This Week's Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 1/2/19

Published December 31st, 2018

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This Wednesday marks the return of Marvel’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN with CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1!

Join us Wednesday 1/2/19 for our huge CONAN launch party, and then Saturday 1/5/19 for our huge CONAN #1 signing with Jason Aaron!
It’s been decades since Marvel Comics published CONAN comics, and while there’s no doubt that Dark Horse did terrific things with the license, we gotta say: we are so stoked to see CONAN returning home in their brand new ongoing CONAN THE BARBARIAN monthly series.
Written by THOR, AVENGERS & SOUTHERN BASTARDS scribe JASON AARON, with art by the uber-talented MAHMUD ASRAR — this is looking to be the best CONAN has been in years!
Not since Marvel took over the Star Wars license, have we been this excited about a licensed comic series, and with the long, rich history and tradition Marvel has with delivering incredible CONAN comics (be it Buscema or Barry Windsor Smith — not to mention the many others — Marvel’s CONAN back catalog is legendary in its own right!), we just know that the return of Conan to Marvel is going to be extra special!
OK, before we go any further: there really is no one more perfect to do a CONAN comic series than Jason Aaron.
Seriously: the work he’s done with THOR and the Asgard mythos over the last decade proves that he can do some serious sword-and-sorcery, and his creator-owned works like THE GODDAMNED, MEN OF WRATH, SOUTHERN BASTARDS and SCALPED show that he’s got an amazing way of telling tales where the lead characters are cast in moral shades of gray.
In other words: if you were wondering just how to make an awesome CONAN comic in 2018 — there’s only two things we can say: JASON. AARON.
And, then throw in the gorgeous artwork of the very talented Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN), and you’ve got yourself one of the best takes on the Cimmerian barbarian we’ve ever seen!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you!
Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between.
As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!

GET ALL THE CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 VARIANTS & MORE SWAG (LIKE FREE SWORDMARK BOOKMARKS!!) ON 1/2/19 AT OUR CONAN THE BARBARIAN LAUNCH PARTY & THEN COME BACK AND GET ’EM SIGNED ON SATURDAY 1/5/19 BY JASON AARON!

We’ve put together a TON of fun to help celebrate the DAY-1 Launch Party in collaboration with MARVEL to make the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN extra-special!
Including:

  • 1st Crack at all the exclusive CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 Variant Covers
  • Get an exclusive SWORDMARK Bookmark FREE with purchase of CONAN #1 while supplies last!
  • Enter into our WHAT’S BEST IN LIFE raffle to win the #1 spot in line for our big CONAN #1 signing with Jason Aaron on 1/5/19!
  • Purchase the exclusive LAUNCH PARTY variant of CONAN #1 for just $4.99 cover price!

Meet CONAN THE BARBARIAN writer and comics legend JASON AARON at our CONAN #1 Launch Signing on 1/5/19!!

We’re so pumped about the new CONAN series that we’re actually flying in the one and only JASON AARON, aka, one of the biggest living legends working in comics today!
We’re so stoked about this extra special signing with one of our all-time favorite comic writers, Third Eye Faithful, and we know that many of you are too.
Jason’s done a TON of crazy awesome work, ranging from his work on Star Wars to THOR GOD OF THUNDER to SOUTHERN BASTARDS to SCALPED and more!
Click here for the Third Eye Guide to CONAN THE BARBARIAN!
Click here for info on our signing event with Jason Aaron!
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Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, creators of Image hit WAYWARD, bring pure magic with CHAMPIONS #1 this Wednesday as they deliver Marvel its very own LEGION OF SUPERHEROES!

We gotta tell ya: we really, really dig the direction Zub has been taking CHAMPIONS, and with the fresh start of issue #1 launching this week, we could not be more stoked to get you guys and gals on board!
With the all new CHAMPIONS series, Zub reunites with his incredibly talented WAYWARD collaborator, STEVEN CUMMINGS, to bring a super fresh, super rad take to the Marvel Universe: the LEGION OF SUPERHEROES-style.
That’s right: a giant book spanning the Marvel Universe, which covers not just your favorite iconic next generation Marvel heroes like Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, The Wasp, and more — but also introduces tons of new young heroes!
This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill teen superhero team book, this is really something special, and knowing the talent and approach that Zub brings to nearly everything he does — this is going to be a run worth digging in and journeying along with!
In CHAMPIONS #1, the Champions have gone global!
The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel’s leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries.
They’re saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation… but something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission. It’s a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for!
Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) ignite a new era of CHAMPIONS, filled to the brim with action, adventure and drama in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
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The 2nd chapter of the COUNTDOWN TO DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 arrives this week with DETECTIVE COMICS #995 as killer creative team PETER TOMASI & DOUG MAHNKE continue to impress !

You heard us rant and rave last month about how pumped we are about the arrival of Tomasi & Mahnke to DETECTIVE COMICS, and we gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful: that debut issue in 994 was INCREDIBLE!
Now, they’re back with the next chapter in their epic countdown to DETECTIVE #1000, and once again, they hit it out of the park!
In DETECTIVE #995, Alfred Pennyworth…attacked at the Wayne mansion!
Who’s hunting those closest to Batman?
The monstrous shadow creature plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight’s most ardent allies fall prey to the violent vendetta.
Will those tragedies send Batman over the edge?
Good thing he’s on his way to Arkham Asylum-but will he investigate a murder, or get incarcerated in a padded cell?
Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue #994 in stock now to get you on board and up to speed!
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THANOS WINS & VENOM writer DONNY CATES delivers the best damn INHUMANS story ever with DEATH OF THE INHUMANS — now available in trade paperback!

We know we keep raving about Donny Cates, but we’re telling ya: he is CRUSHING it on books like VENOM and THANOS WINS, and his sleeper hit, DEATH OF THE INHUMANS, was one of our favorite things he’s done yet!
In DEATH OF THE INHUMANS, the alien Kree are on a killing spree, leaving behind a message: Join or die.
Thousands of Inhumans have already made their choice – the evidence floats, bleeding, in space. Attilan died screaming without its king.
Now Black Bolt, monarch of the Inhumans, sets out for vengeance – but will he lead the last of his people to their deaths?
The Kree have a weapon of their own – one that will teach the Silent King what it truly means to be voiceless.
When Vox strikes, Black Bolt will be left a wounded prisoner – and the Royal Family lambs to the slaughter!
It’s an Inhuman massacre as rising star Donny Cates and sensational artist Ariel Olivetti bring the royals to the lowest point in their long and storied history – and quite possibly their last!
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Tom King delivers another masterpiece of a read with HEROES IN CRISIS #4, as the CRISIS in HEROES IN CRISIS begins to be felt!!

If you’re not reading HEROES IN CRISIS, Third Eye Faithful: you’re missing out on essential DC UNIVERSE worldbuilding for 2019 and beyond, and we’re telling you right now: go get caught up! Seriously: this series is THAT good!
In this week’s issue 4, it’s Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?!
Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall.
Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that.
Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!
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INFINITY WARS: INFINITY one-shot closes out the best darn cosmic Marvel storyline we’ve seen in a long time, and sets the stage for Cosmic Marvel in 2019!!

We loved every second of the incredible INFINITY WARS storyline that ran through 2018, and with the series having reached its conclusion, we’re super stoked on this one-shot hitting this week which closes everything out while also setting up for what’s to come in the Cosmic Marvel U in 2019 (can we say Donny Cates GUARDIANS O/T GALAXY?!? Heck yes!)
This one has a few surprises in it, so the less we say – the better; just trust us: if you’ve been digging the INFINITY WARS stuff as much as us, then you’re gonna wanna read this one!
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EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON arrives in trade paperback, delivering the prelude mini-series to the killer SPIDER-EVENT of 2018! A must-read for fans of SPIDER-VERSE!

One of our favorite things of this year was the SPIDER-GEDDON event, which delivered one of the coolest Spidey arcs we’ve seen since the now-classic SPIDER-VERSE stuff!
In this weeks EDGE OFSPIDER-GEDDON TPB, every world has its spider!
Spider-Punk is back and better than ever, tackling his home dimension’s problems with arachnid attitude! And witness the next chapter in the life of Peni Parker, A.K.A. the fan-favorite SP//dr!
But the amazing, spectacular alternate-reality heroes don’t stop there! In one universe, when Uncle Ben is shot in a mugging, Peter Parker’s radioactive blood donation turns Ben into a Spider-Hero too!
And then there’s the Earth where industrialist Norman Osborn received the arachnid bite – and changed the world as a very different Spider-Man!
But what’s Superior to a spider?
An Octopus!
And you won’t believe what Otto Octavius, in his new body, is up to as the savior of San Francisco! Experience the stories that set the stage for the Spidey event of the year: Spider-Geddon! Collecting EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #1-4 and SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1.
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I HATE FAIRYLAND creator Skottie Young’s killer run of DEADPOOL arrives in trade paperback with DEADPOOL VOL.1 MERCIN HARD FOR MONEY!

We freakin’ love just about everything and anything that Skottie Young does, but we gotta tell ya: his work on DEADPOOL has been some of our favorite yet!
In this weeks DEADPOOL VOL.1 MERCIN HARD FOR MONEY, Deadpool is back to mercin’ for a living!
It’s been a while since Wade Wilson has struggled to make ends meet, but things are tough all over.
While Deadpool tries to get his humble business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge – so mind-breakingly cataclysmic that it defies description – is heading toward Earth, and only one person can stop it!
Oh no, wait – it’s not Deadpool, is it?
Oh %$@#. It’s Deadpool. Good thing he has a plan.
But what happens when things take a turn for the weird – Weirdworld, that is!
Find out as Wade ventures into a realm of monsters, sorceresses, Man-Things…and romance? Plus: Halloween hijinks – and a very, very bad day! Hop back on board the Deadpool train as Skottie Young, Nic Klein and Scott Hepburn reinvent the Merc With a Mouth! Collecting DEADPOOL (2018) #1-6.
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Check out this SICK Batgirl #30 MIDDLETON variant, hitting this Wednesday for just $3.99!!

We’ve loved all these killer Joshua Middleton variants to BATGIRL, but holy crap: issue 30 has a GREAT one!
Make sure you scoop one while supplies last for normal cover price $3.99 this week at Third Eye!
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The road to the new DAREDEVIL series begins with the MAN WITHOUT FEAR mini-series in MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1!!

One of the new books of 2019 we’re most pumped about is Chip Zdarsky’s upcoming DAREDEVIL #1 (in fact, we’re so excited – we’re hosting a huge signing for it, read about that here).
So, this week, with the lead-in series arriving in the pages of MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1, we’re pretty darn pumped!
Daredevil is gone, but Hell’s Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.
Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.
And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?!
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