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October 8, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 8, 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.


Bitch Planet Volume 1

Bitch Planet Volume 1
by Kelly Sue DeConnick / Valentine De Landro

Finally - the first issues of the acclaimed Bitch Planet (a feminist Barbarella-prison-sexploitation comic) are collected into one edition.


Cinema Sewer Volume 5: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies!

Cinema Sewer Volume 5: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies!
by Robin Bougie

The newest volume in Bougie's ongoing sleazy cinema bible is out and it collects issues 24-26 of his zine. It also includes 85 pages of bonus material - never-before-seen interviews, comics, rants and more.


Horizontal Collaboration: The Erotic World of Paris 1920-1946

Horizontal Collaboration: The Erotic World of Paris 1920-1946
by Mel Gordon

A stunning history of pre-World War II and occupation-era Paris. Find out how "The City of Pleasure" got its name. Loaded with gorgeous photographs, this shows the highs and lows of an erotic Paris.


Injection Volume 1

Injection Volume 1
by Warren Ellis / Declan Shalvey / Jordie Bellaire

Collecting Ellis' new series - the past is poisoned, the future is wild and now is weird. Five geniuses try to deal with the paranormal weirdness, and their own responsibility for it.


Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting

Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting
by Emily Flake

New Yorker cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Lulu Eightball compiles a series of essays, illustrations and comics detailing her struggle with motherhood (it's not all sunshine and roses, y'know?). It's the good, the bad and the ugly (and most importantly, the funny) of parenting.


Momento!

Momento!
by Matias San Juan

Um... WOW! Matias San Juan packs some of the best stories of dysfunction and social commentary into this mini-comic that I've read in a long time. You like underground comics? You need this.


Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing

Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing
by Alan Jones / Nicolas Winding Refn

The director of Drive, Bronson and Only God Forgives takes you on a tour of his personal, unique American movie poster collection. He provides not only historical context, he also provides a new way of looking at movie posters. This book is an an act of seeing. Geddit?


Paper Girls #1

Paper Girls #1
by Brian K. Vaughan / Cliff Chiang

The writer behind Saga and Y: The Last Man starts a new ongoing comic series with about four newspaper delivery girls who discover the most important story of all time. You liked Saga and Y, right?


Plans We Made

Plans We Made
by Simon Moreton

With an illustration style that brings to mind the meditative minimalism of John Porcellino, Moreton recounts what it was like growing up in Southeast England in the late-1990s.


Saints #1

Saints #1
by Sean Lewis / Ben Mackey

This American Life listeners may recognize playwright Sean Lewis. He writes this new comic series that's kind of like Supernatural meets Preacher. It's a new generation of saints in a Holy War involving a Heaven God has abandoned. And also, heavy metal.


Vulture City Stories

Vulture City Stories
by Sam Spina

Spina takes on the Wild West in these great comics short stories. Spina is killing it here. His work just keeps getting better and better (and he was already awesome to begin with).


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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