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Enter to Win a Hellboy Library Edition Signed by Mike Mignola!

January 29th, 2010 Comments off

As part of our weekly raffle to give away awesome signed graphic novels and other swag, we’re offering up a first printing of the Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil HC. Not only is this massive tome signed by Mike Mignola, but he also added a sketch of Hellboy!

To enter, visit one of our three Oregon locations the week of February 1! For every purchase you make, you’ll receive a raffle ticket just waiting for your name and email address! Deposit it in the marked container, and make sure to check your email to see if you’ve won. You can also enter online by signing up for our Newsletter. All newsletter subscribers will automatically be entered every week! Pretty sweet, huh?

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Wednesday New Releases: Chew, New Avengers, Walking Dead

January 27th, 2010 Comments off

New Reviews of This Week’s Releases!Follow TFAW on Twitter

He’s BA-ACK! Yes, our own Josh returns for this week’s edition of Wednesday New Releases, just in time to go over Captain America Reborn #6, Green Lantern #50, Atom and Hawkman #46, Siege: New Avengers #61, Chew #8, Detective Comics #861, Walking Dead #69, and Supergirl #49. Enjoy!

Walking Dead #69

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New X-Men: Second Coming Teaser Image!

January 26th, 2010 Comments off

Courtesy of CBR, Marvel has released a second teaser image for X-Men: Second Coming: X-Men Second Coming Teaser Image

In keeping with the stained-glass theme of these teaser images (check out the first one here), this depicts Cyclops, a.k.a. Scott Summers, standing over an empty grave with the inscription, “One Will Die . . . ”

So, who wants to bet that the next teaser image will say “One Will Be Reborn . . . “? And . . . will it be Jean Grey? I know it’s kind of silly to hope for (and really, if Jean were coming back, Marvel would have to call this “X-Men: Third or Fourth Coming”), but something keeps tickling my brain. In any case, make sure to check out our Second Coming page and pre-order every issue for 20% off!

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Win a Signed Copy of Drawing Down the Moon!

January 25th, 2010 Comments off

Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess HCAs we mentioned last week, we are giving away signed graphic novels, lithographs, and more every week throughout 2010! This week’s prize is a hardcover volume of Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess signed by Vess himself!

There are two ways to win: first, head to one of our three Oregon stores and enter our raffle. You’ll receive one raffle ticket per purchase. Second, sign up for our weekly newsletter! We will throw all of our newsletter subscribers into each raffle automatically!

Verdant fairy forests. Whispering mountains. The fallen towers of ancient kings. Spirit-filled lakes. The distant strains of elven bards. For over 30 years, the fantasy art of Charles Vess has been acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none in the field. Vess has been the illustrator of choice for countless publishers and writers, including Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clark, and George R. R. Martin.

Embodying the timeless approach of the golden age of illustration, Vess’s work is both breathtakingly singular and yet recalls an era when paint and brush were the vessels that carried readers of all ages to distant lands, bygone ages, and realms of the imagination.

What would you like to see in one of our weekly raffles? Craving any autographed swag from a particular creator? Let us know below, and we’ll try our best to make it happen!

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Wednesday New Releases: Siege, Blackest Night, Solomon Kane

January 21st, 2010 Comments off

New Reviews of This Week’s Releases!Follow TFAW on Twitter

Hey dudes! Our comics got here today, so this video is a bit late–and there’s no Josh, so for once, I don’t need to stand on a stool! Sit down and hear all about Supernatural: Beginning’s End #1, Marvel Siege’s Dark Avengers #13, Solomon Kane: Death’s Black Riders #1, Green Lantern Corps #44, and Blackest Night: The Flash #2:

Siege: Dark Avengers #13

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Win a Signed Copy Achewood HC Vol. 1: The Great Outdoor Fight!

January 19th, 2010 Comments off

Achewood HC Volume 1: The Great Outdoor FightAt Things From Another World, we have pledged to give away signed comics, graphic novels, lithographs, and more throughout 2010! We’re starting off the fun with Achewood HC Volume 1: The Great Outdoor Fight, signed by creator Chris Onstad!

Here’s how to win: first, you can go to one of our three Portland, Oregon locations and enter via raffle: one ticket per purchase. Just fill in your name and email address, and you’re done!

If you don’t live in the area, you can still enter to win online! Just sign up for our awesome, entertaining, weekly newsletter! All newsletter subscribers will be entered into the raffle, so if you haven’t signed up yet, do it now!

Web comic Achewood debuted in 2001 and quickly became a fan-favorite, while earning plenty of critical acclaim. Time magazine named it #1 of the Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2007, and it also won the Ignatz Award for “Outstanding Online Comic” 2007 and 2008!

Following the absurdist adventures of anthropomorphised cats Raymond Quentin “Ray” Smuckles, Cassandra “Roast Beef” Kazenzakis, young naive otter Philippe, the suave Cornelius Bear, stuffed tiger Lyle Roscoe Gabriel, and others, Achewood is chock-full of chaotic humor and quirky characters. If you haven’t checked this series out, Achewood HC Volume 1: The Great Outdoor Fight is a great intro, and if you’re already a fan, wouldn’t you love to win a signed copy of this ridiculous opus?

We’ll be giving away cool signed comics swag every week, so bookmark our blog and check back soon!

Who out there is a fan of Achewood? What would your ultimate signed comic or graphic novel be? Post your comments and suggestions below!

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Read This Series: Locke & Key by Joe Hill

January 19th, 2010 Comments off

Locke & KeyWhether you love Lovecraftian horror or offbeat family dynamics, you’ll want to check out Locke & Key, the Eisner-nominated series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Focusing on the Lockes, a family haunted by tragedy that returns to Keyhouse, their ancestral New England home, Locke & Key combines old-school gothic horror with the infinitely relatable struggles of family life.

The Locke children–teenagers Tyler and Kinsey and kid brother Bode–are trying to put their lives back together after being terrorized by Sam Lesser, who brutally murdered their father. They’ve moved to an idyllic New England community, they’ve made new friends–including charming fellow student Zack Wells–and Keyhouse is full of new discoveries.

Like keys that turn humans into ghosts. Or open heads. Or open the Black Door, which just might lead to an unspeakable horror. Did I mention that Zack Wells is actually the reincarnation of Lucas Caravaggio, an old friend of their father’s who mysteriously disappeared more than 20 years ago, and who will stop at nothing to get all of the keys in his possession?

Locke & Key is an excellent horror read because while the artwork is fantastic and the mystery intriguing, the focus is squarely on the characters. You’ll get to know the Lockes and become invested in them, so when all hell breaks loose, you won’t be able to wait until the next issue! For more details about this awesome series, make sure to check out our interview with Joe Hill last October.

To get started, pick up the first two hardcovers, Welcome to Lovecraft and Head Games. Or, if you’re already a fan, make sure to snatch up each issue of the current story arc, Crown of Shadows. You won’t be sorry!

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New “X-Men Second Coming” Teaser Image!

January 18th, 2010 Comments off

Courtesy of CBR, we’ve got the latest X-Men: Second Coming teaser image from Marvel: X-Men Second Coming Teaser Image

Showing us a stained glass-style portrait of the White Queen, Cyclops, and Magneto, the caption reads only, “One Will Lead . . .”

Are you excited about X-Men: Second Coming? Make sure to check out our Second Coming page and pre-order every issue for 20% off!

Who do you want leading the X-Men in the near future? Is it time for Scott to take a break and let Emma or Magneto take over?

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Nick & Dents Are 50% off Every Day!

January 14th, 2010 Comments off

Nick & Dents 50% OffIf you’re not already familiar with our Nick & Dents, you’re in for a treat. Basically, they’re great “reading copies” that have minor shelf wear, or a scuff on the cover or a minor dent on the spine.

We also offer toys and collectibles as Nick & Dents. The boxes aren’t up to snuff, but the actual figures inside are pristine. So if you’re the type of person who takes action figures and statues out of the package for display, you won’t be disappointed.

Hundreds of product reviewers can attest to the surprisingly good quality of our Nick & Dents. Why not try one out? They’re a great value for the money, and many customers find they can discover new series through our Nick & Dents.

We’ll be adding thousands of Nick & Dents to our site over the next few weeks, so if you’re up for a deal, you’ll want to check back often!

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Wednesday New Releases: Blackest Night, Buffy #31, Spider-Man

January 13th, 2010 Comments off

New Reviews of This Week’s Releases! Follow TFAW on Twitter

Hey everyone! We’ve got an exciting Wednesday New Releases blog for you today, chock-full of delicious options: first up, we have Die Hard Year One #4, followed by Daytripper #2, Angel #29, Captain’s Log: Sulu, the Blackest Night-resurrected Catwoman #83, Amazing Spider-Man #617, and Buffy Season 8 #31. We know there’s a lot of controversy out there about Buffy Season 8, but rest assured: there are no spoilers about the identities of any Big Bads in this video!

Buffy Season 8 #31

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