Hot Five: Week of May 22, 2013

Every week, Comicosity brings you our Hot Five, 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.

gl20_cvrGREEN LANTERN #20
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy

Published by DC Comics — $7.99

It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title! Plus, don’t miss a special retrospective on Geoff’s run on GL!

Why It’s Hot: Truly the end of an era, Geoff Johns takes his epic eight year run on Green Lantern out with a bang — 64 pages to wrap up his take on Hal Jordan, the warring lights and the very nature of the universe. And surprisingly, this is no faint effort artistically, as Doug Mahnke reportedly has drawn 56 of the 64 pages, making this final issue truly a perfect coda to a book we’ve all come to love month after month. Take your time on this one, fans. Next month brings a brand new flavor to the Green Lantern Universe, but for now, it’s right to savor the last bits of Johns’ vision and enjoy every little moment.

Take a Sneak Peek.

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani
Art by Ig Guara

Published by DC Comics — $2.99

INVENTORS! EXPLORERS! ADVENTURERS! Do you need money to finance an important project? Then you should set up a meeting with THE GREEN TEAM!
•  Nature of world-changing idea:
•  Amount requested:
•  Does your project have the potential to:
Fracture space-time?
Replace the combustion engine?
Attract extraterrestrial attention?
Prove/disprove existence of deities?
Piss off The Justice League?
Render the human body obsolete?
If any of the above are checked, please fill out liability release form GT2013-05. Send any 82 drawings, plans, models, or photos with request.

Why It’s Hot: You loved them on Tiny Titans. You loved them on Superman Family Adventures. Now it’s time for Art and Franco to hit the New 52 with a book guaranteed to be hilarious, fun and all-around awesome. We spoke with the writers at C2E2 last month about their plans for these teen trillionaires, and as always, the guys’ enthusiasm is infectious! Don’t miss out on a book that promises to bring light-heartedness right into the center of the DCU!

Take a Sneak Peek.


STK529577DEEP SEA #1
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by Tony Akins

Published by Dark Horse Comics — $2.99

Paul Barry’s obsession with the ocean took a turn when his crew’s vessel was lost in a deep sea descent mission-with his crew inside. Fifty-five years later, with the recovery of the ship, Paul is about to discover the horrific mysteries of time and the abyss. From the pages of Dark Horse Presents.

Why It’s Hot: I’m starting to think Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have perfected cloning, because very few writers can manage the madcap output these two guys do! Always different, always interesting, their work stands out today among creator-owned work as a never-ending stream of ideas, and this one-shot will not likely be the exception!

Take a Sneak Peek.


STK529781BOUNCE #1
Written by Joe Casey
Art by David Messina
Published by Image Comics — $2.99

FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR! Written by JOE CASEY, with art by DAVID MESSINA.  Meet the ultimate slacker superhero for the 21st Century! Jasper Jenkins is a super-head AND a super-hero! He’s relatable AND reliable and he’s embarking on the adventure of a lifetime! The sensational debut of the new feel-good hero of the decade! You can’t afford to miss it!

Why It’s Hot: What was I saying about light-hearted super-hero comics? Or was it light-headed? You know Joe Casey from his runs on Adventures of Superman, Uncanny X-Men, and WildCATS. Time to check out a new creator-owned hero who just might be heroing under the influence, but could also end up being the next Spider-Man. Great responsibility and all that…

Take a Sneak Peek.


Written by Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman and more
Art by Charlie Adlard, David Lloyd and more

Published by Black Mask Comics — $3.50

Occupy Comics brings together more than 50 comics pros to discuss and document the themes, goals, and ideals of the Occupy movement while also raising funds to support it. With a roster spanning from legends like Alan Moore & David Lloyd (V For Vendetta) to rising stars like Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) to icons like Art Spiegelman (Maus), Occupy Comics is a once-in-a-lifetime coalition of intelligent creatives using sequential art to record history as it’s being made.

Why It’s Hot: Comic fans are always skeptical of politically-motivated comics, worried that they could be heavy-handed or trite. I can’t imagine having that worry with this book. The talent involved in the series alone makes it nearly impossible. Art Spiegelman, Marc Andreyko, B. Clay Moore, Steve Niles, J.M. DeMatteis, Joseph Michael Lissner, Riley Rossmo. Oh, and some guy named Alan Moore.


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