Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 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, IDW Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Astro City: The Dark Age, Booster Gold, Brit, The Evil Dead, Gen13, Gotham Underground, New Exiles, The Sword, Wonder Woman, and the first issues of Fantastic Four: The Lost Adventure, Gutwrencher and X-Force.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood, Exiles Vol. 16: Starting Over, Spider-Man: Back in Black, Sub-Mariner: Revolution, Time Masters, Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #59

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

Bat Lash #3 (of 6) – “Bat Lash faces frontier justice!  Or, as it’s more commonly known, he attends a necktie party…as the guest of honor, of course.” [$2.99]

Booster Gold #0 – “Blue and Gold” kicks off with a Zero Hour crossover featuring Parallax. [$2.99]

Gotham Underground #5 (of 9) – The secret origin of Johnny Stitches. [$2.99]

Green Arrow/Black Canary #5 – Ollie and Dinah deal with the tragic death of Connor, but what does the future hold for them? [$2.99]

Wonder Woman #17 – Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island in the conclusion of “The Circle.” [$2.99]

Fantastic Four: The Lost Adventure #1 – An unfinished story started by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee finally makes its way to the presses with the help of John Buscema. [$4.99]

Marvel Adventures Hulk #8 – The Defenders, ‘nuff said! [$2.99]

New Exiles #2 – The team’s first mission runs into difficulties.  Read our review of the first issue. [$2.99]

Nova Annual #1 – “As Nova desperately races to find the key to defeating the Phalanx, the tyrannical techno-fiends make one last attempt to enslave him – in an act that will unravel Richard Rider’s life right back to the moment where he first became the man called Nova – and possibly reveal his future!” [$3.99]

X-Force #1 – “Cyclops realizes that some enemies need to be dealt with permanently… and the X-Men can never know about it.  Enter Wolverine, Warpath, X-23 and Wolfsbane.”  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

American Virgin #23 – The series concludes with this final issue. [$2.99]

Astro City: The Dark Age Special #2 – “Beautie, the life-size super-powered fashion-doll member of Honor Guard, doesn’t know who she is, where she came from or where she belongs.  In this extra-length, decades-spanning Special, she searches for answers — answers of history and answers of the heart.”  Download a free sneak peek. [$3.99]

B.R.P.D.: 1924 #3 (of 5) – The first case of the Bureau into Project Vampir Sturm uncovers a terrible secret.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Evil Dead #2 (of 4) – The adventure continues in this adaptation of the film from the point of view of our “hero.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Gen13 #17 – Caitlin tries to save her teammates from a fate worst than death as the truth of the “15 Minutes” project is finally revealed.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Brit #4 -“Donald helps Brit’s sister delve even deeper into the mystery surrounding Brit’s disappearance.” [$2.99]

Gutwrencher #11 (of 3) – Only days before his high school reunion a hiker is cursed in this new mini-series from Shannon Eric Denton, Steve Niles and Keith Giffen. [$3.50]

The Next Issue Project #1: Fantastic Comics #24 – “The Next Issue Project is an ongoing series that continues a classic discontinued title for a modern audience!  All stories are complete, self-contained and cool as all hell!  All books are Golden Age sized, but these aren’t simply an homage to Golden Age comics: They’re updated classics for a new generation by modern masters!” [$5.99]

The Sword #5 – Dara has been captured, but what do plans do her captors have for her and her sword? [$2.99]

The Walking Dead #46 – “The bloodbath continues.  No one is safe.” [$2.99]

Clandestine Classic (Premiere) – This premiere hardcover volume collects the early adventures of Alan Davis’ super-hero family. [$29.99]

Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood – The six-issue mini-series is collected here. [$19.99]

Crossing Midnight Vol. 2: A Map of Midnight – The second six issues of the series are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Exiles Vol. 16: Starting Over – The final six issues of the series are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Justice League of America Vol. 2: The Lightning Saga – The JLA and the JSA join forces to discover why members of the Legion of Super-Heroes have traveled back in time.  Download a free mini-poster. [$24.99]

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First DeathLaurell K. Hamilton brings here character’s origins to comics in this hardcover collection. [$19.99]

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 6 – The creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne go out with a bang with “Days of Future Past,” collected in this latest hardcover Marvel Masterworks volume. [$54.99]

Spider-Man: Back in Black – The trade paperback collects Spider-Man’s return to the black costume and out for revenge. [$24.99]

Sub-Mariner: Revolution – Namor’s return to the Marvel Universe post-Civil War is collected in this new trade paperback. [$14.99]

Time Masters – The early adventures of Rip Hunter are collected in this trade paperback featuring the Metal Men, Cave Carson, Dr. Fate, the Viking Prince, and Vandal Savage. [$19.95]

Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending – “Spiraling out of the events in Beast Wars: The Gathering… Magmatron – now a disembodied entity, existing out of time and space—is witness to Cybertron’s unchecked descent into chaos and madness, all of which is a prelude to its complete and utter destruction!” [$17.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9 – “Clone Saga” and “Ultimate Knights” are collected in this hardcover volume featuring the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury, the Ultimates, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight, Iron Fist, Kitty Pryde, and the Kingpin. [$39.99]

Will Eisner’s The Spirit Archives Vol. 24 – This final hardcover volume collects the last of Eisner’s weekly stories from the early 1950’s. [$59.99]

Wolverine: Origins Vol. 4 – Our War (Premiere) – Logan’s adventures with Captain American and Bucky during WWII are collected in this premiere hardcover. [$19.99]

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