The complete list, as usual, is here. Someone take Chad off the respirator: there’s new “Star Wars” titles this week.

Dark Horse Comics

  • STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC #39 DUELING AMBITIONS PAR

DC Comics

  • AZRAEL DEATHS DARK KNIGHT #1 (OF 3)
  • BATMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 07 – Batman has changed a LOT since the 1940s. Heck, back then he was some guy named Bruce Wayne, and he was alive!
  • BATMAN HAUNTED GOTHAM TP
  • BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE #6 (OF 6)
  • HELLBLAZER #253 (MR)
  • OUTSIDERS #16
  • TRINITY #42
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT #17
  • X-FILES #5 (OF 6) – The series isn’t great, but it’s better than sales numbers would indicate. Issue 4 sold an estimated 8,320 issues at the retailer level, let alone the consumer level. The series is actually a set of three stories that take two issues each, so this is as good a jumping on point as any.

IDW Comics

  • ANGEL #19
  • GI JOE COBRA #1
  • STAR TREK COUNTDOWN #3
  • STAR TREK CREW #1
  • TRANSFORMERS REVENGE FALLEN MOVIE PRQ DEFIANCE #3

Image Comics

  • INVINCIBLE #60
  • WITCHBLADE #125

Marvel Comics

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #588 – Wrapping up the “Character Assassination” story arc. I’m going to try to find the time this weekend to reread and review the last 30 issues of “Brand New Day,” as this is a culmination of the first year and a bit.
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EXTRA #3
  • DARK AVENGERS #3 – Dark Reign. The first two issues were excellent.
  • DEADPOOL GAMES OF DEATH
  • ENDERS GAME BATTLE SCHOOL #4 (OF 5)
  • NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC TP VOL 04
  • PUNISHER #3 – Dark Reign. The first two issues suprised me: it’s the first Punisher story that I’m really enjoying.
  • SPIDER-MAN NOIR #4 (OF 4)
  • ULTIMATE X-MEN #100 – The final issue.
  • ULTIMATUM #3 (OF 5) – So far, the plot structure seems to be based on who is going to die next.
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #507
  • WOLVERINE #71 – This title will eventually become “Dark Wolverine,” and revolve around the Wolverine from the Dark Avengers.
  • WOLVERINE ORIGINS #34 – Dark Reign
  • YOUNG X-MEN #12 – Final issue.

Marvel’s Monday morning “comics on sale” press release includes X-MEN: KINGBREAKER #4 as well, which is a “War of Kings” tie-in, but Diamond’s list doesn’t include it this week or next week. Keep an eye out for it this week, just in case.