July 14, 2010
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
Batgirl: Batgirl Rising
by Bryan Q. Miller / Lee Garbett / Trevor Scott
This trade collects the first seven issues of the new Batgirl series, featuring the newest Batgirl, Stephanie Brown. If you're a fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Bryan Q. Miller delivers a series that has all the charm of that TV show at its best - set in the Batman universe.
Don't Hold Your Breath: Nothing New from Brian Ewing
by Brian Ewing
This full-color, hardcover collects the bold-lined, smoothly designed and darkly themed art rock poster and album cover art of pop-surrealist Brian Ewing. He's done work for The Melvins, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Warped Tour, The New Yorker and more.
by Attaboy / Annie Owens
Hi-Fructose is one of the best and most in-demand magazines that focuses on underground art and pop-surrealists - it's sort of like a higher-end Juxtapoz. Every issue is a cover-to-cover visual feast! #16 features Jeff Soto, Ron English, Sylvia Ji, Barry McGee, Takashi Hinoda and many more.
Recreating the joy of reading comics on old newspapers, Pood gives creators 1 broadsheet size page to display their strips. #1 features work by Jim Rugg, Sara Edward Corbett, Hans Rickheit, Bishakh Som, Tobias Tak, and more.
by Matt Kindt
This original graphic novel by Matt Kindt tells the story of Sam, a man stuck in two worlds. One day he's stuck in a dead-end job with a boss he hates and a lousy girlfriend. The next day he wakes up to world destroyed by the combination of a pandemic and a dirty bomb. The next day he wakes up, he's back in the regular world again. And so on. Sam is tasked to find a constant between both worlds to undo the damage, but he also has to decide which world he prefers. Which would you choose: lawless apocalypse or soul crushing tedium?
Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail email@example.com. 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.
Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
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)