Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Sat 2/24/18: Milk Wars Signing w/ Gerard Way & Steve Orlando
209 Chinquapin Round Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401
SATURDAY 2/24/18 ******************************************************** JLA x DOOM PATROL Milk Wars Signing w/ GERARD WAY (UMBRELLA ACADEMY, DOOM PATROL, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE) and STEVE ORLANDO (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, SUPERGIRL, MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO) ******************************************************** 11AM-3PM ******************************************************** 1ST 50 IN LINE RECEIVE A FREE GIFT LIMITED TO THIS EVENT ******************************************************** Third Eye Faithful, get ready: this February, we’re bringing you one of the biggest signings to hit Third Eye yet: UMBRELLA ACADEMY, DOOM PATROL and TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS writer GERARD WAY (who many of you also know from his incredible band MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE) will be joining DC Comics superstar STEVE ORLANDO (SUPERGIRL, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO) at Third Eye for our huge MILK WARS FINALE Signing, as they bring their epic JUSTICE LEAGUE / DOOM PATROL crossover to a close. We’ve been huge fans of both Gerard & Steve’s amazing work in comics for a while now, and when we had the rare opportunity to bring them in for this — we jumped at it! WHAT’S MILK WARS ABOUT? So, for the last year or so, Gerard Way has been bringing a sense of pure raw comic book madness to the DC Universe in the pages of his YOUNG ANIMAL pop-up imprint. A finely curated collection of cutting-edge new comics that take classic DCU superheroes, and blends them with post-modern ideas, and a unique kind of magic to make for some of the most fascinating and impressive comics on the stands. Now, the world of Way’s YOUNG ANIMAL will be colliding with the DC Universe proper in an epic crossover titled MILK WARS. Whether you’ve been hooked on the YOUNG ANIMAL books all along, or you’ve never read them before — this is a perfect way to introduce yourself to them, while at the same time finding out just how fantastic the current JUSTICE LEAGUE stuff has been! So, what’s the scoop on it? It all begins in JUSTICE LEAGUE / DOOM PATROL #1, in January, as a brand new villain, designed by comic legend FRANK QUITELY (WE 3, AUTHORITY, ALL STAR SUPERMAN) known as the MILKMAN MAN. In the vein of THE ANTI-MONITOR from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the Milkman Man’s goal is to homogenize the DC Universe and remove all traces of the beautiful strangeness and odd wonder that makes the DCU so unique. Of course – this doesn’t sit well with the world’s most unusual heroes: DOOM PATROL. Where’s the CROSSOVER run through? Here’s the rundown of everything to come: JUSTICE LEAGUE / DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL / WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1 MOTHER PANIC / BATMAN SPECIAL #1 CAVE CARSON / SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1 DOOM PATROL / JUSTICE LEAGUE SPECIAL #1 You can add the entire crossover to your PULLBOX by clicking here. You can also pre-order the entire crossover now as part of our special MILK WAR VIP Package, which gets you in ahead of general admission for our huge signing with GERARD WAY & STEVE ORLANDO! Click here to pre-order now. OTHER PROJECTS BY GERARD & STEVE! As we said before, we’re both huge fans of Gerard & Steve’s work in comics, and we’re so excited to get to showcase it to you at this event! First off, we have to talk about.. well, DOOM PATROL! As the flagship of the YOUNG ANIMAL imprint, DOOM PATROL is easily one of our favorite comics on the stands, and we just can’t get enough of this book. A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young E.M.T. on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3 a.m. is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, a.k.a. Robotman. This book combines the beautiful strangeness that you love in cult classics like Morrison’s original DOOM PATROL and ANIMAL MAN runs with a modern, new sensibility that is truly something unique. We’ve got all the single issues out so far for the series, along with the first trade paperback, in stock now, to get you ready for the signing! Spinning out of the events of the JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD event, the new JLA series features one of the most exciting DC Comics super-team line-ups we’ve seen in quite some time. BATMAN. BLACK CANARY. KILLER FROST. THE RAY. VIXEN. THE ATOM… and LOBO! And, yes, it’s THE Lobo as you remember and love him most! Pairing up with the incredible superstar team of IVAN REIS AND JOE PRADO (AQUAMAN N52), Steve Orlando brings us a whole new spin to the DCU that’s as much about delivering exciting new storylines as it is looking back to the glory days of the DCU. We’ve got plenty of all the single issues of the series, along with the first two trade paperbacks, in stock, to hook you up at the signing! Another epic series by Gerard Way is the UMBRELLA ACADEMY, which is one of our all-time favorites here at Third Eye! In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.” These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again. We’ve gotta give a big shout-out to Steve Orlando’s stellar MIDNIGHTER series that ran through 2015, and delivered some of the best work on the classic AUTHORITY character since Mark Millar and Warren Ellis’s defining runs. Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move…but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was! We’ve also got plenty of copies of the follow-up, MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO, in stock as well, to get you hooked up! For those of you who loved the heck out of UMBRELLA ACADEMY, you’ll also dig TRUE LIVES OF THE KILLJOYS! This book is another cutting edge read courtesy of Gerard Way, and we loved every second of it! Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one-the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI! It’s been a long time since we’ve been this stoked about a SUPERGIRL series. Heck, not since the PETER DAVID & GARY FRANK run from way back in the day have we been this amped about the Girl of Steel! In SUPERGIRL REBIRTH, Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face-to-face with her father: the sinister Cyborg Superman! We’ve got plenty of the back issues, along with the first trade paperback, of the new SUPERGIRL by Steve Orlando, to get you hooked up! In addition to DOOM PATROL, Gerard Way has his hands in nearly all the YOUNG ANIMAL books, as he guides each series and helps curate the line. We’ve got a full rundown of all the YOUNG ANIMAL books and why we love ’em here. Go check it out, and snag the single issues & trade paperbacks to get signed on 2/24/18! PRE-ORDER THE ENTIRE MILK WARS CROSSOVER AS PART OF OUR MILK WARS SIGNING VIP BUNDLE (FEATURING PRIORITY ADMISSION TO OUR SIGNING AND MORE)! We know this is going to be one heck of a big signing, Third Eye Faithful, and with a tight window of 11AM-3PM, we want to ensure that you’re all able to get in, meet Gerard and Steve, and get your books signed! We also want to help you make sure you get all 5 of the totally killer MILK WARS chapters, so that you can get the entire series signed on 2/24/18 at Third Eye! For just $29.99, you can pre-order all 5 chapters of the MILK WARS crossover, and get a special VIP Milk Wars Signing lanyard, which will help you skip the general line for the signing. We only have a very limited number (75, to be exact) of these packages available, so make sure you order yours today! Your VIP lanyard, along with the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE / DOOM PATROL will ship out to you in early January or be held in-store for pick up at Third Eye Annapolis (depending on which option you select at checkout), and then we’ll have the other 4 chapters waiting for you to either pick-up in store at your leisure, or to pick-up at the signing on 2/24/18. Click here to order your MILK WARS VIP Bundle! LINE CAPS AT 1PM! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BE IN LINE BY 1PM TO ENSURE YOU CAN GET YOUR ITEMS SIGNED! Hey Third Eye Faithful, with a signing this big — we’re going to have a crazy turnout, and with the time window we’re on, we want to do our best to ensure everyone gets to meet Gerard and Steve and have a good time! We’ll be giving out paper wristbands to everyone who’s in line by 1PM when the line caps, to ensure you’re able to make it through to see Gerard in time. If the lines are moving quickly enough, we may be able to lift the cap – but, please make sure you’re in line by 1PM so we can make sure you get to meet Steve & Gerard before the signing ends. BE ONE OF THE FIRST 50 IN LINE & RECEIVE A FREE GIFT! tent You guys know us by now, right? You know we love it when you make these events into a real experience, and with how big of a signing this is — we know you guys are going to be down to make it a true Third Eye extravaganza. It’s seeing you guys building a community while having fun, and waiting in line for these events that really motivates us to keep making stuff like this happen. We love it, and as such, we’ve decided to put together a very cool surprise gift for the first 50 of you who are lined up for the big signing!