This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 8/5/20

Published August 3rd, 2020

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THE WORLD OF DEATH METAL IS EXPANDED WITH THE BRAND NEW DEATH METAL: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHTS ONE-SHOT — featuring the ORIGIN OF THE ROBIN KING!!!

OK, first off, Third Eye Faithful – do NOT sleep on this one, it’s gonna be a HOT book, and we’ve been already getting flooded with requests, so make sure you get your copy!

Secondly: hot damn, is DEATH METAL great or what? We’re loving every second of it, and this weeks LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHTS is gonna be a must-read addition to the world!

The DC Universe has become engulfed by the Dark Multiverse, where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, all ruled by the Batman Who Laughs.

In this collection of short tales, learn the terrifying secrets of these new Bats out of hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is just the worst! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a dinosaur?

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THE JOKER WAR CONTINUES WITH THIS WEDNESDAY’S CHAPTER 2 IN BATMAN #96 — DO NOT MISS THE HOTTEST BATS ARC IN A MINUTE, AS THE BIGGEST JOKER STORY IN AGES CONTINUES!

PLUS: this issue features the first appearance of THE CLOWNHUNTER!

We’re LOVING every second of James Tynion IV’s run of BATMAN, and the JOKER WAR has definitely been living up to the hype.

In this weeks issue #96, reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham City, pursued by the dark shadows and voices that haunt his past and present!

As The Joker’s plan materializes, the only person who can save Batman from the brink of true madness…is Harley Quinn?!

Plus, who is the mysterious new figure known as Clownhunter?

A must-read addition to the epic JOKER WAR storyline, this is a big chapter, and is guaranteed to be sought after because, c’mon: CLOWHUNTER is bad-ass!

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FIRE POWER #1 & FIRE POWER #2 both drop this Wednesday, picking up where the prelude graphic novel left off and continuing superstar Robert Kirkman (WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE) and Chris Samnee’s (THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER) epic new IMAGE COMICS series that fans of AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER, INVINCIBLE, and more will love!

ALL-NEW monthly series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHRIS SAMNEE! The one who wields the fire power is destined to save the world, but Owen Johnson has turned his back on that life.

He doesn’t want the power-he never did.

He only wants to spend time with his family and live his life, but unseen forces are at work to make that impossible. Danger lurks around every corner as Owen’s past comes back to haunt him.

If you know Kirkman, you know he can write a damn good superhero comic, and when you pair him with a massive talent like Chris Samnee, you’re in for pure comic joy, and that’s exactly what this is!

Need the prelude graphic novel to get the back story on FIRE POWER? We’ve got copies in stock, and it’s only $9.99!

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HORIZON ZERO DAWN #1 brings the world of the HORIZON ZERO DAWN games to life in a big way!

We LOVE the game HORIZON ZERO DAWN, and we’re so amped to see it coming to comics this week!

Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth.

Co-created by one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn game Anne Toole.

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THE DREAMING: WAKING HOURS #1 returns us to the world of THE SANDMAN in the new Neil Gaiman directed SANDMAN UNIVERSE comics!

You don’t need us to tell you that THE SANDMAN is one of the best comic books of any genre, of all-time. It’s pretty much a part of comics history, and a major fact.

Sooooooo, we’re just going to get right to it: we know you’re as pumped about returning to that world as we are!

A new chapter in the Sandman saga begins with an all-new miniseries populated by faces both familiar and new!


One of Dream’s heaviest responsibilities is the creation of nightmares—the beings that haunt our sleep and turn our thoughts toward darkness.

In the form of Ruin, the nightmare of catastrophic failure, Dream was certain he’d built his next masterpiece…but Ruin can’t help but live up to his name, sending every situation into a spiral of unexpected consequences.

Unfortunately, Shakespearean scholar (and exhausted new mother) Lindy has dreamed of Ruin…and in the process, she’s delivered him unto the waking world!


The Sandman Universe is changing—and Hugo and World Fantasy award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel, The Bird King) and breakout artist Nick Robles (Euthanauts) are here to welcome you!

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EMPYRE #4 continues the epic new MARVEL event series!

Every second of EMPYRE has been surprisingly off-the-chain good, and we’re loving the hell out of this event!

In issue #4, tensions mount as the action heats up! As the attack on Wakanda intensifies, the heroes find themselves under attack from their enemies — and their allies!

In a war where nobody can be fully trusted, betrayal cuts deep — as the alien invasion claims its first casualty! In this issue: The shock ending you never expected! You’ll want to frame it for your wall, True Believer!

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

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VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #1 brings the classic GOTH tabletop RPG to comics in a big way from the folks at VAULT COMICS (HEATHEN, MONEY SHOT, THESE SAVAGE SHORES, and more!)

OK, if you grew up in the ’90s — you either played VAMPIRE, knew folks who played VAMPIRE, or tried to play VAMPIRE, ’cause it was legit EVERYWHERE.

Now, the world of VAMPIRE comes to comics, and we could not be more stoked!

When Cecily Brine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious younger vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy.

Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer’s afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade?


Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a mysterious killing.

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BAD MOTHER #1 serves up a darkly humorous hard-hitting crime thriller!

April Walters is a hit-and-run victim of life — a middle-aged soccer mom whose inner fire has been snuffed out by her dreary suburban existence.

When her teenaged daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances, April embarks on a harrowing mission to find her; a journey that takes her through the underbelly of her suburban community and sets her on a collision course with a massive crime syndicate and its lethal matriarch.

Tested to her limits and beyond, April discovers that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned.

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DCEASED: DEAD PLANET #2 continues the newest trip into the dark DC Comics ELSEWORLDS!

In issue #2, the Justice League is trapped on Earth, and they’ve discovered that life still survives on this dead planet! Survival is precarious, though—and with billions of infected still roaming the surface, death lies around every corner.

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…

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

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CONSPIRACY: MEN IN BLACK ONE-SHOT delivers another UFO & CONSPIRACY THEORY-charged one-shot read that’s AWESOME!

Men in black suits are almost synonymous with UFO sightings. Over the years it has been said that they have urged many witnesses to remain silent of unexplainable and possibly extraterrestrial phenomenon.

Cases of contact with these men appear throughout history.

But where do they come from, who do they work for, and what are their intentions? Are they even men at all?

Don’t miss the shocking truth unclassified in this issue. But be warned, uncovering the truth may cause more harm than good, as some truths are best left unknown.

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PRISON PIT COMPLETE COLLECTION arrives this week, collecting one of our favorite indie comics of the 2000s!

Bloody, brutal, hilarious, and off-the-wall, Third Eye fav, JOHNNY RYAN, delivers one hell of a read with PRISON PIT, and we’re so stoked to see the entire thing in one volume now!

From 2009 to 2018, Johnny Ryan documented the bloody mayhem of Cannibal Fuckface wandering his brutal prison-planet and now this meat-grinder of a space odyssey is collected in one volume.

If either you are a long-time fan or if this is your first fall into the Pit, Prison Pit is a must have for anyone into punk zines, grindhouse cinema, professional wrestling, dystopian manga, or a gory good time!

ONE OF OUR FAV MANGAS, DEMON SLAYER, CONTINUES WITH DEMON SLAYER VOL.5 THIS WEDNESDAY!

Tanjiro finally chases down the main body of the upper-rank demon Hantengu.

However, dawn is approaching, and the rising sun is a threat to Nezuko. Tanjiro’s concern for his sister is a distraction from the focus he needs to fight Hantengu, and if he hesitates it could be the last mistake he ever makes!

Elsewhere, Tamayo ponders the nature of Nezuko’s curse and how she could be so different from other demons.

Need volumes 1-14? We’ve got ’em in stock to hook you up!

GIANT-SIZE FANTOMEX #1 ONE-SHOT DELIVERS ANOTHER MUST-READ ADDITION TO THE X-MEN WORLD THAT Jonathan Hickman IS BUILDING!

HICKMAN AND REIS TAKE ON THE WORLD!

The hit creative team of Jonathan Hickman & Rod Reis (NEW MUTANTS) turn their attention to the covert activities of the Weapon Plus program’s Weapon XIII!

A bred killer who choses the life of a gentleman super-thief, Fantomex has always defied expectations…

For example, who would expect him to break into the World, the artificial realm of his creation? And then again? And then…again?

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GUTT GHOST TROUBLE W/ SAWBUCK SKELETON SOCIETY ONE-SHOT DELIVERS THE AWESOME WEIRDNESS OF GUTT GHOST!

Gutt Ghost finds himself mistakenly in debt to a long standing organization cloaked in violence and hellfire. Welcome the Sawbuck Skeleton Society with their horrific means to advance an undead agenda and collect on all living debts in a most violent way.

Can good ol’ Gutt talk his way out of this one or will he have to call upon some unlikely friends to get him out of this bone hacking predicament?!

Featuring a special cover by industry legend Mike Mignola and a glow-in-dark variant by series creator Enzo Garza!

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LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1 ONE-SHOT DELIVERS ANOTHER MUST-READ ADDITION TO THE EMPYRE SAGA!

One of the coolest aspects of the new MARVEL event, EMPYRE, has been how it’s taken often-forgotten, yet very iconic and important storylines and moments from the Bronze Age of MARVEL, and reintroduced and revamped them to be freakin’ cool and easy to get into in the modern age.

In this week’s CELESTIAL MESSIAH, we’re shown throwbacks to the classic AVENGERS arc, THE CELESTIAL MADONNA, and we’re loving it!

The eve of Quoi’s ascension is at hand!

But when the trials are interrupted by an unexpected interloper—Mantis—who will win this battle of wills?

Don’t miss out as mother and son go head-to-head, revealing secrets that will shape the course of the galaxy!

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GET READY FOR THE ALL NEW MAESTRO series with the FUTURE IMPERFECT MAESTRO ONE-SHOT!

There’s a new MAESTRO series on the way, and we cannot wait for it, and if you’ve never been introduced to this dark, alternate future version of the HULK — now is the time!

Explore a dark vision of the future as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES!

This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. A hundred years from now, a ravaged world is ruled with a giant green fist by the gamma-spawned tyrant who calls himself the Maestro!

In desperation, a ragtag group of freedom fighters reach back into the past for the one being who might be able to end the Maestro’s reign – the Incredible Hulk! But when titans clash, who will be the strongest one there is?

The classic tale from definitive Hulk writer Peter David and legendary artist George Pérez, HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT (1992) #1-2, is presented in all its gamma-powered glory! 

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WORLDS COLLIDE IN THE NEW TRANSFORMERS / MY LITTLE PONY SERIES KICKING OFF WITH ISSUE #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!

When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What’s this mean for our favorite fillies?

There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria!

And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force…

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THIRD EYE FAVORITE MEGG & MOGG RETURN IN A SPECIAL COLLECTION WITH SEEDS & STEMS GRAPHIC NOVEL!

We love the world of MEGG & MOGG, and we’re so pumped for more MEGG & MOGG to drop this week!

In early 2016, Simon Hanselmann began producing xeroxed zines and selling them online, with hand-painted covers, custom stamps and hologram security stickers.

Seeds and Stems collects all of these self-published stories along with a generous smattering of rarities from various anthologies and magazines.

Megg and Mogg and friends explore lucid dreaming, banking scams, cinema, mixed drinks, alien invasion and budget vasectomies in this collection of rare and often experimental adventures, housed in a transparent orange acetate jacket over full-painted covers, resembling that of a prescription bottle!

Get read for CYBERPUNK 2077 with the all new WORLD OF CYBERPUNK 2077 encyclopedia!

Dark Horse Books and CD Projekt Red present The World of Cyberpunk 2077-an extensive examination of the rich lore of a dystopian epic.

Learn all about the history of the neon-tinted districts of Night City!

Examine cybernetics, weapons, characters and more in this intricate fusion of art and lore that’s a necessity for fans of the hit RPG video game, Cyberpunk 2077!