This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye for Wednesday 3/4/20

Published March 2nd, 2020

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STRANGE ACADEMY #1 kicks off this Wednesday, delivering a bunch of must-have 1st appearances, AND the newest project from superstar Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND, MIDDLEWEST, and more) — meet Skottie on Saturday 4/25/20 at Third Eye Annapolis! A must-read new corner of the MARVEL U is explored here!

Third Eye Faithful, we’re super freakin’ pumped about what’s on the way with STRANGE ACADEMY, as it kicks off one of the biggest, and most exciting Marvel launch of 2020!

Strange Academy introduces several new characters, many of who come from lineages of the Marvel Universe that span the Marvel mystical side, and sets the stage for a book that blends the wand-and-wonder fun of Harry Potter against the backdrop of the bigger-than-life MARVEL UNIVERSE.

Set in continuity, and providing a vital exploration of an under-explored corner of the Marvel U: the mystical side, STRANGE ACADEMY, in our opinion, is going to be one of the biggest new books to drop in 2020, and we are STOKED about it!

Featuring action-packed extras including a Cover Gallery, Script, Inked And Color Pages and more!

A SORCERER SCHOOL FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he’s avoided for decades; he’s opened a school for young sorcerers.

Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians.

But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!

Get your copy of STRANGE ACADEMY #1 signed at Third Eye on 4/25/20!

We’re so darn stoked about STRANGE ACADEMY that we’ve got the one and only Skottie Young himself coming in on 4/25/20 to do a huge signing with us for it!

Click here to read all about our STRANGE ACADEMY #1 signing with Skottie this April!

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STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 reunites the creative team behind MISTER MIRACLE and we’re super pumped! Get your copy signed this Saturday at Third Eye Annapolis!

Third Eye Faithful: Tom King and Mitch Gerads are the definition of comics dream team, and their upcoming STRANGE ADVENTURES series, may be their most exciting project together yet!

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end “best of lists,” the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures. 

The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan “Doc” Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and DC: The New Frontier-a story of blood, war, and love that readers will be talking about for years to come. 

Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honor. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades.

But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.  

A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!

Meet creators Tom King & Mitch Gerads on Saturday 3/7/20 and get STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 signed!

And, don’t forget, Third Eye Faithful: you can bring your copies of STRANGE ADVENTURES in on 3/7/20 and get ’em signed by Tom and Mitch at Third Eye Annapolis!

Read about our signing with Tom & Mitch here.

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FLASH #750 delivers a must-read slab of comic goodness, and features a special lead-in to the upcoming GENERATION ZERO FCBD storyline that kicks off DC’s 5G initiative!

Third Eye Faithful: 5G is coming, and it’s going to be one of the biggest, most exciting things to come down the pipeline from DC Comics since the NEW 52 and REBIRTH.

Seriously: we haven’t been this pumped about the DC Universe in quite some time, and the stuff that we’ve heard about what’s on the way — if only we could share with you just how freakin’ cool it’s going to be. It’s BIG stuff!

Now: what we do know is that Wally West is imbued with the spirit and powers of Doc Manhattan (from the WATCHMEN world, and most recently, DOOMSDAY CLOCK), and as such, is about to seriously play havoc with the MULTIVERSE!

Everything that’s coming for 5G starts to really burn hot in this weeks FLASH #750, following hot on the heels of FLASH FORWARD #6, which featured the debut of Manhattan Flash, as we’ve taken to calling him here at Third Eye.

PLUS: 750 is loaded with lots of other big moments!

In FLASH #750, we also see the beginning of “The Flash Age”!

The story DC’s been building toward since issue #50 comes to a head!

While a supercharged Speed Force wreaks havoc on Barry Allen’s life, a new threat appears on the horizon in the form of the deadly Paradox.

Destined to destroy the Flash’s legacy, Paradox sends his herald, Godspeed, to trap the Flash family! Plus, in this special anniversary issue: tales from across the generations of super-speedsters by an all-star lineup of writers and artists!

FLASH #750 features a bunch of killer alternate covers – find out how you can score our FLASH Bundle and save big!

There’s some gorgeous covers on FLASH #750, which include:

  • FLASH #750 COVER A
  • FLASH #750 COVER H 2000S JIM LEE
  • FLASH #750 BLANK

With 10 killer covers, we’ve got a bundle where you can score all 10 covers for just $69.99, which saves you almost 20% off the normal cover price!

Click here for our cover gallery featuring all 10 covers!

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MERCY #1 debuts from UNNATURAL creator MIRKA ANDOLFO, and is INCREDIBLE! One of the most exciting new creator-owned releases of 2020 — a must-read for fans of LADY MECHANIKA!

We’re HUGE fans of the one and only MIKRA ANDOLFO, who many of you know from her incredible work on books like UNNATURAL, and she’s delivering one of her most high profile releases yet with the brand new MERCY #1 this week at Third Eye!

When the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, the settlement is in turmoil.

And as the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda?

Acclaimed UNNATURAL creator MIRKA ANDOLFO presents a sensual Victorian gothic horror about otherness, damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows.

Get all 6 of the MERCY #1 covers for just $19.99 and save 20% off normal cover price with our MASSIVE MERCY Bundle!

We’re all about helping you save a little dough when we can, Third Eye Faithful, and we know you’re all about making sure you have a complete set of covers for your favorite books — so, we figured we’d show a little MERCY and hook you up with a sweet bundle deal to collect all 6 of the MERCY covers!

Click here to check out all 6 covers & to pre-order the bundle for in-store pick up or mail order!

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One of the most exciting new releases of 2019 had to have been BATMAN writer James Tynion IV’s SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, which delivers one of the best darn horror comics riffs we’ve read in ages!

When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. The few children that return alive have terrible stories – impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.

Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only one who sees what they can see.

Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

Snag yourself a copy this week at Third Eye!

SPIDER-MAN NOIR #1 returns in an all new mini-series, and it’s incredible!

We LOVE the Spider-Man Noir universe, and the character has got to be one of our favorite parts of the SPIDER-VERSE, SO: it should be no surprise just how excited we are to get our hands on the new series this week!


As the specter of war looms on the horizon, SPIDER-MAN: NOIR fights the good fight at home, stopping the injustices of a more friendlyneighborhood variety.

But after a dame is murdered at The Black Cat nightclub and all clues point overseas, Spidey will have no choice but to board the next flight to Europe and kick off a globetrotting adventure through yesteryear of the Marvel Universe!

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Hey CONAN fans — don’t sleep on this brutal and bloody new series with CIMMERIAN: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST #1! A brand new, uncensored and hard-hitting look at the world of Robert E. Howard’s barbarian!

By Crom! For the first time, Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.

Read the story as he intended!

Pursued for killing a judge, Conan finds refuge on a merchant ship.

But soon after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the legendary Bêlit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast!  Bonus Material:  The original Robert E. Howard short story is included! 

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SUPERMAN: VILLAINS delivers a killer one-shot spotlighting the effect Superman’s secret identity reveal has on his most iconic foes!

The Man of Steel’s greatest villains react to the biggest news to ever rock the DC Universe.

Lex Luthor, Mongul, Toyman, The Joker, and more of the world’s greatest villains must come to grips with how the world changes now that the truth has been revealed by Superman.

Some of comics’ most unique and creative voices unite to tell a story that changes all the rules.

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DRYAD #1 delivers a book that reads like a unique blend between Image hits SAGA and RAT QUEENS from RAT QUEENS creator Kurtis Wiebe! A must-read for all you Dungeons & Dragons heads out there!

Best-selling writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) and newcomer artist Justin Osterling launch a new ongoing fantasy series!

An elf and a human find solace in the sleepy forest settlement of Frostbrook where they plant their roots.

But thirteen years later, their twins, Griffon and Rana are inexplicably drawn to an ancient door and discover more than they bargained for, inadvertently turning their world upside down.

Now, they’ll have to answer for their parents’ mistakes and learn that the past has a way of finding you, no matter where you hide.

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NIMONA & LUMBERJANES creator Noelle Stevenson delivers a brand new graphic novel with the incredible FIRE NEVER GOES OUT: A MEMOIR IN PICTURES HC!

From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Timesbestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey.

In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world.

Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, she captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with wit, wisdom, and vulnerability.

JOIN THE FUTURE #1 delivers an incredible cool riff on future sci-fi meets small town Old West-style adventure! The past vs. the Future starts in this first issue this week!

The Future. Ultra-modern megacities reward millions of their citizens with a completely funded life, with every need met, from food to housing and healthcare, in order to com-pete in an economic power struggle in which population is key. 

But a few rural residents still cling to their independence in what last American small towns are left. When a nearby megacity pressures the people of a small town join up or else, a young teenage girl named Clem will learn how far she’ll go to defend her prin-ciples. 

Written by Zack Kaplan (LOST CITY EXPLORERS) with art from Piotr Kowalski (Port of Earth, Eclipse, Sex, Marvel Knights: Hulk, The Dark Tower), JOIN THE FUTURE is a sci-fi western that examines a future where everyone must ask what your values are truly worth.

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MARVEL #1 delivers a killer anthology featuring top talent and rising stars doing their own riffs on iconic Marvel characters – this issue features the legendary Steve Rude (NEXUS)

Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they’d never been seen before.

The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS – but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for the very first time.

Over this showcase series you’ll see work by such artists as Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dan Brereton and more, linked together by an overarching story by Alex and Steve Darnall.

This inaugural issue kicks it all off with superstar artists Frank Espinosa (Rocketo, Looney Tunes) telling an unusual Spider-Man story and Steve Rude (Nexus), teaming up with Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Avengers) for an Avengers story, framed by Alex and Steve Darnall (Uncle Sam, Marvels) presenting a tale of the dread dreamland Nightmare, and his threat to the entire Marvel Universe…and possibly beyond.

A once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent – you won’t want to miss a single page!

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Eisner Award-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man) comes to BOOM! Studios with Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings, Black Badge) for an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.

Lovable drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village called Nowhere, home to a friendly populace of deformed, mutated, just-left-of-normal citizens-and he has no memory of how he got there. 

But just when Denis starts to regain his memories, his past catches up to him… literally. 

What at first seems like merely a bad trip quickly heightens into a drama of mistaken identities, small-town conspiracy, and high-stakes fantasy fulfillment.

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THE CROW returns in the all new CROW: LETHE #1 this Wednesday!

He is NULL NARCOS, popular performer in the FREAK-CHIC CIRCUS SIDESHOW, able to endure horrific violence on his body without pain. But outside his nightly shows, Null is a blank slate, with only faint but disturbing memories of who he was before revealed.

When other performers begin dying mysteriously, Null is haunted by a golden-eyed stalker and begins to remember a life he’d thought long gone… a life of murder, terror, and black wings.

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Rei Yokoyamada, a high schooler whose father works for a film production company, is inspired to create his own short film with his friends.

One day, while out to find actors, he spots tabloid-like notices that the adult film star Papico lives in his area.

When he takes them down to protect her, he runs into the woman herself.

Little does he know that Papico is about to get dragged into a strange, supernatural happening… where she grows to the size of a giant!

MYSTERY IN SPACE #75 arrives with a special facsimile edition just in time for STRANGE ADVENTURES #1!

A must-have while snagging STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 this week, this facsimile edition lovingly reproduces MYSTERY IN SPACE #75 to the finest detail!

In this novel-length story, Adam Strange enlists the help of the Justice League of America to help capture his greatest foe, Kanjar Ro! Fans voted this issue “Best Book-Length Story” in 1962.

Vault’s hit new horror series, THE PLOT, arrives in graphic novel with PLOT TP VOL.1!

VAULT COMICS alongside BOOM STUDIOS have really been upping their game with books that would hang with some of the best IMAGE COMICS of the Image golden age, and this weeks PLOT VOL.1 is another must-read!

In order to receive… first you must give.

When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to MacKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows.

Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta — which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.