March 6, 2013
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.
Fanny And Romeo
by Yves Pelletier / Pascal Girard
It's a precious story of Fanny who wants children, and Fabien who doesn't. Romeo, a cat, seems like a fair compromise, but Fabien is allergic. It's an adorable story by Pelletier with endearing art by Girard. It's sort of like an indie-rock song as graphic novel.
Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories
by Ben Katchor
Katchor's new, full-color, over-sized collection looks at the things that define us. Urban planning, architecture, product design - it's a surreal take on 21st century consumer society.
In The Sounds And Seas Volume 1
by Marnie Galloway
It's like a wordless, mythological ancient poem - with mesmerizing artwork - with fascinating patterns, repetition, etc.
Tank Girl: Everybody Loves Tank Girl
by Alan Martin / Jim Mahfood
With co-creator Jamie Hewlett busy with non-Tank Girl-related things, the success of Martin's stories are often dependent upon the quality of the artist he has drawing Tank Girl. Here, Jim Mahfood proves to be the perfect match-up for his anarchistic, foul-mouthed heroine.
by James Robinson / various
James Robinson's acclaimed Starman series is still beloved those who remember it. Here he revisits that universe, focusing this time on anti-hero the Shade with a centuries-spanning tale that sheds some light on one of Robinson's more shadowy characters.
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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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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