JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 -- THE TRINITY WAR BEGINS WITH CHAPTER 1 IN THIS WEDNESDAY'S JUSTICE LEAGUE #22
Third Eye Faithful, we're so pumped for TRINITY WAR, it's ridiculous. We knew we had to kick this week's newsletter off with a write-up on the event, and we cannot wait until you guys get to actually sit down and read it yourselves.
There's a ton of speculation surrounding TRINITY WAR and it's impact on the DC NEW 52... and pre-NEW 52. We're not sure what to expect, but what we do know is that TRINITY WAR will end right as Villains Month begins... and trust us: you're going to want to get in on Villains Month; it's going to be the biggest thing DC has done since the onset of the NEW 52.
So, what IS Trinity War anyway? In JUSTICE LEAGUE #22, the death of a hero ignites a violent war among the Justice Leagues.... it's League Vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe.
But, the truth behind it all will lead to an evil that threatens every hero on the planet. And, what does the Secret Society of Super Villains have to do with this?
The answer? EVERYTHING.
That's right -- what side will iconic heroes like Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman take as they find themselves at war with their long-time friends and allies?
We haven't been this excited about a DC Universe storyline since... heck, since maybe BLACKEST NIGHT? That's how big TRINITY WAR is going to be.
Featuring GEOFF JOHNS (Aquaman, Blackest Night, Batman Earth One, and countless others) and Ivan Reis (Brightest Day, Aquaman) at the helm.... this is going to be one hell of an awesome event.
Hop aboard with this Wednesday's JUSTICE LEAGUE #22.
Click here for the Third Eye Guide to Trinity War
Click here for more information on VILLAINS MONTH at Third Eye!
DARICK ROBERTSON, artist of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE BOYS & HAPPY, debuts his new creator-owned series, BALLISTIC, this Wednesday!
Meet DARICK ROBERTSON at Third Eye Annapolis on Saturday 8/17/13
We're HUGE fans of modern legend, Darick Robertson, and when we saw he was kicking off a brand new creator-owned series this Summer... we knew we were in for something special.
For those of you who don't know, Darick Robertson is the artist behind modern masterpieces like THE BOYS with GARTH ENNIS, TRANSMETROPOLITAN with WARREN ELLIS, and HAPPY with GRANT MORRISON.
Now, he's writing and illustrating his own gig with BALLISTIC, and it is OFF-THE-CHAIN great.
Ballistic is a madcap, sci-fi buddy adventure about a wanna-be bank robber and his best friend, Gun, who just so happens to be a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, living gun.
The series captures the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of TRANSMETROPOLITAN perfectly, and blends it with the ultra-violent realism of THE BOYS.
Not for the faint of heart, BALLISTIC is a non-stop, action-packed, over-the-top, and in-your-face take on sci-fi and modern crime stories.
Imagine if Quentin Tarantino, Philip K. Dick, Robert Rodriguez, and Ridley Scott hung out for a day... you'd get GUN.
Meet Darick Robertson at Third Eye on Saturday 8/17 for our BALLISTIC Signing!
Click here for the event info on FACEBOOK.
WOLVERINE #6 -- A KEY ISSUE, AND ICONIC TURNING POINT FOR THE WOLVERINE.... Logan Loses his Healing Factor!
Hey true believers... if you haven't been reading WOLVERINE, you better start with this Wednesday's #6, 'cause it's gonna go down in history as one of the more iconic moments in the character's legacy.
And, why you might ask? Well, there's been rumblings of Wolverine being the next comic book icon to bite the dust... and we think this is where that whole turn of events begins.
'Cause ol' Logan is losing the thing that makes him so darn unique: his healing factor.
I won't say anymore, but trust us: the biggest WOLVERINE story.. EVER.. begins here!
Snag yourself a copy and hop on board!
Image Comics debuts their next hit ongoing series with SHELTERED #1 this Wednesday!
Meet creators ED BRISSON & JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS at Third Eye Annapolis on Friday 9/6!
When we first saw pages from SHELTERED, we got flashbacks of our first time peeking through WALKING DEAD, CHEW, and REVIVAL. Stunning concept. Great artistic delivery. Smart dialogue. Instantly likable characters.... the book really did have it all, and then some.
What'd we do after that? Well, we hopped on the Third Eye Phone, rang up ol' Ed Brisson & his artist-in-arms, Johnnie Christmas, and said HEY. You're coming to Third Eye, and doing a crazy awesome signing with us the night before Baltimore Comic-Con..
..and luckily, they said yes. :)
So, now, here we are -- the first issue of SHELTERED drops this Wednesday, and we could not be more pumped about this new ongoing series.
There's the same kind of electricity surrounding this that books like REVIVAL, SAGA, and more had upon their launch, and we cannot wait to see how you guys like it.
What's it all about? In SHELTERED, the founders of the survivalist colony Safe Haven are sure that the end of civilization is at hand. Economic collapse, natural disaster, civil war -- they're prepared for it all in their underground compound deep in the woods of America's northeast.
But, the real kicker? The threat to their existence comes from a source they never expected: their own children.
We don't want to get too spoilery here... so we'll just say this: SHELTERED delivers something turly unique -- a pre-apocalypse tale, rather than a post-apocalypse one.. and it's darn cool.
Meet the creators ED BRISSON & JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS at our BALTIMORE COMIC-CON Pre-Show SHELTERED Signing!
Click here for the event info on FACEBOOK.
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 32 -- The BIGGEST Superman title in years continues with issue #2 this Wednesday. BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS writer SCOTT SNYDER & superstar BATMAN: HUSH artist JIM LEE deliver pure magic on this title!
Oh.. and Batman shows up.:)
Take two of comics biggest talents, Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, put them together on one of comics' longest running icons.. and yeah, that's a recipe for pure magic, folks.
We absolutely fell in love with issue #1 of SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, as it delivered the kind of SUPERMAN story we'd been waiting for.
I'm not going to lie, sometimes it takes a lot to make Superman cool, and hot damn, Snyder & Lee really brought it with this book.
I'm pretty happy to say that issue #2 is just as good as the debut, getting straight into the action, after the set up of issue #1.
In issue #2, the technological terrorists called Ascension are growing bolder with every attack, creating problems only Superman can solve... and that's with the help of the world's greatest detective, Batman.
But the mystery that's really got them both worried is the unknown figure that's been shadowing Superman.
Wanna hop aboard? We've got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week's #2.
GEORGE RR MARTIN, author of A GAME OF THRONES, comes to comics this Wednesday with his werewolf saga SKIN TRADE in GEOREG RR MARTIN'S SKIN TRADE #1
Avatar Press is responsible for some of the grisliest, most intense horror comics we've ever read. From CROSSED to NEONOMICON to STITCHED to EXTINCTION PARADE and Caligula.. and then some.
So, it's only natural that Avatar would pair up with George RR Martin, the author of the often gut-wrenchingly tragic GAME OF THRONES series, to deliver his own foray into the world of comics.
In SKIN TRADE, we're introduced to private investigator Randi Wade, who finds the ravaged remains of innocent victims that have been savagely murdered and skinned.
As the mysterious secrets of the Blackstone Manor begin to be uncovered, she gets ever closer to the monstrous truth: werewolves are real.
Martin combines his unmatched creative vision with visceral illustrations of horror master Mike Wolfer to create something intensely unsettling.
Snag yourself a copy this Wednesday, Third Eye Faithful.
HAWKEYE VOL.2 LITTLE HITS DELIVERS THE SECOND GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION OF FRACTION & AJA'S INCREDIBLE HAWKEYE SERIES
By now, you've probably figured out, that we're more than just a LITTLE bit crazy about Marvel's current run of HAWKEYE.
Simply put, Fraction & Aja's HAWKEYE is pretty much everything that's GREAT about comics... and then some.
So, when we saw that the second volume would be dropping this week... our bookcases got just a tad bit happier.
In volume 2 of HAWKEYE, ace archer Clint Barton battles Superstorm Sandy (that's right, Hawkeye vs. Hurricane Sandy!), a digital doomsday, dog detectives (!?), lady trouble, murder for money and more as Matt Fraction and David Aja continue their exciting, fresh reinvention of the arrowed Avenger!
Plus: the tracksuits return... and they're aiming to kill.
Seriously: this book has it all. It's action-packed, it's quirky, it's funny, it's smart, and heck, it's just plain cool.
Like I said above, whether you're a fan of mainstream superhero stuff, or a fan of the more offbeat stuff.. you will love HAWKEYE.
We promise you that.
Want to try it? We've got the first graphic novel in stock now, as well as all the back issues, to get you on board this incredible series.
AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: THE SEARCH VOL.2 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, DELIVERING MORE AVATAR AWESOMENESS!
AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER is a huge favorite amongst all of Team Third Eye.
So, the graphic novels that Dark Horse has been putting out, which bridge crucial parts of the television series with all new story lines that are part of the canon, have been pretty freakin' popular around here.
Now, we're following the Search, as Fire Lord Zuko seeks his long-lost mother, while his deadly and insane sister Azula and Avatar Aang go along for the ride.
The perfect companion to Legend of Korra, the AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER series continues to deliver on the same level of quality as the animated series.
Must-read stuff.. wanna get into it? We've got all the earlier volumes in stock and available now.
Click here for a preview of AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: THE SEARCH VOL.2 TP
SNYDER CONTINUES HIS FOLLOW UP TO COURT OF OWLS & DEATH OF THE FAMILY WITH ZERO YEAR THIS WEDNESDAY! CHECK OUT BATMAN #22 for CHAPTER 2 of ZERO YEAR!
We've been ranting and raving for nearly two years straight now about how freakin' great Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's work on BATMAN has been... and, you know what? We're not gonna stop anytime soon.
In this week's BATMAN #22, the second chapter of the totally rad ZERO YEAR storyline, we're taken further into Bruce Wayne's past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent.
Meanwhile, we're shown a secret moment from Bruce's training abroad that is revealed for the first time ever.
Snyder & Capullo are doing an incredible job of crafting a modern origin of Batman for the 21st century.
Oh, and their take on the Riddler?
Worth the price of admission alone. Incredible.
Wanna get into this arc? Hop aboard with BATMAN #21, in stock now, to catch up to Wednesday's BATMAN #22.
EAST OF WEST #4 -- One of our Top 5 Favorite Monthly Series Continues this Wednesday!
EAST OF WEST continues to be one of the best damn comics on the stands, as Jonathan Hickman (PAX ROMANA, RED WING, & more) and Nick Dragotta craft the most fascinating, and compelling ongoing series we've seen since the debut of SAGA.
EAST OF WEST is a fantasy / sci-fi / western genre mash-up starring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse... and it's awesome.
We're shown an alternate American Civil War, where the world pretty much ends before the war can end, thus causing the course of history to be changed forever.
Oh, and three of the Four Horsemen are born when the onset of the Apocalypse begins... and are in search of their fourth brother.
Fast-forward to the year 2064, and everything has changed. The country is divided into 7 Nations, and everyone is at war with everyone.
It's still very much an Old West kind of setting, but with a tech-heavy futuristic slant, with robotic horses, and saloons that serve chemically-enhanced whisky.
While the first issue is just the set-up, one thing that we're quickly shown is that the Four Horsemen are the stars of the show here.. and, we're digging it.
Three issues in, and each issue pulls us in more and more, as we're becoming totally enraptured with the world that Hickman and Dragotta are building.
You want great art? You want great storytelling? Heck, you want a gorgeous color palette? Read this comic.
You won't be sorry.
We've got issues 1-3 in stock now to catch you up to this week's issue #4.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13 -- Superior Spidey teams up with.. THE LIZARD!
Superior Spider-Man continues to be one of our favorite Marvel titles with each and every issue, and this week's issue #13 turns things up a notch as the NO ESCAPE storyline gets even wilder.
In chapter 3 of NO ESCAPE, Superior Spider-Man must team up with the LIZARD, as he finds himself tasked with a pretty tough chore: to kill the Spider-Slayer, at Mayor Jameson's command.
More Spider-Awesome from the best damn Spidey series we've read in ages this Wednesday in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13.
Wanna get caught up on the series? We've got issues 1-12 in stock now to get you caught up to speed.
Click here for a preview of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13
GHOSTED #1 -- IMAGE DELIVERS A STUNNING ONGOING SERIES DEBUT THAT'S ONE PART OCEANS 11, AND ONE PART THE SHINING!
Another killer IMAGE debut this Wednesday is the new horror / crime mash-up GHOSTED.
When we first saw pages of this one, we knew we were in for a real treat, and folks, it does not disappoint.
In GHOSTED, Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live... except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score.
But, when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors.
Super slick, super rad -- this book ruled on all fronts. Imagine OCEANS 11 meets THE SHINING.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #22 -- Continue your POWER RING set and get the WHITE LANTERN ring FREE with PURCHASE of GL CORPS #22 this Wednesday
We're digging the new direction of all the new GL books, and we can't help but love the fact that DC's hooking us up with all these snazzy Power Rings to give you guys when you pick up select issues of the different GL titles!
In GL Corps #22, John Stewart is the only Lantern who knows about a terrible threat coming for the universe.. but if he makes it back to Oa, will he choose to serve in an unrecognizable Corps made up of the strangest new recruits ever to wield a ring?
Get a FREE White Lantern Power Ring with Purchase of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #22!
Just like the other rings we've given out this Summer, we're giving out FREE White Lantern rings with each copy of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #22 purchased.
Make sure you snag yourself a copy this Wednesday!
Click here for our Power Ring Checklist to find out how you can get a set of Power Rings yourself!
WALKING DEAD #112 -- The Negan Situation Gets Crazier!
WALKING DEAD is always a treat, and after the grisly conclusion to last month's #111.. well.. you could say things are about to get real.
A war is brewing, and while we like to keep our lips sealed as to what goes down in each issue... we will say this: damn, this issue was intense!
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN / RORSCHACH & BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL / DR MANHATTAN ARRIVE IN GRAPHIC NOVEL FORM THIS WEDNESDAY
Two more stellar BEFORE WATCHMEN collections arrive this Wednesday, and we could not be more pumped, as these volumes collect some of our favorites of the line-up.
First off, we've got BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN / RORSCHACH, which is an absolutely perfect pairing, if you ask me.
Both written by BRIAN AZZARELLO (100 BULLETS, JOKER, & more), these stories capture the gritty essence and cynical edge that the two characters both carry.
With the COMEDIAN featuring art by JG JONES, we're shown the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination.
As one of our favorite characters in WATCHMEN, we loved seeing the story of the COMEDIAN unfold.
Meanwhile in RORSCHACH, Azzarello teams with LEE BERMEJO (BATMAN NOEL, JOKER, LUTHOR MAN OF STEEL) to show how one of the most dangerous vigilantes became even darker than he was.
Also dropping this week is the NITE OWL / DR MANHATTAN collection, which delivers two awesome reads as well, as TEN GRAND writer J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI does an incredible job with the prequel of NITE-OWL, and living legend ADAM HUGHES puts together an epic DR. MANHATTAN tale.
Snag 'em both this week at Third Eye!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #1 DELIVERS A NEW TMNT SERIES IN TUNE WITH THE NEW SERIES!
Spinning straight out of the Nickelodeon cartoon comes this all-new, all-ages series perfect for fans of both the original Turtles stuff and the new stuff.
We know, we know... nothing can touch the original stuff, but c'mon: admit it, you've got a soft spot for those goofy cartoons of yesteryear, and, hey this is as close as we're gonna get in the ultra self-aware 21st century, right?
There may not be a zamboni that shoots pizzas... but, hey, we're close!
Snag yourself a copy this week at Third Eye!
QUANTUM & WOODY #1 DEBUTS FROM VALIANT THIS WEDNESDAY, AND IT IS AWESOME! ONE OF THE MOST GENUINELY FUNNY SUPERHERO BOOKS ON THE STANDS!
If you love DEADPOOL, you need to be reading this comic!
Valiant has been really doing a great job with all their titles, and we've loved how they've been building a superhero universe from the ground-up that really feels natural, organic, and well thought out.
If you dig the fresh concepts, and edgy approach of many IMAGE titles, but also dig the shared universe aspect of Marvel or DC.. then you need to give Valiant a shot.
And, this week, QUANTUM & WOODY returns with a new reader-friendly issue #1 that you can jump on board with, and find out why we're all so super excited to see this book back in action.
Back in the late '90s, in the post-crash world of comics, there were some real gems rising up out of nowhere, and one of those was QUANTUM and WOODY, a genuinely funny take on the super-powered dynamic duo idea.
What's the scoop? Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures.
But when their father's murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose -- and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime.
Go big or go home, folks!
Folks, if you're into comics like DEADPOOL, or comedies like EASTBOUND AND DOWN or THE HANGOVER get you going... give QUANTUM AND WOODY a shot.
TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS #2 -- GERARD WAY'S INCREDIBLE NEW SERIES CONTINUES! FROM THE WRITER OF UMBRELLA ACADEMY!
We really, really dug the first issue of KILLJOYS, and are totally pumped to see issue #2 dropping this week.
From GERARD WAY, writer / creator of the UMBRELLA ACADEMY, and frontman of MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a slick, stylized science fiction-charged madcap tale of evil corporations, mod bike gangs, and down on their luck androids.
Imagine if the movie Quadrophenia merged with a post-apocalyptic Total Recall-esque future, and that sums up KILLJOYS perfectly.
Wanna hop on board? We've got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week's #2.
DIABLO: SWORD OF JUSTICE TRADE PAPERBACK COLLECTS THE ENTIRE DIABLO COMIC SERIES
A MUST FOR FANS OF THE BLIZZARD GAME!
We're all longtime fans of Blizzard's DIABLO series here at Third Eye, so when we saw one of our favorite games getting brought into the world of comics -- saying we were excited is just a tad bit of an understatement.
From the world and legends of Sanctuary, the setting for the award-winning Diablo video game, comes this tale of a hero's birth.
Jacob has fled his homeland in the north, hunted by his kinsmen for the crime of murder.
Led by visions of an ancient prophet, pursued by his friends, Jacob finds his destiny -- but will he be able to claim the sword that could save his people, if not the world, before he's brought to justice?
If you're a DIABLO fan, then this is a must-buy, Third Eye Faithful.
MOUSE GUARD VOL.3 THE BLACK AXE HARDCOVER ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY, DELIVERING THE THIRD INSTALLMENT INTO DAVID PETERSON'S INCREDIBLE FANTASY EPIC!
We're huge fans of Mouse Guard here at Third Eye, and we love David Petersen's incredible and gorgeous artwork that brings the world to life so perfectly.
What we dig even more though is sitting down and reading Mouse Guard in collected format, 'cause damn, it makes a pretty hardcover. :)
This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comics eries, Mouse Guard, serving as a prequel to the two previous volumes (FALL 1152 and WINTER 1152).
Set in 1115, this is the story of how the Guardmouse Celanawe's paw first touched the legendary weapon, the Black Axe.
The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands, all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic axe.
This hardcover includes an epilogue, pinups, 22 pages of maps, guide pages, and cutaways, as well as a reprinting of the 2010 FCBD story as a prologue to the tale.
Snag yourself a copy this Wednesday.
IDW DEBUTS THEIR COMICFOLIOS WITH MY LITTLE PONY: TWILIGHT SPARKLE & MY LITTLE PONY: RAINBOW DASH THIS WEEK!
THE ULTIMATE, SPECIAL EDITION OF SELECT BOOKS!
IDW is debuting a very cool, and interesting concept celebrating the collecting aspect of comics this week with their new Comicfolios.
Starting with MY LITTLE PONY MICRO-SERIES #1 TWILIGHT SPARKLE & MY LITTLE PONY MICRO-SERIES #2 RAINBOW DASH, the Comicfolio is a new way to collect and treasure your favorite titles.
Each package contains a special edition, variant cover of the book within as well as a lithograph protected in a hand-built hardcover portfolio that's been die-cut and finished with a sparkle glitter treatment.
Each Comicfolio is limited to 500 copies, and that's it -- so once these sell out, they are gone for good! Make sure you snag your's this week at Third Eye for just $39.99 each.
JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS #1 -- The original JUDGE DREDD tales are reprinted with all-new colors, and presentation!
We love us some JUDGE DREDD here at Third Eye, and nothing comes close to the hard-edged cynicism of the original Dredd stuff.
Starting this week, IDW will be reprinting the classic JUDGE DREDD tales monthly, with all new coloring and production values.
Up first in this week's issue #1, 30 pages of "Block Mania", which leads to the beloved APOCALYPSE WAR!
Snag yourself a copy this week, Third Eye Faithful!
TITAN COMICS DEBUTS A PULPY NEW MASTERPIECE WITH CHRONOS COMMANDOS: DAWN PATROL #1 THIS WEEK
We've been impressed with what Titan has been offering recently, from the cool sampler book last week, to the debut of their anthology series A1, so we're pretty stoked about Chronos Commandos.
In CHRONOS COMMANDOS DAWN PATROL, when the Allies and Nazis develop time-diving technology that could see the course of World War II derailed by creatures from the Cretaceous period, only Sarge and his band of misfit soldiers can save the future -- by saving history!
Dinosaurs! Giant crocodiles! Time travel! Nazis! Albert Einstein with a machine gun!
Oh yes, Chronos Commandos has it all!
STEVE: SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDERMAN #1 - This was a lot of fun -- very reminiscent of the current run of HAWKEYE. Love the bad guys too!
TRISH: SATELLITE SAM #1 - I loved this! Great blend of 1950s creepiness mixed with a biting sense of humor!
TORMA: WHAT IF AVX #1 - It's WHAT IF? I'm always going to love a good WHAT IF?
MATT: AVENGERS #15 - So much cool stuff coming together for INFINITY -- can't wait until this all kicks off.
SHAUN: POLARITY #4 - Great conclusion to an awesome series! Hopefully we see a sequel!
RYAN: DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #1 - I think this might be the best of the DEADPOOL KILLS books yet.
JOHN: SATELLITE SAM #1 - An interesting look into teh 1950s filled with live TV, scandalous behavior, and a murder mystery. Needless to say this book is excellent!
LEXI: POLARITY #4 - Great ending to a great series! Loved this one all the way through!
KYLE: DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #1 - Good stuff. Can't wait for #2!