Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on January 16, 2008

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 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 and the first issues of The All-New Booster Gold, Angel: After the Fall, DMZ, Grendel: Behold the Devil, Immortal Iron Fist, Justice League of America, The Sword, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, WildStorm: Revelations, Wolverine: Origins, and the first issues of ‘76, Cemetery Blues, and New Exiles.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Dark Horse Omnibus Volume 1, Doom Patrol Vol. 6: Planet Love, Essential Marvel Saga Vol. 1, Futura: The Art of R. Black, Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes, H, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #55

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


The All-New Booster Gold #6 – Booster travels back in time to stop Maxwell Lord from killing his best friend. [$2.99]

Birds of Prey #114Lady Blackhawk and Huntress “hash out” their differences.  Cat fight! [$2.99]

Countdown Special: The New Gods – Another giant-sized Countdown tie-in spotlights the New Gods. [$4.99]

Justice League of America #17 – Someone has broken into the Hall of Justice, but what are they after? [$2.99]

Robin #170 – There’s a a new vigilante in town and her name is Violet.  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]


Immortal Iron Fist #12 – “The mysteries intensify.  And the answers Danny Rand has so desperately sought begin coming faster and faster.  What if he’s been asking the wrong questions all this time?” [$2.99]

Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad #2 (of 8) – Marvel’s graphic retelling of Homer’s tale continues. [$2.99]

New Exiles #1 – A new team, a new mission, new members, new worlds, and new baddies! [$2.99]

Penance: Relentless #4 – Penance’s quest takes him to Latveria. [$2.99]

Wolverine: Origins #21 – Wolverine vs. Deadpool, ‘nuff said. [$2.99]


DMZ #27 – DJ Random Fire spends one day and night in the DMZ. [$2.99]

Grendel: Behold the Devil #3 – Hunter Rose clashes with Argent, but who else is hunting Grendel? [$3.50]

The Programme #7 – The Russian Dolls have invaded Las Vegas.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #5 (of 6) – “After an unexpected visitor trashes the The Umbrella Academy mansion, 00.05 uncovers Hargreeves’s monocle and perhaps the key to saving the world!”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

WildStorm: Revelations #2 (of 6) – “The rogue Coda warrior Nemesis, following her harrowing post-apocalyptic vision, must find Backlash and Savant to help her unlock the secrets of the coming destruction.”  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]


‘76 #1 (of 8) – This new mini-series follows two tales in 1976.  The first, from B. Clay Moore and Ed Tadem follows a 60’s karate master who comes out of retirement to battle an old foe, and the second, by Seth Peck and Tight Walker, features a pair of bounty hunters dealing with “runaway strippers, geriatric gangsters, drug-dealing dwarves and ex-porn star hit men.” [$2.99]

The Amory Wars #5 (of 5) – The mini-series concludes as Mariah Antillarea rallies her troops for war and the battle in space is joined by Admiral Vielar Crom. [$2.99]

Angel: After the Fall #3 – Okay, Los Angeles has gone to Hell (literally), Gunn is a vampire, Spike is the Demon Lord of Beverly Hills, and now Angel’s picked a fight with IIyria.  Somedays it just doesn’t pay to be a champion vampire with a soul.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

Cemetery Blues #1 – Ryan Rubio’s newest project features a pair of bumbling monster hunters after a sorcerer. [$3.50]

The Sword #4 – “Dara’s act of self-defense spins her world further out of control.”  Check out the five page preview. [$2.99]


Dark Horse Omnibus Volume 1 – Two maxi-series Comics Greatest World and Will to Power, featuring a world turned upside down by a rampant virus that kills some but grants others super-powers, are collected in this omnibus volume.  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Doom Patrol Vol. 6: Planet Love – The end of Grant Morrison’s take on the team is collected in this trade paperback volume. [$19.99]

Essential Marvel Saga Vol. 1 – This new b&w Marvel Essentials trade paperback collects the origins and first appearances of many Marvel favorites including Captain America, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom, the Sub-Mariner, Magneto, and Loki. [$$16.99]

Fantastic Four and Power Pack: Favorite Son – The four-issue mini-series is collected in this new trade paperback. [$7.99]

Futura: The Art of R. Black – The poster art of R. Black including “leggy sirens, gleaming bikes, spiked heels, and leather-clad devils” is the focus of his new volume collecting covers, designs, and original art.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes – The first seven issues featuring Mr. J’s lovable nut-job, I mean sidekick, are collected in this trade paperback. [$24.99]

Heroes For Hire Vol. 3: World War Hulk – The team returns to New York only to find a big green angerball tearing up the city. [$13.99]

House of M – The Avengers and the X-Men are forced to deal with an out of control Scarlet Witch trying to alter reality in this hardcover collection of the eight-issue mini-series. [$29.99]

Hulk: The End (Premiere) – The bleak future look at The Hulk’s final battle against the Maestro is collected in this Premiere hardcover (a variant hardcover is also available only in comic shops). [$19.99]

Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis Vol. 1: Faith in Monsters – The new Thunderbolts (Venom, Songbird, Bullseye, Radioactive Man, Swordsman, Penance, Moonstone, and the Green Goblin) hunt down unregistered super-humans following the events of Civil War. [$19.99]

X-Factor: Madrox Multiple Choice (Premiere) – “The miniseries that launched the all-new X-FACTOR, available for the first time in hardcover!” [$19.99]


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