This Week’s Comic Highlights For Wednesday 9/18/19

Published September 17th, 2019

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #3 continues one of the best Marvel events we’ve seen in a minute, as the death cult of Knull & Carnage continues to be explored by dream team DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!

We’re loving every second of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and continue to find ourselves impressed with just how darn fascinating Donny & Ryan are making the world of VENOM and the mythology surrounding the symbiotes of the Marvel Universe!

In this weeks issue #3, after the harrowing events at the end of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2, Venom and Spider-Man have to deal with the hard truth that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece… if they make it out at all, that is.

As Carnage continues to amass strength and allies, Venom and Spider-Man realize that the only way to beat him is to do the same…

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.

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SPIDER-MAN #1 debuts a brand new 5-part limited series that may be the most exciting SPIDER-MAN launch since TODD MCFARLANE’S Spider-Man #1 with a huge story written by film-maker JJ ABRAMS!

Been waiting for that perfect time to dive back into the world of Spidey? Here it is, Third Eye Faithful, and we could not be more stoked!

Film-maker JJ ABRAMS (c’mon: you know who he is!) delivers an incredible new in-continuity Spider-Tale that looks to be exploring the complicated relationship of Peter Parker & Mary Jane Watson — and we have a feeling that this may lead to the reunion we’ve all been waiting for!

In SPIDER-MAN #1, the most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN!

What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September!

Make sure you get the limited edition Cover B variant by CHIP KIDD featuring a special die-cut cover for normal cover price!

This is one that may have slid by some of you when it was originally announced, but fear not, Third Eye Faithful: we’ll have plenty of copies to make sure you get hooked up!

A killer COVER B variant for normal cover price while supplies last — how can you go wrong? Plus: it features a neat die-cut cover (kinda like those DEATH OF THE FAMILY ones on the BAT-BOOKS a few years ago)!

Snag yours while supplies last!

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The story that concluded in HEROES IN CRISIS picks up in a big way with FLASH FORWARD #1, as the tragic story of WALLY WEST is finally explored!

Since the very beginning of DC REBIRTH, we’ve been waiting to get the full skinny on what’s going on with WALLY WEST, and while HEROES IN CRISIS did an excellent job of exploring more of what went down with WALLY, it’s here, in FLASH FORWARD, that we’re finally going to get to see just what the heck happened between FLASH REBIRTH, FLASHPOINT, and THE NEW 52 with WALLY WEST!

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it.

Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done.

Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.

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ASSASSIN NATION arrives in trade paperback this week with ASSASSIN NATION TP VOL.1, from ERICA HENDERSON, the creator behind UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL!

One of our favorite IMAGE reads to debut in 2019, ASSASSIN NATION is one of the must-get trade paperbacks this week!

The former World’s Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards.

These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him.

With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.

HOUSE OF X #5 delivers another stunning issue as the penultimate chapter in this 6-part series arrives! Get ready for the DAWN OF X!

By now you don’t need us to tell you: HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X are some of the most exciting things to happen to comics in quite some time, and if you’re not on board yet — you gotta get into these!

In HOUSE OF X #5, it’s asked: can Xavier and his students fight to survive against the humans’ plan to eliminate them?

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!

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 1-4? We’ve got copies in stock to hook you up!

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ONCE AND FUTURE #2 delivers a killer follow-up issue to the incredible new BOOM STUDIOS series that takes a dark look at the myths of King Arthur against a modern backdrop! From the writer of DIE & WICKED + DIVINE!

We LOVED issue #1 of ONCE AND FUTURE, and are so stoked for issue #2 this week!

In ONCE AND FUTURE #2, we see how the McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up.

As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further

What’s ONCE AND FUTURE about? 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!

Need issue 1? We’ve got copies in stock to get you on board for issue 2!

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BLACK HAMMER, SWEET TOOTH & DESCENDER writer JEFF LEMIRE resurrects the cult favorite DCU characters THE INFERIOR FIVE with INFERIOR FIVE #1!

We’ve always been fond of the DCU event INVASION, and when we saw that superstar JEFF LEMIRE (BLACK HAMMER, DESCENDER, SWEET TOOTH) would be exploring the fallout of that classic story — we knew we had to shout it out!

IN INFERIOR FIVE #1, the citizens of Dangerfield, Arizona, are beset by strange goings-on after the “Invasion” that rocked the DC Universe, but only five misfit kids seem to notice them. Can they uncover what’s happening before some sinister force collects them all? Find out in this new miniseries! 

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #2 delivers more DEMOGOBLIN awesomeness this Wednesday!

We’re loving everything spinning out of the ABSOLUTE CARNAGE world, and one of the best tie-ins so far has gotta be LETHAL PROTECTORS!

In this weeks LETHAL PROTECTORS #2, the Cult of Carnage is on the hunt for Misty Knight! Can the team of Iron Fist, Morbius and Cloak & Dagger defeat the newly resurrected DEMOGOBLIN?! Hell hath no fury like a goblin’s scorn!

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

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.

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THE BOYS delivers its fourth omnibus this Wednesday, collecting more of the hyper-violent take on superheroes that’s been a must-watch TV show!

So where are the real superheroes? The warriors for truth and justice, the defenders of the American way, the heroes who fight to make things right and ask for nothing in return?

Hughie finds out when he meets the teenage adventurers known as SUPERDUPER… but unknown to the little Scotsman, Butcher has finally learned his secret. A dire scheme is set in motion, and at the vast superhero evangelist festival of BELIEVE, Hughie’s relationship with Annie January – aka Starlight of the Seven – reaches its terrible conclusion. 

Next… a special story featuring everyone’s favorite pint-sized Scotsman, Hughie.

Mind reeling from cataclysmic events in New York, Wee Hughie heads home to Auchterladle – the semi-idyllic Scottish seaside town where he grew up. All Hughie wants is some time to himself, to return to the bosom of family and friends, and get his head together after two years of unimaginable chaos.

But our hero’s luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and the familiar surroundings he craves are not all they might be. Old pals are warped beyond recognition, strangers in town are up to no good, and a figure from Hughie’s recent past has come back to resolve some unfinished business.

You can go home again – but whether or not you should is another matter entirely.

Wanna start reading? We can get you on board with volume 1!

The spotlight is on Wakanda in the new BLACK PANTHER & THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA series kicking off in issue #1 this Wednesday!

WAKANDA WORLDWIDE! ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!

From the pages of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS!

Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. Black Panther’s hand-picked Agents of Wakanda can handle it all.

And who better to lead them than the king of the world’s most technologically evolved country?

Wakanda is making waves on the world’s map – and not everyone’s a fan.

With General Okoye’s help, T’Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp on a global fight for survival – to handle threats S.H.I.E.L.D. could only dream of!

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Marvel delivers another killer Facsimile edition with DAREDEVIL #181, featuring the iconic death of ELEKTRA!

We’re loving the facsimile editions from Marvel and DC taking key moments in comics history from their various titles, and reproducing them exact to the originals!

This week is a big one, with the reissue of DD #181 – one of, if not, the most iconic issue of DAREDEVIL ever!

Visionary writer and artist Frank Miller forever changed the world of the Man Without Fear – and few issues in his celebrated run had the same impact as this one!

The psychotic Bullseye is determined to escape from jail and visit vengeance on the man who put him there – Daredevil! But when he finds a way to get free, there’s something he must deal with first – winning back his position as the Kingpin’s number one assassin.

And to do that, he has to get rid of Wilson Fisk’s deadly new killer for hire – Elektra, the woman Matt loves! Brace yourself for two brutal life-and-death showdowns as only Frank Miller and Klaus Janson can draw them! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!

GI JOE returns to comics with an all new ongoing series in GI JOE #1 this Wednesday!

Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken.

The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people living in occupied territories who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-impact missions.

Join these new recruits as they resist Cobra control, fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of.

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NO GUNS LIFE VOL.1 delivers a killer new manga from VIZ!

We love discovering new manga, and this one’s cover art grabbed us, and we’re glad it did — cause it’s a killer read!

When a fellow Extended showed up in Inui’s office-on the run from the Security Bureau with a kidnapped child in tow and asking for help-Inui should have just thrown the guy out.

But Inui’s loyalty to a brother Extended makes him take the job.

Keeping the child safe won’t be easy, since everyone seems to want to grab him, from street punks to the megacorporation Berühren, who have sent out a special agent that knows exactly how to deal with the Extended…

RICK & MORTY VS Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape #1 continues the best pairing since peanut butter & jelly as the worlds of D&D and R&M collide!

We love RICK & MORTY. We love Dungeons & Dragons. You put the two together, and hot damn, you got us on board.

This is why we’re so stoked about the follow up series to last year’s debut RICK & MORTY VS D&D!

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.”

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GIANT DAYS creator JOHN ALLISON debuts a brand new series with STEEPLE #1!

We’re HUGE fans of the work of JOHN ALLISON and his incredible series GIANT DAYS, so when we saw he had something new on the way — we had to give it some serious love!

In STEEPLE, it’s a supernatural tale of friendship, the devil, and moral gray areas.

Two women with wildly different worldviews become unlikely friends as they navigate the supernatural happenings in a sleepy coastal parish-and soon find themselves forced to choose sides in the war between good and evil, facing demons, curses, and a miniature Rapture!

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SUPERMAN #15 features a must-have tie-in to the new LEGION OF SUPERHEROES stuff kicking off! Don’t miss this reintroduction of the LEGION to the DCU!

You’ve already heard us rant and rave about how much we love the LOSH, and how stoked we are they’re coming back, so we’ll save you a rant or two here and get right to it: the new LEGION stuff is going to be amazing, and things are really kicking off in this weeks SUPERMAN #15!

At last, it’s the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes!

The greatest super heroes of the 32nd century have traveled back in time not just to meet the heroes who inspired them, but to make an offer…but to which hero?

And why will that choice tear Superman’s life apart? Plus, the fallout from Lex Luthor’s conversation with Lois Lane escalates! What dark secret did Lex tell Lois?

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A new manga comedy arrives with WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND VOL.1 this Wednesday!

As we said, we’re always looking for killer new manga to follow, and another one that’s dropping this week that looks fantastic is WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND!

He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake.

They called him “the Immortal Dragon.”

But one day he walked away from it all to walk another path-the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!

VALKYRIE #3 continues Jason Aaron’s incredible new Jane Foster series that follows up after the events of WAR OF THE REALMS!

We’re loving this book so freakin’ much, and you know why? ‘Cause it’s that damn good!

VALKYRIE TAKES A BELOVED FRIEND ON THE JOURNEY OF THEIR AFTERLIFE!

When a longstanding Marvel character dies at the hands of Bullseye, Jane Foster must accept her new role and carry them to the world beyond.

But she is not the Valkyrie of the past — nor is Bullseye’s victim any ordinary hero.

Valhalla is only one hall of the dead. The multiversal afterlife awaits.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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YOU ARE OBSOLETE #1 delivers a killer horror read that combines the ’60s and ’70s vibes of things like ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE WICKER MAN, and more with a modern, BLACK MIRROR-style twist!

A disgraced journalist is called to cover a mysterious story on an isolated European island.

As she investigates, she discovers the children have taken control and are somehow killing off all adults by their 40th birthdays.

Now, she must discover the truth behind the killings while staying on the good side of the children’s harsh leader…or she’s next.


YOU ARE OBSOLETE is an spine-tingling thriller that evokes the eerie naturalism of 1970s hor-ror films with a modern deadly digital twist. 

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1ST APPEARANCE ALERT: TONY STARK IRON MAN #16 delivers a shocking 1st x of someone.. or something, as the ULTRON AGENDA kicks off!

We’re always on the lookout for those key moments in iconic series, whether it’s the debut of a new character, a major change for the character, or a new costume, and there’s one of the above in this weeks TONY STARK IRON MAN!

PLUS: it’s the start of the ULTRON AGENDA storyline, which looks INCREDIBLE!

The Robot Uprising of the Marvel Universe has begun! But it’s NOT Ultron leading the charge… it’s Machine Man?!

The A.I.’s are on the attack – and they might be in the right. Battle lines are being drawn, and it’s time for Tony Stark, Jocasta, Andy Bhang and the rest of the cast to pick sides.

Jump on fresh with this issue!

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