This Week’s Comic Highlights For Wednesday 9/25/19

Published September 23rd, 2019

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Harleen #1 debuts on DC’s BLACK LABEL imprint featuring a dark, new take on HARLEY QUINN from SUNSTONE creator STEJPAN SEJIC!

We’re huge fans of writer / artist Stjepan Sejic, and his creator-owned series, SUNSTONE, so when we saw that he was going to be bringing his unique touch to the world of Harley Quinn under the BLACK LABEL imprint!

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me…”

Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works.

But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself.

Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will give birth to the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and The Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair by visionary storyteller Stjepan ejic (AQUAMAN: UNDERWORLD, SUICIDE SQUAD, Sunstone).

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NAOMI makes her superhero debut alongside Superman & Batman in ACTION COMICS #1015 – make sure you grab your copy this week!

One of the coolest new DCU characters to debut in the last few years has been Naomi, and we’re so stoked to see her returning in this weeks ACTION COMICS #1015, and makes her debut as a major new superhero in the DCU!

Breakout Wonder Comics hero Naomi makes her Metropolis debut as the teen hero looks to Superman to help her navigate her unexpected new role as a hero in the DC Universe.

Hoping to answer the remain questions about her origin, lineage and greater purpose on Earth, Naomi not only gets the attention of the Man of Steel but also Gotham City’s Dark Knight Detective, as Batman takes an interest in her quick rise to prominence.

Make sure you get the ACTION COMICS #1015 Cover B variant by superstar Lucio Parrillo this week!

We’re loving the heck out of this ACTION COMICS #1015 Cover B variant by Lucio Parrillo! Make sure you snag one this week while supplies last!

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Sean Murphy’s incredible BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT continues this Wednesday in issue #3, and we cannot wait to get our hands on it!

This series has been an incredible follow-up to the stunning ground-breaking WHITE KNIGHT series from 2018, and every second of it has lived up to the awesomeness that the first series originally demonstrated!

In issue #3, Batman salvages a groundbreaking clue from the wreckage of Wayne Manor and recruits Harley Quinn to confront The Joker for answers about the mystery of Gotham City’s foundations!

Their investigation takes a dire turn in the darkest corners of Arkham, and Gordon’s life is in peril after a new commissioner is named.

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

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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The awesomeness that is ABSOLUTE CARNAGE continues this week in TWO major tie-ins: ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES #2 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30!

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE has really been one of the best Marvel event storylines we’ve seen in quite some time, and we’re loving every second of it, including all the crucial tie-in series and issues that’ve been coming out!

In this weeks ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES, we’re shown how Miles sacrificed himself protecting others, and was taken by Carnage’s dark doppelgangers!

Now Kletus is sending Miles after one of Peter Parker’s friends, and if Miles can’t stop himself, he better hope someone shows up who can beat a dark symbiote-powered Spider-Man!

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

And, then in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 *Absolute Carnage Tie-In*

And, alongside Miles #2, we get the first of the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN tie-ins for ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, where Spider-Man has been a huge part of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but this is when his part gets REALLY crazy…

Only Spider-Man stands between Carnage at his scariest ever and young Dylan Brock. There is so much more to it, but WE DO NOT WANT TO SPOIL IT!

Wanna read all about ABSOLUTE CARNAGE? Click here to check out our Third Eye Guide!

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BOOM’s ANGEL series arrives in trade paperback this Wednesday with ANGEL TP VOL.1!

Boom has really been doing amazing work with their licensed stuff, like MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, BUFFY, and FIREFLY – and the new ANGEL series is no exception!

Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he ‘s spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned.

But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come at a startling price.

As Angel gets closer to redemption, the full truth of his horrific past as Angelus will be revealed and there may be no way to escape his darkest secret of all.

Written by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) , discover a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!

BATMAN / SUPERMAN #2 strikes this Wednesday, delivering a spotlight on the 1st of DC’s DARK MULTIVERSE INFECTED: THE SHAZAM WHO LAUGHS! The story that began in METAL, and continued in BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, continues here!

We’re huge fans of everything that DC Comics has been weaving together with THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS and the DARK MULTIVERSE, and the new BATMAN / SUPERMAN series is THE perfect continuation of that storyline, as we’re being introduced to more of the DARK MULTIVERSE!

In issue #2, the Batman Who Laughs’ plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized.

Following a showdown with the devious killer’s first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations.

Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and the one hero that would make failure nearly impossible-Superman himself!

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

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BATTLE CHASERS ANTHOLOGY collects the entirety of the long out of print late ’90s comics classic from DARKSIDERS designer Joe Madureira! A MUST-READ FANTASY SERIES for fans of LORD OF THE RINGS & FINAL FANTASY VII!

We’re huge fans of Joe Mad at Third Eye, being that many of us cut our teeth on comics in the ’90s when he was rocking and rolling on books like X-MEN, and his incredible creator-owned series, BATTLE CHASERS, is one of our all-time favorites!

This week, we finally get a gorgeous trade paperback collection of BATTLE CHASERS, and we could not be more stoked!

Collecting every issue ever published of one of the most beloved comic book series of all time, this oversized graphic novel is bursting at the seams with adventure!

Follow young Gully as she searches for her missing father with the help of Garrison, a legendary swordsman; Knolan, the crafty wizard; Calibretto, an outlawed Wargolem; and the notorious mercenary Red Monika!

Assaulted at every turn by a cast of memorable villains, BATTLE CHASERS is packed with over-the-top action from cover to cover! Don’t miss this definitive collection!

DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 delivers the official prequel to the new NETFLIX series — and is awesome!

Return to another world, another time, Before the Age of Wonder.

The Skesis rein over Thra, but there are distant echoes of rebellion. Gelfling and unlikely heroes emerge to champion what is good and just, but their paths to legend started long ago.

Epic tales of adventure, magic, and mystery send us back in time to the Age of Resistance to witness the untold histories that forged these protectors of Thra.

+ Based on a story by Jim Henson ‘s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series writers, Will Matthews & Jeffery Addiss, Nicole Andelfinger ( Lumberjanes ) and Matias Basla ( Sparrowhawk ) present an official prequel to the next chapter of the pop culture phenomenon, now streaming on Netflix.

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Dark Horse delivers a killer new manga comedy with MS KOIZUMI LOVES RAMEN NOODLES VOL.1!

OK, so we love good manga at Third Eye, and we also really love ramen – so you combine the two, and we’re totally on board!

Let cool, mysterious high school student Ms. Koizumi and her girlfriends show you around the authentic ramen culture of everyday Japan in this fun food manga.

The noodles, the toppings, the broth-the street stalls, restaurants, and home cooking . . . and yes, cup ramen too! You’ll slurp down a whole new knowledge of Japan’s greatest fast food that even many Japanese don’t know . . . but Ms. Koizumi does!

The penultimate issue of POWERS OF X continues to count us down to the grand finale of Hickman’s incredible saga in PoX & HoX with POWERS OF X #5!

Holy crap: how freakin’ crazy was HOUSE OF X #5 last week? It blew our minds, and then some, and we’re totally amped to see what comes next in this weeks POWERS OF X!

What’s the scoop on HOUSE OF X and POWER 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.

And, then in POWER OF X, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after.

HOUSE OF X / POWER OF X are set to change the entire landscape of the X-MEN in the Marvel U, and if you haven’t read the X-Titles in quite sometime: this is the place to get back on board!

We’ve been lucky enough to read both issue #1s, and while we can’t disclose what goes down — we can tell you right now: iconic characters, the X-Men you care about, the bad guys you love to see in action, the Marvel Universe and the X-Men interacting in a way that’s downright fascinating, and a take on the X-Men that’s so fresh — you’ll never see it coming!

Wanna get on board? We’ve got issues 1-5 of HOUSE OF X and issue 1-4 of POWERS OF X in stock to get you up to date!

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BLOODSHOT returns in an all new ongoing series that’s perfect for new readers of the VALIANT icon with BLOODSHOT #1!

With the BLOODSHOT movie just around the corner – now is the time to find out why he’s one of the coolest characters to come out of the VALIANT world, and this new series is the perfect place to get on board!

Bloodshot is a nanite-fueled supersoldier forever at war. What happens to the world when he starts picking his own battles?

Will this one-man army be able to end the fighting—or just leave more destruction in his wake?

Bloodshot’s missions have made waves, as now the shadowy BLACK BAR has their sights set on him—but what do they have planned for this unkillable hero?

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Tom King, writer of BATMAN, VISION, MISTER MIRACLE and more, brings his incredible take on death & tragedy in the DCU to life in hardcover this Wednesday with the HEROES IN CRISIS Hardcover! — PLUS: you can meet TOM on SATURDAY 10/12/19 to get it signed at Third Eye Annapolis!

We’re huge fans of all things Tom King, and we really, really liked what he did with his work on HEROES IN CRISIS!

In this incredible series, there’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA operative turned comics writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD?

Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold!

It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition? This collected edition features the entire nine-issue miniseries!

Indie hit, PLOT, debuts with PLOT #1 this Wednesday, delivering pure horror comics bliss in a big way! A must-read! A MUST for fans of IMMORTAL HULK, Alan Moore’s SWAMP THING, and films like RE-ANIMATOR or SALEM’S LOT!

We’re big fans of the projects that VAULT Comics has been putting out over the last couple of years, and one of the most exciting ones we’re seeing this year is the new horror series, PLOT!

What’s the scoop on PLOT? In order to receive… First you must give.

When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows.

Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta… which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

Make sure you get the PLOT #1 Cover B HOUSE OF SECRETS homage cover!

We LOVE a good homage cover at Third Eye, and this Cover B to PLOT #1 is a MUST-HAVE!

Not only does the homage to that classic HOUSE OF SECRETS featuring the debut of SWAMP THING make perfect sense for a series like PLOT to pay homage to, but it’s just a downright gorgeously done homage!

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Image delivers a killer new sci-fi epic with SFSX: SAFE SEX #1 this Wednesday! A must for fans of SEX CRIMINALS & SUNSTONE

Notorious kink writer TINA HORN teams up with artist MICHAEL DOWLING (Unfollow, Death Sentence) for SFSX, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture that reads like SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead crossed with Oceans 8-with a SUNSTONE twist! 

In a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, a group of sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind.

Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power!

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Marvel’s new STRIKEFORCE series delivers a must-read new supernatural-inspired super-team led by BLADE!

NO COMPROMISE. NO MERCY.ALL NEW, ONGOING SERIES! From the dark minds of rising stars Tini Howard and Germán Peralta comes a tale of the underside of the Marvel Universe!

A new threat is secretly taking over the planet — and the more people who know about it, the more powerful the threat becomes. Blade dealt with this threat once before, and hoped to never have to again.

He can’t bring the Avengers in on this — not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed to darkness — a strikeforce. Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau and Daimon Hellstrom join forces to fight the fights that no other Marvel team can take on!

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #98 *CITY AT WAR Chapter 4* continues the building of a new era for the TMNT!

We’re loving the TMNT comics, and the recent arc that’s leading into TMNT #100 has us totally stoked!

As power in New York City’s underworld is consolidated, the populace goes to the polls to potentially elect Baxter Stockman as Mayor.

A devastating act will change the city forever, and Raphael must choose which side he’s on!

A pivotal issue with major events that will change the course of TMNT history!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 95 – 97 in stock to get you current!

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The next big volume of Image’s hit sci-fi fantasy epic, MONSTRESS, arrives with MONSTRESS VOL.4 this Wednesday!

This one has been one of our favorite IMAGE books for the last few years, and it continues to impress with every issue!

Maika and Corvin make their way through a warped and lethal land in search of Kippa, who is faced with her own terrible monsters.

But when Maika comes face-to-face with a stranger from her deep past, startling truths are uncovered, and at the center of it all lurks a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the Known World.

Maika is finally close to getting all the answers she ever wanted, but at what price? 

With war on the horizon-a war no one wants to stop-whose side will Maika choose? 

Start reading MONSTRESS with MONSTRESS VOL.1 for just $9.99!

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.

Collects MONSTRESS #1-6.

PAPER GIRLS TP VOL.5 delivers the next big volume of SAGA writer Brian K. Vaughan’s sci-fi masterpiece that fans of STRANGER THINGS & IT will love!

One of our absolute favorite reads is PAPER GIRLS, and whenever a new trade comes out, we find ourselves re-reading through the entire series once over again because of how darn good it is!

In this weeks volume 5, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, return with award-winning colorist MATTHEW WILSON and innovative letterer JARED K. FLETCHER for the darkly dramatic fifth volume of PAPER GIRLS.

Can anyone escape fate? That’s what Mac and her fellow newspaper delivery girls must discover as they travel from the year 2000 to a distant and dangerous future era of Cleveland, Ohio. Plus, the secret truth behind the mysterious “Grand Father” who’s been pursuing the girls across time is finally revealed!  

Collects PAPER GIRLS #21-25

Start Reading PAPER GIRLS with the PAPER GIRLS VOL.1 TP (collecting issues 1-5) for only $9.99!

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!

RELICS OF YOUTH delivers a killer new VAULT series that reads like LOST meets STRANGER THINGS!

Nat Rodrigues keeps dreaming of an island. Soon, the dreams become waking visions. Alone and concerned, Nat manages to locate other teenagers across the globe who share her intense obsession with the unmapped enclave.

And then, the strangest part: Every one of them wakes one morning with a mysterious tattoo.

A tattoo only the six of them can see. Now, each of them knows-no matter the obstacles in their way… they must discover this unknown paradise.

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The 1st of the DC 100-Page Giants debuts this week with SCOOBY DOO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GIANT — great $5.00 slabs of comic goodness for readers of all ages!

We love comics that help get comics into the hands of new readers, and DC’s 100-page giants are perfect for that!

Top quality collections of tons of some of the best stories surrounding a character — and only for $4.99 — make these the perfect way to get the non-comics reader in your life into something fun!

This week, we’ve got a great one for fans of all ages with the SCOOBY 50th Anniversary Giant! Not only can your Third Eye Juniors get into with some Scooby fun, but so can all us big kids who grew up watching Scooby Doo!

TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #1 puts the spotlight on some of our favorite bots with the CONSTRUCTICONS!

Cybertron, a planet of vast beauty and extraordinary cities, wasn’t always so perfect. After the War Against the Threefold Spark, Cybertron was decimated, and new bots-the Constructicons-emerged to help rebuild it grander and more amazing than ever before.

But where are these bots now?

Why have they been erased from Cybertron’s history?

And what are they planning to do about it? Find out in “Constructicons Rising,” Part One!

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Marvel delivers one of our favorite facsimile editions yet with MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #12 THE SON OF SATAN, featuring the debut of Daimon Hellstrom!

From Hell he came! By day he is Daimon Hellstrom, but by night he is known as the Son of Satan! Trident in hand, striking birthmark on his chest, and with the strength of a hundred men, Daimon is on the trail of his accursed father – and woe betide anyone who stands in his way!

Watch in terror as the Son of Satan fights his way through an army of demons as he pursues the ultimate family feud – with the soul of Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, at stake!

It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #12.

THE GOON VOL.1 RAGGED RETURN TO LONELY STREET collects the first arc of the all new GOON series!

We love THE GOON at Third Eye, and we’re so happy to see it coming out regularly again with the all new series under Eric Powell’s ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS publisher!

After strange adventures abroad, Goon & Franky return to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in their absence from Lonely Street.

For two decades, the Goon’s adventures have thrilled fans, critics, and creators with their bold creativity, classic style, and irreverent humor.

This volume contains Eric Powell’s highly anticipated return to his flagship series for its 20th anniversary. With never before seen bonus sketch material.