IMAGE COMICS DEBUTS A CUTTING EDGE NEW TAKE ON SUPERHEROES WITH
"THE BOUNCE" #1 THIS WEDNESDAY
We've been totally digging many of Image's new releases this year, and this Wednesday's THE BOUNCE looks to be another fun addition to their line-up.
Written by SEX and BUTCHER BAKER RIGHTEOUS MAKER writer JOE CASEY, THE BOUNCE is a fresh new spin on the classic superhero tale... and we loved every second of issue #1.
In BOUNCE, meet the ultimate slacker superhero for the 21st century! Jasper Jenkins is a super-head and a super-hero! He's the reliable friend everyone wishes they had; a down-to-earth dude who finds himself embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
This series has a really unique feel to it, and while we don't want to give away too much about what goes on here; we'll just say that trust us: there's some very interesting twists involved.
Featuring some totally gorgeous artwork courtesy of David Messina, BOUNCE delivers a snappy, fast-paced in-your-face kinda take on superheroes that could only come out of IMAGE comics.
Snag yourself a copy this Wednesday!
GREEN TEAM #1 -- Check out the counterpart to Gail Simone's THE MOVEMENT from Third Eye faves ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO!
We loved this month's new DC series, THE MOVEMENT, from Third Eye fave GAIL SIMONE, and are totally pumped to see it's counterpart: the GREEN TEAM arriving this Wednesday with it's first issue!
Inventors! Explorers! Adventurers! Need some dough to finance an important project? Then you gotta set up a meeting with the GREEN TEAM!
In an effort to render the human body obsolete, fracture space and time, maybe attract the attention of some alien lifeforms, and of course, piss off the JUSTICE LEAGUE... the GREEN TEAM are a gathering of super-rich teenagers who go throwing their money around to make the world a better place.
But, the road to hell can be paved with good intentions, and that's what we're going to find out in the pages of GREEN TEAM.
From Third Eye faves ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO, GREEN TEAM looks to be a ton of fun!
FIVE GHOSTS: HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #3 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY -- Meet the creators FRANK J. BARBIERE & CHRIS MOONEYHAM at Third Eye Annapolis this Saturday!
We're totally pumped to have the creators of FIVE GHOSTS coming to the shop this Saturday to celebrate the release of issue #3 of this incredible new series.
Imagine the pulp horror thrills of HELLBOY, the breakneck treasure-hunting fun of INDIANA JONES, and the stylistic, action-packed novelty of an old school 2D sidescrawler, like CASTLEVANIA SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT.. that sums up FIVE GHOSTS pretty well.
In FIVE GHOSTS, we're introduced to Fabian Gray, a treasure hunter who ran afoul of an artifact known as the DREAMSTONE, and was then possessed by five literary ghosts, gaining access to their unique abilities.
Now, Fabian finds himself delving deeper and deeper into a unique world full of action, black mgaic, exotic locales, and literary allusion.
The series is one of our favorites, and it has so many things going for it. There's the occult intrigue of series like HELLBOY or THE SANDMAN. There's the pulpy treasure hunter aspect that's not far removed from Indiana Jones or Uncharted. And, of course, there's that sense of mystical timelessness that you'd find in an Alan Moore book like LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN.
The series rules, plain and simple. And, this week in issue #3, Fabian meets the Guardian of Dreams... get ready!
Wanna get caught up? We've got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to catch you up to Wednesday's #3.
Meet creators FRANK J. BARBIERE & CHRIS MOONEYHAM at THIRD EYE this Saturday and get your FIVE GHOSTS signed!
We're totally pumped to have these guys as guests this Saturday, so from 11AM-1PM, you can have your chance to meet the creators of FABIAN GRAY.
Click here for the event info on FACEBOOK.
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 -- Cyclops and his crew face down the classic Doctor Strange villain DORMAMMU in this Wednesday's UXM #6!
We're loving the new MARVEL NOW Uncanny X-Men series, with Cyclops's team of renegade X-Men taking no prisoners, and showing no mercy; so it's pretty rad to see the next issue arriving this Wednesday.
In UNCANNY X-MEN #6, the classic Strange foe, DORMAMMU, returns to deliver some serious pain and misery.... and along the way, the secrets of Magik that've been hidden since the Phoenix Force left her in Avengers vs. X-Men are revealed.
A fantastic series, with great art, and great storytelling, snag issues 1-5 (in stock now) and catch up to this week's #6.
BORDERLANDS: ORIGINS ARRIVES IN TRADE PAPERBACK THIS WEDNESDAY, COLLECTING ALL FOUR ISSUES OF THE KILLER COMIC SERIES!
You guys know we love the heck out of the BORDERLANDS video games, so when we saw IDW was serving up the world of BORDERLANDS in a comic -- we knew we had to get into this.
Like many of you, the lingering question has always been there: how did the Vault Hunters get on the bus with Marcus in the first place? And, now we find out. In BORDERLANDS ORIGINS, find out how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick in this exciting look at the soldiers of the Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault.
Extremely well done, we give this one a high recommendation!
BATMAN INCORPORATED #11 -- The countdown to Morrison's grand finale of his epic BATMAN run continues!
Man, we are huge fans of the work Morrison has done on BATMAN over the last decade, and as he's winding down his run with BATMAN INCORPORATED, we're pretty pumped to see how he brings everything to an end.
It's been a long time since a writer has really brought the kind of new ideas, and exciting innovation to the realm of the Dark Knight that Morrison has, and with only one issue left after this; we're totally on the edge of our seat to see how it all wraps up.
As Batman's world is devastated by his war against Talia, he finds himself making the ultimate sacrifice: his own humanity.
Plus: meet the Batman of Japan!
Wanna get caught up? We've got issues 1-10 in stock now to catch you up to Wednesday's #11.
NOWHERE MEN #5 -- One of our FAVORITE Image series keeps getting better with this Wednesday's NOWHERE MEN #5
SCIENCE IS THE NEW ROCK-N-ROLL! Nowhere Men is a powerhouse of a comic, which fires on all cylinders; stunning artwork, stunning storytelling, heck, even the lettering and coloring on this book stands out in a major way.
Every component ties together to make one of the most compelling new IMAGE series on the stands, and it's really no surprise at how well this book is put together. The writer happens to be Eric Stephenson, the editor-in-chief and primary tastemaker at IMAGE COMICS who's brought us so many cool series over the years.
Now, imagine him getting to write his OWN story.. and then toss in some incredible artists to match.
NOWHERE MEN tells the story of a world where instead of the Beatles changing the world through rock-n-roll, a supergroup of scientists did it through science.
Now, in the present day, after generation after generation followed in their wake, striving to smash atoms and cure diseases, instead of forming garage bands.... the world is a very different, very fascinating place.
An absolutely incredible read from start to finish, we cannot recommend this series enough, Third Eye Faithful.
Wanna get caught up? We've got issues 1-4 in stock now to catch you up to this week's #5.
MEET THE INFERIOR DEADPOOL IN WEDNESDAY'S DEADPOOL #10 featuring SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN!
Again, and again, the new DEADPOOL run that's been part of the MARVEL NOW keeps on impressing the heck out of us here at Third Eye.
In this week's #10, not only does our hero team up with the one and only not-so-friendly neighborhood Superior Spider-Man, but he also runs afoul of a MAN with AQUATIC powers... hmmm... we wonder who that could be?
Oh, and one of those two die. Seriously.
Wanna get into it? We've got issues 1-9 in stock now to catch you up to Wednesday's #10.
SOLID STATE TANK GIRL #1 BRINGS TANK GIRL BACK TO HER ROOTS IN THIS NEW MINI-SERIES!
We've always had a major soft spot for Tank Girl, and are totally pumped to see one of our favorites returning this Wednesday with a killer new series.
Tank Girl, Jet Girl, Booga and Barney are back, in a mission to save their favorite little radio store.
Everything goes to plan, but somewhere along the line Booga manages to electronically summon a gang of evil counterparts, fronted by the darkest lady on the planet: ANTI-TANK GIRL!
The fight is to the death, as each gang member draws on their deepest, most screwed-up powers to eliminate their own personal nemesis.
Things are about to get very dark, very bloody, and very stupid.
Everything we love about TANK GIRL!
Snag yourself a copy this Wednesday.
GREEN LANTERN #20 -- GEOFF JOHN BRINGS HIS INCREDIBLE, DECADE LONG RUN OF GREEN LANTERN TO AN END WITH THIS WEDNESDAY'S HISTORIC ISSUE #20.
Geoff John's work on GREEN LANTERN has been one of the brightest shining points of DC Comics for the better part of the last decade. He took a character, who at the time, lacked the substance and depth of other DC icons, and then built an entire mythology around him... and in the process, made the DC Universe as a whole a much more interesting place.
No one can deny the importance, and quality of stories like BLACKEST NIGHT, SINESTRO CORPS WAR, and BRIGHTEST DAY, and now, Johns's run is nearing it's conclusion, and I gotta say: we're sad to see him go -- but we know it's the right time.
We've seen a little bit of what DC has on the horizon for GL, and it looks incredible. Johns is setting everything up perfectly for the creators who intend to follow him, and this week's huge finale to Johns's Green Lantern run is a great chance to pick up on one of the best damn parts of the DC Universe, for nearly 10 years strong.
Never read the earlier Johns stuff? We'd recommend picking up GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH, and starting there. From there, the run begins, and the entire thing is choice stuff.
Whatever you do, make sure you don't miss out on this oversized anniversary issue that closes out Johns's run.
DEVIL MAY CRY: VERGIL CHRONICLES #1 DELIVERS AN ALL-NEW PREQUEL STORY FOR THE EPIC WORLD OF DMC!
We're huge fans of the CAPCOM series DEVIL MAY CRY, so when we saw that Titan Comics, the same publishers who brought us DEAD SPACE and ASSASSIN'S CREED comics, were launching a DEVIL MAY CRY line; we knew it'd be awesome.
In this prequel, we're shown the unmissable backstory of the all-new Dante and his twin brother Vergil; with never-before-seen revelations on the iconic characters of hte game.
Featuring chilling and resplendent art that goes beyond the confines of the game and into ne dimensions of hellish action and atmosphere.
A fantastic delivery of one of the raddest game franchises around, this is a must for any Devil May Cry fans.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10 -- THE GREEN GOBLIN RETURNS!
It starts here! A perfect jumping on point for one of our favorite Marvel books on the stands goes down in this week's SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10.
How can you go wrong with Slott & Stegman bringing the return of the one and only GREEN GOBLIN.
But, this isn't the same Spider-Man that the Goblin remembers... and it's going to be pretty darn cool to see how the two play off of each other.
Are you reading SUPERIOR SPIDERMAN? No? Folks: you gotta get into this book; it's one of the best things going today.
What's the scoop? In a nutshell, Doc Ock IS Spider-Man. Long story short, in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DYING WISH (698-700, all in stock now), Otto switched his brain into Peter Parker's body, and with Peter gone; now controls the body of Spider-Man.
His mission? A second chance; a chance for redemption; and heck, even a chance to prove he's a better Spider-Man than Peter ever was.
The hook? He's Doc Ock. A founding member of the Sinister Six, a tragic villain, and ya know, someone who's spent the last few decades as a pretty bad dude.
So, imagine him trying his hardest to do the hero thing -- but his way.
It's so freakin' compelling, and addictive to read, that it's ridiculous.
Wanna start from the beginning? We've got issues 1-9 in stock now to catch you up to this week's #10.
HIGH-FLYING PULP FICTION AWESOMENESS GOES DOWN IN THE NEW SERIES HALF PAST DANGER #1 THIS WEDNESDAY!
Imagine THE ROCKETEER vs. DINOSAURS!
When we first saw the advance pages on HALF PAST DANGER, we thought it looked incredible; so it's cool to see the book finally arriving this Wednesday.
The book is a must for fans of stuff like THE ROCKETEER, and classic pulpy adventure genre stuff like INDIANA JONES.
Dames. Dinosaurs. Danger. How can ya not wanna read it? It's the Summer of 1943 and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy 'Irish' Flynn never expected to encounter a real one.
But, on a remote island in the South Pacific, Flynn and his s quad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead.
Great artwork, great storytelling, HALF PAST DANGER is a pretty killer look at the war genre.... with DINOSAURS! And, NINJAS!
BATMAN: LIL GOTHAM #2 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, BRINGING MORE RIDICULOUS, AND TOTALLY ADORABLE GOTHAM CITY ADVENTURES
In issue #2 of Lil Gotham, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze.
But, in this heartfelt holiday tale, the frozen fiend's motives aren't quite as nefarious as they seem..
And, then on a festive New Year's Eve, Catwoman thinks she'll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year's resolutions -- until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is.
If you loved the A vs. X Babies-style stuff, you'll totally dig Lil Gotham. I mean, how can you go wrong with little kid versions of everyone's favorite Gotham friends and foes?
Wanna jump on? We've got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week's #2.
BLACK MASK STUDIOS, PUBLISHERS OF THE NEW GHOSTFACE KILLAH COMIC, DEBUT ANOTHER NEW TITLE WITH THIS WEDNESDAY'S OCCUPY COMICS #1 featuring work from ALAN MOORE, CHARLIE ADLARD (WALKING DEAD), and ART SPIEGELMAN (MAUS)
We're really being impressed by Black Mask Studios and all of the projects that're coming out from the new publisher, and when we saw the list of talented involved with OCCUPY COMICS, we knew this one had potential to be super cool.
In Occupy Comics #1, a total A-List of top comic talent is brought together to tell stories and tales of the OCCUPY Movement while also raising funds to support it with each sale of the comic.
With a roster of talent including ALAN MOORE & DAVID LLOYD (V FOR VENDETTA), CHARLIE ADLARD (WALKING DEAD), ART SPIEGELMAN (MAUS) and more, this is a once-in-a-lifetime coalition of comics most brilliant creators using sequential art to record history as it's being made.
Snag yourself a copy of OCCUPY COMICS this Wednesday!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #20 -- TRINITY WAR DRAWS CLOSER AS SHOCKING SECRETS ARE REVEALED!
JUSTICE LEAGUE continues to keep us hooked as we get closer and closer to the upcoming big JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR storyline.
What shocking revelation about BATMAN is learned that could destroy Wonder Woman and Superman's relationship forever?
We're going to find out.. plus: DESPERO!
Hop aboard with JUSTICE LEAGUE #20, which is a perfect entry point for the series!
AKANEIRO #1 REIMAGINES THE MYTHOS OF RED RIDING HOOD COURTESY OF "ALICE: MADNESS RETURNS" creator American McGee!
From the brilliant imagination of video game auteur American McGee comes a dazzling re-imagining of Red Riding Hood set in the wondrous world of Japanese folklore.
The incredibly talented art of Vasilis Lolos brings the story of Kani to life, as we're shown a young woman torn between two cultures on an epic adventure battling devious yokai for the fate of the world.
A very cool new read from Dark Horse, make sure you snag a copy and check it out this Wednesday.
UNCANNY AVENGERS #8AU -- THIS AGE OF ULTRON TIE-IN BRINGS KANG AND THE APOCALYPSE TWINS INTO THE AGE OF ULTRON!
We've been really loving AGE OF ULTRON, especially with the most recent chapters delivering some major revelations about the MARVEL UNIVERSE as a whole, so when we saw that Rick Remender would be tying his incredible UNCANNY AVENGERS title into the series with a crucial AU chapter, we got pretty stoked.
Uncanny Avengers has been one of our favorites amongst the new MARVEL NOW line-up, delivering the kind of non-stop, action-packed Marvel storytelling we love with tons of cool villains, and a very interesting team dynamic (the team's purpose is to be a merging of the X-Men and the Avengers, in a post-AvX Marvel Universe).
In this week's #8AU, Kang and the Apocalypse Twins arrive at the Age of Ultron, but what do they want?
Havok and Rogue, leaders of the Morlocks, must fight to save the man who condemned their people!
What secret will Rogue unearth about the Twins hidden past?
Either jump on with this issue for AGE OF ULTRON, or if you want to go further back, we've got issues 1-8 in stock now to get you current.
GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR TPB -- ORC STAIN & SULLIVAN'S SLUGGERS artist JAMES STOKOE delivers the definitive "GODZILLA: YEAR ONE" story with HALF CENTURY WAR
You guys know we're big, big fans of James Stokoe's work here at Third Eye, so whenever he's got a new project out, we've gotta give it mad shout-outs.
This week, the trade paperback collection of his GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR miniseries arrives, and we're pretty pumped about it.
The year is 1954, and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes his first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives.. and in the process, begins an obsession with the King of Monsters that lasts fifty years.
Each chapter takes place in a different decade, literally showing a timeline of Godzilla's evolution through the years, as well as showcasing the different monsters he's encountered.
From the atomic scare of the 50s to the environmental concerns of the 70s to the modern day, HALF CENTURY WAR is THE Godzilla comic to end all Godzilla comics. It's that great.
Snag yourself a copy of the trade, and find out why we're so big on this one. I mean, the artwork alone makes it worth it.
STEVE: AGE OF ULTRON #8 - Age of Ultron keeps on getting better, and better with each issue -- I'm so hooked on this one!
TRISH: DREAM THIEF #1 - Totally great debut issue; really dug it!
TORMA: AGE OF ULTRON #8 - This is serious stuff. Bendis is literally rebuilding the Marvel Universe here, cannot wait to see the ending!
MATT: DREAM THIEF #1 - A very cool first issue. Great new series!
SHAUN: DREAM MERCHANT #1 - It's a new IMAGE title and I love it? Why am I not surprised?
RYAN: AGE OF ULTRON #8 - Starting with issue 6, this series really began to pick up. Cannot wait for #9.
JOHN: DREAM THIEF #1 - Really enjoyed issue 1 of this, can't wait to see the next one!
LEXI: DREAM THIEF #1 - Really cool premise and slick artwork!