COMING UP NEXT with Martinez – 8/13

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 Pull:


Batman #34 by Scott Snyder, Gerry Duggan & Matteo Scalera

I think I speak for most people when I say, “Man, Zero Year was exhausting”. Well here we are more than a year and 12 issues later, and we’re finally getting back to the present. To be honest, this is one of my picks simply because it’s a fresh Batman story from Snyder. “Endgame” is the next tale to be woven by the popular Batman scribe, and it’s supposed to tie in to the story going on in the popular Batman Eternal weekly book. Oh yeah, Scalera on art guys. Worth that cover alone.


Captain America #23 by Rick Remender, Carlos Pacheco & Mariano Taibo

So recently there’s been a whole bunch of hoopla about Falcon becoming the new Captain America. People have asked me my opinion, and I have told them. However, I found a lot of those who were commenting on the recent change, haven’t been reading the Remender run. You’re wrong. You’re not allowed to comment unless you read it. At the very least, pick up this and last month’s issue to see what’s been going on. You could also pick up the Vol. 4 hardcover that comes out this week. That will introduce you to the villain responsible for all this, The Iron Nail.


The Dark Ages #1 by Dan Abnett & I.N.J. Culbard

This looks really interesting. Medieval mercenaries fight aliens? That’s amazing. Combine that with a trusted name like Dan Abnett and it becomes difficult to not at least try the first issue. Fans of The New Deadwardians should probably give this a look. It is the same creative team after all.


Displaced Persons by Derek McCulloch & Anthony Peruzzo

This book tells three different stories throughout time. First, that of a private eye on a missing person case in 1939. Next, two brothers on opposite sides of the law in 1969. Finally, a woman who feel unsafe in her own home in 1999. These stories intertwine and follow each other in time. I read an advanced preview that was released by Image, and the storytelling feels really complex but at the same time smooth. I’ve never read anything by these two creators but this has caught my attention.

The Rest of Martinez’s Pull for 8/13: Original Sin #7, The United States of Murder Inc #4