Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 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, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes BtVS Season 8, Detective Comics, G.I. Joe: America’s Elite, Midnighter, New Exiles, Nightwing, The Overman, Project Superpowers, Zorro, and the first issues of Amerian Splendor: Season Two, Frank Frazetta’s Dark Kingdom, Part One, Secret Invasion and Young X-Men.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Batman/Grendel, Essential Iron Man Vol. 3, Shazam: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, StormWatch: PHD Vol. 2, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #66

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


Detective Comics #843 – When Zatanna‘s life is put in danger what’s a pointy-eared hero to do? [$2.99]

Justice League Unlimited #44 – “Mirror Master‘s son knows his dad’s a real hero, while the League knows Mirror Master is a real villain.  You won’t believe who’s right!” [$2.25]

Nightwing #143 – Nightwing and Robin take on an island of monsters and the League of Assassins. [$2.99]

Supergirl #28 – Supergirl returns from the future with a promise to keep and a hero to find. [$2.99]

Trials of Shazam! #12 (of 12) – It all ends here.  Guest-starring the Justice League. [$2.99]


Kick-Ass #2 – “The most screwed-up superhero comic of all time continues in what’s sure to be the most exciting launch of 2008.” [$2.99]

Marvel Spotlight: Iron Man #1 – A special look inside the new Iron Man film, and a look at what ol’ Shellhead is up to in comics as well. [$2.99]

New Exiles #4 – “Sabertooth, Psylocke, Rogue, and new ally Gambit are caught in the middle of a war between the Atlanteans, Queen Ororo, and the Black Panther.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Secret Invasion #1Skrulls, ‘nuff said.  Available in several variant covers.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Young X-Men #1 – Cyclops shows up with a job for the team – to kill the Brotherhood.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


Abe Sapien: The Drowning #3 (of 5) – “With his companions dead and the island of Saint Sebastien overwhelmed by the stuff of nightmares, Abe struggles to stay alive as he fights his way toward the eye of the storm- and the monster that hides within.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

American Splendor Season Two #1 (of 4)Harvey Pekar returns with a group of artists for a new four-issue mini-series.  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #13 – As Buffy and the Slayers head off to Tokyo it’s up to Xander to get them the help they need – from Dracula.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Midnighter #18 – Assassin8 has taken down Midnighter and assumed his identity.  But if Midnighter wasn’t his target, who on the Carrier is?  Download a sneak peek. [$2.99]

The New Dynamix #2 (of 5) – Black Halo has returned to prevent the end of the world.  Download a sneak peek. [$2.99]


Archibald Saves Easter – Demons, monsters, carnage – isn’t this how everyone spends Easter?  Maybe not, but that’s how Archibald does in this new one-shot. [$3.50]

Frank Frazetta’s Dark Kingdom, Part One – The paintings of Frank Frazetta are brought to life in this new series by the folks who brought you Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer. [$3.99]

New World Order #3 – Assassination, escape, and the secret of Masters’ manipulation.  That enough for ya’?  Check out the free preview. [$3.50]

The Overman #5 (of 5) – “Nathan and Annita must stop Omakon’s apocalyptic plot to join Mankind with an enslaved alien bio-mechanical species. The end of the future unfolds in this jaw dropping, galaxy-spanning finale.”  Check out the free preview. [$3.50]

Transformers: Best of the UK: Dinobots #6 (of 6) – The mini-series concludes.  Includes bonus stand-alone tale and is available in a variant cover. [$3.99]


Demonwars Vol. 2 #1 – A new three-issue mini-series continues the tale of Corona, Pony and Elbryan.  Also available in a variant cover. [$5.50]

G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #34 – “An urgent message from deep within COBRA sends the G.I. JOE team on four desperate missions around the globe.” [$3.50]

Highlander: Way of the Sword #4 (of 4) – Connor’s search for the sword of Ramirez ends here.  Available in two connecting covers. [$3.50]

Project Superpowers #2 – Heroes from the past are once again unleashed into the world, but is the world ready for them?  Also available in a foil edition. [$2.99]

Zorro #2Matt Wagner‘s retelling of the Fox’s origin continues.  Available in two variant covers. [$3.50]


Batman/Grendel – Matt Wagner brings us the Dark Knight Detective vs. Hunter Rose in this trade paperback collection, plus Batman taking on Grendel-Prime.  Also available in a limited edition hardcover.  Check out the free preview. [$19.95]

Essential Iron Man Vol.3 – More Iron Man adventures are collected in this latest b&w Essential Marvel volume. [$16.99]

Hulk: Planet Hulk – Exiled to the planet Sakaar the Hulk finds himself sold into slavery, which of course makes him a little angry, and you know what that means. [$34.99]

Secret Invasion: The Infiltration – “Retrace the roots of The Infiltration all the way back to the beginning of the Marvel Age of Heroes!” [$19.99]

Shazam: The Greatest Stories Ever Told – The 224 page trade paperback is filled with the adventures of Captain Marvel over the years. [$24.99]

StormWatch: PHD Vol. 2 – In this second collected volume Jackson King and the team investigate an attempt on the life of one of their own. [$17.99]

X-Men: First Class – Mutant Mayhem – The first five issues of the untold stories of the original X-Men are collected here. [$13.99]


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