Star Wars is receiving some what of a resurgence lately, what with the stream of Fantasy Flight card, miniature, and role playing games featuring the characters of a galaxy far, far away. Now, Dark Horse is getting in on the action with a fresh original universe Star Wars book title…wait for it…STAR WARS!!!! Set during the first trilogy of films, this series will focus on individual stories featuring leading characters like Han, Leia, Luke, and Vader. If you’re tired of the extended universe stories set 1000 years before A New Hope or a million years after, then this is the series for you. Written by Brian Wood (Massive, Mara, Local, Ultimate Comics X-Men) and featuring covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, Star Wars #1 is a new hope for fans of the original universe.
That remastered version of the infamous Vanilla Ice “hit” “Go, Turtles” was brought to you by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan. Yes, Turtles fans, it’s all Foot, all the time in this new miniseries, which spins out of the highly successful IDW TMNT relaunch of the last year. And, as you might be able to tell from the title, the story focuses on revealing the untold origin of Turtles arch-rival. Find out how Shredder joined the Foot Clan. Find out who originally started the Foot Clan. Find out secrets that will affect the ongoing story of the main TMNT series. And see all of those secrets illustrated in beautiful, watercolored artwork by Mateus Santoluco.
The sad story of comics nowadays is that they are not written for kids anymore. So, when a parent comes in asking for a Batman series that they’re son or daughter can read, there are not tons of options. Luckily, this Wednesday we’re getting a Bat-boat load of young reader Batman comics. Each of these digest volumes features Batman facing off against one of his classic foes, such as Clayface, Joker, Scarecrow, or Poison Ivy, in the style of the famous nineties Batman the Animated series (the best cartoon ever made!!!). If dark, broody Batman isn’t your flavor, don’t worry, because there will be plenty of equally kid-friendly Superman volumes shipping as well. If you’re wanting to get your kid started in comics, these are one of the best, cheapest ways to do it.
If you read Amazing Spider-Man #700, you know that Peter left Doc Ock with some serious baggage to deal with, making Doc vow to become a Superior Spider-Man. This Wednesday is your chance to see how that goes, as Superior Spider-Man #1 by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman ships. If you’ve seen any of the sample pages from the Marvel NOW! preview books, you’ll know that Doc Ock has a little trouble at first. Oh, and with Peter Parker’s face, you know Doc’s going to make a house call to Mary Jane Watson. Yeah, this isn’t going to be your daddy’s Spider-Man.
And be sure to get to the store early so that you can nab any and all of the rare variant covers for the book, as this one’s going to be worth some money down the line.