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April 29, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - April 29, 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.


Barren Cove: A Novel

Barren Cove: A Novel
by Ariel S. Winter

Blending tones of Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, and Ray Bradbury with Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Winter creates a remarkably existential, literary science fiction novel.


Bartkira (Nuclear Edition)

Bartkira (Nuclear Edition)
by James Harvey / Alex Jaffe (editors)

As soon as you hear the concept behind this collaboration comic, you'll want it immediately. Ready? This book retells scenes from the manga classic Akira, as filtered through the lens of Matt Groening's The Simpsons. See? Right, wasn't I?


The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir
by D. Watkins

A year ago, Baltimore was in turmoil. One of the most important local voices to emerge on a national level was writer D. Watkins. Here, he offers a funny, heartbreaking, terrifying and inspiring memoir, growing up in the drug trade and struggling to get out.


Feminist Activity Book

Feminist Activity Book
by Gemma Correll

One is never to young to begin training to smash the oppressive patriarchy and create an egalitarian utopia. You can play Birth Control Bingo, learn how to mix the Perfect Womanhattan, and award others Anti-Sexism Merit Badges!


In The Sounds And Seas

In The Sounds And Seas
by Marnie Galloway

Can comics be poetry? I offer for your consideration Galloway's wordless and beautifully lyrical In The Sounds And Seas - a study in myth, myth-making and creation.


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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