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It’s that time of year again, Third Eye Faithful….. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! The most important day on ANY comic fan’s calendar, and once again, we’re bringing you the biggest, and the best FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event in the country!
It’s no surprise that this is our favorite day of the year, heck, it’s the freakin’ BIRTHDAY of THIRD EYE COMICS!
That’s right: on the first Saturday in May of 2008.. Third Eye opened its doors in the tiny little first shop we started in.
Now, 8 years later, we’re proud of all the cool stuff that the shop has done, but even more so: we’re proud of what the shop means to YOU.
We’ve known many of you since the days those doors first opened, and whether you’ve just joined the Third Eye family recently, or you’ve been a long-time Third Eye Faithful, it’s the smiles that grace your faces when you walk through our doors that keep us working hard to bring you the best darn comic book stores around.
So, Third Eye Faithful, we’d be honored if you came out on Saturday 5/7/16 to help us not just celebrate FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, but to also celebrate the BIRTHDAY of Third Eye Comics!
And, don’t forget.. FCBD 5/7/16 is also the official start of FREE COMIC BOOK MAY! That’s right, we’ll be handing out our FCBMay checkcards that you can bring back every Saturday in May to get a FREE comic tailored to a theme or genre… and guess what: if you fill that checkcard up by the end of May, you can bring it in on 5/28 to turn it in for a POUND OF COMICS!
That’s right, we’ll have members of Team Third Eye on-hand with a hand-picked assortment of great back issues for you to load up, and get a POUND FOR FREE! Heck, they’ll even be wearing deli aprons, and wrapping your comics nice and neat like they do at Whole Foods. 😉
Anyways, enough about FREE COMIC BOOK MAY, let’s talk about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, the biggest and best day of any comic book fan’s year — and all the fun stuff we’ve got going down that day!
So, it’s obvious, the best part of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, by far, is the FREE COMICS, right, Third Eye Faithful?
And this year, the publishers have done an incredible job of putting together a TON of great free comics to give out to you guys, and we’ve got a full list below of all the awesome stuff you can expect:
- FCBD 2016 AFTERSHOCK GENESIS
- FCBD 2016 ARCHIE #1
- FCBD 2016 BOB’S BURGERS #1
- FCBD 2016 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL
- FCBD 2016 BOOM STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST!
- FCBD 2016 CAMP MIDNIGHT #1
- FCBD 2016 CIVIL WAR II #0
- FCBD 2016 SERENITY / HELLBOY / ALIENS
- FCBD 2016 DOCTOR WHO FOUR DOCTORS SPECIAL
- FCBD 2016 ROM #0
- FCBD 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD #1
- FCBD 2016 VALIANT 4001 A.D.
- FCBD 2016 POKEMON POCKET COMICS
- FCBD 2016 2000AD SPECIAL
- FCBD 2016 ASSASSIN’S CREED
- FCBD 2016 ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY
- FCBD 2016 AWAKE #0
- FCBD 2016 BRUCE LEE THE DRAGON RISES #1
- FCBD 2016 CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
- FCBD 2016 HELP THE CBLDF
- FCBD 2016 Z2 COMICS LAB
- FCBD 2016 CON MAN’S SPECTRUM
- FCBD 2016 DARK HORSE ALL AGES SAMPLER FEATURING LEGEND OF KORRA
- FCBD 2016 DARK LILY & FRIENDS
- FCBD 2016 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS #1
- FCBD 2016 LOVE AND ROCKETS SAMPLER
- FCBD 2016 GRANT MORRISON’S AVATAREX DESTROYER OF DARKNESS
- FCBD 2016 GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT DREAM JUMPER BOOK ONE
- FCBD 2016 GRUMPY CAT AND POKEY
- FCBD 2016 HILDA AND THE STONE FOREST
- FCBD 2016 JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE
- FCBD 2016 LADY MECHANIKA #0
- FCBD 2016 MARCH TRILOGY
- FCBD 2016 DEVILS DUE MIXTAPE
- FCBD 2016 MOONCOP A TOM GAULD SAMPLER
- FCBD 2016 ODDLY NORMAL
- FCBD 2016 OVERSTREET’S COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE
- FCBD 2016 THE PHANTOM 80TH ANNIVERSARY
- FCBD 2016 PINK PANTHER #1
- FCBD 2016 SANJAY AND CRAIG
- FCBD 2016 SCIENCE COMICS
- FCBD 2016 SONIC SAMPLER
- FCBD 2016 SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES
- FCBD 2016 THE UNKNOWNS / HOWARD LOVECRAFT
- FCBD 2016 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #0
- FCBD 2016 STREET FIGHTER V #1
- FCBD 2016 STUFF OF LEGEND PREVIEW
- FCBD 2016 TICK SPECIAL EDITION
- FCBD 2016 ONE PUNCH MAN / MY HERO ACADEMIA
- FCBD 2016 WE CAN NEVER GO HOME / YOUNG TERRORISTS
- FCBD 2016 WORLDS OF ASPEN
So, kicking off in May, Third Eye Faithful, we’re bringing the return of our big FREE COMIC BOOK MAY promotion, where we’ll be giving you a FREE non-FCBD issue #1 every Saturday in May to get you started on a great new series!
One of the things we love most about FCBD is turning folks onto great new comics, and by celebrating FREE COMIC BOOK MAY, we can hook you guys up with tons of awesome stuff all month long!
On FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, when you check out at the register, we’ll give you your very own FREE COMIC BOOK MAY card, with the first event, with FCBDay already checked off!
From there, if you bring the card back every Saturday in May, you can get it stamped, and use it to get a great FREE #1 comic to try out!
If you fill your card by Saturday 5/28 by attending each FCBMay event, then you can redeem your card for a LITERAL pound of comics! We’ll have pre-wrapped pounds of comics ready to go, and you can get your’s.. TOTALLY FREE!
And if you want to buy more pounds… we’ll be selling comics from our bins for $5.00 per pound!. 🙂
Get the full scoop on all of our 5/2/15 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Festivities below!
CREATOR SIGNINGS featuring PAUL JENKINS (Wolverine Origin, Replica, Inhumans, Hellblazer), JOE PRUETT (Black Eye Kids), AMY CHU (Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death) & more!
Meet two of the hottest creators of hit new comic publisher, AFTERSHOCK COMICS, JOE PRUETT & PAUL JENKINS, at Third Eye and get their new series signed, as well as the AFTERSHOCK FCBD Genesis #1 special!
We’re super pumped about all the awesome new releases that have been coming out of the cutting edge new comics publisher AFTERSHOCK COMICS, and when we had the opportunity to bring out not just one but TWO of the marquee creators working for AFTERSHOCK: we jumped at the chance!
Paul Jenkins is a true legend in comics, with incredible monumental series like WOLVERINE: ORIGIN, INHUMANS, and HELLBLAZER on his resume, and he’ll be at Third Eye signing copies of his latest and greatest: REPLICA, as well as many of his other past projects (including the above mentioned) for you, Third Eye Faithful!
Paul’s new series, REPLICA, is a blast, and anyone with a dark sense of humor will fall in love with this very cool new take on sci-fi!
Meet Trevor Carter, an Earth-born peacekeeping agent on the intergalactic hub known as The Transfer.
When Trevor’s already near impossible assignment becomes a bit too much for the errant detective, he turns to the only logical approach, Replication.
More of a good thing can’t hurt, right?
A single clone could be helpful; unfortunately the replication process doesn’t go as planned!
Written by Eisner-award winning author Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man) and art superstar Andy Clarke (Batman, Judge Dredd), this monthly series promises to be fun, daring, adventurous and most times, quite offensive.
Folks, more and more, you’re hearing talk about the INHUMANS, and trust us: they’re going to be a MAJOR part of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE.
You want the graphic novel that defines them for the modern age of comics? You want a killer read that introduces you to the world of BLACKBOLT and MEDUSA in a big way?
This is THE Inhumans book to read, and we’ll have plenty on hand for you to check out and get signed by Paul as well!
We know there’s a TON of you who are big-time HELLBLAZER fans out there, Third Eye Faithful, and Paul did an INCREDIBLE run on the series between issues 89 – 128, which are collected in HELLBLAZER VOL.9,10,11, and 12.
Whether you’ve got these guys on your bookshelves, or maybe the original issues, or heck, maybe just need copies at the signing (we’ll have plenty, don’t worry!), make sure you get your hands on some of the BEST John Constantine stuff we’ve ever read here at Third Eye, and get it signed by Paul during our event!
This iconic graphic novel holds true to the test of time as it delivers the definitive origins of one of the most mysterious Marvel characters to exist, and folks, every single chapter is a pure joy to read.
Make sure you scoop a copy and get it signed by Paul on 5/7/16!
In addition to the above mentioned, Paul has worked on a TON of great comics, ranging from recent hits like LANTERN CITY to all ages favorites like FAIRY QUEST and much more.
Make sure you get a chance to meet this super talented creator, and check out his killer new series, REPLICA!
AFTERSHOCK has had a ton of exciting books coming down the pipeline since they launched, and their latest release, BLACK EYED KIDS, is by far, one of our favorites.
This incredible new series from JOE PRUETT and SZYMON KUDRANSKI (who’s art is so freakin’ creepy, we love it) is an eerie new read that will grab a hold of you and not let go.
In BLACK EYED KIDS, It’s dark. You’re alone. Then there’s a knock. You open the door to find two seemingly normal kids. They ask to come in, to borrow your phone to call for a ride. You find yourself overcome with an intense fear that you can’t explain. And then you notice their eyes… black… SOLID black. You want to run, but now they’re inside. It’s too late. They have you.
This is a terrifying new horror series that once again demonstrates the great variety coming out of AFTERSHOCK COMICS!
Meet POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH writer AMY CHU!
Another guest we’re super excited to be hosting at Third Eye this FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH writer, AMY CHU!
It’s about time Poison Ivy got her own series, and we’re LOVING every second of this book!
Plus: Amy has done a TON of other great comics, including SENSATION COMICS featuring WONDER WOMAN, and her super rad GIRLS NIGHT OUT: The Way Love Goes!
Make sure you pop by & get your POISON IVY issues, as well as Amy’s other projects signed on 5/7/16!
Another addition that we’re super stoked about is the artist of TOE TAG RIOT & recent hit graphic novel, PAWN SHOP, Sean Von Gorman, who’ll be signing copies of all of his projects with us on 5/7/16!
In Pawn Shop, the ntertwining lives of four strangers in the ecosystem of New York City, connected by the streets they walk on and the people they touch. Following a lonely widower, a struggling Long Island Railroad employee, a timid hospice nurse, and a drug-addled punk, Pawn Shop explores the big things that separate us and the little moments that inexplicably unite us.
BILL & TED, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, & ADVENTURE TIME’S PENELOPE GAYLORD WILL ALSO BE SIGNING WITH US ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
We love the super incredible artwork of PENELOPE GAYLORD, many of you may remember her work from the totally awesome Third Eye shirts featuring both the COMICS FOR EVERYBODY design AND the very cool Third Eye x Batman Day design!
So, we’re stoked to have Penelope signing copies of all the various projects she’s worked on, including FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES, BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN, and ADVENTURE TIME!
Make sure to pop by & check out some of her incredible work, and heck, maybe even get your Third Eye shirts signed too!
And, then rounding out our guest list, we’ve got local rising star comic writer Vince Brusio joining us to sign copies of his killer indie series Pussycats, which delivers a very cool dark action-thriller that totally channels all those classic Grindhouse Cinema flicks you remember from back in the day!
A mix of SONS OF ANARCHY and Charlie’s Angels, Pussycats is the tale of a team of femme fatales going up against gangsters, Cold War assassins, and more.
We’ll have copies of the graphic novel collecting the entire run of Pussycats for you to scoop and get signed at Third Eye!
Take part in our HUGE Anniversary Sale!
So, not only does the 1st Saturday in May mark the very special day that is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, but it’s also the same time we opened Third Eye Comics way back in 2008!
That’s right — eight years strong, and we haven’t even begun to show you guys all the awesome stuff we have in store for you at Third Eye!
And, as a THANK YOU to all of you guys for supporting our stores through the years, and helping make Third Eye what it is, we’re going to be hosting an EPIC anniversary sale.
What’d we have planned for our big anniversary sale, well, check it out:
- 20% OFF ALL Graphic Novels (excluding new releases from 3/27 – 5/4)
- 20% OFF ALL Toys & Statues (excluding new releases from 3/27 – 5/4)
- 20% OFF ALL Games (excluding new releases from 3/27 – 5/4)
- 50% OFF SELECT Toys, Graphic Novels, Statues and Apparel
- $1.00 Back Issues or Fill A Short Box For $50.00!
- SELECT T-Shirts & Hats – only $5.00!
Camp out! Line Up Early! Get FREE STUFF!
You guys should know by now that it’s the festival-like atmosphere of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY that really makes it extra fun, and we love the almost Rocky Horror Picture Show like environment that we’ve built and can only be found at Third Eye’s FCBD celebrations!
So, with FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 on the way, we thought we’d remind you guys of just how much AWESOME stuff we’re going to be hooking you up with for lining up early, camping out, and helping us make this event a blast!
Check out what we have in store:
- First 50 In Line get a FREE Third Eye X Free Comic Book Day 2016 Commemorative T-Shirt!
First 75 in Line get a FREE Limited Edition Third Eye Embroidered Patch!
- First 100 in Line get a FREE Third Eye Re-Usable Bag Loaded with FREE goodies! 1 Bag will be randomly stuffed with a $50 Gift Card!
DOOR PRIZES! RAFFLES! TONS OF AWESOME FUN GIVEAWAYS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE! Begins Friday night at 8PM, and continues Saturday morning until 9AM when doors open!
And, just as we do every year, we’ve put together an AMAZING t-shirt exclusive to this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event!
This killer shirt pays tribute to the side WE plan to choose during this Summer’s CIVIL WAR, and you can scoop your’s by being one of the first 50 folks lined up!
So, we LOVE Star Wars here at Third Eye, and well, any chance we get to hang out with a bunch of Stormtroopers, well, hot diggity, we’re going to take it!
So, joining us from 9AM-1PM at Third Eye, we’ll have the Old Line Garrison 501st Legion Stormtroopers taking photos and hanging out!
Third Eye Games (in the same shopping center as Third Eye Comics) hosts our FCBD Kids Zone! Face-painting, Coloring Tables, and all the FCBD Kid’s Releases! Plus more fun stuff!
You guys know how important we think it is to get kids into comics, Third Eye Faithful, and heck, let’s be honest: it’s super fun seeing kids get stoked on comics in general!
So, any chance we can take to help get kids reading, we love to take it, and we’ve actually taken our ever-popular KID’S COMICS TENT and moved it into THIRD EYE GAMES & HOBBIES!
We know that with the real little guys, it may be difficult to wait in line, so with our Kid’s Zone, you can go straight in, and find tables filled with ALL age-appropriate FREE COMIC BOOK DAY books!
In addition, we’ll have the very talented Corey Morgan, Superhero Face-Painter, doing face-painting for you guys from 9AM-2PM!
PLUS: We’ll have Third Eye team-members on hand to talk to you and your kids, help them discover their next favorite comic, and introduce you to super-fun ways to encourage their interest in the hobby!
We’ll also have table upon table set up with tons of cool comic book covers for the kids to color, and take home with them!
Win a $200 Gift Card with our Cosplay Contest Judged by Some of Cosplay’s Best! Win the Third Eye Cosplay Championship Belt!
Contest begins at 1PM — must be here for line-up at 12:45PM, and contest concludes at 1:30PM.
OK, Third Eye Faithful, we know that some of our most die-hard Third Eye Faithful are dedicated Cosplayers, and we know that you guys put a ton of effort and work into your costumes, in a big way.
We want to reward that hard work, and how’re we going to do that?
We’re hosting our FIRST EVER live Cosplay contest! We’ll have a hand-picked committee of fantastic Cosplay veterans on-hand to choose the winner, and not only will you win a $200 gift card — but you’ll get something so much cooler…. the Third Eye Cosplay Championship Belt!
That’s right — and not only will you get to win and keep the belt, BUT, you’ll be called upon to DEFEND your belt at the 2017 Third Eye Cosplay Championship competition on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017!