Friday, January 25, 2013

Jan 26: DENNIS HOPELESS and MIKE NORTON at Third Eye Comics


First 20 in Line Receive a Very Special Free Gift of either:
A REVIVAL #1 Third Eye variant ($80 dollar value!)
Your Choice!

Hello Third Eye Faithful!

We've got a BIG signing for you this Saturday, featuring not just one major guest, but TWO major guests! 

We're hosting the official ANSWER #1 launch party of creators DENNIS HOPELESS and MIKE NORTON's brand new creator-owned DARK HORSE COMICS series.

Why're we so pumped about this one? Well, it features two major guests who've worked on some big-time Third Eye Favorite titles.

Dennis wowed us last year with his creator-owned graphic novel LOVESTRUCK, and is currently impressing the heck out of us with his MARVEL NOW titles AVENGERS ARENA and CABLE AND THE X-FORCE.

Mike has also been keeping us hooked with his smash hit IMAGE series REVIVAL, and blew us away with his work on this past Wednesday's YOUNG AVENGERS.

As our last big signing of the winter season, we're hoping to make this one a great time, Third Eye Faithful. 

We've got a TON of great events booked for Spring, so trust us; there's more on the way after this. 

We've got two very special FREE gifts we're giving away to the first 20 folks in line; your choice of either a REVIVAL #1 Third Eye variant, which we thought had sold out ages ago, but unboxed a stash of recently, or the brand new REVIVAL #6 PHANTOM variant.

So, folks, we'd be honored to have you join us for this event, and help us show Mike and Dennis why Third Eye has some of the BEST signings in the country.

A must-read for fans of series like HELLBOY, LOBSTER JOHNSON, MADMAN, and more, THE ANSWER is a fantastic new pulp hero book from DARK HORSE COMICS that really brings a modern edge to the superhero genre. 
Written by AVENGERS ARENA and CABLE AND X-FORCE writer DENNIS HOPELESS, and illustrated by REVIVAL artist MIKE NORTON, the ANSWER features a woman named Devin McKenzie, who happens to be an insomniac librarian with a knack for solving puzzles. 
And, The Answer!, is a masked crime fighter with a giant exclamation point on his face. Aside from a penchant for late nights, they share nothing in common... until both become embroiled in a deadly mystery surrounding a sinister motivational speaker.
Quirky, compelling, and well-done, this is exactly how you'd envision a creator-owned superhero book from the artist who's brought us the twisted crime/horror hybrid REVIVAL.
Make sure you snag yourself a copy tomorrow, and get it signed by Dennis and Mike!
One of the many reasons why we're totally pumped about this in-store event is the fact that we've been totally loving Dennis's work on the controversial new MARVEL NOW series AVENGERS ARENA. 
This series has really turned into a hit for Marvel, starting out as a cult favorite with a neat concept, and picking up steam into a truly unique, and cutting-edge take on the young heroes of the Marvel Universe.
What's the hook on this? Imagine BATTLE ROYALE or THE HUNGER GAMES, but set in the MARVEL UNIVERSE, with the kids of AVENGERS ACADEMY and THE RUNAWAYS being dropped on booby-trapped island by the murderous ARCADE. 
Now, to survive, they must KILL EACH OTHER. 
And, folks, we're not kidding, we've already seen character deaths galore, and it's only been three issues! 
This is a must-read, and we're totally stoked to have the opportunity to have Dennis in store to sign copies of issues 1-3.
Wanna get caught up? We've got AVENGERS ARENA #1-3 in stock now, and available at the signing to get you up to speed.

REVIVAL is one of our big store favorites here, Third Eye Faithful, and we're totally pumped to have artist MIKE NORTON in store to sign copies of both the single issues of REVIVAL, and the trade paperback, collecting issues 1-5.

This incredible new IMAGE series came out of nowhere during the Summer of 2012, and totally took everyone by surprise, and now ranks as one of IMAGE's biggest hits of 2012.

What's it all about? For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. 

In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. 

Folks: this is a smart book. Imagine FARGO meets PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, it's an eerie, crime story with a fascinating look at the living dead that's never been before seen. 

It's a great follow-up for those of you who're waiting on the next volume of WALKING DEAD, or if you just enjoy great comics, like Image's own SAGA, this is for you. 

Mike's art on the series is killer, and really brings the story to life in a major way, that helps capture the isolation, and everyday creepiness of the small Wisconsin town it's set in. 

Don't miss this great opportunity to get your copy of REVIVAL signed by the artist and co-creat of the series!

Not only is Dennis totally killing it for Marvel with their incredible AVENGERS ARENA series, but he's also kicking all kinds of ass on the nostalgia-heavy CABLE AND THE X-FORCE, which is the raddest take we've seen on CABLE in quite some time.

In Dennis Hopeless's CABLE AND X-FORCE, Cable has returned, and he's got a new X-Force at his side to tackle the threats that nobody else can know about. 

Who are Cable's new recruits? Domino. Forge. Dr. Nemesis. Colossus. I mean, this is a freakin' dream team for anyone who came up with X-Men comics in the '90s, right? 

And, why are the new recruits of X-Force seen as public enemy number one? Caught red-handed at the scene of a terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO expressed anti-mutant views, the X-Force is on the run, with none other than the Uncanny Avengers in hot pursuit. 

This book is killer; it's got a great flow to it, and it recaptures everything you loved about the original X-Force way back in the day. 

Plus: Salvador Larocca's artwork looks INCREDIBLE, and adds a great kinetic visual to the solid storytelling that Dennis lays out here.

Dennis will be signing copies of CABLE AND X-FORCE tomorrow at Third Eye, and we've got plenty of issues 1-3 in stock and available now to get you all caught up. 

Not only does Mike have a huge book dropping this week with THE ANSWER, but he's also kicking off the brand new MARVEL NOW launch of THE YOUNG AVENGERS this week, and we couldn't be more pumped.

Written by Third Eye favorite, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY's KIERON GILLEN, the YOUNG AVENGERS is the kind of innovative, fresh MARVEL book that we think really demonstrates how killer their new MARVEL NOW direction is. It's the kind of book that you need to be reading if you're a major fan of series like SAGA, MORNING GLORIES, or Brian K. Vaughan's RUNAWAYS. 

In YOUNG AVENGERS, legacy isn't a dirty word -- just an irrelevant one. It's not important what their parents did, it matters what THEY do. Someone has to save the world; they're someone. Do the math. 

The critically acclaimed writing of KIERON GILLEN, who turned JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY into a major cult favorite featuring the exploits of KID LOKI, has reinvented the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling, and Hawkeye with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy, and Ms. America.

No pressure. Young Avengers is a NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It's the book that serves up the hype, and then lives up to it tenfold. 

Folks, this is a killer book, and is definitely on it's way to being the next big sleeper hit of the MARVEL U. You know you jumped onto Hawkeye and Daredevil late, don't make the mistake here. We're telling you right now: this is going to be one of the best new books of 2013. 

Mike handles art chores on YOUNG AVENGERS, and will be in-store this Saturday signing copies of the book. We'll have plenty of copies in stock, and available to get you hooked up. 


We're huge fans of LOVESTRUCK, and consider it to be one of the raddest little books IMAGE has put out in the last few years. Admittedly, we have a soft spot for the book, as the release party for this last year with Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon was one of our favorite in-store events. 

But, seriously, if you've yet to give LOVESTRUCK a shot, folks, then definitely do yourselves a favor and check it out this weekend, so you can get Dennis to sign you a copy. 

In LOVESTRUCK, there's no boy meets girl or star-crossed soulmates. Love is a billion-dollar industry. Cupid's the megalomaniac CEO. And Kali Monroe gets paid to break your heart. Love is all around us. And, these, Third Eye Faithful, are the jerks who control it. 

LOVESTRUCK's a blast, folks. I mean, if you took Bill Willingham's FABLES, and ran it through CBGB's and Max's Kansas City circa the '70s, you'd get LOVESTRUCK. 

A world where the Ramones are seen as spiritual figures; where old gods don't die, they just grow more and more jaded; and the lost mortals are caught in their crossfire.

We'll have plenty of copies available tomorrow, and Dennis will be happy to sign one for you.


Folks, our REVIVAL #1 variant that came out last July quickly turned into one of the most sought after editions of this red-hot IMAGE series. We sold out QUICK on this one, and the limited print run of only 1,000 was thought to be gone for good.

And, then, just in time for our signing this Saturday, while organizing our warehouse, we stumbled upon a convention box with a handful of copies of what may be our rarest Third Eye exclusive. 

We figured there's only one thing we could do with these: give them to you. :)

The book routinely goes for up to $80, and is continuing to climb, but if you're one of the first 20 people in line tomorrow morning, you can get a copy totally free.

Already got a REVIVAL #1 Third Eye variant? That's OK, 'cause we've got 20 copies of the elusive new REVIVAL #6 Phantom variant available to hook you up, in case you don't want the REVIVAL #1 Third Eye variant.

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On hand for tomorrow's signing, we'll have a VERY limited quantity of the brand new limited edition PHANTOM VARIANTS of REVIVAL #1 and #6. 

The PHANTOM VARIANTS are only available to 20 comic book stores worldwide, and are very sought after. We'll have copies of both available for sale at the signing tomorrow, so you can snag one or two to get signed by series artist MIKE NORTON. 

There are plans to do a PHANTOM variant on future issues of REVIVAL, as well as re-issues of 2-5, which will assemble together to make one large picture of the cast.

All right, Third Eye Faithful, lets send off the last signing of the Winter right, and bring a big turnout for this one. We've got two incredibly talented creators who're flying in from St. Louis and Chicago just to spend some time with you guys, and share their awesome work with us. 

Let's show 'em how we do it here in Maryland, and remind them that Third Eye fans are the best fans in the country. 

We'll look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for the signing, and getting a chance to turn you onto some great new reads!

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