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August 27, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 27, 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.

Chew This

Chew This
by Carol Sogard

This excellently compiled zine draws attention to food waste. It'll make you rethink your food consumption.


by Greg Steele

Really, Kitties is such a simple concept, it's kinda genius - adorable cats drawn as your favorite superhero (and sometimes super villain).

Power Profiles

Power Profiles
by Klon J. Waldrip

This is a collection of Klon's portraits and mini-bios of fascinating figures - weirdos, freaks and icons. This issue features Jack T. Chick, Kenneth Anger, Jayne Mansfield, Ronnie Spector, Poison Ivy and many more.

Sad Animals

Sad Animals
by Adam Meuse

There is a space in the Mini-Comic Hall Of Fame for Adam Meuse's brilliant Sad Animals - pages of adorable creatures expressing a variety of self-doubt, existential despair and self-loathing. It was out of print for a while, but it's now back, in case you missed it. I keep a copy in my back pocket and share it with people at punk shows in between bands.

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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