This Week’s Comic Highlights For Wednesday 10/16/19

Published October 13th, 2019

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X-MEN #1 launches this Wednesday, ushering in the biggest era for Marvel’s merry mutants since Jim Lee and Chris Claremont’s X-MEN #1! If you loved HOUSE OF X & POWERS OF X — this is where you go next!

Join us at midnight for our midnight release! Info here!

Third Eye Faithful: we told you HOUSE OF X was gonna be the biggest of the big, and you gotta admit: we were right! The incredible storytelling, artwork, and just whole package that Hickman and crew were able to deliver with House of X and Powers of X was amazing, and now, things are about to get even better!

HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X reinvented and reimagined just what the X-MEN meant to the Marvel Universe, and the DAWN OF X initiative? This is where Hickman takes the groundwork he’s built in those two mini-series, and begins taking us into the biggest golden age of X-Men comics yet!

DAWN OF X is the official banner that covers 6 all new ongoing series, two of which directly written by Hickman, and all 6 directly overseen and guided by Hickman, that take the world of the X-MEN and make it the most exciting it’s been since the days of Claremont and Lee!

We’ve put together this Third Eye Guide to help dig into why each book is going to be awesome, as well as to help show you a few of our options here at Third Eye to collect the entire DAWN OF X line-up and save a few bucks in the process!

The first book of the line, and the flagship of the new X-MEN series, is X-MEN, which kicks off with X-MEN #1 on 10/16/19.

Featuring the superstar dream team of Jonathan Hickman & Leinil Yu – this is a MUST-READ, Third Eye Faithful, and will be the biggest X-Men since Claremont and Jim Lee’s X-MEN #1 way back in the ’90s!

What’s the scoop on it?

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!

Join us Tuesday 10/15/19 for our X-MEN #1 Midnight Release!

We’re so pumped about the launch of DAWN OF X, that we’re hosting a big MIDNIGHT release event for the flagship title, X-MEN #1!

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We’ll be serving up the following fun for this midnight release:

  • First crack at purchasing all the exclusive, limited edition X-MEN #1 variant covers!
  • Our special X MARKS THE SPOT Midnight Pre-Order Bundle that lets you pre-order ALL 6 of the “EVERY MUTANT EVER” Connecting Cover Set (each of the new #1s have a special variant that make the giant banner pictured above!) — pre-order at midnight for only $24.99 and save 15% off the set!
  • Purchase the exclusive MARK BROOKS Midnight variant of X-MEN #1 for normal cover price while supplies last!
  • Save big on ALL X-Men & X-Men related graphic novels with our special X-TREME Savings Sale!
  • Come in X-Men Cosplay & Be Entered to Win a MUTANT MAYHEM Prize Package!
  • MIDNIGHT release event for the flagship title, X-MEN #1!

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4 DELIVERS THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARVEL EVENTS OF 2019!

Third Eye Faithful, the work that Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have done with their run of VENOM has been downright ground-breaking.

They seriously have delivered some of the best darn comic book storytelling around, and every single issue of their run, and the event tied to it, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, has been off-the-chain good.

In this weeks ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4, Eddie Brock has taken a beating, lost the allies closest to him, and, after the shocking events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: #3, sees no way to take Cletus Kasady down once and for all without making the ultimate sacrifice.

But what IS the ultimate sacrifice? Of the two beings that are bonded as VENOM, which will make it out alive?

What’s the scoop on ABSOLUTE CARNAGE? Read all about why this event is awesome, and where to start with our Third Eye Guide to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE by clicking here.

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current with this weeks issue 4!

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RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE #1 DELIVERS ANOTHER TRIP THROUGH THE MULTIVERSE TO THE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS WORLD FOR OUR FAVORITE DUO!

We LOVED the 1st RICK & MORTY VS D&D series, and we gotta tell ya: we’re even more stoked on this second one!

Why, you may ask? ‘Cause we’re so darn pumped for the new season of RICK AND MORTY that we’re eating up just about anything and everything R&M right now!

You thought you could escape?! Think again! Rick and Morty Forever! A new mini-series issue of D&D with Rick and Morty! Dual-classing Rick and Morty to Level 50! Milking Owlbears with — *ahem*

Once upon a game, Rick, Morty, and the Smith family went on magical D&D adventures… now, magical D&D adventures are coming to Earth, and no one will survive the Painscape!

The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family and this time, we can’t just rest on brand name recognition and curiosity to fuel your interest, Morty, because no one gives a d-d-damn about sequels unless they’re really good, so no pressure, you f***ing hacks!

Fan favorite dice dependent Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Savage Sword of Conan) re-teams up with Eisner-nominated cartoonist +5 Troy Little (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Powerpuff Girls) to destroy [adult swim’s] pop culture juggernaut and the best-selling role-playing game that once used the term “THAC0.”

Wanna read the first RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS? We’ve got copies available in trade paperback to hook you up!

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TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE begins with its first one-shot exploring the home of THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS with TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BATMAN KNIGHTFALL #1! A BRUTAL MUST-READ FROM SCOTT SNYDER — PLUS, YOU CAN GET IT SIGNED BY SCOTT SNYDER ON 11/16/19 AT OUR BIG UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 SIGNING!

Holy crap: are we stoked for these DARK MULTIVERSE books, or what? Third Eye Faithful, we LOVE what DC did with DARK NIGHTS METAL, and we’re even more amped about what’s going on currently in books like BATMAN / SUPERMAN and the recently concluded BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, further exploring the coolest thing to hit the DCU since the Black Lantern Corps: the DARK MULTIVERSE!

Don’t miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event “Batman: Knightfall”!

Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams.

In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in constant fear-all in the name of justice. But just when all seems lost, a new hope for Gotham City rises…the son of Bane!

And, don’t forget: you can click here to read about our signing with the writer behind this (and DARK NIGHTS METAL architect himself!) SCOTT SNYDER!

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The indie horror hit, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, returns with SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #2 this Wednesday!

One of the best new books we read this year has gotta be SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1, which takes the same chilling vibe as stories like IT! and brings it into the world of comics!

In issue #2, children are dying in the town of Archer’s Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories.

A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can’t possibly be true. Monsters aren’t real… are they?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to get you current!

Make sure you get the super hot SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #2 FOC Bertram (LITTLE BIRD artist) Variant for normal cover price $3.99 this week while supplies last!

As one of the hottest new indie books of 2019, the alternate covers on SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN have been FLYING, and this gorgeous cover by LITTLE BIRD artist IAN BERTRAM is a MUST-HAVE!

Snag yours while supplies last for normal cover price $3.99!

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SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1 HAS THE MAN OF STEEL KICKING THE KKK’S BUTT!

We’re big fans of Superman, Third Eye Faithful, and you know if Superman is serving up some well-deserved butt-kicking — we’re on board, and we can’t think of anyone who deserves their butt kicked more than the KKK!

In this new 3-part mini-series, the year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city.

While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman! 


While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids.

As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.

  
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?  


Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

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The world of CRITICAL ROLE comes to comics with CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL.1 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS!

We’re huge fans of the Critical Role podcast, Third Eye Faithful, and with Third Eye Games next door — and judging by how popular our Dungeons & Dragons nights are — we think you are too!

In this graphic novel, the band of adventurers known as Vox Machina will save the world. Eventually.

But even they have to start somewhere.

Six would-be heroes on seemingly different jobs find their paths intertwined as they investigate shady business in the swamp town of Stilben.

They’ll need to put their heads-and weapons-together to figure out what’s going on . . . and keep from being killed in the process. From the creators of the hit show Critical Role comes Vox Machina’s origin story, now available in paperback!

ONCE AND FUTURE #3 delivers another must-read issue of DIE creator KIERON GILLEN’s incredible new dark take on the KING ARTHUR legend!

One of the best new books we’ve read this year, ONCE AND FUTURE, continues to impress us with this weeks issue #3!

In issue #3, Gran and Duncan are in a race against time to get back to the Otherworld. The sword in the stone awaits, and he who pulls the sword from the stone becomes King.

What’s the scoop on this killer series from Image Comics DIE creator KIERON GILLEN? When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.

Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) explore the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day – especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain ‘s history!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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THE METAL MEN return in an all new mini-series, and it’s AWESOME! Check out one of our favorite DCU cult favorites with METAL MEN #1!

If there’s one thing we love at Third Eye, it’s Dr Magnus and the Metal Men, and ever since the incredible take that Grant Morrison had in DC’s 52, we’ve been big fans!

In this weeks METAL MEN #1, the METAL MEN are BACK!

And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus’ lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient.

Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse…

We were lucky enough to read an advance copy of this — and we gotta tell ya: the artwork is AWESOME, the storytelling is on point, and whether you’ve been a fan of the characters before, or you’ve never jumped in — this is a great place to give them a shot!

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ROBOTECH: REMIX #1 delivers an all new take on the ROBOTECH saga, with this radical reimagining of the sci-fi mecha anime classic!

A new Robotech saga starts now! In the wake of the Invid onslaught, the SDF-1 rises from the ashes, reborn – fresh adventures and red-hot drama, with beloved characters and iconic mecha.

New York Times-bestselling new writer Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motorcrush, Batgirl, Ghost in the Shell, Attack on Titan), and new artist, anime ace Elmer Damaso (Robotech/Voltron, Speed Racer).

Robotech is reborn from the ashes of Event Horizon! New writer Brenden Fletcher (Motorcrush, Isola) and artist Elmer Damaso (Robotech/Voltron, Marvel Mangaverse) boot up Robotech: Remix, an all-new series that will take beloved characters and iconic mecha to places fans have never seen before!

We LOVED the 1st TITAN Robotech run — and this one is looking to be just as freakin’ great!

Get ALL 6 ROBOTECH REMIX #1 COVERS FOR JUST $19.99 & SAVE 15% OFF COVER PRICE!

We know many of you are like us — when it comes to ROBOTECH, you want it all, and we don’t blame you!

We’ve put together a special THIRD EYE ROBOTECH COVER BUNDLE, where if you buy all 6 covers — you can save a few bucks in the process!

Supplies are limited on these bundles, so make sure you get your requests in early!

Click here for our ROBOTECH REMIX COVER GALLERY!

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One of the coolest riffs on SPIDER-MAN yet continues as JJ ABRAMS Spider-Man #2 of 6 arrives this Wednesday — who is the Son of Spider-Man, and what happened to Peter Parker? FIND OUT HERE!

Third Eye Faithful: one of the biggest shocks we’ve seen in a minute was SPIDER-MAN #1 from JJ ABRAMS, which takes the idea of a SPIDER-MAN story and turns it on its head in a HUGE way!

OK, so the 1st issue is so darn satisfying — we gotta drop some spoilers. To read ’em, just skip below the breaks below!

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First off: we see Mary Jane getting killed by a brand new bad guy named Cadaverous — and, yes, thrown off a bridge!

From there, the story jumps into the future, and we see that the son of Peter & MJ, Ben, is destined to be the new SPIDER-MAN.. and, that’s the SPIDER-MAN we get in this one!

Issue #2 is EVEN more packed with surprises — and if you need to jump on board, fear not, cause we’ve got plenty of 1st printings of issue 1 in stock to get you on board!

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THE MARKED #1 FROM IMAGE COMICS DELIVERS AN EPIC NEW MODERN FANTASY READ THAT FANS OF THE MAGIC ORDER & EXCELLENCE WILL DIG!

THEIR MAGIC IS CHANNELED THROUGH THEIR TATTOOS!

The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces.

With no new occult threats, The Marked use their tattooed powers solely for the pursuit of pleasure until a young woman called Liza creates a dangerous new form of Hybrid Sorcery.

The party is over for The Marked. You’ll believe in magic—terrifying, soul-destroying magic.

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GIDEON FALLS TP VOL.3 delivers another incredible installment in Jeff Lemire’s horrific IMAGE series! Read it before it hits your TV screen!

After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass. Father Burke tracks a vicious killer named… Norton Sinclair? And when that killer can travel through time (and space!), readers are in for a wild ride. 

Collects GIDEON FALLS #12-16

Start reading GIDEON FALLS with GIDEON FALLS TP VOL.1 for just $9.99!

Picked up for TV by Hivemind after a multi-studio bidding war with long-time producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg, and former Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.


From the bestselling creative team behind Old Man Logan and Green Arrow comes a character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. The legend of the Black Barn-an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake-ensnares and entwines the lives of two very different men. 


Plus, this collection includes a variant cover gallery from some of comics’ best artists, including CLIFF CHIANG (PAPER GIRLS), JOCK (WYTCHES), SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND), and more!


Collects GIDEON FALLS #1-6

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE AVENGERS #1 delivers a must-read tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE!

We’ve been LOVING all the tie-ins to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and this weeks AVENGERS one is a MUST-READ!

Years ago, Cletus Kasady used the Carnage symbiote to take over a small town called Doverton, Colorado, as well as the team of Avengers who arrived to stop him!

Barely able to free themselves from his control during their first meeting, this small band of heroes will have no choice but to assemble once more after they discover that Doverton’s entire population has recently fallen victim to Carnage’s more lethal designs…

Wanna get caught up on all the tie-ins to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE? We’ve got ’em all in stock to get you current!

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CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 continues the saga of STAR, one of Marvel’s most exciting new characters of 2019!

We’ve been loving CAPTAIN MARVEL as a series, and beginning with issue #8, things really kicked into high gear!

In issue #11, it’s CAPTAIN MARVEL’S LAST STAND!

The world has turned its back on her. Her powers are fading. And Carol Danvers has never felt more lost. But when a world that shunned her needs Captain Marvel, she will answer the call, because that’s what heroes do.

Carol is in the fight of her life — one that by it’s very nature must destroy her. What will be left when it’s all over?

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-10 to get you current, or we can get you started with the 1st trade!

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FLASH FORWARD #2 continues the exploration of what the MULTIVERSE & THE DARK MULTIVERSE is as the story of WALLY WEST is continued!

Since REBIRTH began – we’ve been asking ourselves: what’s up with WALLY WEST, and following on the heels of HEROES IN CRISIS, FLASH FORWARD is exploring that in a big way!

In issue #2, when the border between the Multiverse and the Dark Multiverse starts to buckle, who do you turn to?

The answer: Wally West. Once the Fastest Man Alive, he’s now a man with nothing left to live for. Will Tempus Fuginaut’s chosen champion rise to the occasion and fight back the demons of the darkness, or will Wally’s own demons win the day?

Wanna catch up and hop on board? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to get you current!

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GRANBLUE FANTASY VOL.1 delivers a manga based off the acclaimed RPG from the designers of FINAL FANTASY V, VI & IX!

The manga based on the acclaimed RPG, from the designers of gaming classics Final Fantasy V/VI/IX.

Ever since his father left home, Gran has longed to search for Estalucia, the mystical island in the sky.

Gran’s adventure begins when he runs into Lyria, a mysterious girl being chased by the Imperial Army.

Even though Gran perishes trying to save her, she uses her powers to resurrect him, and this incredible act binds their fates together! Now, Gran and his pal, Vyrn, must fight to protect Lyria… and to find their way to the end of the sky!

JOURNEY TO RISE OF SKYWALKER: ALLEGIANCE #2 continues the comic book prequel to the upcoming EPISODE VIII film!

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN’S forces.

Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran’s one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight.

Need to catch up? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to get you current!

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MS MARVEL BY SALADIN AHMED VOL.1 arrives this Wednesday, delivering the first trade of the new MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL series!

Ms. Marvel is back – and she’s magnificent! But there’s no such thing as business as usual in Jersey City.

Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family! Kamala is about to face a devastating loss – but with an alien invasion ravaging her neighborhood, she won’t have much time to grieve.

Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her life ever be the same? And what’s all this business about a “Chosen One”? Eisner Award winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung take the reins of one of Marvel’s most beloved young characters for the shocking start of an all-new era!

Guest-starring the Invincible Iron Man! Collecting MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1-6.

SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #3 delivers the third and final installment of FRANK MILLER’S (DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SIN CITY) epic SUPERMAN re-imagining!

It’s the jaw-dropping conclusion to Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s blockbuster reimagining of Superman’s origin!

In this final chapter, Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis, the city where he will fulfill his heroic destiny.

Witness the first meeting between Superman and Lois Lane, the beginnings of Clark Kent’s career at the Daily Planet, and the birth of his rivalry with Lex Luthor.

But when The Joker arrives on the scene, the Man of Steel must enlist the help of his two strange new friends: Wonder Woman and Batman!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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