Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on October 17, 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 Army@Love, The Brave and the Bold, Justice League of America, New Excalibur, The Programme, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, and the first issues of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now, Death of the New Gods, The Sword and X-Men: Die by the Sword.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including 52: The Covers, Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus Vol. 2, Army@Love Vol. 1: The Hot Zone Club, BtVS: The Long Way Home, Harvey Comics Classics Volume 2: Richie Rich, Shazam: Monster Society of Evil Deluxe Edition and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #43

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

The Brave and the Bold #7 – Wonder Woman and Power Girl team-up to take on “a foe who may be more powerful than both of them combined!” [$2.99]

Catwoman #72 – Catwoman sets her sights on new prey – Bruce Wayne! [$2.99]

Death of the New Gods #1 (of 8) – Is this the end of the New Gods? [$3.50]

Justice League of America #14 – The team find themselves prisoners of the Injustice League. [$2.99]

Shadowpact #18 – As the team takes on the Protege and the Unbound of the Nightshade Dimension, Detective Chimp and the Enchantress investigate a mystical murder scene. [$2.99]

Captain America #31 – The Winter Soldier is now the prisoner of the Red Skull.  Will he meet the same fate as Captain America? [$2.99]

New Excalibur #24 – Albion has neutralized all technology in Britain and taken control.  What can Excalibur do, especially with a traitor in their midst? [$2.99]

Ultimate Fantastic Four #47 – When Sue Storm is stranded in Siberia, Reed puts everything else on hold to rescue her. [$2.99]

Wolverine: Origins #18 – As Logan and Captain America battle HYDRA, Bucky looks into Wolverine’s past. [$2.99]

X-Men: Die by the Sword #1 (of 5) – The Exiles and Excalibur unite to save crossitme from Excalibur’s deadliest foes. [$2.99]

Army@Love #8 – “What happens in Afbaghistan stays in Afbaghistan” as Allie discovers an unknown side of herself, Flabbergast becomes a Peeping Tom, and even the shyest respond to the call of love. [$2.99]

Fear Agent: The Last Goodbye #4 – “The last stand of Heath Huston and the fighting Fear Agents!”  Well, that sounds rather…final! [$2.99]

The Highwaymen #5 (of 5) – “Secrets are revealed, ribs are broken and destinies are fulfilled in this full-throttle conclusion!”  [$2.99]

The Programme #4 – The programmes which spawned each country’s super-humans are revealed. [$2.99]

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #2 – After nine years the members of the Umbrella Academy reunite at the funeral of their mentor.  Check out the free preview.  The first issue is also getting a second printing this week. [$2.99]

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #1 (of 6) – The new six-issue mini-series from science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow features six separate standalone stories.  In issue #1 “Anda’s Game” follows young Anda, a 12 year-old girl who is being paid to kill characters of players cheating on a online game. [$3.99]

Killing Girl #3 (of 5) – Captured by the FBI, interrogated for information, and with the Mafia closing in, can Sara’s life get more complicated? [$2.99]

Lazarus #1 (of 3) – On the run with his girlfriend, James Lazarus makes a startling discovery – he is immortal! [$3.50]

The Ride: Halloween Special – A young woman is kidnapped by a killer named Moses.  Can she escape before he makes her his next victim? [$3.50]

The Sword #1 – Dana Brighton was a promising college student until three strangers came looking for a sword and turned her world upside down. [$2.99]

52: The Companion – Wondering what this 52 thing is all about?  This trade paperback collects the best of the solo stories from the various 52 tie-ins. [$19.99]

52: The Covers – The covers from DC’s weekly series are collected in the oversized hardcover along with sketches, background information, and commentary from artist J.G. Jones. [$19.99]

Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus Volume 2 – The second volume collects Chris Clarmeont’s “Deadliest of the Species” plus other tales.  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Army@Love Vol. 1: The Hot Zone Club – The first six issues satirizing the US’s never-ending war in Afghanistan are collecting in this trade paperback as a New Jersey National Guard unit is deployed indefinitely in the Middle East.  Download a free mini-poster. [$9.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home – Buffy returns!  The first five issues of Season 8, written by BtVS creator Joss Whedon himself are collected in this trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$15.95]

Capes Vol. 1: Punching the Clock – Capes Inc. employs super-heroes to protect New York City.  The first three issues and the back-up story from Invincible are collected in this new trade paperback featuring Bolt, Kid Thor, Knock Out, Commander Capitalism and more. [$14.99]

The Darkness Levels – The first six issues of the series adapted from the video game are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Harvey Comics Classics Volume 2: Richie Rich – This new trade paperback collects 100 classic stories from the 50’s and 60’s featuring Harvey Comics most profitable character ever.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 7 – This seventh hardcover Marvel Masterworks volume collects The Avengers issues #59-68 featuring the premiere of Frank Pym as Yellowjacket, Hawkeye’s transformation into Goliath, the Black Panther, Ultron, the wedding of Giant-Man and the Wasp and much more. [$54.99]

Shazam: Monster Society of Evil Deluxe Edition – Jeff Smith’s mini-series featuring Billy Batson battling alien creatures, Dr. Sivana, and the Monster Society of Evil is collected int this oversized hardcover volume.  Download a free mini-poster. [$29.99]

Spider-Girl Vol. 9: Secret Lives – Issues #45-50 are collected in this trade paperback featuring a new Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man, Angel Face and Funny Face, The Fantastic Five, Avengers Next, and the New Warriors. [$7.99]

Superman: The Bottle City of Kandor – Silver Age tales of the miniature city of Kandor are collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.99]

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