HOT FIVE: Week of November 21, 2012

Every week, Comicosity will be bringing you our Hot Five, 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 Ed Brisson
Art by Michael Walsh
Published by Image Comics — $3.50

Reconnect is more than a company – it’s an opportunity for good. Reconnect can reverse tragedy by sending agents into the past to rescue your mother, your wife, your brother or father or child moments before their untimely death. Mark is one of these agents. He brings the rescued from the past to the present, to a blessed reunion with their loved ones. He saves lives…or does he?

Why It’s Hot: What would you pay to bring a loved one back? If your pockets are deep enough, Reconnect can help in Ed Brisson’s Comeback from Image Comics. Comeback is a different take on time travel and the industry that can be associated with it, and Brisson was kind enough to take time to discuss with Comicosity how the series came to be and what fans can expect from it.

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Written by Mark Waid
Art by Leinil Francis Yu
Published by Marvel Comics — $3.99

Hulk – Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner – smartest man alive. Combined they are the Strongest, Smartest Weapon on the planet! And NOW! the INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Why It’s Hot: Mark Waid’s Daredevil has turned a lot of heads the last year, and it’s time for him to work his magic on the big green Marvel monster! We’ve seen smart Hulks before, but what happens when that intelligence gets funneled into the service of his country? Add in art by Leinil Francis Yu and you have something guaranteed to be the talk of the town… er, internet.

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Written by Kathryn Immonen
Art by Valerio Schiti
Published by Marvel Comics — $2.99

AN ALL-NEW JOURNEY BEGINS WHEN KATHRYN IMMONEN AND VALERIO SCHITI BRING YOU…SIF: THE BERZERKER?! She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard…Sif is the ultimate faithful…sidekick?! Immortal, please. When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge—but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…!

Why It’s Hot: Journey Into Mystery now shifts its focus from Loki to Sif, becoming the third ongoing series this year to feature a female solo character (joining Captain Marvel and Red She Hulk). Fans of no-holds-barred, kick-ass leading ladies need to check out this book. Will the new creative team live up to the critical success of the previous run? That question alone is sure to be the center of discussion this Wednesday!

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Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Nelson Daniel and Paul Gulacy
Published by IDW Publishing — $3.99

In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd’s 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series.

Why It’s Hot: Coming on the heels of the critically acclaimed film Dredd 3D, Judge Dredd finally makes the jump to an American publisher for the first time in nearly 20 years. Combining the talents behind such books as Birds of Prey, Godzilla, The Cape and Road Rage, Judge Dredd is a perennial favorite among British fans and creators, hoping to make a successful jump to the wider audience.

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Written by Grace Randolph
Art by Russell Dauterman
Published by Boom Studios — $3.99

THE FAN-FAVORITE PHENOMENON RETURNS IN A BRAND NEW ONGOING SERIES! Meet the Meta Legion, the world’s foremost faction of crime-fighting capes. But what happens when the masks come off and the heroes are faced with the sordid problems of everyday life in the suburbs? From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new talent Russell Dauterman, GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA is a unique new twist on the superhero genre that appeals to both diehard fans and readers completely new to comics. New stories, new characters, new drama… Don’t miss out on what Bleeding Cool called ‘The Superhero Comic We’ve Been Waiting For’!

Why It’s Hot: Grace Randolph’s initial four-issue mini-series was a success, so she’s back with a new ongoing series. Continuing the look at what happens when super-heroes go home to their significant others, Superbia is one part Real Housewives, and one part Justice League — a combination sure to attract many mainstream super-hero comic readers.

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So, those are ours, but what are your Hot Five for the week? Sound off below, shout out to us on Facebook or on Twitter to @Comicosity!


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