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July 21, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - July 22, 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.

Betty And Veronica #1

Betty And Veronica #1
by Adam Hughes

The Archie universe gets another modern upgrade, so to speak. This time Adam Hughes takes on the best of frenemies as they fight about a corporate takeover of a local small business.

Green Arrow By Kevin Smith

Green Arrow By Kevin Smith
by Kevin Smith / Phil Hester / Ande Parks

While Kevin Smith's movie writing skills can be pretty up and down, his comic writing (with one notable exception we won't talk about) is generally pretty solid. And his Green Arrow work is among some of his best superhero stuff. It's all collected here in one volume.


by Jeff Lemire / Emi Lenox

If you've been watching the Netflix show Stranger Things, you know that sort of trope of a group of kids on a journey of discovery (like Stand By Me, E.T., The Goonies, etc.) are hitting our collective cultural sweet tooth right now. And Plutona delivers just that as a group of kids discover the body of the world's greatest superheo one day in the woods after school.

Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine: 1977-1980

Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine: 1977-1980
by J.C. Gabel / Brian Roettinger (editors)

Slash collects pages from the legendary music magazine of the same name while also containing new essays and oral histories from John Doe, Exene Cervenka, KK Barrett, Pat Smear, Thom Andersen, Gary Panter, Vivien Goldman, Richard Meltzer, Cali DeWitt, and many more. It's a gorgeous book celebrating an important West Coast punk publication. No punk library is complete without it.

Snotgirl #1

Snotgirl #1
by Bryan Lee O'Malley / Leslie Hung

The creator of Scott Pilgrim has this new ongoing comic book series. For most people, that's all you need to know. For the rest of you, there are a lot of bodily fluids involved.

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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