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BOTH STRANGE ACADEMY VIP & DECORUM (SOLD OUT) Jonathan Hickman VIPS ARE VALID FOR THIS EVENT!
Hey Third Eye Faithful!
First off: we’re bummed to announce that our Jonathan Hickman signing on 3/14/20 unfortunately has had to be postponed due to circumstances beyond our control — but: we’ve worked with Jon to help put together something even bigger, and even better than what we had in place originally.
We’re hosting a signing that’s so big, so monumental, that we had to combine it into one massive, mega-signing that could only be called the Third Eye MARVEL MASTERS Signing, as we host the two architects of the Marvel Universe in 2020 and beyond — Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X) and Skottie Young (Strange Academy).
We know that many of you bought VIP passes for our Hickman signing — and those are STILL valid for this signing. If the new date (4/25/20) does not work for you, please let us know & we can get you a full refund for your VIP package.
As an extra courtesy for the re-scheduling, we’re allowing all of our VIP pass-holders for both the STRANGE ACADEMY signing & the DECORUM signing with Hickman — FREE ACCESS AND RESERVED SEATING for our big MARVEL MASTERS Q&A with Jon and Skottie the night before the signing (4/24/20).
This is a special, limited attendance event, and you can read all about it by clicking here.
OK, now — onto talking about the MARVEL MASTERS MEGA-SIGNING!
Many of you may already know this, but Jon and Skottie are guiding the ship that is the Marvel Universe in 2020, and have been doing an incredible job, with so many killer hits coming down the pipeline since 2018 and beyond.
We’re completely stoked to bring these two titans of tale-spinning together to meet YOU, Third Eye Faithful, and we’d be honored to have you join us for this!
So, without further adieu — let’s talk about the projects of Skottie & Jon!
STRANGE ACADEMY BY Skottie Young!
The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he’s avoided for decades; he’s opened a school for young sorcerers.
Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians.
But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!
If you took the timeless fun and wonder of something like Harry Potter and then blended it against the bigger-than-life bombastic awesomeness of the MARVEL UNIVERSE, you’d get STRANGE ACADEMY, and we’re loving EVERY SECOND OF IT!
DECORUM by Jonathan Hickman!
In this new IMAGE series, there are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one.
“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use.”
Jonathan Hickman doing space assassins? Count us in!
Other Projects by Skottie Young
I HATE FAIRYLAND is one of our all-time faves, and one of Skottie’s most beloved works!
In I HATE FAIRYLAND, we get an Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes it’s cute little face against Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness has arrived.
In an adventure that ain’t for the little kiddies, (unless you have super cool parents, then whatever), you’ll meet Gert-a six year old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to find her way back home.
Join Gert and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND!
This incredible new IMAGE COMICS ongoing series has quickly become one of our favorite reads, month in and month out, and if you haven’t yet gotten into it: this first trade paperback collecting 1-6 for just $16.99 is the perfect place to start!
The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics.
The town of Farmington has been destroyed, sending an unwitting adventurer and his vulpine companion in search of answers-and to quell a coming storm that speaks his name.
From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Fortunately, the Milk) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.
The perfect read for fans of dark fantasy like Return to Oz, classic Don Bluth animation, and/or Miyazaki animation. Collects MIDDLEWEST #1-6.
Make sure you get the MIDDLEWEST VOL.1 THIRD EYE COMICS exclusive edition!
In addition to the regular edition of MIDDLEWEST, we’re going to have a special edition THIRD EYE COMICS variant of MIDDLEWEST featuring the artwork of SKOTTIE himself, and limited to just 200 copies!
That’s right: it’s gonna be a popular one, and you can get yours for just $16.99! We’ll have it available in all of our stores, or you can pre-order your copy now!
Rufus has been the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, but everything changed on the first day of high school.
Suddenly going from bully to bullied, he’s forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks, Spencer and his twin sibling besties Edith and Ernie, to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known as the Bully Wars-where the winner will rule the school!
Collects BULLY WARS #1-5.
Skottie has really built up a following with all the awesome and different stuff he’s done, and one of the things he’s most famous for are his incredible variant covers featuring little kid versions of Marvel’s greatest heroes!
These iconic images of classic covers and iconic heroes and villains have captivated fans of all ages, and as such, has built quite a following for Young’s work.
We’ll have plenty of the assorted Marvel baby variants available to purchase at our signing with Skottie so you can get some of your favorites signed!
Another series that really caught our imaginations from Skottie was his incredible OZ comics from Marvel, where he took all of the Oz tales and adapted them into some of the most charming, and compelling graphic novels we’ve ever seen.
It all starts with WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, and then carries on from there!
You know who is the perfect writer for the Merc with a Mouth? The one and only Skottie Young, Third Eye Faithful, and there’s really no doubt about that!
In DEADPOOL VOL.1 MERCIN HARD FOR THE MONEY, Deadpool is back to mercin’ for a living!
It’s been a while since Wade Wilson has struggled to make ends meet, but things are tough all over.
While Deadpool tries to get his humble business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge – so mind-breakingly cataclysmic that it defies description – is heading toward Earth, and only one person can stop it!
Oh no, wait – it’s not Deadpool, is it? Oh %$@#. It’s Deadpool. Good thing he has a plan. But what happens when things take a turn for the weird – Weirdworld, that is!
Find out as Wade ventures into a realm of monsters, sorceresses, Man-Things…and romance? Plus: Halloween hijinks – and a very, very bad day! Hop back on board the Deadpool train as Skottie Young, Nic Klein and Scott Hepburn reinvent the Merc With a Mouth!
Other projects by Jonathan
OK, so, first and foremost, the book that nearly every single one of you went nuts for in 2019, Third Eye Faithful: HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X!
In HOUSE OF X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind – one that will bring mutants out of humankind’s shadow and into the light once more!
Meanwhile, POWERS OF X reveals mutantkind’s secret history, changing the way you will look at every X-Men story before and after.
But as Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men’s future blossoms into trouble for all of mutantdom. Stories intertwine on an epic scale as Jonathan Hickman reshapes the X-Men’s past, present and future!
We’ll have plenty of copies of both the single issues of HoX / PoX, and the hardcover of the series, for you to scoop and get singed by Jonathan on 3/14/20!
Another must-read from Jonathan is his incredible long-running dystopian alternate history sci-fi western, EAST OF WEST.
This is world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in Death.
One of our all-time favorites, we’ll have plenty of all the trade paperbacks and hardcovers of EAST OF WEST in stock and available for you to scoop and get signed on 3/14/20!
Another legendary read from Jonathan is his incredible Marvel project, SECRET WARS, which literally turned the Marvel Universe on its head, and then some!
Seriously: it remains one of the most impressive MARVEL events of all-time, and if you’ve never read it — we can’t recommend it enough!
In SECRET WARS, the Marvel Universe is no more!
The interdimensional Incursions have eliminated each and every alternate universe one by one.
And now – despite the best efforts of scientists, sages and superhumans – the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe have collided…and been destroyed!
All that exists in the vast empty cosmos is a single, titanic patchwork planet made of the fragmented remains of hundreds of devastated dimensions: Battleworld!
And the survivors of this multiversal catastrophe all bend their knee to Battleworld’s master: Doctor Doom! What strange creatures inhabit this world?
Which familiar faces will return? And what happens when Battleworld’s domains go to war?
The Marvel Universe is dead – and the victors of the Secret Wars will determine what comes next!
Hickman’s library is so full of different stuff, and another fav of ours, is his incredible horror / crime drama, BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, which brings a blend of occultism and the politics and economies of the world into play.
BLACK MONDAY MURDERS delivers a must-read, and if you’ve never tried it – we’ll have both trade paperbacks in stock for you to scoop and get signed on 3/14/20!
Definitely our favorite FANTASTIC FOUR run of all time has gotta be Hickman’s, and Marvel has reprinted his epic character-defining run into two gorgeous complete collections!
Legendary writer Jonathan Hickman’s sprawling, landmark run begins here! Dark Reign strikes Marvel’s first family in an explosive way – with H.A.M.M.E.R. agents attacking the Baxter Building!
But as Reed Richards builds a bridge across the Multiverse to learn how to solve everything, he finds more than he bargained for.
What is the Council?
The FF deal with the Wizard and the Mole Man; a familiar visitor arrives from the future with a mysterious message; and the team journeys deep beneath the Earth, under the sea and to the moon – where they learn a startling secret about the history of the Inhumans.
It’s superior super-hero storytelling as only Jonathan Hickman can deliver it!
Hickman does an incredible job of taking real world history, and then adding an otherworldly twist, and his work on MANHATTAN PROJECTS proves to be one of our all-time favorites.
What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs?
Taking historical fact and blending it with bigger-than-life fiction, MANHATTAN PROJECTS remains one of our favorite IMAGE COMICS reads of all-time.
SHIELD takes some of the biggest ideas of Hickman, and blends them with real world historical figures against the backdrop of the Marvel Universe to tell one of the most unique Marvel stories of all-time.
Leonardo da Vinci. Galileo Galilei. Sir Isaac Newton.
The titans of history, they discovered the truth of reality in mathematics and the limits of possibility in science – and pushed past those limits with their boundless imaginations.
And each has weighed the same question: What is man’s destiny?
For these men were also all members of the Brotherhood of the Shield, a secret organization that has been safeguarding humanity and shepherding the future for almost 5,000 years.
They turned back the Brood in ancient Egypt.
They kept a Celestial from destroying Earth in first-century China.
They stopped Galactus the first time he visited our planet during the 16th century.
And still they watch over us all. But during the late 1950s, the Brotherhood faced a test like none other: the Night Machine, a super-powered being driven to bring about the organization’s utter destruction.?
His vicious attack on the High Council’s Rome headquarters causes a line to be drawn between the members of the Shield, and the questions about man’s destiny will be resolved once and for all!
Snag a copy of the trade paperback, and get it signed at Third Eye on 3/14/20!
Pax Romana is one of our earliest exposures to the work of Jonathan Hickman, and it still remains one of our favorites.
From the mind of comic book innovator JONATHAN HICKMAN, comes the exhilarating time-traveling epic: PAX ROMANA.
The creator of THE NIGHTLY NEWS brings his unique sensibility to science fiction and the result is a visually stunning look at a new history of the world.
PAX ROMANA tells the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future.
And how can we forget… X-MEN! The follow-up to Jonathan’s incredible HOUSE OF X, this is THE Marvel book to be reading right now, and every single second of it has been INCREDIBLE!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
We’ve got all the issues out so far of X-MEN in stock and available now to hook you up!
BE ENTERED TO WIN THE THIRD EYE “X OF SWORDS” EYE-BLADE – WINNER TO BE DRAWN AT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020 THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY AND BESTOWED WITH THE THIRD EYE “X OF SOWRDS” EYE-BLADE!
Hickman’s X OF SWORDS is gonna be the biggest things to cut its way into comics this Summer — and we’re giving you a SWORD to celebrate!!!!!
That’s right, Third Eye Faithful — this signing is so BIG, and the crazy stuff that Jonathan has planned for X OF SWORDS, is so epic, that we decided to do something EXTRA special for it: we’re going to be giving you a chance to take home a truly unique piece of Third Eye history: THE EYE-BLADE!
That’s right — X OF SWORDS is going to be all about the mystical and cosmic swords of the Marvel Universe (read more on that here), and it’s going to be so freakin’ crazy dope, it’s ridiculous.
We want to give you the chance to have your own mystical sword, and with that, we’re going to be hooking you up with the one of a kind EYE-BLADE.
We don’t have the final design images back yet — but, when we do, we’ll be sharing them as we countdown to this signing — but what we can tell you is that it’ll be a truly unique, one-of-a-kind sword featuring the Third Eye logo, and bestowing upon you your own special power cosmic. 😉
How’d you enter to win? If you’re in line for our signing with Skottie and Jonathan before 10:45AM, we’ll be giving you a raffle ticket.
We’ll then be doing a live drawing of the ticket at FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, at 8:30AM, (30 min before doors open at 9AM), and announcing the winner — and then giving them their EYE-BLADE!
Be one of the first 25 in line and get a FREE gift limited to this event!
We love the community atmosphere that surrounds our signings, Third Eye Faithful, and with one this big — we know you’re going to have those tents ready to camp out and have fun with us.
If you’re one of the 1st 25 in line when doors open — we’re gonna hook you up with an extra special free gift!