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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.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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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

SEE ALL OF DC’S FUTURES END COMICS

SEE ALL OF THIS WEEK’S COMICS AND MORE

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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.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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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!

ORDER GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS COMICS & MORE

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Tim Seeley Donates Bloodliners Cover to the CBLDF

July 25th, 2014 Comments off

While Tim Seeley has been making more noise as a writer lately (Grayson, Revival), we’re psyched that he chose to showcase his formidable art skills by donating his Bloodliners cover to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. You can bid on this — and dozens of other pieces by Nick Pitarra, Emma Ríos, and more — at the CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC July 26.

All proceeds from the auction will help defend the First Amendment rights of the comics community! See Tim’s piece below, a reworked version of a cover he drew as a kid:

Tim Seeley's Bloodliners Cover for the CBLDF

Since 2009, Things From Another World has been a proud supporter of the CBLDF’s SDCC auction, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help defend free speech for comic book fans, creators, retailers, and more.

To see more of the incredible original art that will be available for auction at SDCC this year, visit our SDCC 2014 auction page now!

VISIT OUR CBLDF SDCC 2014 AUCTION PAGE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CBLDF

Are you excited to see more CBLDF art? Will you attend this year’s auction? Post your comments below!

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Nick Pitarra Donates “Double Impact” Manhattan Projects Spoof for CBLDF

July 24th, 2014 Comments off

We were delighted to see the original artwork Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects) donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: a Manhattan Projects cover spoofing the “classic” Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, Double Impact! Are you a fan of the “Muscles from Brussels? You can bid on this — and dozens of other pieces by Mike Norton, Fábio Moon, and more — at the CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC July 26.

All proceeds from the auction will help defend the First Amendment rights of the comics community! See Pitarra’s piece below, and compare it to the original:

Nick Pitarra's The Manhattan Projects Spoof for the CBLDF

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Double Impact

As a thank you to these fantastic artists, TFAW has created special limited-edition 11″ x 17″ prints on heavy, silk-finish cover stock: just 300 per piece (unfortunately, this does not include the original Double Impact poster — we know you’re disappointed)! Contact the artists directly to find out how you can get one.

Since 2009, Things From Another World has been a proud supporter of the CBLDF’s SDCC auction, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help defend free speech for comic book fans, creators, retailers, and more.

To see more of the incredible original art that will be available for auction at SDCC this year, visit our SDCC 2014 auction page now!

VISIT OUR CBLDF SDCC 2014 AUCTION PAGE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CBLDF

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Mike Norton Donates Battlepug Piece to the CBLDF SDCC Auction

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off

The amazing Mike Norton (Battlepug) has donated an incredible piece to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this year: a thrilling shot of The Warrior astride his trusty steed, Battlepug! The best part? You can bid on this — and dozens of other pieces by Gabriel Bá, Jenny Frison, and more — at the CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC July 26.

All proceeds from the auction will help defend the First Amendment rights of the comics community! Get a sneak peek at Norton’s piece below:

Mike Norton's Battlepug for the CBLDF

As a thank you to these fantastic artists, TFAW has created special limited-edition 11″ x 17″ prints on heavy, silk-finish cover stock: just 300 per piece! Contact the artists directly to find out how you can get one.

Since 2009, Things From Another World has been a proud supporter of the CBLDF’s SDCC auction, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help defend free speech for comic book fans, creators, retailers, and more.

To see more of the incredible original art that will be available for auction at SDCC this year, visit our SDCC 2014 auction page now!

VISIT OUR CBLDF SDCC 2014 AUCTION PAGE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CBLDF

Are you excited to see more CBLDF art? Will you attend this year’s auction? Post your comments below!

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Revival’s Jenny Frison Donates to the CBLDF SDCC Auction

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

We’re delighted to share that artist Jenny Frison (Revival) has donated a one-of-a-kind piece of art to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this year: a portrait of the iconic and mysterious Em! Bid on this — and dozens of other pieces by Frank Quitely, Emma Ríos, and more — at the CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC July 26.

All proceeds from the auction will help defend the First Amendment rights of the comics community! Get a peek at Frison’s piece below:

Jenny Frison's Revival for the CBLDF

Since 2009, Things From Another World has been a proud supporter of the CBLDF’s SDCC auction, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help defend free speech for comic book fans, creators, retailers, and more.

To see more of the incredible original art that will be available for auction at SDCC this year, visit our SDCC 2014 auction page now!

VISIT OUR CBLDF SDCC 2014 AUCTION PAGE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CBLDF

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CBLDF 2014 SDCC Welcome Party and Auction Details Are Here

July 21st, 2014 Comments off

Comic Book Legal Defense FundGoing to San Diego Comic-Con this year? You’ve got two incredibly fun opportunities to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this year — and we’ve got all the details!

First, come support free speech and experience the best of Comic-Con at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, Thursday, July 24, at the Westgate Hotel from 8:00 to 11:00 pm! This rooftop shindig is sponsored by Image Comics, Kickstarter, comiXology, and Eventbrite, with special gallery displays from TFAW and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

You’ll rub shoulders with some of the greatest creators in comics, including Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, Scott Snyder, Nick Dragotta, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, and many more. Plus, the first 200 attendees will receive a free gift bag, with exclusive items from Image Comics and CBLDF! RSVP now to guarantee your gift bag. This party is free for CBLDF members. Non-members: Suggested $10 to $20 donation at the door, please.

Next, it’s finally here: the CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC! Saturday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in Sapphire Ballroom EF at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront to bid on amazing original art from Jeff Smith (Bone), John Cassaday (Planetary), Emma Ríos (Pretty Deadly), Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy), Jenny Frison (Revival), Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), and many more!

Since 2009, Things From Another World has proudly teamed up with CBLDF to solicit donations of original art for their annual auction at San Diego Comic-Con. We’re thankful that we’ve been able to help raise more than $100,000 to support the First Amendment rights of the comics community — be sure to preview some of these amazing pieces at our SDCC 2014 auction page now!

VISIT OUR CBLDF SDCC 2014 AUCTION PAGE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CBLDF

Are you a member of the CBLDF? Will you attend this year’s auction? Post your comments below!

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