THIRD EYE T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
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That's right, folks, the long-awaited Third Eye shirts are here! Now you can show your Third Eye support by sporting these killer shirts. Plus, it shows everyone just how sacred a day Wednesday is to all of us comic heads! :)
We have all sizes available, ranging from Small all the way up to XXXL. We should have a second design coming soon, for women's sizes and youth sizes.
Snag your shirt this Wednesday! :)
BLACKEST NIGHT #8 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY IN AN EXTRA-SIZED FINALE, AND BRINGS THE EARTH-SHATTERING CONCLUSION TO THE BIGGEST COMICS EVENT IN YEARS! PLUS GET A FREE BLACK RING WITH PURCHASE OF BLACKEST NIGHT #8 AT THIRD EYE THIS WEDNESDAY!
Here it is, folks. The biggest book of the week, hell, the biggest book of the month, no wait, the biggest book of the Spring. Blackest Night hits it's highly anticipated conclusion this Wednesday in the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT #8, and we could not be more excited to see how things have played out. And, after the events of last week's Green Lantern #52, and the week prior's Green Lantern Corps #46, it looks like things are going to be coming to a very cool, very interesting conclusion. Along with all the talk of DC's BRIGHTEST DAY plans, we can't wait to see how this one wraps up.
And, why are we so stoked? Well, it's simple, Blackest Night has been the best comic book mega-event we've seen in ages. It's not often that an event spanning across many different titles keeps our interest, but Blackest Night has done that the whole way through. We credit this to the organic writing and story development that Geoff Johns has been bringing to the Green Lantern books for the last few years. And, lets be real for a second, before Blackest Night, DC was having a hard time finding it's way in a post-Infinite Crisis world. There were some shining moments (Batman: RIP, Seven Soldiers, Sinestro Corps Wars, ect), but as an overall universe, the company was having a hard time finding it's way. It wasn't until the conclusion of the Sinestro Corps Wars, that we saw a firm direction plotted for the DCU, and that was where the road to Blackest Night began. Fast-forward a couple years, and the DC Universe is as interesting as it ever was, and with the stage that Blackest Night has been setting, it's the perfect time to give some of their books a try.
Anyways, you're probably wondering about why we keep gushing about this story. Well, folks, it's everything you want out of a good comic book epic. A strong mix of top tier characters, and lesser-known yet still interesting characters. A compelling plot. Larger than life action scenes. And, one of the most important ingredients: major ramifications. The Blackest Night is as pivotal a story for DC as Civil War was for Marvel many years ago, and if you've been on the fence about giving it a try, we highly recommended doing so. You can click here to go to our official Blackest Night checklist, and that'll give you a roadmap on how to get started with this storyline.
Now, for those of you who are already knee deep like we are in the Blackest Night, then here's the scoop on what we can expect this Wednesday. An extra-sized special issue concluding the series, where Earth is now the final battleground for the Blackest Night. Sinestro is wielding the white ring, and from what we saw last week in GL 52, this may not be a good idea. While we don't want to drop spoilers of the most recent issues for those of you who may be a few weeks behind, all we can say is that this is going to be one of the most exciting finales to a series yet. And, I think Sinestro's role in all of it, is one of the most compelling things right now for me.
And, finally, for those of you who missed out on the Black Rings last summer, we were lucky enough to score some just in time for Blackest Night #8. So, if you need one, we'll be giving out a free Black Ring with purchase of BN #8!
Click here to read more about BLACKEST NIGHT #8
X-MEN: SECOND COMING BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY, COULD THIS BE THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY? THE BIGGEST X-MEN STORYLINE SINCE "MESSIAH COMPLEX" BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY! FEATURING ART BY SUPERSTAR ARTIST DAVID FINCH!
There is one fact about comics fans: we all want to love the X-MEN. It's just sometimes it's hard, because the series loses focus easily, and we're often left waiting for a return to the epic scope of the X-MEN stories we grew up with. Well, Third Eye Faithful, wait no longer, because this Wednesday the X-Men return to greatness with the start of X-MEN: SECOND COMING. I've read an advance copy of this one, and I can go on record as saying that this is gonna be one badass mofo of a storyline. Epic from the first page to the last, the SECOND COMING one-shot that kicks off the storyline is the perfect start to the series. And, the fact that David Finch is handling the art chores makes the finished product that much sweeter.
Now, before I get ahead of myself, let me give you the lowdown on what X-MEN: SECOND COMING is all about. For the last half a decade, the X-Men have been through some serious ups and downs. From the beginning of things in HOUSE OF M and the eradication of the mutants in Decimation, up to Messiah Complex, things have been very hectic for everyone's favorite mutants. And, now, SECOND COMING sets the X-Universe right. Cable has returned from the future with Hope, the first mutant baby born after M-Day, and the girl that is believed to be the mutant Messiah. The question though is Hope the Savior or Destroyer of Mutantkind?
If you've been waiting for a good X-Men storyline to pull you back into the fold, then we recommend hopping on this week with SECOND COMING Chapter 1. The writers on board, Kyle and Yost, both have super strong track records of doing great X-Books, and with David Finch dishing out the art chores, the book looks great. Most importantly, it's got the X-Men you care about, the core team, and the secondary characters that have grown on us over time. And, of course, it feels IMPORTANT. It's a throwback to the days of old when X-Men storylines were HUGE, and actually felt like a major part of the Marvel Universe, instead of existing in their own little corner of the world.
We've got a checklist available for the crossover that you can view by clicking here.
To read a preview of X-MEN: SECOND COMING CHAPTER 1, clickhere.
COWBOY NINJA VIKING #5 - THE BIG TURNING POINT OF IMAGE'S KILLER NEW SERIES ABOUT MULTIPLE PERSONALITY-FUELED AGENTS OF DESTRUCTION HITS THIS WEDNESDAY!
Image Comics has been on fire for the last couple of years producing some of the most exciting, and unique series on the stands. One of the biggest breakouts in the last few months has been the hyper-violent, action-packed COWBOY NINJA VIKING. Combining a nice mix of action, solid storytelling, hyper-kinetic art, and a little bit of the ol' ultraviolence, Cowboy Ninja Viking has quickly risen to the top of our stacks of Must-Reads.
What's the scoop on COWBOY NINJA VIKING? This quirky, stylized series is set in a world where the government has been funding a project to take individuals with multiple personalities, and turn them into special agents. They do this by honing in on the three dominant personalities, and then enhancing the skills that those personalities have. These agents of destruction are known as Triplets, and one of them has gone rogue: Cowboy Ninja Viking. The series has followed Duncan, the Cowboy Ninja Viking, as he goes faces off against other triplets, incuding Pirate Gladiator Aquanaut, or whatever the hell that cool deep-sea diver / pirate / navigator was called..
The thing that makes the book pop so well is the way it's able to effortlessly blend sharp dialogue, a compelling plot, some quirky humor, and stylized violence into a nice, satisfying read. Some books that carry humorous titles are one-trick ponies, and don't have any real meat to them, but that is definitely not the case with Cowboy Ninja Viking. This story keeps you interested with each issue, and things really hit their stride in issue #4, so if you missed that one, make sure you snag it before you pick up issue #5.
One of the best books on the stands, we couldn't recommend Cowboy Ninja Viking enough. Wanna catch up on the series? We currently have the first four issues all in stock now. If you're a fan of some of the fresh, and out there stuff Image has been doing like Chew, or Haunt, then this one is right up your alley.
INCORRUPTIBLE #4 CONTINUES THE KICK-ASS COMPANION SERIES TO MARK WAID'S "SUPERMAN GONE EVIL" EPIC, IRREDEEMABLE! EVER WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE BAD GUY WENT GOOD? THIS IS THE BOOK TO READ!
If there's one series we can't stop going crazy over it's Mark Waid's IRREDEEMABLE, and if there's one more series we couldn't stop going crazy over... then it's the companion series to IRREDEEMABLE, INCORRUPTIBLE. This one is almost more interesting than IRREDEEMABLE as it takes a look at comic book arch-types that hasn't really been done before. We've seen what happens when the good guys go bad, and while we don't think we've seen it done better than how Waid has laid it out in IRREDEEMABLE, it's still something that we've seen played out before. But, INCORRUPTIBLE has taken a new spin on things, by taking the Plutonian's worst enemy (the Plutonian is the Superman-esque character in question that IRREDEEMABLE focuses on), Max Damage, and putting him on the road to redemption. The day that the Plutonian began killing innocent people by the hundred, Max Damage realized that this is the time for him to change his ways, and step up, and in doing so, we've been given the very cool, very compelling journey that has become INCORRUPTIBLE.
One of the things that makes the series so good is watching as Max Danger (formerly Max Damage) tries to do "the right thing." He tries to do good things, but using the same methods that he has used his whole life to get what he wants.
And, of course, the other thing that really has made both IRREDEEMABLE and INCORRUPTIBLE such compelling reads has been the unique, and fresh "universe" that Waid is building with the two books. A lot of companies strike out to create a brand new universe of superheroes straight from the get-go, but they usually fail horribly. Waid, on the other hand, is organically building a world of superheroes that remind us of familiar arch-types from many series, but are also unique, and developed enough to make them stand on their own two feet.
If you're not reading INCORRUPTIBLE or IRREDEEMABLE, then you need to really check these series out. You can hop onto IRREDEEMABLE with the first two volumes available in trade paperback. As for INCORRUPTIBLE, we currently have issues 1,2, and 3 all in stock for you to get caught up with.
If you want well-written, yet slightly darker, and a little twisted takes on the classic comic arch-types, combined with the crazy, comic energy that Waid infuses into his world, then definitely give these ones a go.
KEVIN SMITH (DIRECTOR OF MALLRATS, CLERKS, ECT) CONTINUES HIS GREEN HORNET REVIVAL THIS WEDNESDAY WITH KEVIN SMITH'S GREEN HORNET #2!
The Green Hornet has gotten a well-deserved revival courtesy of the legendary director Kevin Smith. It's no secret that Smith is a comics fan, and he's brought his trademark clever dialogue, and well-crafted plotting to the classic pulp character, putting a whole new spin on the Green Hornet and the world that surrounds him.
The first issue kicked off with a bang, and was a fun read, with a nice balance of that trademark Smith dialogue, and a lot of action. We're eager to see how things shape up this week in the second issue though, because the first one was definitely the "set-up" of the story, kind of getting us introduced to the Green Hornet, and the world he exists in.
If you missed Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #1, don't sweat it, we've still got plenty in stock for you to get caught up with.
WALKING DEAD #1 - TOTALLY FREE THIS WEDNESDAY AT THIRD EYE! FIND OUT WHY THIS IS THE BEST DAMN ONGOING SERIES HAPPENING!
This week, Third Eye is delivering more free comic love with one of our all-time favorite series. Robert Kirkman's THE WALKING DEAD. Look, I've sung this series praises many times before, but, folks, if you STILL haven't read Walking Dead, you've got to find out what you're missing. We're going to go as far as giving you the first issue completely free for you to check it out, and see how you like it.
I've praised Walking Dead many times before, but, in a nutshell: this is more than just a book about zombies. This is a book filled with well-written characters, believable plots, and some of the most nerve-wracking cliffhangers you're gonna find anywhere. It's incredible stuff, and we haven't recommended it to one person, and had them not like it yet.
This Wednesday, snag your copy of WALKING DEAD #1 for free, and find out why we're so devoted to this book.
GOD OF WAR #1 - MARV WOLFMAN (writer of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN THE GOD OF WAR 1 and GOD OF WAR 2 VIDEO GAMES WITH KRATOS'S DEBUT TO THE WORLD OF COMICS!
One of the best damn video games to be out these days is the GOD OF WAR series, and the thing that really makes those games so good is the storyline that runs through the games. It's one of the few games that you really need to play in sequence, and can't jump ahead to the sequels, because of how well the story is told.
This Wednesday, legendary comics scribe Marv Wolfman, the man behind CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT is going to be debuting a brand new comic series that is set in between GOD OF WAR 1 and GOD OF WAR 2. From what Wolfman has said in interviews is he intends to add depth to the characters childhood, and past, as well as flesh out more of his background, in addition to further developing the plot of what went down in between the first God of War video game, and the second God of War video game. And, Wolfman, who remains kind of cagey about what will be revealed in regards to the book and it's ties to God of War 3, which was just recently released.
And, judging from Wildstorm's past track record when doing video game adaptations, this one should be pretty solid. They did a great job with Gears of War, and Modern Warfare, so we're expecting some really cool stuff considering the already rich backstory that God of War and Kratos have.
Click here for a preview of GOD OF WAR #1
A DOUBLE-DOSE OF SIEGE HITS THIS WEDNESDAY WITH DARK WOLVERINE #84, and NEW MUTANTS #11
One of the really impressive things about Marvel's SIEGE event has been how good of a job they've done tying the crossover books into the main series. So far, all of the books that tie into SIEGE have all felt like an important part of the story, and carried a big degree of relevance to them. Even books that we're not normally wild about like Dark Wolverine and Avengers: the Initiative have turned into must-reads due to the effects of SIEGE, and the writers involved stepping up their game on these titles.
This week, we get a nice double dose of SIEGE awesomeness with DARK WOLVERINE #84, and NEW MUTANTS #11. In the pages of DARK WOLVERINE, Daken is given a glimpse of what his life could be, as well as the lives he must destroy to get to that point. A pivotal turning point for the character, will we see him shift to being a force of good in the Marvel Universe, or take the role of being a King in Hell that seems so fitting for him?
Click here for a preview of DARK WOLVERINE #84 *SIEGE*
UP-AND-COMING WRITER KIERON GILLEN (THOR, PHONOGRAM) EXPLORES DANI MOONSTAR'S DEAL WITH HELA IN NEW MUTANTS #11 *SIEGE*
Kieron Gillen has really been making a name for himself on books like THOR, as well as indie hits like PHONOGRAM, and this Wednesday, he picks up the writing chores on the NEW MUTANTS tie-in to SIEGE. Way back in the DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN UTOPIA storyline, Dani Moonstar made a deal with the mysterious Hela, and now, as Asgard is being torn asunder, Hela is calling in her debt. Dani is being tasked with the job of dealing with those falling dead in the wake of SIEGE, and being forced to embrace the Valkyrie side of her personality.
Click here for a preview of NEW MUTANTS #11 *SIEGE*
DRAGON AGE #1 - THE HIT ROLE-PLAYING VIDEO GAME GETS THE COMIC TREATMENT COURTESY OF ORSON SCOTT CARD!
And, going with the theme of killer video games being brought to the world of comics, we've got another one for you. Orson Scott Card is handling the writing chores, so that's a step in the right direction right off the bat. It looks like with this new Dragon Age series, we're going to see a comic that's set in the world of the game, and expanding on it's characters, mythology, and more.
We know that a lot of you were hooked hard on this game when it first hit, so we figured you'd want the heads up on the comic that'll be adding some depth to the game's world. The preview pages are looking pretty sharp so far!
FANTASTIC FOUR #577 continues Jonathan Hickman's killer PRIME ELEMENTS story arc with PRIME ELEMENTS CHAPTER 3!
Jonathan Hickman has been cranking out one hell of a killer run on Fantastic Four lately, and with the way that he's been infusing the FF with that old school Jack Kirby madness combined with modern comics storytelling, and it's making for a great run with this current Prime Elements arc.
Hickman has been doing a great job of taking the FF back to their explorers of the unknown roots, as they explore the far reaches of the Marvel Universe. This arc has been solid, as Hickman has done a real solid job of bringing a real sense of wonder to Marvel's furthest depths. It all kicked off in FF #575 *Prime Elements Chapter 1*, where the Mole Man showed up bearing news of a forgotten city once ruled by the High Evolutionary. See, he's a bit disturbed that the Moloids are devolving.. into humans! The second issue, 576, took the FF to the depths of Atlantis, but this isn't the Atlantis we've all come to know and love, it's actually an Atlantis that exists in the depths of Antarctica, where things are quite different from the normal Antarctica. Now, in this third issue, the FF is going to the Blue Area of the Moon, where the deep secret history of the Inhumans is revealed. And, while I'm not always wild about the Inhumans, it's gonna be sick to see what startling revelations are revealed about the Inhumans by Hickman.
If you're a fan of bigger-than-life Marvel madness fused with modern, sharp storytelling, then you have got to read Hickman's run on Fantastic Four. We have plenty of chapters 1 and 2 (FF #575, and FF #576) in stock to get you caught up on the run.
Click here to read a preview of FANTASTIC FOUR #577 *PRIME ELEMENTS PT 3*
TERMINATOR 2029 #1 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, WRITTEN BY ZACH WHEDON, THE BROTHER OF JOSS WHEDON! CHECK OUT THIS PREQUEL TO THE ORIGINAL TERMINATOR FLICK THAT EXPLORES WHO KYLE REESE REALLY WAS!
The revival of ALIENS and PREDATOR in comic form has been very much welcomed. I remember being a kid, and going to the video store, and snagging up all those old school ultra-violent Dark Horse Aliens, Predator, and yes, Terminator comics that expanded on the stories of the films.
Well, in addition to their revival ALIENS and PREDATOR, Dark Horse is bringing back the Terminator comics, and we're pretty pumped. The DH Terminator stuff was always really cool expanded universe takes on the world of Terminator, and didn't shy away from the stuff that made the Terminator stories great. In other words, they're full of off-the-wall ideas, and lots of gritty future war violence.
This Wednesday, Zach Whedon heads up TERMINATOR 2029, which is a prequel to the original Terminator movie, and focuses on who Kyle Reese was, and what his whole back story was. This three-issue limited series shows us Reese, and his fellow resistance fighters taking on T-600s, T-800s, and HKs in a world where humanity is in danger of being extinct.
Click here for a preview of TERMINATOR 2029 #1
THE WAKING #2 FOLLOWS UP THE FIRST WELL-RECEIVED ISSUE OF "RETURN TO WONDERLAND" CREATOR, RAVEN GREGORY'S NEW HORROR SERIES!
Last month, Zenescope debuted a brand new horror series that really impressed us. The writer of the twisted fairy-tale "Return to Wonderland", "Beyond Wonderland", and "Escape from Wonderland", has launched this great new horror series. The feel of the book is definitely traditional, gothic horror mixed with that new school sensibility that Zenescope brings to the table, and the book itself really does a great job of getting the creepy vibe across. A nice combination of mystery, detective storytelling with good old fashioned horror tales, this one is a killer read.
What's the scoop on THE WAKING? The Waking follows four detectives as they discover zombies coming to life with the only purpose of finding those who murdered them. The detectives in question are torn between stopping these horrible things from happening, and their own dilemma of whether the justice being dished out is deserved. It almost gives you an E.C Comics kind of feel in the way that it uses a horror tale to play on morals. The thing that really makes the series an interesting read is that the victims are bad guys, and are just getting their own come-uppance at the hands of their victims.
So far, with issue #1 we saw some decent characterization, some killer art (which is always a Zenescope trademark), and a nice set-up for what could be a really cool, really chilling horror series.
Sound interested? We've got plenty of #1 for you to get caught up with, so check it out this Wednesday at Third Eye!
GET GARTH ENNIS'S PUNISHER MAX #1 COMPLETELY FREE THIS WEDNESDAY AT THIRD EYE! DOUBLE THE FREE COMIC LOVE THIS WEEK!
Now, c'mon, we can't just give away one free comic this week, we've gotta give away two! :) Seriously though, you'd be hard pressed to find a better companion piece to the other free comic we're handing out this week (Walking Dead #1) than Punisher MAX. Another fantastic series (now finished, with about ten volumes out in trade paperback) that takes you to the darkest reaches of human nature.
Garth Ennis, writer of Preacher and The Boys, took the Punisher and redefined him. He gave us the DEFINITIVE take on the character, and really got what Castle was about. He gave us a Frank Castle who was in his 50s, had lived through Vietnam, and was a silent, hulking brute of a man that killed, based solely on whether he thought the person was good or bad. The MAX series set outside of the Marvel Universe pits the Punisher against real-world enemies, ranging from the Mafia to crooked CIA agents to Russian slavers to ENRON, and its this gritty, bleak landscape that makes Ennis's Punisher MAX so damn good. If you're a fan of the more hard-hitting stuff like THE BOYS, PREACHER, or even stuff like WALKING DEAD, you'll love Punisher MAX. Great writing, and great art that just suck you into the story completely.
Check out the first issue this Wednesday... 100%, totally free.
Steve - NEMESIS #1 = Okay, it's obvious, I'm a total Mark Millar fanboy, but seriously.. Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, lots of blood, and evil Batman? What's not to love? Gonna be one of the best books of the summer, I think.
Trish - SUPERGOD #3 = Mr. Ellis is a GOD. This third issue took forever to come out, but it was worth the wait. The set-up of issues 1 and 2 were definitely worth it as this one paid off nicely.
Torma - GREEN LANTERN #52 *BLACKEST NIGHT* = This issue felt like Blackest Night 8 itself! Lots of cool stuff going down in this one, and the whole White Lantern Sinestro thing really gets interesting, not to mention the rest of the mythology of the Corps that's fleshed out.
Matt - HAUNT #6 = Kirkman delivers a great stand-alone one-shot issue here that focuses on Mirage, and adds some depth to the world of HAUNT. I miss Ryan Ottley, but Capullo's pencils weren't half bad.