February 5, 2016
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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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