The 2019 Third Eye Gift Guide

Published December 9th, 2019

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Third Eye Faithful, you know Third Eye always has your back when it comes to the freshest new comics, toys, and games — and we’ve put together a gift guide for 2019 that features some of our top picks for the fans in your life!

Read on, and get the full scoop on what you gotta get your friends & fam this holiday season!

The #1 Gift of the Season – HOUSE OF X Hardcover – for new and old comic fans alike!

Third Eye Faithful: HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X was the biggest thing to hit comics in a minute, and completely turned the Marvel U on it’s head — in a very good way.

And, whether they’re in the comic shop every week getting all the new books, or they’ve been out of the hobby for a few — the HOUSE OF X hardcover is THE go to gift for anyone in your house that loves the Marvel Universe, or heck, just plain comics in general.

This gorgeous tome collects the entire 12-issue saga into sequential reading order, and trust us: even if they’ve got the single issues, they’re gonna want this.

Face the future – and fear the future – as superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY, NEW AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) changes everything for the X-Men! 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! 

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the FUNKO Funatics — EVERYTHING! 🙂

Third Eye offers one of the largest in-stock selections of FUNKO POP! Vinyl figures… in the country!

So if you’re looking for something fun for your Funko Funatics — chances are: we got it!

Come by and browse our massive selection, featuring over 3,000+ different POP! Vinyl characters!

For the BATMAN fan who has it all — BATMAN: DAMNED Hardcover

BATMAN is one of those characters that has a TON of great stories, and every year, there’s usually one book that’s the KILLER new Bat-Book, and this year, it’s gotta be BATMAN: DAMNED.

This gorgeous hardcover collection reprints the entire, controversial Black Label DC series, and it’s a must-have for any BAT-FAN.

The Joker is dead. 


There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthian case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering. 


So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
BATMAN: DAMNED is a supernatural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL. 


This new collection includes a sketch gallery and other bonus features.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the Third Eye Faithful who has it all — 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.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

Not local? Click here to purchase for in-store pick-up or mail-order

For the Board Gamer in the House — EVERDELL!

One of the most gorgeous board games of 2019 has gotta be EVERDELL, and if you want to make the board game fan in your house happy this season — this is the go-to!

Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding.

From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task.

There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host – you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises? 

Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

Not local? Click here to purchase for in-store pick-up or mail-order

For the Toy Collector in the House — MARVEL LEGENDS!

Marvel Legends have come back with a vengeance over the last few years, and they continue to grow in popularity amongst the most die-hard toy collectors, due to the selection of characters, quality sculpts, and solid articulation.

Third Eye has a massive selection of MARVEL LEGENDS, new and old alike, with some of the hottest new releases (ahem, the Retro GRAY HULK pictured above!), and is the perfect place to grab a couple of figs for the toy head in your house!

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

For the NETFLIX addict in the house — UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL.1 APOCALYPSE SUITE Library Edition

So, you got someone in the house who can’t stop raving about the latest and greatest new NETFLIX series? Well, chances are pretty freakin’ good they loved this year’s UMBRELLA ACADEMY, and chances may not be as good that they’ve already read the graphic novels that inspired it — but: you can fix that.

There’s three gorgeous library editions available, which collect the entire UMBRELLA ACADEMY saga, and we’ve got them all in stock to hook the fan in your house up this holiday season.

These gorgeous, oversized hardcovers look fantastic, and make a perfect gift for the UMBRELLA ACADEMY fan in the house.

n an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.”

These children form a dysfunctional family with bizarre superpowers.

Nearly a decade after their first mission, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, the siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

This oversized hardcover reprints the 2008 limited edition collection of the complete first series, with the short stories “Mon Dieu!” and “But the Past Ain’t Through with You,” as well as an expanded 50-page sketchbook section.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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MAGIC: THE GATHERING THRONE OF ELDRAINE HOLIDAY GIFT BUNDLE!

The MTG: Throne of Eldraine Holiday Gift Bundles are a must-have, and perfect for the MAGIC THE GATHERING fan in your house.

 The gift set comes with 10 Throne of Eldraine Booster Packs, the basics to play, and a coveted “Collectors Booster.”

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

For the young reader in the house — GUTS!

We’re huge fans of Raina Telgemeir, and her graphic novels like SMILE, SISTERS, GHOSTS, and more have been huge hits amongst readers of all ages — but, her most recent, GUTS, may be her best yet!

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach.

Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session.

It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away… and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on?

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and conquer — her fears.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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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!

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

Not local? Click here to purchase for in-store pick-up or mail-order

For the beginning readers — SUPER HERO BOARD BOOKS!

Did you know Third Eye has a HUGE all ages section, and heck, that when we say all ages, we mean all ages, right?

Well if you’ve got a young fan who’s just starting reading, we have the perfect thing for them with a whole assortment of superhero-themed BOARD BOOKS!

These charming board books are a perfect way to share your own joy of superheroes with the little ones! Come by one of our locations & check them out!

For the fan in the house who wants to get into DUNGEONS & DRAGONS — The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Starter Set!

Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!

The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the RICK & MORTY Fan in the House — RICK AND MORTY TP 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.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the tabletop games fan who you want to get into comics — DIE TP VOL.1 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER

Got a gamer in the house who you’re just itching to get reading comics? DIE is the book to do it, Third Eye Faithful.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players.

If KIERON’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji”, but that’s only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg. Collects DIE #1-5.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE Fan in the house — THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TPB

With her role in the future of the MCU continuing to grow, CAPTAIN MARVEL is one of the characters that many are going to want to learn more and more about, and this great origin story is the perfect place to start!

She’s one of the mightiest heroes not just on Earth but in the entire galaxy! Now learn exactly how Carol Danvers became the woman she is – the Avenger she is – in the definitive origin of Captain Marvel!

When sudden, crippling anxiety attacks sideline Carol in the middle of a fight, she finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her.

You can’t outrun where you’re from – and sometimes, you have to go home again.

But while Carol takes a temporary leave from duty to unravel her past, trouble comes looking for her.

A weapon has been unleashed, and Carol’s sleepy coastal town is about to become the center of its world. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel’s closet – and what she discovers will change her entire life!

Collecting LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (2018) #1-5.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the fan in the house who’s itching to get into WARHAMMER 40K — WARHAMMER 40K & AGE OF SIGMAR Start Collecting Sets

Got someone in the house who keeps talking about how they want to paint some miniatures, and wage war in the game room?

The Warhammer 40K and Age of Sigmar Start Collecting box sets are the PERFECT way to get them started.

Featuring literally everything you could need and then some to start your own army, and for less than $100, these sets are available for just about every major faction.

Come by Third Eye Games, tell us a little bit about the future war-gamer, and we’ll help you pick the army that’s perfect for them!

For the comic fan who has everything — DRAWER BOXES!

Third Eye Faithful: if there’s one thing a comic fan can’t have too much of — it’s storage for their comics, and the high mark for comic storage is most definitely the DRAWER BOX.

These weight-bearing little beauties come in short and long sizes, and feature dividers built in to help sub-categorize the collection.

Trust us: you cannot go wrong hooking your loved one up with one of these.

Available now at all Third Eye locations!

For THE MANDALORIAN Fan in the House — STAR WARS BOBA FETT LIFE-SIZE BUST!

So, this one really doesn’t need explanation — you got someone in the house who can’t get enough of the new Disney Plus show, THE MANDALORIAN?

Trust us: this will win you Christmas, we can promise you that.

FOR THE FAN WHO LIKES TO KEEP IT FRESH — COMIC & POP CULTURE APPAREL!

OK, so you wanna keep your fan styling? Third Eye Annapolis has the largest selection of comic book & pop culture apparel.. IN THE COUNTRY!

Come by, browse our massive t-shirt wall, and get some new gear for the fan in your house!

The perfect board game for 2 — AZUL!

Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish decorative tiles.

The king, awestruck by the interior beauty of the Alhambra, immediately ordered that his own palace in Portugal be decorated with similar wall tiles. As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. 

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace.

Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. 

For the giant robot lover in the house — 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!

For the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Fan who’s got it all — DUNGEONS & DRAGONS VS. RICK AND MORTYS Box Set

The world’s greatest roleplaying game meets television’s most dysfunctional family!

What could possibly go wrong?

Coming this fall, D&D has partnered with Adult Swim to bring this boxed set blending the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mad narcissistic genius of Rick Sanchez’s power-gaming sensibilities, and it includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to channel their inner mad scientist and run a rickrolling adventure for up to 5 players, levels 1 to 3.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the STAR WARS fan in the house — DARTH VADER: DARK LORD OF THE SITH VOL.1

‘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.

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the POP! Vinyl Collector — Third Eye Funko Fiver mystery POPs!

Wanna hook up the FUNKO funatic in your house? We can help — heck, we even gift-wrapped it for you!

The FUNKO FIVER is a gift-wrapped mystery POP (with random CHASE figures inserted every so often) for just $5.00.

Grab a few for the FUNKO fan in your home!

Available in-store at all Third Eye locations now!

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For the Toy Fan in the House — EVERYTHING! 🙂

We miss Geoffrey too — but, fear not, Third Eye is picking up the torch, and we’ve got all the awesome toys you can’t find anywhere else!

Come by & hook up your toy fan with some goodies from our massive toy selection!