THE STRINGBAGS Launch Signing with Garth Ennis (THE BOYS, PREACHER)
May 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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Third Eye Faithful, we are so darn stoked about this signing — we can barely contain ourselves!
The one and only, legendary Garth Ennis, will be coming to Third Eye on Saturday 5/23/20 to sign copies of his newest big release: THE STRINGBAGS!
We LOVED last year’s DEAD RECKONING release of the NIGHT WITCHES, so we’re even more pumped to see them releasing another Ennis hit with THE STRINGBAGS this year!
PLUS: it’s one of the most influential writers in modern comics — at THIRD EYE! Garth has left his mark on comics with genre-defining works like PREACHER, HELLBLAZER, and THE BOYS, as well as his character-defining work with PUNISHER MAX.
So, to have him coming to Third Eye to sign all of his past works AND his newest hit? We’re so stoked.
What’s the scoop on THE STRINGBAGS?
Writer Garth Ennis and artist PJ Holden present The Stringbags, based on the true story of the Royal Navy’s Swordfish crews in early World War II.
A biplane torpedo bomber in an age of monoplanes, the Fairey Swordfish was underpowered and under-gunned; an obsolete museum piece, an embarrassment. Its crews fully expected to be shot from the skies.
Instead, they flew the ancient “Stringbag” into legend. From their triumphs against the Italian Fleet at Taranto and the mighty German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic, to the deadly challenge of the Channel Dash in the bleak winter waters of their homeland.
They lived as they flew, without a second to lose-and the greatest tributes to their courage would come from the enemy who strove to kill them.
Other Projects by Garth Ennis
OK, so first off: THE BOYS is returning this APRIL with a brand new series in THE BOYS: DEAR BECKY #1!
Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family.
But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way.
There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he’s going to.
And, you know if there’s an all new BOYS story — you gotta scoop it and get it signed by Garth on 5/23/20!
So, many of you may already know, but for those of you who don’t, Garth Ennis can write some of the most kick-ass, action-packed yet true to the history war comics you’ve ever read.
Seriously: when this man is putting his pen to paper for war genre stuff — he’s one of the best, not just in the world of comics, but in any medium. He’s just got a natural knack for being able to tell a fantastic war story, while keeping you entertained all the way through.
In THE NIGHT WITCHES, as the German Army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase.
Like all night bomber units, they will risk fiery death flying obsolete biplanes against the invader. but unlike the rest, these pilots and navigators are women. In the lethal skies above the Eastern front, they will become a legend known to friend and foe alike as the Night Witches.
With casualties mounting and the conflict devouring more and more of her comrades, Lieutenant Anna Kharkova quickly grows from a naive teenager to a hardened combat veteran.
With both Garth and Russ on site to sign, you can get your copy of NIGHT WITCHES signed by both creators!
In SARA, a team of female Russian snipers beat back the Nazi invaders on the WW2 Eastern Front, and all hell breaks loose!
Other Projects by Garth Ennis & Russell Braun
PREACHER’s not just big because the show is amazing, — no, it’s big because it’s one of the best damn graphic novels of the modern age of comics.
At Third Eye, we’ve always thought that the heart of the medium of comics was good story, and PREACHER is one of those rare moments that hits on every single note. The writing of Ennis marries with the art of Steve Dillon to make for an incredibly cinematic and immersive experience that is pretty much responsible in part for the entire direction of the comic book medium today.
Seriously, books like PREACHER, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE SANDMAN, and more paved the way for the renaissance of amazing stories we’re seeing now with books like SAGA, BLACK SCIENCE, and more.
What’s it about? A minister without faith finds himself struck by an entity that blends the first ever offspring of an angel and a demon, and sends him on a search for God, who has abandoned heaven. From there — you’re taken into a story that defies genre, but at its heart is about friendships, and the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with them.
We’ve got plenty of PREACHER BOOKS 1-6, the entire run, in stock to get you on board this modern classic!
Ennis’s critically acclaimed follow-up to PREACHER is the epic 12 volume THE BOYS, and folks, if you’ve yet to read this yet — you gotta check it out.
The men and women who have extraordinary abilities and are supposed to protect us? They’re just capes-for-hire who have the same character flaws as many human beings, and while some are worse than others, they’re all a little corrupt as we are quick to see that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
And, THE BOYS? They’re the men and women who’ve had their lives destroyed in the crossfire of these super-powered throwdowns… and have dedicated their lives working for a secret part of the government to make sure that the “heroes” of the world never go.. too far!
An epic look at the darker side of capes and tights, THE BOYS is one of our favorite Ennis reads, and we highly recommend checking it out!
Be One Of The First 20 In Line & Get A FREE Gift Limited To This Event!
We know you guys and gals love lining up early, and having fun waiting to meet your favorite creators, and we like encouraging the totally fun and totally rad community vibe it brings.
So, we’ve put together a really cool free giveaway for the first 20 of you who arrive early and line up for our signing with Garth!
With a living legend like Ennis, you know the turnout for this one is going to be INSANE, and as such, we’ve listened to your requests, and we’ve made sure to hook this one up with a limited quantity of our VIP packages!
The VIP packages include:
- – Priority Admission – Arrive anytime prior to 10:50AM, and be put into our priority admission line, limited to 25 attendees, helping you skip the wait in the general admission line.
- Extended Signing Limit – 6 books from home, 6 books from the table.
- – 1 copy of THE STRINGBAGS graphic novel