HOT FIVE: Week of September 23, 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 in the comic market!

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GRAYSON #12
Written by Tim Seeley, Tom King
Art by Mikel Janin
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

For the first time since he faked his own death, Dick Grayson returns home to Gotham City. But will Spyral ever really let him go for good?

Why It’s Hot: It’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen Dick Grayson go home to Gotham, but the time has come. Tom King and Mikel Janin have continually put out one of the most entertaining titles in comics. A near perfect blend of spy and super heroics, Grayson is a title you should be reading.

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INHUMANS: ATILLIAN RISING #5
Written by Charles Soule
Art by John Timms
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

• Medusa finds more than she bargained for with Black Bolt: a new understanding.
•  With Medusa on their side, the Resistance has their best shot to make change on Battleworld!
•  But is it too late?

Why It’s Hot: The Inhumans are set to become an even bigger part of the Marvel Universe with the launch of All New All Different Marvel, but their Secret Wars series has been great. If the upcoming books are as good as Attlian Rising has been Marvel fans will be in for a treat.

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INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #6
Written by Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
Art by Gabriel Hardman
Published by Image Comics – $2.99

This war just got asymmetrical.

Why It’s Hot: After a month off Bechko and Hardman’s classic in the making returns with a new story arc. If you haven’t been reading this is one of those opportunities to make sure you don’t fall too far behind. Pick up the first TPB, pick up this issue, and enjoy one of the best new titles of 2015.

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STAR WARS: KANAN #6
Written by Greg Weisman
Art by Jacopo Camagni
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

• A tale from the time of Rebels!
•  No longer a Padawan, the adult Kanan finds himself back on the planet Kaller…
•  Will his past as Caleb Dume return to haunt him?
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Why It’s Hot: A new story means a perfect jumping on point! Fans of the Star Wars: Rebels cartoon will not want to miss this adventure. This is the perfect remedy for the anticipation of new episodes next month!

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: APRIL & CASEY #4
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Art by Irene Koh
Published by IDW Publishing – $3.99

Casey and April struggle to overcome the Rat King’s machinations. Will they be able to make their way to the eldest Pantheon sibling and find the answers they are looking for?

Why It’s Hot: What IDW has done with the TMNT license over the past few years has been nothing short of phenomenal. One of the best parts about these books has been the publisher’s willingness to try different things with the turtles and their supporting cast. That includes this four issue starring April and Casey. It features an amazing creative team that is turning out a criminally underrated title. Whether you’re a fan of TMNT or not, this title is worth checking out.

ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK: Batgirl #44, Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps #4, Fight Club 2 #5, Nameless #5, Wolf #3

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