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July 26, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 26, 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.

Fante Bukowski

Fante Bukowski
by Noah Van Sciver

There's so much to love about Van Sciver's new comics novella. First, publisher Fantagraphics has designed the book in an excellent, vintage pulp paperback format (something fairly uncommon in comics, but it really works). Then you have Van Sciver's Fante Bukowski character - a talentless bore who wants to be a famous writer and instead of fame experiences one humiliation after another. Fante Bukowski is quintessential Van Sciver.

In The Garden Of Evil

In The Garden Of Evil
by Charles Burns / Killoffer / Will Oldham

This super-limited, handmade project combines work from artists Charles Burns and Killoffer and a special flexidisc from Will Oldham. Another exquisite Pigeon Press production. Blink and it'll be gone.

Slurricane #8

Slurricane #8
by Will Laren

Tumblr sensation Will Laren collects a new issue of mostly previously unpublished one page gag comics: a kid who puts Louis Armstrong stamps on his backpack instead of band patches, a girl who can't stand the Beach Boys, a woman who vomits to compete with mama birds and more.

VYM Magazine #1

VYM Magazine #1
by Sasha Velour / Johnny Velour

This gorgeous, new, full color magazine explores the rapidly growing world of drag with a queer theory/gender studies/art context.

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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