SECRET INVASION IS OVER, AND A DARK REGIN BEGINS WITH THIS WEEK'S SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN ONE-SHOT!While it's a little too soon for me to be dropping spoilers on how Secret Invasion ended with last week's issue, I will say that those last three pages left all of us waiting and wanting. If you're worried about spoilers though, you may want to skip over this. Hitting the store shelves this Wednesday, the Secret Invasion: DARK REIGN one-shot sets up the entire Marvel universe for the next year. This book is probably the most single important Marvel story you could read going into 2009 in regards to how the landscape of the Marvel universe has been changed, and where things will be going. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, and illustrated by Alex Maleev, the DARK REIGN one-shot is an integral bridge between the events of Secret Invasion, and the future of the Marvel Universe. Norman Osborn is now in a position of authority and power, and the U.S government has just handed the keys to it's national defense to him, and his Thunderbolts initiative. What's this mean? The Marvel Universe is in the control of the Green Goblin, and unbeknown to others, his 'evil Illuminati' of the Hood, Namor, Dr. Doom, Emma Frost, and more.
One of the most intriguing and exciting story ideas I've seen coming for a while, I can't wait to see where things go with this. The Dark Reign banner will be on certain key Marvel books, including the highly anticipated Dark Avengers. This won't necessarily be a 8 month long event like Secret Invasion, but more of an organic setting up of the Marvel Universe for years to come. In other words, YOU GOTTA READ THIS ONE-SHOT! This sets everything up for the Marvel Universe in '09, and it's going to be off the hook! Click here for the podcast with Bendis about Dark Reign, and click here to read more about the Dark Reign one-shot!
FINAL CRISIS #5, AND FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #4 CONTINUE THE RAIN OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IN THE DCU!The highly anticipated 5th issue in Grant Morrison's mind-bending Final Crisis event finally arrives this week. So, get ready to get your mind-blown! Morrison continues to decimate the DCU, and with issue #4's big ending... that of Darkseid giving the thumbs down on the survival of the Human race... we know we're in store for a real treat this week. More heroes enslaved to the will of the Anti-Life Equation, and the world's remaining forces of good are ready for their showdown with Darkseid's forces on the bridge to Bludhaven. And, what's up with these cave paintings of a single bolt of lightning? Is this the salvation the heroes are hoping for? Reality-altering, mind-bending madness with another issue of this great event where we Morrison is channeling his inner Kirby. Click here for a look at Final Crisis #5!
And then also arriving this week, we have Final Crisis Revelations #4, where Vandal Savage is now the living embodiment of Cain, and it's up to the Spectre to stop him. Meanwhile, the res of the heroes try to hold out in defense of a burning Gotham City. Click here to read more about Final Crisis Revelations #4!
GARTH ENNIS AND STEVE DILLON (the creators of Preacher), BRING US THE SEQUEL TO 'WELCOME BACK FRANK' WITH PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1
The writer of the red hot new series, The Boys, and his fellow Preacher co-creator, Steve Dillon, return to their Punisher creations with PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1! This limited series features the Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, and brings back all the ultraviolent, darkly humorous craziness of the original PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK FRANK world. Two mobsters piss off some gorillas at the zoo, vultures eat some appendages (of the said monsters), and Ma Gnucci is back... sans legs! Look, it's crazy, it's bloody, and it's hilarious. Give this brand new 6 part limited series a shot! You want Blood, Guts, and Ennis? Pick up Punisher War Zone #1 this Wednesday! Click here for a full preview of PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1!WHAT IF: CAPTAIN AMERICA FALLEN SON! HITS RACKS THIS WEEK!
Last week proved that the return of What If? was a huge success. Everyone was pretty pumped to pick up the first of the new series of one-shots (which we still have some in stock here at Third Eye, if you missed it!), and now this week, we've got the next big What If? with What If Fallen Son. What would happen if Iron Man took the bullet that killed Steve Rogers? What would be the case if we lived in a world where Iron Man had died, and not Captain America? This one explores what a Marvel Universe ravaged from CIVIL WAR, and the Registration Act would do if the man partially responsible was taken out. Click here for a full preview of WHAT IF CAPTAIN AMERICA FALLEN SON!JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27 - SPECIAL *SIGHTINGS* ISSUE MARKS THE RETURN OF THE MILESTONE UNIVERSE!
Justice League of America #27, this week, is a special *SIGHTINGS* issue (the banner DC has given certain key issues that have a significant part in the events of Final Crisis or it's aftermath) featuring the return of the Milestone Universe characters, and their introduction into regular DCU continuity. But, the Justice League is uncertain exactly who's side Icon and Hardware are on! Click here to read more about this special *SIGHTINGS* tie-in!
LEGENDARY DCU WRITER, DENNY O'NEIL, PENS THIS WEEK'S DETECTIVE COMICS 'LAST DAYS OF GOTHAM' STORY ARC!
Famous for his groundbreaking work on books like Green Arrow/Green Lantern (yes, he's the one who made Speedy a junkie), The Question, and a billion different Batman stories from days gone by, legendary DCU writer, Denny O'Neil steps back into the saddle to write this exciting new two part story arc in Detective Comics #851. 'Last Days of Gotham' explores a city that has lost it's Dark Knight, and the effects that will have on Gotham City, and it's citizens as a whole. A dark, and intriguing concept, this two-part story arc looks to carry things over pretty nicely from R.I.P. Click here to read more about Detective Comics #851!WATCHMEN #1 - BACK IN PRINT AT IT'S ORIGINAL COVER PRICE OF $1.50!
In anticipation of what will be the biggest film of 2009, DC COMICS have put WATCHMEN #1 back into print. Pick up a piece of comic history, get one for a friend, turn some people onto why they should go out and grab the trade of this amazing series. Or heck, just own a copy of WATCHMEN #1.. you know it'd be neat to! Click here to read more about WATCHMEN #1!