This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 8/19/20

Published August 16th, 2020

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THE JOKER WAR continues this week in BATMAN #97 with CHAPTER 3!

We gotta tell ya: JOKER WAR is shaping up to be the biggest, and boldest thing that the BATMAN UNIVERSE has seen in ages, and we’re loving every second of it.

Take the scale and grandiosity & vastness of a storyline like KNIGHTFALL or NO MAN’S LAND and then apply it to the CLOWN PRINCE OF CRIME, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a Dark Knight tale, Third Eye Faithful!

In this week’s BATMAN #97, the Joker’s army is growing hour by hour, with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before.

Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city-but how can he heal the rifts he’s created in his life to get the help he needs?

And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham City are waiting out the carnage Joker has unleashed-and Catwoman assembles an army of her own!

Wanna get caught up on the JOKER WAR? We’ve got all the issues + tie-ins out so far to get you up to date!

Read all about the JOKER WAR with our THIRD EYE GUIDE to JOKER WAR here.

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DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK one-shot delivers a highly anticipated addition to the DEATH METAL lore, exploring some of the most intriguing aspects of the DARK MULTIVERSE and more!

We’ve been telling ya, and telling ya: DEATH METAL is the REAL DEAL, and we’re loving EVERY SECOND OF IT!

So, when we saw they were doing a guidebook to chronicle some of the most fascinating parts of the DEATH METAL world?

We had to jump on it!

Earth is turned upside down, shrouded in a realm of darkness after the Justice League’s defeat by the cosmic goddess Perpetua.

Now the Batman Who Laughs and his army of Dark Knights rule the planet, wreaking havoc on humanity and raining destruction on the world.

As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in this strange new landscape, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders in the hope of forming a plan of justice…and penance.

This issue showcases the new factions of Earth and explores the mystery of what happened to our heroes after their battle with Perpetua.

How does Wonder Woman, the new queen of Hell, reign over her prisoners?

What is Batman doing with the Black Lantern Ring?

And what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, and finds love in the process? All this and more in this jam-issue exploring the new world order.

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THE JOKER WAR EXTENDS INTO THE Harley Quinn SERIES, AS IT CONCLUDES WITH ISSUE #75!

This week’s HARLEY is a must-have for anyone following JOKER WAR as it features some big moments in regards to the dynamic between HARLEY and PUNCHLINE!

At last, it’s the star-studded roast of Harley Quinn! Nothing is off-limits, no topic is out of bounds, and no one-and we mean no one!-will escape unscathed. Harley may be the funniest person in the DC Universe, but how well can she take a joke?

Plus, in a backup story illustrated by superstar artist Riley Rossmo tying into “The Joker War,” Harley Quinn faces off against Punchline!

Make sure you scoop the COVER B to Harley Quinn #75 featuring HARLEY VS PUNCHLINE by the legendary Frank Cho!

We thought this alternate cover was cool enough to shout out, and trust us: if you’re digging all the JOKER WAR stuff, we know you’re gonna want this one too!

Make sure you snag yours while supplies last this week at Third Eye!

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One of the coolest Marvel alternate future characters ever gets his own spotlight story in the new MAESTRO mini-series! Get on board this dark, villainous version of THE HULK with MAESTRO #1 this Wednesday!

THE STORY YOU’VE WAITED DECADES FOR: THE ORIGIN OF MAESTRO!

Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro — the master of what remains of the world.

With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and up-and-comer Germán Peralta, Maestro will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years — and inspire some new ones.

How did the world fall and the Maestro rise? What happened to the world’s heroes in between? And where is the Hulk we know and love? Find out here!

Third Eye Faithful, this is by far one of the most exciting Marvel books to drop this Summer — and if you’ve never read FUTURE IMPERFECT, and seen a dark twisted future Hulk wearing WOLVERINE’S skeleton around his arm as a bracer — then you gotta find out just what’s up with the MAESTRO!

MAKE SURE YOU SNAG THE MAESTRO #1 COVER B JOE BENNETT (IMMORTAL HULK ARTIST SUPERSTAR!) VARIANT FOR COVER PRICE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

One of the best of the many covers on MAESTRO #1 is this amazing JOE BENENETT piece, and if you’ve been reading IMMORTAL HULK, you’re already way hip to how awesome Joe is!

Snag yours while supplies last at cover price!

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DRAKKON NEW DAWN #1 kicks off the next huge POWER RANGERS arc, spinning out of RANGER SLAYER!

An All-New Limited Series Revealing Drakkon’s Final Plan!


After the shocking events of Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer, Kimberly is determined to purge the world of Drakkon’s legacy, starting with Deadlock; the prison tower where Drakkon held all those who opposed him.


But even the Ranger Slayer has no clue of the true power kept in Deadlock-and what unlocking the doors will set into motion.


As Kimberly investigates the worst of Drakkon’s secrets, she sets in motion Drakkon’s final plan-one that will pit her against a fan favorite Power Rangers villain!

BOOM has been absolutely killing it with their POWER RANGERS stuff, and this weeks DRAKKON NEW DAWN is no exception! Jump into the BOOM POWER RANGERS comics with this new arc!

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THE JOKER WAR keeps raging through NIGHTWING in NIGHTWING #73 this Wednesday!

The Joker knows Dick Grayson is Nightwing-and the plans The Joker has set in motion in this summer’s event “Joker War” will haunt Batman forever. Under the control of The Joker’s new henchperson, Punchline, Nightwing must battle the people he once loved most: Batgirl, the Robins, and… himself.

We’re loving the tie-ins to JOKER WAR, and the NIGHTWING ones have been top notch!

Click here for our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO JOKER WAR

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TODD MCFARLANE’S ICONIC SPIDER-MAN #1 RETURNS WITH AN ALL NEW FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL! RELIVE THE ’90S WITH THIS PIECE OF COMIC HISTORY!

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Spider-Man #1


In 1990, superstar AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist Todd McFarlane wanted to stretch his creative muscles as a writer – and the result was a brand-new SPIDER-MAN book that needed no superlative!

Boasting one of the most famous comic-book covers ever drawn, the record-breaking first issue sold over two million copies – and inside, McFarlane’s Spider-Man looked more extraordinary than ever.

But why has Spidey’s classic foe the Lizard begun a brutal killing spree? As the pounding drums spell doom, the torment is only beginning for Spider-Man and Dr. Curt Connors!

It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting SPIDER-MAN (1990) #1.

Star Trek PICARD Countdown arrives in trade paperback this week, collecting the official prequel to the new PICARD series!

Witness the events leading to the new CBS All Access series Picard in this graphic novel where new characters are introduced and secrets will be revealed.

Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever.

What could make this dedicated and disciplined leader question his calling?

STREET FIGHTER HITS THE BEACH IN THE 2020 STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!

The World Warriors return for their annual trip to the beach with the Street Fighter 2020 Swimsuit Special!

Everyone from Chun-Li to M.Bison hits the sand in their favorite swimwear, illustrated by the top artists of UDON!

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THOR #6 features another HUGE issue of the DONNY CATES Thor run — and a major key moment for the series; don’t miss it!

This may be the single biggest issue in the Cates run of THOR yet, and that’s saying something after the monumental debut of THE BLACK WINTER in last month THOR #5, but trust us: this one is gonna BLOW YOUR MIND.

 The Black Winter has the power to reveal the means of any person’s demise — and if the vision is true, Asgard is going to need a new Odinson to take the throne!

But Thor is no mere herald or king — and even the death of all existence should fear his coming wrath.

Make sure you snag the THOR #6 SECRET Variant for NORMAL COVER PRICE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

In addition to that gorgeous COVER A, there’s also a killer SECRET variant of THOR #6, which features a very key cover by the legendary STEVE SKROCE!

Make sure you scoop yours while supplies last this week at Third Eye!

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SHADOW SERVICE #1 debuts from rising star publisher VAULT COMICS, and it’s AWESOME!

VAULT keeps on serving up hit after hit after hit, and after recent favorites like ENGINEWARD, MONEY SHOT, THE PLOT, DEEP ROOTS, and BENEATH BLACK STARS, they’re delivering another must-read with SHADOW SERVICE #1!

Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you.

Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it?

Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666.

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NINJAS AND ROBOTS #1 delivers a killer new indie gem!

When ninja princess Yuki Tachibana finds herself imprisoned on an island infested by killer robots, she must draw upon a lifetime of ninja training to escape.

Unfortunately for her, she can’t even remember how she got there! When push comes to shove, will she remember how to fight? Join us as the epic world of Ninjas and Robots begins! 

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CATWOMAN #24 continues to rise as a must-read new arc, with the debut of CATGIRL!

We’re loving the SEAN G. MURPHY (BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT) covers to CATWOMAN, and with the debut of new character, CAT GIRL, in last month’s issue #23, the book has been quickly turning into a must-read!

The cat’s out of the bag! Everyone at Snowflame’s auction is there for the same thing: the list. But what is the market value of a list containing all the intel the world’s greatest crime-fighters have on supervillains?

And who exactly is on the list? You’ll have to ask Catwoman to find out.

And, if you need issue #23, we’ve got new printings in stock of #23 to get you on board!

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BLACKSAD COLLECTED STORIES delivers an incredible new omnibus edition one of comics BEST series ever! Find out why the anthropomorphic noir of BLACKSAD is so awesome!

Celebrate Blacksad’s twentieth year with this comprehensive volume featuring five of the biggest cases.  


Blacksad is constantly up to his ears in trouble. Sticking his nose into mystery after mystery, often getting involved with women almost as dangerous as the criminals he thwarts.

Be it solving the murder of a famous actress or keeping nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands, Blacksad’s grim work often provides a mirror for real world conflict and human issues, never turning a blind eye to racism, political tensions, or brutally sudden violence.  

HAUNTED MANSION come to comics in the new HAUNTED MANSION graphic novel!

Welcome, foolish mortals… to the Haunted Mansion, where the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake.

The happy haunts are getting ready to throw a swinging wake, and all the goblins and ghoulies are invited-so be sure to bring your death certificate! Featuring all of your favorite grim grinning ghosts!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Disneyland’s most beloved rides with this original graphic novel!

RISING STAR INDIE PUBLISHER SCOUT COMICS HITS ANOTHER HOME-RUN WITH THE HORRIFIC NEW CHILLER ATLANTIS WASN’T BUILT FOR TOURISTS! SNAG ATLANTIS WASN’T BUILT FOR TOURISTS #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!

Lovecraft meets Sergio Leone in a modern tale of corruption, family legacies, and nightmarish dread.

Lucas Lewis drifts into Atlantis County, Oregon wanting nothing more than a hot meal and a soft bed for the night.

What he finds instead is a small town in thrall to eldritch creatures lurking in the surrounding wilderness, possibly guided by an even more sinister force.

Lucas becomes determined to eradicate all Atlantis’s demons, but these monsters are not what they seem. Unfortunately for the monsters, neither is Lucas.

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VENOM #25 GETS A 3RD PRINTING! VENOM #26 GETS A 2ND PRINTING! BOTH FEATURING ALL NEW COVER ART! ADD ‘EM TO YOUR VENOM COLLECTIONS!

If you’re like us, you’re absolutely in love with the VENOM run that’s been happening under Donny Cates, and you’re probably pretty freakin’ pumped for what’s to come in the series, and collecting every cover variation like we are — so you know you gotta get these new printings of VENOM #25 and VENOM #26!

WOLVERINE #4 delivers another must-read issue with the new WOLVERINE run!

The current run of WOLVERINE has been one of the best of recent memory, and this weeks issue #4 delivers another homer hit!

After getting dressed down by the Quiet Council for rogue activity, Wolverine escapes through his own secret gate to the Red Tavern, a snowbound, backwoods watering hole where he only wants to guzzle whiskey in peace.

But Logan soon discovers that peace isn’t possible as a twist-and-turn murder mystery unfolds – and at the heart of it all is an enemy from the past. 

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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