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July 1, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 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.

Paid For It

Paid For It
by Joe Matt

For fans of Joe Matt who have been waiting years for something new, this is an exciting and unexpected return to comics. Here Matt parodies his buddy Chester Brown and his acclaimed graphic novel about being frequenting prostitutes, Paying For It (


by Box Brown

The timing couldn't be more perfect for this book. Powerman looks at the life of a crude, rich megalomaniac who is surprisingly similar to a certain small-handed vulgarian who is currently running for president. Only, Brown's Gary Beesh character is far less cartoony than Donald Trump.

Saga Volume 6

Saga Volume 6
by Brian K. Vaughan / Fiona Staples

At Atomic Books, we get the same question almost every day - sometimes several times a day - "Is the new Saga out yet?" Yes, yes, yes. It's out. It's here. Hazel goes to kindergarten.


by Gabby Schulz

Ill. Alone. Uninsured. Sadly, this still describes many people in our country. And it also describes Schulz at the start of this new graphic novel collecting his web comic which takes a look at the state of our healthcare system. There is a lot of full-color illness here drawn in Schulz's wonderfully grosso style. What I mean to say is, this book is rich in bodily fluids.

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

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