HOT FIVE: Week Of October 11, 2017

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 in the comic market.

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!

Why It’s Hot: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo massive, mind blowing event reaches it’s third issue. With no issue next month to make way for Batman: Lost,  this issue must change the trajectory of the of the story. Batman may find himself at the middle of the madness, but the Justice League and friends are ready to take center stage!

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Eddy Barrows
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

“A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part two! Tim Drake has been locked in Mr. Oz’s fortress-but now he’s free and roaming the prison while his captor faces off against the Man of Steel. But is he the only prisoner who’s been freed?!

Why It’s Hot: A Lonely Place Of Living continues to unfold in the pages of Detective Comics, as it tries to stake a claim as one of the biggest Tim Drake stories ever told. With Tim forced to team up with someone who knows him better than he knows himself, two words may very well shake the DCU to its core.

Written by Rodney Barnes
Art by Joshua Cassara
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

Sam Wilson – winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty – takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam’s new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circling above them ready to strike! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!

Why It’s Hot: Over the past few years Sam Wilson has gone from Captain America’s sidekick to his partner before going on to become one of Marvel’s most important characters. After the events of Secret Empire and Generations: Captain Americas, Sam has chosen give up the mantle of Captain America in order to carve his own path, and that means The Falcon is back. Under the stewardship of Rodney Barnes, Joshua Cassara and the rest of the creative team, The Falcon looks to continue Sam’s ascension to the top tier of A-list characters.

Written by Tom King
Art by Mitch Gerads
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

The groundbreaking new series from the creators of The Sherriff of Babylon and BATMAN #14-15 continues. The insanity of war is the insanity of Mister Miracle. Darkseid and Orion’s forces clash violently on the battlefields of New Genesis. Stained with blood and glory, the New Gods fight on. As they move closer to victory, Scott and Barda begin to see that every step forward leads them into a deadly trap. Where do you run when the path ahead is your enemy’s triumph and the path behind is your family’s defeat?

Why It’s Hot: Arguably the best creative team in comics continues arguably the best new comic of the year. The comic book medium doesn’t get much better than this. If you haven’t been reading this gem it’s still early enough in the series to get caught up.

Written by Rainbow Rowell
Art by Kris Anka
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

• The RUNAWAYS are back, but are they ever, ever, ever getting back together?
•  Did Chase and Gert’s love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? What emotional land mines lie in wait to DESTROY the Runaways?!
•  And should we be more worried about those, or about the shadowy scientist watching them from

Why It’s Hot: On the back of the debut of Hulu’s live action adaptation this past weekend at NYCC, interest in Runaways is higher than it has been in years. Marvel Comics has made sure not to let this opportunity go to waste, with best selling author Rainbow Rowell and fan favorite artist Kris Anka leading the charge. The first issue showcased the love the creative team has for this group of characters, and it’s going to be exciting to see what they have in store for us next!


  • All New Wolverine #25: Daken is back, and only his sister (?) can save him
  • Catalyst Prime Noble Vol. 2 #1: The next volume of one of Lion Forge’s flagship titles kicks off this week!
  • Mech Cadet Yu #3: Pak, and Miyazawa’s all ages comic can be best described as Harry Potter meets Pacific Rim. If you’re in the mood for big robots after that Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer last weekend, you can find it here!
  • Uncanny Avengers #28: Wonder Man and Beast are reunited, and it feels so good!
  • Wonder Woman #32: The end of last issue was a jawdropper, and put this title back squarely in the center of the DCU. If you’re big on DC continuity this is one of the most important series you can be reading.
  • Wrapped Up #1: Lion Forge’s all ages imprint gets a brand new series, and there are mummies, vampires, magic, and comic books.
  • X-Men Blue #13: Mojo is on the prowl for ratings, and he has revved up the X-Men’s greatest hits to get them. Can both X-Men squads come together to overcome being face to face with some of their worst memories?

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