February 17, 2010
In the Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights several new comics and graphic novels released this week.
Astounding Wolf-Man Volume 3
by Robert Kirkman / Jason Howard / Fco Plascencia
Best known for his zombie comic series Walking Dead and his superhero series Invincible, Robert Kirkman also does a fun, frequently overlooked werewolf comic series. This is the third volume, and it’s an enjoyable read for anyone on Team Jacob.
Ignition City Volume 1
by Warren Ellis / Gianluca Pagliarani
Did you know that one of the most prolific and consistently entertaining comics writers just turned 42 this week? Happy birthday Warren! So old. So very, very, old. Ignition City is his steampunk sci-fi epic!
by Mark Millar / John Romita, Jr.
Millar's hit series is now collected into book format. This graphic novel is for anyone who ever wanted to be a superhero. It's a realistic look at costumed heroics as only Mark Millar can deliver.
by Mariko Tamaki / Jillian Tamaki
Brand new in an affordable softcover format! Skim is a curvy Wiccan Goth in an all-girls school in Toronto. The suicide of a friend's boyfriend sets off a series of dramatic complexities including clandestine meetings with teachers, secret crushes, shedding friends, and more. Skim is a pitch-perfect tour de force.
Starman Omnibus Volume 4
by James Robinson / Jerry Ordway / Tony Harris
Starman is one of the best, most overlooked superhero comics of the '90s. Fortunately, DC Comics is giving the series this Omnibus treatment - collecting the 80 issue series into 6 hardcover editions. Jack Knight, a jeans, tennis shoes and leather jacket wearing hero, reluctantly inherits the role of Starman from his father. And in the process of adapting and accepting this responsibility, he becomes an everyman hero that most readers relate to, identify with and root for.
Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If there’s a comic I should know about, send it my way at Atomic, c/o Atomic Books 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211.
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other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)