Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 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 Captain America, Grendel: Behold the Devil, Hack/Slash, Hellblazer, The Lone Ranger, Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag, Superman, The Sword, and the first issues of DC/WildStorm: Dreamwar, Iron Man: Legacy of Doom, Pigeons from Hell, The Perhapanauts, Powers Annual, Star Trek: Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment and X-Men: Divided We Stand.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Faker, Green Arrow: Year One, Marvel Zobies: Dead Days, Nixon’s Pals, Noble Causes Vol. 1, Wonderlost Book Two, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #68

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


Countdown to Final Crisis #2 – The series counts down to the final issue next week leading up to DC Universe: Zero and the next big event Final Crisis and the much hyped “spectacular return from the dead” of one of DC’s long lost heroes. [$2.99]

DC/WildStorm: Dreamwar #1 (of 6) – The new crossover mini-series by Keith Giffen finds the Justice League trapped in the WildStorm universe.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Salvation Run #6 (of 7) – Lex Luthor vs. The Joker.  My money’s on the psychopath.  Um, the one with green hair. [$2.99]

Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #8 (of 8) – The series concludes as the surviving members attempt to salvage Operation Scarlet Tears. [$2.99]

Superman #675 – The double-sized issue ends Kurt Busiek‘s run on the book and sports a spiffy Alex Ross cover, too! [$3.99]


Captain America #37 – “Act Three – The Man Who Bought America – begins here!”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Captain Marvel #5 (of 5) – Just who, or what, is Mar-Vell and why is he here?  Get your answers in this final issue. [$2.99]

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1 – Iron Man, Doctor Doom, Mephisto, the End of Days, and the conclusion of the Camelot Trilogy.  ‘nuff said.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Powers Annual #1 – “A crime in the present opens up clues to another chapter in Walker’s colorful epic past!” [$4.95]

X-Men: Divided We Stand Book 1 #1 – The “Messiah Complex” is over, but what are all the former X-Men up to now?  Find out, starting with this issue.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]


Grendel: Behold the Devil #6 (of 8) – Grendel sets a trap to capture the devil on his tail.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Hellblazer #243 – John Constantine investigates a a room in the heart of the Vatican which holds terrible secrets. [$2.99]

Pigeons from Hell #1 – What?  You want me to tell you about this?  If the title alone doesn’t get your interest, I’m not sure what you expect me to do.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Rex Mundi #11 – Julien searches the isolated village of the Grail for answers.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Dark Times #10 – “Confronted with a nightmare scenario, Jedi Master K’Kruhk is thrust into a battle unlike any he has ever faced.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


‘76 #3 (of 8) – A kung fu team, a female private eye, an a crazed ex-pornstar turned hitman, what else do you want in a comic? [$2.99]

Bad Planet #5 (of 12) – “The Phaedon Warrior is ready to tell his tale!” [$2.99]

The Perhapanauts #1 – The new series by creators Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau returns the Perhapanuts to comics.  Up first, a trip to the Bermuda Triangle. [$3.50]

Star Trek: Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment #1 – The untold fourth year of the Starship Enterprise’s original five year mission continues from writer D.C. Fontana. [$3.99]

The Sword #7 – Dara goes after the man who murdered her sister. [$2.99]


Army of Darkness: The Long Road Home #8 (of 8) – The Long Road Home comes to an end for our hero.  Available in two variant covers.

Hack/Slash #11 – Someone’s killing people in Portland, and Cassie and Vlad are on the case.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.50]

The Lone Ranger #11 – The events of the last four issues are reviewed, and their consequences.  Also available in a foil edition. [$2.99]

Red Sonja #32 – Sonja travels down the River Styx.  Available in three variant covers. [$2.99]

The World of Dungeons & Dragons Anthology #1 – Old and new tales are collected in this new ongoing anthology series.  Also available in a variant cover. [$5.50]


Amory Wars, Vol. 1: Secon Stage Turbine Blade – The first five issues are collected in this b&w trade paperback. [$16.99]

Faker – The recent mini-series is collected in this new trade paperback.  Download a free mini-poster. [$16.99]

Green Arrow: Year One – The recent mini-series retelling the origins of Oliver Queen are collected in this new hardcover. [$24.99]

Howard the Duck: Media Duckling – The adventures of the character which spawned one of the most ill-conceived movies ever are collected in this trade paperback. [$11.99]

Marvel Adventures The Avengers Vol. 5: Some Assembling Required – Issues #16-19 of the series are collected in this trade paperback. [$7.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel Vol. 3 – The start of Jim Starlin‘s run on Captain Marvel is collected here in this latest hardcover Marvel Masterworks volume. [$54.99]

Marvel Zombies: Dead Days – A hardcover collection of the mini-series and its tie-ins. [$29.99]

Nixon’s Pals – Meet Nixon Cooper, a Los Angeles parole officer for super-villains. [$12.99]

Noble Causes Vol. 1 – Meet the Noble family in this new trade paperback collecting their earliest adventures. [$19.99]

Punisher War Journal Vol. 3: Hunter Hunter (Premiere) – Frank Castle takes on the Rhino and Kraven the Hunter in this new premiere hardcover. [$19.99]

Showcase Presents: The Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2 – More classic adventures are collected in this second b&w Showcase Presents volume. [$16.99]

Strange Girl Vol. 4: Golden Lights – “Everyone dies” in this conclusion to the series. [$13.99]

Un-Men Vol. 1: Get Your Freak On – The first five issues of the series centering around a murder at a freak show is collected in this trade paperback. [$9.99]

Wonderlost Book Two – “C.B. Cebulski returns for the second volume of his autobiographical anthology taking us back to his youth for another round of adventures you have to see to believe.” [$5.99]


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