HOT FIVE: Week Of June 1, 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.


Written by Scott Snyder & Tom King
Art by Mikel Janin
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

Why It’s Hot: Snyder, King, Janin, Batman, Rebirth. I think those five words say all that needs to be said about this comic.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by David Marquez
Published by Marvel Comics – $5.99

The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year’s best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it’s very core. The action starts here!

Why It’s Hot: After FCBD, and zero issues last month Marvel’s biggest event of the summer gets underway for real. This is going to be big. It’s time to find out if you’re Team Tony or Team Carol!


Written by Rick Remender
Art by Wes Craig
Published by Image Comics – $3.99

“Die for Me” Conclusion
The Freshman Finals end, along with the life of another of our crew.

Why It’s Hot: I’m afraid to read this. I’m afraid as to what Remender and Craig are going to do to these characters I’ve come to love over the past twenty issues. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Finals are over in this extra sized, arc ending extravaganza!


Written by Sam Humphries & Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Ed Benes
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

Creative powerhouse Geoff Johns puts the ring on again as he, cowriter Sam Humphries and artist Ethan Van Sciver debut a new era of emerald greatness! Rookie Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz tackle the universe’s toughest beat: Earth.
HOT TICKET: Geoff and Ethan brought Hal Jordan to epic status with the original GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH.

Why It’s Hot: Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz take center stage as DC welcomes Sam Humphries into the fold. Humphries makes his company debut co-writing this issue with Geoff Johns, the man that elevated the Green Lantern Corps to new heights. Add in the art of Ethan Van Sciver and Ed Benes you have one of the most anticipated DC Rebirth specials.


Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Doug Mahnke
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son-and why?

Why It’s Hot: Remember the work that Tomasi did with Bruce and Damien Wayne in the pages of Batman & Robin? Now he gets to write a new, and different father/son relationship in the pages of Superman. Readers should be excited to see what comes next for the Man (and Son) Of Steel.

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: All New Wolverine #9, Green Arrow: Rebirth #1, Paper Girls #6, The Punisher #2, Spider-Women: Omega

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