This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 7/2/14

ROCKET RACCOON GETS HIS OWN SERIES BY SUPERSTAR ARTIST SKOTTIE YOUNG WITH ROCKET RACCOON #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!

Oh man, here’s one we’ve all been waiting a while for, and now that it’s finally here — we are beyond stoked!

The star of the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie gets his own ongoing series from the insanely talented SKOTTIE YOUNG (Marvel’s OZ series, as well as their insanely popular Baby variant covers), and folks: it’s so freakin’ cool, we can’t even begin to put into words.

Seriously: Young catches the mood and fun of the ultra-violent space Raccoon perfectly, and Deadpool better watch out — he’s gonna have some serious competition from Rocket.

Set in current continuity with the regular GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series, this new reader-friendly launch showcases the one and only ROCKET RACCOON.

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species he’s encountered, and now — a raccoon on the run?!

OK, sorry, he’s not a raccoon — we get it, but seriously: Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man — and the authorities are not the only one on his tail!

Skottie Young brings his A game on a series we’ve been waiting decades for, and folks, you’re not going to want to miss this one, as it’s going to be the #1 title everyone’s picking up after they see just how awesome the Guardians movie is.

Get it this Wednesday at Third Eye!

Click here for a preview of ROCKET RACCOON #1

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DC COMICS FOLLOWS UP BOMBSHELL MONTH WITH THEIR BATMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVERS!

Get your’s this month at Third Eye — all cover price!

In the same vein as last month’s super-awesome BOMBSHELL variant covers, DC has a round of special edition variants celebrating 75 years of the Dark Knight, and folks: these are looking incredible!

A must-have for all Bat-Collectors, the BATMAN 75th Anniversary variants start this week, and will all be available for normal cover price (typically 2.99 / 3.99) at both Third Eye locations.

Want to reserve a full set? Click the link below, and enter BATMAN 75th Anniversary Covers (ALL) in the ADD TITLES field. We’ll automatically drop each week’s covers for you until the set is finished!

What’s hitting this week? Check it out:

ACTION COMICS #33

GREEN LANTERN #33

EARTH-2 #25

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AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER VOL.8 THE RIFT PT 2 ARRIVES THIS WEEK, CONTINUING THE SAGA OF AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER!

Folks, Dark Horse has been doing an incredible job with their AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER graphic novels, and this week’s Volume 8 is no exception to the rule!

Team Avatar finds themselves up to their necks in trouble as mysterious forces threaten to destroy land once sacred to the Airbenders!

While Aang journeys to the spirit world in search of clues, Toph faces off against her own past.

Wanna get into the earlier volumes? We’ve got 1-7 in stock now to catch you up to current.

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THE SECOND ISSUE OF BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ARRIVES THIS WEEK WITH BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #2 AND IT’S AWESOME!

You know us, Third Eye Faithful, we’re HUGE John Carpenter fans, and one of our favorites is his cult masterpiece BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.

So, you know we’re totally digging the new BOOM STUDIOS series that picks up in the aftermath of the original film, right?

Helmed by Carpenter, with a little help from comic virtuoso Eric Powell (the Goon), the new BIG TROUBLE comic is everything it should be and more, and if you loved the original film: you’ll love the comic.

Wanna get into it? We’ve got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s issue #2.

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DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 TAKES US BACK TO THE ’90s WITH THIS AWESOME TIME-TRAVELING EPIC OF ULTRA-VIOLENCE & SHOULDER PADS!

Meet DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE writer DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI at Third Eye on Saturday 7/19!

Journey back to the heady days of the 1990s, the birth era of two characters who changed the face of comics forever: CABLE and DEADPOOL.

Now, in this all new tale, we learn of the very first meeting of the pair, well before the events of NEW MUTANTS #98, as Cable and his soon-to-be X-FORCE race through the time stream to stop the reckless mercenary DEADPOOL before destroys American history.. for good!

This time-traveling epic has Deadpool of today going up against the over-the-top X-Force of yesterday, and it is AWESOME.

Meet DEADPOOL vs. X-FORCE writer DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI at Third Eye on Saturday 7/19/14!

Not only is this book going to be awesome, but you can bring your copy in to get it signed by writer DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI at Third Eye on Saturday 7/19/14.

Plus: you know you all have some killer DEADPOOL costumes to break out — and what’s a good DEADPOOL signing without some awesome DEADPOOL Cosplay?

Click here for more info on our DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE Signing

Click here for a preview of DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1

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GIANT KAIJU AWESOMENESS COMES TO COMICS IN THE HIT NEW INDIE SERIES ENORMOUS WITH THIS WEDNESDAY’S ENORMOUS #1

SCOOP THE ULTRA-LIMITED ENORMOUS #1 PHANTOM VARIANT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

You know us, Third Eye Faithful, we LOVE giant monsters, and ENORMOUS has giant monsters out the wazoo!

In the midst of a planetary crisis for food and fuel, a vast ecological cataclysm has spawned “THE ENORMOUS”, massive beasts unlike anything ever encountered.

Humanity struggles to stave off extinction in this new ongoing series, and we’re loving it.

If you dig Godzilla, or movies like PACIFIC RIM, you need this comic in your life. Trust us!

Get the ENORMOUS Phantom Variant by SHELTERED artist Johnnie Christmas this week at Third Eye While Supplies Last, only $3.99!

In addition to the two regular covers, we’ll have the totally awesome limited Phantom variant of ENORMOUS #1, by artist JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (SHELTERED).

What’s a Phantom Variant? Limited to less than 50 comic shops worldwide, this is the ultimate way to celebrate cutting edge new titles with high concept cover art.

Printed in extremely low numbers, Phantom Variants are one of the best ways you can celebrate a series you’re super excited about!

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THE LEADER OF THE GUARDIANS GETS HIS OWN ONGOING SERIES WITH THE BRAND NEW LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1, DEBUTING THIS WEDNESDAY AT THIRD EYE!

Spinning directly out of the pages of the current GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series, and just in time for the highly anticipated film — the notorious interstellar outlaw Star Lord is striking out to swindle and swashbuckle his way across the galaxy in search of big adventures and even bigger scores!

Expect a battle with the Badoon, a fight to save an orphanage, not to mention a little flirting with Kitty Pryde of the X-Men — and, hey, that’s just the first issue!

From the cold abyss of deep space to the seedy alien underworld, deadly forces await around every turn — and the Star-Lord stands alone.

As the brazen outlaw prepares to strike out on a new journey, no fan can afford to miss the continuing adventures of the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

This epic new adventure begins NOW, and folks, writer SAM HUMPHRIES (SACRIFICE) is doing an incredible job with this book along side the incredibly talented PACO MEDINA (DEADPOOL: SECRET INVASION).

Hop on board LEGENDARY STAR LORD this Wednesday!

Click here for a preview of LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1

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REVIVAL Writer TIM SEELEY’S bad-ass slasher-hunter returns in HACK / SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #1 this Wednesday!

Make sure to get the HACK / SLASH SON OF SAMHAIN #1 Third Eye Variant!

We’ve been long-time fans of Tim Seeley (of Revival) and his work on HACK/SLASH, so when we saw Cassie Hack would be returning, we knew we were in for a treat!

When a mysterious cult of monsters arises, Cassie is forced to return to the life she thought she’d left behind — aka, the life of hunting the vengeful and furious undead nicknamed SLASHERS (think Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, etc.).

Coupled with a new partner and faced with enemies unlike any she has battled before, Cassie must confront the darkness in the world — and in her own life — in all new ways.

The agents of evil never rest; unfortunately for them, neither does Cassie Hack.

Get the HACK/SLASH SON OF SAMHAIN #1 Phantom Varaint by the very talented ALE GARZA this week!

Another kick-ass PHANTOM drops this week with the HACK / SLASH SON OF SAMHAIN one by the totally awesome and very talented ALE GARZA.

We’ll have limited quantities of this one available, for only $3.50, so make sure you snag a copy this week at Third Eye!

Click here for a preview of HACK / SLASH SON OF SAMHAIN #1

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SAM KIETH’S CLASSIC THE MAXX IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE IN COLLECTED FORM WITH IDW’S NEW “THE MAXX: MAXXIMIZED” VOLUME 1 HARDCOVER!

A TIMELESS, MUST-READ FOR ALL COMICS FANS!

You guys have got to read this series if you haven’t yet. Why? Heck, because Sam Kieth’s the MAXX is the definition of modern legends, and we’re so pumped to see it returning back to print!

Kieth’s own quirky brand of brilliance has been wowing fans and inspiring cartoonists for more than 25 years, and as one of the earliest IMAGE COMICS craters, Kieth created THE MAXX.

What’s the MAXX? A homeless superhero who lives in a box. Seriously. And it’s awesome.

Both MAXX and his social worker friend Julie share adventures in both the real world and in ‘the Outback’, a fantasy realm inhabited by their jungle-inspired totems.

The story is great, and the art — oh man, the art — Kieth’s artwork is so immersive, and so gorgeous: you have to see it to believe it. It still looks amazing after all these years.

Grab a copy this week and be amazed!

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THE HORRIFIC NEW IMAGE COMICS ONGOING SERIES NAILBITER CONTINUES THIS WEDNESDAY WITH NAILBITER #3

Dude: we LOVE NAILBITER, and it just gets better and better with each and every issue.

What’s the book about? Picture this: small town in Oregon, where sixteen of the world’s vilest serial killers have been born.

Why is that? Oh, there’s a reason — and that’s what we’re finding out.

Now, a NSA Agent must work with the notorious serial killer Edward “NAILBITER” Warren to find his missing friend and solve the mystery of “Where do serial killers come from?”

A must for fans of REVIVAL, tv shows like TRUE DETECTIVE, and films like SE7EN.

We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s issue 3.

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THE NEW MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SERIES CONTINUES TO IMPRESS WITH THIS WEEK’S MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3

The third part in the first story arc of the kick-ass new MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN title arrives this week, and folks, we’re loving this book. It’s so freakin’ good!

Bendis and Marquez make an amazing team, and the story of Miles and his tackling of being Spider-Man is great.

In issue #3, Miles comes face-to-face with the worst nightmare of the Ultimate Spider-Man Legacy: Norman Osborn aka the Green Goblin aka the man who killed Peter Parker — or did he?

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

Click here for a preview of MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3

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AFTER A SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO ORIGINAL SIN #4, WE CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS WEEK’S ORIGINAL SIN #5

We’re LOVING Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN, and it may be one of the best written summer “event” stories we’ve seen, as it’s taking a whole new approach to the idea of summer blockbusters with it’s murder mystery in the cosmos angle.

What’s the scoop? The Watcher? Found dead. His eyes? Missing. Problem? Those eyes have seen it all — every deep, dark secret of the Marvel U’s greatest heroes and villains.

So, now what? Well, now Cap and Iron Man are beefing, and Spidey doesn’t know what’s going on, and well, Wolverine — he’s still Wolverine.

But, seriously: it’s awesome, and every issue, we’re left with a “holy s…” moment that leaves our jaws on the floor.

You need to get into it!

What’s up with this week issue #5?

All we can say is this: the secret history of the Unseen is about to be seen.

Wanna catch up? We’ve got all issues in stock (0-4), plus all tie-ins, so pop by & get current!

Click here for the Third Eye Guide to ORIGINAL SIN

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JAMES STOKOE, ARTIST OF “ORC STAIN”, “GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR”, & MORE, BRINGS HIS WONTON SOUP TOGETHER IN ONE GIANT TOME OF AWESOME FOR ONLY $19.99!

A MUST FOR FANS OF “ORC STAIN”, “KING CITY”, & “BATTLING BOY”!

Oh man, I gotta tell ya: we are such huge fans of James Stokoe’s work here at Third Eye. The dude is incredible, and just gets better and better.

So, when we saw Oni Press was compiling James’s earlier work from WONTON SOUP into one massive tome King City-style…. well, hot damn, we knew we were in for a treat.

One of the best modern comics artists working today, Stokoe is a must-see if you’ve never seen his stuff before. Trust us!

What’s it about? Well, check it out — this space trucker cooking epic returns to print in bigger and badder way than ever before!

Join Johnny boyo and Deacon as they cruise the intergalactic superhighways in search of the legendary ingredients they desire and the amazing adventure they require.

Collecting the entire WONTON SOUP saga in one beautiful, big book — this is a must for fans of KING CITY, BATTLING BOY, HARD BOILED, BIG GUY & RUSTY, and James’s other work on books like ORC STAIN and GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR.

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WARREN ELLIS’S EPIC MOON KNIGHT RUN CONTINUES WITH MOON KNIGHT #5 THIS WEDNESDAY!

One of the best damn Marvel books we’re reading, the new MOON KNIGHT series is an incredible piece of work, and Warren Ellis is weaving pure magic with every single issue of it.

Each issue stands on it’s own, almost as one-shot stories, with a great thread connecting everything as the series progresses.

The dark, and eerie vibe that Ellis and Shalvey bring is amazing, and it’s had us hooked since issue #1.

In issue #5, an abandoned hotel in NY contains a single abductee and upwards of twenty armed mob enforcers.

Moon Knight plans to go inside, and rescue the abductee. Alone.

Every single issue of this book is a banger, no doubt about it, and we’re sure #5 will be too!

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-4 in stock now to catch you up to current.

Click here for a preview of MOON KNIGHT #5

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, SHOWCASING A KILLER ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT STORY!

Rocket Raccoon & Groot — everyone’s favorite cosmic bounty hunters, and soon to be world-famous movie stars — leap into action in a brand new adventure with this week’s GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1.

Is Groot attempting to arrest — his best bud, Rocket?

A great companion piece to this week’s ROCKET RACCOON #1, snag a copy this week at Third Eye!

Click here for a preview of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1

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Pay tribute to comics’s own Holy Trinity of Ditko, Kirby and Wood with this special DKW One-Shot from Fantagraphics this Wednesday

Here’s a cool one! This gorgeous one-shot is an exquisite tribute to three of the most acclaimed comic book artists of all time: Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and Wally Wood.

Acclaimed cartoonist Sergio Ponchione pays tribute to the Holy Trinity of DKW in this wildly imaginative book, split into three chapters, with each chapter drawn in a pitch-perfect homage to one of his idols.

A must-have for fans of these comic pioneers.

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JASON AARON’S INCREDIBLE NEW ONGOING IMAGE SERIES, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, CONTINUES WITH THIS WEDNESDAY’S SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3

Earl Tubb’s one man war to clean up Craw County begins to rage out of control, and its first casualty is claimed in this week’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3.

We’re loving this rural crime noir series, which takes a man back to his hometown, where he’s dead set on dishing out justice to the jerks who populate it.

Hard-boiled crime drama at it’s best, Southern Bastards is a must-read for fans of the Coen Brothers stuff like FARGO or NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, as well as Quentin Tarantino’s work Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs. And of course, for those of you who dug Aaron’s own SCALPED series.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got copies of issues 1 & 2 in stock now to get you put to this week’s issue #3.

Click here for a preview of SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3

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EXCITED FOR THE STRAIN TELEVISION SHOW? GET INTO THE COMICS THAT INSPIRED IT, AS THE STRAIN VOL.4 THE FALL ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY!

Folks, we could not be more pumped for the upcoming FX series, THE STRAIN, from Guillermo del Toro, but we gotta tell you: if you think the show looks cool, then you HAVE to read the comics that inspired it.

This week’s volume 4 of the series arrives, as the CDC’s Dr. Ephraim Goodweather makes one last attempt to stop the swiftly moving vampire plague.

A must-read, we’ve got volumes 1-3 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s volume 4.

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THE WORLD OF TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL COMES TO COMICS WITH TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES #1 THIS WEDNESDAY

Sam Fisher, once a Splinter Cell — a clandestine operative in the shadows of the NSA — is now retired.

His enemies, however, are not.

Haunted by dreams and memories of his past, he struggles to put his life back together, but when a mysterious terrorist organization called Krowee begins pursuing targets around the globe, Sam’s expertise is needed to uncover their endgame and stop them before the deadly plot unfolds.

Taking place between the events of Splinter Cell Conviction and Splinter Cell Blacklist, the series bridges the gap with a realistic, original story that sets the tone for the opening events in BLACKLIST.

A must-read!

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BOOM STUDIOS’S NEW SERIES, THE WOODS, IS A MUST-READ FOR FANS OF HORROR & SCI-FI, AS WELL AS SERIES LIKE MORNING GLORIES!

CHECK OUT THE WOODS #3 THIS WEEK AT THIRD EYE!

As the darkness of night falls, monsters begin to reveal themselves — from both outside and inside the school.

Maria struggles to break free of her false imprisonment before Coach Clay succeeds in instilling martial law, and the exploratory crew finds themselves being hunted by unseen shadows.

What’s THE WOODS all about? If you’re a fan of series like MORNING GLOIRES, SHELTERED or REVIVAL, you’ll love this one right away.

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace.

Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness.

Where are they? Why are they there? The answers prove to be stranger than anything you can imagine.

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issue 1 & 2 in stock now to get you current with this week’s issue 3.

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STAFF PICKS  

STEVE: OUTCAST #1  – I’ll be surprised if this isn’t everyone’s pick. 🙂

TRISH: OUTCAST #1 – So AWESOME. Great start!

TORMA: SUPERMAN #32 – This was AMAZING.

MATT: OUTCAST #1 – I’m hooked! More!
SHAUN:OUTCAST #1 – Such a promising start!

 

JOHN: OUTCAST #1 – This was an incredible debut!

LEXI: OUTCAST #1 – So, Kirkman does it again!
 
BRAD: SUPERMAN #32— Holy cow: this was great!
 
DAVE: OUTCAST #1 The best thing I read!
 
DMO: OUTCAST #1– This kicked ass!
TOM: SUPERMAN #32 – The art on this book made it a pure home-run!
LIZ: OUTCAST #1 – An amazing first issue, can’t wait for more!
ASHLEY: OUTCAST #1 – Really awesome!