Sunday, December 21, 2014

This Week's Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 12/24/14

BATMAN ANNUAL #3 Delivers a CRUCIAL ENDGAME chapter this Wednesday!

Don't miss this major turning point in the incredible ENDGAME saga!
We know, we know, you've heard us rant and rave a lot already about how much we love Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's BATMAN, but Third Eye Faithful, we cannot help it: it's that good!
This week, a crucial installment in Snyder & Capullo's epic ENDGAME saga arrives in the form of BATMAN ANNUAL #3, which takes place after the events of BATMAN #37 *ENDGAME PT 3*.
MEMETIC and THE WOODS writer JAMES TYNION joins Scott Snyder in telling this incredible tale which goes into great detail on just what the Joker has crafted over the last year and a half, as his plan was waiting to hatch.
ENDGAME may be THE Joker story to end all Joker stories, and this week's BATMAN ANNUAL #3 is a must-read that delves into the sheer sinister mayhem that is THE JOKER.
Not only do the motives of ENDGAME find themselves coming to the surface here, but we're also shown a glimpse into the Joker's dark past in the NEW 52, and it's terrifying.
Wanna get caught up? We've got the first 3 chapters of ENDGAME (BATMAN 35-37) in stock now to get you on board. Wanna start at the beginning of Snyder & Capullo's run? Pick up BATMAN VOL.1 COURT OF OWLS, and then catch up from there with the graphic novels. 
Click here for a preview of BATMAN ANNUAL #3
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Image Publisher &overall comic visionary ERIC STEPHENSON (Nowhere Men) debuts new series THEY'RE NOT LIKE US #1 this Wednesady!

From the man who directs comics most exciting publisher comes an incredible new series!
We're huge fans of IMAGE COMICS, and one of the individuals who's very much responsible for all the quality output of Image is publisher Eric Stephenson. This is the same guy who's helped bring us amazing series ranging from SAGA to BLACK SCIENCE to SOUTHERN BASTARDS and beyond. 
In other words, he's got an incredible eye for what makes a great story.
And, Stephenson, as we've seen with his past work on NOWHERE MEN, is a pretty damn amazing comic book storyteller himself.
So, this week, THEY'RE NOT LIKE US, kicks off an ongoing series which showcases a new take on science fiction and otherworldly abilities gifted upon everyday people.
We all have advantages over one another, but what if you were capable of things most can only imagine?
What would you do -- and who would you be? A doctor? An athlete? A soldier? A hero? Everyone has to make a choice about how to use the abilities they're born with.. but they're not like us. 
If you dug films like CHRONICLE, or stunning real-world looks at superhuman abilities like the classic RISING STARS, then you're going to love the heck out of this killer new series.
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Legendary X-Men artist Chris Bachalo returns as a new story arc & jumping on point begins with UNCANNY X-MEN #29!

We've been loving Brian Michael Bendis's run on UNCANNY X-MEN, and we know that a ton of you guys have been waiting for the perfect place to jump on board and begin reading, right?
So, when we saw that issue #29 was going to be kicking off a big, bold new story arc, and a new direction, we knew we had to shout it out to you guys! 
Everything since UNCANNY X-MEN #1 has been leading to this -- a major turning point for the X-MEN! 
And, it all revolves around their deceased former mentor and leader, Professor Charles Xavier.
What will become of the X-Men in the modern day Marvel Universe? What direction will this team that's seen such a turbulent time since AVENGERS VS. X-MEN concluded take? 
This is THE perfect place to start reading, and with artist Chris Bachalo, who's past work on the X-Titles is now legendary, rejoining the book, it's a must-read, Third Eye Faithful.
Click here for a preview of UNCANNY X-MEN #29
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The most awesome take on HE-MAN begins in HE-MAN & THE ETERNITY WAR #1 this Wednesday! 

DC Comics has quietly done an amazing job with their HE-MAN comics, and this week, a great new jumping on point begins with the new maxiseries HE-MAN & THE ETERNITY WAR #1.
The war to end all wars has begun in Eternia! Hordak and the villainous Dark Horde have taken over Castle Grayskull and plan to use it as a weapon to terrorize and rule the universe!
However, a resistance is building led by She-Ra, the Sorceress Teela, and the benevolent warrior HE-MAN! 
To what lengths will the Masters of the Universe go to reclaim their kingdom? What sacrifices must He-Man make to salvage his family legacy?
This is going to be an epic read, Third Eye Faithful, and we highly recommend scooping up issue #1 and giving it a shot!
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COPPERHEAD writer JAY FAERBER debuts new IMAGE series GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1 this Wednesday!

We love what Jay Faerber is doing with the space western masterpiece COPPERHEAD, so when we saw he had something new on the way from IMAGE COMICS, we knew we had to give it a peek.
GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1 brings us a new tale of crime, horror, and.. romance? Imagine if the movie FRIGHT NIGHT starred Nathan Fillion in his role as CASTLE, as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a vicious gang of vampires.
A very cool blending of noir, mystery, and the supernatural, GRAVEYARD SHIFT is worth checking out, Third Eye Faithful!
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The new DEATHSTROKE series continues to rule with this week's DEATHSTROKE #3!

This Christmas Eve, we're going to be taken into a unique corner of DEATHSTROKE'S mind, as he takes bigger and bolder risks to hunt down his stolen memories!
Slade will be pushed to the edge to achieve his goal, but will he ultimately be undone by executing his way to the truth?
Third Eye Faithful, Tony Daniel is doing an incredible job of writing and illustrating this cutting edge new DEATHSTROKE ongoing series that gives you EXACTLY what you want from the DC Universe's most brutal killer.
Wanna get caught up? We've got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to get you current with this week's issue 3!
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Image's DARK ENGINE arrives in graphic novel this Wednesday for only $9.99 with DARK ENGINE VOL.1!

Pure carnage! Imagine if Philip K. Dick with a soundtrack by SLAYER! Sci-fi horror mayhem at it's finest!
DARK ENGINE has been one of our favorite IMAGE ongoings to debut in 2014, and we're so stoked to be able to turn you guys onto it with the arrival of this week's DARK ENGINE VOL.1 trade paperback, collecting issues 1-4 for only $9.99!
In DARK ENGINE, the world is cracked and in ruin. The air is full of dead men's ashes, fallen colossi smother the earth with their decayed husks, and infectious monsters roam freely.
In their desperation, a group of alchemists have created a killer named Syn from obscene magic, outfitting her with an engine that will allow her to travel back in time to stop whatever it is that made their world so terrible.
But, the alchemists don't realize that the engine is sentient, that their unstoppable kill is powered by the seed of their destruction!
This horrific and poetic read is an immersive blend of horror, and sci-fi, that reminds you of classic HEAVY METAL magazine, and the ideas and concepts of BLADE RUNNER (Do Androids Dream?) maestro PHILIP K. DICK.
Snag it this week!
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The shocking finale to Marvel's AXIS arrives in this week's AVENGERS + X-MEN: AXIS #9!

We've been loving every second of BLACK SCIENCE / LOW / UNCANNY X-FORCE: DARK ANGEL SAGA writer RICK REMENDER's AXIS maxiseries, as it's totally changed the very foundations upon which the Marvel U has been built, while captivating us all along the way!
So, to say we're stoked for this week's AXIS #9 is just a bit of an understatement, Third Eye Faithful!
This week, the final chapter of AXIS arrives, as Remender and a superstar team of artists, bring us the closing of NEW WORLD DISORDER -- and not everyone will make it out alive!
Armies of heroes and villains wage war in the streets of Manhattan as the X-Men and their leader APOCALYPSE prepare to annihilate all of humanity!
With the remaining AVENGERS twisted and corrupted by the INVERSION, our only hope lies with the most despicable villains in the Marvel Universe.
Led by the frail and vulnerable STEVE ROGERS, these villains are all that stands in the way of total obliteration!
To save everything, sacrifices will be made -- and the lives of AVENGERS and X-MEN alike will be torn asunder!
An X-Man will meet their horrifying fate! An Avenger will make an appalling choice! An old foe must claim the mantle of his greatest enemy!
And, a new team of UNCANNY AVENGERS will be born! 
The entire MARVEL UNIVERSE as we know it is about to be changed in a major way, and folks, we cannot wait to see what comes next!
Want to get caught up? We've got issues 1-8 of AXIS in stock now to get you current!
Click here for our Third Eye Guide to AXIS
Click here for a preview of AXIS #9
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The AVENGERS / AVENGERS War begins in the Mighty Avengers in CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #3!

We're loving the new ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA & CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE MIGHTY AVENGERS series, and this week's issue #3 of CAP & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS kicks off a killer read as the AVENGERS / AVENGERS WAR begins!
With CAPTAIN AMERICA and IRON MAN bringing the full power of the Avengers against the Gem Theater, can our heroes possibly survive? 
And in the middle of it all: the Amazing Spider-Man, but who's side is he on?
Wanna get caught up? We've got issues 1 & 2 in stock now to get you current.
Click here for a preview of CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
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So, I was an '80s kid, and as an '80s kid, I had a CRAP-TON of Garbage Pail Kids, Dinosaurs Attack, and Mars Attacks trading cards that I freakin' adored. 
So, when I saw that those paragons of stale bubblegum and disgustingly awesome card art were coming to comics -- I knew I had to give it a shout-out! 
Remember mullets and teased bangs? Stonewashed denim jackets and jeans? Well, OK, so those weren't the best parts of the '80s, but I figure we already make references to the cooler parts of the '80s enough here at Third Eye. :) 
And, the GPK are definitely one of those cooler parts! 
A new generation of alternative-comics creators bring their unique talents to the GPK to celebrate their 30th anniversary!
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The secret origin of THE HUNTRESS is revealed in GRAYSON ANNUAL #1 this Wednesday! 

We're loving what writer TOM KING has been doing with his work on the new ongoing GRAYSON series, and folks, this week's GRAYSON ANNUAL continues to deliver the same level of awesomeness!
We're going to get to see the full scoop on the one and only HELENA BERTINELLI, and we cannot wait!
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WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman's new hit horror IMAGE series OUTCAST continues with this week's OUTCAST #6

Man, Kirkman's OUTCAST is freakin' OFF THE CHAIN. This book is GREAT. 
We're loving what we're seeing so far, as Kirkman & Azaceta deliver an incredible conclusion to their first arc of this supernatural thriller about a man haunted by demons, and the apocalyptic risk that curing his ailment could bring. 
What's OUTCAST all about? Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life, and now.. he needs answers!
Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it! 
This terrifying take on the supernatural is every bit as awesome as Kirkman's work on series like INVINCIBLE and WALKING DEAD, and we highly recommend it.
Wanna get on board? We've got issues 1-5 in stock now to get you caught up to this week's issue #6
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The ROBIN RISES story hits it's conclusion with this Wednesday's ROBIN RISES ALPHA One-Shot

Who is the NEW Robin?
IT ALL ENDS HERE! Batman's been to the hells of Apokalips and back just to retrive his son's body.
But, what has he brought back with him? 
And, who is the NEW Robin?
We've been loving every second of ROBIN RISES, and are totally amped for this final chapter in the saga of Damian Wayne, and what the future holds for the Robin that quickly became our favorite!
Click here for the Third Eye Guide to ROBIN RISES
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Stjepan Sejic's SUNSTONE delivers its graphic novel debut this Wednesday! 

A must-read for fans of RAT QUEENS & SEX CRIMINALS!
We're big fans of the artwork of Stjepan Sejic, and we're pretty stoked for his upcoming work on one of our favorite reads, RAT QUEENS, so when we saw that Image was releasing his incredible SUNSTONE in original graphic novel format, we knew we had to shout it out!
The very first volume of Sejic's SUNSTONE arrives, telling a story of two women dealing with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. 
If you dig the heart-warming storytelling and razor-sharp wit of SEX CRIMINALS, or the feisty and fun humor of RAT QUEENS, we think you'll love SUNSTONE!

HARLEY & POWER GIRL team up in HARLEY QUINN #13 this Wednesday!

You guys know by now that we're huge fans of DC's epic HARLEY QUINN series, right?
So, we don't have to tell you twice that this week's HARLEY QUINN #13 is another incredible installment to the run that Palmiotti, Conner, and Hardin have been delivering, right? 
OK, good! So, just trust us when we say: HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL! The team up that no one said could last ends with spectacular violence!
Wanna get on board with Harley? We can either get you caught up with issues 0-12, or you can snag the first hardcover, collecting 0-7.
Click here for a preview of HARLEY QUINN #13
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BONGO Comics delivers another awesome SIMPSONS one-shot with MCBAIN #1 this Wednesday!

You know, we're huge SIMPSONS fans here at Third Eye, and I always feel it's necessary to remind you guys: Bongo Comics has been putting out amazing SIMPSONS comics that sometimes often surpass the humor of the current seasons in a major way. 
And, this week, one of their awesome one-shot wonders arrives in the pages of MCBAIN!
You only die once! Springfield's #1 box office draw finally gets top billing on the Simpsons One-Shot Wonders marquee!
Many of you know him as the muscle-bound strongman turned action star Rainier Wolfcastle, but the world knows him simply by one name: MCBAIN!
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EAST OF WEST Writer JONATHAN HICKMAN's MANHATTAN PROJECT delivers volume 5 this week!

We're loving the crazy alt-history sci-fi epic MANHATTAN PROJECTS that EAST OF WEST writer JONATHAN HICKMAN has been delivering from IMAGE for over two years now, and we cannot wait to get our hands on this week's 5th volume!!
In volume 5, "The Cold War" reveals the dark days of the 'real' Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of an American President, and the end of the Manhattan Projects-Star City alliance!
Collecting issues 21-25 of the red-hot IMAGE series, MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOL.5 is a must-have, Third Eye Faithful.
Imagine the television series MADMEN, but filtered through a lens of science fiction and conspiracy!

Wanna get started with this killer series? Snag the first volume in trade paperback, and hop on board! 
In volume 1, we're shown what if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? 
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