Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2007

in Comics

Hmm, we’re about to talk about comics so it must be Wednesday!  What?  It’s Thursday?  Stupid Turkey Day disrupting me getting my paws on new books!  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 The Authority: Prime, Batman, Countdown to Adventure, Daredevil, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, Sensational Spider-Man, Terminator 2: Infinity, Usagi Yojimbo, and the first issues of Archibald Saves Christmas and Marvel Atlas.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Batman: Rules of Engagement, Essential X-Men Vol. 8, Jack Kirby’s Galactic Bounty Hunters, It Ate Billy for Christmas, Midnighter Vol. 1: Killing Machine, Popgun Vol. 1, Signal to Noise, Spawn Godslyaer Collection, Spider-Man Fairy Tales and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #49

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

Batman #671 – It’s Batman vs. the Sensei vs. Ra’s al Ghul as “The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul” continues. [$2.99]

Countdown to Adventure #4 (of 8) – “The Healers have arrived to “sterilize” the planet Earth and stop the contamination that’s plaguing the planet.  But what does this mean to Starfire and Animal Man?” [$3.99]

Gotham Underground #2 (of 9) – The Scarecrow arrives to challenge Penguin for control of Gotham’s criminal network. [$2.99]

Green Lantern Corps #18 – In the epilogue to “The Sinestro Corps” the Corps rebuilds its number and deals with the Guardians recent decision. [$2.99]

Superman Annual #13 – The conclusion of “Camelot Falls.” [$3.99]

Daredevil #102 – Daredevil takes on the Enforcers and Mr. Fear. [$2.99]

Magician Apprentice #11 – As Tomas and Dolgan fight for their lives Pug discovers treachery in the kingdom that might spark a civil war. [$2.99]

Marvel Atlas #1 (of 2) – Ever wonder where Latveria really is or how far away Muir Island is from Lemuria?  Here’s your chance to find out in the first of two issues dedicated to what’s what and where’s where in the Marvel Universe. [$3.99]

Moon Knight Annual #1 – “Duane Swierczynski and Jefte Paolo bring you the story of three women whose lives intersect in strange and deadly ways, two predators who stalk the city streets at night, and one shock ending you won’t see coming.  No matter how many bad dates you’ve had.” [$3.99]

Sensational Spider-Man #41 – Peter searches frantically for a way to save Aunt May in part three of the four part “One More Day” storyline.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

The Authority: Prime #2 (of 6) -“The Authority and StormWatch Prime were once teammates and the closest of comrades…but a custody battle over Henry Bendix’s secret bunker causes long-held grudges to boil over!  Can such powerful superhumans clash without someone getting killed?” [$2.99]

Crossing Midnight #13 – “Aratsu has agreed to give Toshi back her memories.  She only has to do one thing: Kill her brother Kai.” [$2.99]

Deathblow #8 – “It’s all-out war between I.O. and the Pentagon and T.H.E.M., with Deathblow caught in the middle.” [$2.99]

Fear Agent: Hatchet Job #1 (of 5) – “Heath and Mara are forced to separate on two desperate missions to either relocate the remnants of humanity to a new world or cleanse Earth of the infestation of Feeder aliens.” [$2.99]

Usagi Yojimbo #107 – “The hunt for Inazuma, killer of Boss Bakuchi’s son, reaches a tipping point.” [$2.99]

Archibald Saves Christmas #1 – “Archibald Aardvark went insane after the brutal murders of his brother and friends.  After spending five delirious years chewing on his tongue in a mental hospital, Archibald finds himself back on the spiraling streets of Tinsel Town.  Desperate and alone, Archibald has two choices: catch a psychopathic murderer or blow his brains on a wall at the Hopeless Hotel.  The only problem is he may have to do one to accomplish the other.” [$3.50]

Army of Darkness: From the Ashes #4 – Ash and his team have made it to the City of the Dead, but can he defeat Evil Ash?  Available in two variant covers and a special edition foil cover. [$3.50]

Bomb Queen IV: Suicide Bomber #3 (of 4) – Bomb Queen vs. She-Spawn!  Cat Fight!!! [$3.50]

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #2 (of 6) – Freddy has sent Jason after the Necromonicon, but will a certain housewares department worker be enough to stand in his way? [$2.99]

Terminator 2: Infinity #5 (of 5) – The series concludes as John Connor faces off against the T-Infinity without Uncle Bob’s help.  Available in three variant covers and a special edition foil cover. [$3.50]

Avengers: The Initiative Vol. 1: Basic Training (Premiere) – Following the events of Civil War Marvel super-powered individuals are drafted into one kick ass army.  The first six issues of the series are collected in this new premiere hardcover. [$19.99]

Batman: Rules of Engagement – The first six issues of Batman Confidential focusing on the Dark Knight’s arsenal of weapons is collected in this new trade paperback. [$24.99]

Essential X-Men Vol. 8 – The latest b&w Essential Marvel volume collects issues #229-243. [$16.99]

Hawkgirl: Hawkman Returns – Issues #57-60 are collected along with JSA Classified issues #21-22 featuring Blackfire’s return to kill Hawkgirl. [$17.99]

Jack Kirby’s Galactic Bounty Hunters – The new mini-series based off of Kirby’s 80’s Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers, and written by his daughter Lisa Kirby, is collected here in this hardcover volume. [$24.99]

The MAD Archives Vol. 2 – Issues #7-12 of MAD Comics are collected here in this new hardcover featuring “Shermlock Sholmes,” “Dragged Net,” and more. [$49.99]

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 9 – The latest Marvel Masterworks hardcover collects issues #78-87 of Amazing Spider-Man featuring appearances by Black Widow, the Kingpin, the Chameleon, Electro, and the Kangaroo(?). [$54.99]

It Ate Billy on Christmas – “A funny little monster appeared and ate Billy right up!  Lumie knows it’s not really a good thing to let a monster eat your brother, but she can’t help but notice that things are, in fact, much nicer now that he’s gone” in this new hardcover from Roman Dirge and Steven Daily.  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

Midnighter Vol. 1: Killing Machine – Midnighter’s travel through time from the first six issues of the series are collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.99]

Popgun, Vol. 1 – “Popgun acts as the ultimate graphic mixtape by combining big name creators doing work fans never expected and an array of the industry’s rising stars. The anthology crosses the protected borders of every genre, fulfilling the desires of anyone hungry for the pungent taste of creativity.” [$29.99]

Showcase Presents: Supergirl Vol. 1 – Early Supergirl stories are collected in this b&w Showcase Presents trade paperback. [$16.99]

Signal to Noise (2nd Edition) – Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s tale about a dying film director’s final film is reprinted here in this new hardcover edition.  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Spawn Godslayer Collection – The Spawn characters are spun-off in this re-imagined world of Ur.  The trade paperback collects the first six issues of the series. [$17.99]

Spider-Man Fairy Tales – The recent fairy tale adventures of everyone’s favorite wall crawler are collected here including Little Red Riding Hood, Anansi and the Spider-God, Tsuchigumo the Japanese Spider Spirit, and Cinderella. [$10.99]

Tech Jacket Vol. 1: The Boy From Earth – The Tech Jacket is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe created by an advanced alien race; now it’s in the hands of Zach Thompson. [$14.99]

Testament Vol. 3: Babel – Issues #11-16 are collected in this new trade paperback featuring the old gods trying to stop humans from penetrating the timeless realm of the deities.  Download a free mini-poster. [$12.99]

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