Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on August 13, 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 Angel: After the Fall, Batman, Booster Gold, Chuck, Conan the Cimmerian, Gen13, The Lone Ranger, Powers, Secret Invasion, Spawn, Zorro, and the first issues of Final Crisis: Revelations, Galaxy Quest: Global Warming, Golly, and X-Men Origin: Jean Grey.  Also don’t forget the truckload of new graphic novels including Justice League International Vol. 2, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier – Absolute Edition, Logan, Millenium, Moon Knight Vol. 3: God & Country, Spider-Man: One More Day, Star Wars: Dark Times Vol. 2 Supergirl: Beyond Good and Evil, Wolverine: Get Mystique, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #83

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


Batman #679 – Robin and Damian team up to search for the missing Caped Crusader as Batman R.I.P. continues. [$2.99]

Batman Confidential #20Batman, Batgirl, and Catwoman! [$2.99]

Booster Gold #11Booster goes back to right a wrong from Batman’s past. [$2.99]

Final Crisis: Revelations #1 (of 5) – The new Spectre embraces his destiny in this Final Crisis tie-in, but what does that mean for Renee Montoya? [$3.99]

Green Arrow/Black Canary #11 – The events leading up to Connor Hawke‘s shooting are revealed. [$2.99]


Powers #30 – “She’s murdered in cold blood.  She’s broken every law she’s sworn to protect.  She’s contracted a virus to which there is no cure.  Can the life of Deena Pilgrim be redeemed?” [$3.95]

Punisher Kills the Marvel UniverseGarth Ennis’ twisted What If? one-shot from 1995 finds Frank Castle out for revenge after his family is killed in a super-hero battle. [$4.99]

Secret Invasion #5 – “Embrace change, True Believer, because change is coming!”  Also available in variant covers. [$3.99]

Secret Invasion: X-Men #1 – X-Men vs. Skrulls, ‘nuff said. [$2.99]

X-Men Origin: Jean Grey #1 – A look back at Jean Grey‘s early days with the X-Men. [$3.99]


Chuck #3 (of 6)Chuck travels to South America, and what’s up with that hot agent giving him the eye? [$2.99]

Conan the Cimmerian #2Conan hears a tale of his grandfather.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Gen13 #21 – The team exits the teleportation device into a completely new world.  Download a free sneak peek. [$2.99]

Hellboy: The Crooked Man #2 – Tom and Big Red take on all manner of supernatural horrors to win Tom’s soul back.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Young Liars #6 – “Danny races to find Sadie before Truman and Annie lead her into the Pinkerton’s death trap.” [$2.99]


Angel: After the Fall #11 (of 12) – Angel and Gunn get reacquainted. [$3.99]

Frank Frazetta’s Dracula Meets the Wolf-Man – What?  It’s vampires and werewolves, what more do you want to know? [$3.99]

Galaxy Quest: Global Warming #1 (of 5) – “On the eve of the relaunch of America’s most beloved science fiction series, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, a world-threatening crisis occurs!  Will the Earth survive?  Mmmmaybe, if Jason Nesmith and his fellow actors-turned-adventurers have anything to say about it!” [$3.99]

Golly #1 – The end of the world was averted in this new series from Phil Hester and Brook Turner, but now a slow carnival repairman is tapped by Heaven to take on any remaining demons stiil looking for a fight. [$2.99]

Spawn #181 – “If Evil wins, Wanda dies.  If Good triumphs, this is the end of Spawn.” [$2.95]


Archie & Friends #122 – The Hollywood party turns into a real bummer when the gang is kidnapped along with dozens of celebrities. [$2.25]

Brothers in Arms #3 – “Baker and Hartsock go through the real life clearing of XYZ.” [$3.50]

The Lone Ranger #12 – The return of Cavendish! [$3.50]

Mercy Sparx #0 – In this special preview issue meet Mercy Sparx, a devil girl hired by Heaven to track down rogue angels. [$.99]

Zorro #6 – Diego and Bernard’s return home is interrupted by pirates.  Available in two variant covers. [$3.50]


Deathblow …and Then You Live – Issues #1-9 of the series featuring the most dangerous man in the world are collected in this trade paperback.  [$19.99]

Justice League International Vol. 2 – More outrageous adventures of the Keith Giffen Justice League are collected in this second hardcover volume. [$24.99]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier – The Absolute EditionAlan Moore’s tale gets the Absolute treatment with this oversized hardcover edition complete with maps, sketches and more though (depending on which report you read) may or may not include the reported 45-rpm vinyl recordng by Moore himself. [$99.00]

Logan (Premiere) – The three-issue mini-series is collected here and in a b&w volume including extras. [$19.99]

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 3: Strongest One There Is – More Hulk from the Marvel Adventures imprint including appearances by the Thing, Doc Samson, and the Juggernaut. [$7.99]

Marvel Illustrated: Picture of Dorian Gray (Premiere)Marvel Illustrated gives their comic take on the story of Dorian Gray. [$19.99]

The Mask Omnibus Volume 1 – Collects the original comic mini-series which was the inspiration for the Jim Carey film plus The Mask Returns and The Mask Strikes Back.  Check out the free preview. [$24.95]

Millenium – DC’s crossover mini-series from 1988 is collected in a new trade paperback. [$19.99]

Moon Knight Vol. 3: God & Country (Premiere) – Issues #14-19 of the series are collected in this premiere hardcover volume as the hero’s recent activities (and all those bodies) come to the attention of Tony Stark. [$19.99]

New Exiles Vol. 1: New Life, New Gambit – Collecting the first six issues of the relaunched title featuring a new team traveling back to a world where the beginning of the Marvel Age was a bit more tragic. [$15.99]

Simon Dark: What Simon Does – The first six issues of the urban legend known as Simon Dark are collected in this trade paperback. [$14.99]

Spider-Man: One More Day – The controversial storyline which removed Mary Jane Watson from the Spidey uninverse is collected in this trade paperback. [$19.99]

Star Wars: Dark Times Vol. 2 – Further tales of the Empire’s early days.  Check out the free preview. [$17.95]

Supergirl: Beyond Good and Evil – Kara is confronted by a ghost of Krypton in this trade paperback collection of issues #23-37. [$17.99]

Testament Vol. 4 – This trade paperback collects the final issues of the series from Douglas Rushkoff. [$14.99]

Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis Vol. 2: Caged Angels (Premiere) – Issues #116-121 of the series are collected in this hardcover premiere edition. [$19.99]

Wolverine: Get MystiqueWolverine sets out for revenge in this trade paperback collecting issues #62-65. [$10.99]


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