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July 4, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 4, 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.

King in Yellow

King in Yellow
by Robert W Chambers / I. N. J. Culbard

Once a cult favorite, notable for influencing H.P. Lovecraft, Chambers and his King In Yellow gained popularity after it was teased in season 1 of HBO's True Detective. Here I.N.J. Culbard does another solid graphic novel translation of a horror classic.

Supreme Blue Rose

Supreme Blue Rose
by Warren Ellis / Tula Lotay

Warren Ellis' curious reboot of the Supreme Image series is collected here. Instead of musclebound superheroes, we get a hallucinatory mystery.

Tim and Eric's Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life

Tim and Eric's Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life
by Tim Heidecker / Eric Wareheim

Is your life lacking fulfillment? Do you miss the happiness? Are you seeking a life-system that will turn everything around for you? Time to try Tim and Eric's Zone Theory! Even if it doesn't help you get your life straight, it'll still make you laugh.

We Stand On Guard #1

We Stand On Guard #1
by Brian K. Vaughan / Steve Skroce

So... turns out the US had to bomb Canada. This story, by Saga's Vaughan and and Matrix storyboard artist Skroce, finds a band of Canadian freedom fighters battling (mostly) unmanned American robots cuz, well, the US needs Canada's water. Prophetic? Let's hope not.

Zisk #26

Zisk #26
by Mike Faloon

If you find yourself saying things like, "As long as my team is playing .500 ball going into the All-Star Break..." then this "Baseball Magazine for People Who Hate Baseball Magazines" may just be the baseball magazine for you. In this issue, Johnny Bench, and Orioles fan vs. Derek Jeeter, and more!

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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