This Week's Highlights for Wednesday 1/31/18

Published January 29th, 2018

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DC Comics delivers pure awesome with DARK NIGHTS METAL #5!

C’mon: you know you need that incredible Capullo cover in your life!
DARK NIGHTS METAL absolutely CRUSHES once again with this weeks issue #5, as the DC Universe continues to heat up as one of the most exciting places for top notch storytelling.
In this weeks issue #5, the Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But…what if there’s not?
Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-4 in stock to get you current!

Start reading DARK NIGHTS METAL with DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 this week!

Wanna get started with METAL? We’ve got 1-4 in stock, along with all the tie-ins, to get you going.
What’s the scoop on METAL?
Spinning out of a mystery that Batman has been investigating ever since the very first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run that began with THE COURT OF OWLS, and has continued into Rebirth with the recent revelations from THE BUTTON storyline, METAL is the culmination of everything that all star BATMAN creative team Snyder and Capullo have been building towards for the last few years.
Whether it’s Nth Metal or Doctor Fate’s helmet – there’s a lot of strange and mysterious metals in the DC Universe that do strange and mysterious things.
And, there’s something about them that’s connected to the entirety of the DCU Multiverse in a big way.
You better believe BATMAN has been on top of this from the get go — but, now, the very DARK MATTER that he’s been investigating is beginning to seep into the reality of the current DC Universe… and with it, it’s bringing something very interesting: the Dark Multiverse.
Just like there’s 52 Earths, and a different reality for each – there’s a dark side to these worlds, a dark multiverse, and as it’s tentacles extend into the DC Universe.. they’re changing it in a very frightening way.
Even more exciting — this storyline delivers the first real crisis of the Rebirth era, as the DC Universe finds itself terraformed into a horrific mirror of itself.
Didn’t think Gotham couldn’t get any scarier? Wait until you see it after the Dark Matter has had its way with it.
If Frank Frazetta and Jack Kirby collaborated with Seasons in the Abyss as their soundtrack — you’d get METAL, and we CANNOT wait to get our hands on it this Summer!
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AVENGERS #678 continues with CHAPTER 4 of NO SURRENDER, the next in a series of mini-series leading to Marvel’s huge Spring / Summer 2018 plans!

The AVENGERS of today face their own incarnation of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED!

PLUS: the road to Bruce Banner Hulk’s return begins HERE! 
More and more, we’re seeing awesome stuff that’s getting us absolutely hyped up for what Marvel has planned this Spring and Summer, and following hot on the heels of recent breakout hits like MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE, and PHOENIX RESURRECTION, AVENGERS NO SURRENDER kicks off the storyline that will tear the 3 current AVENGERS teams apart — and leave us with just.. THE AVENGERS!
In this stunning new saga, the Earth has been STOLEN!
The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world!
The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE!
The teams you know and love from AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, U.S.AVENGERS and OCCUPY AVENGERS come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
This is an epic storyline that will bring together nearly every corner of the Marvel Universe, along with AVENGERS past and present, to re-define just who the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be in 2018!
In this week’s part #4, the Avengers are caught in a game of cosmic proportions, but they don’t know the rules – and one of them is about to pay the ultimate price! THE FIRST AVENGER FALLS!
But now that it’s all hands on deck, is this his chance at redemption?
Or will his hunger to prove himself be his downfall?
Need chapters 1-3?  We’ve got plenty of issues 675-677 in stock to get you current!
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The Road to FLASH WAR starts here with FLASH ANNUAL #1!

Get ready for FLASH WAR this Spring – one of the next big DC Universe storylines to follow after METAL!

We’re telling ya right now: Joshua Williamson’s FLASH run has been one of the best runs in the history of the character. It ranks up there with incredible work by writers like MARK WAID, GEOFF JOHNS, and GRANT MORRISON.
And, it’s about to get a whole lot better (which is saying something!) with the upcoming FLASH WAR storyline kicking off this Spring!
Get in on the ground floor of FLASH WAR with this weeks FLASH ANNUAL #1 – the official PRELUDE to FLASH WAR!
In FLASH ANNUAL, the biggest Flash story of 2018 starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who’s conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive-and he’ll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do!
But when Magenta, Wally’s old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world…
A major turning point for the Flash family that sets the path for earth shattering stories in 2018!
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JEAN GREY #11 features a CRUCIAL key chapter of PHOENIX RESURRECTION – do not miss out on this major tie-in to PHOENIX RESURRECTION!

We’ve been LOVING the PHOENIX RESURRECTION mini-series which has been heralding the return of the original JEAN GREY, and this week in JEAN GREY #11, we wanted to give you an extra-special heads up because it has a CRUCIAL tie-in to the PHOENIX RESURRECTION mini-series!
What’s the scoop on this one? It was all leading up to this…young Jean Grey vs. the Phoenix!
But after all her training, this might be a battle that she wasn’t prepared for at all.
Now, trapped in a prison with former Phoenix hosts, Jean must use everything she’s learned to bust out! All this, plus what was up with that ghost Jean Grey?!
Guest-starring Rachel Summers, Emma Frost, Quentin Quire, the Cuckoos and Hope!
Make sure you snag a copy this week!
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The MILK WARS crossover between the DCU and YOUNG ANIMAL begins with JLA / DOOM PATROL #1 this Wednesday!

Meet writers GERARD WAY & STEVE ORLANDO at Third Eye Annapolis on 2/24/18! 
We’re so stoked about MILK WARS! 1st: we freakin’ love what STEVE ORLANDO has done with the JLA in the DCU since REBIRTH, so you KNOW we’re pumped about that – and then 2nd, it’s the incredible YOUNG ANIMAL imprint and characters (curated by uber-talented GERARD WAY of UMBRELLA ACADEMY fame) getting the spotlight in a big crazy surreal crossover!
What’s not to love?
What’s the scoop on MILK WARS? So, for the last year or so, Gerard Way has been bringing a sense of pure raw comic book madness to the DC Universe in the pages of his YOUNG ANIMAL pop-up imprint.
A finely curated collection of cutting-edge new comics that take classic DCU superheroes, and blends them with post-modern ideas, and a unique kind of magic to make for some of the most fascinating and impressive comics on the stands.
Now, the world of Way’s YOUNG ANIMAL will be colliding with the DC Universe proper in an epic crossover titled MILK WARS.
Whether you’ve been hooked on the YOUNG ANIMAL books all along, or you’ve never read them before — this is a perfect way to introduce yourself to them, while at the same time finding out just how fantastic the current JUSTICE LEAGUE stuff has been!
So, what’s the scoop on it?
It all begins in JUSTICE LEAGUE / DOOM PATROL #1, in January, as a brand new villain, designed by comic legend FRANK QUITELY (WE 3, AUTHORITY, ALL STAR SUPERMAN) known as the MILKMAN MAN.
In the vein of THE ANTI-MONITOR from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the Milkman Man’s goal is to homogenize the DC Universe and remove all traces of the beautiful strangeness and odd wonder that makes the DCU so unique.
Of course – this doesn’t sit well with the world’s most unusual heroes: DOOM PATROL.
Wanna read more about MILK WARS? Click here for our THIRD EYE GUIDE to MILK WARS!

Meet MILK WARS writers STEVE ORLANDO & GERARD WAY at Third Eye on 2/24/18!!

Third Eye Faithful, get ready: this February, we’re bringing you one of the biggest signings to hit Third Eye yet: UMBRELLA ACADEMY, DOOM PATROL and TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS writer GERARD WAY (who many of you also know from his incredible band MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE) will be joining DC Comics superstar STEVE ORLANDO (SUPERGIRL, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO) at Third Eye for our huge MILK WARS FINALE Signing, as they bring their epic JUSTICE LEAGUE / DOOM PATROL crossover to a close.
We’ve been huge fans of both Gerard & Steve’s amazing work in comics for a while now, and when we had the rare opportunity to bring them in for this — we jumped at it!
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DC’s Vertigo Imprint delivers a stunning new blend of ultra-violent science fiction & modern day satire with MOTHERLANDS #1!

DRAGON-HUNTING BOUNTY HUNTERS & SUPER CRIMINALS have taken the role of celebrities in the future!
When we first saw the advance of MOTHERLANDS – we knew we were in for a real treat!
In a crazed future where unhinged technologies and interconnected parallel Earths have given rise to a spectacular class of super-criminal, the most beloved celebrities aren’t actors or rock stars, but the bounty hunters who traverse an exotic multiverse in search of impossible prey!
But when the spotlight-shunning, strait-laced tracer known as Tab finds herself in an ultra-violent race for her greatest prize yet, she’s forced to work with her greatest enemy, the only person capable of IDing him: her own elderly, overbearing and hypercritical mother, who was once the most fabulous and celebrated bounty hunter of them all.
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DC New Age of Heroes continues with its next launch title, THE SILENCER #1!

Hard-hitting, brutal storytelling & gorgeous artwork in this new DC Universe series that blends a KILL BILL vibe with THE PUNISHER and the Multiverse!
We’re so, so freakin’ into the new titles launching with the DC NEW AGE OF HEROES!
Damage #1 blew us away, and THE SILENCER was an even better read – and we gotta tell ya: this may be Romita Jr’s best work since KICK-ASS!
What’s the scoop on the NEW AGE OF HEROES? Well, Third Eye Faithful, there’s not many times we can truly say: you’re going to remember where you were when you got these, but with the NEW AGE OF HEROES books, we’re saying it right now – you’re gonna remember exactly what was going on the day you came into Third Eye and scooped ’em.
It’s no secret that DC Comics has really captured lightning in a bottle with their incredible output lately, whether it be the mainline events like METAL and DOOMSDAY CLOCK, or the self-contained ELSEWORLDS-style hits like BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT — they are truly where it’s at for great stories with great artwork right now.
And, we gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful: we’ve seen what they have planned for 2018, and it’s huge. We’re talking BIG stuff, and that means DC has no signs of slowing down whatsoever.
Where does it all begin? The New Age of Heroes.
A line-up of series set firmly in the mainline DC Universe continuity, and featuring many of the DC’s most iconic characters, friend and foe, the NEW AGE OF HEROES focuses on doing something that’s not easy for established superhero comics: creating fresh and exciting new heroes that captivate the way the icons we know and love do.
In SILENCER, she’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins…and you’ve never heard of her.
Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was.
After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact.
Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street.
But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission…and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer.
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Black Mask Comics delivers a brutal stand-alone one-shot graphic novel for just $7.99 with ETERNAL!

Viking awesomeness galore in this stunning new one-shot from BLACK MASK!
We’re always digging on the new stuff coming down the pipeline from the super talented folks at Black Mask, and their latest release, ETERNAL, is one of the better ones we’ve seen from the publisher in a minute!
In ETERNAL, a group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can take their land land from them. Vif takes her band of women off viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte.
But some battles rage on inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won’t ever stay down.
Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you.
This oversized bande dessinee graphic novella is a love letter to brutal violence and eternal emotions.
With hyperdetailed art and gorgeous fluid motion from artist Eric Zawadzki [hot off THE DREGS], this story will be one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things you will read this year.
Written by Ryan K Lindsay, known for marrying emotion to genre in BEAUTIFUL CANVAS and the award winning NEGATIVE SPACE, this self-contained story is aimed to be a boutique item for your shelves, and a gateway gift to others you know and love.
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INHUMANS VS X-MEN arrives in hardcover this week, collecting the entire epic crossover in one gorgeous book!

One of the BEST Marvel crossovers we’ve seen in a minute hits softcover this week!
IvX was one of the best darn event series Marvel has done in a while, and it quietly became one of our favorite X-Men stories in ages with each and every issue delivering BIG TIME!
Now, the hardcover with the entire series collected in one massive tome, is available, and for those of you who may have slept on it when it first came out – we’re telling you: you gotta check it out!
The X-Men and Inhumans have been on a collision course ever since the link was proven between the Inhumans’ precious Terrigen Mist and the sickness and death of many mutants.
And when the Beast discovers that mutants have only two weeks left before Earth becomes uninhabitable for them, an Inhuman/mutant war is unavoidable!
It all begins with one choice, and the world will never be the same! As New Attilan comes under attack, the Inhumans won’t surrender without a fight – but when the X-Men target the Terrigen cloud, will that mean the end of the line for the entire Inhuman legacy?
Karnak vs. Fantomex! Emma Frost vs. Medusa! The NuHumans vs. Magneto!
IVX delivers sensational set pieces and gargantuan grudge matches that promise to shatter the Marvel Universe as you know it! Collecting INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #0-6.
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PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 the return of THE ORIGINAL JEAN GREY concludes this Wednesday!

One of the most exciting things to hit the world of the X-Men in a very long time – JEAN GREY is BACK!

PHOENIX RESURRECTION continues the trend of Marvel’s Winter mini-series that’re leading to something really big for the publisher this Spring, and we cannot wait to dig into the 4th issue of this series spotlighting the return of the original JEAN GREY this week!
In PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5, Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops are leading teams of X-Men all across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix.
But with teammates disappearing and familiar enemies returning, the X-Men are fighting a losing battle.
Beast doesn’t know how or what shape it will take, but he knows they are running out of time before the Phoenix makes its true presence known.
Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean is starting to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life.
Nightmares and daydreams are spilling over into the world and revealing cracks in her reality. Jean’s life and everything in it may just be a facade, but made by who? And why?
Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings.
Their worlds will violently collide as Jean searches for an opening and the X-Men fight for closure.
But when they are brought together, will the X-Men be reunited with their long-lost teammate – or something darker?
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ANDRE THE GIANT cartoonist BOX BROWN returns with IS THIS GUY FOR REAL? – the story of ANDY KAUFMAN!!

We LOVE BOX BROWN! Whether it’s his incredible take on ANDRE THE GIANT or the creator of TETRIS, the dude can make some great comics, and when we saw he was doing something on ANDY KAUFMAN — we knew we had to shout it out!
Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive – a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling.
Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in.
Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction?
Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.
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Anthony Bourdain comes to comics with HUNGRY GHOSTS #1!

Our favorite celebrity chef brings his unique brand of storytelling to comics in this killer supernatural thriller!
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles-where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings-and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
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