This Week's Highlights for Wednesday 8/29/18

Published August 27th, 2018

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Donny Cates (THANOS WINS, VENOM) continues to build the mythology surrounding the VENOM symbiote with a new limited series, WEB OF VENOM: VE’NAM #1

The mythos and lore of the VENOM symbiote continues to unfold in this hard-hitting mini-series featuring Nick Fury and of course, the Klyntar symbiotes.
We gotta tell ya, one of the most fascinating developments in comics over the last couple years, has been the amount of depth and layered mythology that’s been built around the VENOM symbiote, and it’s all been coming to a head in the incredible VENOM run from Donny Cates that just hit issue #5 (and we’ve got all those issues in stock to get you current!)
Now, writer DONNY CATES (THANOS WINS, VENOM), explores more of the Klyntar symbiote back story in this new VIETNAM era mini-series, featuring Nick Fury and more!
As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon – and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he’d found it.
In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes…and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!
Snag a copy this week, and get into it!
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DC does another round of LOONEY TUNES vs. DCU crossovers, and they RULE!!!

One of the best BATMAN stories of the last decade came out of the last round of DCU x LOONEY TUNES one-shots (aka BATMAN / Elmer Fudd!), and now, there’s a whole new crop of one-shots dropping this week, and we’re LOVING THEM.
Leading the charge is THE JOKER / Daffy Duck, where Daffy Duck pays a call to the Acme corporate headquarters in Gotham City, and he finds the company long gone and their abandoned building now occupied by The Joker.
With a hit in progress, Daffy tries to sneak away, only to find himself in the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime.
But Joker decides that there’s some potential in this manic bird and forces Daffy to join his gang. Will he find a way to escape…or will he become The Joker’s new right-hand duck?
And, then following closely behind, you’ve got HARLEY QUINN / GOSSAMER, which features one of our personal fav LOONEY TUNES — that big red hairy monster you all know and love, Gossamer!
In this one-shot, a violent storm leaves a large crate washed up on the beach at Coney Island.
When Harley breaks it open to see what’s inside, she suddenly has a new playmate to add to her cast of friends-a large, furry, orange beast called Gossamer.
It’s all fun and games until a giant robot attacks them. But who sent it? Harley immediately suspects only one man, but is it really The Joker behind this destructive rampage?

We also can’t overlook the awesomeness of the CATWOMAN / TWEETY & SYLVESTER one-shot, where in his relentless pursuit of Tweety, Sylvester suddenly finds himself with a new, human ally-Catwoman.

Tweety then realizes that he’s going to need some help too, and recruits a super-hero of his own.
It isn’t long before the scale of the conflict begins to get out of control and suddenly theres’s a full scale war between cats and birds that threatens to take over all of Gotham.
And, then rounding everything off, you’ve got the LEX LUTHOR / PORKY PIG one-shot, where facing financial and personal ruin, a desperate Porky Pig applies for and gets and entry-level position with LexCorp.
Grateful to his new benefactor, Porky becomes Luthor’s most loyal employee and defender. But when a major scandal breaks in the news and Lex is called before a Congressional Committee, guess who is about to be offered up as the sacrificial pig?
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Skottie Young continues his darkly humorous masterpiece I HATE FAIRYLAND with the I HATE FAIRYLAND VOL.4 trade paperback this week!!

We are HUGE HUGE HUGE fans of writer / artist SKOTTIE YOUNG, and we gotta tell ya: his I HATE FAIRYLAND series is one of the best darn things going, Third Eye Faithful.
A unique blend of over-the-top bloody dark humor set against the backdrop of a surreal fantasy world — this book is a must-read for fans of stuff like INVADER ZIM, RICK AND MORTY, and more.
What started as a normal, everyday, child-sucked-into-a-magical-land-to-fulfill-an-inane-quest has changed Fairyland forever.
In the continuation of SKOTTIE YOUNG’S saccharine fantasy-satire, Gertrude hands over the spotlight to Larry, Duncan Dragon, and some of Fairyland’s other supporting cast, misfits, and forgotten threats. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #16-20!

1smallihatefairy3Start reading I HATE FAIRYLAND with I HATE FAIRYLAND VOL.1 for just $9.99!

Third Eye Faithful, you know by now how much we love this series, and if you’re not already reading it – now is the time to get on board!
From superstar writer and artist SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.
An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty-year-old woman in a six-year-old’s body, who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.
Snag yourself a copy for just $9.99 and get into it!
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NEW GODS BY JACK KIRBY collects all that classic awesome Kirby magic that brought us Orion, Darkseid, and more!!

A must for any fan of comics as an art form!
At last, DC collects NEW GODS, the centerpiece of Jack Kirby’s “Fourth World” saga, in its own trade paperback.
This title introduces the sprawling cast from the twin worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, including Darkseid, Orion, Highfather, Lightray and many more!
This collection includes NEW GODS #1-11, plus the 48-page story “Even Gods Must Die” from 1984 and the original 1985 graphic novel THE HUNGER DOGS.
Third Eye Faithful, there are some comics that just defy the rigors of time, and most of Kirby’s work does just that. Despite being created many, many years ago – these books are just as fresh, ground-breaking and electric as they were upon their first release.
Do NOT sleep on this — if you’ve never read the FOURTH WORLD stuff, this is where you wanna start!
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RICK & MORTY VS. Dungeons & Dragons #1 delivers one of the best CROSSOVERS of 2018!

We love RICK & MORTY. We love D&D. So, the two brought together in one awesome package? You know we’re on board!
When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they’re about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!
The world’s greatest role-playing game. Reality’s most dysfunctional family. What could go wrong?

Get the killer RICK AND MORTY VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 Character Sheet Cover B for just $3.99

Check out this killer alternate cover for RICK & MORTY VS Dungeons & Dragons that’s totally a riff on a D&D character sheet!
Make sure you scoop yourself a copy this week at Third Eye!
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SCARLET #1 reunites the DAREDEVIL masterpiece team of BENDIS & MALEEV for an all new, ongoing SCARLET series!!

When Bendis & Maleev work together – it’s comic magic, and that’s why we’re so amped about SCARLET!
From the creative team that brought you Daredevil and Infamous Iron Man comes the latest explosive chapter in their creator-owned epic, which IGN called one of the best comics on the stands.
SCARLET tells the story of a woman whose life has been ripped apart by police corruption. When she pushes back, she starts a chain reaction of events that will bring about the next American Revolution.
In this brand-new, new reader-friendly chapter, fully painted by Eisner Award-winning artist Alex Maleev, SCARLET tells the story of what happens when one young woman is pushed too far—and what one country will do to stop her.
A must-read for fans of series like LAZARUS, don’t miss out on SCARLET!
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM EPIC COLLECTION delivers one of the best Spidey EPIC collections yet collecting the entire VENOM saga and all that awesome MCFARLANE art!!

Meet Spider-Man’s deadliest foe!
The web-slinger may survive a mind-bending glimpse at life in the Mad Dog Ward, a run-in with Doctor Octopus and a Chance encounter.
But the lives of Peter Parker and new bride Mary Jane will be turned upside down when his former symbiotic costume and disgraced reporter Eddie Brock combine their mutual hatred of Spider-Man to become…Venom!
In time for adventures with Silver Sable and Sandman, Spidey returns to the ol’ red-and-blues – but nobody ever drew them like Todd McFarlane!
The cunning Fox and the calculating Chameleon await. Styx and Stone will break some bones, and Killer Shrike can hurt you, too. But who kidnaps MJ?
Plus: The heroic debut of Speedball! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #295-310 and ANNUAL #22, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #33 and PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #133.
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EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #2 continues the return to SPIDER-VERSE!

We loved the SPIDER-VERSE stuff that brought us SPIDER-GWEN and more, and we’re so stoked to see a return to it with EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON!
After Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, The Umbrella Academy) and Jake Wyatt created SP//dr back in SPIDER-VERSE, she was one of the most requested heroes.
With Spider-Geddon on the horizon, SP//dr is back. Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler are joining the team to bring you the next chapter in Peni Parker’s life and set the table for the Spider-Event of 2018!
Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to get you current!
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We think it’s safe to say that like us, many of you are pretty darn keen on comics history, and few things get more historic than the epic FANTASTIC FOUR run of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby that pretty much birthed the Marvel Universe as we know it.
So, in celebration of that incredible new FANTASTIC FOUR (which debuted a week or so ago), Marvel has reproduced the original 1st issue from way back when perfectly, and you can score it for your collection for just $3.99
As a fresh era begins for Marvel’s First Family, revisit the original Fantastic Four #1 in this special commemorative edition!
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby changed super hero storytelling forever when they introduced Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Susan and Johnny Storm.
Together, the adventurous quartet blast off on an experimental rocket flight – only to be bombarded by life-altering cosmic rays! Reed becomes the elastic Mister Fantastic! Ben transforms into the rocky Thing! Sue turns into an Invisible Girl!
And Johnny flames on as the Human Torch! They’ll use their incredible powers to help mankind – starting by fending off the menace of the Mole Man! Now, the book that started it all is re-presented in full – including its original ads – alongside suitably fantastic extras! It’s the next best thing to buying Fantastic Four #1 off the stands back in 1961!

EXTERMINATION #2 continues one of the best X-MEN event stories we’ve seen since the MESSIAH COMPLEX era!

The original team of teen mutants may have destroyed the future for all!
What’s it all about? In short: a lot of X-Characters that’ve popped up over the last few years are gonna get EXTERMINATED. And, hey – there’s a lot of versions of different X-Men around, so a streamlining is kind of a cool idea, right? We think so, and you know why, right? This is the road to some of the biggest X-MEN stuff to come, if the rumors serve right!
In EXTERMINATION,  it’s all about Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl.
The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help.
Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed?
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LADY MECHANIKA DAME SANS MERCI #2 delivers another stellar issue of Joe Benitez’s STEAMPUNK masterpiece!!

Lady Mechanika’s investigation of her forgotten past leads her into a deadly ambush, and her usually reliable associate Mr. Lewis is nowhere to be found.
What could have happened to Mr. Lewis that he should abandon his best friend in her time of need?
And how will Lady Mechanika manage to escape the trap all on her own?
Wanna get on board with one of our favorite comics? This newest incarnation of LADY MECHANIKA is a great place to start, and we’ve got issue #1 in stock to get you caught up!
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POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID concludes in the epic MMPR: SHATTERED GRID #1 One-Shot this Wednesday!

One of the most amazing things to hit comics this Summer has been the POWER RANGERS Shattered Grid storyline, and it all comes to a grand finale this week in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID #1!
This massive crossover spans MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS & GO GO POWER RANGERS, and much like iconic comic events like CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and SECRET WARS, it will leave the entire world of the POWER RANGERS universe a different place.
In this massive storyline, nearly every POWER RANGERS friend and foe will make an appearance, and be involved, as Lord Drakkon wreaks utter and complete havoc!
Wanna get into it? We’ve all the chapters, beginning with part 1 in issue #25, in stock to get you current!
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VENOM: FIRST HOST #1 delivers THE definitive origins of who the VENOM symbiote first bonded with before it ever found its way to Peter or Eddie!

We’re telling ya now: it’s a good time to be a VENOM fan, and we’re seeing that with all the great comics coming out featuring everyone’s favorite anti-hero!
There was the FIRST HOST.
And that First Host has returned  in need of Venom’s help – only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin!
Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom’s undoing?!
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HILLBILLY: RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND #1 delivers a brand new mini-series featuring ERIC POWELL’S (THE GOON) Appalachian Hellboy-style anti-hero!

We LOVE the world that GOON creator ERIC POWELL has been building with HILLBILLY, and when we saw he was introducing a brand new mini-series that was perfect for new readers to hop on — we knew we had to shout it out!
In RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND, it’s the next chapter in the adventures of Rondel the wanderer!
A terror from the sky plagues the hills and the wielder of the Devil’s Cleaver may be the only one who can stop it.

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HILLBILLY VOL.1 begins an Appalachian Mountain fantasy epic that tells the story of RONDEL.
A lonely figure who wanders the wooded hills among witches and magical creatures as a folktale hero to those who dwell in this gritty dream world.
Fans of HELLBOY, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, and more will fall in love with this gorgeous new comic! Do NOT miss it!
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HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: DEAD ENDS #1 delivers a special one-shot setting up the big RETURN OF WOLVERINE mini-series!

We’re really stoked about the upcoming RETURN OF WOLVERINE mini-series, and this week’s HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: DEAD ENDS one-shot sets the stage perfectly!
THE HUNT IS OVER. The hunt for Wolverine is over… Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned.
Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for…but it wasn’t what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?
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THE NEW WORLD #2 delivers the 2nd issue in the killer new Image series featuring gorgeous art by TRADD MOORE!

We’re loving THE NEW WORLD!
The United States of America-after the Second Civil War.
Two lovers meet. One: a straight-edge vegan hacker anarchist boy with a penchant for messing with the State. The other: a chaotic, hedonistic cop with a reality TV show and a license to kill.  Seems like a match made in Hell, right?  Yet somehow, they find themselves in each other’s arms, and at the top of New California’s wanted list.
We are BIG fans of love stories with a twist, and this is giving us MAJOR Romeo and Juliet mixed with Mad Max vibes
Like we mentioned before, this isn’t Ales and Tradd’s first time collaborating.  They really seemed to have caught lightening in a bottle with their work on ZERO and SECRET AVENGERS, and continue to blend daring storytelling with gorgeous art.  Add in Heather’s gorgeous coloring and you’ve got an unstoppable team.
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