September 18, 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.
Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps
by Art Spiegelman
For over half a century, Art Spiegelman has been experimenting with the comics form. This book presents a gorgeous overview of his career, from his earliest self-published comics through is more recent design work.
by Brian Ralph
The now-defunct magazine Giant Robot ran Brian's Reggie-12 strip on its back page for years. Here the comics - funny, Astro Boy-esque/giant robot gag strips - are collected into a lush, large format edition.
And speaking of over-size comics, Society Is Nix is a huge format collection of old Sunday comics from over 100 years ago - and it reveals beautifully messy sort of comics big bang - before styles and formats began to emerge.
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)