This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 5/26/21

Published May 23rd, 2021

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MILESTONE RETURNS #1 brings one of our favorite parts of the DC MULTIVERSE back into continuity with the return of all the Milestone heroes!!! Static, Hardware, and more are back in action!

At last, it’s the return of the legendary Milestone Comics! This one shot features twenty-four all-new pages chronicling the events of the Big Bang: the police-brutality protest gone wrong that changed the face of the city of Dakota forever by unleashing a wave of superpowers across its population! As the world watches, a bullied teenager will become the hero known as Static… a framed scientist will go on the run as the superweapon Hardware… and a stranded alien will meet an ambitious young woman who will transform his life, and remake the pair as the all-powerful Icon and Rocket!

Also included is the 17-page primer story originally released online during the world-famous DC Fandome event, further expanding on our heroes’ origins and where they’re going next… and setting up an entire world of allies, enemies, and surprises! The original Milestone changed the face of superhero comics forever, introducing the industry to a wave of Black talent who still shape the conversation…and the new Milestone intends to raise the bar! This is the perfect jumping-on point—don’t miss out!

As long-time personal fans of the Milestone Universe — we are freakin’ pumped to see these characters back in the spotlight!

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The 3rd big issue of the hit series TMNT: LAST RONIN arrives with LAST RONIN #3, serving up more of that DARK KNIGHT RETURNS / OLD MAN LOGAN style goodness for the world of TMNT!

Unexpected allies from the past reveal a possible path to salvation!

As the Foot Clan sweeps NYC for the rogue Ronin, a final desperate plan in the name of vengeance is made! Spanning decades, this issue’s action and intrigue will set up the astounding final issues!

This has been, quite possibly, one of the best damn comics of 2020 / 2021, and definitely one of the best TMNT reads we’ve seen in ages.

What’s the scoop on it? It’s the TMNT event of 2020! Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you’ve never seen before! In a future NYC far different than the one we know today, a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends.

Kinetic layouts from Eastman, inks from Esau and Isaac Escorza and a thrilling script full of surprises from longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz all combine to make this one of the most memorable TMNT stories you will ever read!


Oversized in both format and page count, this is a perennial TMNT tale that can’t be missed!

Wanna get on board? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #16 delivers a key issue, and a great place to try the series, with THE ORIGIN OF ERICA SLAUGHTER!

Meet writer James Tynion IV on Saturday 6/12/21

The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter!


What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter?


…and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George?


The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

We have to tell you, Third Eye Faithful: this series has consistently impressed the heck out of us, and with this weeks issue #16, we know we’re in for a real treat.

Jump on fresh with issue #16, or catch up with the trade paperbacks 1 & 2, both in stock now!

GET THE SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #16 Third Eye Exclusive (in-store only at all Third Eye locations — online orders are sold out!) while supplies last!

Our Third Eye variant by ALEXIS ZIRITT for SIKTC #16 was one of our hottest releases, and quickest sell-outs online!

We held back some for each of our locations, so that you could snag yourself a copy on New Comic Wednesday at your local Third Eye! First come, first serve — get yours while they’re in stock!

Get the exclusive COVER B Something is Killing #16 Jenny Frisson Cover!

You and us both know: those Frisson covers on SIKTC sell out FAST! Make sure you come see us on new comic day to get your copy of this bad boy at normal cover price!

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ROBIN #2 serves up the next big issue of the red hot DC ongoing series!

After the shocking events of Robin #1, Damian has learned the deadly rules of Lazarus Island the hard way! Now he must prove that he belongs in the tournament and uncover its secrets!

But his only ally is the daughter of one of his greatest enemies: Ravager! In this tournament, only one fighter can get out alive—ready for round two? Fight!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to get you current with this weeks issue 2!

Read all about why ROBIN is one of the biggest books of Summer 2021 here!

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Marvel’s new ALIEN series continues to impress with this week’s ALIEN #3!

DANGER ON ALL SIDES!
•  Epsilon Station is overrun with danger, not all of it from Xenomorphs!
•  Cruz holds mission information back from his soldiers, but he’s not the only one with secrets. 
•  We are not who we say we are. 

Wanna get on board? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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MISTER MIRACLE #1 puts the new Mister Miracle, Shilo Norman, in the spotlight!

Spinning out of DC Future State, the story of how Shilo Norman became the Mister Miracle of tomorrow starts here.

The Mister Miracle show used to be the hottest ticket in town, whether you caught him onstage escaping from perilous traps or spotted him on the streets of Metropolis taking out bad guys.

What Shilo Norman forgot is the first rule of both showbiz and super-heroing: always leave them wanting more. Now it’s time to start showing the world what a miracle man can do.

Showbiz/superhero rule #2: timing is everything. There’s a new performer in town who wants to knock Mister Miracle off his pedestal and stake a claim to his famous moniker!

Can Shilo break free of this trap? (Why yes, that is a clue.)

Third Eye Faithful: we love Mister Miracle, we love the New Gods, and we loved Shilo when first introduced in Grant Morrison’s SEVEN SOLDIERS era — so, to say we’re stoked about this is an understatement!

Snag your copy this new comic day!

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BETA RAY BILL #3 continues one of the best mini-series from MARVEL going right now, as Daniel Warren Johnson (Wonder Woman DEAD EARTH, EXTREMITY) brings that Simonson-style THOR magic back to life!

BILL MARCHES INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS!
Beta Ray Bill takes a bloody path to find his glory – and the perfect weapon to forge it with!

And he’s even got a few friends to brave the battle alongside him. But the journey is one even Odin would call treacherous…and not all of Bill’s friends will survive.

At least not in the form you know. Daniel Warren Johnson and colorist Mike Spicer will break Bill’s heart – and yours!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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TA-NEHISI COATES brings his groundbreaking BLACK PANTHER run to its conclusion with BLACK PANTHER #25, and Marvel celebrates this landmark issue with a ton of amazing variant covers! Snag yours this week!

THE FINAL ISSUE OF TA-NEHISI COATES’ LANDMARK RUN! It’s the end of an era for the Black Panther as renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his Wakandan epic!

Over four years, Coates has taken the Black Panther to hell and back and expanded Wakanda into the distant stars.

Now, in his final issue, he brings T’Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind… and the crown he has never fully accepted.

This is the story of a king who sought to be a hero, a hero who was reduced to a slave, a slave who advanced into legend…and the man who has struggled to hold up an empire in his bare hands.

The journey will conclude, but the legend remains. Don’t miss the close of a historic epoch in comic history!

BLACK PANTHER #25 features a TON of awesome variants — make sure you snag your favorites!

With an issue this big, Marvel pulled out all the stops to deliver some incredible variant covers celebrating the amazing run that Coates has delivered with this series!

You can browse & pre-order for in-store pick up at your local Third Eye or for mail-order here!

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FLASH / IMPULSE: RUNS IN THE FAMILY COLLECTS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC, AND INFLUENTIAL DC RUNS OF THE ’90S INTO ONE MASSIVE TOME!

We think it’s safe to say that the Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos’s IMPULSE run was pretty much one of the biggest things that brought a TON of readers into the world of THE FLASH, and we definitely fall into that group, for sure!

Now, you can read the classic run (which still holds up so well!) in one massive tome!

Impulse, the Flash’s hyperactive descendant from the 30th century, has landed in the present and is ready to make a superhero name for himself!

Due to his hyper-accelerated metabolism, Bart Allen was aging fast—like, really fast—and was raised in a 30th-century virtual reality simulation.

So when he winds up in our era, he sees the world as one big video game—and he’s got a lot to learn. Luckily, Bart has a mentor named Max Mercury, and if anyone’s up to the task, it’s the zen master of the Speed Force.

In this collection, Bart adjusts to life in the 20th century, keeping the town of Manchester, Alabama, safe from threats like White Lightning and Gridlock.

Also in this title, Savitar’s machinations in the Speed Force cause Impulse, the Flash, and other super-speedsters to lose their speed! This volume collects Impulse #1-12 and The Flash #108-111.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #9 delivers another must-read installment to one of Image’s best series!

Meet writer James Tynion IV at Third Eye on Saturday 6/12/21!

Cole Turner has seen firsthand the horrifying ways collective belief shapes the world and how theories can manifest and take physical form… but what happens when those thought forms start to have thoughts – and desires – of their own?

What truths about Tulpas lay at the heart of the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

BE SURE TO COLLECT ALL 3 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #9 COVERS, INCLUDING THIS COVER C MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO HOMAGE, WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS!

Like you, Third Eye Faithful, we’re ravenous for all things DoT, and wow: this Cover C variant paying homage to the Ghibli classic, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO? TOO SICK!! We love it!

Click here to pre-order our bundle of all 3 DoT covers for in-store pick up or mail order here!

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HARDBOILED STORIES IN THE CAT BAR VOL.1 DELIVERS A SUPER FUN NEW MANGA ABOUT CRIME NOIR.. AND CATS!

An assassin unable to get over the loss of his cat, a man with a scar on his cheek, and a feline named Dandy that is waiting for its master to return are at the center of this gritty tale of men and tears.

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REPTIL #1 puts the AVENGERS INITIATIVE breakout star in the spotlight!

In the wake of Kamala’s Law and his Grandfather’s worsening health, Humberto Lopez, A.K.A. Reptil, has taken a step back from crime-fighting to refocus on his family.

Perhaps its a sign that he should give up on becoming a hero and finally come to terms with his parents’ mysterious disappearance…or perhaps not!

When a mysterious figure ambushes Humberto, what unravels will shake the core of everything Humberto thought he knew about his past and will either change the course of his future-or end it forever! Don’t miss out on this breakout series from rising stars Terry Blas (HOTEL DARE, DEAD WEIGHT: MURDER AT CAMP BLOOM) and Enid Balám (OMNI)!

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The WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS preludes continue to build the biggest Star Wars storyline in ages with Darth Vader #12 and Doctor Aphra #10!

The WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS is shaping up to be one of the biggest things to hit the Star Wars canon since, well, the Mandalorian made its Disney+ debut, and then some!

This week, chapters 4 & 5 arrive with Darth Vader #12 and Doctor Aphra #10, and both are killer reads!

First in VADER #12,
•  Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT. 
•  As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son – and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable? 
•  Don’t miss this next critical new chapter in Vader’s ongoing evolution – featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!

And, then in APHRA #10,

DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS find themselves cornered by VUKORAH and the UNBROKEN CLAN! 
•  Can they pull off a daring escape–even if that means surrendering the NIHIL HYPERDRIVE? 
•  And what sets them on a collision course with one of the most deadly BOUNTY HUNTERS in the galaxy?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got all the preceding chapters in stock to get you current!

Get the full scoop on this big storyline with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO THE WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS!

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SPAWN #318 paves the way for big things in the world of Image Comics with a special prelude to SPAWN UNIVERSE #1!!! Don’t sleep on this!

This story will lead directly into next month’s brand-new title: SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1 one-shot.
  
STORY: This will start a storyline that spills into SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1, then continues into even more NEW titles later in the coming months. This is where you want any new SPAWN readers to jump on board, as 2021 will be the beginning of a new and GIANT chapter in the expansion of the “Spawn-Verse.”

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X-MEN #20 features a completely fire variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO that you gotta have!!!

Sometimes a cover is just too cool to not spotlight, and this weeks X-MEN #20’s Cover B variant by Mike del Mundo is one of those.

Just a beautiful cover with a great concept — you need this!

You can pre-order for in-store pick up at any Third Eye or for mail-order here!

NIGHTWING #79 2nd printing features a must-have variant cover!

Speaking of super awesome variant covers — this second printing variant to NIGHTWING #79 is INSANE! We love the concept, and it looks sharp!

Wanna get yours? Pre-order now for in-store pick up or mail-order here!

A must-read new manga drops with BOYS RUN THE RIOT VOL.1!

A transgender teen named Ryuu finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a Japanese transgender manga creator is completely unique, and comes presented in two extra-large, 400-page volumes.
High schooler Ryuu knows he’s transgender.

But he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryuu is always “dressing like a boy.”

He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully.

The only time Ryuu feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self.

One day, while out shopping, Ryuu sees an unexpected sight: Jin.

The kid who looked so tough in class is shopping for the same clothes that Ryuu loves.

And Jin offers Ryuu a proposal: to start their own brand and create apparel to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin. At last, Ryuu has someone he can open up to-and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to everyone else.

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CROSSOVER TP VOL.1 DELIVERS Donny Cates (KING IN BLACK, THANOS WINS) and Geoff Shaw’s (Guardians o/t Galaxy, Thanos Wins) must-read new IMAGE series in trade paperback!

Imagine everything you thought was fantasy… was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead…and anything is possible… 

The powerhouse creative team of DONNY CATES (Venom, Thor), GEOFF SHAW (GOD COUNTRY, Thanos Wins), DEE CUNNIFFE (REDNECK), and JOHN J. HILL (NAILBITER) have reunited after a string of breakout hits for an all-new, genre-defying series.

Collects CROSSOVER #1-6.

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Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross’s predecessor to the current THE MARVELS series, MARVEL, arrives in a gorgeous oversized treasury edition this week!

Unforgettable stories from a once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent! Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision for a new series showcasing Marvel’s heroes in a way they’d never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS – but Ross Alex finally brings his original dream to life! MARVEL is an anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are working with these characters for the very first time.

And all these tales are linked together by an overarching story by Ross featuring the dread dream lord Nightmare, who threatens the entire Marvel Universe – and possibly beyond!

Featuring Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Thing, Doctor Doom, the Vision, Namor, the Sub-Mariner, Warlock, Rocket Raccoon, the Golden Age Black Widow and more! Collecting MARVEL #1-6.

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STARGIRL returns to the DCU with the STARGIRL SPRING BREAK one-shot courtesy of superstar Geoff Johns (BATMAN THREE JOKERS, GEIGER, DOOMSDAY CLOCK) & Todd Nauck!

Legendary comics writer Geoff Johns returns to his breakthrough hero, Stargirl, in this special one-shot illustrated by Todd Nauck! Courtney Whitmore’s spring break plans aren’t like your average high schooler’s.

Instead of hanging out with friends, she’s heading out on an adventure with her stepfather, Pat Dugan, a.k.a. S.T.R.I.P.E., and teaming up with his former team, the Seven Soldiers of Victory!

The Soldiers are forced to reunite again to unearth the secret eighth Soldier of Victory, but what other secrets lie buried, and what does it all mean for Courtney’s future as Stargirl?

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