Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on September 19, 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 Captain America, Dynamo 5, Hellblazer, Madman Atomic Comics, and the first issues of Countdown to Mystery, JLA/Hitman, Penance: Relentless and Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including 52 Vol. 3, After the Cape Vol. 1: How Far to Fall, Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus Vol. 1, Green Arrow/Black Canary: For Better or Worse, Hellblazer: The Gift, Justice Society of America Vol. 1: The Next Age, Silent War, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #39

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


Countdown to Mystery #1 (of 8) – The new eight-issue mini-series begins as Kent Nelson deals with the power of Fate and Eclipso begins to bribe heroes to the dark side. [$2.99]

JLA/Hitman #1 (of 2)Hitman Tommy Monaghan returns in this two-issue mini-series from Garth Ennis and John McCrea. [$3.99]

Robin #166 – Zatara and Ravager guest-star as Robin deals with Dodge’s misfit team of villains. [$2.99]

Shadowpact #17 – The team takes on a horde of zombies AND a new villain attacks AND the Warlock’s daughter begins her training.  That enough action for ya? [$2.99]

Superman/Batman #40 – Darkseid’s plan comes to fruition as Batman fights the temptations of Orion’s wife Becca. [$2.99]


Captain America #30 – The “Death of Captain America” storyline concludes as the Winter Soldier takes on the Red Skull, S.H.I.E.L.D., Crossbones, and anyone else who gets in his way. [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures The Avengers #16 – The Avengers meet Hawkeye. [$2.99]

Marvel Comics Presents #1 – Four new stories featuring Marvel heroes including Spider-Man are collected in the first issue of this new series.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Penance: Relentless #1 – Blamed for the disaster at Stanford and on the run that is left of Robbie Baldwin begins a slow descent into madness.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

World War Hulk #4 – The Hulk delivers his final judgment from his stone throne in the Great Arena.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]


Army@Love #7 – Switzer and the company attempt to stop of herd of circus elephants which have been turned into suicide bombers. [$2.99]

Hellblazer #236 – Constantine searches for what’s hidden beneath the sleepy village of Lychgate. [$2.99]

The Highwaymen #4 (of 5) – The Highwaymen have uncovered the details of the government program which turned Grace Anderson into a WMD, but what will Deputy Director Jacob Sterne do to protect the secret? [$2.99]

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 – Once an unstoppable force of child heroes before tragedy struck, now the group is reunited by the death of their mentor and teacher and the rise of a new deadly threat.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Zero Killer #2 – During one of his missions Zero saves a young woman named Stark who is determined to stick by his side, whether he likes it or not.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow #1 – In the new series the citizens of Barrow deal with random attacks on their city by the undead.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Dynamo 5 #7 – Battle Royale time!  Dynamo 4 vs. Chrysalis vs. Whiptail vs. Captain Dynamo. [$3.50]

Gutsville #2 (of 6) – Albert begins his escape and is joined by a mysterious companion. [$2.99]

Madman Atomic Comics #4 – Frank may have finally found his way out of the multi-dimensional maze, but what awaits him now? [$2.99]

Spawn #171 – Nyx’s attempt to regain her powers only leads to more trouble, and the only one who can save her now is a certain hell-spawn sworn to kill her. [$2.95]


52 Vol. 3 – Issues #14-26 are collected in this second to last volume of DC’s year without its three big guns. [$19.99]

After the Cape Vol. 1: How Far to Fall – The first three issues of the series following an alcoholic former hero is collected in this new trade paperback. [$12.99]

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus Vol. 1 – Back in 2004 writer Ed Brubaker was asked to re-launch Captain America.  The first 25 issues are collected in this over-sized hardcover Marvel Omnibus edition including the return of Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier, the death (again) of the Red Skull, the emergence of General Alesksander Lukin as a new enemy, and the death of Steve Rogers. [$74.99]

Dr. Thirteen: Architecture and Morality – Collected from Tales of the Unexpected issues #1-8 here are the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves supernatural activity. [$14.99]

Green Arrow/Black Canary: For Better or Worse – The new trade paperback collects issues across the years (from writers such as Dennis O’Neil, Alan Moore and Brad Meltzer) focusing on the often tumultuous love affair between Ollie and Dinah. [$14.99]

Hellblazer: The Gift – Constantine looks for help from his longtime adversary the demon Nergal is this trade paperback collecting issues #207-215. [$14.99]

Justice Society of America Vol. 1: The Next Age – After the events of 52 Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat try to rebuild the team tracking the bloodlines of heroes from across the world and welcoming in new members Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more. [$19.99]

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol. 7: Secret Identity – Issues #25-28 of the series are collected in this trade paperback. [$6.99]

Silent War – The six-issue mini-series follow-up to House of M focuses on the Inhumans retaliation for the theft of the Terrigen Mists. [$14.99]

Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis Vol. 1: Faith in Monsters – Warren Ellis brings together the newest and deadliest team ever – Venom, Moonstone, Bullseye, the Radioactive Man, Songbird, Swordsman, and the Green Goblin.  As part of Civil War the all-new Thunderbolts are sent out to find unregistered super-humans and bring them to justice. [$24.99]

Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The first six issues of the series focusing on the Hewitt family are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Wolverine: Origins Vol. 2: Savior – With his memories restored Logan now must make decisions regarding his search and his future in this trade paperback collecting issues #6-10. [$13.99]


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