This Week's Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 3/12/14
MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: SECRET AVENGERS #1 – A must for fans of HAWKEYE & ZERO! From the creators behind ZERO!
*Meet writer ALES KOT & cover artist TRADD MOORE this Saturday*
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arn good at what they do. With many of the new MARVEL NOW titles, you can genuinely feel the love of quality comics that the folks at Marvel have right now, and this week’s SECRET AVENGERS is no exception.Featuring creative team ALES KOT & MICHAEL WALSH, who have wowed the hell out of us on the IMAGE series ZERO, SECRET AVENGERS is a must-read book that delivers something truly fresh and unique to the Marvel Universe.Now, before you say the words… “There’s too many Avengers books…” — hear us out: this could be the best AVENGERS book you’re reading. And, really, the darn thing should just be called SHIELD, because this is much more of a S.H.I.E.L.D comic than it is Avengers.And, that’s why we love it!In SECRET AVENGERS, the all-new Secret Avengers are ready to get started. Are they going to be the world’s most effective secret squad? Or will their personal issues tear them apart?Three missions kick off at the same time: one in space, one on ground, and one in the air. And, no one’s ready.Except for the attackers.A Russian spa. A helicarrier. A space station. And, a whole bunch of falling satellites.Throw in a hit man with nothing to lose, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, the Black Widow, and Spider-Woman, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for comic book magic.SECRET AVENGERS captures the slice-of-life humor and wit of Fraction’s HAWKEYE, and combines it with a very cool, very FRINGE / BLACK SCIENCE-esque weirdness to make for a truly unique Marvel read.Meet ALES KOT (Writer of SECRET AVENGERS) & TRADD MOORE (cover artist of SECRET AVENGERS) this Saturday
ALL NEW X-MEN #24 *TRIAL OF JEAN GREY PT 5* – THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY RAGES ON IN THIS WEDNESDAY’S ALL NEW X-MEN #24
One of the most exciting storylines that kicked off with Marvel NOW Wave 2 was the TRIAL OF JEAN GREY, which has a young Jean Grey of the ALL NEW X-MEN, being hunted down by the alien worlds she would grow up to destroy during her time as the Dark Phoenix.I mean, fact is, both GUARDIANS and ALL NEW X-MEN have been amazing reads since issue #1, and continue to be so, but this arc here — this may be a high point, and we’re loving every second of it!In this week’s 5th chapter, continuing from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12, the X-Men and the Guardians must throw down against the one and only GLADIATOR, and Jean’s fate lies in the balance.And, when the dust clears, one of the X-Men’s lives will be forever changed.Harkening back to classic star faring X-MEN epics, TRIAL OF JEAN GREY is top notch, and is a great arc for you to jump on board with both GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & ALL NEW X-MEN.We’ve got the first 4 chapters in stock, beginning in ALL NEW X-MEN #22, continuing into GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #11, then ALL NEW X-MEN #23, then GUARDIANS #12, AND NOW ALL NEW X-MEN #24.
ATTACK ON TITAN: BEFORE THE FALL VOL.1 DELIVERS A CRUCIAL PREQUEL TO THE HIT MANGA SERIES!
Like many of you, we’re HUGE fans of the anime & manga series, ATTACK ON TITAN, so when we saw that there was not one but TWO killer spin-offs dropping this week from our pals at KODANSHA, we knew we had to scream it from the rooftops!In this story, where most of humanity has been killed by brutal giant beasts known as Titans, we’re shown a prequel story to the currently running saga.In BEFORE THE FALL, a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates that keep the very small percentage of humanity that’s survived safe, and a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists.After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman’s partially digested corpse — with her baby still alive! What will the fate of this child of the Titans be And, how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?This is a must-read prequel to the totally killer manga, folks, and it’s every bit as awesome as the currently running series.Snag a copy this week and give it a go.Wanna get into the regular series? We’ve got volumes 1-11 in stock now to get you current!
ATTACK ON TITAN JUNIOR HIGH VOL.1 DELIVERS A SPIN-OFF SERIES EXPLORING ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE WORLD OF ATTACK ON TITAN!
In addition to the prequel, a new spin-off series begins with this week’s ATTACK ON TITAN: JUNIOR HIGH. When Eren & Mikasa enter a new school — Titan Junior High — all hell breaks loose.Eren’s hated the Titans for years; can he get along with his new (harmless..?) classmates?Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you’ve never seen them before, this playful spin-off isn’t so much an in-continuity spin-off like the PREQUEL above, but a super fun, darkly humorous take on the world of ATTACK ON TITAN.DARK CITY CONCLUDES IN BATMAN #29, AS THE SECRETS OF ZERO YEAR ARE REVEALED!
OK, folks, by now, you already know: the Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo run of BATMAN has got to be one of the BEST BATMAN runs in ages.So, we won’t keep hammering that point home, and instead, jump to talking about the awesomeness that is this week’s BATMAN #29.As the DARK CITY chapter of ZERO YEAR concludes, this extra-sized issue delivers some major shocks, and huge revelations.What corners of Batman’s past will be revealed? And, how will they impact his very near future?Folks: get ready, as the next exciting chapter in Snyder & Capullo’s epic run of BATMAN begins, and the current one reaches it’s end-point.Wanna get into BATMAN ZERO YEAR? This YEAR ONE-style story is a perfect place to jump on board the title, and we can get you started with issue #21, and then catch you up to this week’s #29 from there, with all issues in stock and available now.Wanna go back further? We’ve got the first graphic novel, BATMAN COURT OF OWLS in stock now to get you started!MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: KELLYSUE DECONNICK of PRETTY DEADLY kicks off the awesome CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 this Wednesday
Another incredible read this week from Marvel was the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 from the one and only KellySue DeConnick.Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with death-defying powers and an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into a new ongoing series.As Captain Marvel, a.k.a Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life and the entire Marvel Universe in the months to come.Sharp storytelling, great dialogue, and a creative team who absolutely hits it and connects with the character, the new CAPTAIN MARVEl is a must-read, Third Eye Faithful.EVAN DORKIN & JILL THOMPSON’S TOTALLY AWESOME BEASTS OF BURDEN RETURN IN THE BEASTS OF BURDEN: HUNTERS & GATHERERS ONE-SHOT THIS WEDNESDAY
This is one of our long-time favorites, Third Eye Faithful, and we are so pumped to see something new dropping this week.First of all — if you’ve never read the awesomeness that is BEASTS OF BURDEN, this stand-alone one-shot is a perfect place to give the book a shot.The town of Burden Hill is defended from monsters and madmen by a brave crew of dogs and cats — and one werewolf hybrid.There’s some seriously dark stuff in here, so don’t go in expecting a total cute animal fest — but we will say this: the book does have some seriously cute animal moments to balance out the horror elements perfectly.It’s a really unique read, that combines serious scares, the occasional gross-out, and heck, downright tear-jerking moments of strong character development to make for just plain awesome comics.Snag a copy and give it a shot this week!
THE SURVIVAL HORROR EPIC, CROSSED, RETURNS THIS WEDNESDAY WITH CROSSED VOL.8 BADLANDS TP
The world of CROSSED delivers the most intense, most in-your-face survival horror on the stands, and this week, the 8th graphic novel of the series, continues the streak of downright unsettling reading.With each corner of the world getting it’s story told, as the infection spreads, CROSSED continues to be one of the best horror comics on the racks.What’s it about? Check it out — instead of a zombie breakout, a disease infects humanity, causing them to sport a cross-like rash on their face… and instilling them with the desire to commit absolutely horrifying acts of evil and sadism.But, unlike the zombie hordes, the Crossed have retained much of their knowledge before “crossing over.” If they could fire a gun — they can still fire a gun. If they could drive a car — they can still drive a car. And, they can still put together a strategy on how to best inflict pain on the world.Now, we follow the survivors struggling to outlast the Crossed in a world where there’s no hope.Fantastic stuff — wanna get into it? We’ve got volume 1-7 in stock now to get you current.
ONE OF OUR ALL TIME FAVORITE COMICS EVER FINALLY HITS THE SHELVES WITH THE STRAY BULLETS UBER ALLES COMPENDIUM EDITION THIS WEDNESDAY!THE BEST CRIME / DRAMA YOU’LL EVER READ!
All right, Third Eye Faithful — you know us. We love comics. We love a lot of comics. But, there’s a handful of comics that are so special to us here at Third Eye, so downright influential, and impressive, that we hold them in utter reverence.Stray Bullets is one of those comics, and it ranks up there as one of my top 3 favorite series of all-time.For years, the series has been criminally out of print, and we haven’t been able to share the awesomeness with you guys — but, now, that’s gonna change.IMAGE COMICS is putting out the entire 41-issue run of STRAY BULLETS in one massive compendium, and folks: you can only get it in comic shops. How cool is that?Don’t sleep on this one either — they’re only doing one initial printing of this bad boy, so once they sell out — they’re gone, and trust us: as word gets out about how awesome STRAY BULLETS is, folks are gonna be hunting this bad boy down.What is STRAY BULLETS? Before CRIMINAL, before WALKING DEAD, before Y: THE LAST MAN, there was a comic that did all the things those comics do so well — and changed the landscape of comic storytelling forever.The world of STRAY BULLETS tells of the criminal and sometimes tragic misadventures of a large cast of characters, and spans the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.Set up and down the East Coast, with even Maryland making a few appearances, STRAY BULLETS uses very Quentin Tarantino & Coen Brothers-esque stories of bad people doing even badder things to tell strong, character-driven stories that grab a hold of you and do not let go.Written and illustrated by David Lapham, Stray Bullets is a true masterpiece in comics, and we cannot recommend it enough.Want to get into it? This is your chance — trust us: you will love this comic.
STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS #1 BEGINS A NEW ERA FOR STRAY BULLETS, PICKING UP WHERE THE UBER ALLES COMPNEDIUM LEAVES OFF!
One of the most acclaimed crime series ever returns, and we cannot wait! When Gary Goldsmith and his young son Asa are involved in a deadly hit and run, their night goes from bad to worse when their grisly deed is witnessed by a disturbing strange.Find out what thirty dollars, a dirty diaper, and a girl named Yummy will reveal about the true meaning of life in a little story titled “The Love Ride.” Featuring one of the most notorious members of the Stray Bullets cast, Spanish Scott!This new arc of stories about love and life and all the things we do to kill them starts out in the best noir tradition, then turns the genre on its ear.Not only is this great for long-time fans, but this is the perfect place to jump on board the series.Heck, that’s the beauty of STRAY BULLETS, much like IMAGE series ZERO, each issue is a complete story with shared characters and plot threads, that stands on it’s own very well.
MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: DEADPOOL 25.NOW – A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN THE MERC WITH A MOUTH’S SERIES GOES DOWN IN THIS GREAT JUMPING ON POINT!
Another great jumping on point for the new MARVEL NOW books comes this Wednesday in the pages of DEADPOOL #25.NOW, as DEADPOOL VS. S.H.I.E.L.D wraps up, and the road to the Wedding of DEADPOOL begins!When DEADPOOL re-killed the re-animated dead Presidents of the United States, Agent Gorman of SHIELD stiffed him on his well-earned pay.Now, his vengeance is finally wrought! But, now that former SHIELD Agent Preston’s consciousness is stuck inside his head, will she be ok with this wreaking?And, hey, did we mention: DEADPOOL VS. AGENT COULSON?
THE IMAGE HIT SERIES EAST OF WEST CONTINUES WITH EAST OF WEST #10THIS WEDNESDAY
EAST OF WEST is one of the best damn comics on the stands, and it continues to be so on it’s 10th issue straight.This fantastic blend of science fiction, dystopian post-apocalypse epic, and spaghetti Western is a must-read.In this week’s issue #10, Death finally tracks down someone who knows where his son has been hidden, right as the Ranger finds that exact same man.Someone shoots, someone gets shot, and someone dies.Folks: one of the best issues of this amazing series we’ve read yet.What’s EAST OF WEST about? This is the world. It’s not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for Humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH.
THE GOLD KEY REVIVAL CONTINUES WITH THE ALL NEW MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #1 — THIS BOOK IS INSANELY GOOD!
We really dug what we read of the new TUROK last month, and this week’s MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 seems to be up to the same level of quality!The extremely talented Fred Van Lente delivers a stunning, re-imagining of Magnus: Robot Fighter that’s fresh, innovative, and exciting.In the blink of an eye, young martial artist Magnus has everything taken from him — his father, his wife, his entire life.He’s suddenly thrust into a futuristic world he doesn’t fully understand, populated by humans and robots living together in oppression!Can Magnus fight to get his life back — and once he learns the truth about himself, will he want to?Wanna see a dude punching the hell out of robots?You wanna see MAGNUS THE ROBOT FIGHTER.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29 *GOBLIN NATION CHAPTER 3* DELIVERS THE THIRD KILLER INSTALLMENT TO THE GOBLIN NATION SAGA!
The huge storyline that’s leading up to the big Return of Peter Parker this April continues to impress us, as we’re once again reminded why Superior Spider-Man is the best darn Marvel book on the racks today.In issue #29, the Spider-Slayer Squadron were supposed to be under Mayor J. Jonah Jameson’s control… but, now, they’ve become tools of the Goblin Nation.And, that’s no good for anybody.This is THE Green Goblin story, Third Eye Faithful, and we cannot recommend it enough. Incredible writing, incredible artwork — it doesn’t get better than this.Wanna get caught up on SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN? You can either hop on fresh with issue #27, which is part 1 of GOBLIN NATION, or we can catch you up with issues 1-28, all in stock and available now.
FIRST THERE WAS AVENGERS ARENA.. NOW, GET READY FOR AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1 AS MANY OF THE MARVEL U’S YOUNG HEROES FALL PREY TO THE DARK SIDE!
We loved last year’s AVENGERS ARENA, which showcased the young heroes of AVENGERS ACADEMY & RUNAWAYS in a BATTLE ROYALE-inspired scenario where they were placed on an island and forced to fight to the death.Now, damaged by their experience in Murder World, five conflicted young super humans go rogue and infiltrate the Masters of Evil, planning to bring the Avengers’ rivals down from within.But, the longer the teens spend undercover, the more the descend into darkness, and as they start to build relationships with these multi-layered criminals, the line between good and evil blurs.What will happen first… joining the Masters for real, or getting exposed and killed?If you thought Murder World was dangerous, just wait until you see what AVENGERS ARENA writer DENNIS HOPELESS has in store for you with AVENGERS UNDERCOVER.
THE STORY OF FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER TAKES A NEW TWIST IN THE ALL NEW SERIES MONSTER & MADMANFrankenstein’s Monster versus Jack the Ripper?You know it!PLUS: Get the AwesomeCon Exclusive Cover!
We love a good horror comic, and this new series, MONSTER & MADMAN, looks to be one of the most promising ones we’ve seen in a while.Contrary to popular belief, the story of Frankenstein’s Monster did not end at the end of Mary Shelley’s famous novel.Now, Steve Niles and Damien Worm uncovered the shocking secret that time nearly forgot — the time that the Monster met JACK THE RIPPER!This is a must-read, especially for fans of old school horror, or the recent FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE.Eerie art, great writing, and a killer concept.Get the AwesomeCon MONSTER & MADMAN #1 Exclusive cover at Third Eye this Wednesday!
We’ll have very limited quantities available this Wednesday of the AwesomeCon MONSTER & MADMAN #1 exclusive. Snag yourself a copy this week at Third Eye!
JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR HC — THE EPIC BATTLE THAT GAVE WAY TO FOREVER EVIL IS NOW AVAILABLE IN GRAPHIC NOVEL!
Last year’s summer blockbuster, TRINITY WAR, arrives in hardcover this Wednesday, hooking you up with the full scoop on what went down with the JUSTICE LEAGUE, and how the Crime Syndicate came into control like it is now in FOREVER EVIL.In TRINITY WAR, when three Justice Leagues go to war with one another — who chooses who’s side? Allies are born, friends become enemies, and the DC Universe changes forever in this epic event from BLACKEST NIGHT scribe GEOFF JOHNS and Aquaman artist IVAN REIS.A must-read, this one definitely holds up as one of the better big DCU stories we’ve read in a while.
THE RETURNING #1 DEBUTS FROM BOOM STUDIOS! THIS WEDNESDAY, DELIVERING A CHILLING LOOK AT NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES!
This series looks so freakin’ cool — a fantastic mix of fantasy, horror, and mystery, plus the hard science of near death experiences, all rolled into one killer comic.It’s the near future, and some people who have had Near-Death Experiences have come back “changed.” They exhibit extreme behavioral changes, becoming increasingly paranoid and violent, and no one knows why.People who have had NDE’s fall immediately under suspicion, and in some cases, are murdered by justice-seeking vigilantes.It’s in this world where Beth, a quiet high school student with a bright future, will learn just how quickly friends and family will turn on her when she has the bad luck of surviving the worst night of her life.Fantastic art, chilling storytelling, give this one a shot!
FANTASTIC FOUR #2 – THE NEW MARVEL NOW WAVE 2 FANTASTIC FOUR IS A HIT, AS EARTH-2 & STARMAN Writer JAMES ROBINSON DELIVERS THE GOODS BIG-TIME!
I gotta say, the first issue of the new FANTASTIC FOUR really floored me with how freakin’ good it was.I’m not normally a big Fantastic Four guy, but the storyline James Robinson is setting up here — and the big ideas he’s got kicking around in just 1 issue — has us completely pumped!In issue #2, Manhattan is under attack by a monstrous killer swarm from a corrupted pocket universe, and in order to defeat it the Fantastic Four will need all of their courage, powers, and skill… as well as those of every other hero in New York!But, to attain final victory, one of the First Family will make a terrible sacrifice.And, so the first strings are pulled and the first pieces are put in place for the FALL OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR.Wanna hop on board? We’ve got issue 1 available still to get you up to speed!
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #6 — ONE OF DC’S BEST KEPT SECRETS DELIVERS WHAT WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT SUPERMAN ISSUES IN AGES THIS WEDNESDAY! CATCH UP NOW!From SHE-HULK & LETTER 44 Writer CHARLES SOULE!
OK, Third Eye Faithful, if you haven’t yet hopped on board Charles Soule’s incredible SUPERMAN / WONDER WOMAN series — then you are missing out!I will say right now, that this is probably the best Superman comic on the stands, even better than the colossal SUPERMAN UNCHAINED arc that has been wowing us, and this week’s issue #6 proves why.Soule tells big stories here, capturing the iconic nature of DC’s characters the way that you want to see them, and really breathes a breath of fresh air into the DC mythos that makes us reminisce about some of the best DCU stories.In the last issue, we saw the return of Faora and Zod, and all the hell they’re planning to bring back to Earth with them.Now, in this week’s #6, when the Phantom Zone is breached by Zod, Sueprman and Wonder Woman are forced to do the unthinkable to stop the tyrant from global destruction.But, can they do must what be done — and will the world forgive them?Folks: this single issue will catapult this arc into a very DARK KNIGHT RETURNS-level of grandiose, epic storytelling — and leave people talking about it all week long.Don’t be caught blind on this one; trust us: you’re gonna wanna be reading this book after issue #6 wraps up.We’ve got issues 1-5 in stock now to catch you up to this week’s #6.
WOLVERINE #3– THE NEW MARVEL NOW WOLVERINE SERIES CONTINUES, AND IT’S SO FREAKIN’ GOOD!
I have to tell you, Third Eye Faithful, the new WOLVERINE series is one of the best takes we’ve seen on ol’ Logan in ages, and we’re so pumped to see where it takes us next.With his healing factor gone, and his attitude in overdrive, Wolverine is overcompensating, and overreacting in a way we’ve never seen before.After a vicious struggle against Sabretooth, that left him permanently scarred, Wolverine is out for blood — and he’s got his sights on Sabretooth.What could make Wolverine turn his back on the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning, as well as his friends & team-mates?Find out this week in WOLVERINE #3.Wanna get on board? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to get you current!
HAWKEYE #17 — Clint vs. Clown.
Every month, we tell you guys: hey, read HAWKEYE. Seriously. Read it. You’ll love it.And, every month, we see more and more of you guys find out why this book is so highly regarded amongst the entire team of Third Eye.So, how about this month — we skip the part about telling you to read HAWKEYE, and just remind you of one thing: this is one of the best superhero comics being published, folks. Seriously. You gotta try it — it’s incredible. Anyways, moving ahead — this week’s features the shattering fallout of Clint vs. the Clown — Clint has been deafened!With the Barton Brothers this battered and bloodied, surely they’ll make easy picking for the Bros, right? Bro? Seriously? Trust us: this book rules. Get it!Wanna get into HAWKEYE? We can either catch you up from issue 1 to current, or hook you up with the first graphic novel.
WALKING DEAD #123 — ALL OUT WAR CHAPTER 9 — IN STORE THIS WEDNESDAY!
Who’s side is DWIGHT really on?More ALL OUT WAR madness awaits!We’ll see you Wednesday.
STEVE: MOON KNIGHT #1 - I’m not going to lie: I bet we all picked this one. So good.
TRISH: MOON KNIGHT #1 - Such an awesome way to kick off this series!
TORMA: MOON KNIGHT #1- This will be the MOON KNIGHT run to go down in history!MATT: MOON KNIGHT #1- The art, the story, the whole thing, amazing!
SHAUN: MOON KNIGHT #1 - I think I have a new Marvel favorite.
JOHN: MOON KNIGHT #1 - This one really impressed me.
LEXI: MOON KNIGHT #1 - So good! Can’t wait for more!
BRAD: MOON KNIGHT #1 – Good lord! This was amazing!
DAVE: MOON KNIGHT #1 - The art on this one was a perfect fit to the story.