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Enter to Win a Comic Signed by Gerard Way!

February 26th, 2010 Comments off

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 (Variant Cover Edition)The latest entry to our weekly raffle of signed comics and graphic novels is something music and comics lovers will go crazy for: a copy of the variant edition of Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 signed by Gerard Way!

This variant edition features a cover by Gerard Way, making this an especially awesome prize. To enter, go to one of our three Oregon locations: you’ll receive a raffle ticket with every purchase. You can also sign up for our newsletter–all subscribers will be automatically entered in our weekly raffles!

New to Umbrella Academy? Conceived and written by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way, this series features interior art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabriel Ba (De:Tales) and colors by Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The cover art on this special variant was done by Gerard Way himself!

Once, the Umbrella Academy was unstoppable. Under the tutelage of their guardian and mentor, Dr. Reginald Hargreeves, its members spent their childhoods fighting evil and honing their extraordinary gifts.

Until something went terribly wrong.

Now, nine years later, the estranged members of the Umbrella Academy are reunited by the death of the only parent they’ve ever known and the rise of a new and terrible threat. Will they be able to overcome their history for long enough to save the world-one more time?

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Wednesday New Releases: KOTOR, Siege, Agents of Atlas

February 17th, 2010 Comments off

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Wow! I got so excited about Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas #2, I stepped off my stool today to give you an up-close look at this slice of superhero goodness! Josh and I also profiled the new Bettie Page GelaSkins, Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #3, The Stand: American Nightmares #4, Siege: Dark Avengers #14, KOTOR #50, Uncanny X-Men #521, and Supernatural: Beginning’s End #2:

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #50

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X-Men: Second Coming United Teaser Image!

February 16th, 2010 Comments off

Another awesome X-Men: Second Coming teaser image from Daniel Acuna has been released–check it out: X-Men Second Coming Teaser Image

That is quite the group shot! Can you name everyone? Who’s the girl to the left of Storm–Kitty? She looks a little too young, but Hope keeps being depicted as anywhere from 5 to 25, so who knows? By the way, nice costume, Storm!

If you haven’t already, check out our X-Men: Second Coming page and pre-order every issue for 20% off! You can also view all of the previous X-Men: Second Coming teaser images right on our blog!

This is shaping up to be quite the family affair, eh? Who are you surprised to see here–and who’s missing? Post below!

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William F. Nolan Signs at Our Portland Store Wednesday Feb. 17!

February 15th, 2010 Comments off

Logan's Run: Last Day William F. NolanBest-selling novelist William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run, Seven for Space) will sign at the Hollywood Things From Another World at 4133 NE Sandy Boulevard Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to promote his new comic book series, Logan’s Run: Last Day, with Bluewater Productions.

Logan’s Run depicts a dystopian future in which population growth is controlled in a horrifying manner: when people turn 21, they are scheduled to die. The only alternative is to try to outrun the tireless “Sandmen,” whose job it is to catch and terminate anyone who tries to escape. But when a Sandman turns 21, will he lie down and die . . . or run? Logan’s Run: Last Day re-imagines the classic trilogy and continues with all-new adventures. The new ongoing series, written by Hollywood screenwriter Paul J. Salamoff with art by Daniel Gete, is a terrifying look at a world gone mad.

Bluewater Productions plans to publish three comic-book series with Nolan. In addition to the iconic Logan’s Run, Bluewater’s new franchise will also include another of his timeless novels, Seven For Space, and an exclusive new title that Nolan will create specifically for the publisher.

“I’m excited to be partnered with Bluewater on this latest trek with Logan,” said William F. Nolan “It has the potential to be a successful new chapter in the Logan saga. Logan lives!”

Logan’s Run: Last Day will be released Wednesday, February 17, 2010–make sure to stop by our Hollywood Things From Another World location that day between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. to say “Hello” and meet this sci-fi legend!

Are you excited to meet William F. Nolan in person? Who out there has read the original Logan’s Run? Post your comments and opinions below!

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Win a Signed Copy of Solomon Kane by Scott Allie!

February 15th, 2010 Comments off

Solomon Kane: Castle of the Devil Scott AllieAs part of our weekly raffle giving away awesome signed graphic novels, comics, and more, we are excited to announce this week’s prize! A copy of Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil, signed by Scott Allie! To enter for your chance to win, visit one of our three Oregon location this week, or make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter!

The Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil trade paperback collects the five-part series, as Robert E. Howard’s vengeance-obsessed puritan begins his supernatural adventures in the haunted Black Forest of Germany. When Solomon Kane stumbles upon the body of a boy hanged from a rickety gallows, he goes after the man responsible–a baron feared by the peasants from miles around.

Something far worse than the devilish baron or the terrible, intelligent wolf that prowls the woods lies hidden in the ruined monastery beneath the baron’s castle, where a devil-worshiping priest died in chains centuries ago.

“Solomon Kane is one of the toughest Robert E. Howard heroes to adapt to the comics page, but Scott Allie and Mario Guevara have done a stunning job. Unsettling, moody and eerily beautiful, their Kane is absolutely worthy of his creator,” says Kurt Busiek.

This stunning graphic novel features artwork by Mario Guevara and a cover by Mike Mignola!

Questions? Comments? Emerald City is getting closer, which means we can try to get more awesome graphic novels signed by your favorite creators!

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Win a Signed Copy of Solomon Kane by Scott Allie!

February 15th, 2010 Comments off

Solomon Kane: Castle of the Devil Scott AllieAs part of our weekly raffle giving away awesome signed graphic novels, comics, and more, we are excited to announce this week’s prize! A copy of Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil, signed by Scott Allie! To enter for your chance to win, visit one of our three Oregon location this week, or make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter!

The Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil trade paperback collects the five-part series, as Robert E. Howard’s vengeance-obsessed puritan begins his supernatural adventures in the haunted Black Forest of Germany. When Solomon Kane stumbles upon the body of a boy hanged from a rickety gallows, he goes after the man responsible–a baron feared by the peasants from miles around.

Something far worse than the devilish baron or the terrible, intelligent wolf that prowls the woods lies hidden in the ruined monastery beneath the baron’s castle, where a devil-worshiping priest died in chains centuries ago.

“Solomon Kane is one of the toughest Robert E. Howard heroes to adapt to the comics page, but Scott Allie and Mario Guevara have done a stunning job. Unsettling, moody and eerily beautiful, their Kane is absolutely worthy of his creator,” says Kurt Busiek.

This stunning graphic novel features artwork by Mario Guevara and a cover by Mike Mignola!

Questions? Comments? Emerald City is getting closer, which means we can try to get more awesome graphic novels signed by your favorite creators!

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Wednesday New Releases: Batman & Robin, Adventure Comics, Farscape

February 10th, 2010 Comments off
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January Product Review Contest Winners

February 10th, 2010 Comments off

Every month, we choose a few outstanding product reviewers and send them free stuff as part of the Product Review Contest. It took awhile for us to wade through all of last month’s great product reviews, but we finally got through them. Without further ado:

Jonathan from St. Petersburg, FL wanted to let other Mignola fans know what he thought of The Black Goddess TPB.

B.P.R.D. has been building up to a thunderous explosion in the latest volume. The Black Goddess sees Abe and company tracking down and confronting the elusive Memnan Saa. Character moments shines with Abe’s anger over Liz’s kidnapping, Kate’s curiosity over Saa’s history and Johan being manipulated by an old enemy of Memnan Saa’s.

I find myself more interested in B.P.R.D. than Hellboy lately due to the fact that the story seems to be going somewhere. Over in the Hellboy comic we find out Hellboy is related to King Arthur, that’s great. I’m seeing Dragons attack frog monsters in the B.P.R.D. world and crazy cultists manipulating characters while others fight back. John Arcudi seems to really help Mignolia in the writing department. As always Guy Davis artwork is awesome. I hope these guys continue to tell more stories together.

Tamara from Oklahoma took the time to write reviews of a bunch of stationery sets. If you’re in the market, check a few out and see what she had to say.

Last, but certainly not least, Ryan from New Jersey had some pretty well-written reviews for us last month, one of which was for Aliens Vs. Predator #1.

I don’t know how much more you can hype up this AVP series. A story line which I though was dead for close to two decades is brought back.

Stradley is back to bring you a third chapter of AVP and if it’s anything like the first two (which are both contained in Aliens Vs Predator Omnibus 1 (if you haven’t read them, you should)) then it’s going to be one of the best comics of the year.

And Also coming back is Machiko Noguchi, a character I thought was long forgotten about. And Machiko is bringing in something I’ve always wanted in a AVP series, CONTINUITY!

The story in this first issue jumps right in, it slows for a bit to reintroduce the main character, and then sets the story up for the rest of the series. I have absolutely no complaints, this is great!

The art is also very good, it definitely shows the artist’s style. It’s something new, it’s like a step aside from what has now become common and it pulls it off in a way that isn’t artsy and hard to look at. At first it was a bit off putting but every time I come back to it I appreciate it more and more.

And the final thing is the covers, these are the best covers I have ever seen! I’m astounded that it’s just one artist doing them all. Raymond Swanland is definitely going to be a name I remember from this series. I really wish that there was a poster for one of these comics.

This series has the line up to make a great limited series. It has everything a fan of AVP could want and for new comers it fills in all the gaps to make it nice and easy to read. I’d still recommend reading the first AVP and AVP: War but it isn’t necessary to enjoy this story.

If you want a comic with action and a good story, this is it.

There’s hunters, there’s killers, and everything in between them so it’s best if you just check this out and see what I mean.

All three of this month’s winners will get $25 TFAW gift certificates to pick up anything they want! Thank you to everybody who submitted product reviews last month and congratulations to the winners.

As always, we’re choosing our product reviews carefully, so please don’t submit duplicate reviews or submissions from other merchant websites. We’re also looking for reviews of the product rather than company or service reviews (though we value these as well!).

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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Yikes! How Did We Miss This X-Men Second Coming Image?

February 9th, 2010 Comments off

Yikes! We were so excited about X-Men: Second Coming, a teaser image slipped right past us. Uhhh . . . . check it out: X-Men Second Coming Teaser Image

What the WHAT? “One Will Rise”???? In the X-Men Universe, that’s always, always been the Phoenix. There’s been some speculation that the “Mutant Messiah,” Hope, is actually the reincarnation of Jean Grey. What if that’s not even the point–what if she’s Phoenix? And what if she transforms into Dark Phoenix? Is this why Bishop has been trying to destroy her all along?

I don’t know about you, but as an old-school Marvel girl, I am blown away. If you haven’t already, check out our X-Men: Second Coming page and pre-order every issue for 20% off! You can also view all of the previous X-Men: Second Coming teaser images right on our blog!

So . . . what the hell is going to happen here, people? I want some theories, STAT!

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Buy a Comic, Get a Brightest Day Ring FREE!

February 8th, 2010 Comments off

Brightest Day Flash and Green Lantern RingsDC Comics’ Blackest Night Ring promotion went so well last year, they’ve introduced two new rings that tie into their Brightest Day event! Special-Edition The Flash and Green Lantern rings have been released, and you can get them–FREE–when you purchase The Flash #1 and Green Lantern #53.

Head on over to our Brightest Day Rings page, and you’ll see you’ve got two options: either buy individual issues without the rings, or choose the comics-with-rings options. The rings are free, but you will pay a little extra for shipping and handling (most U.S. customers will see a $.50 to $1.00 increase), because we can’t ship the rings in a flat package.

What do you think about the new Brightest Day Rings? Did any of you collect all of the Blackest Night Rings? Post your comments below!

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