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Embracer Buys Dark Horse After Mega Deal to Buy Asmodee

Dark Horse Comics

Embracer Group is on a buying spree to end the year. Just lack week, the video game behemoth announced the intended acquisition of Asmodee, the board game publisher, for €2.75 billion (about $3.1 billion in US dollars). Now, the conglomerate is purchasing Dark Horse Media, making it the tenth operative group of the Embracer group. Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson will continue to lead the company with existing management.

According to the announcement, Dark Horse “owns or controls” more than 300 intellectual properties. It strengthens Embracer Group’s content development in comic publishing and film and tv production. Asmodee in the recent year has expanded its non-game publishing (books, art books) and also recently announced moves to bring its properties to film and television.

In the acquisition, Embracer Group gains Dark Horse Comics, Dark Horse Entertainment (film and television), and Things from Another World (retail with three locations and e-commerce). In the Asmodee acquisition, it was revealed that Asmodee owned two stores including the popular Miniature Market which it bought in 2021. The purchase of Asmodee and Dark Horse quickly expands Embracer’s retail operations with both physical and e-commerce options as well as its reach into television and film. The firm is clearly looking at how to expand its existing properties beyond their initial silos of release.

In the announcement, Embracer specifically mentioned the “untapped potential in creating games based on Dark Horse IP”. Embracer Group is the parent company of 86 video game development studios representing over 250 IPs in over 40 countries. Studios include THQ Nordic, Gearbox Entertainment, and others with properties such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Darksiders, Timesplitters, World War Z, and Borderlands.

Darksiders and Dead Island have seen comics based on them released by Dark Horse while Borderlands has had comic tie-ins published by IDW Publishing.

Between these two purchases, Embracer quickly becomes an IP powerhouse with the abilitiy to release concepts across video games, tabletop games, comics, movies, and television.

The amount of the purchase has not been revealed “due to commercial reasons” but Embracer will purchase 80 percent of the shares of Dark Horse from a seller based in Hong Kong and the remaining 20 percent of the shares from CEO Mike Richardson and COO Neil Hankerson. The transaction is expected to be completed in early 2022.

Things From Another World has Your Savings on Marvel with 50% Off

Marvel Animated Black Panther Statue

Things From Another World is running a 3-day sale on Marvel comics and in-stock statues! This will include any comics from as recent as 30 days ago, up to 50% off. Statues will also be up to 50% off. This is a great chance to catch up on a series you’ve missed, or order something new while the new comic releases have stopped! You can find the sale here.

The sales takes advantage of TFAW’s new FREE SHIPPING promotion! When users purchase $75 of in-stock comics and/or graphic novels on the site, they can get free domestic US shipping. (Orders cannot contain products OTHER than comics and GNs.) International users will get the handling fee removed from their shipping cost.

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a 20% Off Sitewide Sale at Things From Another World

Free Comic Book Day is here! Like always, Things From Another World are taking advantage of the opportunity to run a variety of one-day sales!

Not only is almost the entire site 20% off on May 4th, 2019, but they’re also giving away three free FCBD comics with every order! In addition, if you spend $25 or more on in-stock comics or graphic novels, shipping is free if you use coupon code FCBD19! Free shipping only applies for U.S. customers.

The sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on May 4th and lasts until 11:59 p.m. on May 4th!

Things From Another World Teams with Dark Horse for a Limited Apparel Line

Things From Another World has announce the first release in a line of limited-edition clothing; this initial offering will be available exclusively at Things From Another World stores and online.

The release comes from a collaboration between Things From Another World, Dark Horse Comics, and the newly established Dark Horse China Office

The companies’ respective creative teams were curious about each other’s styles and sensibilities and looking for an opportunity to learn about, and play in, unfamiliar sandboxes. Featuring both modern and explorative takes on the iconic Dark Horse logo, the nine pieces in the collection explore what it is to be a dark horse. 

While this initial launch focuses on apparel, Things From Another World is looking to collaborate with artists and creators from diverse backgrounds, on products of all types.

Stranger Things #1 Gets a TFAW Babs Tarr Exclusive Variant

The nostalgia-igniting hit Netflix original series Stranger Things comes to comic shelves this September. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

Things from Another World has an exclusive variant from Babs Tarr that you can order now. Their site is the only place you’ll get this cover.

Stranger Things #1 is out September 26th, 2018.



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It’s 30-80% Off Everything from Things From Another World

What does it look like when an entire website is a doorbuster? What happens when a website has thousands of doorbusters for sale instead of just the typical Black Friday dozens? Find out during TFAW.com’s Six Days of Savings sales event, where they have priced over 10,000 items at 30% – 80% off! This sale encompasses both in-stock items and pre-orders! This sale also stacks with their two coupon codes that are good through November 30th! Coupon code WHY is good for FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING of in-stock product orders of $60 or more, while coupon code WAIT gets you $10 OFF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING of in-stock product orders of $60 or more!

Free Domestic Shipping For Orders $60 Or More

$10 Off International Shipping For Orders $60 Or More

Black Friday is Alive at Things From Another World Plus Coupons and Sales

tfaw-black-friday-1Black Friday Savings start early at TFAW! Save 60% on thousands of in-stock items right now!

Save $5 on your in-stock TFAW order of $50+ with the code DRSTRANGE. Expires 12/16/16

50% OFF Nick & Dent Comics

30% OFF Select Pre-Order Manga Titles

Massive 40% OFF Sale on Comics, Statues, Toys, and Merchandise



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SDCC 2012 – Support Free Speech at the CBLDF’s San Diego Comic-Con Welcome Party

Image of a woman in a Statue of Liberty crown holding a banner that reads "Support the CBLDF"You can kick off San Diego Comic-Con by celebrating 20 Years of Image Comics and the power of free expression at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! Starting at 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 12 at the Westgate Hotel, the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party is jam-packed with amazing people and cool stuff! This party is sponsored by Image Comics, TFAW.Com, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, & Threadless!

Experience Creativity with Image Comics greats including: Ales Kot, Amanda Conner, Ben McCool, Ben Templesmith, Brandon Seifert, Charles Soule, Chris Giarrusso, Cory Walker, Dan Brereton, Darick Robertson, Deborah Vankin, Dexter Weeks, Dirk Manning, Edwin Huang,Eric Shanower, Eric Stephenson, Erik Larsen, Gerry Duggan, Glen Brunswick, Jim Mahfood, Jim McCann, Jim Valentino, Jim Zub, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Keatinge, John Layman, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joshua Williamson, Kody Chamberlain, Kurtis Wiebe, Mark Poulton,Matt Hawkins, Michael Moreci, Moritat, Nate Bellegarde, Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto, Richard Starkings, Ron Marz, S. Steven Struble, Scott Tuft, Sina Grace, Steve Seeley, and many more!

Get The Exclusive Goods: Free gift bag, featuring a CBLDF party exclusive edition of Revival #1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton from Image Comics, and other special thank yous from CBLDF supporters including Valiant and Threadless!

See The World Premiere of “The Day The Saucers Came:” Be the first to see the latest Comics-On Tees from Threadless featuring Neil Gaiman’s “The Day The Saucers Came,” featuring artwork by John Cassaday, Brandon Graham & Ben Templesmith at a special fashion show! Get your tees straight from the source at the party!

Smell Awesome At The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Trading Post: BPAL will make their only Comic-Con appearance at the party, setting up a one-night only display of fragrances, including the world premiere of new fragrances based on Neil Gaiman’s Coraline!

Check Out The Amazing Items In CBLDF’s Comic-Con Auction, sponsored by TFAW.Com & Valiant Comics:
Check out all the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction live!

Come support Free Speech and experience the best of Comic-Con at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party Thursday at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 from 8 PM to 11 PM! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-Members, suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please.

Oni Press at Free Comic Book Day!

Official Press Release

Oni Press at Free Comic Book Day!

That’s right, Oni Press is giving away the first issue of the highly anticipated new series from Joe Harris and Brett Weldele for free!

Driven to discover the truth regarding his father’s mysterious death many years prior, Melvin Reyes seeks to prove the existence of Spontaneous Human Combustion after fresh outbreaks of the phenomenon reveal a pattern only he can see, a predictability model only he can read, and the terrifying realization that whatever phenomenon consumed his father is also boiling inside of him, just waiting for release.

Joe and Brett will be talking with fans and signing copies of the FREE SPONTANEOUS at Dragon’s Lair in Austin, TX this Saturday. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Coming your way this Free Comic Book Day: the Oni Press Rated Free for Everyone! This all-ages anthology packs in two exclusive previews from upcoming books POWER LUNCH by J. Torres & Dean Trippe and SKETCH MONSTERS by Josh Williamson & Vinny Navarette.

J. Torres will be signing copies at Comic Book Addiction in Whitby, Ontario from 10 – noon and then at the Toronto Comics Art Festival from 1 – 5.

Dean Trippe will be signing at A World of Heroes.

Josh Williamson will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach from 11-3 then Pulp Fiction in Long Beach from 3-5.

Vinny Navarette will be at Bridge City Comics in Portland OR from 11-1

You also have a chance to meet some of your other favorite Oni creators on Free Comic Book Day. Just take a look at this list of talent:

Matthew Southworth will be at Comic Stop U-District (formerly Zanadu) from 10 – 1

Greg Rucka will be at Olympic Cards and Comics from noon – 4.

Jen Van Meter will be at Olympic Cards and Comics from noon – 4.

Steve Lieber will be at Things From Another World, Hollywood from 2 – 5.

Ray Fawkes will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.

Kelly Sue DeConnick will be at Things From Another World, Beaverton from noon – 3.

Steve Rolston will be at Metropolis Comics & Toys from noon – 5.

Ross Campbell will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.

Remington Veteto will be at Criminal Records from 1 – 6.

Cara McGee will be at Criminal Records from 1 – 6.

Wook-Jin Clark will be at Criminal Records from 11 – 1 and at Oxford Comics from 1 – 4.

Jeremy Haun will be at Hurley’s Heroes from noon – 8.

Christopher Mitten will be at Challengers Comics + Conversation from noon – 3.

Matt Loux will be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Robbi Rodriguez will be at The Comic Bug from noon – 7

Tyler Crook will be at The Comic Bug from noon – 3.

Brian Wood will be at Brooklyn Comics & More from noon – 1:30 and at Manhattan Comics from 3 – 4:30.

Cullen Bunn will be at Elite Comics from 10 – 4.

Brian Hurtt will be at Elite Comics from 10 – 4.

Meredith MccLaren will be at Samurai Comics.

Monica Gallagher will be at Collector’s Corner from 9 – 3.

Chris Schweizer will be at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find from noon – 6

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