Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 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, Archie Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Archie, Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero, Blue Beetle, DC Universe: Zero, Elephantmen, Green Lantern, New Avengers, Noble Causes, The Order, Youngblood, and the first issue of Thor: Ages of Thunder.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Adam Strange Archives Vol. 3, Bomb Queen IV: Suicide Bomber, The Complete Green Lama Vol. 1, Mystery in Space Vol. 2, Supernatural: Origins, X-Men: Messiah Complex, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #70

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


Blue Beetle #26 – A special Spanish-language issue features our hero introducing his girlfriend to his family and an untimely appearance by the Parasite. [$3.50]

DC Universe: Zero – The Countdown is over.  Here’s your chance to get ready for Final Crisis wit this special look back at the history of the DCU. [$.50]

Green Lantern #30 – “Secret Origin” continues (read our review of part one) as Hal meets Carol Ferris and Abin Sur. [$2.99]

The Legion of Super-Heroes #41 – “Princess Projectra rampages in downtown Metropolis!  Invisible Kid, Brainiac 5 and Saturn Girl attempt to spy on a secret U.P. operation!  And the Legion is busted!” [$2.99]

Teen Titans: Year One #4 (of 6) – With Robin helping Batman, Kid Flash takes over as leader of the team. [$2.99]


New Avengers #40 – How did the Skrulls infiltrate the Marvel Universe and why are they here?  Find out in this issue. [$2.99]

The Order #10 – “Shell-shocked, shattered, and—worst of all—depowered, the men and women that were once the Order stand face to face with the big-bad that’s toyed with them for 9 whole issues.” [$2.99]

Thor: Ages of Thunder #1 – The new series takes a look back at previous adventures of the Thunder God over the years. [$3.99]

Ultimate Human #4 – Iron Man vs. the Incredible Hulk. [$2.99]

Ultimate X-Men #93 – “It’s Robert Kirkman’s final issue of Ultimate X-Men – and he’s going out with a bang!” [$2.99]


Elephantmen: War Toys #3 (of 3) – The mini-series concludes. [$2.99]

Noble Causes #33 – Frost is vicously attacked. [$3.50]

Proof #7 – “All-out jungle action!” [$2.99]

Urban Monsters #3 – The monsters arrive in Hollyweird. [$3.50]

Youngblood #3 – The death of Shaft. [$2.99]


Archie #584 – Four tales including misadventures with cell phones, lessons about taking the blame, and an ink blot test. [$2.25]

Archie Double Digest #188 – Archie makes a trip to the ol’ fishing hole. [$3.69]

Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #7 (of 12) – The latest issue of the mini-series looks at the role the ship plays in the lives of her crew.  Available in three variant covers. [$2.99]

Forgotten Realms: The Legacy #2 –  Drizzi’s worst fears come true when the Drow return.  Also available in a variant cover. [$5.50]

Tales From Riverdale Digest – Archie gets a job at a resort. [$2.49]


Adam Strange Archives Vol. 3 – More adventures from the far reaches of space are collected in this third hardcover volume. [$49.99]

All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 2 (Premiere) – This second premiere hardcover encyclopedic volume includes Bullseye, Luke Cage, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Britain, Colossus, the Brotherhood, the Circus of Crime, the Cosmic Cube, and much more. [$24.99]

Black Panther: Little Green Men – Lost in alternate dimension the FF find themselves in the middle of a Skrull gang war. [$10.99]

Bomb Queen Vol. IV: Suicide Bomber – The recent series is collected in this new b&w trade paperback. [$14.99]

The Complete Green Lama Volume One – The complete adventures of the Golden Age hero are collected in two hardcover archive volumes.  Check out the free preview. [$49.95]

Fantastic Four: The Beginning of the End – The fab four are back together to take on a Doctor Doom from the future hellbent on stopping Reed Richards from destroying the world. [$14.99]

Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil – The first two story arcs of Mike Mignola‘s character are collected in this oversized hardcover volume including bonus material and introductions by Robert Bloch and Alan Moore.  Check out the free preview. [$49.99]

Mystery in Space Vol. 2 – The origin and early adventures of the new Captain Comet are collected in this second trade paperback volume. [$17.99]

Punisher: Circle of Blood (Premier) – The recent mini-series featuring Frank Castle behind bars is given the hardcover premiere treatment.  Also available in a variant cover. [$19.99]

Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown Vol. 2 – Classic tales of the Challengers of the Unknown are collected in this latest b&w Showcase Presents volume. [$16.99]

Speed Racer/Racer X: The Origins Collection – Collecting the late 90’s mini-series from WildStorm Comics. [$19.99]

Superman/Batman Vol. 6: Torment – The duo travel from Gotham to Apokolips in this trade paperback collection of issues #37-42. [$19.99]

Supernatural: Origins – The six-issue mini-series based of the television show is collected in this trade paperback.  Download a free sneak peek. [$14.99]

Thor by Michael Straczynski Vol. 1 (Premiere) – The first six issues of the recent relaunch and return of the blonde Thunder God with his magical hammer are collected in this hardcover premiere edition. [$19.99]

X-Men: Messiah Complex – The recent X-Men crossover is collected in this new hardcover.


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