August 7, 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.
Amazing Facts and Beyond
by Kevin Huizenga / Dan Zettwoch
Collecting the strip from the St. Louis Riverfront Dispatch, Amazing Facts is sort of like a modern Ripley's Believe It Or Not as written by John Hodgman.
by Box Brown / James Kochalka
The perfect comic to end the summer. Box Brown's story deals with vacationers, locals, surfing, skating and weed sales. Kochalka's story has a couple mushroom creatures discovering a blonde "princess" in the aftermath of a beach party.
by Alan Moore / Facundo Percio / Antony Johnston
Collecting the 10 issue series that adapted Moore's unpublished script from the 80s into a comic - a dystopian commentary on fashion.
Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein
by Al Feldstein / Grant Geissman
Both biography and beautiful artbook, Feldstein looks at the life and work of the legendary EC Comics artist and MAD Magazine editor.
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)