This Week's Highlights for Wednesday 12/12/18

Published December 10th, 2018

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THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS takes center-stage in one of the biggest must-reads of 2018 with BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1

Do not miss out on this crucial 6-issue mini-series from DARK NIGHTS METAL / BATMAN COURT OF OWLS writer SCOTT SNYDER and BATMAN BLACK MIRROR / WYTCHES artist JOCK! Not since THE KILLING JOKE & DEATH IN THE FAMILY, have we seen a BATMAN epic-in-the-making this big!
We gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful, when it comes to the DC Universe, there’s very few folks who do it better than the one and only SCOTT SNYDER (BATMAN COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN BLACK MIRROR, DARK NIGHTS METAL, WYTCHES, and so much more!), and with him re-uniting with his BATMAN BLACK MIRROR collaborator JOCK… well, you KNOW, you’re gonna get something extra special!
Seriously: when we read this first issue — we just about lost our minds with how freakin’ off-the-charts good it was, and with some very special first appearances, and iconic moments; you’re gonna wanna have the real deal, original printing of this one in your collection: TRUST US!
What’s the scoop on THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS? Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse.
But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts.
He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of METAL, but now he is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar.
But when Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman won’t break…the same rule that created this insatiable villain-the Batman Who Laughs!

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Make sure you get the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 Cover B variant this week by DARK NIGHTS METAL artist GREG CAPULLO, as this is one of the best looking DC variants to come down the pipeline in a minute!
Just look at how wicked that cover is! It turned out fantastic, and we know many of you are like us, and are gonna wanna add both of these bad boys to your collection!
We’ll have plenty of both covers, and the third blank cover, this week at Third Eye!
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BATMAN: DAMNED #2 delivers the next highly anticipated issue in the controversial Black Label BATMAN series!

Holy crap: did BATMAN DAMNED take the world by storm or what? Seriously, issue #1 was one of the most popular releases we’ve seen in a minute, and we’re absolutely pumped to see the 2nd issue (which is supposed to be even CRAZIER than issue #1!) arriving this week at Third Eye!
In BATMAN DAMNED #2, as Batman’s descent into the madness of Gotham City’s decadent underbelly continues, he must try to exorcise some of his demons…and who better to help than the Demon, Etrigan himself.
And where there’s demons, there’s also a Deadman, a Spectre, an Enchantress and a host of other supernatural friends and foes-it’s a veritable Grand Guignol!

Make sure to get the killer BATMAN DAMNED #2 JIM LEE Cover B variant for just $6.99 Cover Price while supplies last!

Check out this gorgeous BATMAN DAMNED #2 variant cover by JIM LEE! With a book as special as DAMNED, we know you’re gonna wanna scoop both the covers on it, and we don’t blame you!
We’ll have plenty of both covers available this week for normal cover price $6.99 – make sure you pop by and snag yours!

Loved BATMAN DAMNED? Check out these past hard-hitting collaborations by creators BRIAN AZZARELLO & LEE BERMEJO!

BATMAN DAMNED isn’t the 1st time that creators Azzarello and Bermejo have teamed up to deliver truly, hard-hitting and downright groundbreaking takes on the world of the DCU in their unique, trademark style!
Two of our favorite collaborations by these guys are the JOKER graphic novel, which we have in stock now, that showcases a dark, morbid look at Gotham City, and gives a rare insight into the Joker’s behavior.
The rumors swirling around say that this is one of the biggest inspirations on how the Joker will be portrayed in the upcoming Joaquin Phoenix JOKER flick coming out soon!
In JOKER, after yet another stint in Arkham Asylum, The Joker finds “his city” divided among mobsters and costumed villains.
Not content to settle for a piece of the pie, The Joker vows to take back the whole damn enchilada by any means necessary. Look for appearances by a slew of Gotham’s most wanted, including gritty takes on Two-Face, Riddler, Killer Croc, Penguin, Harley Quinn and even Batman!
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DEFENDERS: BEST DEFENSE CONTINUES with Chapters 3 & 4 in DEFENDERS: DOCTOR STRANGE #1 and DEFENDERS: SILVER SURFER #1!!! Get on board with this reunion of the DEFENDERS from IMMORTAL HULK writer AL EWING!

We’re huge, huge fans of what writer AL EWING is doing with the IMMORTAL HULK, and are so excited to see him masterminding the reunion of the original DEFENDERS!
We’ve been loving the heck out of what Marvel has been doing with recent titles like IMMORTAL HULK, DOCTOR STRANGE, and more — and now, some of the biggest writers working in the Marvel Universe today are uniting to release FIVE big one-shots reuniting the original DEFENDERS!
That’s right, Third Eye Faithful: DOCTOR STRANGE, IMMORTAL HULK, NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER, THE SILVER SURFER — they’re all coming back, and with a vengeance!
We were lucky enough to sneak peek many of these one-shots, and we’re telling you right now: these are going to be books you GOTTA have, and will be the sleeper hits of the Winter, trust us!
BEST DEFENSE continues in DOCTOR STRANGE, as we’re taken to a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle-alone, unaided, friendless…
Except…what’s in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him?
And, then in DEFENDERS: SILVER SURFER, shall not the Judge of All the Earths do right? Norrin Radd is not so certain.
But it falls to him who is the Silver Surfer to decide which planets will live…and which will feed the unending hunger of the world-devouring Galactus!
A single honest person can tip the balance…if only the Surfer can find one in time!
Need the 1st two chapters of BEST DEFENSE? We’ve got both DEFENDERS: IMMORTAL HULK (part 1) and DEFENDERS NAMOR (part 2) in stock to hook you up!
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BATMAN ANNUAL #3 delivers an excellent one-shot compliment to the incredible run of BATMAN running currently!

Featuring special guest writer and returning DCU favorite, TOM TAYLOR (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US), this is a must-read!
We’re loving every second of Tom King’s epic BATMAN run, and this special annual issue hitting this week is an incredible one-shot compliment to the current run, AND it features the one and only TOM TAYLOR, who made those INJUSTICE comics so darn good a few years back!
In BATMAN ANNUAL, Alfred Pennyworth has been Batman’s most trusted ally and confidant since the Dark Knight first hit the streets of Gotham City.
Now, witness Batman’s battle for justice from Alfred’s perspective and learn how harrowing that journey has been as Batman experiences one of the worst nights Gotham City has ever seen-a night that will push Alfred to the breaking point!
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FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1 delivers a special one-shot that leads into the upcoming FF Wedding in FANTASTIC FOUR #5!

The long-awaited wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters is coming in FF #5 — get on board with this special prelude in the FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL!
We’ve been loving every second of the new FANTASTIC FOUR run, and we’re pretty pumped about the upcoming wedding of Alicia Masters and Ben Grimm in FANTASTIC FOUR #5!
So, when we saw Marvel had a special Wedding one-shot coming out — we knew we had to shout it out!
Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm!)
Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck!

Get the exclusive FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL ARTGERM variant this week while supplies last for just $4.99 Cover Price

You know we love a good ARTGERM cover at Third Eye, and when we saw the awesome work he did on this special variant for the FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL, we knew had to tip you guys and gals off!
Make sure you scoop a copy this week at Third Eye while supplies last!
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UNCANNY X-MEN #5 delivers another killer issue in one of the best X-Runs we’ve seen in a minute!!

Much like last year’s AVENGERS NO SURRENDER blew us away, the current X-MEN DISASSEMBLED weekly arc running through the recently launched UNCANNY X-MEN has us HOOKED!
Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation?
The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE?
The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
What’s the scoop on the new UNCANNY X-MEN? it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a line-up this classic, and issue #1 of the newly launching flagship X-MEN series delivers everything you could want and then some. Seriously: you can practically feel the same kind of raw comic book energy that surrounded past classic launches like Chris Claremont & Jim Lee’s iconic ’90s run, Grant Morrison’s ground-breaking NEW X-MEN, and one of our faves: Joss Whedon’s ASTONISHING X-MEN.
The the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever!
Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?!
Get ready, Third Eye Faithful: just like Bendis reinvented how we saw the AVENGERS in AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, Rosenberg & Brisson will be doing the same in a story arc that could only be titled: X-MEN DISASSAMBLED.
In this special 80-page giant of a comic, we’re given one of the raddest X-MEN team rosters we’ve seen in a minute, with BISHOP, NIGHTCRAWLER, STORM, JEAN GREY, CANNONBALL, X-23, JUBILEE & PSYLOCKE all taking center-stage!
With a writing team that pairs up rising stars ED BRISSON (OLD MAN LOGAN) and MATTHEW ROSENBERG (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) — this book is going to be sharp as all get out, and we’re telling you right now: get ready for one of the best X-MEN runs you’ve seen in a minute!
Wanna get on board? We’ve got issue 1-4 in stock now to get you current!
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One of Grant Morrison’s (THE GREEN LANTERN, FINAL CRISIS, BATMAN RIP, FINAL CRISIS, MULTIVERSITY and more) most iconic works returns to print with the all new ANIMAL MAN BY GRANT MORRISON 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition VOL.1!

One of the best superhero comics of all-time gets a special edition reissue in these gorgeous new collections — before Tom King’s VISION, there was ANIMAL MAN! Read and find out why this is one of the most influential series of all-time!
The work of GRANT MORRISON holds a very special place in the hearts of us all at Third Eye, and when we saw that DC was putting out gorgeously done 30th anniversary reissues of the now-classic ANIMAL MAN stuff Grant did… we knew we had to give it tons of love here!
This collection introduces Buddy Baker, a second-rate superhero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas. Buddy is a caring husband, devoted father, animal activist and super-powered being.
But as he attempts to live up to all of his roles, he finds that there are no black-and-white situations in life. In these stories, Animal Man is called by S.T.A.R. Labs to investigate a break-in related to an AIDS vaccine, only to learn what inhumane acts are going on.
Then, Animal Man is invited to join the Justice League of America, but fears that he may be out of his league.
One of the best-loved titles by Grant Morrison, bestselling author of titles including WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE, ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND ROBIN, SEVEN SOLDIERS, DOOM PATROL, JLA, THE INVISIBLES, FINAL CRISIS and many more, is repackaged in a new hardcover.
Collects ANIMAL MAN #1-10 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #39.
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BLACK ORDER #2 continues to explore the mythology behind Thanos’s Black Order!

One of the most brutal Marvel series we’ve seen in a minute — get on board with THE BLACK ORDER this week!
We’re loving what Marvel is doing with the new BLACK ORDER series as they flesh out the origins, motives, and overall stories of Thanos’s most deadly warriors.
Isn’t it always the way? You go to assassinate an emperor and he turns the tables, and suddenly this Very Simple Mission gets a whole lot more complicated.
It’s a good thing the Black Order is made up of professional killers who are no strangers to cellblocks. Otherwise they might even start worrying…
Wanna get on board? We’ve got issue 1 in stock now to get you up to speed!
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The AVENGERS #11 continues Jason Aaron’s INCREDIBLE Avengers run this week as the fallout from last month’s issue #700 (Aka issue #10) is dealt with!

Meet AVENGERS writer JASON AARON at Third Eye on 1/5/19!
We’ve been LOVING the heck out of the current run of AVENGERS, and we’re so pumped to see issue #11 arriving this week!
In AVENGERS #11, Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness continue to deliver some of the best darn AVENGERS storytelling we’ve seen in a long time as they bring their WORLD TOUR storyline to its conclusion!
To deal with the fallout from last month’s world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth.
But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States.
The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers.
Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.
Seriously: this run is a blast, and is everything about superhero comics that we love! Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-10 in stock, as well as the 1st trade paperback, to get you caught up in whichever format you prefer!
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The Countdown to DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 begins with BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS #994 as new DETECTIVE creative team PETER TOMASI (SUPERMAN: SON OF SUPERMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN) and DOUG MAHNKE (BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN) join forces to deliver the best run of DETECTIVE since Snyder & Jock!!

Tomasi & Mahnke are a true dream team, and this is the 1st issue of their DETECTIVE run — do not miss out on it! The march to DETECTIVE #1000 begins here!
Third Eye Faithful: if you thought ACTION COMICS #1000 was something special, then wait til you see what we’ve got planned for DETECTIVE COMICS #1000!
We’re so stoked about this issue for a ton of reasons, but two of the biggest are TOMASI & MAHNKE. These two creators are downright incredible, and we’re so pumped to see them teaming up to bring their unique touch to the world of DETECTIVE!
We LOVED what Tomasi did with SUPERMAN on the REBIRTH run that began with SON OF SUPERMAN, and Doug Mahnke has always been a huge favorite of ours here at Third Eye with some of his legendary DC work including much of the BLACKEST NIGHT era GREEN LANTERN stuff, so to have the two leading us into the biggest BATMAN comic of all-time, DETECTIVE COMICS #1000, we’re pretty freakin’ pumped!
In #994, Batman’s strangest case begins as the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke take over DETECTIVE COMICS!
Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there’s a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium-staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne’s crime scene, right down to the Playbill and pearls.
How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins?
This creature looks to wage a war on Batman-and it’s using Joker Gas to do it! Jump on fresh with this weeks DETECTIVE COMICS #994, and start reading here!
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MAGIC THE GATHERING CHANDRA delivers a must-read for MTG fans with MTG: CHANDRA #1!

The boundless multiverse of Magic: The Gathering returns to comics!
In the wake of tragedy, Planeswalker and pyromancer Chandra Nalaar strikes out on her own.
On her journey, she’ll have to fight against threats both old and new, as well as her own sense of guilt.
Can she overcome all of that alone?
And who is that familiar face lurking in the shadows?
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If you had to throw down the gauntlet, and say ok — who’s the best Punisher writer? There’s no contest: it’s Garth Ennis, and before his legendary MAX run, Ennis began to pave the way for what he would do with Frank Castle in the now-classic MARVEL KNIGHTS: PUNISHER ongoing series.
Marvel has finally reissued this ultra-violent, and totally awesome spin on Frank Castle in trade paperback, and we’re STOKED to get it into the hands of all of you who’ve loved the PUNISHER MAX stuff!
Welcome back, Frank!
The Punisher returns, more brutal than ever, courtesy of writer Garth Ennis – and his perfect artistic partner, Steve Dillon!
The critically acclaimed creators that brought you Preacher restore one of Marvel’s most popular characters to ultraviolent glory – as a one-man army, locked, loaded and ready to take out anyone in his way.
And Frank starts with Ma Gnucci and her entire crime family!
Spacker Dave, Joan the Mouse and Mr. Bumpo all await in one of the most celebrated Punisher stories ever told! And Frank’s war on crime continues as he targets disgraced General Kreigkopf, and has a very unique team-up with Spider-Man!
Plus, in Ennis’ very first Punisher story, watch as Frank Castle unleashes his fury on the entire Marvel Universe! Collecting PUNISHER (2000) #1-12, PUNISHER (2001) #1-5 and PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE.
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The best of Dark Horse’s PREDATOR stuff is reprinted in the killer new PREDATOR: THE ESSENTIAL COMICS VOL.1 this week!

One thing Dark Horse has always been known for is delivering incredible ALIENS and PREDATOR comics, and with their new ESSENTIAL collections, they’re reprinting some of the most iconic and classic of both lines in the sequential order of how the stories unfold!
Brutal, invisible, nearly unstoppable. He is the hunter from the stars . . . the Predator.
Before the film Predator 2, there were these comics-a four-color sequel to one of the greatest action films of all time.
Written by Mark Verheiden, and illustrated by comics mainstays Chris Warner and Ron Randall. Collects Predator: Concrete Jungle TP, Predator: Cold War TP, and Predator: Dark River TP.
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Into The Spider-Verse is gonna be amazing.. and the brand new MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1 is a perfect place to get into the current adventures of Miles in the Marvel U!

Featuring rising star writer SALADIN AHMED (BLACK BOLT, ABBOTT) – this is a must-read!
We’ve been digging the heck out of the work of writer Saladin Ahmed since we first started following him on BLACK BOLT a couple of years back, and we’re so stoked on what he’s got going on with the new MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN series that drops this week!
Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn.
And Miles doesn’t even know the half of it yet.
If you’re like us, and totally stoked on the new INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE flick, and wanna get into the current adventures of Miles in the modern day Marvel U – this is a great place to start!
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DARTH MAUL takes center stage in the new Star Wars: AGE OF REPUBLIC Darth Maul one-shot!

Marvel just keeps on kicking butt with all their killer Star Wars comics, and the new DARTH MAUL one-shot carrying the AGE OF REPUBLIC banner is a must-read!
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER!
However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master.
Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!
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SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE 2 #1 delivers an all new saga of Little Spawn… killing well, everything and everyone!!

We thought the 1st SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE was a blast, so when we saw a second one was on the way — we knew we had to check it out!
More cuteness, more killing, more mayhem — check it out this week at Third Eye!
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SUPERMAN VS. SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER delivers the now-classic Supes / Shazam storyline in one gorgeous hardcover!

One of our favorite SHAZAM stories of all time has gotta be FIRST THUNDER, where Big Red goes up against Big Blue, and we’re so stoked to see DC bringing it back to print with this weeks SUPERMAN / SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER HC!
Witness the first meeting of the Last Son of Krypton and Earth’s Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling story!
While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City!
Collecting the classic four-issue miniseries in hardcover for the first time!
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GODDESS MODE #1 debuts from Vertigo with the cutting edge creative team of ZOE QUINN & ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (SPIDER-GWEN Co-Creator)!

One of the most exciting new books to drop this week has gotta be GODDESS MODE from Vertigo, which takes us to the near future where humanity’s needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it.
But Cassandra Price’s life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.
Some of the best sci-fi we’ve seen in a minute, make sure you scoop a copy this week and get into it!
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 features an incredible GABRIEL DEL’OTTO Dr Doom variant — and it’s only $3.99 cover price!!

Sometimes a cover looks just so darn good, we have to spotlight it based on that sheer fact alone, and this weeks ASM #11 features an incredible DEL’OTTO cover with the one and only DOCTOR DOOM!
Snag your copy while supplies last this week at Third Eye!

A must-have for GI JOE toy collectors — the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GI JOE (1982-1994) 3rd Edition!!

Got a Joe fan in the house? Maybe you just wanna treat yourself? We have something that’s a great gift for that GI JOE fanatic in your life… the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GI JOE!
This encyclopedia of GI JOE awesomeness is packed with pictures, detailed descriptions, neat facts, and more about nearly every single GI JOE toy made between the years 1982 and 1994!
From Croc-Master to every incarnation of SNAKE-EYES ever — this book has it all!