OR – Under Strange Suns Signing

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Things From Another World is excited to host local writer Ken Lizzi for a signing of his new sci-fi novel, Under Strange Suns, on Wednesday 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.

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2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Kids Comic Art Workshop

October 5, 2015 by  
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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!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Invincible Iron Man #1 Signing

September 16, 2015 by  
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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 them 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!

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 for purchase.

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Power Cubed #1 Signing

August 26, 2015 by  
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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!

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2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Mulan: Revelations Signing

August 25, 2015 by  
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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!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

Rose City Comic Con Kick-Off Party 2015

August 20, 2015 by  
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Rose City Comic Con returns to the Oregon Convention Center on September 19-20, and Things From Another World is celebrating with an official Rose City Comic Con Kickoff Party at the Portland TFAW store on September 18, 2015 from 7:00-10:00 pm!

Mingle with guests from the convention while enjoying free food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID), music by Jeff “Switch” Sorensen, and a prize wheel stocked with goodies from Rose City Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics, and TFAW.

Plus, beat the crowds and save your time on the day of the convention by exchanging your Rose City Comic Con tickets for your badges at our party from 7 to 10 p.m. RCCC staff will be on hand, and they will be scanning both printed tickets and smartphones.

“Things From Another World is back for another year as the official spot for the Kickoff Party, and we couldn’t be happier about it!” said RCCC Founder and Convention Director Ron Brister. “Each year I’m impressed at how TFAW runs this event, and it’s always a great place to start the RCCC weekend!”

Rose City Comic Con is in its fourth year, and you can still pick up tickets at all Oregon TFAW stores. Make sure to visit us at booth #711 at the convention to save 50% on all graphic novels and get amazing deals on toys and collectibles!

Mark your calendars for TFAW’s Rose City Comic Con Kickoff Party on September 18th and RSVP on Facebook today!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Plutona Signing

August 11, 2015 by  
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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!

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2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Welcome Back Launch Party

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Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Christopher Sebela to celebrate the release of the intriguing new series from BOOM! Studios entitled Welcome Back. Be sure to stop by the Portland TFAW store on August 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to meet this Eisner-nominated writer.

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 and Ghost from Dark Horse. Now he is working 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.

Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time. Caught up in an eternal cycle, neither of them remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali becomes self-aware, will she continue to fight? Will Tessa, who is already on the hunt, be on the same page?

Copies of Welcome Back #1 and other titles by Christopher Sebela will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the most exciting new comic writers and get the first issue of Welcome Back signed on August 19th at the Portland TFAW!

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2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla Signing

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Things From Another World is hosting a signing with Tom Rogers, the artist of Action Lab’s ongoing Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla comic book series. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, July 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get a sketch!

When Tesla’s fiancé, Amelia Earhart, is pulled into another dimension after stealing one of Tesla’s unfinished devices, Tesla seeks out Lovecraft’s arcane expertise to save her. Their journey pits them against ancient gods, secret societies, strange technologies, and other historical villains like Aleister Crowley and Thomas Edison.

Copies of Herald: History In The Making TPB and Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #4 will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by our Beaverton store to meet the artist and learn more about the series!

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Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 643-4222

OR – Plants vs Zombies Signing

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Artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew J. Rainwater sign PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES on Saturday, June 20th from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store.

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2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

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