June Product Review Contest Winners Announced

July 1st, 2014 Comments off

FF #8 review at TFAW.comYou guys have once again out done yourselves by sending in so many wonderful product reviews to choose from last month, it was nigh impossible to pick just three of you for this month’s picks. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from June’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Paco from Tucson, AZ stopped by with his five star review of Matt Fraction and Mike Allred’s FF #8 from Marvel Comics:

To quote text from a word balloon on page four of issue #8: “Wow. Never a dull moment with those guys.” — Those guys, of course, being Antman, Medusa, She-Hulk and Ms. Thing. And there IS never a dull moment in this fun and subtly 1970s-infused comic book that manages to sneak in a serious blast from the distant pop culture past with the line, Thing rings, do your thing! Fun times.

Superior Spider-Man #31 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Ash from Houston, TX. He had this to say about the Wicked & Divine #1:

I first picked out this book because the cover looked interesting, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It definitely opens the door for some interesting stories to be told, and although the story in this issue is a bit predictable, the way the writers tell it makes me excited for future issues.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Kevin from Golden, CO wrote a review for Strain – The Fall Part 1 Volume 3 TPB that we had to share:

Great item excited for the next one. The rest of the story is also awesome. It also follows the books pretty well. I read the books before I got the graphic novels and I enjoyed them very much. Vol. 3 is just as good as Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. If you have these you must get Vol. 3. The color, drawings, and lettering is very good. Also, the story moves along at a great pace. Very well worth having. Get it and enjoy!

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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Gabriel Bá Donates New Umbrella Academy Piece to CBLDF

June 30th, 2014 Comments off

Eisner Award-winning artist Gabriel Bá has joined TFAW and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to support the First Amendment rights of the comics community. He’s created an incredible Umbrella Academy piece to donate to the CBLDF’s auction at San Diego Comic-Con this July — and you can see it here for the first time exclusively on the TFAW blog!

Check out his amazing piece, featuring Spaceboy from Bá’s Eisner Award-winning series with Gerard Way:

Gabriel Ba's Umbrella Academy Art for the CBLDF

As a thank-you for his donation, TFAW is creating high-end 11″ x 17″ art prints on a silk-finish, heavy cover stock: a limited print run of just 300! If you’re interested in getting one of these prints, please contact the artist directly.

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 Umbrella Academy art? Will you attend this year’s auction? Post your comments below!

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May Product Review Contest Winners Announced

June 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Empowered Special: Internal Medicine review at TFAW.comNo two reviews are the same! You guys have once again outdone yourselves by sending in so many spectacular product reviews to choose from last month! Picking just three of you for this month’s winners was as hard as picking the original Multiple Man out of a whole group of dupes. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of uncanny reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from May’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

David from Philadelphia, PA stopped by with his five star review of superstar writer Adam Warren’s Empowered Special: Internal Medicine from Dark Horse Comics:

Empowered one-off while awaiting the trades. Don’t let the dessert cart of cheesecake fool you – Warren always spins a rich, interwoven story peppered with character, humor, and hyperbole courtesy of the Caged Demonwolf. While not my favorite of the one-offs–the ending teaser forces my hand to a “5.” ’nuff said.

Superior Spider-Man #31 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Kenneth from Flushing, NY. He had this to say about the Superior Spider-Man #31:

The look on the Green Goblins face when he realizes that it is actually Peter Parker he is fighting, not Doc Ock is priceless. Some readers had problems with the art in the second half of the book, but I am fine with it. When Spider-Man confronts J. Jonah Jameson at the end if the book, it is very moving and memorable. It made this series finally truly “superior.”

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Jeremy from Middletown, RI wrote a review for My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 that we had to share:

The MLP comic series continues to delight and inspire. These are the first comics that I have ever read and I am hooked forever by this point. They have even spurred me to start buying comics and graphic novels from other series and genres. I’m proud to say that I’m a comic book guy now.

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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May Product Review Contest Winners Announced

June 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Empowered Special: Internal Medicine review at TFAW.comNo two reviews are the same! You guys have once again outdone yourselves by sending in so many spectacular product reviews to choose from last month! Picking just three of you for this month’s winners was as hard as picking the original Multiple Man out of a whole group of dupes. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of uncanny reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from May’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

David from Philadelphia, PA stopped by with his five star review of superstar writer Adam Warren’s Empowered Special: Internal Medicine from Dark Horse Comics:

Empowered one-off while awaiting the trades. Don’t let the dessert cart of cheesecake fool you – Warren always spins a rich, interwoven story peppered with character, humor, and hyperbole courtesy of the Caged Demonwolf. While not my favorite of the one-offs–the ending teaser forces my hand to a “5.” ’nuff said.

Superior Spider-Man #31 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Kenneth from Flushing, NY. He had this to say about the Superior Spider-Man #31:

The look on the Green Goblins face when he realizes that it is actually Peter Parker he is fighting, not Doc Ock is priceless. Some readers had problems with the art in the second half of the book, but I am fine with it. When Spider-Man confronts J. Jonah Jameson at the end if the book, it is very moving and memorable. It made this series finally truly “superior.”

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Jeremy from Middletown, RI wrote a review for My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 that we had to share:

The MLP comic series continues to delight and inspire. These are the first comics that I have ever read and I am hooked forever by this point. They have even spurred me to start buying comics and graphic novels from other series and genres. I’m proud to say that I’m a comic book guy now.

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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See Round 1 of DC’s Futures End 3-D Motion Cover Comics

May 22nd, 2014 Comments off

DC Comics celebrates the anniversary of The New 52 this September with Futures End, an apocalyptic peek into the DC Universe five years from now! In addition to the weekly Futures End series, DC is releasing 41 special Futures End #1 issues — each with 3-D Motion and Standard cover options!

If you remember DC’s Villains Month last year, you’ll recall that these issues sold out like lightning — and retailers were allocated. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our Futures End series page and pre-order the comics you want immediately!

The first round of 3-D cover images have been released: check out the gifs below!

Action Comics Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverAquaman Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverBatwing Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Detective Comics Futures End #1 3-D Motion CoverEarth 2 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 CoverPhantom Stranger Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Swamp Thing Futures End #1 3-D Motion Cover

Make sure to check out all 41 Futures End 3-D Motion Cover comics and Standard Cover comics, and place your order today before they sell out!

SEE ALL 41 FUTURES END 3-D MOTION COVER COMICS

SEE ALL 41 FUTURES END STANDARD COVER COMICS

SEE OUR FUTURES END SERIES PAGE

Which covers are you most excited about? Post your comments below!

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April Product Review Contest Winners Announced

May 6th, 2014 Comments off

Tomb Raider #1 review at TFAW.comWith great customers, come great reviews! You guys have once again outdone yourselves by sending in so many spectacular product reviews to choose from last month! Picking just three of you for this month’s winners was as hard as saying, “Peter Parker picked a peck of pickled peppers,” five times fast. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of amazing reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from April’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Nathan from Huntsville, AL stopped by with his four star review of superstar writer Gail Simone’s Tomb Raider #1 from Dark Horse Comics:

A very nice tie in to last year’s Tomb Raider game. My only gripe is that the art does not fit Tomb Raider, imo. If you are a fan of the series then consider picking this up! I can’t wait to see how it will lead into the next game!

Inhuman #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Randall from Union City, TN. He had this to say about the Inhuman #1:

I have been trimming my pulls lately, just spening too much money on comics, and this was one I had decided to drop… until I read it! Awesome first issue, imo! What intrigued me to begin with, the mists and birth of new super-powered characters, is exactly what I got in this issue. I have a feeling, if it continues on the path it seems to be on, it may very well be one of my favorite titles…

Guardians Of Galaxy TPB Vol. 01 Cosmic Avengers review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Marvin from El Paso, TX wrote a review for “Guardians of the Galaxy: TPB Vol. 1 that we had to share:

I never knew about the Guardians until the movie was coming out. So, I bought this collection to catch up and found it to be an excellent GN. Even my little girl loves it. For anyone new to the Guardians universe, this is a must read!

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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Heartbleed SSL Update for TFAW Customers

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

Hi everyone! We wanted to update you on some recent Internet security-related events, reassure you that TFAW has taken measures to counteract them, and give you some recommendations on how to protect yourselves. The Heartbleed SSL bug has caused much concern over the past week. This bug allows hackers to easily view secure data such as passwords on affected websites.

Upon hearing the news, we immediately patched our servers and replaced SSL certificates to protect our services and your account. We have not found any evidence that our systems were compromised in any way, but to be cautious we’re still advising all customers to change their TFAW.com passwords, especially if your password was used on any other website. Please log in to your account to change your password, or request a reset here:

https://www.TFAW.com/Your-Account/Password

This problem has impacted two-thirds of ALL websites using OpenSSL (that’s tens of millions of websites), so it’s definitely not a TFAW-specific problem.

For more information about the Heartbleed bug, please visit this realtime coverage page at Google News.

If you have trouble resetting your password, please contact customer service through our Contact Form: https://www.TFAW.com/Help/Contact.

At TFAW, we’re committed to the safety and security of all of our customers. We hope this information is both useful, and helps put your minds at ease!

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March Product Review Contest Winners Announced

April 10th, 2014 Comments off

Manifest Destiny #1 review at TFAW.comBy the old gods and the new! You guys have once again outdone yourselves by sending in so many epic product reviews to choose from last month, it was as difficult as scaling the walls of Castle Black to pick just three of you for this month’s winners. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from March’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Casey from Warrenton, OR stopped by with her five star review of Manifest Destiny #1:

As an Oregonian, I love the idea of this comic; but any American could; and so could any human being. The art is excellent. What’s to come to this adventure is mysterious, and wrought with anticipation. I have read issues #2 & 3, and it gets bigger and better and more fun–and still with that mysterious feeling, leaving you anxious for what’s to come.

Saga #18 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Skylar from Poquoson, VA. He had this to say about the Saga #18:

Epic conclusion to this arc! I have fallen in love with the art of Fiona Staples and the writing of Brian K. Vaughan! I’ve especially been enjoying the letter column from Brian K. Vaughan every month and I’ll miss it along with the story while they’re on their hiatus. Can’t wait to continue reading their work!

The Star Wars #3 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Bobby from Hammond, IN wrote a review for the for Dark Horse Comics’ The Star Wars #3 that we had to share:

If you’re a fan of Star Wars you need to read these comics! It’s great to see what the original script would look like and what a different but amazing film it would have been. I love it!

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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February Product Review Contest Winners Announced

March 5th, 2014 Comments off

Hawkeye #14 review at TFAW.comSweet Christmas! You guys have once again out done yourselves by sending in so many wonderful product reviews to choose from last month, it was nigh impossible to pick just three of you for this month’s picks. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from February’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Marina from Quail Valley, Ca stopped by with her five star review of Hawkeye #14:

Hawkeye #14 follows the ongoing pattern with Fraction’s run, the writing is witty and expressive in a way suitable to the character. In this issue, we follow what happens to Kate in California- and we see what it really means to be a super hero sleuth. The art and writing correspond perfectly to her viewpoint and, to say without spoilers, it was an amazing issue overall.

Elfquest: The Final Quest #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Candice from Carmi, IL. She had this to say about the Elfquest: The Final Quest #1:

Been a fan since I was 13 yrs and it a very exceptional book in my opinion. It has a little bit of everything. I love to escape into the world of Elfquest; a vacation from the real world if you will. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Vol. 1 TPB - Force Storm review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Chris from Campbellford, ON wrote a review for the for Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Vol. 1 TPB – Force Storm that we had to share:

This graphic novel captivates its reader with its awesome art work and in depth descriptions of emotions and scenes. I am very happy to have bought this book and will continue to follow the series with great intent. If you have not read this series but are a star wars fan old or new it will not let you down highly suggest this!

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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Jae Lee’s Dynamite Sketches Arrive: See All 10 Now

March 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Vampirella by Jae LeeOur Dynamite Jae Lee Sketch Contest attracted a flood of interest, and now the 10 sketches for our 10 winners have arrived! Check out Lee’s gorgeous sketches of Vampirella, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and more to the right and below.

These sketches are going out to our lucky winners ASAP!

Winners include: Montgomery and Raymond from Shoreline, WA, Krystopher from Westminster, CO, Eric from Beaverton, OR, Eddie from Westville, NJ, Brian from Denver, CO, Robert from Round Lake Beach, IL, Darryl from Inverness, IL, Nelson from Bronx, NY, and Shawn from Great Mills, MD.

Click on each image to see all the details!

Dejah Thoris by Jae LeeDejah Thoris by Jae LeeEvil Ernie by Jae Lee

Green Hornet by Jae LeeRed Sonja by Jae LeeThe Shadow by Jae Lee

The Shadow by Jae LeeVampirella by Jae LeeVampirella by Jae Lee

Our thanks to Dynamite, Jae Lee, and everyone who entered this awesome contest. Want to stay up to date on the next one? Sign up for our newsletter today!

SEE ALL UPCOMING COMICS & MORE FROM DYNAMITE

Do you have a favorite sketch? Post your pick below!

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