August 25, 2010
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
Atomic Books was recently named one of Bizarre Magazine's 51 geekiest places on the planet.
Archie: The Classic Newspaper Comics Volume 1
by Bob Montana
I’ve been on a bubblegum music kick lately, and I’ve been listening to a lot of Archies. So I’m especially excited to see IDW give its quality archival treatment to the Archie daily newspaper comic strip which ran for 30 years. This volume collects the first strips of the run and contains many that have never before been reprinted.
Before National Lampoon became a title prefix synonymous with direct-to-video, unfunny, teensploitation movie sequels, it was an important, brilliant and cutting age humor publication. It was a pre-Onion, MAD Magazine for the college set. This book is tour through a satirical institution that has had a profound effect on culture.
The Night Bookmobile
by Audrey Niffenegger
Niffenegger is probably known best for writing The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. This graphic novel is about a woman who is presented with and then obsessively searches for a disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she’s ever read.
by James Jean
An accordion (fold-out) book of the popular artist's more recent work.
The Snow Yak Show
by Mark Ryden
This art book contains images from Ryden’s acclaimed Japanese Snow Yak Show. Each gorgeous piece is a strange world inviting the viewer to just lose themselves.
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)