This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 8/21/13

INFINITY CONTINUES THIS WEDNESDAY, WITH CHAPTER 1.5 IN AVENGERS #18 by event writer JONATHAN HICKMAN

Dude — the start of INFINITY floored us last week with how much we enjoyed it. Every single page felt like the definition of comic blockbuster, and with the way it ended: we’re not gonna lie, WE WANT MORE NOW!

The saga continues in this week’s AVENGERS #18, written by INFINITY scribe JONATHAN HICKMAN, and delivering a special interlude chapter in between issues 1 & 2.

Deep in space, the Avengers join forces with the Council of Worlds as they declare war on the cosmic invasion force of THANOS.

Meanwhile, the decimated SKRULL empire finds itself rising from the ashes…. and, making an uneasy alliance that will shock you.

Folks: we love this. The way that THANOS is being portrayed is reminiscent of Stannis Baratheon in GAME OF THRONES. An obsessed warrior king who seeks to please his beloved lady, Death, and will stop at nothing to reunite the Infinity Gems to do it.

With Hickman writing both AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS, it’ll be great to see these intermediary chapters flesh out the details surrounding INFINITY.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 *TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 5* — THE TRINITY WAR HEATS UP, AS WE GET CLOSER TO FOREVER EVIL!

The biggest DCU storyline in ages has been TRINITY WAR, and we’ve been loving every second of it. Imagine if Marvel’s CIVIL WAR story arc went down in the DCU, but with even greater stakes — that sums up TRINITY WAR perfectly.

In JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, the Leagues continue to fracture as the murder of a hero is solved — and the line between justice and vengeance blurs as they head off to find those responsible!

It all starts in JL #22 with SUPERMAN losing his cool, and falling prey to the manipulation of malevolent forces…. and blowing off Doctor Light’s head with his heat vision.

From there, we’ve been taken on an incredible ride, as the Justice League goes head to head with the Justice League of America, and the mystical heroes of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK are caught in the middle!

With DC’s VILLAIN MONTH, and FOREVER EVIL just around the corner — we know that this one is going to be a must-read, and cannot wait to see how it plays out.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got the previous four chapters in stock now, with JUSTICE LEAGUE #22, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.

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Sam Humphries’s indie sensation SACRIFICE arrives in a gorgeous oversized hardcover this Wednesday — a MUST-READ! Joy Division fans vs. Aztec Sun Gods? 

You know it!

One of our personal favorites, Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, wowed the heck out of us with SACRIFICE, and we’re so pumped to see it arriving in collected hardcover format this week.

Gorgeous art, and sharp storytelling make SACRIFICE a must-have, and this hardcover from DARK HORSE COMICS does the book major justice, and it’s only $19.99!

What happens when a troubled youth is plucked from modern society and thrust through time and space on a psychedelic journey into the heart of Aztec civilization — one of the greatest and most bloodthirsty times in human history?

With a look and feel reminiscent to the art of Moebius mixed with Guy Davis, and a story that combines the otherworldly with just enough hipster cool to be right, SACRIFICE is an incredible little piece of comic book goodness.

Snag yourself a copy this week at Third Eye!

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CHIN MUSIC #2 — IMAGINE BOARDWALK EMPIRE MEETS HP LOVECRAFT IN THIS INCREDIBLE NEW IMAGE SERIES!

In the world of CHIN MUSIC, the realms of the elder gods and undead cross paths with those of organized crime, in a very matter-of-fact kinda way.

With this week’s issue #2, we’re shown a very different take on one of organized crime’s bloodiest eras. Al Capone is dead. Shot through the skull by Shaw’s cursed slug, the gangland legend lies dead before Eliot Ness could drag him to court for tax evasion.

Now, Shaw’s interference has uprooted history and now Ness wants it set straight.

The shot also alerted Shaw’s enemies of his presence in Capone-era Chicago, and they are coming for him.. with a vengeance.

They took his skin last time. This time: they want his eternal soul.

Incredibly cool stuff from Steve Niles and Tony Harris.

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

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X-MEN #4 — Brian Wood’s killer all-female X-MEN title continues to impress with this week’s #4!

Brian Wood, the current writer of the really killer ongoing STAR WARS series, as well as hits like DMZ and NORTHLANDERS, is delivering another great piece of work with his X-MEN title.

After the game-changing events of PRIMER, the women of the X-MEN must contemplate the future of their makeshift team.

Are the X-Women ready for the BATTLE OF THE ATOM that’s right around the corner?

Meanwhile: Jubilee may still look like a kid, but she finds herself burdened wit hsome very adult responsibilities. What kind of plans can a mutant vampire teen mom make for her own future?

We’re loving every second of this new series, and give it a high recommendation.

Wanna get into it? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s #4.

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BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #1 — THE ADVENTURES OF TERRY MCGINNES CONTINUE IN THIS NEW ONGOING SERIES!

Who doesn’t love BATMAN BEYOND? I mean, c’mon, the world of Terry McGinnis, and his supporting cast is some of the coolest Elseworlds-style material around.

So, with the arrival of a new ongoing series to replace the now-retired BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED, we’re in for a real treat.

Now, a freshman at Gotham University, Terry McGinnis’s role as Batman threatens his education and his life as a teenager. And when the Mayor is murdered, Terry’s life is thrown into even greater turmoil!

Meanwhile, the Justice league must stop Superman when his powers rage out of control!

More BATMAN BEYOND awesomeness, Third Eye Faithful, get into it this week!

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CHEW VOL.7 BAD APPLES TPB — ONE OF OUR FAVORITE IMAGE SERIES DELIVERS IT’S NEXT TRADE PAPERBACK, WITH CHEW VOL.7 THIS WEDNESDAY

The best just keeps getting better, as another installment of CHEW arrives to deliver us some of the most unique, and interesting comic storytelling on the stands.

CHEW is kinda like a blend of DEXTER and TOP CHEF, a mix of sci-fi crime procedural and food obsessive extraordinaires.

See, Tony Chu, is a cibopath — he receives visions from whatever he eats, and that leaves him with a pretty limited selection of safe chow.

And, then one day, Tony’s ability is discovered by the FDA, yes, the Food Drug Administration, and they recruit him to eat strange and terrible things, even the bodies of murder victims, to help solve crimes.

Did we mention that the FDA is the world’s most powerful law enforcement agency — and, that poultry has been made illegal due to avian bird flu? Oh, and the USDA has ninja agents?

CHEW rules, folks, just trust us, and try the first volume for only $9.99.

For those of you already hooked, we know you’ll be eager to snap up volume 7 this week!

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DEXTER #2— WRITER JEFF LINDSAY BRINGS THE DARK WORLD OF DEXTER TO COMICS IN THIS NEW LIMITED SERIES! A MUST-READ!

We know there’s a ton of you out there who love both the DEXTER tv show, and the DEXTER novels, so we know you guys are totally stoked for this new series.

DEXTER MORGAN isn’t just Miami’s #1 forensic blood spatter expert… he’s also a serial killer who targets other serial killers, as you already know.

Now, Dexter finds himself in a situation he’s never seen before: has he met his match.. and did he help create him?

Dexter and his detective sister Deborah are on a hot new case… which will leave this issue in flames.

Wanna get into it? We’ve got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up.

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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL.2 A TROUBLED MIND ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, CONTINUING THE MOST RIVETING SPIDER-MAN RUN WE’VE READ IN AGES!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN has been pure magic, and we’ve been loving every second of this incredible new take on the world of the wall crawler.

With Doc Ock now firmly in control of Peter Parker’s body, it’s been fascinating to watch the former villain prove WHY he is the Superior Spider-Man… and even try to be a real hero while he’s at it.

An Avenger no more? In light of his recent violent actions, will the Avengers kick Spidey off the team? With a villain acting like a hero and a hero acting like a villain, one man has decided enough is enough!

Now, with the Green Goblin returning, and things getting ready to set off — the question is will the Superior Spider-Man finally cross the line that Peter Parker never would?

Collecting issues 6-10 of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, snag yourself a copy this Wednesday.

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SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3 — SCOTT SNYDER & JIM LEE’S SUPERMAN UNCHAINED CONTINUES TO DELIVER THE BEST SUPERMAN COMIC ON THE STANDS!

Take two of the biggest names in comics today, SCOTT SNYDER (BATMAN COURT OF OWLS, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and JIM LEE (BATMAN: HUSH), and put them on the definitive icon of DC Comics, and you know you’ve got yourself something special.

In issue #3 of the new SUPERMAN UNCHAINED series, Superman’s found out the secret that the U.S Army tried desperately to keep from him — or more specifically, that secret’s found him!

But with hijacked drone aircraft tearing Tokyo apart, there’s not much time for mystery.. and with Lois Lane on the case as well, what’s in the darkness will come to the light.

The definition of a top shelf comic, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED is a must-read, featuring some gorgeous artwork, and stellar storytelling, that’ll leave you with your jaw on the floor at the end of each issue!

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

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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18 *INFINITY TIE-IN* & THUNDERBOLTS #14 *INFINITY TIE-IN* SPREAD THE REACH OF INFINITY TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

The effects of INFINITY begin to spread throughout the Marvel Universe, as both the cast of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE and THUNDERBOLTS find themselves dealing with issues on Earth while the Avengers are preoccupied in space with the onslaught of Thanos’s forces.

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THE MADCAP ZANINESS OF ADAM WEST-ERA BATMAN CONTINUES IN THIS WEDNESDAY’S BATMAN ’66 #2

We gotta admit: we love BATMAN ’66. This quirky little title takes the world of the original Adam West & Burt Ward BATMAN TV Show, and brings it to life in all-new stories.

A little camp can go a long way, and folks, BATMAN ’66 has plenty camp to spare.

It’s the middle of summer, so why is an iceberg blocking Gotham harbor? Aided by his new accomplice, Mr. Freeze, the Penguin floats in on a giant iceberg that he declares to be a sovereign nation.

Now, in order for ships to pass and commerce to conitnue, everyone is going to have to pay a toll to.. wait for it.. EMPEROR PENGUIN.

Will the beaked criminal really be able to use diplomatic immunity to pull off this pernicious piracy?

Wanna get on board this totally fun new series? We’ve got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s #2.

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STAFF PICKS  

STEVE: INFINITY #1 – This was a real showstopper. Crazy big week of new books, but this trumped all.

TRISH: SAGA #13 – Another pick besides SAGA? NO WAY!

TORMA: INFINITY #1 – This is EVERYTHING I love about MARVEL COMICS. Has BLACK BOLT ever been this bad ass?

MATT: SAGA #13 – I can’t let myself pick another besides SAGA.
SHAUN: SAGA #13 – So, tell me: are you surprised?

JOHN: BATMAN #23 – All the stuff Snyder’s building with this run is coming together into some really strong storytelling!

LEXI: SAGA #13 – SAGA!! Well worth the wait!
BRAD: INFINITY #1 — Everything you want in the first issue of a major comics event and then some!