Hot Five: Week of May 21, 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!

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by David Finch & Richard Friend
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

It’s evil versus evil in the shocking “take-no-prisoners” conclusion to FOREVER EVIL! What will be the fate of Lex Luthor and his Injustice League? Who will live – and who will die? And why is The Hooded Man the most feared being from the Syndicate’s world? Do not miss this startling finale that will leave the DC universe reeling and reveal the secrets to the future!

Why It’s Hot: The wait is finally over as the all-star creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch present the final showdown between Lex Luthor’s Injustice Gang, and the Crime Syndicate! How will it all play out, and what will it mean for the DC Universe headed forward? There’s only one way to find out!

comics-justice-league-30JUSTICE LEAGUE #30
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

It all changes here with the first chapter of “INJUSTICE LEAGUE”! The next era of the Justice League begins as heroes quit, villains join and a Justice League roster you’ve never seen before emerges, led by the world’s greatest hero — LEX LUTHOR?! As the dust settles and the bodies are buried, the violent consequences of FOREVER EVIL must be dealt with — while a mysterious new force sets its target on the League. But is this force friend or enemy? And why does he want Luthor dead? (If you ask Batman, it’s a long list.)

Why It’s Hot: The fallout of Forever Evil hits the DC Universe as Lex Luthor (!?!?) leads the Justice League into future. Lex Luthor: Leader of the Justice League? This must be read to be believed!

MPH01_CoverAMPH #1 (of 5)
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Duncan Fegredo
Published by Image Comics – $2.99

The all-new Millarworld Universe kicks into high gear with the launch of Millar and Fegredo’s fast and furious miniseries. When a group of hard-luck teens in Motor City stumble upon a street drug called MPH, they gain the power of super speed. Will they use it to save the world? Hell no! Not when there’s dolla, dolla bills to be had, y’all. A high-octane urban adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you’ve never seen before! This launch features a variant cover by Jock, a blank cover variant, and a special series of linked cover variants by Fegredo showcasing the book’s cast.

Why It’s Hot: Fresh off of the launch of the critically acclaimed Starlight comes the next offering from Mark Millar and the Millarworld imprint. Anytime one of the biggest names in comics launches a new comic it’s a big deal, but this is a book ten years in the making! Millar will have plenty of twists and turns in store for the  ages old concept of super-speed, and you don’t want to miss out!

Saga_19SAGA #19
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
Published by Image Comics – $2.99

SAGA returns! New planet, new adversaries, and a very new direction, all from the same old Hugo Award-winning team.

Why It’s Hot: One of the best comic books featuring one of the best creative teams in the business is back, and better than ever!




Written by Jeremy Barlow
Art by Juan Frigeri, Mauro Vargas & Wes Dzioba
Published by Dark Horse Comics – $3.50

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn’t going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy—with an army of Mandalorians!

A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw!

• Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series!

Why It’s Hot: A must read for fans of The Clone Wars, as the story originally planned for season 6 comes to life in this brand new miniseries event! Son of Dathomir is a direct follow up to one of the most popular cartoons of the past 10 years, featuring the most popular character from the prequel trilogy, and one of the final Star Wars miniseries from Dark Horse. In other words, a red hot release!

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