This Week’s Comic Highlights For Wednesday 8/28/19

Published August 26th, 2019

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BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 debuts this week, delivering the most important DC Universe ongoing of 2019 – the story of the DARK MULTIVERSE and the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS continues here! PLUS — meet writer JOSH WILLIAMSON at Third Eye Annapolis this Saturday 8/31/19!

The storyline that kicked off in DARK NIGHTS METAL, and then continued in the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS mini-series, continues and begins to expand to the rest of the DC Universe, in this week’s BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1!

What’s the scoop on BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1? Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. 

Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. 

The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. 

Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?

In this new ongoing series, each issue will be introducing us to one of the Secret Six — the INFECTED!

New DARK MULTIVERSE versions of iconic DCU characters ala the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS… and the even bigger mystery: who are they, and what do they want, is what this series will be exploring! 

With huge things on the horizon, BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 is THE most important DC Universe title to be following, as not only will it be ground zero for major events that will impact the DCU as a whole – but, also the focal point and flagship title for the DCU in 2019 and 2020!

Written by superstar Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, NAILBITER, BIRTHRIGHT, DARK NIGHTS METAL: THE RED DEATH), and featuring the art of all-star DAVID MARQUEZ, BATMAN / SUPERMAN is set to be one of the hottest titles to launch from DCU since the debut of METAL, and we want to make sure you’re on board!

Make sure you join us this Saturday to meet writer Josh Williamson at our big LAUNCH SIGNING at Third Eye Annapolis on 8/31/19 for BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1!

Get the exclusive THIRD EYE COMICS variant of BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 by KAARE ANDREWS this week at Third Eye while supplies last!

We’re so pumped for BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 that we actually did a special THIRD EYE COMICS exclusive cover of issue #1!

Featuring art by the one and only KAARE ANDREWS, who had done incredible work on past Third Eye covers like DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 and ACTION COMICS #1000! 

This cover completes the trilogy of covers Kaare has done for Third Eye, and puts an interesting riff on the Holy Trinity of the DCU with Dark Multiverse Nightmare Versions of SUPERMAN, BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN — which is why we have nicknamed this cover the UNHOLY TRINITY variant! 

You can check pre-order your copy of the THIRD EYE COVER for mail order or in-store pick up by clicking here.

Get the full scoop on BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 and why it’s so darn important by checking out our Third Eye Guide to BATMAN / SUPERMAN here.

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 continues with an incredible follow-up issue to one of the best event storylines Marvel has done in a minute!

The dream team of Donny Cates (VENOM, THANOS WINS, and more) and Ryan Stegman (SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, VENOM) are delivering an absolute masterpiece of a crossover storyline with their ABSOLUTE CARNAGE event, and if you’re not on board yet – we highly recommend getting into it this week; even if you haven’t yet jumped into their epic run of VENOM!

After the terrifying conclusion of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1, a new player is on the board, and it’s NOT who you’d expect! Barely able to escape with their lives, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage’s crosshairs.

Worse yet, Carnage’s rampage through New York City claims an unexpected piece of collateral damage…and there’s NOTHING Venom or anyone can do to stop it!

Wanna get caught up with it? We’ve got you covered with issue #1 in stock to get you on board!


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Scott Snyder’s epic METAL follow-up, the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, arrives in collected hardcover edition this Wednesday — snag your copy on release day 8/28/19 and get a FREE copy of our BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 Third Eye exclusive variant (a $20 value!)

One of the coolest things we saw hit the DC Universe in the last few years was the concept of the DARK MULTIVERSE in 2017’s METAL event.

In 2019, that storyline continued in the pages of THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS by METAL writer Scott Snyder & superstar artist JOCK (BATMAN: BLACK MIRROR).

Now, this week, for those of you awaiting the hardcover — the entire 7-part series, along with the GRIM KNIGHT one-shot — will be arriving in graphic novel!

The Batman Who Laughs is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar.

When Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman can’t ever break…the rule that created the Batman Who Laughs!

As Bruce begins to realize that all the mistakes he’s made are somehow connected, the Batman Who Laughs unleashes a brand-new evil. Enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight!


As an added bonus – if you scoop this hardcover on release day, WEDNESDAY 8/28/19, we’ll get you started on the continuation of the story with our special THIRD EYE COMICS variant of BATMAN / SUPERMAN #1 — for free! This offer is only valid on Wednesday 8/28/19 – so make sure you come see us on release day to take advantage of it!

HOUSE OF X #3 continues the biggest thing to hit comics in years with this Wednesday’s third installment!

In HOUSE OF X #3, Learn the truth about one of the X-Men’s closest allies…and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! 

What’s the scoop on HOUSE OF X? In the vein of milestone moments for X-MEN like GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 and X-MEN #1 (the Claremont / Lee collaboration), HOUSE OF X and POWER OF X reduce the X-MEN line down to just two primary books, both of which written by Jonathan Hickman.

While the mysteries behind what’s actually going down in HOUSE OF X are too damn good for us to spoil here (trust us: you’re gonna wanna read and see these unfold in person) — we’ll say this: by the time you finish issue #1, your view of the X-MEN and their place in the Marvel Universe will have taken some drastic twists and turns, and left you with your jaw on the floor!

This is the definition of history-making comics, Third Eye Faithful, and we’re so darn excited to share these moments with you as they happen!

So, where do things begin? The fun starts in HOUSE OF X #1, where we see how since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men.

Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men.

In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.

Need issue 1 & 2? We’ve got copies in stock to hook you up!

Get the exclusive HOUSE OF X #3 Decades variant this week, featuring PSYLOCKE!

There’s a ton of great variants for HOUSE OF X, but the DECADE variants featuring iconic incarnations of the most important X-MEN throughout history are our favorite!

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Be a part of history with MARVEL COMICS #1000 this Wednesday at Third Eye – get the iconic 80th anniversary issue of the comic that began the Marvel Universe: MARVEL COMICS #1! A special one-shot celebration of 80 years of MARVEL!

An ICONIC landmark issue featuring KEY moments that will impact the Marvel Universe for years to come!

One of the biggest books to hit the shop this Summer has gotta be the one-shot MARVEL COMICS #1000, which celebrates 80 years of Marvel, by delivering a 1000th issue to the comic that began the Marvel U as we know it: MARVEL COMICS #1000!


In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future!

Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!

There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe – one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades!

What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away? 

Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!

Click here to check out our gallery & special value-priced cover bundles for MARVEL COMICS #1000!

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: CHOSEN ONES #1 one-shot is a must-read that features the 1st appearance of the Greatest Slayers in History!

BOOM has been doing some really special stuff with their recent reimagining of the BUFFYVERSE, and this one-shot, CHOSEN ONES, looks to continue the trend in a very special way this week!

In BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: CHOSEN ONES, the First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History!

Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe.

Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth—an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe… and into the present day.

A can’t miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike!

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The next big DC INK book debuts this Wednesday with Harley Quinn: BREAKING GLASS – a must-read Harley graphic novel for fans of all ages!

With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City.

She’s not worried, though-she’s battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world.

And when Gotham’s finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most “true true” with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High.

But when Mama’s drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that’s taking over the neighborhood, Harley’s fortune takes another turn.

Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join activist Ivy, who’s campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.

From Eisner Award and Caldecott Honor-winning author Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Steve Pugh comes a coming-of-age story about choices, consequences, and how a weird kid from Gotham goes about defining her world for herself.

The 2nd issue of Sean G. Murphy’s incredible BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT sequel, CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT, hits this Wednesday!

One of the best BATMAN reads of the last few years has gotta be Sean Murphy’s BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, which flipped the roles of Batman and the Joker, and showcased a dystopian future where The Joker reformed himself and convinced the city of Gotham that Batman was the cause of all its ills.

Now, Sean Murphy returns to the world he created, and holy crap — we are so stoked on this!

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy—and to run Gotham City into the ground!

As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight.

Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga—and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!

In this weeks issue #2, the Joker’s plan is in full swing-with a single devastating secret and his puppet strings controlling the elites, the Clown Prince and his new recruit, Azrael, are ready to eliminate Batman and obliterate the Wayne family’s legacy.

With Gotham City’s identity and institutions hanging in the balance, Gordon makes a surprising public announcement-but The Joker’s response will send the Bat-family and the GTO spiraling.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1 in stock, along with the original WHITE KNIGHT trade paperback, collecting the first mini-series, to get you current!

Get the exclusive COVER B variant to BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #2 for normal cover price while supplies last!

Check out this SICK cover B variant from Sean Murphy featuring his take on the DARK KNIGHT himself!

We’ll have plenty of copies in stock this week to hook you up for normal cover price1

Snag one this week when you grab the cover A to CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT!

Never read WHITE KNIGHT? Get the full story with the BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT trade paperback!

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!

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #1 delivers another epic tie-in to the ABSOLUTE CARNAGE storyline!

We’re loving ALL things ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and the tie-ins have been OFF-THE-CHAIN good!

This week, we’re taken into the world of Miles and his connection to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE with the 1st issue of the ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES mini-series!

In issue #1, a serial killer released from Ravencroft, the commands of Carnage, J. Jonah Jameson, and SILVER SABLE!

Miles must wrestle all of these while his mind is not his own!

Will a connection to the Cult of Carnage’s collective subconscious give him an edge that pays off in the greater war? Or will that two-way connection compromise Spider-Man–fatally? 

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The next DC Facsimile edition delivers the iconic first appearance of SWAMP THING in HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 – a piece of comics history can be yours for just $3.99!

We’re loving the reproductions that DC has coming out with their facsimile line, and following hot on the heels of that BATMAN #252 Ra’s al Ghul one, we’ve got a big one with HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, which was the comic where Third Eye favorite SWAMP THING made his debut!

DC’s original Swamp Thing made his unforgettable first appearance in this 1971 mystery comic, now reprinted in this new facsimile edition! Now’s your chance to experience writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson’s first take on DC’s most popular monster, along with several other scary tales.

MARVEL MONSTERS #1 delivers a one-shot spotlighting all the great giant monsters of Marvel’s past, present and future!

We love monsters at Third Eye, and even more so – we love GIANT monsters at Third Eye, so we’re pretty freakin’ pumped about this one-shot spotlighting all those Kaiju-inspired giant monsters from back in the day!

In this one-shot, someone is doing terrible things to the Marvel Monsters, and only Kid Kaiju can stop it!

But that’s not all! A murderers’ row of artists like Becky Cloonan, Gerardo Zaffino and others are on hand to provide awesome monster splash pages, accompanied by cross sections from superstar artist Superlog!

It’s the big, bold, beautiful celebration of all things Monstrously Marvel that you won’t want to miss!

MOUNTAINHEAD #1 delivers a killer new spin on survival horror this Wednesday!

Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence. Convinced they are being pursued by sinister government forces, Noah has them living off the grid, burgling houses to survive.

Elsewhere, on Mount Rector, the lone survivor of a climbing expedition staggers homeward, covered in blood. Both are on an inevitable collision course with the picturesque Canadian resort town of Braeriach.

From writer John Lees (Sink) and artist Ryan Lee (Archer & Armstrong), featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee.

An exciting psychological thriller and horror story, all in one!

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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL.20 continues one of our favorite manga going!

With All Might in retirement, Endeavor takes up the mantle of the number one hero, a position he’s coveted for years.

But now that he has it, he’s not entirely comfortable with the responsibilities and risks that come with it-both heroes and villains are always gunning for number one.

What does the future hold for Midoriya, and what do his dreams about One For All mean?

Wanna get into MHA? We’ve got volumes 1-19 in stock to get you current!

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SPIDER-MAN: VELOCITY #1 delivers ALL NEW STORIES set in the world of the INSOMNIAC GAMES PS4 Spider-Man series — and it’s awesome!

How and why did PETER PARKER build the armored VELOCITY SUIT seen in the Marvel’s Spider-Man video game? Find out here!

After the events of CITY AT WAR, SPIDER-MAN continues to balance his colliding worlds as he attempts to protect New York City against super villains like SWARM, while reporter MARY JANE WATSON delves deep into an investigation with legendary Daily Bugle journalist BEN URICH.

Learn the never-before-told backstory behind the popular VELOCITY SUIT as unexplainable occurrences bedevil the city and our heroes come face-to-face with…a poltergeist?!

Illustrated by Emilio Laiso (CHAMPIONS, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA), with eye-popping covers by the inimitable SKAN, you won’t want to miss a panel of the first all-original story following up the worldwide hit video game!

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The newest Turtle, Jennika, takes center-stage in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #97 as the storyline that began with issue #95 and her introduction continues!

One of the biggest things to hit the TMNT in a while was the introduction of a new Turtle with Jennika in issue #95!

Now, continuing this week in issue #97, with enemies victorious on all sides and allies in short supply, the TMNT are at their lowest point.

Yet as the TMNT start to blame themselves, a greater threat looms ever closer… 

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 95 & 96 in stock to get you current!

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 spotlights how the heroes of New York City are fending off the threat of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE!

THE CULT OF CARNAGE COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! When he was last seen, John Jameson was being recovered from the scene of a massacre in Doverton, Colorado, by Misty Knight. Since then, they’ve both been MIA.

So how, then, are they the only two people poised to prevent chaos as a mysterious foe of Spider-Man’s is RESURRECTED in the basements of RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE?!

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE & THE UNTOUCHABLES meets Harry Potter in the new series, TOMMY GUN WIZARDS this week with TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #1!

Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago.

Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all.

A new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward, artist of the acclaimed sci-fi epic Invisible Kingdom. Drawn by Sami Kivelä (Abbott).

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The 2nd volume of one of our favorite series, HEATHEN, arrives with HEATHEN VOL.2! A must-read take on Viking awesomeness!

In HEATHEN VOL.2, Aydis the banished Viking sets sail on the open sea to reach Heimdall, the magical entrance to the land of the gods.

She’ll need the help of a crew of worldly pirate women and man-eating mermaids to survive the dangerous journey.

Back on land, the cursed Valkyrie Brynhild and the goddess of love Freyja are chipping away at Odin’s power, testing the god-king’s patience and tempting his wrath. Collects issues #4-8.

What’s the scoop on HEATHEN? Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters.

Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. 

We have volume 1 in stock to get you on board!

ONE PUNCH MAN VOL.17 delivers the next big chapter of this killer manga!

Despite his best efforts, Garo is no match for the overwhelming skill of Bang and his brother.

In fact, the hero hunter is near death when the Monster Association attempts to steal him away, unleashing Centichoro in the process.

Bang and company take the threat-level Dragon monster head-on before Genos boldly enters the fray!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got volumes 1-16 in stock to get you current!

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LA MUERTA returns in an all new one-shot, with LA MUERTA: ASCENSION #1!

Forbidden magic calls forth an old enemy from the grave – an enemy who wants to see Maria’s – aka La Muerta’s – life ripped to bloody shreds. Soon the hunter becomes the hunted.

As the entire city’s underworld rallies against her, can she overcome and prevail?

If not, La Muerta will soon face all of her fallen enemies… in Hell!

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The iconic 1st appearance of VENOM gets reissued as a special Marvel 3D Edition with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 3D this Wednesday!

We really dug the first couple of those 3D editions Marvel did spotlighting key moments in Marvel history, and this one — well, we think it’s the best one yet!

Spider-Man’s first encounter with his deadliest foe leaps off the page like never before! The lethal Venom looks a lot like Spidey’s black costume – only bigger, stronger and with a killer smile!

Worse still, thanks to the symbiotic suit, Eddie Brock knows all of Peter Parker’s secrets! Venom has already terrorized Mary Jane – so it’s just a matter of time before he comes face-to-face with Spidey.

And Eddie knows just the right place to battle the wall-crawler!

Can Peter figure out a way to survive? And if he does, maybe it’s time to go back to a more friendly neighborhood outfit!

It’s one of the greatest issues of David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane’s fan-favorite run, with the superstar artist’s stunning pages presented for the first time in eye-popping 3D! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #300.

Get the full history of Manga with the gorgeous new HISTORY OF MANGA Hardcover!

Manga is a form of Japanese narrative art that has grown over the centuries to become a global phenomenon in the post-World War II era.

Initially referring to graphic novels and comics, manga has expanded beyond its original forms to include animation, fashion, and new media.

Arranged into six thematic chapters, each opening with an essay, followed by interviews and art selections, this revealing study traces the origins of manga and explores its role in society, and its appearance in different media, from video games to street art, as well as its growing international reach.

The voices of manga artists and editors are reflected throughout the book, along with critical analysis by leading scholars.

Don’t miss VENOM #17 this week, which promises to be a major part of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and a must-have chapter in Donny Cates’s epic VENOM run!

We’re loving all things VENOM, and ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and we gotta tell ya: VENOM #17 is a MUST-GET this week, Third Eye Faithful, as it features a HUGE tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE! Make sure you snag yourself a copy this new comic day!

With CARNAGE on the loose, VENOM must protect his son Dylan — at all costs!

But as longtime Venomaniacs know, VENOM AND CARNAGE aren’t the only symbiotes loose in New York!

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