September 25, 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.
Executioner And Friend: Collected Short Comics
by Jimmy Giegerich
If you think your job sucks, well Executioner and Friend work in a dungeon. So compare. This book has lots of Dungeons & Dragons humor, excellent artwork and a silk-screened cover. 20-sided dice not included.
I Am My Own Stereotype
by Delaine Derry Green
The wildly entertaining Delaine Derry Green (editor of Not My Small Diary) collects 20 years of her own diary comics here. I Am My Own Stereotype puts the FUN in FUNny.
by Cameron Stewart
Sin Titulo is a semi-autobiographical neo-noir mystery. A photo in a dead grandfather's belongings leads to an adventure that takes place at point where dreams and reality touch.
by Otto Splotch
Otto Splotch's work is crazy, psychedelic and sick - trippy lines and colors mix with general grossness and dysfunctional characters. I love it.
We Won't See Auschwitz
by Jeremie Dres
After a death in the family, Dres decides it's time to learn more about his family's Jewish heritage. But instead of focusing on the Holocaust and visiting Auschwitz, he instead visits his grandfather's home village to try and discern what it means to be Jewish today. But just because you may not "see" Auschwitz, that doesn't mean you won't notice its presence.
World Map Room
by Yuichi Yokoyama
Yuichi Yokoyama's style is minimal - not just in terms of his art, but here in terms of narrative and characterization. It makes for a wonderfully ethereal comic.
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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