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October 16, 2016

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 16, 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.


Band For Life

Band For Life
by Anya Davidson

Davidson's colorful new graphic novel takes place in an alternate reality Chicago and focuses on a noise rock band. Being in such a band can be tough, but the reward is art for art's sake.


DC Universe By Neil Gaiman

DC Universe By Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman / various

Sure, when one thinks of Neil Gaiman's comics, one thinks Sandman. But Neil also wrote some great superhero comics stories too for DC, and this volume collects them.


Fuzz And Pluck: The Moolah Tree

Fuzz And Pluck: The Moolah Tree
by Ted Stearn

Stearn's Fuzz and Pluck comics have always been some of the weirder and more interesting in the alternative comics scene, and it's great to see him come out with a new book. For those unfamiliar, Pluck is an irritable, de-feathered rooster and Fuzz is well-worn teddy bear who meet in a garbage truck.


Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel

Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel
by Mark Frost

For those getting stoked for the new, upcoming Twin Peaks TV show, this novel by the show's co-creator Frost will be just the thing to prep you.


Tetris: The Games People Play

Tetris: The Games People Play
by Box Brown

Is Tetris the perfect video game? It just may be, but it also has a fascinating history, emerging from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. And Box Brown is the perfect artist to tell the perfect story of the perfect video game.


The Ultimate Laugh

The Ultimate Laugh
by Sara Lautman

Sara is a fresh new voice in comics, with a visual language all her own and a hilarious perspective on the world around us. The Ultimate Laugh collects a number of her comics stories.


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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