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Friday, May 11, 2012
May 12: Meet Sam Humphries, writer of HIGHER EARTH, SACRIFICE, & ULTIMATE AVENGERS
THIS SATURDAY 5/12/12
SIGNING FROM 11AM-1PM
Meet the writer of Marvel Comics's THE ULTIMATES, indie hits SACRIFICE / OUR LOVE IS REAL, and HIGHER EARTH
at our HIGHER EARTH LAUNCH PARTY with writer SAM HUMPHRIES
Greetings Third Eye Faithful!
We're not wasting any time when it comes to breaking in the brand new Mega-Third Eye in Annapolis, and we're kicking the Summer off with one of the hottest rising star writers in comics, SAM HUMPHRIES.
Sam is flying all the way from Los Angeles for a very special one-stop only East Coast appearance for his red-hot new creator-owned series HIGHER EARTH, a gritty politically charged sci-fi epic that's one part STAR WARS, and one part Brian Wood's DMZ.
As many of you know, we've been big fans of Sam's work since his debut indie hit, OUR LOVE IS REAL, and we know that many of you have been just as blown away as we have with his self-published masterpiece SACRIFICE.
Now, the head writer on Marvel's ULTIMATE AVENGERS series (which is where much of the inspiration for the new film is coming from), Sam is getting tons of buzz, and we're stoked to be able to host the only East Coast signing event for his new creator-owned series HIGHER EARTH.
Third Eye Faithful, we'd be honored to have you guys come out, and show Sam just how we do things over here on the East Coast. :) We know many of you are fans, and for those of you who aren't familiar with his work yet, we'd be stoked to share it with you this Saturday. Plus: Sam is an awesome dude.
Sam will be on hand from 11AM-1PM signing copies of HIGHER EARTH #1, ULTIMATES #10 (his debut issue, which is on the stands this week!), SACRIFICE #1-3 (all in stock now!), and OUR LOVE IS REAL (also in stock).
The first 15 people in line for the signing will receive something totally awesome, and limited to this event, as well as a FREE Third Eye Comics re-usable bag loaded with SWAG! :) The first 5 in line will receive a FREE Third Eye T-shirt!
SAM HUMPHRIES (HIGHER EARTH, SACRIFICE) WILL BE SIGNING AT THIRD EYE COMICS IN ANNAPOLIS THIS SAT. 5/12 FROM 11AM-1PM!
Be One of the First 15 In Line for A Special Free Gift and Third Eye Re-Usable Bag Loaded with Swag & the first 5 in line will receive a FREE Third Eye T-Shirt
What's the scoop on HIGHER EARTH? SPACE IS DEAD. There's no other planets worth inhabiting, so what do we do when our Earth has become exhausted? Inter-dimensional travel. Every alternate universe has an Earth, and that's the key to the survival of the Human race. At the top of all these alternate Earths is the most elite, most prestigious, and most powerful: HIGHER EARTH.
One part SAGA / STAR WARS-style space odyssey, and one part politically charged gutterpunk thrillfest, ala Brian Wood's DMZ, HIGHER EARTH tells the story of two strong characters. A girl born in the garbage dumps of Higher Earth, and a ruthless soldier gone rogue, as they plan a rebellion and a revolt against the citizens of Higher Earth that will bring the entire galaxy crashing down around them.
The book is fantastic, and the concepts of parallel Earths, and alt universes are handled so smooth, and so straight-forward, that the book reads great.
The characterization of the characters is spot on, and plays to Humphries's strengths as a writer.
One of the best sci-fi-tinged new series on the stands, we cannot recommend HIGHER EARTH enough.
GET THE THIRD EYE COMICS exclusive HIGHER EARTH #1 variant cover this Saturday!
With HIGHER EARTH #1 already selling out at the distribution level, and going to a second print (worry not, Third Eye Faithful, we've got plenty in stock to hook you up now), and with the track record of Humphries's past work like SACRIFICE and OUR LOVE IS REAL (which both became sought after collector's items, shooting up to $50+ within the first week on the secondary market) turning into smash hits, not only is HIGHER EARTH a fantastic read, but it's got a ton of buzz behind it.
And, this Saturday, you'll be able to purchase the THIRD EYE COMICS-exclusive variant cover to HIGHER EARTH #1, limited to 250 copies, and featuring the big, blue three-eyed alien who you've come to know and love, this one will only be available at our stores.
SAM HUMPHRIES writing ULTIMATE AVENGERS FOR MARVEL COMICS! JUMP ON BOARD WITH ULTIMATES #10 THIS SATURDAY
Joining JONATHAN HICKMAN, and taking over as the new head writer for Marvel's ULTIMATE AVENGERS series, SAM HUMPHRIES is set to be one of the breakout Marvel Comics stars of the Summer.
This series has been fantastic, and serves as a major inspiration to how the Avengers are portrayed in the films, as a gritty, realistic special ops unit assembled to deal with otherworldly threats.
In Sam's first issue, he's already made a huge splash, and while we don't want to totally spoiler the surprises, we will say this: this issue of ULTIMATES hits REALLY close to home for all of us that live in the Maryland / D.C area, with some major destruction going on.
Snag yourself a copy and jump on board this Saturday, and get your copy signed by SAM HUMPHRIES!
BE ONE OF THE FIRST 15 THIRD EYE FAITHFUL IN LINE SATURDAY MORNING, AND RECEIVE A FREE SPECIAL GIFT COURTESY OF SAM HUMPHRIES & HIGHER EARTH!
PLUS: THE FIRST 15 WILL RECEIVE A FREE THIRD EYE COMICS T-SHIRT
If you're one of the first 15 in line, you'll receive a very special free gift courtesy of Sam Humphries, that will be limited to this event only. :) The first 15 in line will also receive a FREE Third Eye Re-Usable bag loaded with swag!
We can't say what the special gift is, but we can say this: it's just as rad as past freebies we've given out.
We'll also be giving out 5 FREE Third Eye Comics t-shirts to the first 5 lined up! So, get here early, and lets kick this one off big!
Lets kick off the first signing in the new store big, Third Eye Faithful! We look forward to catching up with you guys all weekend, showing you the new store, and hearing what you think!
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