Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on July 11, 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, IDW Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Battlestar Galactica, Gen13, Green Lantern, Grifter and Midnighter, Madman Atomic Comics, Martha Washington Dies, Omega Flight Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Beyond, and the first issues of Fantastic Five, and Green Arrow: Year One.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including The Art of Bone, The Artist Within, Clubbing, Intersections, Madman Gargantua, Showcase Presents: Batgirl Vol. 1, Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters, X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong,  and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #29

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

Batman Confidential #7 – An early tale of Batman’s run-in with a criminal who would one day be known as the Clown Prince of Crime. [$2.99]

Green Arrow: Year One #1 (of 6) – The events which led to the birth of the Green Arrow are retold here by Andy Diggle and Jock.  In the first issue millionaire playboy Oliver Queen finds himself betrayed and abandoned on a deserted island.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Green Lantern #21 – The “Sinestro Corps” storyline begins with Sinestro and his army of fear ready to strike, Hal Jordan leading the Lanterns into the middle of a war for an important rescue mission, and the Guardians become divided over the interpretation of prophecy.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Justice Society of America #7 – The team gets a new member – the grandson of Commander Steel who awakens to discover himself changed into something truly bizarre – Citizen Steel.  Available in two variant covers including one by Alex Ross.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Shadowpact #15 – Zauriel joins Shadowpact just as Doctor Gotham decides to strike. [$2.99]

Exiles #96 – The team find themselves in a world without crime, hate or fear ruled by Victor Von Doom! [$2.99]

Fantastic Five #1 – The first issue of this alternate reality super-hero team is packed with action including the return of Dr. Doom, the Human Torch and Lyja discussing forming their own team, the return of Sharon Ventua, and appearances from the Invisible Woman, Kristoff and more. [$2.99]

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake – Vampire Hunter: The First Death #1 (of 2) – In this two-issue series see how it all began including the first meeting of Anita and Jean-Claude, Anita’s first time inside Guilty Pleasures, her first serial killer case, and an early encounter with Edward. [$3.99]

Omega Flight #4 – Omega Flight vs. The Wrecking Crew, ‘nuff said. [$2.99]

Ultimate X-Men #84 – With the X-Men gone Bishop recreates his own team to carry on the legacy of Charles Xavier. [$2.99]

Fables #63 – Part 4 of “The Good Prince” as plans continue to destroy the Imperial Homeworld and various Fables return home. [$2.99]

Gen13 #10 – The kids enjoy normal life in Tranquility, at least until their recent troubles catch-up with them. [$2.99]

Grifter and Midnighter #5 (of 6) – The heroes learn the truth about th alien menace that threatens Earth; now if they can just stop from killing each other maybe, just maybe, they can save the day. [$2.99]

Martha Washington Dies – This one-shot from Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons tells the tale of Martha Washington’s 100th birthday in the year 2095 where a desperate war for freedom and liberty rages on.  Check out the free preview. [$3.50]

Star Wars: Rebellion #8 – An angry and frustrated Vader arrives on the backwater world of Ahakista to safeguard an important Imperial secret from the band of Rebel agents, by any means necessary.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Alien Pig Farm #4 (of 4) – The mini-series concludes. [$2.99]

Armory Wars #2 (of 5) – The Prise and Mariah work together to stop Wilhelm Ryan’s plan and Coheed and Cambria learn the truth about their children. [$2.99]

Battlestar Galactica #11 (of 12) – As the series nears its close Sharon travels into the heart of the Cylons.  Available in four variant covers [$2.99] and a limited foil edition [$19.99]

Madman Atomic Comics #3 – In “Swiped From Dimension X!” Frank must travel through multiple realities to make it back home to Snap City. [$2.99]

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between #6 (of 6) – The first mini-series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the franchise concludes.

The Art of Bone – This new hardcover gives readers a look at Jeff Smith’s complete 1300-page independent comic.  Check out the free preview. [$39.95]

Ash Wood’s 48 Nude Girls – An 11×11 inch trade paperback featuring the lovely lady artwork of Ashley Wood. [$11.99]

The Artist Within – Photographer Greg Preton spent more than 15 years collecting a visual history of comics and this oversized hardcover collection of 101 b&w photographs is the result.  Check out the free preview. [$39.95]

Black Cherry – Eddie Paretti agrees to steal a dead body from his own mob boss, but the trouble is only beginning when he realizes the body isn’t human, and a woman who looks like a stripper he once loved appears in the monastery where the body was originally stolen, in this trade paperback. [$15.99]

Clubbing – After Charlotte is caught with a fake ID and sent off to her grandparents her world really gets interesting as she falls in love and solves a murder mystery on the 19th hole of the golf course. [$9.99]

Elric: Making of a Sorcerer – Sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock and Walter Simonson team-up to create an untold tale of the classic character in this trade paperback. [$19.99]

Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand – Collecting issues #224-228 this trade paperback finds Constantine buried alive in Glasgow. [$14.99]

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 4 – In this latest trade paperback volume the gray Huk battles Mister Cloot, killer whales, the Grey Gargoyle and more. [$19.99]

Intersections – Sean Phillips and Duncan Fegredo present a visual dialogue unlike anything you have ever seen. [$24.99]

Madman Gargantua – This 852-page hardcover collects the complete Madman including Madman issues #1-3, Madman Adventures issues #1-3, Madman Comics #1-20 and the Madman Super King-Size Groovy Special. [$125.00]

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Vol. 2 – Kick Your Face (Premiere) – This hardcover premiere edition collects issues #7-12 of the series which includes battles with the Mindless Ones and much more. [$19.99]

Showcase Presents: Batgirl Vol. 1 – A b&w trade paperback collection of Batgirl’s adventures fighting crime alongside the Dynamic Duo. [$16.99]

Squadron Supreme: Hyperion vs. Nighthawk – In this trade paperback collection of the four-issue mini-series the two heroes throwdown big time! [$10.99]

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters – Discover the origins of the new team born out of “Infinite Crisis” in this trade paperback collecting the eight-issue mini-series.  These heroes are members of the government task force known as SHADE, the first line of defense against super-powered threats. [$14.99]

Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero – Simon Williams has made a bet he can turn a dangerous assassin into a hero in this trade paperback collection of the five-issue mini-series. [$13.99]

X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong (Premiere) – This premiere hardcover edition collects the return of the Phoenix from the recent five-issue mini-series. [$19.99]

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