Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on June 20, 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, Dynamite Entertainment, IPW Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Brave and the Bold, Captain America, Conan, Hellblazer, Highlander, The Highwaymen, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Spike: Shadow Puppets, The Spirit and StrongArm.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Batman: Ego and Other Tales, Maxwell Strangewell, Phonogram Vol.1: Rue Britannia, Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 3, X-Men: First Class, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #26

Editor’s Note: comic shipping dates are subject to change and unexpected delays.

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #53 – Aquaman battles his most formidable advesary for control of Sub Diego.  Sub Diego?  Are you freakin’ kidding me?  Ugh! [$2.99]

The Brave and the Bold #4 – Supergirl teams up with Lobo?! [$2.99]

Checkmate #15 – “Checkout” continues as Checkmate and the Outsiders cross-over reaches “the end stage.” [$2.99]

The Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century – The team holds open auditions for new heroes. [$2.25]

The Spirit #7 – Three new tales in one issue, including supermodel gone bad and an unjustly accused cabbie. [$2.99]

Avengers Handbook Feature the Mighty Avengers #3 – A little confused over the state of the Avengers and the Marvel Universe after “Civil War” (get in line), well here’s a new spoltight on the Avengers, their allies and thier enemies. [$3.99]

Captain America #27 – “Death of a Dream” continues after the fall-out of “Civil War.” [$2.99]

Incredible Hulk #107 – The Hulk returns and heroes line-up both for him as against him as he prepares for war against the Marvel Universe.  Whose side will Hercules and Namor be on? [$2.99]

Iron Man #19 – The Hulk is back and out for revenge; on the top of his list is ol’ Shellhead. [$2.99]

Sensational Spider-Man #38 – Part one of “The Last Temptation of Eddie Brock” finds the former super-villain beaten and powerless, and in the same hospital as Aunt May. [$2.99]

Conan #41 – Tim Trueman and Cary Nord begin their adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard tale “Rogues in the House” which appeard in Weird Tales back in 1934.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Hellblazer #233 – Constantine left a part of himself in the casino years ago; the question now is can he kill it? [$2.99]

The Higwaymen #1 (of 5) – The two best couriers ever, Abel “Speed” Monroe and Alistair McQueen, are called out of retirment to deliver dangerous cargo for a dead President. [$2.99]

Rex Mundi #6 – Fighing despair after his wife’s death Lorraine sends his daughter to a distant relative in the Austrian Alps.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Rebellion #7 – Part Two of “The Ahakista Gambit” finds rebel spy Wyl Tarson and his team forced to follow the criminal Raze or face certain death at the hands of the Empire.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Highlander #8 – When Connor MacCloud becomes consumed by a Dark Quickening no one is safe, not even Duncan!  Available in five variant coves including a B&W cover. [$2.99]

Repo #1 (of 5) – The new mini-series focuses on two repo men, KD and Emil.  Their first job?  To recover the beating heart of an escaped clone. [$3.50]

Savage Tales #2 – Another collection of savage tales includes “Battle for Atlantis Part Two,” “Red Sonja, The Hunter Part Two,” and “Cthulhu and The Old Ones.”  Available in five variant covers including a virgin cover and a negative art cover. [$4.99]

Spike: Shadow Puppets #1 (of 4) – From Brian Lynch and Franco Urru comes a new four-issue mini-series featuring Spike and Lorne trying to stop the new Japanese kiddie show “Smile Time.”  Also available in a variant cover.  For more, including a fan-made comic trailer, click here. [$3.99]

StrongArm #4 (of 5) – Rob is pushed into a confrontation as mysteries are revealed and conspiracies uncovered in this next-to-last issue of the mini-series which promises “not everyone’s coming out of this one alive.” [$2.99]

Batman: Ego and Other Tails – A collection of Batman tales from writer Darwyn Cooke is the focus of this new hardcover.  Download a free mini-poster. [$24.99]

The Blue Beetle Vol. 2: Road Trip – Jamie searches for the Scarab’s original owner in this trade paperback collection of Blue Beetle issues #7-12. [$12.99]

Conan Vol. 4: The Hall of the Dead – The conclusion of Kurt Busiek’s run on the series is collected in this trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$15.95]

JSA Presents: Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Vol. 1 – From the first eight-issues of the series learn the origin of Courtney Whitmore and her first days as the new Star Spangled Kid, with the help of her armor-clad stepfather. [$17.99]

Marvel Adventures The Avengers Vol. 3: Bizarre AdventuresMarvel Adventures The Avengers issues #9-12 are collected in this trade paperback. [$6.99]

Maxwell Strangewell – From Matt and Shawn Fillbach comes a black & white novella beginning with Anna Gilmour discovery of a ten-foot-tall alien who cummunicates through telepathic empathy, a sea of Tibetan monks, alien assassins, a prophecy, the man on the moon, and much more.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Phonogram, Vol. 1: Rue Brittania – 10 years after the death of Britannia, Phonomancer David Kohl finds his mind beginning to unravel. [$14.99]

Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocals – Zemo unleashes his super-villain army in this trade paperback collecting Thunderbolts issues #106-109. [$10.99]

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 3 – In this third harcover volume collecting Ultimate Fantastic Four issues #21-32 the team takes on Marvel Zombies, deals with the reemergence of the Ultimate Sub-Mariner, and more. [$29.99]

X-Men: First Class – This hardcover collects the previous untold adventures of the first team of X-Men from X-Men: First Class issues #1-8. [$24.99]

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