December 4, 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.
Black Is The Color
by Julia Gfrörer
Julia Gfrörer is one of the best cartoonists working today. Her linework is intense, her narratives are dark and moody. This here is a sea-faring comic, where an abandoned sailor is slowly dying while adrift and visited by a mermaid. She's like a younger Dame Darcy.
Brenda Starr: The Complete Pre-Code Comics Volume 1: Good Girls, Bondage, and Other Fine Things
by Jack Kamen / Matt Baker
From back in the days when comics caused juvenile delinquency (it's true! they even had McCarthy-era Senate hearings about it) comes these Brenda Starr good girl comics which feature a lot of mid-century bondage, mild torture and other forms of titillation.
by Chris Gore
Chris Gore created an unofficial sequel to the children's classic, Everyone Poops. But instead of animals pooping, here we get celebrities. Yes, even Bieber poops. Includes a download too.
by Jesse Reklaw
Jesse Reklaw is a master autobiographical cartoonist. This long-form memoir deals with childhood, death, sex, drugs, mental illness with cleverness and honesty.
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)