August 15, 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.
by John Dermot Woods
I was asked to give a blurb for this book, so I did. Gladly. So here's what I said: "John Dermot Woods has a remarkably agile illustration style that well serves this collection of comics stories – each reading and feeling as sharp and poignant as any prose short story – with the ending leaving the reader to meditate on what they’ve just consumed. Woods takes the seemingly commonplace - a found shoe, a dead cat, a game of king of the hill - to unexpected and remarkable places."
March Book One
by John Lewis / Andrew Aydin / Nate Powell
Civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis tells his fascinating story in this first book (of a trilogy) with typically great artwork by Nate Powell. And just in time too, seeing as how the US Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act and certain states (you know who you are) are quickly passing new, discriminatory voting regulations.
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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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)