This Week’s Comic Highlights For Wednesday 9/4/19

Published August 30th, 2019

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SPAWN #300 makes comics history this Wednesday – join us on 9/4/19 to celebrate SPAWN #300 and jump into one of the longest-running creator-owned superhero comics in history!

If you grew up reading comics in the ’90s — then you know as well as we do: SPAWN was the biggest thing ever, and issue #1 blew the doors off the comic industry in a huge way, and to this day — the title still remains one of the most beloved superhero comics on the stands!

Now, we’re about to see one of the most historic moments in comics as SPAWN hits issue #300 – not only is this a big milestone for Spawn, Todd McFarlane, and Image Comics, but also a huge milestone for creator-owned comics in general.

There’s only been one or two other titles that have hit 300 consecutive issues that would be consider creator-owned (in fact, the only other may be Cerebus), and to see SPAWN as one of them — it’s a pretty big deal.

On top of all that: this issue of SPAWN sets out to deliver something that many of you have been waiting for: the perfect place to jump back into the world of Al Simmons and the battle between Heaven and Hell.

And, for many of you – this may be your first ever time reading SPAWN, after only hearing about the legendary character for years — and that’s killer, cause issue #300 is THE perfect place to begin reading the series!

What’s the scoop on SPAWN #300? SPAWN MAKES HISTORY!

With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPEÑA, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER!

And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!

Wednesday 9/4/19 is our SPAWN #300 Launch Party! Get all the covers, score sweet deals on IMAGE Comics goodness, and more!

We’re totally pumped for SPAWN #300, as you can tell, and to help celebrate, we’re serving up something extra special: SPAWN #300 launch party events at all Third Eye locations!

That’s right – we’ll be giving you first crack at all the SPAWN #300 covers, special bundle deals, and so much more!

Here’s some of the fun we have in store for SPAWN #300 launch day:

  • Be the 1st to get your copy of SPAWN #300!
  • Get 1st crack at all the SPAWN #300 launch covers
  • Purchase SPAWN #300 Cover Bundles and save big!
  • Take part in our special super secret HELLFIRE & HELLA GOOD Deals IMAGE COMICS sale!

Click here for full details on our SPAWN #300 Launch Party!

SAVE BIG WITH Third Eye’s SPAWN #300 Cover Bundles and collect ALL the Spawn #300 Covers!

There’s a TON of great covers for SPAWN #300 – cause, hey, this is one of the biggest books to come down the pipeline in a minute! We’ve put together a bunch of Third Eye Cover Bundles to help you collect all the SPAWN #300 covers — and save a few bucks in the process!

You can pre-order these for in-store pick up, or for mail order at the links below!

Click here for our SPAWN #300 Cover Gallery

SPAWN #300 Violator Bundle – Get all the cover price covers of SPAWN #300 for only $99.99 (normally $119.99!) – ALL 15 Covers!
  • Cover A Todd McFarlane 7.99
  • COVER B Todd McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  • COVER C Greg Capullo 7.99
  • COVER D Greg Capullo Virgin 7.99
  • COVER E Capullo & McFarlane 7.99
  • COVER F Capullo & McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  • COVER G J. Scott Campbell 7.99
  • COVER H J. Scott Campbell Virgin 7.99
  • COVER I J. Scott Campbell Black & White 7.99
  • COVER J Jerome Opena 7.99
  • COVER K Jerome Opena Virgin 7.99
  • COVER L Jerome Opena Black & White 7.99
  • COVER M Jason Shawn Alexander 7.99
  • COVER N ASM #300 Tribute Homage 7.99
  • COVER O BLANK Sketch Cover 7.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

SPAWN #300 SOUTH OF HEAVEN Bundle – Get all the basic covers + the 1:25 for only $119.99 (normally $149.99)
  1. Cover A Todd McFarlane 7.99
  2. COVER B Todd McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  3. COVER C Greg Capullo 7.99
  4. COVER D Greg Capullo Virgin 7.99
  5. COVER E Capullo & McFarlane 7.99
  6. COVER F Capullo & McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  7. COVER G J. Scott Campbell 7.99
  8. COVER H J. Scott Campbell Virgin 7.99
  9. COVER I J. Scott Campbell Black & White 7.99
  10. COVER J Jerome Opena 7.99
  11. COVER K Jerome Opena Virgin 7.99
  12. COVER L Jerome Opena Black & White 7.99
  13. COVER M Jason Shawn Alexander 7.99
  14. COVER N ASM #300 Tribute Homage 7.99
  15. COVER O BLANK Sketch Cover 7.99
  16. COVER P 1:25 CAPULLO & MCFARLANE Virgin Variant 29.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

SPAWN #300 NOT CLOWNING AROUND Bundle – Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants for $149.99 (normally $209.99) & Save Big!
  1. Cover A Todd McFarlane 7.99
  2. COVER B Todd McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  3. COVER C Greg Capullo 7.99
  4. COVER D Greg Capullo Virgin 7.99
  5. COVER E Capullo & McFarlane 7.99
  6. COVER F Capullo & McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  7. COVER G J. Scott Campbell 7.99
  8. COVER H J. Scott Campbell Virgin 7.99
  9. COVER I J. Scott Campbell Black & White 7.99
  10. COVER J Jerome Opena 7.99
  11. COVER K Jerome Opena Virgin 7.99
  12. COVER L Jerome Opena Black & White 7.99
  13. COVER M Jason Shawn Alexander 7.99
  14. COVER N ASM #300 Tribute Homage 7.99
  15. COVER O BLANK Sketch Cover 7.99
  16. COVER P 1:25 CAPULLO & MCFARLANE Virgin Variant 29.99
  17. COVER Q 1:50 MCFARLANE Virgin Variant 59.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

SPAWN #300 SEEK & DESTROY BUNDLE – Get 3 Randomly Chosen SPAWN #300 cover price covers for just $19.99 with our special MYSTERY BAG Bundle! Covers will be randomly selected and packaged from the list below!
  1. Cover A Todd McFarlane 7.99
  2. COVER B Todd McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  3. COVER C Greg Capullo 7.99
  4. COVER D Greg Capullo Virgin 7.99
  5. COVER E Capullo & McFarlane 7.99
  6. COVER F Capullo & McFarlane Black & White 7.99
  7. COVER G J. Scott Campbell 7.99
  8. COVER H J. Scott Campbell Virgin 7.99
  9. COVER I J. Scott Campbell Black & White 7.99
  10. COVER J Jerome Opena 7.99
  11. COVER K Jerome Opena Virgin 7.99
  12. COVER L Jerome Opena Black & White 7.99
  13. COVER M Jason Shawn Alexander 7.99
  14. COVER N ASM #300 Tribute Homage 7.99
  15. COVER O BLANK Sketch Cover 7.99

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The most controversial BATMAN story ever arrives in collected form with the BATMAN: DAMNED graphic novel, collecting all 3-issues of the dark Elseworlds BATMAN tale by “JOKER” creative team Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo!

One of the most sought after books we’ve seen in the last few years has been BATMAN DAMNED, which, as many of you know, was NOT 2nd printed by DC Comics due to a huge amount of controversy swirling around the issue (we tend to think that nude Batman’s not THAT big of a deal, but hey — we’re not the ones calling the shots!)

Now, you can finally get your hands on the iconic entire mini-series, including issue #1, with the new BATMAN: DAMNED graphic novel, and we’re STOKED to finally be able to put this fantastic read into your hands!

In BATMAN DAMNED, the Joker is dead. 


There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.


Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthian case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering. 


So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine?

Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more.

So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.


BATMAN: DAMNED is a supernatural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL. 
This new collection includes a sketch gallery and other bonus features.

The biggest thing to hit comics in 2019 continues with HOUSE OF X #4 — get on board the history-making new X-Men series!

In HOUSE OF X #4, Xavier’s dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back 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 1-3? We’ve got copies in stock to hook you up!

Get the exclusive HOUSE OF X #4 Decades variant this week, featuring ANGEL!

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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SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1 is set to be one of the biggest indie releases of 2019 – a must-read for fans of “IT”, “STRANGER THINGS” and more — PLUS: you can meet writer James Tynion IV at Third Eye Annapolis & Third Eye Richmond this weekend!

Third Eye Faithful, we’re huge fans of writer James Tynion IV, who you may know from smash hits like the recent JUSTICE LEAGUE run with Scott Snyder, the killer BATMAN / TMNT crossover, and his epic run on DETECTIVE COMICS!

So, when we saw that James would be launching a KILLER new creator-driven BOOM STUDIOS series with SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN.. we knew we had to do something special to celebrate!

So, we’re bringing James not just to ONE Third Eye location, but to TWO Third Eye locations, to sign copies of his brand new series SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, along with his other past projects as well!

What’s the scoop on SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN?

This awesome new series, in the vein of IT and STRANGER THINGS, delivers a brutal, and uncompromising chiller that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

In SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, when the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless.

Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.

Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see.

Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

Picture JOSS WHEDON’S Buffy the Vampire Slayer if she was operating out of Derry in IT, and that sums up the feel very well!

Click here for more info on our signings with James Tynion IV!

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One of our favorite ongoing series, THE IMMORTAL HULK, delivers its fourth trade paperback this week with IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL.4 ABOMINATION!

Holy crap: if you’re not reading IMMORTAL HULK — YOU GOTTA START! This is one of the best written comics to hit the stands, of any genre, in recent memory, and is by far, one of the best runs of Hulk we’ve seen in ages!

In volume 4, once upon a time, he was the Hulk’s best friend.

Rick Jones was there at ground zero on the fateful day the Hulk was born.

And during the early days when the Hulk was a mindless brute, Rick was the only one who believed in him.

Now Rick is dead and gone – but his body has been exhumed and stolen!

And the Immortal Hulk wants to know why. But to find the answers he seeks, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments and a ruthless assassin out for his blood – and the one thing that can depower the Hulk.

As a pair of dead loved ones turned nightmarish foes hunt Banner on two fronts, the stage is set for a brutal three-way confrontation between the Abomination, the Harpy and the Hulk!

Collecting IMMORTAL HULK #16-20.

This series conjures up a great blend of classic superhero storytelling with David Cronenberg-esque body horror to make for one of our favorite reads. Our closest comparison would be something akin to Alan Moore’s SWAMP THING!

Check out volume 1, and find out what all the fuss is about!

The LEGION OF SUPERHEROES makes their return in an all new 2-part series, featuring comics superstar Jim Lee! Never read LEGION? This is THE place to start!

The grand return of the LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, one of comics most beloved super-teams, arrives this week at Third Eye, and we could not be more stoked!

One of the most beloved worlds in comics is the far future of the DC Universe that the LEGION OF SUPERHEROES dwell in, and with their rich, and deep history — we gotta tell ya: we’ve missed reading about the LEGION!

Now, DC is serving up a new mini-series that is the PERFECT primer, and entry point for one of the coolest parts of the DC Universe with LEGION OF SUPERHEROES MILLENNIUM!

In this 2-part miniseries, we’re given an epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC’s future timelines!

Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestling with her own inner demons and desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world.

Do not miss this truly unique take on tomorrow’s DC Universe, all leading up to a special launch on the millennium!

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The BLACK WIDOW gets the spotlight in the all new WEB OF THE BLACK WIDOW #1 this Wednesday!

We love a good YEAR ONE storyline, and this brand new limited series delivers a perfect introduction to the origins of one of Marvel’s most iconic characters!

BLACK WIDOW: YEAR ONE!


One of Marvel Comics’ longest-running female heroes finally gets her due!

Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her past, the Widow may have to go back to Black – and off the grid.

Who can she trust in this web of deceit? And more importantly – can her friends trust her? Don’t miss the spy tale of the century!

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Harley & Ivy reunite in the all new Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #1 this Wednesday!

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are taking their show on the road in this new miniseries!

They’ll have to evade villains and heroes alike while they explore their relationship and unpack their time and experiences at Sanctuary.

Set after the events of HEROES IN CRISIS and smack in the middle of “Year of the Villain,” it’s a journey across the DC Universe that will change their friendship forever…if they live that long!

Make sure you get the Cover B & Cover C ARTGERM Harley and Ivy Connecting Covers for normal cover price while supplies last!

OK, so these may be the best covers from ARTGERM yet, and guess what – put ’em side by side, and they make one heck of an awesome set!

Make sure you scoop both for normal cover price while supplies last!

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Our favorite Image Comics series since SAGA continues with DIE #7 this Wednesday!

One of the best damn books on the stands is Kieron Gillen (WICKED + DIVINE) and Stephanie Hans dark modern fantasy series DIE, which takes a group of Dungeon & Dragons-playing friends — and puts a horrific spin on their youthful role-playing activities!

In DIE #7, the rest of our heroes have to march the survivors of Glass Town across the featureless Expanse, led by contrite Isabelle and never-contrite-in-his-whole-life Chuck.

But is there more than meets the eye here? Like a secret door? Or a soul?

Start reading DIE with DIE TP VOL.1 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER for just $9.99!

Start reading DIE with DIE TP VOL.1 for just $9.99 this week at Third Eye!

DIE is a blast! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players.

If KIERON’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji”, but that’s only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg.

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Make sure you scoop the special interlude one-shot, DCEASED: A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1, that ties into the incredible Elseworlds mini-series that’s been taking us all by storm!

While the mainstays of the Justice League-Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman – battle the worldwide infection in the pages of DCEASED, a group of other heroes work to stop the impending apocalypse-no matter who they have to kill!

Mr. Terrific assembles a motley group of surviving heroes including Mister Miracle, Big Barda, John Constantine, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold as they attempt to fight back against the tide of death.

Can this ragtag group save the world where the Justice League has thus far failed?

In DCEASED, a mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.

The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?

This book is brutal, unrelenting, and we’re telling you now: when you see what goes down with some of your favorite heroes and villains — you’re gonna flip!

Make sure you scoop the DCEASED: GOOD DAY TO DIE #1 HORROR MOVIE Homage variant paying homage to THE CONJURING!

We love the killer homage variants to horror movie posters that they’ve been doing for all the DCEASED books, and this one may just be our favorite yet paying homage to a personal fave of ours: THE CONJURING!

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DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11 delivers the penultimate issue to one of the biggest things to hit the DC Universe this decade!

The critically acclaimed series by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank marches toward its conclusion.

In this penultimate issue, the truth behind “Rebirth” is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world…Rorschach!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-10 in stock to get you current!

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SAVAGE AVENGERS #5 delivers the next big issue of one of the most exciting AVENGERS series we’ve seen since DARK AVENGERS!

The Marrow God has eaten the sentient population of entire planets, but he never had to dance with the Savage Avengers.

Kulan Gath is on the verge of defeat…or is that what he wanted the entire time?

A Pyrrhic victory lights a fuse that will only burn more of the Marvel Universe. Plus, the Punisher is curious about Crom…

We gotta tell ya: this series continues to up the ante on over-the-top, killer superhero fun, and we mean, heck: how can you not love a team book featuring THE PUNISHER, CONAN, WOLVERINE, VENOM, ELEKTRA, and BROTHER VOODOO teaming up!?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-4 in stock to get you current!

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The 1st appearance of POISON IVY is reissued in a new BATMAN #181 Facsimile edition from DC Comics this Wednesday!

One of our favorite BATMAN characters ever is POISON IVY, so when we saw that her 1st appearance was being reissued this week in a facsimile edition of BATMAN #181 — we knew we had to shout it out!

 The debut of one of the Dynamic Duo’s greatest foes is reprinted in this new facsimile edition, just in time for HARLEY QUINN AND POISON IVY #1!

In this story, Poison Ivy crashes an art gallery opening to announce that she intends to become Gotham City’s greatest villainess!

How will the Caped Crusaders stop her mad plan-when Ivy’s kisses can cloud men’s minds?

And in the backup story,  Batman must help one of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City when she’s threatened by a mysterious voice. This issue also includes a two-page pinup of the Dynamic Duo!

The world of a giant Pug of War kicks off in the new Image Comics series, BATTLEPUG with BATTLEPUG #1!

It’s been a few years since the last Kinmundian saved the world with the help of his faithful Battlepug, but a new threat arises.

The epic tale returns as our favorite barbarian and his trusty overgrown dog renew their quest for insane adventure! Same dog. NEW TRICKS!

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BERSERKER UNBOUND #2 delivers the killer 2nd issue to Jeff Lemire (BLACK HAMMER, DESCENDER / ASCENDER, OLD MAN LOGAN, and many more) and Mike Deodato’s (SAVAGE AVENGERS) “Conan in Modern Day New York” story!

Ripped from a savage world ruled by magic and dropped at the outskirts of a modern city, feared warrior the Mongrel King is found and rescued by a homeless man who guides him through a new land with new vices and hardships.

From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes this urban warrior fantasy series!

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

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE continues this week with ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #2 & ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1!

One of the best MARVEL COMICS event stories of recent memory has gotta be ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, which takes the crazy awesome stuff that Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman have been building in the current run of VENOM — and goes totally off-the-chain with it in the best way possible!

In ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #2, Patricia Robertson may know symbiotes…but nothing could have ever prepared her for their god, KNULL!

With Carnage building strength to call the symbiote god to Earth, Patricia must harness the power of the Scream symbiote!

Can Scream withstand the draw of Knull, or are they doomed to be another casualty?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1, along with both issues of the main series, and all the tie-ins out so far, in stock now to get you current!

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Alongside ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 delivers a look at the first host to the alien Symbiote before Eddie Brock or Peter Parker!

AN UNTOLD TALE OF A SYMBIOTIC HOST FROM YESTERYEAR…


During its first visit to New York City, the alien symbiote that would come to be known as Venom bonded to a host that wasn’t Spider-Man or Eddie Brock.

Face front, True Believers, as this mysterious man meets his destiny… at the hands of CARNAGE!

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