This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 9/9/20

Published September 6th, 2020

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One of the most crucial DEATH METAL tie-ins drops this week with TRINITY CRISIS, which is essentially DEATH METAL issue #3.5!

DC’s DEATH METAL has been one of the most exciting things to hit the DC Universe in a hot minute, and we’re loving every second of it, and this weeks TRINITY CRISIS may be one of the most important tie-ins to drop for the series yet!

Serving as a bridge between issues 3 & 4, this is essentially the big mid-series interlude, and features so much bigger-than-life cosmic DCU stuff — you’re gonna not wanna miss it!

With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is reunited and ready to rock!

Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that’s just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress—but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime, and Darkseid hold the key to humanity’s survival.

The Justice League have to face down their old nemeses, but will round two be the end for our heroes?

Wanna get caught up on the series? We’ve got all the issues of DEATH METAL, along with the tie-ins, in stock to get you current!

Click here to read our Third Eye Guide to DEATH METAL to find out all about DEATH METAL

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ULTRAMAN comes to the MARVEL UNIVERSE in the new RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1! And we are STOKED!

As huge fans of all thing kaiju at Third Eye, you know we’re pretty freakin’ pumped about the arrival of the new ULTRAMAN comic coming out of Marvel this week, and for good reason: it’s KILLER!

First off: Kyle Higgins, who has done wonders with BOOM’s MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series, is a perfect choice to write this one, and he kills it on bringing all the things we love about the character to the Marvel U!

Secondly, the artwork by Franceso Manna is AMAZING, and a perfect fit, that’ll scratch your giant monster itch!

In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol!

But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!

Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mat Groom (Self/Made) and Francesco Manna (AVENGERS) reimagine the classic origin of a pop culture icon as THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN begins!

Collect all the ULTRAMAN #1 Covers with our RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 Cover Bundles!

There’s so many awesome covers on this book, we had to put together some killer ways to help you collect them all!

Click here for our gallery of RISE OF ULTRAMAN covers!

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SUPERMAN #25 delivers a perfect jumping on point, with the first appearance of a major new SUPERMAN villain: SYNMAR! Do not miss out on this key issue in the making!

We’ve been digging the recent turns that Bendis’s SUPERMAN has been taking, and this weeks SUPERMAN #25 serves up a must-read, must-have issue that could very well become a major Superman key issue down the road!

A colossal new threat to Superman, the planet Earth, and the DC Universe arrives on the scene in this special issue!

The unique warrior called Synmar was created to represent an entire alien race.

He’s trained his entire life—but for what purpose? As the antithesis of everything Superman stands for, Synmar launches his aggression toward Earth—to destroy the Man of Steel and every being on the planet!

This is what Superman was born to protect us from!

Jump on fresh with issue #25, and start reading Superman here!

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The road to the KING IN BLACK continues in a must-have VENOM one-shot with WEB OF VENOM: WRAITH this Wednesday — do not sleep on it!

We’re telling you now, Third Eye Faithful: KING IN BLACK is going to be an EPIC read, and we’re super pumped about it!

This week, WEB OF VENOM WRAITH drops, delivering a one-shot from Donny Cates & Guiu Villnova that serves as an integral next chapter in the storyline Cates has been building since issue 1 of VENOM!

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF VENOM AND GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

Since his appearance in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, one thing WRAITH has made perfectly clear is that he’s hunting KNULL, the God of the Symbiotes.

Now, in the wastelands on the outskirts of the cosmos, he’ll have his chance to face him…

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The Alex Ross Timeless variant covers kick off this week with EMPYRE AFTERMATH: FANTASTIC FOUR #1’s Namor Timeless Variant!

One of the coolest themes for cover price variant covers we’ve seen in a minute are the Alex Ross TIMELESS variants, and we’re super pumped to see them kicking off with this weeks EMPYRE AFTERMATH: FANTASTIC FOUR.

We love these covers, and this Namor one is an incredible take on the classic Marvel icon!

Read all about the Alex Ross Timeless variants, see our gallery of them, and find out how to pre-order by clicking here.

DC’s BLACK LABEL masterpiece, BASKETFUL OF HEADS, from LOCKE & KEY creator JOE HILL drops in hardcover this week — and we cannot wait! Pure HORROR awesomeness!

One of the best releases of the last year has been the incredible HILL HOUSE line of comics from DC’s BLACK LABEL imprint, and the flagship title, BASKETFUL OF HEADS, is definitely our favorite!

Joe Hill, the horror mastermind behind NOS4A2 and Locke & Key, arrives at DC with the twisted tale of June Branch—trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own.

Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe—and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.

Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations…racing to save the man she loves before time runs out.

But is June Branch a woman fighting for her life—or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? The truth is even more horrifying than a basketful of heads. Collects Basketful of Heads #1-7.

STRANGE ACADEMY returns with an all new third printing of issue #2 with all new cover art — snag it for your Strange Academy collection!

We’re loving the heck out of STRANGE ACADEMY, and this weeks issue #2 features a rad new cover for the 3rd printing!

This incredible series has us hooked in a big way, and we know many of you are feeling the same way — and, if you’re not on board with it yet, we highly recommend you check it out!

X-FORCE #12 kicks up the pace as the PATH TO X OF SWORDS continues, and the CEREBRO SWORD takes center-stage this Wednesday!

We’re pumped about X OF SWORDS, and the little teasers and early glimpses popping up in the X Books recently (just look for the PATH TO X OF SWORDS banner on the top of the cover) have got us so stoked!

In X-FORCE #12, it’s all about THE CEREBRO SWORD!

After taking on the Flower Cartel, Logan has brought back valuable intel to the mutant CIA.

The non-treaty nation of Russia is working to undermine Krakoa – and may be aligned with Xeno. Beast wants Colossus on their side as the first drumbeats of war begin to sound.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got all the X OF SWORDS tie-ins in stock to get you current!

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New Wonder Woman villain LIAR LIAR makes her debut in this Wednesday’s Wonder Woman #762!

Starting in issue #759 of Wonder Woman, superstar writer Mark Tamaki came on board, and began building towards a major new villain for Wonder Woman: LIAR LIAR!

Now, in this weeks issue #762, the spotlight is fully on LIAR LIAR, and we’re gonna tell ya now: this is going to be an issue to grab!

Random acts of violence are breaking out all over the Earth, and Wonder Woman is closing in on the source.

The problem? It looks like a new ally is to blame for the widespread pandemonium.

Check out the debut of the deadly new villain Liar Liar in this issue, plus the shocking connection between this new threat and a face from the past…

Wanna get. caught up? We’ve got issues 759, 760 and 761 in stock to get you current with this weeks issue 762!

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MARAUDERS #12 delivers another PATH TO X OF SWORDS tie-in!

Another must-read X OF SWORDS prelude is this weeks MARAUDERS #12, as big things go down with the Black King!

The Black King removed the Red Queen from the board…what move will the White Queen make?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got all the issues of MARAUDERS, along with all the PATH TO X OF SWORDS prelude issues in stock!

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THE JOKER WAR continues with a big tie-in in NIGHTWING #74 this Wednesday!

Joker War keeps getting better, and better, and this weeks NIGHTWING #74 is a must-read tie-in to the event!

The Joker has poisoned Ric Grayson’s mind with false memories and pitted him against Batgirl, the Robins, and Batman. As Batgirl realizes the key to ending this nightmare is through the crystal around The Joker’s neck, it’s up to Grayson to use it on himself and fight for who he really is: Nightwing!

And if he doesn’t get stuck in his own memories, will he be able to rescue the Bat-Family from The Joker’s plans and end this cruel joke once and for all?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got all the chapters of JOKER WAR, along with the tie-ins, in stock to get you current!

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THOR gets THREE new printings with all new cover art this Wednesday: THOR #1 hits 3rd PTG, THOR #3 hits 4th PTG, and THOR #4 hits 3rd PTG!

Holy crap: these new printings on THOR are delivering some awesome new variant covers, and this weeks #3 has one of the coolest with the 4th printing of #3 featuring a throwback to some classic Simonson-era THOR as BETA RAY BILL and the GOD OF THUNDER throw down!

Donny Cates (VENOM) has really been doing some magical stuff with THOR, and if you’re not reading it now: snag these new printings, and get on board: it’s THAT good!