November 29, 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.
Cats You Never Learned About in History Class
by Micki Grover / Lynne Donahue
From Agent Butterscotch, a CIA operative, to Ansel, the hippie cult leader, to Elof The Berserker, the drugged out Viking, this zine collects a number of "famous" cats throughout history.
This follow up to the Sick Rose contains even more amazing medical illustrations from the mid-19th century, this time focusing on the evolution of surgery.
Dark Knight III: Master Race #1
by Frank Miller / Brian Azzarello / Andy Kubert / Klaus Janson
The sequel absolutely no one was clamoring for is here. Frank Miller revisits his Dark Knight mythos, with a lot of help. And while I admit I was expecting the results to be on the Holy Terror/All-Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder-level terrible, this first issue shows promise. So, why not?
by Chuck Palahniuk
Palahniuk has released the prequel to Fight Club as an audiobook, and has released the audiobook in this limited-edition, vinyl LP.
Sad Bastard: Practical Wisdom For The Modern Asshole
by Lee Keeler / Phil Keeling
This magazine is for the shitty, modern day male - the roommate of the Esquire-reading metrosexual. Articles including advice on when it's cool to nap and masturbate at work, fitness routines, and more reveal the life of the bachelor to be a bleak one.
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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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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