January 19, 2011
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.
B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Hardcover Collection Volume 1
by Mike Mignola
If you're a fan of Hellboy but haven't explored the rest of his comic universe, this beautiful deluxe collection of the first 3 B.P.R.D. graphic novels is not only a great starting point, but an actually pretty cost effective one.
Denis Kitchen's Chipboard Sketchbook
by Denis Kitchen
This sketchbook of an artist who is primarily known as a publisher is a great follow up to the surprisingly good 2010 release of his aptly titled Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen.
by Peter Milligan / Giuseppe Camuncoli / Stefano Landini
Forget that Keanu Reeves movie, John Constantine is a total supernatural badass. And in this special deluxe issue, he's getting married. When the attendees to your wedding include dignitaries from Heaven and Hell - well, you can't expect to pull the event off without a hitch.
by Daniel Clowes
Dan Clowes' masterpiece is now in trade paperback form. You don't know how great comics can be until you've read Ice Haven. It reminds me of Sherwood Anderson's novel Winesburg, Ohio.
by Andy Diggle / Victor Ibanez
The Rat Catcher is sort of the Keyser Soze of mafia snitches in the witness protection program. A washed up FBI agent has one last chance of catching the Rat Cather if he can navigate this deliciously pulpy game of cat and mouse.
Tank Girl: We Hate Tank Girl
by Alan C. Martin / Rufus Dayglo
A collection of fun Tank Girl one-shots.
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)
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