July 1, 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.
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 (http://www.atomicbooks.com/index.php/paying-for-it-chester-brown.html).
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
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 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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