May 22, 2014
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 I. N. J. Culbard
A gorgeously cinematic metaphysical tale of existence. If you like the sorts of questions movies like 2001 raise, you won't be able to put Culbard's book down.
Most Dangerous Animal Of All: Searching For My Father And Finding The Zodiac Killer
by Gary L. Stewart / Susan Mustafa
This isn't a comic, but everyone at Atomic is reading the hell out of this book right now. It is an intense tale of Stewart - who goes on a journey to find his biological father and instead believes he finds the Zodiac Killer.
Sick Rose: Disease And The Art Of Medical Illustration
by Richard Barnett
In the 19th century, urbanization, industrialization and poor hygiene resulted in an era of epidemics. Sick Rose collects the grotesquely riveting medical illustrations of diseases of this era. It's both disturbing and beautiful at the same time. You can't look away - no matter how much you want to.
by Alexandro Jodorowsky / Georges Bess
White Lama combines Jodorowsky's trademark spiritualism with martial arts in this adventure. It collects the hard to find series on one handy and smart hardcover volume. If you've seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune and want more of this difficult genius' vision, his comics offer a world of fun.
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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)