Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on March 19, 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, Dynamite Entertainment, Archie Comics, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes 100 Bullets, Captain Marvel, The Circle, The Flash, Ghost Rider, Grendel: Behold the Devil, Hack/Slash, The Sword, and the first issues of Darkness vs. Eva: Daughter of Dracula, Dark Victory, Ghost Whisperer, Super Friends and Tangent: Superman’s Reign.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition, Earth X Trilogy Companion,Mighty Avengers Vol. 1: The Ultron Initiative, Punisher War Journal Vol. 2: Goin’ Out West, Repo, Sandman Mystery Theatre Volume 6: The Hourman and the Python, Voltron Omnibus, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #64

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

Checkmate #24 – “As the edges of Kobra’s plot are discovered, the scale and the stakes continue to rise, jeopardizing millions of innocent lives around the planet.” [$2.99]

Death of the New Gods #7 (of 8) – The surviving New Gods take on the entity responsible and Mr. Miracle looks to the Anti-Life Equation to save his people. [$3.50]

The Flash #238 – The Flash takes on the mind-bending powers of Spin and he is plagued with the moral dilemma about superpowers. [$2.99]

Super Friends #1 – The new series geared to introduce the DCU to young readers, and set to tie into the new Matell toy line, begins here as the team takes on Amazo. [$2.25]

Tangent: Superman’s Reign #1 (of 12) – What is this 1997?  The Tangent line is revived in this new twelve-issue maxi-series.  Download the free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Amazing Spider-Man #554 – Spidey’s life goes down the drain, and he’s still got the Freak to deal with. [$2.99]

Captain Marvel #4 – The Kree want some answers from the Captain about his travel through time. [$2.99]

Ghost Rider #21 – Ghost Rider takes on naughty nurses!  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Order #9 – They’ve survived monsters, zobos, super-soldiers, a girl gang, and more, but what does the M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. want from the team? [$2.99]

War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle #1 – At the height of WWI a brash aviator, Karl Kaufmann, arrives with romantic ideas of war and glory which will soon be put to the test. [$3.99]

100 Bullets #89 – The beginning of the end.  The series’ final arc starts here. [$2.99]

Ex Machina #35 – “It’s a little-known fact that NYC’s first City Hall was built by African slaves — men and women whose spirits continue to haunt the administration of vigilante-turned-politician Mitchell Hundred.” [$2.99]

Fear Agent #19 – Heath finds himself stranded on a haunted planet full of nasty ghosts.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Grendel: Behold the Devil #5 – Discovering the truth behind his mysterious pursuer sends Hunter Rose into the world of the unknown.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #26 – Zayne Carrick and Gryph have gotten themselves into another sticky situation.  No one ever said being a Jedi was easy.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The Circle #5 – “The Goliath missile train travels its final miles.  The question is: Who will survive this trip and who will die?”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Dark Victory #1 (of 4) – The new mini-series involves a young goth girl who wants to be a vampire, that is until she meets one.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Ghost Whisperer #1 (of 5) – The new mini-series based on the TV show finds Melinda face-to-face with Osiris, Egyptian God of the Dead.  Also available in variant covers. [$3.99]

Invincible #49 – The Reanimen are back, but whose side are they on? [$2.99]

The Sword #6 – Dara discovers the answers to all her questions. [$2.99]

Betty & Veronica Spectacular #82 – What’s Archie doing taking Cheryl Blossom to a wedding? [$2.25]

Darkness vs. Eva: Daughter of Dracula #1 (of 4) – The new mini-series crossover pits The Darkness against the daughter of Dracula.  Available in three variant covers and a foil edition. [$3.50]

Hack/Slash #10 – Also available in a variant cover. [$3.50]

Jungle Girl #5 (of 5) – The mini-series concludes.  Also available in a foil cover. [$2.99]

Red Sonja #30 – Red Sonja’s going straight to Hades.  Well, it is a Ron Marz written series now, so I expect Sonja to kill off all her friends and then some dumb blonde to show up, die her hair and take over the series (oh the humanity!).  Available in four variant covers. [$2.99]

Batman: The Killing Joke Special EditionAlan Moore‘s tale which forever changed the destiny of Barbara Gordon returns in this new 20th Edition hardcover volume also featuring the bonus tale “An Innocent Guy.” [$17.99]

Chronicles of Conan Volume 14: Shadow of the Beast – The final issues of Roy Thomas’ run are collected here as Conan takes on the forces of nature.  Check out the free preview. [$16.95]

Earth X Trilogy Companion – “The Earth X Trilogy revealed secrets of the Marvel Universe, but what are the secrets of the Earth X Trilogy? See for yourself in this collection of sketches, background material and incredible insights – all handpicked by series co-creator Alex Ross, and many seen here for the first time!” [$29.99]

Fear Agent Vol. 3: The Last Goodbye – The origin of Fear Agent is revealed in this latest trade paperback.  Check out the free preview. [$13.95]

The Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century Vol. 1: Tomorrow’s Heroes – The first six issues of the series inspired by the cartoon are collected here. [$14.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 4 – Cap gets a new sidekick and takes on the Red Skull, the Scorpion, Suprema, and more in this latest hardcover Marvel Masterworks volume. [$54.99]

Mighty Avengers Vol. 1: The Ultron Initiative – The first six issues of the post-Civil War relaunch of the team and the return of an old villain are collected here. [$19.99]

Moon Knight Vol. 2: Midnight Sun – “Hot crime novelist Duane Swierczynski and Jefte Paolo bring you the story of three women whose lives intersect in strange and deadly ways, two predators who stalk the city streets at night, and one shock ending you won’t see coming.  No matter how many bad dates you’ve had.” [$14.99]

New Avengers Vol. 7: The Trust (Premiere) – The team discovers a secret which could destroy them in this hardcover premiere collection of issues #32-37. [$24.99]

Punisher War Journal Vol. 2: Goin’ Out West – The Punisher takes on the Hate Monger and deals with Captain America’s death in his own unique way in this trade paperback collecting issues #5-11. [$17.99]

Repo – In the future repo agents make sure you pay your bills, or else.  Check out the free preview. [$15.99]

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 6: The Hourman and the Python – More classic tales are collected here including a private detective who hospitalizes criminals and a mysterious strangler.  Download a free mini-poster. [$19.99]

Spider-Man: Reign – The recent four-issue mini-series is collected as a trade paperback featuring writer Kaare Andrews’ look into the bleak and depressing future of Peter Parker. [$14.99]

Voltron Omnibus – Both volumes are collected in this hardcover volume including the 12th issue printed here for the first time. [$49.99]

X-Factor Vol. 4: Heart of Ice – Issues #18-24 are collected featuring the team taking on the Isolationist, terrorist X-Cell, and more. [$17.99]

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