This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 7/22/20

Published July 19th, 2020

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Third Eye Faithful, the build-up to JOKER WAR has been unreal, and we’re loving every second of it, so when we saw that the first chapter was dropping this week in the pages of BATMAN #95, we knew we had to give it lots of love!

It was always going to come to this. The Clown Prince of Crime and the Dark Knight Detective go head-to-head for the last time.

The Joker has never wanted to win before, he’s never wanted his battle with Batman to end, but now his motivation has shifted.

He has decided that one way or another, this will be the final chapter to their story. “Joker War” begins here!

Wanna catch up on the tie-ins and prelude issues? We’ve got ’em all in stock, and we highly recommend starting with BATMAN #92 and working your way up – altho, if you wanna go all the way back, we do have plenty of BATMAN #86 (where Tynion’s run begins) all the way up to this weeks BATMAN #95 in stock!

Wanna read more about JOKER WAR? Click here for our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO JOKER WAR

Get the BATMAN #95 MATTINA Cover B variant while supplies last!

In addition to that gorgeous COVER A, there’s a killer COVER B variant ,which is normal cover price, and by the one and only Francesco Mattina!

Snag yourself a copy this week while supplies last!

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SINS RISING PRELUDE #1 one-shot kicks off one of the coolest Spidey crossovers in a few years with SINS RISING — the return of the iconic ’80s Spidey rogue the SIN-EATER!

OK, Third Eye Faithful, I think it’s pretty darn safe to say you know us by now, and you know we’re all pretty freakin’ keen on the mythos surrounding Spidey and Venom, and an integral part of that Eddie Brock vs. Peter Parker lore is a bad guy known as the SIN-EATER, not to mention many other pretty major moments in Spidey’s past.

Now, he’s back, and the question is asked: who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he’s back?

Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history.

And, our pals at Marvel will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater’s secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat.

THIRD EYE TIP — Make sure you snag last week’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #44, which is a neat little prelude into the SINS RISING stuff! Otherwise, you can jump on fresh with this weeks SINS RISING PRELUDE one-shot!


BOSS LOGIC is one of those artists we’ve been seeing more and more from, and we’re loving the heck out of their work, so when we saw this fantastic Spidey cover (dig those glowing eyes!), we had to shout it out!

Make sure you scoop yours while supplies last!

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BLISS #1 from IMAGE COMICS delivers a killer new read from the creative team of the cult favorite COYOTES! BREAKING BAD MEETS THE SANDMAN!

The team behind hit comic COYOTES returns for an all-new, two-arc maxi-series. There’s a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City.

A good-hearted young man, overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife, makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being.

Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you’ve ever seen.

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EMPYRE continues with a bang in this Wednesday’s EMPYRE #2!

EMPYRE is really shaping up to be one of the biggest and best reads Marvel has served up in the realm of events in quite some time, and we’re so stoked to see this weeks EMPYRE #2 following hot on the heels of issue 1!

Three Avengers are trapped on the moon as war breaks out on Earth – and an ancient enemy reveals a scheme decades in the making!

Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four fight against a creeping horror that might destroy them all – starting with the Thing!

Captain Marvel is their last, best hope… But if Carol Danvers survives, what will she become?

Wanna catch up? We’ve got all the tie-in issues & EMPYRE #1 in stock to get you current!

Read all about EMPYRE and get the full scoop on it with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO EMPYRE by clicking here.

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The world of Jonathan Hickman’s DAWN OF X X-MEN collides with EMPYRE in the new EMPYRE: X-MEN mini-series with EMPYRE: X-MEN #1 — and he’s writing it too!

We’ve been totally hooked on everything that writer Jonathan Hickman has been doing with the X-MEN titles, and we’re so pumped to see him ushering in a must-read tie-in mini-series to the red hot EMPYRE event with EMPYRE: X-MEN #1!

In EMPYRE X-MEN, plant people from outer space have come to Earth and, wouldn’t you know it, they just happen to be here when millions of mutants rise as undead creatures hungry for human flesh.

Get the full scoop on EMPYRE with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO EMPYRE here.

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EMPYRE: EMPEROR HULKLING #1 delivers one of the best tie-ins to EMPYRE yet with one of the main characters (and one of our favorite YOUNG AVENGERS) taking center-stage! Don’t sleep on this one-shot!

One of the coolest things about EMPYRE is how it’s taking the forgotten Bronze Age mega-moments of Marvel, like the KREE-SKRULL WAR and CELESTIAL MADONNA, and putting them into a modern age comic story, and well, making them freakin’ cool again, and we’re loving it.

No character has a richer lineage in terms of those storylines than the one and only HULKLING of YOUNG AVENGERS fame, being the descendant of the Kree AND the Skrulls, and of course, one of the main spotlight characters in EMPYRE!

The child of the Kree hero Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle, Dorrek VIII – known on Earth as “Teddy” – has spent years evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But now fate has caught up to him.

The Kree and Skrull worlds are aligned – and only a man born of both can lead them. But what has led Hulkling to abandon Earth and the Avengers he’s fought beside?

And what will become of his fiancé, the hero Wiccan? Star writers Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira team up with artist Manual Garcia for a can’t-miss one-shot!

Get the full scoop on EMPYRE with our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO EMPYRE here.

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Drugs. Vampires. Punk rock. Clawing her way to her 90th day sober, Kayla sets out to find her missing friend, Sid – the one person she knows can keep her on the straight-andnarrow.

The only problem? The gang of heroine-dealing vampires that have him.

From the writer of 2019’s breakout indie hit Dead End Kids comes a story of a young woman’s recovery journey and one hard truth: not everyone is cut out to be a hero.

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POWER RANGERS: RANGER SLAYER #1 kicks off the next big POWER RANGERS storyline!

We’re loving what BOOM STUDIOS has been doing with POWER RANGERS, and this next big story arc, RANGER SLAYER, kicks off this week!

The Ranger Slayer – a.k.a. Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger from the alternate universe once ruled by Lord Dakkon – returns home and nothing is like she expected.

In a world that only knows her as a villain, can Kimberly show her universe that she’s become a hero… and is that even the right thing to do?

Confronted by a terrifying new version of Rita Repulsa and her home in chaos, Kimberly will make a stunning choice that no Power Rangers fan can miss.

This issue is also a perfect jumping on point for new readers – and sets the stage for the next Power Rangers epic!

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WOLVERINE #3 continues one of the best WOLVERINE runs in decades as writer Ben Percy continues to deliver the goods!

We’re LOVING what Ben Percy is doing with WOLVERINE, and this weeks issue #3 may be our favorite of the run yet!


The Flower Cartel and the Pale Girl seem to be one step ahead of Wolverine, but he has a plan.

It’s a risky gamble that will take him into the heart of a larger criminal conspiracy even as it puts many mutant lives at risk.

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

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GI JOE: A COMPLETE SILENCE reprints THE most iconic GI JOE issue of all-time, with a new re-mastered edition!

Collected for the first time in a single comic!

In 1984, Living Legend Larry Hama and artist Steve Leialoha made a huge noise in the comic-book industry with the release of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21 “Silent Interlude” — the now-famous silent issue featuring the daring exploits of fan-favorite JOEs Snake Eyes and Scarlett, and introducing Cobra’s very own deadly ninja, Storm Shadow!

Later In 2008, Larry Hama and artist Jeremy Dale expanded upon this timeless tale in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21.5 “Silence Between Borders.” And now it’s your chance to revisit both of these classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero adventures in this special reprint… complete with all-new cover art by superstar G.I. Joe: ARAH artist Jamie Sullivan!   

CHU #1 kicks off an all new series spotlighting the world of one of our favorite IMAGE series: CHEW! Get into it this week!

CHEW is — in terms of the Third Eye world — legendary. It’s one of our all-time favorite series, and for good reason, it’s a damn great read.

We also have a special place in our hearts at Third Eye for CHEW, because it literally started when we started: Spring of 2008.

And, now, 12 years later, we’re seeing CHEW writer, JOHN LAYMAN, who is always an incredible talent, doing it all over again with the new CHU series.

TONY CHU is a cibopath, able to get psychic impressions from what he eats. SAFFRON CHU is a cibopars, able to learn secrets from who she eats with. Tony is a cop. Saffron is a criminal. They are brother and sister, and they are on a collision course.

Spinning out of the multiple Eisner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling series CHEW comes CHU, a felonious new food noir about cops, crooks, cooks, and clairvoyants.

Never read CHEW? Start with CHEW TP VOL.1 for just $9.99!

Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why.

He’s been brought on  by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.  

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HELLIONS #2 continues the killer new DAWN OF X Wave 2 title with some of the most hard-hitting mutant anti-heroes around!

We’re loving all the X-Titles, and we really dug the heck out of the HELLIONS #1, which launched right before all the shutdowns started, so we feel it may have gone under the radar for quite a few of you!

If you missed it – we’ve got plenty of issue 1 to get you caught up, because this weeks issue 2 is a MUST-READ!

The Hellions can barely keep from killing one another, let alone find a way to fit into Krakoan society.

Of course, that might be just what Mister Sinister is counting on when he sends them to clean up his messes.

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The fourth trade of Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman’s incredible VENOM run arrives with VENOM TP VOL.4 VENOM ISLAND!

We’re telling you again, and we don’t think we’re gonna stop anytime soon: Cates & Stegman are delivering one of the true great runs of the modern age of comics with VENOM, and this week marks the newest installment in trade paperback with VENOM VOL.4!

Donny Cates’ symbiotic saga continues in grand fashion! In the aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, Eddie Brock finds himself on the ominous Island of Bones. But this is no relaxing vacation: Cletus Kasady may be gone, but the evil of his symbiote remains.

And it has infected not only Venom but every living thing on the island!

Now Eddie finds himself tested like never before, hunted by everything around him with no escape in sight. To survive, he may have no choice but to burn the island to the ground – but everything he holds dear might just go up in smoke with it!

Wanna start reading? We’ve got volumes 1-3 to get you caught up!

X-MEN / FANTASTIC FOUR #4 wraps up the killer mini-series tying together the post-HOUSE OF X X-MEN stuff and the Pre-EMPYRE Marvel U stuff for one heck of a killer read!

In this crucially awesome finale, on an island of doom, the X–Men and Fantastic Four fight to save the future! Lines will be drawn in the sand and enemies will be made, upending the Marvel Universe!

This crossover has been a BLAST, and if you’re not reading it — you gotta check it out!

We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you caught up!

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Image’s SFSX arrives in graphic novel with SFSX TP VOL.1 PROTECTION for only $9.99!

One of the coolest new IMAGE series of 2019 had to be SFSX, and we’re pretty pumped to see the first trade paperback, collecting issues 1-7 for only $9.99 dropping this week!

From notorious kink writer TINA HORN and featuring a diverse group of artists comes SFSX (SAFE SEX), a social thriller about sex, love, and torture. It’s SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead, Hustlers with a SUNSTONE twist. 

In a draconian America where sexuality is strictly bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique talents for bondage and seduction, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their incarcerated friends, and fight the power! 

James Tynion IV (SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, BATMAN) delivers another stellar issue of WYND with WYND #2!

We’re loving this killer new fantasy series from superstar James Tynion IV (BATMAN, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN), and this weeks WYND #2 delivers big-time!

The Bandaged Man has returned to Pipetown to find any remaining magic and will eliminate it – or them – with extreme prejudice.

But can Wynd, with the help of Oakley, find a way to cure himself of his magical heritage – or has he put himself in even more danger than he ever imagined?

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DECORUM #3 from Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X) & Mike Huddleston delivers another killer must-read issue!

There are many assassins in the known universe, this is the story of the most well-mannered one.
“Using the correct blade for any occasion is a matter of good manners.”

This series is so damn good. Hickman is weaving that same magic he did with EAST OF WEST, and we’re loving it!

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

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