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March 4, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 4, 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.

Adulthood Is A Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection

Adulthood Is A Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen

These adorable comics by Andersen are not only funny, but endearing in their honest handling of subjects like hygiene, introversion, body image, relationships and more.

Complete Wimmens Comix

Complete Wimmens Comix
by Trina Robbins / various

It was 1972 in San Francisco when 10 women, including Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner got together to produce Wimmens Comix, the first all-woman comics anthology. This 2 volume set collects those decades-out-of-print comics for the first time. More than just an historical document, Wimmens Comix was a revolution.

Miracleman: Golden Age

Miracleman: Golden Age
by Neil Gaiman / Mark Buckingham

After Alan Moore left his revisionist run on Miracleman, a young writer named Neil Gaiman took over. This book collects the Marvel reprints of Gaiman's first story arc, and in it you can see him playing with ideas that he will later achieve fame for in his seminal Sandman comics.


by Daniel Clowes

Any time there is a new comic by master Daniel Clowes, it is nothing short of a landmark event - and Patience is no different. Tragedy strikes a young couple and the husband is left to wallow in misery for decades until he discovers a chance to time travel and change the past. Can he? Will he? Will it matter? Gorgeous art, magnificent characterization, glorious color- Patience is Clowes' longest original story and his most ambitious to date.

Street Dawgz

Street Dawgz
by Lizz Lunney

This amusing mini channels the golden days of alt-weekly comics by focusing on a gang of ill-behaved street dogs, causing mayhem and jonesing for crack bones.

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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