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March 25, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 25, 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.


by Mark Beyer

An '80s underground classic graphic novel gets some new life. The story of Amy and Jordan is dark, weird and funny, like all the best '80s underground comics.

Big Planet Comics Blue

Big Planet Comics Blue
by various

This comics anthology features a lot of diverse, whimsical and loose work from contributors like Box Brown, Mark Burrier, Robin Ha, Angelica Hatke, SUPERWAXX and more.

Cursed Pirate Girl Volume 1

Cursed Pirate Girl Volume 1
by Jeremy Bastian

New in paperback, this nautical fairytale is the perfect story to showcase the incredible linework of Jeremy Bastian - whose art is nothing short of mesmerizing.

Those Dark New Hampshire Woods

Those Dark New Hampshire Woods
by Desmond Reed

I like this book so much. Reed's art is as unsettling and darkly humorous as is his story of creeps living in the woods. Just bizarre. But good bizarre.

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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