October 30, 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.
Basil Wolverton Weird Worlds Artist Edition
by Basil Wolverton
IDW's Artist Series has published quite a few impressive, over-sized, limited edition books , but this collection of legendary MAD contributor Basil Wolverton may be the best yet. It contains stories covering his career from Powerhouse Pepper, Spacehawk, up through his grotesques, his religious work and more. The result is simply WOW!
Found: The Early Years
by Davy Rothbart
Davy Rothbart's ingenious magazine Found - collecting the best (and worst) of notes, letters and other miscellany readers find - will go down as one of the all-time best zines. For those who are late to the party, finding back issues of #1-4 can be a tad tough - so Found: The Early Years collects the best of those 4 issues into one very Found Magazine-like book.
Stray Bullets Volume 1: Innocence Of Nihilism
by David Lapham
Lapham's crime cult-classic has been dormant for a long time. Recently, he came back to it - completing the original series' story-arc and starting a whole new one (Stray Bullets: Killers). This brings the long unavailable first volume back into print.
True Stories #1
One of my all time favorite alt-weekly strips was Derf's The City. Here the cartoonist collects the first of several planned volumes of "True Story" comics. The theme is that these are real things that the cartoonist witnessed that made their way into his long-running comic.
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