Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 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.

This week includes a trio of Spidey books, some “Civil War” collections, the final issue of 52, and Willow shows up in Buffy Season 8.  Find out what else you may miss if you don’t stop by your local comic book shop today.

Here’s issue #19


52 #52 – “A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.”  The year-long weekly series concludes with the world on the brink of WWIII and more origins including the JLA and Batman.  Missed an issue or two?  Check out the story at 52thecomic.com. [$2.50]

Checkmate #13 – The three month cross-over begins here; Checkmate hunts down the Outsiders!  Download a free sneak peak. [$2.99]

Green Lantern #19 – “The Mystery of Star Sapphire” continues as Hal finally learns the truth behind the obssessive alien parasite. [$2.99]

Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil #3 (of 4) – With Billy and Mary in the clutches of Savana who will stop the Monster Society from taking over the world? [$5.99]

Superman #662 – Is the Man of Steel actually harming his adopted planet?  Part 2 of “Camelot Falls” finds Superman making a hard decision and dealing with an ultimatium from Arion. [$2.99]


Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #20 – The Web-Head begins to piece together clues that could lead to his greates nemisis (Myserio?  Boomerang?  Rocket Racer?  Stiltman?) and Flash Thompson goes out on a date with Miss Arrow. [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #27 – When the Jester takes a museum hostage can Spidey and Night Thraser stop their bickering long enough to save the day? [$2.99]

Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness #3 – The Marvel heroes are being turned into zombies, Ashley Williams shows looking for The Necromicon, and Ash is dead!  What will happen next? [$2.99]

Omega Flight #2 – As super villains flood the Canadian border Omega Flight adds a new member – U.S. Agent! [$2.99]

Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1 – Mary Jane recieves an offer to get her life back; all she has to do is turn in Spider-Man! [$3.99]


Danger Girl: Body Shots #2 (of 4) – Abbey, Sidney and Johnny Baracuda arrive in Madagascar too late to recover the Master Key and have to hunt it down and avoid an assassin who wants Abbey dead. [$2.99]

Deadman #9 – Johnny travels through dimensions trying to solve the mystery of Sarah’s terminated pregnancy. [$2.99]

The Exterminators #17 – “Showdown at Scatshot” begins as Stretch and Saloth attend a convention and Stretch is forced to confront a dangerous secret from his past. [$2.99]

Midnighter #7 – What does it mean to be able to anticipate every move?  Brian K. Vaughn and Darick Robertson take a look at the unique powers of the Midnighter. [$2.99]

Supernatural: Origins #1 – Fans of the CW show (e-mail us and tell us why?) can look forward to this comic tie-in examining the origins and mythos of the show. [$2.99]


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: #3 – The Buffster is down thanks to Amy’s magic, but Amy has little time to bask in her joy since Willow’s shown up to show her what a real witch can do!  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1 – In the long-awaited follow-up to “The Island” the new six-issue mini-series begins with witches all across the world turning their attention to big red.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Spawn #167 – A new universe with the same old problems.  Spawn vs. Clown. [$2.95]

Star Wars: Legacy #11 – Cade Skywalker takes up his lightsaber once more and takes a step to a possibly terrifying future.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Tripper – It’s hippies worst nightmare (no, not Eric Cartman) in this comic tie-in to David Arqutte’s new flick (check out the trailer here).  At the Frank Baker’s American Free Love Festival sex, drugs, and rock n roll are on the menu, but so is a homicidal serial killer who looks like Ronald Reagan and has come to save the country from hippie scum. [$5.99]


The All New Atom Vol. 1: My Life in Miniature – The first six issues of Ryan Choi’s adventures as the new Atom are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Civil War: Captain America – Cap comes to odds against the new government policies regarding super-heroes, the Red Skull makes his return, and Bucky celebrates his first Christmas of th 21st Century in this collection of “Civil War” tie-ins from Captain America issues #22-24 and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills. [$11.99]

Civil War: Wolverine – Wolverine’s actions during “Civil War” are collected in this trade paperback as he hunts down the man responsible for the Stanford tragedy and makes a shocking discovery, from Wolverine issues #42-48. [$17.99]

Civil War: Young Avengers & RunawaysYoung Avengers & Runaways issues #1-4 are collected in this “Civil War” cross-over trade paperback. [$11.99]

Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walter Simonson – Ms. Marvel, Kang, Nebula, Galactus, Iron Man, Thor and the Death’s Head.  Simonson’s time working on the FF is celebrated in this trade paperback collecting Fantastic Fourissues #334-341. [$19.99]

Showcase Presents Vol. 1: The War That Time Forgot – This 500 page trade paperback collects classic adventures as WWII rages, on an unnamed Pacific Island dinosaurs thrive. [$16.99]

Vampire Hunter D Volume 7: Mysterious Journey to the North Sea, Part One – A girl’s dying wish sends D on an impossible quest to deliver a pricessless gem to her sister far off in a North Sea fishing village with scoundrels, theives, and murders between D and his goal.  Check out the free preview. [$8.95]

The Walking Dead Hardcover #2 – The second twelve issues of The Walking Dead is collected in this oversized hardcore volume for all you zombie lovers. [$29.99]

The Walking Dead Volume 6 – Rick finds himself surrounded by madmen as the other survivors wonder if he’s dead or alive in this trade paperback collecting The Walking Dead issues #31-36. [$12.99]


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