May 19, 2010
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
by Keith Jones
Imagine if Philip K. Dick made Saturday morning cartoons instead of writing novels. Jones' brand of psychedelic sci-fi could easily be the result.
by Jon Evans / Andrea Mutti
Another fun entry into DC Comics’ Vertigo Crime imprint of hardcover, b/w, original, pulp graphic novels. When a former athlete returns to town to be the executor of his deceased high school sweetheart's will, he discovers his past may have something to do with her demise.
Henry And Glenn Forever
By Igloo Tornado
In this comic, Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins are "very good friends" and roommates. Their next-door neighbors are the extremely considerate and Satan-worshipping Hall and Oates. The result is a series of gag strips involving emo-meltdowns, cringey insecurities and cryfest diaries. A can't-miss concept that is wholly enjoyable.
by Tim Hensley
Sex, violence and rock 'n roll - all told in a beautiful Archie-esque retro '60s teen comic style. Wally Gropius has to marry the saddest girl in the world or lose his petrochemical conglomerate inheritance. The result is weird and fun, surreal and funny, odd and appealing....
by Jim Woodring
Alt-comics legend Jim Woodring's first official graphic novel finds him in the Frank Universe (one of his best-known creations), telling a dense yet wordless tale about suffering and enlightenment. Woodring's comics are beautifully psychedelic, and his linework is a visual feast.
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)