HOT FIVE: Week of February 11, 2015

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!

Written by Dan Slott
Art by Olivier Coipel & Giuseppe Camuncoli
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

•  The Prophecy is coming to fruition but Superior Spider-Man has something up his sleeve.

Why It’s Hot: The end of Spider-Verse is here, and one of the biggest, and most fun Spider-Man stories of all time looks to go out in style.  Not much else can be said about the work Dan Slott and company have been doing during this storyline, but let’s hope the landing has been as great as the ride.

Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Salvador Larocca
Published by Marvel Comics – $4.99

The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!

Why It’s Hot: The Marvel relaunch of the Star Wars line of comics continues with the the new I going series featuring one of e greatest villains of all time. One of Marvel’s premiere writers, and one of their most consistent, dependable artists taking on an iconic character such as Darth Vader should get readers excited.

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Trevor Hairsine
Published by Valiant Comics – $3.99

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

Why It’s Hot: Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine creating a brand new property for Valiant Comics is enough to sell most readers on Divinity. Throw in Cold War politics, the Space Race, Science-Fiction, plus a mind bending story, and you have a book that people will be talking about on Wednesday, and beyond.

Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art by Agustin Alessio
Published by Dark Horse Comics – $4.99

Angela and her fellow survivors are stranded on LV-223, but their mission is not over yet. The answer to their quest could be hidden deep underground, but the strangest nightmare of all stands in their way.

Why It’s Hot: Fire and Stone has been a great addition to the mythos of the Alien franchise, and the giant intertwined crossover ends here with a super sized finale written by the great Kelly Sue DeConnick. So much talent have added so much to this universe over past several months, and I hope we can expect more in the future.

Written by Jimmie Robinson
Art by Jimmie Robinson
Published by Image Comics – $3.50

“DEATH,” Part One

Tanoor lives in an empty apocalyptic world of poison and decay. Her village is all that remains of humanity as they struggle against mutant beasts and rotting bones.But Tanoor finds a chance to save her people when a stranger drifts into town. A stranger armed with the power to grow life from death. A stranger who could change the world-if Tanoor can keep them alive in the deadly world of The Empty.

Why It’s Hot: Writer/Artist Jimmie Robinson is back at Image with his new title The Empty. A beautiful looking comic book with an intriguing premise means that this is a book you don’t want to miss out on.

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