Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on July 23, 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, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Devil’s Due Publishing, Archie, Virgin, and Image Comics.

This week includes Battlestar Galactica: Origins, Dan Dare, The Exterminators, Invincible, Number of the Beast, Robin, Sonic X, Star Trek: The New Frontier, Uncanny X-Men, Usagi Jojimbo, The X-Files, and the first issues of Ambush Bug: Year None, Skrulls, Two-Face Year One, and War Heroes.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including American Flagg! Vol. 1, Army@Love Vol. 2: Generation Pwned, The Authority: Prime, Complete Popbot, Countdown to Adventure, Howard the Duck Omnibus, Madman Atomic Comics Vol. 1, Mercenaries, X-Men: Endangered Species, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #80

Check out our special Batman R.I.P. variant cover

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


Ambush Bug: Year None #1 (of 6) – Creators Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming return with an all-new six-issue mini-series.  Cities will be destroyed!  Cats and dogs will live in sin!  Every unanswered question of the DC Universe will be answered!  Live heroes will die and dead heroes will live! Or…something like that. [$2.99]

The Brave and the Bold #15Green Arrow, Deadman, Nighwing, and Hawkman try to save Nanda Parbat. [$2.99]

The Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow – The selection of one-shots told by the Joker continue with a look at the Scarecrow. [$2.99]

Robin #175Batman R.I.P. continues.  “Tim’s on the run and, with Batman’s life at stake, he can’t afford to make one misstep.  Don’t miss Part 1 of a shocking 2-part story that will irrevocably change Tim Drake‘s present as Robin…and his hard-won future as Batman.” [$2.99]

Two-Face Year One #1 (of 2) – Harvey Dent’s fall from savior to villain the the focus of this new two-issue mini-series centered on the creation of Two-Face.  Download a free sneak peek. [$5.99]


Skrulls #1 – A look at the schemes of the Skrulls, from their point of view. [$4.99]

Ultimate X-Men #96 – The X-Men hunt down Colossus and his team. [$2.99]

Uncanny X-Men #500 – Oh, c’mon it’s the 500th issue, do you really need to know what it’s about?  Available in variant covers.  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Wolverine: First Class #5 – Wolverine has taken Kitty Pryde to Canada, and it’s up to the X-Men to bring them home.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

X-Men: Legacy #214Mister Sinister‘s plans are coming to fruition, can the X-Men stop a plot started decades ago?  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]


The Exterminators #30 – The series concludes as Henry, Stretch and Nils make a final stand against the killer cockroaches. [$2.99]

Madame Xanadu #2 – “Nimue has the power to see the future but is blind to the hearts of men — all promises are poison, and betrayal is her only hope as the world falls apart around her.” [$2.99]

Number of the Beast #8 (of 8) – The end is here.  Featuring The Authority, StormWatch, aliens, and an atomic bomb. [$2.99]

Usagi Yojimbo #113 – Gen convinces Usagi to go in pursuit of another outlaw, but Stray Dog is out for the same bounty.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

The X-Files #0 – The new film’s co-writer Frank Spotnitz brings a new Mulder and Scully adventure to comics.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]


Image Monster Pile-Up #1 – All-new stories featuring the stars of all four of Image’s monster titles “specially designed to tell you everything you need to know about each series in compelling tales essential to each series!” [$1.99]

Invincible #51 -“New costume!  New beginning!  New home!  New Partner!  Everything is all-new starting with this issue.” [$2.99]

Star Trek: The New Frontier #5 (0f 5) – The mini-series’ final issue pits the crew of Excalibur versus the brains behind the theft of the Paradox. [$3.99]

War Heroes #1 (of 6)Mark Millar and Tony Harris combine talents for this new six-issue mini-series. [$2.99]

Youngblood #4Youngblood vs. Mayhem Inc. [$2.99]


Archie #587 – Part 1 of the five-part “Freshman Year” storyline takes the gang back to their first year in high school. [$2.25]

Battlestar Galactica Origins #8 – “The origins of Commander William Adama conclude here.” [$3.50]

Dan Dare #7 (of 7)Garth Ennis wraps up the seven-issue mini-series with this double-sized issue showdown between the Treen fleet and the British Navy. [$5.99]

Hack/Slash Annual Suicide Girls – An electric chair accident gives a killer new life and Cassie and Vlad must protect his next target – one of the Suicide Girls.  Available in variant covers. [$5.50]

Sonic X #35 – Cowboys, astronauts, pirates, ninjas, and knights!  Oh, and they all look like Eggman!  What’s going on? [$2.25]


American Flagg! Vol. 1 – The first 14 issues of the series are collected for the first time ever in hardcover along with cover paintings, sketches, and more. [$49.99]

Army@Love Vol. 2: Generation Pwned – Issues #6-12 of the series of love and war is collected in this second trade paperback volume. [$12.99]

The Authority: Prime – Collecting the six-issue mini-series as The Authority and StormWatch Prime race to discover the secrets of Henry Bendix‘s secret bunker. [$17.99]

Complete Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty – The entire twelve-issue maxi-series is collected in this new hardcover volume. [$55.00]

Complete Popbot – The complete series including new cover art by Ashley Wood is collected in this trade paperback. [50.00]

Countdown to Adventure – The eight-issue mini-series featuring Animal Man, Starfire and Adam Strange is collected in this trade paperback. [$17.99]

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Vol. 2 – Another collection of Wonder Woman’s adventures from the 1970’s. [$19.99]

Elephantmen Vol. 1: Wounded Animals – The first seven issues of the genetically engineered Elephantmen are collected in this trade paperback. [$16.99]

Green Arrow/Black Canary: Road to the Altar – This trade paperback collects the issues leading up the the wedding between Oliver Queen and his pretty bird. [$19.99]

Howard the Duck Omnibus – The complete adventures of Howard the Duck are collected in this hardcover omnibus volume. [$99.99]

Madman Atomic Comics Vol. 1 – For the first time issues #1-7 of Michael Allred‘s comic including “Madman in Space” and “Swiped From Dimension X” are collected in trade paperback. [$19.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 9: New York’s Finest – In this collection of issues #33-36 the team take on the Rhino, the Mad Thinker, A.I.M., and more. [$7.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 2 – Another Marvel Masterworks collection of Cap’s adevntures during WWII. [$59.99]

Mercenaries – Issues #1-3, plus a complete cover gallery, are collected in this trade paperback. [$12.99]

Popgun Vol. 2 – “The original, critically acclaimed graphic mixtape returns in a new volume, once again mashing up the next generation of cartoonists with the some of the medium’s finest in stories.” [$29.99]

Scud: The Whole Shebang! – Issues #1-24 are all collected in this 786-page trade paperback. [$29.99]

Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives Vol. 3 – Another hardcover archive collection featuring the adventures of the Seven Soldiers of Victory. [$59.99]

Terminator: Infinity – Collects “Trial by Fire” introducing the new T-Infinity. [$19.99]

X-Men: Endangered Species – After the Scarlet Witch strips to the powers of most mutants the Beast searches for a way to undo the event which might lead to the extinction of mutant-kind.

X-Men: Kitty Pryde & Wolverine (Premiere) – Kitty Pryde and Wolverine’s six-issue adventure to Japan are collected in this premiere hardcover volume. [$19.99]


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