This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 1/6/21

Published January 3rd, 2021

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FUTURE STATE BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY LEADING THE WAY TO DC’S INFINITE FRONTIERS INITIATIVE THIS SPRING & INTRODUCING MANY EXCITING NEW CHARACTERS — STARTING WITH THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEXT BATMAN #1, featuring Tim Fox, son of Lucius Fox, as Batman!

DC’s FUTURE STATE is going to be HUGE. This 2 month initiative running through January & February will be bridging the gap between DEATH METAL & the upcoming INFINITE FRONTIERS initiative launching a ton of exciting new DCU titles this Spring!

If you want to get the full scoop on FUTURE STATE, click here for our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO FUTURE STATE

One of the most anticipated of the FUTURE STATE releases is THE NEXT BATMAN #1, which features a future look at the next to wear the cowl: Tim Fox, the son of Lucius Fox.

Gotham City has always been dangerous—but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime—and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight!

What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weaponeer Lucius Fox? The fight for justice has never been this dangerous!

Then, in an new tale of the Outsiders, everything in Gotham City may be under the thumb of the Magistrate—but even members of that totalitarian force know that the outskirts of town are protected by the sword of Katana!

Plus, ride with the Arkham Knights on their quest for freedom.

Arkham Asylum has been decommissioned, and the Magistrate rules the land with an iron fist and zero tolerance.

Now it’s time for the lunatics to take back their town! Follow Croc, Two-Face, Phosphorus, Zsasz, Clayface, and Astrid Arkham as the Arkham Knights raise holy hell on the occupiers of Gotham!

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FUTURE STATE Wonder Woman #1 introduces the next Wonder Woman, Yara Flor!

Another must-read, top notch read coming down the pipeline for FUTURE STATE is the FUTURE STATE Wonder Woman #1, which introduces us to the next Wonder Woman: Yara Flor!

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend…Wonder Woman!

But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it.

Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades.

Will she unleash the wrath of this god in the process? You won’t want to miss this first appearance of a character who will change the history of Wonder Woman forever!

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FUTURE STATE: SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #1 features JONATHAN KENT carrying on the mantle of Superman!

Completing the holy trinity of DCU awesomeness, we’ve got SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #1 dropping this week, and it’s another must-read!

Before leaving for parts unknown, Clark Kent entrusted Earth’s safety to his son. Now, Jonathan Kent is Superman! Top priority for this new Superman: to protect Metropolis. When a new version of Brainiac attacks, Jon takes drastic measures—which result in the Bottle City of Metropolis! But watch out, Jon, because Supergirl is on her way, and she is not happy with your decision.

Meanwhile, in the new bottle city, a new hero has risen. Jake Jordan, the former Manhattan Guardian, came to the City of Tomorrow to start over. But he’s not the only one who wants a new beginning. An anarchist calling herself Honest Mary sees this time of trouble as an opportunity for rebirth—and she’ll tear down the entire city to prove her point. Does Jake have what it takes to save his new home from disasters both inside and out of the bottle? Superman’s former pal Jimmy Olsen is going to make sure he does!

Finally, the current Mister Miracle, Shilo Norman, is also in the bottle, and he’s looking for a way out! He’d better be careful, though, or he may end up someplace unexpected. It’s a story that continues in Superman: Worlds of War #1!

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RISING STAR RAM V. (THESE SAVAGE SHORES) delivers an incredible read with FUTURE STATE: SWAMP THING #1!

We freakin’ love SWAMP THING at Third Eye — that’s no secret. And, you know, we’re hype about this FUTURE STATE take on one of our favorite characters, featuring one of the rising stars in comics today, RAM V.

From the ashes of a terrible war, life blooms anew in Swamp Thing’s image. The remnants of humanity lie in hiding, forever in the shadow of the green god who now rules the planet.

When the new avatar of the Green uncovers a stray human, a rebellion is revealed!

But this Swamp Thing is no stranger to violent ends, and neither are his creations. If it’s war humanity wants, it will be at their doorstep—and Swamp Thing will never be the same!

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FUTURE STATE: Harley Quinn #1 shows a dark look at the future of Gotham City!

n a bold move that rocks Gotham City, the Magistrate has imprisoned Harley Quinn!

The villain once known as the Scarecrow, now a pawn of the Magistrate, taps into Harley’s knowledge of Gotham’s villains and the Black Mask Gang for his own dark purposes.

Crane and his bosses think they have Harley Quinn defeated and her spirit broken, but they are sorely mistaken—and Harley will have her revenge.

Written by rising star writer Stephanie Phillips and drawn by fan-favorite artist Simone Di Meo, the next era of Harley Quinn begins here!

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FUTURE STATE FLASH #1 brings Barry & all the former Flashes together… to challenge Wally West?

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered—Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son.

In the end, how much will Barry sacrifice to save the former Kid Flash?

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DEATH METAL #7 wraps up the epic event, and sets the stage for FUTURE STATE & INFINITE FRONTIER, as we enter a new era in 2021 for the DC UNIVERSE!

Third Eye Faithful: we’ve gotta say it: 2020 was definitely the year that DC Comics came back with a vengeance, and really made the DC Universe a force again, as the quality of all the DC books really rose up in a big way.

Now, there’s big things on the way with INFINITE FRONTIER and FUTURE STATE, and we cannot wait to see how it all shapes up.

Leading the way to this exciting new year of DC awesomeness we’ve got the wrap up of the epic event DEATH METAL in this weeks DEATH METAL #7, and it’s phenomenal!

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned.

The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo!

Plus, this extra-sized finale issue includes not one but two mind-blowing epilogues that lead directly into the next phase of the DC Universe—and no fan will want to miss that!

Wanna catch up on this perfect set up to what’s coming for FUTURE STATE and INFINITE FRONTIER? We’ve got issues 1-6 to get you current!

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GENERATIONS SHATTERED #1 explores an epic part of the DCU, spinning out of the pages of DEATH METAL, that spans the multiverse and time itself!

Another killer piece of the puzzle of what’s coming down the pipeline with INFINITE FRONTIER, GENERATIONS SHATTERED delivers a must-read for all of you who’re digging the heck out of DEATH METAL and who’re amped about what’s on the way for DC in 2021!

A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered.

What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out…

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Donny Cates delivers the third massive issue of his killer new IMAGE series, CROSSOVER, this week in CROSSOVER #3 featuring some major surprises!

Monsters and robots falling from the sky!

Mysterious (and familiar??) superheroes joining our intrepid gang on their journey to event ground zero! CROSSOVER continues with the series’ most explosive and shocking issue to date! Don’t miss this one, folks. 

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

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ETERNALS #1 delivers one of the best Marvel titles we’ve read since Cates VENOM #1 & IMMORTAL HULK #1 — Kieron Gillen (DIE, WICKED + DIVINE) & ESAD RIBIC (THOR GOD OF THUNDER) deliver pure KIRBY-inspired madness!

Holy crap: this book is fire! We were so impressed by issue 1 of ETERNALS, and we think this may be the book that puts these characters on the map!

Kieron Gillen, writer of DIE & WICKED + DIVINE, teams up with ESAD RIBIC (THOR GOD OF THUNDER) to deliver one of the best damn Marvel reads we’ve seen in a hot minute, and we’re telling ya now: do NOT sleep on this!

What’s the point of an eternal battle?


For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity.

Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.


But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery? 


From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

Never read about Jack Kirby’s incredible ETERNALS mythos? This is THE perfect place to get introduced to this mysterious corner of the Marvel Universe!

Read more about the ETERNALS & check out our cover gallery of all the super dope covers for issue #1 at our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO THE ETERNALS!

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Star Wars HIGH REPUBLIC #1 takes us into the Golden Age of the Republic, and introduces a bunch of exciting new Star Wars characters!

BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!

A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA.

The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories.

As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS faces the ultimate choice — will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster?

New Jedi! New ships! New evils to fight!

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VENOM #32 delivers a MUST-READ KING IN BLACK tie-in this Wednesday!

We’re loving every second of the incredible KING IN BLACK saga that’s spun out of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s epic VENOM run, and this week, there’s a couple of major tie-ins dropping, including the next big issue of VENOM!

KING IN BLACK ARRIVES! EDDIE BROCK is about to face the biggest challenge of his life…but he’s not alone.

Get on board this week with the main chapters (1 & 2) of KING IN BLACK, both in stock now, and this weeks VENOM #32 (along with all the other tie-ins released so far, which we have in stock currently!)

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SCOUTS HONOR #1 delivers a post-apocalypse where the new bible is an old Ranger Scout manual – and it’s awesome!

Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes…and their bible is an old Ranger Scout manual. 

A young Ranger Scout named Kit has endured the harsh survivalist upbringing needed to con-quer the irradiated Colorado Badlands. But after discovering a terrible secret once lost to histo-ry, Kit must risk everything on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth behind the Ranger Scouts’ doctrine. 

From multiple Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel, The O.Z.) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond, Lost Soldiers) comes a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age tale that proves when all you know is a lie, a Scout’s Honor is the only way to move forward.

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KING IN BLACK RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #1 delivers another epic KING IN BLACK tie-in!

Once there was an entire army of Valkyries, but now Jane Foster is the only one.

When the King in Black comes to Midgard, Jane must rebuild the Valkyries to help stop him -starting with Hildegarde, a warrior from Asgard’s own hallowed halls, and X-Man Dani Moonstar, a former Valkyrie herself. But what Jane doesn’t know…is that she never was the only Valkyrie after all. Who is the fourth warrior?

Jason Aaron and Torunn Gr nbekk team up with artist Nina Vakueva for a story that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe!

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THE LAST WITCH #1 delivers a super cool new fantasy read from BOOM STUDIOS!

Featuring a cover from Middlewest’s Jorge Corona, for fans of Wynd in the same oversized format comes an all-new modern fairy tale from Conor McCreery (Adventure Time/Regular Show) and V.V. Glass (Doctor Who).


It’s the one time of the year when the witch known as Cailleach hunts the children of the village – so Saoirse, a brave and reckless young girl, decides this is the perfect opportunity to defy her father and discover the secrets of the witch’s tower! 


But when the Cailleach captures Saoirse and her brother Brahm, their lives are forever changed in ways they never expected. 


Now, Saoirse will have to save everyone she loves by discovering the truth about the mysterious mark on her shoulder – and embracing her secret magical powers!

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Modern horror must-read HARROW COUNTY arrives in omnibus edition with HARROW COUNTY OMNIBUS TP VOL.1!

One of the true greats of the last decade of comics when it comes to horror comics is the HARROW COUNTY series, and we’re super pumped to dig into it with a brand new format: Dark Horse’s OMNIBUS edition!

The first half of the highly acclaimed, Eisner-nominated horror fantasy tale, collected in a value-priced omnibus.

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined.

Collects issues #1-#16 of Harrow County.

NINJA NUNS arrives from SCOUT COMICS this Wednesday!

Did you accidentally summon a vengeful demon from another dimension? Have you recently committed heresy and started a church rave?

Did your neighbor gain powers from a noodle god?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then you need to pray for assistance from the Ninja Nuns!

Rising from the pages of Metalshark Bro, these heavenly sisters star in an action-packed one-shot that hits harder than Sister Mary’s ruler across your poorly-behaved knuckles!

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MARVEL TALES SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 delves into the Symbiote origins of Spider-Man!

Go back in black with Spider-Man and his symbiotic suit as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with MARVEL TALES!

This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of Marvel’s most impressive talent from the past eight decades.

First, amid the chaos of Secret Wars, there comes a costume in MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #8 from the titanic team of Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck!

But there’s more to the outfit than meets the eye – as Spider-Man, the ferocious Puma and the Fantastic Four all discover in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #256-258 by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz!

Plus: A mighty Marvel team-up of legendary Spidey creators Dan Slott and Mark Bagley results in a poignant tale featuring the late, lamented police captain Jean DeWolff, from VENOM SUPER SPECIAL #1!

X-MEN BY Jim Lee & Chris Claremont Omnibus collects the iconic first teaming of one of the most definitive X-MEN creative teams of all time in this new omnibus!

What happens when you combine an industry veteran at the top of his game with an up-and-coming young artist and let them loose on Marvel’s mightiest mutants? You get a fan-favorite, multiyear X-Men run unequaled in style, pizzazz and wall-to-wall action!

It’s Chris Claremont’s most ambitious story arc ever, featuring Jim Lee’s dynamic debut and major changes to the X-Men’s status quo! Jubilee arrives just as the X-Men disband, granted new lives by the Siege Perilous!

The Reavers enact gruesome revenge on Wolverine and decimate Muir Island, while Psylocke transforms  into a ninja!

The Shadow King makes his play for Storm, culminating in the action-packed introduction of Gambit! Wolverine’s hidden past with Captain America and the Black Widow is revealed!

And Rogue takes on…Carol Danvers?! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #244-269, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #13 and CLASSIC X-MEN #39.

The ALIENS vs. MARVEL covers begin dropping this week!

In the spirit of the KNULLIFIED variants, and all the other super dope theme variants Marvel has done over the years, this week, they’re delivering some killer covers with these new ALIENS VS. MARVEL covers dropping this Wednesday!

Make sure you scoop that VENOM #32 one especially — it’s pure awesome!

The best MOON KNIGHT you’ll ever read is now collected in the MOON KNIGHT OMNIBUS VOL.1!

Discover the many faces of the Moon Knight! Mercenary. Werewolf hunter. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Super hero?

Moon Knight is many things to many people, and he has the multiple personalities to match! Follow Marc Spector, the earthly Fist of Khonshu, as he battles to find his place in the Marvel Universe – and builds the strangest rogues’ gallery in all of comics.

Prepare yourself for the deadly Bushmaster!

Arsenal, the one-man army! Stained Glass Scarlet, the nun with a crossbow! And more!

Featuring iconic stories by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz! Collecting WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #32-33; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #28-29; DEFENDERS (1972) #47-50; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #22-23; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #52; MOON KNIGHT (1980) #1-20 and MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #4 – plus material from HULK MAGAZINE #11-15, #17-18 and #20; MARVEL PREVIEW #21 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #220.

Celebrate the launch of FUTURE STATE with the FUTURE STATE Team Variants on SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS, NEXT BATMAN, and Wonder Woman!

We know you’re pretty jazzed about the arrival of FUTURE STATE, and so are we, so we’re pretty darn stoked to be helping kick things off with not one, not two, but THREE team variants – highly limited, exclusive editions – of the big THREE coming out for FUTURE STATE.

Snag yours while supplies last! You can pre-order for in-store pick up at any Third Eye location, or order online for $5 flat rate shipping here.