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May 30, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 31, 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.

Fight Club 2 #1

Fight Club 2 #1
by Chuck Palahniuk / Cameron Stewart

This comic sequel to the literary cult classic finds Tyler Durden's alter-ego married to a wife who hates him, living in a house in the burbs, fathering a kid who seems to be carrying on the family business of making explosives out of ordinary objects and our hero heavily medicated to deal with life but also battered, bruised and recognized by other battered and bruised men. It's a solid start.

Infinite Bowman

Infinite Bowman
by Pat Aulisio

Pat Aulisio's awesomely trippy psychedelic sci-fi epic picks up where 2001: A Space Odyssey leaves off. Dave has shut down HAL and has made contact with the black monolith. Infinite Bowman follows him on a journey through time and space.

Providence #1

Providence #1
by Alan Moore / Jacen Burrows

Alan Moore pays homage to his Lovecraftian roots with his new comic series. There's a book that, when read, drives people to suicide. A strange man in a very cold apartment. And a reporter in need of a story. Burrows' art feels sweeping and cinematic, and Moore is setting the stage for a period epic of ancient evil.

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)

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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