December 12, 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.
Human Being Lawnmower #3
by Avi Spivak
Spivak's music/comics zine is so awesome, you can't thumb through it and not wish there were dozens more publications like this. Sadly, there aren't. Loaded with articles about bands like The Troggs, Cock Sparrer Lou Reed, record reviews and more. It also has comics by Spivak, Gabrielle Bell, Victor Kerlow, and others. Good writing about good music accompanied by good comics.
by Kyle Platts
This colorful new release by Nobrow Press collects a series of strips by Kyle Platts. The style is somewhere in the same realm as funny, super-violent/gross psyche-punk cartoonists like Johnny Ryan, Keenan Marshall Keller, Alex Schubert and Matt Furie. Gambling addicts, Madonna in an old folks home, neglected cats, and more.
by Tim Hensley
Back in the '90s, Hensley worked as a closed-captioner for movies and TV. In his off-time, he would draw his favorite scenes from these movies into his sketchbook that he would later collect into a zine. This book collects that zine's 9 issues, with comics on Gilbert Grape, Pokemon, Get Carter, Perfect Storm, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and more. Plus, the book is die-cut to look like a ticket stub.
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.
Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
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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