This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye for Wednesday 2/26/20

Published February 24th, 2020

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YEAR OF THE VILLAIN: HELL ARISEN #3 delivers the OFFICIAL 1st appearance of PUNCHLINE this Wednesday — and turns up the heat on the road to DEATH METAL & DC’s 5G and the upcoming JOKER WAR storyline!

Third Eye Faithful – we’re telling you now: the DC Universe is going to be THE spot in 2020, and it’s all beginning to come together as big releases like FLASH FORWARD #6, this weeks HELL ARISEN #3, and many more pave the way for one of the biggest, most ambitious initiatives DC Comics has undertaken yet begins this FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

This week, HELL ARISEN #3 continues the storyline that’s building to the big showdown between Apex Luthor and THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS!

Apex Lex Luthor’s first run-in with the Infected didn’t go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs’ influence is continuing to spread.

Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind.

The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from.

It’s a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!

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

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The FALCON & The WINTER SOLDIER unite in an all new mini-series with FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER #1!

Two of our favorite Marvel characters come together in a brand new mini-series kicking off this week, and we could not be more stoked!

An office of dead government agents. A gifted new killer. Two ex-Captain Americas…

When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the two old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass casualty event announces the terror group’s resurgence to the world.

The clock is ticking…Derek Landy (BLACK ORDER, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING) and Federico Vicentini (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES) team up for a pulse-pounding action spectacular!

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GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1 one-shot delivers a crucial installment by Jonathan Hickman to his X-MEN Saga! PLUS: you can meet him on 3/14/20 and get it signed!

Third Eye Faithful — one of the best comic artists working today has gotta be RUSSEL DAUTERMAN, who many of you know from his incredible character-defining work on THOR with Jason Aaron, and we are SO pumped to see Russel bringing his skills to Hickman’s X-MEN in this new one-shot!


The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel’s best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman, superstar artist of THOR and WAR OF THE REALMS!

When Storm is in danger, it’s going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the good of Krakoa!

A must-read for any of you who loved HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X and are currently following all the X-Stuff; snag a copy this week at Third Eye!

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The LEVIATHAN DAWN #1 one-shot sets up the landscape for the menacing new villain and the DC Universe as a whole!

Another piece of the puzzle as we get closer and closer to DC’s GENERATION ZERO and 5G initiative, this weeks LEVIATHAN DAWN delivers a massive must-read one-shot!

Exploding out of the pages of the Event Leviathan miniseries, this all-new special blasts the DC Universe into a dangerous and brave new future!

With Leviathan arrived, its leader’s identity revealed, and its plans known, what happens next? Now the heroes fight back! Leviathan changed the rules of the game, so now’s the time for the biggest players to get together and figure out a new strategy in this brave new world.

It’s an extra-sized super-spy yarn from the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev!

Wanna catch up on the earlier stuff? We’ve got EVENT LEVIATHAN 1-6 in stock to get you current!

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FINGER GUNS #1 kicks off a brand new VAULT COMICS (MONEY SHOT, HEATHEN, and more) series that’s a must-read!

We’re loving the output of VAULT these days, and their next big series, FINGER GUNS, drops this week — and we’re stoked to get it in your hands!

Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears.

There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst.

Oh yeah… and chaos.

So much chaos.

A must-read for fans of STRANGER THINGS, PAPER GIRLS, and more — give this one a shot!

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AMETHYST #1 debuts from MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR and ROCKET GIRL co-creator AMY REEDER — and it’s PHENOMENAL!! Do NOT sleep on this new must-read from DC Comics!

One of the best looking DC Comics books we’ve seen to come down the pipeline this month is AMETHYST, which features a complete storytelling experience courtesy of superstar AMY REEDER (MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, ROCKET GIRL), with Amy handling art, coloring, and script — and damn, it’s SO GOOD!

A modern day fantasy tale set against the backdrop of the DCU – this book is going to be THE SLEEPER HIT OF THE WEEK, there’s no doubt about it!

Following her triumphant reintroduction in the pages of Young Justice, the new Amethyst miniseries follows teenager Amy Winston-a.k.a. Princess Amethyst-as she returns to her magical kingdom to celebrate her 16th birthday in style. The only problem?

Her kingdom is missing, her subjects have vanished, and none in the realm of Gemworld-even her best friend, Lady Turquoise-remain loyal to her house! Alone and dejected, Amy’s forced to find new allies and confront dark secrets on an all-new quest to the farthest reaches of Gemworld.

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RAVENCROFT #2 continues the new mini-series that follows up on ABSOLUTE CARNAGE and reinvents Marvel’s very own ARKHAM ASLYUM!

We’re LOVING the new RAVENCROFT mini-series (and one-shots!) that have picked up after the incredible finale of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and are taking us into the world of Marvel’s own Arkham Asylum!

In issue #2, Ravencroft is open for business! But with the secrets revealed in RUINS OF RAVENCROFT in the open, the Institute is more dangerous than ever. Can John Jameson right the ship before it’s too late?

What’s the scoop on RAVENCROFT? RAVENCROFT REOPENED! After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE.

But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he’s looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital’s seemingly sinister nature?

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

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The newest TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE gets her own mini-series in the new TMNT: JENNIKA #1!

Third Eye Faithful – we’re long-time TMNT fans, and when Jennika was introduced as the newest of the TMNT — we were pretty darn stoked!

Trying to acclimate to life as a mutant, the newest Turtle Jennika embarks on a solo adventure that will force her to come to terms with both her troubled past and conflicted present. Not to mention a brand new villain!

Brahm Revel (Guerrillas) returns to reveal more of Jennika’s backstory from his acclaimed TMNT Universe tale “What is Ninja?”!

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X-MEN / FANTASTIC FOUR #2 continues the killer new mini-series following up on HOUSE OF X by superstar Chip Zdarsky (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY)

One of our fav creators in comics is the one and only Chip Zdarsky, and he’s really hitting it out of the park with the new X-MEN / FF mini-series, that picks up where the events of HOUSE OF X left off!

In issue #2, we see how the world has been re-shaped by the X-MEN. But you can’t reshape a world without encountering its true master…DOOM..

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

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The 7th penultimate issue of BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT arrives this Wednesday!

One of our favorite new Elseworlds that’s come to be in the last few years is the incredible BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT-verse from SEAN GORDON MURPHY, which takes Sean’s unique look at the future of Gotham, and brings it to life in a big way.

In this weeks issue #7, Bruce Wayne and Batman have come undone. Powerless after learning the truth behind his family’s name and legacy, Bruce prepares to shed all of his secrets and make one final appeal to the people of Gotham as Azrael takes control of the city.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-6, along with the first series in trade paperback, to get you on board!

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Check out this killer facsimile edition of WOLVERINE #1, reproducing the entire original first issue of the iconic ongoing series in full!

We’re loving the facsimile editions Marvel and DC have been doing, and this may be one of our favorite ones yet, as it takes the classic 1st issue of the iconic ongoing WOLVERINE series, and delivers it to us in a big way!

The debut issue of Wolverine’s first-ever, long-running ongoing series! Chris Claremont teams with comic book giant John Buscema to send Logan on a sword quest – fighting pirates in Indonesia!

From there the action heads to Madripoor, where a cult seeks the black blade known as the Muramasa Sword. Whether wearing his stripped-down black suit and no mask, or donning his signature “Patch” disguise, this is a Wolverine unlike anything ever seen before – slicing and dicing armies of pirates and cultists! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting WOLVERINE (1988) #1.

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS VOL.1 delivers a brand new manga from the creator behind HAPPINESS and FLOWERS OF EVIL!

From the creator who brought you notable works such as The Flowers of EvilHappiness, and Inside Mari, comes a new suspense drama centering on the theme of a toxic parent.

Dive into this latest thriller by master storyteller, Shuzo Oshimi! Ordinary middle school student Seiichi Osabe receives love and care from his mother Seiko. Until one summer an incident changes the family dynamic forever. This is a story of a mother’s love that has gone too far…

CONSPIRACY Area 51 #1 delivers a must-read take on ALIENS!!!

We love aliens at Third Eye, there’s no doubt about it! Whenever we find ourselves out in the Southwest — you know we’re heading all around Roswell, and beyond, because we’re so darn into our pals from the depths of Outer Space!

So, whenever a new comic comes out spotlighting some alien goodness — we gotta give it a shot!

Do you believe we are alone in the universe or are there other lifeforms out there waiting for contact? Is the government keeping them a secret from the public? Is it for our own good, or for something far more sinister? Find out the truth here, as we storm this conspiracy head on! 

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DEMON SLAYER continues to keep us hooked in a major way! Snag DEMON SLAYER VOL.11 this week!

DEMON SLAYER is quickly becoming one of our favorite mangas here at Third Eye, and this weeks volume 11 delivers another mega-must-read!

The battle against the powerful sibling demons Gyutaro and Daki is not going well.

Although finally able to fight alongside Tanjiro against the monsters, Zenitsu, Inosuke and even the Hashira Tengen Uzui may all be overwhelmed.

Battling even one of Lord Muzan’s Twelve Kizuki is hard enough-can Tanjiro face two of them alone?

FANTASTIC FOUR: GRIMM NOIR #1 delivers a must-read MARVEL NOIR one-shot with THE THING!

This is a GREAT read, Third Eye Faithful – don’t let it slip by you! Ron Garney delivers some gorgeous artwork, and GERRY DUGGAN hits it out of the park with the storytelling here!

Ben Grimm throws on his hat and overcoat to solve a mystery that’s come alive right out of his nightmares. What is Dr. Strange’s nemesis D’Spayre doing on Yancy Street?

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HI-SCORE GIRL VOL.1 brings the killer ’90s arcade-inspired manga to shelves this Wednesday!

Hi Score Girl, Rensuke Oshikiri’s love letter to arcade gaming, finally comes to print! Read the manga that inspired the Netflix Original anime series!

The year is 1991, and the world is on the cusp of the golden age of 2-D fighting games.

And on the outskirts of town, in a shady arcade that’s a second home to delinquents and businessmen, one girl descends with dignity into her seat at the game cabinet…

Her name is Akira Oono, and she’s about to humiliate hardcore gamer Haruo Yaguchi, who fancies himself something of an arcade king, at Street Fighter!

Will Haruo ever live down losing to a girl from his class?!

SAMURAI 8: THE TALE OF HACHIMARU delivers the newest project from the creator of NARUTO!

One of the biggest anime and manga of all-time has gotta be NARUTO. SO: when we saw that the creator of NARUTO was delivering an all new thing — we had to give you the full scoop, Third Eye Faithful!

Becoming a samurai seems like an impossible dream for Hachimaru, a boy who can’t even survive without the help of his father.

But when a samurai cat appears before him, his whole life changes!

A legendary manga creator and a rising star come together to bring you this science fiction samurai epic!

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE arrives in hardcover, delivering a look at 5 different corners of the DARK MULTIVERSE in preparation of DEATH METAL!

After the events of Dark Nights: Metal, a gateway into the Dark Multiverse has opened, and its stories are revealed!

Journey into twisted and tragic worlds where Bruce Wayne never reclaimed the mantle of the Bat from Azrael, Lois Lane became the Eradicator, and more!

Collects Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Death of Superman #1, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1, and Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract #1

The new STAR mini-series returns with STAR #2 this Wednesday!

Another killer installment to the mini-series that spun out of CAPTAIN MARVEL arrives this week, and we could not be more stoked!


As Star struggles to master her powers, she gets a visit from one of the world’s greatest — and most dangerous — reality warpers.

But is the Scarlet Witch here to guide a fledgling, would-be hero…or put down a deadly villain?

Either way, Star better learn fast — because heroes aren’t the only ones watching the new wielder of the Reality Stone.

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

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The iconic manga, SAIYUKI, returns to print in gorgeous oversized hardcovers starting this week with SAIYUKI VOL.1!

The boys are back, in 400-page hardcovers that are as pretty and badass as they are!

This hit adventure – which blends mythology from around the world into a classic adventure story – has been out of print for years, and this collector’s edition is a fitting celebration of its return! Genjo is a Buddhist priest in the city of Shangri-La, which is being ravaged by yokai spirits that have fallen out of balance with the natural order.

His superiors send him on a journey far to the west to discover why this is happening and how to stop it. His companions are three yokai with human souls.

But this is no day trip-the four will encounter many discoveries and horrors on the way, and on the road, Genjo will wonder…can he really trust his supernatural companions?