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January 7, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 7, 2016

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. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr.

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.

As You Were #4

As You Were #4
by Mitch Clem (editor)

The punk comics anthology is back! This one features contributions from Rachel Dukes, Will Laren, Ben Snakepit, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, and more! The theme this issue deals with "Living Situations," like housemates, house shows, rats and the like.

Beast Grrl #8

Beast Grrl #8

The newest issue of the feminist zine by Baltimore teenagers features it's most polished design yet. This issue focuses on idols.


by Charles Burns

This rare sketchbook from artist Charles Burns reveals the artistic process behind one of the most exacting illustrators today by focusing on his more recent color work.

Paper Darts Volume 5

Paper Darts Volume 5
by Meghan Murphy (editor)

This hand-crafted literary arts journal focuses on how weird it is to be human. With writing by Marcus Lund, Mark Jordan Manner, Kirsty Logan, and more. And art by Noah Van Sciver, Frohawk Two Feathers, Alexandra Levasseur, Joe Siness, and more.

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)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists

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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