Things from Another World

Things from Another World

2916 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR 97232

Phone Number
(503) 284-4693
Website
http://www.tfaw.com/
Twitter
@HollywoodTFAW
Facebook
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Hours
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Free Comic Book Day 2017
May 6, 2017

Hey comic fan!

It's that time of the year again! That's right it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Starting at 9 a.m. on May 6th, join us for a selection of pre-selected free comics all day long!

Just like in past years, we let you choose up to 10 specially marked FCBD comics per person from the 40+ titles that we'll have available. It's our gift to you for being a loyal customer.

That's not all, as we'll also have Special Door Busting deals! Want to know what they are? Keep an eye on our social media channels!

Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse #1 Signing
Oct. 26, 2016

Guest: Chris Roberson

Writer Chris Roberson (iZombie co-creator) appears for a special Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse comic book signing from 6-8PM on Wednesday October 26th at the Portland Things From Another World comic book shop.

Beginning October 12, and running through October 26, the store will collect nonperishable food items that will go toward supporting the Oregon Food Bank and the Oregonians who depend on its ongoing efforts.

Beyond the great feeling you’ll get by donating to an awesome cause, we’ll also give you a raffle ticket for each item you bring in from October 12-26. TFAW will be giving away a Serenity Malcolm Reynolds 1:6 Scale Statue valued at $249.99–it’s sure to become the centerpiece for your Firefly/Serenity collection.

Oregon Food Bank’s Most Wanted Foods:

-Shelf-stable milk
-Foods high in protein – canned meats like tuna, chicken, or salmon, canned or dried beans
-Foods high in nutrients – canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
-Whole-grain foods – brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
-Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
-100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
-Unsaturated cooking oils
-Other nutritious foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

Chris Roberson will be picking a raffle winner at the Serenity: No Power in the Verse signing on 10/26. Winner does not need to be present to win.

Doctor Who Comics Day
July 9, 2016

Come join us this Saturday for Doctor Who Comics Day!

Civil War II Launch Party
June 8, 2016

Guests: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez

Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez (Invincible Iron Man, All New X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) appear at the Portland TFAW on Wednesday June 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s CIVIL WAR II.

Dark Horse Day Celebration + Signing
June 4, 2016

Guests: Patric Reynolds, Adam P. Knave, Jeremy Barlow, Kel McDonald, David Walker, Colleen Coover, Paul Tobin, Jonathan Case, Matthew J. Rainwater, Tyler Crook, Ron Chan

30 years ago, the first Dark Horse comic debuted. In the years since, Dark Horse has gone on to publish some of the most groundbreaking comics in the industry. Come celebrate 30 years of Dark Horse Comics with us at the Milwaukie TFAW!

In honor of this milestone event, you’ll save 30% on Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, toys, and more June 4-5. Special promotional items will also be available while supplies last.

Meet and chat with awesome comic book creators!
Ron Chan
Tyler Crook
Matthew J. Rainwater
Jonathan Case
Paul Tobin
Colleen Coover
David Walker
Kel McDonald
Jeremy Barlow
Adam P. Knave
Patric Reynolds

Saturday 6/4 from 1:00PM - 3:00 PM

Plus, check back for more information as even more signers will be announced!

Free Comic Book Day
May 7, 2016

Guests: Terry Dodson, Robbi Rodriguez, Greg Smith, Dylan Meconis

Join TFAW for the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day! We're opening our doors early at 9:00AM to kick off Portland's largest Free Comic Book Day celebration!

Choose up to 10 specially marked FCBD comics per person while supplies last and take advantage of storewide savings on nearly everything in the shop!

Portland TFAW FCBD Schedule:

9:00AM - 7:00PM -- Day-long Free Comic Book Day Celebration (Free donuts while supplies last just before doors open)
9:00AM - 12:00PM -- Free Face Painting for the Kiddos
9:30AM - 11:30AM -- Comic Book Creator Signings
Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen)
Greg Smith (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
12:00PM - 2:00PM -- Comic Book Creator Signings
Terry Dodson (Star Wars Princess Leia, Red One)
Dylan Meconis (Bite Me!, Family Man, Outfoxed)
12:00PM - 3:00PM -- Niall's Zombie Control Service Photo Ops (check back for list of characters)
2:00PM - 7:00PM -- Box Customer Appreciation Sale & FCBD Care Package Pick-Up

Stay Tuned For More Announcements Coming Soon!

Back Issue Sale
March 16, 2016 to March 23, 2016

Now through next Wednesday, you'll save BIG on Back Issue comics at all three local TFAW comic shops. This is one of our most popular sales, so be sure to take a few minutes to browse through our back issue bins next time you're in the shop!

On a time crunch? Our new Grab & Go Short Box of 150 randomly chosen comics and variants is a great way to get in and walk out of the store with a ton of great books (and a built-in storage solution) in less than 5 minutes.

Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook's Harrow County Signing
Feb. 19, 2016

Guests: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

Be sure to mark your calendar to stop by the Portland TFAW from 6-8pm on February 19--we're hosting Harrow County creators Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook!

They'll be signing copies of the hit Dark Horse comic book series, and we'll be serving food and beer. Copies of Harrow County, as well as a selection of other books by these talented creators will also be available for purchase at the event.

Jonesy #1 Signing
Feb. 19, 2016

Guest: Sam Humphries

Meet writer Sam Humphries at Portland TFAW on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Sam will be visiting Portland and signing the first issue of his newest series, Jonesy from BOOM! Studios. Jonesy is the story of a teenager with the power to make anyone fall in love. Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch–it doesn’t work on herself.

Humphries is best known his recent work on Marvel’s Star-Lord and Ultimates comic book series, but rose to fame with his self-published work with Our Love is Real and Sacrifice. The premiere issue of Humphries’ new series will be available for purchase at the event, as well as a selection of his other work. The first 30 people to purchase Jonesy #1 at the event will receive a free lithograph.

David Walker Signing
Feb. 17, 2016

Guest: David Walker

Mark your calendar for February 17th from 6-8pm so you can stop by the Portland TFAW and help David Walker kick off the new Power Man and Iron Fist comic book series!

It seems like it's been forever since we last saw Luke Cage and Danny Rand on the streets of the Marvel U, and we're excited to host series writer David Walker for the Power Man & Iron Fist Signing.

BONUS: The first 30 people at the signing will get a free lithograph with any purchase.

UNDER STRANGE SUNS SIGNING WITH KEN LIZZI
Dec. 16, 2015

Things From Another World is excited to host local writer Ken Lizzi for a signing of his new sci-fi novel, Under Strange Suns, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW!

In the future, a terrorist attack has left the Earth in a state of constant war, and mankind is emigrating to the stars. When the inventor of the faster-than-light drive goes missing, his niece enlists a battle-hardened soldier to find him. Special Forces soldier Aidan Carson is tired of fighting, but the offer to join the search gives him a chance at a fresh start. Carson soon learns there is nothing new Under Strange Suns.

Ken Lizzi is the author of the Portland-set sci-fi novel, Reunion, as well as an assortment of published short stories. He lives in Portland with his wife, Isa, and daughter. When not traveling, he enjoys reading, homebrewing, and working on his latest novel.

Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet Ken and get a signed copy of his exciting new sci-fi novel!

Black Friday Sale
Nov. 27, 2015 to Nov. 29, 2015

Synchronize your clocks for 9:00AM Friday, November 27 for our annual Black Friday Sale!

We've got a ton of great things planned, including doorbuster deals and manager's specials, and most products throughout the store will be marked down by 20-80%.*

These deals begin on Friday, November 27 and continue while supplies last through Sunday, November 29.

SPECIAL BONUS FOR BOX CUSTOMERS

Get exclusive early access to savings with the Golden Ticket sitting in your box at the shop. Just stop in the shop between now and November 25 to purchase the contents of your box, and you'll get the ticket to our special 1-hour ticketed event starting at 8:00AM on Black Friday!

Kids Comic Art Workshop
Oct. 17, 2015

Guest: Brian Churilla

Local comic book artists Brian Churilla and Lisa Eisenberg appear on Saturday, October 17th from noon till 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store to lead an art workshop for budding young artists.

Brian Churilla is a writer and artist, currently drawing Big Trouble in Little China for Boom! Studios and Hellbreak for Oni Press. Brian will introduce young artists to the fundamentals of comic book storytelling.

Lisa Eisenberg is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator, who publishes the I Cut My Hair comic series. She will demonstrate her comic creation techniques during the workshop.

This is a free workshop ideal for children ages 8-13 with drawing skills of all levels. All the necessary art supplies will be provided.

So come on out and bring your aspiring artists to our art workshop at the Portland TFAW on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. to explore their curiosity and creativity!

David Marquez Signing
Oct. 7, 2015

Guest: David Marquez

Things From Another World is thrilled to announce a signing with David Marquez, the artist behind Marvel’s all-new all-different Invincible Iron Man. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, October 7th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issue of this exciting new series and get it signed by David Marquez, while enjoying free beer (for those 21 or older with valid ID) and food!

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez previously collaborated on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Now, they are teaming up for Invincible Iron Man, which finds Tony Stark at a crossroads following the universe-changing events of Secret Wars. This new ongoing series will feature new armor, new villains, and a new love interest. Plus, we get to find out who Tony's birth parents are!

"The All-New All-Different Marvel is an exciting entry point for comic book fans to join new series as they begin!" said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. "We are over the moon to have David back in our store to celebrate the launch of Invincible Iron Man!"

Copies of Invincible Iron Man #1 and other titles featuring the art of David Marquez will be available for purchase at the event. Sketch variants will also be available.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet the artist and get the first issue of Invincible Iron Man signed on October 7th at the Portland TFAW!

Aaron Lopresti Signing
Sept. 23, 2015

Guest: Aaron Lopresti

Things From Another World is pleased to announce a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the talented artist behind such titles as DC's Wonder Woman and Justice League International and Marvel's Captain Marvel and Planet Hulk. Stop by the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of Aaron Lopresti’s new creator-owned series that’s been years in the making!

Power Cubed, a four-issue miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics, is a comical coming-of-age tale set in a fantastic sci-fi universe. For his eighteenth birthday, Kenny Logan gets a piece of alien technology that lets him create literally anything he can wish for. Now, Kenny must use this unique matter-reinterpreting device on a weird and wonderful adventure to save his abducted father.

Copies of Power Cubed #1 and other titles by Aaron Lopresti will be available for purchase at the event.

Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on September 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to meet this accomplished artist and get your very own sketch!

Mulan: Revelations Signing
Sept. 16, 2015

Guest: Marc Andreyko

Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Marc Andreyko, the writer behind the Mulan: Revelations miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented writer in person.

Marc Andreyko is best known for writing DC’s Batwoman and Manhunter. Now he is teaming up with artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces) and newcomer creator Robert Alter to bring a new twist to a beloved legend.

Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world. Mulan: Revelations blends together Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk styles to tell an exciting story of a warrior awakened to stop a deadly new virus threatening humanity.

The latest issues of Mulan: Revelations will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by the Portland TFAW on September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Marc and learn more about the series!

PLUTONA SIGNING WITH EMI LENOX
Sept. 4, 2015

Guest: Emi Lenox

Things From Another World is excited to host Emi Lenox at our Portland store for a Plutona signing on September 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and we hope you'll join us to celebrate the release of Plutona #1 from Image Comics.

Emi Lenox is best known for her work on EmiTown, and has also worked on Madman, Sweet Tooth, Glory, and more. She's reuniting with award-winning writer Jeff Lemire to launch the new five-issue Plutona miniseries.

Plutona follows the story of five suburban kids who stumble upon the dead body of a superhero in the woods. It is a character-driven story that touches on themes of innocence, science fiction, superheroes, and mortality.

Copies of Plutona #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the up-and-coming star Emi Lenox and get the first issue of Plutona signed on September 4th at the Portland TFAW!

Christopher Sebela Signing
Aug. 19, 2015

Guest: Christopher Sebela

We're excited to host Christopher Sebela at our store for our Welcome Back Signing on August 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and we hope you'll join us! Free food & beer* will be served.

Christopher Sebela is best known for writing Dead Letters and High Crimes. You can also catch his work in Escape from New York from BOOM! Studios and in Alien vs. Predator from Dark Horse. Now he's teamed up with Critical Hit artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer to bring to life a story of two reincarnated assassins who are caught in a never-ending war.

Super Progressive Sale
July 29, 2015 to Aug. 12, 2015

We wanted you to be the first to know that we're kicking off a huge sale today at the store. Now through August 4, you'll save 50% on hundreds of products--apparel, merchandise, graphic novels and more!

So come on out to the shop as soon as you can to get the best selection of these Progressive Sale items.

Plants vs. Zombies Signing with Ron Chan and Matthew J. Rainwater
June 20, 2015

Guests: Ron Chan, Matthew J. Rainwater

Leave your brains safe at home and come celebrate a release of the new Plants vs. Zombies comic book miniseries with artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew J. Rainwater on Saturday, June 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store. Make sure to bring the kids!

Come down to enjoy fun activities that we have planned for the kids. Join us to make your own flower or zombie mask and take a picture in our special photo booth. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #1 and other Plants vs. Zombies titles will be available for sale at the event.

Fight Club 2 Launch Party
June 5, 2015

Guests: Steve Lieber, Chuck Palahniuk

Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Chuck Palahniuk to promote the release of Fight Club 2, the highly anticipated 10-issue graphic novel sequel to Fight Club.

Local artist Steve Lieber, who has created an exclusive TFAW variant cover for the first issue, will also be at the signing. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Friday, June 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issue of this exciting series and get it signed by Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber.

Published by Dark Horse Comics, the sequel takes place nine years after the events of the first book. The story’s protagonist, Sebastian, is married to Marla, and has a young son. But Tyler Durden lurks just below the surface. Some imaginary friends never go away…

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber and get the first issue of Fight Club 2 signed on June 5th at the Portland TFAW!

Copies of Fight Club 2 must be purchased on-site at the TFAW store in order to get in the signing line. There will be a limit of two Fight Club 2 comics signed per person, and no other memorabilia will be signed.

Brian Konietzko Signing
May 27, 2015

Guest: Bryan Konietzko

We hope you'll join us in welcoming Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of the hit Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, to our sister store in Portland on May 27 from 5-8PM.

Avatar and Korra art books, graphic novels, and collectibles will be available for purchase at the event.

While this is a free event, you'll need to reserve your tickets via the Eventbrite website in order to join the signing line. Hurry, only 250 tickets are available!

Free Comic Book Day 2015
May 2, 2015

Our favorite time of year is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, May 2 for Free Comic Book Day to get free comics, meet exciting comic book creators, save 20% on nearly everything in the store (box customers save an extra 5%), and get $2 & $5 doorbuster deals!

Plus: End the day right, and join us at our sister store in Portland from 7 to 10 pm for free food—including burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options—and beer (for those 21+).

Make sure to mark your calendars and come out to your favorite TFAW store for all the family-friendly fun and great deals on Free Comic Book Day!

Jeff Parker Coinvergence Signing
April 29, 2015

Guest: Jeff Parker

Join us as we welcome Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics to the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle Concert
April 4, 2015

Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, will play at Portland Things From Another World on April 4th, 2015 with Portland’s own nerd-folk duo Going Viral opening for them. The cover is $7, and the show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics, writing and recording music since the age of 13. Known for their high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their fifth full-length album Mutate, Baby! available on March 17th.

Their opening act–Going Viral–features lead vocalist Chris Waffle on bass and Marty McD on guitar. The duo combines their love of sci-fi, video games, pop-culture goodness, and other fan pursuits with a unique brand of acoustic rock/folk.

Come to the Portland TFAW store on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. and crank it all the way up to 11 with Kirby Krackle and Going Viral!

Spider-Gwen #1 Signing
Feb. 25, 2015

Guest: Robbi Rodriguez

Robbi Rodriguez, series artist behind Marvel’s forthcoming Spider-Gwen comic book series, appears at the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, February 25 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

The breakout hit of the most ambitious Spider-Man event of the century is starring in her own new ongoing comic book series.

Follow Gwen Stacy as she comes to terms with the great powers (and responsibility) that come after a radioactive spider bite.

Copies of Spider-Gwen #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the artist behind this exciting new book and get the first issue signed February 25 at the Portland TFAW!

Dark Horse Mega Signing
Feb. 20, 2015

Guests: Matt Kindt, Brian Wood, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell

Join Things From Another World for a very special signing with four of comics’ most visionary creators at our Portland store Friday, February 20, 2015.

This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their ticket at the door for admission to each of the time slots. Tickets are available for free via Eventbrite:

Hellboy and B.P.R.D. creator Mike Mignola will sign from 6:00 – 7:45 PM. Get signing tickets at the link…

Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels), Eric Powell (The Goon, Chimichanga) and Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, PastAways) will sign

from 8:00 – 9:30 PM. Get signing tickets at the link…

Mark your calendars for February 20 to meet these creators and get your favorite comics signed. We will have comics and graphic novels available for purchase at the event. Limit of two items signed per attendee per creator.

#WaComics Release Party
Jan. 23, 2015

Guest: Ryan Hill

Come one, come all to the Portland TFAW store for the #WaComics Release Party Friday January 23rd from 7-10pm. Pressure/Sensitivity, Wacom Americas comic anthology featuring original short stories, will debut in printed form. Local WaComic creator Ryan Hill (Dark Matter, Coffin Hill, House of Night) will be on hand for signing (plus other special guests).

We will have free pizza and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID). And wait, there’s more! Top-of-the-line Wacom drawing tablets and styli will be also be on hand for you to test drive. Be there or be square.

Lady Killer Signing
Jan. 7, 2015

Guests: Laura Allred, Jamie S. Rich, Joëlle Jones

1960s homemaker or ruthless killer-for-hire? Who says you can’t be both? Things From Another World is excited to announce that we are welcoming the creators behind the Lady Killer comic book series for a signing at our Portland TFAW location. Join Joëlle Jones (Helheim, Troublemaker), Jamie S. Rich (Spell Checkers, Madame Frankenstein), and Laura Allred (Madman, I Zombie) as they debut their newest comic book series, Lady Killer, published by Dark Horse Comics. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided as well as beer and a specialty cocktail for those 21+ in keeping with a 1960s cocktail party theme. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best ’60s party attire, though it is not required.

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother–but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer-for-hire. A brand-new original comic book series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival. Mixing together elements of characters like Hannibal Lecter and Betty Draper, Lady Killer is sure to be a great read that is unlike any other comic out there.

Copies of Lady Killer #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the creators behind this exciting new book and get the first issue signed by the creative team January 7 at the Portland TFAW! Photo ops will be available for those in 1960s attire at the event.

Fire and Stone Signing
Oct. 22, 2014

Guests: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Patric Reynolds, Chris Roberson, Christopher Sebela, Paul Tobin, Joshua Williamson, Scott Allie

Dark Horse Comics' epic Fire and Stone comics event spins out of Ridley's Scott's iconic Alien and Prometheus movies, and the Portland TFAW is proud to host a signing celebrating all four debut issues 10/22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Meet creators Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Patric Reynolds (Falling Skies), Chris Roberson (Doc Savage), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Paul Tobin (Colder), and Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), as well as Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, and enjoy free food and beer (for those 21+ with ID).

Purchase your copies of Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, Aliens: Fire and Stone #1, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1, and Predator: Fire and Stone #1 and get them signed by creative team!

Spawning from the events of the Prometheus and Aliens movies, Fire and Stone puts a fresh new cast of humans, Aliens, Predators, and more on a collision course to LV-223--where the original crew of the Prometheus came face-to-face with the Engineers! Will they uncover the mystery . . . or find their own damnation?

Don't miss this fantastic horror event at the Portland TFAW 10/22. Plus: join TFAW 10/26 at the Hollywood Theatre for a screening of the movie that started it all, Alien, plus a Q&A with the Fire and Stone creative team! The signing 10/22 is free; the screening 10/26 is $8.

Fire & Stone Signing
Oct. 22, 2014

Guests: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Patric Reynolds, Chris Roberson, Christopher Sebela, Paul Tobin, Joshua Williamson, Scott Allie

Dark Horse Comics’ epic Fire and Stone comics event spins out of Ridley’s Scott’s iconic Alien and Prometheus movies, and the Portland TFAW is proud to host a signing celebrating all four debut issues 10/22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Meet creators Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Patric Reynolds (Falling Skies), Chris Roberson (Doc Savage), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Paul Tobin (Colder), and Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), as well as Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, and enjoy free food and beer (for those 21+ with ID).

Purchase your copies of Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, Aliens: Fire and Stone #1, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1, and Predator: Fire and Stone #1 and get them signed by creative team!

Spawning from the events of the Prometheus and Aliens movies, Fire and Stone puts a fresh new cast of humans, Aliens, Predators, and more on a collision course to LV-223–where the original crew of the Prometheus came face-to-face with the Engineers! Will they uncover the mystery . . . or find their own damnation?

Don’t miss this fantastic horror event at the Portland TFAW 10/22.

Rose City Comic Con Kickoff Party
Sept. 19, 2014

It's back, and bigger and better than ever! That's right: we're kicking off Rose City Comic Con with another kickoff party at the Portland TFAW September 19 from 7 to 10 pm.

Featuring:
* Free beer from Hop Valley Brewing Co. (those 21+)
* Complimentary burgers, dogs, and sides (veggie/vegan options, too)
* Music by Kielen King
* The Stumptown Comics Fest Comic Arts Awards
* Prizes from TFAW, Dark Horse Comics, Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, Centerplate, Guardian Games, Billy Galaxy vintage toys & collectibles and more!
* Plus: beat the crowds and exchange your tickets for badges at the party!

See you there!

Image Comics Mega Signing
June 18, 2014

Guests: Jim Valentino, Joe Keatinge, Michael Avon Oeming, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson

Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to welcome local comic book creators Jim Valentino (co-founder of Image Comics), Joe Keatinge (Glory), Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar), Chris Roberson (Sovereign), and Joshua Williamson (Ghosted) to the Portland TFAW June 18 for an Image Mega Signing and Q&A from 7 to 10 pm! Attendees can purchase the latest releases from Image Comics and enjoy free food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID).

Interested in breaking into comics? Meet the creators behind some of today’s hottest books, and learn what it’s like to work for Image Comics! Bring your questions: the Q&A is from 7 to 8 pm, with a signing afterward for Ghosted Volume 2, the Glory Complete Saga hardcover, Mice Templar IV Legend #8, Shutter #3, and Sovereign!

Reunion Signing
June 4, 2014

Things From Another World is proud to introduce local writer Ken Lizzi at a special pre-release signing of his new, Portland-set sci-fi novel from Twilight Times Books, Reunion, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Portland TFAW! Free food and beer provided (must be 21+ with valid ID for beer).

Sometimes survival is not enough. Sometimes you need to fight back. The apocalypse ended Nick Gates’ night shift as a Portland cop. Finding his wife alive was a good break. Assembling a guerrilla resistance against occupiers from another Earth, however, didn’t work out so well. But an escapee from an enemy stronghold, bearing with him the possibility of reversing the “reunion,” brought hope. It will take all of Nick’s courage, luck, and skill if he–and humanity–is to survive Reunion!

“In the event of an apocalypse, loot thoughtfully,” said Ken, offering sage advice. “You may only get one chance.”

Ken Lizzi is an attorney at Dark Horse Comics and the author of an assortment of published short stories, in addition to Reunion. When not traveling, he lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Isa. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, exercise, and visiting new places. Make sure to stop by the Portland TFAW June 4, meet Ken, and purchase a special pre-release promo copy of Reunion for $17.95!

Free Comic Book Day 2014
May 3, 2014

Guests: Greg Rucka, Terry Dodson, Steve Lieber, Jim Valentino, Chris Roberson, David Marquez

Things From Another World will open early at 9 am Saturday, May 3 for Free Comic Book Day, an incredibly popular, family-friendly event! Choose up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last), shop $2 and $5 doorbusters, and get autographs from your favorite comic book creators.

Plus: get 20% off almost everything in the store*, and save an additional 5% if you’re a TFAW box customer! Later, come back for the Free Comic Book Day After Party at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 pm, featuring free burgers and dogs (including veggie options), complimentary beer (for those 21+), prizes, music, and more.

Signing Schedule:
10:00 am-12:00 pm
* Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Veil, Punisher)
* Terry Dodson (X-Men, Catwoman)

12:00-2:00 pm
* Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Whiteout)
* Jim Valentino (Co-Founder of Image Comics)

2:00-4:00 pm:
* Chris Roberson (Sovereign), Chris Sebela (Ghost), Adam P. Knave (Never Ending), and Ibrahim Moustafa (The Pound)
2:30-4:30 pm:
* David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man)

Free Comic Book Day 2014
May 3, 2014

Guests: Greg Rucka, Terry Dodson, Steve Lieber, Jim Valentino, Jonathan Case, Chris Roberson, Christopher Sebela, Adam P. Knave, Ibrahim Moustafa, David Marquez

We're opening early at 9 am Saturday, May 3 for Free Comic Book Day! Choose up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last), shop $2 and $5 doorbusters, and get autographs from your favorite comic book creators.

Plus: get 20% off almost everything in the store*, and save an additional 5% if you're a TFAW box customer. RSVP now!

Signing & Event Schedule
10:00 am-12:00 pm: Greg Rucka (Lazarus) and Terry Dodson (X-Men, Catwoman)
12:00-2:00 pm: Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Jim Valentino (Co-Founder of Image Comics), Jonathan Case (Batman '66, The Creep)
2:00-4:00 pm: Chris Roberson (Sovereign), Chris Sebela (Ghost), Adam P. Knave (Never Ending), and Ibrahim Moustafa (The Pound)
2:30-4:30 pm: David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man)
7:00-10:00 pm: FCBD After Party (see details below)

We'll have giveaways from Coco Donuts, while supplies last. You can enter to win a skateboard deck with an original sketch by Ibrahim Moustafa! Plus, bring your TFAW receipt to Skyline Burgers 5/3 for 15% off your order!

* Discount excludes statues, collectibles, and "No Discount" items. Deals and stock may differ from store to store and online at TFAW.com.

FCBD After Party
May 3, 2014

Come to the Portland TFAW, for our FCBD After Party 5/3 from 7 to 10 pm for free burgers (plus veggie options) and more!

Enjoy free beer (those 21+) from Hop Valley Brewing Co., listen to music by sci-fi hip hop artist Kielen King, and spin the wheel to win prizes from Dark Horse Comics, Guardian Games, Ground Kontrol, Rose City Comic-Con, and more.

Pretty Deadly Signing
April 30, 2014

Guest: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick appears on Wednesday April 30 at the Portland TFAW from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Pretty Deadly, her hit from Image Comics series co-created with Emma Ríos, Stop by the Pretty Deadly Volume 1 signing to purchase the first collected graphic novel and enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with ID).

Kelly Sue DeConnick is one of the most prominent writers in comics today, with acclaimed runs on Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel, and Ghost. Pretty Deadly, DeConnick’s fantasy western with artist Emma Ríos (Doctor Strange, Osborn), debuted in October 2013 to stellar reviews, and immediately sold out on release date.

Pretty Deadly Volume 1 presents the collected opening arc of Kelly Due DeConnick and Emma Ríos’ surprise-hit series, which marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage!

Pretty Deadly Volume 1 will be available for purchase for just $9.99. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet one of the hottest writers in comics April 30 at the Portland TFAW!

Elfquest Signing
March 26, 2014

Guests: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, creators of the fantasy epic Elfquest, appear at the Portland TFAW March 26 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. for a signing and Q&A! Attendees can pick up issues #1 and #2 of Elfquest: The Final Quest from Dark Horse Comics and enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with valid ID).

Debuting in 1978, Elfquest grew to become a cult hit series with millions of fans. Focusing on a community of elves who struggle to survive on a primitive Earth-like planet, this fantasy epic has captured the imaginations of comic book readers worldwide. Now, after a break of several years, the Pinis have returned with Elfquest: The Final Quest, the action-packed continuation fans have been waiting for!

Bring your questions: the Q&A will be from 7 to 8 p.m., with the signing after. Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter of Elfquest: meet the creators and hang out with your fellow fans March 26 at the Portland TFAW!

Hellboy Day 2014
March 22, 2014

Guests: Dave Stewart, Scott Allie, Tyler Crook

Celebrate 20 years of comics’ favorite paranormal detective during Hellboy Day March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Portland TFAW!

This can’t-miss event kicks off with a Q&A with Scott Allie, Hellboy editor for 20 years and writer of Abe Sapien; Dave Stewart, Eisner Award-winning Hellboy colorist; and Tyler Crook, Eisner Award-winning B.P.R.D. artist; a signing will follow.

Attendees will enjoy Hellboy Day exclusives from Dark Horse, raffle prizes–including items signed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola–a photo op with “Hellboy” himself, portrayed by Kyle Yount, and free food and beer (21+ with valid ID).

Creator Mike Mignola debuted Hellboy, his wildly popular demon detective, just over 20 years ago through Dark Horse Comics. Mignola’s unique blend of Lovecraftian influences, action-adventure, and humor–as well as his striking, unique art style–quickly made the series a success. Since then, the universe has expanded into additional titles like B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and more.

Tomb Raider Signing and Q&A
Feb. 26, 2014

Guest: Gail Simone

We're honored to welcome writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) to our sister store, the Portland TFAW, February 26 from 7-10 p.m. for a Tomb Raider signing and Q&A. The Q&A begins at 7:00 p.m., with the signing at 8:00 p.m. Free food and beer (for those 21+ with ID) provided!

Gail Simone launches Lara Croft on the adventures that will change her life forever in Dark Horse Comics' new ongoing Tomb Raider comic book series.

Plus, play the newest Tomb Raider video game during the event, courtesy of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade!

TFAW's Flashback Sale
Dec. 27, 2013 to Jan. 17, 2014

Come on down to TFAW to celebrate all the greatest stories of 2013 and usher in a new year of awesomeness during TFAW's Flashback Sale.

Now through January 17th, you'll save BIG on back issue comics.* Those normally priced $4.99 or less are now just 50¢ apiece. Back issues normally priced $5.00 or more are 50% off.

We are also excited to announce that select variants are 50% off. This is a great opportunity to pick up a frame-worthy variant cover comic you've had your eye on.

People are always excited when we throw a back issue sale, so stop in today and fill in the holes in your collection or take a chance on a new series. With comics starting at just 50¢ apiece, this is a great time to venture outside your normal reading list. Who knows, you may just find your new favorite series...

*Flashback Sale pricing and selection varies by store.

Black Friday
Nov. 29, 2013

Starting Friday, you'll save 60% on select graphic novels. We're also adding hundreds of new sale items at 50% off and great doorbuster deals. Get to TFAW early for the best selection--don't let someone else steal these deals from you.

Plants vs. Zombies Invades the Portland TFAW
Nov. 9, 2013

Guests: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan, Matthew J. Rainwater

Mmm . . . BRAINS! Experience the PopCap® game that's won 30 Game of the Year awards—and counting—at Things From Another World's signing for Dark Horse Comics' Plants vs. Zombies™: Lawnmageddon hardcover with Paul Tobin (Bandette), Ron Chan (Husbands), and Matthew J. Rainwater (Garage Raja), Saturday, November 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at our sister store, the Portland TFAW. Make sure to bring the kids!

Get your picture taken with an official PvZ zombie, enter to win prizes from PopCap Games, Sock Dreams, and USAopoly, and play Plants vs. Zombies in the store, courtesy of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. Free snacks and beverages provided.

Halloween ComicFest
Oct. 26, 2013

Get some real treats this Halloween: come to the Portland TFAW October 26-27 for Halloween ComicFest! Pick up to four free Halloween ComicFest comics while supplies last, and take advantage of our fantastic Horror Month deals in the store: save 30-50% on terrifying titles from Dark Horse and Image Comics.

Some of the free Halloween ComicFest issues that will be available are Itty Bitty Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics, Adventure Time from BOOM! Studios, Super Dinosaur from Image Comics, Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures from Marvel, and many more.

We also have a limited supply of Halloween ComicFest bundles available for purchase–give them out to the lucky trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood! Contact us today for availability and to reserve your bundles, and be sure to RSVP.

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Signing and Membership Drive
Oct. 9, 2013

Guests: Ron Chan, Emi Lenox, Michelle Madsen, Dave Stewart, Paul Tobin

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has fought for the First Amendment Rights of the comics community since 1986. Now here's your chance to join the fight for free speech at our CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 signing and membership drive October 9 at the Portland TFAW.

Meet CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 contributors Jeremy Atkins (Charles de Ghoul), Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Michelle Madsen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Dave Stewart (Hellboy), and Paul Tobin (Bandette), and learn how you can join the CBLDF for as little as $25! Complimentary food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID) provided.

Everyone has a story to tell, but what happens when a story gets taken away from its creator? The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 looks at the creative costs of censorship, either through outside interference, or through more private forms. All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who've been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!

Special bonus: Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, attendees at this event only who sign up for CBLDF membership at the $50-$249 level will receive a Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1 Limited Edition hardcover, while supplies last. Attendees who sign up for CBLDF membership at the $250 or greater level will receive a Give Me Liberty hardcover, signed by Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons, also while supplies last. These bonuses are in addition to the CBLDF's generous incentive rewards for membership.

"It is easy to take our First Amendment Rights for granted. Yet, historic and present day events alike underscore how important it is that everyone does their part to protect the First Amendment Rights of the comics community, and of Americans as a whole," said TFAW Vice President and CBLDF Board Member Andrew McIntire. "This is why we have supported the CBLDF for years, furthered our commitment as a corporate member, and why we are asking our friends in Portland to come out and join us in supporting the important work of the CBLDF by becoming members."

Published by Image Comics and edited by Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 contains 48 pages of all-new stories and also features the talents of Richard Corben (Creepy), Tim Seeley (Revival), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and more. Pick up your copy at the Portland TFAW October 9 for just $4.99, get it signed by some of Portland's hottest creators, and learn about the benefits of membership in the CBLDF.

Rose City Comic Con Kickoff Party
Sept. 20, 2013

Rose City Comic Con returns September 21-22 at the Oregon Convention Center, and we're celebrating with an official kickoff party September 20 from 7-10 pm (or later)!

Featuring:
Special guests from the convention
FREE food (we're bringing back the grill!) and beer*
Music by Jeff "Switch" Sorensen from Dangerous Kids
Video games from Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Plus, spin the prize wheel--everyone's a winner!

* Must be 21 or older with valid ID for beer.

Battle of the Atom Signing
Sept. 4, 2013

Guests: Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez

Things From Another World is proud to announce an X-Men: Battle of the Atom signing and Q&A with Marvel Architect Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Powers) September 4 at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 p.m. Joining him are special guests Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Mice Templar, Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories) and artist David Marquez (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, All-New X-Men). This is Bendis’s only store appearance this year! Come pick up X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 and All-New X-Men #16, the first two chapters of this fall’s major X-Men crossover, get exclusive giveaways from Marvel Comics (while supplies last), and enjoy complimentary food and beverages!

Brian Michael Bendis, a multiple Eisner Award-winning creator, has been one of Marvel’s most prolific and popular writers for more than a decade, and is the pen behind such landmark events as House of M, Secret Invasion, and Siege. He co-created the acclaimed superhero police/noir detective series Powers with Michael Avon Oeming in 2000, the same year he launched Ultimate Spider-Man, which currently features the incredible art of David Marquez. In addition to his work for Marvel, Bendis has taught classes on how to write graphic novels at Portland State University, which he will continue at the University of Oregon this fall.

“Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, and David Marquez are three of the most exciting creators in comics today,” said TFAW Vice President Andrew McIntire. “We’re thrilled to host this signing and Q&A at the Portland TFAW.”

After breaking into comics at the age of 14 as an inker, Michael Avon Oeming has enjoyed a long and fruitful career in comics, working as an artist and writer. His latest series is Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories. David Marquez began his career as an animator for Warner Independent Pictures’ A Scanner Darkly, later releasing his graphic novel Syndrome through Archaia. He’s currently under an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics and recently moved to Portland.

Don’t miss Brian Michael Bendis’s only store appearance this year, September 4 at the Portland TFAW. The Q&A will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be a limited number of exclusive giveaways from Marvel Comics, so get there early!

Ron Randall's Trekker Omnibus Release Party
Aug. 7, 2013

Guest: Ron Randall

One of Dark Horse Comics' premier sci-fi adventure epics returns August 7 with the release of Ron Randall's Trekker Omnibus, collecting the complete adventures of bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair and featuring more than 60 pages of brand-new color material! Come to the Portland TFAW August 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. for a signing and release party with creator Ron Randall (Supergirl, Silence & Co.). Complimentary food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID) provided.

Trekker debuted in 1986 at the dawn of Dark Horse Comics, setting the standard for fresh, innovative comics that reached outside the mainstream. Centering on the exploits of Mercy St. Clair, a tough-as-nails bounty hunter navigating a violent society, Randall introduced a groundbreaking female character who electrified fans of all ages.

"It's of stuff like Trekker that revolutions are begun," said Gail Simone (Batgirl, Wonder Woman), who wrote the foreword for the Trekker Omnibus. "A female character that is sexy but not sexualized, that is tough but not without flaws and doubts, and that is dangerous but not without compassion."

"Trekker is the most demanding and rewarding project I've worked on in my career," said creator Ron Randall, a member of Portland's Periscope Studio. "I'm very proud of the work Dark Horse and I have done to make this collection definitive for the long-time Trekker fan, and also the perfect introduction to the character. Getting the chance to present all these original stories in one unified work is absolutely the highlight of my professional life."

Celebrate the triumphant return of Mercy St. Clair at the Portland TFAW August 7: meet Ron Randall, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and pick up your copy of the Trekker Omnibus!

Kirby Krackle Performs
July 15, 2013

Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, plays at the Portland Things From Another World on Monday July 15th with openers H2Awesome as part of their “Sounds Like You” 2013 West Coast Tour! Come to the Portland TFAW at 2916 NE Broadway: the cover is $7, doors open at 7:30, and the show is from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics and writing and recording music since the age of 13, and Jim Demonakos, founder of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon as well as The Comic Stop chain of retail stores. Known for high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship.

“One of the key advantages of moving the Portland TFAW to our new location is the increased space to do big, one-of-a-kind events,” said TFAW Vice President Andrew McIntire. “We’re excited to have Kirby Krackle and H2Awesome come and blow the doors off!”

This is the first West Coast tour for New York’s H2Awesome, which includes Charlie LaGreca (artist/illustrator for DC Comics, co-founder/director of Denver Comic-Con), Jeff LaGreca (writer/director of Bijou and the ‘Bots, Gargoyle Garden, and Elfland), Jon Price (writer/creator of Magus and 12 Gauge Comics), Matt van Metre, and Gregg Zehentner.

Water/sodas and light snacks provided. CDs for both bands will be available for purchase. Make sure to come to the Portland TFAW 7/15 for an evening of geeky fun!

Witch Doctor Signing
June 19, 2013

Guest: Brandon Seifert

Comics fans, it’s time to take your medicine: join creators Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner at the Witch Doctor: Mal Practice release party at the Portland TFAW 6/19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Pick up the second volume of Witch Doctor, the popular horror series brought to you by Image Comics, and get it signed! Free food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID) will be provided.

Dr. Vincent Morrow, specialist in supernatural diseases, is back–but this time, he’s the patient! In the second collection of the hit horror series, Doc Morrow himself is targeted by shadowy supernatural forces. With his body betraying him, Morrow races against the clock to diagnose the threats he faces–and to punish those responsible!

Witch Doctor made headlines in 2011 when the comic was hand-picked by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) as the first original series published by his imprint, Skybound. Lauded for Seifert’s deft, entertaining writing and Ketner’s evocative, bold art, Witch Doctor was diagnosed a critical and financial success. Find out why–come to the Witch Doctor: Mal Practice release party 6/19!

Ladies Night at TFAW
June 7, 2013

Guests: Leia Weathington, Rachel Edidin, Joëlle Jones

A women-only event! Meet and mingle with your local female comics community at Ladies Night June 7 at the Portland Things From Another World. Bring your questions for a Q&A with local women of comics Joëlle Jones (Helheim), Rachel Edidin (Wired.com), Dylan Meconis (Family Man), and Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley) from 7 to 8 p.m., then participate in a Drink & Draw and t-shirt “remodeling” demonstration from 8 to 10 p.m. Complimentary snacks and beer/wine provided (for those 21+ with valid ID).

“Portland has an incredible network of women connected to the comics community–whether they create comics, write about them, or read them,” said TFAW Public Relations Manager Elisabeth Allie. “We’ve had two previous Ladies Nights, and there’s just nothing like seeing an entire store filled with women who love comics–they’re very special events.”

In addition to the Q&A and Drink & Draw, Dark Horse Comics’ Events and Community Manager Kari Yadro will lead a demonstration of how to transform men’s t-shirts into cool, stylish tops for women. Bring your own t-shirt (or purchase one at TFAW) to join in!

Do you make comics, love comics, or just want to learn more about them? Mark your calendars for Ladies Night at the Portland TFAW June 7, and make sure to spread the word!

Daytripper Signing
May 22, 2013

Guests: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

Superstar Brazilian artists–and twin brothers–Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon are signing at the Portland Things From Another World May 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Meet the multiple Eisner Award-winning talents behind B.P.R.D. Vampire, Casanova, Daytripper, The Umbrella Academy, and more! Attendees will enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with valid I.D.) and receive raffle tickets to win an original sketch by Fábio Moon (pictured in the event poster, above).

SIGNING POLICY: Get anything purchased at TFAW (with receipt) signed! Outside items (not purchased at TFAW) limited to three per customer.

Gabriel Bá rose to prominence as artist for The Umbrella Academy in 2007. Written by Gerard Way, it won the Eisner Award in 2008 for Best Limited Series. Fábio Moon delighted fans worldwide with Sugarshock, a one-shot written by Joss Whedon that won an Eisner Award for Best Web Comic. The brothers often work alongside one another, including on such acclaimed series as Casanova, with writer Matt Fraction, B.P.R.D. 1947, with Mike Mignola and Josh Dysart, and B.P.R.D. Vampire, with Mike Mignola. Their creator-owned series, Daytripper, won the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.

In addition to their signing at the Portland TFAW, the brothers are also guests of The International Comic Arts Forum May 23-25, where they will have two tables on Friday, May 24th.

The Portland TFAW will have a wide variety of books by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon available for purchase. Mark your calenders for this signing May 22 for your chance to meet these talents in person and enter to win an original sketch!

Free Comic Book Day 2013
May 4, 2013

Guests: Terry Dodson, Erika Moen, Jeremy Barlow, Joshua Williamson, Vicente Navarrete, Michael Avon Oeming

Terry Dodson, Erika Moen, Michael Avon Oeming, and more sign at TFAW on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

Saturday, May 4 is Free Comic Book Day, and we’re throwing a fantastic celebration the entire family can enjoy. Choose up to 10 free comics while supplies last, save up to 60% on thousands of items, and shop $5 doorbusters.

Portland FCBD Schedule:

9:00 am: Doors open!
11:30-1:30 pm Signings:
* Terry Dodson – Uncanny X-Men, Captain Marvel
* Erika Moen – Bucko, DAR
* Jeremy Barlow – Mass Effect, R.I.P.D.
2:00-4:00 pm Signings:
* Joshua Williamson and Vicente Navarrete – Captain Midnight, Sketch Monsters
* Michael Avon Oeming – Victories, Powers, Thor

Special Guests: Free demos by Espionage Cosmetics from 12-3; the Pirates of PDX YAR from 10-2.

Bill Willingham Fables Signing
April 26, 2013

Guest: Bill Willingham

It's no fantasy: writer Bill Willingham visits the Portland TFAW April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. to sign his multiple Eisner Award-winning series, Fables! Meet the man behind Vertigo's long-running, legendary series: copies of Fables comics, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers will be available for purchase.

SIGNING POLICY: Get anything purchased at TFAW (with receipt) signed! Outside items (not purchased at TFAW) limited to three per customer.

Immediately after the signing, segue into the Stumptown Comics Fest Kickoff Party from 7 p.m. until ??? Stumptown Comics Fest, the Northwest's most respected independent comic book convention, takes place April 27 and 28, and TFAW is proud to start things off in style. Meet and mingle with special guests from the Fest, enjoy free food and beer (21+ with ID), and enjoy a night of conversation, nerdery, and music!

Starring classic characters like Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, and Pinocchio, Fables is a darker, dramatic reinterpretation of a wide variety of figures from fairy tales and folklore. The winner of 14 Eisner Awards (and counting), millions of readers can't get enough of Bill Willingham's vivid imagination and masterful storytelling. Don't miss this special event at the Portland TFAW April 26!

Joey Weiser Signing
March 6, 2013

Guest: Joey Weiser

Who is Mermin the merman from Mer? Find out March 6 at the Portland Things From Another World from 4 to 7 p.m. at their Mermin Book One: Fish out of Water signing with Joey Weiser! Celebrate the release of this charming all-ages book from Oni Press, enjoy a complimentary “after-school snack,” and meet writer/artist Joey Weiser (SpongeBob Comics, The Ride Home).

When Pete and his friends find a fish-boy washed up on the beach, their lives are turned upside down! Mermin just escaped the undersea kingdom of Mer, and is ready to have some fun on dry land. But why would this aquatic kid be afraid to swim? Perhaps it has something to do with the fishy pursuers who have followed him from the depths below!

“Mermin is a delightful book that is the best kind of ‘all-ages’ graphic novel: there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy,” said TFAW Public Relations Manager Elisabeth Allie. “We’re excited to have Joey Weiser over for a fantastic signing.”

Comics fans of all ages–don’t miss the Mermin signing at the Portland TFAW March 6. Copies of the Mermin hardcover will be available for purchase for $19.99. Parents: please accompany your children to this exciting event!

James Asmus Signing: Gambit and The End Times of Bram & Ben
Feb. 27, 2013

Guest: James Asmus

We're proud to announce a signing with writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) February 27 at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 p.m. Writer/performer Asmus will be signing copies of Gambit from Marvel Comics, as well as his new creator-owned series from Image Comics, The End Times of Bram & Ben. Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) will be provided.

The X-Men's Ragin' Cajun returns to a life of crime in Gambit, an action-packed solo series with art by Clay Mann (X-Men Legacy). The End Times of Bram & Ben, Asmus's hilarious collaboration with Jim Festante and Rem Broo, presents a totally different story: when the Rapture happens, Bram is taken to heaven due to a clerical mistake--only to be immediately returned. Now he and his more level-headed friend Ben must contend with the upcoming Armageddon--not to mention a world full of "sinners."

James Asmus is a long-time writer, performer, and theater playwright, with works produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, and Portland, Oregon. In addition to Gambit and The End Times of Bram & Ben, he is currently co-writing Thief of Thieves for Image Comics with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead). TFAW will have a wide range of Asmus's comics available for purchase--don't miss out on this fantastic signing February 27!

Avengers Assemble Signing With Kelly Sue DeConnick & Pete Woods
Feb. 13, 2013

Superhero fans, assemble! We're proud to announce a Mighty Marvel signing with Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Pete Woods (Superman: New Krypton) for Avengers Assemble #12!

Come to the Portland TFAW February 13 at 2916 NE Broadway from 7 to 10 p.m. to meet these amazing creators and enjoy free food and beer (21+ with valid ID). Plus, check out breathtaking original art by Pete Woods. Copies of Avengers Assemble #12 will be available for purchase for $3.99.

Avengers Assemble #12 is the first of a two-part story arc titled "The Widow's Ledger": The sins of Black Widow's past have resurfaced and threaten the safety of not only the Avengers, but also the entire world! Widow, Spider-Woman, and Hawkeye must travel to Siberia to search for a missing girl with ties to an old Soviet assassination. But the truth behind this girl's disappearance may be more than the Avengers are prepared to handle!

Kelly Sue DeConnick is one of comics' rising stars, with her acclaimed work on Osborn, Captain Marvel, and Ghost. Harvey Award-nominated Pete Woods came to prominence in the pages of Deadpool, before a long run at DC Comics on such popular titles as Action Comics, Detective Comics, and Secret Six. Come meet them February 13 at our shop!

Free Comic Book Day + Mega Sale
May 5, 2012

Free Comic Book Day, the annual event in which we give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into our stores, returns Saturday, May 5! Doors open at 9 am at TFAW's Portland, Milwaukie, and Beaverton stores. Make sure to stop by for special free comics--while supplies last--as well as amazing signings, big savings, and more.

PLUS: Our Mega Sale kicks off May 5! Save 50-70% on graphic novels, toys, statues, and more, plus save BIG on all back issues, including HUNDREDS of comics new to our stores!

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am: Doors open--enjoy free coffee from Spring Creek Coffee House, while supplies last!

10:00 am: Trackers Earth will demonstrate how to shoot a bow and arrow like Hawkeye! (Note: foam arrows only.)

12:00-4:00 pm: Live-action Heroclix.

All day: Kids' art table.

Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR will entertain everyone with sea shanties and bouts of Liar's Dice!

Free Comic Book Day Signings
May 5, 2012

May 5th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Jonathan Case - Artist for Dark Horse's The Guild FCBD book.

Steve Lieber - Artist for Alabaster, in DH's FCBD books.

Jeff Parker - Writer of The Hulk, Thunderbolts.

Terry & Rachel Dodson - Artists for Uncanny X-Men, Defenders.

Witch Doctor Signing With Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner
Dec. 14, 2011

It's time for a house call from Witch Doctor! We're pleased to announce a signing for Witch Doctor TPB Volume 1 with local creators Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner. Stop by, say hello, and purchase copies of the book from 7 to 10 p.m. December 14 at TFAW Hollywood and enjoy complimentary food and beer (21+, with valid ID).

Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine . . . for the apocalypse! In this debut series from Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics, Dr. Morrow encounters medical horrors that include demonic possession, an infestation of Cuckoo Faeries, an epidemic that's turning people into fish-people, and . . . a magical malpractice hearing?!?

Make sure to stop by the Hollywood TFAW December 14 to pick up your copy of Witch Doctor TPB Volume 1, described by Fangoria magazine as "Loaded with fresh wit and originality" and named "my favorite miniseries of the year" by Ain't It Cool News.