This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye for Wednesday 3/18/20

Published March 13th, 2020

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The road to JOKER WAR continues with BATMAN #91 this Wednesday, as James Tynion IV makes an impressive debut with his first arc of BATMAN (beginning with issue #86!)

Third Eye Faithful, we gotta tell ya: James Tynion IV is quickly becoming one of THE go-to names to watch in comics, and his work on BATMAN is off-the-chain so far, and we’re loving every second of it.

Not only has he introduced a compelling new character in the mysterious Punchline; the Joker’s new partner — a modern day successor to Harley Quinn — if you will, but he’s also been telling one hell of a Bat-tale!

In BATMAN #91, to save Gotham City, Catwoman will have to commit the greatest heist in the city’s history!

But hot on her trail are the Penguin, the Riddler, a horde of assassins, and the master criminal called the Designer!

And the most dangerous person standing in her way is the man she’s trying to save: Batman. And what complications will his arise from his new sidekick, Harley Quinn?

Wanna jump on board? The fun begins with James’s first issue in BATMAN #86, and continues up to current — and we’ve got all issues in stock to get you up to date!

Make sure you scoop the BATMAN #91 Cover B variant, featuring a red hot cover by superstar MATTINA!

The COVER B variants for BATMAN have been a huge hit, and they’ve been flying out of the shop fast — and fear not, Third Eye Faithful: if you’re trying to score this weeks for #91, we’ve got you covered! Make sure you hit us up to reserve yours!


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The official prelude to JOKER WAR arrives with a surprise tie-in on NIGHTWING #70 — do NOT sleep on this book!

Third Eye Faithful – you may or may not be reading NIGHTWING currently, but trust us: you’re going to want to make sure you get in on this one, as it kicks off one of the hottest storylines coming down the pipeline to comics: JOKER WAR!

In NIGHTWING #70, how many Nightwings does it take for one Joker to strike to get to the real one? Four Nightwings.

And that’s not even the punchline-how will Ric interact with the Joker when he’s not quite sure which one of his two memories is the real one…and exactly how dangerous this clown standing before him is?

Wanna make sure you’re in on the ground floor of JOKER WAR? Wanna make sure you snag the never-seen-it-coming sleeper hit of the line-up? Don’t miss NIGHTWING #70 this week!


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SPIDER-WOMAN returns in an all new ongoing series that may be the best take on the character yet with SPIDER-WOMAN #1! A perfect blend of modern comic awesomeness with a Bronze Age touch!

We’ve always dug the SPIDER-WOMAN character, and when we saw she was returning with her own ongoing series this week — we knew we had to tip you off to why this one was so much freakin’ fun!

First off: it channels the Bronze Age energy and fun of SPIDER-WOMAN perfectly through a Modern Age comics filter that makes for some of the best comic reading we’ve seen in a minute.

If you’ve dug the Bronze Age gone Modern work of creators like Chip Zdarsky on MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE, INVADERS and DAREDEVIL, or ED BRUBAKER on CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER — you’ll love the unique touch that writer Karla Pacheco brings to the character!

Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise).

When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her.

What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job?

And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES?

Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS. An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for!

Collect all the SPIDER-WOMAN variants on release day with our special SPIDER-WOMAN #1 Cover Bundles, including this dope ARTGERM variant!

There’s a TON of great covers celebrating the kick off of the new SPIDER-WOMAN series, and we’ve put together a couple of bundles to help you score ’em all!

First off, we’ve got our SPIDER-WOMAN WICKED WEB Bundle, which features all 9 cover price covers for just $39.99, saving you 20% off the normal cover price!

This bundle features:

  1. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 YOON CLASSIC COSTUME COVER A
  2. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 YOON NEW COSTUME COVER B
  3. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 CHIP KIDD DIE CUT COVER C
  4. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 ARTGERM COVER D
  5. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 RON LIM COVER E
  6. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 J.SCOTT CAMPBELL COVER F
  7. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 NAUCK COVER G
  8. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 BLANK COVER H
  9. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 MR GARCIN COLLAGE COVER I

Click here to pre-order the WICKED WEB Bundle for in-store pick up or mail-order

Our next bundle is the FLYING SPIDER BUNDLE, which features all the SPIDER-WOMAN #1 covers we’re getting, including the 1:200 WEB variant cover, for just $219.99, saving you nearly $100 off the normal price!

This bundle features:

  1. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 YOON CLASSIC COSTUME COVER A
  2. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 YOON NEW COSTUME COVER B
  3. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 CHIP KIDD DIE CUT COVER C
  4. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 ARTGERM COVER D
  5. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 RON LIM COVER E
  6. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 J.SCOTT CAMPBELL COVER F
  7. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 NAUCK COVER G
  8. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 BLANK COVER H
  9. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 MR GARCIN COLLAGE COVER I
  10. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 ANDREWS 1:25 VARIANT
  11. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 INFANTINO HIDDEN GEM 1:100 VARIANT
  12. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 MOMOKO 1:25 VARIANT
  13. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 Bruce Timm 1:25 VARIANT
  14. SPIDER-WOMAN 1 WEB 1:200 VARIANT

Click here to pre-order the FLYING SPIDER Bundle for in-store pick up or mail-order

Click here for our SPIDER-WOMAN 1 COVER GALLERY

Get a FREE Spider-Woman lithograph (while supplies last) when you purchase SPIDER-WOMAN #1 at any Third Eye location on Wednesday 3/18/20 Release Day!

Marvel hooked us up with a limited amount of these incredible CLASSIC Spider-Woman lithographs (totally reminiscent of the old school animated series!!!) that we’ll be giving away FREE with any purchase of SPIDER-WOMAN #1 on Wednesday 3/18/20!

Supplies are limited tho, so make sure you come see us on NEW COMIC DAY to scoop yours!


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Legendary comics dynamic duo MIKE & LAURA ALLRED (MADNAN, X-STATIX, IZOMBIE) return with an all new series from DARK HORSE — and it’s so freakin’ cool! Check out X-RAY ROBOT #1 this week!

We’ve always been huge fans of Mike & Laura Allred’s work, and their classic ’90s series, MADMAN, still stands the test of time as one of our all-time favorites.

SO: when we saw they were returning with an all new series under the same publisher as MADMAN, we knew had to show it some love!

Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self.

The robot is able to “X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its “Pre-Big Bang” status.  Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the “Nihilist” and save the universe!

Watch as one of the best creative teams in comics deliver an all new superhero full of quirky fun! A must-read for fans of HEAD LOPPER, HELLBOY, ATOMIC ROBO, and stuff like VENTURE BROTHERS!


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DCEASED: THE UNKILLABLES #2 continues the killer follow-up to last year’s red hot DCEASED series where the DC Universe is infected with a rage virus that turns the biggest heroes worldwide into murderous killers!

We’re loving the world that’s being built in Tom Taylor’s DCEASED, and the 2nd issue of DCEASED: THE UNKILLABLES is a BLAST!

With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children!

Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Blüdhaven?

And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC’s worst villains battle the apocalypse out as an “Anti-Suicide Squad.” But a certain wondrous woman may not let them have it their own way!

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


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IMMORTAL HULK delivers its next trade paperback, as one of Marvel’s best series on the stands continues with IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL.6! A true modern masterpiece in the making!

Immortal Hulk has really shaped up to be one of the best comics to hit the stands in the last few years, delivering a very ALAN MOORE’S Swamp Thing kind of take on the HULK that really adds new dimensions and layers to a character we thought we had seen it all with before!

In VOLUME 6, Bruce Banner is just getting started! He has an underground fortress. He has powerful allies.

He’s even got henchmen. He’s got everything he needs to declare total war on human society.

Bruce Banner is the most dangerous man in the world! Now, the Immortal Hulk is taking the fight to Earth’s lords and masters: the Roxxon Corporation.

But when you mess with the Minotaur, you get the horns! Meanwhile, who are the members of the new Teen Brigade, and what role will they play in the Immortal Hulk’s newest scheme?

Plus: Years ago, the first Gamma Bomb unleashed a terrifying creature with impossible strength who raged against the world. The authorities gave the beast a name – a name the whole world knows. But it was someone else’s name first, and now the Hulk That Was has returned to take the name back! 

Wanna start reading? We’ve got volumes 1-5 in stock to get you on board!

OUTLAWED #1 reunites Marvel champions like NOVA, MS. MARVEL, MILES MORALES, and more in a one-shot that sets up major moments in the Marvel Universe for the next-gen heroes of Marvel!

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF INCOMING!

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.

The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun.

And the lives of Marvel’s next generation will never be the same again. EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new era in this game-changing event one-shot that will send shockwaves across the Marvel Universe! You won’t want to miss this one!


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THE DARK MULTIVERSE CASTS ITS SHADOW AS THE CONCLUSION TO YEAR OF THE VILLAIN: HELL ARISEN PAVES THE WAY FOR DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #1 IN HELL ARISEN #4 THIS WEDNESDAY!

Holy crap — HELL ARISEN has really turned into a killer read, and we’re loving EVERY second of it!

In this week’s finale, Lex Luthor has gathered a strike force of villains he’s leveled up to be the baddest bad guys around-Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo, each and every one a recipient of one of Lex’s dark gifts.
But the Batman Who Laughs has his own army of infected heroes.

Six hundred sixty-six of them, all transformed into their worst selves.


It’s a final showdown between two of DC’s most iconic villains, all to curry the favor of Perpetua.

Whoever wins will take over the Multiverse alongside her. Does Lex ascend, or does he get laid low? Does the Batman Who Laughs finally remake the DC Universe in his own image? Either way, life for our heroes will never be the same.

The conclusion to this series sets the stage for the biggest thing to hit the DCU in years: DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL (which you can read all about at our THIRD EYE GUIDE TO DEATH METAL here).

Wanna catch up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to catch you up to this weeks #4!


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WICKED THINGS #1 delivers a new series from the creative team behind Third Eye favorite, GIANT DAYS!

 The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone’s favorite child detective; Charlotte Grote. 

Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective-until she’s framed for murder! 

Given the choice between going to jail basically forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Lottie may have been running rings about the police since her 9th birthday, but she’s never been on this side of the security tape.

Could the future of law enforcement be 5’2″ with an extremely strong bangs game? Yes. Very yes.


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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 continues IMMORTAL HULK writer AL EWING’S killer take on the cosmos!

The Guardians saved the Galaxy – at great and terrible cost. And now, they have to break the news… to the Guardians.

Four artists tell three stories of two bonds broken, one born again…and the birth of the West Spiral Arm Guardians!

We’re LOVING Al Ewing’s take on the GUARDIANS, and this weeks issue #3 is no exception!

Wanna get on board? We’ve got 1 & 2 in stock to catch you up!


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RISING SUPERSTAR MEGHAN HETRICK DELIVERS ART ON AN INCREDIBLE NEW SERIES ABOUT TIME-TRAVELING ASSASSINS IN ARTEMIS & ASSASSIN #1 — do not miss out on getting on board this series featuring full interior art by one of the fastest rising star artists in comics today!

One of our favorite artists rising up fast in comics is Meghan Hetrick, and we’ve been really blown away by her various variant covers over the last year or two — so, when we saw she was handling the interior art on a brand new series about time-traveling assassins — we were so on board!

What happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other?

For a price, a top-secret assassination organization will travel through time and interfere with watershed moments. Trained as the agency’s top assassin, Maya is sent to kill Virginia Hall, the deadliest spy of WWII. Charged with carrying important plans about the invasion of Normandy to the Allied troops, Virginia’s death would have a cataclysmic effect on WWII as we know it. 

Written by Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, DESCENDENT), with art by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN is a pulpy adventure story about the cost of changing history.


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A brand new magical series from PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA artist HANOKAGE debuts with COSMO FAMILIA VOL.1 this Wednesday!

We’re always on the look out for killer new manga, and this one features one of our fav creators: Hanokage, the creator behind PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA!

It’s a battle against adorable alien invaders in this all-new Magical Girl series by the manga artist of Puella Magi Madoka Magica!

It’s been six years since Amakawa Alice’s family disappeared, and the cute but destructive creatures called Cosmofs invaded her world.

Alice has been holding down the fort, fighting wild Cosmofs and protecting the few humans who have survived, in the hopes that her family will someday return.

She refuses to give up on them…even when everyone believes her mother, Laika, caused the Cosmof invasion.

HOTELL #1 is one of the first debut releases of new superstar publisher ARTISTS, WRITERS & ARTISANS, and is a MUST-READ for horror / crime fans!

Holy crap: this one hit hard!

Seriously: we’re loving every second of this and we can’t say we’re surprised — the legendary AXEL ALONSO, who helmed VERTIGO during their heyday, and brought us an incredible era of Marvel Comics, is now the main editor-in-chief at a new publisher known as A.W.A (ARTISTS, WRITERS & ARTISANS), and he’s got a ton of exciting books on the way for us.

This one, HOTELL, is a chilling must-read!

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and  you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel. – where many check in but few check out.


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VAULT COMICS MONEY SHOT VOL.1 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, AND IS A MUST-READ FOR FANS OF SEX CRIMINALS, SUNSTONE AND MORE!

We’re loving the output of VAULT COMICS these days, and one of their brightest shining stars is the new series MONEY SHOT.

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored.

Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet.

Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT!


A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money.

PLUNGE #2 delivers the 2nd issue of what is sure to be the stand-out hit of the HILL HOUSE horror line (which says a lot because all the books are so darn good!)

We LOVED issue #1 of this series, Third Eye Faithful, and if you’ve yet to snag your copy — PLEASE give this one a shot, if you even remotely enjoy horror or sci-fi in your comics.

JOE HILL of LOCKE & KEY fame kicks butt all over the place on the story, and it’s so damn satisfying to see the legendary Stuart Immonen drawing big, awesome stuff again!

Seriously: PURE COMICS GOODNESS here!

In PLUNGE #2, after discovering a corpse upon the Sinnikik Atoll, Moriah Lamb leads a team to hunt for other castaways, while Gage Carpenter begins the exploration of the ghost ship Derleth.

But there’s something down there in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea, something that doesn’t want to be found.

And it isn’t any safer on land. There are things waiting for the search party in the mountain caves, things that were once human…and aren’t quite anymore.


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A.W.A’s next debut launch is RESISTANCE #1 featuring the superstar team of J. Michael Straczynski (RISING STARS, MIDNIGHT NATION, SUPERMAN EARTH ONE) & Mike Deodato JR (SAVAGE AVENGERS)!

Third Eye Faithful: we already told you just how darn good the new publisher A.W.A is going to be, with the legendary AXEL ALONSO (the former head honcho at both VERTIGO during its hey day and Marvel during one of its best runs) at the helm, and we’re pretty freakin’ pumped to see them dropping so many great books this week!

In RESISTANCE, J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-ManThor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-ManThe Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars.

Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. A global disaster leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake. Shortly after, a few thousand suddenly manifest superhuman powers.

Are they harbingers of more perils to come…or Earth’s last hope?


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Celebrate 80 years of Robin with the ROBIN 80TH ANNIVERSARY special this Wednesday, featuring 10 different covers by comic superstars like Jim Lee, and more!

DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder’s 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history!

From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley-the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero.


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RED BORDER #1 brings us another of the A.W.A launch titles this Wednesday, with a hard-hitting horror story!

A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel’s most brutal thugs.

Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet.

Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.


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The final of the four A.W.A launch titles this Wednesday may be our favorite: ARCHANGEL 8 #1! What if The Arch-Angel was The Punisher?

In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God’s legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia.

But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code.

Fighting without God’s sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just how bad good can be.


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