This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 7/9/14

LUTHER STRODE creator JUSTIN JORDAN launches his next major hit ongoing series, SPREAD, this Wednesday with SPREAD #1

Meet SPREAD creators Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm this Saturday at Third Eye!

Folks: we’ve been stoked about SPREAD ever since Justin first shared the concept with us — and, we told him right then and there: dude, we’re going to preach the heck out of this story when it finally drops.

Well, now, the time is here, and, sure enough, we are here to evangelize on the awesomeness that is SPREAD.

Trust me: you have to get this comic. You will LOVE this comic. It’s one of the brightest shining stars in Image’s Summer 2014 line-up, and it’s going to turn a ton of heads this new comic day, guaranteed.

Ten years ago, we dug too deep. We unleashed something ancient that couldn’t be controlled.

Something that couldn’t be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself.

The Spread.

Humanity was nearly destroyed before we found a way to slow the Spread to a crawl.

Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl.

And, if he can save her, he might save the world.

Folks: imagine if John Carpenter’s THE THING ate North America, and the world’s salvation lied in the hands of the lead from Lone Wolf & Cub.

It’s beautifully gory, gruesome and awesome alien vs. modern samurai madness in THE SPREAD, and we cannot wait to see how it plays out .

Get the THIRD EYE COMICS exclusive cover of SPREAD #1 this Wednesday by PROPHET artist SIMON ROY, paying homage to WALKING DEAD #19, the first appearance of MICHONNE

We loved SPREAD so much, Third Eye Faithful, that we contacted one of our favorite artists, Simon Roy, of PROPHET, to whip up a totally kick-ass exclusive Third Eye variant for issue #1.

This gorgeous cover pays homage to the first appearance of Michonne in WALKING DEAD #19, and is guaranteed to be one of the hottest Third Eye variants we’ve done yet.

Make sure you scoop your’s this week at Third Eye!

Get the SPREAD #1 Phantom Variant paying homage to LONE WOLF & CUB

In addition to the Third Eye exclusive of SPREAD, we’ll also have this incredible LONE WOLF & CUB homage Phantom Variant, for you guys to complete your SPREAD set.

Phantom Variants are available in less than 50 comic shops worldwide, and are one of the best ways to celebrate and appreciate the books you’re totally jazzed for!

Printed in extremely limited quantities, make sure you hop on the Phantom variant quick!

Get your copies of SPREAD signed this Saturday by writer JUSTIN JORDAN & artist KYLE STRAHM

And, then, ontop of that full spread of awesomeness above — we’ve got a killer signing event planned with SPREAD creators JUSTIN JORDAN and KYLE STRAHM.

Spread the word to your fellow Third Eye Faithful, and join us as we host the launch party for this exciting new IMAGE COMICS series.

Click here for the event info.

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NIGHTWING RETURNS WITH A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION IN GRAYSON #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!

Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former superhero. Former dead man. And, now… agent of Spyral?

A thrilling new chapter in one of our favorite DCU icons begins in this new ongoing series, and we cannot wait to see how it plays out.

It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you, and prove one thing: you might think you know Nightwing, but you don’t know.. well, you know the rest.

Seriously though: more Dick Grayson? We’re in. This is going to rule.

Get into it this week at Third Eye!

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ONI PRESS DELIVERS A STUNNING NEW SERIES WITH THE LIFE AFTER #1 THIS WEDNESDAY! 

A MUST FROM THE PUBLISHERS & WRITER OF “THE BUNKER”

In an infinite city built on infinite sadness, there is one man capable of breaking free.

He will go through Heaven and Hell to save us all.

A fantastic coming of age journey through the afterlife and beyond from the writer who brought us THE BUNKER, THE LIFE AFTER is one of the most exciting new releases we’ve seen lined up for July. We can’t wait to get our hands on it!

Click here for a preview of THE LIFE AFTER #1 

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THE SUICIDE SQUAD GETS A FRESH START IN THE MUST-READ NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 THIS WEDNESDAY! 

THIS IS THE SUICIDE SQUAD COMIC YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

Folks, we’ve been right there with you: how come ARROW has made us want a killer SUICIDE SQUAD comic so bad, and there is none?

Well, now: that’s about to change.

This week, the new reader-friendly, easy to jump into NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 debuts, and we cannot wait to show it off to you guys.

The world has changed for Task Force X aka the Suicide Squad.

Director Amanda Waller no longer has the autonomy she once had.

New members disrupt the team dynamic.

And the team takes on an international scope.

Now, with Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke, Black Manta, Harley Quinn and Deadshot on the roster — the Suicide Squad is heading to the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Third Eye Faithful, this won’t be the last time you hear me say this: this is the SUICIDE SQUAD title you’ve been waiting for!

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ORIGINAL SIN #5.1: THOR & LOKI THE TENTH REALM Part 1 begins, as the origin of Neil Gaiman’s ANGELA is revealed! 

Third Eye Faithful, out of everything spinning out of ORIGINAL SIN, I have to tell you: I am most excited for ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 THOR & LOKI: THE TENTH REALM.

Why? Well, aside from the fact that it looks to be one of the most kick-ass THOR / LOKI stories we’ve seen in quite some time from THOR GOD OF THUNDER writer JASON AARON, it’s also the official in-continuity Marvel origins of Neil Gaiman’s ANGELA (formerly of the SPAWN worlds).

Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed — a Tenth Realm.

Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world — and the sister Thor never knew he had: ANGELA.

But, can Loki be trusted? And will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

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IMAGE’S ROCKET GIRL ARRIVES IN TRADE PAPERBACK THIS WEDNESDAY WITH ROCKET GIRL VOL.1 TIMES SQUARED FOR ONLY $9.99

Collecting ROCKET GIRL 1-5, the ROCKET GIRL trade paperback arrives this Wednesday, and we could not be more stoked.

Why? WE LOVE THIS COMIC!

What’s it about? A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 NYC.

Dayoung Johansson is investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time.

As she pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home — an alternate reality version of 2014 — which shouldn’t exist at all.

One of our favorite IMAGE releases of 2014; snag the first trade paperback collecting 1-5 for only $9.99!

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THE VENOM SYMBIOTE MERGES WITH THE KINGPIN IN THE TOTALLY RAD 100th Anniversary: Spider-Man #1 One-Shot THIS WEEK AT THIRD EYE!

What does the wall crawler in the far-flung future of 2061 look like?

That’s what we’re shown in this killer new one-shot, showcasing a a distant future Marvel Universe, where the more things change, the more they stay the same.

The Kingpin has taken control with the assistance of an ultra-powerful techno symbiote suit.

With one of the most powerful tools at his disposal now in the hands of one of his deadliest and oldest foes, Spider-Man will have to prove once again why that he can beat the unbeatable.

With the Kingpin in possession of a deadly weapon capable of limitless control, it’s up to the one and only Spider-Man to stop him.

Featuring the incredible artwork of In-Hyuk Lee, this is a must-read, Third Eye Faithful!

Click here for a preview of 100th Anniversary Spider-Man #1

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THE DARK SECRETS OF ORIGINAL SIN CONTINUE TO SPILL OUT IN THE PAGES OF ORIGINAL SIN TIE-INS AVENGERS #32, DEADPOOL #31, FANTASTIC FOUR #7, AND ORIGINAL SINS #3 THIS WEDNESDAY!

There’s a slew of great ORIGINAL SIN tie-ins this week, and once again, we’re uber-impressed with how good the tie-in books to the main event have been!

The star of the show is AVENGERS #32, as we’re taken 5,000 years into the future, and shown the mysterious origins of the Rogue Planet.

In addition, the dark secrets of Wade Wilson’s past come to the surface in DEADPOOL #32, and more revelations shock us in ORIGINAL SINS #3!

Click here for the Third Eye Guide to ORIGINAL SIN!

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KICK-ASS SWORD-AND-SORCERY FANTASY TAKES CENTER STAGE IN THE NEW IMAGE COMICS SERIES DEATH VIGIL THIS WEDNESDAY WITH DEATH VIGIL #1! A MUST-READ!

What if the Game of Thrones’s Night’s Watch WERE White Walkers?

The incredibly talented Stjepan Sejic brings not only his amazing artwork, but his amazing gift of storytelling to Image Comics’s DEATH VIGIL this week, and folks, it’s AWESOME.

Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy!

The only catch? You gotta die before you can become part of their ranks.

See, joining the DEATH VIGIL, means becoming a corporeal immortal Death Knight, obtaining reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil, and well, living a pretty painful existence… you know, when you’re not fighting bad guys.

But, hey, you’re on the side of light, right?

A must-read for fans of A GAME OF THRONES, RAT QUEENS, SKULLKICKERS, LORD OF THE RINGS, and DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS. Death Vigil is a smart, sharp, and kick-ass new sword-and-sorcery comic that is a must read.

Click here for a preview of DEATH VIGIL #1

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DC’S NIGHTWING VOL.4 SECOND CITY, COLLECTS ISSUES 19-24 OF THE NEW 52 NIGHTWING SERIES, AND ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY!

After the Joker’s attack on the Bat-Family, Nightwing finds himself in a new city with an unlikely ally, The Prankster.

Together they are hunted by the mysterious Mask Killer, while Dick tries to find the man who killed his parents, Tony Zullo.

We loved DC’s NIGHTWING run, and with one more graphic novel left in the run after this one, these are gonna make a nice full run on the bookcase, for sure!

Wanna get caught up on the earlier stuff? We’ve got volumes 1-3 in stock now to get you up to speed with this week’s volume 4.

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SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 DEBUTS THIS WEDNESDAY, BRINGING THE RETURN OF FAN-FAVORITE MIGUEL O’HARA!

Straight out of the pages of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, the Spider-Man of the year 2099 returns, and we could not be more stoked.

Folks, we LOVED the SPIDER-MAN 2099 series from the ’90s, and the character Miguel O’Hara remains one of the coolest incarnations of Spidey we’ve ever seen.

Think BATMAN BEYOND with Spider-Man, and you’ve got the totally awesome world of SPIDER-MAN 2099.

Now, with Miguel stuck in the year 2014, stranded by his father, who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in the year 2099, Spider-Man 2099 must find direction for himself.

And, in the year 2014, Alchemax has just been formed, and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it even begins.

You’d think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by the Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether!

Join the legendary creator of Spider-Man 2099, Peter David, and the amazingly talented art of newcomer Will Sliney, for one of the raddest new Marvel books to launch this Summer.

Click here for a preview of SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1

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THE SHOCKS CONTINUE IN THE WALKING DEAD #129 THIS WEDNESDAY AT THIRD EYE!

Even now, they still find new ways to dispose of the dead.

Folks: you know the less we say, the better, right?

Be here. This issue is CRAZY good.

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WOLVERINE #10 2 MONTHS TO DIE CONTINUES, AS THE COUNTDOWN TO THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE HEATS UP WITH IT’S THIRD CHAPTER!

The next major entry in the prelude to the DEATH OF WOLVERINE arrives this week, and folks, we’re on the edge of our seats awaiting the fate of everyone’s favorite X-Man.

It’s the beginning of the end for Wolverine, as Logan comes clean to his old friends, while Sabretooth is marking Wolverine’s new love, Pinch, for death.

Logan’s most dire hour is upon us, and we cannot wait to see how they put the old man to rest.

Wanna get caught up? The prelude arc begins in WOLVERINE #8, and we’ve got issues 8 and 9 in stock now to get you up to speed with this week’s issue 10.

Click here for a preview of WOLVERINE #10

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THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD IS RE-IMAGINED IN SHERWOOD,TX #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!

Imagine SONS OF ANARCHY meets ROBIN HOOD!

This indie caught our eye, and we’re pretty glad we checked it out, ’cause it’s a freakin’ awesome read.

In SHERWOOD, TX, the legend of Robin Hood is reimagined as a modern day Spaghetti Western, as we’re taken into the world of Sherwood, Texas.

A world of biker gangs, drug wars, human trafficking and revenge.

Snag a copy and check it out this Wednesday!

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CULLEN BUNN’S STUNNING NEW HORROR SERIES FROM BOOM STUDIOS, EMPTY MAN, CONTINUES IN EMPTY MAN #2 THIS WEDNESDAY! 

A MUST FOR FANS OF “NAILBITER” & “REVIVAL”

Third Eye Faithful, we LOVED the first issue of EMPTY MAN, and were totally hooked right from the get-go with it’s crucially creepy premise, and incredible artwork.

Now, issue #2 ups the ante even more, and we gotta tell you: if you’re digging books like NAILBITER and REVIVAL, then EMPTY MAN is a MUST-READ.

Agents Langford and Jensen have uncovered a hidden Witness Cult in the middle of American suburbia they suspect is behind the kidnappings plaguing the country, but will they catch up to Markoff and Patient Zero before the Empty Man virus strikes again?

What’s it about? It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, and then ontop of all this, you’re left in a near lifeless, ’empty’ state of catatonia.

As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.

Wanna jump on board? We’ve got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s issue 2.

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ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #1 DELIVERS ONE OF THE BEST ADVENTURE TIME COMICS WE’VE SEEN YET!

Okay, guys, by now, you know: WE LOVE ADVENTURE TIME. We can’t help it — it’s good, on so many levels, and the comics that Boom Studios delivers (the same folks who bring you Lumberjanes, Bee and Puppycat, and more) are AWESOME.

So, what’s the scoop on this new series? Well, not only are the Banana Guards hilarious as the Candy Kingdom’s protectors, but this new series written by Kent Osborne, the head writer on the ADVENTURE TIME show, is even more ridiculous.

So, it turns out there’s a lot to being a Banana Guard — but being a Banana is not mandatory.

This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens.

Click here for a preview of ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #1

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CHAOS! Comics’s Punk Rock ’80s Vampire, CHASTITY, returns in CHASTITY #1 this Wednesday!

In the 1980s, after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother’s) Olympic dreams, 17-year old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels… but, little does she know, that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony and death.

And, it’s a world that she will be dragged into kicking, and screaming, as the classic CHAOS! character is reimagined, rebooted, and ready for blood!

As kids of the ’90s, we read the heck out of Evil Ernie, Lady Death, Chastity, and more, so we’re pretty stoked for this new series!

Click here for a preview of CHASTITY #1

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NEW BOOM STUDIOS! FAVORITE LUMBERJANES CONTINUES WITH THIS WEDNESDAY’S LUMBERJANES #4!

After a lot of convincing, the girls are able to agree to get Jen to take them on a hike.

Now, making their way up to the tower, and hoping to finally get some answers, they make their way closer only to be stopped by the neighboring boy camp!

April, Mal, Molly, Jo and Ripley have to figure out how to get to the tower, even if the have to use Jen as a distraction to do it.

We are loving LUMBERJANES, Third Eye Faithful, and if you’re  fan of series like RAT QUEENS, then you gotta give this one a go.

What’s it about? Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… and, of course, they’re not going to let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way.

A bunch of cool punk rockers killing monsters straight out of a cryptozoological handbook? We love it!

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock now to et you current.

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STAFF PICKS  

STEVE: ROCKET RACCOON #1– I gotta say: Skottie Young KILLED it with this one.. holy crap, so good!

TRISH: ROCKET RACCOON #1 – So, I went into this expecting to like it, and I left loving it!

TORMA: ORIGINAL SIN #5 – This is really turning into one of my all-time favorite events! So good!

MATT: LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1 – I never knew I could love Star Lord this much!
SHAUN: ROCKET RACCOON #1 – So great!

 

JOHN: ROCKET RACCOON #1 – The most fun I had reading comics this week.

LEXI: ROCKET RACCOON #1 – How could I not pick this?
 
BRAD: ORIGINAL SIN #5 –– This was so so so good!
 
DAVE: MOON KNIGHT #5  This is continuing to be my favorite Marvel book.
 
DMO: ENORMOUS #1 – Giant kaiju rampaging? I’m there!
TOM: ROCKET RACCOON #1 – The art alone on this one makes it a must-read.
LIZ: NAILBITER #3 – Every issue just gets better and better with this series!
ASHLEY: ROCKET RACCOON #1 – Really, really dug this!