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February 23, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 23, 2015

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said What? is syndicated weekly in the Baltimore Sun's B-Paper.

Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.

A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts, 1981-2013

A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts, 1981-2013
by Bleddyn Butcher

This new hardcover art book collects over 30 years of Nick Cave (and friends) - based photography by Butcher. If you love Nick Cave, you'll love A Little History.

Highway #1

Highway #1
by Vicente Gutierrez (editor)

Awesome things can come in compact packages and Highway is one of them. This debut issue features sound ecologist and artist Hildegard Westerkamp, legendary photographer Glen E. Friedman, experimental musician Oren Ambarchi, KCHUNG Radio collective and so much more. And it fits right in the palm of your hand.

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed
by Julie Tibbott

Tibbott presents a fun and accessible overview of secret societies and cults. And as a conspiracy enthusiast myself, I was thrilled to discover some things that were new to me.

Saturday Night Live: The Book

Saturday Night Live: The Book
by Alison Castle (Editor)

Coming off the SNL 40 Year Anniversary Special, if you find your love of the comedy show suddenly rekindled, this gorgeous, hardcover art book by Taschen will keep the magic going. Tons of behind the scenes and unpublished photos, plus cast, host and musical guest reference guides, and more. Live from New York, it's...

Silk #1

Silk #1
by Robbie Thompson / Stacey Lee

Fans demanded it, and Marvel delivered - Silk - part of the Spider-Man family. This debut issue has all personality and humor you want with the right blend of angst. It's written by Robbie Thompson, of CW's Supernatural. Plus artist newcomer Stacey Lee is already generating a ton of buzz. Silk has the making of an immediate hit.

Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail 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.

Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:

Atomic Books website
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Mutant Funnies

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
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)

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