COMING UP NEXT with Martinez – 11/12/14


A look at what our resident opinionated blogger type, Martinez (Pie-Cast) has to say about this week’s upcoming releases.

This Week’s Picks of the Pulls:

All-New_Captain_America_1_Cover All-New Captain America #1 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen

This is it. It’s finally here. The new Cap. Falcon-Cap. Captain Falcon. Nomad as well, which I am happy about.

Anyway, this book and Superior Iron-Man #1 are the last of the big three books which Marvel told us were changing the shape of the Marvel Universe back in the summer. Since Iron-Man also comes out this week, does this mean that the future is here? Well not yet, we still need to wait for Axis to end and then we have like what, 6 MONTHS TILL TIME RUNS OUT!?!?

I don’t really know what the future holds for the MU because I’ve been trying to avoid the hype train until it comes crashing through my door. I just hope this new Cap book doesn’t get bogged down in all the event book universe changing. It’d be nice to just read about Sam Wilson being Captain America until they decide to bring back Steve Rogers in, “Reborn 2: The Reckoning”.

Also, you can get double your Falcon-Cap dose this week by also picking up Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1!

 Drifter-Cover-e41c1Drifter #1 by Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein

Image is just pumping out sci-fi books! Feels like we’ve had a new one every month for a while now. However, I will give Image credit, quality is still keeping up with the quantity. I’ve been intrigued by all of them so far. I’ve picked up the first issue, read them, and said “neat, but I’ll wait for the trade”. There’s just too many of them to keep track.

I’m surprised however that all these titles still manage to differentiate themselves from each other. You would think that with all this sci-fi, a book would feel repetitive, this is not so. Drifter was just going to be another Image sci-fi book that I was going to wait for, but then I saw this:


I knew immediately that I need to read this book for that panel alone. Nic Klein has secretly become one of my favorite artists, his recent run on Cap and the previous Winter Soldier run were great. I’m not too familiar with Brandon’s body of work, but I did enjoy Viking. Put these guys together writing a depressing, post galactic colonization story, and I think you got me hooked.


thekitchen-cover-59dd2Kitchen #1 by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle

Mafia Kingpins get arrested and wives take over their rackets. You know, that old love story. I love me some Mafia stories. Combine that with some bad-ass chicks who take over the family business, count me in. Ming Doyle on art also has me pretty excited. I really enjoyed her work on Mara. Bring on the crime please.

 4204147-shehulk2014010_dc11-0She-Hulk #10 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido

Admittedly, I only picked up issue #8 of She-Hulk because I saw Steve Rogers on the cover. However, I have now realized that I should have been reading this book all along. It’s a great self-contained solo title (albeit not solo right now since it features Steve and Matt Murdock). I will definitely be picking up the trades, and I suggest those who also ignored this book to do the same. It’s just a shame that they’re ending this title soon.

The Rest of Martinez’s Pull for 11/12/14: Batman #36, Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #2, Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1, Deep State #1, Django Zorro #1, The Fade Out #3, Spider-Verse #1, Thor #2, Wytches #2