Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on July 18, 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 Action Comics, Army@Love, Focus On… Star Trek, Grendel: Behold the Devil, Mystic Arcana: Black Knight, Spike: Shadow Puppets, Terminator 2: Infinity, and the first issues of All Flash, The Order, The Programme, and Zero Killer.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Batman: Harley and Ivy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 1, The Hood, Paradise X Vol. 1, Stormwatch: PHD Vol. 1 and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #30

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

Action Comics #852 – Following the events of Superman #655 (also out this week) more events from Jimmy Olsen’s past are revealed. [$2.99]

All Flash #1 – The world of the Flash changes forever as a new adventure begins. [$2.99]

Black Canary #2 (of 4) – Black Canary attempts to protect the young child from The League of Assassins. [$2.99]

The Brave and the Bold #5 – The Book of Destiny holds the knowledge of all that has ever been, but when each hero is granted a look inside what will they learn? [$2.99]

Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil #4 (of 4) – The four-issue mini-series concludes as the Marvel family faces off against the Monster Society of Evil with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. [$5.99]

Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar #1 – The story continues with the new Quasar, the daughter of Captain Marvel, who attempts to end the Conquest as well as deal with an enemy who follows her and the troubles of her lover Moondragon. [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #26 – News of the imminent arrival of the Silver Surfer and his world-devouring master give Reed Richard only days to evacuate the planet or come up with a plan to save the Earth. [$2.99]

Mystic Arcana: Black Knight #2 – As Camelot’s fall nears the mystic powers of the world begin to fade.  Merlin’s only hope is the Black Knight who now must battle Mordred the Evil in the last great battle of the era. [$2.99]

The Order #1 – As part of Tony Stark’s Fifty-State Initiative a new super-hero team for the city of Los Angeles is created and branded as “The First Super Hero Team of Tomorrow.” [$2.99]

World War Hulk #2 – Marvel’s big summer event continues as the Hulk and his new followers take on the forces of Earth. [$3.99]

Army@Love #5 -Loman learns of Allie’s disappearance. [$2.99]

Grendel: Behold the Devil #0 – A special-priced introduction and set-up issue to the new mini-series by Matt Wagner starring Hunter Rose. [$.50]

Hellblazer #234 – “Joyride” begins as Constantine discovers something dark in South London’s Hunger Hill. [$2.99]

The Programme #1 – The Cold War is long over, but when a dormant Soviet weapon is reawakened the world must learn to deal with a new type of warfare that includes those with super-powers.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Zero Killer #1 – Gangs struggle for supremacy in a dark version of the future of New York ravaged by nuclear war.  One man offers his unique abilities as a bounty hunter tracking down “the dregs of a ruined society…he is Zero Killer.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Editor’s Note: Image Comics had not updated its release schedule at the time of this posting.

Dark Xena #3 (of 4) – Gabrielle’s request to the Gods has some unexpected consequences and Ares plan for the new darker Warrior Princess is revealed.  Available in four variant covers. [$3.50]

Focus On… Star Trek – This one-shot previews the upcoming classic Star Trek TOS mini-series set during the fourth year of the crew’s original five-year mission.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Painkiller Jane #2 – After being shot in the head and left for dead things really get nasty for our heroine as she finds herself on the run with everyone after her.  Available in six variant covers including an exclusive b&w cover. [$2.99]

Spike: Shadow Puppets #2 (of 5) – Spike and Lorne’s Japanese puppet adventure continues. Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Terminator 2: Infinity #2 (of 5) – John Connor begins to assemble his army of resistance as the T-Infinity attempts to cleanse the timeline and destroy the human race.  Available in three variant covers and an pricey Cyberdyne Silver Foil Cover. [$3.50]

Batman: Harley and Ivy – The mini-series from Bruce Timm and Paul Dini based on the Batman: The Animated Series characters is collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 1 – Hey Buffy fans, here’s the first volume of the definitive Buffster beginning with Joss Whedon’s adaption of his original screenplay, her road to Sunnydale, and her early days with the Scoobies.  Check out the free preview. [$24.99]

Devil Dinosaur by Jack Kirby Omnibus – This hardcover collects Jack Kirby’s nine-issue series featuring a red dinosaur and his sidekick Moonboy. [$29.99]

Dwight T. Albatross’s The Goon Noir – Various artists and writers try their hand at the famous characters in this b&w anthology featuring the work of Patton Oswalt, Thomas Lennon, John Arcudi, Humberto Ramos, Bill Morrison, Hilary Barta, and many more.  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

Exiles Vol. 15: Enemy of the Stars – This new trade paperback collects the first issues of Chris Claremont’s run on the series which includes a former X-Man joining the team and much more. [$13.99]

The Hood (Premiere Edition) – Parker Robinson attempts to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining up with the Kingpin, but when the small time crook with big responsibilities, including a pregnant girlfriend and an institutionalized mother, discovers mystical apparel which provide him with super-powers he hits the big time in this premiere hardcover collection of the series by Kyle Hotz and Bian K. Vaughn. [$19.99]

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 6 – Another hardcover volume of the God of Thunder’s adventures includes appearances from the Super-Skrull, Loki, Sif, and the Wrecker. [$54.99]

The Original Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes Vol. 2: Wonder Woman – The new b&w collection series takes a look back at the mighty Amazon’s adventures from the 1970’s. [$19.99]

Paradise X Vol. 1 – The series from Alex Ross and Jim Kruger taking place in an alternate reality is reprinted here in this new trade paperback. [$29.99]

Space Pinchy – Tony Takezaki’s beautiful star traveling adventurer searches for the treasures of her ancestors with the help of her alien companion Audrey Q in this trade paperback collection.  Check out the free preview. [$15.95]

Stormwatch: PHD Vol. 1 – The first six issues of the series featuring a super-hero team put together on a shoe-string budget is collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.00]

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