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!