October 26, 2011
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.
Atomic Books has been 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.
Everything Volume 1
by Lynda Barry
Lynda Barry has been making comics for nearly thirty years. This volume collects Barry's early comics, noteworthy for both her distinctive scratchy style and large swaths of text.
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual (Illustrated)
by Michael Pollan / Maira Kalman
Maira Kalman offers gorgeous illustrations to accompany Michael Pollan's rules for healthy eating.
The Frank Book
by Jim Woodring
A softcover edition of Woodring's landmark Frank features an anthropomorphic cat in a pyschedelic world.
by Katsushika Hokusai / Kazuya Takaoka
This book, roughly the size of a phone book, collects 15 volumes of the manga master's early works. And by early, I mean way early - like 18th century early.
The Manara Library Volume 1
by Milo Manara
The beginning of the European master's comprehensive collection collects two volumes of Manara's early work.
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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