April 4, 2012
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.
by Noah Van Sciver
Modern comics genius Van Sciver delivers a dark and intense Y2K tale in this Retrocomics one-shot. 1999 wraps up the 90s nicely - with an under-achieving slacker, tawdry sandwich shop sex, obsessiveness and a dangerous flower pen.
by Tom Scioli
Collecting Scioli's webcomics- a full color, Jack Kirby-esque post-apocalyptic yarn - think Conan the Barbarian as Captain America. Or maybe vice versa.
Fafi: The Carmine Vault
Fafi brings a street art approach to her new graphic novel - and the result is somewhere between pop and high art.
Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery
by Grant Morrison / Frank Quitely
When he isn't busy feeling intimidated by beloved literary/alternative cartoonists of substance like Chris Ware, Grant Morrison can, on occasion, deliver a psychedelic whirlwind of genre-storytelling - sort of like a younger, less hirsute brother to Alan Moore. And Flex Mentallo shows Morrison at his most creative - dealing with an oddball Doom Patrol hero.
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)