January 26, 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.
Batman Vs. The Undead
by Kevin VanHook / Tom Mandrake
Batman teams up with vampire and a werewolf (and gets an assist from Superman) to fight an army of zombies who are about to overrun New Orleans. So in terms of what fun elements this trade paperback has, 1. Zombies? Check. 2. Vampires? Check. 3. Werewolves? Check. 4. Batman? Check.
Blecky Yuckerella Volume 4: FUC_ _ _U, _SS _ _LE
by Johnny Ryan
The final collection of the hilarious Blecky strips by Johnny Ryan. Now, if only I could figure out what the title is supposed to spell out...
King of the Flies Volume 2: The Origin of the World
by Mezzo & Pirus
The second installment of Mezzo & Pirus' weird, French, suburban soap opera that's one part Twin Peaks, one part Charles Burns, one part Stephen King and all parts awesome. Here stories that seem unrelated become intricately intertwined.
The New York Five #1
by Brian Wood / Ryan Kelly
It's college life in the big city, with black sheep, bands, and more.
Rabid Rabbit #12: Goes To Hell
by C.M. Butzer (editor)
In this installment of the anthology series, all the cartoonists go to hell and live to tell their tale
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.
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other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)
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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)