Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2007

in Comics

Hmm, we’re about to talk about comics so it must be Wednesday!  Welcome to the 50th Issue of 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 Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Dynamo 5, Infinity Inc., Justice Society of America, Ms. Marvel, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name, and the first issues of Countdown: Arena, Infinite Horizon, Northlanders, The Vinyl Underground, and World War Hulk: Aftersmash.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including The Atom: Future/Past, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel, Danger Girl: Body Shots, Hellboy Animated Volume 2: The Menagerie, Madman & The Atomics Vol. 1, Silver Surfer: Requiem, Transformers: The Premiere Edition and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #50

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

Countdown Presents the Search for Ray Palmer: Red Son – The search continues as our heroes find themselves in a reality where Superman is President, of Soviet Russia! [$2.99]

Countdown: Arena #1 (of 4) – In this four-issue mini-series Countdown tie-in Monarch enlists the help of heroes and villains around the Multiverse to his side.  Download a sneak peek. [$3.99]

Infinity Inc. #4 – The team reunites to take on Kid Empty, but who will lead them? [$2.99]

Justice Society of America #11 – As Jay and Wally play with Barry’s cosmic treadmill the alternate reality Superman tries to fit in with his new surroundings in part two of “Thy Kingdom Come.” [$2.99]

Looney Tunes #157 – Bugs, Daffy, and the Yeti!  ‘nuff said. [$2.25]

Ms. Marvel #22 – Carol Danvers is alone and powerless on Monster Island, this can’t be good.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #2 – After saving an alien city from a deadly threat our reluctant hero must deal with his new role as savior.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Twelve #0 – A special preview comic featuring the origin of several Golden Age heroes who will become the center of the series by J. Michael Sracynski and Chris Weston. [$2.99]

The Ultimates 3 #1 – “The countdown to Ultimatum begins here and when it’s over, the Ultimate Universe will never be the same!  One of Earth’s greatest heroes will die and there’ll be plenty of suspects!  New Members!  New Adventures!  And New Secrets!  All this and Ultimate Venom too!”  Also available in a villains gatefold cover. [$2.99]

World War Hulk: Aftersmash #1 – “World War Hulk is over.  But the Aftersmash has just begun.”  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #9 – Faith’s arc climaxes in the last chapter of “No Future For You.”  Also available in an Avengers style variant cover (no not them, the other ones). [$2.99]

Northlanders #1 – “Northlanders tells the epic tale of Sven, an exiled Viking prince who’s been living the decadent, high life in Constantinople — the 11th century’s answer to Las Vegas — but now must return to the desolate lands of his birth in the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his vast inheritance.”  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Robert E. Howard’s Conan: The Frazetta Series #1 (of 8) – In honor of a certain barbarian’s 80th birthday Dark Horse is releasing several special-edition reprints of comic adaptations to Robert E. Howard‘s tales.  This issue reprints “The Frost Giant’s Daughter” from Conan issue #2. [$3.50]

The Vinyl Underground #3 – “When his ex-girlfriend’s father gets the beatdown of a lifetime behind bars, it’s up to Morrison and his gambler’s cunning to protect him.” [$2.99]

Wildstorm Fine Arts Spotlight on Gen13 – From covers to trading cards this special edition looks at art from the world of Gen 13. [$3.50]

Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #4 – The crew of the Galactica struggles to deal with an organized terrorist army who has had enough of Colonial rule.  Available in three variant covers and a foil edition. [$2.99]

Dynamo 5 #9 – A new pair of villains, Brains & Brawn, hit Tower City. [$2.99]

Infinite Horizon #1 (of 6)Homer’s epic tale is re-imagined here in the near future where a group of soldiers are led out of the Middle East and through obstacles and encounters with deadly enemies by their leader, The Captain. [$2.99]

The Overman #1 (of 5) – “Set in an art deco-styled Pittsburgh of 2135, hired killer Nathan Fisher discovers the first clue of a vast, cryptic plot that will destroy the human race.” [$3.50]

Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods #3 – Still fighting the madness Sonja confronts Doom.  Available in three variant covers and a foil edition. [$3.50]

The Atom: Future/Past – Issues #7-12 of the new Atom’s adventures are collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.99]

Batman/Superman: Saga of the Super Sons – DC collects the better off forgotten adventures of the alternate reality adventures of Batman Jr. and Superman Jr., the Super Sons in one complete trade paperback volume. [$19.99]

The Brave and the Bold Vol. 1 – The search for the Book of Destiny is collected in this hardcover volume featuring many DC heroes including Batman, Green Lantern, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, and Lobo.  Download a free mini-poster. [$24.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel – Dark Horse collects ten years of Buffy art in this new trade paperback capturing the Slayer drawn over the years by various artists including Tim Sale, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, and others.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Danger Girl: Body Shots – The four-issue mini-series is collected in this new trade paperback as the Girls are targeted by a legendary assassin. [$12.99]

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne Vol. 8 – Issues #287-295 featuring a trip to the Negative Zone, Nick Fury, and the Beyonder, are collected in this latest trade paperback volume. [$24.99]

Hellboy Animated Volume 3: The Menagerie – A mythical menagerie from ancient Europe appears in the Amazon rain forest, and guess who’s sent to investigate?  Yep!  Check out the free preview. [$6.95]

Madman & The Atomics Vol. 1 – The Atomics aren’t your average super-group.  “A group of fun-lovin’ hipster heroes trying to make a difference. They fight crime, befriend monster aliens and find love in Snap City!” [$24.99]

New Excalibur Vol. 3: Battle for Eternity – Issues #16-24, the Chris Claremont run, are collected in this new volume featuring the loss of one of their members. [$24.99]

Punisher War Journal Vol. 2: Goin’ Out West (Premiere) – This premiere hardcover collects issues #5-9 featuring the Bushwacker. [$19.99]

Silver Surfer: Requiem (Premiere) – Facing what appears to be a mysterious illness the Surfer says goodbyes to his friends on Earth and travels to stars hoping to reach Zenn-La. [$19.99]

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 10 – Crimson Empire – The Star Wars 30th Anniversary hardcover collection continues with this latest volume featuring the most feared warriors in the galaxy, the Imperial Guard.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Photo Comic – The manga style retelling of the Star Wars films continues with this latest volume.  Check out the free preview. [$9.95]

Transformers: The Premiere Edition – 500 pages of Transformer action are packed in this first hardcover volume collecting the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. [$100.00]

What If? Classic Vol. 4 – More classic What If? tales are collected including Doctor Doom as a hero, Captain America as President, and Gwen Stacy alive! [$24.99]

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