Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on April 18, 2007

in Comics

Hmm, we’re about to talk about comics so it must be Wednesday!  Welcome to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls.  Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at the master as we look at the new comics set to hit comic shops and bookstores today.

Here’s issue #17…

Doctor Fate #1 – “The Helmet of Fate” storyline finds a new home as Kent Nelson (the grand-nephew of the original) takes on the role as the new Doctor Fate.

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #11 – Who’s got Flash’s rogues working together to bring down the Scarlet Speedster? [$2.99]

Justice League of America #8 – The Justice League and the Justice Society team-up in the beginning of this new five part cross-over.  You can download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Manhunter #30 – The series wraps-up with this final issue. [$2.99]

Nightwing Annual #2 – Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon, are these crazy kids ever going to get together?  You can download a free sneak peek. [$3.99]


Mighty Avengers #2 – Ultron returns, and it looks like the ‘bot got a sex change operation! [$2.99]

Squadron Supreme: Hyperion vs. Nighthawk #4 – It all comes down to this as the battle rages so hard that the fate of an entire country hangs in the balance. [$2.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man #108 – Daredevil’s plan to rid the Marvel Universe of the Kingpin goes into action as Peter has his own problems when Ronin shows up at Midtown High School lookng for Spider-Man. [$2.99]

Ultimate X-Men #81 – The team is disbanded, the world has a huge mutant hatin’ jones on, and new villains are preparing to take advantage of the situation.  Not great times for the group, but hey – Hank McCoy decides to come home – never say blue furry guys have a great sense of timing.

X-23 Target X #5 – Kimura has shown up to kill X-23, her new-found family, and anyone else who gets in her way. [$2.99]


Army@Love #2 – Switzer’s New Jersey National Guard squad parties hard at the Hot Zone Club as Switzer’s husband gets into his own trouble back home.  For a closer look at who’s who, check out The Front Lines. [$2.99]

DMZ #18 – The five-part storyline “Friendly Fire” begins here as Matty Routh lands an interview with an enlisted soldier who went crazy and caused a massacre in the DMZ. [$2.99]

Ex Machina #27 – “Power Down” continues as New York finds itself in a blackout and an out-of-towner shows up to shed some light on the accident which turned Mayor Hundred into the Great Machine. [$2.99]

Hellblazer #231 – “In at the Deep End” concludes as Constantine’s struggle to find a way out of his predicament (tied to a post facing the rising tide of the River Thames) gets a little harder as some unexpected visitors decide to make an appearance. [$2.99]

Testament #17 – The first part of “Blood Brothers” finds Amos joining a renegade band of Nats and Jake usurping his brother’s role as Temple leader. [$2.99]


Conan #39 – Conan battles his way through a jungle and the Tower of Tara-Teth and Janissa the Widomaker returns.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Drain #3 – After her battle with Freya, on her deathbed, Chinastsu’s thinks over her long life in “In a Flash.” [$2.99]

Emily the Strange #4: The Rock Issue – Emily Strange takes a stroll through the “herstory” of rock, sets her guitar on fire and tickles some ivories with her teeth.  The issue also includes a pull-out poster; check out the free preview. [$7.95]

Rex Mundi #5 – The race for the Holy Grail continues as Juliene is pushed to the edge of madness and Paris burns.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Satan’s **** Baby – Eric Powell gives us “the single most offensive, controversial, and flat-out loathsome comic ever published by Dark Horse.”  Well, you got my interest piqued! [$3.50]


Alice in Sunderland – Fiction meets fact in this odd tale of the The Sunderland Empire by Brian Talbot.  Check out the free preview. [$29.95]

Annihilation Book 2 – The Annihilation Wave runs wild over the Marvel Universe with a new target in site – the former heralds of Galactus, who must band together if there is any hope to stop their common enemy, in this trade paperback collecting Silver Surfer issues #1-4, Super Skrull issues #1-4, and Ronan issues #1-4. [$29.99]

Batman and the Mad Monk – The recent six-issue mini-series focused on a villain from Batman’s early days is collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Civil War: Amazing Spider-Man – Trade paperback following Spider-Man’s role in the “Civil War” cross-over from Amazing Spider-Man issues #532-538. [$17.99]

Civil War: Front Line Book 1 – The first six issues of Civil War: Front Line are collected here as reporters uncover truth behind the conflict, the public calls out for a Super-Hero Registration Act, and the lone survivor of the team which caused the Stamford tragedy is found and brought to justice. [$14.99]

Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out Vol. 2 – In this trade paperback collection of Daredevil issues #88-93 Daredevil searches for the truth in Paris. [$14.99]

Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful – Issues #201-206 of Hellblazer are collected here in this new trade paperback as Constantine struggles to control the damage of his demon-spawned children. [$14.99]

Punisher Max Vol. 7: Man of Stone – Frank Castle’s recent battles with General Zakharov from Punisher issues #37-42 are collected in this trade paperback. [$15.99]

Rocketo: Journey to the Hidden Sea Vol. 2 – In this second trade paperback volume Roceto explores the mythical world of the Hidden Sea and races against time to discover the secrets of Ultamo to save mankind. [$19.99]

Spider-Man: Reign (Premiere Edition) – The recent four-issue mini-series is given the Premiere hardcover treatment as writer Kaare Andrews looks into the bleak and depressing future of Peter Parker. [$19.99]

Showcase Presents: Superman Vol. 3 – Another black & white trade paperback collection of Superman’s adventures includes a retelling of his origin, Braniac, Lex Luthor, the Legeion of Super-Villains, and Mr. Mxyzptlk. [$16.99]

Wonder Woman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 1 – From the 1940’s through today, several of the Amazon’s greatest battles are collected here in this trade paperback which includes her origin, Cheetah, and Dr. Psycho. [$19.99]

Young Avengers Vol. 2: Family Matters – The second six-issue arc of the series is collected in this trade paperback as the group prepares to make its public debut, battle an alien race, deal with their parents, and have their secrets and origins revealed. [$17.99]


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