I love my local comic book store. It’s one of the few places I can walk in wearing a Star Trek skirt or Gryffindor buttons without getting strange looks. Things From Another World is owned by Dark Horse comics, who have been putting out great comics for almost 30 years (ie. Buffy, Star Wars, Sin City) and their Milwaukie store is located right next to their corporate offices.
Everything from the flying saucer perched on the top of their store front to the figurines that line their windows make coming to this location well worth the drive outside Portland. The other perk is their amazing and friendly staff. They make you feel at home from the moment you step in the front door. If you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for don’t hesitate to ask Sean or Martin. If you’re looking for suggestions on new series to check out, they are a wealth of knowledge.
Nate & I subscribe to a box at the store so they pull all the comics we want every week and hang on to them until we come pick them up. Subscribing to a box is free, you just need to have at least 3 titles that you’d like pulled for you. You also get great discounts for having a box, plus if you have a busy schedule like us and can’t always make it in once a week you’ll feel better knowing that all your issues are waiting for you.
It’s hard to resist feeling like a kid in a candy store every time we visit. If I ever win the lottery I think I’ll just walk in here and take one of everything.
We usually do come away each week with a new Funko Pop figure or blind box. Our apartment will soon resemble this wall! But I can’t help it, I love them so much.
So next time you find yourself in Portland don’t think twice about driving out to TFAW. Remember, we don’t have sales tax in Oregon so you have no excuse not to stock up on some geeky goods.