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
Secret Avengers #3 by Ales Kot & Michael Walsh
This has been, hands down, my favorite book of All New Marvel Now. Ales Kot is writing a team book that is equal parts fun, action, and real actual feels. Ask anyone who’s reading it: Secret Avengers is awesome. Clap for M.O.D.O.K!
Ghost Rider has been the surprise hit of the ANMN relaunch for me. Never a Ghost Rider reader, I didn’t expect to have any interest in it, and have been totally surprised in the best way. The story is extremely personal, and a refreshing change from your standard superhero book. Tradd Moore’s art is both beautiful and bloody. Pick up the first two issues if you haven’t already!
Mignola’s first solo written and drawn Hellboy story in a good bit continues on. For classic Hellboy fans, Hellboy In Hell has been a throwback to the old days, with the beautiful, creepy art and sparse dialogue that made you love Mignola firmly in place.
The Rest of Ivy’s Pull for 5/14/14: Afterlife With Archie #5, Bee And Puppycat #1, Captain Marvel #3, Lumberjanes #2, Nightcrawler #2, Shutter #2, All New X-Men #27
Martinez’s Picks of the Pull
Captain America # 20 by Rick Remender & Nic Klein
If you read my review of “The Winter Soldier”, you know I am a big fan of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America run. That 7-or-so year collection is probably my favorite era of comics ever written. Needless to say, when he took over the mantle of writing the Sentinel of liberty, Rick Remender had big shoes to fill (at least in my opinion). His first story, “Dimension Z”, might have turned some people off but I stuck around and it’s paid off. This recent “Iron Nail” arc is fast-paced and compelling. I’m usually not interested when new characters are introduced, but Ran Shen and Dr. Mindbubble are some of the most intriguing new characters that I’ve read in a while.
The United States of Murder #1 by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming
This newest Bendis/Oeming book snuck up on me. It was a pleasant surprise. The story is set in a US where crime families still remain strong. This team has a strong crime background so I’m sure it will be a hit. I’ve been meaning to read Bendis’ “Powers” for a while now. With this coming out… I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to it.
Bee and PuppyCat #1 by Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson, and Patrick Seery
My pull-list consisted of three comics this week so I figured I’d throw them all up on here. “Bee and PuppyCat” is awesome. It’s adorable and just plain old fun. Any fan of Adventure Time would do well to read this book (Allegri wrote the Fionna and Cake episodes and comic mini-series). Before you judge me behind your computer screens, just take the time to watch the web-toon that inspired the book.