Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on August 8, 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 Daredevil, Dynamo 5, Gen13, Green Arrow: Year One, Green Lantern, Omega Flight, Powers, Red Sonja, Star Wars: Legacy, and the first issues of Army of Darkness: From the Ashes, Black Adam: The Dark Age, Countdown to Adventure, and The Un-Men.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including 24: Nightfall, Alan Moore: The Complete WildC.A.T.S, Batman: Batman and Son, Harvey Comics Classics Vol. 1: Casper the Friendly Ghost, Scrap Mettle, Screw Heaven, When I Die I’m Going to Mars, Women of Marvel Vol. 2 and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #33

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


Black Adam: The Dark Age #1 (of 8) – The eight-issue mini-series begins with Teth-Adam’s search for the magic to return his power and the planet’s heroes hot on his trail to bring the mass murderer to justice. [$2.99]

Countdown to Adventure #1 (of 8) – Adam Strange, Starfire, and Animal Man return to their lives after the fallout of 52.  Download a free mini-poster. [$3.99]

Green Arrow: Year One #3 (of 6) – Ollie discovers the secret of the island and comes face to face with the man behind it all. [$2.99]

Green Lantern #22 – The “Sinestro Corps” storyline continues as Hal Jordan, now stranded on Qward, faces an army of Sinestro’s best warriors. [$2.99]

Superman #666 – Well, Batman went all apocalyptic for his 666th issue, now it’s Big Blue’s turn.  In this extra-sized issue featuring appearances by the Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, the Demon, Animal Man and others, ol’ Supes travels to Hell.  Well, he was due for a vacation. [$3.99]


Daredevil #99 – “To the Devil His Due” concludes as the villain’s identity is finally revealed. [$2.99]

Omega Flight #5 (of 5) – The five-issue mini-series concludes. [$2.99]

Powers #25 – The 25th issue takes Detective Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim on a case involving “The 25 Coolest Dead Super Heroes of All Time.” [$2.95]

Punisher War Journal #10 – “Blood and Sand” concludes as Frank Castle tries to end the Hate Monger’s border war once and for all. [$2.99]

World War Hulk: Front Line #3 – Ben Urichand Sally Floyd remain trying to run their own newspaper and cover the story of the Hulk’s invasion of Manhattan. [$2.99]


DMZ #11 – The conclusion of “Friendly Fire” as the verdict is read and the military give the people the solder responsible for it all. [$2.99]

Gen13 #11 – Gen13 vs. Tranquility’s own Liberty Snots. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Legacy #15 – Cade Skywalker is now a prisoner of the Sith, can things get much worse?  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Stormwatch: PHD #20 – Someone is killing off retired heroes and the PHD is on the case, but when signs lead the team to the door of Slaughterhouse Smith they may find out they’ve bitten off more than they can chew. [$2.99]

The Un-Men #1 – The town of Aberrance holds within its borders the freaks created in the laboratories of Anton Arcane.  Into this world an albino government agent is sent to solve the murder of “The Gill-Boy.”  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]


Amry of Darkness: From the Ashes #1 – Ash returns from his adventures in the Marvel Universe crossover to find his home under the control of Evil Ash and his Deadite hordes.  Also available in a virgin cover, a negative cover, and a foil edition cover. [$3.50]

Casanova #8 – Find out the truth hiding inside Dokkktor Klockhammer’s horror hospital and the identity of the woman piloting the aircraft from the future. [$1.99]

Dynamo 5 #6 – Maddie learns more secrets about Captain Dynamo than she can stand. [$3.50]

Glister #1 – Glister is far from a normal girl, in fact she’s a “magnet for the weird and the unusual” in this new series about haunted house, trolls, and other oddities from Andi Watson. [$5.99]

Red Sonja #25 – The 25th Anniversary issue includes new co-writers Brian Reed and Michael Avon Oeming.  The new team’s first adventure for the She-Devil involves her return to Hyboria in “World on Fire.”  Available in four variant covers and a Mel Rubi foil cover. [$2.99]


24: Nightfall – The six-issue mini-series featuring Jack Bauer getting himself into more trouble is collected in the trade paperback featuting an adventure before season one as Jack tracks down mass murderer Victor Drazen.  Check out the free preview. [$19.99]

100 Bullets Vol. 11: Once Upon a Crime – This trade paperback collects issues #76-83 featuring a showdown in Mexico and the truth behind the mystery of the Atlantic City job. [$12.99]

Alan Moore: The Complete WildC.A.T.S – Alan Moore’s fourteen issue run on the series is collected here in this trade paperback. [$29.99]

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II – The rise of a new team including The Wasp, Hawkeye, the Vision, the Black Panther, and Goliath as they face new enemies and their own problems and doubts in this hardcover collection of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II issues #1-8. [$24.99]

Batman: Batman and Son – This new hardcover edition from Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert collects the four-issue story arc featuring the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia in this follow-up to the events from 1987’s Son of the Demon (read the review). [$24.99]

Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show Vol. 2 – The final six issues of the maxi-series are collected in this trade paperback featuring the battle between the forces of light and darkness across decades and dimensions.  Check out the free preview. [$19.99]

Essential Dazzler Vol. 1 – Another b&w of Essential Marvel collects…the Dazzler?  What?  Were Jubilee, Banshee, Kitty Pryde, Speedball, and Squirrel Girl all unavailable?  “Essential Dazzler” isn’t that the very definition of an oxymoron? [$16.99]

Ghost Rider Vol. 2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze – How did Johnny Blaze end up in Hell?  Here’s the story, collected from Ghost Rider issues #6-11. [$13.99]

Harvey Comics Classics Vol. 1: Casper the Friendly Ghost – Over 100 of Casper the Friendly Ghost’s classic tales are collected in this b&w collection which includes an introduction by John Beck.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 6: Monsters & Mysteriess – This trade paperback collects the team’s adventures from the Marvel Adventures line as they take on the Mole Man, the Skrulls, Rama-Tut and more. [$6.99]

Scrap Mettle – A 400 page volume from the mind of Scott Morse. [$39.99]

Screw Heaven, When I Die I’m Going to Mars – Here is the latest collection of Shannon Wheeler’s short cartoons examining life’s bigger issues.  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

Showcase Presents: Adam Strange Vol. 1 – The early adventures of Adam Strange are collected in this b&w trade paperback Showcase Presents edition. [$16.99]

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 3 – Another trade paperback volume collecting Superman’s adventures in chronological order.  This edition includes Action Comics issues #21-25, Superman issues #4-5, and more! [$14.99]

Women of Marvel Vol. 2 – A second trade paperback collection featuring the lovely ladies of Marvel including Kitty Pryde, Black Cat, Spider-Woman, Tigra, and more. [$24.99]

X-Men: Supernovas – This hardcover collects X-Men issues #188-199 which includes old foes, new threats, and the Children of the Vault. [$34.99]


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