October 8, 2015
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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