SAT 4/18/15: No Mercy #1 Launch Signing


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Third Eye Faithful, when I say we are STOKED for the arrival of Image’s NO MERCY #1, I mean we are STOOOOOOOOOOOOKED.

This incredible new IMAGE series features two of the most talented creators in comics, ALEX DE CAMPI and CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, and we’re pumped to see them bringing their unique brand of storytelling to comics premiere publisher, IMAGE COMICS.

In fact, we’re so excited, we’ve put together an incredible and exciting launch event with Alex and Carla on Saturday 4/18/15!

So, read on and find out why you’ve gotta take this opportunity to meet the creators one of 2015’s hottest new IMAGE releases!


In NO MERCY, a pre-college trip turns into a nightmare. A group of teens embark to help build schools in a Central American village, and get to know some of the other freshmen beforehand.

But, after tragedy strikes, a handful of once-privileged US teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn’t like them, and at worst, actively wants to KILL THEM.

In the vein of teen drama like MORNING GLORIES and VERONICA MARS, but with the viscerally brutal feel of a Sam Peckinpah or Ruggero Deodato movie, NO MERCY is an incredibly brutal, and unrelenting coming-of-age story that’s part Cannibal Holocaust, part Stand By Me.

Alex doesn’t hold back with the story on this one, and we’re totally immersed within the first few pages, and Carla’s incredible artwork brings the world to life in a way that we’ve never seen before. Everything about the book just pops, and it’s one of the most promising new series we’ve seen to launch from IMAGE in quite some time!

Other Projects by Alex De Campi & Carla Speed McNeil

As we said above, Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeil have an incredible body of work, and we’re incredibly stoked to get them both under the same roof at the shop! Whether it’s Alex’s modern noir scifi masterpiece SMOKE AND ASHES or Carla’s trailblazing modern fantasy (a must read for fans of SAGA) FINDER, they two of them are quite a team.

And, hey, debuting the SAME week as our big signing with Carla and Alex is Alex’s very own foray into Riverdale with ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR!

It’s no secret that we’ve been so into the awesome stuff ARCHIE has been doing with series like AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and SABRINA, so when we saw they were going to be delivering more mayhem and bloodshed to RIVERDALE, AND that Alex was going to be writing it — we knew we had to shout it out!

America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and his pals hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the MOST DANGEROUS GAME! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting PREDATOR, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

Get your copies of ARCHIE VS PREDATOR signed at our NO MERCY Launch event on Saturday 4/18/15!

We’re going to continue hipping you guys to the awesome work of Carla and Alex with Carla’s own FINDER series, which is one of our favorite modern fantasy reads and a must for those of you who love the series SAGA.

Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters.

Now, available in a gorgeous graphic novel format from Dark Horse Comics, the FINDER LIBRARY series collects the entire series in it’s entirety right from the beginning.

Follow enigmatic hero Jaeger through a “glorious, catholic pileup of high-tech science fiction, fannish fantasy, and street-level culture clash, and discover the lush world and compelling characters that have carved FINDER a permanent place in the patheon of independent comics.

With over 600 pages of story for only $24.99 — the first volume is a steal, and a must-have for anyone who enjoys the cutting edge IMAGE series coming out like EAST OF WEST, SAGA, LOW, and more. In fact, without FINDER, many of these series wouldn’t exist — it truly is a trailblazing and groundbreaking work.

We’ll have plenty of both FINDER LIBRARY VOLUME 1 and FINDER LIBRARY VOLUME 2 in stock now and at the signing itself so you can scoop copies and get ’em signed by Carla!

Alex De Campi’s SMOKE & ASHES is an incredible graphic novel that redefines the way comic stories are told, and delivers one hell of a modern crime drama with an excellent sci-fi bent.

A must for fans of cyberpunk like Neil Stephenson’s SNOWCRASH, William Gibson’s NEUROMANCER, and of course, Warren Ellis’s TRANSMETROPOLITAN, SMOKE & ASHES is a must-read following reporter Katie Shah’s exposes of the corruption of the English ruling class, and the hot water that her investigations land her in.

Smoke and Ashes tells the stories of the very bad days of Katie Shah, as she and assassin Rupert Cain become targets of a sinister cabal bent on controlling the nation’s oil and of a psychotic intelligence that has uploaded itself onto the internet.

Phenomenal stuff, if you dig a great sci-fi noir, you have got to give this one a shot!

One of our favorite series of the 2000s was Greg Rucka’s incredible QUEEN AND COUNTRY, and did you happen to know that the one and only Carla Speed McNeil did THE best volume of QUEEN AND COUNTRY? Well, she did!

First off, a bit of back story on QUEEN AND COUNTRY by the same writer who’s wowing the socks off you with books like LAZARUS and STUMPTOWN.

Welcome to the thrilling and often-times devastating world of international espionage as SIS field agent TARA CHASE is sent all over the world in service to her Queen & Country, while Director of Operations Paul Crocker walks a narrow tightrope between his loyalty to his people and the politcal masters that must be served!

In volume 2, Tara Chase is put through the ringer as she must contend with industrial espionage, ghost from her director’s past, and politicians eager to use the Service for their own ends!

OK, you guys know us: we’re BIG-TIME grindhouse fans here at Third Eye, so when Alex De Campi launched a comic series that brought the world of grindhouse cinema to comics — you knew we’d love it. And, folks, you will too.

We’ll have both volumes 1 & 2 of De Campi’s killer GRINDHOUSE series available for you to snag and get signed on 4/18!

What’s it all about? Gasp as insatiable alien insects overtake a southern town with only a one-eyed deputy to stop them in “Bee Vixens from Mars!” Shudder as the sexy lady convicts of Block E revolt against an insane warden in “Prison Ship Antares!” Tremble in anticipation with the awesome coming attractions trailers!

And don’t forget, in the second volume, you get a double feature with the BRIDE OF BLOOD and FLESH FEAST OF THE DEVIL DOLL!

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

You know the best part of any Third Eye signing is the awesome community atmosphere that lining up early, and talking comics builds, right? And, you guys know how much we love to see you all passionate about the hobby, having fun, and making friends with like-minded folks who’re also into the medium, right?

So, we’ve put together a very cool FREE surprise gift for this event for the first 25 folks in line!

That’s right, get here early, line up, and we’ll hook you up with something extra-cool. 🙂