Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 7, 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, Virgin, Archie Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Angel: After the Fall, BtVS Season 8, Conan, Dock Walloper, Halloween: Night Dance, Justice League Unlimited, Midnighter, Nova, Secret Invasion, and the first issues of Avengers/Invaders, Gemini, House of Mystery, Invincible Iron Man, Man With No Name, Pretty Baby Machine, Rann/Thanagar: Holy War, Tor, and The War That Time Forgot.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including BtVS Omnibus Vol. 4, The Death of Captain America Vol. 2, Hulk: WWH – World War Hulk, New Avengers: Illuminati, The Question Vol. 2: Poisoned Ground, and much, much more.

Check out our variant cover #1 and variant cover #2.

Enjoy issue #71

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


DC Universe Special – Justice League of America – The 80-page special collects adventures of important characters of Final Crisis including Libra. [$4.99]

Justice League Unlimited #45 – The league is powerless to stop Gorilla Grodd.  Now Booster Gold and Mary Marvel must save the day.  The world is doomed. [$2.25]

Rann/Thanagar: Holy War #1 (of 8) – Religious factions on the two worlds threaten to end the fragile peace.  Download a free mini-poster. [$3.50]

Tor #1 (of 6)Joe Kubert returns to tell more adventures of the prehistoric warrior Tor in this six-issue mini-series. [$2.99]

The War That Time Forgot #1 – On an island populated with prehistoric beasts soldiers from the past, present, and future will battle for their lives. [$2.99]


Avengers/Invaders #1 – This twelve-issue maxi-series brings the Invaders, the greatest team from WWII led by Captain America, into the post-Civil War present.  Also available in a variant cover.  [$2.99]

Invincible Iron Man #1 – Get a new movie, earn yourself a new ongoing title.  Up first for ol’ Shellhead – the arrival of Ezekiel Stane, out to take his father’s revenge.  Available in six variant covers.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Nova #13 – Nova receives a distress call from a planet being attacked by Galactus.  Guest-starring the Silver Surfer.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Punisher War Journal #19Jigsaw
‘s revenge, 18 issues in the making, is finally here.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Secret Invasion #2 – Marvel’s big summer event continues.  Available in multiple variant covers. [$3.99]


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #14 – “Wolves at the Gate” Part 3 finds the Scoobies traveling to Tokyo to retrieve the Scythe before more damage can be done to the Slayer line.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Conan #50 – Conan hits the big 5-0 with this conclusion of “The Hand of Nergal” in the series’ double-sized final issue.  Check out the free preview. [$4.99]

House of Mystery #1 – Vertigo relaunches the DC series with this tale of five characters trapped in a supernatural bar.  Download a free sneak peek and a mini-poster.

Midnighter #19 – Assassin8 is aboard the Carrier and has taken down each member of the Authority.  Can Midnighter stop him from his ultimate goal?  Download a sneak peek. [$2.99]

The Vinyl Underground #18 – After the discovery of another dead girl the team splits up to each investigate their own theories. [$2.99]


Angel: After the Fall #7 (of 12) – The conclusion of the two-part “First Night.” [$3.99]

Gemini #1 (of 5) – “Dan Johnson is just a normal guy with a normal job… or so he thinks.  What he doesn’t know is that a secret organization is using him as their weapon against crime.  Dan Johnson is Gemini!” [$3.50]

Madman Atomic Comics #8 – Just what is a cosmic reset button, and is Frank desperate enough to use it? [$2.99]

Pretty Baby Machine #1 (of 3) – Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and Machine Gun Kelly are forced to work together when Al Capone declares war on them in this new noir-ish tale. [$3.50]

Scud #24 – “15 years in the making: The final chapter of Scud the Disposable Assassin.” [$3.50]


Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters #3 – What key does Genghis Khan have to the Hamsters’ past? [$3.50]

Dock Walloper #4 – “Smith charges ahead with his plan to steal an opium shipment to the Chinese and then sell it back to them for a song.” [$2.99]

Halloween: Night Dance #4 (of 4) – As Lisa runs for her life Ryan plans for revenge in the final issue of the mini-series.  Available in four variant covers. [3.50]

Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad, and The Uglier #1 – The new series “follows the characters and plots of the film serving as a sequel to the critically acclaimed series!”  Available in two variant covers. [3.50]

Veronica #188 – Archie asks Betty, Veronica, and Cheryl all to the prom.  This won’t end well. [$2.25]


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 4 – The chronological collection of Buffy tales continues as Season 3 is wrapped up in this volume with “Bad Dog,” “Spike and Dru,” “Who Made Who,” and “The Hollower.”  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Captain America: The Death of Captain America Vol. 2 (Premiere)Bucky Barnes takes over the role in this hardcover premiere collection of issues #31-36.  Also available in a variant cover. [$19.99]

Essential X-Men Vol. 1 – This b&w Essential Marvel volume collects the adventures of the new team featuring new members Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, and Nightcrawler. [$16.99]

The Exterminators Vol. 4: Crossfire and Collateral – Bug Bee Gone takes on giant killer cockroaches in the collection of issues #17-23.  Download the mini-poster. [$14.99]

Fantastic Four: The New Fantastic Four – Collecting the adventures of Black Panther and Strom as part of the new team featuring appearances by Galactus, Silver Surfer, the Frightful Four, and more. [$15.99]

Hulk: WWH – World War Hulk – Collects the first five issues of the Hulk’s return to Earth from World War Hulk. [$19.99]

Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin – The trade paperback collects the recent mini-series featuring Iron Man’s first encounter with the Mandarin.

Iron Man: War Machine – Jim Rhodes’ early adventures in the War Machine armor are collected in this new trade paperback. [$29.99]

JLA Presents: Aztek – The Ultimate Man – Issues #1-10 of the 1990’s series about the champion of an Aztec God by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar are collected in this trade paperback. [$19.99]

New Avengers: Illuminati – The five-issue mini-series centering around a secret group of Marvel heroes controlling the world from behind the scenes is collected here. [$14.99]

The Question Vol. 2: Poisoned Ground – Issues #7-12 of Dennis O’Neil‘s revamp of the Question are collected in this second trade paperback volume. [$19,99]

She-Hulk: Jaded (Premiere) – Issues #22-27 are collected in this premiere hardcover edtiion. [$19.99]

Suburban Glamour Vol. 1 – In this trade paperback collection of the mini-series teenager Astrid Johnson is forced to deal with an imaginary friend turned real. [$9.99]


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