July 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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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