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!
EARTH 2 #26
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott
Published by DC Comics – $2.99
Val and Lantern battle Superman with Earth’s fate hanging in the balance when a familiar faces arrives on Earth 2 via the Boom Tube to turn the tide!
Why It’s Hot: The epic Tom Taylor/Nicola Scott run on with the heroes of Earth 2 comes to an end as the final issue of The Kryptonian hits the stand with World’s End waiting in the wings. If you aren’t reading this book you are missing out on one of the best superhero books on the racks today.
HOWTOONS: (RE)IGNITION #1
Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Tom Fowler & Jordie Bellaire
Published by Image Comics – $2.99
The awe-inspiring, adventure-loving, science-doing series co-created by EAST OF WEST’s NICK DRAGOTTA returns with an all-new story from superstar creators FRED VAN LENTE, TOM FOWLER, and JORDIE BELLAIRE!
Tuck and Celine’s parents put their family in suspended animation to ride out the ecological apocalypse—but when the kids wake up to find Mom & Dad are gone, they have to make their way across a brave and terrifying new world to find the ‘rents…using only their Howtoons projects to survive!
Why It’s Hot: Howtoons is back, and bringing in the ever dependable Fred Van Lente to write the new series. If you’re looking for a comic that is equal parts fun, educational and all-ages you will want to pick this series up and read it with a special child in your life.
KICK-ASS 3 #8
Written by Mark Millar
Art by John Romita Jr.
Published by Icon/Marvel Comics – $5.99
The epic series finale is here! Kick-Ass 3 dons the costume one last time…will he be going to his death or a triumphant ride into the sunset? And has months in lock-up dulled Hit-Girl’s death-dealing reflexes just when she needs them the most? This milestone double-sized issue marks the end of one era and the start of a new Millarworld universe. Must not miss!
Why It’s Hot: It is the end of an era, as the Millarworld title that has spanned four mini series, and spawned two blockbuster movies comes to what promises to be a thrilling conclusion. Will Dave & Mindy get their happily ever after? I have a feeling we all know the answer to that one!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Adam Kubert
Published by Marvel Comics – $4.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN KICKS OFF THE EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
• Extra-sized monumental issue, including a story drawn by living legend ADAM KUBERT (ORIGIN 2, AVX)!
• How is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Where is he? What is he doing? The road to SPIDER-VERSE STARTS HERE!
Why It’s Hot: HE’s baaaaaaack! As the road to the biggest Spider-Man story of the year gets underway, the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN RETURNS! How? Where? Why? The questions will be answered in this extra sized extravaganza!
TERMINAL HERO #1
Written by Peter Milligan (A)
Art by Piotr Kowalski
Published by Dynamite Comics – $2.99
With Shade: The Changing Man, X-Statix, Doop and of course Hellblazer under his belt, Peter Milligan is now taking on Terminal Hero! Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he’s dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just save Rory’s life. But its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really does want to live.
Why It’s Hot: Peter Milligan has written some of the great comic books of the past 25 years, and he’s back in the creator owned arena with Terminal Hero. As part of Dynamite Comics’ new “Creators Unleashed” line, Milligan delivers with a high concept, mature themed comic that readers will not want to miss out on!