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September 18, 2013

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 18, 2013

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said What? is syndicated weekly in the Baltimore Sun's B-Paper.

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

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.


Reggie-12

Reggie-12
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.


Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy At the Dawn of the American Comic Strip 1895-1915

Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy At the Dawn of the American Comic Strip 1895-1915
by various

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 benn@atomicbooks.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.


Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:

Atomic Books website
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Said What?


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)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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