Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on August 6, 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, and Image Comics.

This week includes The Boys, BtVS Season 8, Detective Comics, Final Crisis, Hack/Slash, House of Mystery, Hyperkenetic, Invincible Iron Man, Red Sonja, Robin, Spike: After the Fall, The Sword, Ultimates 3, and the first issues of The Authority and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Brit Vol. 2, The Complete Zombies vs. Robots, The Flash: The Wild Wests, Grendel: God and the Devil, Runes of Ragnan, Spider-Man J: Turning Japanese, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #82

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


Detective Comics #847Hush and Catwoman both show up in this Batman R.I.P. tie-in. [$2.99]

Final Crisis #3 (of 7) – As Barry Allen tries to outrun the Black Racer, Green Lantern goes on trial for his life, Batman has vanished, and Superman is down.  What’s next for DC’s big summer event? [$3.99]

Hawkman Special – In this one-shot Hawkman finds himself face to face with Synnar. [$3.50]

Nightwing #147Nightwing must save one of Harvey’s former loves to save NYC from Two-Face. [$2.99]

Robin #176 – With Batman still MIA it’s up to Robin and Spoiler to save the day in this Batman R.I.P. tie-in. [$2.99]


Invincible Iron Man #4 – Iron Man’s battle with Zeke Stane escalates to the next level.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

King-Size Spider-Man Summer Spectacular #1 – A collection of Spidey stories which includes Mary Jane, Hellcat, Marvel Girl, The Enchantress and more!  Check out the free preview. [$3.99]

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #1 – MJ is back!  Well, sort of.  Mary Jane Watson returns in this new mini-series outside the marvel continuity in the continuing adventures of high school drama and her infatuation with a certain Wall-Crawler.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Ultimate Origins #3 – More of the past is revealed, including the first meeting between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr.  Also available in a variant cover.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Ultimates 3 #5 – Answers, more questions, and the identity of the Scarlet Witch‘s killer is revealed. [$2.99]


The Authority #1 – Back with a new series WildStorm’s coolest super-team deals with the fall-out of Number of the Beast.  Download a free sneak peek and mini-poster.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #17 – “Time of Your Life” continues as Buffy and Fray try to make nice and figure out the reasons behind their unexpected meeting.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Hellblazer Presents: Chas – The Knowledge #2 (of 5) – With Constantine gone Chas must solve the mystery of the demon loose in London and the disappearance and return of friends new and old. [$2.99]

House of Mystery #4 – “Things are going from bad to worse for our heroine Fig Keele – she’s starting to believe that she may never actually escape from the House of Mystery, and that the people she’s trapped with may be less friendly than they appear.” [$2.99]

Jack of Fables #24 – Smiling Jack Candle vs. the Sheriff without a Gun.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]


Hyperkenetic #2 (of 4) – Killer robots! [$3.50]

Jack Staff #18 – Becky fights off Albert Bramble as Jack tries to to stop Shock from destroying the city. [$3.50]

Special Forces #3 (of 6) – The all-out action continues…is that someone blowing away Mickey Mouse on the cover? [$2.99]

Spike: After the Fall #2 (of 4) – Spike picks a fight with one of the biggest baddies in Hell. [$3.99]

The Sword #10 – Dara finally catches up to Zakros. [$2.99]


Betty & Veronica Double Digest #163 – The interactive adventure continues as readers can vote for Cheryl’s new boyfriend. [$3.69]

The Boys #21 – The Seven attempt to save a hijacked plane. [$2.99]

DemonWars vol. 2: The Demon Spirit #2 (of 3) – The war for Corona continues in the second issue of this three-isssue mini-series.  Also available in a variant cover. [$5.50]

Hack/Slash #14 – Cassie and Vlad are called in when a remake of a classic movie leads to murder. [$3.50]

Red Sonja #36 – Sonja’s return to the land of the living continues.  Available in three variant covers. [$2.99]


Brit Vol. 2 – Brit comes out of retirement in the first five issues of the new series collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

The Complete Zombies vs. Robots – The complete series run, including covers and pin-ups, is collected in this trade paperback volume. [$24.00]

DMZ Vol. 5: The Hidden War – Issues #23-28 are collected in this trade paperback. [$12.99]

Essential Man-Thing Vol. 2 – Another b&w Essential Marvel volume of one of Marvel Comics oddest creatures. [$16.99]

The Flash: The Wild WestsWally West‘s return as the Flash from issues #231-237 is collected in this trade paperback. [$24.99]

Grendel: God and the Devil – In the 26th century the legacy of Grendel continues as Eppy Thatcher takes on the role to stop the corrupt police state led by Pope Innocent XLII.  Matt Wagner‘s ten-issue tale is collected for the first time in a single graphic novel.  Check out the free preview. [$29.95]

Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank (Premiere) – In this hardcover premiere collection the Punisher takes on cops, copycats, and crooks on the streets of New York City. [$24.99]

Robots & Donuts – From Eric Joyner comes this look at the various toys and tin robots which came out of Japan during the two decades following WWII which have become beloved collector’s items.  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Runes of Ragnan – Four issues of Vikings, Norse Gods, Druids, and Fire Giants, are collected in this trade paperback.  Check out the free preview.

Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets Vol. 1 – Classic tales of horror are collected in this 500-page b&w Showcase Presents volume. [$16.99]

Spider-Man J: Turning Japanese – The Web-Head’s manga adventures from Japan have been translated and collected in trade paperback for the first time. [$9.99]

World of Warcraft Vol. 1 – Issues #0-7 of the comic based off the insanely popular MMO are collected in this hardcover volume. [$19.99]


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