This Week's Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 4/4/18

Published April 3rd, 2018

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The highly anticipated debut of the Red Goblin arrives in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 this Wednesday!

The 2nd chapter of the huge GO DOWN SWINGING storyline arrives with the RED GOBLIN making his first appearance! Carnage + Norman Osborn? AWESOMENESS!
We are so amped about what’s going down in all the Marvel books right now as we count down to the big stuff Marvel has planned for the Summer, and as the road to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 continues – things continue to heat up!
This week, the highly anticipated 1st appearance of one of the coolest new Marvel characters since Venom or Carnage first appeared in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, makes his 1st appearance in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798.
We’re super, super pumped on this storyline which takes a very simple concept: Norman Osborn discovering the Carnage symbiote, and all hell breaking loose!
But, there’s so much more at stake, and we’ll leave those surprises await, Third Eye Faithful, ’cause trust us: after ASM #800 – Spidey will never be the same!
In ASM #798, the GREEN GOBLIN HAS RETURNED – and he’s exacting his ultimate revenge not only on SPIDER-MAN, but on everyone the wall-crawler loves!
Norman Osborn’s offering NO QUARTER, an ultimatum that threatens to finish PETER PARKER once and for all!
Wanna get caught up? We’ve still got copies of the red hot 1st chapter of GO DOWN SWINGING, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797, in stock now to get you current!
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BATMAN #44 features an iconic interlude issue leading up to the wedding of Batman & Catwoman!

Not since the proposal in issue #24 of BATMAN has their been a bigger must-have BATMAN issue than this one! Make sure you snag your copy of the thematic matching cover set this week!
Not to be overshadowed by the killer RED GOBLIN storyline shaking over at Marvel, DC comes out hard with one of the biggest issues of Tom King’s BATMAN yet as we get an interlude leading up to the big wedding of Batman and Catwoman!
This week in BATMAN #44, follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear.
Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together-but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!
Jump onto Tom King’s history-in-the-making BATMAN run with this weeks #44, as it’s a great starting point leading up to the big #50 on the way!

Make sure to get the matching BATMAN #44 Cover B featuring Catwoman’s own wedding preparations!

In addition to that killer Cover A featuring the Dark Knight getting ready for the big day, we’ve got a great Cover B featuring Catwoman getting her own wedding wear ready to rock.
Trust us: you’re gonna wanna have both of these iconic covers, not just because they go together perfectly, but the artwork on both is downright gorgeous, and will stand the test of time as some of the most iconic looking Batman covers we’ve ever seen!
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A traitor is revealed in this weeks AVENGERS #687 as NO SURRENDER continues!

The 13th chapter of AVENGERS NO SURRENDER continues the best Avengers arc we’ve seen in ages as the stage is set for all things Marvel in a big way!
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 #13, the Avengers confront the traitor in their midst – but as the Earth begins to fall apart around them, their greatest enemy may be their best chance at survival.
The grand cosmic game comes to its shocking conclusion – but the war for Earth is just beginning!
Need chapters 1-12?  We’ve got issues 675-686 in stock to get you current!
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ANALOG #1 delivers one of the most exciting IMAGE COMICS we’ve seen since the debut of SEVEN TO ETERNITY & KILL OR BE KILLED!

BLACK MIRROR meets BLADE RUNNER!

Meet writer GERRY DUGGAN & Third Eye variant cover artist MIKE HAWTHORNE at Third Eye on FCBD!
An eerie look the influence of social media on our privacy mixed with DETECTIVE COMICS. 
Image Comics is heating things up big-time with tons of killer new releases, and this week, they’ve got TWO major ones on the way with the highly anticipated ANALOG #1 leading the way!
We’re so excited for this one on so many levels, it’s ridiculous.
First off, the story is totally in tune and on point with the scariest parts of modern society – the power of social media, and its impact on the privacy of human beings.
Secondly, it’s Gerry Duggan, who is one of the best darn writers in comics, and consistently delivers great reads all the time. This is clearly the story he’s been itching to tell, and we feel it may be one of his best works yet.
Third, the artwork of David Sullivan makes this book pop, and fits the very BLADE RUNNER meets BLACK MIRROR tone of the story perfectly.
Seriously, Third Eye Faithful, you gotta trust me when I tell you: this book crackles with that special kind of energy we felt the first time we flipped through iconic Image hits like EAST OF WEST, TOKYO GHOST, SEVEN TO ETERNITY and many more.
What’s the scoop on ANALOG? Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed.
Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men,” like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis.
He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world.
Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.
Get the exclusive ANALOG #1 Third Eye Comics x 10th Anniversary variant by Mike Hawthorne on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018!
We feel so strongly about ANALOG, and because we’ve got such a long history and friendship as a store with Gerry & Mike, we had to put together something special to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Third Eye, and that’s this incredible ANALOG #1 variant by MIKE HAWTHORNE (DEADPOOL, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN).
Available exclusively at our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 x 10th ANNIVERSARY signing event with Gerry & Mike for just $3.99, you know you’ll have to get a copy of this killer cover & add it to your collection!
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DEATHSTROKE VS BATMAN Chapter 1 arrives in DEATHSTROKE #30 this Wednesday!

Jump on fresh with this 6-part mini-series within the DEATHSTROKE run featuring the startling revelation that brings Deathstroke and Batman head to head: What if Slade was Damian Wayne’s real father?
DC Comics is on fire, and they’ve got another instant classic in the making with DEATHSTROKE VS BATMAN kicking off in this weeks DEATHSTROKE #30!
In DEATHSTROKE VS. BATMAN, when Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke!
But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why?
The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!
Jump on fresh with DEATHSTROKE #30 this week at Third Eye!

Get the DEATHSTROKE VS BATMAN Mattina Cover B variant this week at Third Eye!

You know us, Third Eye Faithful, we cannot get enough of the incredible FRANCESCO MATTINA, and this gorgeous cover B for DEATHSTROKE VS BATMAN Chapter 1 is a MUST-HAVE!
Make sure you scoop a copy this week at Third Eye for just $3.99 & add it to your Mattina collection!
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SONIC returns in an all new ongoing series with SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 beginning a new era of SONIC comics!!

One of the comics we all held near and dear growing up returns with an all new ongoing series!
OK, so like many of you, we grew up reading the heck out of those great Archie SONIC comics and when those stopped coming out – we gotta admit: we were bummed.
However, the incredible folks at IDW (who’ve handled licenses like TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, GHOSTBUSTERS, and so much more so well) are handling the SONIC comics now, and we’re so stoked!
In SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1, after defeating the evil Dr. Eggman’s latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages.
But it’s a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog!
Fortunately, he’ll have some help from his best friend: Tails!
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Image debuts another genre-smashing hit with ISOLA #1 this week delivering a unique blend of Miyazaki / Ghibli-style aesthetic and SEVEN TO ETERNITY-style science fiction!!

Meet creators Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl of Burnside, Motor Crush) & Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy) at Third Eye on Saturday 6/9/18!
IMAGE is KILLING it this week, Third Eye Faithful, and we’re so happy to see a true return to form for one of our favorite publishers with books like this, ANALOG, and their recent hit, GIDEON FALLS.
As the home of premiere top quality storytelling, it’s really awesome to see a new crop of Image books that deliver the goods, and ISOLA definitely fits the bill.
In ISOLA #1, the captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell.
Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.
Featuring lush color work by MSASSYK (Gotham Academy) and letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR (MOTOR CRUSH). Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
Imagine the sweeping science fiction fantasy storytelling of SEVEN TO ETERNITY and mix that with a very Studio Ghibli aesthetic, and that really captures the tone of ISOLA well.

Get the ISOLA #1 Cover B Variant for just $3.99 !

With a series as special as ISOLA, we’d say awesome alternate covers are totally warranted, and the Cover B variant totally captures the vibe of ISOLA in a gorgeous, lush way.
Make sure you snag a copy this week at Third Eye while supplies last!
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DC’s NEW AGE OF HEROES continues with CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #1!

Another incredible addition to the DC Universe following up on the heels of METAL from LUTHER STRODE writer JUSTIN JORDAN
Another killer addition to DC’s NEW AGE OF HEROES is the CURSE OF BRIMSTONE, which in the aftermath of METAL, takes us straight into the depths of the supernatural side of the DCU!
In CURSE OF BRIMSTONE, Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil.
But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save.
But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?
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.
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VENOMIZED #1 kicks off the mini-series that concludes what began in VENOMVERSE with the POISONS & sets the stage for what’s to come in Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman’s new ongoing VENOM series this Summer!

In the VENOMIZED mini-series, the story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target…THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF!
Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote – and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and the X-MEN still missing after the events of “Poison-X,” the planet, and its heroes, is defenseless!
This will be the big finale to all the crazy symbiote-planet stuff that’s been running through the VENOM books for the last year or so, and will set the stage for what is easy the most anticipated VENOM series since the iconic RICK REMENDER & TONY MOORE run from a few years back!

   Get the totally killer rare VENOMIZED #1 Clayton Crain Promo variant this week while supplies last!

VENOMIZED #1 has a ton of rad variants, but we gotta say, this super rad CLAYTON CRAIN variant is one of our favorite Crain covers we’ve seen in a minute for VENOM!
And, lets be real: Crain has done some GREAT Venom work!
Make sure you grab a copy this week while supplies last!
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BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #7 delivers the penultimate issue of one of the best BATMAN mini-series we’ve read in ages!

We’ve been loving the heck out of BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT, with every issue, and things really get crazy in this weeks issue #7!
In #7, it’s Jack versus the Joker!
Napier’s identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City – but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker.
A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO’s new mission to redeem the city.
Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-6 in stock now to get you current!
What’s the scoop on BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT? Featuring the incredible artwork of the one and only SEAN MURPHY, who wowed many of you with Image’s TOKYO GHOST, along with his work on series like THE WAKE and more, BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT is one of the most fascinating looks at the DARK KNIGHT we’ve seen yet!
In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime” but “white knight”? Never. Until now…
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs.
First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he’ll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City’s greatest villain: Batman!
Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy  presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. But which is the hero-and which the villain?
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HEAD LOPPER VOL.2 delivers the next big arc of one of our favorite Image comics series!!

One part Rick & Morty, one part HELLBOY aesthetics, and a whole lotta Conan the Barbarian makes HEAD LOPPER a huge favorite at Third Eye!
There are some comics that are just so darn unique, and so darn special, that they stand out from the pack in a big way, and HEAD LOPPER is one of those books.
From the stylized artwork to the biting humor to the insane world-building, there’s nothing else like it.
In HEAD LOPPER VOL.2, in a quiet region of the world, an ancient evil stirs. The Crimson Tower is awake!
Blood has not wet its face for an age, but the tower runs red once more. Warriors from distant lands are drawn to its gate with revenge, or glory, in their hearts. Many will enter, few will return.
The Head Lopper and the living head of Agatha Blue Witch, with old friends and new, battle for their lives in HEAD LOPPER AND THE CRIMSON TOWER. Collects HEAD LOPPER #5-8.

Start Reading HEAD LOPPER with the HEAD LOPPER VOL.1 TPB this week!

The Head Lopper, Norgal, and the nagging severed head of Agatha Blue Witch arrive on the Isle of Barra to find it overrun with beasts: minions of the Sorcerer of the Black Bog.
When Queen Abigail hires Norgal and Agatha to slay the Sorcerer, our heroes trek across the island reliving the horrors of their heads-and playing right into the hands of a master manipulator.
Collects HEAD LOPPER #1-4.
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PAPER GIRLS TP VOL.4 continues SAGA writer Brian K. Vaughan’s amazing sci-fi series that channels a very STRANGER THINGS vibe!

The next volume in one of our favorite IMAGE series arrives this week!
We’re loving the heck out of what SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN has going on with PAPER GIRLS, and this weeks volume 4 continues the awesomeness in a big way!
The adventure continues continues as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988.

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!
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XERXES: FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS & THE RISE OF ALEXANDER #1 brings Frank Miller’s return to the world of 300!!!

Anything Frank Miller does – we’re on typically pretty stoked on, and we gotta tell ya: we’re pretty pumped to see him returning to the world he created with 300, and tackling one of the coolest individuals from the era: ALEXANDER THE GREAT!
In XERXES #1, Persian King Xerxes sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen…
Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great.
Get on board with this weeks XERXES #1
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SPAWN #284 kicks off a new story arc and introduces the ALL NEW VIOLATOR! Featuring an incredible cover by superstar FRANCESCO MATTINA!

A great jumping on point to get back into SPAWN!
Recently, SPAWN has becoming more and more of a must-read, and with issue #284, a brand new jumping on point for the character, as this new arc introduces the all new VIOLATOR!
PLUS: it features a gorgeous cover by the red hot superstar, FRANCESCO MATTINA!
Make sure you check it out this week and hop on board, Third Eye Faithful!
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THE PROMISED NEVERLAND VOL.3 brings the next installment of the killer manga series!

We’re huge fans of the new manga series PROMISED NEVERLAND, and when we saw volume 3 was hitting this week – we knew we had to shout it out!
In volume 3, in order to escape the orphanage where they are being raised as food for demons, Emma, Norman and Ray begin recruiting allies.
But convincing the other children to believe them may not be an easy task.
Wanna get caught up? we’ve got volumes 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!
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THANOS INFINITY SIBLINGS delivers the next graphic novel in JIM STARLIN’S  (INFINITY GAUNTLET) epic INFINITY series as a new TRILOGY begins!!

When it comes to Marvel cosmic – there’s no one better than the godfather of it all himself – JIM STARLIN!
Jim Starlin and Alan Davis return in the first volume of a new trilogy!
The Mad Titan has everything he ever wanted – but satisfaction is not in Thanos’ vocabulary.
When a temporal distortion on Titan draws his attention, he finds the purpose he’s been searching for: saving himself!
An old enemy lurks in the far future, and it will take the combined wits of Thanos, his brother Eros and time-travel master Kang the Conqueror to stop it – and save the Multiverse. But there are other players in this cosmic chess game – and Thanos may find himself outmatched! What lies ahead for the so-called Avatar of Death?
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The DREDD FURIES One-Shot delivers another killer return to the world of the cult favorite DREDD film from a few years back!! 

We’re telling ya now: the DREDD film from a few years ago with Karl Urban is like, one of the most perfect comic book movies of all time, and we’re super pumped to see 2000AD returning to that world with an all new one-shot!
The Techie was Ma-Ma’s go-to computer guy, responsible for locking down Peach Trees block when her clan attempted to kill Dredd and Anderson in the cult hit movie DREDD.
In the aftermath of that incident, he has built a new identity, Bill Huxley, complete with partner and young son.
But he’s desperate to give them a better life, and when the opportunity arises to join the Erinyes Crew on a lucrative heist, he can’t resist putting his skills to good use!
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REDLANDS TP VOL.1 delivers the incredible new horror series from IMAGE for just $9.99!!

One of our favorite new IMAGE series in the last couple of years is the eerie modern-day horror saga, REDLANDS, which brings witchcraft into everyday life in a very creepy way.
A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made.
Someone is intent on removing these women from the top of the food chain, and he’s ready to unleash their darkest secret but has seriously underestimated the lengths the townspeople will go to protect the new order of things.
Inspired by the strange complexities of real-world politics and crime, the characters of REDLANDS play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem.
Collects REDLANDS #1-6
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WORLDS END HAREM VOL.1 delivers a killer new manga series!!

We’re always on the lookout for cool new manga at Third Eye, and when we first saw WORLDS END HAREM, we knew it looked like something we’d totally dig!
In WORLDS END HAREM, we’re introduced to the  Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world’s male population.
Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet’s most precious resource.
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