On The Rack – October 8th, 2014
Here we are again to celebrate another week of new comics! Seems like the weeks are flying by doesn’t it? To get in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween, I’m going to try and add some horror spice to our weekly adventure here and it seems like the publishers had the same idea. So sit back, get your pen and paper out and prepare to make this weeks pick up list based on what’s On The Rack.
Crossed Badlands #63
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
Crossed Master Scribe, DAVID LAPHAM returns to his crime drama roots to tell a Crossed story of being pushed to the breaking point. Mr. Land was a normal father with teenage daughter and a young son. But his life was turned into a miserable horror long before the Crossed plague hit thanks to a despicable pornographer and killer.
After the death of his daughter he became something else, something more deadly than the maniacs that inherited the earth. And now he lives for one thing. Revenge.
Available with Regular and Red Crossed covers by Gabriel Andrade,Torture cover by Rafa Ortiz, Wraparound cover by German Erramouspe, and a Fatale Fantasy cover by Emilio Laiso.
War Stories #1
Garth Ennis’ War Stories find a new home at Avatar with the launch of this ongoing monthly! Pulling tales from real conflicts throughout modern history, this series is where a master storyteller brings the horrors of war to life in comics. Ennis travels the timeline to pull some of the most harrowing tales of valor and bloodshed from history’s most violent battles with his trademark wit and spot-on dialogue to show the humanity within the inhuman horrors. The first story is Castles in the Sky, a tale of early bomber pilots and their incredibly difficult missions. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Good Girl Nose Art, and Battle Damage Retailer Incentive covers by Matt Martin.
Big Trouble In Little China #5
Jack Burton’s strange quest may be over, but it resulted in the return of an old nemesis. Burton, Wang, and friends must split up, for an entire army of assassins is out for their blood. For Jack and Wang, that means one thing: road trip!
Dark Horse Comics
Alien vs Predator: Fire & Stone #1
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!
Creepy Comics #18
CELEBRATING A HALF-CENTURY OF TERROR!
It’s Uncle Creepy’s golden anniversary, and his loathsome legacy lives on in this milestone of macabre monstrosity! Prepare for putrid productions from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy), Peter Bagge (Bat Boy), Art Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and a horrible host of sinister surprises! Don’t miss out!
Arrow Season 2.5 #1
An all-new digital first series begins! Bridging the gap between seasons 2 and 3 of the hit TV series Arrow, Season 2.5 follows Oliver Queen’s story as he battles the Church of Blood, with the fate of Starling City hanging in the balance. Featuring an all-star cast of Oliver’s greatest allies and enemies including the Huntress, Black Canary and Deathstroke!
From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – ‘Batman: Endgame’ begins here!
Coffin Hill #12
A Vertigo ‘Defy Covers’ issue! Eve discovers the identity of the Ice Fisher and puts herself in the killer’s crosshairs! And she’s not the only one being hunted, as the sinister force that’s come to Coffin Hill stalks Nate, Bianca and Lacey. Before the night is over, somebody won’t make it out alive.
Trapped on a dying world, John will have to pull off the most daring escape of his life if he’s going to survive! Don’t miss the debut of new series artist Jeremy Haun (BATWOMAN).
New 52 Futures End #23
Discover what the victorious Brother Eye has in store for The Joker 35 years from now. Will he go down laughing?
Scooby Doo Where Are You #50
When the Mystery Machine pulls into a ski resort in the dazzling Canadian Mountains, their snowy vacation is cut short when an elder from a local First Nation’s tribe enlists them to investigate sightings of an ancient legend haunting the resort. Can Scooby and the gang solve the mystery of Dzunakwa, the mythical wild woman of the woods?
Superman Wonder Woman #12
‘SUPERMAN: DOOMED AFTERMATH’! Diana recovers from the events of DOOMED, and the sacrifices and betrayals made. Is love lost?
Army of Darkness Convention Invasion (One Shot)
Ash Williams has been to hell and back, lost the woman he loved, and battled his evil clone – but despite all these trials, nothing can prepare him for… The Terror of the Comic Con! When a cosplay sorcerer takes his role-playing a little too far, Ash has to team up with a trio of comic readers to save the con – and New York City – from a Deadite invasion!
Evil Ernie #1
Teen psychopath Evil Ernie is dead, resigned to Hell where he belongs. But when reality is threatened by an evil even the Devil can’t handle, he calls on the only weapon that can prevent total megadeath: Evil Ernie himself! Mistress Hel has found new love… three of them! And the antihero to end all antiheroes is the world of Chaos’ only hope.
Dead Squad #1
The latest from Darby Pop! Three highly-trained Delta Force Operators embark on a high-stakes mission to obtain a mysterious serum. But when they are betrayed by one of their own, securing the drug immediately becomes a matter of life, death, and their own resurrection.
Walter Simonson’s grand epic continues!
The Black Elf Assassin and her team of trolls, orcs, and renegades has reached to the Fortress at the Edge of the World. Their masked employer gifted them with the spells necessary to break into Kliffborg to destroy whatever, or whomever, they find within. And in a stone chamber surrounded by a field of stars, they come face to face with a myth all but forgotten in the wake of the Enemies’ victory at Ragnarök, a myth more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.
For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could’ve ever occurred? but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned. Skybound’s newest original series turns fantasy into reality in this EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for just $2.99, by creator/writer JOSH WILLIAMSON (GHOSTED, NAILBITER) and artist ANDREI BRESSAN.
As ghosts of vengeance plague New York, Jackson and company get into an ol’ fashioned biker gang rumble. Time to roll up those sleeves.
Sara is rushed to the hospital after the unthinkable happens at her apartment. Everyone comes to her aide, but each has a separate agenda that puts not only Sara, but also Jim in danger.
Amazing Spider-Man #7
Peer over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE! Spidey teams up with Ms. Marvel in a high-flying (stepping in Kamala’s case) adventure! Who is Spider-UK and what does he have to do with SPIDER-VERSE?
Avengers and X-Men Axis #1
ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun. Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for. Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught? Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.
Hawkeye vs Deadpool #1
Trick or treat! It’s Halloween in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing — disaster is right around the corner! Why are the bad guys dressed as good guys? And will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out? The blockbuster comic event of the fall returns for its official #1 issue (even though this is really issue 2, but what does a number really even MEAN anyway?)!
DEATH OF WOLVERINE Aftermath! Not so long ago, Nightcrawler was dead. Now, with a second lease on life, Nightcrawler struggles to find his place back in the land of the living. But now that his best friend, Wolverine, has taken his place in the afterlife, that struggle just got a lot more difficult! And he may just find his solace in the last place he (or YOU!) would imagine!
Thanos A God Up There Listening #1 (of 4)
At the close of INFINITY, Thane discovered he was the son of Thanos and that his touch was death. Now, accompanied by the constantly whispered advice of the Ebony Maw, he wants to discover his father’s history, and his own future.
That about wraps up this weeks run, although there is lots more hitting the shelf. be sure to talk shop with us and let us know what you are loving (or hating!). This week we’ll be at New York Comic Con and we’ll be bringing you even more comic news and even exclusive interviews, so stay tuned!
Chart soon fellow geeks, stay elite.