This Week’s Highlights For Wednesday 7/17/19

Published July 13th, 2019

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BATMAN #75 begins the final Tom King arc on the BATMAN title with CITY OF BANE Chapter 1! 

The biggest BATMAN storyline from the master storyteller Tom King begins here!

So, while this does feature some YEAR OF THE VILLAIN OFFER goodness — it’s such a big storyline that we had to give it top billing and showcase just why you should jump on board BATMAN if you’re not already reading it, and why issue #75 is the perfect place to start!

Tom King has done an incredible job for nearly 4 years of crafting one of the most memorable BATMAN runs we’ve ever read, and as he winds down his run on the title, we’re stoked to see just what he has in store for the DARK KNIGHT in this epic final arc — CITY OF BANE!

In CITY OF BANE, Bane’s minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane’s program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows.

It’s like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror version of it.

Meanwhile, the real Bruce Wayne is on a spiritual quest to regain his fighting spirit after his showdown with his father in the desert.

Can the people of Gotham hold on until their protector is strong enough to come to their rescue?

Plus, what does Lex Luthor’s scheming mean for Gotham City when Bane and the villains are already in control?

This extra-sized anniversary issue kicks off a new multi-part storyline that ties together all the threads of the first 74 issues of Tom King’s epic BATMAN run!

This is a PERFECT place to try Tom King’s BATMAN run if you’ve never read it before! However, if you want to catch up on the series – we have nearly the entire run in single issues in stock, as well as the entire run thus far in trade paperback — so in other words: we can catch you up!

Make sure you scoop the BATMAN #75 Cover B variant by superstar GABRIEL DELL’OTTO for normal cover price this week at Third Eye!

Check out this incredible COVER B variant by the one and only GABRIEL DELL’OTTO on BATMAN #75 — this thing is AWESOME!

Make sure you scoop yourself a copy this week while supplies last!

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LOKI gets his own ongoing series with the all new LOKI #1 kicking off this Wednesday!!

LOKI is definitely a big time favorite at Third Eye, and when we saw that the iconic Trickster would be getting his own series — we knew we had to give you the full scoop!

In LOKI #1, after dying a grisly death in THE WAR OF THE REALMS, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught.

But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities – and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time.

Get on board with issue 1 this week at Third Eye!

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SILVER SURFER BLACK #2 continues the red hot new mini-series from dream team Donny Cates (VENOM, THANOS, GOTG) and TRADD MOORE (Luther Strode)!

Don’t miss out on this crazy new mini-series that not only adds many layers to the Surfer lore — but also ties in with what Cates has been doing with Knull in VENOM!

We’re big-time fans of both Donny Cates and Tradd Moore at Third Eye, and we gotta tell ya: their new SILVER SURFER BLACK series is the stuff that comic book dreams are made of!

Not only does it deliver a well-told, gorgeous SURFER story, not only does it add some compelling layers to the character’s back story, but it also ties into the amazing world-building that Cates has been doing with his iconic run of VENOM!

This week, issue #2 has the Surfer marooned across the cosmos!

The Surfer will have to risk everything, to beat back the void that threatens to swallow the galaxy whole… including his very soul!

Wanna get on board? We’ve got issue 1 in stock to get you current!

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YEAR OF THE VILLAIN continues THE OFFER in the pages of BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #3, CATWOMAN #13, HAWKMAN #14, JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #11, RED HOOD OUTLAW #36, SUPERGIRL #32 & SUPERMAN #13!

One of the biggest things to sweep across the DC Universe continues this Wednesday, as Lex Luthor starts to build an army of the DC Universe’s most notorious bad guys!

We’re telling you now, Third Eye Faithful, the stuff that DC Comics has planned with YEAR OF THE VILLAIN, and everything that will be spinning out of it — is HUGE — and the mayhem all continues this week in AQUAMAN #50, and a handful of other OFFER TIE-INS!

As Aquaman settles the Old Gods of Unspoken Water into their new lives in Amnesty Bay, Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aqua-lad, seeks out Aquaman to be his new mentor!

Back in Atlantis, Mera makes a move that shocks the Widowhood.

Meanwhile, Black Manta, recently kicked out of the Legion of Doom, prepares to make his next move against his greatest nemesis…but Lex Luthor is about to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Don’t miss our landmark 50th issue and the start of a brand-new story!

Continuing THE OFFER, in JUSTICE LEAGUE #28, “ the Apex Predator rises! Justice-Doom War is coming!

This is the culmination of the Legion of Doom’s master plan, and they will take the Justice League to far-out places they may never return from…and do things the DC Universe may never recover from.

And, then in NIGHTWING #62, after the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it’s clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson’s innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level.

But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to hold him down?

Ric seeks comfort in Bea’s arms, but may find answers in another’s Talons as we dive headlong into the Year of the Villain! Plus, Lex Luthor delivers the Court of Owls the means to own what they covet most: Ric Grayson.

And in TEEN TITANS #32, Lobo’s back-and he’s got his daughter, Crush, dead to rights!

At least she can ask him about the identity of her mother, right?

And as the Teen Titans square off against the Main Man, an enemy more sadistic than any they’ve ever faced before, questions about the team’s future are still hanging in the balance-that is, if they have any future at all!

Plus, Lobo wants a daughter he can be proud of. Crush wants nothing to do with her father. Lex Luthor is about to ruin Crush’s life.

Don’t forget to collect the special Cover B Villain Portrait Variants for THE OFFER!

In celebration of the awesomeness of DC Bringing on the Bad Guys with THE OFFER, they’re doing a special COVER B variant for each issue which features a killer close-up portrait of one of the iconic bad guys featured in the crossover!

Make sure you snag each one for these three books this week for normal cover price!

Wanna add ALL the YEAR OF THE VILLAIN tie-ins / THE OFFER preludes to your pull box? You can do so at the link below!

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AGE OF X-MAN OMEGA #1 concludes the AGE OF X-MAN, and paves the way for HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X!! Plus: you can get yours signed this Wednesday at Third Eye Annapolis by writers LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON!

One of the coolest things to be hitting comics this year has been the AGE OF X-MAN, and we’ve been loving following the alternate universe that harkens back to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE in a way all through the Spring!

Now, the storyline is about to conclude, and set the stage for the big HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X storyline ,and we cannot wait!

In AGE OF X-MAN OMEGA, THE AGE OF X-MAN CONCLUDES!

As twilight falls on the Age of X-Man, the X-Men are forced to decide what they stand for.

Wanna get caught up on the AGE OF X-MAN? We have all the tie-in miniseries, and the one-shot that started it all, AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA, in stock to get you current!

Meet writers LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON at Third Eye Annapolis this Wednesday 6PM-8PM

We’re so pumped about the conclusion to AGE OF X-MAN that we’re hosting a big signing for the entire series, including the big finale in AGE OF X-MAN OMEGA, this Wednesday at Third Eye Annapolis!

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BLADE RUNNER: 2019 #1 brings the world of BLADE RUNNER to comics this Wednesday! PLUS: Cover A features a sick ARTGERM cover!

In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes…

An all-new ongoing comic series that brings all the awesomeness of BLADE RUNNER to comics in a big way!

As huge fans of all things cyberpunk, ESPECIALLY BLADE RUNNER, we are SO STOKED about this!

PLUS: look at that sick ARTGERM cover on issue #1!

Get ALL 5 covers of BLADE RUNNER 2019 #1 for just $17.99 with our special bundle deal & save big!

There’s some pretty awesome covers on BLADE RUNNER, and we’ve got a special package deal that has all 5 for just $17.99!

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COLLAPSER #1 delivers the newest YOUNG ANIMAL book, and brings another hit to Gerard Way’s incredible imprint!! 

We’re super pumped about YOUNG ANIMAL, and all the killer books coming out on it, from the heavyweights like DOOM PATROL to recent newcomer favorites like ETERNITY GIRL, and the latest addition, COLLAPSER, looks so sick!

There’s a voice in the head of Liam James questioning everything he does-from his job at the nursing home to keeping his relationship with his girlfriend afloat.

Liam suffers from anxiety, and the only thing that quiets it is music, which makes a weekly DJ gig his one saving grace. But Liam’s life changes forever when he receives a black hole in the mail (yes, you read that right), one that takes up residence in his chest, grants him insane superpowers, turns him into a celebrity and draws him into a cosmic conflict beyond his wildest imagination.

Where did this black hole come from? Why Liam? Is power the cure? Or will superstardom turn Liam into a black hole himself?

Find out in COLLAPSER, a superhero story that could only come from DC’s Young Animal!

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DIE DIE DIE arrives in trade paperback with volume 1, featuring the newest slice of ultra-violent awesomeness from WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman!

Another home-run for the creator of WALKING DEAD – check it out and find out why!

We’re huge fans of pretty much anything Robert Kirkman does, whether it’s WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, or OBLIVION SONG, and everything in between — so, there’s no surprise that we’re pumped about the arrival of one of his bloodiest reads yet, DIE DIE DIE, in trade paperback!

This is an evil world where evil people do evil stuff all the time.

Thankfully, there’s a secret cabal within the United States government that works outside the normal system to influence world matters through targeted assassination.

So if you’re hurting people, somehow making the world worse than it already is, or even just standing in the way of something good happening, then someone could right now be giving the order for you to… DIE!DIE!DIE!

Collects DIE!DIE!DIE! #1-8


HAVOK & WOLVERINE: MELTDOWN returns to print this Wednesday — bringing back one of the most iconic and classic X-MEN / WOLVERINE tales of all-time!

One of the most iconic X-Stories of all time has gotta be HAVOK & WOLVERINE MELTDOWN, and with it having been out of print for so many years, we’re pretty freakin’ stoked to see it returning to the shelf this week with an all new TPB edition!

Two friends. Two mutants. Two X-Men! Havok, gifted with the ability to project devastating plasma bursts.

Wolverine, a feral warrior with an uncanny healing factor, an unbreakable Adamantium skeleton and razor-sharp claws.

Ambushed by Russian terrorists while on leave in Mexico, the two find themselves caught in a deadly web of international intrigue and betrayal!

Can Alex Summers and Logan thwart a plot to bring the Western world to its knees?

Beautifully painted artwork combines with fast-paced prose to create a milestone among graphic albums as Havok and Wolverine star in a landmark X-Men story like no other!


The 1st trade paperback of the new MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN series arrives this Wednesday!

We’re all big Miles fans at Third Eye, and we’re loving the new Miles series from rising star Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT), so when we saw that the 1st trade collecting the first arc was on the way — we knew we had to give you the shout out on it!

Miles Morales swings back into the spotlight! When the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for the young Spider-Man!

What mystery lurks under the surface of this newest villainous uprising? Why does the Rhino have minions?

And who is the new antagonist who may just become Miles’ most dangerous foe?

Maybe Captain America has the answers! Then, get ready for…Miles Morales’ day off!

Vice Principal Drutcher is determined to figure out the reason for his student’s tardiness and absences,  so Miles, Judge and Barbara must stay one step ahead by playing hooky – while our hero tries to keep his secret safe from all of them!

Plus: the quiet-but-deadly Tombstone! And introducing…Starling! Is she friend or foe? And is she single? Collecting MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1-6.


IMMORTAL HULK #21 delivers another home-run of an issue this Wednesday!!

We’re pretty freakin’ pumped about the arrival of IMMORTAL HULK this week, cause let’s face it: every single issue has been a showstopper and a half, and this one doesn’t seem to be breaking the trend!

As the smoke from last issue clears, General Fortean makes a fateful decision.

There can be no more half measure.

No weapon is off the table. Force must be met with equal force.

This is a war without rules… and SHADOW BASE is going to win.

Wanna get into this series? We’ve got the trade paperbacks, along with all the back issues, in stock to get you up to current!

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ORVILLE: NEW BEGINNINGS #1 brings the hit TV series to comics!! Picking up where SEASON 1 ends!

We love the heck out of the TV series ORVILLE, and when we saw that the world of ORVILLE would be hitting comics — we had to give you guys the full scoop!

On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate.

Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.

o Picks up where season one left off!

o Written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman!

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The definitive resource for comic book values, grading and more arrives with its 49th edition in the 2019 OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE!!

Batman’s 80th anniversary, Zorro’s 100th anniversary, and a remembrance of Stan Lee are included in the highlights of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 as the Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians returns with its newest edition!

The Guide has been your source for new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. Available with three covers: the cover by Tony Daniel features The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and The Penguin, some of Batman’s deadliest foes; the Firefly cover featuring Mal, Zoe, and Jayne by Diego Galindo; and this year’s Hall of Fame cover features Zorro by Michael Kaluta.


WALT SIMONSON, THE LEGENDARY CREATOR BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC THOR RUNS EVER, RETURNS WITH AN ALL NEW READ IN RAGNAROK: THE BREAKING OF HELHEIM #1!

Walt Simonson is the definition of legend, and his work on THOR is the stuff of comic book magic, so when he began returning to Norse mythology with his RAGNAROK series, we were pretty freakin’ stoked!

This newest series is a fantastic, new reader friendly spot to jump into the world of RAGNAROK, and if you’ve never read it before, we highly recommend trying out #1 this week!

In the end, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid.

There, so the stories tell, the gods and their great enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine worlds were destroyed. In this issue, Thor hears a voice out of the past and learns that not all the old stories are true, and that the path before him now leads to Helheim, the land of the Dead.

Walter Simonson, legendary creator of Star Slammers, Manhunter and the Alien film adaptation (with Archie Goodwin), and the definitive version (after Stan and Jack) of Marvel’s Thor, presents the next thrilling chapter of his own post-Ragnarok Thor saga!

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RONIN ISLAND VOL.1 arrives this Wednesday, collecting the 1st arc of the killer alternate history sci-fi Samurai story from BOOM STUDIOS — a must-read!

BOOM STUDIOS have been impressing the heck out of us, and RONIN ISLAND may be the best darn thing we’ve seen from them in the realm of creator-owned work in 2019, it’s THAT good!

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.

Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other.

But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.

Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.


The 3rd round of CARNAGE-IZED variants hit this week!

We’re super stoked about the upcoming CARNAGE-IZED month variants, and this week things kick off in a big way with some really great ones!

We’ll have the following in limited quantities at normal cover price while supplies last this week:

  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 CARNAGE-IZED
  • DAREDEVIL #8 CARNAGE-IZED
  • DEADPOOL #15 CARNAGE-IZED (Skottie Young!)
  • LOKI #1 CARNAGE-IZED
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #22 CARNAGE-IZED

Click here for our gallery of the WEEK 3 CARNAGE-IZED Variants


SERA & THE ROYAL STARS #1 delivers an incredible new fantasy series from VAULT COMICS!

We’ve been loving the recent output of VAULT COMICS, and SERA & THE ROYAL STARS #1 is another home-run!

Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens.

Despite her kingdom and her troops’ need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars–now trapped on earth–and save her people from dearth and death.

Make sure you scoop the SERA #1 Cover B HEATHEN Homage Cover for just $3.99 cover price!

We’re big fans of the homage covers of modern age hits that Vault has been doing, and this homage to HEATHEN #1 is freakin’ cool!

Make sure you snag one this week!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL Jimmy Olsen #1 delivers the most exciting DC 12-issue maxi-series since Tom King’s MISTER MIRACLE as superstar Matt Fraction (HAWKEYE, SEX CRIMINALS) makes his triumphant return to comics!!!! 

This book is FIRE! Seriously: you need to read it! Fraction is back in action with a vengeance, as he brings his unique voice to the world of the DCU, and delivers a take on the weird and wonderful adventures of Jimmy Olsen that is both modern but also harkens back to those super strange and over-the-top Kirby stories that shaped so much of what we know about comics today!

If you love the dry humor of HAWKEYE and SEX CRIMINALS, this book will be up your alley and then some, as it really does take the concept of the original Jimmy Olsen comics and brings it into the 21st century in a very cool way!

Not since the debut of MISTER MIRACLE have we been this excited about a DC maxi-series!

Jimmy Olsen must die!

Wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives!

Superman’s best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new miniseries featuring death, destruction, giant turtles and more!

It’s a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends in Gotham City. And then we kill Jimmy.

Make sure you get the killer SUPERMAN’S PAL Jimmy Olsen #1 Cover B variant by Ben Oliver for just $3.99 Cover Price!

Along with that awesome Cover A, there’s a great Cover B variant by the very talented Ben Oliver coming out this week as well — make sure you snag your copy!

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GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS TP collects the entire IDW Kingdom of Monsters run, and delivers some of the best Godzilla comics around!

As huge fans of all things KING OF MONSTERS, we’re pretty stoked to see IDW reissuing some of their amazing GODZILLA stuff in new formats!

The KINGDOM OF MONSTERS collection has the entire 12-issue series into one slab of kaiju awesome, and we cannot recommend it enough!

The King of the Monsters rises again, and he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga!

When Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster… but before long, other monsters begin appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts?

Featuring Anguirus, Battra, Destroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, and Titanosaurus.


VAMPIRELLA returns in an all new ongoing series, and it’s so darn killer with VAMPIRELLA #1!

We’re long-time Vampi fans at Third Eye, and we’re so freakin’ pumped to see a big Vampirella revival on the way with an all new series coming out this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the character!

Featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-making, Ergün Gündüz (Tales of the Great War, Taxi Tales)!

This is the perfect place to either start reading the character, or to jump back into the world of Draculon!

Save big with our VAMPIRELLA #1 Cover Bundles! Get all 6 of the awesome covers to VAMPIRELLA #1 for just $19.99!

Get 6 covers for the price of 5 with our VAMPIRELLA #1 Cover Bundle!

This book has some of the best variants on a title we’ve seen in a minute, and we’re offering you a sweet deal to help get ’em cheap!

Click here for our VAMPIRELLA #1 Cover Gallery!

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