On The Rack – May 7 2014May 6, 2014
After a month hiatus, On the Rack is back and going full steam! Check out what you can pick up in comic shops on Wednesday, May 7th.
I just recently got caught up on Invincible written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image comics. Invincible is a great ongoing title about a young, reluctant superhero, sometimes tongue in cheek, sometimes ultra-violent. For a small miniseries I have started reading Y-The Last Man published by Vertigo back in 2002. A mystery illness has killed every male of every species on Earth except for a young man and his pet monkey.
With all that said here’s what I have for you this week.
Someone looking to start a new series might want to jump on this one. It sounds promising.
“The next sci-fi phenomenon starts right here! In a near-future world where global pollution is killing humanity, only the wealthy can survive thanks to the transplant of artificial organs, leaving the other 99% to die slowly, painfully. Clive Sparks is a policeman in search of a missing young girl taken by a gang of organ traffickers. He also happens to be the first hybrid experiment of a human crossed with a robot, and he is looking for the truth at any cost. In a world on the edge of catastrophe, a half-artificial police man may just be the only hope for the whole human race.”
The Woods #1
Another inaugural issue from another quality company. Comic writers seem to be coming up with more creative plots for each new book and this seems no different.
“On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.”
Dark Horse Comics
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #6
Terminator fans should be happy to know that new content is still being published based on the franchise. And really, why not? The source material is strong enough to hold up after all these years. Pick up this 12 issue mini-series halfway through at a juncture where the machines are about to make a big push.
“Years ago, cybernetic infiltrator Marcus Wright sacrificed himself in a noble effort to save the life of John Connor. Now, as the alliance between serial killer Thomas Parnell and Skynet endangers Skynet’s own survival, the machines pull out their last ace in the hole-the resurrection of Wright!”
Crow Pestilence #3
Another popular title that is still around showing up with new material; the classics never seem to go out of style. This one is a short, 4 issue mini-series that anyone could get easily caught up on.
“As Salvador, led by The Crow, exacts his vengeance, the gang starts to push back… and Santa Muerte appears.”
“Buckaroo, Oregon has given birth to sixteen of the vilest serial killers in the world. An obsessed FBI profiler investigating the town has suddenly gone missing, and now an NSA Agent must work with the notorious serial killer Edward ‘Nailbiter’ Warren to find his friend and solve the mystery of ‘Where do serial killers come from?’
“Sara is in great danger after mysteriously disappearing, and Jim frantically searches for the person responsible. Not knowing where to point the finger and with time running out, Jim seeks out the one individual who may have answers… but it may be too late.”
Age Of Ultron TPB
With The Age of Ultron story arc over, Marvel has conveniently put all 10 issues together in trade paperback form. No tie in issues though, you still have to hunt them down separately.
“Humanity’s time is over. Submit or perish, because the Age of Ultron has arrived! The artificial intelligence known as Ultron has fought for years to eradicate mankind – and now, it has all but succeeded. The few remaining heroes are battered, broken, almost beaten and left considering desperate measures – some more desperate than others. But when Wolverine breaks ranks and pursues his own plan to defeat Ultron, will his drastic action cause more problems than it solves? Brian Michael Bendis presents the ultimate triumph of the Avengers’ greatest villain in an epic that will shake worlds!”
The former leader of the X-Men gets his own ongoing title and it starts with him in space.
“Cyclops just discovered that the father he thought died long ago is alive and well and A SPACE PIRATE. Spinning directly out of All New X-Men, comes the first ongoing solo series for one of the time-traveling Original X-Men.
After the events of “Trial of Jean Grey”, Scott Summers stays in space to learn some valuable lessons from his dad: 1) How to shave, 2) How to talk to girls, 3) How to steal a Badoon space-ship.”
Original Sin #1
WHO SHOT THE WATCHER?
“The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who’s been watching us from the moon for as long as we can remember… is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history.
As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an investigation, other forces are marshaling as well and other questions are arising. Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own, including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Who is the Unseen? What was the Original Sin? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? And most importantly, who now holds the Marvel Universe’s darkest secrets in the palm of their hand?”
Well that does it for this week, I hope you enjoyed the selection I came up with for you. Get out to your local comic shops, pick a comic and get reading! When you are done, let us know how you liked it by leaving your feedback in the comments below.