Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on July 2, 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, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Devil’s Due Publishing, and Image Comics.

This week includes Astonishing X-Men, Batman, Brit, BtVS Season 8, Cable, G.I. Joe: America’s Elite, Manhunter, Savage Tales, Ultimate Origins, and the first issues of Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!, Hellblazer Presents Chas – The Knowledge, Hellboy: The Crooked Man, Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods, Star Trek: Mirror Images,  and Storming Paradise.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including After the Cape II: All Falls Down, Counter X Vol. 1, Essential Defenders Vol. 4, Hellblazer: The Fear Machine, Superman: Last Son, The Sword Vol. 1: Fire, Wondermark: Beards of our Forefathers, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #77

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

Batman #678 – Batman is lost, confused, and wandering the streets of Gotham as Batman R.I.P. continues. [$2.99]

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #1 – The new series from Mike Kunkel centers around young Billy Batson’s adventures as Captain Marvel and the arrival of an adolescent Theo Adam who can’t remember the magic word. [$2.25]

Manhunter #32 – “Drawn deeper into the politics of a missing-persons mystery, Manhunter calls on local heroes — and even villains — to navigate the twilight world of the U.S.-Mexican border.” [$2.99]

Rann/Thanagar: Holy War #3 (of 8)Adam Strange comes up with a plan to save his people from the control of Lady Styx. [$3.50]

The War That Time Forgot #3 – Stranded with Enemy Ace on the hostile island, Akisha reveals some details about herself. [$2.99]

Astonishing X-Men #25 – The X-Men are back.  Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi begin their run here. [$2.99]

Cable #5 – The conclusion of “War Baby.”  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #5 – The second arc concludes as a captured Roland is made an offer by the Crimson King.  Also available in two (here and here) variant covers. [$3.99]

Secret Invasion Director’s Cut #1 – Reprints the first issue of Secret Invasion along with Secret Invasion Prologue. [$3.99]

Ultimate Origins #2 – The secret history of the Ultimate Universe revealed.  Also availalbe in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #16Joss Whedon returns to pen “Time of Your Life,” as Buffy and Willow attempt to unlock the secrets of the scythe they get an unexpected surprise – Fray.  Check out the free preview.  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Hellblazer Presents: Chas – The Knowledge #1 (of 5) – In this new mini-series Constantine’s companion Chas learns a secret about The Knowledge which allows him to transverse London. [$2.99]

Hellboy: The Crooked Man #1 (of 3) – In this new three-issue mini-series Hellboy attempts to help a young man who sold his soul deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods #1 – Indiana Jones sets out on a new around the world adventure. [$2.99]

Storming Paradise #1 (of 6) – In this new six-issue mini-series set in an alternate 1945 the Manhattan Project has failed and now the Allied armies are left with the only option to invade Japan.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Angel: After the Fall #10 (of 12) – The series continues with new revelations, a new role for Illyria, and a surprise hidden in Gunn’s basement. [$3.99]

The Astounding Wolf-Man #7 – Gary’s family learns he is a murderer. [$2.99]

Brit #7 – Brit vs. Invincible,‘nuff said. [$2.99]

Star Trek: Mirror Images #1 (of 4) – IDW’s “Second Stage” line continues with a new four-issue mini-series centered around events in the Mirror Universe.  A second series centering around the Mirror Universe in STNG time period is expected in the coming months as well.  Available in variant covers. [$3.99]

The Walking Dead #50 – A special stand-alone issue to mark the series’ 50th issue. [$2.99]

Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #10 (of 12) – The twelve-issue series begins its final arc towards the cylon apocalypse.  Available in two variant issues. [$2.99]

The Boys #20 – “Butcher plays a dangerous game, Terror crosses the line, and the Legend reveals the secret origin of the Seven.” [$2.99]

G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #36 – “The war finally brings the G.I. Joe team and Cobra face-to-face!  Every feud, every drop of bad blood, all the history between these two groups finally meet on the battlefield for THE knock-down, drag-out fight of G. I. Joe comics!  Twenty-five years of payoff happens here!” [$5.50]

Savage Tales #8 – Part two of both Red Sonja and Allan Quartermain‘s tales plus the beginnings of “The Trials of Osin” and “Battle For Atlantis.” [$4.99]

Witchblade/Devi #1 – This Virgin/Top Cow crossover one-shot includes the first meeting between Sara Pezzini and Devi.  Also available in a variant cover. [$3.99]

After the Cape II: All Falls Down – The three-issue mini-series of the life of former hero Ethan Falls is collected in this trade paperback. [$12.99]

American Virgin Vol. 4: Around the World – The final nine issues of the series are collected in this trade paperback volume as Adam’s jouney comes to an end. [$17.99]

Army@Love Vol. 2: Generation Pwned – The second half of Season One of Rick Veitch‘s soap opera war tale is collected in this trade paperback volume. [$12.99]

Avengers: The Initiative Vol. 2 – Killed in Action (Premiere) – Collecting issues #7-13 as the team nears the end of its training and new faces appear. [$24.99]

Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer – All six issues of the Challengers of the Beyond seraching for Ray Palmer across the Multiverse are collected here. [$17.99]

Counter X Vol. 1 – X-Force takes on a “proactive paranomral platoon,”, mad scientists, mutant druglords, zombies, and more in this trade paperback collection of issues #102-109.

DMZ Vol. 5: The Hidden War – In the latest collected volume Matty Roth turns his attention to the locals within the DMZ. [$12.99]

Essential Defenders Vol. 4 – More Defenders adventures are collected in this latest b&w Essential Marvel volume featuring Shocker, Plantman, Lunatik, Spider-Man, the Black Panther, and more. [$16.99]

Fantastic Four: Lost Adventures by Stan Lee (Premiere) – The unfinished Fantastic Four tale begun by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby is completed with the help of Joe Sinnott and collected in this new hardcover premiere edition. [$24.99]

Hellblazer: The Fear Machine – Collected from issues #14-22 Constantine finds himself with a new age pagan group attempting to reconnect with humanity. [$19.99]

Invaders Classic Vol. 2 – More classic Invaders tales are collected in this latest volume featuring Spitfire, Warrior Woman, the Blue Bullet, Agent Axis, the Destroyers, and more. [$29.99]

Mighty Avengers Vol. 2: Venom Bomb (Premiere) – The team has its hands full when a Venom virus hits the streets of New York City in this premiere hardcover collection of issues #7-11. [$19.99]

Showcase Presents: Batman Vol. 3 – Another b&w Showcase Presents volume collecting classic tales of Batman and Robin. [$16.99]

Superman: Last Son – The collaboration between Richard Donner and Geoff Johns featuring young Christopher Kent is collected in this hardcover volume complete with a set of 3-D glasses. [$19.99]

The Sword Vol. 1: Fire – The first six issues are collected in this trade paperback as Dara finds a mysterious sword after the brutal murders of her family. [$14.99]

Teen Titans: Titans of Tomorrow – Collecting the arrival of the Titans from the future from issues #50-54. [$14.99]

Usagi Yojimbo Volume 22: Tome’s Story – In this latest volume Usagi learns about Tomoe, investigates a ghost story, and takes part in a formal tea ceremony.  Check out the free preview. [$15.95]

WildStorm: Revelations – The six-issue mini-series dealing with Nemesis’ apocalyptic vision is collected in this trade paperback. [$17.99]

Wondermark: Beards of our ForefathersDavid Malki’s web comic is collected in this new hardcover which includes more than twenty pages of new material never published.  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

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