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Third Eye Guide to Uncanny X-Men #1 – meet the creators at Third Eye on 11/17/18!


UNCANNY X-MEN #1 is ushering in an all new era for Marvel’s merry mutants, and we CANNOT wait, Third Eye Faithful!
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a line-up this classic, and issue #1 of the newly launching flagship X-MEN series delivers everything you could want and then some. Seriously: you can practically feel the same kind of raw comic book energy that surrounded past classic launches like Chris Claremont & Jim Lee’s iconic ’90s run, Grant Morrison’s ground-breaking NEW X-MEN, and one of our faves: Joss Whedon’s ASTONISHING X-MEN.
We’re so pumped about UNCANNY X-MEN #1 that we’ve put together a ton of fun stuff to help kick off its launch, including a very special double-trouble Third Eye signing tour with writers MATTHEW ROSENBERG & ED BRISSON signing UXM #1 at Third Eye Richmond and of course, the Third Eye Mothership in Annapolis on Saturday 11/17/18 for LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!

The the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever!

Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?!

Get ready, Third Eye Faithful: just like Bendis reinvented how we saw the AVENGERS in AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, Rosenberg & Brisson will be doing the same in a story arc that could only be titled: X-MEN DISASSAMBLED, and it all begins in UNCANNY X-MEN #1 on 11/14/18!

In this special 80-page giant of a comic, we’re given one of the raddest X-MEN team rosters we’ve seen in a minute, with BISHOP, NIGHTCRAWLER, STORM, JEAN GREY, CANNONBALL, X-23, JUBILEE & PSYLOCKE all taking center-stage!

With a writing team that pairs up rising stars ED BRISSON (OLD MAN LOGAN) and MATTHEW ROSENBERG (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) — this book is going to be sharp as all get out, and we’re telling you right now: get ready for one of the best X-MEN runs you’ve seen in a minute!

With a landmark this big, Marvel has put together a slate of gorgeous alternate covers to help you celebrate the iconic launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1 in style!
Check ’em out below!


Uncanny X-Men #1 Cover Images


Get the LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY exclusive variant of UNCANNY X-MEN #1 & get it signed (along with any other UXM #1 covers) by UNCANNY X-MEN writers MATTHEW ROSENBERG & ED BRISSON on Saturday 11/17/18 at LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY with our UNCANNY X-MEN #1 Launch Party Signing

With this series set to be one of the biggest things to hit this Winter — we had to do something special to celebrate, and with the book coming out mere days prior to LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY, we decided to post-pone our UNCANNY X-MEN #1 launch party on Wednesday… and have it on LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY instead!


Click here for signing details at Third Eye Annapolis
Click here for signing details at Third Eye Richmond
We’re super stoked to be hosting both Ed & Matt as the two have worked on a TON of awesome projects in the past (which you can also scoop and get signed!)!
What are some of our favorites by these guys that you should check out?
1st off, Matthew Rosenberg’s 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is a must-read!

This killer series from WE CAN NEVER GO HOME writer MATTHEW ROSENBERG and LAZARUS inker TYLER BOSS delivers the tale of 11-year old Paige and her weirdo friends who have a pretty big problem: a gang of ex-cons that need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are total morons.
If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull of the heist herself.
Imagine if Wes Anderson remade Reservoir Dogs, 4KWIAB is a darkly humorous story about friendship, growing up, Dungeons & Dragons, puking, grand larceny and family.
Trust us, it’s awesome, and you need it in your life. We’ll have plenty of copies in stock at the signing for you to scoop!
Secondly, you gotta check out the epic run that Ed has had on OLD MAN LOGAN, which began with OLD MAN LOGAN #25 (or if you’re doing trade paperbacks, OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.6), which takes OLD MAN LOGAN back into the nightmarish future he originated in, and begins tracking down the Hulk Gang.
From there, we’re taken into what is easily one of the coolest WOLVERINE runs we’ve read in a while, and we’ve got all the issues #25 – #50, as well as all the graphic novels, in stock to get you up to speed on it!
 
And, we can’t forget to show some love to Matthew Rosenberg’s epic PHOENIX: RESURRECTION, which brought the one and only JEAN GREY back into the Marvel Universe in a BIG way!
In PHOENIX RESURRECTION, when strange events start happening all over the world, the X-Men can only come to one conclusion: the one, true Jean Grey is back! Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops lead squads across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix – yet with friends disappearing and familiar enemies returning, they’re fighting a losing battle.
Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean starts to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams spill over into the world and reveal cracks in her reality. Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. And their worlds are about to collide – violently! We’ll have plenty of the graphic novel of this one in stock to hook you up!

One of our favorites by Ed is his killer IMAGE COMICS series SHELTERED, which puts a very scary look at the post-apocalyptic genre.. by spinning it on its head, and telling a PRE-APOCALYPSE tale of terror!
In SHELTERED, the men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years.
However, their bunkers, weapons and training can’t save them from the one threat they never could have expected: their own children.
We’ll have all the SHELTERED trade paperbacks in stock to get you hooked up on this killer read!
Another big favorite from Rosenberg is WE CAN NEVER GO HOME, which was kind of our first time stopping and saying: hey this guy should write X-MEN, ’cause teenage misfits with superhuman abilities are done so darn well in this book!
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME is the story of two teenagers, a mixtape, a stolen car, a fully loaded .45, strange abilities, dead drug dealers, and their money. A dark and modern story about getting lost and finding yourself on the backroads of America.
 
 
When we saw Brisson was involved with UNCANNY X-MEN, we knew it was gonna be rad, because he’d already blew our minds with some killer X-MEN storytelling in his outstanding CABLE run which began in issue #150.
In Brisson’s CABLE, Cable has made it his one-man mission to preserve all of time itself. But when a disturbance in the timestream sends him back to the recent past, he finds a mutant killer he won’t be able to handle alone. Nathan has led teams of X-Men before – but none like this. Get ready for…the Newer Mutants! Longshot! Shatterstar! X-23! Armor! Blink! Doop!
But what makes these heroes so uniquely qualified to answer the call? As an unknown enemy targets members of the ancient group known as the Externals, Cable’s crew is on the case – and their investigation leads straight to the vampiric Selene!
But while the Externals are dying one by one, a familiar face from their number is back – but can Gideon’s return be in any way welcome?
Another must-read by Matt is his run on THE PUNISHER, which recently just began with PUNISHER #1, and is shaping up to be some of the most hard-hitting PUNISHER storytelling we’ve seen yet!
In this killer back to bascis spin on the Punisher, Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he’s hungry for more.
However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage.
We’ll have plenty of copies of all the issues of Matt’s Punisher run out so far in stock for you to check out!
These are just a few of the killer projects these guys have worked on — and we’ll have their table loaded up so you can check ’em out!
Click here for the full event info!
 

SAT 11/17/18: Local Comic Shop Day 2018 at Third Eye!

ANNAPOLIS FB EVENT PAGE | ST MARY’S FB EVENT PAGE | RICHMOND FB EVENT PAGE

Third Eye Faithful: We’ve gotta tell you.  When we started this crazy journey 10 years ago, we always knew we had something special – but we never thought it would be as big as it is now.  A LOT of that has to do with the support of or local community, which we EMBRACE with open arms!

It also means that we get to celebrate one of our FAVORITE days of the year: LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY, A one day special extravaganza where we invite you to join us in celebrating everything that makes the idea of the comic shop so darn great.

And, we’d be absolutely flattered if you’d come and join your Third Eye family for some Local Comic Shop Day fun!

What is LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY?

Local Comic Shop Day is a nationwide celebration of what makes the idea of having a local comic shop in your neighborhood so darn great! Every year, the publishers pool their efforts as hundreds of independently owned comic book stores across the world unite to celebrate the unique impact that local comic shops have in their local communities and more!
It’s also a very special day to score some very limited releases that are ONLY available on LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY! These are special items produced exclusively for Local Comic Shop Day, and we gotta say: the publishers really pulled out the stops for 2018!
 

Local Comic Shop Day Releases!

 
We’ll have TONS of limited edition, exclusive releases available in-store only on 11/17, and we’ve put together a gallery below to showcase just some of the great offerings available.
Please take note that LCSD Product is limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. We are unable to take holds, phone or mail-orders.
Due to product allocations, some items may be extremely limited, and in the case of items that are one per store, we may raffle the item off free of charge, or determine another way to give everyone a fair chance to get their hands on it. Stay tuned to our Facebook page here for frequent updates on LCSD and more! 

More to be added as it becomes available

CREATOR SIGNINGS – ED BRISSON & MATTHEW ROSENBERG

You know no Third Eye event would be complete without our AWESOME creator guests!  Well, we’ve got not only one – but TWO creators coming to join us for Local Comic Shop Day: Ed Brisson & Matthew Rosenberg!
Both have been absolutely killing the game lately; with Ed telling one of the best X-Men stories we’ve read in a while in EXTERMINATION, and Matthew working his magic in NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS.  Now, they’re teaming up to bring us even more X-Goodness with UNCANNY X-MEN #1.
In this new series, THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK! The flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?!
The coolest part?  You’ll be able to pick up the Local Comic Shop Day EXCLUSIVE cover with gorgeous artwork by Mike Deodato!  You can meet both Ed & Matthew,  get your EXCLUSIVE Local Comic Shop Day variant of UNCANNY X-MEN #1 signed and stick around for the rest of the LCSD magic!
ANNAPOLIS – 11AM – 1PM
RICHMOND – 6PM – 7PM
Get more info on UNCANNY X-MEN #1 & our signing with MATT & ED here.
 
 

BRAND NEW for Local Comic Shop Day!  20% OFF CLASSIC COMIC SALE

You know we’re all about surprises and keeping
So for ONE DAY ONLY we’re opening the floodgates and taking 20% off ALL back issues in the back issue bin!  That means not only the books in the bins, but all of the key issues we’ve got displayed on our wall as well!
If you’ve been holding off on a key issue or three, now is your chance to stock up because WHO KNOWS when we’ll be doing something like this again, if ever!
 
 

1smallstarwarsThe RETURN Of Our $5.00 Variant Sidewalk Sale!

Another very special treat we’re bringing for you at Local Comic Shop Day is we’re breaking out our variant boxes… and, yeah, we’ve got A LOT of those — and guess what: they’re all going to be $5.00 each!
.We can’t guarantee what’s in the boxes (or that we still have the totally sweet Ross cover of STAR WARS #1 floating around in there still), but we can tell you this: over 20 long boxes of variants for just $5.00 each — you can’t go wrong!
 
 
 

Enter our raffle for a chance to win FREE bags and boards for a year!

Yes, you read that right.  This wasn’t the world’s longest typo. THIS IS REAL LIFE.
If there’s one thing we’re ALL about, it’s protecting and preserving comics!  That’s why we keep such a big and varied stock of comic book supplies to fit comic collectors of the Golden Age, Silver Age and beyond!
So, we’re going to take some of the time (money) out of your hunt, and raffle off a chance to win a FREE 100 pack of ComiCare Current Size bags and boards every month from Jaunary 2019 – December 2019!
All you have to do is come in and you’ll be entered in.  Easy peasy.  Good luck!
 

First 15 In Line Receive a FREE custom Third Eye Stor-Folio to transport your comics!

There’s a TON of rad special edition comics hitting for LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY, and well, we wanna help you take ’em home. 🙂
The first 15 in line on LCSDay will get one of these special edition, limited run THIRD EYE x COMIC STOR-FOLIOS!  And to start ya off right – we’re adding a few variants in FREE!
These are PERFECT for transporting your books — and, we produced JUST 15 per store of these special Third Eye editions for this event only!