On the Rack November 5, 2014
There’s slim pickings this week from a couple of my favourite companies, IDW and Image, but fortunately, Marvel and DC continue to pump out new material at a high rate. If you need something a little different from the usual superhero fare, then check out Dark Horse; they have a roster of great titles that have recently been released and some that are coming out tomorrow. Let’s check out what’s On the Rack this week.
Dark Horse Comics
Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #2
AvP BATTLE ROYALE!
A terminally ill scientist’s desperate experiment yields deadly results, and offers the Predators a chance to hunt an invincible new game!
A GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT! Ghost has recovered all of her memories as Elisa Cameron, but instead of this making things easier, it just highlights the differences between who she was and what she has become. Can Elisa be the Ghost and still retain her humanity? Or will Ghost run out of control?
Hero under fire! Sergeant Eric Reid may have survived the Skyman Program’s assassins and exposed its corruption, but he’s about to find that wearing the Skyman belt and trying to do the right thing means there will always be a target on his back. Can he take the heat? Or will he burn up in the atmosphere?
Action Comics #36
A new epic begins! The deck is stacked against Superman when Smallville is poisoned by the appearance of dark magic and ancient horrors! Can Superman figure out what’s going on and save his hometown before this evil epidemic spreads across the entire world?
Batman Eternal #31
The team-up you never saw coming – Alfred Pennyworth and…Bane?!
Earth 2 Worlds End #5
As Earth 2 burns, Green Lantern battles Grundy!
New 52 Futures End #27
Batman stalks his mysterious, high-tech doppelganger as Lois Lane and a secret army fueled by the wrath of fallen and exiled heroes converge on Cadmus Island.
Superman Unchained #9
FINAL ISSUE! This is it–the extraordinary finale of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman saga, surrounded by an epic wraparound cover! It’s a battle in the sun as Superman and Wraith accept their destinies . . . and Lex Luthor pulls the trigger on his ultimate weapon!
American Legends #1
AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.
Tech Jacket #5
Zack Thompson entered the Colossal as Tech Jacket, but what will he leave as? Plus, his parents make a very important decision that could, like, seriously screw things up for him at a time when he REALLY doesn’t need it. Seriously.
Deadpool’s Art Of War #2 (of 4)
Deadpool’s war is well under way… and out of his control! Loki has the conquest of Earth in his sights… and the ‘Pool in his dungeon! Fortunately, DP knows the secrets of war, right? RIGHT?!
Legendary Star Lord #5
STAR-LORD UNLEASHED! All these basic busters out in space are about to get a taste of their own medicine, Peter Quill-style! MISTER KNIFE steps from the shadows… this guy is drag city. WHAT is the mysterious Black Vortex? (It’s not a band, it’s an ancient cosmic artifact that is gonna cause big trouble.)
Dude, space is awesome, but the ice cream up here suuuuucks.
Rocket Raccoon #5
As seen in the blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket and Groot are back!
It’s the breakout hit series of the summer! As their space adventures continue, find out why Rocket Raccoon and Groot are quickly becoming the hottest characters in the Marvel Universe. How does the most dangerously daring critter of the cosmos get the bad guys? With his two best friends: Guns and Groot!
That’s all she wrote for this week. Just pick a comic from the list and take a chance; maybe you’ll find something that you really love. Let us know what you loved about this weeks picks and what is missing from our collection that you’d like to see some more coverage on.