Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on October 3, 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 Bomb Queen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Countdown, Deadman, Midnighter, Ms. Marvel, Spike: Shadow Puppets, and the first issues of Beowulf, Howard the Duck, Metamorpho Year One, Omega: The Unknown and Transformers: Devastation.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Annihilation Book 1, Blade: Sins of the Father, Criminal Macabre Two Red Eyes, The Helmet of Fate, Outer Orbit, The Question: Zen and Violence, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #41

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

Countdown #30 – DC’s weekly series continues to Countdown (isn’t that sooo clever!).  This month: Karate Kid vs. Brohter Eye, Jimmy Olsen grabbed by Forager, Shadowpact tries to contain Mary Marvel, The Crime Syndicate, the Extermists and Monarch gather against the Challengers, Holly and Harley go to Paradise Island, plus Two-Face, Checkmate, and Mr. Mxyptik. [$2.99]

Green Lantern Corps #16 – Mogo is attacked by the Sinestro Corps. [$2.99]

JLA/Hitman #2 (of 2) – The Bloodines contagion spreads and Tommy Monaghan is left alone to save the day. [$3.99]

Metamorpho Year One #1 (of 6) – Okay, Batman: Year One was a classic.  I’m even okay with Green Arrow: Year One, but Metamorpho: Year One??  What’s next, Wild Dog: Year One?  I know DC is planning a whole series of these, but really – STOP! [$2.99]

Tales of the Sinestro Corps Presents: Cyborg Superman – The man who was once Hank Henshaw and the Sinestro Corps attack the JLA Watchtower.

Exiles #99 – One issue away from #100 the team has their final showdown with Victor Von Doom’s Four Fantastic.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Howard the Duck #1 – Seriously, I’m not making this up!  Marvel is bringing back Howard the Duck because, um, well…  Anyway, check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Ms. Marvel #20 – Ms. Marvel’s battle against the Puppet Master condludes as she takes on a giant and faces the possible loss of a loved one.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Omega: The Unkown #1 (of 10) – The 1976 comic featuring an alien and a 12 year-old boy gets a makeover by Jonathan Lethem and Karl Rusnak in ten parts (the original series ran for ten issues).  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Shanna the She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #3 – Shanna and the pirates have been captured by Nazi Neanderthals and now must battle man-eating sabertooth tigers in a prehistoric gladiatorial death match!  What more will happen?  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #7 – Faith’s mission to assasinate a British heiress with the power of a Slayer and the ability to bring about the apocalypse continues as Faith infiltrates high society.  Check out the free preview.  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Deadman #13 – The series concludes! [$2.99]

Faker #4 (of 6) – Jessie and his pals get the attention of people wanting the truth about his situation, and doing anything to get it! [$2.99]

Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus #2 – A disappearance, Nazis, Tibetian cultists, and a prophecy which could end the world!  What more do you want in a second issue?  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Midnighter #12 – Midnighter returns to New York to dig into the mystery of Anthem. [$2.99]

Beowulf #1 (of 4) – The epic poem, soon to be a theatrical film, becomes a four-issue weekly mini-series from Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Bomb Queen IV #2 (of 4) – Who lurks behind the sceens pulling the strings on the Bomb Queen’s latest plans to terrorize the Nation? [$3.50]

Spike: Shadow Puppets #4 (of 5) – Wee little puppet man Spike takes on “Tickle Me Angelus.”  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

Star Trek: Year Four #3 – The adventures of the classic crew’s original mission continue with the invesigation into the Strand. [$3.99]

Transformers: Devastation #1 – The hidden war between Autobots and Decepticons on Earth continues in this new series with the Autobots in retreat and the arrival of Sixshot.  For more on the series read the press realease.  Available in three variant covers. [$3.99]

Annihilation Book 1 – This trade paperback collects the beginning of Marvel’s crossover event.  The “Annihilation Wave” features Nova, Drax the Destroyer, Quasar, Ronan the Accuser, the Super-Skrull, and Thaons. [$24.99]

Blade: Sins of the Father – Hanibal King returns in this trade paperback collecting issues #7-12 of the current run. [$14.99]

The Complete Jon Sable, Freelance, Volume 8 – Mike Grell’s adventures of his “renaissance man for hire” continue in the latest trade paperback collection.  Check out the free preview. [$24.99]

Criminal Macabre: Two Red Eyes – A down-on-his-luck private eye and Nosferatu are the main characters in the series from Seteve Niles and Kyle Hotz collected in this latest trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

Essential Moon Knight Vol. 2 – More Moon Knight tales are collected in this second b&w Marvel Essentials volume including world terrorism, cultists, Werewolf by Night, Daredevil, Brother Voodoo, and the Thing. [$16.99]

Hellboy Volume 7: The Troll Witch and Others – This trade paperback collects older stories of Big Red from Mike Mignola.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

The Helmet of Fate – The five-issue mini-series which crowned Kent V. Nelson (the grand nephew of the original) as the new Dr. Fate. [$14.99]

Outer Orbit – Zach Howard, Sean Murphy and Reed Buccholz create a universe of interstellar bounty hunters, badass ex-cops, hot chicks, and more, in this trade paperback collection of the mini-series.  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

The Question: Zen and Violence – The first six issues of The Question’s 1980’s adventues in Hub City are collected in this trade paperback. [$19.99]

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol.4: Still Friends – Peter balances a bevy of beauties including MJ, Gwen, Liz, and Firestar in this trade paperback collection of issues #16-20. [$7.99]

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection – Volume 8 – Splinter of the Mind’s Eye – As part of Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Alan Dean Foster’s 1978 novel as reinterpreted by Terry Austin.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Wetworks Vol.1 – The first five issues of the series featuring a new team created by Dane to fight against werewolves, vampires, and monsters, is collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

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