Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on January 3, 2008

in Comics

Hmm, we’re about to talk about comics so it must be Wednesday Thursday?  (Hey, blame Santa not me!!) 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 Amazing Spider-Man, BtVS Season 8, Doctor Who Classics, Gen13, Green Arrow/Black Canary, JLA: Classified, Scalped, Nova, The Spirit and the first issues of The End League, Hulk, Sharkman, The Twelve, and Youngblood.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including 30 Days of Night: Red Snow, Beyond!, Ghost Rider Vol. 3: Apocalypse Soon, Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Vol. 2 – I Kick Your Face, Showcase Presents: Enemy Ace Vol. 1, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #54

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

52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #6 (of 6) – The mini-series concludes as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman take on the Four Horseman of Apokolips. [$2.99]

Green Arrow/Black Canary #4 – “The second story arc of this hit new series begins with a tragedy for Oliver Queen!” [$2.99]

JLA: Classified #50 – Roger Stern and John Berne unite for this five-part adventure pitting the League against a new foe who has faced them before? [$2.99]

The Spirit #12 – The return of Sand Sarif! [$2.99]

Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #5 (of 8) – The team embarks to the Middle East to destroy the weapon codenamed Scarlet Tears. [$2.99]

Amazing Spider-Man #546 – “Brand New Day” begins here.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

Hulk #1 – The big green guy gets his own new monthly title from Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness.  First up – a murder, and guess who’s the prime suspect?  It ain’t easy being green!  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Nova #10 – “Captured together by an alien menace, will the Human Rocket and the Deadliest Woman in the Universe work together to survive, or wind up killing each other instead?” [$2.99]

Punisher War Journal #15 – The conclusion of Frank Castle’s battle with the new Kraven. [$2.99]

The Twelve #1 (of 12) – The new mini-series from writer J. Michael Straczynski brings twelve of the greatest (though mostly forgotten) heroes of the 1940’s (when Marvel was known as Timely Comics) into the present Marvel Universe.  “Now, Captain Wonder, Dynamic Man, Mastermind Excello, Mister E, the Laughing Mask, the Witness, the Black Widow, the Phantom Reporter, the Fiery Mask, Rockman, the Blue Blade and Electro the Marvel of the Age must seek a place for themselves in the modern Marvel Universe – while a silent killer seeks to eliminate them, one by one!” [$2.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #10 – Buffy creator Joss Whedon returns to write this stand-alone featuring a demon whose revelations of a dark future send Buffy and Willow down memory lane.  And super-sized Dawn finally comes clean about the cause of her gigantic status.  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

The End League #1 – “A thematic merging of The Lord of the Rings and Watchmen.”  Oh, c’mon!  If that’s not enough to pique your interest I don’t know what to say.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Gen13 #16 – Caitlin tries to piece together the identity of the person manipulating the Gen-Actives. [$2.99]

Scalped #13 – A new five-part storyline kicks off as Dash Bad Horse tries to solve the murder of two women on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Legacy #0 1/2 – The long out-of-print issue #0 is re-released with more info.  “Get the lowdown on all your favorite characters, details on the ships and vehicles they pilot, and the latest on who’s related to who!  This is a must-have handbook for the future of the Star Wars galaxy!” [$2.99]

After the Cape II: How Far to Fall #3 (of 3) – “This fan-favorite series comes to a shocking conclusion as Ethan reaps the consequences of his life choices!” [$2.99]

Doctor Who Classics #2 – The Fourth Doctor’s adventure with “The Iron Legion” continues. [$3.99]

Dynamo 5 #10 – Scatterbrain vs. Myriad, ‘nuff said. [$2.99]

Shark-Man #1 – The utopian city of New Venice now faces an evil slowly eating away at its foundations, but Alan Gaskill will stop at nothing to save his creation. [$3.50]

Youngblood #1 – Image Comics original super-team returns with their own monthly series featuring Shaft, Die Hard, Badrock, Cougar, Doc Rocket, and Johnny Panic. [$2.99]

30 Days of Night: Red Snow – Vampires, Soviets, and Nazis are all part of this tale set in 1941. [$17.99]

Beyond! – Nine of Marvel’s most powerful heroes and villains are plucked from the Earth and sent to fight on Battleworld a a powerful cosmic entity with purposes all his own.  Sound familiar? [$14.99]

Essential Captain America Vol. 4 – Another b&w Essential Marvel volume featuring Captain America and guest-starring the Falcon, Dr. Faustus, the Yellow Claw, Nick Fury, Phoenix, the Red Skull, and Steve Rogers first appearance as Nomad. [$16.99]

Ghost Rider Vol. 3: Apocalypse Soon – Ghost Rider vs. Hulk, ‘nuff said. [$10.99]

Grifter and Midnighter – The recent mini-series of the unlikely partnership of Midnighter and Grifter trying to save a planet is collected in this trade paperback.

JSA Presents: Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Vol. 2 – Collecting the early adventures, penned by Geoff Johns, of Courtney Whitmore before she joined the JSA. [$17.99]

New Warriors Vol. 1: Defiant – The post Civil War relaunch of the New Warriors is collected in this new trade paperback featuring a new team with Night Thrasher, Wondra (Jubilee), Tempest, Blackwing, Decibel, Longstrike, Phaser, Skybolt, and Ripcord.

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Vol. 2 – I Kick Your Face – The second story arc from the final six issues of the series written by Warren Ellis which celebrated and satirized Marvel’s super-hero comics is collected in this hardcover volume. [$19.99]

Scarface: Devil in Disguise – Joshua Jabuga and Alberto Dose’s prequel to the 1983 film is released in trade paperback. [$17.99]

Showcase Presents: Enemy Ace Vol. 1 – The early adventures of German flying ace Hans von Hammer, the Hammer of Hell, are collected in this b&w Showcase Presents volume. [$16.99]

Showcase Presents: Robin, The Boy Wonder Vol. 1 – Robin takes center stage in this b&w Showcase Presents collection of adventures spanning the decades. [$16.99]

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 11 – Union – The latest hardcover 30th Anniversary volume focuses on the marriage between Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Ultimate X-Men Vol. 17: Sentinels – Ultimate Bishop puts together his own team in this trade paperback collecting issues #81-88. [$19.99]

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