This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 6/24/20

Published June 22nd, 2020

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BATMAN #93 continues the ROAD TO JOKER WAR, as the red hot BATMAN run from James Tynion IV continues!

Holy crap: BATMAN is quickly becoming one of the hottest books on the stands once again, and it’s all thanks to the incredible work from James Tynion IV which is leading us into THE JOKER WAR!

In this weeks BATMAN #93, Batman faces off with the Designer as “Their Dark Designs” reaches its epic climax!

In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle.

“Joker War” is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same.

What’s the scoop on JOKER WAR? Read all about it here with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO JOKER WAR!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got BATMAN issues 89 – 91 (which is where everything starts to really build up towards JOKER WAR) in stock now to get you current!

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EMPYRE KICKS OFF WITH EMPYRE AVENGERS #0 this Wednesday, as Marvel’s huge Summer event revitalizes & reinvents some of the Marvel’s most iconic characters!

EMPYRE is shaping up to be one of the most exciting things we’ve seen from MARVEL in a minute, as it takes some of the richest moments in the Marvel Universe’s history, like THE KREE SKRULL-WAR and THE CELESTIAL MADONNA SAGA and many others, and weaves them into the modern day Marvel Universe.

With writer AL EWING heading up EMPYRE, who many of you know and love from his work on IMMORTAL HULK, you know this one is going to be a phenomenal read, and we cannot wait to see what Al has in store for us!

In this week’s EMPYRE AVENGERS #0, Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams – as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers.

In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself.

The Celestial Messiah has returned… but are the Avengers ready to hear his message?

Want the full scoop on EMPYRE, what it is, and what it consists of? You can read all about EMPYRE here with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO EMPYRE!

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GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 ONE-SHOT DELIVERS SOME OF THE BEST TALENT IN COMICS BRINGING THEIR TAKE TO THE GL UNIVERSE!

We’re all big-time GL fans at Third Eye, and when we saw the next big 80th anniversary special from DC would be the GL 80th anniversary edition — we knew we were in for a treat!

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe’s most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosmic favorites!

A legendary lineup of creators including Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, and others will be keeping the galaxy glowing bright! PRESTIGE FORMAT.

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IMMORTAL HULK #34 delivers a key moment with the 1st appearance of the THOUGHTFUL MAN! One of the best MARVEL books on the stands keeps getting better!

Every single issue of IMMORTAL HULK just raises the bar even higher for how great this series is, and this weeks issue #34, not only delivers a great read, but also a MAJOR key moment in the series!

The Thoughtful Man is here — and his dreadful thoughts are vast and dark enough to swallow even the Devil.

Samuel Sterns walked through the Green Door and gained knowledge. Follow him through the journey of his life — from his rebirth to his final experiment. Follow the LEADER.

Wanna get caught up and start reading IMMORTAL HULK? We’ve got issues 1-33 in stock to get you current, or we can catch you up with the first four trade paperbacks! All in stock now!

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #50 delivers a MAJOR issue in POWER RANGER history as the OMEGA RANGERS & POWER RANGERS join forces against the ANOINTED!

The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS & the OMEGA RANGERS – along with surprise new allies – versus The Anointed in the conclusion to NECESSARY EVIL! ?

Everything has been leading to the shocking return of a fan favorite character so big that we needed a LAST PAGE GATEFOLD to contain it! ? But what does it mean now that [SPOILER] is back?

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RICK & MORTY: COUNCIL OF RICKS #1 One-Shot brings you ALL the RICKS!

A long time ago or, you know, whenever, just not right now….  Hired by the PRIME RICKMINISTER himself, RICK PRIME is on the hunt for who’s been making COUNTERFEIT RICKS and selling to planets of rich idiots who could use a genius.

But when he discovers that FIVE COUNTERFEIT RICKS have escaped into THE CITADEL, he’ll have to assemble a team (a COUNCIL, if you will) to help him find the FAKE RICKS and get rid of them, preferably as violently as possible. But who is really behind these COUNTERFEIT RICKS and why?!

And what does this have to do with the GAGGLE OF JERRYS that hides in the subsections of the CITADEL?!

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SLEEPING BEAUTIES #1 debuts the latest comic creation from the legendary STEPHEN KING!

Based on the horror novel by Stephen and Owen King and adapted by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Hit Girl, Winnebago Graveyard)! With A covers by Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye)!

A strange sleeping sickness, known as Aurora, has fallen over the world, and strangest of all, it only affects women. In the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage behind her. More mysterious: she’s the only woman not falling asleep.

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The spotlight on the BOUNTY HUNTERS of the Star Wars Universe continues to shine in Star Wars BOUNTY HUNTERS #3!

We’re LOVING this series, because c’mon: the bounty hunters are one of the coolest parts of the Star Wars world!

In issue 3, Bossk confronts Valance in the ultimate heavyweight battle…and only one bounty hunter will remain standing when the dust clears. 

The mysterious Nakano Lash finally resurfaces, threatening to plunge the underworld into an all-out war between two of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the galaxy. 

Every bounty hunter, including the fearsome BOBA FETT, is after Lash. But what truly drives Fett to hunt down this particular quarry? Is it for the payday or…vengeance?! What exactly happened to Boba, Valance and Lash on that ill-fated mission so many years ago…?

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THOR #5 delivers a major issue — could this be the 1st appearance of the BLACK WINTER?

Donny Cates (VENOM) has been really killing it on THOR, and the rumors swirling around who or what THE BLACK WINTER is are massive, and we’re hearing that this weeks THOR #5 could very well be the key moment we’re waiting for: the 1st appearance of THE BLACK WINTER!

A god. A king. A herald. Every title Thor has worn has come with its own powers, its own terrible responsibilities.


But none of them will be enough to stop the Black Winter. To save the Ten Realms – the entirety of the Multiverse – the Odinson must become…something else…

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-4 in stock to get you current!

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THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1 debuts from IMAGE COMICS delivering a hard-hitting new ongoing crime noir series in the vein of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN!

We’re huge fans of great crime comics, and when we saw that the very talented colorist behind Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips CRIMINAL, Jacob Phillips, was going to be delivering something awesome, we knew we had to shout it out!

 Like Paris, Texas gut-punched by No Country for Old Men, this mature neo-Western crime series kicks off when the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on Sheriff Joe Bob Coates’ 70th birthday. 

A must-read — check it out this week at Third Eye!

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The steampunk awesomeness of UNNATURAL creator MIRKA ANDOLFO’S MERCY returns in MERCY #3!

We’re huge fans of Mirka Andolfo, and her newest series, Image’s MERCY, is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a minute!

The first story arc of MIRKA ANDOLFO’s Gothic tale comes to an end. Lady Hellaine finds a love interest…or is this just a part of her machinations? Who are the ruthless “hunters,” and what are they tracking? And what’s their relationship with whatever lies in the abandoned mines?

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

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Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino reunite for a special epilogue to their KILLER SMILE mini-series with THE SMILE KILLER one-shot!

It wouldn’t be a Joker story without a surprise…and right on cue, here’s an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile!

Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show – and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening… listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him…

The Eisner Award-winning creative team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino land one last gut-punch – turning the mythos of the Batman on its head in the most devastating trick The Joker has ever devised! 

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