Sure, there may be other comics coming out, but on a week where Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter #1 ships to comic book stores across this proud nation, is there any point talking about any of them? ...Oh, wait. Shadow Hunter is actually a generically dull story about a woman dealing with demon heritage that we've all seen more than once before, and something that wouldn't get a second's publicity if it wasn't for the connection to one of porn's favorite daughters. In that case, let's talk about the other things you can pick up this week after all.
The indie books this week are really stepping into the Way Back Machine; Dynamite Entertainment goes for the genre vote with a collection of the Dark Xena series, telling you just how everyone's favorite Warrior Princess came back from the dead at the end of her TV show, as well as Zorro #1, launching a new monthly series for the formerly-Gay Blade.
Dynamite is also pushing out something called Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse, which admittedly sounds awesome until I tell you that it's based on the original series and not the current Sci-Fi Channel version... In other words, for those who are unafraid of Dirk Benedict likenesses only.
IDW is picking up some of the nostalgia slack as well by releasing Classic Transformers, Volume 1, giving you a 312-page slab of the comics of your youth by collecting the original Marvel series from 1984.
As far as the "big" publishers go, DC Comics essentially give the week up for dead with the exception of the Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War hardcover that slipped from last week.
Image Comics also goes relatively quiet aside from the relaunch of some cartoony ghostbusters (and I mean that in a good way) with The Perhapanauts Annual #1. You can download a previous issue of the series for free here)
Marvel Comics, however, makes a major play for your dollar. Matt Fraction, whom I talked to a couple of weeks ago, gets his WWII kung-fu groove on in the pulpy one-shot spin-off from the regular Iron Fist book, Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death. Yes, it's not exactly sci-fi, but it'll be fun, dammit (Fraction's also the mind behind the super-heroes-for-one-year series The Order, the first half of which is collected in this week's The Order: The Next Right Thing paperback).