HOT FIVE: Week Of September 27, 2017

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 Dan Jurgens
Art by Ryan Sook
Published by DC Comics – $2.99
“THE OZ EFFECT” part two! As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz’s identity, the mysterious figure’s origins and the long road to Superman’s doorstep finally reveal themselves.

Why It’s Hot: As the countdown to Doomsday Clock continues one of the DC Universe’s biggest mysteries has been revealed. Now that the identity of Mr. Oz has shaken Superman to his core, the biggest question remains is “How?” Find out this week, as legendary Superman writer Dan Jurgens continues telling one of the character’s biggest stories in recent memory.

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Eddy Barrows
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

“A Lonely Place Of Living” part one! It’s the story you’ve demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads…escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Tim’s world will change in ways he never imagined! This is one of the biggest stories of the REBIRTH era, setting the stage for an explosive DETECTIVE COMICS epic!

Why It’s Hot: Not only is Tim Drake back, but he returns for what is bound to be one of the character’s biggest stories ever! We now know who captured the former Robin, but why? This comic looks to dig deep into what makes Tim Drake tick. Also, a quick word of advice, if you’re planning on reading both make sure to read this comic AFTER Action Comics #988.

Written by Joe Caramagna
Art by Lucas Usai & Gianfranco Florio
Published by IDW Publishing – $3.99

Woo-oo! In “The Great Experiment of the Washing Machine,” Donald and the Nephews visit a top-secret lab, chock-full of crazy inventions to make life easier… but might make them SHORTER, instead! And then, learn “The Chilling Secret of the Lighthouse!”

Why It’s Hot: DuckTales is back! After making a triumphant return to the small screen this past weekend, Scrooge McDuck and his nephews return to their comic book roots courtesy of Joe Caramagna, Lucas Usai, Gianfranco Florio, and IDW Publishing.

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Esad Ribic, Russell Dauterman, Chris Samnee, Alex Maleev, Stuart Immonen, Pepe Larraz, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuna, Greg Land, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven
Published by Marvel Comics – $5.99


It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child’s prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you’ve been waiting for – and one you’ve been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic (SECRET WARS) usher in a new dawn – one whose rays will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe in the days to come!

MARVEL LEGACY: It’s everything you’ve been longing for – and more!

Why It’s Hot:  Here. We. Go. One of the best writer’s in comics today working with some of the absolute best artists working today to launch the next era of Marvel Comics. This is a big one folks.

Written by James Robinson
Art by Carlo Pagulayan
Published by DC Comics – $2.99

“Children of the Gods” part one! Spinning out of the pages of DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH and JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR, legendary writer James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, STARMAN) comes on board to answer one of the biggest questions of the year: Who is Wonder Woman’s brother? Taken away from Themyscira in the dead of night, the mysterious Jason has been hidden somewhere far from the sight of gods and men…but his life and Wonder Woman’s are about to intersect in a terrifying way, bringing them face to face with a cosmic threat they never imagined! Don’t miss the start of the next great Wonder Woman epic!

Why It’s Hot: From the moment this story and it’s creative team were announced there was a fair bit of skepticism from Wonder Woman fans. When the preview hit this past week that skepticism seemed to intensify even more. Well, I’m not sure if it will make everyone happy, but this is comic is shaping up to have a huge impact on the DC Universe. Even though his name isn’t on the  cover, if you’ve been following the exploits of Geoff Johns, you won’t want to miss this. Don’t sleep on this issue!


Batman: The Murder Machine #1: The Metal one shots continue with the most frightening Dark Batman yet. A creepy story and beautiful art make this an issue to keep your eye on.

Generations: Captain Americas #1: Captain America meets Captain America in the past as the future of both Captain Americas may very well be decided!

Hi-Fi Fight Club #2: BOOM! Studios’ surprise all ages 90’s throwback hit continues!

Infamous Iron Man #12: The end is here for one of the best Doctor Doom stories of all time!

Suicide Squad #26: When you combine a story this fun with the art of Stjepan Sejic, and a few surprises you’re left with a real good comic book, and one hell of an event tie-in.

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