This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 4/21/21

Published April 18th, 2021

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YOU PROMISED ME DARKNESS #1 drops this week, delivering one heck of a big indie hit that blends the dynamics of superhumans with horror elements to much success!

This book is going to be RED HOT! And, we’ve got plenty of copies of all the rad covers for it in stock to hook you up!

Approximately every 75 years, Halley’s Comet orbits around the sun, and every time this happens people around the world are born with incredible abilities, special auras that grant them with supernatural skills, but those auras can also be cursed.

Yuko and Sebastian, two siblings with special auras are constantly running from an evil being, known as the “Anti-everything,” who feeds from these special auras, getting stronger with each intake.

This being is obsessed with these brothers’ auras and will not stop until he feasts on them.

A truly unique must-read reminiscent of dark takes on superheroes like THE BOYS, SUPERGOD, MIDNIGHT NATION, WATCHMEN, and more — do NOT sleep on this!

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BATMAN / FORTNITE: ZEROPOINT #1 drops this Wednesday, delivering one of the biggest titles of Summer 2021 – don’t miss this!

OK, c’mon: FORTNITE and DC Comics together? NUFF SAID, right? But seriously, this book is going to be red hot, and for good reason: the concept of the two worlds colliding into one, as well as the anticipation of things like SNAKE-EYES (yes, from GI JOE!), showing up — makes this a no-brainer of a must-buy!

A crack splits the sky above Gotham City… a tear in reality itself. This rift pulls the Dark Knight into a bizarre and unfamiliar world, with no memory of who he is or where he came from…Batman has been drawn into Fortnite! As our hero fights to recall his past and escape an endless loop of chaos and struggle, he’ll come face-to-face with the likes of Renegade Raider, Fishstick, Bandolier, and more. While the world’s greatest detective strives to make sense of this strange new world, he’ll uncover the shocking truth about the Island, what lies beyond the Loop, and how everything is connected to the mysterious Zero Point.

Uncover secrets never before revealed in game or anywhere else! Every fan of Batman, Fortnite, stunning art and edge-of-your-seat excitement won’t want to miss the Caped Crusader facing off against Fortnite champions on the Island, in a desperate attempt to save not only himself, but other familiar faces from the DCU…and perhaps the Multiverse itself!

This will be a bi-weekly miniseries. Each print issue of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will include a redeemable code for bonus DC-themed Fortnite digital items, inspired by the events in the comic, starting with the new Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit. Fans who redeem all six codes will also unlock a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit for their Fortnite character.

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The second issue of the red hot new ALIEN series from MARVEL COMICS drops with this weeks ALIEN #2!

We LOVED the first issue of ALIEN from MARVEL, and are so stoked to see the new lore being built (which we’re guessing is going to be showing up on TV and movie screens in the near future, aka: get those first appearances!), so you know we’re pumped for the next issue to drop this week!

Cruz has only one chance to save his son from the horrific fate he barely escaped.

The clock toward total collapse is ticking.

The aliens are loose.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1 in stock now to get you current!

Get more info on the new ALIEN series with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO ALIEN!

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DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL: THE DARKEST KNIGHT arrives collecting all the big DEATH METAL one-shots, including the debut of the ROBIN KING!

As Earth has been taken over by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League fights to survive!

The stories collected here expand the tapestry of metal mayhem from Dark Nights: Death Metal. These epic tales introduce Robin King, along with a sentient Batmobile and Batmanasaurus Rex, as well as a drag race from hell starring the extended Flash Family. Then, it’s the trinity of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman versus the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime, and Darkseid!

Plus, Owlman, President Superman, Iris West, Captain Carrot, and Guy Gardner team up, and we witness the fallout from the World’s Greatest Heroes’ battle against Perpetua! Collects Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal Speed Metal #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse’s End #1, and Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1.

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CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #2 serves up a big second issue to the most bloody, and brutal CARNAGE series we’ve ever seen!

We LOVED the first issue of this killer new CARNAGE series, and we cannot wait to see what’s next with this weeks issue 2!

The symbiotic slaughterfest continues, in the second installment of the stomach-churning study of ultraviolence called CARNAGE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD!

  FIRST! The DAREDEVIL team of Chip Zdarsky & Marco Checchetto lends their brutal sensibilities to an eye-popping story pitting Carnage against THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as you’ve never seen before!

THEN! Al Ewing, who’s brought a nigh-unthinkable level of body horror to the world of the IMMORTAL HULK, lends his terrifying talents to a tale – and if you thought his HULK stuff looked painful, you ain’t ready for what he’s done with Carnage!

BUT WAIT! Because you readers out there in Mighty Marveldom deserve the best, we’ve brought comics heavyweight RAM V aboard for a story sure to make your skin crawl!

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

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #60 delivers the 2nd issue in the killer new direction of the title featuring comic heavyweight talents Brian Michael Bendis, RAM V and David Marquez!

Talk about a KILLER team! You’ve got the legendary Bendis, the rising star Ram V, and the always amazing David Marquez: that’s a recipe for a classic JUSTICE LEAGUE run!

Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl join forces with Black Adam to fight an all-new world conqueror!

But how do they stop the unstoppable power known as Brutus?

Enter new mega-power sensation Naomi, who comes face to face with the League and brings along Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons for a blockbuster battle for the ages—with a last-page cliffhanger that will leave everyone guessing what’s next!

And in the backup tale, the new Justice League meets the new Justice League Dark, and the demon Etrigan calls the team to action—but Batman has other plans. This team needs a leader, but what twisted secret prevents Zatanna from stepping forward?

Plus, Ragman makes a startling discovery—one that may cost his life!

Wanna jump on board? We’ve got issue 59 in stock to get you current!


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A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine  and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.

With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai.

Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born…

But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history…or does a more shocking fate await her?

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IN THE AFTERMATH OF SWORDS OF X – a must-read new X-MEN storyline begins with WAY OF X, and our fav: NIGHTCRAWLER, takes center stage!

Mutantkind has built a new Eden… but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts…Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.

Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he – and the curious crew he assembles – can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X.

SI SPURRIER (X-MEN LEGACY) and BOB QUINN (CAPTAIN AMERICA) push the frontiers of Krakoa in this unmissable entry into the bold new REIGN OF X.

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OLD GUARD returns with an all new anthology series, OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME #1!

The bestselling, critically acclaimed THE OLD GUARD, now a hit Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron, returns with all-new stories by writers GREG RUCKA, VITA AYALA, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, MATT FRACTION, DAVID F. WALKER, and more, and artists LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, HORACIO ALTUNA, RICK BURCHETT, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, JUSTIN GREENWOOD, KANO, NICOLA SCOTT, and more!

Andromache the Scythian-a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more battles than she cares to remember-has kept one constant companion through her long lifetime of combat…her labrys. Andy’s battle axe takes many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told by THE OLD GUARD creators GREG RUCKA & LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ. 

Meanwhile, Nicolo “Nicky” di Genova and Yusuf “Joe” al-Kaysani, lovers since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade, spend an evening at Berlin’s famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in an all-new story by writer ANDREW WHEELER (Another Castle: Grimoire) and JACOPO CAMAGNI (NOMEN OMEN)!

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BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT gets a special graphic novel release this Wednesday!

From the writer of cult superhero favorite, ASTRO CITY, Kurt Busiek, BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT was an incredible read!

Bruce Wainwright, a comic book-reading kid obsessed with the Caped Crusader, loses his parents in a violent crime…and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day.

As the survivor of the brutal murder of his parents, young Bruce sees grief and rage build inside himself—until something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night!

Something similar to the comics he’s been reading his whole life. As life begins to imitate art, will Bruce Wainwright be able to live up to his fictional namesake?

A deliberate spiritual companion to the beloved Superman: Secret Identity, Batman: Creature of the Night puts a new spin you’ve never seen before on the legend of Batman—and the dark emotions that drive him! Collects the entire critically acclaimed four-issue miniseries.

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RADIANT BLACK #3 serves up the third issue in this killer new IMAGE COMICS ongoing series that’s helping to build the shared IMAGE superhero universe alongside titles like GEIGER, CROSSOVER, and more!

Okay, that’s it. Nathan’s getting down to business today: he’s finally working on his novel.

All he needs is some solitary writing time-no “helpful” parents, no superhero social media, and definitely no alien voices beaming an unintelligible language into his brain. That’s not too much to ask for, right?

A must-read new series that’s a huge part of building the much-rumored new IMAGE superhero shared universe!

Want issues 1 & 2? We’ve got em in stock to catch you up!

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OK, first off: JAMES HARREN is one of the most amazing comic artists working in the biz today, and getting treated to full interiors from him each and every month with a new series?

Holy crap: that’s sick.

Next up: you want a modern day spin on the idea of ULTRAMAN and fighting kaiju? ULTRAMEGA is the book!

Rising out of the carnage of our debut issue, a new hero emerges to beatdown the kaiju scum! Fists fly and blood is spilled. 

Fight monsters. Stand with humanity. Stand with the ULTRAMEGA!

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

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Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man.

Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case, but…

Starting with the strikingly bloody “Lovesickness,” this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including “The Strange Hikizuri Siblings” and “The Rib Woman.”

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GODZILLA: MONSTER PROTECTORS #1 kicks off new GODZILLA comic goodness from IDW Publishing!

We have a rule at Third Eye: all GODZILLA comics rule, and we’re stoked to see a new one hitting our shelf!

 When a coldly single-minded businessman uses an untested element to create clean energy for a profit, he inadvertently awakens the beast from the deep–Godzilla! Sensing the harm the new energy poses to the planet, Godzilla attacks the heart of the problem–humankind! It will be up to three intrepid middle-school students–with a little magic help from Infant Island–to show Godzilla that not all humans are bad… and that there is still hope for Planet Earth.

Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors promises to romp and stomp fans–old and new–of the greatest kaiju ever like never before!

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A wise clown once said that everything floats… and he was right.

The comic book with a literally laughable title drifts into the big, blue sky with an issue hand-painted by watercolorist PATRICK HORVATH.

From the super-talented mind of W.MAXWELL PRINCE of ICE CREAM MAN fame — this book rules!

Need 1-3? We’ve got em in stock to get you up to date!

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RISING STAR RAM V’s CATWOMAN run continues to impress with its 2nd issue in CATWOMAN #30 — jump on what is going to be one of the best CATWOMAN runs in ages with issue #29!

We’re singing the praises of RAM V again and again at Third Eye. Whether it’s his indie work on books like THESE SAVAGE SHORES, or recent DC work on JUSTICE LEAGUE and SWAMP THING, he’s killing it!

In this week’s CATWOMAN #30, The Riddler revealed that he knows details about Poison Ivy’s whereabouts.

Now, after the Riddler has been gravely wounded, Catwoman brings him to be patched up by Alleytown’s lessthan-scrupulous medics.

Now on the mend, Riddler points Selina in Ivy’s direction—but is he telling the truth, or wrapping her up in another one of his riddles?

Meanwhile, the Penguin’s come to realize that enlisting Father Valley to take out Catwoman may have been a mistake and finds himself asking whether he hired a hit man…or inked a deal with the devil himself.

The run kicked off in issue #29, and is gonna be a blast! Need issue 29? We’ve got copies in stock to catch you up!

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BERNIE WRIGHTSON’S FRANKENSTEIN returns to print in a new graphic novel edition — the legendary horror great’s most iconic work available again!

Few works by comic book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983.

A generation later, this magnificent pairing of art and literature is still considered to be one of the greatest achievements made by any artist in the field.

This book includes the complete text of the original groundbreaking novel, and approximately fifty original full-page illustrations by Bernie Wrightson. Introduction by Stephen King.

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The Splatter Zine that started it all!  The rare and hard-to-find original 52-page collector’s item is finally available in this complete reproduction of Deep Red #1.

Published in 1987 Chas Balun launched Deep Red,fueling the Splat-pack revolution of the late ’80’s and ’90s. Chas Balun’s art, design, movie commentary, and Splat-Gonzo writing style are at his best in this blood-soaked special printing.

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Necromancy, space action, and dark humor collide in this wildly creative new series from the creator of Dorohedoro! 

Zaha Sanko’s body has great and terrible powerssay that possessing his bones will grant you any wish, even the desire to become ruler of the universe.

But Sanko is still a teenage dude with his own life, and he isn’t about to let every monstrous lowlife in the galaxy rip him limb from limb.

He and his skeletal buddy Avakian will use their dark powers to fend off any murder attempts while they search space for whomever put this curse on Sanko’s bones… because killing them might end the madness. (And then Sanko can celebrate with his favorite spaghetti.)

Don’t miss this hilariously twisted and gruesome new series!

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Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #49 and #50!

From the prolific imagination of Living Legend Larry Hama, and featuring the origin of fan-favorite villain Serpentor, “Serpentor Uncoiled” is a must-have for long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by superstar G.I. Joe artist SL Gallant!

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WOMEN OF MARVEL #1 delivers a one-shot featuring all women talent doing all women Marvel characters – a must-read!

The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment.

Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess!

Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter! Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story!

Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe!

With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama (Transformers, DEATH’S HEAD), Eleonora Carlini (Power Rangers, Batgirl), Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Relics of Youth), Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four, Fraggle Rock) and more, you’re sure to come away powered up and ready to slay – in high heels and boots alike.

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X-FACTOR: ANGEL OF DEATH EPIC COLLECTION delivers another must-have MARVEL Epic collection, featuring the debut of ARCHANGEL!

Unexpected evolutions! X-Factor is still coping with the loss of their friend and teammate the Angel when the team is suddenly rocked by a traitor!

Cameron Hodge, their former publicist, has a horrific anti-mutant agenda – and an army to back up his plans! Meanwhile, the deadly Apocalypse unveils his fourth Horseman, the razor-winged Death – and he’s all too familiar a face!

How can the team fight a close friend turned deadly foe?

In the wake of Apocalypse’s attack, X-Factor gains a new home, the bouncing Beast becomes blue and furry once more and the team goes public! But when Cyclops and Marvel Girl begin a search for Scott’s missing son, bizarre mysteries are uncovered – and the flames of an inferno begin to flicker! Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #21-36 and ANNUAL #3 and POWER PACK (1984) #35.

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