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January 20, 2017

Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 20, 2017

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.


edited by Francoise Mouly / Nadja Spiegelman

As our long national nightmare begins, so too does the resistance. This free, full-color, 40-page newspaper is being distributed starting today at roughly 70 some bookstores and comic shops throughout the country. It's a collection of comics and art by mostly female artists put together out of roughly 1000 submissions. Contributors include Sue Coe, Megan Kelso, Alison Bechdel, Dame Darcy, MariNaomi, Carol Lay, Lauren Weinstein, Miss Lasko-Gross, Sara Varon, Lynda Barry, and many more. At this point you're either with us or against us, and our side has all the best cartoonists.

Dept H Volume 1: Pressure

Dept H Volume 1: Pressure
by Matt Kindt

It's the collected first volume of Kindt's deep-sea research station murder mystery. Dept H (depth, geddit?) is, as one expects from Kindt, a both unique and compelling read.


by Rachel Avallone

This zine is an exploration of dumpsters and loneliness. When she moved from Baltimore to Portland, Rachel began to realize her feelings of isolation made her feel like she was in a dumpster. So friends sent her pictures of dumpsters, which she redraws here, and their thoughts if isolation, which she also includes.

Goddamned Volume 1: The Flood

Goddamned Volume 1: The Flood
by Jason Aaron / R. M. Guera

Humankind is on the verge of its first apocalypse. The world is a cruel and wicked place, and murder and destruction rule a land populated by prehistoric monsters and blood-thirsty marauders. And things are about to get Biblical.

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
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Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Mutant Funnies

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

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Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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