February 16, 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 Is For Beard
by BT Livermore
This limited edition, handmade book is an A to Z compendium of delight for the follicly fascinated.
Bayou Volume 2
by Jeremy Love
This is the second collection of the popular web comic about a girl and a blues-singing swamp creature in a southern neverland trying to save her father from being lynched.
DMZ Volume 9: M.I.A.
by Brian Wood / Riccardo Burchielli / Ryan Kelly
It's the 9th collected volume of Wood's alternate-universe America embroiled in a Civil War. Here our protagonist, journalist Matty discovers more about himself than the war he's surrounded by.
by Simon Oliver / Jason Latour
The insatiable craving for cheap consumer goods leads to the bodies young women in the desert. And the result is this LA noir-style comic tale.
by Jordan Crane
Jordan Crane is a comics master. And this issue of delight, which contains both an ongoing adult drama and an all-ages adventure underlines the vitality of the comic book "floppy" form at a time when many doomsayers are predicting its demise.
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)
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)