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October 25, 2015

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 25, 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.

Censorship Now!!

Censorship Now!!
by Ian F. Svenonius

Svenonius (currently of Chain and The Gang and formerly of The Make-Up) takes on fashion, empire, Apple, and indie rock's gentrification of punk in this new collection of sharp and funny essays.

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt
by Kristin Hersh

I don't know about you, but I still have a hard time not tearing up every time a Vic Chesnutt song comes up in my shuffle. Here Hersh (of Throwing Muses fame) remembers the legendary quadriplegic singer-songwriter from her years of touring with him.

Get Jiro: Blood And Sushi

Get Jiro: Blood And Sushi
by Anthony Bourdain / Joel Rose / Ale Garza

This is a prequel to Bourdain's hit graphic novel of the rogue sushi chef.

Let There Be GWAR

Let There Be GWAR
by Bob Gorman / Roger Gastman / Caroline Ryder / Nancy Strange

More than just a coffee table art book covering GWAR in all their goriest glory, Let There Be GWAR is also a comprehensive guide to the monster band. Check out all the costumes. All the blood and guts. Albums. Comics. This book is huge.

See You Next Tuesday

See You Next Tuesday
by Jane Mai

See You Next Tuesday

This collection of Mai's comics and illustrations and writing is some of the funniest and most bad-ass observations and comments you're likely to find this year. I could read and reread this all day long.

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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