April 10, 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.
'Tain't the Meat... It's the Humanity! and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Jack Davis / Al Feldstein
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
by Al Williamson / Al Feldstein
Fantagraphics continues its excellent series of EC Comics Library editions with two new books. 'Tain't The Meat collects some of Jack Davis's Tales from The Crypt stories which highlight his masterful balance of gore, humor and terror. 50 Girls 50 collects some of Al Williamson's classic tales from Weird Science and Weird Fantasy which stand as landmarks in comics sci-fi/fantasy.
3 New Stories
by Dash Shaw
Dash Shaw is a modern comics master. He experiments with everything from structure to narrative to color. If you're unfamiliar with his work, he's sort of like Gary Panter illustrating a Chris Ware story, or, in this case, 3 stories of dystopian societies.
Mind MGMT Volume 1
by Matt Kindt
Matt Kindt delivers a fun thrill-ride and mindbender in an Inception/Trance sort of way. Memories are managed, reality is altered, psychics are lethal and dolphins talk.
by Osamu Tezuka
Just how adorable is this full color Tezuka epic about an adventurous unicorn's world travels? Look at the cover image again. That's how adorable.
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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