April 15, 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.
Bookstores And Baseball: The 8th Inning
by David LaBounty
Bookstores and baseball? What could be better? This long-running zine features roadtrips to different ballparks, book festivals and bookstores. It's like a roadtrip in saddle-stitched, paper form.
Kramers Ergot Volume 9
by Sammy Harkham (editor)
Kramers is the gold standard of comics anthologies. Issues are exquisitely designed, the contributors page is a who's who of important cartooning, and when a new one comes out, it's an event. Thick, huge, beautiful, the 9th volume features Michael Deforge, Noel Freibert, Anya Davidson, Julia Gfrörer, Kim Deitch, Ben Jones, Andy Burkholder, Archer Prewitt, Kevin Huizenga, Renee French, and many more.
Incomplete Works: First North American Edition
by Dylan Horrocks
Incomplete Works collects cartoonist Horrock's shorter works running from 1986 to 2012. It reveals an artist coming of age and largely struggling to find the time to make comics.
Vinyl Vagabonds #7
by Eric Gordon / Sara Gordon
This well-made, well-written zine dedicated to all music on vinyl is always a great cover to cover read. This issue features articles on hellraising vinyl, record covers which feature naked male butts and a lot more.
Yeti Files #3: Attack of the Kraken
by Kevin Sherry
The third volume of Sherry's all ages adventures of a gang of cryptids takes readers to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.
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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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)
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)