THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS @ THIRD EYE COMICS FOR WEDNESDAY 9/28/11
THE FINAL WEEK OF THE DC NEW 52 ARRIVES! FILL YOUR PUNCH CARD BY THIS FRIDAY & RECEIVE YOUR $52 GIFT CARD. SUPERMAN #1 LEADS THE CHARGE THIS WEEK!
We know SUPERMAN’s a tough sell sometimes, but we gotta tell you, Third Eye Faithful, between ACTION COMICS, and what we’ve read from the advance pages of SUPERMAN #1… Holy crap. DC has done it. They have made SUPERMAN, once again, the coolest in the DCU.
Leading the charge of the NEW 52, is the insanely awesome SUPERMAN #1, which is set in the present day DCU, and shows us who Superman is today, and where he’s going.
And, it’s a surprising issue, to be sure. I don’t want to get too into detail, as this one really does pack a punch, but, I will say this, not only will you believe a man can fly when you finish this comic, you’ll believe he can rain fire, shatter mountains, and more. This is the Superman we want to read. And, I have a feeling, that this is the Superman they’re going to be going for in the upcoming MAN OF STEEL film.
Add onto all of this, the legendary George Perez’s involvement in the book, and you are in store for one heck of a kick-ass read.
Plus.. it’s SUPERMAN #1. How often can you say you were able to buy SUPERMAN #1? That’s a big deal.
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ALL STAR WESTERN #1 BRINGS PALMIOTTI & GREY’S CULT FAVORITE JONAH HEX SERIES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH IT’S FOCUS ON GOTHAM CITY IN THE OLD WEST!
A KILLER READ, DO NOT OVERLOOK THIS ONE!
There’s been a lot of great titles that’ve kind of gone under the radar in the shadow of some of the monumental blockbuster launches of books like BATMAN #1, ACTION COMICS #1, and GREEN LANTERN #1. Titles like DEMON KNIGHTS, SWAMP THING, and STORMWATCH have all impressed us in a big way, and we’re REALLY stoked about what’s on the way with this week’s ALL STAR WESTERN #1.
We’ve already been huge fans, and disciples of Palmiotti and Grey’s incredible work on the JONAH HEX character. They really have been providing something unique on the stands for quite some time, while also bringing a very grim and gritty realism to the Old West.
Now, with ALL STAR WESTERN, we get their killer storytelling, combined with artist Moritat’s AMAZING pencils, to tell the tale of Gotham City in the Old West.
And even then, crime was rampant — and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer?
This is going to rule!
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AQUAMAN #1 – GEOFF JOHNS & IVAN REIS, the creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT, re-unite to show us just how badass The King of the Sea can be!
One of the most highly anticipated of the DC NEW 52 titles is AQUAMAN #1, which looks to be the next breakout hit of the DC UNIVERSE, courtesy of the GEOFF JOHNS treatment.
Johns has revived characters like GREEN LANTERN and the FLASH, and shown us just how freakin’ cool they really can be. And, we’ve already had a bit of a peek at what Johns could do with the King of the Sea in BRIGHTEST DAY.
Now, in AQUAMAN #1, he pairs up with the artist of BLACKEST NIGHT, to bring us an Aquaman who has renounced the throne of Atlantis — but the sea will not let him go so quickly.
Now, from a forgotten corner of the ocean emerges.. the Trench. A broken race of creatures that should not exist, an unspeakable need driving them. And, folks, these will be the most talked about new characters in the DCU for quite some time.
Personally: I think it’s Aquaman vs. Cthulhu.
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BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 DELIVERS A BATMAN TITLE THAT FANS OF JIM LEE’S “HUSH” and THE DARK KNIGHT FILM WILL LOVE.
Man, are there a ton of good DCU books out this week, or what? David Finch kicks out the jams in a big way on the debut of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1, which is a MUST-READ for fans of books like Jim Lee’s BATMAN: HUSH and ALLSTAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, as well as a perfect book for those of you who’re huge fans of THE DARK KNIGHT film, as the tone of this one is very reminiscent.
A mysterious figure slinks through the halls of Arkham Asylum, and Batman must fight through a gauntlet of psychopathic inmates to get to them. All the while, Bruce Wayne must deal with the legal ramifications of his Batman Incorporated days.
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BLACKHAWKS #1 – THE WRITER OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GI JOE: COBRA SERIES DELIVERS “GEARS OF WAR” & “RESISTANCE”-STYLE STORYTELLING IN THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE NEW BLACKHAWKS SERIES
Welcome to a world waging a new kind of war that’s faster and more brutal than ever before. It’s fought by those who would make the innocent their targets, using computers, smart weapons and laser-guided missiles. The new enemy hard to find – and closer to home than we think.
Between us and them stand the Blackhawks, an elite force of military specialists equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us.
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THE FLASH #1 BRINGS THE QUICKNESS WITH THE DC RELAUNCH THIS WEDNESDAY, AND THIS ONE READS AWESOME! FANTASTIC ARTWORK FROM MANAPUL
Francis Manapul has quickly made himself THE Flash artist of the 21st century. Seriously, the way he draws the book, the character, and the world that surrounds him, has a constant sense of motion and excitement to it.
In this new title, The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series from the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato! The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens he faces an all-new villain who really can! As if that’s not bad enough, this villain is a close friend!
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THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1 HITS THIS WEDNESDAY BRINGING A KILLER COMBO OF MAD SCIENCE STORYTELLING & STRONG CHARACTER-DRIVEN WRITING
One of the coolest things about the DC RELAUNCH is I’m reading all sorts of titles I’ve never really been into before. I was never a big CAPTAIN ATOM fan, but dammit, I loved CAPTAIN ATOM last week.
And, this week, Firestorm, another example of a character I don’t have much history with, has me totally stoked.
Ethan Van Sciver’s art is NICE. No doubt about that. And, the story just sounds cool.
Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond. These two high school students are worlds apart — and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super-science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control.
The dark secrets of the murderous Dog Team and its Firestorm Protocol force them to put aside their differences to confront a threat so terrifying that it may lead to a new Cold War.
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GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS PUTS KYLE RAYNER IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS THIS NEW GL TITLE FOCUSING ON THE LANTERNS OF ALL THE DIFFERENT COLOR SPECTRUM CORPS ARE UNITED
We love Kyle Rayner at Third Eye. I grew up reading him as Green Lantern in the ’90s, and for me, it’s pretty awesome to see him once again getting the spotlight.
But, what’s even cooler, is this new title is an entire book dedicated to the NEW GUARDIANS, a union combined of all the different color spectrum Lantern Corps.
And, how awesome is that? Throw in Tyler Kirkham’s killer artwork, and you’re in for a treat.
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DC EXPANDS IT’S HORROR LINE WITH I VAMPIRE #1 THIS WEDNESDAY – DIG HELLSING OR AMERICAN VAMPIRE? READ THIS!
We were totally wowed by the creepy horror/thriller writer Joshua Fialkov put out last year with ECHOES (now available in hardcover at Third Eye), so we knew good things were in store when we saw him handling a horror title as part of the relaunch.
I VAMPIRE is the story of Andrew Stanton, an individual who kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world for hundreds of years, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover, Mary, the Queen of the Damned.
And, now, the truce has reached it’s bloody end.. and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and her dark forces from going on a killing spree — and she wants to start with the heroes of the DCU.
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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1 – John Constantine of HELLBLAZER fame joins Zatanna, Shade, and more in this mystically-geared DCU title!
This one is pretty rad looking, and we feel it’s going to be another kick-ass sleeper hit for the DC NEW 52.
The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can’t handle the job, who will stand against the mystical madness?
Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine may be our only hope – but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat?
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THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1 FEATURES A BARBARIC TAKE ON THE ARCHEOLOGIST TURNED WARRIOR CARTER HALL
Here’s another one that I’m really excited about, and I’ve never really had a huge history with the character. The Savage Hawkman looks just plain awesome, as we see the story of Carter Hall, and how his archaeology job has led him to discover an alien virus tearing it’s way through New York City.
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TEEN TITANS #1 DELIVERS THE MOST EXCITING TAKE ON THE TEEN TITANS SINCE GEOFF JOHNS’S REVAMP BACK IN THE EARLY 2000s.
Tim Drake, Batman’s former sidekick, is back in action when an international organization seeks to capture, kill or co-opt super-powered teenagers.
As Red Robin, he’s going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any chance at all against a living, breathing weapon with roots in another world!
Plus.. Brett Booth’s killer artwork? This is gonna rock.
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VOODOO #1 – THE MOST ENIGMATIC OF THE DC NEW 52 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY
Straight from the WILDSTORM UNIVERSE, just like GRIFTER, Voodoo is another new piece added to the NEW DC UNIVERSE, and her role is very enigmatic, but the book sounds rad.
Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become.
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GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING SERIES DEBUTS THIS WEDNESDAY WITH GHOSTBUSTERS #1 FEATURING THIRD EYE STEVE ON THE COVER!
From the publishers of the new TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ongoing
All right, folks, I SWEAR, I’m not biased… okay, maybe a little bit, but how often do I get to plaster my ugly mug on a comic book?
Seriously though, the new IDW ongoing GHOSTBUSTERS series looks to channel the same kind of awesomeness that we expect from the original ’80s GHOSTBUSTERS stuff that the NINJA TURTLES series going on right now does with TMNT. We were really impressed with the first issue (a cameo by John Belushi? How can that not rule?), and I have to admit, I’m stoked to be on the cover.
Snag yourself a copy of Third Eye history this Wednesday, and bring it on October 8th for our 6 WEEK HEART ATTACK PT 2…. GHOSTBUSTERS DAY.. and get it signed! Click here for more details.
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BRILLIANT #1 DELIVERS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES OF THE YEAR! A MUST FOR FANS OF THE CAPE, MORNING GLORIES KICK-ASS, AND MORE!
FROM BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (SECRET INVASION, AVENGERS, POWERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and MARK BAGLEY (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN)
What If Super-Powers Were Real?
We’re big fans of Bendis, especially when he rocks it on creator-owned works like POWERS, and SCARLET, so we’re pretty stoked to see this new title, BRILLIANT, dropping on Wednesday.
And, the fact that he’s teaming with the guy he created ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN with almost a decade ago, is pretty awesome in and of itself.
BRILLIANT tells the story of a handful of college-age geniuses who challenge each other to solve the mystery of superpowers. Can the best and brightest change science fiction into science fact? And if so, how will the world at large react? BRILLIANT is a thriller of the highest order. It is a story of how true power can either destroy or protect the strongest of friendships. It is the story of how the world will react when our true potential is finally unlocked.
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ULTIMATE DOUBLE-SHOT THIS WEEK WITH ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2 and ULTIMATES #2 THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!
I’m a HUGE fan of how awesome the new direction of the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE in Marvel has been this year. They’ve really done a great job of refreshing their line, sharpening up their titles directions, and making some kick-ass story lines. Two of the four ULTIMATE U. titles ship this Wednesday, and I’m personally very stoked for both.
First off, is the highly anticipated second issue of ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN, featuring the brand new Spider-Man, Miles Morales.
We’re really stoked to see more of Miles’s background explored here, as well as more insight into his powers, and his origins, as well as what the future holds for the character.
Missed #1? We’ve got copies in stock to catch you up.
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Also dropping this week, we’ve got ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #2, which is the second issue in the brand new ULTIMATE AVENGERS series, which, in my opinion, is the best the book has been since MILLAR and HITCH’S original run on the characters.
A new threat is looming over the weakening empire, and you know, Fury has something up his sleeve… Jonathan Hickman at his best on this one, Third Eye Faithful, 100%.
Missed #1? We’ve got copies in stock to catch you up.
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FRANK MILLER, creator of SIN CITY, DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, BATMAN YEAR ONE, returns to comics with his HOLY TERROR Graphic Novel
Shortly after the events of 9/11, Frank Miller began work on a BATMAN story for DC COMICS called HOLY TERROR. The story ended up not getting published, and Miller took the concept, tweaked it, and redid the character into a character known as the Fixer.
In Holy Terror, there’s a deadly menace somewhere in Empire City and The Fixer only has until dawn to save his town — and civilization as we know it. Legendary Comics presents an all-out, head-busting, bone-breaking, neck-snapping brawl of a tale from one of the most celebrated storytellers in the medium, Frank Miller.
Years in the making, Holy Terror features a desperate and brutal quest of a hero as he is forced to run down an army in order to stop a crime against humanity.
And, at it’s core.. it’s a new Frank Miller BATMAN story, and that alone is awesome.
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KICK-ASS 2 #4 HITS THIS WEDNESDAY, DELIVERING ANOTHER DOSE OF AN ALL-TIME THIRD EYE FAVORITE
MISSED 1-3? WE’VE GOT ISSUES OF ALL IN STOCK TO CATCH YOU UP
We love KICK-ASS. Seriously. We love it. I mean, it’s… Kick-Ass. Okay, seriously, we’ve been writing about how much we love KICK-ASS for almost four years now, and we haven’t had to resort to puns yet…. YET.
Anyways, looks like MILLAR and ROMITA JR have the book back on schedule, and we’re stoked. KICK-ASS 2 picks up immediately after the original series (that they based the film off of, we have the trade paperback in stock and available now, if you need it), and shows us a world where legions of wanna-be superheroes AND super-villains patrol the streets, and violence ensues.
I’ve personally enjoyed the book every bit as much as I did the original series, if not more, as Millar definitely turns the extremities up a bit.
In issues #4, Red mist takes on a new identity that well, we can’t even say, and issues a command to all his super-goons on Twitter to wreak havoc on NY. Meanwhile, the cops are cracking down on ALL costumed activity and tracing the secret identities of all the heroes. Will Dave be the first to get a knock on his door? And, will we see Hit-Girl back in action?
Missed issues 1-3? We’ve got copies of each in stock to catch you up, as well as the first trade for those of you who never read the original.
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TV’S CASTLE BRINGS NATHAN FILLION’S CHARACTER TO LIFE THIS WEDNESDAY IN CASTLE: RICHARD CASTLE’S DEADLY STORM GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM MARVEL COMICS & CASTLE CREATOR ANDREW MARLOWE TO DELIVER THEIR FIRST REAL DERRICK STORM ADVENTURE
We know that there’s a TON of you guys who’re big fans of the television show CASTLE, and this Wednesday, Marvel Comics teams with Castle creator Andrew Marlowe to deliver the first real Derrick Storm adventure.
This tale of Derrick Storm’s first novel takes our hero from the gritty world of the private eye all the way to the globe-hopping intrigue of the CIA.
Looks like a great read, and a must for anyone who loves the TV show starring NATHAN FILLION.
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LOVESTRUCK – IMAGINE IF LOVE WAS A BUSINESS, AND CUPID WAS IT’S MANIACAL CEO… A MUST-READ FOR FANS OF FABLES & KILL SHAKESPEARE.
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Here’s one we’re really stoked about, because the concept just sounds too freakin’ cool. LOVESTRUCK is a brand new graphic novel from IMAGE COMICS, and two promising new artists (Kevin Mellon is also the artist on the upcoming HEART series with BLAIR BUTLER).
The story of LOVESTRUCK is about the manipulations of a greedy modern Cupid who has made love his business.
Love is such a powerful part of many people’s lives, but for so many people, it’s also an impossibility. I think we all know many people who are very talented and charming, but just cannot make a relationship work. Lovestruck is about what happens when these hopelessly loveless folks are given all the powers of Cupid. But, how can you control love when you don’t believe in it?
In the world of Lovestruck, Kali Monroe gets paid to break hearts. When love is a industry, and the closest thing to cupid is a megalomaniacal CEO, what’s a girl to do?
This one reads great, and has a fantastic feel to it. Definitely a big appeal for those of you who’re into stuff like FABLES, KILL SHAKESPEARE, ect. And, Mellon’s artwork looks incredible.
Make sure you snag a copy this Wednesday, so you can bring it in on Oct 22nd, and have it signed at our big LOVESTRUCK signing party.
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DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ #1 BRINGS MORE SKOTTIE YOUNG WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ AWESOMENESS TO US
We’re big fans of Marvel’s OZ books, ’cause lets face it: SKOTTIE YOUNG rules. And, this week, the latest installment of the Oz saga hits the stands, and we’re pumped.
The great 1906 San Francisco earthquake swallows Dorothy alive — and a bunch of her pets. They’re trapped underground in a strange land of glass where everyone can walk on air. Time for the Wizard of Oz to come to the rescue!
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IRREDEEMABLE VOL. 7 TRADE PAPERBACK HITS THIS WEDNESDAY, MARK WAID’S SUPERMAN-GONE-WRONG SAGA CONTINUES TO IMPRESS
I told you guys it was a stacked week, right? Seriously though, WE LOVE IRREDEEMABLE. One of the best books on the stands, and it reads so nice in trade.
Not reading IRREDEEMABLE? IRREDEEMABLE is essentially a story by MARK WAID (KINGDOM COME, DAREDEVIL currently), where we’re shown a world where SUPERMAN has gone totally off his rocker and started killing EVERYONE.
The series follows the fall of the world’s greatest superhero, the Plutonian, as he begins slaughtering the population of Earth. His former allies, the superhero group The Paradigm (think JLA), attempt to find a way to stop his rampage while dealing with their own problems of betrayal and hopelessness.
The initial concept is fantastic, but the real draw of IRREDEEMABLE is the fascinating superhero universe that Waid is organically crafting together from thin air here. He uses many popular arch-types from established superhero themes, but at the same time, introduces new concepts that actually work.
It’s rare that you see a superhero universe come together so perfectly, and IRREDEEMABLE is a perfect example of that.
If you’re a fan of THE BOYS, HALCYON, KICK-ASS, WATCHMEN, WANTED, stuff like that, you’ll love IRREDEEMABLE.
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NEW AVENGERS #16.1 – A PERFECT JUMPING ON POINT, FEATURING ARTWORK BY COMICS LEGEND NEAL ADAMS (!) AND THE RETURN OF.. NORMAN OSBORN! WANT TO GET INTO THE AVENGERS? START HERE.
Dropping this Wednesday is a VERY special point one issue of NEW AVENGERS, which serves as a fantastic jumping on point for the title for anyone who’s been meaning to.
First off, as a Marvel POINT ONE title, this is meant to be a solid, new reader friendly jumping on point, which is great, considering the story within is amazing.
The legendary NEAL ADAMS (the man who pretty much defined Batman as the Dark Knight in the ’70s) brings his art talents to the Avengers, alongside Brian Michael Bendis as they tell the tale of the Return of Norman Osborn.
It’s going to rock, and if you’ve been looking for a great Avengers jumping on point, this is perfect.
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SUPERMAN: HEROCLIX FEATURING FLASHPOINT CHARACTERS HITS THIS WEDNESDAY
The latest set of HEROCLIX hits this Wednesday, and it looks… awesome! Featuring characters from FLASHPOINT, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, and from what I hear, possibly the DC NEW 52. We’ll have plenty of boosters, sealed bricks, and more on hand to hook you up.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING INNISTRAD HITS THIS FRIDAY
This Friday, we’ll have plenty of MAGIC: THE GATHERING INNISTRAD at Third Eye, with Fat Packs, Booster Packs, Sealed Booster Boxes, and Intro Packs hitting this week.