COMING UP NEXT with Martinez – 1/14/14


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:


Conan/Red Sonja #1 by Gail Simone, Jim Zub, Dan Panosian and Dave Stewart

Finally! The team-up we’ve all been waiting for!

What’s that? You haven’t been waiting for this team-up? Well guess what? You have been. You just didn’t know it.

It’s been around 15 years since we last saw Conan and Red Sonja in a book together. If I did my research correctly, we haven’t seen them together since Marvel’s Conan the King series.

This book promises some hardcore sword swinging pulp fantasy goodness. With Simone and Zub at the helm, I’m not surprised. Panosian and Stewart pull their weight as well. The art is on point and fits the bill for this legendary tale.


Manifest Destiny Vol 2 TP by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni

I feel as thought I’ve already told most people at The Shop my feelings on this book, but it deserves another mention. If you love history and horror, you’ll enjoy this. But hey, don’t take my word for it. Pick up the first volume for $10 and decide for yourself.


Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday

This is arguably the most anticipated book coming out this week. The historic return of Star Wars to Marvel. I’ve tried to avoid any spoilers and reviews because I’d like to form my own opinion first. I’ll miss the Dark Horse-era stuff, but it’s time to move on. We’ve had time to grieve. Keep in mind, what happens in this series is supposed to be considered canon. I believe that also goes for the Princess Leia and Darth Vader books as well. Star Wars will be set between Episodes IV and V. Come on folks, it’s 2015! Jump on the Star Wars hype train!