HOT FIVE: Week of September 24th, 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!

22317ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1 (of 4)
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Patric Reynolds
Published by Dark Horse Comics – $3.50

During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony — but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

• First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens!
• From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!
• Variant cover by Fiona Staples (Saga, North 40)!

Why It’s Hot: Aliens return to Dark Horse Comics as part of Fire and Stone, a brand new interlocking mini-series event that serves to connect the worlds of Aliens, Prometheus, and Predator. Featuring a who’s who of writers, and solid artists across the board, Dark Horse is looking to take these stories to the next level. This week Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds launch Aliens: Fire and Stone, a return to one of the most popular and acclaimed horror universes ever.

1-6c1a187b6cBOOSTER GOLD: FUTURES END #1
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Moritat, Steve Lightle, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Ron Frenz, Brett Booth
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

Trapped out of time on a world that defies reason, Booster Gold struggles to escape the fate that has held him and so many forgotten heroes captive!

Why It’s Hot: Last time we saw Booster he seemingly faded out of existence after Superman and Wonder Woman’s first kiss. Now two years later the time displaced hero returns in what is being pushed as one of the more important DC Universe books of the year.

flsfe_cv1_2d_dsTHE FLASH: FUTURES END #1
Written by Robert Venditti & Van Jensen
Art by Brett Booth
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

It’s the final showdown between The Flash and his future self for control of the Speed Force – with Wally West’s life hanging in the balance!

Why It’s Hot: One of the few Futures End books to be the entire creative team of the character’s ongoing series, Vendetti, Jensen, and Booth have made sure that this is a must read issue for Flash fans!

NEWAVN2013024_DC11NEW AVENGERS #24
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Valerio Schiti
Published by Marvel Comics – $4.99

Extra-sized issue!

• IN 8 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!

Why It’s Hot: Hickman’s jump eight months into the future got off to a blistering start last week in Avengers. The status quo has been changed, new players are on the field, and time is running out. Now it’s time to get the flip side of the equation and find out what the Illuminati and Cabal have been up to over the last eight months.

RocheLimit01_CoverROCHE LIMIT #1
Written by Michael Moreci
Art by Vic Malhotra
Published by Image Comics – $3.50

“OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE.”

Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

Why It’s Hot: Another week, another awesome Image launch. Roche Limit is a great looking book with an intriguing cast, and a Sci-Fi concept that has one foot in the stars, and one grounded in reality. This is definitely a book to keep an eye on..

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