November 13, 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 O. Schrauwen
O. Schrauwen's first graphic novel in English is a masterwork - blending reality and surreality. The artist's grandfather travels to an island colony utopia in the twentieth century. Beautifully simple linework, a clever story, and beautiful printing on the part of Fantagraphics.
Hawd Tales #1
by Devin Flynn
Ripped from the pages of Vice! Well, not actually ripped, but this comic did start out as a strip there - but now it's a grown up comic book - a crazy, urban, underground tale of cops, crime, weirdness and lunacy. Totally fun!
The Kitchen #1
by Ollie Masters / Ming Doyle
If you love 1970s, gritty, New York City crime stories, this new Vertigo mini-series is what you're looking for. When an Irish gang gets tossed in prison, it's up to their wives to keep running their rackets and keep the cash flowing. Masters delivers what looks, thus far, to be a feminist take on the genre, and Ming Doyle delivers her signature stylized art that feels both retro-cinematic and freshly modern at the same time.
Wicked & Divine Vol. 1
by Kieron Gillen / Jamie McKelvie
This trade collects the first story arc from Image's hit series, Wicked & Divine. In this series, a group of gods show back up nearly every century. They hang out of a couple years and then disappear. They have returned again. This time, they're pop stars.
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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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