Monday, December 1, 2014

This Week's Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 12/3/14

Neil Gaiman's ANGELA makes her ongoing Marvel debut in Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1 this Wednesday by KIERON GILLEN (WICKED + DIVINE) & MARGUERITE BENNETT!

A fresh new heroine by two of comics top writers!
We're HUGE fans of the Image series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by KIERON GILLEN, and we totally loved his work on JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY and YOUNG AVENGERS,  so when we saw that they'd be pairing up to bring Neil Gaiman's classic ANGELA character (some of you may remember her from Spawn) to Marvel, we knew were in for a treat!
In ANGELA ASGARD'S ASSASSIN, all her life, Angela -- the finest warrior of Heaven -- was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.
And, now Angela knows the truth of her identity: she IS Thor's sister. She IS an Asgardian.
Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!
But, what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heaven want? And, why are they so eager to get it?
This is an incredible introduction of a dynamic new character to the Marvel Universe, and folks, you know we love seeing Marvel take things in new directions. The series has a strong mythological bent, and gives us strong flashbacks to Gillen's own work on JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY featuring Loki.
Definitely worth taking a shot on this exciting new series, make sure you snag a copy of issue #1 this week at Third Eye!

1smalltenthrealmWant more back story on ANGELA?

If you're curious about ANGELA, and want to get more background on the charater, we recommend scooping the ORIGINAL SIN: Thor & Loki TENTH REALM graphic novel (or issues, we've got those in stock as well!) to see where her origins in the Marvel Universe are first explored.
In this graphic novel, Thor and Loki must embark on a quest to find the strange new world known as the Tenth Realm, and discover the sister Thor never knew he had: ANGELA!
Click here for a preview of ANGELA: ASGARD'S ASSASSIN #1
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Gail Simone returns with the New 52 SECRET SIX in this week's SECRET SIX #1!

Gail Simone, is by far, one of the best darn comic book writers of the modern age, and her work on things like BATGIRL, and her previous run of SECRET SIX, have made her a major favorite here at Third Eye!
This week, we're totally pumped to see Gail return with the SECRET SIX, and are loving the direction the series is heading.
Six strangers are brought together under mysterious circumstances that leave everyone asking the question: What's the secret?
What's the scoop on SECRET SIX? This interesting riff on the Suicide Squad format originally evolved into something much cooler, as some of the DCU's most notorious villains found themselves cast in the role of heroes.
Simone is known for bringing sharp wit, and humor to the superhero action of Secret Six, and that's a big part of hte appeal.
The identity of who is actually part of the team is shrouded in secrecy, but, we do know that the fan-favorite Catman, and Black Alice, will be a part of the team.
We're super excited to see SECRET SIX back, and if you're a fan of things like SUICIDE SQUAD, or the previous SECRET SIX series, then you gotta check this out with this week's issue #1!
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Snake Plissken returns from BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA comic publishers BOOM STUDIOS in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1 this Wednesday!

BOOM has done an incredible job with their BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA comic series so far, and when we saw they were doing ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, we knew we had to give it a shout-out. I mean, c'mon: the more John Carpenter comics, the better!
If you're a fan of the ESCAPE FROM NY film, or if you've never seen it, you're gonna love this killer new series that takes us into a dystopian future United States where the crime rate has risen 400 percent.
After humiliating the President in fron tof the world and destroying America's one chance to end World War III, Snake Plissken has become America's Most Wanted man in a land of criminals and the insane.
Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, wants Snake dead. Luckily, Snake knows the feeling all too well.
War hero. Outlaw. Renegade. Call him Snake.
The folks at BOOM capture the feel and tone of Escape from New York so perfectly that you can almost hear that trademark John Carpenter synth-charged soundtrack in your head while reading the series.
And, take note, these are ALL NEW stories set in the world of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, not just retellings of the film!

All new ongoing series HELLBOY & THE BPRD #1 launches this Wednesday providing a GREAT jumping on point for new readers! 

Been waiting for the perfect HELLBOY series to follow? This is it!
We've been long-time fans of Mike Mignola's HELLBOY and BPRD series, so when we saw the two were being brought together for an all-new ongoing series that was perfect for new and old fans alike, we got pretty stoked!
In HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #1, we're taken to the year 1952, where a bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission!
Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portugese fortress... and well, you're in for a real treat from that point forward!
Loaded with the pulpy awesomeness that makes Hellboy Hellboy, along with tons of cool tidbits surrounding the BPRD missions of days gone past, this is an awesome new series, and a great place for those of you waiting for the perfect HELLBOY book to follow to jump on board!
Click here for a preview of HELLBOY & THE BPRD #1
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The now-classic Chuck Dixon & Scott McDaniel NIGHTWING ongoing series from the late '90s is finally put back into print with this week's NIGHTWING VOLUME 1: BLUDHAVEN trade paperback! A MUST-READ!

Third Eye Faithful, we know you guys are a lot like us, and love the hell out of Dick Grayson and Nightwing -- and we can't blame ya: he's an awesome, awesome character!
So, when we saw that the long out of print, and totally classic NIGHTWING ongoing series from the late '90s was going to be put back into print, with a gorgeous new presentation, we knew we had to share the love!
In NIGHTWING VOL.1 BLUDHAVEN, Nightwing flies solo in his debut 4-issue limited series, and then issues 1-8 of the ongoing NIGHTWING series.
Kicking things off, Nightwing uncovers new facts about hte murder of his parents that suggests there was far more to their deaths than he ever suspected -- but shadowy forces have reasons to keep those truths buried.
Folks: DC Comics had a real golden age of comic storytelling during the mid-to-late '90s, and one of the shining moments was Nightwing. Everything that you love about the character now was born out of this run right here, and we cannot recommend checking it out enough!

SEX CRIMINALS creators Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky bring you JUST THE TIPS this week!

You guys probably know by now that we love the IMAGE COMICS series SEX CRIMINALS,  and if you're already reading it, then you know: Matt and Chip are freakin' hilarious, in addition to being just plain awesome comic book creators.
Just in time for the holidays, JUST THE TIPS is a curated collection of tips, tricks, advice, suggestions, stories, how tos, do's, don'ts, and more from the unmissable letter columns of the SEX CRIMINALS single issues, alongside ALL NEW material specially created for this collection only!
This book is freakin' hilarious, and if you've only read SEX CRIMINALS in trade, you're missing out on some of the best content that's not reprinted there! PLUS: this has ALL NEW stuff in it as well!

Captain America: Peggy Carter AGENT OF SHIELD #1 One-Shot brings you everything you need to know about AGENT CARTER!

Marvel's AGENT CARTER makes the leap from the movies to the small screen this winter -- and this one-shot gives you the full scoop on Peggy Carter, and her background.
In the dark days of World War II, Peggy Carter -- aka AGENT 13 -- works with the French Resistance to liberate Nazi-occupied Paris. When she meets Captain America, will their mutual missions blossom into romance?
And, in the modern day, Peggy Carter, now an AGENT OF SHIELD, faces down the RED SKULL!
Collecting long out of print classic Cap tales, along with some more recent stuff, for just $7.99, this gives you the full scoop on the AGENTS OF SHIELD addition who's going to have everyone talking this winter!

Image's BIRTHRIGHT #3 arrives from NAILBITER writer JOSHUA WILLIAMSON this Wednesday!

After a standoff in the police station, the Rhodes family is on the run from the law, and for their lives.
And, just what horrors did Mikey survive while he was away?
Folks: this series is AWESOME. It's a perfect blend of sword-and-sorcery fantasy in the vain of LORD OF THE RINGS with modern day real-world settings that makes for an incredible, and fun read.
There's also a very strong FINAL FANTASY-esque flavor to the book that really has us hooked, and nostalgic for our Cloudbuster swords.
What's BIRTHRIGHT all about? For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have ever occurred -- but it couldn't prepare them for what happened when he returned!
While their son has been traveling through mystical worlds, and adventuring,  the Rhodes family has had their lives torn to pieces, and now with their son's return, the adventure just begins!
We've got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to catch you up to this week's issue #3.

BATMAN: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Volume 1 collects the otherworldly Batman Manga from Japan featuring LORD DEATH MAN (you may remember him from BATMAN INCORPORATED)!

One of the things we love about comics, Third Eye Faithful, is when real hidden treasures are unearthed, and the Jiro Kuwata BATMANGA is by far, one of the most interesting takes on the Dark Knight we've ever seen.
In the 1960s, at the height of the Batman tV series' popularity, a shonen manga magazine in Japan serialized 53 chapters of original comics starring the DARK KNIGHT, all written and illustrated by Managaka Jiro Kuwata.
Now, DC Comics is proud to finally publish the complete Batman Manga adventures in English for the first time ever in three painstakingly restored volumes.
The adventure begins in this first volume as the Dynamic Duo faces the insidious threat of LORD DEATH MAN, who many of you may remember from Grant Morrison's BATMAN INCORPORATED!
A totally quirky, totally fun look at the BATMAN mythos in a way you've never seen before -- we could not resist the chance to give this one some love!

Crossed Plus 100 #1 Debuts an Exciting New Series from COMICS LEGEND ALAN MOORE as Moore delves into the world of Survival Horror! 

Folks, even if you've NEVER read a CROSSED comic before in your life, you have got to give CROSSED PLUS 100 a  chance, because it's FREAKIN' awesome.
And, it's also a great way to sample the world of CROSSED, as it's a totally new reader-friendly journey into the dark survival horror genre that Crossed has created.
But, above all else, it's written by ALAN freakin' MOORE! Alan Moore, the man who brought you WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE, and so much more!
In this all new monthly series, we're taken 100 years into the future, where Moore has created a whole new world and history with stunning levels of attention to detail.
Examining how civilizations rebuild and how generations grow, Moore weaves a rich tapestry of humanity evolving under extreme hardship, all of which is lushly brought to life by FERALS artist GABRIEL ANDRADE.
Archivist Future Taylor leads a salvage team working to rebuild the historical record of the original CROSSED outbreak. She's seen them in videos, but never any live ones, the Crossed are part of the distant past.
Until suddenly, a handful appear, and the blood begins to flow again.
All is not as it seems as a horrific mystery unfolds and once again Alan Moore redefines the medium of comics!
This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, where no prior knowledge of the CROSSED series is needed.
Featuring several awesome alternate covers, available at regular cover price, with artwork planned out by Moore himself, this is a must-have, and a must-read, Third Eye Faithful.

The awesome new ongoing GRAYSON series continues with GRAYSON #5 this Wednesday! 

We're loving what writer Tom King is doing with the all new GRAYSON series, and while we miss seeing Dick as Nightwing, it's pretty awesome to see the new direction the character has taken in his role as an Agent of Spyral.
In issue #5, Grayson is on a mission to stop Paragon from using the body parts of a dead villain to create something far more sinister.
Find out what that is in this week's GRAYSON #5!
Wanna get caught up? We've got issues 1-4 in stock now to get you current!

SHAFT returns in an all-new ongoing series from Dynamite with SHAFT #1 this Wednesday!

The iconic hero of film and novel, SHAFT, makes his comic book debut this week in an all-new adventure. He's gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidnappers, and foiled assassination attempts.
But, who was John Shaft before he became the hardboiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself?
Third Eye Faithful, we're big fans of the original SHAFT flicks, and this new comic series does a great job of channeling their energy; you can almost hear Richard Roundtree's voice, and that Isaac Hayes-penned theme song in the background!
Snag yourself a copy and give it a shot this week at Third Eye!

SOUTHERN BASTARDS & THOR Writer JASON AARON continues to deliver a brutal crime drama with MEN OF WRATH in this week's MEN OF WRATH #3!

We've been totally loving the stuff that Jason Aaron has been doing with Image series SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and of course, his past work on SCALPED, and his current Marvel work on THOR, so it should be no surprise that MEN OF WRATH is a HUGE favorite of our's right now.
In MEN OF WRATH, we're introduced to the relentless Wrath family, a lineage of folks who're just plain no good, and Ira Wrath is the baddest of them all -- and, he's decided it's time for the rest of his family bloodline to be brought to a very violent end.
If you've dug comics like PREACHER, or Aaron's current PUNISHER MAX, you'll love MEN OF WRATH. We've got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to catch you up to this week's issue #3.
Click here for a preview of MEN OF WRATH #3

The weekly awesomeness of FUTURE'S END arrives in graphic novel with NEW 52: Future's End TP Vol.1 this Wednesday

We're loving what DC's been doing with their weekly series like BATMAN ETERNAL and FUTURE'S END, and we know a ton of you guys have been eager to check these out in trade paperback, so you could get the scoop on how awesome they've been as well!
Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future.
As heroes are turned into mindless villains, the planet as we know it is no more.
The only salvation lies in the past, where this future apocalypse must be averted.
Can a time-traveling BATMAN BEYOND help a massive cast of the DCU's finest avert the impending apocalypse?
Collecting issues #0-#17, this massive slab of awesome gives you everything you need to get started with FUTURE'S END!

INFINITY GAUNTLET writer & THANOS creator JIM STARLIN debuts the 4-issue limited series THANOS VS HULK this Wednesday! 

Holy crap: STARLIN STARLIN STARLIN! If you're doing a Thanos story, there's nobody better than the one and only Jim Starlin to do it, and folks, when he's handling both WRITING and ART -- you know you're in for a real treat!
In THANOS VS HULK #1, the Hulk is kidnapped by Pip the Troll (yes, Pip the Troll...) and traded to the cosmic engine of destruction ANNIHILUS!
And, well, then THANOS of Titan gets thrown into the mix, and well, all hell breaks loose.
Look, it's Jim Starlin drawing four issues of Thanos and the Hulk beating the HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER, what more do you need? This is going to RULE!
Click here for a preview of THANOS VS HULK #1


New IMAGE series TOOTH & CLAW delivers issue #2 this week! Pure awesomeness! Imagine A GAME OF THRONES meets TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!

We are LOVING the new IMAGE series TOOTH & CLAW by comics legend KURT BUSIEK (AVENGERS, ASTRO CITY),  and cannot wait to dig into this week's issue #2!
After the shattering disaster that took place in issue #1, the Great Champion of ancient legend is reawakened! And, things get much, much worse.
What's TOOTH & CLAW all about? This all new ongoing series from IMAGE COMICS reads like GAME OF THRONES meets TMNT, as it delivers a high-fantasy epic for mature readers focused around a secret conclave of wizards bringing a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequences.
Oh, and everyone it is an animal person!
We love it!
Wanna get on board? We've got issue 1 in stock to catch you up to this week's issue #2!

CULLEN BUNN (Helheim, Sixth Gun, Deadpool Kills) brings us a new take on WEREWOLVES in WOLF MOON #1 this Wednesday!

We're big fans of CULLEN BUNN and his work on series like SIXTH GUN, HELHEIM, and Marvel's DEADPOOL KILLS series, so when we saw he was going to be putting out an incredible 6-issue miniseries for Vertigo bringing a gruesome new take to lycanthropy,  we knew it was gonna be awesome.
In WOLF MOON, we're taken on a horrific werewolf hunt like no other! When Dillon Chase's family was slaughtered by the wolf, his life was forever changed.
Dillon sets out to destroy the creature, but he soon learns that lycanthropy is far more insidous than the legends ever said.
With each full moon, he draws closer to the monster -- and with each full moon, he becomes more aware that in order to stop the wolf, he must kill a human being and become a fearful monster himself.
We love a good werewolf story, and this one looks to be a must-read!
Did you dig films like GINGER SNAPS, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, and the HOWLING? Then you're gonna dig this!


Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie's (Creators of WICKED + DIVINE) YOUNG AVENGERS is collected into one massive tome with the YOUNG AVENGERS Omnibus for only $49.99!

We're HUGE fans of the IMAGE series WICKED + DIVINE, and we've loved past work by Gillen and McKelvie as well, so when we saw that their fan-favorite YOUNG AVENGERS run was going to be collected in its entirety into one gorgeous hardcover omnibus -- we knew we had to shout it out!
The critically acclaimed, groundbreaking epic of YOUNG AVENGERS was one of our favorite MARVEL reads in the last few years, and now you can read the whole thing in one go!
Watch as Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate 'Hawkeye' Bishop, Kid Loki, Marvel Boy, Prodigy and Ms. America unite to save the multiverse... and cause a lot of drama along the way.
As a cosmic horror emerges from the shadows of the past, the Young Avengers race desperately across dimensions -- but once they take on the gig to save reality, they may never be able to go home again!
Meanwhile, Kid Loki is up to something. Surprised? We think now!
Folks: if the Avengers had a Tumblr, it'd be YOUNG AVENGERS. Get into it!
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DEADLY CLASS & BLACK SCIENCE Writer RICK REMENDER'S LOW continues to impress with LOW #5!

We love the heck out of Rick Remender, and his work on series like BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS, FEAR AGENT, and of course, Marvel's AXIS.
So, it should be no surprise that we're preaching the awesomeness that is LOW, his most recent IMAGE release, and one of our favorite new reads of 2014.
In LOW, which reads like a blend of the series Saga and the video game Bioshock, we're taken deep into a world where humanity lives beneath the oceans, and the surface is uncharted territory.
In issue #5, Stel infiltrates the Third City, ruled by the charismatically insane Pirate King Roln, only to find that Roln holds two things very dear to her: her late Husband's helm suit -- as well as the means to pilot it.
This is the chilling conclusion to the first arc of this stellar new ongoing series, and we cannot wait to see how it wraps up!
What's LOW all about? In the far distant future, the sun's premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to.
After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth's surface, a now-alien place no human has seen for many millenia.
We've got issues 1-4 of LOW in stock now to get you caught up to this week's issue #5!
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Mayhem and madness continue in THE HUMANS #2 this Wednesday!

From out of the smoke of their lost brothers' funeral pyre comes a ghostly figure from the past!
A long-thought dead member returns to the Humans, bringing visions of hell and loss with him and a night of mourning quickly tuns into one heck of a homecoming party.
Folks: we LOVE this comic. Courtesy of Kennan Marshall Keller and Henry & Glenn's Tom Neely, HUMANS is like SONS OF ANARCHY meets PLANET OF THE APES, and is totally ridiculous and totally fun.
Wanna get on board? We've got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week's issue #2.
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1smallaod1Army of Darkness #1 brings Ash back to the pages of comics in an all-new ongoing series!

As the Chosen One, Ash has seen some strange things and visited some strange times and places. But, nothing has prepared him for this!
Catapulted into the depths of space, Ash must confront the Deadites in a place where no one can hear his scrimes... or his chainsaw.. or his boomstick!
What do the forces of the Evil Dead want with the International Space Station?
Whatever it is, Ash embarks on his most out-of-this-world adventure yet in order tos top them!
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Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, the Spread, Deep State) continues his new horror series DARK GODS with this week's issue #2!

We loved the savage first issue of Justin Jordan's epic new AVATAR horror series, DARK GODS, and we cannot wait to get our hands on this week's issue #2!
In DARK GODS, Jordan unleashes a vision of bleak horror as the group known as the Storm tries to hold back the forces that claw at your nightmares.
This is the return of the Dark Gods! Tiamet has her children spreading carnage and preparing for her return, as a legion of dark gods follow in her wake!
Vicious, violent, and in-your-face, DARK GODS is a terrifying new read, and we highly recommend giving it a shot. We've got issue 1 in stock now to catch you up to this week's issue #2!
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