February 19, 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.
The American Bystander #1
by Michael A Gerber / Brian McConnachie / Alan Goldbergl
In the tradition of National Lampoon, Spy and MAD Magazine comes The American Bystander, America's newest humor publication. This issue features work from Terry Jones, Roz Chast, Julia Wertz, Jack Handy, Mimi Pond and many more. American Bystander is one of those periodicals you'll want to read cover to cover. In fact, I've been carrying a copy with me since we got them in, just to keep showing things to people. It's an annoying habit I have when I get super into something. I 'm aware of it.
Bonnie N. Collide Nine to Five Volume 1
by Monica Gallagher
Bonnie N. Collide is a rollergirl with a dayjob, which leads to awkward and funny occurrences. This book collects the popular webcomic.
Jonny Negron Selected Works 2012-2013
by Jonny Negron
If you've not yet experienced the glory of Jonny Negron's art, this monograph beckons you. Loaded with curves, taboos, and humor.
Revenger Volume 1
by Charles Forsman
Forsman's excellent action comic, Revenger, is now collected into a handy book form. In Revenger, justice is sure and brutal and awesome.
by Everett Rand / Gioia Palmieri (editors)
The newest issue of the excellent comics magazine features work by Robert Crumb, Mary Fleener, Noah Van Sciver, Bill Griffith, Fly, Frank Stack, Pat Moriarity, Fiona Smyth, Jay Lyncy and so many more. Mineshaft has established itself as the gold standard of underground comics publications.
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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