SAT 1/5/19: Conan the Barbarian #1 Launch Signing w/ Jason Aaron

Published December 2nd, 2018

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Limit of up to 6 items (2 from home, 3 from the table, any 1 CONAN #1) per trip through the line. 

Due to the popularity of this event, the signing line will cap at 1PM – you must be in line by 1PM to be able to get your items signed. 

Third Eye Faithful, get ready: this January, we’re bringing you our biggest in-store signing event yet as we host comic superstar, JASON AARON, to launch his most exciting new project yet: CONAN THE BARBARIAN!

We are beyond stoked to be hosting Jason at the shop, and we know when many of you guys heard our first announcement of this, you echoed the same excitement in a major way!

And, you guys know why this signing is happening? It’s because of YOU and your enthusiasm for these awesome events we have. Third Eye has a reputation far and wide for providing some of the most fun in-store events in the country, and we could not do it without you guys and the genuine love of the medium each and everyone of you brings with you.

As one of our absolute favorite comic writers in the game today,  Jason has one of the most robust, and eclectic catalogs of top notch work in comics, and we cannot wait to give you all the opportunity to meet a living legend like him, and get your favorites signed!

PLUS: it’s the debut of Marvel’s first CONAN series in years! Not since Marvel took over the Star Wars license, have we been this excited about a licensed comic series, and with the long, rich history and tradition Marvel has with delivering incredible CONAN comics (be it Buscema or Barry Windsor Smith — not to mention the many others — Marvel’s CONAN back catalog is legendary in its own right!), we just know that the return of Conan to Marvel is going to be extra special!

What’s the scoop on the new Marvel CONAN THE BARBARIAN series ?

OK, before we go any further: there really is no one more perfect to do a CONAN comic series than Jason Aaron.
Seriously: the work he’s done with THOR and the Asgard mythos over the last decade proves that he can do some serious sword-and-sorcery, and his creator-owned works like THE GODDAMNED, MEN OF WRATH, SOUTHERN BASTARDS and SCALPED show that he’s got an amazing way of telling tales where the lead characters are cast in moral shades of gray.
In other words: if you were wondering just how to make an awesome CONAN comic in 2018 — there’s only two things we can say: JASON. AARON.
And, then throw in the gorgeous artwork of the very talented Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN), and you’ve got yourself one of the best takes on the Cimmerian barbarian we’ve ever seen!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you!
Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between.
As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!

Get ALL the Conan The Barbarian #1 Variants & more swag (like FREE SWORDMARK Bookmarks!!) on 1/2/19 at our Conan the Barbarian Launch Party & then come back and get ’em signed on Saturday 1/5/19 by Jason Aaron!

We’ve put together a TON of fun to help celebrate the DAY-1 Launch Party in collaboration with MARVEL to make the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN extra-special!

While supplies last, you can get one of those nifty limited edition SWORDMARK bookmarks available only at CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 Launch party FREE with purchase of CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1!
In addition, we’ll have all the incredible CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 variant covers, including the launch party variant, and more — so you can stock up and then bring them back to get signed by Jason on Saturday 1/5/19!
Click here for more info on our CONAN THE BARBARIAN Launch Party!

Pre-Order Our CONAN THE BARBARIAN Variant Bundles & Save BIG! Everything you need to know about our CONAN cover bundles and the new CONAN THE BARBARIAN series!

With a book as big as the new CONAN THE BARBARIAN, we know a lot of you are like us, and wanna make sure you score all the exclusive variant covers for it — so we’ve put together an easy way to help you do that.. and save a little coin in the process!

Get the full scoop not just on our CONAN THE BARBARIAN variant cover bundles, but also all the info on the upcoming CONAN THE BARBARIAN series with our Third Eye Guide to Marvel’s CONAN Revival by clicking here.

Other Projects by JASON AARON

We’re super big fans of Aaron’s other projects, and past works as well, so we wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of the other great stuff he’s done that you can get signed on 1/5/19!

First off, one of our absolute favorites by AARON is the incredible crime epic SOUTHERN BASTARDS, which blends the desperation of rural noir with the world-building of series like Garth Ennis’s PREACHER to make for one of the best darn comics on the stands today!

OK, folks, SOUTHERN BASTARDS HAS to be one of our favorite books, each and every month, and if you’re not reading it — now is the time to start.
A brutal rural crime noir that captures the vibe of movies like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and the storytelling chops of PREACHER, it’s hard to put into work just what makes the story tick — but trust us: the ending of volume 1 is so good, so surprising, and such a total kick in the butt, that you’ll be hooked!
We’ll have all the graphic novels, as well as select single issues from the run, in stock and available at our signing with Jason on 1/5/19!

Another series by Jason that we feel many of you may already be very familiar with is his incredible run of THOR that began with the THOR GOD OF THUNDER series, and we feel that many of you in particular are like us, and fondly remember the awesomeness of THE GOD BUTCHER storyline!

We’re talking some of the most hard-hitting THOR ever, and pretty much what has set the template for all the amazing THOR that Jason has done since.
We’ll have all the graphic novels, as well as select single issues from the run, in stock and available at our signing with Jason on 1/5/19!

And, don’t forget, Star Wars, the flagship series that resurrected the SW license at Marvel, was done under the careful hand of Jason Aaron for nearly 3 years straight, and pretty much gave us the best darn Star Wars comic we’ve read in a very, very long time.

Seriously: this is incredible stuff, and we know many of you, like us, were blown away with just how freakin’ good a Star Wars comic could be by this series!
We’ll have all the graphic novels, as well as select single issues from the run, in stock and available at our signing with Jason on 1/5/19!

Finally, one of Jason’s most recent hits, and one of our personal favorite series of the year, is the incredible new AVENGERS flagship title which has taken Earth’s Mightiest Heroes back to their roots, while at the same time introducing a ton of bigger-than-life Marvel mayhem to make for some of the best AVENGERS storytelling we’ve read since the Jonathan Hickman run of the book!

A new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. Thor Odinson.
The big three are reunited at last – and just in time to save the world from the 2,000-foot-tall space gods known as the Celestials!
Behold the coming of the Final Host! But who will answer the call as a new team of Avengers assembles?
As Black Panther and Doctor Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth, Captain Marvel faces death and destruction raining down from the skies.
And what about the Savage She-Hulk and the all-new Ghost Rider? Plus: No gathering of Avengers would be complete without a certain Prince of Lies!
But what world-shaking connection exists between the Dark Celestials and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?
We’ll have all the single issues, as well as the 1st graphic novel of this blockbuster run in stock to hook you up!

The series where we first discovered Jason (OK, so that’s not necessarily true — Third Eye Steve remembers working the counter at a comic shop in the pre-Third Eye days and reading Jason’s incredible THE OTHER SIDE for Vertigo, and digging the heck out of it!) is the amazing SCALPED series.

This hard-hitting crime drama blends the kind of compelling storytelling of a series like THE WIRE with the real world politics and environment of a Native American reservation, and is some of the best darn sequential storytelling we’ve seen in the last few years.
A true must-read — what’s it about? Dashiell Bad Horse has come home to the reservation armed with a set of nunchucks,  a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and a dark secret. But nothing has changed-except for the glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime.
We’ll have all the graphic novels of SCALPED in stock to get you hooked up so you can get ’em signed by Jason on 1/5/19!

Another must-read run from Jason Aaron, which actually falls in as part of his epic run of THOR, is the JANE FOSTER Thor stuff, which began with the THOR GODDESS OF THUNDER storyline.

We loved every second of the Jane Foster THOR stuff, and the entire run connects the GOD OF THUNDER Thor stuff with the current THOR title very nicely.

Highly recommended, we’ll have all the graphic novels, as well as select single issues for this run in stock to get you hooked up!

These are just a few of the many amazing pieces of work Jason has done, which is one of the reasons we’re so stoked to be hosting him at Third Eye for CONAN — he’s written so many of our favorite comics!
Make sure to swing by our shop between now and the 5th to get the full scoop on which Jason Aaron books you should check out, and set aside for our big signing with Jason on 1/5/19!

Be One of the First 25 in Line & Receive a FREE Gift!


You guys know us by now, right? You know we love it when you make these events into a real experience, and with how big of a signing this is — we know you guys are going to be down to make it a true Third Eye extravaganza.

It’s seeing you guys building a community while having fun, and waiting in line for these events that really motivates us to keep making stuff like this happen. We love it, and as such, we’ve decided to put together a very cool surprise gift for the first 25 of you who are lined up for the big signing!