This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 4/28/21

Published April 25th, 2021

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ROBIN #1 delivers one of the breakout hits of 2021, as newcomer artist GLEB MELNIKOV debuts as the next comic book artist superstar! Fans of JIM LEE, SEAN MURPHY & more, need this book! PLUS: TWO major first appearances to make for a vital key issue!

Third Eye Faithful: every so often, there’s something about a book that makes our “this one’s gonna be fire” radar tingle, and we’re getting that vibe from ROBIN #1 after having a chance to read through issue #1! 

Featuring the first major work from rising star newcomer, GLEB MELNIKOV, who we’re telling you right now: is going to explode as one of the most popular artists in comics after this book, and a stunning story from writer Joshua Williamson, who handled the INFINITE FRONTIER one-shot, and is known for his beloved work on IMAGE COMICS faves like NAILBITER, BIRTHRIGHT, and more, ROBIN #1 is a heavy-hitter that you may not see coming.

And, that’s why we wanted to take a moment to clue you in on it!

After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: winning the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe! But first he must find the secret island where it’s all going down!

This brand-new solo Robin series will force Damian Wayne to find his own path away from both sides of his family! New mysteries! New supporting cast! First appearances of new characters! And lots of fights!

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BRZRKR returns with BRZRKR #2 this Wednesday, serving up the next big issue in this killer new series from Keanu Reeves!

The first issue of BRZRKR was a HUGE hit, and delivered the goods in a big way, and we cannot wait to dig into this weeks issue #2!

U.S. government Doctor Diana Ahuja seeks to unlock the mysterious B.’s  memories – lifetimes of violence and tragedy like no one else who has ever lived that began with a fateful decision in ancient Mesopotamia.

But is Diana here to help him… or is she serving a darker agenda?

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

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THE WORLDS OF THE ANIME SERIE RWBY COLLIDES WITH THE WORLDS OF JUSTICE LEAGUE IN RWBY / JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!

Third Eye Faithful: we love the DC Universe, and we love RWBY, and you better believe: seeing the two collide has us stoked!

The DC Universe and the world of RWBY collide in this new miniseries! Discover the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, and Diana Prince of Remnant as Team RWBY comes face to face with new versions of DC’s paragons of justice.

A new Grimm is running rampant around the island of Patch, and Ruby and Yang must team up with a young farm boy to stop it!

Meanwhile, Blake meets a mysterious woman who’s appeared on Menagerie, but what is her purpose? And why does she act like she hasn’t been around modern society?

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BETA RAY BILL #2 serves up the 2nd big issue of superstar DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON’S (Wonder Woman Dead Earth, Extremity) BETA RAY BILL masterpiece!

DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON doing BETA RAY BILL is pretty much a match made in heaven, and we LOVED the debut of this one!

In issue #2, Bill goes hunting for Odin, still desperate to resurrect his lost hammer Stormbreaker – but the former King of Asgard is far from his glory days.

Stormbreaker is never coming back…but there is one place where Beta Ray Bill could restore his full powers.

The All-Father of nothing offers the Korbinite a path to immortality – at a price not even a god can afford. Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer’s off-the-rails tale of cosmic vengeance and barroom breakdowns continues here!

Been curious about diving into the Asgard mythos further, and discovering more about one of the most iconic aspects of legend Walt Simonson’s THOR run? This series is perfect to do just that!

Need issue 1? We’ve got copies in stock to hook you up!

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ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE INFINITE FRONTIER DCU Line-Up is TEEN TITANS ACADEMY, and TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #2 smashes into Third Eye this week delivering more RED X awesomeness!

The questions mount around the new school formed by the original New Teen Titans: What’s going on with Billy Batson’s access to the powers of Shazam, what dark secret is Raven’s new pupil Dane hiding, and who’s masquerading as the new Red X?

The 1st issue of this new series picking up on the threads laid out in the killer FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS mini-series blew us away, and we can’t wait to see where things go in this weeks issue 2!

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IMAGE COMICS hit DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH continues with issue #8 this Wednesday, and this June: you can meet writer James Tynion IV at Third Eye Annapolis to get yours signed!

We’re LOVING this eerie new series from SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN writer James Tynion IV, and we cannot wait to dig into the new arc kicking off in this weeks issue #8!

Cole Turner thought he joined the right side of the war for the Truth. But now that he’s learning more about Lee Harvey Oswald’s tenure leading the Department, he’s not so sure.

The answers Cole seeks are hidden behind a pair of unsolvable riddles: WHO is the Fictional Woman, and WHAT does she want from him? The second arc of the smash-hit THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH begins here!

Wanna get on board? We’ve got two ways to make that happen: issues 1-7 are in stock and available to catch you up on the singles, OR, we can start you for just $9.99 with the trade paperback, collecting 1-5 and then catch up on 6-8 from there!

Either way: READ THIS BOOK!

MAKE SURE TO COLLECT ALL THREE COVERS OF DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #8, including the rad SKOTTIE YOUNG variant!

We’ve got all three covers hitting Third Eye in plentiful supply this new comic day, Third Eye Faithful, so make sure you scoop ’em all!

E-mail steve@thirdeyecomics.com (pls. include a contact phone #!) if you’d like to request individual covers, or reserve all 3!

Get more info on our upcoming James Tynion IV signing here!

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PULP, RECKLESS & CRIMINAL creative team ED BRUBAKER & SEAN PHILLIPS return with an all new graphic novel set in the world of RECKLESS with FRIEND OF THE DEVIL! A must-read for noir fans!

Get a free signed BOOKPLATE with purchase while supplies lasts!

The next book in the red-hot Reckless series is here! 

Bestselling crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with another new original graphic novel featuring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless. 

It’s 1985 and things in Ethan’s life are going pretty well… until a missing woman shows up in the background of an old B-movie, and Ethan is drawn into Hollywood’s secret occult underbelly as he hunts for her among the wreckage of the wild days of the ’70s.

Another hit graphic novel from the award-winning creators of PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, CRIMINAL, and KILL OR BE KILLED -a must-have for all Brubaker and Phillips fans!

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MILES MORALES #25 delivers a landmark issue & several key moments for the iconic Marvel hero!

We finally see the full extent of what the Assessor did when he kidnapped Miles back in #7.

This oversized anniversary issue lets the clones loose in Brooklyn and messes with Miles life even more than Peter Parker’s Clone Saga messed HIS life up.

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Harley Quinn #2 delivers a stellar follow-up issue to the killer new ongoing HARLEY run!

Ya sure you wanna double down on this gimmick? Awright already—I’ll do it!

Harley Quinn back again to tell ya that my mission to help heal Gotham City has already hit some bumps in the road. The awful Hugo Strange—psychiatrist, fitness freak, and expert on tiny glasses—is trying to deal with Gotham City’s clown problem, and get this!

The city is endorsing him while everyone keeps giving me grief! The only person who believes in me is my new sidekick, Kevin. You’re going to find out some real dark stuff about him in this issue, too!

We’re both going to have to keep our guard up, ’cuz Hugo has an army of creepy orderlies he’s about to send after us.

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

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Celebrate the most legendary Star Wars film of all-time: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, with Marvel’s EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 40TH ANNIVERSARY #1

You’ve never seen Empire quite like this! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the all-time great cinematic sequels, Marvel asked enthusiastic artist Chris Sprouse (BLACK PANTHER, THORS) to retell The Empire Strikes Back in a stunning series of variant covers!

Month by month, across multiple Star Wars series, the film’s unforgettable moments played out through Sprouse’s exquisite artwork. Now the whole story of the resurgent Empire targeting the Rebel Alliance’s icy base on Hoth – and every momentous event that follows – is collected in a single celebratory issue!

Bounty hunters target Han Solo! Luke Skywalker seeks out Jedi Master Yoda! Feelings run high between Han and Leia!

And as the battle begins for Skywalker’s soul, will his fear lead to anger, hate and the Dark Side?

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THE MARVELS #1 kicks off an all new ONGOING series, from comic legends KURT BUSIEK & ALEX ROSS, the team behind the original MARVELS, and creators who brought you major projects like AVENGERS, KINGDOM COME, and more!

Kurt Busiek (MARVELS, Astro City) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from the street-level to the cosmic, starring literally anyone from Marvel’s very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow.

This first issue includes an invasion from orbit, a picnic in Prospect Park, super hero sightseeing in Manhattan, the All-Winners Squad in 1947, Reed Richards during his time in military intelligence, cosmic beings beyond space and time- and that’s only for starters.

Featuring Captain America, Spider-Man, the Punisher, the Human Torch, Storm, the Black Cat, the Golden Age Vision, Aero, Iron Man and Thor, and introducing two brand-new characters, all beautifully drawn by Yildiray Cinar (X-MEN, Legion of Super-Heroes, IRON MAN) in the opening act of a thriller that’ll take us across the Marvel Universe…and beyond.

Plus: Who (or what) is KSHOOM? It all starts here. And it goes…everywhere.

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NEW MANGA SERIES YOUR TURN TO DIE KICKS OFF WITH YOUR TURN TO DIE VOL.1 DELIVERING AN EERIE NEW READ!

Sara Chidouin has been getting harassed by a mysterious stalker lately, so her concerned friend Joe Tazuna decides to walk her home.

But once they arrive, the two of are attacked by someone and black out.

When they come to, they find that they’ve been restrained to some tables in a strange room… and things get crazy!

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HELLBLAZER: RISE & FALL arrives in graphic novel this week, collecting THE best Hellblazer we’ve read since the original VERTIGO series, featuring DCEASED writer Tom Taylor and Transmetropolitan / The Boys artist Darick Robertson!

When a nation is steeped in terror and the irredeemable one percent are dropping like flies…will John Constantine lift a finger? If so, which finger?

DCeased writer Tom Taylor teams with Darick Robertson, artist of Transmetropolitan and The Boys, for an all-new John Constantine story! A billionaire falls out of the sky and is gruesomely skewered on a church spire. Bizarrely, angel wings are attached to his back.

More follow until, hallelujah, it’s raining businessmen. Detective Aisha Bukhari is stumped until she’s visited by her childhood friend, occult investigator John Constantine.

John discovers a link between the falling elite and a shocking moment in his and Aisha’s misspent youth. How do these killings tie to the first death on John’s hands?

How does this involve heaven and hell? Even if this is kind of John’s fault, will Constantine be happy to let a few more rich bastards fall from the sky, like a vindictive Robin Hood? Collects the acclaimed three-issue miniseries.

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THE NEWEST BREAKOUT IMAGE COMICS HIT, SHADECRAFT, CONTINUES WITH SHADECRAFT #2!

As if surviving high school wasn’t hard enough, now Zadie has to contend with killer shadow monsters too.

On the upside, her own shadow has come to life and is determined to protect her. So that should even things out…right?

But what is up with the new school guidance counselor, who seems to know a lot more than she lets on??

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

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The 2nd issue of the killer new SILK series drops with SILK #2 this Wednesday!

Someone is killing gangsters in Queens, leaving behind a trail of blood and…fur?

Now Silk has to protect these low-level criminals from a bigger, nastier villain.

Can she use her sleuthing skills to figure out who’s behind it all and stop them before it’s too late?

We loved the debut of this one, and are pumped to see where things go with this weeks issue #2!

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The next installment in DC’s epic bloody Elseworlds, DCEASED, arrives with DCEASED: DEAD PLANET in hardcover!

The end of the world was just the beginning! After a corrupted Anti-Life Equation turned billions into monsters—including the World’s Greatest Heroes—our planet was as good as dead. Years later, a distress call brings Damian Wayne, Jon Kent, and Cassie Sandsmark—the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman of Earth-2—back to a dead planet…but what will this new Justice League find waiting for them?

If life still exists on Earth, who—or—what—is lying in wait for these heroes?

But it isn’t just the anti-living our heroes have to worry about, because John Constantine, Swamp Thing, and Zatanna are about to discover another evil growing…Collects DCeased: Dead Planet #1-7.

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NOTTINGHAM #1 returns to shelves with a second printing and all new cover in this new series where Robin Hood is a serial killer, and the only one who can stop him is… the Sheriff of Nottingham!

In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors.

The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers.

That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as “Hood.”

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THE WORLDS OF MLP AND TRANSFORMERS COLLIDE AGAIN IN MY LITTLE PONY / TRANSFORMERS II #1!

While using a modified Space Bridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could’ve imagined-looks like the only way out of this one is to team up!

More ponies, more bots, and more magical mayhem as two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover event!

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HELM GREYCASTLE #1 delivers epic sword & sorcery fantasy in a big way from IMAGE COMICS this Wednesday!

New Latinx fantasy by HENRY BARAJAS, author of the critically acclaimed LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O.: TATA RAMBO! The last dragon prince has been abducted-kept prisoner by an unknown threat: AZTEC MEXICA! Helm Greycastle and his outsider comrades are here to save the prince-but are recruited by a resistance plotting to overthrow Montezuma. Will Greycastle help save the people of MEXICA…or rescue the dragon prince and flee?
  
BONUS! HELM GREYCASTLE #1 includes a Latinx one-shot RPG (5E compatible) written by TRISTAN J. TARWATER (Rolled & Told) and art by JEN VAUGHN.

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JLA: Tower of Babel COLLECTS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES EVER, FROM SUPERSTAR MARK WAID (KINGDOM COME, IRREDEEMABLE)

Batman is the ultimate strategist, using his intelligence and resources to secure his place among his super-powered allies in the Justice League, not just as a member, but as one of the team’s leaders.

But what happens when that intelligence is used against him? Ra’s al Ghul takes out the JLA, one member at a time‚ using plans devised by Batman himself, with his own methods to subdue his teammates if they ever got out of control. Can the Justice League recover in time to stop Ra’s?

This collection of JLA adventures also includes a spacefaring mission guest-starring Adam Strange, as well as the Justice League investigating mysterious destruction in Gotham City!

This volume collects JLA #18-21, #32-33, and #43-46, and two stories from JLA Secret Files #3.

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Get a free copy of the HELFIRE GALA: LOOKBOOK with any purchase this Wednesday, giving you the full scoop on the next major X-MEN storyline kicking off this Summer!

The next big X-MEN story will be taking the X-MEN into the world of high fashion, and the HELLFIRE GALA LOOKBOOK is the perfect place to get the first glimpses at what the story will entail, and of course, the most crucial fashions it will unveil!

ALIEN COLLECTORS — you need this! The 2nd printing of Marvel’s ALIEN #1 features a sick new variant cover!

We loved the debut issue of the new Marvel Comics ALIEN series, and with the 2nd print on the way, we can tell many of you did too!

We know many of you are like us, and wanna build out your ALIEN collection big-time, and this 2nd printing features an all new variant cover that is a must-have!

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Indie hit, 20 FISTS, debuts this Wednesday with 20 FISTS #1

This is a comic about fist fights and bad romance. The No Names are new to the 20 Fists Fight League.

As they begin to make a name for themselves the worst possible thing happens: their leader Chel falls for Billie, the leader of their rival crew The Big Jackets.

Now, with their crews about to meet up for another battle, Chel and Billie need to decide… to make love or war?

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I’M THE CATLORD’S MANSERVANT VOL.1 DELIVERS AN ALL NEW MANGA FOR YOU CAT FANS OUT THERE!

Izumi Yukihara, high school second year. His life is completely average-until a series of misfortunate events turn his life upside down.

As if losing his parents weren’t enough, he’s saddled with their massive debt and forced to relocate to a new residence. On the bright side, the owners of his new residence offer him a chance to repay his debt… by serving cats?!

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