Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on December 12, 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 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 All-New Booster Gold, The Astounding Wolf-Man, Captain Carrot and the Final Ark, DMZ, Ghost Rider, Green Lantern, Loveless, New Avengers, and the first issues of Bat Lash, Battlestar Galactica: Origins, Elephantmen: War Toys, Highlander: Way of the Sword and Ultimate Iron Man II.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Aliens Omnibus Vol. 2, The Escapists, Fight For Tomorrow, Power Pack Vol. 2, Spike: Shadow Puppets, Tales of the Batman: Tim Sale, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #51

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

The All-New Booster Gold #5 – Booster goes back in time to stop the Joker from paralyzing Barbara Gordon! [$2.99]

Bat Lash #1 (of 6) – The new mini-series takes a look back to recount the origin of the western hero.  Download a sneak peek and a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Captain Carrot and the Final Ark #3 (of 3) – As the mini-series concludes the Zoo Crew try to save their world from disaster brought on by their old nemesis Starro the Conquerer. [$2.99]

Green Lantern #25 – The double-sized conclusion to “The Sinestro Corps War.” [$4.99]

Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #4 (of 8) – The new team is revealed, plus learn how Amanda Waller plans to control the squad. [$2.99]

Ghost Rider #18 – “All hype aside, this issue, the penultimate chapter of Revelations, is the most significant Ghost Rider issue since August of ’72.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Marvel Comics Presents #4 – As Stacy Dolan looks into the secret in Vanguard, something’s wrong, and getting worse, with Guardian.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

New Avengers #37 – The Hood’s group of super-villains show up to take on the New Avengers. [$2.99]

Ultimate Iron Man II #1Orson Scott Card returns to finish the tale of how Tony Stark became Iron Man.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

X-Men: Die by the Sword #5 (of 5) – The final issue includes the return of Captain Britain and a few old friends.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

DMZ #26 – Kelly Connolly returns. [$2.99]

Gen13 #15 – As the others enjoy their time in New York, Caitlin’s paranoia grows. [$2.99]

Living with the Dead #3 (of 3) – “A global virus has turned the seven billion inhabitants of Earth into mindless brain-and-flesh-hungry zombies.  Best friends Straw and Whip have been able to survive in this savage land disguising themselves as zombies.  Now their new friend Betty is posed to be their Yoko Ono.” [$2.99]

Loveless #21 – The conclusion of “Blackwater Falls” finds Ruth Cutter reader to give her special gift to the bride and groom. [$2.99]

Stormwatch PHD: Armageddon #1 – “John Doran is taken to a post-apocalyptic WildStorm Universe by the Wildcats’ Void.” [$2.99]

After the Cape II: How Far to Fall #2 (of 3) – Ellen is placed on the critical list as Ethan’s old friends hunt him down to answer for his crimes.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Astounding Wolf-Man #4 – His wife wants him gone, his daughter hates him, his job is hanging by a thread, and he’s got the biggest fight of his career; nobody said being a werewolf was easy. [$2.99]

Battlestar Galactica: Origins #1 – The new four-issue mini-series features on the origins of the characters of the new Battlestar Galactica.  First up, just how did Baltar end up in a relationship with a Cylon?  Also available in a foil edition. [$3.50]

Elephantmen: War Toys #1 (of 3) – “Africa and China are at war.  The battlefield: Europe.  Enter: MAPPO’s genetically engineered soldiers, The Elephantmen.  At last, Starkings & Moritat tell the story of the war to end all wars in this special three issue mini series.” [$2.99]

Highlander: Way of the Sword #1 (of 4) – The new mini-series centers around Connor MacLeod‘s search through the years for the sword of his teacher, Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez.  Available in two variant covers. [$3.50]

Aliens Omnibus Volume 2 – The second omnibus volume collects “Genocide,” “Harvest,” and “Colonial Marines.”  Check out the free preview. [24.95]

Criminal Vol. 2: Lawless – Tracy returns home for Christmas to solve the unsolved murder of his little brother. [$14.99]

Cut – Mike Richardson and Todd Hermann give us a new horror graphic novel about a young woman who wakes up in an empty room of an unfamiliar house and bleeding from the back of the head.  Check out the free preview. [$9.95]

The Escapists – Brian K. Vaughn takes the comic characters from Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and brings The Escapist and the men who draw him to life.  This new hardcover collection includes an introduction from Michael Chabon.  Check out the free preview.

Essential Doctor Strange Vol. 3 – The first 29 issues of the series are collected here in this Essential Marvel b&w volume.  “Aided and abetted by lover Clea and man-servant Wong, the newly minted Sorcerer Supreme takes on Demons, the Dread Dormammu, Dracula, the Defenders, Death…and Doctor Strange!?” [$16.99]

Fight For Tomorrow – The mini-series featuring a young Buddhist monk turned street brawler searching for a nurse in New York City’s underworld is collected in this trade paperback.  Download the free mini-poster. [$14.99]

Irredeemable Ant-Man Vol. 2: Smal-Minded – Issues #7-12 of the series are collected here featuring Ms. Marvel, Damage Control and more, are collected in this new trade paperback. [$9.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 7: The Silver Surfer – Issues #25-28 featuring alternative-reality tales of the Silver Surfer, Dr. Doom, Spider-Man and more are collected in this trade paperback. [$6.99]

Mystic Arcana – “Each of the primary stories revolves around the introduction of one of a select group of mystical implements, quite literally the four pillars of the universe and the involvement of a character from Marvel’s rich, magical past – including Magik, the Black Knight, Sister Grimm and the Scarlet Witch.” [24.99]

New X-Men: Childhood’s End Vol. 5 – The trade paperback collects issues #37-43 as the students fight of the demon lord Belasco who has pulled the Institute into Limbo. [$17.99]

Nova Vol. 1: Annihilation – Conquest – From Marvel’s Annihilation crossover comes Richard Rider, the last member of the Nova Corps. [$17.99]

Power Pack Vol. 1 – The adventure of Marvel’s youngest group of super-heroes is collected in this first hardcover volume featuring appearances by the X-Men, Captain America, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. [$24.99]

Showcase Presents: Justice League of America Vol. 3 – Another b&w trade paperback Showcase Presents volume featuring the Justice League of America from issues #37-60. [$16.99]

Spike: Shadow Puppets – The recent mini-series featuring Spike and Lorne traveling to Japan to stop and evil kiddie show is collected in this new trade paperback.  Oh, did I mention Spike gets turned into a wee little puppet man? [$17.99]

Tales of the Batman: Tim Sale – Three tales, Batman: The Long Halloween (read that review), Batman: Dark Victory, and Superman: For All Seasons, capturing the artwork of Tim Sale are collected in this new 240 page hardcover.  Download a free mini-poster. [$29.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man: Venom (Premiere) – It’s the first appearance of Ultimate Venom collected in a new premiere hardcover.  ‘nuff said. [$19.99]

Welcome to Tranquility Vol. 1 – The first six issue of the series centering around a small town where super-heroes go to retire is collected in this new trade paperback. [$19.99]

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