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April 1, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 1, 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.


Copper Nickel #22

Copper Nickel #22
by Wayne Miller (editor)

Copper Nickel is a literary journal out of Denver. This volume includes essays on modern publishing (by Dalkey Archive Press founder John O’Brien, Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin, and Virginia Quarterly Review digital editor and Publishers Weekly columnist Jane Friedman) as well as a good selection of poetry and fiction.


Fields Magazine #5

Fields Magazine #5
by Sean Redmond (editor)

The new issue of the arts journal fields features poet/author, musician and artis profiles, and a good selection of work, including a portfolio of work from Afrofuturist artist Angelbert Metoyer, and a collection of drawings from Austin artist Greg Piwonka.


Paper Girls Volume 1

Paper Girls Volume 1
by Brian K. Vaughan / Cliff Chiang

Brian K. Vaughan (of Saga fame) brings a new smash hit series which this book collects the first story arc of. Set in the 1980s, a group of newspaper delivery girls discover an alien invasion in their suburbs. If you like Saga, you'll like Paper Girls. Even if you don't know what Saga is, you'll like Paper Girls.


Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines
by Alexis Pauline Gumbs / China Martens / Mai'a Williams (editors)

This anthology collects together work from radical mothers who are too often marginalized. These are important voices that this book bravely and boldly gives some much-needed space for. Featuring work by Ariel Gore, Victoria Law, Gabriela Sandoval, Mamas of Color Rising, Micaela Cadena, Noemi Martinez, and many more.


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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