MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: SILVER SURFER #1 by SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN writer DAN SLOTT & INDIE LEGEND MIKE ALLRED arrives this Wednesday featuring a THIRD EYE COMICS EXCLUSIVE variant by THANOS creator JIM STARLIN!
Third Eye Faithful, there's a TON of great new comics being launched this year from Marvel as part of their big MARVEL NOW Wave 2 initiative, and I gotta say: the good has definitely outweighed the bad!
So many great new reads -- but, I gotta tell you: SILVER SURFER is one you cannot miss.
This is going to be one of THE books to read as part of the big Marvel NOW Wave 2 line-up.
Alongside another favorite of our's, the recent ALL NEW GHOST RIDER, and of course, the killer MOON KNIGHT, the new SILVER SURFER looks to be the first real chance that this fan-favorite character has at really becoming a major player in the Marvel U, and we're stoked.
With writer DAN SLOTT (the man behind SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN) and the dynamo art team of Mike & Laura Allred, Silver Surfer is the perfect blend of cutting-edge modern comic storytelling with a timeless pop art sensibility that harkens back to the early beginnings of Marvel Comics.
In SILVER SURFER, we see first-hand: the universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it... is with someone else at your side.
Meet the Earth girl who's challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U -- into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic.
This book is so freakin' good -- one part DOCTOR WHO ala 10th and 11th Doctor, one part Jack Kirby-era Marvel, SILVER SURFER is a fun, unique, fresh, and innovative spin on the Marvel U that grabs a hold of you and does not let go.
Heck, we liked it so much that we did a special edition THIRD EYE COMICS exclusive cover of SILVER SURFER #1 by the man known for defining the Cosmic end of the Marvel Universe: JIM STARLIN.
Make sure you snag yourself a copy this week at Third Eye!
THIRD EYE FAVORITE, RAT QUEENS VOL.1 SASS & SORCERY ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY! A MUST FOR FANS OF SAGA, SKULLKICKERS & MORE!
Imagine HBO's GIRLS meets LORD OF THE RINGS!
One of our favorite new IMAGE series to debut last year was the incredible sword-and-sorcery comedy RAT QUEENS, which reads like one part HBO's GIRLS and one part DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.
From PETER PANZERFAUST scribe KURTIS J. WIEBE, this killer ongoing series combines bitting humor with ultra-violent adventure and mayhem to make for one heck of a good read.
Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit.
It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.
This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that's reminiscent of Joss Whedon's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, the high fantasy seen in SAGA, the raunch of TANK GIRL, and the epic scale of LORD OF THE RINGS... on a drunken bender.
Get the first volume for only $9.99 this week at Third Eye, and find out why we love it so much!
SUICIDE SQUAD: AMANDA WALLER ONE-SHOT DROPS THIS WEDNESDAY, FEATURING AWESOMECON 2014 Guest JIM ZUBKAVICH! Get your copy & get it signed on April 19th at AWESOMECON DC!
We're big fans of SUICIDE SQUAD, and folks, we're even bigger fans of the totally killer ARROW TV series that's been rocking everyone's world this year -- so, when we saw that the totally awesome Amanda Waller would be getting her own one-shot, we knew it was a must.
And, then, add in the fact that Third Eye favorite, JIM ZUB, who does great work on SKULLKICKERS & SAMURAI JACK, was writing the book -- we KNEW we had to shout it out this week!
As head of both SUICIDE SQUAD and A.R.G.U.S, Amanda Waller has made a lot of enemies over the years.
And, now, without either of those groups at her disposal, one of those enemies has come to kill her!
She must stop him all by herself or die trying...
A crucial look into the woman behind the Suicide Squad's motives, and origins, this is a must-read!
THIS WEDNESDAY, THE FUTURE OF THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE IS REVEALED IN THE CRUCIAL SURVIVE ONE-SHOT!
Who survived CATACLYSM? Find out here!
In CATACLYSM, the Ultimate Universe faced it's greatest threat to date with the arrival of the 616 Marvel U's GALACTUS intent on devouring Ultimate Earth.
Against all odds, the Ultimate Universe has survived -- but, not everyone who helped make it so, will be around to enjoy the victory party.
With some exciting stuff on the horizon for the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE, including the arrival of the ALL NEW ULTIMATES title by indie fav MICHEL FIFFE (creator of COPRA), we're pretty pumped to see what's in store, and this week's SURVIVE one-shot is the crucial bridge between CATACLYSM and the upcoming ULTIMATE U stuff.
Make sure you snag yourself a copy this Wednesday, so you can get primed for the future of all your favorite ULTIMATE UNIVERSE icons.
THE MUST-READ MANGA, SWORD ART ONLINE, ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY WITH SWORD ART ONLINE VOL.1
You've seen the anime, you've probably bought one or two of the killer replica swords we carry, heck, you may even have some of the other cool merch too -- but, now, you can own the actual manga that's brought us SWORD ART ONLINE.
In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as SWORD ART ONLINE, a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online RPG like no other, opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience.
But, when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG -- a log-out button.
Now, trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom.
But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death: both virtually and in reality.
A must-read, Third Eye Faithful: get this book!
WHITE SUITS & FIVE GHOSTS Writer FRANK J. BARBIERE brings his new creepy sci-fi hero to life with BLACKOUT #1 this Wednesday!
You guys know we're huge fans of Frank J. Barbiere, and his work on books like WHITE SUITS and FIVE GHOSTS, so when we saw he had something new coming out this week, we had to give it a shout.
In BLACKOUT, Scott Travers's special suit lets him move through our world unseen and untouchable within a shadowy parallel dimension -- but he doesn't know how the suit works or where it came from.
With his benefactor missing and unfriendlier after his Blackout gear, Scott must find answers before the answers find him.
A fantastic read through and through, give this one a shot on Wednesday, Third Eye Faithful!
Click here to check out our Third Eye PICK 3 Episode 2 with FRANK J. BARBIERE, where he talks about some of his favorite comics at Third Eye!
THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE OF SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ARRIVES WITH THIS WEDNESDAY'S SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 -- THE ROAD TO AMAZING SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
GOBLIN NATION has been a real ass-kicker of a storyline, and we've been digging every single second of it all the way through.
So, with only 2 chapters of GOBLIN NATION remaining, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 right around the corner... we're more than a little anxious to find out the fate of our favorite Spidey in ages: the Superior Spider-Man.
Ever since the start of the iconic DYING WISH storyline that first kicked off the transition of Ock into Peter's body, it has been all building to this.
One of the most important moments of the entire SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN series goes down in this issue, and once it happens: it cannot be undone.
Folks, trust us: you need to get this book on release day and read it fast -- you're gonna be pumped!
Not reading SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN? One of the best takes on the character in ages, this series shows us how Otto Octavius aka Doc Ock has moved his consciousness into the body of Peter Parker and is now acting AS Spider-Man.
Thing is -- he's Doc Ock, and despite his best intentions, the things he does to try to be a hero, still cast him in a rather villainous light.
We love it -- complex, smart, and funny -- SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN has completely revitalized our love of Spider-Man and the world he inhabits.
Wanna get on board? We've got issues 1-29, or trade paperbacks 1-4, in stock and available now, to catch you up to current.
CHEW VOL.8 FAMILY RECIPES -- Imagine DEXTER meets TOP CHEF -- this sums up our love of the IMAGE series CHEW!
OK, so before we start talking about this latest volume, we should probably enlighten those of you who may not already know the awesomeness of CHEW.
In a world where poultry is illegal and under prohibition due to avian bird flu, and the Food Drug Administration acts as the world's largest police force, the life of Tony Chu is an interesting one.
See, Tony is a Cibopath -- he gets a psychic impression from whatever he eats; an apple? He can smell the pesticides. A hamburger? He sees the slaughterhouse. It's not a pleasant way to live, trust us.
So, Tony, a mild mannered homicide detective, one day finds himself in a situation where he accidentally ingests the remains of a murder victim -- and realizes, he can see every thing that led to their demise.
From there, we've followed Tony's adventures, and we're so hooked, it's ridiculous. Just when we think CHEW has taken things to a new level -- they top themselves again.
In volume 8, Anthony and Antonelle Chu, fraternal twins, Tony and Toni, each with their own extraordinary, albeit diametrically opposed ability, find themselves in a mess.
See, Toni's dead. She's been murdered, and Tony has vowed to catch her killer.
Toni is going to help... wait, how?
Find out in CHEW VOLUME 8, Third Eye Faithful!
Wanna get started? We've got volumes 1-7 in stock now, and volume 1 is only $9.99!
MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: IRON PATRIOT #1 - ZERO & SECRET AVENGERS writer ALES KOT deliver an incredible debut for the new War Machine title, IRON PATRIOT!
Ales Kot is quickly becoming one of our favorite new writers here at Third Eye, and his recent work on books like ZERO and SECRET AVENGERS have definitely helped that.
This week, Ales other new MARVEL title, IRON PATRIOT, arrives, as we see War Machine JIM RHODES leaving behind the covert ops world of the SECRET AVENGERS, and embracing his role as the IRON PATRIOT.
As the IRON PATRIOT, he's bringing the fight against the bad guys to the home front -- but a new villain has emerged with a brutal plan that could turn the Iron Patriot into America's most wanted.
THE UBER-TALENTED SIMON ROY (PROPHET) DEBUTS JAN'S ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES Graphic Novel this Wednesday!
A must for fans of PROPHET, and the artist MOEBIUS!
Meet artist SIMON ROY at Third Eye on Saturday 6/21!
We're huge fans of Simon Roy, and his incredible artwork on the IMAGE series PROPHET, so when we saw he had something brand new dropping this week -- well, we got a little stoked. OK, a lot stoked.
This fantastic graphic novel delivers an anthology collection of tales that span time, space, and species, all in Simon Roy's unique, hyper-detailed, and immersive art-style.
A must for fans of the work of MOEBIUS and comics like the INCAL, Jan's Atomic Heart is a gorgeous slice of sci-fi comics at their best, and we cannot recommend it enough.
Also, don't forget, you can bring your copy to get it signed on Saturday 6/21/14 by Simon at our signing for his upcoming IMAGE series THE FIELD, click here for details.
GARTH ENNIS RETURNS TO CROSSED THIS WEDNESDAY WITH CROSSED #50, KICKING OFF A FRESH NEW STORYLINE!
THE WRITER OF PREACHER DOES SURVIVAL HORROR AT IT'S BEST!
CROSSED is.. quite possibly.. the most disturbing comic we sell. Seriously: it's that intense.
This survival horror saga where a disease that forms a cross-like rash on the infected's face, and turns them into engines of pure destruction is one of the most shocking and revolting survival horror stories we've seen in any medium.
Instead of zombies hungering for brains, these folks aren't undead, but are instead driven to the corner of their brain that's responsible for evil; and that's all they are: pure evil, with intentions to cause as much suffering as possible.
It's a frightening comic, as a good horror comic should be, and we cannot get enough of it.
Now, the originator of CROSSED, writer GARTH ENNIS, returns with CROSSED #50, and begins a brand new storyline.
From the very beginning, everyone has wondered: what started the outbreak? Was it an act of god? Did it begin as a man-made bio-weapon? Is it the final evolution of human kind? Now, after more than five years of horror, Ennis reveals his "Patient Zero" in this seven part epic, showing us the origins of CROSSED.
A must-read, Third Eye Faithful, snag yourself a copy this Wednesday.
RICK REMENDER, writer of BLACK SCIENCE, delivers a mash-up of KILL BILL and the BREAKFAST CLUB with his new ongoing series DEADLY CLASS!
We LOVE Deadly Class. This stellar new IMAGE ongoing series is one of the best damn things on the stands, and we cannot wait to read this week's issue #3.
What is DEADLY CLASS? Set in the year of 1987, and loaded with references that those of you who have way too much New Order and Gorilla Biscuits on your playlist will appreciate, DEADLY CLASS is a blend of KILL BILL and the BREAKFAST CLUB.
The sons and daughters of the most ruthless gangsters, yakuza, and assassins have to learn their parents work somewhere, right?
Welcome to high school -- a special high school -- one that trains these kids how to be killers so they can enter the family biz.
But, they're still teenagers, and still have to deal with the things most teenagers have to deal with.
In issue #3, tasked with their first assassination mission, Marcus and Willie roam the sad and lonely streets of San Francisco in the dead of night, stalked by a shadow from Marcus's mysterious past.
Wanna hop on? We've got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to catch you up to current.
FEAR AGENT LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 2 COLLECTS THE FINAL HALF OF Black Science & Deadly Class writer Rick Remender's incredible epic!
Imagine HALF-LIFE meets ARMY OF DARKNESS!
FEAR AGENT is one of our all-time faves, Third Eye Faithful, and with writer Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, UNCANNY X-FORCE, DEADLY CLASS) as the man behind it -- that should be no surprise, right?
What's the scoop on it? Check it out: when down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper -- as the last FEAR AGENT.
Now, the outlook isn't sunny for Heath Huston or the rebuilt ensemble of Fear Agents he has assembled since book 1 -- planet Earth is infested by Feeder aliens, robotic conquerors are manipulating the universe through time travel, and Heath has discovered traitor in his ranks.
This second library edition collects the sci-fi epic that combines the humor and kinetic energy of Bruce Campbell in ARMY OF DARKNESS with the sci-fi eerie vibe of the video game HALF-LIFE.
Wanna get into it? We've got the first library edition available to get you on board.
HELHEIM VOL.1 WITCH WAR -- A GAME OF THRONES meets WALKING DEAD MADNESS in this zombie Viking saga by DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL & SIXTH GUN writer CULLEN BUNN
Meet writer CULLEN BUNN on Saturday 4/26 & get it signed!
We LOVED Helheim, and we're so pumped to see the trade dropping now, so you guys can check this one out and get it signed at our big upcoming signing with DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE writer CULLEN BUNN.
Once the threshold of Helheim is crossed, not even gods can escape.
The age of Vikings. Savage wild men, dark creatures, and hideous undead are pawns in the war between witches.
A hero named Rikard, pays the ultimate price in this conflict, but his fight is far from over.
Raised as a draugr-an undead killing machine, Rickard is meant to be used as a weapon in the supernatural conflict.
But, Rikard will not be controlled.
And, where the draugr treads, death follows.
Folks: this book RULED.
Get the trade this week!
MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: NEW AVENGERS #16 . NOW -- A BOLD NEW ERA BEGINS IN NEW AVENGERS #16, AS THE ILLUMINATI REUNITES!
No more bloodshed. To save their nations, the Black Panther and Namor have sued for peace.
As members of the Illuminati, the secret organization made up of the Marvel Universe's most powerful heroes, they must work together to stop the extinction of the entire universe.
But are their amends too little too late? There's no turning back for the Illuminati after this issue -- and they'll pay the price for their sins!
NEIL GAIMAN'S SANDMAN: OVERTURE #2 ARRIVES AFTER MUCH ANTICIPATION, AND IT'S TOTALLY WORTH EVERY SECOND OF THE WAIT!
Third Eye Faithful, many of you are fans of SAGA, and you know how SAGA is kind of seen as the comic that everyone loves? Well, before SAGA, it was SANDMAN, and if you've never read Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN... we highly recommend giving it a shot, and picking up those trade paperbacks.
Or, if you'd prefer, you can jump into the prequel series that's running now, SANDMAN OVERTURE, which serves as a great spot to try out the incredible world that Gaiman has crafted with THE SANDMAN.
In SANDMAN OVERTURE #2, the Sandman's epic story continues, as GAIMAN and JH WILLIAMS III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA) transform Morpheus through the early ages, and a mysterious figure in white makes his own first appearance.
And, did we mention: THE CORINTHIAN makes a deal -- but it may prove to be a sacrifice he's not able to live with.
Sandman is just plain amazing. There's no way we can even do it justice by going into detail; all we can say is it's one of the best hybrids of horror / fantasy storytelling ever done in any medium, and is an example of what makes comic storytelling so darn amazing.
Never read it? Pick up issue #1 of OVERTURE, and give it a shot.
Wanna get into the original series? We've got SANDMAN volumes 1-10 in stock now to get you on board!
MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: UNCANNY AVENGERS #18 . NOW MARKS A PERFECT PLACE TO JUMP ON BOARD THIS GREAT TITLE FROM RICK REMENDER, writer of BLACK SCIENCE & DEADLY CLASS
A must for fans of HOUSE OF M & AGE OF APOCALYPSE
In this week's UNCANNY AVENGERS #18 . NOW, the MARVEL NOW WAVE 2 hits the book, and a brand new era begins as AVENGE THE EARTH Chapter One starts.
Welcome to PLANET X, the new mutant home world, where everything is great -- presumed that you possess the mutant gene.
Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their 'No More Humans' campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok!
Witness the fate of the UNCANNY AVENGERS -- who survived the plot of the Apocalypse Twins, and how?
Folks, if you dig stuff like AGE OF APOCALYPSE or HOUSE OF M, you're gonna love this!
STAR SLAMMERS REMASTERED #1 REVIVES COMIC SUPERSTAR WALT SIMONSON'S SCI-FI EPIC!
Walter Simonson can honestly be described as a living legend. He pretty much DEFINED Thor for Marvel Comics, and has done amazing work on everything from Batman and the Fantastic Four to Elric and Orion.
So, the fine folks at IDW have went into the vaults, and dug out a hidden gem -- lost to the ages for many years -- and re-colored and remastered to show us just how incredible Walt's art really is.
Once upon a time, there was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody.
They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became so lucrative, they decided to go into business, and they became the most successful businessmen in history.
And, folks, they were called: The Star Slammers.
Get it, and give it a shot. We think you'll be impressed!
SCOTT SNYDER & SEAN MURPHY'S INCREDIBLE HORROR SERIES THE WAKE CONTINUES WITH THE WAKE #7 THIS WEDNESDAY
The awesomeness of the WAKE continues, as we venture two hundred years into the future, where things are not looking too great for the human race.
However, a mysterious call from the deep... could change everything.
The epic, flooded future of THE WAKE continues here -- and we cannot wait to see how it plays out!
One of our favorite new series -- don't sleep on this one! We've got issues 1-6 in stock now to catch you up!
THE WALKING DEAD #124 ARRIVES THIS WEEK, AS THE WAR HAS BEGUN TO TAKE A TOLL ON ALL INVOLVED!
After the shocking events of issue #123 -- we think it's safe to say you're eager to read this one.
You know the drill though: NO SPOILERS! So, the less we say, the better. We'll see you soon. :)
MARVEL NOW WAVE 2: TRADD MOORE (LUTHER STRODE, ZERO) BLOWS MINDS WITH ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #1 -- ONE OF THE BEST NEW MARVEL BOOKS WE'VE SEEN!
*Quick Heads Up: GHOST RIDER was originally scheduled for last week, but due to a scheduling issue at Marvel & the distributor, the book was rescheduled to this Wednesday*
Third Eye Faithful, I gotta tell ya: I've never been a major Ghost Rider guy. I've always appreciated the character, and really dug the visual aesthetic, but the character and his villains weren't really my thing growing up.
But, with ALL NEW GHOST RIDER -- and a fresh new take, with a fresh new Ghost Rider, I think that's going to change.
BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE COOLEST FREAKIN' NEW MARVEL SERIES WE'VE SEEN!
OK, so first of all, you've got artist Tradd Moore, who many of you know from his work on STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, DEADPOOL, and ZERO.
Tradd goes CRAZY with Ghost Rider, building a new world of characters and vibrant, and exciting moments alongside the very talented writing of Felipe Smith.
This book practically crackles with energy, as every page screams out at you: READ THIS BOOK!
And, it's GOOD!
In ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #1, a street race leads a young man on the fast and furious road of destiny.
Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, a war brews in the criminal underworld!
With four on the floor, a new man takes on the mantle of Ghost Rider, and serves host to the demonic spirit of vengeance.
And, it's bloody, crazy, and over-the-top.
I could rant and rave all day about how great the book looks and reads, but instead, I'll just say this: pick it up this week and flip through it -- you'll find yourself unable to resist reading. It's THAT good.