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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on July 15, 2019

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Comic RackIt’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome back to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this month from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Archie, Dynamite, IDW, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Aquaman, Batman, Daredevil, Deadpool, Fairlady, Firefly, Hit-Girl Season Two, Invaders, James Bond 007, Port of Earth, Silver Surfer: Black, Nightwing, Sonata, Uncanny X-Men, Usagi Yojimbo, the first issues of Age of X-Man: Omega, Assassin Nation, Blade Runner 2019, Collapser, Domino: Hotshots, Loki, Orville, Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim, Resonant, Sera and the Royal Stars, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Vampirella, Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me, and the final issues of Blossoms 666, Clue: Candlestick, Ghost Tree, Gretel, Hellchild: Blood Money, Little Bird, and Robyn Hood: Outlaw.

Enjoy issue #268

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The Wild Storm #24

by Alan Rapp on July 10, 2019

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The Wild Storm #24 comic reviewThe 24 issue experiment of re-imagining the WildStorm Universe comes to a close with The Wild Storm #24. The war between I.O. and Skywatch is finally here. Bendix has activated his sleeper agents and sent them to New York. He’s also decided to drop a rather large diamond on the city just to wipe out I.O. completely. What he didn’t count on was a group of heroes banding together to stop him.

There’s quite a bit of action in the final issue as the (still not yet named) Authority hit the streets of New York and take down the various threats. To prevent the city from falling Jenny Mei Sparks will have to reveal herself to Jacklyn King, who walks out of the insanity in control of I.O., and Angela Spica will have to do the impossible (which, thankfully, she’s gotten pretty good at by now). She earns the big hero moment this time around.

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Star Wars: Target Vader #1

by Alan Rapp on July 9, 2019

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Star Wars: Target Vader #1 comic reviewThe first issue of the new six-issue mini-series sends Darth Vader after a secret syndicate known as the Hidden Hand. While the Emperor may be able to turn a blind eye to some smugglers, he cannot abide those willing to see to the Rebellion. Vader’s early searches only turn up whispers of the Hidden Hand as he leaves destruction in his wake.

The first issue also gives us Han Solo knock-off cyborg bounty hunter Beilert Valance who isn’t well liked by the other members of the Bounty Hunters Guild. While a rule breaker, Valance isn’t crazy enough to get into business with the Hand… until he discovers just what the job entails. Valance is the final member of a squad already including Honnah, Urrr’k, Chio Fain, Arr-Nine-Nineteen, and Dengar who were all hired to kill one man. Is Vader hunting the Hand, or is the Hand hunting Vader?

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Charlie’s Angels vs. The Bionic Woman #1

by Alan Rapp on July 9, 2019

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Charlie's Angels vs. The Bionic Woman #1 comic reviewThe Angels are sent by Charlie to infiltrate a laboratory and retrieve the secrets of a former government program that have fallen into the private sector. Their client, the original inventor, wants the plans returned to him. Easy, peasy, right? Trouble is, the people in control of the new business have ties to OSI and have brought in their own security. Jaime Summers has very personal reasons for not wanting to see the technology which saved her life stolen by a trio of strangers.

Some of Dynamite Entertainment’s team-ups work better than others. This one seems like a natural match with both shows taking place at roughly the same time and featuring female leads. The comic also shakes things up by not using the original Angels, who are showcased in the ongoing title, but choosing a later team of Kris and Julie teaming up with Kelly.

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Angel #2

by Alan Rapp on July 8, 2019

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Angel #2 comic reviewThere are several points of interest in the second issue of Angel, even if the full story remains hidden and a bit fractured and still out of focus.

Following the death of his friend, Angel is back in hero mode searching for answers. It’s a good thing too since Angel #2 introduces one of my favorite characters from the Buffyverse as Winifred Burkle isn’t found in Pylea but a psychiatric ward in Sunnydale. The much earlier introduction of Fred is an intriguing change which will be interesting to see play out.

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