HOT FIVE: Week of August 27, 2014

Welcome to Comicosity’s Hot Five. Hot Five is a short list of the top books we think you’ll want to be checking out. Be they new title launches, key issues or just continuing stories from some of the industry’s most acclaimed books, this list is your guaranteed gold for the week in the comic market!

STK647456BLACK SCIENCE #8
Written by Rick Remender
Art by Matteo Scalera & Dean White
Published by Image Comics – $3.99

Trapped in a fantastical dimension, the Anarchist League of Scientists discover a race of bizarre creatures that hold the mysteries of the Eververse…and a startling discovery behind the Pillar’s deeper mythological significance.

Why It’s Hot: Remender, Scalera, White, and the crew bring another stellar issue of Black Science to your eyeballs this week. You can expect a focus on the children, and a possibly game changing revelation that has the opportunity to change the book forever. In other words, this book just keeps getting better.

GARGAL2013018_DC11GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ed McGuinness
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

Original Sin Tie-In!

• You know you want to know how Star-Lord got back from the Cancerverse.
• And didn’t Nova go in there with him? Guess he’s not into the whole “no man left behind” thing.

Why It’s Hot: The comic featuring the stars of the biggest movie of the Summer, written and drawn by two of the biggest names in the industry, and an issue that answers the one question readers have been asking about since the relaunch. Everything about this comic is HOT!

STK647470LOW #2
Written by Rick Remender
Art by Greg Tocchini
Published by Image Comics – $3.50

The underwater city of Salus, humanity’s last refuge, is running out of air and time. Poverty, disease, and corruption are rampant, and the church of Optimolgy can offer no solace as powerful as hard cream, the strange drug that keeps the bleak realities at bay. Police Inspector Marik Cain has sunk so low into that haze; should an opportunity for hope present itself, can he again?

Why It’s Hot: It’s a double dose of Rick Remender this week, as two of his three current creator owned series see release this week. After the highly successful first issue, the second issue continues to shine. With Tocchini’s art unleashed and Remender”s innovative storytelling, Low is a book you can expect to be a frequent visitor to the Hot Five.

26118SUNDOWNERS #1
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Jim Terry
Published by Dark Horse Comics – $3.50

Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners—sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or is it all in their heads?

• From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash, The Occultist)!

• A dark look at the thin line between heroism and insanity!

Why It’s Hot: A brand new series from the mind of Tim Seeley. Who are the Sundowners? Why are they called the Sundowners? You aren’t going to want to miss out on this unique twist on the superhero genre!

STK647635WAYWARD #1
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Steve Cummings & John Rauch
Published by Image Comics – $3.50

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?

JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it!

Why It’s Hot: A brand new series featuring strong female leads, and an in depth look into Japanese Mythology. This seems to be the type of series that fans are clamoring for, so you may want to jump on the bandwagon before this first issue vanishes off of the racks!

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