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February 5, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 5, 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.


Crickets #5

Crickets #5
by Sammy Harkham

Harkham's "Blood of the Virgin" serial continues. This issue also features an appearance by The Blobby Boys. Crickets is one of the best ongoing currently going.


Devil Tales

Devil Tales
by Steve Banes / Mr. Karswell

Satan stars in over two dozen demonic, horror-classic tales by the likes of Don Heck, Gene Colan, Dick Ayers, Lou Cameron, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand and more!


Eek The First #1

Eek The First #1
by Jason Yungbluth

The horrific Bill Cosby caricature on the inside front cover sets the right tone for what to expect with this collection of Yungbluth's excellently illustrated comics satires.


Inside the 2015 Milky Milky Milk Tour: Miley Cyrus and Dan Deacon

Inside the 2015 Milky Milky Milk Tour: Miley Cyrus and Dan Deacon
by Kevin Sherry

Okay, so the only way to get this comic in a physical copy is to pick the City Paper, Baltimore's free alt-weekly. But you can read the story of what happened when Dan Deacon went on tour with Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips for free, online, as told by merch guy and artist Kevin Sherry. Tell me that ending doesn't make you almost tear up ,and I'll call you a liar.


Haunted Horror Pre-Code Cover Coloring Book

Haunted Horror Pre-Code Cover Coloring Book
by various

This collection of Pre-Code horror comic covers in coloring book format is enough to convince any of the "I'm over adult coloring books" naysayers to reach for a marker.


Prez Volume 1: Corndog In Chief

Prez Volume 1: Corndog In Chief
by Mark Russell / Ben Caldwell

Corporations can run for president. The poor are used as human billboards. Tacos are delivered by drones. And Beth Ross is the first teen-aged President of the United States.


Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man #1
by Brian Michael Bendis / Sara Pichelli

It's finally official! Miles Morales is a member of the Marvel Universe. This is the first issue of the new ongoing Spider-Man series - and it's gonna go fast.


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)

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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