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September 27, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 27, 2015

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

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.


The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution

The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution
by Jonathan Hennessey / Mike Smith / Aaron McConnell

This book explains everything you need to know about where beer came from and how we came to drink it. But it also relates beer to Europe's emergence from the Dark Ages, the Age of Exploration, the spread of capitalism, Reformation, and more. And it leads all the way up to the current craft movement. The real question is what would one pair this book with?


Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops
by Christopher Herwig / Damon Murray / Stephen Sorrell

On a long distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg, Herwig noticed the astonishing variety in design of bus stops of the Soviet Era, and he set out to photograph them. So over a decade, 18,000 miles and 14 countries later, he presents this beautifully comprehensive and diverse collection of images. The photos are so good, you may find yourself yearning to be waiting on a bus.


Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer
by Walter Chandoha

Chandoha is a commercial photographer who has been specializing in animals for years. But he is most famous for his cat pictures. This book collects his most iconic and famous work. But it also gives tips, studio set up suggestions and more. Plus, did I mention, cat pictures?


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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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