Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 9, 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 the first issue of DC’s new weekly run Countdown, an angry Hulk returning to Earth for revenge in World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker, Grifter and Midnighter take on an alien invasion, Battle Pope takes on God, Spidey deals with Marvel’s big event in Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man, one-hundred years after Lucas’s last flick Star Wars Legacy Vol. 1: Broken tells the tale, and much, much more.  Find out what else you may miss if you don’t stop by your local comic book shop today.

Here’s issue #20


Countdown #5152 may be over, but DC’s got a new weekly year-long series ready in its place from Paul Dini, Jesus Saiz, and Andy Kubert and Tim Townshend.  A single character’s unexpected death will send repercussions across the DCU. [$2.99]

Green Lantern Corps #12 – Guy Gardner, trying to illude his fellow Lanterns, takes refuge on Mogo only to be confronted by his oldest fear. [$2.99]

Mystery in Space #8 (of 8) – The giant-sized conclusion finds Captain Comet battling The Weird, both born from the same mysterious cosmic event. [$3.99]

Nightwing #132 – Three of his friends are dead; how far will Nightwing go to quench his thirst for vengeance? [$2.99]

Tales of the Unexpected #8 (of 8) – The tales conclude in this final issue with the true and terrible nature of crime, punishment, and the Spectre. [$3.99]


Amazing Spider-Girl #8 – Anti-mutant sentiments are running strong at Midtown High, especially after one of Mary Jane Parker’s classmates starts exhibiting strange new powers. [$2.99]

Amazing Spider-Man #540 – Peter Parker is a fugitive, on the run, with no one to trust.  Things can’t get worse can they?  Can they?  Well, this is a Spidey comic… [$2.99]

Immortal Iron Fist #5 – With the help of a former Iron Fist Daniel Rand tries to escape a trap and survive against HYDRA! [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #24 – Sue Storm is charged with stealing from Atlantis, Reed begins the investigation, and Namor begins planning for war. [$2.99]

World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker #1 – The Hulk returns to Earth in great stone ship to take his revenge on the Illuminati and destroy anything that gets in his way, setting up Marvel’s big summer event.  Hulk Smash! [$3.99]


Gen13 #8 – The new art team of Carlo Baberi and Drew Geraci begin with the group having to trust their deadliest enemy. [$2.99]

Grifter and Midnighter #3 (of 6) – The pair must throw out their mission objectives when Paris becomes ground zero of a new extraterrestrial invasion. [$2.99]

Jack of Fables #10 – Jack’s on a bad streak.  He’s lost his wife, he’s profits are disappearing, and there’s a dangerous woman who’s got her sights set on him.  But things get really bad when Mister Revise and the legion of sinister librarians (good name) show up. [$2.99]

Stormwatch: PHD #7 – Part one of “Assault on Precinct 18” as Defile attacks the PHD where they live. [$2.99]

Y: The Last Man #56 – The Last Man and Agent 355 race across Paris as the women protecting Yorick’s daughter flee the Israeli soldiers. [$2.99]


Bomb Queen Vol. III: The Good, The Bad, and The Lovely #3 (of 4) – Chick Fight!  It’s Bomb Queen vs. Blacklight in a no-holds-barred rumble. [$3.50]

Battle of Pope #14 – Speaking of big battles – Battle Pope vs. God! [$2.99]

Phonogram #6 – All alone without any remaining allies Kohl struggles to make it across London to stop the black mass. [$3.50]

The Secret #4 – Caught inside the decrepit farmhouse Tommy and Kyle are about to discover the secret kept in the basement.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Dark Times #3: The Path to Nowhere – Jedi Dass Jennir and his companions find themselves on the slave planet of Orvax, and Darth Vader learns what it means to serve the Emperor.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


Civil War: Front Line Book 2 – Issues #7-11 of the series are collected in this trade paperback including the storylines “The Accused,” “Sleeper Cell,” and “Correspondence.” [$14.99]

Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man – The “Civil War’ tie-in issues of Sensational Spider Man are collected in this trade paperback. [$17.99]

The Courageous Princess – Once upon a time a greedy dragon kidnapped a smart young princess who fought her own way home instead of waiting for some prince to show up in this trade paperback from Rod Espinosa.  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

Criminal Vol. 1: Coward – Leo can plan any heist, as long as he’s very careful, but when a women from his past shows up with a great score his rules and caution go out the window, but in the end just may be the only thing to keep him alive. [$14.99]

Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 – Issues #111-137 are collected in this trade paperback as the FF takes on Doctor Doom, Diablo, the Dragon Man, and more. [$16.99]

Eternals by Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. give us the beginning of the new Eternals issues #1-7 in this hardcover edition. [$29.99]

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: To Be a Green Lantern – The first six-issues of the recent relaunch are collected in this trade paperback as Guy gets a new assignment and new recruits learn what it means to be a Lantern. [$12.99]

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol. 6: The Black Costume – The trade paperback collectes issues #21-24 of the series as Spidey takes on the Green Goblin, the Tinkerer, the Hobgoblin, the Sandman, and Venom. [$6.99]

Spider-Man and Power Pack: Big-City Super Heroes – The youngest heroes in the Marvel Universe hang out with the Web-Head in NYC in this trade paperback collecting issues #1-4. [$6.99]

Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1: Broken – One-hundred years after Return of the Jedi the Jedi Temple is attacked and the Sith return in this trade paperback collecting issues #1-3 and #5-7 of the series.  Check out the free preview. [$17.95]

Superman/Batman Vol. 5: Enemies Among Us – Issues #28-33 of the series are collected in this trade paperback which includes appearances by the Martian Manhunter, the Parasite, the Green Lantern Corps, and Titiano. [$19.99]

Y: The Last Man Vol. 9: Motherland – The newest trade paperback collects issues #49-53 as Yorik and Agent 355 prepare to reunite the Last Man with his lost love.  Download a free mini-poster. [$14.99]


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