September 21, 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.
Armed Garden And Other Stories
by David B.
From the creator of the acclaimed Epileptic comes a collection of historical-based stories - it's history, legend, magic, and gods. Oh yeah, and battles! Epic battles.
Book Of Human Insects
by Osamu Tezuka
One of Tezuka's most wicked tales. Toshiko is a genius. An up-and-coming actress. An architect. She is also a mimic, plagiarist and the mastermind of a series of murders.
by Craig Thompson
Years in the making, Thompson's long-awaited follow-up to his beloved and acclaimed Blankets is set in the Middle East and is every bit as substantial as the brick of a graphic novel that made him famous.
Hark! A Vagrant
by Kate Beaton
Web-sensation and New Yorker cartoonist - Beaton uses history and literature as the staging ground for her sharp humor.
The Man Who Grew His Beard
by Oliver Schrauwen
This collection of stories marks famed Belgian cartoonist Schrauwen's first American graphic novel. Surreal, absurd, he's been justifiably called a post-modern genius. Men on safari encounter an obnoxious hunter, how hair can help us classify personality and more.
Mark Twain's Autobiography: 1919-2010
by Michael Kupperman
Did you know that Mark Twain hunted the yeti? Met the Bionic Man? Was involved with in the x-rated film industry? Using Twain's surprise hit autobiography as inspiration, Kupperman's wit goes to town on on America's beloved humorist.
Prison Pit: Book 3
by Johnny Ryan
Ryan dumps professional wrestling, video games, grindhouse movies, Gary Panter, and Kentaro Miura into a fetid lava flow and pulls out another disturbingly funny book.
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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