ComicBook Countdown for the Week of August 31

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 31, 2015.

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There’s nary a week when great comics, movies, or television shows aren’t all vying for our attention. It can be hard to keep up with it all, but that’s why we’re here. Each Monday at ComicBook.Com, we take a look at the five most exciting things coming to the world of fandom to keep you in the know.

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  1. Suicide Squad Vol. 1 | DC Comics

While the first Suicide Squad movie is just under a year away, it’s already possible to experience this infamous team’s greatest adventures. DC Comics is republishing the first volume of the series from the 1980s in affordable paperbacks starting this Wednesday. This is not only the best version of the Squad ever created, but one of the best series in DC’s long and storied history. If you want to find out what all the buzz about Deadshot, Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, and the rest is, then this is where you need to start.

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  1. Mad Max: Fury Road on Blu-Ray | Warner Bros. Pictures

Speaking of truly great things being made available again, the best movie of 2015 so far will be available to bring home this week. Mad Max: Fury Road was the highlight of a summer filled with great blockbusters, demanding repeat showings in theaters. It may not be possible to recreate that experience in a basement, but on a big screen TV and with surround sound this movie should still blow us all away on Blu-Ray. Plus, the special features detailing George Miller’s process and the incredible practical effects will all be required viewing for fans.

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  1. Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #1 | Marvel Comics

Now that Alan Moore’s (a.k.a. the Original Writer’s) Miracleman has been reprinted in its entirety, it’s time for Marvel to move on to the next phase of this legendary series. More than two decades after they began working together, iconic creators Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham will complete their Miracleman stories beginning with the republication of “The Golden Age” story here. It’s incredibly exciting to see such an important piece of comics history not only reprinted, but completed. If you haven’t been reading the Miracleman reprints, now is the time to get on board.

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  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Konami

Is there any single living and working in video games today who is as influential as Hideo Kojima? Doubtful. Kojima’s work on the Metal Gear series has been truly influential, constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of his chosen medium. It looks like Metal Gear Solid V will be his final entry in the series, and it is a very high note to go out on. Rave reviews are already rolling in marking this installment to be every bit as impressive as its predecessors, if not more so. Gamers should be delighted to spend a little bit more time with Solid Snake this week, seeing just what videogames are capable of in 2015.

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  1. Plutona #1 | Image Comics

Plutona #1 is one of many, many launches from Image Comics this year, but it’s also one of the most exciting. We provided an exclusive interview with Lemire and Lenox earlier this year and an advance review of Plutona #1 a couple of weeks back. It is just as good as the hype would lead you to believe. The premise of Stand By Me with superheroes is every bit as intriguing as it sounds and Lenox is an absolute discovery on art. This four-issue miniseries is bound to be the talk of your local comic store, so be sure to pick it up before it sells out this Wednesday.

What new comics, shows, and other releases are you looking forward to this week? Share in the comments below.


About chasemagnett

Chase is a mild-mannered finance guy by day and a raving comics fan by night. He has been reading comics for more than half of his life (all 23 years of it). After graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with degrees in Economics and English, he has continued to research comics while writing articles and reviews online. His favorite superhero is Superman and he'll accept no other answers. Don't ask about his favorite comic unless you're ready to spend a day discussing dozens of different titles.
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