This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 12/2/20

Published November 30th, 2020

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The highly anticipated Marvel event, KING IN BLACK, begins with KING IN BLACK #1 from VENOM writer Donny Cates — do NOT sleep on this!!!

One of the most highly anticipated Marvel books of the last couple of years has been Donny Cates’s epic Knull maxi story, KING IN BLACK, and it finally kicks off this new comic day in the pages of KING IN BLACK #1!

After nearly two years of brewing in the pages of series like Cates VENOM and ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, not to mention little tidbits here and there in things like his THOR run, his SILVER SURFER BLACK, and more, this monstrous masterpiece is ready to EXPLODE into Third Eye this week!

In KING IN BLACK, DARKNESS REIGNS!

After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull’s death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn’t come alone!

With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth’s heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of Knull’s symbiotic monsters can wreak – will he survive an encounter with the God of the Abyss himself?

From Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin and VC’s Clayton Cowles comes the definitive chapter in their two-year-long VENOM saga that changed everything you thought you knew about symbiotes!

Even if you’ve yet to begun reading Cates work on VENOM, and more, this is a MUST-READ place to start, as it serves as a perfect jumping on point not just for the saga of the dark Symbiote god, KNULL, but also the present-day MARVEL UNIVERSE as a whole!

Get the full scoop on the KING IN BLACK with our Third Eye Guide to the KING IN BLACK here.

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Comic superstar Tom King (Batman, Vision, Mister Miracle, Strange Adventures) reunites with superstar Clay Mann (Batman) for their long-awaited BATMAN / CATWOMAN series from DC’s BLACK LABEL imprint, kicking off in BATMAN / CATWOMAN #1!

Plus: the in-continuity introduction of B:TAS character — PHANTASM!

We’re huge fans of writer Tom King at Third Eye, Third Eye Faithful, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting this limited series ever since it was first hinted at around the same time as the Batman wedding issue.

Now, kicking off with issue #1 this week at Third Eye, BATMAN / CATWOMAN delivers a masterful take on the Dark Knight and Catwoman’s complex relationship, while at the same time delivering one of the best damn Batman reads we’ve seen in a minute.

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!

Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy—including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away—which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.

At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!

Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont—a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

BATMAN / CATWOMAN #1 features THREE amazing DC Comics TEAM variants, including a must-have from rising star JEN BARTEL! Very limited quantities, only 10,000 of each produced!

We LOVE the DC Team Variant concept, where they take the hottest artists, pair them up with the hottest books, and then produce an exclusive cover limited to just 10,000 copies worldwide.

So, it’s no surprise that we jumped at the TEAM VARIANTS available for this weeks BATMAN / CATWOMAN!

You can order online for in-store pick up at any Third Eye location, or for $5 flat rate shipping here.

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This weeks MARVELS SNAPSHOTS CIVIL WAR #1 is rumored to contain a MAJOR first appearance — don’t sleep on it!

We know there’s a ton of you out there who love to stash a couple copies of potential key issues, and we’re telling you right now: this weeks MARVEL SNAPSHOTS CIVIL WAR is rumored to contain a BIG first appearance that you’re going to want to jump on this week at Third Eye!

In the heart of the Civil War event, a human story unfolds. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, doing his best to do the job with honor – but is that possible anymore?

A young, low-level super hero, trying to help his neighbors – but that’s not even legal any more.

The two come together in a story that’ll test their commitment, ideals, hopes and dreams, by Hugo-Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed (Miles Morales: Spider-Man, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel) and artist Ryan Kelley (Lucifer, Stranger Things). Featuring Captain America, Giant-Man, Maria Hill and more.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE: ENDLESS WINTER #1 kicks off the ENDLESS WINTER crossover, as the DC Universe unites against an extinction level event!

“Endless Winter” chapter one!

The crossover event of the season begins here!

The Justice League encounters an extinction-level global storm brewing at the former site of the Fortress of Solitude.

Enter the Frost King, a monster mad with power with an army at his command!

What devastating mystery lies in his past? And how does he tied to Queen Hippolyta, Swamp Thing, Viking Prince, and their reluctant ally, Black Adam?

Two timelines will reveal further clues and secrets throughout each chapter of this blockbuster tale!

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MARVEL TALES: KNULL one-shot gives you the full back story on the biggest Marvel villain since THANOS!

Knull, god of the symbiotes, will haunt your nightmares 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, superstar creators Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman introduce Knull in crucial chapters of their sensational reinvention of the Venom mythos! In VENOM (2018) #3-4, Venom and Miles Morales stand in the way of a symbiote dragon terrorizing Manhattan — but what connects it to Knull? In VENOM: CARNAGE BORN, from Cates and Danilo Beyruth, a deadly cult resurrects the serial killer Carnage as an agent of Knull!

And legendary artist Mark Bagley illustrates Venom’s fight for survival in VENOM (2018) #25, setting the stage for Knull’s imminent arrival in the epic KING IN BLACK!

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New heroes debut in THE UNION #1, a tie-in to this week’s KING IN BLACK #1!

The grand unveiling of The Union! A team of super heroes gathered from all over the United Kingdom, featuring Union Jack, Snakes, Kelpie, Choir, and their fearless leader, Brittania!

But when disaster strikes on their first public debut, in the form of the invasion of Empyre, the fledgling team is immediately pushed to their limits! Don’t miss out on an exciting new chapter of Marvel from legendary creators, Paul Grist (JUDGE DREDD, JACK STAFF) and Andrea Di Vito!

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The KNULLIFIED variant covers begin dropping this week with MILES MORALES #21 by IN-HYUK LEE, and this one is AWESOME!!!

We’re huge fans of when Marvel does one of their themed variant months, and we couldn’t think of a better theme than VENOMIZED — but, holy crap: KNULLIFIED is even better! 😉

Seriously though: this Miles Morales #21 variant by the incredible IN-HYUK LEE is a MUST-HAVE, and is a great way to start it off!

Want to score the entire set of KNULLIFIED covers? Click here to order for in-store pick up or $5 flat rate shipping!

Hit new manga, CHAINSAW MAN, continues this Wednesday with CHAINSAW MAN VOLUME 2!

We LOVED the first volume of the killer new manga series, CHAINSAW MAN, and we’re so pumped to get our hands on volume 2 this week!

Now that Denji has found the noble goal in life of “touching a boob,” the rest is easy!

He just needs to defeat a gigantic bat monster before he bleeds to death. Never underestimate a motivated Chainsaw Man! But will all his sacrifices actually be worth it…?

BATMAN #104 continues superstar James Tynion IV’s (DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN) incredible BATMAN run!

We’re telling ya: James Tynion IV is pure fire, and between his run of BATMAN and his work on hits like DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH & SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, he’s absolutely crushing it far and wide!

In this week’s BATMAN #104, Ghost-Maker is living up to his spectral name as Batman scours Gotham City for any trace of him…but this deadly new vigilante is going to prove a bloody point to the Dark Knight by murdering both Clownhunter and Harley Quinn.

That is, unless they kill each other first!

Wanna start reading Tynion’s BATMAN run? Issue #101 is a PERFECT place to pick up and start getting on board, and we’ve got all the issues in stock to get you current!

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TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: Wonder Woman serve up another excellent look at a new corner of the DARK MULTIVERSE!

One of the coolest aspects of DARK NIGHTS METAL has been the introduction of a DARK MULTIVERSE, basically a multiverse where every possible course of action has taken things down a very dark, and very sinister path.

And, we’ve LOVED getting to see these alternate futures, so we’re extra stoked on the TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE one-shots!

The realms of the gods have been turned upside down and inside out, on the verge of engulfing Earth and its people. Only one hero stands to defend it: Wonder Woman! But that is another world and another story. Behold the mirror image of this tale taking place in the Dark Multiverse, with a Wonder Woman who is ready to destroy it all!

Cursed by the evil goddess of magic, Hecate, our beloved Diana has become a weapon of vengeance ready to tear down any god or superhero that stands in her way. Will Earth and its heroes survive her might?

Or are they doomed to worship the dark princess of the Amazons for the rest of eternity?!

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The incredible Wonder Woman DEAD EARTH from DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (EXTREMITY, MURDER FALCON) is collected in graphic novel this week!

One of our favorites of DC’s mature readers BLACK LABEL imprint, Wonder Woman DEAD EARTH is one of the coolest takes on Wonder Woman we’ve seen yet, and Daniel Warren Johnson’s incredible artistic vision of a dystopian DCU makes this a must-read!

It’s Wonder Woman as you’ve never seen her before—fighting monsters in a postapocalyptic Earth, as brought to life in a daring sci-fi epic by visionary writer and artist Daniel Warren Johnson!

Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering the secret of this dead Earth—and how she may be responsible for it.

Collects Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1-4.