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September 9, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 9, 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.

Angel Catbird Volume 1

Angel Catbird Volume 1
by Margaret Atwood / Johnnie Christmas

Acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood tries her hand at comics and comes up with a scientist who is mutated by an accident into a cross between an owl and a cat in this pulpy and cat-pun-laden superhero adventure.

Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes

Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes
by Christine Mari Inzer

A young woman returns to Japan, where she was born and lived the early years of her life, on a journey to rediscover her roots and documents all the fashion, food, and interesting characters she encounters in visual diary form.

FLASHed: Sudden Stories In Comics And Prose

FLASHed: Sudden Stories In Comics And Prose
edited by Josh Neufeld / Sari Wilson

FLASHed is an anthology at the intersection of flash fiction and comics featuring work by Aimee Bender Junot Díaz, Steve Almond, Sheila Heti, Lynda Barry, Gabrielle Bell, Dean Haspiel, John Porcellino and more.

Humanoids Presents The Jodoverse

Humanoids Presents The Jodoverse
by Alejandro Jodorowsky / Moebius / Various

So remember that documentary, Jodorowsky's Dune, about that messiah of a movie the maverick auteur was going to make but instead the whole thing fell apart? He took a lot of those ideas and turned them into comics. But figuring out where to start in the Jodoverse can be a bit overwhelming, but this budget-priced sampler gives you the chance to check things out and figure out where you want to start.

Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump

Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
by G. B. Trudeau

Hey, let's all laugh at Donald Trump. Enjoy it before President Trump makes this book illegal.

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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