This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 5/24/17

Eddie Brock returns as VENOM in the iconic VENOM #150

The first of many of Marvel’s classic titles returning to their original numbering and kicking off all new storylines!

We are SO stoked for VENOM #150 – and there’s a TON of reasons why!

First off: it’s the return of EDDIE BROCK as VENOM, which is pretty darn awesome, in and of itself!

On top of that, it’s also the first of many Marvel series that are returning to their classic issue numbering ala DC’s own ACTION COMICS and DETECTIVE COMICS, and we think that’s pretty darn rad too.

And, then, finally, it’s a new era and a new storyline beginning for VENOM, who, as children of the ’80s and ’90s — we really have a major soft spot for.

So, Third Eye Faithful: we could keep gushing on and on, but instead, let’s talk about what’s going on in this week’s VENOM #150 and why it’s the perfect place to start reading everyone’s favorite LETHAL PROTECTOR!


However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again.

Featuring a host of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this  monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited!

With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, this is THE place to start reading VENOM!

Third Eye Faithful, we read this one — and totally loved it. We gotta tell ya: Tradd’s art is the perfect style to reintroduce the one and only VENOM we all know and love, and the story was on point!

Wanna get into it? Jump on board this week at Third Eye!

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We’ve been loving the SECRET EMPIRE storyline so far, and this week, Marvel’s dropping THREE big tie-ins on us, and we cannot wait to dig into each of ’em!

The 1st is CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #17, and if you haven’t been following the STEVE ROGERS series, we highly recommend you pop in & get caught up as this is what led up to SECRET EMPIRE, and what provides some very cool connective tissue between the issues of the main storyline!

Written by Nick Spencer, who is also writing the main SECRET EMPIRE event, CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS is the one tie-in that we’d consider to be a pretty crucial part of the overall story.

This week’s 17 picks up where issue #2 leaves off – and if you’ve read #2, then you know there’s some BIG stuff going on that we don’t wanna ruin for those who haven’t yet read it yet. Just trust us: everything you thought you knew about Hydra-Cap was WRONG, and all hell is about to break loose!

Next up is SECRET WARRIORS #2, which continues the totally killer new ongoing series from MATTHEW ROSENBERG (4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK, KINGPIN) that focuses on the team of young next-gen Inhumans & veterans like KARNAK as they fight against the SECRET EMPIRE!

When Karnak reveals what he believes to be S.H.I.E.L.D.’s true motivation for imprisoning the Inhumans, Quake finds a new sense of direction for her mission.. but not everyone on the team agrees.

As tensions rise between Ms. Marvel and Quake, Moon Girl finds an unlikely kinship with another team member.

Can Quake steady the rocky relationship with her Secret Warriors before S.H.I.E.L.D. finds what they’re looking for? Or will a rift between allies leave the entire world in darkness?

We’re really digging this series, and highly recommend you check it out!

Finally, in MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #5, the Chitauri fleet has nearly reached Earth space and it’s up to Captain Marvel to stop it.

Taking on an entire armada of alien spacecraft is a tall order for Carol and the crew of Alpha Flight Space Station.

Luckily they’ve got some help from their Sisters (and brothers) in arms.

What’s the scoop on SECRET EMPIRE?

The events of SECRET EMPIRE will be so big that they’re going to shake the Marvel Universe to its core, and give way to a Marvel Universe that’s unlike anything we’ve seen in recent memory, but also recaptures some of the most memorable Marvel icons at their best.

So — for the last year or so in the pages of CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS, we’ve been following the fact that Steve Rogers has been co-opted (due to the meddling of a sentient cosmic cube that’s been manipulated) into believing that he’s been raised as a HYDRA operative. Of course, we STRONGLY believe that this is NOT the REAL Steve Rogers.

Now, after quietly making a ton behind-the-scene plays — the alternate reality Steve Rogers has revealed himself and his plan to the world at large, and HYDRA has taken control of most of the United States, with Steve getting sworn in as head of SHIELD with new emergency powers.

So, yeah, the Marvel Universe is about to become a pretty freakin’ scary place, and guess what: it’s going to be up to the heroes of the Marvel Universe to unite far and wide to battle the combined forces of HYDRA.

It’s been a VERY long time since we’ve seen a Marvel “big” storyline where the heroes aren’t just fighting each other. It’s pretty cool to see the heroes of the Marvel Universe uniting to fight the evil forces of Hydra.

Secondly – there’s a ton of speculation and theories surrounding just what SECRET EMPIRE will lead to. We know there’s some BIG stuff on the way for Marvel in the Summer and Fall, and we have a feeling that SECRET EMPIRE is just the tip of the iceberg to that.

And, then the even bigger theory is that Secret Empire is potentially the catalyst for the iconic OLD MAN LOGAN dystopian future where many of the Marvel heroes were killed, society had fallen, and the country had been divided into factions ruled by the Marvel’s most fearsome bad guys.

And, let’s not forget those visions in CIVIL WAR II of the OLD MAN LOGAN future that await.

Third – it’s a storyline that’s just plain slam-packed with action. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a big Marvel storyline where we just got good ol’ fashion Marvel mayhem the way we like it — and this looks to be it!

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MOONSHINE TP VOL.1 collects 1-6 of the killer new Image Comics series that blends Prohibitio-era crime drama with WEREWOLVES!

100 BULLETS creative team legends AZZARELLO & RISSO reunite to tell a tale that reads like BOARDWALK EMPIRE with WEREWOLVES! Only $9.99!

We’ve been really loving Image’s recent hit, MOONSHINE, which comes from comic legends AZZARELLO & RISSO (who many of you may know from their work on the classic 100 BULLETS), and are totally pumped to see the first graphic novel collecting 1-6 arriving this week for just $9.99!

This hard-hitting new series blends crime drama with horror to tell one heck of a crazy story!

Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, MOONSHINE tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt.

Lou figures it a milk run, but  what he doesn’t figure is that Holt’s just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss.

Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret.

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THE LAZARUS CONTRACT continues with its third chapter in DEATHSTROKE #19 this Wednesday! 

The big rematch of DEATHSTROKE and the TITANS continues!

We’re loving DC REBIRTH, and one of our favorite lines of books has been the TITANS series, so you KNOW we’re all about the new LAZARUS CONTRACT story arc!

In this week’s DEATHSTROKE #19, it’s LAZARUS CONTRACT Chapter 3!

Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster?

Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it?

Find out what happens when the World’s Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got TITANS #11 (Chapter 1) and TEEN TITANS #8 (Chapter 2) in stock to get you current!

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Baby GROOT gets his own ongoing series in the new I AM GROOT #1!

OK, so, we gotta tell ya: we dig GROOT, but we can’t help ourselves: little GROOT is so much more fun. 🙂

This new series is hilarious, and captures the humor and fun of the GOTG films perfectly, while planting (no pun intended!) GROOT firmly in the current MARVEL UNIVERSE continuity!

When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team.

Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies.

Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!

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DIVINICA #1 delivers a stunning new take on ancient myth and more!

We’ve been really impressed with the indie comic hits coming out of small publisher ROTHIC, and are totally pumped about their next release: DIVINICA!

In DIVINICA, we’re introduced to the legends of the women who embodied beauty, wisdom, and power.

This series tell of their passions and rages, by which kingdoms rose and fell; of their powers to seduce god and man alike; of the magic worth killing for and loves worth dying for. The tales that made their names immortal. Divinica honors the goddesses of past and present, depicting the battle of Caelus and Cronus and the birth of Aphrodite as set in classical Greek Mythology.

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DC Universe by Mike Mignola collects the HELLBOY creator’s greatest DCU hits into one gorgeous volume!

We’re huge, huge, huge fans of MIKE MIGNOLA, creator of favorites like HELLBOY, BPRD, and more, so when we saw that DC was putting out a big gorgeous hardcover collection of all his greatest work there — we knew we had to show it some love!

In this hardcover, you’re treated to Mignola’s work on DC icons such as BATMAN, SUPERMAN, SWAMP THING, and more, featuring stories from  SUPERMAN: THE WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2, SUPERMAN #18 and 23, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #54, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #36, SWAMP THING ANNUAL #5, PHANTOM STRANGER #1-4 and more!

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X-MEN BLUE #4 delivers another stellar issue with the BLUE Team!

We’ve been loving the entire line of new X-MEN ResurrXion titles, and we gotta tell ya: the X-Books are better than they’ve been in YEARS!

The fourth issue of X-MEN BLUE arrives this week, and I swear, with each issue, this one becomes more and more of a favorite.

There’s a very strong classic NEW MUTANTS vibe going on here that we love, as Magneto shepherds the time displaced young X-Men, and loads of classic bad guys pop up along the way!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current to issue #4 this week!

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Image hit SEVEN TO ETERNITY continues with SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 this Wednesday!

One of our favorite current reads – snag the first graphic novel collecting 1-4, and we’ll catch you up with issues 5 & 6 to get you current!

We’re loving the heck out of SEVEN TO ETERNITY, and this week’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 continues to deliver one of the best crafted comics on the stands.

Incredible, epic sci-fi fantasy that impresses us each and every time, both the storytelling and the artwork in this book are some of the best on the stands – bar none!

Start reading SEVEN TO ETERNITY VOL.1 for just $9.99!

In SEVEN TO ETERNITY, we’re given a unique blend of hard-hitting science fiction and sweeping fantasy that is absolutely unique, and delivers a feel that fans of series like SAGA and EAST OF WEST will love!

What’s it all about? Picture this: The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear.

Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.

Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear, and now one last free man must choose.

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Mass Effect returns to comics with the new MASS EFFECT: Discovery #1 

Killer new comic tying into the new MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA game!

The DARK HORSE Mass Effect comics have always been top notch, and we’re super excited about the newest series releasing this week!

A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative-and ultimately retrieve a scientist who’s made a potentially devastating discovery.

Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzmán team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

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Image’s newest hit, REDNECK, continues with REDNECK #2! Vampires in Texas from the writer who brought you God Country!

This new series rules! Imagine cult classic film NEAR DARK meets the comic SOUTHERN BASTARDS!

We really enjoyed the 1st issue of the new series, REDNECK, and are totally amped about the second issue dropping this week at Third Eye!

Published under the Image SKYBOUND imprint (which just so happens to be the imprint that Robert Kirkman of WALKING DEAD fame heads up!), REDNECK is a tale of vampires, Texas, and everything in between.

In issue #2, death and destruction have come to Sulphur Springs!

With the murder of one of their own, the vampiric Bowmans are ready to wage war on anyone in their path.

But will Bartlett be able to get to the bottom of things before the whole town explodes?

DONNY CATES and LISANDRO ESTHERREN bring you the next chapter in this blood-soaked, Southern-fried Gothic masterpiece!

Start reading REDNECK with REDNECK #1! Get the new edition of issue #1 with an all new cover this week at Third Eye!

What’s the scoop on Redneck? In this killer new ongoing series from the SKYBOUND imprint (who bring you WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST, MANIFEST DESTINY,  EXTREMITY and so much more), we’re introduced to the world of the Bowmans.

The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood.

Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!

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UNWORTHY THOR TP VOL.1 collects the entire mini-series by Jason Aaron that brings the return of Odinson!


With BIG stuff on the way in MARVEL LEGACY and more following up on SECRET EMPIRE, we’re telling you right now: one of the most crucial building blocks to that point is the recent UNWORTHY THOR mini-series!

In UNWORTHY THOR, unfit to lift his hammer, and with someone else now wielding the power of Thor, the Odinson’s desperate quest to regain his worthiness takes him out into the cosmos – where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir!

This ultimate weapon, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to his redemption – but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are anxious to get their hands on it, including the Collector and Thanos!

And when the realm of Old Asgard vanishes, all might be lost – unless good tidings from Beta Ray Bill offer fresh hope!

The Odinson gets a new look and a new pet – but can he reclaim his honor?

Or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? Let the battle for the hammer commence! Collecting UNWORTHY THOR #1-5.

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EAST OF WEST / BLACK MONDAY MURDERS writer Jonathan Hickman’s DYING AND THE DEAD arrives in trade paperback this Wednesday!

Collecting issues 1-3 for just $9.99 — and dropping alongside this week’s issue #4!

We really dug THE DYING AND THE DEAD when it first came out, and we’re pretty pumped to see the series starting back up again with this week’s issue #5!

However, since it’s been a couple of years — we know some of you may not yet be hip to the series, and hey: that’s all good, ’cause the first trade paperback collecting issues 1-3 is hitting this week for just $9.99!

In THE DYING AND THE DEAD, a murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year old secret. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. All seemingly disparate events which force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last mission.

This tale of high adventure meets end-of-life brings us a tale of one man’s personal crusade to overcome death. Featuring gorgeous artwork courtesy of Ryan Bodenheim, THE DYING AND THE DEAD blends the supernatural, real world drama, and science fiction into a sublime read that defies genre.

Hop onto the single issues of DYING AND THE DEAD with issue #4 this week at Third Eye!

Picking up right after DYING AND THE DEAD TP VOL.1, the 4th issue of the series drops this week and we’re pretty stoked to see what comes next!

This issue looks back on the glory days of the Colonel and crew as they chase a lost artifact through the burning ruins of a fallen city in conquered Japan.

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BATMAN / SHADOW #2 continues the killer team-up between the two iconic characters by SCOTT SNYDER, STEVE ORLANDO and RILEY ROSSMO!

We really dug the 1st issue of BATMAN / SHADOW, and are so pumped for this week’s issue #2!

The second chapter in the historic team-up of history’s greatest vigilantes is here!

The Shadow must convince Batman of his innocence so the two can seek out their true common foe, the Stag, before he takes out Batman’s greatest allies.

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

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DEADPOOL all-star writer GERRY DUGGAN teams up with DEATH OF X superstar artist AARON KUDER to deliver the GOTG comic you’ve been waiting for!

We loved the now classic GOTG run from Abnett and Lanning in the early ’00s – and still hold it really, really high in terms of great GOTG comics.

And, we’re pretty happy to say that it now has a great series to follow up on the awesome standard it set with the ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series from Duggan and Kuder.

This book blends the humor of the films, and the bigger-than-life space opera of the Abnett / Lanning stuff to make for an incredible read.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet!

Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails.

And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence!

Wanna get on board We’ve got issue 1 in stock to catch you up!

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BOOKS OF MAGIC gets the Vertigo reissue treatment and we’re loving it! A classic series spinning out of Neil Gaiman’s original – do not miss this great reissue!

The ’90s were a golden age of great comics, especially coming out of VERTIGO, which back in the day was pretty much equivalent to what we have now with IMAGE COMICS.

In other words: home to bold new ideas, innovative storytelling, and comics that defied genre categorization!

One of our favorites, which spun out of Neil Gaiman’s original work, was BOOKS OF MAGIC, focusing on a young sorcerer named Tim Hunter.

Destined to become Earth’s greatest sorcerer, Tim defends the realm of Faerie from the deadly manticore while trying to maintain a normal childhood.

Is his real father the one-armed drunk in the front room, or is he the man who can turn into a hawk?

Is his mother dead and buried, or is she Titania, Queen of Faerie? Plus, Death herself weighs in on the subject of identity.

A must for fans of THE SANDMAN, HARRY POTTER, and more!

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JEAN GREY #2 continues the new ongoing JEAN GREY series and explores the mysteries of the Phoenix Force further!

Another big hit for the RESURRXION line-up of titles, the JEAN GREY series has us hooked in a big way!

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death.

Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny.

But now, she’s visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her.

And, she’s going to fight tooth & nail to avoid becoming its next victim!

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

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Valiant debuts a new limited series that brings the return of SHADOWMAN and more in RAPTURE #1!

Following hot on the heels of the totally awesome new X-O MANOWAR — another corner of the VALIANT Universe is revealed!

We’ve been so impressed with the output of VALIANT in 2017 – every single book has been a hit in a big way, and this week’s RAPTURE looks to be another home-run!

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach ‘Heaven’ no matter the cost.

The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope.

The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it.

Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

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Image’s VIOLENT LOVE arrives in trade paperback with VIOLENT LOVE VOL.1 STAY DANGEROUS for just $9.99!

KILLER crime drama from Image Comics!

With the hard-hitting storytelling of FRANK BARBIERE (FIVE GHOSTS) and the gorgeous artwork of VICTOR SANTOS (POLAR), VIOLENT LOVE quickly became a big favorite at Third Eye!

In this first trade paperback, Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley were two of the most notorious bank robbers in the American Southwest. And then they fell in love, and this is that story.

Snag yourself a copy for just $9.99 this week at Third Eye!

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X-O MANOWAR #3 delivers another incredible issue in the X-O relaunch!

Never read VALIANT before? X-O is the perfect place to start – find out why this publisher consistently impresses us!

We’ve been absolutely floored with how awesome the new X-O is, and we cannot wait to dig into this week’s issue #3!

Their world became his war! Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war.

But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone.

With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield… and find himself in a position that no one saw coming!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello bring the punishing first act to Valiant’s biggest series of the year to its final stand-off… and will leave readers everywhere reeling with a last page surprise!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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