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IDW Begins Ongoing True Blood Series in May

March 26th, 2012 Comments off

True Blood ongoing monthly series begins in May. Order issue #1 at TFAW.com today! We love us some True Blood at TFAW! That’s why we’re completely stoked to see that IDW is turning their comics miniseries into a monthly True Blood series in May.

With creative collaboration from True Blood creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, this series features writers Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian, with art by Michael Gaydos (Alias).

This is going to be a hit, so we urge you to reserve your copy by placing a pre-order for the first issue so you don’t miss out on the first printing!

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Join the Night of the Living Donors Blood Drive April 6 at the Jupiter Hotel

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Night of the Living Dead Blood DriveDate: Friday, April 6th, 2012
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Drive Location: Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214

From Thriller to Shaun of the Dead, we all know what will happen when zombies attack. Dancing in the streets, yellow glowing eyes, comedy hijinks and, uh, there’s that part where they try to eat your brain and convert you to zombie-ism.

On Friday, April 6, 2012, Portlanders have the chance to defend against the threat of the undead. Join the ranks of Zombie Squad, the Red Cross, and the Jupiter Hotel to rally for the “Night of the Living Donors” blood drive from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Jupiter Hotel, located next to Doug Fir Lounge at 800 E Burnside Street.

All presenting donors (donors who give blood) get a free burrito from Qdoba Mexican Grill to fuel their fight. Enter to win prizes from Portland’s “May of the Dead” celebration, Things From Another World comic book store, and Zombie Squad – Oregon Chapter! Jupiter Hotel will also provide complimentary orange juice and First Friday art gallery access for all presenting donors! Snacks, cookies, and coffee will be served, along with other standard refreshment items.

Scope out upcoming “May of the Dead” events and other zombie activities and get educated on disaster prep from Zombie Squad, who will have a “bug out bag” (BOB) display and trifolds of propaganda. Dress the part for extra kudos, and snap photos with Zombie Squad’s costumed hunters and minions of the undead.

Destruction from the zombie apocalypse is not inevitable. With the proper precautions, survival is possible! You may have seen enough zombie flicks to predict their moves, but without a defense plan, you’ll be dead faster than a zombie can say “RRARRAAGHHH!”

When the zombie apocalypse goes down, you’ll want to say you helped save the day. Let’s keep Portland weird and give the city the blood drive we deserve!

To participate, here’s how it works:

1. For more information and to schedule your appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: zombiesquad to register as a donor for the April 6th drive at the Jupiter Hotel.

2. Blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 year-olds require a signed Red Cross parental consent form) and meet minimum height and weight requirements.

3. Donor appointments are not required, but are preferred.

MAKE A DONOR APPOINTMENT TODAY

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We at Things From Another World are happy to support this event. Are you attending? Post your comments below!

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Valiant Entertainment Launches Pullbox Variant Program

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

The newly relaunched Valiant Entertainment announced its Pullbox Variant Program, introducing special variants available for pre-order! They’re kicking things off with a variant edition of X-O Manowar #1, out May 2, with a cover by artist Cary Nord. Want it? Pre-order it before May 2, and you’ll save 20% off the cover price. We also have the standard edition of X-O Manowar #1 available for pre-order, with a fantastic cover by Esad Ribic!

X-O Manowar is back, helmed by New York Times-bestselling author Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Nord! Born into battle, Aric of Dacia has never known peace. After an encounter with an enemy known as The Vine, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family is to become X-O Manowar!

X-O Manowar kicks off the publisher’s Summer of Valiant, which continues this June with Harbinger #1, by New York Times-bestselling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), followed by Bloodshot #1, by Duane Swierczynski (Immortal Iron Fist, Birds of Prey) and artists Manuel Garcia (Checkmate, Spider Man: Breakout) and Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons), in July! Finally, Archer & Armstrong #1 debuts in August, by New York Times-bestselling creative team Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Hulk: Season One) and Clayton Henry (Uncanny X-Men).

All of these comics will be available here at TFAW.com once they’re solicited, so stay tuned!

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Comic Book Reviews: John Carter Gods of Mars, Green Lantern Corps & More

March 21st, 2012 Comments off

Watch Video Reviews of This Week’s Comics!

It’s time for another edition of our weekly comic book reviews. This week we review John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1, Green Lantern Corps #7, the Star Wars Omnibus: The Other Sons of Tatooine TPB, and the 30 Days of Night Plush.

Check out the video, below. SPOILER ALERT! We try not to go into too much detail in our reviews, but occasionally a spoiler slips through!

Star Wars Omnibus: The Other Sons of Tatooine

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New DC Superhero Chess Figure Collector Magazine Figures

March 20th, 2012 Comments off

Eaglemoss’s popular DC Superhero Figure Collector Magazine has expanded to a really cool new series: the DC Superhero Chess Figure Collector Magazine line!

These new items bring your favorite DC Comics characters to life as stunning chess pieces. Each comes complete with a 16-page magazine providing detail on the character, as well as essential chess tips for players of all levels.

We were blown away when we spotted these! As you can see from the pictures, above, each character is superbly rendered, cast from a specially formulated metallized resin, and hand-painted by expert model makers.

March 28, you can pick up the Batman White King, Batgirl White Knight, and Riddler Black Bishop. The Robin White Bishop and Joker Black King arrive April 18, and the Commissioner Gordon White Pawn, Penguin Black Knight, Catwoman White Queen, and Poison Ivy Black Pawn debut May 30. The Two-Face Black Knight is expected June 6. Order yours today!

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Does this make you want to create a custom Batman-themed chess board? Which piece are you looking forward to the most? Post your comments below!

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Batman Earth One Arrives This Summer

March 19th, 2012 Comments off

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank explore Batman's origins in Batman Earth One original graphic novel Superman Earth One was a resounding success. It lit up the sales charts, and successfully pulled off a reinterpretation of a beloved character. Earlier this month, we opened the Previews Catalog to see that Geoff Johns and Gary Frank are going to tell a brand-new story–this time for Batman. We’re excited to say that Batman Earth One is now available for pre-order at TFAW, and we encourage you to pick up a copy.

In this all-new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents’ killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City! Batman Earth One sheds new light into Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman and his first year as The Dark Knight. This one’s sure to be a winner.

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Are you excited for the Johns/Frank collaboration on Batman Earth One? What did you think of Superman Earth One? Let us know below.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation Debuts in May

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

Avengers vs. X-MenAmerica and England’s two favorite sci-fi television series join forces with the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation #1 May 30 from IDW Publishing!

When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise join forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!

Written by Scott and David Tipton, and featuring the beautiful painted artwork of J.K. Woodward, this is the adventure that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives! Geronimo? Make it so!
Plus: don’t miss the finale of Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, by Chris Roberson and Jeffrey Moy, March 21!

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Have you been reading IDW’s Star Trek comics? What do you think? Post your comments below!

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Comic Book Reviews: Saga, X-Men Season One, Superboy

March 14th, 2012 Comments off

Watch Video Reviews of This Week’s Comics!

Hope you’re ready for another great edition of our weekly comic book reviews. This week we review Saga #1, Superboy #7, X-Men Season One, and the Star Wars silicone molds.

Check out the video, below. SPOILER ALERT! We try not to go into too much detail in our reviews, but occasionally a spoiler slips through!

X-Men Season One

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Visit TFAW at WonderCon Booth #571 for 50% off Graphic Novels & More

March 13th, 2012 Comments off

WonderCon 2012WonderCon has moved to Anaheim, California this year–and Things From Another World will be there at Booth #571 March 16-18! Visit us first for:

  • 50% ALL graphic novels–including hardcovers
  • 30-40% off our table of “misfit” toys
  • Statues, toys, and collectibles at fantastic discounts
  • New Game of Thrones merchandise!

Make sure to stop by and say hi–we’ll hook you up with our fantastic selection and even better prices.

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Avengers vs. X-Men #0 on Sale in March

March 12th, 2012 Comments off

Avengers vs. X-MenMarvel’s biggest event to date kicks off March 28 with Avengers vs. X-Men #0, from writers Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, and artist Frank Cho! We’ve been salivating over this upcoming crossover, featuring spectacular battles between two powerhouse superhero teams. Are you rooting for the Avengers or the X-Men?

This epic event continues April 4 with Avengers vs. X-Men #1, and spreads through the Marvel Universe in Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine and the X-Men.

Can’t get enough fighting action? Check out the separate six-issue AvX Vs. miniseries, which debuts April 25 with issue #1. It’s wall-to-wall fights, as each issue expands on the battles from the main AvX comics. Iron Man vs. Magneto? Thing vs. Namor? Pre-order this crossover now and save 20-35%!

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Are you an Avenger, or an X-Man? Post your allegiance below!

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