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Third Eye 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Hey, Third Eye Faithful!

We’re back with a new KILLER Third Eye Gift Guide to make sure that your friends and family get you all the awesome stuff you could want this holiday season!

Take a peek some of our favorite suggestions for hot new items, and consistent favorites that will make the Third Eye Faithful in your life a happy camper this holiday season!


1. For the BATMAN fan who has it all: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP

The hottest graphic novel of 2018 has gotta be the special Black Label release of BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, and Third Eye Faithful, if you have a BAT-FAN in the house — this’ll make ’em very happy!
After years of epic battles, the Dark Knight finally finds a way to cure the twisted mind of his archenemy. The Joker…is now sane.
The Clown Prince of Crime has now changed his ways, fighting for good in Gotham City, and it may just cause Batman to go over the edge of his own sanity.
Writer/artist Sean Murphy takes the helm of this Batman/Joker story like no one else could, delivering an alternative examination of the relationship between the greatest rivals in the DC Universe, exploring the darkest corners of justice and madness.
This title is the first collected edition from the new DC Black Label imprint, and includes the entire eight-issue miniseries!

2. For the THIRD EYE FAITHFUL who has EVERYTHING: Third Eye Gift Cards

OK… before we go any further: we know that there may be some of you out there who have a Third Eye Faithful who absolutely has it all.
And, hey, that’s fine, because we have a solution for you: the Third Eye Gift Card!
Available for purchase online (so you can order online, and have it mailed to YOUR Third Eye Faithful!), or in-store for purchase the counter — this is the easiest way to ensure a smile this holiday season.


3. For the comic fan who’s way up to date on their reading: VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP

The best kept secret of comics in 2018 has gotta be VENOM by DONNY CATES.
Seriously: not since Tom King’s VISION have we seen a Marvel book carry this much heat both in terms of great story, and collectability.
Flat out: Venom by Cates is one of the best books on the stands!
An ancient and primordial evil has awakened beneath the streets of New York.
With it, something equally evil has awakened in the most wicked of web-slingers: Venom!
The symbiote may still be a Lethal Protector of innocents in New York, but this never-before-seen threat could possible force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including its human host, Eddie Brock!
As Eddie and Venom summon the strength to defend New York against the most powerful foe they’ve ever faced, there’s one more thing standing in their way: Miles Morales, Spider-Man!
Two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, join forces to deliver a Venom adventure a thousand years in the making! Collecting VENOM (2018) #1-6.


4. For the Young Rebel in Your House: GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS

Wanna show the next generation all about some of the most extraordinary women who’ve ever lived? Good Night Stories for REBEL GIRLS delivers 100 tales of extraordinary women from the past and the present, ranging from Serena Williams to Cleopatra to Aubrey Hepburn and beyond. A must-read, super-fun for boys and girls alike to show them just how many incredible ladies have changed the world as we know it.
 
 


5. Gundams! Gundams! Gundams!

You know you have at least one person in your life who can’t get enough of building giant robots, and all year round, Third Eye is one of the go-to destinations in the DMV for all things Gunpla!
Come by & hook them up with a new kit!
 
 
 


6. For the New or Returning Comic Fan

DARK NIGHTS METAL is THE go-to this year for those you know who are either just getting into the hobby, or who’re maybe returning after being out of it for a bit.
This is one of the best reintroductions to the DC Universe we’ve seen in a minute, and is one of the best reads to come down the pipeline in ages.
Plus: for those of you familiar with Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo from BATMAN Court of Owls — then you KNOW the level of quality these two bring as a team!
The Dark Knight has uncovered on of the lost mysteries of the universe… one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now!
The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
Collects the best-selling DARK KNIGHTS: METAL #1-6.


7. For the AQUAMAN fan

With the AQUAMAN movie looking to be incredible, you know you’re gonna need something cool for all those AQUAMAN fans in the house, right?
WAR FOR THE THRONE is THE definitive graphic novel to put in the hands of someone who’s either just seen AQUAMAN and is stoked on it, or someone who can’t stop raving about how they can’t wait to go check it out!
Aquaman, who long ago lost contact with his people, must watch as armies emerge from the sea to attack the surface world.
The Justice League answers the call to defend the shores from the invading Atlantean horde.
But whose side is Aquaman on? With his brother Orm at the head of the undersea army,  will Aquaman stand with his Earthbound superteam? Or his own people?


8. For the HARRY POTTER fan in the house: A JOURNEY THROUGH A HISTORY OF MAGIC

You know you’ve got someone who is just totally obsessed with all things Potter, and the official companion book to the British Library exhibition is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans!
As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this book uncovering thousands of years of magical history. Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher’s Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci’s notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky.
Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.


9. For the New Comics Reader In Your Life – VISION TP VOL.1 LITTLE WORSE THAN MAN TP

This book transcends the genre, and is so much more than just a superhero book – it’s truly a great comic book that ranks up there with modern classics like V FOR VENDETTA, THE AUTHORITY, and more with how it redefines the entire idea of superhero comics.
Vision is one of those very rare, very unique comics that will end up being talked about for years to come, and if you’ve never read it – now’s the time.
The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family?
So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon.
The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny, and imagined he could be more – that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition (or is that obsession?): the unrelenting need to be ordinary.
Behold the Visions!
They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong?
Artificial hearts will be broken, bodies will not stay buried, the truth will not remain hidden, and the Vision will never be the same. Collecting VISION (2015) #1-6.
Folks, just trust us — this is what good comics are made of. Get into it!


10. For the STAR WARS fan in the house – DARTH VADER VOL.1 IMPERIAL MARCH

‘The first ever glimpse at what happened to Vader between EPISODE III and EPISODE IV — Picking up where Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Darth Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and begins his ruthless rise!
Anakin Skywalker is now more machine than man. Having lost everything once dear to him, he must forge a new future – as a Dark Lord of the Sith!
Join Darth Vader as he learns the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire – the way of the dark side.
And on his first mission, Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who avoided Order 66, a Master who’s long lived in seclusion – one more powerful than any he has faced before!
Nobody said the path to power was going to be easy.


11. For the Manga Fanatic In The House Who LOVED One Punch Man! – Mob Psycho 100 is a must-read from the creator of One Punch Man!

Do you or someone you know need an exorcist who works cheap? Reigen’s your guy! What’s his secret to busting ghosts while keeping prices low?
Well, first, he’s fraud, and second, he pays the guy who’s got the real psychic power-his student assistant Shigeo-less than minimum wage.
Shigeo is an awkward but kind boy whose urge to help others and get along with them is bound up with the mental safety locks he’s placed on his own emotions.
Reigen knows he needs to exploit Shigeo to stay in business, yet for better or worse he’s also his mentor and counselor.
And he also knows whenever the normally repressed kid’s emotions reach level 100, it may unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle!


12. For the Christmas Mega-Fan: KLAUS HC

Everyone has that person in the house who’s just totally obsessed with all things Christmas, and if you know who we’re talking about – then KLAUS is the perfect gift for them!
Award-winning author Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity) and artist Dan Mora (Hexed) revamp, reinvent, and re-imagine a classic superhero for the 21st century, drawing on Santa’s roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism.
We LOVED this 7-issue miniseries, and are totally pumped to see it arriving in graphic novel this week.
And, hey — with the holidays coming up — this is a perfect gift to put away for that person you’re trying to turn onto good comics this holiday season!


13. For the Fan Who Has Everything Part Two: DRAWER BOXES!

So, you know you’ve got a Third Eye Faithful at home who pretty much has everything ever put to paper, right?
And, you’re like: OK, what’d I get this diehard fan?
One word, folks: STORAGE!
And, the Collection Drawer brand DRAWER BOXES are the best kind of storage you can give. There’s other brands of drawer boxes out there, but they’re nowhere near as durable, or easy to use as these.
These not only help store your collection in stackable, weight-bearing boxes (meaning you can get those long boxes out of your living room and into the closet!), but they also come with adjustable dividers to help label and organize your collection.
We have both long and short boxes in stock.


14. For the STRANGER THINGS fan in the house — PAPER GIRLS

Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS is pretty much the best thing ever, right? And, you know you’ve got someone who thinks that and then some, right?
Well, we’ve got the perfect thing to get that person reading some killer comics: Brian K. Vaughan’s PAPER GIRLS series from Image Comics.
With gorgeous artwork courtesy of CLIFF CHIANG (who redefined WONDER WOMAN in the NEW 52 Wonder Woman series with BRIAN AZZARELLO), PAPER GIRLS delivers one of the freshest, and most compelling reads we’ve seen in 2016 yet!
In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smashhit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-5.
This all new ongoing series captures the charm of a John Hughes movie like BREAKFAST CLUB or SIXTEEN CANDLES and combines it with the sci-fi horror of WAR OF THE WORLDS or INDEPENDENCE DAY!
We highly recommend scooping a copy, and getting into it – it’ll be the best thing you read this year, we can pretty much promise you that!


15. For the RICK AND MORTY fan in your life: RICK AND MORTY VOL.1

We know there’s a ton of you who love RICK AND MORTY, and we gotta tell you: Oni’s RICK AND MORTY comics are some of the best things ever.
Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time.
Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry.
This collection features the first five issues of the comic book series, including “”The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street,” “Mort-Balls!” and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family.


16. For the Fan Who Already Has Tom King’s THE VISION

Got a fan in your live who’s just so darn savvy they’re always in the know about what the good reads are before you?
Well, for that fan of yours who’s on the cutting edge — Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 by Al Ewing is quite possibly the secret weapon of the season!
This is one of the biggest sleeper hits of the year, and with every issue, continues to prove why it’s one of the best books on the stands.
In IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 1, Horror has a name. You’d never notice the man. He doesn’t like to be noticed. He’s quiet. Calm.
If someone were to shoot him in the head…all he’d do is die. Until night falls – and someone else gets up again.
The man’s name is Banner. The horror is the Immortal Hulk! And trouble has a way of following them both.
As reporter Jackie McGee tries to put together the pieces, Banner treads a lonely path from town to town, finding murder, mystery and tragedy as he goes.
And what Banner finds, the Hulk smashes! Elsewhere, the hero called Sasquatch can’t help but feel involved.
In many ways, he’s Banner’s equal – and his opposite. Sasquatch is about to risk his life by looking for the man – and finding the monster!
Collecting IMMORTAL HULK #1-5


17. Tons of rad comic apparel for the fashionable fan in your life!

We’ve got a ton of apparel, like these rad SPIDER-GWEN hooded sweatshirts (with masks!), and much more to hook up the fan in your life who likes to look sharp!
Make sure you swing by & surprise ’em with something cool from our massive wall of shirts, hoodies, and more — trust us: it’ll beat the socks you were going to give ’em!
 


18. For the Toy Fan in Your House — Funko POP! Vinyl Figures

Need more awesome stuff on your shelves? We have hundreds of other characters in Funko’s uber-popular, collectible POP! Vinyl form.
Come on by, browse our wall of POPs, where you can pretty much find something for everyone, ranging from STAR WARS to MARVEL UNIVERSE to TOY STORY to HARRY POTTER and more!
With one of the biggest selections of FUNKO POP! Vinyl figures in the country — you can bet we’ll have SOMETHING rad to stick in your loved one’s stocking!
 
 


19. For the Gamer In Your House — ADVENTURE ZONE VOL. 1 HERE BE THE GERBLINS

OK, so you got someone in the house who just can’t stop rolling those D20s, right? We have the perfect thing to get ’em stoked this holiday season: ADVENTURE ZONE!
Based on the McElroy family’s smash hit podcast, a graphic novel following the metafictional adventures of three D&D characters and their interfering Dungeon Master, with art from rising star Carey Pietsch. Harken to my tale.
Once upon a time (a couple of years ago) there were these brothers who had a bunch of really successful podcasts, and they decided to do a new podcast with their dad, where they all played D&D together as a family, and lo, this new podcast was called The Adventure Zone, and verily did it get downloaded over 10 million times, and wow did it totally eat the brains of all who listened, because: it was just. That. Rad.
And then did these guys team up with artist Carey Pietsch, and make a graphic novel where the weirdly sweet and brilliant but also super vulgar and honest kind of bizarre story of The Adventure Zone got adapted into a goofy, innovative, and compelling graphic novel!

Third Eye Guide to Amazing Spider-Man #800

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is set to be one of the biggest freakin’ Marvel releases of this decade, and we can easily see why, Third Eye Faithful.

The RED GOBLIN saga that’s been captivating us since it began this Spring is some of the best stuff that writer Slott has done since SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, and the simple idea of Norman Osborn bonding with the Carnage symbiote is the epitome of AWESOME.

\Now, as big things spread throughout Marvel and their new direction begins to take place, issue #800 is set to bring a close to Slott’s run (with an epilogue in issue #801, before the series returns to issue #1 for the upcoming awesomeness of Nick Spencer and INVINCIBLE artist RYAN OTTLEY’s run).

In this special 80-page giant of a comic, the biggest storyline to face Spidey in nearly 10 years reaches its peak!

Who lives? Who dies? And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?

With this being one of the biggest issues of Spider-Man to hit in ages, and with it being the 800th issue of the series (a pretty impressive feat), Marvel has pulled out all the stops, and put together some incredible alternate covers to help really make this one special.

We’ve put together a gallery below, along with some special ASM Cover Bundle packages to help you collect ’em all!


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All 12 open order cover price covers, along with the extra popular AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 1:25 DEL OTTO variant. – Only $129.99! (save $50!)

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Bendis is Coming! Get ready for Bendis on Superman this Summer with Man of Steel!


One of the biggest things to hit comics in the last decade has gotta be the jump of long-time Marvel Comics icon, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, to DC COMICS, and Third Eye Faithful, we could not be more stoked.
Seriously: Bendis was responsible for nearly single-handedly building modern Marvel as we know it back in the early ’00s, with his incredible work on NEW AVENGERS, SECRET WAR, AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, HOUSE OF M, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, and so many other incredible projects.
Making the move to DC Comics after nearly 20 years at Marvel is fantastic for Bendis, as we can already tell it has revitalized the amazing creativity and storytelling that makes the man such an icon.
Starting this Summer in the pages of the new 6-issue limited series MAN OF STEEL, Bendis will be revisiting the origins of Superman while telling a story that’s set firmly in the modern day.
It’s been a long-time since we’ve seen a SUPERMAN story that has looked this freakin’ cool, and we cannot wait to dig into it!


In addition to MAN OF STEEL, Bendis will also be handling the writing chores on ACTION COMICS, starting with issue #1001, and SUPERMAN #1, which means that Bendis will be bringing his unified vision for what Superman can be, and what he means to the DCU as a whole to us in a big way! These 2 titles will launch shortly after MAN OF STEEL concludes, and pick up where Bendis has left off, giving us pretty much his ultimate vision of SUPES!
We personally love the idea of Bendis handling all 3 of the Supes titles, because after seeing just how darn good he is at world-building, we know that he’s going to really do some of the most exciting stuff that the Last Son of Krypton has seen in ages.
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So, where does all this really kick off? You can actually hop on board the Bendis Superman train right now with ACTION COMICS #1000, the landmark issue that dropped recently (and is still in stock here at Third Eye), that features a short prelude into what Bendis has planned for the Man of Steel (along with some gorgeous JIM LEE artwork!)

From there, the fun kicks off in May with MAN OF STEEL #1, on 5/30/18, and then continues into the Summer. Here’s a look at the release schedule of BENDIS SUPERMAN awesomeness!

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AVAILABLE NOW

ACTION COMICS #1,000 – 1st BENDIS Superman story!

MAY 2018

MAN OF STEEL #1 (OF 6) – 5/30/18

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JULY 2018

SUPERMAN #1 – 7/11/18

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ACTION COMICS #1001 -7/25/18 

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WANT MORE SUPERMAN IN THE MEANTIME?

We know you’ve got a little bit to wait until things kick off in MAN OF STEEL, and after the awesomeness of ACTION #1000 – are stoked on some Superman goodness, so we’ve put together our TOP 5 SUPERMAN Graphic Novels to help you get by til then!

These are all in stock at our stores, so feel free to come in anytime and find out why we love ’em so much!


ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP 

Quite possibly our favorite SUPERMAN story of all-time, Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely weave pure magic with ALL STAR SUPERMAN in a tale that will make even the LEAST LIKELY SUPERMAN fan weep with how awesome the MAN OF STEEL can be.
Witness the Man of Steel in exciting adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more!
Plus: Superman goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet.
But ,what’s really at the core of ALL STAR SUPERMAN is a simple tale about a man who’s practically a god — who discovers he’d dying, and his #1 concern? Leaving the people in his life, and the world as a whole, a better place in his absence.
An absolutely heart-warming (and heart-wrenching!) tale — ALL STAR SUPERMAN is a perfect example of what good comics can and should do.


SUPERMAN LAST SON OF KRYPTON

This is where it all really kicked off for Superman in the modern era of comics, as DOOMSDAY CLOCK writer GEOFF JOHNS teams with director RICHARD DONNER to completely re-energized the MAN OF STEEL and the story behind the iconic characters like ZOD!
In LAST SON OF KRYPTON, it’s Superman vs. Superman Revenge Squad and the Phantom Zone criminals – with the life of Christopher Kent hanging in the balance!
Plus: The “Brainiac” epic that set the stage for “New Krypton.” aka the best BRAINIAC story we’ve ever read!
 


SUPERMAN RED SON TP

Quite possibly the BEST Elseworlds DC has ever done, SUPERMAN RED SON is a fascinating look at the DCU as a whole with a very simple concept: what if Superman was raised in the 1950s Soviet Union, instead of here in the United States?
The results will shock you, and the storytelling by KICK-ASS & OLD MAN LOGAN scribe MARK MILLAR will captivate you!
 
 


KINGDOM COME

More of an ensemble story than just a SUPERMAN story, however, KINGDOM COME features the epitome of what makes SUPERMAN a bad-ass, and it gets a big shout out for that.
In this incredible story set in a near future where superheroes are too violent, and the Old Guard of DC heroes has been pushed aside, it’s up to Supes and the icons we all know and love to come out of the shadows and set things right.
Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross, this is the unforgettable, best-selling tale of a world spinning inexorably out of control. Waid and Ross weave a tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change, and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting epic that pits the old guard – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their allies – against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes.


SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN

A newer storyline that really holds up, and commands its place among these modern classics, SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN is a fantastic chapter by chapter retelling of the different chapters of Supes’s life.
From his childhood days, learning his powers, and coming to terms with who he is and what he’s capable of, to his formative years in his early 20s, SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN is a fantastic introduction to SUPERMAN for readers who’ve never quite found a SUPERMAN story that clicks for them.
From screenwriter and Eisner Award-nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), it’s the seven-issue miniseries that chronicles Clark Kent’s development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
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Third Eye Beginner's Guide to Manga

Hey Third Eye Faithful,

You’ve probably been aware of the awesomeness that is manga and anime for some time now, but maybe you haven’t quite yet dipped your toe in by trying a series.

Well, we’re here to help!

We all love the heck out of manga at Third Eye, and follow tons of series. We’ve put together our TOP 5 Mangas for those of you who’ve never tried a series before to check out!

Swing by & give ’em a go!


1. AKIRA

So, this is the big one in terms of great gateways into manga, and if you’ve never read it (even if you’ve seen the anime), we highly recommend giving it a go. 6 volumes of some of the best comic storytelling in any genre; AKIRA is a dystopian look at science fiction that’s captivated imaginations for decades.
Imagine the high-octane apocalyptic energy of MAD MAX FURY ROAD blended with the themes of acceptance and superhuman powers found in X-MEN, with a little bit of STRANGER THINGS thrown in – and that’s AKIRA.
Gorgeous art, great storytelling, and one of the best places to get your feet wet with manga.


2. FAIRY TAIL

Love the humor found in books like I HATE FAIRYLAND, SNOTGIRL, and more? Like the compelling and cutting edge take on SWORD & SORCERY found in RAT QUEENS, SKULLKICKERS, and more? Well, FAIRY TAIL is a must.
In FAIRY TAIL, cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards.
But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels.
Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?


3. BERSERK

Imagine the horrors of HELLRAISER mixed with the epic scale of GAME OF THRONES. That’s BERSERK, and we love the heck out of it. This killer series has been running for a long time now, and if you’re looking for a blend of gore, grandeur, and grueling battles — then you’re gonna love BERSERK.
In BERSERK, we meet Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers.
Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice.
But Guts won’t take his fate lying down; he’ll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned — and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death…or vengeance.
Created by Kenturo Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme — violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny — and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Berserk asks for no quarter — and offers none!


4. LONE WOLF AND CUB

Everyone loves a good samurai story, and LONE WOLF is probably THE best samurai story. A samurai epic of staggering proportions, the acclaimed Lone Wolf and Cub begins its second life at Dark Horse Manga with new, larger editions of over 700 pages, value priced. The brilliant storytelling of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of Goseki Kojima create a graphic-fiction masterpiece of beauty, fury, and thematic power. Collects Lone Wolf and Cub volumes 1-2, and stories from volume 3.
 
 


5. ONE PUNCH MAN

One of the most popular new manga of recent years, ONE PUNCH MAN is a perfect blend of comedy and action that demonstrates why we love many manga so much.
In ONE PUNCH MAN, nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem — he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!
Every time a promising villain appears, he beats the snot out of ’em with one punch! Can Saitama finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?