COMING UP NEXT with Martinez – 1/7/14

COMING UP NEXT!

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:

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Feathers #1 by Jorge Corona

Magical. That’s how I felt about this book after reading some of the preview pages. Just with 5 pages, I was instantly transported into this Dickensian-esque world and I didn’t want to leave. The story centers around a young boy covered in feathers found in a dark alley. I know very little else about the story, but the preview pages have me hooked to read more.

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Lady Killer #1 by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

Lady Killer looks to be like a lot of fun. Set in post-war America, the story stars Josie, a typical housewife of the “golden age” of the American family. She seems like your mild mannered door to door makeup saleswoman, but in fact she’s a brutal killer and bounty hunter. It feels pulp, it looks bloody, but also it’s kind of funny.

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Operation Sin #1 by Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis

I feel like I’m in the minority when I tell people that I really enjoyed Original Sin. I honestly thought it was the most interesting and refreshing Marvel event in a very long time. Operation Sin adds Cold War-era espionage to the mix, and that intrigues me. However, there are a few things that keep me cautiously optimistic. Of course, throwing Peggy Carter and Howard Stark into a book the same week as the Agent Carter series comes out is not a coincidence. Also, Kathryn Immonen has never written anything I’ve particularly liked. Hopefully this won’t be a cash grab… :cough: like S.H.I.E.L.D. :cough:

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Shaft #2 by David Walker and Bilquis Evely

I included Shaft #1 in my picks last month because I’m a big fan of the eponymous 70’s film. I was happily surprised to see that the book was actually very solid. The writing was fantastically paced and engrossing. The art was sharp and matched the writing with it’s intensity. This was a great #1 issue. Which is why I feel I have to mention the title again. If Walker and Evely can keep that up, this could be one of the best books out there.