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 '90s (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.