Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 16, 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 from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Wildstorm, Vertigo, and Image Comics.

This week includes After the Cape, Army@Love, Batman, Conan, Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Mighty Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, and graphic novels including Battler Britton, Blade: Undead Again, Magician Apprentice, Rob Zombie Presents: The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Star WArs: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 3 – Darth Maul, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #21

All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #5 – Batman puts Dick Grayson to the ultimate test before he can become Robin. [$2.99]

Batman #665 – From the early days of Batman’s career, see what happened when the Dark Knight finally caught up to Joe Chill. [$2.99]

Countdown #50 – DC’s new weekly series continues as the DCU deals with an unexpected death. [$2.99]

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #12 – The force behind the enhanced Rogues Gallery is finally revealed. [$2.99]

Justice League of America #9 – All over the world teams search fro something, or someone as “The Lightning Saga” cross-over continues. [$2.99]

Exiles #94 – Madame Hydra has brought the planet to its knees; can the Exiles stop her before she delivers the knockout punch? [$2.99]

Mighty Avengers #3 – Ultron has taken over Iron Man! [$2.99]

Moon Knight #10 – Is any comic big enough for the Moon Knight and the Punisher?  Let’s find out! [$2.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man #109 – Daredevil and his team spring Spidey from the Kingpin’s clutches in time for the Web-Head to deliver some bad news – there’s a traitor in the team. [$2.99]

Uncanny X-Men #486 – The final chapter of Ed Brubaker’s “The Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire.” [$2.99]

Army@Love #3 – Switzer returns home to Loman’s arms, but Flabbergast has plans of his own.  Check out the roster. [$2.99]

Ex Machina #28 – “Power Down” continues as Mayor Hundred confronts a mysterious stranger during the worst blackout for New York City in decades. [$2.99]

Fables #61 – What will Flycatcher’s new role be in Fabletown and beyond? [$2.99]

After the Cape #3 (of 3) – In the final issue the life of Ethan Falls, somehow, gets even worse. [$2.99]

Conan #40 – Conan fights off both Tsotha and his old nemesis Thoth-amon.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer #2 – In the second issue Death returns to Iparsia, and Oro and Edani resurrect an ancient war. [$3.99]

Occult Crimes Taskforce #4 – Now that the Soul Ripper stands revealed can Sophia and the O.C.T. stop the death and destruction in this stunning conclusion? [$2.99]

Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick – Will Eddie join forces wiht Doctor Scurrilous?  Will Mister Excellent discover Superior Boy’s dark secret?  Questions will be answered, maybe. [$3.99]

Amazing Spider-Girl Vol. 1: Whatever Happened to the Daughter of Spider-Man – Issues #0-6 are collected as May Parker learns responsibility and gets into the family business by dressing up in tights and taking on crazed lunies like the Tarantula and the Hobgoblin. [$13.99]

Batman: Chronicles Vol. 3 – Another trade paperback of the Dark Knight’s adventures in this trade paperback collecting stories from Detective Comics issues #46-50 and Batman issues #4-5. [$14.99]

Batman: Black and White Vol. 3 – More classic Bat-tales are collected in this new black and white hardcover volume. [$24.99]

Battler Britton – Garth Ennis brings back the 1950’s characters in this trade paperback collecting the recent five-issue mini-series. [$19.99]

Blade: Undead Again – The first six issues of the new series are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Civil War: War Crimes – Collecting cross-over issues from “Civil War” this trade paperback focuses on the Kingpin’s unique proposal to Iron Man and a look at how the Superhuman Registration Act is effecting the super-villains of the Marvel Universe. [$17.99]

Civil War: X-Men Universe – Collecting cross-over issues from “Civil War” this trade paperback looks at the divisive results of the Superhuman Registration Act on X-Factor. [$13.99]

Fear Agent Volume 1: Re-Ignition – Former alien exterminator Heath Huston becomes the Last Fear Agent in an effort to stop a legion of extraterrestrail amobeas from annihilating the Earth.  Check out the free preview. [$13.95]

Girls, Vol. 4: Extinction – In the final trade paperback volume Ethan and his neighbors struggle to find their way out of the alien bubble and the final fate of Pennystown is revealed. [$2.99]

Hellblazer: The Devil You Know – Early adventures from writer Jamie Delano are collected in this trade paperback as Constantine acheives his first victory against Nergal and more. [$19.99]

Magician Apprentice Vol. 1 – Two kitchen boys become heroes in the medieval world of Midkemia when rifts are found which allow one to enter the world, but will the reality live-up to their dreams? [$19.99]

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 4 – A fourth hardcover volume featuring tales of Bruce Banner and his angry green alter-ego includes appearances by the Space Parasite, the Rhino, the Mandarin, Nick Fury, and a one-of-a-kind road trip that leaves everything smashed. [$54.99]

The Plain Janes – A transfer student arrives in suburbia and finds comfort with two other girls also named Jane; the trio form their own secret art gang and try to survive high school. [$9.99]

Red Prophet: The Tales of Alvin Maker Vol. 1 – In the comic adaption of Orson Scott Card’s alternative frontier William Henry Harrison is governor of Carthage City, Napoleon leads an army south of Detroit, and the future depends on a young boy learning to use his unique gifts and fulfill his destiny. [$19.99]

Rob Zombie Presents: The Haunted World of El Superbeasto – This is where it all began, the adventures of El Superbeasto, Suzi-X and Simon Deadmarsh (which will soon become an animated film). [$19.99]

Runaways Vol. 3 – This new hardcover collects Vol. 6 & 7 (issues #13-24) of the series as the youngsters deal with the Secret Super-Villain Society and make decisions about their future. [$24.99]

Scarlet Traces: The Great Game – After four decades of conflict the War of the Worlds continues, Robert Autumn and photojournalist Charlotte Hemming travel to Mars and uncover a secret history of the planet that could mean doom for Earth.  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

Showcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 1 – 500 pages of Barry Allen’s adventures are collected in this trade paperback as the Fastest Man Alive takes on the Mirror Master, the Trickster, Captain Cold and more! [$16.99]

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 3 – Darth Maul – The newest addition to the “Star Wars 30th Anniversary Hardcover Collection” revolves around the tattooed Sith Lord before he got himself cut in half by Obi-One Kenobi.  Check out the free preview. [$22.95]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 2 – Flashpoint – Issues #7-12 of the series are collected as fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick tries to clear his name as he travels through space with the crew of “The Last Resort.”  Check out the free preview. [$18.95]

X-Factor: Many Lives of Mardox (Premiere) – The Premiere edition hardcover collects X-Facto issues #13-17 focusing on Jamie Mardox, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. [$19.99]

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