Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on June 4, 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.  And this Wednesday marks the Silver Anniversary issue of our weekly post!  That’s 75 issues of quixotic awesomeness all for you, our loyal RF readers!  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, and Image Comics.

This week includes Avengers/Invaders, BtVS Season 8, Detective Comics, House of Mystery, Manhunter, Nova, Secret Invasion, and the first issues of Trinity, and Ultimate Origins.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Dogwatch Vol. 3: Mood Swings, Grendel: Devil Child, Hulk vs. The Marvel Universe, Tom Strong Book 6, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #75

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


Detective Comics #845 – Batman hunts for a serial killer and Catwoman returns. [$2.99]

Justice Society of America #16Gog has arrived, but not all the JSA are so sure if Gog is the savior he proclaims himself to be, or something much worse. [$2.99]

Manhunter #31 – After a brief hiatus the series continues. [$2.99]

Nightwing #145 – Nightwing goes after Talia and Doctor Creighton. [$2.99]

Trinity #1 – DC’s latest weekly series (yes, they are doing another one) explores the big three of the DCU – Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]


Avengers/Invaders #2 – The Invaders have traveled to the the present, but what do the Avengers do with them now?  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Invincible Iron Man #2 – Tony Stark takes on a young hacker who has his own ideas with what to do with the Iron Man technology.  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Nova #14 – Nova vs. the Silver Surfer, ‘nuff said. [$2.99]

Secret Invasion #3 – Marvel’s big summer event continues with more Skrulls and the return of Nick Fury.  Also available in three variant covers. [$3.99]

Ultimate Origins #1 – “From the dark days of World War II to the frightening present, journey through history to learn what’s really behind the Super Soldier and Weapon X programs–and how heroes such as Captain America, Nick Fury and Wolverine have more in common than codenames and costumes.”  Also available in three variant covers. [$2.99]


American Splendor Season Two #3 (of 4) – “How much pain is too much?  For Harvey Pekar, the answer may be somewhat different than you’d think.” [$2.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #15 – The conclusion of “Wolves at the Gate.”  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

House of Mystery #2 – Fig Keele spends finds herself in the House of Mystery, where everyone has a tale to tell. [$2.99]

Midnighter #20 – Assassin8 has gone through the Authority, but Midnighter is back on his feet and looking for some payback.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

The Vinyl Underground #9 – “As the final clues to the ritual killings fall into place, Morrison and the Vinyl Underground are in a race against time.” [$2.99]


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 5 – Following the end of high school and moving into Buffy’s time in college this latest volume collects more Buffy tales including “Haunted,” “Blood of Carthage,” “Autumnal,” “Oz” “Take Back the Night,” and “Killing Time.”  Check out the free preview. [$24.99]

Dogwitch Vol. 3: Mood Swings – The final six issues of Dogwitch are collected in this final volume. [$14.99]

Essential Captain Marvel Vol. 1 – The early adventures of Captain Mar-Vell are collected in this b&w Essential Marvel volume. [$16.99]

Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince – The “Good Prince” storyline from issues #60-69 are collected in this trade paperback volume. [$17.99]

Grendel: Devil Child – Part of the new Grendel hardcover series, this volume collects the the tragic life of Stacy Palumbo as told by Diana Schutz and Tim Sale.  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

Grendel: Devil Quest – As others hunt him down the cyborg Grendel Prime searches the past for the first Grendel in this new hardcover.  Check out the free preview. [$14.99]

Hulk vs. The Marvel Universe – A collection of the Hulk’s battles with heroes of the Marvel Universe over the years including Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Fin Fang Foom. [$24.99]

Infinity Inc.: Luthor’s Monsters Vol. 1 – The first five issues of the series are collected in this trade paperback volume. [$14.99]

The Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future – As part of the 50th Anniversary of the Legion, this new trade paperback collects some of their best adventures over the years. [$19.99]

Nexus Archives Volume 7 – Another hardcover volume collecting the series by Mike Baron and Steve Rude.  Check out the free preview. [$49.95]

Showcase Presents: Haunted Tank Vol. 2 – The classic war tales form G.I. Combat are collected in this b&w Showcase Presents volume. [$16.99]

Tales of the Starlight Drive-In – A collection of 21 short stories from various writers and artists all taking place at the drive-in theater. [$19.99]

Tellos Colossal – A 288-page collection of Tellos tales. [$17.99]

Tom Strong Book 6 – The final volume collects the final six issues of the series.  Download a free sneak peek. [$17.99]

X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 4 – X-Factor takes on Apocalypse, Mister Sinister, the Horsemen, and the Mutant Liberation Front in this latest trade paperback volume. [$15.99]

The Zombie: Simon Garth – The recent mini-series featuring the classic horror comic character Simon Garth is collected here. [$13.99]


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