HOT FIVE: Week Of October 26, 2016

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 k books, this list is your guaranteed gold in the comic market!


Written by David Walker
Art by Ramon Villalobos
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

•  NIGHTHAWK faces his greatest challenge: A life or death fight from which there will be no turning back.
•  Can the man that defends Chicago remain a hero?
•  Or must he become a villain in order to protect his city?

Why It’s Hot: Farewell Nighthawk you will be missed. This series has been one of the best comics being published at Marvel since it debuted. It’s a shame that the book was cancelled, and one can only hope that fans turn out big for the finale/subsequent trade. The Big 2 need more comics like the one these creators have given us, and hopefully we get more in the near future. For now though, let’s just enjoy one last issue of Nighthawk being bad ass.


Written by Ben Percy
Art by Jonboy Meyers
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

“Damian Knows Best” part one! Now that Damian has “summoned” the Teen Titans, the tyrannical teen reveals his master plan! But a great evil from Damian’s past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team’s newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin!

Why It’s Hot: After one of the more effective Rebirth one shots, Percy, Meyers, and company are back for the first issue of the new ongoing Teen Titans series. The franchise has been at a low point over the past five years, but the quality of Percy’s work as of late should give fans hope. Not to mention how cool it’s going to be to see Damian Wayne interact with these characters.


Written by Al Ewing
Art by Christian Ward
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

•  As the heroes meet in final battle – is there any saving the Ultimates? Or have they found the one problem they can’t solve?
•  Meanwhile, in the depths of space, the Lifebringer comes to a decision that will change the team forever – if they survive!
•  Are you ready…for ULTIMATES 2?

Why It’s Hot: Al Ewing might just be the best writer currently working for Marvel Comics. The work he is doing on The Ultimates and New Avengers is some of the most pure superhero stuff there is today. Both series have vital issues this week that we should all read, but I chose to focus on The Ultimates for one reason. That reason is named Christian Ward. Ward returns as guest artist, and you know the issue is going to be stunning. The sheer audacity of his art, and the scope of what he was meant to convey last time around resulted in one of the best issues of the series. Ewing is great, but even so, this book might just be worth it for the art alone.


Written by Tom King
Art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Published by Marvel Comics – $3.99

• A while ago, a robot created a family. And all was good. For a while. Then came the murders. The lies. The betrayals. The battles fought. The battles lost. The family lost.
•  And now, at the end, Vision stands alone. He must decide how he will go on, if he will go on, if he can go on. And that decision will shape the Marvel Universe for quite a while.
•  The epic, stunning conclusion to the most highly praised series of the year. Simply put, this is the issue everyone will be talking about.

Why It’s Hot: The Vision will go down as one of the best superhero comics of the past decade. I wouldn’t be surprised if the series is talked about thirty years from now like we still talk about Watchmen today. What this creative team has been able to pull off has been truly special. It will be sad to see it go, but I can’t wait to see how it ends.


Written by Various
Art by Various
Published by DC Comics – $7.99

An immense special issue celebrating seventy-five years of the Amazing Amazon, through phenomenal new stories, art, and stand-alone illustrations! Featuring a roster of incredible creators-some who’ve laid down legendary runs with the character, and some who’ve never drawn her before-including Rafael Albuquerque, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Renae De Liz, Brenden Fletcher, Adam Hughes, Karl Kerschl, Gail Simone, and many, many more to be announced!

Why It’s Hot: Wonder Woman turned 75 this week, was honored by the U.N., and now has an anniversary special on the way. This will be an anniversary to remember as the amount of talent on this book is simply astonishing. I can’t wait to see what the new to Wonder Woman creators have in store for Diana, but the big sell here is seeing some of the modern masters that have helped define the character in recent years come back for a little bit more.

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: Bloodshot U.S.A. #1, New Avengers #17, Saga #39, Seven To Eternity #2, Wonder Woman #9

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