Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 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 All Star Superman, Astounding Wolf-Man, Drafted, Ms. Marvel, Northlanders, Star Wars: KOR, and the first issues of Aletheia, Batman: Gotham After Midnight, Final Crisis, Firebreather, Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men, Marvel 1985.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Black Adam: The Dark Age, Countdown to Final Crisis Vol. 1, Excalibur Classic Vol. 5, Incredible Hulk Omnibus, Superman: World of Krypton, X Omnibus Vol. 1, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #74

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


All Star Superman #11 – “Superman…dead?  What is the secret behind the Daily Planet’s ominous headline from the future?” [$2.99]

Batman #677 – “Batman R.I.P.” continues.  Download the full Batman RIP checklist. [$2.99]

Batman: Gotham After Midnight #1 (of 12) – This new series takes a look at the more bizarre cases over Batman’s career including the debut of a monster known as Midnight. [$2.99]

Final Crisis #1 (of 7) – The final chapter of the Crisis trilogy begins here as Libra unites an army of super villains to put his ultimate plan into action. [$3.99]

Green Lantern #31 – Hal Jordan meets Sinestro. [$2.99]


Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1Joss Whedon and John Cassady go out with a bang with the final issue of their storyline. [$4.99]

King-Size Hulk #1 – The Hulk takes on all comers in this super-sized special including She-Hulk and Wendigo.  Also available in a variant issue. [$4.99]

Marvel 1985 #1 – This new mini-series brings the heroes and villains of Marvel Comics (cirque 1985) into the real world.  Available in three variant covers.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Ms. Marvel #27 – “Something happens between Ms. Marvel and Wonder Man that can never be undone.  And an era comes to an explosive end in a pivotal moment in the life of the most important woman in the Marvel Universe.” [$2.99]

Uncanny X-Men #498Cyclops and Emma Frost are trapped in what appears to be 1969 San Fransisco as Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler find themselves with their own troubles in Russia.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #2 – The second half of the comic adaptation to Indy’s fourth movie adventure.  Also available in a variant cover. [$5.99]

Northlanders #6 – Sven builds a alliance against Lord Gorm, but whose side will the arriving Saxons choose to fight on? [$2.99]

The Secret History of The Authority: Jack Hawksmoor #3 (of 6) – When Jack confronts the man responsible for a recent attack he discovers a link to his own past.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #29Zayne Carrick‘s quest to clear his name leads him to a storehouse of Sith artifacts and a new plan to expose the existence of the Jedi Covenant.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Usagi Yojimbo #112 – The gang hunting for the girl in Usagi’s protection has finally caught up with them in the conclusion of “The Whip.”  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


Aletheia #1 (of 3) – When the Gods kill Aletheia’s boyfriend and level her town she fights back in this new three-issue mini-series from Bob Lefevre. [$3.50]

The Astounding Wolf-Man #6 – Wolf-Man lost control and killed his hero Sgt. Superior, and the Sarge’s teammates have shown up for revenge. [$2.99]

Firebreather #1 – The adventures of the half-dragon teenager continue in this new monthly title. [$2.99]

The Sword #8 – Dara searches the Caribbean for her sister’s killer. [$2.99]

Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward #4 – “The ghosts and demons from Jack Stanton’s murderous past grow stronger and more dangerous to both Jack and the mysterious teenager Sara as they continue their desperate journey through Silent Hill in search of their missing loved ones.” [$3.99]


Army of Darkness/Xena: Why Not? #3 (of 4) – The crossover, and the insanity, continue.  Available in two variant covers. [$3.50]

Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #8 (of 12) – The prequel to the new series continues with conspiracies, dissent, and hard choices for Adama.  Available in three variant covers. [$2.99]

Dan Dare #6 – “The fate of the human race is at stake in an epic showdown between the Mekon’s massive fleet-complete with black hole in tow-and the smaller but nevertheless formidable Royal Navy, led by Dan Dare.” [$2.99]

Drafted #7 – People have organized a resistance to the draft, but what will happen “when one of the most revered figures of this brave new world is assassinated?” [$3.50]

Sabrina The Teenage Witch #94Salem and Nocturna’s quest for the fallen unicorn horn on the Island of Elves continues. [$2.25]


The All-New Atom Vol. 3: The Hunt for Ray Palmer – The trade paperback collects the Countdown tie-in search for the missing Ray Palmer from issues #12-16. [$14.99]

Black Adam: The Dark Age – Teth-Adam’s quest to recapture the power of Shazam is collected in this new trade paperback. [$17.99]

The Complete Little Orphan Annie Vol. 1 – Nine complete stories told over more than 1,000 daily comic strips are collected in this first hardcover volume which includes Annie’s escape from the orphanage, how she meets Sandy and Daddy Warbucks, her adventure to the circus, and much more. [$39.99]

Countdown to Final Crisis Vol. 1 – Issues #51-39 of the year-long event are collected in this first volume. [$19.99]

Essential Rampaging Hulk Vol. 1 – Rare moments from the Hulk’s past adventures are reprinted in this b&w Essential Marvel volume. [$16.99]

Excalibur Classic Vol. 5Excalibur takes on Nightmare, the Spawn of Krakoa, and the Cheerleaders from Heck in this latest trade paperback volume. [$24.99]

Heroes – The collection of the online comic adaptation of the NBC show is now available in trade paperback. [$19.99]

Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 2: the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven (Premiere)Danny Rand competes in a combat tournament and searches for the Book of the Iron Fist in this hardcover premiere volume. [$24.99]

Incredible Hulk Omnibus Vol. 1 – The origins and early adventures of Bruce Banner and his angry alter-ego from creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are collected in this oversized omnibus hardcover volume featuring appearances by the Avengers, the Silver Surfer, Hercules, and lots of Hulk Smash’ing action! [$99.99]

Invincible Vol. 9: Out of This WorldAllen the Alien and the Viltrumites both return to Earth in this trade paperback collecting issues #42-47. [$14.99]

Jack Kirby’s O.M.A.C.: One Man Army Corps – This hardcover collects the first eight issues of Jack Kirby’s O.M.A.C. [$24.99]

Justice Vol. 1 – The first volume of Jim Krueger and Alex Ross’ tale, Justice,  is now available in trade paperback. [$14.99]

The Starman Omnibus Vol. 1 – Issues #0-16 of Jack Knight‘s adventures as Starman are collected in this first omnibus hardcover volume.  Download a free mini-poster. [$49.99]

Studio Space – Ever wonder how a comic book artist works?  This new book takes on a journey into the studios of some of the best artist working today. [$29.99]

Superman: World of Krypton – Adventures of Kal-El’s home planet Krypton told over the years are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Wolverine: Origins Vol. 4 – Our War – Collects the story arc of Wolverine’s adventures with Captain America and Bucky during WWII. [$14.99]

X Omnibus Vol. 1 – The adventures of the X Killer in the city of Arcadia are collected in this first omnibus volume.  Check out the free preview. [$24.99]

X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 2 – The second volume collecting the events of Onslaught Reborn. [$29.99]


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