Hot Five: Week of October 16, 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.

STK620983LETTER 44 #1
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Alberto Alburquergue

Published by Oni Press — $1.00

There’s something up there. As newly elected President Stephen Blades reads the letter left for him in the Oval Office by his predecessor, he learns this stunning secret: seven years earlier, NASA discovered an alien construction project in the asteroid belt. A crew of heroic astronauts was sent to investigate, and they’re nearing the conclusion of their epic journey. Don’t miss the first chapter in this thrilling tale of real-world space travel, intrigue, and secret histories!

Why It’s Hot: Charles Soule has been burning up a storm of awesomeness in the comic market lately — from his hugely successful Superman/Wonder Woman launch to his hotly anticipated She-Hulk redux — and he’s not stopping there. His new creator-owned effort through Oni Press is sure to excite. It certainly perked our ears up when we spoke with Soule a few weeks ago! And at an introductory price of only a dollar, how can you justify skipping it?

Take a Sneak Peek.


Written by Brian Buccellato
Art by Patrick Zircher
Published by DC Comics — $2.99

The Rogues call no man boss, but a new evil threat might not leave them much choice! Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? The answer will tear the Rogues apart!

Why It’s Hot: We’ve been inundated with Villains the last few months at DC, but none have the longevity and absolute coolness like the Flash’s Rogues! Check out our interview with writer Brian Buccellato about what to expect from this group of somewhat conflicted miscreants as they come up against the furious might of the Crime Syndicate!

Take a Sneak Peek.


STK614010HAWKEYE #13
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by David Aja

Published by Marvel Comics — $2.99

•  Fraction and Aja continue the surprise comic hit of the century!
•  After a lifetime of decisions both good and bad, Clint and Barney Barton have to realize they are brothers and ultimately, they’re the only ones who can save one another. I mean if they don’t kill each other first.
•  Good luck with that, Barton brothers.

Why It’s Hot: After a far-too-long break in publication, Hawkeye is back and raring to once again be one of the hottest books on the stands. David Aja retakes the driver’s seat for a year two that is certain to keep fans talking.

Take a Sneak Peek.


Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Goran Sudzuka

Published by DC Comics — $2.99

After the shocking events of issue #23, Wonder Woman’s life has changed forever…but what if she refuses to walk the path the gods-and her mentor-have laid out for her? A strange new era of WONDER WOMAN begins here!

Why It’s Hot: Another of the comic market’s most consistently creative titles, Wonder Woman is taking a new turn this month, as the new God of War. What does it do to the idea of War when its bearer only wants peace and mercy?

Take a Sneak Peek.


Written by Dan Jolley
Art by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs

Published by Dark Horse Comics — $3.99

Travis Clevenger may not have superpowers, but he can put a beatdown on anyone who does! Consulting with the FBI in exchange for release from prison, Clev is getting his life together when a rogue superhuman’s destructive rampage and a scientist’s response shock the nation, leading to Clev’s biggest case yet!

Why It’s Hot: Originally a creator-owned series published through the DC Comics imprint in 2004, Bloodhound returns with an all-new series through Dark Horse after a long wait! Check out Leonard Kirk’s masterful art as we revisit Dan Jolley’s personal character in what will hopefully be a long run to come!

Take a Sneak Peek.


So, those are ours, but what are your Hot Five for the week? Sound off below, shout out to us on Facebook or on Twitter to @Comicosity!


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