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September 2, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 2, 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.


Black Panther Book 1: One Nation Under Our Feet

Black Panther Book 1: One Nation Under Our Feet
by Ta-Nehisi Coates / Brian Stelfreeze

Coates' Black Panther comics are easily the best selling superhero comics in the history of Atomic Books. This volume collects the first 4 issues (and bonus material). Want to see what a MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer can do with one of Marvel's lesser known characters? Black Panther is well-worth picking up.


Longest Day Of The Future

Longest Day Of The Future
by Lucas Varela

This is an excellent, wordless critique of capitalism under the guise of a beautifully illustrated science-fiction comic. Smart, sharp, and ridiculously appealing.


Real Deal Comix

Real Deal Comix
by Lawrence Hubbard / H. P. McElwee

Part blaxsploitation, part satire, but wholly fascinating. I have a couple of issues of this '90s comic, but never managed to get them all. Fantagraphics generously offers this gorgeous, must-own collection. If you read the awesome comics of Benjamin Marra and want to know where a lot of what he does comes from, you need to check Real Deal.


Study Group Magazine #4

Study Group Magazine #4
by Zack Soto / Milo George

Adventure is the theme of the issue of this excellent comics magazine. #4 brings you work by Andrea Kalfas, Noah Van Sciver, Lark Pien, Farel Dalrymple, Dylan Horrocks and more. And because the theme is "Adventure", this version comes with a limited edition role playing game, Danger Country. Brilliant!


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. 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


also at Largehearted Boy:

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other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


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