Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on October 31, 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 feet of 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 American Virgin, Batman, Emily the Strange, Hellboy: Darkness Calls, Iron Man, Justice Society of America, New X-Men, Savage Dragon, Sub-Mariner, and the first issues of Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood and Special Forces.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including 30 Days of Night: Complete Trilogy, Accelerate, The Creeper: Welcome to Creepville, Essential Werewolf by Night Vol. 2, The Flash: Wonderland, Wolverine: Evolution (Premiere) and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #45

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


Batman #670 – The prelude to the next big Batman story “The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul” and the return of one of his deadliest villains is here.  ‘bout time! [$2.99]

Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists #1 (of 6) – The new Countdown tie-in focuses on the most powerful beings of Earth-8, The Extremists: Lord Havok, Dr. Diehard, Tracer, Gorgon, Dreamslayer, and Carny.  Guest-starring Monarch, the Monitors, Donna Troy, Jason Todd, and Kyle Rayner.  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood #1 (of 5) – A Monk of the Dark Faith is spreading through the DCU and the Question is out to save the life on an author who might hold some answers, but who is in control of this game? [$2.99]

Justice Society of America #10 – The Justice Society get a new member as Geoff Johns and Alex Ross team-up to write “Thy Kingdom Come.”  Who’s the new member?  “Not a hoax!  Not a dream!  Not an imaginary story!  Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman!”  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Trials of Shazam! #9 (of 12) – Now imbued with the power of Shazam, Freddy Freeman takes on Apollo. [$2.99]


Iron Man #23 – Ignoring orders Iron Man continues to investigate the tragedy in Omaha.  What answers will he find and why does the Commission on Superhuman Activities want to close the case?  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

New X-Men #23 -“On the eve of an event that will change mutantkind forever, the kids have to wonder… are they doomed? Could the last generation of X-Men be ending now?” [$2.99]

Sub-Mariner #5 – Things look bleak for ol’ pointy ears.  The Atlantean terrorists are planning another strike, S.H.I.E.L.D. is planning to invade, traitors are preparing to take the throne, and Venom and the Thunderbolts are in the way.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

X-Men: Die by the Sword #2 (of 5) – As the Exiles and Excalibur try to save crosstime Psylocke’s reunion with her brother takes an unexpected turn. [$$2.99]

X-Men: Messiah Complex #1 – “Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren’t there to meet it – The Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since HOUSE OF M!” [$3.99]


American Virgin #20 – Adam returns home to find his step-sister has a new partner in crime. [$2.99]

Emily the Strange #2: The Fake Issue – Just in time for Halloween “Emily the Strange pokes fun at impostors, illusions, and just plain phonies in the FAKE Issue!” [$3.50]

Groo: Hell on Earth #1 (of 4) – Groo returns to a world getting hotter everywhere (except where it’s getting colder) in the first issue of this new four-issue mini-series from Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Hellboy: Darkness Calls #6 (of 6) – The mini-series concludes with an “epic battle” between Big Red and Koschei.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Supernatural: Origins #6 – Betrayed and cornered, John faces his greatest test yet. [$2.99]


Bonds #2 (of 3) – “When she dreams, people die. The more she kills, the more she questions her choice. Alone and at her breaking point, she finds herself no closer to killing her father’s murderer. Faith Warner must discover her true path to find redemption in spite of her actions.” [$3.99]

Dynamo 5 #8 – The team takes on a dangerous new villain without two of their most powerful members. [$2.99]

Savage Dragon #133 – “A desperate search leads Dragon to a sinful city fraught with peril. Big guns. Big action. Deadly consequences. Not for the squeamish.” [$2.99]

Special Forces #1 (of 6) – Inspired by true events.  An austic teen from a small town goes through basic and is shipped of to Iraq in this new mini-series which promises “violent felons, mental patients, a violent mental hot chick felon and at least one ‘Don’t ask don’t tell.’” [$2.99]

True Story Swear to God #9 –  “Romance and comedy from a man’s point of view. This is one love story you can relate to. Find out what everyone else is talking about!” [$2.99]


30 Days of Night: Complete Trilogy – This hardcover collects all three original mini-series: 30 Days of Night, Dark Days, and Return to Barrow, in one complete volume.  Each copy comes signed and numbered. [$100.00]

Accelerate – In the future a neo-tribe leader learns of a drug that can access a secret dimension.  Marne decides to use this knowledge to fight back and turn the tables on her enemies who are hunting down tribal leaders in this trade paperback collecting issues #1-4. [$12.99]

Annihilation Book 2 – The Annihilation Wave crossover continues in this second trade paperback volume featuring Ronan the Accuser, the Silver Surfer, the Super-Skrull, Gamora, Thanos, and more. [$24.99]

The Creeper: Welcome to Creepville – The recent six-issue mini-series telling the origin of Jack Ryder’s transformation into the Creeper is collected in this new trade paperback. [$19.99]

Essential Werewolf by Night Vol. 2 – This second b&w Essential Marvel trade paperback features “muscled madmen and intergalactic intrigue.” [$16.99]

The Flash: Wonderland – The trade paperback collects Geoff Johns’ tale of Wally West trapped in a mirror Keystone City without his super speed.  Download a free mini-poster. [$12.99]

Immortal iron Fist Vol. 1: The Last iron Fist Story – The first six issues of the Danny Rand’s adventures as the new Iron Fist are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol. 1 – The new hardcover Marvel Masterworks volume collects horror stories from the early 50’s (pre-Comics Code) including “He Wished He Was a Vampire,” “The Evil Eye,” “My Brother Talks to Bats,” “Uninhabited,” “The Boy Who Was Afraid,” and more.  Check out the free preview. [$54.99]

Showcase Presents: Teen Titans Vol. 2 – Another b&w Showcase Presents trade paperback volume collects Teen Titans issues #19-36 plus more including Hawk and Dove, Batman, Superman, and the Justice League of America. [$16.99]

Wolverine: Evolution (Premiere) – Issues #50-55 are collected in this hardcover Premiere edition featuring Logan’s battle with Sabertooth.  Also available in a b&w edition. [$19.99]


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