COMING UP NEXT with Ivy & Martinez: 2/12/14

Hello all, and welcome to something new here at COMING UP NEXT, a look at what our two resident opinionated blogger types, Ivy (Women Write About Comics) and Martinez (DE Pie-Cast) have to say about this week’s upcoming releases! Without further ado:

Ivy’s Picks of the Pull for 2/12!

She-Hulk_Vol_3_1_TextlessShe-Hulk #1 (Soule & Pulido, Marvel)

   How long have I been waiting for this series? It feels like forever. When I was at NYCC, this book was described at the Women of Marvel panel as “like Hawkguy…but for She-Hulk.” Does anything sound better than that? No, it doesn’t. Sneak peeks at the art by Javier Pulido have only been working me further into a frothy excitement. Plus, this is one more addition to Marvel’s ever-increasing lineup of female-lead solo books (Black Widow, Kate Bishop’s current adventures in Hawkeye). Way to be, Marvel!

manifest-destiny-04Manifest Destiny #4 (Dingess & Roberts, Image)

   I was prepared to straight-up hate this book when it was first being solicited. But four issues in, I’m chomping at the bit to find out what happens next. This is no weird whitewashing of colonialism, it’s a taught tale of Lovecraftian horror and the great unknown. Horror fans: you need to be on this train.


Martinez’s Picks of the Pull for 2/12!

Winter_Soldier_Bitter_March_1_CoverWinter Soldier: The Bitter March #1 (Remender & Boschi, Marvel)

Though it’s a five issue mini series, this is probably my most anticipated series of the All-New Marvel Now wave. Rick Remender has been writing a great Captain America ongoing so far, and I’m excited to see what he can do with Bucky. Hopefully this mini will satisfy all those Cap fans who miss Brubaker’s gritty spy sagas, myself included. “Bitter March” will be set during the Cold War in the sixties, and Remender has called the series a love letter to Ian Fleming and Jim Steranko. The story will follow Ran Shen, who some of you may remember is the “Iron Nail”, recently seen in the Cap Ongoing.

Comics-The BunkerThe Bunker #1 (Fialkov & Infurani, Oni Press)

This title has been on my list for a while now. The first chapter was released in DRM-free digital formats and the first five chapters are available through Comixology, but the creators have always said that a print release would be coming. The story follows a group of friends who discover a military bunker with their names on it. Inside, are clues to prevent the end of the world as they know it. I’m usually all over apocalyptic sci-fi, even more so when it means helping out creator-owned DRM-free digital comics in some way.