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About Us

Who is Things From Another World?

About Us

After incorporating in 1979, Mike Richardson opened the first Things From Another World store--just 400 square feet--in Bend, Oregon on January 1, 1980. We were brought into this world with a $2,500-limit credit card and a dream: to sell a wide range of comics and offer excellent customer service to our customers. We were also born with another name, Pegasus Books, but decided Things From Another World was more our style in the 1990s (we were considering a symbol, a la Prince, but we were talked out of it).

Over the last 30 years we have grown and expanded, now offering stores in Milwaukie, Portland, and Beaverton, Oregon, as well as our Universal Studios Citywalk location in Los Angeles, California--and, of course, the website you're browsing right now. Today, we're the third-largest comic book retailer in the nation, but our purpose remains the same: to have an outstanding selection of comic books, graphic novels, toys, statues, and other pop culture-related goodness, and to take special care of our customers.

We've Got All Your Favorite Publishers

Although when Mike originally started TFAW, he meant to write and illustrate a children's book in his spare time, what he ended up doing was starting up the third-largest comic book publisher in the nation, Dark Horse Comics, in the back room of one of our stores. So yeah, we've got that going for us.

However, while we have the largest and most comprehensive selection of comics and graphic novels from Dark Horse, we also carry a huge selection of titles from Marvel and DC Comics, as well as tons of great stuff from independent publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Zenescope, Boom! Studios, and many others.

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We offer our Subscription, WatchDog, and Wish List services to make sure you stay on top of the latest and greatest releases. Want to hear about our newest promotions and featured products? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter or sign up for product announcements. Like comic book reviews, interviews of your favorite creators, and general nonsense? Visit our blog on a regular basis. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Online Comic Book Store Seeks Committed, Long-Term Relationship

At Things From Another World, we enjoy long walks on the beach, laughing, and plenty of customer feedback. We know you're the key to our continued success, so we want to know: what do you like about our site? What do you need? If there's a product or service you don't see here, contact us, and we'll do our best to help--we want our relationship with you to be a two-way street.

Thanks for taking the time to check out our site--we hope you find everything you're looking for, as well as a few things you didn't know you needed.

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