HOT FIVE: Week of September 7, 2016

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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ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #14
Written by Mark Waid & Jeremy Whitley
Art by Adam Kubert
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  Spotlight on the All-New Wasp as she finds her loyalties torn by the war-and seeks guidance in the most unexpected place.

Why It’s Hot: All New All Different Avengers has found it’s footing and has started to live up to the potential that it had when first announced. One of the more intriguing stories that has been happening in the background has been the introduction of the new Wasp. Now, ahead of her new ongoing the spotlight is on her for the first time. Joining Waid and Kubert is up and coming writer of Unstoppable Wasp Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

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MOON KNIGHT #6
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Greg Smallwood
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

“INCARNATIONS” STARTS NOW!
•  Marc Spector broke his body to escape the prison Khonshu built for his mind…
•  …And Stephen Grant awoke in New York City, ready to produce Marvel’s next box-office smash!
•  It’s a happy ending-unless Marc is still trapped somewhere.

Why It’s Hot: No giant, multipart crossovers here. Moon Knight is one of the rare series that has escaped the claws of Civil War II, and it has been all the better for it. Lemire, Smallwood, and the rest of the creative team crafted a genuinely haunting first arc that put this series near the top of the Marvel pile. It’s exciting to see what the team does for an encore.

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PAPER GIRLS #9
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Cliff Chiang
Published by Image Comics – $2.99

The future collides with the past in our present-day 2016, and the Paper Girls must make a difficult decision about who to trust.

Why It’s Hot: This comic just keeps getting crazier and crazier, but somehow has been able to keep it’s emotional core intact. Paper Girls is truly one of the best comics around. There’s the razor sharp writing of BkV, the beautiful pencils of Cliff Chiang, and the amazing colors of Matt Wilson. This is one of the must read comics every time a new issue comes out.

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SUPERGIRL #1
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Brian Ching
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMAN” part one! Supergirl is back and working for the DEO to defend National City! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face-to-face with her father: the sinister Cyborg Superman!

Why It’s Hot: Red hot writer Steve Orlando takes on the Girl Of Steel! If the Rebirth special was any indication we are going to get a series that not only lines up more with the TV show, but actually treats Kara like the teenage girl that she is. This has potential to be one of, if not the best Supergirl series ever.

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SUPERMAN #6
Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Art by Patrick Gleason
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

“SON OF SUPERMAN” part 6! The evil Eradicator faces off against Superman and son in a battle that may save the day but destroy the moon.

Why It’s Hot: Arguably the single best comic to come out of DC Rebirth, Superman is the exact comic book that fans of th Man of Steel have been waiting years for. Tomasi and Gleason are pitch perfect with their take on the characters, and are creating a story that is new yet feels like classic Superman. This book brings a smile to my face every time as I flip through the pages.

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: Alters #1, Batman #6, Kill Or Be Killed #2, Nightwing #4, The Sheriff Of Babylon #10

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