September 29, 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, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.
American Vampire Volume 1
by Scott Snyder / Stephen King / Rafael Albuquerque
This volume collects the first 5 issues of the American historical vampire series co-written by Stephen King. Vampires in the jazz-era? Of course. Vampires in the Wild West? Why not?
This is a look at the life and body of work created by Bill Everett, the man who created the Sub-Mariner - the character upon which Marvel Comics would be built.
by Robert Rodriguez / Aaron Kaufman / Stuart Sayger / Zach Howard
In this day and age of frugal spending, it might be safe to say that some movies should just exist as comics. And judging by Machete's box office, it may be even safer to say that Machete should have been one of those titles. But now it is a comic! This introductory issue will kick off a new series scheduled to start in December.
by Nate Neal
Neal uses a cave-dwelling tribe to explore themes of communication and language and reveals himself to be a master storyteller.
Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg
by Bill Griffith
It's the newest collection of comics legend Bill Griffith's Zippy The Pinhead comic strip. In this volume - Joan Rivers, Charles Bukowski, God, riboflavin, and more! Surreal and absurd yuks abound.
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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Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)