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October 16, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 16, 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.


ANP Quarterly #8 (Vol. 2)

ANP Quarterly #8 (Vol. 2)

One of the best arts magazines available. It's been two years, since the last issue, and every week for the past two years, we've had people ask us "Is the new ANP Quarterly out yet?" So, YES, ALREADY!


Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy

The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy
by Kliph Nesteroff

The Comedians is a century-long history of American comedy, from vaudeville to the modern-era of media-driven celebrity. Through interviews and research, Nesteroff shows how comedians have helped shape American culture.


Death and the Afterlife: A Chronological Journey, from Cremation to Quantum Resurrection

Death and the Afterlife: A Chronological Journey, from Cremation to Quantum Resurrection
by Clifford A. Pickover

Death never looked so good! Pickover delivers a gorgeous compendium of all things death-related.


Pick-A-Plot Book 3: You Are A Kitten

Pick-A-Plot Book 3: You Are A Kitten
by Sherwin Tjia

It's another cat-themed Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style book, but this time with kittens. KITTENS!


Yeti Files #2: Monsters On The Run

Yeti Files #2: Monsters On The Run
by Kevin Sherry

Kevin Sherry delivers a new batch of Yeti Files (for kids). Here, Blizz Richards and his band of Cryptozoologists are traveling through time to help find the Loch Ness Monster a friend. This book might be suggested for elementary school kids, but it's fun for everyone.


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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