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July 15, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 15, 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.

Elf Cat in Love

Elf Cat in Love
by James Kochalka

Elf Cat goes on an adventure and finds love. To read a James Kochalka book is to experience a sort of magical wonderment that seems childlike but is actually profoundly mature.


by Milo Manara

This one is adults only. Gullivera is Manara's erotic adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic - and it is some of his best work, adult or not.

Hellbound Lifestyle

Hellbound Lifestyle
by Kaeleigh Forsyth / Alabaster Pizzo

This collaboration project is utterly charming. Forsyth collected daily observations and thoughts, and she sent them to Pizzo to illustrate. And the results are funny, weird, colorful and hard to stop reading.

I Am Legion

I Am Legion
by Fabien Nury / John Cassaday

It's World War II and the Nazis have found a girl with supernatural powers that they seek to exploit. As the name suggests, it may be a little vampire-y.

Love Addict: Confessions Of A Serial Dater

Love Addict: Confessions Of A Serial Dater
by Koren Shadmi

Love Addict takes a look at the world of modern dating. After a breakup, K discovers a dating app that he quickly becomes addicted to. A little addiction never hurt anyone, right?

Monstress Volume 1

Monstress Volume 1
by Marjorie M. Liu / Sana Takeda

If beautiful and weird is your thing, then Monstress is your thing. It's 1900s matriarchal Asia that looks a bit Steampunk and a bit Art Deco. Here a teenage girl discovers she has a psychic link to a monster.

Notes Volume 1: Born To Be A Larve

Notes Volume 1: Born To Be A Larve
by Boulet

Collecting the first year of Boulet's blog entries (in comic form). It's a glimpse of life in Paris with an amazing illustrative style.

Time Clock: Eye Of The Majestic Creature Volume 3

Time Clock: Eye Of The Majestic Creature Volume 3
by Leslie Stein

Time Clock is Stein's first complete graphic novel, and her illustrations have never been richer. Brooklynite Larrybear has to contend with a drinking problem, running a restaurant and a hurricane - but it's all told with Stein's unique brand of weirdness.

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
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Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Mutant Funnies

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