COMING UP NEXT with Ivy & Martinez – 6/11/2014

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 6/11:

osins1Original Sins #1 by Various

When I first heard about this series, I thought it sounded exceedingly dumb. Original SinS? With an S? When we already have Original Sin? You crazy for that one, Marvel. But once more info on the book was made public, I started to be intrigued: this is an anthology of little one-off stories starring characters like the Young Avengers and Lockjaw — and featuring some pretty awesome creators who usually focus more on the indie side of things (Ryan Q. North! Chip Zdarsky!) This book has the potential to be a lot of fun, and I’m excited to check it out.

STK642033That’s Because You’re A Robot by David Quantick & Shaky Kane

This one-shot from Image Comics is written by BAFTA award winning Veep screenwriter David Quantick, and is full of technicolor pop art by Shaky Kane (Judge Dredd). It’s part Buddy Cop movie, part Philip K Dick, and I get the feeling it’s going to be awesome.

The Rest of Ivy’s Pull for 6/11: Captain Marvel #4, Lumberjanes #3, Secret Avengers #4, She-Hulk #5, Uncanny X-Men Special #1, All New X-Men #28


Martinez’s Picks of the Pull for 6/11:


Dead Letters # 3 by Christopher Sebela & Chris Visions

When issue one came out in April, I picked it up on a whim. The premise sounded interesting and the art looked insane, but in a good way. Since then, this title has become one of my favorites, and we’re only up to issue three. What started off as a gritty noir tale, has evolved into something much more. The main character, Sam, finds himself between the authorities and rival mobs in a place none of us could have imagined. I can’t and won’t spoil anymore, you just have to pick it up and see for yourself. Just make sure you get your hands on the first two issues as well.


United States of Murder Inc. #2 by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming

This book is phenomenal, but I didn’t expect any less from the mighty Bendis. Not only am I excited about this book, but Store Manager Duffy is also raving about this book. If that’s not good enough for you, well then I don’t know what else to say. The writing is phenomenal, the premise intriguing, and the art is great. I’m usually not a Oeming fan, but the way that the panels are set up and the use of two-page spreads really makes this book pop off the pages.

The Rest of Martinez’s Pull for 6/11: Bee and Puppycat #2, Detective Comics #32, Original Sins #1, Uncanny X-Men Special #1