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Welcome to the Hot Shot of the Week Archive!


The Hot Shot of the Week is a spotlight review on one particular title of the week that stands head and shoulders above the rest of the offerings in any given week. Chosen by various contributing reviewers here at CR, the Hot Shot places the focus on the best of the week as chosen by that week's reviewer. When previews are available for the Hot Shot title those will be included as well.

Browse through the archive to take a look at previous Hot Shots, and leave your comments if you have something to add, positive or negative, or just conversation.

If you're interested in contributing a Hot Shot of the Week, email reviews@comicrelated.com.


Carnage U.S.A. #1

Carnage U.S.A. #1

David Pinckney finds a witty, easy to follow and dramatic story in the first issue of this miniseries by Wells and Crain

Detective #1

Detective #1

Hot Shot of the Week Sapphire Gypsy of The Nerd Girls Eye View reviews the New 52 relaunch of Detective

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Hot Shot of the Week

Pigs #1 - David O'Leary gives us a look at this new title from Image Comics by Nate Cosby and Ben McCool

Action Comics # 1

Action Comics # 1

Action Comics #1 Regular columnist Gordon Dymowski shares his opinions on the New 52's Action Comics #1

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Hot Shot of the Week

Spawn #209 - David O'Leary tries the book out again and becomes reconverted and encourages you check it out

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Hot Shot of the Week

All Nighter #1 - David O'Leary chooses All Nighter for its solid story-telling and impacting art

Graveyard of Empires #1

Graveyard of Empires #1

Hot Shot of the Week David O'Leary selects Graveyard of Empires #1 for it's unbelievable high quality of story

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Hot Shot of the Week

David O'Leary picks this week's Hot Shot of the Week as he selects Captain America The Fighting Avenger one shot

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Hot Shot of the Week

David O'Leary gives his thoughts on the rebirth of the Fantastic Four with FF #1 for the Hot Shot of the Week

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Hot Shot of the Week

David O'Leary's Hot Shot Of The Week pays homage to the passing of Johnny Storm and a great issue of Marvel's FF

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Hot Shot of the Week

In a week where Fantastic Four is dominating the headlines, it's Captain America that catches David O'Leary's eye

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Hot Shot of the Week

David O'Leary selects the launch of the Walking Dead Weekly as this weeks easy choice for Hot Shot of the Week

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Hot Shot of the Week

David O'Leary selects 28 Days Later #18 as our latest Hot Shot of the Week for the sheer entertainment value presented

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Hot Shot of the Week

David O'Leary selects Jonah Hex #62 as our latest Hot Shot of the Week as the current one-shot story utterly impresses

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Hot Shot of the Week

Otomo selects Wonder Woman as our latest Hot Shot of the Week. It's a story that continues to impress!

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Hot Shot of the Week

John Wilson selects the latest Lantern spin-off series as Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors debuts

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Hot Shot of the Week

John Wilson selects a very different and strangely enjoyable Secret Six #24 as this week's Hot Shot

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck Moore returns and jumps over to Image selecting Cowboy Ninja Viking #6 as this week's Hot Shot of the Week

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Hot Shot of the Week

Darren Mueller stops by to talk Superman, review issue #701 and select this week's official Hot Shot

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck picks a new Hot Shot giving honors to Shadowland #1, an event kickoff coming out of a solid Daredevil storyline

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck picks this week's highly controversial Wonder Woman #600 and celebrates this Hot Shot that he quite enjoyed

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Hot Shot of the Week

It may seem like a no brainer, but Chuck celebrates the arrival of The Walking Dead #73 as this week's Hot Shot

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Hot Shot of the Week

Picking up, reading and reviewing the issue at HeroesCon, Darren Mueller gives his thoughts on Irredeemable #14

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Hot Shot of the Week

A longtime Legion of Super-Heroes fan christens Paul Levitz new #1 as the book you should not miss this week

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck Moore picks Brightest Day #1 for the Hot Shot as he explains why this is more than just another "event" kickoff

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck Moore picks American Vampire #2 for the Hot Shot honor as he celebrates a bit of creepy, cool Vertigo fun

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Hot Shot of the Week

Bill Gladman picks Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers for the Hot Shot honor this week

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Hot Shot of the Week

Dustin Carson gives The Marvels Project #7 the honor this week for Brubaker goodness

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Hot Shot of the Week

Nova #35 receives the honor this week from the G-Man, stating it's 'all Marvel, all cosmic, all good'

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Hot Shot of the Week

Batman: Widening Gyre #5 ends the Marvel streak as the DC title takes center stage as G-Man's pick this week

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Hot Shot of the Week

Invincible Iron Man #24 lands the spot courtesy of the G-Man, Bill Gladman, for its old school goodness

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Hot Shot of the Week

The Marvels Project #6 receives the honor this week from our own Bill Gladman

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Hot Shot of the Week

Doomwar Another event book makes the spot as Bill Gladman continues to be surprised by Marvel titles

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Hot Shot of the Week

Strange #4 surprisingly takes the stage in this week's Hot Shot courtesy of Bill Gladman

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Hot Shot of the Week

Siege #2 gets the spotlight this week from Bill Gladman who calls Siege possibly the best event he's ever read!

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Hot Shot of the Week

Guardians of the Galaxy Bill Gladman steps up to the plate again, this time delving into Cosmic Marvel

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Hot Shot of the Week

Bill Gladman continues to enjoy Siege as this week he highlights Dark Avengers #13 for the honor

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck Moore calls this week's Hot Shot as he selects Invincible Iron Mas as "Invincibly Eisner Worthy!"

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Hot Shot of the Week

Siege #1 Bill Gladman, a non-Bendis fan, gives high marks for this first issue in Marvel's next big event

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Hot Shot of the Week

Spy Guy #1 Mike Kitchen's mystery - noir - action adventure title offered on Indy Comic Book Week gets the honor

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Hot Shot of the Week

John Wilson highlights The Brave and the Bold #30 featuring Green Lantern and Dr. Fate as the Hot Shot this week

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Hot Shot of the Week

Fall of the Hulks Alpha A Rogues Gallery of super intelligent super villains unite and incite the Fall

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Hot Shot of the Week

Blackest Night #5 Chuck Kennedy returns and shines the spotlight on the latest big event chapter from DC

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Hot Shot of the Week

Chuck Kennedy steps up to the plate and recommends Supergirl #47 as the Hot Shot for this week

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Hot Shot of the Week

Daredevil #502 Dustin Carson celebrates new writer Andy Diggle's new direction for the Man Without Fear

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Hot Shot of the Week

Brant Fowler thinks Secret Six #15 from DC Comics this week is a winner hands down on several levels

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Hot Shot of the Week

Hot Shot of the Week Chuck has to admit he likes reading the Fantastic Four once again as cosmic + family = cool!

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Hot Shot of the Week

Hot Shot of the Week Chuck chats up the cosmic goodness and heartfelt reunions of Mighty Avengers #30

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Hot Shot of the Week

Green Lantern Corps #41 the Black Lanterns seek to consume the green power battery and destroy Oa

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Hot Shot of the Week

Brant Fowler gives Deadpool #16 a try and really digs it, picking it as the best of the crop this week

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Hot Shot of the Week

John Wilson picks Superman Secret Origin #1 as this week's choice and shares a nice review along the way


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