HOT FIVE: Week of June 10, 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!

Batman #41 cover by Greg Capullo.

Batman #41 cover by Greg Capullo.

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

The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City!

Why It’s Hot: Are you ready for a Batman story unlike any you’ve ever read before!? One of the greatest creative teams ever to work on the Dark Knight open up a brand new chapter for Gotham City with a bang. This is going to be great. If you don’t believe me read Comicosity’s interview with Scott Snyder HERE and pick up the issue tomorrow.


Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Kelly Thompson
Art by David Lopez
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

• Atten-Hut!  These ladies are the best of the best–and will take you down if you threaten their Captain.

•  Welcome to Hala Field, where being a part of the elite Carol Corps, requires guts, guile and a whole lot of grit.  So put on your uniform and get ready for a high-flying Captain Marvel series years in the making.

Why It’s Hot: Captain Marvel enters Secret Wars and is bringing the Carol Corps with her. Do I really need to say anything else?


Written by Mark Millar
Art by Sean Murphy
Published by Image Comics – $5.99

Captured by enemies and robbed of their ability to time travel, Danny and Quinn have created the biggest mess the space-time continuum has ever seen. Now, it’s up to them to defeat the bad guys, fix past wrongs, and escape the wrath of their bosses! The finale to this sci-fi buddy adventure features MORE breathtaking Sean Murphy art-with MORE soldiers, MORE dinosaurs, and a conclusion to leave you clamoring for a sequel!

Why It’s Hot: Chrononauts has been one of the most surprising, wild, fun comics of the year thus far, and it all comes to an end this week. After one of the coolest car chases in comic book history last issue how will Millar and Murphy top themselves? As always, there’s only one way to find out!


Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Emanuela Lupacchino
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She’s an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she’ll fight anyone and anything to get it!

Why it’s Hot: Some people, I won’t name names, think that Starfire has had a rough go of it during The New 52 era. Fear not, with the end of one era of DC Comics comes a new beginning for one of the company’s most recognizable characters (Trust me, she is). With Princess Koriand’r of Tamaran under the reins of the writing duo that turned Harley Quinn into one of the biggest comics around, we can expect plenty of awesomeness with this new series. If the preview story is any indication this book is going to be a little bit of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and a whole lot of superheroine ass kicking.


Written by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj & Dave Stewart
Published by Image Comics – $3.50


Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.

Whipsmart world-building and a creative dream team (DMZ, The Massive, Star Wars, Loveless, Hellboy, The Sandman) come together for a brand new monthly series!

Why It’s Hot: Over the past several years the idea of celebrity chefs have been taken to the next level. Now Brian Wood, Danijel Zezelj, and company take the concept to even greater heights in a crazy culinary comic event unlike any other! But seriously, it’s a high concept, creator owned comic written by Brian Wood.

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