This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 6/14/17

DC Rebirth METAL begins in the DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 one-shot this Wednesday featuring an incredible foil cover by JIM LEE!

One of the most exciting DC Comics events since INFINITE CRISIS, BLACKEST NIGHT and FLASHPOINT begins in DARK DAYS: THE FORGE this Wednesday!

Third Eye Faithful, ever since the very beginning of the DC REBIRTH in May 2016 — things have been pure rock-n-roll at DC Comics, and now, we’re even more stoked about the upcoming METAL crossover, as it is the first real “CRISIS” that the DCU has seen since REBIRTH began!

It all begins in June with the crucial DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING.

What’s the scoop on METAL? Third Eye Faithful, we haven’t been this intrigued by a DCU concept since the very beginning of BLACKEST NIGHT — it’s so freakin’ cool.

Spinning out of a mystery that Batman has been investigating ever since the very first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run that began with THE COURT OF OWLS, and has continued into Rebirth with the recent revelations from THE BUTTON storyline, METAL is the culmination of everything that all star BATMAN creative team Snyder and Capullo have been building towards for the last few years.

Whether it’s Nth Metal or Doctor Fate’s helmet – there’s a lot of strange and mysterious metals in the DC Universe that do strange and mysterious things.

And, there’s something about them that’s connected to the entirety of the DCU Multiverse in a big way.

You better believe BATMAN has been on top of this from the get go — but, now, the very DARK MATTER that he’s been investigating is beginning to seep into the reality of the current DC Universe… and with it, it’s bringing something very interesting: the Dark Multiverse.

Just like there’s 52 Earths, and a different reality for each – there’s a dark side to these worlds, a dark multiverse, and as it’s tentacles extend into the DC Universe.. they’re changing it in a very frightening way.

All the mysteries you’ve been waiting to see come to light, from the myster of the THREE JOKERS, to the long-time intrigue surrounding things like Hawkman and Nth Metal.. it’s all going to be explored here in METAL!

Even more exciting — this storyline delivers the first real crisis of the Rebirth era, as the DC Universe finds itself terraformed into a horrific mirror of itself.

Didn’t think Gotham couldn’t get any scarier? Wait until you see it after the Dark Matter has had its way with it.

If Frank Frazetta and Jack Kirby collaborated with Seasons in the Abyss as their soundtrack — you’d get METAL, and we CANNOT wait to get our hands on it this Summer!

The ground zero for DARK MATTER begins in DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 this June, and Third Eye Faithful, DC Comics is launching things big as it features a very special foil cover by JIM LEE & SCOTT WILLIAMS!

Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!

The Forge is THE definitive starting point for all things METAL and DARK MATTER, and we highly recommend you get on board with this one!

What has BATMAN discovered, and why are the heroes freaked out about the fact that he’s been keeping it secret for so long? Find out in DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1

Click here for a preview of DARK DAYS THE FORGE One-Shot

Click here for Third Eye Guide to DC REBIRTH: METAL

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SECRET EMPIRE #4 delivers another amazing jaw-dropping issue in Marvel’s best crossover event in ages!

The road to MARVEL GENERATIONS continues as SECRET EMPIRE continues to prove itself as one of Marvel’s biggest and best stories in ages!

We really can’t stress it enough: if you’re not reading the series yet, you are missing out on some of the best darn comic storytelling going on right now.

Every issue has ended with an absolute shocker of a last page, and this one is no exception!

There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power!

But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 0-4 in stock now!

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DC’s DCU vs LOONEY TUNES one-shots begin this Wednesday!


There are somethings that you just can’t miss out on, and folks, the pairing of DC’s greatest heroes with the Looney Tunes is one of them.

Seriously: these are awesome.

First off, one of our favorites, MARVIN THE MARTIAN, gets the spotlight as he goes head to head with the MARTIAN MANHUNTER!

J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus!

And then in LEGION OF SUPERHEROES x BUGS BUNNY, the Legion of Super-Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century’s Superboy.

But when they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise the caped champion isn’t who-or even what-they expected!

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The first arc of DC Rebirth’s TEEN TITANS arrives in TEEN TITANS VOL.1 DAMIAN KNOWS BEST

We’ve been loving the heck out of DC Rebirth’s line-up, and one of our favorites has been the new TEEN TITANS run featuring DAMIAN WAYNE!

In this new series, the Teen Titans are further apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul!

Collects issues #1-5 and TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1.

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KILL THE MINOTAUR #1 debuts from IMAGE COMICS this Wednesday, and it’s AWESOME!

A KILLER HORROR / ACTION HYBRID series set in the world of ancient Greek mythology!

OK, so first off: the artwork on this one is AWESOME. Seriously: top notch, all the way through!

Secondly: the story is just as good, and when you put the two together, you’ve got one hell of a read.

In KILL THE MINOTAUR, Athens lost the war to Crete.

Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth.

Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king’s bloody reign…but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.

I mean, c’mon: how can you go wrong with a bloody horror comic centered all around one of the most iconic monsters of all time: the MINOTAUR!!!

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Marvel’s MARY JANE variant month continues this Wednesday with a ton of great covers! Do not miss out on the MATTINA Venom #151  variant!

We thought the VENOM variant month was rad, but holy crap: Marvel upped their game with the MARY JANE variants!

The MJ variant month continues this week, and we’ve got ’em all coming in, including:


If you’re trying to collect the entire 22-issue set of MARY JANE variants, you can still pre-order a full bundle for in-store pick up at normal cover price ($84.99 for the full set!). Click here for more info on that!

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DEFENDERS #1 kicks off a bold new take on Marvel’s iconic NYC heroes

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist!

Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure!

But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more – they will need to become DEFENDERS!

We’re pretty pumped for this one, as it really does play to Bendis’s strengths as a writer (his DAREDEVIL run still stands up as one of the best, and was a HUGE influence on the NETFLIX Daredevil TV series)!

Check it out this week at Third Eye!

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Garth Ennis (PREACHER, THE BOYS) debuts a killer new series with JIMMY’S BASTARDS #1 – What if James Bond was even more of a jerk?

OK, so we love BOND movies, and we love how James Bond at his best, is well, kind of a jerk sometimes.

However, Garth Ennis takes it to the next level in his killer new series JIMMY’S BASTARDS, which blends the unique hard-hitting humor Ennis is known for with a bit of ultra-violence, and a ton of incredible storytelling.

Jimmy Regent, Britain’s number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet.

He also has a new partner who isn’t quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be.

Now, there’s a price to pay for Jimmy’s multiple romantic conquests – the results of which are about to come calling in the worst possible way…

A must-read for fans of Ennis’s work on series like THE BOYS, PREACHER, and PUNISHER MAX – make sure you scoop it this week at Third Eye!

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MOTHER PANIC VOL.1 WORK IN PROGRESS TP collects the 1st 6 issues of one of our favorite of the new YOUNG ANIMAL line-up

The modern day successor to DC’s classic VERTIGO imprint continues to impress!

We LOVE Mother Panic. From the gritty hard-hitting storytelling to the totally awesome costume design of the character, everything about this book is just plain incredible!

As part of the YOUNG ANIMAL line-up of books that features hits like DOOM PATROL, SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL and more, MOTHER PANIC continues that killer streak of cutting edge new ideas set upon the fringes of the DCU.

In MOTHER PANIC, here’s a new vigilante on the streets of Gotham City, and she’s got her own brand of violent justice. Enter Mother Panic!

By day, Violet Paige is a celebutante with a bad attitude and a temper to match, whom no one suspects of having anything lying beneath the surface of her outrageous exploits.

But Violet isn’t just another bored heiress in the upper echelons of Gotham City’s elite.

Motivated by her traumatic youth, Violet seeks to exact vengeance on her privileged peers as the terrifying new vigilante known only as Mother Panic. Collects issues #1-6 of this new series!

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REGRESSION #2 continues the chilling new IMAGE COMICS horror series from HARROW COUNTY writer CULLEN BUNN!

We gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful, writer CULLEN BUNN is really carving out a name for himself as quite possibly THE go-to guy for great horror comics, and his latest hit, REGRESSION is amazing!

In issue #2 of this chilling new IMAGE COMICS series, Adrian’s descent into madness and horror continues!

In an attempt to rid himself of terrifying waking nightmares, Adrian agreed to undergo past life regression therapy.

Now it seems that something sinister has followed Adrian back from a past life into this one!

What’s REGRESSION about? Adrian is plagued by ghastly waking nightmares. To understand and possibly treat these awful visions, Adrian reluctantly agrees to past life regression hypnotherapy.

As his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism.

Waking, he is more unsettled than before, and with good reason-something has followed him back.

Adrian descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape.

Wanna get on board? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to catch you up!

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The Eddie Brock VENOM revival continues with VENOM #151 kicking off the new LAND BEFORE CRIME storyline!

We loved last month’s VENOM #150 which brought us the stellar reunion of EDDIE BROCK and the VENOM Symbiote, and now, the fun continues as the super talented GERARDO SANDOVAL brings VENOM to life the way you’ve been wanting him!

In VENOM #151, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited at last – and their hatred of Spider-Man is greater than ever!

While hunting the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, Venom comes face-to-face with none other than STEGRON THE DINOSAUR MAN!

Can Venom postpone feasting on Spider-Man’s brain long enough to stop Stegron from turning everyone in New York into a bloodthirsty dinosaur?!

Wanna get into this run? We’ve got the starting point, VENOM #150, in stock now to get you started!

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WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1 delivers a killer new horror series from IMAGE COMICS this Wednesday!

Horror comics great STEVE NILES (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) teams up with the super talented Alison Sampson to deliver a killer new horror read!

We’re really pumped about the upcoming new horror mini-series from IMAGE COMICS, Winnebago Graveyard, which delivers one heck of a first issue in this week’s #1

In this chilling new horror comic, an American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town that harbors a very sinister secret.

Snag a copy this week at Third Eye!

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VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL.1 collects the first in the VALERIAN SAGA! The graphic novels that inspired hte upcoming new LUC BESSON film!

Incredible sci-fi storytelling now available in print again – a must-have!

The world of VALERIAN is one of the most compelling international comics of all time, and we’re so stoked to see all of the attention it’s been getting with the killer new movie due out from LUC BESSON!

To prepare for Luc Besson’s upcoming film, here’s the complete collection of Valerian and Laureline’s adventures in English at last, including one unpublished volume, a longer cut of another, and a lot of details on the collaboration between the director and the authors!

This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series: The City of Shifting Waters – in its original two-part, 9 pages longer format – and The Empire of a Thousand Planets.

It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered.

Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together, a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the forthcoming big-screen adaptation.

There’s an incredible amount of great material out there in the world of international comics, and VALERIAN is a great gateway into other great comics like THE INCAL, METABARONS, and more!

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SECRET WARRIORS #3 continues this impressive new series that’s spinning out of SECRET EMPIRE!

Meet SECRET WARRIORS writer MATT ROSENBERG at Third Eye Annapolis on 7/8/17!

We’ve been LOVING the new SECRET WARRIORS series, and this week’s issue #3 delivers another fantastic read!

The team’s quest to unite the Inhumans will bring them into the land of the only people who truly understand the dangers they face: The X-Men!

However, here’s a spoiler: it doesn’t go well.

Meanwhile, Quake’s leadership forces Ms. Marvel to make some tough choices about what she is willing to do to win this war.

And all of this leads to a shocking showdown with.. well, we can’t tell you that. 🙂

Seriously tho: this book is good! Plus, you can get all your issues signed by writer MATT ROSENBERG on 7/8/17 at our grand opening!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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HARD CASE CRIME delivers another incredible new crime-noir mini-series with NORMANDY GOLD #1 this Wednesday!

Hard-hitting gritty 1970S crime noir done right! A must-read!

We’ve loved the HARD CASE CRIME comics stuff like TRIGGER MAN, PEEPSHOW and THE ASSIGNMENT, and this week’s NORMANDY GOLD #1 looks to continue the streak of awesomeness!

In NORMANDY GOLD, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold finds her younger sister at the center of a brutal murder case, and is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution to solve the case!

A gritty 1970s crime noir that’s a must-read for fans of TV shows like FARGO and films like JACKIE BROWN.

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MOTOR CRUSH VOL.1 arrives this week collecting issues 1 -5 of BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE creative team BABS TARR, BRENDEN FLETCHER and CAMERON STEWART’S killer sci-fi motorbike racing series from IMAGE COMICS for just $9.99!

We’ve been loving the new IMAGE series, MOTOR CRUSH, and when we saw the trade was due this week, we knew we had to give it a big ol’ shout out!

The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series!

By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league.

By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

Killer art, killer storytelling, MOTOR CRUSH is a MUST-READ! And you can snag the first trade for just $9.99 to try it out!

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Image Comics hit series BITCH PLANET debuts a killer new spin-off read featuring three awesome stand-alone Bitch Planet stories!

We’re huge fan of the work that writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine DeLandro have been doing on Bitch Planet, and when we saw that they were enlisting some downright incredible creative talents to deliver THREE big one-shot stories in the new BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE, we had to give it a shout!

In issue #1, Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule.
PLUS: Essays, letter column, and more!
100% Grade A satire. Accept no substitutes.

Start reading BITCH PLANET with BITCH PLANET VOL.1 for only $9.99! 

One of our favorite IMAGE series to debut last year, BITCH PLANET is a real blast, and this first graphic novel, collecting issues 1-5 for only $9.99 is the perfect place to start reading and jump on board issue #6!

Imagine the movie INGLORIOUS BASTERDS crossed with the work of author MARGARET ATWOOD — as we’re taken into a unique blend of wicked satire and hardcore science fiction, as a dystopian future features a planet where women who commit the slightest crimes are sent and deemed “non-compliant” — it’s an awesome read, and captures the energy of riot grrl awesomeness in every page.

Play some Bikini Kill REAL loud while reading this one!

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BATWOMAN BY GREG RUCKA & JH WILLIAMS III TP collects the entire legendary original BATWOMAN run that introduced the character!

One of the best modern superhero works in the last decade, Ruck and Williams’s BATWOMAN work is now available in one massive tome of awesome!

We’re huge fans of the work that GREG RUCKA (WONDER WOMAN, LAZARUS, OLD GUARD), JH WILLIAMS III (PROMETHEA) and JOCK (BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR, ALL STAR BATMAN) did together on the original BATWOMAN run that appeared in DETECTIVE COMICS #854-863, and now DC Comics has collected the entire thing into one big beautiful awesome trade paperback!

In these stories, Kate Kane takes on the Religion of Crime and struggles to save Gotham City from the surreal villainy of Alice.

Plus, learn the origin of Batwoman!

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ADAM HUGHES incredible BETTY & VERONICA series continues with BETTY & VERONICA #3!

Team Betty, or Team Veronica? Pick your sides with the two rad TEAM BETTY & TEAM VERONICA covers that issue #3 has this week!

OK, so first off: just about anything ADAM HUGHES does art on – we’re gonna love, ’cause that guy is pure talent, all the way.

And, then, when you put him on two of the most iconic comic characters of all time – BETTY AND VERONICA – you know you’re in for something cool!

In this third issue, all Heck breaks loose in Riverdale as the final act of BETTY VERSUS VERONICA reaches its combustible conclusion!

The streets of Riverdale run red under the rockets’ red glare and no one will ever be the same!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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Find out why Geoff Johns’s (DC REBIRTH, FLASHPOINT, BLACKEST NIGHT) HAWKMAN is the only HAWKMAN you’ll ever need to read with the incredible new HAWKMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK ONE!

You know us, Third Eye Faithful: we’re big, big GEOFF JOHNS fans, and we think that the amazing tapestry he’s woven with the DC UNIVERSE over the course of the last 15 years is downright amazing.

One of Geoff’s biggest sleeper hits is his now-classic, character-defining work on HAWKMAN that came out around the same time as his JSA work.

In the new HAWKMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS trade paperback, that epic run is getting re-collected and reissued, and we are STOKED!

Geoff Johns’ epic run on Hawkman reinvents the winged warrior as Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders unravel the mysteries within the southern epicenter called St. Roch, travel to exotic lands and battle creatures and villains of ancient and new myth!


If you’ve ever wanted to get into the character of HAWKMAN – this is totally the book to read!

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ALTERNA COMICS continues their retro-style newsprint comics line that combines cutting edge new comic storytelling with the classic presentation of ’70s and ’80s comics this Wednesday with MOTHER RUSSIA #1 & TRESPASSER #1 – only $1.50 each!

We really dig the classic ’80s style newsprint presentation of ALTERNA COMICS line of comics, and this week, they’re serving up TWO awesome new reads with MOTHER RUSSIA #1 delivering a killer zombie read right out the gate!

In MOTHER RUSSIA #1, it’s one baby. One rifle. Two million zombies! As a zombie apocalypse breaks out in WWII, a Soviet sniper risks her life to protect an innocent baby boy. Created by New York Times-bestselling author and artist Jeff McComsey.

And then, in the pages of TRESPASSER #1, after a devastating war ruins the air and food supply for most of the world, Hector and his daughter Maria struggle to survive.

But when a strange visitor crash lands in the forest, Hector will go to unspeakable lengths to protect his child.

Snag ’em both this week at Third Eye – only $1.50 each, and the smell of classic newsprint comics will totally take you down memory lane while the killer new stories get you hooked!

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DC Rebirth’s NIGHTWING gets its next volume with NIGHTWING VOL.2 BACK TO BLUDHAVEN TPB

One of our favorites of the DC REBIRTH series has been the NIGHTWING run that’s taken Dick Grayson back to his roots, and this week, the second trade paperback hits continuing the run!

In volume 2, Nightwing takes off for the city of Blüdhaven, hoping to find a fresh start.

Instead, he finds foes who’ve waited years for payback against the one-time Boy Wonder as a serial killer stalks the streets, framing him for crimes he didn’t commit.

Collects NIGHTWING #9-15!

Wanna get started with the series? We have volume 1 in stock now to get you rolling!

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X-MEN BLUE #5 continues to deliver amazing issue after amazing issue with this week’s #5!

Who are the NEW MARAUDERS? Find out as MR. SINISTER makes a grand return in this week’s X-MEN BLUE!

We’re LOVING X-MEN BLUE, as it takes a new school approach to an old school idea, and reminds us of a modern day take on the original NEW MUTANTS run!

In this week’s #5, The X-MEN and their new teammate investigate the NEW MARAUDERS.

Who are they? And what do they want?

Guest-starring MS. SINISTER and a whole gang of nasties you won’t want to miss!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-4 in stock to get you current!

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Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

According to him, “manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art,” and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work.

Read all about his “golden ratio of beauty” for drawing, the “investigative reports” he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.

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