This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye for Wednesday 1/8/20

Published January 6th, 2020

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MARVELS X #1 showcases a dystopian future of the Marvel Universe reminiscent of DC’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and KINGDOM COME – a must-read look at the Marvel future which is hurtling towards the Marvel present!

We’re huge fans of superstar artist ALEX ROSS, and when saw that he was bringing his unique vision of the Marvel Universe to the page with MARVELS X, we knew we had to give it some serious love!

In this prequel to the hidden gem, EARTH X, we’re given a fresh, new reader-friendly entry point to the world of EARTH X, and the future that’s suddenly hurtling towards becoming very real for the Marvel Universe as we know it today.

David has a problem.  

He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him.  

He’s the last boy on Earth.  The last human being on Earth.  

And these creatures that see him only as prey, they’re his former neighbors.  

He has one hope:  to get to New York. 

 To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are.  Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy.

A must-read look at what awaits all of your favorite iconic Marvel characters in the not-too-distant, not-too-cheery future of EARTH X!

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE arrives in trade paperback this week, collecting one of Marvel’s biggest and best crossover events of the last decade!

Holy crap: DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are a dream team, and their run on VENOM has been phenomenal, but the peak — ABSOLUTE CARNAGE — is pure magic.

This is the definition of what makes an event story a great read, and we loved every second of it!

Paint the town red…blood red! Carnage, the psychotic offspring of Venom, has returned – and he plans to slaughter everyone who’s ever worn a symbiote!

Cletus Kasady has skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but now he stands poised to make his grand return to New York – and he’s more powerful than ever!

To make matters worse, a new player is on the board, and it’s not who you’d expect! Spider-Man and Venom must face down Carnage’s madness, but things aren’t looking good.

Barely able to escape with their lives, the uneasy allies have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage’s crosshairs.

And the hard truth is that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece…if they make it out at all! Collecting ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1-5.

A new era begins for BATMAN as SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN writer JAMES TYNION IV begins his run with BATMAN #86!

We’ve been big fans of all the killer stuff that writer JAMES TYNION IV has done over the last few years, including his recent horror BOOM! hit SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, and we’re pretty pumped to see him kicking off his BATMAN run this week!

It’s a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game.

Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he’s not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything. 


Beginning a whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight, the epic art team of Tony S. Daniel and Danny Miki are joined by new series writer James Tynion IV!

Jump on fresh with BATMAN #86!


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The full story of ZIGGY STARDUST is told in the new BOWIE: STARDUST, RAYGUNS AND MOONAGE DAYDREAMS! A MUST-READ!

One of the graphic novels we’re most excited about this Winter is the upcoming DAVID BOWIE read from Steve Horton and comics legend Mike Allred (MADMAN, RED ROCK 7)!

Inspired by the one and only superhero, extraterrestrial, and rock and roll deity in history, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams is the original graphic memoir of the great Ziggy Stardust!

In life, David Bowie was one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, seducing generations of fans with both his music and his counterculture persona. In death, the cult of Bowie has only intensified.

As a musician, Bowie’s legacy is remarkable, but his place in the popular imagination is due to so much more than his music.

As a visual performer, he defied classification with his psychedelic aesthetics, his larger-than-life image, and his way of hovering on the border of the surreal. 

Bowie chronicles the rise of Bowie’s career from obscurity to fame; and paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter ego as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust.

As the Spiders from Mars slowly implode, Bowie wrestles with his Ziggy persona.

The outcome of this internal conflict will change not only David Bowie, but also, the world. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. 

Spinning out of the pages of the current CAPTAIN MARVEL run, STAR #1 delivers the 1st of a 5-issue mini-series spotlighting one of Marvel’s most exciting new characters!

BORN OF THE REALITY STONE, THE BREAKOUT CHARACTER FROM CAPTAIN MARVEL FLIES SOLO!

Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan rocked New York City when she became the hero STAR, adored by everyone.

But in truth she was Dr. Minerva’s attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier.

Desperate for the strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel — and failed.

Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft…or so she thought.

The Reality Stone has found her, and now no prison can hold her. You thought you knew what the Infinity Stones were capable of. Think again.

Make sure you get the STAR #1 Cover B J. SCOTT CAMPBELL variant for normal cover price this week at Third Eye while supplies last!

We love the art of J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and his cover B variant to STAR #1 may be one of our favorites of the line-up.

Snag yourself a copy this week while supplies last!

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The next HILL HOUSE title arrives with DAPHNE BYRNE #1, delivering another must-read horror series from Black Label’s HILL HOUSE imprint!

We’re loving the output of the new DC Black Label horror imprint, HILL HOUSE, which is curated by horror maestro JOE HILL (LOCKE AND KEY, HORNS), and has been delivering killer horror comic goodness with every release!

In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne.

The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband.

While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body…an entity with unspeakable appetites.

What does “Brother” want?

And could she even stop him if she tried?

Writer Laura Marks (TV’s Ray Donovan, The Expanse, and The Good Fight) and horror-art legend Kelley Jones (The Sandman, Batman: Red Rain) join forces to unleash spirits from beyond into the Hill House Comics line!


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BOOM! Studios delivers another must-read FIREFLY one-shot with FIREFLY: MA REYNOLDS!

After the shocking conclusion of Mal’s journey with Boss Moon, Mal hands himself into the Alliance…but it turns out its not him they want.


The infamous Ma Reynolds is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will!


Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, and what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.


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LOKI arrives in trade paperback with LOKI TP VOL.1, collecting the 1st arc of the new LOKI series!

Loki is…Earth’s Mightiest Hero?! After dying a grisly death in WAR OF THE REALMS, the reborn Trickster learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now Loki has a whole new set of responsibilities – and his brother Thor isn’t about to let him walk away from them.

Restless with his new duties, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Midgard has to a king – Tony Stark, the invincible Iron Man! Close enough, right?

But it turns out that Shellhead isn’t too happy to see Loki on account of all that stuff he did in the past. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/Chaos has to outsmart the cleverest man on Earth – or die (again) trying.

Meanwhile, could Thor be hatching a mischievous plot of his own? Collecting LOKI (2019) #1-5 and material from WAR OF THE REALMS: OMEGA.

The 2nd issue of the mega crossover to end all crossovers: POWER RANGERS VS. TMNT arrives with POWER RANGERS VS. TMNT #2 this Wednesday!

We loved the first issue of this one, and cannot wait to dig into the next one this week, as two of our favorite ’90s icons – the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS and the HEROES IN A HALFSHELL go head to head!

Tommy faces a shocking betrayal within the Foot Clan that puts him in the crosshairs of their leader – Shredder!

But can the Rangers and Turtles put their differences aside before Shredder unleashes his ultimate weapon? No Rangers or Turtles fan can miss this shocking last page!

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


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The aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE is explored as we venture into Marvel’s own Arkham Asylum with the RUINS OF RAVENCROFT, beginning with the RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: CARNAGE #1 one-shot!

Where do we go after the bloody finale of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE? The stage is set for the return of some seriously sinister bad guys, and there’s no better place to see them emerge than Marvel’s very own riff on ARKHAM ASYLUM — RAVENCROFT!

CARNAGE, USA!

In the aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Marvel Universe still needs a place to treat and rehabilitate the criminally insane, and efforts to reconstruct RAVENCROFT are well underway.

But Ravencroft is no ordinary facility, and untold secrets may yet be waiting to be unearthed in the destruction Carnage left after his attack on the facility…


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A new era and direction begins with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #101, as the Fighting Foursome because a Fighting Fivesome!

Welcome to the new world of TMNT! After the cataclysmic events of TMNT #100, the Turtles find New York City drastically changed-new factions and enemies are on the rise, and allies are in short supply. The Turtles discover that in order to survive they will need to work together like never before! 

An exciting new era for the TMNT, and the perfect jumping on point! 
A Turtle story unlike any you’ve seen, written and drawn by TMNT superstar Sophie Campbell! 
Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz will be back with even more TMNT in 2020!


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Marvel begins their special THE END one-shots, showcasing the final stories of many of their iconic series in a WHAT IF?-style fashion beginning with this weeks MILES MORALES THE END #1!

In the spirit of WHAT IF?, Marvel’s THE END one-shots spotlight what could potentially be the final story of many of their iconic characters set in a distant future.

These are always a blast, and we’re pretty pumped to see them back!

Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN.

Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! Penned by MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN author SALADIN AHMED! 


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Comics legend, COLLEEN DORAN, returns with an all new IMAGE series in CLOCK #1! Meet her on 1/25/20 at Third Eye and get it signed!

We’re huge fans of the legendary COLLEEN DORAN, who’s known for her incredible fantasy series, A DISTANT SOIL, and when we saw she had something new on the way — we had to shout it out!

In CLOCK #1, within three weeks, hundreds of millions of healthy people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the proliferation, seemingly a viral outbreak, stumps the best scientific minds available.

But after a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy that could propel the world straight into WWIII…or worse.

Plus: you can meet COLLEEN DORAN at our upcoming WONDER WOMAN #750 signing and get it signed on 1/25/20! Read about that here!


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DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #3 delivers another eerie, and horrific issue in this killer new HILL HOUSE series!

We’re loving all the HILL HOUSE horror comics stuff coming out of DC’s BLACK LABEL, and DOLLHOUSE FAMILY is definitely one of our favorites!

Childhood ends. Children grow up. And young Alice is now a mother herself, raising her daughter alone in 1990s London.

But the Dollhouse has never forgotten the promise that she made.

The Dollhouse knows where she’s gone.

And so does Jenny, the ghost of the girl who died in her orphanage…

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


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