Do you happen to have a fetish for Luke Skywalker? Or perhaps your name is Mark Hamill? (Not that that means that you don't have a fetish for Luke Skywalker, let's be honest.) Then this is definitely your lucky week in terms of comics haul. For the rest of us, it's all Savage Worlds, reissues of classic works, and well . . . Bruce Campbell. Who else tells you what comics to crave on a weekly basis?
It really is a week where you can pick up those classics that you never quite got around to reading. DC are putting out an oversized reprint of Frank Miller's pre-Dark Knight series Ronin (soon, like almost everything else Frank Miller has touched, to be a motion picture, as they say) as well as a regular sized new edition of apocalyptic superherofest Kingdom Come (You'll believe a man can fry!), while Image reissues Madman creator Mike Allred's secret origin of rock'n'roll odyssey Red Rocket 7 (in preparation for Neon Monster's Red Rocket 7 party a week on Saturday, of course), IDW collect some of the best Star Trek comics ever made in Star Trek Archives Volume 1: The Best of Peter David, and even Marvel gets in on the act with a new hardcover edition of Grant Morrison and JG Jones' very enjoyable Marvel Boy miniseries from the beginning of the century... all of which are easily recommended (especially Red Rocket 7).
Equally as recommended is Wonder Woman: The Circle, the hardcover collection of the start of Gail Simone's run on DC's favorite Amazon, which is just one of the non-contemporary collections also hitting shelves this week - In particular, you should pay attention to Star Wars: Clone Wars Vol. 1: Shipyards of Doom (for the title alone, I mean, come on), Marvel's time-traveling cyborg mutant book Cable Volume 1: Messiah War, and the weird-but-enjoyable Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand, which makes io9 hometown San Francisco seem even weirder that normal. In terms of all-new material this week, it's a tough one: do you go for Marvel's Skaar Son Of Hulk Presents The Savage World Of Sakaar, which spins a one-off special issue about the home world of the Hulk's son, or Dark Horse's one-off My Name is Bruce, where Bruce Campbell kicks ass in a way that the Hulk could never manage? Much easier to choose is the collection of the week - even with all of those classic books available above, there was no way that anything would seem more essential this week than Star Wars: Luke Skywalker, Last Hope for the Galaxy, an 800 page hardcover collection of comics from the last thirty years proving why George Lucas' favorite son isn't entirely overshadowed by Han Solo after all. In case you need some convincing, here's a preview of what to expect inside. Whether you're following the force or just out for your own personal gain, you can find a complete list of this week's new comic releases here, and the whereabouts of your closest comic store at the Comic Shop Locator Service. Now let's blow this thing so we can all go home.