Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on August 1, 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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Detective Comics Faker, Highlander, Midnighter, Punisher, Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell and the first issues of Metal Men and Shanna The She Devil: Survival of the Fittest.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Birds of Prey: Blood and Circuits, Green Lantern: Wanted – Hal Jordan, Invincible: Ultimate Collection Vol. 2, Scarface: Scarred For Life, Wisdom: Rudiments of Wisdom and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #32

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

The All-New Atom #14 – The search for Ray Palmer continues in a small pocket of the Nanoverse that some might call Heaven. [$2.99]

Detective Comics #835 – Having perfected his fear experiments in Arkham, the Scarecrow breaks out and unleashes his terror on Gotham. [$2.99]

Metal Men #1 (of 8) – The team earn their own eight-issue mini-series as they take on threats both old and new. [$2.99]

Outsiders: Five of a Kind: Week 1: Nightwing/Boomerang #1 (of 5) – A new team every week presented by different creative teams in this five-issue mini-series as Batman creates a new team of Outsiders.  In this issue Boomerang and Nightwing try to get over thier issues with Batman and each other as they take on Chemo.  Download a free sneak peak. [$2.99]

Supergirl #20 – Supergirl must deal with the consequences of her choices from Amazons Attack issue #4. [$2.99]

New Avengers: Illuminati #4 – The Illuminati take on their hardest challenge yet. [$2.99]

Punisher #50 – Frank Castle earns himself a double-sized issue as the “Long, Cold Dark” story arc begins with the return of Barracuda. [$3.99]

Shanna The She Devil: Survival of the Fittest #1 – Shanna returns to take on Hong Kong gangsters, dinosaurs, cavemen and more in in this new issue mini-series which begins with a pirates shipwrecked on a dangerous island, home to various monsters and a She Devil. [$3.50]

Uncanny X-Men #489 – With the help of the Fantastic Four the X-Men investigate the cause of the Morlocks new violent tendencies. [$2.99]

World War Hulk #3 – Doctor Strange vs. the Hulk, ‘nuff said. [$3.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #5 – After a one month hiatus the eighth season continues.  “The Chain” focuses on one of the decoy slayers.  The comic is available in a George Jeanty variant cover and a Paul Lee variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Deadman #12 – Brandon must decide who to save when Eve Kendell’s baby stares down the barrel of a gun at the same time Sarah free-falls from an airplane. [$2.99]

Faker #2 (of 6) – Freshman year was supposed to rock but now that Nick Philo has been erased where does he go from here?  At least his friends seem to know him, or do they? [$2.99]

Midnighter #10 – Midnighter gets a new head writer as Keith Giffen joins the team.  First up, our hero deals with doubts about his chosen profession. [$2.99]

Welcome to Tranquility #9 – The town is about to get a whole lot less tranquil as the nation spoltight burns a little to bright to hide the town’s darker secrets, neighborhood violence erupts into suburban warfare, and someone steals a secret formula from Dr. Tomorrow. [$2.99]

The Boys #8 – This long delayed issue finally sees the light of day.  Maybe. [$2.99]

Gutsville #1 (2nd Print) – The descendants of the survivors of the HMS Daphne survive in a town inside the belly of a beast. [$2.99]

Highlander #9 – MacLeod vs. MacLeod.  The conclusion of the story arc as Connor, still dealing the the effects of Kurgan’s dark quickening, comes for Duncan’s head.  Available in five variant covers. [2.99}

Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1 (of 5) – Dynamite and Marvel come together to reunite these two heroes in a battle against Kulan Gath in this new five-issue mini-series. [$2.99]

Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell #4 – The series focusing on famous Klingon encounters from the Kllingon point of view continues with Kang.  Available in three variant covers; check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Birds of Prey: Blood and Circuits – The “One Year Later” storyline continues in this trade paperback collection of issues #96-103. [$17.99]

Elephantmen: Wounded Animals – The first seven issues of the series are collected here following the adventures of once revered genetically engineered weapons who now try to coexist in the world. [$24.99]

Green Lantern: Wanted – Hal Jordan – In this trade paperback of the recent run of Green Lantern issues #14-20 Hal Jordan tries to clear his name after he’s framed for murder. [$19.99]

Invincible: Ultimate Collection Vol. 3 – The latest hardcover volume collects issues #25-35 including Invicible’s battle with Angstrom Levy, the reunion with his father, and the Viltrumites. [$34.99]

Lankhmar Volume 2 – Swords Against Death – Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are challenged by a stranger to find and fight Death in this trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

New Avengers Vol. 5: Civil War – Collecting the disarray and disagreements of Marvel’s mightiest heroes during “Civil War.”

Scalped Vol. 1: Indian Coutnry – The first issues of the new Vertigo series feature Dash Bad Horse and his return to the Prarie Rose Indian Reservation are collected in this trade paperback.  Download a free mini-poster. [$9.99]

Scarface: Scarred For Life – The recent five-issue mini-series follow-up to the 1983 film is collected in this new trade paperback as Tony Montana survives to claw his way back to the top once more.  Check out the free preview. [$19.99]

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Volume 6 – Endgame – The hardcover 30th Anniversary series continues in this volume focusing on events happening after the end of Revenge of the Sith. [$24.95]

Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo – Born Better – The recent mini-series is collected in this trade paperback following the adventures of Baron Helmut Zemo as he learns the truth about his legacy and his destiny. [$10.99]

Ultimate X-Men Ultimate Collection Book 2 – The second year of Ultimate X-Men is collected in this trade paperback featuring the team’s first world tour, Professor X’s son David, and Jean Grey becomes the Phoenix. [$24.99]

Transformers: The Best of Don Figueroa – This new hardcover collects the comic art of Don Figueroa in the Transformers Universe and includes finished art, sketches, concept art, and more.  Check out the free preview. [$50.00]

Wisdom: Rudiments of Wisdom – From Marvel’s MAX line comes thsi trade paperback which follows Pete Wisdom hunting down and killing fairies in England. [$21.99]

X-Factor Vol. 2: Life and Death Matters – Issues #7-12 are collected here featuring Jamie Mardox facing his darkest fear and the divisiveness of “Civil War.” [$14.99]

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