Hot Five: Week of November 27, 2013

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 for the week in the comic market!

FLS_Cv25_g5l5ct3eh3_THE FLASH #25
Written by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story
Published by DC Comics – $3.99

A BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in! What crucial part did Barry Allen play in the Zero Year saga, and how did it shape his future as The Flash?

Why It’s Hot: Not only is The Flash #25 the end of an era as the final issue from the writing team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, but it ties in to the red hot Batman: Zero Year. With Manapul and Buccellato taking over Detective Comics this spring this is the issue where you will be able to get your first glimpse at how the writing duo will handle Gotham City and its citizens.


INFINITY2013006_DC11_LRINFINITY #6 (of 6)
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Jim Cheung
Published by Marvel Comics – $4.99

All roads lead to this!
The over-sized conclusion of the Marvel Summer event!
The heroes of Earth versus the forces of Thanos!

Why It’s Hot: This is it! Jonathan Hickman’s epic event comes to a blistering conclusion. There isn’t much to be said other than, Thanos vs The Avengers in a knock down, drag out brawl with the fate of Earth hanging in the balance. Don’t miss the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another as the Marvel U inverse gets ready to enter Inhumanity.


letter44num2LETTER 44 #2
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Alberto Alburquerque
Published by ONI Press – $3.99

A hundred million miles from home, trapped in a ship without power, the crew of the Clarke battles to repair their vessel before they run out of oxygen. Meanwhile, on Earth, President Blades tours Project Monolith, a secret research facility tasked to develop superweapons to defeat an expected alien invasion.

Why It’s Hot: Charles Soule is one of the best up and coming writers in comics today with multiple high profile books at both Marvel and DC, but Letter 44 has the potential to be the best work he’s done. Featuring a high concept, a stellar $1 first issue, and a television deal, Letter 44 is one of the hottest new books on the racks, and the time is now to jump on board before it’s too late!

prettydeadly02-coverPRETTY DEADLY #2
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios & Jordie Bellaire
Published by Image Comics – $3.50

The Old West is steeped in violence and strange magic in this macabre tale from the team behind the cult-hit miniseries Osborn, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange). Gunfighters have it out with swords as the whole world burns. There will be blood, blood, blood.

Why It’s Hot: As the first issue proved, the combination of the Old West, magic and blood makes for a great comic book. The second issue of Pretty Deadly promises to give us more of what we want, as the red hot creative team of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios continue their foray into the creator owned arena.

Written by Rick Remender
Art by Steve McNiven
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

Ragnarök STARTS NOW!
How many Avengers must die to stop the Apocalypse Twins?!
Wolverine fails mankind. Daken has his revenge.
Wanda confesses her true love. Grim Reaper has his revenge.
A heart-wrenching and desperate tale of betrayal, love, revenge and sacrifice.

Why It’s Hot: Under the pen of Rick Remender Uncanny Avengers has become an event comic without the event, and that has never been more true than now, as one of comics’ premiere superstar artists in Steve McNiven joins Remender as The Apocalypse Twins continue their assault on Earth. Make sure to jump on boardfor the story that promises huge repercussions for the future of the Avengers!


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