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5 Comics You Should Read In August 2016.

5 Comics You Should Read In August 2016

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Each month I like to showcase some of the new comics that you should be reading. I try and make it varied, mixing up creative ideas, genres and different storytelling to create a list that will have something that will appeal to everyone.

Sorry guys, this month is a bit of a shorter list this month. That’s not because of the quality of comics released this month, but more due to a lack of time on my behalf. There’s still plenty of interesting comics to look forward in August.

This month’s list features a particular squad that will be in cinemas later this week, a new thriller by a superstar duo, the king of all monsters and more.

Which of these comics will you be reading? Don’t forget to tell me in the comments!

Suicide Squad #1 cover by Jim Lee.

Suicide Squad

Written by Rob Williams. Art by Jim Lee. Published by DC Comics.

Have you been meaning to check out the Suicide Squad comic, but had no idea where to start? Well, you’re in luck as a brand new series starts this month.

In this new comic the band of misfit villains are forced to go on a suicide mission to recover a cosmic item which has fallen into enemy hands. Expect crazy action as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Katana and the rest of the team try to not get themselves killed in the process.

Suicide Squad: Rebirth is available from August 3rd and Suicide Squad #1 will be out 2 weeks later on August 17th.

Harley Quinn #1 cover by Amanda Conner.

Harley Quinn

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. Art by Chad Hardin. Published by DC Comics.

Harley Quinn is in a spot of trouble. Her home of Coney Island is overrun by zombies! How will Harley get rid of all them? You’ll have to read to find out, but expect it to be done Harley’s own special (and maybe crazy) way.

If you’ve been wanting to check out Harley Quinn, but had no idea where to begin, this new comic series is the perfect place to begin.

Harley Quinn #1 is available from August 3rd and Harley Quinn #2 will be out 2 weeks later on August 17th.

Kill Or Be Killed #1 cover by Sean Phillips.

Kill Or Be Killed

Written by Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips. Published by Image Comics.

If you’ve read anything from the superstar duo of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips before I won’t need to convince you to read this new series. You’ll just know that it is a must read. For those who haven’t read anything from them before you’ll want to check this series out.

Kill Or Be Killed is a deconstruction of vigilante justice and how it affects those undergo it and the people around them. This thriller will show how taking justice into your own hands can ruin your life and how the secrets will eat away at you.

Kill Or Be Killed #1 is available from August 3rd.

Kingsway West #1 cover by Mirko Colak.

Kingsway West

Written by Greg Pak. Art by Mirko Colak. Published by Dark Horse Comics.

Kingsway West is an interesting mash-up of the Old West, Eastern influences and fantasy by Totally Awesome Hulk writer Greg Pak and artist Mirko Colak.

This miniseries follows Kingsway Law, who has just gotten out of prison after 13 years, attempting to reunite with his wife. On his journey to find her he will encounter trouble in the form of dragons, racist vigilantes and a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.

Kingsway West #1 is available from August 24th.

Godzilla Rage Across Time #1 cover by Bob Eggleton.

Godzilla: Rage Across Time

Written by Jeremy Robinson. Art by Matt Frank. Published by IDW Publishing.

Godzilla and his monster pals (and enemies) rule the world with their destructive power in the present, but in this new 5-issue miniseries we discover how they also ruled the past. Each issue explores how The Big G was king over a different periods of time.

In the debut issue we head back to Feudal Japan to see how Godzilla and other monsters terrorised people back then.

Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 is available from August 24th.

Need More Comics?

If you need even more reading recommendations then there’s also last month’s list and the Marvel Jumping On Points column. They have more tasty comics to bite your teeth into.

What Comics Will You Be Reading This August?

Which of these August comic releases grabs your interest? Let me know in the comments below or via the How to Love Comics Facebook or Twitter.


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  • I dunno if it’s just me. And I’m pretty sure it’s not just nostalgia as I consider myself being able to look past that at revamped properties. But ever version I’ve read of Suicide Squad just seems vastly inferior to John Ostrander and Kim Yale’s run in the 80’s. It just seems watered down and soulless. I read SS:Rebirth and it seems much the same. Boomerang and Harley weren’t funny, just cliche and Deadshot. I just can’t get past that overwrought costume. On the plus side Amanda Waller and Rick Flag seemed to be handled well until that cheesy battle cry Rick gave at the end.

    Kingsway West and Kill or Be Killed look good. I love me some mixed genre westerns and realistic vigilante justice and consequence.

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