Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 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 Army@Love, Astonishing X-Men, The Authority: Prime, Crime Bible: the Five Lessons in Blood, Hellblazer, Red Sonja, She-Hulk, The Scream, Teen Titans, X-Men, and the first issue of New World Order.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Annihilation: Conquest Book 1, Bomb Queen III: Bombshell, Fantastic Four: The End, JLA: The Hypothetical Woman, Madman Vol. 3, Star Wars: Dark Times Vol. 1 – The Path to Power, Tales of the New Gods, Ultimate Vision, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #56

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

Countdown to Mystery #5 (of 8)Eclipso returns. [$3.99]

Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood #4 (of 5) – The new Question travels to Vic Sage’s old hometown, Hub City. [$2.99]

Gotham Underground #4 (of 9) – “The Scarecrow turns on the Ventriloquist, Nightwing continues to gain the Penguin’s trust, and Robin gets surprise – attacked by someone wearing an extremely familiar costume!” [$2.99]

Teen Titans #55 – Robin’s got a girlfriend! [$2.99]

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #5 (of 8) – “One of the Freedom Fighters takes a turn toward the dark side, and the Human Bomb is left vulnerable.  Can the rest of the team stop him from going nuclear?” [$2.99]

Astonishing X-Men #24 – The conclusion of “Unstoppable.”  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

The Order #7 – “Civilians are being evacuated. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been mobilized.  The eyes of the entire world are on southern California and the international crisis unfolding there…and standing between it and a happy ending is Henry Hellrung, the leader of the Order.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

She-Hulk #25 – Big Green and Sexy celebrates her double-sized anniversary issue which includes a intergalactic bounty hunter and two back up tales.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Ultimate Fantastic Four – “Thanos returns as a new story arc begins in our fateful 50th issue!  The F.F. return from Siberia to find the Baxter Building—and the rest of New York City—under siege!  The prize is the greatest force in existence—the Cosmic Cube!” Also available in this cover. [$2.99]

X-Men #207 – “The stunning conclusion to Messiah CompleX.”  Also available in the variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Army@Love #11 – “It’s party time on the Mongrolian trail for rivals Loman and Flabbergast, but it’s decision-making time back in Edgefield for Switzer, the woman they both love.” [$2.99]

The Authority: Prime #4 – “How can Apollo and the Midnighter be fighting…Apollo and the Midnighter?” [$2.99]

Hellblazer #240 – “Vertigo’s flagship title reaches its 20th anniversary issue with “The Laughing Magician,” Part 1 of 3!  The streetwise, chain-smoking con-magician John Constantine finds himself in receipt of a most perplexing birthday gift: a memory wrapped up in a warning.”  Happy Birthday Hellblazer! [$2.99]

The Scream #3 – Sian Ferguson tracks down the story of Danny’s creature. [$2.99]

Testament #22 – The series final issue finds Jake and his father rising to the level of their gods, new realities, a child ready to be born, and more. [$2.99]

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #4 (of 6) – Ash takes on Freddy in the nightmare realm. [$2.99]

Jack Staff Special #1 – Jack Staff takes on the unstoppable Molachi the Immortal. [$3.50]

New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero – The early adventures of the Galactica’s crew continue as “Adama is face to face with a terrorist Army as he deploys himself Kara, Hadrian, Cottle, Helo and a team of Marines to take on the terrorists headquarters.  But when push comes to shove, can Adama pull the trigger on his former Commander?”  Available in four variant covers and a foil edition. [$2.99]

New World Order #1 – “Inspired by the research of occult master Jordan Maxwell — the man who exposed the Illuminati — New World Order is the untold story of the “Lonely Ones”, the real-life truth seekers who are attempting to awaken the masses to a world that is torn between its own unlimited potential for greatness… and self-destruction!”  Check out the free preview. [$3.50]

Red Sonja #29 – “Sonja and her companions race to raise an army to face the greatest evil the world has ever known! It’s all heading to a special event kicking off in Red Sonja #30 as we present a new chapter in the She-Devil’s adventures!”  Available in four variant covers and a foil edition. [$2.99]

Annihilation: Conquest Book 1 – This first hardcover volume begins collecting the spin-offs from Annihilation War featuring Ronan, Quasar, and more. [$29.99]

Bomb Queen III: Bombshell – “The girls go wild as Bomb Queen faces the greatest challenge to her authority yet!”  Check out the free preview. [$14.99]

Casanova Vol. 1: Luxuria – The first seven issues introducing the character of Casanova Quinn are collected in this new trade paperback.  “Its titular star transforms from devil-may-care thrill-seeker into the most dangerous man in the world.  What happens when the ultimate player gets played?  Find out in this genre-bending sci-spy epic.”  Check out the free preview. [$12.99]

Doctor Grordbort’s Contrapulantronic Dingus Directory – “A catalogue of wondrous contraptions and wave weapons of unprecedented power, this book makes available a myriad of destructive and beneficial devices to any intergalactic explorer: Rayguns, Metal Men, Ironclads, and Rocketships are all presented.”  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

Fantastic Four: The End – The six-issue mini-series featuring the final adventures of the Fantastic Four is collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.99]

JLA: The Hypothetical Woman – Collecting JLA Classified issues #16-21 featuring the mysterious Hypothetical Woman. [$12.99]

Madman, Vol. 3 – This third volume collects issues #12-20 of the series.  Check out the free preview. [$17.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Vol. 1 – A collection of Timely Comics first superhero anthology is the latest to get the Marvel Masterworks hardcover treatment. [$59.99]

Showcase Presents: Aquaman Vol. 2 – Another b&w Showcase Presents volume of classic Aquaman tales. [$16.99]

Star Wars: Dark Times Vol. 1 – The Path to Power – Issues #1-5 taking place after Revenge of the Sith dealing with Vader’s new role in the universe are collected in this trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$17.95]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3 – Days of Fear, Nights of Anger – Issues #13-18 featuring Zane Carrick’s attempts to clear his name are collected in this new trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$18.95]

Tales of the New Gods – A new greatest hits collection of Jack Kirby’s New Gods featuring work by various writers and artists over the years. [$19.99]

Tangent Comics Vol. 2 – Another volume collecting the Tangent Comics characters. [$19.99]

Ultimate Vision – The recent mini-series introducing a female version of the Vision to the Ultimate Universe is collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Wetworks Vol. 2 – Issues #6-9 and #13-15 are collected in this second trade paperback volume. [$14.99]

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