Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 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 The All-New Booster Gold, Fantastic Four, X-Factor, and the first issues of Captain Carrot and the Final Ark #1, Deadlander, Graveslinger, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Living with the Dead, Simon Dark, and Sword of Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including The Absolute Sandman Vol. 2, The Art of IDW’s Transformers, Bettie Page Rules!, Justice Vol. 3, Mystery in Space Vol. 1, Noble Causes Vol. 7: Powerless, World War III, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #42

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


The All-New Booster Gold #3 – Booster Gold heads to the Old West searching for Supernova and runs into Jonah Hex. [$2.99]

Batman Confidential #10 – A thief will take an acid bath, a homicidal sociopath will emerge, and the DC Universe will never be the same.  Here it is folks, the birth of the Joker! [$2.99]

Captain Carrot and the Final Ark #1 (of 3) –  The Zoo Crew return in this three-issue mini-series tie-in to Countdown.  What trouble are our furry pals in?  Captain Carrot, Pig-Iron, Yankee Poodle, American Eagle, and Alley-Kat-Abra resurface to stop the Salamandroid. [$2.99]

Green Arrow/Black Canary #1 – The new series teams up the pair to investigate the odd (and lame) series of events which occurred after Ollie and Dinah’s wedding.  Download the free mini-poster. [$3.50]

Simon Dark #1 – Gotham City has a new protector, a mysterious creature of the night named Simon Dark.  Download a sneak peek and a free mini-poster. [$2.99]


Fantastic Four #550 – A disease is attacking the fabric of space-time; can the new FF persuade a resentful Silver Surfer to help them end the menace?  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24 – “One More Day” part 2.  Check out the free preview.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

Heroes For Hire #24 – Tarantula vs. Scorpion!  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

New Warriors #5 – The Zodiac strikes back and Night Thrasher loses one of his team.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

X-Factor #24 – The conclusion of “The Isolationist” as the team tries to uncover Huber’s plans before he destroys the all that remains of mutant-kind.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


Deadlander #1 (of 4) – Jacob Bierce is an undead gunslinger haunting the deserts of Nevada, on the run from the law and searching for a witch who controls him.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Exterminators #22 – Henry and Stretch are trapped in a warehouse filled with weapons and two angry drug dealers with an army of flesh-eating cockroaches outside. [$2.99]

Living with the Dead #1 (of 3) – Straw and Whip, two survivors of a global plague, disguise themselves as corpses to escape the billions of zombies hungry for brains in this new three-issue mini-series.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Stormwatch: PHD #12 – The Walking Ghost has returned with a plan to hit the team where they are most vulnerable, their friends and family! [$2.99]

The Un-Men #3 – As the reality show faces cancellation Cranius comes up with a plan. [$2.99]


Brawl #1 (of 3) – What is Brawl?  “Hardboiled romance gone Kirby cosmic…Manga-inspired Ditko noir…psychedelic nightmare about a teenage runaway suffering from the horror of his newfound powers.”  SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS. [$2.99]

Graveslinger #1 (of 4) – Frank Timmons accidentally released 117 dead killers from hell (oops!) and now the 19th Century law man roams the West tracking them down. [$3.50]

Hiding in Time #3 (of 4) – Three killers from the future arrive hunting Nathan Crew in Colonial America.  Will his vacation in time come to a bloody end? [$3.50]

Sorrow #2 (of 4) – Danni is introduced to the residents of Sorrow as the sheriff continues his pursuit of the girls with the help of “Black Dog.” [$2.99]

Sword of Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods #1 – The follow-up to Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom.  Available in in five variant covers and a limited edition foil cover. [$3.50]


The Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Issues #21- 39 of Neil Gaiman’s take on the character are collected in this oversized hardcover Absolute Edition complete with extras and sleeve. [$99.99]

The Art of IDW’s Transformers – Every single cover from IDW’s series of Transformers tales is collected in this hardcover including sketches and variants. [$50.00]

Bettie Page Rules! – Jim Silke gives us a look back at the 1950’s pin-up scene including classic and new pin-ups of all the bombshells, and including a special never-before-seen collection featuring private collection photos of Bettie Page.  SUGGESTED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.  Check out the free preview. [$22.95]

Conan the Phenomenon – From pulp to comics to the big screen this new hardcover volume examines the history of Conan the Barbarian and includes artwork, covers, sketches, and more.  Check out the free preview. [$29.95]

Dynamo 5 Vol. 1: Post-Nuclear Family – After his death, Captain Dynamo’s widow gathers us her illegitimate children to protect the city. [$9.99]

Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (Premiere) – The Marvel Universe reels as its noblest hero is killed by an assassin’s bullet.  This premiere edition focuses on the world dealing with the fallout from the tragic events. [$19.99]

Green Arrow: Road to JerichoGreen Arrow issues #66-75 are collected as Ollie tracks down a former sidekick turned villain and asks Black Canary for her hand in marriage. [$17.99]

JLA: Ultramarine Corps – The US government creates the International Ultramarine Corps, a government created and controlled super-team to fight around the globe; their first challenge – Gorilla Grodd.  Plus an extra JLA/WildCats story. [$14.99]

Justice Vol. 3 – The final four issues of Alex Ross and Jim Kruegar’s maxi-series is collected in this hardcover volume. [$19.99]

Magician Apprentice Vol. 1 – The first six issues dealing with kitchen boys who discover rifts in space and will grow to become powerful forces in the upcoming war, as adapted from the works of Raymond E. Feist, are now available in this trade paperback volume. [$15.99]

Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Operation Lightning Storm (Premiere) – The third premiere volume collects issues #11-17 as the heroine tries to redefine her role after the events of Civil War. [$19.99]

Mystery in Space Vol. 1 – The first five issues of the series focusing on Captain Comet are collected in the first of two volumes (the second will be available next year). [$17.99]

Nightwing: Love and War – Issues #125-132 are collected in this trade paperback as Nightwing tries to save a possible murderer from the police while trying to uncover the truth. [$14.99]

Noble Causes Vol. 7: Powerless – Race’s wife Liz tries to help him deal with life without super powers in this trade paperback collecting issues #19-25. [$15.99]

Powers Vol. 10: Cosmic – Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim try to find out why powers are dropping out of the sky, including the cosmic guardian of our galaxy in this trade paperback collecting issues #13-18. [$19.95]

World War III – Out of the ashes of 52 came this four-issue mini-series as the heroes of the world band together to stop Black Adam.  The trade paperback also contains 52 issue #50 and focuses on explaining the changes to the DC Universe during the missing year after Infinite Crisis. [$17.99]

Sparrow: Phil Hale Vol. 2 – A second volume of artist Phil Hale’s illustrations from comics to Playboy. [$11.99]

Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four: Silver Rage – Spidey and the FF team up to take on a new alien threat in this trade paperback collection of the four-issue mini-series. [$10.99]

X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 3 – Issues #79-83 are collected in this trade paperback featuring the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Mojoverse, Genosha, and more. [$15.99]


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