Aliens Invade And Retreat In This Week's Comics

While many comic book publishers are holding off on big releases in favor of this Saturday's Free Comic Book Day, at least one book hitting stores tomorrow is ideal material for all you io9 readers.

I say "at least," because there're actually a few books worth checking out this week. Dark Horse leads the way with Star Wars Adventures: Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya, the first in a new series of "graphic novellas" about George Lucas' favorite charming smuggler. You can read a preview here, but I have to admit that I was pretty much sold once I found out it was a pre-A New Hope Han story. What can I say? I'm a sucker for rogues.

Similarly charming - and arguably a little dumber - are the Winchester boys who star in DC's Supernatural: Rising Son, a collection of the recent mini-series of the same name that gives you some backstory to our favorite television demon hunters. Also on the television front, Boom! Studios have the first issue of a new Eureka series, Dormant Gene coming out as well, which should tide us over nicely until the new season starts on SyFy in a couple of months.

Aliens Invade And Retreat In This Week's Comics

If superhero thrills are your thing, then DC has an oversized hardcover edition of Superman: For Tomorrow, the not-what-you'd-expect story by 100 Bullets' Brian Azzarello and Batman/X-Men/Wildcats wunderkind Jim Lee. There's also a much more affordable Green Lantern Chronicles collection of Hal Jordan's earliest appearances.

Marvel, meanwhile, has the obligatory X-Men Origins: Wolverine tie-in before Friday's movie, and the still-surprising Guardians Of The Galaxy: Earth Shall Overcomehardcover that collects the first appearances of Marvel's obscure 1970s future space heroes from various titles like Marvel Two-In-One and The Defenders.

But if you're really jonesing for some alien invasion drama, you can't go wrong with Oni Press' Resurrection, Vol. 1, the first collection of a series by Marc Guggenheim, the Eli Stone creator (and Amazing Spider-Man writer... oh, and the guy who co-wrote the upcoming Green Lantern movie.) Resurrection is all about what happens to Earth after the aliens leave. If Y The Last Man or Lost is your kind of thing, then you'll want to pick this one up, and Oni's making it easier for you by offering this 184 page book for just $6, ahead of Saturday's Free Comic Book Day prologue for the next series (starting in June). Need more to convince you? Oh, alright; here are the first 26 pages to tease and tantalize, but personally I think it's the book of the week.

Even if you're willing to pass up great bargains, you can check out the complete shipping list of what's making it to stores this week to look at what else will be making it to your local comic book store this week, and start setting up your sleeping bag in advance of Saturday's avalanche of free comics, just in case. But, really, come on: $6.00 is a great price for 184 pages.