Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 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, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Batman, Captain America, Crossing Midnight, Green Lantern, The Spirit, Star Wars: Legacy, Ultimate X-Men, the first issues of Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, Doctor Who, Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer, Spider-Man: With Great Power… and Xombie, and the final issues of Sheena and Y: The Last Man.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including BtVS Omnibus Vol. 3, El Diablo, Manhunter Vol. 4: Unleashed, New Avengers: Illuminati, X-Men: Endangered Species, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #57

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


Batman #673 – Near death, a comatose Batman remembers his search for Joe Chill. [$2.99]

Countdown to Final Crisis #13 – “The Challengers find Ray Palmer – and so does everyone else!” [$2.99]

Green Lantern #27 – What are the Guardians doing to create these new “Alpha Lanterns,” and why do Hal and John want to stop them?  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

JLA Classified #34 – Hourman has just one hour to save Liberty Belle from the clutches of a mysterious villain. [$2.99]

The Spirit #13 – An entire issue dedicated to the Spirit’s femme fatales?  Who says thirteen is an unlucky number! [$2.99]


Captain America #34 – Presenting the new Captain America.  Also available in this variant cover. [$2.99]

New Avengers Annual #2 – “Its wall-to-wall action and the end of an era for one Avenger and a major defection for another.
This double-sized issue ties into or wraps up threads from Civil War, World War Hulk, both Avengers titles and the upcoming Secret Invasion!!”  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Spider-Man: With Great Power…#1 – After the spider bite but before that fateful and tragic night which would teach him his greatest lesson just who was Peter Parker?  “It’s a side of Spider-Man’s early life you’ve barely glimpsed, written by David Lapham with art by Tony Harris.” [$3.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man #118 – Looks like Spidey’s got some new friends, you could even call them Amazing.  Check out the free preview.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Ultimate X-Men #90 – “Sinister has been resurrected, the pieces are moving into place, and everything is starting to come together. Can the X-Men prevent the coming of Apocalypse?” [$2.99]


Crossing Midnight #15 – “One of the twins will cross a line from which there is no return.” [$2.99]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #25 – “A yearlong event with repercussions for every era and every hero in the Star Wars galaxy begins here!”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Legacy #19 – “The galaxy-shaking storyline ‘Claws of the Dragon’ reaches its unbelievable conclusion as the Empire’s enemies and allies all make their move for one man – Cade Skywalker!”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Rebellion #11 – “A riveting new story set in the months after Star Wars: A New Hope, ‘Small Victories’ follows not just the Rebellion’s greatest heroes, but volunteers like Deena Shan who never thought the fate of the Alliance could rest in her terrified but determined hands!”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Y: The Last Man #60 – The series ends with this 48-page final issue.  Download a free mini-poster. [$4.99]


Doctor Who #1 (of 6) – The new adventures of the tenth Doctor and Martha Jones, written exclusively for the US comics market, begin here.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

Madman Atomic Comics #6 – “Frank ‘Madman’ Einstein and the Atomics have ganged up in an all out effort to save the Universe.  But it will come at a tragic personal cost.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer – “Speed Racer and all of the characters you know and love—from Trixie to Chim-Chim and beyond—is back in all-new adventures!”  Available in three variant covers. [$3.99]

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Intelligence Gathering #1 (of 5) – “This issue begins an all-new five-part adventure for the Enterprise-D crew! The Enterprise is summoned to a Federation science station, designed to be the ultimate in data storage and information archiving. Data and Riker enter the outpost’s gargantuan artificial intelligence system, which may have gained sentience and has begun behaving erratically, with orders to either repair or destroy it.”  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Witchblade #114 – “Still adjusting to her role as a new mother, Sara Pezzini moves into a bigger apartment.  But she quickly learns why she found such a bargain in New York City real estate – the apartment already has ghostly tenants, and they want Sara’s baby!” [$2.99]


Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters #1 – ” In 1977, NASA inexplicably sent four hamsters into space to investigate a strange mass of radioactive gelatin that was hovering over the Earth.  Due to exposure from the radioactive mass, the four hamsters quickly changed, evolving into something NEW.  Something ADOLESCENT.  Something RADIOACTIVE.  Crash landing in the Himalayas, the Hamsters were found by a hidden monastery of monks who nursed them back to health, training the group in the martial arts.  And now they’re back and Dynamite’s got them!”  Available in two variant covers.  Mutated animals with martial arts ability, I dunno, who would buy that? [$3.50]

Mercenaries #4 – The comic spin-off of the popular video game continues with this 40-page stand-alone tale.  Also available in a foil edition. [$3.99]

Sheena #5 (of 5) – The mini-series concludes as Sheena sets out to conquer the city.  Careful girl, it’s a jungle out there.  Also available in two (1, 2) variant covers. [$3.50]

Terminator 2 Infinity #6 – “Painkiller Jane meets the world of the Terminators! Dynamite’s fist inter-company cross-over continues in part 2 of 4!  In the second part of our most unexpected cross-over, Jane’s been targeted by the elite Terminator’s of Cyberdyne as the deadly robot has shifted its mission parameters to terminate Jane!”  Available in two variant covers and a foil edition. [$3.50]

Xombie #1 – “The incredibly popular online animated series makes its jump into comic books!  Dirge is an undead man with a mind of his own, who struggles to find the meaning of unlife – all the while fighting to protect human lives from evil zombies!” [$3.50]


Batman: The Man Who Laughs – The three-issue story arc featuring Batman’s first encounter with the Joker is collected in this new trade paperback. [$19.99]

B.P.R.D.: The Garden of Souls – “Written by John Arcudi and Hellboy and B.P.R.D. creator Mike Mignola, and drawn by Guy Davis, Garden of Souls offers a window into the bizarre backstory of Abe Sapien and his colleagues in the mysterious Oannes Society-complete with Victorian cyborgs, doomsday devices, and a very well preserved mummy.” [$17.95]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 3 – The first eight issues of the original Buffy series set during Season Three and “Play with Fire” and “Spike and Dru” are collected in this latest Omnibus Volume.  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Conan: The Blood-Stained Crown and Other Stories – A new trade paperback collection of Conan tales including “Helm,” “Conan’s Favorite Joke,” “Seeds of Empire,” and “The Blood-Stained Crown.”  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

El Diablo – The mini-series about a small-town sheriff and the legendary gunman on his trail is collected in this new trade paperback. [$12.99]

Manhunter Vol. 4: Unleashed – “Collecting issues #24-30 of the acclaimed MANHUNTER series written by Marc Andreyko!  Manhunter Kate Spencer takes on her biggest case yet with Wonder Woman as the client, but the stakes are higher than anyone knows!  Is the Amazon princess guilty of murdering Max Lord?” [$17.99]

New Avengers: Illuminati (Premiere) – The recent mini-series focused on the secret organization behind the scenes comprised of several of Marvel’s most important heroes shaping the world in their image, is collected in this premiere hardcover volume. [$19.99]

New Avengers/Transformers – The new crossover mini-series featuring the Avengers and Robots in Disguise is collected here. [$10.99]

Outsiders/Checkmate: Checkout – The recent crossover involving the two teams is collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.99]

Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire – The trade paperback collects Vulcan’s revenge on the Shi’Ar from issues #475-486 of the series. [$29.99]

X-Men: Endangered Species – “With three little words, an entire race was nearly obliterated. Every mutant who dies is one number closer to zero.  Now, the Beast races against the clock to save this once-thriving race.” [$19.99]

Young Avengers – The twelve-issue series is collected in this new hardcover collection. [$29.99]

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