This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye for Wednesday 12/18/19

Published December 16th, 2019

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The showdown we’ve been waiting for begins in HELL ARISEN #1, as the epic DCU event leading into a landscape-changing Crisis, begins!

There’s something big that’s brewing within the DC Universe — something that’s been brewing since the conclusion of DARK NIGHTS METAL, and is now about to explode.

And, that explosion? It’s going down in the 5-part mini-series, HELL ARISEN, and we cannot wait to see what’s going to come of it!

The BATMAN WHO LAUGHS brings his master plan into full effect as LEX LUTHOR or APEX LUTHOR as we know him now, brings his plan into full effect — and the result is a total bloodbath that will rock the DCU to its core.

This could be called a CRISIS — but: it’s something much more sinister, and much more important.

HELL ARISEN is set to change the landscape of the DCU, we’re telling you now!

 Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! 

Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse- which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! 

But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance does Luthor stand?

Spinning out of the end of the “Justice/ Doom War” in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic “Infected” arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC’s two top villains face off in a battle royal-and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance!

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NEW MUTANTS #4 continues to deliver one of the best darn books rolling out of the DAWN OF X line-up — so freakin’ good!

We’re loving the heck out of all the new X-BOOKS that launched in the wake of HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X, but we gotta tell ya: NEW MUTANTS is really becoming one of our top faves. It’s that good!

In issue #4, Armor Leads The New Mutants Home!


When Armor and her team set off to bring their friends home to Krakoa, they thought it’d be an easy sell and a quick trip.

Then everything went sideways, and now they’re in serious trouble—looks like it’s time to call in the cavalry.

But will that be enough to turn the tide?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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One of the biggest breakout hits of 2019 drops this Wednesday with WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #1 — a new BLACK LABEL post-apocalyptic riff on Wonder Woman by critically acclaimed Image Comics superstar DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, creator of EXTREMITY!

One of our favorite IMAGE series of the last few years was the incredible MAD MAX by way of STUDIO GHIBLI series, EXTREMITY, and when we saw that its creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON was going to be serving up a new spin on the Wonder Woman mythos — we knew we had to give this one a huge shout out!

The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed.

Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.

Trust us, Third Eye Faithful: Johnson’s art and style is downright visionary, and is going to bring us one of the coolest Wonder Woman ELSEWORLDS tales we’ve seen in quite some time!

Giant monsters, dystopian near-future sci-fi, and the one and only Amazonian warrior we all know and love. You cannot go wrong on this one!

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COSMIC GHOST RIDER returns in an all new mini-series from DONNY CATES & DENNIS HOPELESS with REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1!

One of the best new characters to debut from Marvel in the last few years has gotta be COSMIC GHOST RIDER, and we’re pretty freakin’ stoked to see a brand new series featuring him dropping this week!

Cosmic Ghost Rider is back, baby!

But with a reputation like his, it’s only a matter of time before the law catches up to the future Frank Castle and tries to put him in chains – too bad for the law, chains are Castle’s weapons of choice these days.

Now in an intergalactic prison, the Rider is going to turn his cage into an all-out cage match! Who’s going to be the last alien standing?!

Find out in this all new miniseries from Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN: CITY AT WAR) and Scott Hepburn (DEADPOOL)!

Plus – Don’t miss out on a brand new short story from the guys who started it all, Donny Cates (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE) and Geoff Shaw (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!

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STAR WARS: RISE OF KYLO REN #1 delivers the biggest STAR WARS comic since the license returned to Marvel – do not sleep on this prelude to RISE OF SKYWALKER, and the ultimate origin of KYLO REN!

Third Eye Faithful: you know us – we love STAR WARS. And, like many of you, we’re pretty freakin’ amped about the arrival of STAR WARS: RISE OF KYLO REN.

So, then, it should be no surprise that we’re pumped about this killer new prequel to the upcoming film, which also is the official canon origins and backstories of the one and only KYLO REN!

Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker’s most promising pupil.

As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke’s own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep, and Darth Vader’s blood runs in Ben’s veins.

Voices call from both his past and his future, telling him who he must be.

He will shatter, he will be reforged, his destiny will be revealed. Snoke awaits. The Knights of Ren await. Ben Solo’s path to his true self begins here.

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SUICIDE SQUAD #1 kicks off the all new ongoing SUICIDE SQUAD series — and it’s written by DCEASED writer TOM TAYLOR! AKA – this one is FULL OF BLOOD & SURPRISES! 🙂

This is seriously one of the best takes on the SUICIDE SQUAD we’ve read in, well, forever.

We’re huge fans of the classic JOHN OSTRANDER Suicide Squad era, and we feel like this book really captures the surprise, and almost subversive superhero violence of that run really well.

In issue #1, Task Force X-nicknamed the Suicide Squad-unites some of the DCU’s unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet!

The Squad’s new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries-and not everyone on either side will make it out back alive!

But when the U.S. government’s most deniable team of do-badders realizes that the surviving Revolutionaries will be joining the Squad, all hell breaks loose!

Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? The Suicide Squad doesn’t just need to worry about surviving their next mission… now they have to survive each other!

The acclaimed Injustice creative team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo reunite for the wildest incarnation of the Squad ever seen!

Third Eye Faithful – we’re telling ya: you loved DCEASED, we loved DCEASED, now imagine the guy who wrote DCEASED handling the SUICIDE SQUAD concept — YES IT’S AWESOME! Come snag your copy this week!

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FALLEN ANGELS delivers another epic issue, and shows us another X-Book must-read with FALLEN ANGELS #4!

If you hadn’t already noticed: we’re so hooked on all the new X-BOOKS, it’s not even funny, and the FALLEN ANGELS series has really gotten us hooked!

In this week’s issue #4, all we can really say about this one is: Will Psylocke’s past catch up to her?

And, that’s what we find out!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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Image’s FAMILY TREE #2 continues the newest series from GIDEON FALLS writer JEFF LEMIRE!

We REALLY dug the first issue of FAMILY TREE, and we cannot wait to see where things go in this weeks issue #2, as this strange and wonderful blend of horror, fantasy, and real world suspense continues!

Loretta and her family are surrounded by deadly cultists and running out of time when Grandpa Judd arrives toting his ornery attitude and his trusty shotgun.

But what good is a gun against a mysterious ailment turning his granddaughter into a tree?

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

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One of the best BATMAN runs of all-time comes to its conclusion with this Wednesday’s BATMAN #85, as TOM KING wraps ups his epic 4 year run on the DARK KNIGHT.

By now, Third Eye Faithful, you’re probably more than well aware that we’re huge fans of writer TOM KING, and we’ve loved just about everything he’s done, and then some.

But, we gotta tell you: his BATMAN run will go down in history as the stuff of legend.

It’s so well put together, so well fleshed out, and just so darn epic, you really cannot go wrong.

In this weeks issue #5, the stunning conclusion to “City of Bane” is here!

How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she’s betrayed all she knows?

How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again?

The event of the summer now closes out the year, setting the stage for a whole new path for the Dark Knight Detective.

You don’t dare miss the extra-sized concluding chapter to Tom King’s epic run on Batman-and it all leads to the new Batman and Catwoman series!

Wanna catch up? Honestly: the run is so good, we recommend going back and starting with issue #1 (we’ve got nearly all the back issues in stock to catch you up!), or the trade paperbacks, which collect up to the finale.

However, if you’re looking to sample the run, and jump on a little more immediately — issue #75, the start of CITY OF BANE, is a great place to begin.

We’ve got issues #75-#85 in stock to get you up to date on CITY OF BANE!

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The next in the HILL HOUSE horror imprint (featuring BASKETFUL OF HEADS & DOLLHOUSE FAMILY) arrives with LOW LOW WOODS #1 – another must-read new horror masterpiece!

Joe Hill, writer of LOCKE & KEY, has been providing a new curated imprint from DC’s BLACK LABEL line, called HILL HOUSE, and well, WE LOVE IT!

So far, DOLLHOUSE FAMILY & BASKETFUL OF HEADS have both been off-the-chain great, and this weeks LOW LOW WOODS looks to be another home-run!

Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years.

The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned.

The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men.

And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either.

When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home.  


DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House). THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics.

It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return.

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DARK NIGHTS METAL creative team SCOTT SNYDER & GREG CAPULLO conclude their epic final BATMAN tale with BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #3!

We gotta say: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH has been one of the best BAT reads of 2019, and that’s saying something, cause there’s been a ton of good BATMAN on the stands, but this book is just so darn sharp.

I mean, you pair up the creative team behind BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS and DARK NIGHTS METAL, and you’re bound to get something incredible, right? We agree!

In issue #3, Gotham City has been remade. Omega reigns supreme. Can Batman finally accomplish what no other hero has and free the world from his dark reflection’s shadow? Or is it too late for the recreated Caped Crusader?

Wanna get caught up on this epic dystopian look at the last BATMAN story ever? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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The biggest thing to hit DC Comics in the 2010s concludes with DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12, as the official sequel to WATCHMEN — and the most important event since DC Rebirth began concludes!

Third Eye Faithful: if there’s one guy who knows how to write the DC Universe — it’s the one and only GEOFF JOHNS, and his work on iconic things like GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH, BLACKEST NIGHT, FLASHPOINT, FLASH REBIRTH, and so much more have made him a true legend in the halls of comic greats.

It’s DOOMSDAY CLOCK though that we feel will go down as one of Geoff’s most iconic, and impacting works, as it did the impossible: it delivered a sequel to WATCHMEN and it did it extremely well.

This series is an incredible read, start to finish, and we’ve loved every second of it.

In this weeks DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12, this is it!

The final showdown between Dr. Manhattan and Superman shakes up the DC Universe to its very core!

But can even the Man of Steel walk out from the shadow of Manhattan?

The questions that were first posed in those epic pages of the DC REBIRTH SPECIAL in 2016 are finally being answered — and we cannot wait to see what’s to come as this one concludes!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-11 in stock to get you current!

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EXCALIBUR #4 continues to explore the more mystical side of the X-BOOKs this Wednesday!

Another killer installment of the DAWN OF X line-up, EXCALIBUR has been a big favorite of ours.

In this weeks issue #4, as the lighthouse grows, Apocalypse and Rictor must master the earth beneath their feet.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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The 3rd issue of JJ ABRAMS incredible new SPIDER-MAN mini-series arrives this Wednesday, delivering one of our favorite takes on Spidey in a minute!

J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won’t believe. If you think you know what’s going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you’re wrong.

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

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Donny Cates & Tradd Moore’s SILVER SURFER BLACK arrives in an oversized, gorgeous treasury edition showcasing Tradd’s amazing art in a big way!

One of our favorite books of 2019, SILVER SURFER BLACK is the definition of not just a KILLER Surfer story — but a killer Marvel epic, in general, and the team of DONNY CATES (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE) and TRADD MOORE (STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE) absolutely killed it on this one!

Is this the end of Norrin Radd?

In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the cosmos’ greatest defenders were thrown through a black hole – including the Silver Surfer! But his story doesn’t end there!

To beat back oblivion and avoid losing himself to the darkness, the Sentinel of the Spaceways must call on all his inner light to save his own soul!

With his Power Cosmic fading and the all-consuming darkness descending, will help come in the form of an unexpected ally?

When the Surfer discovers something with the potential power to turn the tide, is he prepared to pay the terrible price for awakening it?

And how does the Surfer’s predicament tie in to the sinister world of symbiotes? Donny Cates and Tradd Moore take the Surfer on a journey that will change him forever! Collecting SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1-5.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant delivers a one-shot bridging the storyline that leads into EMPIRE STRIKES BACK from A NEW HOPE!

DESTINED FOR HOTH! Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and smuggler Han Solo have have struck blow after winning blow against the Empire.

The Rebels are digging in their defenses on the remote ice world of Hoth but how long will they truly be safe from their many enemies?

Darth Vader will stop at nothing to crush the rebels but his efforts to locate their new base have been in vain.

Will the dark side of the Force guide him to the missing rebels and to young Skywalker or mire the dark lord in the conflicts of his past?

Despite a life riddled with treachery and destruction, Doctor Aphra has found a family (of sorts).

Former Imperial inspector Magna Tolvan and Aphra’s young ward Vulaada will have to face the struggles of a life of rebellion…while Aphra reckons with her legacy.

Former Imperial loyalist turned cyborg bounty hunter BEILERT VALANCE is taking on a dangerous new mission. And the lives of the entire Rebellion—including his old buddy HAN SOLO’s—are at stake should he fail!

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AARON MAHNKE, creator of the LORE podcast, delivers a killer new comic series with WELLINGTON #1 – a must-read monster-hunting thriller for fans of HELLBOY!

From Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the Lore podcast, comes an amazing new supernatural thriller that shines a light on the mysteries and monsters lurking in the shadows.

Meet the Duke of Wellington—one of England’s most decorated military heroes and, unknown to most, her most daring monster hunter.

The secret history of the Duke of Wellington begins here!

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The black ops of the X-MEN world continue in X-FORCE with X-FORCE #4!

One of the breakout hits of the DAWN OF X line-up has gotta be X-FORCE, and we’re loving it with each and every issue.

In this week’s issue #4, with its orders established, the new X-Force hits the ground running, taking on deadly threats targeting mutantkind’s rightful place in the world…

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 delivers a killer follow-up issue to one of the best riffs on the LEGION we’ve seen in ages!

It’s been one thousand years since anyone has seen the oceans of the Earth, but with Aquaman’s original trident recently discovered, a chase to control Earth’s future tears across the galaxy.

All this and the reunion you’d never thought you’d see! Another DC sci-fi epic into the far-flung future like you’ve never seen before!

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

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Grant Morrison returns with an all new tale of KLAUS in the KLAUS & THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS one-shot — must-read SANTA: YEAR ONE-style storytelling!

Abandoned as a baby, Joe Christmas is taken in by Klaus. In this holiday calendar-inspired comic, experience 25 all new short stories of Klaus teaming up with Joe Christmas over the years!

Grant Morrison (New X-Men) and Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) return to the winter world of Klaus for an all new holiday special.

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JOKER: KILLER SMILE #2 brings the 2nd issue of the dark new BLACK LABEL Joker mini-series from JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO (GIDEON FALLS, OLD MAN LOGAN) and it’s AWESOME!

Ben Arnell promised his wife and child one thing: even though he spends his days attempting to reach the bottom of The Joker’s insanity, he would never bring that madness home.

No matter how dark the work gets, he would never allow The Joker’s craziness to tear their family apart.


And in that, he failed.


The Eisner-winning creative team of Gideon Falls kick their blackhearted chronicle of The Joker’s destructive influence into high gear with an issue that turns the entire story on its head, with disastrous consequences for Dr. Arnell!

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

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MARAUDERS #4 brings another killer DAWN OF X read!

We’re loving the direction of MARAUDERS, and this weeksi ssue #4 delivers another killer read!

Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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SUNSTONE creator STJEPAN SEJIC’s incredible HARLEEN limited series concludes with HARLEEN #3!

Black Label has been really delivering the goods for DC in 2019, and HARLEEN was one of our biggest favorites of the line.

In this weeks issue #3, our doomed doctor makes a choice she can never take back-one that seals her dark fate and gives rise to one of the most legendary villains of all time!

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

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