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September 23, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - September 23, 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.


I Feel Weird #2

I Feel Weird #2
by Haleigh Buck

Former Atomic Books staffer Haleigh continues to document, in comic form, her ongoing mental health battles. This time she deals with a creepy therapist.


All Black Cats Are Not Alike

All Black Cats Are Not Alike
by Amy Goldwasser / Peter Arkle

Sure, it's a cat book, but with Halloween just around the corner, you may want to hone your black cat identifying skills.


Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You

Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You
by Automne Zingg / Joshua Ploeg


Defensive Eating with Morrissey: Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind

Defensive Eating with Morrissey: Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind
by Automne Zingg / Joshua Ploeg

These hardcover vegan cookbooks have themed recipe collections - one Nick Cave-based and one Morrissey-based. Get 'em now, before the "Cease and Desist" letters are delivered. Quality, accessible recipes and lots of fun illustrations.


Fluke #13

Fluke #13
by Matthew Thompson

This issue of Fluke focuses on the Little Rock, Arkansas punk rock scene of the early '90s. Didn't know Little Rock had a decent punk rock scene in the early '90s? Then you need Fluke.


Warpwish Comix #1

Warpwish Comix #1
by Nathan Ward

Nathan's Warpwish Comix is some crazy, intense art the brings to mind the best of Raw-era comics, except here he one-ups that and runs his comics in full color.


Red Star over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin

Red Star over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin
by David King

This is a rich visual history of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, loaded with photos, illustrations, propaganda posters and more.


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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