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 Mark Millar
Art by Sean G. Murphy
Published by Image Comics – $3.50
From ancient Rome to the roaring twenties to the 1980s music scene, Corbin and Danny-the world’s first time travelers-continue to wreak havoc with the time-stream, and get into more hijinks with some of history’s most notorious figures! And it’s all happening while the world-and their bosses-are watching!
Why It’s Hot: With Chrononauts Mark Millar and Sean G. Murphy have turned out one of the most pure fun comic books of 2015. Now as the series enters its final half things are going to get more insane, more crazy, and yep, even more outrageously fun.
HARROW COUNTY #1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Tyler Crook
Published by Dark Horse Comics – $3.99
Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined.
Don’t miss the first issue of this southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!
Why It’s Hot: Do not sleep on this book. With beautiful art, and genuine scares there’s not much more you can ask for in a comic. Cullen Bunn and artist Tyler Crook turn out a great first issue that immediately makes Harrow County one of the very best horror titles on the stands.
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire
Published by Image Comics – $2.99
Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life.
INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller, and ghost story all at the same time. A serialized sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.
Why It’s Hot: Ellis + Shalvey + Bellaire = Awesome. The creative team that launched Moon Knight for Marvel are back together for a brand new creator owned series. This is bound to be one of the most interesting books of the Summer.
SECRET WARS #2
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Esad Ribic
Published by Marvel Comics – $4.99
• WHEN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS GONE, ALL THAT REMAINS IS BATTLEWORLD!
• LEARN THE SECRETS OF THIS BRAVE NEW REALM IN THIS SPECIAL OVERSIZED ISSUE!
Why It’s Hot: The Marvel and Ultimate Universes are dead, long live Battleworld! After the game changing events of the first issue, Hickman and Ribic are back just one week later to blow readers’ minds. Hickman is on record saying that this is one of his favorite issues he has written for Marvel in a long time. Considering the quality of his work, this should be fun.
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Russell Dauterman
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99
• The final battle with the Destroyer!
• Guest stars galore!
• A shocking return!
• And oh yeah…Thor’s secret identity revealed at last!!!
Why It’s Hot: One of the biggest mysteries in comics over the past eight months has been the identity of Thor. Well friends, the wait is finally over as Jason Aaron and Russel Dauterman finally reveal who is worthy enough to wield Mjolnir.