman Black & White statue by Ed McGuinness. Watch the video below for more:

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Your Daily Horror: Angel Not Fade Away TPB

October 28th, 2009 Comments off

Fans of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel television shows have been loving the ongoing comics series from Dark Horse Comics and IDW Publishing. If you’re a fan of Fox’s late, lamented small-screen Angel but haven’t picked up the comic yet, the Angel Not Fade Away TPB is the perfect place to start!

Written by Joss Whedon himself, with art by Stephen Mooney and Jeff Johnson the Angel Not Fade Away TPB is a three-issue adaptation of the final episode of Whedon’s beloved Angel television series. This graphic novel leads to a climactic battle in an alleyway that fans now know was only the end of the beginning!

This collection includes the three-part Not Fade Away miniseries, as well as the script for the original television episode and spot illustrations.

You can order Angel Not Fade Away TPB now for just $17.99! While you’re here, make sure to check out our Angel and Horror Month pages.

Are you enjoying the Angel comic book series from IDW Publishing? State your opinion below!

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Iron Man vs. Whiplash

October 27th, 2009 Comments off

Via Marvel
As the buzz surrounding the upcoming Iron Man 2 film heats up, the House of Ideas preps an exciting new limited series to usher the brand-new Whiplash – one of the film’s villains – into the Marvel Universe.

The story begins with what appears to be Iron Man attacking a small village in Russia,” says co-writer Marc Guggenheim of Iron Man vs. Whiplash #1, out November 4. “He wipes out women and children. The whole town, basically, including the father of our eventual antagonist, inventor Anton Vanko.

Vanko counter-attacks and damages some of the armor, which he eventually fashions into his own set of weaponry which he hopes to use to enact payback. Meanwhile, Tony Stark is prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.

The ICC prosecutes despots and war criminals, guaranteeing a story set on a large global scale. And in-continuity. Guggenheim also assures readers that Stark’s plate quickly fills up with a bit more than he can chew, thanks to the series’ far-ranging view.

Tony is in Montana on the job when he’s arrested by none other than the Crimson Dynamo and the Red Guardian, who are sent on a bilateral mission to arrest Iron Man for the attack on the Russian village,” he says.

Iron Man fans will remember the original Whiplash, one of Iron Man’s very first foes from his early days as a super hero. Iron Man vs. Whiplash introduces a very different man who wears the name – and who poses a very particular, very personal threat to everyone’s favorite billionaire industrialist.

Anton has no connection to the previous Whiplash,” Guggenheim explains. “Eagle-eyed readers might wonder if he has a familial connection to Ivan Vanko, the original Crimson Dynamo, but that’s really a story for another time.

As for the threat he poses to Tony…he blames Tony for the death of his father and the destruction of his entire village, including his friends and neighbors. And he’s determined to use Tony’s own technology as the tools of his revenge.

In terms of powers and abilities, the new Whiplash represents a man who learns from his enemies and possibly even improves on their own weapons.

What makes this version of Whiplash especially deadly is the fact that his technology comes from Tony Stark’s Iron Man tech,” says Guggenheim. “So it’s an even match, power for power, strength for strength. But Vanko is motivated by vengeance and that’s the added element, the x-factor – can I say that in a non-mutant book? – that gives him an edge over Tony.

Tony Stark and Anton Vanko aside, one of the greatest participants in Iron Man vs. Whiplash might very well be Guggenhiem’s co-writer on the series – producer Brannon Braga, of “24″ fame.

Brannon brings an incredible mind for all things action and sci-fi – as his work on ‘24′ and the ‘Star Trek’ franchise demonstrates,” he notes. “Honestly, for me, it’s like working with a legend. We have a really easy-going style, just batting ideas around back and forth.

And I have to say, he’s picked up the art of comic book writing a million times faster than anyone has a right to. It’s truly frightening to watch how he’s absorbed the form like a sponge. It’s humbling, actually. The guy is just that smart.

You can check out all the action this November in Iron Man vs. Whiplash #1 – neck braces optional!
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The first two issues of the Iron Man vs. Whiplash mini series are available for pre-order and will be the perfect way to get you psyched up for Iron Man 2 in theatres May 7, 2010.

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