Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on March 12, 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, Archie Comics, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes The Astounding Wolf-Man, Avengers: The Initiative, Booster Gold, DMZ, Gen13, Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, Justice League of America, Savage Dragon, Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag, and the first issues of The Last Defenders, Sreamland, and Serenity: Better Days.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Empowered Vol. 3, Ghost Rider: Revelations, Justice League International, Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich, Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island, Spider-Man Family: Untold Team-Ups, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #63

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


Booster Gold #7 – Booster and Beetle are back, but why is the world ruled by Maxwell Lord? [$2.99]

Gotham Underground #6 (of 9) – The situation in Gotham’s underworld get even more dicey.  Guest-starring the new Vigilante. [$2.99]

Justice League of America #19 – The JLA head off to Planet Hell. [$2.99]

Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #7 (of 8) – “As the Scarlet Tears mission goes to hell and the Squad’s body count rises, a final power struggle plays out between the monstrous General, the metahuman-powered Amanda Waller, and Rick Flag’s own secret weapon!” [$2.99]

Superman #674 – Superman gets a new artist and a new villain. [$2.99]


Avengers: The Initiative #10 – “More death!  More mayhem!  No mercy!”  Sounds kinda’ cool to me.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #6 – The first epic battle between Shellhead and the Mandarin concludes.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

New Avengers #39 – It’s Skrull Huntin’ Season! [$2.99]

The Last Defenders #1 – The Defenders are back…sort of.  The new team includes Colossus, Nighthawk, Blazing Skull, and She-Hulk.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Ultimates 3 #4 – The Savage Land, Magneto, Wolverine, and more! [$2.99]


Abe Sapien: The Drowning #2 (of 5) – “Supernatural forces converge on the island of Saint Sebastien as Abe finds himself alone against a century-old evil.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

DMZ #29 – “As yet another round of reconciliation talks begin between the U.S. government and the Free States, a new player emerges, combining political charisma and military cunning.” [$2.99]

Gen13 #18 – The team set aside their issues for the “fight of their lives.” [$2.99]

Serenity: Better Days #1 (of 3) – Taking place between Serenity: Those Left Behind and the feature film comes this three-issue mini-series of everyone’s favorite space thieves with hearts of gold.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Rebellion #12 – With Luke and Leia captured the fate of their mission lies in the hands of Deena Shaun.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


The Astounding Wolf-Man #5 – “Hero or Villain?  The time has come for Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man to make his choice.  Can he contain the beast within… or will he succumb to the bloodlust?”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Cemetery Blues #2 – The terror of Hernesburg is revealed. [$2.99]

Madman Atomic Comics #7 – “Madman in Space” concludes.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Savage Dragon #135 – The Dragon meets Prism and the Centurions.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Screamland #1 (of 5) – This new five-issue mini-series takes a look at where all the old monsters of old Hollywood have gone.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


Archie & Friends #117 – Archie and his pals start off their world tour in London, England. [$2.25]

Archie Digest #242 – “Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Betty each spend a day with a family member to determine if they really want to follow in their footsteps.  Needless to say, those are days their family will never forget!” [$2.49]

The Lone Ranger & Tonto #1 – In this special one-shot Tonto and his Kemosabe track “something dark and mysterious” across the frontier.  Also available in a foil edition. [$4.99]

Sonic the Hedgehog #186 – “The nightmare has only just begun for Sonic’s friends – especially when they learn he’s become one of ancient villain Mammoth Mogul’s many new followers!” [$2.25]

Spooks #2 (of 4) – More action including the Lord of the Vampires, the Witch, and Zombie Bikers!  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.50]


DMZ Vol. 4: Friendly Fire – Issues #18-22 are collected here as Matty interviews a soldier found guilty of a massacre in the DMZ.  Download a free mini-poster. [$12.99]

Empowered Volume 3 – More madcap action is collected in this third b&w trade paperback volume featuring an impersonator, ninjas, and more.  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

Ghost Rider: Revelations – Issues #14-19 featuring Ghost Rider’s confrontation with Lucifer are collected here. [$14.99]

Justice League International – The beginning of Keith Giffen‘s run on Justice League begins here with the first seven issues featuring Batman, Captain Marvel, Dr. Fate, the Martian Manhunter, Black Canary, Guy Gardner, and of course Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, collected in this hardcover volume. [$24.99]

Liberty Meadows 10th Anniversary Edition – The first nine issues of Frank Cho‘s characters and their misadventures are collected here in this new hardcover volume complete with the college strips which inspired it and an introduction from Erik Larsen. [$24.99]

Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich – Both the Lobo and Lobo’s Back mini-series are collected in this trade paperback. [$19.99]

Marvel Illustrated: Last of the Mohicans (Premiere) – The recent mini-series adaptation is collected in this premiere hardcover. [$19.99]

Marvel Illustrated: The Man in the Iron Mask (Premiere) – The recent mini-series adaptation is collected in this premiere hardcover. [$19.99]

Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island (Premiere) – The recent mini-series adaptation is collected in this premiere hardcover. [$19.99]

Robin: The Big Leagues – Robin takes on a gang led by a friend who has taken control of a hospital ward in this trade paperback collecting issues #163-167. [$12.99]

Showcase Presents: The Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 – More classic adventures of the Phantom Stranger are collected in this second b&w Showcase Presents volume. [$16.99]

Spider-Man Family: Untold Team-Ups – Spidey teams up with Dr. Strange, Frog Thor, and more in this collection of issues #4-6. [$9.99]

Spider-Man/Red Sonja (Premiere) – The recent crossover mini-series of Marvel Comics and Dynamite Entertainment is collected in this premiere hardcover volume. [$19.99]

X-Men: Die by the Sword – The recent mini-series featuring Excalibur and the Exiles trying to save all of creation is collected in this trade paperback. [$13.99]


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