September 9, 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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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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